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Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition

No. 21, Vol. 3. Autumnal Equinox 2011

The Natal Guardian Angel(s) & Other


Astrologically-Derived Angels

by Brian Pivik
Introduction
In this paper[1] I have given a large amount of
information on the creation of angels based
solely on your natal chart. It is imperative that
you obtain accurate information regarding your
birthplace and time in order to fully utilize this
process. You are free to use whichever western-
style natal chart suits you, though Placidus and
Koch are the most common, and (in my opinion)
the most reliable. I have not attempted the
following using Vedic systems.
When speaking of creating angels, I mean one
of two things which you can interpret in your
own way:
1 finding the angel(s) associated with you,
and/or
2 creating them from your chart.
In other words, you are either finding the
angels based on your chart, or that you are
creating them. Whichever you choose for your
particular worldview is your opinion. I have my
own, but feel its important to work through this
concept on your own.
I would also like to make the point that your
HGA is separate from the Angelic Names
derived in this paper.[2] These Angels are related
directly to your birth chart, while according to
tradition, the HGA is above the influences of
the planets and the zodiac.
Deriving the Names
In Agrippas Three Books of Occult
Philosophy, he outlines the essentials needed
for creating an angelic name based on your
natal chart:
The ancient magicians did teach an art of finding
out the name of a spirit to any desired effect,
drawing it from the disposition of the heaven; as
for example, any celestial harmony being
proposed to thee for the making an image or
ring, or any other work to be done under a
certain constellation; if thou will find out the
spirit that is the ruler of that work; the figure of
the heaven being erected, cast forth letters in
their number and order from the degree of the
out the name of a spirit to any desired effect,
drawing it from the disposition of the heaven; as
for example, any celestial harmony being
proposed to thee for the making an image or
ring, or any other work to be done under a
certain constellation; if thou will find out the
spirit that is the ruler of that work; the figure of
the heaven being erected, cast forth letters in
their number and order from the degree of the
ascendent, according to the succession of signs
through each degree by filling the whole circle
of the heaven: then those letters which fall into
the places of the stars the aid whereof thou
wouldest use, being according to the number,
and powers of those stars, marked without into
number, and order, make the name of a good
spirit: but if thou shalt do so from the beginning
of a degree falling against the progress of the
signs, the resulting spirit shall be evil.[3]
This concept is borne out in much greater detail
in Tysons version of The Fourth Book of
Occult Philosophy, pages 118 ff.
In short, the practitioner erects a blank
astrological chart, placing the first letter of the
Hebrew alphabet (Alef) on the ascendant, and
place the rest of the letters counter-clockwise in
order in each of the remaining 30 degrees of
each house, repeating the alphabet when
necessary (after coming to Tau). The evil angels
are derived by starting from the descendant and
placing the letters clockwise.[4] As we shall see,
their derivation is different than the Good
Angels. Since the size of such a chart would take
up a huge amount of space, this is much easier
to show in tabular form, as portrayed on the next
few pages.
The creation of a variety of angelic beings is
outlined following the charts, but the first step
youll need to do is find your natal chart, and
follow along with our example.
Chart 1a[5]
Chart 1b
Chart 1c
Using the Above Charts
Part I: The ASC Method
Ive named this method "ASC" because it
utilizes the Angular, Succedent and Cadent
Houses (the process itself has very little do with
the Ascendant). One other note of import: this
method utilizes only the seven traditional
planets.
Agrippa gives some hints about what the
practitioner is to do regarding the creation of
Angelic names utilizing the above charts:
By this art some of the Hebrew and Chaldean
masters teach that the nature, and name of any
genius may be found out; as for example, the
degree of the ascendent of anyone's nativity
being known, and the other corners of the
heaven being coequated, then let that which had
the more dignities of planets in those four
corners, which the Arabians call almutez, be first
observed amongst the rest: and according to that
in the second place, that which shall be next to it
in the number of dignities, and so by order the
rest of them, which obtain any dignity in the
foresaid corners: this order being used, thou
mayest know the true place, and degree of them
in the heaven, beginning from the degree of the
ascendent through each degree according to the
order of signs to cast twentytwo of the letters of
the Hebrews; then what letters shall fall into the
places of the aforesaid stars, being marked, and
disposed according to the order found out above
in the stars, and rightly joined together
according to the rules of the Hebrew tongue,
make the name of a genius: to which, according
to the custom, some monosyllable name of
divine omnipotency, viz. El, or Iah is subjoined.
But if the casting of the letters be made from an
angle of the falling, and against the succession
of signs, and the letters which shall fall in the
nadir (that is, the opposite point) of the aforesaid
stars, be after that order as we said, joined
together, shall make the name of an evil genius.
[6]
make the name of a genius: to which, according
to the custom, some monosyllable name of
divine omnipotency, viz. El, or Iah is subjoined.
But if the casting of the letters be made from an
angle of the falling, and against the succession
of signs, and the letters which shall fall in the
nadir (that is, the opposite point) of the aforesaid
stars, be after that order as we said, joined
together, shall make the name of an evil genius.
[6]
This first section outlines the concept of taking
ones natal chart (Ive given W.B. Yeats at the
end as an example, from which I will be creating
Names of Angelic beings for this paper), moving
in order of the Angular ones (1st, 4th, 7th and
10th), outlining which of the houses contain the
most (or the best-aspected planets), then moving
to Succedent, then Cadent, finally forming a
Name from them.
First, find your Ascendant degree. This will
obviously refer to the first house in the above
chart. The degree of the Ascendant will depend
on the chart itself, and is the corresponding row.
Find the planets therein and note their relative
astrological weight. This weight depends
upon five major factors:
The Rulership of the planet(s) if the
planet(s) Rule the sign theyre in, they
receive 5 points in the Ptolemaic system.
The Exaltation of the planet(s) see the
chart below. Each planet in Exaltation
receives 4 points.
The Triplicity of the planet(s) see the
chart below. Each planet in the
corresponding Triplicity receives 3
points.
The Term of the planet(s) see the chart
below. Each planet in its Term receives 2
points.
The Face of the planet(s) see the chart
below. Each planet in its Face receives
1point.
Chart 2
[7]
Guide to the above chart:
Column one shows the signs.
Column 2 contains the Night and Day
Houses.
Column 3 shows the specific degree of
exaltation - these degrees are particularly
notable although the dignity of exaltation
is generally applied to the whole of the
sign.
The fourth column shows the planetary
rulership of the triplicities. You will see
that the pattern repeats for the fire triplicity
- Aries, Leo and Sagittarius and so on. The
D and N again stand for the Day and Night
rulers.
The fifth column shows where rulership by
term transfers. That is, Jupiter rules the
first six degree of Aries, from 000' - 559';
Venus rules from 600' - 1359 Aries.
The sixth column shows the degrees where
rulership by face transfers. That is, Mars
rules the first ten degree of Aries, from
000' - 959'; the Sun rules from 1000' -
1959 Aries.
The seventh column shows the signs where
the planets experience detriment. These are
the signs opposite the ones they rule, so
apart from the Sun and Moon, each planet
has two signs of detriment just as they
have two signs of rulership.
The eighth column shows the signs where
the planets experience fall. These are
opposite the signs of exaltation, so each
planet has only one sign of fall, just as they
have only one sign of exaltation. Although
the debility is applied throughout the sign,
the specific degrees mentioned in the list of
exaltations carry extra significance, so the
28th degree of Cancer is particularly
notable as a degree of debility for Mars,
the planets experience fall. These are
opposite the signs of exaltation, so each
planet has only one sign of fall, just as they
have only one sign of exaltation. Although
the debility is applied throughout the sign,
the specific degrees mentioned in the list of
exaltations carry extra significance, so the
28th degree of Cancer is particularly
notable as a degree of debility for Mars,
being the sign and degree of its fall.
Now, in Yeats chart, we must determine if it
was night or day when he was born. 10:40 pm is
likely evening, so we move on to our next step.
Yeats first house contains Luna in 19
Aquarius, 46. So for this planet, we consult the
chart above and find Aquarius. Moving across
the chart, we only find one symbol of Luna, and
since it rules the face of 2100 to 2959, this
planet has no essential dignities.
Next, move on to the 4th and repeat, doing the
same with all planets or planet in the 7th and
10th Houses.
In Yeats 4th, we find no planets. His 7th
contains Mars (1202 in Leo). Again referring
to our chart, we see that the term of Mars ends
at 19, so this means Mars gets 2 points. In his
10th house, there are no planets, so we end there
with our analysis of the Angular Houses.
We then begin again, with the Succedent
Houses. His 2nd House contains a South Node
(2829 in Aries)dont forget to skip the outer
planets! Again, theres no relationship here, so it
gets a point of 0. The fifth house contains Sol
2251 in Gemini. The only match is to the face
of the planet, so it gets 2 points. Next is the
8th house, with Saturn 2344 Libra. Saturn in
Libra is exalted, therefore it gets 4 points. Its
also matching the term of the planet, so 2 more
for a total of 6 points for Saturn. Next up is the
North Node, again meeting 0 points. Finally, we
come to the 11th House, containing Jupiter at
2418 Sagittarius. This is a Night Triplicity, so
3 points for it.
Finally, we come to the Cadent Houses. Yeats
3rd House has Venus 1321 Taurus and Mercury
0356 Gemini. Venus Rules the Night House,
gaining 5 points. Mercury is in its Night
Triplicity, gaining 3, plus its in Term, so
another 2 equals 5 total points (we could count it
as the Ruler of Mercury, but its in the night).
So, for all the Angular, Succedent and Cadent
houses, we have in order of points (or essential
Finally, we come to the Cadent Houses. Yeats
3rd House has Venus 1321 Taurus and Mercury
0356 Gemini. Venus Rules the Night House,
gaining 5 points. Mercury is in its Night
Triplicity, gaining 3, plus its in Term, so
another 2 equals 5 total points (we could count it
as the Ruler of Mercury, but its in the night).
So, for all the Angular, Succedent and Cadent
houses, we have in order of points (or essential
dignity), then House placement:
P
H
D Angular, o
o
eg Sig Succede i
Planet u
re n nt, n
s
e Cadent t
e
s

2
3 8
1.
Li t Succed
Satur 6
4 bra h ent
n
4

1
2. 3 Ta 3
Venu ur r Cadent 5
s 2 us d
1
0
3
3. Ge 3

Merc mi r Cadent 5
5
ury ni d
6

2
4 Sa 1
4. 1 Succed
git
Jupit t 3
1 tar ent
er
8 ius h

1
2 7
5. Le t Angul
2
Mars 0 o h ar
2

2
2
Ge 5
6. Succed
mi t 2
Sol 5 ent
ni h
1

1
9
Aq 1
7. Angul
uar s 0
Luna 4 ar
ius t
2
Ge 5
6. Succed
mi t 2
Sol 5 ent
ni h
1

1
9
Aq 1
7. Angul
uar s 0
Luna 4 ar
ius t
6

2
8. 8 2
Sout Ar n Succed
0
h 2 ies d ent
Node 9

2
9.
8 8
Nort
Li t Succed 0
h
2 bra h ent
Node
[8]
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Now, to find the Name of the Good Angel.
Starting with the Planet with the highest number
of points, Saturn and working down, we consult
the main chart on pages 3-4. First, we find the
8th house, where Saturn is, and look down to the
23 row, finding the letter Mem ( ). This is the
first letter of the name of Yeats Good Angel.
We then repeat the process for each planet in
order of the chart above, and come up with:

I.1: Finding the Vowels.


Since Hebrew contains no vowels, we must
decide upon a manner in which to add the
vowels to our new Angelic Name. There are two
methods to add these, one a traditional
Kabbalistic one from Abraham Abulafia, and the
second from Agrippas The Fourth Book of
Occult Philosophy.
The latter is a variation of the method of finding
the Part of Fortune in astrology. Begin with the
degree of the zodiac on the cusp of the 11th
house (in Yeats chart, 21, which means it is at
304). From 304, we subtract the degree
occupied by the planet standing for the first
letter of the Good Angels name (for Yeats,
Saturn is at 23 Libra, 8th house, making it 254,
therefore the difference is 50. Now, we must
again refer to yet another chart, showing the
vowels a-e-i-o-u, starting at the ascendant and
moving around the chart counterclockwise just
house (in Yeats chart, 21, which means it is at
304). From 304, we subtract the degree
occupied by the planet standing for the first
letter of the Good Angels name (for Yeats,
Saturn is at 23 Libra, 8th house, making it 254,
therefore the difference is 50. Now, we must
again refer to yet another chart, showing the
vowels a-e-i-o-u, starting at the ascendant and
moving around the chart counterclockwise just
as the Hebrew chart above.
I personally find this method quite restrictive
and laborious, especially given the fact that the
practitioner must count degrees for every letter,
subtract the amount between itself and the
previous letter.
A simpler method is to utilize Abulafias system,
shown in the chart below. Note that the vowels
contain numerical value as well, and can give
the practitioner another gematria to examine.

Chart 3
[9]
From this method, we can quickly derive the
vowels for , Yeats Good Angel into
Mezaqoaayoqonutza.
I.2: Suffixes.
In his Three Books of Occult Philosophy,
Agrippa states that one can add the suffixes Yah,
El, On, or Yod.[10] The Hebrew versions of each
Chart 3
[9]
From this method, we can quickly derive the
vowels for , Yeats Good Angel into
Mezaqoaayoqonutza.
I.2: Suffixes.
In his Three Books of Occult Philosophy,
Agrippa states that one can add the suffixes Yah,
El, On, or Yod.[10] The Hebrew versions of each
and their gematria are as follows:
Yah: (15)
El: (31)
On: (56 or 706)
Yod: (14) or (20) or (10)
He states that Jah is a name of beneficence, and
Jod the name of a deity, therefore these two
names are put only to the names of [good]
angels; but the name El, because it imports
power, and virtue, is therefore added not only to
good but bad spirits, for neither can evil spirits
either subsist, or do anything without the virtue
of El, God.[11] Agrippa does not intimate about
the use of on, but since its used for Metatron
and Sandalphon, I would wager that it is utilized
only for Good Angels.
One other consideration is the gematria of these
choices, which I have given above. When
adding one possibility to an angelic name,
research on the final gematria using a dictionary
to create the desired characteristics of the angel.
[12]
Part II: The Chaldean Method
But the Chaldeans proceed another way; for they
take not the almutez of the corners, but the
almutez of the eleventh house, and do in all
things as hath been said. Now they find out an
evil genius from the almutez of the angle of the
twelfth house, which they call an Evil Spirit,
casting from the degree of the falling against the
progress of the sign.[13]
This method is easy once weve delved into the
previous section. Donald Tyson in the Fourth
Book gives us more insight into how to create
this angel:
. . . Agrippa meant the most dignified planet in
or of the sign on the cusp of the 11th house,
called the house of the Good Daemon, which is
to be used to indicate the place of the first letter
of the name of the good genius. It is impossible
to make a spirit name from a single letter, so
other letters must be gathered from other
planets. How are the letters of the spirit
this angel:
. . . Agrippa meant the most dignified planet in
or of the sign on the cusp of the 11th house,
called the house of the Good Daemon, which is
to be used to indicate the place of the first letter
of the name of the good genius. It is impossible
to make a spirit name from a single letter, so
other letters must be gathered from other
planets. How are the letters of the spirit
derived from a single house? By finding the
other planets that have essential dignities in the
sign on the cusp of the 11th house, and ranking
those planets according to their strengths.[14]
Following the method he then outlines, we
examine all dignities associated with the sign on
the 11th house. For Yeats chart, Sagittarius lies
on the 11th. Referring to the above dignities
chart, we see that Jupiter rules Sagittarius. Since
he has Jupiter in the 11th (2418 Sagittarius),
lets again add up the points for Jupiter: 3 points
for being in the night Triplicity. Next, lets look
at other planets associated with Sagittarius. The
next planet associated would be the South Node,
in Sagittarius exaltation. The South Node had 0
points, as you recall. The Sun is a day Triplicity,
so we skip it. We then end up with a Name of 2
letters (using the same system as before to find
the letters): or an. This is enough to create
the Angelic Name Anel ( ) or Aniah ( ),
to give just two examples.
Part III: The Hyleg Method
There are also the Arabians, and many others,
and some Hebrews, who find out the name of a
genius by the places of the five hylegians, and
making projection always from the beginning of
Aries, and the letters being found out according
to the order of hylegians with the astrologers,
being reduced into a known order, and being
joined together, make the name of a good
Genius: but they draw the name of an evil
Genius from the opposite hylegian places,
projection being made from the last degree of
Pisces against the order of signs.[15]
The hylegs are a point of contention with
astrologersessentially they outline the planet
with the greatest essential dignity in five
important natal chart positions.[16] There is no
consensus in modern astrology what exactly
makes up these five points, but Ill outline two
possible methods for finding the hyleg here.
III.1: The Ptolemaic Method.
This is the Ptolemaic version, outlined in
Tysons version of the Three Books:
astrologersessentially they outline the planet
with the greatest essential dignity in five
important natal chart positions.[16] There is no
consensus in modern astrology what exactly
makes up these five points, but Ill outline two
possible methods for finding the hyleg here.
III.1: The Ptolemaic Method.
This is the Ptolemaic version, outlined in
Tysons version of the Three Books:
Among these there are to be preferred, with
reference to power of domination, first those
[degrees] which are in the Midheaven [Xth
house], then those in the orient [Ist house], then
those in the sign succedent to the mid-heaven
[Xlth house], then those in the Occident [Vllth
house], then those in the sign rising before
Midheaven [IXth house]; for the whole region
below the earth must, as is reasonable, be
disregarded when a domination of such
importance is concerned, except only those parts
which in the ascendant itself are coming into the
light.[17]
First, you must remember to always work
counter-clockwise (unless working with an evil
angel, then work clockwise to form the Name)
when identifying the planets. Find all traditional
planets in the 10th House, then 1st, 11th, 7th and
9th. In Yeats example, we find nothing in the
10th, so we skip it, the 1st has Luna in 19
Aquarius, the 11th has Jupiter in 24 Sagittarius,
the 7th has Mars in 12 Leo, and the 9th has no
planets. If your chart has several planets in one
of these houses, take them in counter-clockwise
order to define the name. We then once again
refer to the above chart to form the name, just
like we did in Part I:
is the Name of the Ptolemaic Hyleg angel
for Yeats (or Qaa). Again, we append El or
Yah, ending up with or . I would
venture to name these angels Qaayah or
Qaael.
III.2: The Arabic Method.
This method of finding the hyleg is a bit more
complex than the previous one, and involves five
points (in order of desirability):
Sun
Moon
Ascendant Degree
Part of Fortune
Syzygy ante nativatatem (the place of
either a full or new moon just previous to
the time the chart was cast).
complex than the previous one, and involves five
points (in order of desirability):
Sun
Moon
Ascendant Degree
Part of Fortune
Syzygy ante nativatatem (the place of
either a full or new moon just previous to
the time the chart was cast).
The most difficult item here to find is the syzygy.
Fortunately, modern computers can figure the
location quite easily. Another option is much
easier:
Sun
Moon
Ascendant Degree
Midheaven Degree
Part of Fortune
The rules surrounding determining the actual
hyleg, or prorogator of life (meaning it
supposedly shows the length of life) are as
follows:
If a daytime chart, the Sun rules, unless it
is horribly located then you move to the
next point (Luna in this case)
If a night chart, Luna rules, again, unless
horribly located, then if so, continue on
down the line.
Repeat.
If a day chart, start with Sol. If you have a night
chart, you start with Luna (with Sol next). You
then have 5 places.
In Yeats chart, we can create a table of the
highest to lowest dignities for the hyleg points (I
have included both the Midheaven and the
syzygy as an example):
D
H
Plan e
o
et or g Si
u
Poin r gn
s
t e
e
e

1A
9 q 1
Lu u s
na 4 ar t
6 iu
s
2
G
2 5
e

Sol m t
5 h
in
1
i

0A
As 0 q
s
2
G
2 5
e

Sol m t
5 h
in
1
i

0A
As 0 q 1
ce u s
nd 4 ar t
ant 6 iu
s
S
0
Mi a 1
4
dh gi 0

ea tt t
1
ve ar h
4
n iu

s
0
Par G
3
t of e 3

Fo m r
5
rtu in d
1
ne i

0
T
9 3
a
Syz r
ur
gy 2 d
u
3
s

From these 5 points (ignore the syzygy for this
example), we come up with the Name , or
Qoyiareq (minus the suffix).
Another method of extracting the Names is to
apply the first chart in this paper to 0000 Aries,
the beginning of a blank zodiacal wheel. There
are other methods of hyleg, which can easily be
used to create angelic names. I encourage you to
explore them and create Angels around those as
well.
Part III: Planetary and Zodiacal Methods
III.1: The Planetary Angels.
As the name of this section implies, you can
create an angel based upon the planets in your
chart. You can even use all of the planets, not
just the traditional 7 as Ive done here. You can
even create an angel based on one planet.
Example One (Angel for all your planets):

Starting with the Personal Houses: 1st, 5th


and 9th, deriving the letters from those
As the name of this section implies, you can
create an angel based upon the planets in your
chart. You can even use all of the planets, not
just the traditional 7 as Ive done here. You can
even create an angel based on one planet.
Example One (Angel for all your planets):

Starting with the Personal Houses: 1st, 5th


and 9th, deriving the letters from those
houses.
Then you move to the Houses of
Substance: 2nd, 6th and 10th.
Then, the Houses of Relationships: 3rd, 7th,
11th.
Finally, the Houses of Endings: 4th, 8th and
12th.
Once again, we refer to the above chart, using
the proper house for each planet, in the above
order. For Yeats chart, using the 7 traditional
planets, we end up with:
( or ) Qiyzaaham(-el or -
yah)
Example Two (Angel for all your planets,
method 2):
Starting with the planets from the Ascendant,
Succedent and Cadent (in that order), we can
derive yet another angelic name directly related
to the natal chart. For Yeats, we find:
( or ) Qahaiymaz(-el or -
yah)
You will note that the two examples both
contain the same letters. This is one excellent
way of checking your work to ensure accuracy.
However, these two angels, while having the
exact same lettering, are slightly different. The
first would theoretically relate more to you as a
person, while the second would relate more to
the actions you perform. A golden rule for
creating these angels is that the first letter should
be the summation of what youre enquiring
about, while the next letters flesh out the
desired enquiry.
Example Three (A planet-specific angel):
Lets say that you require a Jupiterian talisman,
and would like to link the Talisman directly to
your birth chart. This method is an invention of
my own, but is based off Agrippas method for
developing a planet-specific Angel in the Fourth
Book:
This therefore is to be known, That the names of
the intelligent presidents of everyone of the
Example Three (A planet-specific angel):
Lets say that you require a Jupiterian talisman,
and would like to link the Talisman directly to
your birth chart. This method is an invention of
my own, but is based off Agrippas method for
developing a planet-specific Angel in the Fourth
Book:
This therefore is to be known, That the names of
the intelligent presidents of everyone of the
Planets are constituted after this manner: that is
to say, by collecting together the letters out of
the figure of the world, from the rising of the
body of the planet, according to the succession
of the signs through the several degrees; and out
of the several degrees, from the aspects of the
Planet himself, the calculation being made from
the degree of the ascendant. In the like manner
are constituted the names of the princes of the
evil spirits; they are taken under all the Planets
of the presidents in a retrograde order, the
projection being made contrary to the succession
of the signs, from the beginning of the seventh
house.[18]
In short, to find the president of a planet, cast a
chart where that planet is on the ascendant, find
the strongest planet in aspect to that planet, that
is the first letter of the Name. You continue
through the chart, ignoring all negative aspects.
The letters are formed as before.
However, to create a planetary angel based on
your own chart, begin by taking the planet in
question and examine all aspects by all bodies to
it. Here, the planet in question is always the first
letter (Tyson explains that the reason the planet
in question is ignored in the above quote is
because its on the ascendant. Since the planet in
question is highly likely not on the ascendant,
we can ignore this rule). In Yeats chart, Jupiter
(to continue our example) is equal to Ayin using
the same system as before. Now, by ranking the
aspected points on the chart (including
Ascendant, Midheaven, Part of Fortune and all
major points, we can come up with the
following list (from most favorable aspect to
least, ignoring all negative aspects):
South Node (Trine)
Saturn (Sextile)
Examining our first chart as above, this gives us
the Name , Anem (minus suffix). Then
added to the talisman, this Name would enable
him to personally call upon the president of
Jupiter in his chart to further invoke the powers
desired.
III.2: The Zodiacal Angels.
South Node (Trine)
Saturn (Sextile)
Examining our first chart as above, this gives us
the Name , Anem (minus suffix). Then
added to the talisman, this Name would enable
him to personally call upon the president of
Jupiter in his chart to further invoke the powers
desired.
III.2: The Zodiacal Angels.
Again, the same derivation may be used to
create an angel based around the position of
your zodiacal signs. One can create an angel for
all 12 signs, or just for a select few.
Example One:
Using all 12 signs on the cusps, in order, we can
create from Yeats chart the following Name:
( or )
Alahutadahatimah(-el or -yah)
I find the Zodiacal angels far too long for my
personal taste, but your mileage may vary. I
must reiterate that if you utilize an equal house
system (rather than the Placidus system given
here), you will likely derive a different Name
than the one given here.
Part IV: Other Methods
There are other angelic names mentioned in
Agrippa in Chapter 27 following the quoted
ones above, including angels for physiognomy,
passions and the profession. Unfortunately,
Agrippa gives no hard and fast rules on how to
create these names. I have created two methods
below, showing how to create an angel of a
persons profession:
IV.1: The Angel of Profession Method One.
We know from astrology that the 10th house
rules ones profession, but if your chart (like
Yeats) does not have any planets in that house,
we must begin to look elsewhere. For example,
the 2nd house deals with ones material life,
including debts and gain. Again, Yeats chart
contains nothing in the 2nd house. The next
house dealing specifically with work is the 6th.
Again nothing! The 7th may have to do with
business partnerships, but in our Yeats example,
nothing particular can be gained with his single
Mars aspect.
However, if in your chart any or all of these
houses are filled, you can proceed in the manner
suggested here:
First, examine what aspect of your
professional life you are more interested in
learning about from this angel. If its how
business partnerships, but in our Yeats example,
nothing particular can be gained with his single
Mars aspect.
However, if in your chart any or all of these
houses are filled, you can proceed in the manner
suggested here:
First, examine what aspect of your
professional life you are more interested in
learning about from this angel. If its how
others see you, start with the 10th house. If
its your inner talents, start with the 2nd,
and so on.
Next, look at the other houses that are
filled that relate to your interest, and
continue for as many houses as are
necessary.
In that order, create the name from the
above charts, appending El or Yah.
III.2: The Angel of Profession Method Two.
Another method utilizes the planetary rulers of
the houses involved with work (2, 6, 10,
possibly 7). Lets utilize Yeats chart once
again. First, we decide on what order of the
Houses wed like to utilize (the following is just
a sample):
10th Profession
6th Employer
2nd Financial affairs
So, going to Yeats chart, the 10th house is ruled
by Sagittarius. The ruler of Sagittarius is Jupiter.
We find it in his chart, in the 11th in Sagittarius
(a good sign of his success). So, we fill in the
following chart to help us along:
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Again referring to the first two charts, we derive
another Name, using the positions of the Houses
in question, but using the degrees of the
planetary ruler.
o House 9
er ius
n
M Le
2nd a 7th 1 o
Aries rs House 2
Again referring to the first two charts, we derive
another Name, using the positions of the Houses
in question, but using the degrees of the
planetary ruler.
For Yeats example well outline the first letter.
We want a Name from the 10th house, but we
utilize the 24th degree, obtaining . This is
repeated for each letter, obtaining the Name
, Chasar. Again, we append El or Yah,
making Chasarel or Chasariah.
This is only one way to perform a mixed
Angelic being who is based in the Houses in
question, but also utilizes the Planetary Ruler of
that House. Again, youre only limited by your
imagination.
Deriving Further Names
Part I: The Planetary Method
In this section, I will outline how one can create
a number of greater powers to the base angel
youve derived from your work. First, remember
that the ASC Method angel, and the hyleg angel
are the two considered to be your ruling angel
(at least according to Agrippa). We can then
take one of those two Angels, find their ruling
Archangel, Principalities, Virtues, Powers,
Dominations, Thrones, Cherubim, and Seraphim
(this particular hierarchy originates from
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite). I personally
am unsure how useful anything above an
Archangel would be, but again, your mileage
may vary.
First, lets take our very first example of Yeats
ASC-derived angelic Name: or
Mezaqoaayoqonutza," minus the suffix. Lets
say Yeats decided to add the suffix El to his
ASC-derived angel, making it .
Youll recall this Name is based on the
following points, in order:
Saturn
Venus
Mercury
Jupiter
Mars
Sol
Luna
South Node
North Node
There are no rules given in Agrippa for what to
Venus
Mercury
Jupiter
Mars
Sol
Luna
South Node
North Node
There are no rules given in Agrippa for what to
do with the Node letters (or any created from the
Midheaven or Ascendant), as there is no
corresponding point given in the chart. My
opinion is that these letters remains the same.
So, starting with the first letter, Mem, we then
refer to the following chart, where we move
from right to left, finding the column of Saturn
(since that letter derived from his Saturn in the
8th house, 23 Libra). We replace the Mem with
Qof, and repeat for each letter, leaving the
suffix. We then find the Archangelic Name
Qogithaqoreaanutzael. This
archangel is immediately set over his ASC angel.
This is repeated all up the chain to the
Seraphim if required. One final note: Agrippas
version of this uses the Christian Dionysian
form of the Hierarchy. I feel that one could
adapt this to a Kabbalistic one, or even a Gnostic
one, depending on the views of the practitioner.
In any case, I have not found it necessary to
utilize anything above an Archangel for practical
work.
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Part II: The Zodiacal Method
If you wish to find the appropriate hierarchy
above the Zodiacal Name(s) youve produced,
use the following chart in the exact manner as
the Planetary chart:

Chart 5
Putting It All Together
Once youve derived an angelic Name, either
Chart 5
Putting It All Together
Once youve derived an angelic Name, either
good or evil, you can begin to work with that
Name in whatever manner you see fit. In fact,
this is an excellent starting point for creating
your own ritual work, fully personalized and
based around your natal chart and your angel.
You can further explore the concept of creating
your own angelic beings from other items in
your natal chart. Remember that even the hard
and fast rules arent really all that. Most of the
rules (except where specifically mentioned as
Agrippas) here were created by myself. You
should do the same.
All these Angels deal with you, whether you
ever notice, evoke, scry them or not. Remember
the Talmudic saying, Every blade of grass has
its angel that bends over it and whispers, 'Grow,
grow.' So much more is the life of every man
and woman.
Finally, let me mention in passing that you can
create angels and hierarchies from other charts
as well, either horary or electional charts. This
method of deriving angels greatly personalizes
the advanced practitioners toolkit.

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Index

Notes
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Index

Notes
1. This is based on a longer paper of mine, in
private circulation.
2.Tradition varies in the origin of the HGA from
ones natal chart. If one takes the HGA to be the
daimon of Iamblichus, he states that it can be
derived from said chart, while the HGA in
modern Hermetic Qabalah may be above the
stars. I lean toward the latter in this paper,
though the more tradition-oriented student may
interpret as Iamblichus and others.
3. Henry Cornelius Agrippa, The Fourth Book of
Occult Philosophy, Donald Tyson, ed. (St. Paul,
Minnesota: Llewellyn, 2009), 547.
4. Youll note I have not covered the Evil
Angels in the detail I have the Good ones. This
is not for puritanical reasons, merely for the
reason that the derivation of the Evil Angels is
just the opposite of the Good, and can be done
by the adept on his/her own. I firmly believe
(just like in the Abramelin Operation), that once
one has connected with ones Higher Self, the
process of dealing with the lower forces is
necessary and indeed prudent to make a fully
rounded adept.
5. This chart and the following are from Aaron
Leitchs Angelical Language, Volume 1 (St.
Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 2010), 219-224, though I
have converted his Enochian back into the
original Hebrew.
6. Henry Cornelius Agrippa, Three Books of
Occult Philosophy, Donald Tyson, ed. (St. Paul,
Minnesota: Llewellyn, 200), 547.
7. This chart was derived from Agrippa, The
Fourth Book, 125, with corrections made.
8. When you have two planets with equal weight
(as in the South & North Nodes here), take the
first one that appears on the chart first, starting at
the Ascendant and moving counterclockwise.
9. Aryeh Kaplan, Meditation and Kabbalah
(York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1982),
95. You will note that qibbutsand shureq both
contain the same sound, and Abulafia points this
out (ibid., 104). It is the opinion of the author
that they would then have the same numerical
value in this system
(as in the South & North Nodes here), take the
first one that appears on the chart first, starting at
the Ascendant and moving counterclockwise.
9. Aryeh Kaplan, Meditation and Kabbalah
(York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, Inc., 1982),
95. You will note that qibbutsand shureq both
contain the same sound, and Abulafia points this
out (ibid., 104). It is the opinion of the author
that they would then have the same numerical
value in this system
10. Agrippa, Three Books, 549.
11. ibid.
12. As an aside, Yeats angel , or
Mezaqoaayoqonutza is equal in gematria to
Atzilut, the highest World of the Kabbalah, as
well as Bath Qol or Daughter of the Voice
( ). See: Pivik, Brian Gematria and the
Tanakh (Lulu Publications): 350.
13. ibid, p. 547.
14. Agrippa, Fourth Book, 126.
15. Agrippa, Three Books, 547-548.
16. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyleg.
17. Agrippa, Three Books, p.548.
18. Agrippa, Fourth Book, 75.
19. This and the following chart from Agrippa,
Fourth Book, 141, 143.
20. Chart created using SolarFire Deluxe: http://
alabe.com/dlpage.htm

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