Talismans

Domine fiat que per Signum Domine non tradas pro Belli
Talisman of Happiness. This pentacle, depicted on parchment, on the day of spring and the hour of Jupiter (or Venus), the enemies of Mars, is fumigated with olive oil and a spider. He is worn on his right hand and, drawing lots, pronounces the words depicted in his circle: “Domine fiat que per Signum Domine non tradas pro Belli”.

Words are the symbols of ideas, and bear the same correspondence to the physical brain as matter does to spirit, a medium of expression, and are subject to continual change in their application and meaning, in exact proportion to the changing mental and moral condition of the people. As the planet, as well as man, is continually progressing, so must there be a higher and nobler conception of ideas.

Astro-Mythology

Birth of Akhenaten's offsprings
Birth of Akhenaten’s offsprings

The Astro-Mythological system of the ancients, though forming the last section, so to say, of the mysteries of the Divine Urania, is, perhaps, the most beautiful of its general features, and perfect in the complete fulfillment of the purpose for which it was intended, viz.:— to convey to the human mind a lesson, a moral, a truth in Nature; and last, but not the least, to serve as a basis upon which its inner aspirations and its more external faith might rest in security.

The Use of Astrology

THE 7 PLANETARY GODS. Erasmus Franciscus, The Lust House of the Upper and Lower World, Nuremberg 1676.
THE 7 PLANETARY GODS. Erasmus Franciscus, The Lust House of the Upper and Lower World, Nuremberg 1676.

From that which precedes, it becomes clear to us, that in order to find harmony, we must learn in our present physical existence to have our lower self, with all its desires and habits, ruled by our conscience, correctly speaking our higher self, which is our real being. That higher, true self, struggles to conquer “the dragon,” the lower self, by which it gets the opportunity to re-unite with its divine Source.

What is Astrology?

Hans Baldung Grien (attributed) - Horoscope of a solar eclipse with Signs of the Zodiac, Priest, Eagle, Cupid, and Venus
Hans Baldung Grien (attributed) – Horoscope of a solar eclipse with Signs of the Zodiac, Priest, Eagle, Cupid, and Venus

Many of those who take up the study of astrology complain of the great obscurity of the books of study, of the many technical terms, incomprehensible to the laity, and especially of the difficulties of the calculations, which latter are unsurmountable for those who have no knowledge of mathematics and cosmology.