Mercury in Virgo, Lens Talisman
The Mercury in Virgo Lens Talisman was modeled by hand, and cast in an alloy of 90% .925 Silver, 5% Tin, and 5% Copper using the ancient 'Lost-Wax' casting technique. Mercury rules among metals: Mercury, Tin, Mixed Metals, and "Coinage struck with letter and number". Among stones: Glass, Emerald, and "stones of diverse color". The Mercury Talisman, taking the form of the traditional planetary glyph, is set with a glass magnifying lens, and a 1920 French centime, struck with the image of the god Mercury. Casting was followed by petitions and suffumigation to Mercury as put forth in Picatrix, book III chapter VII.
The Mercury Talisman was cast on August 28, 2013 at 6:49 am. Mercury applies to the Ascendant at 8° Virgo, Dignified by Domicile (+5), Exaltation (+4), and [egyptian] Term (+2); ruling the First and Tenth House. Mercury is also in Sect, and in its House Joy. The moon applies to square mercury, being received from Mercury's Domicile and Term at 6° Gemini. The Sun occupies the first house, placing Mercury "under the beams"; however, Mercury occupying it's own sign (as well as being tremendously dignified) mitigates combustion. Part of Fortune is located in 10° Gemini in the Tenth House, aspecting and being received by Mercury. An excellent all-purpose mercury talisman for oration, writing, mercantile, commerce, cunning, and medicine.. The Tenth house emphasis of the chart is especially fortunate for matters of career, reputation, and advancement.
"..it [Mercury Talisman] renders the bearer thereof gratefull, and fortunate to do what he pleaseth; it bringeth gain, and prevents poverty, conduceth to memory, understanding, and divination, and to the understanding of occult things by dreams:" -Agrippa, Three Books of Occult Philosophy, book II, chapter XXII
"..and the one who bear it.. ..he will understand deep things and contemplate exalted things.. ..and he will be served by all the works of Mercury and all peoples." -Picatrix, book II, chapter X
The Mercury Lens comes with a 20" sterling silver chain, and arrives in a beautiful wooden chest with a cushion interior, a polishing cloth, and an anti tarnish tab.
Dimensions: 2,1/8" x 1,1/4"
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