Talismanic elections, 2nd half of 2020 through end of 2021: Talisman 2, Albireo

Chriiiistmas, Chriiiistmas, tiiiime of year! Time for Talismans, and cheer!

Yes, the next talisman is for Christmas Eve of 2020. Saturn and Jupiter will still be in their conjunction in Aquarius, and the first fixed star they interact with in this sign is Albireo! My attention was brought to this particular fixed star by Kelly Surtees in either the Astrology Podcast or her presentation at the Astrology University. If I have the reference to her reference wrong, be a good referee and feel free to refer me to the correct reference to her reference.

Regardless, Albireo looks like a fairly good fixed star to have Saturn and Jupiter work with (when you see Obama, George Clooney, Picasso, Elizabeth Taylor, Jim Carrey, and Jeff Bridges spanning both of these planets, you think, “There’s probably some sweet major modification energy here!). This makes it an uneasy neighbor to Altair, its next-door neighbor: because of this, the caution that I advise on this talisman is to not only use this election (i.e., not a later one), but also to make sure to include the symbolism of the swan’s beak in your talisman’s design.

This talismanic election, as you can see, has the part of fortune conjunct my own north node. Always check the astrology against your own chart–and against the eclipses!–to ensure you’re creating something that not only works to lock in a desirable “constellation” (heh, heh) of energy, but also one that works well with your own chart.

I have put Saturn in the 10th house; the chart ruler, Venus, is in Sagittarius, which looks to Jupiter; Jupiter, the greater benefic, is no longer in its fall in Capricorn, but still is modified in its expression by the greater malefic of Saturn. In fact, Saturn is the final dispositor of everything, with the exception of (the lesser malefic of) Mars which is still strong its domicile, but, as mentioned in my previous post, you can banish any planet, including Mars, via the Greater Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram. I haven’t decided yet whether to do so for this ritual, because it’s in my 9th house, where my natal Mars resides, but it’s far closer to my natal MC. Note, too, the squaring energy of Uranus and the moon! Nonetheless, the former is in a 5+ degree orb, and the moon is separating, and both are trine the sun, which is the sect light, and Mercury. Nonetheless, you may consider doing a general banishing via the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram, then invoking Saturn and Jupiter for the purposes of this talisman (leaving those two planets’ energies as predominant).

For your humble “talismaker,” this conjunction lands in my 7th house. It’s an angular house, so although not quite as strong as the 1st or 10th, it’s by no means the weakest! I’m hoping to bring out the best in my interactions with others and vice versa with the energy of this fixed star.

As with any talisman, you can add the Agrippa symbols for Saturn and Jupiter:

You can also add angel names via the methods suggested by Agrippa or similarly derived versions by Aaron Leitch in his great book, The Angelical Language, Vol. I (Vol II is also excellent), or by the more recent The Angels of Fortune, by Rose Manning, who has worked through the appropriate angels by both research and experimentation (always important to include this as part of your magickal practice!). You can also use the associated deity names for the correspondences for Saturn, Jupiter, and Aquarius. For this in particular for Western astrologer/Western magicians, I recommend referencing Eshelman’s 776_1/2 and not 777, which did not have the references for Aquarius and Aries fully worked out. Though 776_1/2 still seems to have some problems with other panthea (I really believe Ganesh remains mis-assigned, for example), it’s a vast improvement and expansion on the already groundbreaking work done by Crowley–and likely his Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn colleagues–in 777.

Good luck!

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More on the “unused” SDA letters

I scried LIL today & got more explanation on the unused letters of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth (SDA). The governors of the Aethyr (Occodon, Pascomb, & Valgars) took me up and showed me a pentagram, then specifically the pentagram of the SDA, and then a mirror of it. The 7 angels associated with that are shown with the original pentagram are shown as one name (Sabathiel) on the outside, one on the inside (Levanael), then 5 angels connecting each arm to the next (Zedekiel, Madimiel, Semeliel, Nogahel, and Corabiel).

When applying the names of God to this pentagram formation, the idea, I was told, was to consider these names as actively using the seven classical astrological planets in an alchemical manner as a means of “leveling up.”

The 3 remaining names go with the mirror pentagram; the Archons represent an upper limit (preventing ascension) Amon representing a lower limit (keeping one at one’s current level); In a sense, LNNON can be thought as one’s divinity within the limits of the world. In a sense, no matter how limited one feels, one’s own Divinity (“God Self-Made”) is also there. However, the downside of this is that one can rest easy in one’s own divinity, never choosing to explore it fully. Whenever one comes to an understanding of this, the seven main god names (Galas, Gethog, Thaoth, Horlωn, Innon, Aaoth, Galethog) can help one discover and integrate the many levels of one’s infinite Divinity.

—UPDATE: I researched the Sumerian pantheon & LNNON seems close to “El Nanna,” a Sumerian deity of wisdom and the moon. This could potentially also be the Norse deity of the same name,

On the “unused” SDA circumference letters

I’ve been making some additional Sigilla (plural of Sigillum) Dei Aemeth in order to help local magicians get started with the Enochian system. Originally, the archangel Michael showed Dee & Kelley which cell to begin with (those with capital letters) and instructed them to move around the circle based on the number in that cell to find the next cell in order to construct a name of God. For example, with Thaoth, they started with 4/T, meaning that the name started with T. Because the 4 was on top, the movement was clockwise 4 cells to 22/h for h, the next letter. 22 more cells clockwise took them to 11/A, and so on. That along with the removal of a duplicate A at Michael’s instruction, yielded the name Thaoth.

In all, 28 of the 40 letters were used to make the seven names of God (Galas, Gethog, Thaoth, Horlωn, Innon, Aaoth, Galethog). It occurred to me to think about the 12 letters on the SDA that aren’t used to make the names of God and see what happened. I got a minor intuition not to work these, and the reasons for this became clear as I investigated. I’m pretty sure this occurred to me in 2014 when I constructed my first SDA, but I didn’t investigate it much further when I set the system aside for a while.

At any rate, looking at the letters as such, it’s kind of unclear where to start (lacking the guidance of an archangel). However, if you look at each of the 12 cells and simply count in either a clockwise or counterclockwise manner, you can see whether that count takes you to a related letter that would precede it in order. Eventually, you find three groups and, starting at the beginning of each, yields three god names. Two of these are YMON and BORAOTH, variations on the Egyptian god Amo(un) and the Ogdoad, respectively, which are given excellent treatment by Scott Wilde (on a side note, I have also seen Given their apparent relationship to Archons, these seem wisely avoided.

A third name that I found is LNNON (which for some reason I haven’t seen referred to elsewhere), which was somewhat puzzling to me. The name didn’t match any particular god names that I was familiar with. There’s a case to be made for a modification of Elyon (Most High), but Enochian already has the word for this: “JAIDA.” Another possibility could be an Enochian spelling of L (i.e., in this context, El, the generic name for “god” in Hebrew). Still another is the name of the Egyptian god Nun, which is suggestive of Ain Sof, but as a member of the Ogdoad, this seems redundant.

A simpler solution seems to be use the Enochian language itself. L once again would mean “God,” NN is a root word related to “interiority,” “self,” or “power,” and ON means “built” or “made.” This suggests that LNNON or “L NN-ON” means “God self-made.” Another possibility is NO with ON, eliding the middle O and adding an extra N (not unheard of for Enochian). L could mean either “first” or “God” in this context, and NO would mean hexagram. “The divinely made hexagram” or “The first built hexagram” would be the translation. Regardless, it’s indicative of Kabbalistic magick, and both Enochian-language interpretations suggests that this is an aspect of God in Atziluth.

Do I recommend working with this last god name? I will report back on it after my next LIL scrying where I’ll ask about it, but it seems like LNNON should rule over the original 7 names of God, and the other two hidden names of God, in the same manner that the 7 heptarchical (planetary) angelic kings which are ruled by an 8th (CARMARA). The value of this name from the SDA itself is 44 which in Gematria reduces to 8 (which would fit this motif). 44 is also 1/10th (rounding down) the value of the entire SDA, suggestive of a sephira and the 10 names discovered (so far) using this system (note that some take the 6/A cell and instead use Michael’s original A/6, which creates the name ABORA; seeing the several corrections to this system during the original transmission, I tend to accept these corrections as a result of the angels clearing up garbled transmission rather than tipping their hand to a magical blind). Interestingly, the Enochian value of these letters comes to 220, half (rounding down) of the SDA and 44 * 5. Together with the first two hidden names, these come to 155. All ten names together are:

Galas: 71
Gethog: 453
Thaoth: 838
Horlωn: 221 ( or 251 or 1021, depending on if one counts it like Enochian Med for 30 or uses the Isopheny value of 800 for omega)
Innon: 240
Aaoth: 443
Galethog: 499
Boraoth: 572 (or 578 if the middle A is retained, which is doubtful)
Ymon: 230
Lnnon: 220

The hidden god names totaled together come to 1022, ironically meaning “conspicuous.”