The work on the Sirius Talismans will commence on the rising of the ecliptic projected Sirius placement (14º24’ Cancer) at 3:45, and the final assembly and consecration will be on the time Sirius will conjunct the horizon (05:13) through its appearance above the horizon (around 05:30-40). This way, we are aligning with both the zodiacal and astronomically true risings of Sirius at the days of its powerful yearly rebirth (heliacal rising). Additionally, we are also fortunate to have the Sun in Leo in an exact trine (harmonious aspect) with the Moon in Aries (the Sun’s sign of exaltation), empowering this Talisman with immense solar creative energy.
Creating the Sirius Talismans
On the Heliacal Rising of Sirius
This was one of the most celebrated and religiously important celestial events in ancient times. In Egypt, the reappearance of Sirius has ushered the new year, and with it the flooding of the Nile. Sirius was considered a life-giver and was affiliated with the goddess Isis.
Traditionally, Sirius is a star of immense creative powers, and a sign of magnanimity, excellence, success and abundance, devotion, and passion for achieving one's goals. It sometimes marks an almost superhuman ability and achievements, prolific creative talents in any field and makes the native brilliant and inspired.
The images on the Talisman are the Image of Sopdet, the goddess that represents Sirius. Sopdet is displayed, riding her boat in the night sky, with a star on top of her headdress while holding a lotus flower. The Lotus probably represents one year's cycle, thus linking her to the yearly rising of Sirius and the new year.
The back of the Talisman bears the Egyptian Hieroglyph of Sirius and the ancient magical seal of Sirius. The canister contains Juniper and Wormwood according to a formula found in ancient writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus himself.
Fixed Stars Talismans
Talismans for fixed stars were considered potently powerful and unique, as they represent emanations of forces outside and above our solar system, reflecting in a sense, superhuman virtues and powers. Most of the shining fixed stars are gigantic Suns extremely bigger than our own.
The name “fixed stars” marks the difference between the apparent movements of the planets (meaning wanderers) and the stars and constellations which seem fixed and unmoving from the earth’s point of view. For the ancients, the fixed position of those Stars relative to each other, and to the moving planets and the earth’s rotation, was considered a mark of their divinity, as they are unchanging and therefore eternal.
To clarify this distinction, the ecliptic or zodiac degree of a fixed star can be very far from its real physical placement in the sky. Except for the fixed stars which are physically situated on the ecliptic (path of the sun) like Regulus or Spica, other major fixed stars can be very far from the ecliptic and are therefore projected onto it from both sides of the celestial orb. That means that although a fixed star projected degree can rise or conjunct a planet, it doesn't mean that the star is truly physically there, or rising at that time. Our experience has proven the potency of the real rising of fixed stars over the horizon or culminating over the midheaven. more so in key phases of its solar cycle, and/or when in “paran” with one of the luminaries or planets. In the case of Sirius, its projected degree (Cancer 14º22’) had risen on the Ascendent an hour and a half before its real rising (in Israel’s latitude, co-rising with Leo 4º). This does not invalidate the potency of projected zodiac degrees, which are powerful points of star and solar/ecliptic relationship, but does provide a more direct energetical connection, by the fact of its real connection with the Horizon/Midheaven, which reflects the earth-star relationship.