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  • Mercury Success

    Mercury Success

    From the Veritable Key of Solomon: “For the success of Negotiators, Travelers, and Students.” In the Veritable Key of Solomon there is a pentacle under Mercury with the description “For the success of Negotiators, Travelers, and Students.” Working with my scryer, the spirits revealed that this pentacle was created for the wandering scholar who travels […]

  • A Garden of Roses: Picking the Right Venus Pentacle

    A Garden of Roses: Picking the Right Venus Pentacle

    At first glance, selecting the right Venus pentacle might be difficult, even for the most discerning of individuals. From the grace-maker of the 2nd of Venus to the various forms of love-drawing glamours of the 3rd and the 5th, one has a variety of copper-colored shine to add to one’s life. When viewing them merely […]

  • Fifth of Mercury: Clearing the Path

    Fifth of Mercury: Clearing the Path

    One of the most effective staples of folk magic practices the world over is the timeless Road Opening Spell. For those feeling stuck, for those feeling trapped or for those feeling stagnant, this magical strategy can and has changed a person’s stars and set them back on the path of momentum towards their goals. As […]

  • Navigating Mercury Retrograde

    Navigating Mercury Retrograde

    Practical solutions for Mercurial troubles The dread that creeps into people’s hearts concerning the retrograded motion of the planet Mercury runs the gamut between mild annoyance to outright, lifestyle-altering fear in the minds of the occult community. Those who lean heavily on astrology debate endlessly the nature, impact and details of this celestial phenomenon and […]

  • Second of Venus: The Morning Star’s Diplomat

    Second of Venus: The Morning Star’s Diplomat

    Sometimes aggression and burning magnificence are not the ideal qualities for solving a problem. Often, pure charm, diplomacy and a blanketing energy of comfort and pleasantness are what’s truly required. The difference between commanding and coaxing is as wide as a chasm and a truly discerning occultist knows that each has its place in the […]

  • The Mercurial Mind

    The Mercurial Mind

    In an age of digital road openings and fast-paced shifting of structures of society, the magician’s best friend is often the powers of Mercury. Here at Practical Occult, we aren’t shy about stacking those boons atop eachother for the truly discerning individual. While individually, the Mercury pentacles change lives, sift through the sands of time […]

  • Jupiter Honors and Dignities

    Jupiter Honors and Dignities

    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 […]

  • Pentacles for Psychic and Divinatory Work

    Pentacles for Psychic and Divinatory Work

    In this newsletter, guest author “Auntie” Eden discusses her use of pentacles in psychic and divinatory work. My use of the Solomonic Pentacles in my psychic and divinatory work began earlier in the year. I had worked as both a psychic and a medium in the past, but I had let most of those skills […]

  • First Pentacle of the Moon

    First Pentacle of the Moon

    From the Key of Solomon: “This and the following serve to call forth and invoke the Spirits of the Moon; and it further serveth to open doors, in whatever way they may be fastened.” In this Practical Occult newsletter guest author Sara Mastros, author of “The Big Book of Magical Incense” and the “Orphic Hymns […]

  • Ouroboros Phylactery

    Ouroboros Phylactery

    In this Practical Occult newsletter, guest author Sfinga of With Cunning and Command discusses the Ouroboros Phylactery of the Greek Magical Papyri. Even when I first began exploring the magic of the PGM, the Ouroboros Phylactery (PGM VII. 579-90) immediately caught my eye. Perhaps it’s because I, as I often joke with my closest friends, am easily […]