The Apprentice

Module 9: Working with Planetary Powers

Planetary powers are a major aspect of every type of magic, yet they are often ignored with the statement ‘I’m not interested in astrology.’ Working with planetary powers is not astrology, though a rudimentary understanding of astrology is necessary as it can show us the actions and influences the planetary powers exert on any given situation.

 In this module, the magician learns the first few steps of working with planetary powers by learning how to approach and connect with the planetary spirits. From that connection, the magician learns how to introduce the magical tools to the planetary spirits, and how to work in ritual and vision with these very important powers.


Course Study Information

Read before you start the course

 1) Pace yourself. Some modules can be done together, some cannot. You will quickly realise which ones are weekly exercises that are ongoing, and which ones you need to focus on exclusively. Work out a rota of study/experimentation that works for you. There is no clock ticking, and it is not a race.

2) Keep paper and online notes. This is very important. Get an exercise book for each module. Clearly mark which lesson the notes refer to and when you finish that module, put the notebook away. It is important that you work on paper as well as computer. Do your essays and written tasks on computer and store them on a USB stick so they are safe.

If you wish to be mentored through the Initiate and Adept training, these online and paper written notes will be a part of your application. Without them, you cannot be mentored

3) Learn to be flexible and adaptable. If you come across something in the course you are not sure how to do or do not fully understand, take a step back and think about it. It is important to learn how to adapt, experiment and move forward without having every step re explained many times over – if you get stuck, work it out for yourself!

4) Do not skim through the lessons. You simply will not learn and you will not properly develop. Slow down, take your time.


The Apprentice - Module 9

 
 
Remember, twenty minutes a day of practice is far better than one or more hours once or twice a week. Little and often is the key.
— Josephine McCarthy