Planet: Saturn (or Mars)
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Magickal Element: Water
Folk Names: Sweet Myrrh and Elemental Fire.
Uses for Opoponax
Based on my own, personal sorcerous experiments with Opoponax, I will say it’s more scorpionic than it is saturnine. It’s not overtly martial, despite Scorpio’s ruling Planet being Mars. That might not make sense at first but it’s simply because Sweet Myrrh is quite subtle and secretive. This plant-based resin blends easily with any saturnine operation and anywhere where silence is a key factor.
These characteristics make it great for any operation where the conjurer is invoking the Planetary Power of Mars or Saturn. The intrepid witch will notice its broad spectrum of energies, how it runs the gamut from Elemental Fire to Water. The two Malefics here imply a difficult energy and yet, scorpio sugarcoats the pill, so it goes down easily.
Since Opoponax is a close cousin of Myrrh, I rank it among the “twisting” materia magica (substances used in practical magick). This means that it’s wise to combine it with a “guiding” force, a higher energy or at least several other plant Spirits, who will push it in the desired direction. Used by itself, Myrrh, Opoponax and other such materia will often “twist” into random energetic directions, frequently undesirable.
For more information in general about the practice of magick, see The Nascent Magician magick course.
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