Skip to main content

Quick Conversation with Saturn


So...I found myself concerned with things going on at work, and wanted to summon assistance from Saturn. Interestingly, as I turned my mind toward the idea, the hour of Saturn came around.

I took up a purple candle and incense, put them on a stand. Cast a quick chart, turns out Old Man Saturn is in his Exaltation. He is also trine the Moon, as benevelont an Aspect as your getting with him. The Moon is the general significator for eventsts in Horary, and as the question was one of work/livelihood it fell under Saturn's purview. This isn't his day (it being Tuesday) so I dress the candle in Honey to sweeten him up a bit. Lord knows he doesn't have much sweetness on his own. It's Mars' day as well, and the last thing I need is a combatitive Saturn. Dealing with these Planetary Gods is always a bit nerve-wracking.

I further dressed the candle with Five-Finger grass for good luck and Cast-off Evil powder for....well, casting off evil. Performed the Qabalistic Cross.  I lit the candle, and took out my Kamea and Image of Saturn. I lit the incense and suffumigated the Image & Kamea, and then closed my eyes in prayer. I incanted the Orphic Hymns to Saturn, and turned my mind towards the Image of Saturn. I held the image for a moment, and then released it. It began changing almost immediately. The image I use is from the Picatrix (drawn by artist Nigel Jackson), and is of an antlered deer-headed man riding a dragon, with an arrow in hand and stars behind. It changed into the figure of an old man, still antlered, but white-bearded and black robed, sitting astride the Dragon. I greeted him, and he just looked at me, like I was nothing. Oh, Saturn. I asked my question, which was basically "What will come of the mistake I've made at work (nothing big, but I work in a politically complicated environment...and I absolutely Hate making mistakes at work)", and he answered in the ALL-CAPS godvoice you get when speaking to the Planetary Gods "YOU WILL BE PUNISHED". Well, shit. "How so?" I asked. He answers "WITH THE GUILT YOU HAVE SUFFERED". Oh. I have perhaps been a little extra hard on myself, as I tend to be. I asked for his blessing in work matters, and he gave it.

I had planned on making a talisman, but turns out it was unnecessary.

Thank you again, Lord Saturn.

Just though I'd share; I hope you all are well.




  1. That second response was great. I've never gotten such a thing before, but it definitely cracked me up.

    ... Huh. Interesting image by Jackson, though.

  2. Ahh, I should have mentioned--that is not Nigel's image. It comes with Fra Warnock's Planetary Magic course, and I didn't want to go splaying it about without permission. This is a more common image of Saturn.

  3. Heh, pretty cool.

    Nice syncretism as always.

    I can just see this stern guy joking in his sternness *almost* cracking a smile, "WITH THE GUILT YOU HAVE SUFFERED".

  4. Way to go Frater! That's how you mix up the juju! Saturn is in perfect partile opposition to my natal Sun, and apart from making me into a dark and tormented soul I am ultra careful about invoking Saturn directly in any planetary magic. So I'm kinda jealous.

  5. @ Fra Serpentis et Aquilla,

    Thanks bro. Ha, I definitely felt he might have been amused.

  6. @ Fra Balthazar,

    Thank you kindly! That is one interesting birth chart you have there; you're wise to have learned how to work with it! You'd be amazed at how many modern mages never bother.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Results: Spagyric Tincture using an unknown flower

I've created and refined my first spagryic tincture, and gotten results from it's use! For those not in the know, a spagyric tincture is an alchemical product made using a plant. The Process is deceptively simple; the results immediate and powerful. To create spagryic tinctures, the following equipment is required: 1 Mason Jar 1 Mortar and Pestle 1 Knife, blessed in Ritual Spagyric Supplies 1 Plant, that will be evolved by our Alchemy 1 Container containing a pure Alcohol 1 Retort 1 Butane Burner w/Fuel 1 Tripod/stand for the Retort Filtering Paper-lab grade is nice, but a couple of coffee filters will do just fine. 1 ceramic container for heating 1 Receiving Flask You will need some plastic wrap-to cover the lid of the Mason Jar, to prevent the metal from contacting the tincture. First Method Pick the plant during either the Planetary hour of the pow

Palo Mayombe

Ave, I've been engaged in a deep study of Frater Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold's work Palo Mayombe , and have been steadily amazed at the deep understandings within it. For a long time I've known some small measure of what Palo is--that it is a worship-centered religion, that it is necromantically powerful. I've also known what it isn't-- Palo is not just black magic, it isn't a club an African/Afro-Latino sorcerer wields to beat people over the head. That being said, engaging in metaphysical contests with it's practitioners is generally un-wise....they don't mess about. Palo Mayombe is a fierce religion, but it Is a religion. What I didn't know was the true depths of it's Wisdom and alchemical understanding. That's right, alchemical understanding . Palo Mayombe isn't a simple practice. It's a multi-layered and living religious and alchemical practice, and it's grasp of the forces of life are unparalleled. It's spir

Bullshit Siddhis

Nsala malongo, So.....powers. They exist. You work your alchemy, and they start popping up. It isn't what you expect. It's not like the comics. Subtle things happen. You get a little something here, a big something there. Some of them appear useless at first. Some years ago, after work in the upper cinnabar field, I gained the dubiously awesome ability to see a sort of spirit double floating around people. At first I was BEYOND stoked, and thought I was well on my way toward ascension from my normal state into a vicious and powerful spiritual overlord, as was foretold. By me. When I was like, fourteen. Then, after the wonder wore off, I realized that this was absolutely useless. The double gave me no information about the person, no power to manipulate myself or the other. It was just there. So. Countless hours of heat and concentration, and the end result was this? Of course it *was* useful in the long-run, as a mark of my developing spiritual s