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Ritual Astrology

This page is notes for my upcoming book on astrology

When most people think of astrology all they think about is their sun sign. Some are even familiar with the rest of the signs, or what some of them mean. There is much more to astrology than that. Many hundreds of years ago people used astrology to plan magickal workings when the planets were best aligned. Modern astrologers have forgotten how to do that. With this work I set before you, I hope to change that forever. The goal of this writing is to examine various aspects of astrology, and how they can be used in Magick. I'll show you how to use the symbology and correspondences in astrology to align the purpose of your rituals, and to enhance the working of your spells.

Here are the Approximate Solar Tides, showing which sign falls on which part of the year. Below this there are the magickal energies corresponding to each of the signs. So following this you know what kind of magic is best to perform at any time of the year:

Aries: March 21–April 20

Taurus: April 21–May 21

Gemini: May 22–June 21

Cancer: June 22–July 22

Leo: July 23–August 23

Virgo: August 24–September 22

Libra: September 23–October 23

Scorpio: October 24–November 22

Sagittarius: November 23–December 21

Capricorn: December 22–January 20

Aquarius: January 21–February 18

Pisces: February 19–March 20


Astrology does not just deal with the 12 signs, it also deals with 10 planets including the sun & the moon. To find the correct planets to use, start with the planet that rules the sign you are in. Then consider which planet rules the day of the week you are planning your ritual, and which planet rules the the Planetary Hour for your ritual.


Ruling Planets:


Aries: Mars

Taurus: Venus

Gemini: Mercury

Cancer: Moon

Leo: Sun

Virgo: Mercury

Libra: Venus

Scorpio: Pluto

Sagittarius: Jupiter

Capricorn: Saturn

Aquarius: Uranus

Pisces: Neptune


Zodiac Times:


Aries: 08:00:00 PM - 09:00:00 PM and 08:00:00 AM - 09:00:00 AM

Taurus: 09:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM and 09:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM

Gemini: 10:00:00 PM - 11:00:00 PM and 10:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 AM

Cancer: 11:00:00 PM - 12:00:00 PM and 11:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 AM

Leo: 12:00:00 PM - 01:00:00 PM and 12:00:00 AM - 01:00:00 AM

Virgo: 01:00:00 PM - 02:00:00 PM and 01:00:00 AM - 02:00:00 AM

Aries: 02:00:00 PM - 03:00:00 PM and 02:00:00 AM - 03:00:00 AM

Libra: 03:00:00 PM - 04:00:00 PM and 03:00:00 AM - 04:00:00 AM

Scorpio: 04:00:00 PM - 05:00:00 PM and 04:00:00 AM - 05:00:00 AM

Capricorn: 5:00:00 PM - 06:00:00 PM and 05:00:00 AM - 06:00:00 AM

Aquarius: 06:00:00 PM - 07:00:00 PM and 06:00:00 AM - 07:00:00 AM

Pisces: 07:00:00 AM - 08:00:00 AM and 07:00:00 PM - 08:00:00 PM


Zodiac Days:


Sunday: Leo

Monday: Cancer

Tuesday: Aries Scorpio

Wednesday: Virgo Gemini

Thursday: Sagitarius Pisces

Friday: Taurus Libra

Saturday: Capricorn Aquarius


Planetary Days:


Sunday: Sun

Monday: Moon

Tuesday: Mars, Pluto

Wednesday: Mercury

Thursday: Jupiter, Neptune

Friday: Venus

Saturday: Saturn, Uranus


Planetary Times:


Saturn: 12:00:00 AM - 02:24:00 AM

Uranus: 02:24:00 AM - 04:48:00 AM

Neptune: 04:48:00 AM - 07:12:00 AM

Pluto: 07:12:00 AM - 09:36:00 AM

Sun: 09:36:00 AM - 012:00:00 PM

Mercury: 12:00:00 PM - 2:24:00 PM

Venus: 2:24:00 PM - 04:48:00 PM

Mars: 04:48:00 PM - 07:12:00 PM

Jupiter: 07:12:00 PM - 10:48:00 PM

Moon: 10:48:00 PM - 12:00:00 AM


The Moon Sign:


Remember that the Sun sign is the most significant force for ritual, but the Moon has a strong influences on the internal and receptive energies in a ritual. The sign of the moon is always changing, but you can check it online here: www.lunarium.co.uk


Elements:


Elements in Astrology are also associated with the Zodiac. If your ritual is aligned with the qualities of one of the elements, you can draw further energies from these correspondences as well:

Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagitarius

Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Here are the Elemental Qualities that you may wish to use:

Earth: Earth concerns all things to do with structure; stability, security, sustenance, materials, and physical reality (plant, animal, and mineral).

Air: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Air concerns all things to do with the mind; perception, ideas, intellectuality, study, science, communication, society, and information.

Fire: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Fire concerns all things to do with activity; motivation, invigoration, lust, sexuality, sensuality, passion, confidence, and transformation.

Water: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. Water concerns all things to do with intuition; emotions, love, empathy, compassion, healing, psychic ability, astral travel, sleep, and dreaming.


Tree Of Life:


Use the astrological relationship between the Sephirot in Kabbalah and the planets of Astrology. In Kabbalah there are 10 Sephirot, and in Astrology there are 10 luminous bodies. Eight planets, and the Sun & the Moon. There is also a hidden Sephirot, which leaves room for Earth. These domains of magic can accomplish virtually anything you can imagine, and can be combined in any way you need them to. It is no small coincidence that these relationships from centuries ago describe modern astrology so perfectly.

Sun: Tiphareth

Moon: Yesod

Mercury: Hod

Venus: Netzach

Earth: Malkuth

Mars: Geburah

Jupiter: Chesed

Saturn: Binah

Uranus: Da’ath

Neptune: Chokma

Pluto: Kether


Spells of the Zodiac:


Aries

Increasing your confnidence
Making good impressions
Changing how others see you


Taurus

Finding work
Getting a promotion
Making money
Getting married


Gemini

Understanding other points of view
Getting your point across
Good communication and writing


Cancer

Happy Family & Home Life
Feeling others emotions
Psychic Intuition


Leo

Increasing talent and creativity
Skill at games & gambling
Creating romance in relationsips


Virgo

Creating health
Managing schedules & routines
Deeper understanding


Libra

Healthy partnersips
Good relationships
Diplomacy


Scorpio

Curses and vengeance
Death and transformation


Sagittarius

Safe travel
Finding directions
Learning and school
Inspiration and luck


Capricorn

Influencing politics and government
Gaining social status
Successful career path


Aquarius

Quality friendships
Social Networking
Meeting new people


Pisces

Vission quests and dreaming
Seeing the future
Revealing hidden things



Planetary Spells:

Sun

Help others understand your point of view
Bring happiness and laughter to relationships
Gain a positions of leadership
Increase Confidence
Motivate yourself and other people
Increase strength and energy
Strengthen your health


Moon

Understand other people
Feeling emotions
Psychic intuition
Casting magick
Receiving wisdom
Protection


Mercury

Improved communication
Enhanced concentration
Increase in learning ability
Clear perception
Safe travels
Channeling knowledge


Venus

Increase deeper love in relationships
Attracting a new relationship
Create feelings of romance on a date
Enhance pleasure in love making
Increase fertility
Create better first impressions
Make friends


Earth

Perseverance through hard times
Prosperity and wealth
Good health
Finding lost items
Safe travels
Manifestation


Mars

Strength and health
Protection from enemies
Solving problems
Drawing energy
Power of persuasion


Jupiter

Drawing good luck
Attracting wealth
Taking opportunities
Generosity from strangers
Positivity and optimism
Finding a purpose


Saturn

Seeing the future
Perseverance
Perfect timing
Conquering fears
Reversing magick


Uranus

Enhancing intuition
Handling changes
Starting new things
Inspiration
Finding your true self


Neptune

Healing disease
Strengthen friendships
Dreams and vision
Psychic ability
Creating compassion


Pluto

Power over others
Curses and destructive magic
Binding people to oaths
Protection from magic
Speaking with spirits



Candles:


Candle magick works well with astrological ritual. Each planet has a color, and when it is lit becomes a symbol of the planet's light in the nights sky. This is a table of colors for your candles:

Sun: Yellow

Moon: White

Mercury: Variable

Venus: Green

Earth: Brown

Mars: Red

Jupiter: Blue

Saturn: Orange

Uranus: Violet

Neptune: Gray

Pluto: Black


Incantations of the Zodiac:


These incantations are designed to be spoken at the beginning of the ritual when you light the appropriate candle.

Aries

Aries, who ever since time began,
Has ruled the land forever,
As the Ram

Taurus

Taurus is strong,
Untill her last breath
She sees all our wrongs
And is loyal 'till death

Gemini

Gemini 'o Twins
Here I begin
Uncertain if I'll win
Or fall to sin
Open your door to let me in

Cancer

Cancer, a dancer in the sky
You hold truth the answers
By and by

Leo

Leo, strong as the Lion
You are the guardian of Zion

Virgo

From the sky the magic flows
In the stars the Goddess glows
The Virgin shares what she knows
And speaks to all of Virgo

Libra

Cast away the veil
With you I will not fail
Libra with your scales
Free me from all earthly jails

Scorpio

Hear me Scorpio
For I'm standing far below
I ask not to be your foe
And that you show me all you know!

Sagitarius

Sagitarius the Archer,
With your bows departure
Let loose your arrows
Flying faster than the sparrows

Capricorn

Capricorn the goat
Up in the sky, and so remote
I beg you be my antidote
I quote the spell you have wrote

Aquarius

To the stars of Aquarius
Numerous and various
Bring light to the precarious

Pisces

I call upon Pisces
I call upon the Fish
Lead me through crises
And grant for me this wish


Incantations of the Planets:


These incantations are designed to be spoken at the beginning of the ritual when you light the appropriate candle.

Mars

Gazing in wonder amid the stars,
I beg the favor of you,
The God of Mars.

Venus

Of all the stars, Venus
You are the most fair
Vast distances between us
I gaze up and stare

Mercury

Mercury, in the sky
Above me, oh so high
Lift me up so I may fly

Moon

I call upon the Godess Moon
May my dreams come real soon
In her light that I see
What becomes real to me

Sun

Oh Sun, the day is never done
You are the center and the one
All around you planets spun
A light brighter there is none

Pluto

Oh, dark and hidden Pluto
Share with me what you know
And save me from the grave below

Jupiter

As the galaxys stir
I ask this of you Jupiter
Permit this magick to occur

Saturn

I call out to you Saturn
Hanging in heaven like a lantern
Reveal to me the great pattern

Uranus

Uranus, make not this life aimless
Take all pains and make them painless
Without your light the night is nameless

Neptune

I cast your name in ancient runes
And stand in awe of you Neptune
For you bring heavens spheres in tune


The Orphic Hymns:

Orpheus, an ancient Greek, wrote these poems to call the 7 planets known at that time.


The Orphic Hymn to Jupiter:

 
Recite the following Hymn to Jupiter: 
O Jove much-honoured, Jove supremely great, 
To thee our holy rites we consecrate, 
Our prayers and expiations, king divine, 
For all things round thy head exalted shine. 
The earth is thine, and mountains swelling high, 
The sea profound, and all within the sky. 
Saturnian king, descending from above, 
Magnanimous, commanding, sceptred Jove; 
All-parent, principle and end of all, 
Whose power almighty, shakes this earthly ball; 
Even Nature trembles at thy mighty nod, 
Loud-sounding, armed with lightning, thundering God. 
Source of abundance, purifying king, 
O various-formed from whom all natures spring; 
Propitious hear my prayer, give blameless health, 
With peace divine, and necessary wealth.


The Orphic Hymn to Mars:

Recite the following Hymn to Mars: 
Magnanimous, unconquer'd, boistrous Mars, 
In darts rejoicing, and in bloody wars 
Fierce and untam'd, whose mighty pow'r can make 
The strongest walls from their foundations shake: 
Mortal destroying king, defil'd with gore, 
Pleas'd with war's dreadful and tumultuous roar: 
Thee, human blood, and swords, and spears delight, 
And the dire ruin of mad savage fight. 
Stay, furious contests, and avenging strife, 
Whose works with woe, embitter human life; 
To lovely Venus, and to Bacchus yield, 
To Ceres give the weapons of the field; 
Encourage peace, to gentle works inclin'd, 
And give abundance, with benignant mind. 


The Orphic Hymn to the Sun:

Recite the following Hymn to the Sun: 
Hear golden Titan, whose eternal eye 
With broad survey, illumines all the sky. 
Self-born, unwearied in diffusing light, 
And to all eyes the mirror of delight: 
Lord of the seasons, with thy fiery car 
And leaping coursers, beaming light from far: 
With thy right hand the source of morning light, 
And with thy left the father of the night. 
Agile and vigorous, venerable Sun, 
Fiery and bright around the heavens you run. 
Foe to the wicked, but the good man's guide, 
O'er all his steps propitious you preside: 
With various founding, golden lyre, 'tis mine 
To fill the world with harmony divine. 
Father of ages, guide of prosperous deeds, 
The world's commander, borne by lucid steeds, 
Immortal Jove, all-searching bearing light, 
Source of existence, pure and fiery bright 
Bearer of fruit, almighty lord of years, 
Agile and warm, whom every power reveres. 
Great eye of Nature and the starry skies, 
Doomed with immortal flames to set and rise 
Dispensing justice, lover Of the stream, 
The world's great despot, and over all supreme. 
Faithful defender, and the eye of right, 
Of steeds the ruler, and of life the light: 
With founding whip four fiery steeds you guide, 
When in the car of day you glorious ride. 
Propitious on these mystic labours shine, 
And bless thy supplicants With a life divine. 


The Orphic Hymn to Venus:

 
Recite the following Hymn to Venus: 
Heavenly, illustrious, laughter-loving queen, 
Sea-born, night-loving, of an awful mien; 
Crafty, from whom necessity first came, 
Producing, nightly, all-connecting dame: 
Tis thine the world with harmony to join, 
For all things spring from thee, O power divine. 
The triple Fates are ruled by thy decree, 
And all productions yield alike to thee: 
Whatever the heavens, encircling all contain, 
Earth fruit-producing, and the stormy main, 
Thy sway confesses, and obeys thy nod, 
Awful attendant of the brumal God: 
Goddess of marriage, charming to the sight, 
Mother of Loves, whom banquetings delight; 
Source of persuasion, secret, favouring queen, 
Illustrious born, apparent and unseen: 
Spousal, lupercal, and to men inclined, 
Prolific, most-desired, life-giving, kind: 
Great sceptre-bearer of the Gods, tis thine, 
Mortals in necessary bands to join; 
And every tribe of savage monsters dire 
In magic chains to bind, thro mad desire. 
Come, Cyprus-born, and to my prayer incline, 
Whether exalted in the heavens you shine, 
Or pleased in Syrias temple to preside, 
Or over the Egyptian plains thy car to guide, 
Fashioned of gold; and near its sacred flood, 
Fertile and famed to fix thy blest abode; 
Or if rejoicing in the azure shores, 
Near where the sea with foaming billows roars, 
Ihe circling choirs of mortals, thy delight, 
Or beauteous nymphs, with eyes cerulean bright, 
Pleased by the dusty banks renowned of old, 
To drive thy rapid, two-yoked car of gold; 
Or if in Cyprus with thy mother fair, 
Where married females praise thee every year, 
And beauteous virgins in the chorus join, 
Adonis pure to sing and thee divine; 
Come, all-attractive to my prayer inclined, 
For thee, I call, with holy, reverent mind. 


The Orphic Hymn to Mercury:

Recite the following Hymn to Mercury: 
Hermes, draw near, and to my prayer incline, 
Angel of Jove, and Maia's son divine; 
Studious of contests, ruler of mankind, 
With heart almighty, and a prudent mind. 
Celestial messenger, of various skill, 
Whose powerful arts could watchful Argus kill: 
With winged feet, tis thine thro air to course, 
O friend of man, and prophet of discourse: 
Great life-supporter, to rejoice is thine, 
In arts gymnastic, and in fraud divine: 
With power endued all language to explain, 
Ofcare the loosener, and the source of gain. 
Whose hand contains of blameless peace the rod, 
Corucian, blessed, profitable God; 
Of various speech, whose aid in works we find, 
And in necessities to mortals kind: 
Dire weapon of the tongue, which men revere, 
Be present, Hermes, and thy suppliant hear; 
Assist my works, conclude my life with peace, 
Give graceful speech, and me memory's increase. 


The Orphic Hymn to The Moon:

 
Recite the following Hymn to the Moon: 
Hear, Goddess queen, diffusing silver light, 
Bull-horned and wandering thro the gloom of Night. 
With stars surrounded, and with circuit wide 
Nights torch extending, thro the heavens you ride: 
Female and Male With borrowed rays you shine, 
And now full-orbed, now tending to decline. 
Mother of ages, fruit-producing Moon, 
Whose amber orb makes Nights reflected noon: 
Lover of horses, splendid, queen of Night, 
All-seeing power bedecked with starry light. 
Lover of vigilance, the foe ofstrife, 
In peace rejoicing, and a prudent life: 
Fair lamp of Night, its ornament and friend, 
Who gives to Natures works their destined end. 
Queen of the stars, all-wife Diana hail! 
Decked with a graceful robe and shining veil; 
Come, blessed Goddess, prudent, starry, bright, 
Come moony-lamp with chaste and splendid light, 
Shine on these sacred rites with prosperous rays, 
And pleased accept thy suppliants mystic praise. 


The Orphic Hymn to Saturn:

Recite the following Hymn to Saturn: 
Ethereal father, mighty Titan, hear, 
Great fire of Gods and men, whom all revere: 
Endowed with various council, pure and strong, 
To whom perfection and decrease belong. 
Consumed by thee all forms that hourly die, 
By thee restored, their former place supply; 
The world immense in everlasting chains, 
Strong and ineffable thy power contains 
Father of vast eternity, divine, 
O mighty Saturn, various speech is thine: 
Blossom of earth and of the starry skies, 
Husband of Rhea, and Prometheus wife. 
Obstetric Nature, venerable root, 
From which the various forms of being shoot; 
No parts peculiar can thy power enclose, 
Diffused thro' all, from which the world arose, 
O, best of beings, of a subtle mind, 
Propitious hear to holy prayers inclined; 
The sacred rites benevolent attend, 
And grant a blameless life, a blessed end.