Talisman magick is closely connected to with the magick of symbols and is a very personal form of magick. A Talisman is an object which carries the power or force that it intended to represent. Talismans are imbued with the particular energy that is represents with ritual inscription, consecration, and empowerment. Most Talismans are round as circles are said to hold energy, and they can be made of anything that can be drawn upon, including metal, wax, cardboard, or even paper.
On the front of the Talisman is a symbol of your need or goal, such as a Rune, Astrological Sign, Number, or a self-created Sigil. The reverse indicated who the Talisman is for, again, this is typically done with the language of symbols. You can write your magickal name in Runes, inscribe your Natal Chart, or arrange specific information about yourself in a manner pleasing to the eye.
Alternately, you can design a personal symbol which is intended to represent yourself. In addition, and this is my favored form of signing the Talisman, you can use the method of Crossing and Covering, in the manner of writing your petitions. After the name paper has been signed, you can write a keyword or phrase around the names in a perfect circle. For example:
Talismans are made in sacred space during the Full Moon on the day and in the hour of the planetary influence associated with your goal. As in our previous example, the Talisman should be made on a Thursday, during the Full Moon, in the hour of Jupiter. However, it is suggested that you design your Sigil and personal signage on a separate piece of paper beforehand.
At the appointed hour, gather your materials and create sacred space. Inscribe your sigil on the front of the Talisman while focusing on your goal, visualizing it as if it has already come to pass. Next, inscribe your signage on its reverse, again visualizing your goal.
When you are done, ‘smoke’ the Talisman in incense as you recite a spell calling on the force with which you intend to charge the Talisman. As in the example above you may say something like:
On this your day & in your hour,
I humbly call upon your power;
that it may my talisman bless,
& crown my works with success!”
There have been many methods devised on how to create your own sigils in magick, which will be briefly reviewed here:
Write out a statement of your intent, being specific as possible but also brief. For example: “I will be a successful doctor.” Now look at the letters of the alphabet, and remove all the letters which repeat themselves. Take the remaining letters and rearrange them, moving pieces of one letter into another, finding one letter in the shape of another, etc… Play with them until they don’t resemble anything remotely associated with your intent.
Using those Runes which correspond to your goal, create a Bind Rune and use it as a symbol in the making of your Talisman.
A third choice, involves using symbols which have been created and used by others, such as The Seals of Solomon.
Finally, render each letter in a keyword to its numerical equilvalent and sigilize it on a magick square, or Kamea, which corresponds to your goal. The Kameas and their correspondences are as follows.
Kameas, or magick squares, represent planetary energies in a mathematical format. To make a sigil, or magickal symbol, using a Kamea you must first determine a keyword that best describes your goal. For example, if your intent was to be a successful physician, you might choose the word ‘doctor’ to represent yourself as being successful in your chosen vocation. Using the Western system of Numerology, render the keyword to its numeric equivalent:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
D O C T O R
4 6 3 2 6 9
Now add up all the numbers that correspond to the letters making up the word,
4 +6+ 3+ 2+ 6 +9= 30= 3
Now choose a square which corresponds to your goal. As in the example above, Jupiter rules success in one’s chosen profession. Draw a circle around the first number in the given sequence signifying the start of the sigil, then draw a straight line to the next number in the sequence drawing a parallel line across the last one signifying the end of the sigil. In the case of a number appearing twice in a sequence, this is symbolized by two triangles joined at the upper-most point. Finally, draw a square around the number which corresponds to the sum of the digits.
This will result in a sigil of the keyword. This sigil can then be used to create a talisman, or it can be drawn on a candle to represent one’s goal, written on a piece of paper and tucked into your pocket, or a mojo bag.
Another example of using this method entails creating sigils of the names of individuals. For example, to create a sigil for the purpose of attracting a specific person, use the Kamea of Venus to create a sigil of their name.
The Kameas & their Correspondences
Kamea of the Sun
Correspondences: Health, vitality, ego, power, success, advancement, leadership, and growth
Kamea of the Moon
Correspondences: Clairvoyance, sleep, emotions, astral travel, imagination, women, birth, and reincarnation.
Sign: Aries, Scorpio
Correspondence: Male sexuality, strength, lust, anger, destruction, medical issues.
Kamea of Mercury
Sign: Virgo, Gemini
Correspondences: Communication, intellect, writing, contracts, information, wisdom, science, memory.
Kamea of Jupiter
Correspondence: Success, abundance, money, growth, gambling.
Kamea of Venus
Sign: Taurus, Libra
Correspondences: Love, pleasure, female sexuality, arts, music, beauty, luxury, social affairs.
Kamea of Saturn
Correspondences: Real estate, banks, debt, obstacles, binding, knowledge, time, discipline.