Happy Thor’s Day!
Sky father gods aren’t completely analogous, of course, but today is a day dedicated to many of them. In particular, several European languages use words like Jeudi, Joven and Giovedi to honor Jove, a.k.a. Jupiter.
Frankly, until a few weeks ago, I could not have cared less. Jupiter is, IMO, not a very interesting god.
I guess he’s a decent king (as kings go), but besides being boring he seems to spend most of his free time waiting around for humans to rape, which isn’t a particularly endearing quality to say the least.
So, I was really getting into this book Financial Sorcery, which has some very interesting points about money magic, until I realize how deeply invested the author is in Jupiter as the key to money magic.
Jupiter spells. Jupiter sigils. Putting on a suit and toasting to Jupiter, who probably has extremely boring and expensive taste in liquor.
I was suddenly so deeply disinterested that some sort of internal alarm went off. This isn’t a human being that we’re talking about, after all. What about this mythos was so deeply disturbing to me that I didn’t even want to think about it?
And then it hit me – Jupiter is a quintessential patriarch. Could that be it?
I flashed back to a bit of great advice I was given a while ago, that money problems (which I’ll admit to an abundance of) are often magically linked to daddy issues.
I wrote that off at the time because my dad is cool, but wow, do I ever have some serious issues with the cultural concept of dads.
So do a whole lot of my friends. While more personal issues aren’t rare, the major implications are cultural. So many of us are angry about male privilege, hierarchy and even the history of father gods, for plenty of awesome reasons.
Also, so many of us are broke and disenfranchised all the time. Hmm.
I’m not saying that we’re wrong about any of this stuff. Honestly, I’m still not sure what to think about it. I just get the feeling that we probably ought to think about it – a lot.
Anyway, I still didn’t feel much like getting involved with Jupiter myself, until someone mentioned astrology.
Astrologically, Jupiter energy is just the energy of expansion. Expansion can be handled well or horribly, with or without balance, but it’s definitely part of life.
The possibility that we may – out of fear and a history of awful examples – be resisting expansion really hit me hard. Do you think there could be something to it?
I do. And so, I made this Jupiter sigil on a Thor’s Day, with the intention of harnessing this thunder and lightning in the most divine and powerful way.
Feel free to use and share the sigil with your own loving intentions. Let’s see if we can evoke the really magical dad we might all need.
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