From the Veritable Key of Solomon: “To obtain the greatest honors and dignities.”
In the Veritable Key of Solomon there is a pentacle under Jupiter with the description “to obtain the greatest honors and dignities.” Around this pentacle reads a versicle from Hebrews 2:7, “Thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands.” As someone unlikely to get elevated by a monarch in these modern times, it was important to test the results and ask the spirits about their expertise.
Working with my scryer, the spirits revealed that they will help in a reputational way. For example, if you’re already known, then it will ensure no person or event will make people think anything less of you. It will make your name “gold” and on it you can “trade with kings,” which means that by virtue of your reputation and social esteem you’ll be able to persuade anyone or any group to follow you.
One may wonder how it differs from the Second of Jupiter found in the Key of Solomon, which brings “glory, honors, riches, and all kinds of good.” While both mention “honors,” in the case of the Second of Jupiter those honors support the financial prosperity of the owner. While reputation can certainly affect one’s finances, money is not the focus of this particular pentacle of Jupiter.
The worth of one’s reputation has always been important, but I’m sure we’re all well aware of the difficulties our modern social climate can pose when striving to make a name for oneself. A case in point is the now attributeless quote “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on,” which couldn’t be more pertinent in our present age. The fruits of hard work are irrevocably tied to the limits of one’s reputation, and its development and security is crucial for the opportunities of fortune.
While the strength of this pentacle is largely based on the potential extent of one’s personal network, it can do wonders for expanding that network in addition to enriching the connections it already holds. Recognition is no easy feat in our modern age, but with a combination of putting yourself and your work forward and a clear goal to mobilize your network towards, this pentacle will help you stand out and get the recognition you deserve.
I have personally been working with this pentacle for about a year and believe it to be associated with not only increased recognition and respect by my peers but also opportunities for public speaking and interviews that have furthered my professional reputation. This is an excellent pentacle for activists, organizers, influencers, politicians, and leaders of all walks of life and a boon for both public figures and anyone interested in standing out in their field.
This post was originally a Practical Occult newsletter dated March 24th, 2022.