Hail, white-armed goddess, bright Selene, mild, bright-tressed queen!
-Homeric Hymn to Selene
While the Moon is a key consideration in most of my talismanic elections she is usually playing a supporting role as a translator of light. By way of the Chaldean Order she is the luminary that stands between us, the planets, and the stars. It is her we meet at the borders of the sublunary sphere as she reaches down to touch the realm of changing nature with her divinity. We feel the ebbs and flows of her cyclic nature most distinctly, and when she meets and illuminates the planets and stars upon her path their influence is heightened. Normally in talismanic elections I am looking to the Moon to act as intermediary, as according to the Picatrix, the Moon gathers and binds the planetary powers and the heavenly spirits to the lesser things of this world. However in this election I looked directly to her.
The Selene ~ Moon in Cancer Talisman Pendants were crafted over a couple of months: the face of Selene placed in the center of the entwined serpents is the talismanic element of these pendants. I sculpted her face from modelling clay and at the elected time of 5:27pm on the 16 Jan, 2022, AEST in Brisbane, I sand cast the faces of Selene in solid Sterling Silver. This election took place during Moon hour. The Moon was waxing gibbous and fast approaching her fullness as well as dignified in her domicile of Cancer and applying to conjoin the ascendant. Enclosed by the benefics, the Moon was separating from dignified Jupiter and applying to Venus, with Venus in her heliacal rising phase.