Fourth Pentacle of Jupiter by Frater Rufus Opus
[EDIT. This entry is full of egregious errors and oversights on my part for which I take full responsibility. I will be revising it drastically in the near future.]
[EDIT. There is a new post which is a revision of this one, and which supplants this post. Go read it here instead of reading this one.]
This June 25, 2013, Jupiter enters Cancer. It stays in Cancer, the sign of its exaltation, until July 14, 2014. The Key of Solomon has this to say about the 4th Pentacle of Jupiter:
The fourth pentacle of Jupiter.– It serveth to acquire riches and honor, and to possess much wealth. Its angel is Bariel. It should be engraved upon silver in the day and hour of Jupiter when he is in the sign Cancer.
That sounds like a good deal to me. Yes, I’ll take a helping of riches and honor, and give me some of that wealth too! I’m not saying you’ll instantly become rich if you make this pentacle. What I I’m saying is that this Pentacle is real magic and should, if you do it right, alter probabilities maybe a lot or maybe a little in favor on your becoming rich and honored.
And that’s all there is too it. No ceremony as far as I’m aware, no ritual, no long incantations. Just make the thing on a Thursday between the days noted above, and in the planetary hour of Jupiter as well. What that means practically is that you start making the pentacle during the correct planetary hour. It’s OK if it takes you longer to finish than the one planetary hour. You can start at the last minute if you want to, and take all day and night. —I should warn you I haven’t read that anywhere, but that’s how ritual magic works. You begin a rite within the correct hour, and it doesn’t matter how long it takes after that, even if you begin in the last minute of the hour. —Jovial Jupiter (the Angelic or Archontic governors of the Sphere of Jupiter, actually — I’m not too clear on the relationship between the Old Gods and the Hermetic planetary Spheres) would hardly be more picky about basically a silver amulet than Planetary Powers are about summoning Jupiter’s Angels, Intelligences and Spirits.
So what if you want to do this yourself? What’s an easy, actually doable method that does not require you to be a silversmith or break out the oxygen torch or buy a blank silver slug for a lot of money from a scientific company?
This is how I’m going to do it. —First, I’m using a silver dollar, one that’s actually silver but so worn it’s not worth much money. If you don’t have one, you should still be able to buy one for cheaper than the blank silver slug mentioned above, and you may well get more silver for less money.
I’m going to start using a balpeen hammer to flatten out the silver dollar any day now. In other words I’m preparing the silver part of the Pentacle in advance. On the day and beginning in the hour of my choice all I’ll have to do is incise the image of the Pentacle into the (hopefully flat enough) blank silver ex-coin. —Note: I think it’s illegal to deface US currency the way I’m planning on doing. —Also note: I won’t tell anyone if you won’t.
The day of Jupiter is Thursday, but what is the hour of Jupiter? There are two good sites on the web that will answer this question for you at your location most anywhere in the world. They are here and here.
So let’s say it’s the proper day and hour. At random I’ve just now selected, for purposes of this blog post only, Thursday, July 11, 2013, and I’m going to start cutting or incising the design seen at top into my silver ex-dollar sometime between 2:33pm EDT and 3:44pm EDT. —Notice that a planetary hour isn’t equal to 60 minutes. Instead it’s equal to one twelfth of the day’s daylight or one twelfth of the night’s darkness. There are two hours of Jupiter during the day every Thursday and two hours of Jupiter every Thursday evening from sundown till sunrise.
Simple stuff. —But what am going to use to “draw” this design into the silver? First I’m going to use a sharp pencil and draw the pentacle and use the pencil drawing as my guideline. I’ll experiment with Number Two, Number Three and if I need to a Number One pencil to see which makes lines that are both visible and fine. —I’m going to the hardware store and I’m going to buy a pretty big brass nail or maybe even search online for a brass ice pick if I can find one for cheap. Why brass? Because brass is hard. You can easily scratch a design into solid steel with a tiny brass screw so an ice pick, if I can find one, will serve as an ideal “pencil” with which to incise the above design into the silver.
FYI: Silver is quite soft, so anything sharp, pointy and made of stainless steel should work as well.
The Latin gloria et divitiae in domo eius et iustitia in saeculum saeculi means “Wealth and riches are in her/his house; and her/his merit endureth forever.” It’s from Psalm 112. Notice that I corrected eustitia to iustitia, which is what it says in the Latin Bible. —Who doesn’t want wealth and riches?
If you are very ambitious you might try the version below, drawn and released under the Creative Commons license by S. Aldarnay. I fear Hebrew block script is beyond my meager and untested silver-scratching skills, so I’m sticking with Frater RO’s simpler version above. It is however beautiful.
Much love, Rachel Izabella
Licensed under the Creative Commons License
by S. Aldarnay