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🠜 The Elements

The Book of Correspondences: The Planets

The Zodiac 🠞

Aspect: Fire – Gender: Divine Masculine – Colors: Gold, Orange, Yellow
Theos: Helios – Ruler: ApollonWeek Day: Sunday/Wednesday
Domicile: Leo – Exaltation: Aries – Detriment: Aquarius – Fall: Libra

Energy Keys: Amplification, balance, beginnings, blessings, growth, improvement, order, restoration, freedom, healing, agriculture, home/hearth, peacefulness, security, abundance, accomplishment, business, fame, justice, luck, manifestation, money, prosperity, skills, success, honesty, loyalty, reconciliation, confidence, courage, happiness, inner peace, patience, clarity, creativity, focus, influence, blockbusting, grounding, protection, empowerment, meditation, cosmic realm.

The central star of our planetary system that we call the Sun, or Sol (from Latin), is one of the seven classical planets which is associated with vitality, victory, and protection. It is tied to the Divine Masculine, that is, the portion of Aether (per my definition) which is masculine in its properties and tendencies. In alchemy, it is associated with the Red Tincture, or the Philosopher’s Stone, the metal gold, and the heart. In astrology, it can reveal information about the dominant parts of us, the “Inner Adult” aspects of our incarnation, our basic identity, and the preoccupations of our conscious mind. Unlike the exciting warmth of the Fire of Mars, the Fire of Sol carries a relaxing warmth. Sun magick is best used for balance and centering, permeating prosperity, protection by promotion of peace, and improving quality of life.

The ideal conditions for utilizing Sol energy are on a Sunday at the morning Hour of Sol during a clear, sunny day when Sol is in Leo. Sol energy is also dominant in plants that resemble the sun, bloom during the day, are warm and relaxing, aid masculine health, or work on the heart.


On Solar Eclipses: A solar eclipse occurs when Luna sits perfectly between Sol and Earth. The shadow cast by Luna on Earth is what causes a solar eclipse. As the energy of the Divine Feminine comes to pass over and briefly align with the energy of the Divine Masculine, I am of the belief that the energy of a solar eclipse is perfect as a sort of introspective pause followed by a radiant rebirth. It’s important to be mindful of the sign that Luna and Sol are in during this time to best optimize your plans for the use of this energy.

Astrological glyph for the Sun/Sol.
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Magick square for the Sun/Sol. Commonly used for sigil magick.
Planetary seal to nullify effects of the Sun/Sol.

Aspect: Water – Gender: Divine Feminine – Colors: Silver, White, Indigo
Theos: Selene – Ruler: ArtemisWeek Day: Monday/Thursday
Domicile: Cancer – Exaltation: Taurus –  Detriment: Capricorn – Fall: Scorpio

Energy Keys: Attraction, balance, blessings, connection, chaos, endings, sleep, healing, childbirth, family, fertility, home/hearth, peacefulness, marriage, inner child, inner peace, patience, creativity, focus, guidance, knowledge, binding, cleansing, grounding, invisibility, protection, awakening, enlightenment, meditation, psychic ability, trance state, astral realm, dream realm, space/time, spirit work.

The Earth’s natural satellite that we call the Moon, or Luna (from Latin), is one of the seven classical planets which is associated with intuition, introspection, and inner work. It is tied to the Divine Feminine, that is, the portaion of Aether (per my definition) which is feminine in its properties and tendencies. In alchemy, it is associated with the White Tincture, or the Stone of the Second Order, the metal silver, and the brain. In astrology, it can reveal information about the subconscious parts of us, the “Inner Child” aspects of our incarnation, and the way we nurture the body, mind, and spirit. The Water of Luna is introspective, deep, and wise. Moon magick is best used for improvement of intuitive and psychic abilities, tapping into occult knowledge, protection by defensive psychic energy, and dream and astral work.

The ideal conditions for utilizing Luna energy are on a Thursday at the night Hour of Luna during a clear, full moon night when Luna is in Cancer. Luna energy is dominant in plants that resemble the moon, bloom during the night, are cooling or moisturizing or relaxing or euphoric, aid feminine health, or work on the brain.

The Phases of Luna

The New Moon ⭅🌑: The New Moon is the moon phase which occurs during the first visible slivers of the Waxing Moon. As the first phase in the lunar cycle, it represents beginnings, planning, rebirth, and rejuvenation. This is not the time to put forth serious action towards your goals, but rather, it is a time of crafting and setting a solid intention and getting yourself into the right state of body, mind, and soul to bring that intention to fruition.

The Waxing Moon ⭅🌓: The Waxing Moon is the group of moon phases which occur right after the New Moon and up until just before the Full Moon. In the northern hemisphere, the moon waxes from right to left and goes from a waxing crescent (⭅🌒) from 2% – 49% illumination to a first quarter (⭅🌓) at 50% illumination to a waxing gibbous (⭅🌔) from 51% – 99% illumination. These are all phases of growth and development. It is a time for putting focus, energy, and effort into the intention you placed during the New Moon. Come the first quarter, you may find that you lose the bit of steam you had when this lunar cycle began. If this happens, take it as a brief moment to reflect and refine your plan. Following this advice, you should feel yourself falling more into alignment with your intention as you get closer to the Full Moon.

The Full Moon ⭅🌕: The Full Moon is the moon phase which occurs when the moon is at full illumination. It is a time of celebration, expansion, and grateful reflection. With one final push of energy, trust now that the effort you have put forth leading up to this point is coming to fruition to fulfill your intention. Celebrate all the success you’ve had, regardless of your perception of how big or small they may be. Meditate on all of the things you are grateful for and those you will be grateful for with the success of your workings. When all is said and done, take some time to bathe in the moonlight and let yourself stew in positive emotional energy you have built for yourself.

The Waning Moon ⭅🌗: The Waning Moon is the group of moon phases which occur right after the Full Moon and up until just before the Dark Moon. In the northern hemisphere, the moon wanes from right to left and goes from a waning crescent (⭅🌖) from 99% – 51% illumination to a last quarter (⭅🌗) at 50% illumination to a waning gibbous (⭅🌘) from 49% – 1% illumination. These are all phases of release and reflection. It is a time for reflection on the first half of the lunar cycle to determine the things that worked and those that didn’t, and it is a time for releasing all that does not serve you. If you feel that there were obstacles or blockages in the way of your goals, this is also the time to try to weaken them or break them down. If you notice negative feelings which arise that may be connected to your Shadow Self, write it down and return to it during any shadow work you decide to do during the Dark Moon. You may also wish to declutter your space and your mind (through journaling, for example) at this time to make easier to cleanse during the Dark Moon.

The Dark Moon ⭅🌑: The Dark Moon, also called the Balsamic Moon, is the moon phase which occurs between the last visible sliver of the Waning Moon and the first visible sliver of the Waxing Moon. It is also sometimes called the Balsamic Moon. As the final phase in the lunar cycle, it represents endings, rest, introspection, in-betweens, and mysteries. The Dark Moon is the best phase for cleansing or cord-cutting work, shadow work, realmwalking sessions, and acts of self-care.

On Lunar Eclipses: A lunar eclipse occurs when Earth sits perfectly between Sol and Luna. The shadow cast by Earth on Luna is what causes a lunar eclipse. During this period, Luna seems to go through all her phases in a small window of time, making it optimal and particularly potent for a working that would typically call for a full month of time. On the other hand, I am of the belief that the energy of this event is best utilized for workings regarding the in-betweens of existence. Further, the red color of a lunar eclipse calls to mind the red flesh and seeds of the pomegranate, the red dyes made from crocus stigmas (saffron), and the red of the very blood in our veins, making it perfect for communing with the Afterlife Realm.

Astrological glyph for the Moon/Luna.
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Magick square for the the Moon/Luna. Commonly used for sigil magick.
Planetary seal to nullify effects of the Moon/Luna.

Aspect: Air, Earth – Gender: Neutral & Balanced – Colors: Yellow, Orange, Violet
Theos: Stilbon – Ruler: HermesWeek Day: Wednesday/Saturday
Domicile: Gemini, Virgo – Exaltation: Virgo – Detriment: Sagittarius, Pisces – Fall: Pisces

Energy Keys: Beginnings, connection, repulsion, freedom, community, business, fame, skills, success, travel, honesty, reconciliation, confidence, clarity, communication, creativity, focus, guidance, influence, inspiration, intelligence, knowledge, learning, memory, invisibility, reversal, awakening, enlightenment, projection, angelic realm, afterlife realm, astral realm, demonic realm, dream realm, galactic realm, fae realm, space/time, spirit work.

The celestial body that we call Mercury (from Latin Mercurius), is one of the seven classical planets which is associated with communication, momentum, and intellect. In alchemy, it is associated with the metal quicksilver and the lungs. In astrology, it can reveal information about our sense of self-expression, our academic interests, and our level of curiosity. The Air of Mercury carries energies which deal with connection, communication, and being present in two or more places at once, while the Earth of Mercury carries energies which deal with the inner rational mind, bringing things under the radar, and the beginning of personal quests. Mercury magick is best used for the obtaining and sharing of any sort of information, connecting two or more energies or being in-between places, shaping our outward persona in order to influence others, and ensuring the forward momentum of energies in their present state for better or for worse.

When in retrograde, the influence of Mercury can cause a strain on communication, technology, and travel. During this period, it is important to take your time in expressing as well as understanding the thoughts of others and to take extra precautions when working with technology or traveling between places. This time is best spent reviewing plans and projects rather than starting anything new, as the timing of taking on such projects may result in a slow start and delayed momentum going forward. Keeping the banishment sigil on hand during this time may be helpful, but bear in mind that life seems to have a natural ebb and flow that is always seeking to balance itself.

The ideal conditions for utilizing Mercury energy are on a Wednesday morning or Saturday night at the Hour of Mercury during a windy day when Mercury is in Gemini. Mercury energy is dominant in plants that are fine and feathery, have a fresh or fleeting fragrance, are stimulating or work on the nervous system, or work on the lungs.

Astrological glyph for Mercury.
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Magick square for the Mercury. Commonly used for sigil magick.
Planetary seal to nullify effects of Mercury.

Aspect: Earth, Air – Gender: Feminine Dominant – Colors: Green, Pink, Blue
Theos: Eosphoros –  Ruler: AphroditeWeek Day: Friday/Monday
Domicile: Taurus, Libra – Exaltation: Pisces – Detriment: Aries, Scorpio – Fall: Virgo

Energy Keys: Attraction, balance, connection, restoration, healing, agriculture, childbirth, family, fertility, home/hearth, beauty, business, fame, manifestation, money, prosperity, friendship, kindness, loyalty, love, marriage, reconciliation, romance, sensuality, confidence, happiness, inner child, passion, self-love, creativity, influence, inspiration, binding, fae realm.

The celestial body that we call Venus (from Latin), is one of the seven classical planets which is associated with love, beauty, and pleasure. In alchemy, it is associated with the metal copper and the kidneys. In astrology, it can reveal information about our journey for pleasure and leisure, our quest for beauty and the way we engage our charm, and our needs and desires regarding love and romance. The Earth of Venus carries energies which deal with the romanticization of life, the obtaining of financial stability through creative endeavors, and the rejuvenation of youth, while the Air of Venus carries energies which deal with love and passion between people, the ability to lure and influence through charm, and obtaining balance and harmony. Venus magick is best used for forming and improving romantic and platonic relationships, discovering your Spark and noticing the beauty in life, turning your creative talents into a successful career, generating an income outside of that which is reserved for necessary expenses, and promoting good health by maintaining a youthful state of mind, body, and spirit.

When in retrograde, the influence of Venus can cause a strain on relationships, particularly those of a romantic nature, as well as a strain on available excess spending money (“fun money”). During this period, it is important to be open and communicative about emotional needs and desires in all relationships and to be mindful about spending habits. This time is best spent saving your money and reflecting on your relationships without necessarily taking action, as it can indeed be a time which brings to light any relationships worth cutting off, but your perception of which relationships these may be may not necessarily become clear until the afterwards. Keeping the banishment sigil on hand during this time may be helpful, but bear in mind that life seems to have a natural ebb and flow that is always seeking to balance itself.

The ideal conditions for utilizing Venus energy are on a Friday morning or Monday night at the Hour of Venus during a fresh, breezy day when Venus is in Taurus. Venus energy is dominant in plants that are pretty and lush, have a sweet or powdery fragrance, have astringent or beautifying or properties, act as aphrodisiacs, or work on the kidneys.

Astrological glyph for Venus.
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Magick square for the Venus. Commonly used for sigil magick.
Planetary seal to nullify effects of Venus.

Aspect: Fire, Water – Gender: Masculine Dominant – Colors: Red, Orange, Brown
Theos: Pyroeis – Ruler: AresWeek Day: Tuesday/Friday
Domicile: Aries, Scorpio – Exaltation: Capricorn – Detriment: Taurus, Libra – Fall: Cancer

Energy Keys: Amplification, control, chaos, growth, improvement, rebirth, fertility, security, accomplishment, success, lust, sensuality, confidence, courage, motivation, passion, shadow self, banishment, blockbusting, protection, empowerment, projection, afterlife realm, demonic realm.

The celestial body that we call Mars (from Latin), is one of the seven classical planets which is associated with primal instinct, conflict and competition, and raw strength. In alchemy, it is associated with the metal iron and the gall bladder. In astrology, it can reveal information about our raw desires and instincts, the conflicts in our life, and our sexuality. The Fire of Mars carries energies which deal with physical strength, domination, and more baseline instincts, while the Water of Mars carries energies which deal with mental and spiritual strength, strategic self-defense, and the struggles of chores and obligations. Mars magick is best used for breaking blockages and barriers, achieving victory in difficult situations, improving endurance or potency, and defensive or offensive attacks.

When in retrograde, the influence of Mars can cause a strain on the usual flow of progress. During this period, it is important to avoid starting any new projects or undertakings, as progress or success may be slowed or halted entirely. This time is best spent instead reflecting on priorities or reevaluating your workflow for improvements upon returning to it. Keeping the banishment sigil on hand during this time may be helpful, but bear in mind that life seems to have a natural ebb and flow that is always seeking to balance itself.

The ideal conditions for utilizing Mars energy are on a Tuesday morning or Friday night at the Hour of Mars during a powerful storm when Mars is in Aries. Mars energy is dominant in plants that are prickly or spicy, have a peppery fragrance, affect the muscular system, or work on the gall bladder.

Astrological glyph for Mars.
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Magick square for the Mars. Commonly used for sigil magick.
Planetary seal to nullify effects of Mars.

Aspect: Fire,Water – Gender: Masculine Dominant – Colors: Blue, Violet, Yellow
Theos: Phaethon – Ruler: ZeusWeek Day: Thursday/Saturday
Domicile: Sagittarius, Pisces – Exaltation: Cancer – Detriment: Gemini, VirgoFall: Capricorn

Energy Keys: Amplification, balance, blessings, enchantment, growth, improvement, order, freedom, healing, agriculture, abundance, accomplishment, business, fame, justice, luck, manifestation, money, prosperity, success, honesty, kindness, confidence, courage, happiness, motivation, guidance, influence, protection, empowerment, cosmic realm.

The celestial body that we call Jupiter (from Latin Iupeter), is one of the seven classical planets which is associated with expansion, cosmic justice, and physical prosperity. In alchemy, it is associated with the metal tin and the liver. In astrology, it can reveal information about our outlook on life, our ideas on morality, and baseline level of luck. The Fire of Jupiter carries energies which deal with transmutation, manifestation, and physical abundance, while the Water of Jupiter carries energies which deal with cosmic matters, spiritual expansion, and optimism. Jupiter magick is best used for bringing about tremendous material success, achieving balance through righteous justice, ensuring good health and nourishment, fueling ambition and motivation, and connecting with the divine.

When in retrograde, the influence of Jupiter can turn us entirely inward as outward expansion slows. During this period, it is important to evaluate where we are in life, what our beliefs our, and whether these things are consistent and aligned. This time is best spent ensuring that we really know ourselves and know what we stand for and believe in and that the actions we are currently taking match up to this. Keeping the banishment sigil on hand during this time may be helpful, but bear in mind that life seems to have a natural ebb and flow that is always seeking to balance itself.

The ideal conditions for utilizing Jupiter energy are on a Thursday morning or Sunday night at the Hour of Jupiter during a lightning storm when Jupiter is in Sagittarius. Jupiter energy is dominant in plants that are large and bold, bear nutritious fruit/seeds, induce feels of warmth and expansion without causing sluggishness, or work on the liver.

Astrological glyph for Jupiter.
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Magick square for the Jupiter. Commonly used for sigil magick.
Planetary seal to nullify effects of Jupiter.

Aspect: Earth, Air – Gender: Neutral & Balanced – Colors: Black, Indigo, Yellow
Theos: Phainon – Ruler: KronosWeek Day: Saturday/Tuesday
Domicile: Capricorn, Aquarius – Exaltation: Libra – Detriment: Cancer, Leo – Fall: Aries

Energy Keys: Connection, control, endings, order, rebirth, repulsion, agriculture, community, security, business, justice, honesty, loyalty, courage, patience, shadow self, focus, banishment, binding, cleansing, grounding, invisibility, protection, reversal, enlightenment.

The celestial body that we call Saturn (from Latin Saturnus), is one of the seven classical planets which is associated with limitations, restrictions, and harvest. In alchemy, it is associated with the metal lead and the spleen. In astrology, it can reveal information about our sense of discipline, our physical, mental, and spiritual limitations, and our sense of brutal realism. The Earth of Saturn carries energies which deal with organization, work ethic, and the structure of time, while the Air of Saturn carries energies which deal with matters of authority, astrology’s influence on our lives, and the passage of time. Saturn magick is best used for breaking hexes and bad habits, works involving binding or restricting, bringing forth brutal truth and honesty, justice through punishment, solidifying the effects of contractual obligations, working with the shadow self for protection, and bringing about stability.

When in retrograde, the influence of Saturn can be something of a celestial reality check, bringing forth the consequences of events or circumstances we may have been ignoring or neglecting to address. During this period, it is important to be brutally honest with ourselves. This time is best spent taking responsibility for our practical duties, picking up the pace where we have fallen off, and returning to old plans and promises which have yet to be fulfilled. Keeping the banishment sigil on hand during this time may be helpful, but bear in mind that life seems to have a natural ebb and flow that is always seeking to balance itself.

The ideal conditions for utilizing Saturn energy are on a Saturday morning or Tuesday night at the Hour of Saturn during an overcast day when Saturn is in Capricorn. Saturn energy is dominant in plants that are cold and dry, grow in shade or crevices, have deep-growing roots, have deliriant or hypnotic properties, or work on the spleen.

Astrological glyph for Saturn.
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Magick square for the Saturn. Commonly used for sigil magick.
Planetary seal to nullify effects of Saturn.

Aspect: Air, Water – Gender: Masculine Dominant – Colors: Indigo, Yellow, White
Theos: Unknown – Ruler: OuranosWeek Day: Wednesday/Saturday
Domicile: Aquarius – Exaltation: Scorpio – Detriment: Leo – Fall: Taurus

Energy Keys: Beginnings, chaos, improvement, rebirth, freedom, community, justice, manifestation, skills, honesty, self-love, self-love, creativity, guidance, inspiration, knowledge, banishment, cleansing, projection, space/time.

The celestial body that we call Uranus (from Greek Ouranos), is one of the three modern planets which is associated with liberation, radical change, and novelty invention. As it is a planet that has been discovered in modern times, it has no classical alchemical associations, but it may perhaps be likened to combination of the energies of Mercury and Sol. In astrology, it can reveal information about our sense of original identity, our desire for rebellion, and our lust for discovery. The Air of Uranus carries energies which deal with practical yet novelty invention, chaotic freedom, and violent upheaval of norms, while the Water of Uranus carries energies which deal with socially beneficial radical change, experimental and avant-garde methods of expression, and infinite potential. Uranus magick is best used for discovering our true selves without judgment, stirring up novelty ideas, bringing about an energy of rebellion and revolution, bringing about sudden and radical change, breaking up and banishing stagnant and oppressive energy, and bringing to light the misdeeds of authority figures.

When in retrograde, the influence of Uranus can enhance our sense of rebellion in ways which can make us restless and impatient. During this period, it is important to be thoughtful when making changes in life but to avoid stagnation. This time is best spent connecting with those of like mind who wish to bring about positive change within the world and analyzing your own place in it all. Keeping the banishment sigil on hand during this time may be helpful, but bear in mind that life seems to have a natural ebb and flow that is always seeking to balance itself.

If you choose to work solely with the classical planets, any correspondences I associate with Uranus energy (such as plants, minerals, or animals) may be associated instead with a blend of Mercury/Sol energy. With this in mind, the ideal conditions for utilizing Uranus energy are on a Wednesday morning or Saturday night at the Hour of Sol during a windy lightning storm when Uranus is in Aquarius. Uranus energy is dominant in plants that are rare or unusual in appearance, shock or excite the nervous system, have a purging or paralyzing effect, or are genetically engineered.

Astrological glyph for Uranus.
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Magick square for the Uranus. Commonly used for sigil magick.

Aspect: Water, Air – Gender: Feminine Dominant – Colors: Violet, Teal, Gray
Theos: Unknown – Ruler: PoseidonWeek Day: Monday/Thursday
Domicile: Pisces – Exaltation: Cancer – Detriment: Virgo – Fall: Capricorn

Energy Keys: Connection, chaos, enchantment, sleep, peacefulness, beauty, fame, romance, sensuality, inner child, inner peace, patience, self-love, creativity, influence, inspiration, awakening, empowerment, enlightenment, meditation, psychic ability, trance state, angelic realm, afterlife realm, astral realm, cosmic realm, demonic realm, dream realm, galactic realm, fae realm, space/time, spirit work.

The celestial body that we call Neptune (from Latin Neptunus), is one of the three modern planets which is associated with escapism, romanticism, and utopia. As it is a planet that has been discovered in modern times, it has no classical alchemical associations, but it may perhaps be likened to combination of the energies of Luna and Venus. In astrology, it can reveal information about our inner worlds, our distorted perceptions, and the nature of our potential spiritual awakening. The Water of Neptune carries energies which deal with utopian ideals, peace cradled by manufactured comfort, and heavy romanticism of the world around us, while the Air of Neptune carries energies which deal with vampirism, manufactured perceptual changes, and traveling across realms through the subconscious. Neptune magick is best used for crafting art of fiction or of the imagination, stirring up feelings of everyday romanticism, striving towards the ideal self and ideal life, influencing the perceptions of the self and others, opening up our perception of other worlds, achieving lucidity in dreams, and enhancing physical sensations.

When in retrograde, the influence of Neptune can heighten spiritual sensitivity but weaken discernment. During this period, it is important to keep ourselves grounded in the physical and to be honest with ourselves about how beneficial certain circumstances or endeavors may be. This time is best spent working on spirituality and keeping note of our experiences to review with a clearer mind after the retrograde passes; this is especially true of experiences had while in the realms of our dreams. Keeping the banishment sigil on hand during this time may be helpful, but bear in mind that life seems to have a natural ebb and flow that is always seeking to balance itself.

If you choose to work solely with the classical planets, any correspondences I associate with Neptune energy (such as plants, minerals, or animals) may be associated instead with a blend of Luna/Venus energy. With this in mind, the ideal conditions for utilizing Neptune energy are on a Monday morning or Thursday night at the Hour of Venus during a refreshing rainstorm when Neptune is in Pisces. Neptune energy is dominant in plants that are soft and intoxicating, grow in or near the sea, or are heavily hallucinogenic.

Astrological glyph for Neptune.
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Magick square for the Neptune. Commonly used for sigil magick.

Aspect: Earth, Fire – Gender: Neutral & Balanced – Colors: Brown, Black, White
Theos: Unknown – Ruler: HaidesWeek Day: Saturday/Tuesday
Domicile: Scorpio – Exaltation: Aquarius – Detriment: Taurus – Fall: Leo

Energy Keys: Beginnings, endings, improvement, order, rebirth, restoration, agriculture, home/hearth, family, security, abundance, business, manifestation, money, prosperity, honesty, loyalty, marriage, courage, motivation, patience, shadow self, cleansing, grounding, invisibility, awakening, enlightenment, afterlife realm, space/time.

The celestial body that we call Pluto (from Greek Plouton), is one of the three modern planets which is associated with cycles of transformation, matters of the occult, and matters of the physical incarnation. As it is a planet that has been discovered in modern times, it has no classical alchemical associations, but it may perhaps be likened to combination of the energies of Saturn and Mars. In astrology, it can reveal information about our journey of metamorphosis, our view of change, and the nature of our shadow self. The Earth of Pluto carries energies which deal with the finality of death, the realm of the afterlife, and the creation of generation wealth or debt, while the Fire of Pluto carries energies which deal with the potential of rebirth, bringing secrets to light, and radical subconscious transformation. Pluto magick is best used for connecting with past lives or other incarnations, exploring the shadow self in its entirety, uncovering or discovering secrets, making changes that will impact future generations of the family, initiating honest and radical spiritual awakening, and working through self-destructive thoughts or habits.

When in retrograde, the influence of Pluto can force us to face our fears, anxieties, and apprehensions. During this period, it is important to be more flexible than usual, face things head on, and accept things about us that we do not like. This time is best spent doing shadow work if we are feeling emotionally ready for the transformation it will bring. Keeping the banishment sigil on hand during this time may be helpful, but bear in mind that life seems to have a natural ebb and flow that is always seeking to balance itself.

If you choose to work solely with the classical planets, any correspondences I associate with Pluto energy (such as plants, minerals, or animals) may be associated instead with a blend of Saturn/Mars energy. With this in mind, the ideal conditions for utilizing Pluto energy are on a Saturday morning or Tuesday night at the Hour of Mars during an overcast day when Pluto is in Scorpio. Pluto energy is dominant in plants that have strong but hidden qualities, die off in the winter and emerge again in spring, or are highly poisonous.

Astrological glyph for Pluto.
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Magick square for the Pluto. Commonly used for sigil magick.

To calculate planetary hours, (1) find out the sunrise and sunset times for your particular location. (2) Calculate the total amount of time between sunrise and sunset in minutes by subtracting sunrise time from sunset time. (3) Divide the total time by 12 to get the length of each planetary hour in minutes. Round if necessary. (4) Assign the planetary hours according to the Chaldean order of the planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Venus, Mercury, and Luna. (5) The cycle repeats after the seventh hour. Planetary hours after sunset may be calculated the same way but continuing the pattern.

Below is a convenient chart to illustrate the planetary rulers throughout the week:

1 (Sunrise) / Ruler23456789101112
Sunday Morning ☉︎☽︎☉︎☽︎
Monday Morning ☽︎☉︎☽︎☉︎
Tuesday Morning ♂☉︎☽︎☉︎☽︎
Wednesday Morning ☿☽︎☉︎☽︎
Thursday Morning ♃☉︎☽︎☉︎
Friday Morning ♀☽︎☉︎☽︎
Saturday Morning ♄☉︎☽︎☉︎
13 (Sunset) / Ruler1415161718192021222324
Sunday Night ♃☉︎☽︎☉︎
Monday Night ♀☽︎☉︎☽︎
Tuesday Night ♄☉︎☽︎☉︎
Wednesday Night ☉︎☽︎☉︎☽︎
Thursday Night ☽︎☉︎☽︎☉︎
Friday Night ♂☉︎☽︎☉︎☽︎
Saturday Night ☿☽︎☉︎☽︎
This may be calculated much more easily with a website like this: https://planetaryhours.net/.


The planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto weren’t discovered until later, and thus, we exclude them from these calculations. For notes on how I tap into the energies of these planets, feel free to have a look at the sections above.

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