I have had a few queries from people who were concerned about creating Venus talismans because of an afflicted Venus in their nativities. I understand the concerns but, in practice, I have only seen beneficial effects from talismans of the benefics – and this is coming from someone who has an afflicted Venus and Jupiter.
For those who, for whatever reason, would prefer not to create a Venus talisman, here is an election for the 26th Lunar Mansion, Al Fargh al-Awal.
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This is another election from Bonatti’s Treatise on Elections in his Liber Astronomiae. The electional conditions we needs are as follows:
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It’s going to be a busy time for any astrological magician from October towards the end of the year with Venus, Mars and Saturn all entering signs of their dignity at various points during it. These three elections are for when Venus is dignified by domicile in LIbra between 14 October and 7 November. It’s a good time to create talismans and images for love, friendship, popularity, good relations, to alleviate melancholy moods, and for wealth.
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This is a house based election for applying for a loan that is originally from al-Rijal but a version of which is also detailed in Bonatti’s Liber Astronomiae and adapted for our use.
The electional conditions are as follows:
1. Ascendant in Leo, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius or Aquarius
2. Moon also in one of the above signs, of little light, and aspecting one of the benefics or Mercury
3. The Lord of the First and the Lord of the Seventh be unafflicted and, if possible, in harmony with each other, and, if possible, receiving each other
4. It should not be the hour of the malefics or of the Sun
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The electional conditions are as follows:
1. Moon in Leo (but not in its first bound), Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pisces or Aquarius, but not in their first degrees. Do not let the moon be in Gemini
2. Do not let the Ascendant be Leo, Gemini, Sagittarius, or Capricorn*
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“If indeed the intention of him for whom you elect were to make money, so that it would always remain in his possession, indeed so that it is not given over in the end to someone else, let the Ascendant at the hour of the election be a fixed sign; and let the Lord of the Ascendant and the Moon and the Lord of the Second be in fixed signs, free from impediments, and do not let them be removed from the angles.” – Guido Bonatti, Liber Astronomiae, Treatise 7, p707 (Benjamins Dykes translation)
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Bonatti gives us an election for dice games, but which can be extended to other games of chance. We want the following conditions:
1. The ascendant in movable sign
2. Lord 1 in good condition and well disposed
3. Lord 7 weak and impedited
4. If possible, let Lord 8 in House 2 or House 1, received by Lord 2 or Lord 1 (but do not let Lord 8 receive Lord 2)
5. Preferably we want the Moon separating from a free benefic and applying to another benefic, and the moon should be above earth, and we should be facing in the direction of wherever the moon happens to be at the time
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Naturally, if you are trading on a somewhat regular basis, you may not have the good fortune to be able to wait a prolonged period of time for the perfect election to come along to buy or sell your wares. Perhaps you only have a brief window to negotiate a price for the local Afghan warlord’s opium crop before exfil. For just such instances, Ramesey provides some more basic electional rules for trade (some are designed to benefit the buyer and others the seller, so bear this in mind).
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For those times when you want some more information about the sale, Ramesey describes a house based method using angles of the chart to denote the buyer, seller and the goods. These can either be used to elect a time to buy or sell, but also as event charts.
We’ll assume that you’re a CIA spook who wants to purchase the wares of the local Afghan warlord for your own nefarious, probably illegal, and likely domestic, uses. Ramesey gives us two methods to ensure the opium we buy is topnotch and procured without too much difficulty.
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This is another election from William Ramesey magnum opus Astrology Restored first published in 1653. Ramesey advises the following conditions be present when one seeks to buy something for the purpose of profiting from its sale:
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