The Saturn Talisman Collection

The Saturn Talisman Collection

The Saturn talisman collection consists of 4 rings, 3 pendants and 5 relief prints. The talismanic jewels were hand carved from jewellers wax and cast in sterling silver. They were oxidised in liver-of-sulphur and each set during the election window with onyx / black spinel gemstones, which before setting I carved into the underside with the character and image of Saturn found in the Picatrix. Cypress harvested on the Saturn Cazimi 2022 was encapsulated under each stone.
The talismanic relief prints are created from an original artwork I made to specifically to be talismanic. Hand carved and printed during a series of election windows, these talismans are limited release with their being only 8 in existence. A suffumigation of Cypress and frankincense was used. Picatrix prayers and Orphic Hymns were performed during consecration.

The talismans were made to different elections which is discussed further in the individual listings 


I am releasing these Saturn talismans to coincide with Saturn stepping out of his airy domicile of Aquarius and into the oceanic depths of Pisces. Now that Saturn has left Aquarius we won’t see another Saturn talismanic opportunity for another 16 years. This offering is intended to help steer and solidify your relationship with Saturn as he moves through the signs. It is no secret that many people feel trepidation when it comes to Saturn, which is understandable considering the hard lessons he brings. However this perception can be reframed when we experience Saturnian trials as initiations that lead us into maturity and wisdom. And while it is true that no-one escapes the steel gaze of father time, we CAN learn to integrate helpful Saturnian qualities so that we experience the transits with greater ease and humility. 

These talismans are intended to enhance your relationship with Saturn. Saturn in his domicile (where he is in his strength) can teach us many valuable lessons, such as the importance of preparation; building strong foundations, of patience, discipline and determination and discernment as well as structures and boundaries. These are solemn qualities and a far cry from the heady excitement of talismans crafted for the benefics, yet these qualities are essential to anyone who seeks to realise their dreams, goals, and desires. For it is with Saturn that we step into our authority, and become the authors of our lives. 

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Following is the piece I wrote and released with the first Saturn offering I made, in this essay I explore these ideas in greater depth ~

The Gift of Saturn

And when we fell together
All our flesh was like a veil
That I had to draw aside to see
The serpent eat its tail
-Leonard Cohen, Last Year’s Man

Foundations, structures, solidity, and incarnation; the physical realm of hard, material reality; commitment, responsibility, hard work; the guardian of the threshold; maturity and wisdom: Saturn’s many diamond-hard facets are expressed in the life of every individual, in challenges faced and overcome, in obstacles that defeat us but which we try, yet again, to master. Saturn structures the rites of passage and initiations of life: at the precise time of birth Saturn fixes the natal chart and it stands at the threshold of death. [1] 

From birth to death we are within Saturn’s realm of time and matter and with Saturn being commonly known as the greater malefic planet, many are led to think primarily of his negative influences. Personally, I try to not view the planets through a dualistic lens of good and bad, but rather see all planets as having both balanced and unbalanced expressions that can impact us positively and negatively. To paraphrase Robert Hand, given the wrong conditions each planet can be malefic, and in the right conditions each planet can also be benefic. [2] 

Ensouling these talismans with Saturn in a favorable position ensures that Saturn will look upon the wearer with good fortune in matters they have dominion over. This is explicitly expressed in the Picatrix;  You should see that the planet [Saturn] is in good condition and quality, and remote from infortunes, because when he is like this, he is like a man of good will and a lively heart and a great and ample mind, and if another person seeks something from him, he cannot find it in himself to deny the petitioner. [3] According to the Picatrix, Saturn has dominion over the following: farmers, streams, those who work in the earth, controversies, great and long journeys, great and enduring enmities, bringing evils, battles and all things unwanted, and the power to make and work. True speech, hope, blackness, age, buildings, fear, great thoughts, cares, angers, betrayals, sorrows, anguish, death, inheritances, orphans, old places, appraisals, proper elocution, secret sciences, secret meanings, and profound knowledge. [4] 

On a metaphysical level Saturn rules over esoteric knowledge and transformation. As the first wandering star of the Chaldean's order and the furthest visible, Saturn stands at the threshold of all that is bound to time and cycles; our intermediary for that which is fixed and lies beyond the realm of cycles and duality. It is Saturn who brings the nature of duality to our attention and it is deep within Saturn’s ancient symbols, archetypes, images, and mythologies we find themes of redemption and wisdom in which Saturn’s restrictive qualities provide a catalyst for growth and a crystallization of purpose. In his essay On Sennex Consciousness, James Hillman details how within the binary system of Christianity, the Saturnian archetype is present in both the creator god and the devil. What the Greek’s called Kronos, and the Romans Saturn, our western tradition has worshiped as Our Father Who Art in Heaven. [5] As the all-father Saturn represents the sennex consciousness;  the archetype of the wise-old-man. Within his domain is structure, ideals, order, control and hierarchy. At his extreme he is the devouring father and when this face emerges the scales must be balanced - queue the devil as the antithesis of ordered tyranny. Just as Saturn is exalted in Libra so does the balance of opposites belong to Saturn… [As] we shall never encounter the good wise old man without recognizing him as an ogre at the same time, nor come upon one destructive trait that cannot be saved into virtue by turning it upside down. [6]

We enter the world of Saturian restriction and boundary from the moment of birth as we are thrust out of the womb into a cognizance of bodily separation. In her essay Re-visioning Saturn Garfield-Kabbara locates the Saturnian archetype in the static feminine, which relates to the mother’s womb, gestation in the dark, and cyclical rhythms of nature seen in the seasons and impersonal acts of destruction and creation. [7] Like all things Saturnian, the birthing process is painful for both mother and child, the first boundary we face on birth is inhabiting a body separate from the mother. The very act of being alive in the body Saturnian, without the body we would be boundless, free-floating through space and time and unable to impact upon the world. This initial manifestation of Saturnian boundary and limitation as embodiment is a gift, yet at the hands of man, Saturn’s gifts are so often turned into curses.

An ideology popularised through Christianity is the curse of the flesh, in which the gift of embodiment becomes our earthly prison that we must endure until we are set free to float in heaven. This ideology has pervaded into this technocratic age, in which there is a longing to shrug off our bodies for virtual avatars and exist in the digital. Yet as Grey & Dimech stipulate in their book The Brazen Vessel, it is not the body but rather the internet, and the vaunted internet of things... [that is the] prison being built around us. [8] For which they offer a solution; a way back to the body via Saturn’s other face; the devil.

The devil is the shadow; the inversion of the all-father, wild, embodied and of the earth. In the book Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil, Greene identifies various myths and motifs which are connected to the symbol of Saturn, from Pan through to Satan and Lucifer, from the serpent in the garden to the hermit of the tarot deck. [9] It is within these devil archetypes that we can find our way back to the body, to nature, and into embodied practices. Yet ultimately if we don’t create a balance with sennex consciousness then we run the risk of carnal excess in the pursuit of pleasure and these excesses in themselves can become another kind of Saturnian prison. If we examine Saturn’s malefic qualities of: restriction, isolation and melancholy within a contemporary cultural context, we see experiential states that are rejected in lieu of the opposite: boundless freedom, connectivity and happiness. There is a societal coercion away from the former and into the later, as we are encouraged to maintain connectivity through social media, melancholic states are pathologized, and  happiness is marketed. This pursuit of pleasure through the rejection of the shadow reduces pleasure to a simulacrum, which can only ever bring momentary satisfaction before propelling us into a continual state of yearning.If we can learn to integrate the mythology, which places the godhead and the devil as an inversion of each other, as two sides to one coin, perhaps we can learn to overcome the attachment to duality that pervades within our psyches. Just as the serpent offers Eve knowledge, Saturn invites us to part the curtains and to peer behind the veil; where we can more clearly see the theatre and Saturn playing both parts, the hero and the villain.

In the ancient Jyotish myth, The Greatness of Saturn, King Vikrama endures seven and a half years of misery and torment at the hands of Saturn. Initially in a state of terror he fights against his fate, but with time he learns acceptance. When the once king - now lame and destitute ox herder comes to the realization there are still things in life to be grateful for, he starts to sing to pass the time. In this act of bringing beauty into the world despite his pain his fate begins to change. “He sang his heart out until, all of a sudden, the potency of the melody combined with the force of his singing to cause all the lamps in the city to spontaneously ignite.” [10] The beauty of his song attracted the attention of the princess who thought him a celestial musician and invited him to sing for her in her palace, where he spent the remainder of the seven and a half years in comfort. At the end of the seven and a half year period Saturn returns to Vikrama and asks the lame king what he desires. Vikrama in turn asks that no one else experience the suffering that he endured. Saturn’s reply provides a great insight into his nature;“I am very pleased with this sort of benevolent attitude. I am in truth so pleased that I give you this boon: You could have asked for your hands and feet to be returned to you, but you feel the pain of others in your heart, and, renouncing your own selfishness, you asked for a boon for everyone else. You are verily a remover of others’ troubles, for you want to save all beings from suffering. I am very pleased with this sort of benevolent attitude. I am in truth so pleased that I give you this boon: May your hands and feet be again as they were before, and may you regain your previous luster!” [11] The Greatness of Saturn teaches us that hardship is the catalyst for growth; the lessons are hard so that we can learn to access our full creative potential and self actualise. At first Vikrama fights against his fate, but when he comes to accept it he is able to create space between himself and his suffering. He experiences a transformation within the psyche and finds a sense of peace. Just as Saturn continues to transit, life will present us with hardship. When we are able to accept this sobering fact, choices open up for us. In identifying Saturn within the archetypes of god and devil we are given the opportunity to move beyond duality. Once we recognize duality as two sides of the same coin we can endeavour to restore balance rather than reject one side in favour of the other. And while the greater, external world can often feel so out of our control, we do have control over how we choose to act within it. If we were to cultivate balance within ourselves, to tend to our inner worlds like gardens, we can fill them with beauty just as Vikrama learns to transform suffering into beauty through the creative act of song. In doing this we become less reactive and more resilient. We develop a Saturnian detachment that calms our emotional waters so that we can loosen our attachment to outcomes and become more present in the moment.

This is the true gift of Saturn.


1.Tarnas, B. & Maxwell, G. (2016). Saturn and the Theoretical Foundations of an Emerging Discipline. Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology, Issue 5. Kindle Edition, loc. 168

2. Hand, Robert - Jupiter as a Malefic. (2020, December 14). [Video]. NORWAC.

3 & 4. Warnock, C. & Greer, J. M. (2012). Picatrix Liber Atratus: Books 3 and 4 (Complete Picatrix Liber Atratus Edition Book 2). Renaissance Astrology, p 54, p. 44.5 & 6. Hillman, J. (2016). On Senex Consciousness. Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology, 5, loc 241, loc. 285.

5. Garfield-Kabbara, J. (2016). Re-Visioning Saturn. Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology, Issue 5, p. 33.

6 & 9. Greene, L. & Hand, R. (2011). Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil (Reprint ed.). Weiser Books, p. 35, p. 10.

8. Grey, P. & Dimech, A. (2019). The Brazen Vessel. Scarlet Imprint | Bibliothèque Rouge, loc. 1766

10 & 11. Svoboda, R. (1997). The Greatness of Saturn: A Therapeutic Myth (2nd Revised ed.). Lotus Press, p. 81. 11. Warnock, C. & Greer, J. M. (2012). Picatrix Liber Atratus: Books 3 and 4 (Complete Picatrix Liber Atratus Edition Book 2). Renaissance Astrology, pp. 54-55.


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