For October 2006
This current chart is a talisman of the fixed star Vega. Vega, or Wega, is known as the falling vulture or eagle and is a bright star in the constellation Lyra.
"One part of winter savory with as much of the herb which is called "smoking earth" and with a small stone of that which is called "turonsa" placed as aforesaid gives grace over wild beasts, preserves from scabies and [is strong] against demons, nightmares and fears."
Hermes on the 15 Fixed Stars.
Cornelius Agrippa says that for the talisman of Vega,
"they made the image of a Vulture or Hen, or of a traveller; it maketh a man magnanimous and proud, it giveth power over devils and beasts."
Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Bk II, ch. 47.
Agrippa discusses the construction of rings using astrological magic and his instructions are applicable to talismans as well,
"...when any star ascends fortunately, with the fortunate aspect or conjunction of the Moon, We must take a stone, and herb that is under that star, and make a ring of that metal that is suitable to this star and fasten the stone, putting the herb, or root under it; not omitting the inscriptions of images, names and characters, also the proper suffumigations..."
Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Bk I, ch. 47.
The chart above shows the election at 1:09 pm EDT, October 27, 2006 in Cleveland Park, a neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Since Vega is located in the 15 degree of Capricorn, we have that degree rising. The Moon applies to a conjunction of the Ascendant.
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