The Talismans of the Angel with the Backwards Head

THE TALISMANS OF THE ANGEL WITH THE BACKWARDS HEAD: Strong Capella election with the ASC Ruler Retrograde.

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So, I never post talismanic elections in the future that I intend to use because I find that ruins them. I won’t be using this one.

“Horehound seed mixed with equal parts of mint, wormwood and mandrake, placed etc., exalts men to honors, and brings them the favor of kings and nobles, and heals toothache, and is very medicinal.”

The stone is sapphire, which can be obtained fairly inexpensively if you search for star sapphire rather than the typical cut and grade of sapphire. Make sure the stone is black or blue; some modern corundums in other colors are sold under the name sapphire but are not such by the older nomenclatures.

The Moon applies very tightly to Capella on the MC. The Moon is triumphed by separating from Jupiter (not visible in the chart) and applying to Venus. The Moon is fast, and in a benevolent Mansion. The Ruler of the Moon’s Sign is Angular.

The ASC Ruler is relatively fast, Dignified, and applying to the North Node. It is also applying to a sextile of Saturn, but Mercury and Saturn get along quite well (and the Moon is waning) so I consider this a modest weakness.

Here’s the problem: The ASC Ruler is Retrograde.

Some of us believe that in fixed star elections the role of the ASC Ruler is irrelevant. I don’t.

Nevertheless, this is a science and we must experiment. Perhaps this can be further clarified.

I invite you to put it to the test. If your talisman provides what you seek within one year, I may well have been proven wrong. But please note any side effects or frustrations resulting from the afflicted Ascendant. After all…

“Never place a retrograde planet as the lord of the ascendant or the lord of the petition because, if either one is retrograde, the petition will be delayed and put at a distance and will not go forward; this is what a retrograde reveals and demonstrates.”

Picatrix Rubeus, page 73.