AN INVOCATION TO JUPITER ♃
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At this present time, quite a few of us are struggling financially due to lockdowns, and other unfortunate events. These are quite trying times.
I would like to share with you all a ritual I performed last week which saw some extra much needed cash come my way.
(Disclaimer: Please be advised that this article does not constitute financial advice of any kind.)
There is only a few items you'll need for this rite: four blue candles and either nutmeg or cedar incense, which correspond to the God and Planet Jupiter. You will also need a printed or drawn symbol of Jupiter ♃ and the magic square of Jupiter:
The planet Jupiter corresponds to the fourth Sephiroth Chesed (Mercy) on the Qabalistic Tree of Life, and the colour of that Sephiroth is also blue hence the use of four blue candles. You won't need anything elaborate like robes, wands, rituals knives or any other ceremonial tools at this stage.
You will need to perform this ritual on a Thursday, which is the day of Jupiter, during the hour of Jupiter which is either the first hour after sunrise, just before one pm or seven thirty in the evening.
I use an app called “Planetary Hours” that tells me the days and appropriate times for my planetary rites.
Have a shower or bath beforehand, put on some fresh clothes (that include some blue if you own them) and make sure you are not disturbed for the length of the ritual.
The first thing we will do will be to cleanse your area using a banishing rituals which is planetary. This first ritual is called the Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram.
Place your four blue candles and light them, the printed symbol of Jupiter ♃ , the magic square and lit incense on a table in the centre of the room, or if you only have use of a corner make sure it is facing east.
First we are going to do a small breath exercise to calm your mind and clear your thoughts called Hermetic Breathing. This runs in a cycle to the count of four. So you breathe in the count of four, hold for the count of four, breath out for the count of four and then inhale for the count of four.
Repeat this another three times and we are ready to begin!
Make a gesture with your right hand called the Sword Mudra.
In magick, the right hand is used for projecting energy, while the left hand is used for receiving energy.
Those of you that have watched lots of Hong Kong Cinema would have seen Taoist Priests use this hand gesture against ghosts and vampires. You extend the first two fingers of your right hand, and tuck your ring and pinky finger under your thumb against your palm.
1. Hold your sword mudra in front of your heart with your fingers facing upwards, and as you breath in, visualise a beam of white light coming down from the heavens, through the crown of your head, straight down your body and through your feet, and filling the earth up with this white celestial light. With every hexagram or symbol you draw, you will need to inhale and draw down more light, fill the earth with it, and then channel this light through your sword mudra to draw the hexagrams and symbols.
From left to right in front of you trace in front of you about eye level as if you are colouring the air with this celestial light the letters and say each letter as you draw it:
I N R I
(which means: Iesus Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm)
Now from right to left, you are going to draw four Hebrew letters in the air, and also say them as you draw them:
YOD NUN RAISH YOD <--- start from this side
(INRI in Hebrew)
Virgo, Isis Mighty Mother
Scorpio, Apophis, Destroyer
Sol, Osiris Slain and Risen
Isis, Apophis, Osiris
Now you are going to do a little section called the L.V.X ritual
(LVX which is Latin for Light).
3. Extend your arms in the form of a cross and say:
The Sign of Osiris Slain!
4. Turn your head to face the ground to the left, and turn your right foot heel up to the left. Bend your left arm at the elbow with closed fist and point it to the ground, Bend your right arm at the elbow with a closed fist and point it to the sky. This is the L section of the L.V.X rite. Say:
The Sign of the Mourning of Isis
5. Face both feet forward again and raise both hands to the heavens in the shape of a V, palms open. You guessed it, this is the V portion of L.V.X. Say:
The Sign of Apophis and Typhon
6. Cross your arms across your body, like a vampire asleep in its coffin from the movies. This is the X portion of L.V.X and say:
The Sign of Osiris Risen!
7. Now repeat the three postures of L.V.X while saying the letters out loud and then fling your arms out so your body makes a cross and say:
Lux! (Lukes) The Light of the Cross!
8. Continue to face east (if you are in a corner) or walk to the eastern side of your room.
We are going to draw the four elemental banishing hexagrams. The key to banishing and invoking is to do with the path of the sun, or clockwise or counterclockwise of the clock. A clockwise direction of drawing hexagrams is invoking, while a counterclockwise is banishing.
So we are going to draw these four elemental hexagrams against the sun.
Facing east we are going to draw the hexagram of fire with your sword mudra.
Visualise this hexagram as red, like a flame and stab the centre of it with your fingers saying: “Ararita”.
Ararita is the abbreviation of “Achad Rosh Achdotho Rosh Ichudo Temurato Achad", which translates from Hebrew as "One is His Beginning; One is His Individuality; His Permutation is One.".
Face South. Now we are going to draw the Hexagram of Earth, which you can visualise as Green. When you finish stab the centre of it and say “Ararita”
Face West and draw the Hexagram of Air which you can visualise as yellow. Stab the centre and say “Ararita”
Lastly face North and draw the Hexagram of Water, which you can visualise as blue. Stab the centre and say “Ararita”
Repeat steps 1-8.
Now with the banishing over, we are going to invoke the power of Jupiter.
First repeat steps 1-7 of that Banishing Hexagram Ritual.
Once more we are going to draw four hexagrams in each direction, but they'll all look like a traditional hexagram, like the hexagram of earth was.
The difference is we are going to draw the downward triangle from the top right point first (which sits with the Sign of Jupiter on the Tree of Life) and then the upward facing triangle from the bottom left point second (which is its opposite Sephiroth Hod and the Planetary association of Mercury).
Both are drawn clockwise. To help you can either draw the entire hexagram blue for Jupiter, or the downward blue for Jupiter and the upward orange for Mercury.
We are going to draw these in all four quarters starting with the East, South , West and then North.
Draw the downward and then the upward triangle with your sword mudra and then stab the centre and say “Ararita”.
Then in the centre of the hexagram, draw the astrological symbol for Jupiter
and stab this symbol while saying the God Name for Jupiter and the Sephiroth Chesed which is “El” (Al-ll). Between each hexagram keep your sword mudra at eye level and trace a line of white light to the next cardinal direction, so by the end all four hexagrams will be joined by a circle of light.
Return to your table and here is when we will perform the petition to Jupiter for financial assistance. The planet of Jupiter among other things stands for abundance which we can invoke for monetary assistance.
Stare at the symbol of Jupiter, and the magic square and think about your desire for financial assistance. Whether its for an upcoming or overdue bill or to reduce any kind of debt. Part of the secret here is too not be too specific. Don't wish you could win a million dollars in the lotto, just ask for money to help you. If you're TOO specific you won't give the Planetary energy you send out for this task enough wiggle room to help you, and you'll stifle its ability to manifest your desire.
Magick is all about manifesting your desires through your will, and increasing probability, but you have to be realistic. Millions of people every week wish they will win the lotto, so you're competing with everyone else's desire for the same result, so it's better to let the universe help you in its own way with your petition.
I invoke the abundant power of Jupiter.
Hear me Jupiter
King of the Gods and Men
Ruler of the Celestial Assembly
By the divine names:
EL ZARAIETOS PANTOKRATOR
I call upon you to bring me good fortune and wealth so that I may have sufficient money to clear my monetary debts
I AM JUPITER!
So Mote it Be!
Visualise the amount in your bank account increasing, and having the money there to pay your bill or cancel your debts.
Now repeat steps 1-7 once more, and then repeat the entire Hexagram banishing ritual.
Before you blow out your candles it's handy to do a license to depart, to dispel any spirits that may still be lurking around even after a banishing.
You could say something simple like: I call an end to this ritual and any spirits still present can return to their places of origin, harming none. Then clap your hands once or ring a bell to finish clearing the area.
Lastly we need to talk about “Lust for Result”:
It's quite natural at the start of practising magick to obsess and think about the results of your ritual. But if you constantly think of when the money is going to materialise or if you're going to get that promotion etc, you are going to interrupt the energy from doing its work.
It's like asking someone to get you something from another room, and as they go to retrieve it, you keep interrupting them by calling them back or continuing a conversation and they can never perform your request. Same here. So once the ritual is done, return to the mundane world: Watch a show, drink some wine and forget about your request, and let the planetary and celestial powers you've petitioned do their thing.
Once you receive the money, it's important to be grateful. Thank Jupiter for assisting you financially, and spread a bit of your good fortune around.
Shout your friends a round of drinks or give alms to the poor and so on.
The world could do with a bit more empathy at this time.
The Universe will appreciate it, thank you for it and will also remember your gratitude.
Angels and Archangels: A Magician's Guide by Damien Echols
The Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie
Planetary Magick by Denning & Phillips
Image credits Seance Zine:
Sigils designed by Hadrian Von.
Jupiter - An image of Jupiter taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope wikiimages
'Jupiter Enthroned' by Heinrich Friedrich Füger, turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, From the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.
'Casket Of Jewels On A Table' by Pieter Gerritsz. van Roestraten (1600-50), Private collection.
'Jupiter and Thetis' by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1811, from the collection of the Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France.
Cover Image: 'The moneychanger and his wife' by Marinus van Reymerswaele 1538, from the collection of Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes.