You may remember that Nyan Cat plaque I made for a friend. Well, being me and all, I decided to emblazon and charge it with a sigil for my friend’s benefit, because what good would a Nyan Cat do just lying on a shelf? (Be completely awesome and a wonderful conversation piece, obviously.) So I decided to artsy up this sigil as well and post it to the interwebs. The intonation associated with this sigil is “MUNES ILTER JEK” (moo-nehs eel-tehr jehk), if you’re so acoustically inclined.
Also, according to friends, both this and the last sigil I posted back in October look like hats. What an odd trend. I claim it looks like…okay, no, it also kinda looks like a hat. Whatever.
In other crafting news, I decided to remake my black-handled dagger based on the Key of Solomon. I was using a dinky little 6″ one that literally my hand would envelop (I’ve got big hands), so I decided to use a slightly larger dagger this time around and did it a little nicer with a dremel and more patience with the metal engraver (picture’s up in Crafts). Also, in preparation for making a talisman per Fr. Rufus Opus’ Astral Warrior handbook, I’m in the process of making a Table of the Moon, a 9×9 grid of numbers that add up to the same value in each row and column. These magic squares, also called kameas, are powerful planetary talismans in their own right, and I made one for my Saturn talisman consecration a while back. This, however, is three times the size, and of course I’m only working on it during lunar hours on Mondays. Next Monday I’ll be inlaying the kamea with silver leaf, painting over the wood in purple, and applying a few layers of finish. I pray I never have to do this shit again; if I do, I’m taking RO’s advice and just drawing the damn thing out on paper.
It’s kinda funny; I was recently chatting with Haniel, the angel of Venus, and asked him to reconsecrate my Venus altar talisman. He said nope; basically, I don’t have a need for the extra Venus power, since there’s so much Venus around me as it is. I just thought he referred to my being very Venusian astrologically (Taurus rising, Libra sun, Venus almuten, etc.), but the Unlikely Mage pointed out that, no, I’ve been making omgsomuch crap lately. Looking back, he’s right; I have been crafting an impressive amount of this stuff in the past month or two, and it’s also true that one of Venus’ powers is that of generation and creation. Although I tend to make stuff with the intent to use them (Venus in Virgo, after all), the stuff I make tends to be nice and look nice. In this sense, I suppose one of the purposes of the altar talismans I made is to help balance things out in my life; if I’m already good to go in one area, that particular talisman won’t need to do much. Alternatively, that talisman is doing its job by having me bring about its influence into manifestation. Either way, nifty.
So, how’ve you been? Read any good books lately?