Wealth and Riches

“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. ”

4th pentacle of Jupiter

The above image is the face and reverse of a paten created for the purposes of drawing wealth and riches to the bearer. Because it’s hard to come by a piece of silver large enough to burn candles on, I made these from pine, a tree which the Renaissance astrologer William Lilly assigned to the planet Jupiter, with silver leaf around the edges. The face is woodburned with the 4th pentacle of Jupiter, with the names of the angels in Agrippa’s malachim script and the versicle from the Psalm 112:3 in Latin. Translated it means: “Wealth and riches are in his house.” The square of Jupiter is burned into the reverse. These were made on the day and hour of Jupiter, with Jupiter in Cancer as prescribed in the Key of Solomon (the planet moves into Leo in July 2014).

To Jupiter
the fumigation from storax

O Jove, much-honour’d, Jove supremely great,
To thee our holy rites we consecrate,
Our pray’rs and expiations, king divine,
For all things to produce with ease thro’ mind is thine.
Hence mother Earth and mountains swelling high
Proceed from thee, the deep and all within the sky.
Saturnian king, descending from above,
Magnanimous, commanding, sceptred Jove;
All-parent, principle and end of all,
Whose pow’r almighty shakes this earthly ball;
Ev’n Nature trembles at thy mighty nod,
Loud-sounding, arm’d with light’ning, thund’ring God.
Source of abundance, purifying king,
O various-form’d, from whom all natures spring;
Propitious hear my pray’r, give blameless health,
With peace divine, and necessary wealth.

(This translation of the Orphic Hymn is the most well-known, written by the British classicist Thomas Taylor in 1792. His work was a significant influence on the Golden Dawn.)

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