Major announcement: Starting with the March issue, Magical Elections have included selected talismanic images created by Oscar-nominated artist, animator, and director Minkyu Lee! Minkyu has worked on movies such as Frozen, Moana, and Wreck-It Ralph; see more of Minkyu’s art on Instagram @_minkyulee and @minkyualee, and read his tweets on film and animation via @MinkyuLee1. Minkyu is an enthusiastic student of astrology and magic, and his ability to capture movement, mood, and the inner essence of the planets is extraordinary. The Renaissance ideal of a top artist bringing magical images to life is once again a reality.
Readers of Magical Elections can print out Minkyu’s black-and-white talismanic images to use in magical rituals! This month, the images include the sixth Lunar Mansion and the second decan of Gemini.
April 2020 Magical Elections are now available! 26 pages of juicy astrological magic. We have seven magical elections this month (and two Discarded Elections). Elections in red have an associated talismanic image for your use:
- A Venus in Taurus talisman for love, beauty, the arts, better relationships, and reconciliation. [Venus in Taurus’ talismanic image is available in the March 2020 issue – contact me to purchase]
- Second Decan of Pisces for creativity, flights of fancy, and accessing inner imagery.
- Second Decan of Gemini for beauty, popularity, charm, grace, and the arts.
- 15th Lunar Mansion for gaining friendship, popularity, acclaim, and finding treasure.
- 6th Lunar Mansion for love and friendship, and success in hunting.
- Third Decan of Capricorn for control, monopoly, and accumulation.
- Fixed star Regulus talisman for fame, honors, and victory.
- Two Discarded Elections: Elections that may look good but are best avoided this month. Especially useful if you elect your own magical workings or purchase premade talismans.
- In addition, each monthly issue includes:
- An introductory overview of that month’s magical elections, planets to be avoided for talismans that month, and planetary symbolism to inspire your ritual ideas
- Detailed key concepts to know before you begin
- A magical lesson (April’s lesson is Part 2 of judging the quality and usefulness of one’s magical elections).
- A growing section of additional resources for astrological mages. View a full issue from a previous month here.
What Are Magical Elections? Finding the right time for your magical workings can be time-consuming and technical; so let me help! You can empower your magical practice by incorporating the element of right timing with astrology. I select a few auspicious dates/times every month to support you in your magical work. In addition to an in-depth analysis of the carefully chosen elections, I also recommend traditional materials for you to use for maximum magical potency, the angels and spirits to invoke, and the magical images associated with each talisman. The downloadable Magical Elections PDF contains all the information you need to make astrological magic work for you in the coming month, including a new monthly mini-lesson on this arcane but powerful art.
My work draws on the ancient, medieval, and Renaissance Western magical tradition, and encompasses numerous sources, from the Picatrix and al-Kindi to Thabit Ibn Qurra, all the way to the 15th and 16th-century European grimoires.
Delivery: If you ordered this month’s elections and have not received an automated email with a download link after 24 hours, please contact me. Please be sure to check your Spam/Junk folder first!
Earlier Issues: Contact me to purchase past Magical Elections issues, which are $7.50 per issue. They contain mini-lessons on astrological magic, so some readers like to own the full set for reference.
Your Location: All elections are set for Los Angeles, California, so unless you live there, you will need to run the chart in your software or online for the same time and your own location. You may need to adjust the chart in your astrology software until you get the same degree and sign on the Ascendant as in the PDF. When you adjust the chart, the Moon will have moved and may be applying to a different planet in your location. The Moon’s applying aspects are essential in electing for magical purposes, so evaluate whether the relocated election still meets your needs. More information on relocating charts is in each month’s PDF.