"The marriage of Sulphur and Quicksilver,
Sun and Moon, King and Queen, is the
central symbol of alchemy."
(Titus Burckhardt, Alchemy 1960)
The alchemical marriage (Alchemical wedding) of the sun and
According to Burckhardt, "the two forces represented as serpents
or dragons are Sulfur (sun) and Quicksilver (moon)". Sulfur is a
liquid fire that fixes and coagulates, while Quicksilver is a
dissolving force that blurs and adapts. The basic alchemical
slogan 'solve et coagula', is the process of dissolving (moon) in
order to coagulate (sun) the essential, each time refining the
process more and more until it is pure spirit. In order to evolve
spiritually, we need to free our self's from deep social,
physical, mental and emotional programming and the physical,
For us to reach our true androgynous nature we must make changes
that purify and dissolve their limitations on our experience,
these limitations as are put there by social orders and herd
mentality, material addictions, and basic, distractive habitual
In astrology, the sun and moon are considered the two sides of
everything in our earthly existence. There is nothing in this
world that cannot be separated into these two principles, they
constitute the most basic split of the absolute 'one' (monad) or
prime energy in the hierarchy of descent into matter. These two
half's are two aspects of the 'one' that become distinguishable in
the physical existence and are what makes it possible in the first
"The sun is the father and the
moon is the mother " The Emerald tablet
The Marriage of Lights or the Alchemical wedding composed of the
One active (sun) and the other receptive (moon), the sun and moon
are the rulers of the most basic breath and rhythm of life.
Exhaling and inhaling energy as reflected in the cyclic movements
of every component in biological life and the vibrating fabric of
The sun in astrology is the symbol of the higher self, the
emanating life force and the eye of consciousness. It is the
animating principle, the self-generating cause of life, movement
and action, and it is the source of light which is reflected from
every part of our being, just like the light of the sun is
reflected from the wandering planets.
Sun and Unity
It can be said that the sun is by itself a unity, and it
encompasses all. But from the perspective of the earth and earthly
life, it is equal in size to the moon, and the rule of the cycle
of time is divided by both as expressed by the rhythm of the night
and the day. As the sun is a unity, so the moon is really a
projection of the feminine aspect of the sun itself, but, from the
perspective of the earth, they have the same weight. Some, like
the Hindu astrologers, say that the moon is more basic and
individualized in our soul and personality and therefore more
important to our earthly life than the sun.
In our reality, they are interconnected and are dependent on one
another, just as a biological organism is dependent on the life
force to animate it. However, their raw expressions in our self
are mostly in conflict and we find our self jumping back and forth
from those contradictory needs and motivating pulses.
Sun and moon Symbolism
Sun and moon symbolism - as the reflection of the two primal
interweaving forces of the soul and nature, here are some of their
most basic correlations:
spring, summer/autumn, winter
the lower part/the upper part
the right side/the left side
The two lights are the two pillars of existence and are
continuously aspiring and longing for the unity of the 'one' or in
other words the Marriage of Lights. In the 'one' or the higher
aspect of our soul, which is an expression of this prime energy,
those polarities are in union and perfect balance. But in this
third dimension physical reality, this balance is not achievable
in its purest form; the two polarities are in a constant battle
like the similar poles of a magnet overcoming one another in the
sequence of time. This results in friction and strife, and a
continuum of a dance of opposing forces, which we reflect in our
own soul while in the body. This is the main force behind growth
and evolution and this is the essence of Alchemical wedding.
The aim of most occult and spiritual teachings, from Taoism to
yoga and alchemy and many, many more is to reach the state of
yin-yang balance, and in this to reflect the soul's androgynous
nature while still in the body. The Alchemical wedding strives to
that same balance. Real balance can only be achieved by giving
each of these sides of our soul its proper place and expression of
its maximized potential. Balance in this regard is not a static
thing; it is not something bland that smudges the distinction. On
the contrary, balance is harmonized movement of the two poles
while each of them keeps its integrity. Real stability is not
without movement, it is like the movement of a bicycle, the
movement forward is what allows for the balance, stability is
achieved through movement.
We cannot only exhale or only inhale; we need to do both to
maintain the cycle and regenerate energy. It is like a pipe, the
only way for it to stay full is by maintaining a balanced flow. If
more flow out than is received then it becomes empty. If the input
is more than output, it will become blocked and unmovable.
The alchemical androgynous
In our own soul or psyche, these two forces are mostly in a state
of war. The two poles are what Jung (who has contributed to the
revival of alchemy in our century) called the anima and the
animus, the masculine and feminine forces of the soul.
The aim of the alchemists was the transmutation of the soul; this
is the "real work". The "royal art" of alchemy, is performed
through the process of the unification of opposites. The secret of
the marriage is in an inner alchemical work that tries to balance
all the aspects of this fundamental contrast in our being. The
path is through purification and unification this is done through
the mind which is symbolized by Mercury as the staff of Hermes
(caduceus). In the myth of the Staff of Hermes, each snake that
wound itself around his magic wand conferred on him the opposing
powers of "binding" and "loosening," which transmute chaos into
cosmos and conflict into order.
The alchemical marriage of the
sun and moon
The power of Eclipse - Marriage of Lights in the phenomenal
The most potent unification of sun and moon energy occurs in an
eclipse (see the eclipse
talisman). An eclipse was not considered a good thing in
ancient times, because of its association with disasters, strong
changes, and cataclysms. Eclipses are not "bad". They are shift
and jolts that intensify change for "good" or "bad" depending on
the maturity and perspective of the soul involved. Where an
ordinary person sees a crisis, the spiritually advanced sees an
opportunity. Sometimes a shock is the only way to stop, change and
wake us from stagnating restrictive 'more of the same' energy
This energy potential is intense, the more advanced a person is,
the more true and honest he is to his path and the more willing he
is to make changes. For him, this energy can be maneuvered
to higher levels and greater progress. Those who are not sincere
and do not feel a conscious need for growth and are unwilling to
take the paths that real change dictates are not advised to wear
Talismans from the arcane world of ancient
The new Marriage of the lights Talismans (also called alchemical
wedding) are a combination of astrological, alchemical and magical
concepts and symbolism coming from the arcane world of the
ancients. The roots of the Talismans are extensive and profound in
their uses and meanings. They stem from an age when the
sacred and spiritual marriage of the sun and the moon was
considered the symbol of the union of the most fundamental and
archetypal polarities in the nature of the cosmos and the nature
of the soul.
Both talismans are a combination of the metals ruled by the
lights: gold symbolizes the sun; silver symbolizes the moon and
their ancient astrological glyphs. They are made ('born') during
specific astrological times to draw out, intensify, reinforce and
bring to life those symbols.
Alchemical Wedding Talisman
This talisman is designed to do just that, it can accelerate this
process strongly; it will push us to be in sync with their
polarity-uniting force which will push away the external
This talisman can push us to our limits in our quest for
realization. It can make us face our deepest fears (eclipse -
light in our dark places) and be reborn while releasing and
freeing us from old, stagnant energy and patterns. The ease or
difficulty can be shown by the placement of our own sun and moon
in our natal chart and the phases that they make in relation to
An eclipse symbolizes change and transformation that can occur, in
its extremes, through crises and even pain. No real healing can
happen without a healing crisis, no real awakening can
happen without a sincere and penetrating realization and a severe
reversal of denial patterns. Real progress comes through pushing
us out of our comfort zone. For something new to emerge in our
life something of the old has must 'die', much as a caterpillar
transforms into a butterfly.
The texts, astrological work and
the basic design and instructions for the talismans are provided
by astrologer Michael Ofek.
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