The Planets: Uranus


The first of the outer planets, this was the second design I drafted when this whole project began as a way to supplement the sigils provided in the Strategic Sorcery course. It was a little tricky to clean up from the original doodle, but smoothed out nicely all things considered.

ETA 04.13.13: I wasn’t completely satisfied with the color scheme, so I tweaked it a bit. The original is below for posterity.

Previous color scheme

The Planets: Saturn


I somehow feel like the further out one goes in the solar system, the longer it takes for the energies of a planet to reach us. I have a suspicion this is all in my head, but for the moment, it seems to take ten to twenty minutes for me to synch with the larger planets, even after their planetary hour has begun.

I’m quite pleased with the way Saturn turned out, to say the least, even if it took some wrangling to get it there!

The Planets: Venus



Venus was definitely hard for me to get a handle on, both in terms of design and color. In fact, when I was done with it, I hated it—looked too much like a Barbie accessory. Then I did an even girlier thing: over-painted the lavender circle with silver nail polish. Yes. Nail polish. But it had exactly the desired effect, both toning down the lavender and giving the whole piece a sort of ethereal shimmer (which sadly doesn’t photograph well).

With any luck, I’ll be able to squeeze in both Saturn and a PBP post on garlic mustard tomorrow.

The Planets: Mercury


After some slight tweaking, we now proudly present: Mercury!

The design for this one came relatively quickly, but choosing the color scheme hung me up for quite a while. Many thanks to my husband for telling me it “needs an orange circle…right there!”

ETA 04.13.13: Here’s the old version, sans speckles.

sans spécules