Introduction to Astrological Talismans & Amulets

Talisman comes from the Greek telesma meaning consecrated or sacred object. Amulet comes from the Latin amuletum and refers more narrowly to objects with an apotropaic or protective function. The key to astrological talismans and amulets is the timing of their creation which is determined by electional astrology.

Unless talismans are created at an astrologically auspicious time as well as being ritually consecrated they are nothing more than jewelry with astrological designs, lacking any magical or spiritual charge. alisman comes from the Greek telesma meaning consecrated or sacred object. Talismans represent the logical extension of a spiritual world view and have been a part of Western culture for thousands of years.


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Renaissance Magi like Marsilio Ficino, in his Marsilio Ficino's Theories of Astrological Magic and Cornelius Agrippa in Cornelius Agrippa's Theories of Astrological Magic saw the entire Cosmos as one great, interconnected Being, a system based on intricate harmony, sympathy and correspondence, both spiritual and material. Astrology, Alchemy and Magic were seen as the preparatory studies for Hermetic Gnosis, a practical way of experiencing the unity of the Cosmos.

The Renaissance Astrology website provides resources for both students and practitioners of authentic medieval and Renaissance astrological magic. All of the information on the website has been carefully researched from authentic traditional sources and meticulously cited for further reading and study. Those who find their interest piqued learn can learn how to create talismans for themselves in accordance with the ancient Western esoteric system.

Renaissance Astrology Talismans in the British Museum

The British Museum was founded in 1753 and is one of the largest and most important museums in the world with its comprehensive collections totaling over seven million objects. It has one of the foremost collections in the world of magical items and objects. Renaissance Astrology is proud that two of its authentic astrological talismans have been made a part of the permanent collection of the British Museum.


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The Mercury table talisman and the Venus table talisman are described as "Twenty-first century version of a silver Hebrew Renaissance style planetary talisman based upon a design first described by Cornelius Agrippa in 1531."

The addition of Renaissance Astrology talismans to the British Museum shows our committment to traditional astrology and traditional philosophy and to preserving and teaching this ancient art.

Sources for Astrological Talismans & Amulets

For Renaissance astrological magic our key printed sources for talismans and amulets are Cornelius Agrippa's encyclopedic Three Books of Occult Philosophy, in particular Agrippa's Planetary Talismans and Marsilio Ficino's fascinating Three Books on Life. The association of astrology and astrological magic with evil spirits created a chill with regard to publication of texts on these subjects in the Renaissance.

However, there are several other interesting printed sources including The Supreme Mysteries also known as the Archidoxes of Magic attributed to Paracelsus and Mysterium Sigillorum by Israel Hibner.


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A considerable number of astrological magic texts circulated in the medieval and Renaissance period in manuscript. Frank Klassen provides an interesting list of library holdings of Manuscripts of Astrological Image Magic. One of the most important manuscripts of astrological magic was the Picatrix or Ghayat al Hikam, "the Aim of the Wise". This book, written circa AD 1000 and translated into Latin in 1256 at the court of Alphonso the Wise of Castile, was probably the most influential of all astrological magic texts. Both Agrippa and Ficino cite the Picatrix extensively. Here is our complete English translation of Picatrix.

Another key text is De Imaginibus "On Images" by the Harranian Sabian sage Thabit Ibn Qurra. This text, newly translated and published by Renaissance Astrology, represents the most sophisticated astrological magic ever practiced, using as it does, the entire repertoire of traditional Electional Astrology.

The Book of the Treasure of Alexander, translated and published by Renaissance Astrology, is a 10th century Arabic Hermetic source with over 30 fascinating astrological talismans and original talismanic images. Another interesting source for ceremonial magic using astrology are the Pentacles from the Greater Key of Solomon.

There are also a large number of translations from authentic Renaissance and medieval astrological magic sources available on the Renaissance Astrology web site including translations from Picatrix, as well as Planetary Rings from the Treasure of Alexander, Hermes on the 15 Fixed Stars, Albertus Magnus on the Talismans of the Signs of the Zodiac and Constellations, The Images & Figures of Hermes, Seals of Stones of Solomon and the Seals & Sigils of Chael as well as Saturn Rings from Magia Astrologica.

Learning Astrological Magic and How to Make Astrological Talismans & Amulets

If you are interested in astrological magic and astrological talismans, the best way to learn is through the Renaissance Astrology astrology and magic courses, which include shorter, more focused mini-courses and the comprehensive full courses. The full Astrological Magic Course teaches the full range of traditional astrological magic including planetary, lunar mansion, fixed star, decan/face and house based talismans.

You can get a great introduction to astrological magic with the Planetary Magic Mini-Course, Mansions of the Moon Mini-Course and the Decan/Face Mini-Course as well as the Green Magic Mini-Course which allow you to learn and immediately put to use specific types of astrological talismans.


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In addition to our courses the Renaissance Astrology website is an excellent resource with over 300 pages of material on traditional astrology and astrological magic. Here is a useful page on Astrology and Magic Books some of which are available directly from Renaissance Astrology, links are provided for other useful book sources.

Also check out the Renaissance Astrology Facebook page, the Renaissance Astrology blog and the Spiritus Mundi Yahoo Discussion Group to learn and be part of the Renaissance Astrology community. Also for those interested in advanced traditional astrology and astrological magic and their use as a spiritual path we have the Renaissance Astrology Inner Circle that includes the Inner Circle Marginalia newsletter.

Introduction to Renaissance Astrology Talismans

Renaissance Astrology is proud to present authentic astrological talismans. Astrological pentacles and mirrors are also examples of different types of astrological talismans. Here is How to Choose a Talisman. The key to the creation of astrological talismans is that they must be created and take on their final form at a time that has been elected, i.e. properly selected, using the appropriate astrological factors. For example, the basic recipe for a planetary talisman is that the planet be:

Dignified (usually by sign or exaltation)
Rising or culminating (within at least 8-10 degrees of the Ascendant or Midheaven)
In the planetary hour of the planet
With the planet and the Moon unafflicted


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It is not enough to make the talisman whenever convenient and then to consecrate the talisman at a properly elected time. The talisman needs to take on its final form, e.g. be inscribed, etched, cast, painted, carved, printed out, etc., when the appropriate astrological factors are in effect. In addition, to creation, it is also vital that the talisman be consecrated at the elected time, because consecration calls the appropriate spirit or spirit into the talisman which is the source of its power.

Renaissance Astrology usually works directly from our traditional (pre-1700) sources which provide recipes for hundreds of different talismans or we use the principles of traditional astrological magic to elect appropriate times for talismans. We make talismans not only of the planets, but also of fixed stars, Mansions of the Moon, decan/faces, multiple house based and other celestial factors.

While there are different models for understanding how talismans work, I am increasingly pulled towards seeing talismans as a dwelling place of a celestial spirit or spirits. Talismans provide a way to connect with these spirits and to allow their influence to spread throughout our lives. At Renaissance Astrology we follow only the right hand path and do only benefic magic. The spirits we work with are angelic. Our approach is devotional. We see these spirits as powerful and positive beings who cannot be commanded, but to whom polite requests can be made.

Respect is the key and we always seek to act respectfully towards the celestial spirits. We do not need to be afraid that if we make a small mistake in ritual that the reaction will be strongly negative as the celestial angels are benign and forgiving. On the other hand, we do not act foolishly or disrespectfully towards them.

The effects of astrological talismans are unpredictable. Generally the effects will fall within the actions and areas ruled by the particular planet, fixed star, etc. For example, Jupiter rules wealth, prosperity, good fortune and justice, but also storms. One client who bought a Jupiter talisman reported that just as the deliveryman came to their house, a sudden thunderstorm started. If you are interested in seeing what sort of effects that talismans can have take a look at the Talisman Testimonials. However, exactly what effects a particular talisman will have for a particular person cannot be predicted.

Many clients are happy and have noticeable and positive effects, some clients are unhappy with their talismans and say that they see no effects at all. A few clients have reported what they believe are negative effects from talismans. While these clients often have never had any experience with magic or have extravagant expectations, potential clients should keep this in mind. We cannot guarantee what the effects of talismans will be.

Timing is also unpredictable. We have had clients that had noticeable and appropriate effects as soon as they bought the talisman, but before receiving it. Others have effects immediately upon receipt, others took months, and some, as noted, saw no effects at all. Astrological talismans are best suited for clients that are knowledgeable about the esoteric, experienced with magic and/or are willing to take the time and energy to make a long term connection with the spirit of the talisman. Astrological talismans are not appropriate for clients looking for a quick fix, to immediately win big at the lottery or stock market or are in an emergency situation.

Working with Renaissance Astrology astrological talismans could possibly be best analogized to working with saints. These are highly benefic and powerful beings whom you can make requests of, but cannot command. They will do what is in your best interest, not necessarily what your ego desires. Just being in their presence and being under their influence is a very positive experience causing positive internal change, ultimately perhaps of more value than simply getting one's ego desires and physical needs met.

Please note that while many clients are happy with their talismans, some are not and I cannot guarantee exactly what the effects will be for any individual client. In addition, Renaissance Astrology talismans are all hand made at precisely chosen times in very limited editions. Once a talisman has been shipped, it is used and I cannot re-sell it. Because used talismans cannot be resold and because, as noted above I cannot guarantee what the effect of talismans will be there are NO REFUNDS, RETURNS OR EXCHANGES FOR TALISMANS, MIRRORS OR PENTACLES. If you buy a talisman, you take the risk of it not working as you wish or hope.

"Do I Need to Wear the Talisman?" Talisman Use

Because Renaissance Astrology talismans are made in the form of pendants it is natural to ask about wearing them. Here is a Video: How to Make Astrological Talismans Effective: Do I Have to Wear It All the Time? Also there seems to be a lot of unsourced lore circulating out there about all kinds, not just astrological talismans, that insists that you have to wear the talismans all the time, ie bed, shower, etc., and you have to wear the talisman next to your skin.

I'm really not sure exactly where this information comes from or exactly what the reasoning behind it is. My view of astrological talismans is that they are a way to contact and have a relationship with the spirit/angel of the talisman. The power comes from the spirit of the talisman, not from the talisman itself or from some natural properties of the materials in the talisman.


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So in my view the key to maximizing the power of talismans is establishing and maintaining your relationship with the spirit of the talisman through the initial and repeated personal consecration. Renaissance Astrology talismans are consecrated at the same elected time as when they are created. Instructions for personal consecration are included with all talismans and pentacles. The personal consecration is the best way to introduce yourself to the spirit of the talisman and begin forging a connection. You can maintain this connection by repeating the consecration regularly.

In addition to the personal consecration, "respect" is really the watchword. We want to show our respect to the spirit of the talisman in how we do the consecration and treat the talisman. It is certainly respectful to wear the talisman, but we do not need to wear it all the time. You can also carry the talisman or leave it in its box or on an altar. In fact in bed or the shower, it might well be more respectful not wear it. We don't let our dog chew the talisman or leave it in the dirt. We store the talisman respectfully when we are not wearing it. It is respectful to invoke the spirit only at an astrologically appropriate time, e.g. planetary hour for planetary talismans. We also want to use at least one candle and some form of incense for the invocation. Don't fall into the mistake of not using any incense if you can't find the particular or specialized incense listed for a particular talisman. It is respectful to have a separate altar space for the talisman, if you have the room.

It is fine to have more than one astrological talisman, I have many and I've worn up to five at once. You should, however, be careful about mixing astrological and non-astrological talismans. Not that they are automatically problematic, but the interaction of astrological and non-astrological spirits and talismans is unpredictable.

Talisman Scores

As you look at Renaissance Astrology talismans and pentacles you can see that they are often listed as being +4 or +5 or even +8. The source and meaning of these different point values can be mysterious. First the planetary talisman scores come from adding up the essential dignity scores for the planet at the sign or degree it was at when the talisman was made. Sign = +5, exaltation +4, triplicity +3, term +2, face +1.

It is possible to have multiple dignities and thus to get greater than +5. For example, it is possible to have a Mercury +10 talisman, with Mercury dignified by sign +5, exaltation +4 and face +1, for a total of +10.


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It does sound very impressive to have Mercury +10 because we have multiple essential dignities and it does indeed boost the strength a bit. However, just looking at the essential dignity score alone is too simplistic, particularly when I've had clients turn up their nose at talismans and say, "I won't take less than +10" The problem here is that for many planets it is impossible for them to have +10. The Sun, for example, we have trouble getting less than +7 and it's basically impossible to get more than +8. Refusing anything other than a +10 Sun talisman means no Sun talisman at all!

Secondly, the scale of the points doesn't reflect their effectiveness accurately. (face) +1 is very weak, almost not worth doing. (triplicity) +3 is actually pretty good. +4 (exaltation) is all you ever need in a talisman. +8 on the other hand, is stronger, but is not twice as good as +4.

This is because we are not charging batteries, what we are doing is trying to contact and keep a good relationship with the spirit of the talisman. The power of the talisman is more like the quality of a phone connection. +1 and you have a super staticky line you can't hardly hear the other person. By the time you get to +4, this is like a good cell connection, no problem for a conversation. +8 is like using a T3 line for a phone call, maybe even overkill.

So, while it is nice to say Wow! +10! and yes, it's good, exaltation (+4) is really all you need for an excellent talisman. It is nice to have the extra points, and worth the extra effort to make them and the cost, but refusing a talisman because it is JUST dignified by sign or exaltation, is like telling your friends you won't talk on a cell phone, you only use a T3 line!

Currently Available Talismans

Here are the currently available talismans, pentacles and mirrors. Take a look at actual Talisman Testimonials from Renaissance Astrology clients. Here is How to Choose a Talisman .

If you are seriously interested in getting a Renaissance Astrology talisman just contact me and send your date of birth and I can give a quick analysis of which talismans are appropriate for you.


great wealth talisman

The Golden Bronze house based TRIPLE TREE OF WEALTH TALISMAN for, "money in great quantities and...good fortune in all your undertakings." Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $399.95 plus shipping.


lion head jupiter bronze talisman

The Golden Bronze LION HEAD JUPITER TALISMAN talismans for wealth good fortune and wisdom. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $224.95 plus shipping.


16th mansion talisman

The Golden Bronze 16TH MANSION OF THE MOON talismans for wealth and earning money. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


spica talisman

The Gold Plated Bronze FIXED STAR SPICA talismans for wealth and good fortune. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


hydra talisman

The Golden Bronze CONSTELLATION HYDRA talismans for wealth, protection & wisdom. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


algol talisman

The fixed star ALGOL GOLD PLATED SILVER TALISMAN for protection against curses and enemies and reversal of evil. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $499.95 plus shipping.
ALGOL IS OUR MOST POWERFUL PROTECTION TALISMAN!!!


algol talisman

The fixed star ALGOL FROSTED SILVER TALISMAN for protection against curses and enemies and reversal of evil. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions.
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ALGOL IS OUR MOST POWERFUL PROTECTION TALISMAN!!!


algol talisman

The Golden Bronze fixed star ALGOL TALISMAN for protection against curses and enemies and reversal of evil. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.
ALGOL IS OUR MOST POWERFUL PROTECTION TALISMAN!!!


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The gold plated bronze fixed star ENGLISH FOMALHAUT TALISMAN for fame, honor and spiritual change. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


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The gold plated bronze fixed star ARABIC FOMALHAUT TALISMAN for fame, honor and spiritual change. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


 bronze pleiades talisman

The fixed star BRONZE PLEIADES TALISMAN for secret knowledge and magical skill. Golden Bronze. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


 bronze sirius talisman

The fixed star BRONZE SIRIUS TALISMAN for peace, reconciliation and the favor of kings and spirits. Golden Bronze. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


moon crab talisman

The Golden Bronze MOON CRAB TALISMAN for growth, safety, health, psychic and visionary ability and divination. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


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The Golden Bronze ARABIC MOON TABLE TALISMAN for growth, safety, health, power, protection, psychic and visionary ability and divination. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


moon crab talisman

The Golden Bronze CAZIMI MOON TALISMAN for invisibility, protection and reconciliation. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions.
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The Golden Bronze WINGED FOOT MERCURY TALISMAN for wealth, knowledge, business success & eloquence. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


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The Golden Bronze ARABIC MERCURY TALISMAN for wealth, knowledge, business success & eloquence. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


venus apple talisman

The Golden Bronze VENUS APPLE TALISMAN for love and happiness. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


venus table talisman

The Golden Bronze VENUS TABLE TALISMAN for love and happiness. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $399.95 plus shipping. MAXIMUM STRENGTH Venus +10, planetary hour and day, rising.


26th mansion talisman

The Golden Bronze 26TH LUNAR MANSION TALISMAN for love and friendship. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


13th mansion talisman

The Golden Bronze 13TH LUNAR MANSION TALISMAN for erotic love. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


sun king talisman

The GOLD PLATED SILVER SUN KING TALISMAN for wealth, fame, success & health. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $399.95 plus shipping.


sun king talisman

The GOLDEN BRONZE SUN KING TALISMAN for wealth, fame, success & health. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


sun king talisman

The gold plated bronze SUN ROUND MAGIC SQUARE TALISMAN from the Shams Al-Ma'arif for fame, success, wealth and health. protection and strong positive spiritual effects. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


sun king talisman

The gold plated bronze SUN SQUARE MAGIC SQUARE TALISMAN from the Shams Al-Ma'arif for fame, success, wealth and health. protection and strong positive spiritual effects. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


crowned mars talisman

The Golden Bronze CROWNED MARS TALISMAN for victory, strength, determination and success.. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


crowned mars talisman

The Golden Bronze ARABIC MARS TABLE TALISMAN for victory, strength, determination and success.. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $399.95 plus shipping.


saturn dragon talisman

There are two versions of the Golden Bronze Saturn Dragon talisman for long life, power, wisdom and esoteric arts. Both include color image and personal consecration instructions. Both are $249.95 plus shipping. They both have the same Dragon front image, but we have a SATURN DRAGON TALISMAN with LATIN BACK and also a SATURN DRAGON TALISMAN with ARABIC BACK


saturn table talisman

The Golden Bronze ARABIC SATURN TABLE TALISMAN for long life, power, wisdom and esoteric arts. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.

Currently Available Pentacles

We currently have Saturn Pentacles and Jupiter Pentacles and Mars Pentacles and Sun Pentacles and Venus Pentacles and Mercury Pentacles and Moon Pentacles as well as the Supreme Pentacle.

If you are seriously interested in getting a Renaissance Astrology pentacle or talisman just contact me and send your date of birth and I can give a quick analysis of which pentacles or talismans are appropriate for you.

Supreme Pentacle


supreme pentacle

The gold plated brass SUPREME PENTACLE for esoteric knowledge and control of spirits. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.

Saturn Pentacles


saturn 2nd pentacle

The Gold Plated Bronze SECOND SATURN PENTACLE for invocation of spirits & protection against misfortune, affliction, poverty & trouble. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


saturn 2nd pentacle

The Gold Plated Bronze THIRD SATURN PENTACLE for invocation of spirits. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


saturn 5th pentacle

The Gold Plated Bronze FIFTH SATURN PENTACLE for the invocation of spirits and gaining treasure. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.

Jupiter Pentacles


jupiter 1st pentacle

The Golden Bronze FIRST JUPITER PENTACLE invocation of spirits and possession of treasure. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


jupiter 2nd pentacle

The Golden Bronze SECOND JUPITER PENTACLE for glory, honors, riches, tranquility of mind and to discover treasures. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


mars 3rd pentacle

The Golden Bronze THIRD JUPITER PENTACLE for invocation of spirits. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


mars 4th pentacle

The Golden Bronze FOURTH JUPITER PENTACLE for riches, honor and to possess wealth. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions.
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jupiter 5th pentacle

The Golden Bronze FIFTH JUPITER PENTACLE for power and visions. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


jupiter 6th pentacle

The Golden Bronze SIXTH JUPITER PENTACLE for protection against all earthly dangers. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


mars 7th pentacle

The Golden Bronze SEVENTH JUPITER PENTACLE for treasure and great power against poverty. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


Mars Pentacles


mars 1st pentacle

The Golden Bronze FIRST MARS PENTACLE for the invocation of the spirits of Mars. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions.
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mars 2nd pentacle

The Golden Bronze SECOND MARS PENTACLE for health & healing. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions.
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mars 3rd pentacle

The Golden Bronze THIRD MARS PENTACLE for protection. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $399.95 plus shipping.
ONLY ONE LEFT!!!


mars 4th pentacle

The Golden Bronze FOURTH MARS PENTACLE for power and victory. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


mars 5th pentacle

The Golden Bronze FIFTH MARS PENTACLE for protection against demons and evil spirits. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions.
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mars 6th pentacle

The Golden Bronze SIXTH MARS PENTACLE for protection. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions.
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mars 7th pentacle

The Golden Bronze SEVENTH MARS PENTACLE for hail and heavy rain. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


Sun Pentacles


sun 1st pentacle

The gold plated brass FIRST SUN PENTACLE for great divine power. THE METATRON PENTACLE Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


sun 2nd pentacle

The Golden Bronze SECOND SUN PENTACLE for invocation of Solar spirits. The 2nd Sun Pentacle, "serveth to repress the pride and arrogance of the solar spirits, which are altogether proud and arrogant by their nature." Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


sun 3rd pentacle

The gold plated brass THIRD SUN PENTACLE for success, power and authority. The Third Sun Pentacle, "...serveth to acquire Kingdom and Empire, to inflict loss, and to acquire renown and glory" Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


sun 4th pentacle

The Golden Bronze FOURTH SUN PENTACLE for invocation of spirits. The Fourth Pentacle of the Sun, "serveth to enable thee to see the spirits when they appear invisible unto those who invoke them; because, when thou hast uncovered it, they will immediately appear visible." Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


sun 5th pentacle

The Golden Bronze FIFTH SUN PENTACLE for speedy travel. The Fifth Pentacle of the Sun, "serveth to invoke those spirits who can transport thee from one place unto another, over a long distance and in short time." Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


sun 6th pentacle

The Golden Bronze SIXTH SUN PENTACLE for invisibility. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


Venus Pentacles


venus 1st pentacle

The Golden Bronze FIRST VENUS PENTACLE for invocation of Venus spirits. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


venus 2nd pentacle

The Golden Bronze SECOND VENUS PENTACLE for love and for power in all Venusian things. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions.

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venus 3rd pentacle

The Golden Bronze THIRD VENUS PENTACLE for love. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


venus 4th pentacle

The Golden Bronze FOURTH VENUS PENTACLE for power. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $399.95 plus shipping.
ONLY THREE LEFT!!!


venus 5th pentacle

The Golden Bronze FIFTH VENUS PENTACLE for love. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping


Mercury Pentacles


mercury 1st pentacle

The Golden Bronze FIRST MERCURY PENTACLE for invocation of spirits. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $349.95 plus shipping.


mercury 2nd pentacle

The Golden Bronze SECOND MERCURY PENTACLE for secret knowledge and power. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


mercury 3rd pentacle

The Golden Bronze THIRD MERCURY PENTACLE for invocation of Mercury spirits. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


mercury 4th pentacle

The Golden Bronze FOURTH MERCURY PENTACLE for secret knowledge and power. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $399.95 plus shipping.
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mercury 5th pentacle

The Golden Bronze FIFTH MERCURY PENTACLE for commanding spirits and opening all doors. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.

Moon Pentacles


moon 1st pentacle

The Golden Bronze FIRST MOON PENTACLE for invocation of lunar spirits and opening doors. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


moon 2nd pentacle

The Golden Bronze SECOND MOON PENTACLE for the invocation of lunar spirits and for safety. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


moon 3rd pentacle

The Golden Bronze THIRD MOON PENTACLE for safety and protection. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.


moon 4th pentacle

The Golden Bronze FOURTH MOON PENTACLE for great knowledge and protection from evil and injury. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $299.95 plus shipping.


moon 5th pentacle

The Golden Bronze FIFTH MOON PENTACLE for knowledge in dreams and destruction of enemies. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping


moon 6th pentacle

The Golden Bronze SIXTH MOON PENTACLE for heavy rains. Includes color image and personal consecration instructions. $249.95 plus shipping.

Currently Available Magic Mirrors


capella mirror

Capella Mirror fixed star Capella mirror for health, healing and honor. 3 inch x 3 inch etched mirror plus consecration instructions. $199.95 plus shipping


Currently Available Paper Talismans


saturn paper talisman

The Fomalhaut Paper Talisman fixed star talisman for fame, honor and spiritual change. 5.5 x 4.25 inch paper talisman, hand calligraphy and stamps, acrylic holder plus consecration instructions non-custom $55 plus shipping.


saturn paper talisman

The Saturn Paper Talisman for long life, discipline, esoteric arts and occult wisdom. 5.5 x 4.25 inch paper talisman, hand calligraphy and stamps, acrylic holder plus consecration instructions non-custom $55 plus shipping.


7th mansion paper talisman

The 7th Mansion Paper Talisman for all good things. 5.5 x 4.25 inch paper talisman, hand calligraphy and stamps, acrylic holder plus consecration instructions non-custom $55 plus shipping.

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Types of Astrological Talismans & Amulets

The key to the construction of an astrological talisman or amulet lies in the choice of the astrological factor or factors whose energy or spirit the mage wishes to capture. In traditional Western astrological magic this choice appears to have been task oriented. The client or the mage himself wishes to accomplish a particular result, love, money, success, any of a myriad of possibilities. The mage then selects the most appropriate astrological factor typically choosing either a planet, fixed star, Mansion of the Moon or house based talisman.

The mage must consider the current state of the Heavens for not all talismans or amulets can be made at any particular time. The mage may also, depending on the circumstances, consider the birth chart of the client or subject of the talisman, a horary chart or even the chart of a city or country, in choosing the talisman and the time for its creation. The astrological magician, therefore, must have a good working knowledge of the theory and practice of traditional Electional Astrology. Using the principles of electional astrology, the mage chooses a time when the particular astrological factor is strong and appropriately placed.


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Once an appropriate time is chosen, the mage gathers the materials from which the talisman or amulet will be made. Each planet, for example, is associated with a certain metal. As the chosen time the mage creates the talisman. My talismans are all cast from precious metals, but talismans can also be stamped, inscribed or engraven and made in metal, gems, or even on paper or parchment.

The effect of gemstone and metal talismans is longer lasting, for as the Renaissance philosopher Marsilio Ficino observes, "gems and metals, though they seem too hard for accepting a celestial influence, nevertheless retain it longer if they receive it." Three Books on Life, Book III, chapter 14. Once again the key is that the talisman must receive its form at the elected time if it is to be efficacious.

After making the talisman with the appropriate signs, sigils, characters, images and designs, as set forth at length in our traditional sources, the mage then consecrates the talisman in a magical ceremony. In one sense this can be seen as charging the talisman with the energy of the chosen astrological factor.

At the same time, the consecration can also be seen as the invocation of the spirit ruling or animating the chosen astrological factor who then inhabits or infuses the talisman with its particular powers. The talisman is then worn by the user or placed in a location where the mage wishes the effects of the talisman or amulet to manifest. By reconsecrating a talisman periodically we can keep the connection to the spirit of the talisman strong.


Planetary Talismans & Amulets

The most popular form of talismans are the talismans of the seven traditional planets. We also look to the differing Natures of the Planets each of which, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon has a different effect and rules different things and activities in the Material World.

I provide example planetary talismans with horoscopes for their creation below. I also provide a Planetary Magic Mini-Course which teaches how to make the traditional talismans of the planets.


Jupiter

We first look at Saturn the Greater Malefic. Saturn, like Mars, the Lesser Malefic, has an energy that is necessary, but often difficult to deal with. He is associated with melancholy and death as well as agriculture, construction, occult studies, solidity and discipline. Here is an example of a Saturn talisman from the encyclopedic book of astrological magic, Picatrix.

Next is Jupiter the Greater Benefic who is perenially popular being associated with good fortune, prosperity, justice and authority. Here are a number of examples of Jupiter talismans, with actual horoscopes appropriate for their creation.

Jupiter Picatrix talisman for success w/judges & officials
Jupiter talisman for prosperity
Jupiter & fixed star Sirius talisman
Jupiter triplicity talisman
Jupiter cazimi talisman & banner
Jupiter talisman for prosperity
Jupiter talisman for prosperity

Next is Mars the Lesser Malefic, who is associated with courage, fortitude, strength, victory as well as war. Here are a number of examples of Mars talismans with actual horoscopes appropriate for their creation.

Mars Picatrix talisman for fear & dread
Mars talisman
Mars Picatrix talisman to stop bleeding
Mars Picatrix talisman for power
Mars Picatrix talisman for achievement & great works

The Sun, the Light of the Day, is associated with healing, wealth, friendship, nobility, authority. Here are a number of examples of Sun talismans with actual horoscopes appropriate for their creation.

Agrippa Sun talisman for fame
Sun talisman for depression
Picatrix Sun talisman
Sun talisman
Mysterium Sigillorum Sun talisman
Sun talisman
Sun in Leo talisman

While these are called talismans of the signs, they are more appropriate termed Sun talismans, because they are prepared when the Sun is in their signs. They come from the The Supreme Mysteries also known as the Archidoxes of Magic attributed to Paracelsus.

Paracelsus' Sun in Libra talisman
Paracelsus' Sun in Scorpio talisman

Next is Venus, the Lesser Benefic, associated with love, friendship, travel, art, music, beauty. Here are a number of examples of Venus talismans, with actual horoscopes appropriate for their creation.

Agrippa Venus talisman
Venus/Moon talisman
Venus triplicity talisman
Venus/Moon talisman
Venus Picatrix bird-headed talisman
Venus Taurus talisman
Venus in Libra talisman
Venus & Spica talisman
Venus Picatrix love talisman
Venus in Taurus talisman
Venus love talisman
Venus talisman

Next is Mercury, associated with communication, business, memory, eloquence, learning. Here are a number of examples of Mercury talismans, with actual horoscopes appropriate for their creation.

Picatrix Mercury in Virgo talisman
Mercury in Aquarius talisman for occult knowledge
Picatrix Mercury talisman
Hermes Trismegistus election

Next is the Moon, the Light of the Night, associated with travel, messages, communications, divination, and the measured change of all things, their birth, life and death, in the Material World. Here are a number of examples of Moon talismans, with actual horoscopes appropriate for their creation.

Agrippa Moon talisman
Moon/Venus talisman
Moon/Venus talisman
Moon rise talisman


Fixed Star Talismans & Amulets

Our next type of astrological talismans are the talismans of the Fixed Stars. In Ptolemaic astronomy the fixed stars occupied the eighth sphere just beyond the last planetary sphere of Saturn. The fixed stars were fixed relative to the planets, and played an important role in medieval and Renaissance astrological magic.

One of our most important traditional sources on the fixed stars in astrological magic was Hermes Trismegistus on the 15 fixed stars. This astrological text, which circulated in many manuscript versions in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, lists 15 important fixed stars, their sigil or character, the plants and gems ruled by the star and the effects created by its talisman. Cornelius Agrippa in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy also provides very useful Fixed Star Images for astrological talismans.


algol

To make fixed star talismans Cornelius Agrippa advises the mage as follows,

"Now the manner of making these kinds of Rings, is this, viz. when any Star ascends fortunately, with the fortunate aspect, or conjunction of the Moon, we must take a stone, and Hearb that is under that Star, and make a Ring of the Metall that is suitable to this Star, and in it fasten the stone, putting the Hearb, or root under it; not omitting the inscriptions of images, names, and Characters, as also the proper suffumigations"

Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Book I, chapter 47.

Here are a number of examples of fixed star talismans, with actual horoscopes appropriate for their creation.

Talisman of the malefic fixed star Algol
Talisman of the Wing of Corvus for protection from spirits
Talisman of Sirius for honor & good will
Talisman of onyx & Kappa Bootes from
the Lapidary of King Alphonso

Talisman of Aldebaran for riches & honor
Talisman of Sirius
Talisman of Procyon for health
Talisman of Antares for Memory &
Protection from Evil Spirits

Talisman of the fixed star
Talisman of Spica for riches & peace
Talisman of Regulus for temperance & favor
Talisman of Regulus for temperance & favor


Talismans of the Mansions of the Moon

The next type of astrological talismans are the talismans of the Mansions of the Moon. Just as the Sun in his yearly orbit passes through the fixed stars that make up the constellations of the Zodiac, so too the Moon, in her monthly orbit passes through the fixed stars that make up the Mansions of the Moon.

Our key source for information on the talismans of the Mansions of the Moon is Picatrix, an encyclopedic text of Arabic astrological magic. Here is a complete listing of the Picatrix Lunar Mansion talismans, with their images, incense, ritual, talismans and effects. I offer a Mansions of the Moon Mini-Course which teaches how to make traditional lunar mansions talismans.


7th mansion

House Based Full Chart Talismans

The most sophisticated talismans are not based on a single astrological factor, but work with the entire repertoire of traditional Electional Astrology. The primary method in elections, choices of astrologically auspicious times to take action, is to look to the appropriate ruler of the 12 astrological houses which govern all areas of life. House based talismans, therefore, use a much more complex methodology, looking to the essential dignity of the appropriate house rulers, their aspects and other factors.

The key texts for these complex house based talismans are Picatrix and De Imaginibus "On Images" by the Harranian Sabian sage Thabit Ibn Qurra. These texts represent the height of astrological magic technique and can include such subtleties as tuning the talisman election to the natal chart of the user or person whom the mage seeks to effect, tuning the election to a horary chart asked about the mage's objective and dual talismans whose elections have been adjusted to each other.


12 houses