The First Pentacle of Mars

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I’ll be discussing, as mentioned above, the 1st pentacle of Mars from the Greater Key of Solomon; the Order of the Pentacles.

My forecast (so divination) indicated that the result of placing the mentioned as a tattoo on my body, will make me more adept as a magician and more skilled overall, but the drawback (unsurprisingly) will be minor misfortune/accidents. See the tattoo (on my leg) here.

I have noticed all in terms of effects, with my astral senses increasing and me seeing on occasion the familiars of the spirits I work with, something that never happens, generally speaking. The drawbacks (unfortunately) too, with a tour I regularly take being fraught with accidents whereas it’s usually peaceful, as well as the car almost getting stuck in the mud on the ride home (took a detour that I thought would be quicker). All of these things happened within a week of my pentacle being etched on me, and are just a few examples.

For those that haven’t read/watched my other material on other pentacles, see below:

. Greater key of Solomon
. First Pentacle of the Sun

Athena

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I’ll be covering the Greek goddess Athena in this article; She was invented and worshipped by Greeks for a number of things, including warfare.

Athena is Saturnian (13° in  Aquarius- creativity) and covers multiple aspects in terms of practical workings. So she can be worked with for pretty much everything, but it depends on what is asked from Her, obviously. She excels though at making one (more) alert and “sharp”, sturdier mentally as well as physically to a certain extent.

Her appearance is that of a women dressed in the armor worn in those times, with cloth near her legs and so on.

 

 

 

Oriens

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I’ll be discussing  the spirit named Oriens from several grimoires, but most well known from the Goetia as “King who rules over the East”..

Oriens is a fallen angel (Martian, 1° in Scorpio) & He rules over a good portion of the Qliphoth Samael (dark side of Mars). He used to belong to the Seraphim Order. Appearance is a scaly demon with normal/ black flames and reddish-orange wings. Oriens has higher rank than Adrammalech, despite the latter being dubbed a ruler (only from a pagan perspective). See here for more information on Him and the video.

 

 

 

Amaymon

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I will cover the “King of the East” mentioned in the Goetia, called Amaymon; He rules over more than a few spirits mentioned therein. Before I begin, I must state that if you want more information, watch below video. Now let’s get to it.
Amaymon has told me that He’s an infernal angel and does rule the East, but only from an infernal point of view in general. He’s indeed Saturnian (20° in Aquarius, with strong Piscean traits) and specializes in clairvoyance and to a lesser extent all things in general. Appearance is a tall, transparent figure with yellow eyes and wings (Looks a bit enochian, but He isn’t). For the rest, He’s very gentle and kind, only drawback in working with Him is that He can be demanding, depending on the situation. See below links for (basic) information on Him:

Wikipedia
Grimoire Encyclopædia

Passage from A dictionary of Angels by G. Davidson:

“Maymon-chief angel of the air, ruler of Saturday, and subject to the South Wind. Three angels minister to Maymon: Abumalith, Assaibi, and Belidet. In de Abano’s works, Maymon is “King of the Saturday angels of the Air.”