Spica Talisman Silver (*Limited Edition*)Powerful fixed star Talisman - for Unbounded good fortune, happiness and protection.
Contains sage that I picked and then consecrated on October the 17th between 12:15-12:35
while Spica was in conjunction with the Sun as it was culminating on the Midheaven, further supported by an exalted Moon in Taurus.
Made under the guidance of astrologer Michael Ofek.
The talisman contains Sage - a sacred herb associated according to the ancient text to Spica. It was picked and consecrated during the conjunction. The front of the talisman bears the image of the ancient goddess Sala
, and on the back it appears the ancient magic seal of Spica
The star Spica is probably one of the most famous fixed stars known for its abundant beneficial and protective powers. This star is also called Alpha Virginis, as it is the brightest star in the constellation of Virgo the maiden. Spica is a binary star, which means it is really two stars larger and hotter than the sun, together they look like a single point of light, even when looking through an average telescope.
The name Spica means “ear” as it is in the “ear of wheat” in the virgo constellation. The association with agriculture, wheat and harvest is very old. For the Egyptians the Virgo constellation was associated with the goddess Isis, and Spica was the bearer of harvest. As Isis is the goddess of fertility and life creating goddess, Spica symbolised the fruits of her life energy that she gave nature and man. Virgo is also associated with Ceres, the greek goddess of the harvest.
Spica is also associated with the Šala the babylonian goddess of agriculture and fertility
. The image on the talisman is a depiction of the goddess giving the wheat to humans. this depiction comes from an ancient cylinder seal.
As this constellation signifies an abundance of harvest and a fruitfulness of agriculture, this star is said to provide all sorts of good things, from material good, success in career and achievements, to different artistic talents and magical charisma.
The Sage in the Talisman was consecrated during the exact conjunction with the Sun as it was culminating on the Midheaven, further supported by an exalted Moon in Taurus. Ptolemy called the conjunction of a fixed star with the Sun a “true phase”, this is the phase which gives greatest access to the star’s most refined resources as highlighted by the creative solar power.
To quote the famous British astrologer Vivian robson (1890-1942):
“If rising or culminating: Unbounded good fortune, happiness, ecclesiastical preferment, unexpected honor or advancement beyond native's hopes or capacity.
With Sun: Great and lasting preferment, eminent dignity, immense wealth, great happiness to native's parents and children, help from friends among clergy, favorable for public and legal affairs. If culminating, Church and State preferment.”. [Robson- The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, p.211.]
According to the 15 century Mage Cornelius Agrippa:
“it conferreth riches, and maketh one overcome contentions, it taketh away scarcity and mischief”