I conjured the angel of Jupiter, Tzadqiel, last night. He gave me a brief metaphor I thought I’d share with you all. I asked him for his advice and teaching in my life, and he seemed to nod and point up and behind me to the stars in the night sky.
You see those stars? They’re kings, just like the Sun here. They rule over their parts of the sky, their worlds. They are small and distant, however, and they are not kings here. As they travel their light to other places, they cease to become kings and become equals or even less to the places they travel. They rule only over what they rule, and no more. Just so do you rule only what you rule, and you do not rule over everything, even though you may think you do. You will one day become as a star, but even stars are outshone by the ones higher and brighter than them, especially the highest Light.
Humility is a virtue even in the greatest kings. Humility is the beginning of greatness.
Happily for my tired self, this metaphor doesn’t need much more unpacking. Leading a full work life and trying to maintain a proper magical practice can be a pain, indeed, but being a magician is all about being a king, and being a king is all about knowing what you have and how to use it. For now, imma use my bed.