Thursday, October 27, 2011
Initiation to Mars
This week I decided to continue the series of initiations into the Planetary Spheres by evoking the archangel Kammael and asking him for initiation into Mars and integration of its forces into my own sphere.
Initially I attempted the ritual on Sunday in the hour of Mars, since astrologically, Mars was in a position less badly aspected than it would be on Tuesday at the appropriate hour. Long story short, the working failed. Effects on me, along with a divination, indicated little success.
So I repeated the working yesterday, as it was the day of Mars. This time, when I summoned Kammael, the air around me seemed to fill with the subtle influence of the archangel. He showed up similarly to the way he did previously, but more regal. In fact, he showed up looking similar to the picture to the right.
I definitely had different sensations during the work last night than I did during the previous rite. During the attunement, I kept getting these dream-like sequences concerning things and people I know...but all based around themes ruled by mars. After the ritual...ugh.
I say “Ugh” because I hate it when I get like that, and I haven’t gotten like that for quite some time. I was surly, a bit brazen, and full of attitude. I was confident, which is something I want...but it was to the point of almost being a bit egotistical. That effect (thankfully) chilled out by the end of the night, especially when I went to perform the LBRP because that state had irritated me THAT much. However, I didn’t actually do the LBRP...I just did the Qabalistic Cross. As soon as I finished doing that...the Martial force in me calmed down, so I saw no need to continue with the rest of the LBRP.
Since then, I’ve been more confident and have felt more forceful, but it hasn’t been anything ostentatious.
I’ll be working on initiation into the sphere of the Sun this Sunday.
And coming up...inspired by The Unlikely Mage’s recent success, I will post about practical magics I’ve done to help with my work situation. In addition, I’m revisiting the notion of using a sigil web to help with my multi-faceted financial goal (which I will also post about soon).