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Commonly you will read that Astaroth is a male demon. But don’t get yourself all worked up on this fact. You will have your own experience with Astaroth and determine such matters for yourself. Some people will see or feel Astaroth as a male and some as a female.
Almost all of Black WItch Coven members and students experience Astaroth as a female spirit. For those of us who work with Astaroth, we see the Goddess in her female form only, and not the evil or demonic profile depicted in the grimoires.
The traditional books in demonology will see Astaroth as a male demon
Astaroth (also Ashtaroth, Astarot and Asteroth), in demonology, is the Great Duke of Hell, in the first hierarchy with Beelzebub and Lucifer; he is part of the evil trinity.
The name Astaroth was ultimately derived from that of 2nd millennium BCE Phoenician goddess Astarte, an equivalent of the Babylonian Ishtar, and the earlier Sumerian Inanna. She is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible in the forms Ashtoreth (singular) and Ashtaroth (plural, in reference to multiple statues of her). This latter form was directly transliterated in the early Greek and Latin versions of the Bible, where it was less apparent that it had been a plural feminine in Hebrew.
The pseudepigraphal work Testament of Solomon, attributed to King Solomon of Israel, but thought to date to the early centuries CE, mentions “Asteraoth” (in Greek) as an angel, who is opposed to the demon of power. (cf. 1 Kings 11:4-5).[1}
The name “Astaroth” as a male demon is first known from The Book of Abramelin, purportedly written in Hebrew ca. 1458, and recurred in most occult grimoires of the following centuries.
Pseudomonarchia Daemonum (1577) :
Astaroth is a great and a strong duke, coming forth in the shape of a foul angel, sitting upon an infernal dragon, and carrying on his right hand a viper, who also claimed to rule 40 legions, and had to be approached by the conjurer with a magical ring on account of his stinking breath.
The Lesser Key of Solomon.
According to some demonologists of the 16th century, August is the month during which this demon’s attacks against man are stronger. According to Sebastien Michaelis, he is a demon of the First Hierarchy, who seduces by means of laziness, self-doubt, and rationalized philosophies. His adversary is St. Bartholomew, who can protect against him for he has resisted Astaroth’s temptations. To others, he teaches mathematical sciences and handicrafts, can make men invisible and lead them to hidden treasures, and answers every question formulated to him. He was also said to give to mortal beings the power over serpents.
Francis Barrett (c. 1801),
“Astaroth is the prince of accusers and inquisitors.”
In Dictionnaire Infernal (1818), Astaroth is depicted as a
“nude man with feathered wings, wearing a crown, holding a serpent in one hand, and riding a beast with dragon-like wings and a serpent-like tail.
The other day I tried the foil method and drew with a black Sharpie the sigil of Astaroth. I have to admit I was a little scared but I followed your instructions from the last video. I first held the foil without anything on it and just felt my own energy and my own heat . Then I tried it with the sigil. As an offering I used my menstrual blood as I felt this was as personal and close as I could get with Astaroth. the instant connection I felt was unlike anything! I said hello and that I wanted to meet them. I felt heat, vibration and calmness, my fear was gone! I also noticed as I looked at the sigil that it look like it was breathing. And the corners of the foil were moving. It was such a beautiful experience that I want to properly invite Astaroth back in to my home.
She became like a mother goddess to me, and has helped me in many ways, but especially in dealing with emotional pain and heartbreak. When I was going through a hard time a number of years ago when I didn’t think I would get through it, I asked Ashtoreth for her assistance. She took away all my emotions, making me numb for a little while, so I could better deal with my situation. It was instantaneous, so there was no doubt that it was her power that did it. She has taught me to be a stronger woman, especially spiritually, and I have received wisdom from her in my role as a mother.(1)
Tasa Alora Foren Astaroth
In 2017, Astaroth’s sigil was layered into the BWC Sigil, as the ultimate sign of love, respect, and appreciation for all the knowledge, protection, and success Astaroth has provided over the years.
You don’t need to have custom talisman created to honor your demon.
While there are many ways to honor a spirit, God, Goddess, deity, Demon, etc, the best way is to do so is publicly.
Some people honor their spirit with poetry, writing blogs, creating amazing graphics, painting pictures, or even sculpture.You could do a video, and post it on YouTube!
If you’re not artistically inclined, or perhaps a little more introverted, don’t stress, as you can honor spirit by setting up an altar in your home, and give offerings that your spirit might enjoy. If you don’t know what that is because you haven’t learned the art of connecting with the spirit yet, then simiply have a sigil of the demon or spirit on the altar, have a candle that you etched the sigil of the Demon into the candle, and perhaps some flowers, or wine/water etc. And then talk to the spirit about how grateful you are!
This day and age we had endless possibilities to share the truth on who these ancient spirits are and what they can do to better our lives in the here and now
If you would like to construct an altar to Ashtoreth, the candle colour you would use would be magenta or purple, and a good image for her, whether it be in the form of a picture or statue would be of a woman warrior. When I was in the process of creating her altar, there happened to be a dagger with a beautiful woman warrior on the sheath and on the handle in the glass case at the store. I had never seen anything like it anywhere before. She had chosen her own dagger and made sure I was in the right place to purchase it. Her altar is in my bedroom and since she often visits me in dreams, I knew that was the best place for it.(1)
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