Feast of the Beast & His Bride

August 13th, 2007 by Voxx

crowleyfamily.jpgToday is one of the Holy Days of Thelema, celebrating the wedding of Aleister Crowley and his first wife, Rose Edith Kelly. The couple were married on August 12th, 1903 at 8:00 am (GMT) in Dingwall, Scotland in a civil ceremony.

The union of Aleister and Rose proved passionate and fruitful, both personally and magickally for a short time before tragedy struck the couple in the guise of the loss of their children. They eventually divorced due to Rose’s struggle with dipsomania and other problems.

Despite the eventual ruin of Aleister and Rose’s relationship, Thelemites honor this date as one of great importance. It was Rose (in her role as Ouarda the Seer), who was the catalyst to a series of events which lead to the writing of The Book of the Law, the primary source of Thelemic philosophy.

After studying the Astrology Charts of both Crowley, Rose and their wedding, I can see how and why these two extraordinary people came together, and what drew them apart as well. (I’ll be posting these charts later in the Astrology Section of my Magickal Forum, so feel free to check them out.)

Until then, Happy 104th Anniversary Aleister and Rose!

Links of Interest:

Aleister Crowley
The Book of the Law
Magickal Women
Rose Crowley

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