Also known as Sweet Myrrh, related to Saturn, Mars, Elemental Water and Elemental Fire.
From my personal, sorcerous experiments with Opoponax, I will categorize it as having more of the energy of the sign Scorpio than that of Scorpio’s ruling Planet, Mars.
This plant-based resin blends well with any saturnine operation and with works where silence is a key factor.
These characteristics make Opoponax a great choice for any operation where the conjurer is invoking the Planetary Power of Mars or Saturn.
The intrepid witch will notice that it’s a broad spectrum of energies here, covering the gamut from Elemental Fire to Elemental Water.
The two Malefic Planets are of presidence here, implying a difficult energy. Yet the scorpionic presence sugarcoats the pill, making the poison go down more 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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