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Spirits of Aleister Crowley's Illustrated Goetia
Degree: 10 - 20
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (day December 31 - Jamuary 9)
Tarot: Three of Disks
Alchemical sign: Venus - Copper
Astaroth is the Twenty-ninth Spirit, a Mighty, Strong Duke. He appears in the form of a hurtful, or as some texts read, unhurtful, angel riding an Inferno beast like a dragon and carrying a viper in his right hand. One must in no way let him come too near or he will damage you with his noisome breath. Therefore the Magician must hold the Magical Ring before his face which will defend him. He give answers to all things past, present, and to come, and can discover all secrets. He will declare willingly how the Spirits fell, if desired, and the reason for his own fall. He can make men wonderfully knowing in all liberal sciences. He governs 40 Legions of Spirits.
Crowley, Aleister, Illustrated Goetia, DuQuette, Hyatt, Wilson, Temple, Arizona, New Falcon Publications 2000