Astaroth

 

Astaroth can help greatly in the works of love, lust and protection

Her greatest gift….WISDOM

IMPORTANT: Astaroth is one of the Three Superior Spirits along with Lucifer and Beelzebub.

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.


FACTS

  • Zodiac Position: 10-20 degrees of Capricorn
  • December 31st-January 9th
  • Tarot Card: 3 of Pentacles (Azazel told me the Ace of Cups)
  • Planet: Venus
  • Candle Color: Green (“I use Black with Astaroth, but you can decide for yourself” – BWS)
  • Animal: Cobra or Viper
  • Metal: Copper
  • Element of Earth
  • Rank: Grand Duke of the Western Regions of Hell; Crowned Princess
  • Astaroth is a Guidance Counselor for both Demons and humans.
  • She deals in mostly human affairs
  • Astaroth rules 40 legions of spirits 
  • Astaroth is a Day Demoness
  • Astaroth is also The Treasurer of Hell

HISTORY:

  • to the Canaanites as ASTARTE
  • to the Sumerians she was known as INANNA
  • to the Babylonians, she was known as ISHTAR
  • to the Assyrians and the Akkadians, ASHTART, ASHTORETH, ASHERAH, and ASTORETH,
  • to the Egyptians, ISIS, ASHET AND ASET,
  • to the Phoenicians, she was known as TANIT-ASHTART and ASHTAROTH.

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.


Description in Grimoires

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.[1]

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.


Astaroth’s Sigil

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The sigil of Astaroth

Astaroth – The clusters of three dots at the points of the star of her sigil are extremely ancient and denote her high spiritual rank. Her sigil also depicts important points of the human soul, as can be seen from the Venus glyph with the inverted cross symbolizing the all-important solar chakra and the pillars of the soul on each side.

Ideas on how to use Astaroth in Magick

  • Astaroth answers truly concerning past, present and future
  • She discovers all secrets, and is an excellent teacher of the liberal sciences
  • She causes one to have prophetic dreams or visions about the future and gives insight into the unknown.
  • She is also counsels humans.
  • She obtains friendship of those in power and represents luxury and ease.

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WWD Course: Student Experiences:

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.

– Karine

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)


The ENN:

Tasa Alora Foren Astaroth


Honoring Astaroth

best talisman

The BWC Talisman. Combining the sigil of Astaroth and the sigil of BWC.

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)

 

(1) http://www.in-satans-honour.com/working-with-demons

To learn more about the Demons, you can refer to these books:

  • The Dictionary of Demons: Names of the Damned by Llewellyn Publications http://amzn.to/2d6mdY5
  • The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology by Checkmark Books http://amzn.to/2cPIifS
  • A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits by Holt Paperbacks http://amzn.to/2dp1UGL
  • 777 And Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley: Including Gematria & Sepher Sephiroth by Weiser Books http://amzn.to/2d6mxWX
  • Grimorium Verum  http://amzn.to/2drsKAL
  • Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon: The Initiated Interpretation of Ceremonial Magic http://amzn.to/2dp0MTL
  • Skinner, Stephen – The Complete Magicians Tables -The Keys to the Gateway of Magic: Summoning the Solomonic Archangels and Demon Princes (Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic) http://amzn.to/2dp0qfH
  • The 6th & 7th Book of Moses http://amzn.to/2dhVIVf
  • 776 1/2: Tables for Practical Ceremonial by College of Thelema http://amzn.to/2dhurO1
  •   Practical Angel Magic of Dr. John Dee’s Enochian Tables: Tabularum Bonorum Angelorum Invocationes (Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic) http://amzn.to/2dp1jon
  • The book of ceremonial magic: The secret tradition of Goëtia, including the rites and mysteries of Goëtic theory, sorcery and infernal necromancy, http://amzn.to/2dp0lst

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