June 2017 Newsletter
New Mercury Practical Wisdom Talisman & Sirius New Edition
At the end of may 2017 we had two Talismans opportunities. The first one was for a new Mercury talisman made especially for invoking practical thinking and intelligence and is made in conjunction with the Moon. The second one is a new edition for our most acclaimed fixed star talisman - Sirius Talisman.
Mercury Practical Wisdom Talisman
Assembled on the 25th of May 2017 under a unique timing when the Moon was exactly conjunct Mercury, while they were rising on the eastern horizon.
A Powerful Talisman invoking strong mental powers, practical thinking, retention of memory and technical skills. It empowers not only learning skills but also the practical application of any craft, whether artistic or otherwise. It also helps in material gain and physical (and emotional) support and protection.
This conjunction of the Moon with Mercury is also auspicious because it is in the sign of the Moon’s exaltation (Taurus) where it is very powerful and effective. The Moon magnifies and “translates” the light of Mercury into earthly things. It does not amplify the Mercurial traits of intelligence, communication, speaking, writing etc, but also directs them into practical matters, as a wisdom that can be concretely expressed. It gives mental perseverance and fortitude, technical understanding and craftsmanship and the ability to commit to something (either study, writing, research or other things) and keep a balanced pace and mental focus and control.
Mercury is also very dignified, being in its own term/bound and decan/face*. He is also a powerful morning star (rising in the morning before the sun) just a few days after its heliacal rising.
Lastly, Mercury is also the ruler of the Sun (as the Sun is in his sign of Gemini), This gives him even more power and authority in this elected time.
This Conjunction is on the 8 degree of Taurus which is also exactly on the fixed star Shedir (18 Alpha Cassiopeiae m 2.23) a bright and fortunate star having to do with deep wisdom, mysticism and writing (and also “the power of commanding respect” according to ptolemy)
The words on the Talisman are “Phronesis" (Ancient Greek: φρόνησις, phronēsis) which is a Greek word for a type of wisdom or intelligence. It is more specifically a type of wisdom relevant to practical things, requiring an ability to discern how or why to act virtuously and encourage practical virtue, and excellence of character. And the word "Techne" (Ancient Greek: τέχνη, tékʰnɛ ) which is a term that is often translated as "craftsmanship", "craft", “art" or “skill”.
Sirius Talisman New Edition
Assembled on the 28th of May 2017 between 11:05- 11:28 GMT+3
We are very happy to be able to offer the most acclaimed of our fixed stars Talismans. This time we have made it under an auspices conjunction with the Moon, which is also in its own Sign (cancer). Additionally the Moon was in a sextile aspect (harmonious relationship) with Mercury (which is also the ruler of its bound and decan).
Thank you for reading
With Great Love
David and Ka-Gold Team