piece of god

Maybe the desire to make something beautiful is the piece of God that is inside each of us.
~ Mary Oliver in Blue Horses

What are talismans?

Astrological Talismans are powerful transmitters of planetary energy. A Venus Talisman radiates and attracts venusian qualities.  Faithfully committing to a practice with Venus cultivates love, beauty and inner peace.


Venus talisman front and back


Heav’nly, illustrious, laughter-loving queen,
Sea-born, night-loving, of an awful mien;
Crafty, from whom necessity first came,
Producing, nightly, all-connecting dame:
Tis thine the world with harmony to join,
For all things spring from thee, O pow’r divine.

From the Orphic Hymn to Venus

Photo by John Rodenn Castillo on Unsplash


The image

Images play an important role in how talismans work. It is said that the effects of the magic are taken in through the eyes via the image and into the soul. 

The image of Venus I am using comes from Three Books of Occult Philosophy written by Henry Cornelius Agrippa:  

From the operations of Venus they made an Image, which was available for favor, and benevolence, at the very hour it ascending into Pisces, the form of which was the Image of a woman having the head of a bird, and feet of an Eagle, hold∣ing a dart in her hand.  ~Book 2 Chapter 42. Of the Images of Venus

I’ve added a traditional Ukrainian vinok symbolizing purity. The roses symbolize love. You can read more about the Ukrainian inspiration here

The bottom of her dress feature the two fish of Pisces. Inspired by Austin Coppock’s image of a labyrinth for the first decan of Pisces, I included a labyrinth on the top of her dress.  

The back of the image carries the seals of Venus, her Intelligence Hagiel and spirit Kedemel.  

A chalcedony stone sits in between the sigils on the back. Chalcedony is known for stimulating creativity, promoting benevolence and empathy, increasing self worth and confidence and attracting love

Since copper corresponds to Venus, the talisman is made from a bronze alloy which includes copper. 

Venus suffumigation


Authentic magical talismans are never mass produced. In order for a magical talisman to bring the wearer results, it must be made within a narrow time frame and under specific conditions. The election window for this Venus talisman was on Venus’s day and on Venus’s hour between 4:59am—5:27am on April 9, 2022 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  The talismans were created during a ritualized magical procedure during which the metal took the form of the image and the newly made talismans passed through a venusian suffumigation—all during the election window.
During the election, I was co-present with the metalsmith in his workshop.  As the invocation and rituals were performed, he was pouring the metal and then removing the talismans from the flasks. It’s like a magical birthing room.  
Since the election occurs during a window of time, what chart should be used for the election itself? I’ve chosen the suffumigation of the talismans. This is when the talismans pass through the smoke, connecting the earthly plane to the celestial plane. My reasoning comes from an interview with Demetra George (Ctrl-F ceremony) on The Astrology Podcast where she discusses electional charts for marriage, another event that occurs during a window of time. In the interview, she offers the election time not when the ceremony begins, but when the officiant pronounces the couple husband and wife or husband and husband or wife and wife. This is when they assume the financial responsibilities for one another. In like manner, rather than present the electional chart as the beginning of the ritual when the magical space opens and the spirits are invoked, this chart reflects when the talismans pass through the incense smoke, imbuing them with life. 

    In this election using Whole Sign Houses, we have the Venus in a night chart in her exaltation in Pisces.
    She’s strongly placed conjunct the Ascendant. This highlights personal allure, romantic attraction, artistry, benevolence and inner peace.

    Venus is conjunct the powerful and fortunate Fixed Star Fomalhaut highlighting creativity and spirituality.

  • MOON
    The waxing moon trines Jupiter in Pisces, also in the first house, which emphasizes good fortune and optimism. The fifth house Moon in its domicile of Cancer is well placed for creative endeavors as well as romance and pleasure.

  • 1ST & 2ND HOUSES
    The main focus of the chart is the 1st House of Self, with Venus placed on the Ascendant and with the chart ruler, Jupiter, also located in the first. A second emphasis is the 2nd House of finances and resources as the Sun exalted in Aries and Mercury are both located here.


A Venus talisman is valued at $285 USD. 

The talisman is accompanied by a 14 page digital booklet instructing you on how to consecrate and work with your talisman. I will email you the PDF once you’ve purchased a talisman. 


  • Talismans are shipped from San Diego, California (USA) priority mail and insured.
  • A confirmation signature is required upon delivery. 
  • Shipping costs, including insurance, VAT and/or customs are not included in the price.  
  • Insured shipping within the US ranges between $8-$14. International shipping ranges from $30-$60.


  • Allyship students receive a 25% discount. Please email me for the coupon.
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Two sided Venus in Pisces Talisman
Two sided Venus Talisman - front
Two sided Venus in Pisces Talisman
Back with chalcedony


Once the talisman is mailed to you, it is yours to keep. You cannot return it for a refund.