The Solar rises within the Second Face of Scorpio within the Hour of the Solar, the Moon is quick and making use of to a sq. of the Solar after which the North Node of the Moon. The North Node is conjunct the Midheaven. The Moon is waning, however that is appropriate for the aim of the talismans. The Descendant is weak, probably giving extra relative energy to the Solar on the Ascendant. Since placing fortunes or any dignified planets on the Ascendant and Midheaven require a quartile side, I contemplate this configuration beneficent; that is particularly so with the points of the quarters of the Moon, apart from the combustion of the Moon. The Solar himself applies to a large conjunction with a benefic, strengthening him a tiny bit. The Moon is making use of a facet to the Ruler of the Signal she is in; this could be higher if it have been a sextile or trine, however it does add energy. It’s a superb, strong configuration, if not completely excellent.
Picatrix on Face Talismans
For these of you who want a refresher, that is what Picatrix has to say about Faces, also referred to as Decans:
“Word that every of the twelve indicators is split into three equal components, and these divisions are known as faces. Every of those faces has its personal pictures, kinds and figures, because the sages of India have recounted, and to every of the faces is assigned one of many seven planets. These faces are divided and distributed based on the place and order of the planets, starting on the highest and continuing so as all the best way to the bottom, after which returning to the best as we’ll clarify. Starting with Aries, the primary face is assigned to Mars, the second to the Solar which follows him so as, the third to Venus who follows the Solar, and the primary face of Taurus to Mercury; it proceeds on this method by the order of the planets till the top of the indicators. Every of those faces has a nature and picture that’s acceptable to its lord; and we’ll current every of the pictures that come up in every of the faces within the following pages.” –Picatrix II:11
On the finish of the part, Picatrix particulars the considerably distinctive necessities for the election of a Face talisman.
“Once you make any of pictures of the faces described above, make them in a fabric acceptable to the planet that guidelines the face; then the work will likely be as now we have mentioned– that’s, should you make the picture when the corresponding planet is current in that face, then that work will likely be excellent and it’ll manifest on this planet. If it occurs that the Solar is rising within the hour of the planet or combines its pressure with it in a method that you simply need, the work will likely be steady and powerful. In what now we have mentioned above, beware that the standard of the planet be not overcome by the Solar. If, alternatively, you perceive the explanations for every thing that has already been mentioned, the pictures of the faces now we have given will convey in regards to the results you want powerfully and utterly.” –Picatrix II:11
I’ve a specific love for Face talismans. I feel the best secrets and techniques of Scholastic Picture Magic are hidden inside them, and have lectured about a few of what I’ve found elsewhere. Though the Second Face of Scorpio isn’t one which most would leap at; I feel it has hidden excellences and is value one other look.
Turmantis, the Second Face of Scorpio
“There rises within the second face of Scorpio a person using a camel, holding a scorpion in his hand. This can be a face of information, modesty, settlement, and of talking evil of each other. That is its type.” –Picatrix II:11
The ymages of the Faces are constructed by the planetary rulerships of the Indicators, generally proximal Decans, and the activating planet. The scorpion within the ymage iconography represents the Signal of Scorpio. Camels typically are dominated by the Solar, and so the camel right here is the illustration of the Solar in the course of Scorpio. The person could signify the consumer or could signify Mars, the ruler of Scorpio; this is the reason in my design I gave him a pointed helmet. The properties of the Face talisman not often relate on to the ymage, however as an alternative the interactions of the properties of the activating planet, the Signal ruler, and even the triplicity of the Sign up parallel with the pictorial symbols. So is the case right here.
The identify Turmantis comes from the Liber Hermetis of the first Century. That textual content largely ascribes every of the 36 Faces to areas of the recognized world on the time and a sequence of ymages whose goal isn’t described, although one could assume they’re for the aim of gaining advantages in every area. They’re one of many few sources which give names to the Faces, and performance because the identify of the Face’s lord. The spirits of the Faces prefer it, and it’s extra memorable and often shorter than saying or inscribing or writing X Face of Y.
So, what does it do? Scorpio might be the least nice of all of the Decanic triads. The first Face is about struggling and anger, and the third is for rape (and will by no means be used.) The 2nd Face is a mixture of good and unhealthy, however there’s undoubtedly unhealthy. Or no less than darkish.
- Talking evil in opposition to one other
I selected this election largely due to the primary attribute; data. Scorpio usually is related to secrets and techniques and the presence of the Larger Luminary, the Solar is the revelation of hidden data.
Nevertheless, I admit that the fourth attribute can also be intriguing. On this period of shock and memetic warfare, an enhanced capability for imprecation may not be unhelpful. Or possibly I’ll get some juicy gossip. Right here the sting of the scorpion is ready ablaze by the fireplace of the Solar, and a sufferer’s fame is poisoned into infamy.
Modesty is one thing all of us may benefit from a bit. I’m not but certain why it’s an attribute of this Face.
Settlement maybe suggests peacemaking, or maybe settling for much less? Setting down roots? I’m undecided what which means on this context; Picatrix can generally be elusive on this context. It additionally seems within the attributes of the first Face of Scorpio, so maybe this has extra to do with the character of Scorpio than the actual interplay with the Solar.
However, when a Face talisman’s electional configuration is benevolent these qualities will predominate, and when it’s malevolent the latter will.
Design of the Talismans of Turmantis
Two talismans have been created utilizing massive and medium bloodstone cabochons. I positioned one on my Solar altar and the opposite in a black flannel mojo-style bag together with the Photo voltaic herbs cinnamon, calamus, and lemongrass. The colours of Turmantis are black, yellow and tan; so I selected a black bag. I wore gold and black through the election; the previous representing the Solar and one thing approximating the yellow for the Face’s second coloration. The suffumigation was frankincense resin.
Talismans don’t need to be fairly, particularly their inscriptions which are typically invisible if they’re scratches on the floor of a gemstone; and that is completely practical, and infrequently usefully sneaky. However I drew this utilizing my iPad with my fingertip, an appropriate illustration of the marks my stylus made on the slippery gemstone floor. I form of really feel sorry for the camel and the poor man holding an enormous mutant lobster too.
On the high is the identify of the Face, Turmantis. On the backside is the facility I most desired, data. It’s pretty customary apply to inscribe the aim of a talisman on this method as famous in Picatrix if there may be area, particularly if a number of the different powers are much less fascinating. Within the heart is a helmeted warrior using a bactrian camel; he holds a scorpion in his proper hand. On the again of the gemstone is an X, usually that is used when the ymage of a celestial hierarchy is unknown, however my objective was to make use of this to beat any defects of design. There nearly was one.
The sigil I supposed to inscribe which seems in purple was intented to be the sigil of Turmantis, which is strictly like what I engraved besides it has a 3rd circle on the apex. The sigils of the Faces we derive from charakteres on a Syrian defixio from the fifth or sixth century. As an alternative, I inscribed the Latin Picatrix sigil of the Solar, which may be very related and straightforward to confuse at 6 am sans espresso. This may need been an issue in a special configuration, however fortuitously inserting the sigil of a Face activator on the talisman of a Face is sort of acceptable, and even deemed obligatory by Renaissance writers reminiscent of Cornelius Agrippa. Shut name, however nonetheless good. I’m glad I made these for myself.
In any case, let’s see how this venture seems.