Chaldean Order

The Chaldean Order is the ancient and traditional way of ordering the seven planets according to their relative speeds as seen from Earth. The order is:

  • Saturn
  • Jupiter
  • Mars
  • Sun
  • Venus
  • Mercury
  • Moon

Planetary Hours

The planetary hours uses the same order of the planets

Chaldean Order in the Tarot

The Chaldean order appears in the Sephiroth and the Minor Arcana starting with

  • 3 Saturn
  • 4 Jupiter
  • 5 Mars
  • 6 Sun
  • 7 Venus
  • 8 Mercury
  • 9 Moon

This order is preserved in the planet ruling each decanate.

The Chaldean Order in Tarot and Astrology

The Chaldean Order in Tarot and Astrology

Chaldean Order The Chaldean Order is the ancient and traditional way of ordering the seven planets according to their relative speeds as seen from Earth. The order is: SaturnJupiterMarsSunVenusMercuryMoon This is order is so ubiquitous in traditional astrology that...

What do the Olympic Spirits look like?

What do the Olympic Spirits look like?

The Arbatel does not provide descriptions or characteristics of the Olympic spirits. This is surprising, since there are usually defining characteristics of a spirit when it appears - the Goetic Spirits are a good example of this - which makes it easy for the magician...

Powers of the Olympic Spirits

Powers of the Olympic Spirits

The Olympic Spirits are mentioned in the Arbatel, which also gives us their powers and the means to work with them. The Olympic Spirits are very easy to work with - it is only ritual magicians who make it difficult! Olympic Spirits and Planetary Hours Contacting and...

Arbatel Themes

Arbatel Themes

The themes of the Arbatel are becoming clearer as I write these posts. I will elaborate on these themes in forthcoming essays, here is an overview. Themes of Four "Arbatel" is derived from the Hebrew word for four, ARBO, which relates to the Pythagorean Tetraktys, and...

Arbatel Time

Arbatel Time

Time is the secret to understanding The Arbatel, and you need to read what it says, not what you want it to say. In my first post I made the point that there are no instructions for rituals, or invocations or evocations. The reason is that the Olympic Spirits are...

Planetary Hours

Planetary Hours

The planetary hours of Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury and Moon is an ancient system of astrology and magic lost to the West in the 16th century but still in use in Asia, and is incredibly powerful, if you know how to use it. At the heart is the relative...