02 – Six of Wands: Higher Powers

Divinatory meanings of the 6 of Wands

Victory

Magical Image of the Six of Wands

In the second face of Leo  ascends an image with hands lifted up, and a man on whose head is a Crown; he has the appearance of an angry man, and one that threatens, having in his right hand a Sword drawn out of the scabbard, & in his left a buckler; it hath signification upon hidden contentions, and unknown victories, & upon base men, and upon the occasions of quarrels and battles.

A man with hands lifted up, and a crowned man. Hands raised can be for supplication or for surrender to a higher power, while a crowned man has dignity and power.

It is easy to see why Mathers chose Victory as the title.

Astrological Attributions of the 6 of Wands

The second or Succedent decan of Leo is ruled by Jupiter from August 3rd-12th

72 Names

SYTh 470

OLM 140

Goetic Spirits of the Six of Wands

Vassago

The Third spirit is a mighty prince, being of ye same Nature as Agares, he is called Vassago, This spirit is of a good nature, & his office is to declare things past and to come; and to discover all things hidden or lost &c: he governeth 26 Legions of spirits. This is his seal.

Gamigin

The 4th spirit is called Gamigin, a great Marquise, he appereth in ye forme of a litle horse or asse and then into humane shape he putteth himself at ye request of ye Master and speaketh wth a horse voice; he teaches all Liberall siences, and giveth and account of ye dead soules of them that dye in sin. & he ruleth over 30 Legions of Inferiors &c. This is his seal, wch is to be worne by the Magician when he Invocateth.

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