Planetary Spirit Sigils

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In the Western Occult Tradition, each planet has traditionally possessed both a spirit and an intelligence: ethereal souls responsible for the baleful and beneficial influences (respectively) of the individual planet. 

Each planet has traditionally possessed both a spirit and an intelligence: ethereal souls (sometimes called daemons) responsible for the baleful and beneficial influences (respectively) of the individual planet. After all, even humans have souls, and the planets of the Celestial realm are far more spiritual, existing closer to God and constructed of a much more rarefied matter. It was logical to occultists that the planets also possessed their own souls.

Sigil Aesthetics

In these sigils, the terminating circles at each end of the line appear to have been added for purely aesthetic reasons. Many hold that the sigil can also be freely rotated, either for aesthetic purposes or to further disguise the meaning and method of construction of the sigil.

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Spirit of Saturn

Spirit of Saturn
Catherine Beyer

The name of Saturn's spirit, responsible for the planet's baleful influences, is Zazel.

This sigil, published by Henry Cornelius Agrippa in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy and frequently repeated in other publications, is constructed through numerology and magic squares. The name Zazel is spelled out in Hebrew, and then each Hebrew letter is associated with a number, as the Hebrew language inherently does. Each number is located on the magic square associated with Saturn, and a line is drawn to pass through each number.

Purpose of The Sigil

This sigil would be used to attract the baleful influences of Saturn, which according to Agrippa includes the hindering of buildings and plantings i.e. growth, casting a man from honors and dignities, causing discord and quarrels, and dispersing armies.

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Spirit of Jupiter

Spirit of Jupiter
Catherine Beyer

The name of Jupiter's spirit, responsible for the planet's baleful influences, is Hismael.

This sigil, published by Henry Cornelius Agrippa in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy and frequently repeated in other publications, is constructed through numerology and magic squares. The name Hismael is spelled out in Hebrew, and then each Hebrew letter is associated with a number, as the Hebrew language inherently does. Each number is located on the magic square associated with Jupiter, and a line is drawn to pass through each number.

Purpose of The Sigil

This sigil would be used to attract the baleful influences of Jupiter, of which Agrippa is curiously silent.

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Spirit of Mars

Spirit of Mars
Catherine Beyer

The name of Mars's spirit, responsible for the planet's baleful influences, is Barzabel.

This sigil, published by Henry Cornelius Agrippa in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy and frequently repeated in other publications, is constructed through numerology and magic squares. The name Barzabel is spelled out in Hebrew, and then each Hebrew letter is associated with a number, as the Hebrew language inherently does. Each number is located on the magic square associated with Mars, and a line is drawn to pass through each number.

Purpose of The Sigil

This sigil would be used to attract the baleful influences of Mars, which includes the hindering of buildings, casting down the powerful from dignitaries, honors, and riches; causing discord, strife and hatred among men and beasts, chasing away bees, pigeons. and fish; hindering mills, rendering misfortune toward hunters and fighters, causing barrenness in men, women, and animals; striking terror into enemies, and compelling enemies to submit.

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Spirit of the Sun (Sol)

Spirit of the Sun (Sol)
Catherine Beyer

The name of the Sun's spirit, responsible for the planet's baleful influences, is Sorath.

This sigil, published by Henry Cornelius Agrippa in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy and frequently repeated in other publications, is constructed through numerology and magic squares. The name Sorath is spelled out in Hebrew, and then each Hebrew letter is associated with a number, as the Hebrew language inherently does. Each number is located on the magic square associated with the Sun, and a line is drawn to pass through each number.

Purpose of The Sigil

This sigil would be used to attract the baleful influences of the Sun, which includes causing a man to be a tyrant, proud, ambitious, unsatisfiable, and to have an ill ending.

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Spirit of Venus

Spirit of Venus
Catherine Beyer

The name of Venus's spirit, responsible for the planet's baleful influences, is Kedemel.

This sigil, published by Henry Cornelius Agrippa in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy and frequently repeated in other publications, is constructed through numerology and magic squares. The name Kedemel is spelled out in Hebrew, and then each Hebrew letter is associated with a number, as the Hebrew language inherently does. Each number is located on the magic square associated with Venus, and a line is drawn to pass through each number.

Purpose of The Sigil

This sigil would be used to attract the baleful influences of Venus, which includes encouraging strife, driving away a woman's love, blocking conception, encouraging barrenness, blocking generation, bringing bad luck, destroying joy, and encouraging melancholy.

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Spirit of Mercury

The name of Mercury's spirit, responsible for the planet's baleful influences, is Taphthartharath.

This sigil, published by Henry Cornelius Agrippa in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy and frequently repeated in other publications, is constructed through numerology and magic squares. The name Taphthartharath is spelled out in Hebrew, and then each Hebrew letter is associated with a number, as the Hebrew language inherently does. Each number is located on the magic square associated with Mercury, and a line is drawn to pass through each number.

Purpose of The Sigil

This sigil would be used to attract the baleful influences of Mercury, which includes rendering the bearer ungrateful and unfortunate in activities, encouraging poverty, driving away gains, and inhibiting memory, understanding, and divination.

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Spirit of the Moon (Luna)

Spirit of the Moon (Luna)
Catherine Beyer

The name of the Moon's spirit, responsible for the planet's baleful influences, is Hasmodai. The name of the spirit of the spirits of the Moon is Schedbarschemoth, ​which has its own distinct sigil.

This sigil, published by Henry Cornelius Agrippa in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy and frequently repeated in other publications, is constructed through numerology and magic squares. The name Hasmodai is spelled out in Hebrew, and then each Hebrew letter is associated with a number, as the Hebrew language inherently does. Each number is located on the magic square associated with the Moon, and a line is drawn to pass through each number.

Purpose of The Sigil

This sigil would be used to attract the baleful influences of the Moon, which includes rendering a location unfortunate and causing people to flee from it, hindering physicians, orators and all men whatsoever in their office.

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Spirit of Spirits of the Moon (Luna)

Spirit of Spirits of the Moon (Luna)
Catherine Beyer

The name of the Moon's spirit of the spirits is Schedbarschemoth. The name of the spirit of the Moon is Hasmodai, ​which has its own distinct sigil (see above).

This sigil, published by Henry Cornelius Agrippa in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy and frequently repeated in other publications, is constructed through numerology and magic squares. The name Schedbarschemoth is spelled out in Hebrew, and then each Hebrew letter is associated with a number, as the Hebrew language inherently does. Each number is located on the magic square associated with the Moon, and a line is drawn to pass through each number.

Purpose of The Sigil

Just as with the previous sigil, this would be used to attract the baleful influences of the Moon which includes rendering a location unfortunate and causing people to flee from it, hindering physicians, orators and all men whatsoever in their office.