By S. Connolly (edited and posted by Frank Domovoi)
A lot of people ask if astrology and Demonolatry have anything to do with one another. Just like most Western Magical Traditions, there is definitely room for astrology in Demonolatry. You can learn more about foundational correspondences by checking out the textbook we use for pre-initiate training for such things.
Where astrology is used:
- When discovering one’s elemental makeup.
- When looking at where the Goetic spirits fall on the decans of the Zodiac.
- When planning magical work.
Tropical or Sidereal
This seems to be a matter of personal preference. I am an old school astrologer who prefers the Tropical Zodiac because I find it more accurate. Sidereal Astrology labels me a Gemini and adjusts my Moon sign and it doesn’t fit me at all. It’s like looking at someone I don’t know. Whereas where I fall on the tropical zodiac fits me to a T and it’s like looking in a mirror when I interpret my Sun and Moon signs.
What if I don’t know my exact time of birth?
That’s when astrologers use this thing called Rectification, where they plug your birthdate and place, and if we have a general time, into a calculator and it will attempt to divine an approximate time of birth. This is not always accurate and can be tricky. Even trickier for people who don’t know their exact date of birth either. Some people find this sketchy. Where it matters is usually not the Sun sign, or any of the slow-moving planets. Where it matters is the faster moving planets and which houses everything falls into. And that’s a big thing in anyone’s chart.
What is a Natal Chart:
A natal chart, using the time, location, and date of your birth indicates where all the planets were when you were born. The natal chart is often a picture of someone’s inborn skills, inclinations, and personality. When I do a magical natal chart reading, that’s what I’m looking for. Markers that indicate specialty areas of magic a person was born with a talent for. That does not mean you can’t excel in other areas or develop the skills to learn magic in other areas. Instead, it’s basically a report that suggests where your strengths are, whether your a natural magician, and may indicate other talents like attraction magic, necromancy and spirit communication skills (mediumship), and psychic divination abilities. Yes, they’re often indicated in the birth chart.
What is a transit?
A transit is the passage of a planet or celestial body relative to the location of another celestial body or sector in an astrological chart. Astrological transits involve interpreting the ongoing movement of the planets as they transit the horoscope, most often for an individual’s birth or Natal Chart.
What is a transit report?
A transit report is a report of all the important dates (for challenges or opportunities) coming up in the coming year for you. I can do these with or without Daemonic influences to help you through each transit.
What is a full transit report?
While a standard transit report only covers the movement of slower moving planetary influences, a full transit report covers all the faster moving planets as well – and can therefore be 200+ pages long.
You can order natal charts, magical natal charts where your natal chart is read for magical markers, transit reports with and without Demons and full natal charts HERE.
What if I think Astrology is bunk?
Not everyone finds that astrology resonates with them. If it’s not for you, it’s not for you and that’s okay. However, most of the magical traditions hold it as part of their traditions and part of their basic foundational correspondences.
Can you recommend a good book on the subject?
I’ve found The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need a great reference for those just delving into astrology for the first time. It will give you the basics in an easy to understand manner.
What are your recommended books about astrology? Do you think astrology is bunk or that it’s accurate? Are you a sidereal or tropical zodiac proponent and why? Share your thoughts in the comments.