Ninurta Initiation

For initiating into the magical energies of planetary Mercury and the god Ninurta.


Stones and Metals: Carnelian, Aquamarine, Agate, Mercury, Aluminum, any Alloy, Electrum, Orange Topaz, Quartz, Opal

Numerical Value: 8

Color: Yellow

Music: “Mercury” from The Planets by Holst, Classical Symphonies, Techno, Dubstep

Symbols: plow, eagle, pinecone, thunderbolt, stylus, bow and arrow, wings

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Scents: Mace, Narcissus, Rose, Honeysuckle, Sandalwood

Wood: Hazel

Herbs: Calamint, Dill, Caraway, Elecampane, Fennel, Fenugreek, Flax, Hazel, Horehound, Lavender, Lily of the Valley, Licorice, Maidenhair, Marjoram, Mulberry, Mushroom Myrtle, Pomegranate, Savory, Smallage, Southernwood, Starwort, Trefoil, Valerian, Mace, Citron, Bay Laurel, Celery, Carrot, Oats, Barley, Emmer, Ferns, Grasses, Nutmeg, Parsley, Parsnip, Brazil Nut, Spurge, Horsetail, Hound’s Tongue, Cascara, Sagrada

Beverages: Pomegranate Juice, Carrot Juice, Celery Juice, Cutty Sark, Red Wine, White Wine


  1. Gather a number of correspondences
  2. Lite 2 candles on the alter
  3. Sprinkle with holy water
  4. Pour out a corresponding scented oil into the oil cylinder
  5. Pour out a corresponding libation to Ninurta
  6. Perform initial steps of Enenuru-sig Aš-me
  7. Recite A šir-namšub to Ninurta (transliteration, translation)
  8. Use the scrying surface to perform scrying
  9. Thank Ninurta
  10. Perform finishing steps of Enenuru-sig Aš-me
  11. At the completion of the ritual, put out the candles using the blade of your knife
  12. Dispose of the contents of the offering bowl and cup (We mustn’t reuse what was given to a deity.)
  13. Clean up your area

Note: In the middle of the Babylonian period, Mercury and Saturn’s astrological alignment were switched, so as a result I’ve had to adapt the astrological alignment to match what fits for this rite

Works Cited:

Opus, Rufus. Seven Spheres. Nephilim Press, 2016.

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Book of Shadows: the Path of an American Traditionalist. Llewellyn Publications, 2009.

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. Llewellyn Publications, 2013.

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Encyclopaedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic. Llewellyn Pubns., U.S., 2017.