The 12 Houses of Traditional Astrology

The 12 houses of astrology are the divisions of the heavens pertaining to the life of man. The design of this post is to help you have reference to the classical meaning of the 12 houses. You will find that these will lack the psychological aspects, compared to modern astrology. However, I will be using a few sources to make this information possible. The authors … Continue reading The 12 Houses of Traditional Astrology

Renaissance Magic of the Moon

William Lilly CHAPTER XIIII.Of the MOON, her generall and particular Significations. NAMEThe Moon we find called by the Ancients, Lucina, Cynthia, Diana, Phoebe, Latona, Noctiluca, Prosperpina; she is neerest to the Earth of all the Planets; her colour in the Element is vulgarly known: MOTION. She finisheth her courte through the whole twelve Signs in 27 days, 7 hours and 43 min. or thereabouts: her mean … Continue reading Renaissance Magic of the Moon

Three Worlds of Magic in the Renaissance

In this video I discuss the Renaissance worldview from Cornelius Agrippa. They are the Natural world, Celestial World, and the Mind of God. You can find my personal analysis in The Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Book 1, Chapters 1 and 2. This is main basis of the magic that I perform. The definition is not strictly will-centered, as most modern views take this stance. … Continue reading Three Worlds of Magic in the Renaissance

Citrine

Citrine is a crystal that comes in the colors yellow, yellow-brown, orange, dark orange, and reddish brown. Natural citrine is rare. It is naturally found in Madagascar, Brazil, Russia, and in the Alps in Austria. However, most citrine is made by heat treating smokey quartz and purple amethyst. This process would make Citrine ruled by Mercury since it was heat treated naturally or by man. … Continue reading Citrine

The Ancient Magic and Theology of the Moon

The Astronomical Satellite In Astrology The Moon is the Earth’s satellite in modern astronomy. However, in astrology, the Moon is considered a planet, and it is 239,000 miles (384,000 km) away from Earth. It was about 4.5 billion years ago; the Moon was formed when a large object struck Earth, causing all the material blasted into the sky to form orbit and form into a … Continue reading The Ancient Magic and Theology of the Moon

Planetary Magic 101: The Sun ☉

The Sun has had its place within astrology and mythologies since ancient times; be it within the ancient Greek pantheon as Helios and Apollo, within Greek philosophy, or even within the Bible itself. In this particular post, I will go into traditional interpretations of the Sun, which are used in planetary magic of the Renaissance. I. Philosophy of the Sun Philosophers, theologians, and the like … Continue reading Planetary Magic 101: The Sun ☉

Planetary Magic 101: An Introduction

I. What is Planetary Magic? When we speak of planetary magic; then there are several concepts that can come to mind. What I am specifically talking about, is the type of magic where you call on and use the energies of one of the seven traditional planets in order to gain a certain effect which corresponds to that said planet. This specific model was especially … Continue reading Planetary Magic 101: An Introduction

Geomancy #2: A Short History

Geomancy has lost prevalence as a form of divination to tarot or astrology in the modern world. However, 400 years ago a geomancer was far more common than tarot in the western world. It has continued to exist in eastern countries. So when I say geomancy I am referring to this definition from Wikipedia: “Geomancy is a method of divination that interprets markings on the ground or … Continue reading Geomancy #2: A Short History

How to find Ingredients for Spellwork: Planetary Properties

Many people ask themselves how to determine what type of herbs or crystal one should use; especially if you want to write your own spells. There are several ways to write your own spells and rituals; but when it comes to ingredients it can get kind of tricky. Especially considering there are more systems than one in order to get your magical properties. In this … Continue reading How to find Ingredients for Spellwork: Planetary Properties

Geomancy #1: How Geomancy Has Changed My Life

I have decided to to start a geomancy series blog here on the Logos of Ophiel. This is because out of all the forms of divination this has been my favorite and most accurate. When I talk about geomancy I am not referring to ley lines, Iching, the energies of the earth, or divination of earthquakes. Therefore, I am presenting an adapted Arabic of Ram’l … Continue reading Geomancy #1: How Geomancy Has Changed My Life