Marquis Ronové – the cunning linguist

As someone who is extraordinarily fond of languages and linguistics, I made the decision in 2019 to get myself to the point where I could pass the Goethe B1 German exam. Two years later, after investing in learning material, self-testing books, and many hours of conversation practice, I felt like I was ready to have a crack at it.

I asked Lord Lucifer to guide me to a goetic spirit who specialises in languages before poking around forums and books in search of some leads.

The most prominent name was Marquis Ronové, listed as the 27th demon in the Ars Goetia, and described as follows:

The twenty-seventh Spirit is Ronové. He appeareth in the Form of a Monster. He teacheth the Art of Rhetoric very well, and giveth Good Servants, Knowledge of Tongues, and Favours with Friends or Foes. He is a Marquis and Great Earl; and there be under his command 19 Legions of Spirits

The Ars Goetia (Crowley and Mathers edition)
Sigil of Ronové

Working with Marquis Ronove

Marquis Ronove’s vibe is chill, friendly, and fun. He appeared in my mind’s eye as a forest sprite or will-o-wisp – a flying, buzzing, bee-like ball of light.

As I found out, he also has a sense of humour. He delivered exactly as I requested in the petition, which were the following:

  • To be at a B1 level of German and pass the B1 exam
  • To get to at an A2 level in Russian

I passed the B1 German exam with flying colours, and to this day, have not given up on learning Russian.

But there’s a catch. A few months later, I decided to book the B2 German exam. I scored really high in the mock exams leading up to it, my German tutor was really impressed with my skills, and I felt more fluent than ever. This time round, however, my results were terrible. I failed all but the listening part.

And after a year of learning Russian, I feel as though I’m spinning wheels.

What’s going on????

Eventually it dawned on me. This is exactly what I asked for. No more, no less.

This is actually a phenomenon that is very common in magickal practice in general. Be careful what you wish for, because you may quite literally get it, and Magick tends to take the path of least resistance. There are an abundance of anecdotal reports about practitioners casting spells for money, and then getting it in the form of an inheritance when a family member dies or from an injury compensation payout. Love spells may result in a crush becoming obsessed long after you realise you aren’t compatible.

I’m lucky that this lesson came to me the easy way. I’ve since asked Ronové to kindly remove the glass ceiling, finally making progress in my language-learning goals, though I’ve yet to book the exam again.

Apart from languages, Ronové is an exceptional influence on learning in general.

He’s also fantastic for times when communication is critical, like when you need to have your point of view heard and understood.

Ritual to Marquis Sabnock

My ritual design for Marquis Ronové, as with any entity, is informed mostly by my own intuition with a sprinkling of ‘traditional’ commonalities. Overall, he appreciates simple offerings and altar adornment. Here are some of the specifics that work for me.

  • Mantra: Kaymen Vefa Ronové
  • Day: Monday
  • Metal: Silver
  • Incense: ‘Earthy’ Tibetan incence.
  • Candle: A simple teaghlight
  • Music: Norse folk music (Heilung, Wardruna, etc.)
  • Offerings: Light herbal tea, sweet biscuits, mint.

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