This is an operation that lasted, really a full year. This student left a position that was comfortable, but not very secure and did not pay well, for one that was with a larger company and paid better but which was an awful work environment.
Yet, despite all the problems at this new job, divination kept saying this was the thing to do.
She kept at it, and eventually found herself in her dream job. The catch – she would not have been able to land that dream job if she did not have the larger salary and company to negotiate from.
Its chess, not checkers.
Without further ado, here is one of the longest and most well documented field reports I have received.
******************Strategic Sorcery Report************************
Soooo, it was a long, wild ride in terms of employment. It all started back two years ago, when I realized the place I’d been working in was very likely going to close, and not only that, but post-divorce, I needed to generate more income. I started in June of 2013 with a 40-day devotional to Green Tara, using the talisman Jason made. I also attended the Financial Sorcery workshop later on that month, making my request to Jove that I find a better job before my place of employment closed down.
That summer, I did research, reworked my resume, and networked with people. I felt compelled to take an intensive course in NYC for the summer in something that would diversify my resume and also broaden my options considerably in terms of employment and travel. It was something that could also feed into my vision of a job I’d love.
I continued at my original place of employment as usual, and also went to John Myrdhin Reynolds’s (Vajranatha) talk on Sadhana to Lord Ganesha for prosperity. I did the sadhana twice that following weekend for employment with a set of specifications; that Monday, I was called for an interview, and that Wednesday, I was hired.
I thanked Ganesha profusely, but a 3-month period of what can only be described as Mercury Retrograde on steroids ensued. I did uncrossings and cleansings and extra protection and all else, but anything having to do with money and electronic access to it that could fuck up, did. Chatting with SM one night, I pieced together that perhaps Jove had had a hand in assisting me with getting this new job, and thinking it was only Ganesha’s assistance due to the timing, I’d neglected to thank Jove as well.
So, I did thank him, and things went back to normal in the money and electronic access arena.
However, the new job was far less than optimal. While the salary and benefits were spot-on, the job was in a corrupt, highly disorganized environment that was taking a huge toll on the physical and mental health of its employees. I did the sadhana several more times and incorporated the use of peace water, rose quartz, sigils and the like, but only got relief in some aspects of the job.
Things went from bad to worse. Due to huge pressures from larger organizations looking to take over my organization, a lot of scapegoating, deliberate misleading and miscommunication, and the like kept occurring. I got some divinations from Jason which did indicate there would be strife and then transformation, but also kicked into SS mode:
My Sorcery Strategy for a New Job
Goals: To get a new job with at least the same pay and benefits I have now, but healthier, saner, more positive, and stable.
Subgoal: To not get fired first.
2/2 Petitioned Ganesha one final time to either fix this job’s conditions or send me a new one.
2/5: Did the Helios ritual asking for either improvements or a better job, then sent out a request regarding any possibly job leads to multiple friends on Facebook. + Made a sigil of Helios for this.
I put the Jupiterian glyphs for bad luck reversal and job finding on my door. This was a preliminary gesture at this point, as I wanted to launch them after I rebuilt my rapport with Jove.
At this same time, I had a good friend, a career counselor, look over my resume. She made some suggestions, and I tweaked my resume accordingly.
2/10 I then updated multiple online applications.
2/12: Began petitioning Jupiter: Sorry for the oversight (I posted about this earlier in the year), is it ok to use your glyphs and will you help me again?
2/13: With planetary hour, did my devotional to him. Cleaned altar, began writing new contract. I was shown how neglected my general prosperity altar had gotten.
Week leading up to 2/19, I rebuilt my wealth altar, cleaning it and adding Jove symbols, lightning bolts, and pictures of him. Each day, I did the devotional and made offerings of my best whiskey.
During this week, I also messaged all of my CELTA friends (2/15) and asked them about their experiences with teaching overseas, and got some insights from a few, as well as links to reliable organizations.
2/15 Did a 9-hour novena to St. Jude and St. Joseph, “Help me find a new, better job before I get let go. One that pays at least as well as this one, with benefits, retirement plan, but is much saner, pleasant, and stable, where I can stay as long as I need. I will glorify your names.”
2/17 Made a van van bath charged with Iovis Optimus Maximus and Hue. Did macro enchantments for two weeks, researching for jobs overseas and what unemployment can pay for. I also put Ganapati away for a bit. (As per a discussion with Jason.)
2/19 Made contract with Jove, charged bad luck reversal job finding glyphs, connected with tattooed on my aura.
2/20 Got to take the van van bath.
2/23 Felt giddily happy this morning right after imprinting self with bad luck reversal sigil.
2/25: Began novena to St. Jude asking for help getting out of this bad work situation and into a better work situation before I faced unemployment or dipping into my savings. I asked my Lenormand deck: Am I getting a new job soon? The ship and the little girl fell out of the deck.
2/26 Added “Beating Competition” glyph to resume. The resume also had the job hunting and steady work glyphs, and oils such as steady work, prosperity, victory, and High John. Gave the glyphed resumes to two people with strong job leads. Sent the cc’ed email about my work concerns to my boss, as things were ridiculously disorganized and corrupt at this point. (This will actually play into this report in a little bit.)
During this time, also researched what trainings unemployment will pay for, as well as the average salaries in those fields.
On 3/2, I had a very disturbing, unsatisfactory meeting with the powers that be, which I documented and reported to human resources. I kept my cool and did what I had to. I went outside to find that my car had been illegally towed (I finally got my money back after a long, drawn-out battle), and the charge was $160, a Jupiterian number, indeed. I didn’t exactly enjoy the ordeal, but could see some symbolism there.
3/10: Did some workings to subdue my scary, corrupt boss. She was nicer to me the next day.
3/11: I catnapped and had a dream that my saint altar lit up, and I heard their voices state that they didn’t like what I was doing. I meditated on it later on that night and prayed the novena to each Saint, asking them to please guide me in how they wanted to be prayed to, and that I was sorry to offend. I got that I wasn’t supposed to be doing anything to my boss anymore. (And we shall see why later on.) I got from Saints Jude and Joseph to pray in faith, not fear.
3/12 I sent out the intelligence-seeking glyph for where I should be looking for a job, and also what I should be studying for this next phase of my working life. I also charged up my new Jupiterian box with Om Gurave Namaha, charging each number on each of the guys’ heads.
I have been chanting “Iovis Optimus Maximus” every morning, charging up my body, then charging up the bad luck reversal symbol and tattooing it on my aura, then charging up steady work, job hunting, and beating competition on my resume.
3/14/15 I went to St. Joseph’s Shrine in Stirling, NJ and made a request for a new job, leaving a large donation. I also got holy water from the shrine.
3/16 Spent some time with Archangel Michael, asking for his help with succeeding, and also to be protected.
3/19: Did Mars of Jupiter invocation from Advanced Planetary Magick to kick my ass into action in the right direction for success.
3/20: Did the Strategic Sorcery Global Success Rite for a new, better job as well as help with writing my play and having it be successful.
3/22—Got an email from a new place, asking me to come in for an interview. Of special note is the new place is expanding and has Jupiterian blue trim.
3/25: The night before the interview, I did a ritual to the saints and Jove, burning Crown of Success incense.
3/26: Before interview, I bathed in rose soap and wore my Kurukulla pendant. I chanted to Her, and immediately got the sense of, “I am here and who you need! Hi! I’m embracing you.” I had my interview and demonstration of my skills at the new place. The demo had me thinking on my feet a lot, and when my interviewer brought me into her office, it had two huge vases of roses. (When I’d prayed to St. Therese, I’d asked to see the roses when my petition was granted. There were actually many such signs and symbols along the way, but I’ve edited this for length.) She told me she’d wanted to consider me for another job as well, since I had so many qualifications. She kept saying, “Your resume spoke to me”. She told me they’d be in contact for a second interview.
4/1: Tyrannical boss suspended and most likely getting fired for an incredibly grievous situation which made the news. I also contacted two previous places of employment for references, which they gave gladly.
4/14/15: Did an offering to Jove prior to the next day’s second round of interviews for the new job. Wore Victory oil, as well as Deb Castellano’s oils for Venus and Gentlemen of Jupiter. Carried Kurukullah pendant in purse, wore necklace and earrings in Jupiterian blue. Auspiciously, the interview was on a Wednesday; did Mercurial call from Planetary Magick. Did my usual prayers in morning to Saints, chant to Jove and Kurukulla. Extra bonus: I asked Jove to mitigate the traffic to the interview, as it had been very backed up on the dry run. Today, 4/15, it was fine. Chanted in afternoon drive over, and also put on some of Deb’s Charm incense on hands, as she instructed, chanting to Kurukulla all the while. The three interviewers drilled me for an hour and a half, providing scenarios.
I got one of Jason’s black gator mojo bags. I figured it was an important thing to have on hand anyway. It arrived in the mail along with a letter affirming my student loans are now paid off and I am debt-free.
I kept waiting to hear back from the new job, and things continued in their downwards spiral at the former job. I kept doing rituals to Jove on Thursday night and also added in a subsequent one to Juno after we did that global rite back in May.
Finally, I put the glyphs for Sweetening, Bad Luck Reversal, and Beating Competition in a bowl with dirt from the prospective new place, and placed my gator claw on it, feeding her with some whiskey.
I did get the job. J I also got a couple of more gigs for this summer which gave me a nice amount of income.
Bonus: After no small amount of persistence on my part and petitioning the black gator claw, I finally got back my money from the illegal tow.
So thanks go out to:
Helios, Jove, Juno, Saint Joseph, Saint Jude, Archangel Michael, Kurukulla, Saint Therese, Saint Christopher, Saint Anthony, Saint Peter, and Saint Rita, all of whom helped me with different aspects of this very trying time. And thank you, gator claw, as well.
Jason was extremely helpful, understanding, and supportive throughout all of this, as both a teacher and a friend. Thanks again for that.