Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Mirror Madness #1: Moon Mirrors!
I got so caught up with Picatrix and other business that I wasn't able to give a heads up about a great Moon election yesterday, but I used it to make Moon mirrors and Wade cast Moon talismans!
This was an excellent Moon election with the Moon culminating, Moon day and hour, Moon dignified by sign and face and waxing! Wow! The Moon moves so quickly that getting good Moon elections can be very difficult.
Ok, but so what? you may ask, why bother with the Moon? I know what you mean, the Moon is mysterious and her incredible power is hidden. This is entirely appropriate, as the Sun, light of the day is blindingly obvious, while the Moon, light of the night, is inscrutable.
The Sun is the cause of all life, controls the weather, regulates the day and the year. But the Moon is equally important. The month is hers, and through her regular and orderly waxing and waning, she controls everything in the Material World, known very appropriately to the ancients, as the sublunar Realm.
"You should pay attention to the Moon in all workings, as the foremost of the planets, because she has the most manifest effects and judges all things in this world, and to her belong the powers of generation and corruption, and she is the mediatrix of their effects; for she received the influences and impressions of all the stars and planets, and pours them down onto the inferior things of this world. For this reason you should pay attention to what we have said above concerning her fortunes and infortunes, and the waxing and waning of her light, because after she separates from the Sun her powers are balanced; thereafter they change when she is in sextile, square, trine, and opposite aspect. Her strength will accord with the nature of the planets and stars with which she is conjoined while in the aforesaid
Picatrix Bk II, ch 3, Greer & Warnock trans at page 70
For the astrological mage, we cannot and must not neglect the Moon because she is so key to our magic. Picatrix says,
"You should know also that magic is gained by actions and works in one way, and more subtly in another. That which is gained by actions and works is gained from the magistery that is worked by the sage in the world beneath the sphere of the Moon..."
Picatrix Bk I, ch 2, Greer & Warnock trans at page 29.
If we are to perfect our art, we must be masters of Lunar magic! And what better way to work with the Moon, the luminary of the night, then through a talisman that is itself lightbearing, our Moon mirrors? We will, of course have silver Moon talismans available cast on this date as well.
The more I work with mirrors, the more I begin to appreciate their special magical qualities. Agrippa says the Moon table,
"...renders the bearer thereof grateful, aimiable, pleasant, cheerfull, honored, removing all malice, and ill will. It causeth security in a journey, increase of riches, and health of body, drives away enemies and other evil things from what place thou pleaseth;."
Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk II, ch 22.
In addition, mirrors add a visionary and dream like quality to talismans, opening up the realms of the spirits, allowing you access into their spheres. The hypnotic quality of incense flowing over mirrors can be quite intense!
I made these Moon mirrors personally, acid etching using the Moon table and my own special design. I consecrated them to the Moon and they are ready for ritual use. "What do you do with mirrors?" Of course you can scry with them, but I have them on my altar space and they really look fabulous as well as being ideal foci for my ritual and beaming off all that fabulous astrological energy.
Cost of the 3 x 3 inch Moon mirrors is $79.95 plus shipping. Order
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