The 15th of May is the date for the Roman Festival of in honor of Mercury or Mercurius, whom they also identified as the Greek Hermes. The Greeks themselves would relate their Hermes to the Egyptian Thoth and Anubis as well, so the Mediterranean was basically filled with people placing their gods all over the place. A pretty swinging place.
I make a point of honoring Hermes in a multitude of his forms, and today being the festival of one of them, I just thought I would share. To this, I also give you my version of the Orphic hymn to Hermes.
Hermes, draw near, and heed my prayer,
messenger of Zeus, and divine son of Maia;
Master of Competitions, Lord of mankind,
all-powerful heart, joyful, guide and messenger,
possessing many skills, Slayer of Argus:
bearing winged sandals, aide of humanity, and teacher of language:
You rejoice in the gymnasium and in clever deceit:
ever changing, Able to understand all things, conductor of trade,
Whose skills help to lessen our problems,
Bearing the caduceus, that wand which can bring perfect peace,
Joyous, bestower of good fortune, skilled in persuasion
You aid us in our labors, and bring to us our necessities,
Having a sharp and deft tongue, worthy of veneration,
Bestow upon us good fortune and the fulfillment of necessities
Through favorable speech and enduring memory
For most of 2019, Jupiter has entered Sagitarrius. What this means is that Jupiter has entered one of his signs of Rulership or his domicile, aka his home. The essential dignity of rulership is perceived as being one of the strongest, where the planet has the most influence and power and is most capable of expressing its spiritual influence throughout the cosmos.
Jupiter is one of the beneficial planets, aka Fortunes or Benefics. The multitude of astral rituals surrounding Jupiter from various sources, and the talismans made under this planet’s benign influence are usually geared towards good fortune, health, wealth, good luck, power, success, and pretty much everything good and desirable that one can think of.
One recommended way of working astral rituals is by using the Orphic Hymns in rituals calling upon their power. Here is a translation of the Orphic Hymn of Jupiter
O Zeus, much-honored, Zeus supremely great, to thee our holy rites we consecrate,
Our prayers and expiations we give to thee O king divine, for you produce all things with ease through your mind
Hence the abyss, the earth, mountains rising to the sky, proceed from you, enthroned on high
Kronion king, descending from above, magnanimous, commanding, sceptered Zeus;
Source, principle, and end of all, whose power almighty shakes this earthly ball;
even nature trembles at thy mighty nod, loud-sounding, armed with lightning, thundering god.
Source of abundance, purifying king, Of various forms, from whom all natures spring;
propitious hear my prayer, give blameless health, with peace divine, and necessary wealth.”
Today marks in the Catholic liturgical calendar when the Three Magi or Kings arrived and gave gifts to the infant Jesus the Christ, as a recognition of his special nature and divine kingship. A popular folk magic practice that coincides with this day is to write out the year numbers and between the first two numerals and the last two numerals is written C+M+B, which stand for the traditional names associated with three magi, that is Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. This is written over the front entrance to the home and is thought to bring protection and blessings. In some Christian denominations, this is the day that presents will be given. This day also marks the end of the Christmas celebration and the beginning of Carnevale, the period preceding Lent. As Lent is marked by fasting and solemnity, Carnevale is usually marked by indulgence, celebration, and parties, which begins with Three Kings day. A popular food during this season is king cake, which can take various forms depending upon the culture.
One forgotten or little-known piece of information is that the three stars that make Orion’s belt are also identified as the Three Magi. This comes about become Orion is one of the most visible constellations in the winter sky, with the belt being the most obvious. Three stars lined up, as though they could be three figures in a line, traveling in the same direction, that also lines up with the chosen time for the celebration of the birth of Christ and the three Magi who visited Christ and recognized his divinity makes perfect sense.
One way you might connect more with the Magi would be to make a star talisman, or make a petition to Magi by timing the rising or culmination of the three stars. The names of the individual stars are Mintaka, Alnilam, and Alnitak. You could time their rising or culmination by using Star Maps or on the astrological charts, they are placed in the 22, 23, and 24 degrees of Gemini. A simple offering of fresh water and incense (preferably a mixture of myrrh and frankincense) with a simple prayer would be enough. If you’re eloquent or inspired, you might invent your own prayer on the spot, or write one up in advance. Some Catholic websites also offer up prayers to the Three Magi as well. Using an image of the three kings, or praying and facing the stars themselves, make your prayer and petition.
It is also said that the joint influence of the stars of the belt or the Three Magi is to give strength, energy, industry, the ability to organize, infamy, good fortune, lasting happiness, a sharp mind, and memory.
A spell to stop the mouths of those who gossip about you
What you will need
- A stock legal letter for a cease and desist of spreading slander and libel
- A picture or names of the targets
- A black candle
- An oil for Stopping Gossip
- An oil for cursing
- Slippery elm or Chia seeds
- Black Salt
- A tool for carving into wax (pin, needle, coffin nail etc..)
Suggested timing: this spell is preferably done at night, either on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Some suggested times may be during the hours of Mars, Mercury or Saturn on those days. Another beneficial timing is during Mercury Retrograde. These timings are not required.
Take the stock form of the legal letter for cease and desist of libel and slander. In the appropriate spaces write the names of the target(s) into the listed areas on the stock form. If you know of their location (address) employment and employer and any further specific information, include that into the form. At another point in the form, include the type of action the target(s) are taking, who they are spreading it to, and what methods they are using (social media, office gossip, etc…) When you are complete, put a pinch of herb and black salt and than fold up the letter, putting the picture (if you have it) into the letter, folding it up soundly. You may want to tie up the paper with black thread, or black tape. Black Duct tape may work well for this also. Place this on your altar, and place the candle holder on top of it.
Take the black candle, and write your targets name in a spiral, like a barber’s pole, from the base of the candle going up to the tip. The look you’re going for is that when you put the candle in the holder, the target’s name will be upside down, going down into the holder. After you have carved the name into the candle, dressing the candle with the oils, going up from the base to the tip, away from you. As you dress the candle, you may wish to pray imprecatory Psalms, or just vent your emotions of anger and vengeance, cursing the targets to shut their damn mouths and to cease speaking about you. If they continue to speak, only evil will befall them, and everyone will seem them for the frauds they are, and their life will turn to shit. When you have completed, fix the candle into the holder so it is steady and will burn clean without a mess. Light the candle, and pray or continue to cuss out those gossiping, slanderous, libelous muthafuckas until you feel you have vented and expressed your emotions satisfactorily.
You may also wish to repeat this simple incantation:
I call upon you, Aniel (AH KNEE EL) and Chaamiah (KAH AH ME AH) to close the mouth of (target[s] name) who maligns and speaks evil of me. Visit them while they sleep, plant fright and dread in their mind and dreams. Torment them while they wake, leaving them with no peace or rest, until such that they no longer slander me. Grant me your swift and terrible aid, you wrathful angels, in the name of the Most High. Amen.
Than focus your gaze upon the candle. Focus your mind as you gaze, upon silencing these bastards who are maligning you, that their slander only ruins them. Do this for anywhere to 5 to 15 minutes or until you feel satisfied. Relax, step away, knowing that the work is done. Let the candle finish burning out, collect any remnants of wax along with the paper, and either keep it in a freezer, place it into a vinegar jar, or dispose of it at a crossroads, without looking back as you do so.
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made while the moon was waxing in the 16th mansion, which is located in Libra. It has been suffumigated with fine odors and placed under the stars for seven nights. It can help in business, sales, marketing and purchasing.
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