Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Elixir of Virtue

Saturday 12/27 at 9:31 AM was apparently a conjunction of Pluto and Mars, which are related. According to one of the Magisters in my order, Pluto can be seen as related to the True Will, and Mars the manifestation thereof. He told me to keep it in mind at 9:31.

So, I did.

I performed our ritual for the Elixir of Virtue, which is a method of calling down the planetary energies into a vessel (usually wine, sometimes tea). I'm generally not a fan of Martian energies, but I thought I'd give it a shot.

So, I do the ritual, elaborate and wonderful and beautiful and moving as always.

And I realize something profound.

My ritual space is too small.

But that's about it. Perhaps the energies are more subtle than I'm used to, or perhaps I'm simply out of practice.

1 comment:

Rufus Opus said...

That's cool!

The profound implications of simple results are what I live for these days.

My experiences with the Enochian angels have been similar. Sort of non-plussing, almost a let-down, but then a couple weeks later the results manifest in big ways. That's how it was with my Trithemian magical practice as well. The Modern Angelic Grimoire thing.

It's the doing of the magic that makes the difference though. I used to fear Mars because I have a bad temper. French Canadian by birth, alcoholic lineage, and generally repressed most of the time.

Working with Mars cleaned it right up.