Often times people ask me if I have spells. Yes, I have spells. Some have worked, some haven't.

What a witch must keep in mind is that what works for me, may not work for another witch. Magick is within everything. How it is perceived is different from witch to witch. Some think patchouli oil is the best oil for a prosperity spell. I prefer clove oil and have had success in using it. One of the wonders of magick is that there is normally a wide variety of correspondences to choose from for any one desired result. There must be about a hundred different herbs listed for love and at least thirty for wealth and money (a few of which I have listed). I prefer to perform candle magick. Candle spells are simple, they are not time consuming (very important to a witch with little time) and they work. When I do a candle spell, I carefully choose an appropriate color for the candle, a stone, an oil, and three herbs, one for the physical realm, one for the mental realm and one for the spiritual realm, plus one more as a type of catalyst (normally these catalysts are either Dragon's blood, Mandrake or Mistletoe). How do I pick my correspondences? First, I must know what I'm doing the spell for. Is it a prosperity spell, a healing spell, a spell to find a new job or maybe to improve communication with a loved one? Once I determine what I'm trying to accomplish, I hit the books. Within my library, I have several books that index what various colors, herbs, oils and stones correspond with various desired results. I try to be as specific as I can and try to blend my choice of correspondences to better "describe" my desired result. If I'm going to perform a prosperity spell, what attributes are going to be needed to reach the final goal? Creativity, physical strength, courage? I try to chose some herb or the oil to correspond with those added aspects and keep in mind that most herbs and oils have several attributes. Its is very possible to have an herb with the attributes of both wealth and, say, strength. With one herb you can accomplish two ends. I leave the color of the candle to the core of the spell. For a prosperity spell, green, a banishing spell, black. The same applies to the stone I use. I leave it to the core of the spell. Having said all that, now I must also add, use what you have! One of the first spells I did I literally raided my spice cabinet for the herbs I needed. Okay, so maybe fennel would not have been my first choice, but it worked! I am fortunate to have an orange tree in my back yard. Yes, I use the leaves, blossoms, fruit, and bark in place of other possibly more popular herbs.

Use what you have! Once I've gathered my correspondences, I then charge them with the purpose of the spell. How is this done? There are a few techniques that must be utilized for this part of spellworking. Ability to Meditate This is the art of clearing the mind of all mundane thoughts and feelings. It is a state of relaxation and peace, the goal to reach a state of non-thought. This is not easy and I still haven't mastered the technique yet, but do the best you can. There are several very good books on the subject and even in many of the books on Wicca and witchcraft there are simple techniques to help in mastering meditation. This is essential to spellwork. Your mind must be at peace so that you can focus on what you're trying to accomplish. Ability to Visualize This is the ability to see with your mind, not with your senses. Although it is called visualization, remember, use all your senses! Close your eyes. Within your mind's eye, see a tree, whatever kind of tree you want or are familiar with. Let your mind see its limbs, its leaves or needles (depending on the type of tree), the trunk, etc. Let your mind feel the bark. Is it smooth, rough, spongy? Does the tree have a fragrance? Let your mind smell that fragrance. Let your mind hear the wind as it rustles the leaves. Visualization is not easy for some, but with practice you can visualize anything. (Taste also falls into this category, but for our little discussion, tasting a tree may not be prudent.) During spellwork you will visualize your goal (and be specific and detailed!) before directing it into the item you're charging. Ability to Direct Energy This is the ability to take the energies of the correspondences and your own energy and directing it towards your goal. When you charge an object, that energy is initially coming from you. From within yourself imagine (visualize) a bright light, maybe white or the color that corresponds with your goal, forming within yourself centered between your chest and stomach. Let that light grow and expand. Then direct that light up through your body, down your projective arm, out your fingertips (or through your athame or wand) and into whatever your trying to charge. While you direct that light, that energy, you will be visualizing your intent with as many specifics as you can. It is important to realize that magick is energy flow. It is not power. All spells create a tangible connection between the objects used and yourself. When you work magick, be specific, but be careful! If you do a spell for a new job, remember to be specific in that your new job doesn't come at the expense of another! "An Ye Harm None" Remember these words when you work magick. As you finish your spell, (for me after I light the

candle), I add something to the affect of "May the energy of this magick harm none and take a path that is for the good of all involved." For candle spells remember that the flame must be allowed to continue to burn until it goes out on its own. I use three and seven day candles that are in glass jars. You can sprinkle your herbs on the top of them and they are safer. Remember not to leave a burning candle near drapes or where something flammable may fall into the flame. Keep in mind that the glass jars get hot, so handle with care and as the candle reaches the bottom of the jar, make sure the candle is not sitting on something that might burn from the heat. I suggest getting a ceramic dish and put some sand in the bottom to act as insulation. When I leave my home, I place the candle in my bath tub, just in case. If for some reason it gets knocked over, there is nothing in my tub that could catch on fire. For positive spells, once the candle is out, use the stone as a talisman. Carry it with you or put it someplace where its presence will have an affect. For banishing spells, very carefully remove all remnants, of the candle, especially the stone, without touching it. Wrap the remnants in white paper and bury it outside, preferably some distance away. Remember to write down your spells! You can either keep these spells in your Book of Shadows or elsewhere. My Book of Shadows is riddled with pieces of paper, napkins, whatever I happen to jot notes and spells down on. Some choose to use their computers as their BoS. Regardless, with the spells written down, can keep track of what works and what doesn't and you can also keep track of what you are doing while you're doing it. A few words about magick and ethics. Most magick, at least initially, is done for yourself. There will be times when spellwork will be used to benefit other people. Any ethical witch WILL NOT do a spell that will affect someone else specifically without that person's permission. A witch must respect another person's soul path. What if you can't ask them (i.e. you can't reach them, the person is unable to communicate, etc)? Then you must honestly consider if that person would object. If your favorite aunt were deathly ill and could not communicate, and you wanted to do a healing spell for her, you would need to consider if she would agree to the spell if she could. If she were a devout Fundamentalist Christian, chances are pretty good she'd say no. You must respect her choices and her soul path. No witch in their right mind will perform magick that is intended to manipulate, control or harm another. Remember, what you send out will come back to you threefold. A witch should never sell a spell. If someone asks you to do a

spell for them, it is not unreasonable to ask them to cover the expenses of the materials used, but other then that, no money should be received for the magick you do. That is counter productive and can cloud the intent of the magick. When someone asks you to do a spell for them, if possible, instead of you doing the spell, teach them how to do it. The spell will have a better chance at success and they will have a better understanding of how the magick works. Colors. We perceive them as bright or dark, deep or light, sort-of this and sort-of that, but regardless of whether it's a royal blue or an earth brown, color affects us. It has been proven that colors have an affect on our brains and they do produce different emotional results. What do you think of when you see red? Passion? Maybe Anger? Regardless, the response is dramatic. Colors as used in magick are similar in that they should evoke a response from you, but keep in mind, your response to say purple, may be different than mine and this is perfectly okay. If you see pink as healthy or health, so be it. The colors must have meaning to the person using them. The magick of colors can be used in many different ways, just let your creativity show you the way. The use of colors in magick is only limited to what you want to use the colors for. Candle Magick, Mojo bags, pottets, robes, and alter and tool decorations all benefit from the use of colors. How will you use them? Here is a list of colors with some of their more common attributes.

ColorAttributeBlackBanishing, Crone Magick,
Mourning, Loss, Meditation, Abstinence, Feminine Divine BluePeace, Healing, Tranquility, Truth, Sleep, Prophetic Dreams, Friendship, Physical Protection, Hope BrownAnimal Magick, Home, Locate Lost Objects

GoldSolar Deities, God (Masculine Divine)GrayNeutral

GreenBeauty, Employment, Fertility, Healing,
Success, Good Luck, Prosperity, Money, Rejuvenation, Masculine Divine OrangeCreativity, Attraction, Stimulate Energy, Legal Matters, Success, New Home PinkLove, Honour, Friendship, Fidelity, Femininity

PurplePsychic Ability, Wisdom, Spirituality, Success,
Independence, Spiritual Growth, Power, Healing, Feminine Divine RedLust, Strength, Courage, Power, Health, Energy, Vitality, Love, Magnetism, Willpower SilverRemove Negativity, Encourage Stability, Psychic Protection, Goddess (Feminine Divine)WhiteMeditation, Healing, Truth, Peace, Spiritual Strength, Lunar Magick, Purity, Protection, Happiness, Masculine Divine YellowCharm, Confidence, Attraction, Wisdom, Visions, Psychic Powers, Mental Powers, New Home
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HERBS

They can be found anywhere. From backyard plants and frontyard trees, to even our grocer's produce section and spice selections. Herbs are probably the most accessable of the correspondences used in magick, although some of the various varieities may take a little searching in order to obtain them. I am blessed with a family that lives in an area that is covered with a wonderful variety of trees and plants and I frequently aquire some of my herbal correspondences from there.

Find books with listings of the local flora for your region and you might be surprised as to what is available in your neighborhood. Also, there are many wonderful books available that have extensive lists and more information on how to use herbs in magick and everyday life. One such bood is Scott Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs published by Llewellyn Press. Some of these herbs are poisonous and should be treat with considerable respect and by all means, they should NOT be ingested! Before working with any herb, make sure you know what you're working with! Be sure to keep all your herbs out of the reach of children and pets.

**Warning!!**

Herbal Gender GenderHerbFeminineAloe, Apple, Apricot, banana, Barley, Beech,
Belladonna, Birch, Blackberry, Cherry, Coltsfoot, Comfrey, Cypress, Daffodil, Daisy, Elder, Elm, Eucalyptus, Foxglove, Gardenia, Goldenrod, Grape, Heather, Hellebore, Honesty, Iris, Irish Moss, Ivy, Jasmine, Lady's Mantle, Lemon, Lilac, Lily, Lucky Hand, Magnolia, Mugwort, Myrrh, Myrtle, Oats, Orchid, Pansy, Peach, Plum, Raspberry, Rose, Rye, Sagebrush, Sandalwood, Strawberry, Tansy, Thyme, Tulip, Vanilla, Violet, Wheat, Willow, Yarrow, Yew

MasculineAcacia, Allspice, Angelica, Ash, Aspen, Basil, Bay, Bittersweet, Borage,
Brazil Nut, Broom, Caraway, Carnation, Cedar, Chamomile, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Clove, Clover, Curry, Dandelion, Dill, Dragon's Blood, Eyebright, Fennel, Flax, Frankincense, Ginger, Hazel, Heliotrope, Holly, Honeysuckle, Hops, Juniper, Larch, Lavendar, Lily of the Valley, Mandrake, Maple, Marigold, Marjoram, Meadowsweet, Mint, Mistletoe, Oak, Orange, Pecan, Pennyroyal, Pine, Pomegranate, Red Sandalwood, Rice, Rosemary, Rowan, Saffron, Sage, Sesame, Sunflower, Thistle, Walnut, Yucca ________________________________________________________________________

Elemental Ruler Element Herb
EarthAlfalfa, Barley, Buckwheat, Corn, Cotton, Cyrpess, Fern, Honeysuckly,
Magnolia, Mugwort, Oats, Patchouly, Pea, Potato, Rye, Sage, Tulip, Vervain, Wheat

AirAcacia, Almond, Aspen, Bittersweet, Bodhi, Brazil Nut, Broom, Caraway,
Clover, Dandelion, Goldenrod, Hazel, Hops, Lavendar, Maple, Marjoram, Meadowsweet, Mistletoe, Mulberry, Pecan, Pine, Rice Senna

FireAllspice, Ash, Bay, Carnation, Cedar, Cimmamon, Clove, Cumin, Dill,
Dragon's Blood, Flax, Frankincense, Ginger, Holly, Juniper, Lovage, Mandrake, Mrigold, Oak, Orange, Pepper, Rosemary, Sunflower, Tea, Thistle, Walnut

WaterAloe, Apple, Apricot, Birch, Blackberry, Chamomile, Cherry, Comfrey,
Daffodil, Daisy, Elder, Foxglove, Heather, Hellebore, Iris, Irish Moss, Jasmine, Lemon, Lilac, Lily, Myrrh, Orris, Peach, Plum, Poppy, Raspberry, Rose, Sandalwood, Stawberry, Tansy, Thyme, Vanilla, Violet, Willow, Yew

________________________________ ____ Herb Planetary Rulers Planetary RulerHerb
SunAcacia, Ash, Bay, Carnation, Cedar, Chamomile, Cimmamon, Hazel, Heliotrope, Juniper, Marigold, Misteltoe, Oak, Orange, Pam, Peony, Rice, Rosemary, Saffron, Sunflower, Tea, Walnut MoonAloe, Cotton, Dulse, Eucalyptus, Gardenia, Grape, Irish Moss, Jasmine,
Lemon, Liiy, Myrrh, Poppy, Potato, Sandalwood, Willow

MercuryAlmond, Aspen, Bittersweet, Brazil Nut, Caraway, Clover, Dill, Fennel,
Fern, Flax, Lavendar, Mandrake, Marjoram, Mint, Mulberry, parsley, Pecan, Senna

VenusApple, Apricot, Avocado, Barley, Birch, Blackberry, Cherry, Corn, Cowslip,
Daffodil, Daisy, Elder, Foxglove, Goldenrod, Iris, Lilac, Magnolia, Oats, Pea, Peach, Plum, Raspberry, Rose, Sugar Cane, Thyme, Vanilla, Violet, Willow

MarsAllspice, Basil, Briony, Broom, Carrot, Chili Pepper, Dragon's Blood, Ginger,
Holly, Hops, Onion, Pennyroyal, Pine, Reed, Thistle, Woodruff

JupiterAnise, Bodhi, Chestnut, Clove, Honeysuckle, Maple, Meadowsweet,
Nutmeg, Sage, Witch Grass

SaturnAmaranth, Beech, Belladonna, Cypress, Elm, Hellebore, Ivy, Lady's
Slipper, Mimosa, Pansy, Patchouly, Tamarisk, Yew

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Magickal Intention IntentionHerb
BeautyAvocado, Catnip, Ginsing, Maidenhair CatalystsDragon's Blood, Mandrake, Mistletoe CourageBorage, Mullein, Ragweed, Rose, Sweetpea, Tea, Thyme, Yarrow DivinationBlack Willow, Broom, Cherry, Clove, Dandelion, Hibiscus, Ivy,
Meadowsweet, Orris

DreamsAnise, Cinnamon, Holly, Marigold, Mugwort, Yarrow EmploymentDevil's Shoestring, Lucky Hand, Pecan Faeries and ElvesDaisy, Foxglove, Ragweed, Shamrock, Wood Sorrel FertilityDaffodil, Ginseng, Grape,Hazel, Mandrake, Mistletoe, Mugwort, Nuts,
Oak, Patchouly, Poppy, Rice, Sunflower, Wheat

FriendshipLemon, Love Seed, Sweetpea Good LuckAllspice, Aloe, Bluebell, Clover, Daffodil, Fern, Goldenrod, Heather,
Honeysuckle, Irish Moss, Job's Tears, Moss, Nutmeg, Rose, Sandalwood, Strawberry, Violet

HappinessCatnip, Cyclamen, Hawthorn, Hyacinth, Lavender, Marjoram,
Meadowsweet, Saffron, Witch Grass

HealingAllspice, Apple, Bay, Bittersweet, Blackberry, Carnation, Cedar, Cinnamon, Fennel, Flax, Gardenia, Garlic, Ginseng, Henna, Hops, Ivy, Job's Tears, Mint, Mugwort, Myrrh, Oak, Pine, Potato, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Thistle, Thyme, Violet, Willow HealthAsh, Caraway, Coriander, Ginseng, Juniper, Marjoram, Mistletoe, Nutmeg,
Oak, Rose, Thyme

Legal MattersBuckthorn, Hickory, MarigoldLoveApple, Apricot, Almond,
Barley, Basil, Brazil Nut, Chamomile, Cherry, Chestnut, Cinnamon, Clove, Clover, Coriander, Daffodil, Daisy, Gardenia, Ginger, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavendar, Lemon, Marjoram, Meadowsweet, Mistletoe, Orange, Plum, Poppy, Raspberry, Rose, Rosemary, Senna, Strawberry, Thyme, Valerian, Vanilla, Violet, Willow, Yarrow

Mental PowersCaraway, Grape, Rosemary, Walnut Money, WealthAlmond, Basil, Blackberry, Cedar, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clove,
Dill, Fern, Ginger, Goldenrod, Honeysuckle, Irish Moss, Jasmine, Lucky Hand, Mint, Moss, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Oak, Orange, Patchouly, Pine, Rice, Snapdragon, Tea, Vervain Wheat

PeaceGardenia, Lavendar, Meadowsweet, Pennyroyal, Violet ProsperityAlmond, Ash, Banana, Nuts, Oak, Tulip ProtectionAcacia, Aloe, Angelica, Anise, Ash, Basil, Birch, Blackberry, Blueberry,
Broom, Caraway, Carnation, Cadar, Cinquefoil, Clover, Cotton, Cypress, Dill, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Flax, Foxglove, Grass, Hazel, Heather, Holly, Irish Moss, Ivy, Lilac, Mandrake, Marigold, Mistletoe, Mugwort, Mulberry, Oak, Olive, Pine, Primrose, Raspberry, Rice, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spanish Moss, Thistle, Valerian, Violet, Willow

Psychic AbilityBay, Cinnamon, Honeysuckle, Marigold, Rose, Thyme, Yarrow PurificationBay, Broom, Cedar, Chamomile, Iris, Parsley, Sage, Valerian,
Vervain

SleepChamomile, Hops, Lavendar, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Vervain SpiritualityCinnamon, Frankincense, Heather, Myrrh, Sandalwood StrengthBay, Carnation, Mugwort, Mulberry, Thistle

SuccessCinnamon, Clover, High John the Conqueror, Mistletoe, Patchouly,
Sandalwood, Vanilla

WisdomBodhi, Iris, Sage, Sunflower WishesBamboo, Beech, Dandelion, Dogwood, Job's Tears, Sage, Sandalwood,
Sunflower, Violet

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"Contrary to what you may have heard, magic is a natural process."--Scott Cunningham
Crystals, stones and metals have been used by humans for tens of thousands of years. They are used to make our homes and have been made into weapons or used to sharpen them. They also have been used as tools of magick and religious ritual and as talismans and offerings to the Gods. We may not notice them, but they are everywhere in our lives. It is not uncommon to find the even the most skeptical non-believer wearing a birthstone ring, the stone considered lucky for a person born during that month. Today, the natural energies of stones and crystals are being rediscovered by a whole new generation. As tools of magick, stones lend us their energies and provide us with places to store our own energies. They are like natural batteries, storing within them the energies of the Earth. They come in a rainbow of colors from ice clear to solid, glossy black and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures. They are a direct connection to the Earth that provides us with all we need for existence. They are found within the Earth, a true gift of the Goddess and God. Stones are used as talismans to protect from the unknown and are returned to the Earth to insure the fertility of the fields and the success of the crops. Stone magick covers all aspects of life: health, love, prosperity, spirituality, wisdom, just to name a few. In conjunction with candle magick, stones add their energies and concentrate the purpose within themselves. Because of this, the stone used for a positive spell is retrieved and used as a talisman. For a negative or banishing spell, the stone is never touch and carefully

returned to the earth far from your home. Before a stone is used in a spell, the stone should be charged with the purpose of the spell. This is done by holding the stone in your projective (right) hand and letting the energy that is within you pour into the stone while visualizing the purpose. Some say the best stones are the ones you gather yourself. For most of us, this is not very realistic, but if you can, try to find stones in stream beds or lake bottoms, maybe from a wooded path or even in your own back yard. Remember, when you do gather stones, ask the Earth first and then thank it for its sacrifice. Some witches perform a small ritual before they go on stone gather expeditions, making offerings to the Earth and praying for a good hunt. Keep in mind that the stones you buy from whatever source (I found a wonderful selection at a Books-A-Million not too long ago), the stones need to be cleansed of any negativity or lingering psychic clutter. You have no idea how many people have handled the stones before you or how they were claimed from the Earth, but you can probably guess that the Earth was not asked or thanked for its sacrifice. The stones can be cleansed using several methods. Set the stone in direct sunlight, preferable outside, and let the Sun's energies do the work. The stone should stay outside for anywhere from one day to a week, depending on how much other energy the stone's absorbed. The stone should be brought in every evening at dusk. Check the stone by placing it in your receptive hand (left). Does the stones natural energy vibrations feel normal? Once they do, the cleansing is finished. If you happen to live near a stream or river or maybe on the ocean, you can use the running water to cleanse the stones as well. This is done by placing the stones in a mesh bag, tying them off somehow so as to not loose them and let the running water cleanse them overnight. If one night is not enough, leave it for another. The Earth can also be used, although this method is much more time consuming. Take the stones and bury them in the earth. Remember to mark where the stones are buried! Leave them there for a week or two. Check them to see if they are cleansed. If not, rebury them and wait another week. If none of these methods are possible, a small ritual can be performed using a bowl of fresh earth (North), a small basin of water (West), incense (East) and a red candle (South). Pass the stone through each of these elements while asking the element to aid in cleansing the stone of all negativity and unwanted energies. Follow the links below to charts containing information about some of the various stones and crystals and their attributes.

Energy
There are two basic energies that stones possess. They are either projective, or receptive. Projective stones tend to be strong, bright, forceful. Receptive stones are calm, inward, peaceful. Follow the chart below to learn more about these unique energies and the stones that fall into each category.

Projective Masculine; Healing, Protection, Intellectual Powers, Luck,
Success, Will Power, Courage, Self ConfidenceBlack, Brown and Red Agate,

Amber, Apache Tears, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Cat's-eye, Citrine, Cross Stone, Diamond, Garnet, Red Jasper, Lava, Obsidian, Onyx, Opal, Ruby, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Tiger's-eye, Red Tourmaline, Zircon

Receptive Feminine; Soothing, Love, Wisdom, Compassion, Eloquence,
Sleep, Dreams, Friendship, Growth, Fertility, Prosperity, Spirituality, Psychism, MysticismBlue Lace and Green Agate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Azurite,

Blue Calcite, Pink Calcite, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Coal, Coral, Cross Stone, Quartz Crystal, Emerald, Fossils, Jade, Brown and Green Jasper, Jet, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Moonstone, Mother-of-Pearl, Olivine, Opal, Pearl, Peridot, Salt, Sapphire, Sugilite, Black, Blue, Green and Pink Tourmaline, Turquoise

Elemental Rulers ElementStone/Crystal
Earth Peace, Grounding, Centering, Fertility, Money, Business Success,
Stability, GardeningGreen Agate, Green Calcite, Cat's-eye, Chrysoprase,

Coal, Emerald, Brown and Green Jasper, Jet, Malachite, Olivine, Peridot, Salt, Black and Green Tourmaline, Turquoise

Air Communication, Travel, IntellectAventurine, Mottled Jasper, Mica,
Pumice

Fire Protection, Defensive Magick, Physical Strength, Magickal Energy, Courage,
Will Power, PurificationBanded, Black, Brown, Red Agate, Amber, Apache

Tear, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Citrine, Quartz Crystal, Diamond, Garnet, Hematite, Red Jasper, Lava, Obsidian, Onyx, Ruby, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Tiger's-eye, Topaz, Red and Watermelon Tourmaline, Zircon

Water Love, Healing, Compassion, Reconciliation, Friendship, Purification, Destressing, Peace, Dreams, Sleep, Psychic AbilityBlue Lace Agate, Amethyst,

Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue and Pink Calcite, Chrysocolla, Coral, Quartz Crystal, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Mother-of-Pearl, Pearl, Sapphire, Selenite, Sodalite, Sugilite, Blue, Green, Pink Tourmaline

Planetary Rulers Planetary RulerStone/Crystal
Sun Legal Matters, Healing, Protection, Success, Illumination, Magickal and
Physical EnergyAmber Orange Calcite, Carnelian, Quartz Crystal,

Diamond, Sunstone, Tiger's-eye, Topaz, Zircon

Moon Sleep, Dreams, Gardening, Love, Healing, Home, Fertility, Peace,
Compassion, SpiritualityAquamarine, Quartz Crystal, Moonstone, Mother-

of-Pearl, Pearl, Sapphire, Selenite

Mercury Increasing Mental Powers, Eloquence, Divination, Studying,
Communication, Travel, WisdomAgate, Aventurine, Mottled Jasper, Pumice

Venus Love, Fidelity, Reconciliation, Beauty, Joy, Happiness, Pleasure, Luck,
Friendship, Compassion, Meditation, WomenAzurite, Blue, Green, Pink

Calcite, Cat's-eye, Chrysocolla, Coral, Emerald, Jade, Green Jasper, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Olivine, Peridot, Blue, Green, Pink, Watermelon Tourmaline, Turquoise

Mars Courage, Healing (after Surgery), Physical Strength, Politics, Sexual
Energy, Protection, Defensive Magick, MenBloodstone, Flint, Garnet, Red

Jasper, Onyx, Ruby, Sardonyx, Red and Watermelon Tourmaline

Jupiter Spirtuality, Meditation, Psychism, RitualAmethyst, Lepidolite,
Sugilite

Saturn Grounding, Centering, Protection, Purification, LuckAlum, Apache
Tear, Coal, Hematite, Brown Jasper, Jet, Obsidian, Onyx, Salt, Black Tourmaline

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Magickal Intention AttributeStone/Crystal
BeautyAmber, Cat's-eye, Jasper, Opal Business SuccessBloodstone, Malachite, Green Tourmaline, Yellow
Zircon

CourageAgate, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Diamond, Lapis
Lazuli, Tiger's-eye, Turquoise

DietingMoonstone, Topaz DivinationAzurite, Jet, Moonstone, Obsidian, Tiger's-eye DreamsAmethyst, Azurite, Flourite EloquenceCarnelian, Celestite, Sardonyx FriendshipChysoprase, Pink Tourmaline, Turquoise GardeningAgate, Jade, Malachite, Brown Zircon GodCitrine, Malachite, Sunstone GoddessMoonstone, Chrysocolla GroundingHematite, Moonstone, Obsidian, Salt, Black Tourmaline HappinessAmethyst, Yellow Zircon

HealingAgate, Amber, Amethyst, Bloodstone, Cat's-eye, Coral,
Diamond, Garnet, Jade, Jasper, Jet, Lapis Lazuli, Topaz, Turquoise, Red Zircon

LongevityAgate, Fossils, Jade, Petrified Wood LoveAgate, Amber, Amethyst, Beryl, Emerald, Jade, Lapis Lazuli,
Malachite, Moonstone, Olivine, Pearl, Sapphire, Topaz, Turquoise

LuckAmber, Apache Tear, Aventurine, Cross Stone, Jet, Olivine,
Opal, Pearl, Sardonyx, Tiger's-eye, Turquoise

Magickal PowerBloodstone, Quartz Crystal, Malachite, Opal, Ruby MeditationGeodes, Sapphires, Sodalite Mental PowersAventurine, Emerald, Fluorite, Zircon Money, Wealth, ProsperityAventurine, Bloodstone, Calcite,
Cat's-eye, Coal, Emerald, Jade, Mother-of-Pearl, Opal, Pearl, Peridot, Ruby, Salt, Sapphire, Tiger's-eye, Topaz, Green Tourmaline, Brown, Green or Red Zircon PeaceAmethyst, Aquamarine, Aventurine, Carnelian, Coral, Diamond, Lepidolite, Malachite, Obsidian, Sapphire, Sardonyx, Blue Tourmaline

Physical EnergyBeryl, Selenite, Sunstone, Tiger's-eye, Red
Tourmaline, Red Zircon

Physical StrengthAgate, Amber, Beryl, Bloodstone, Diamond,
Garnet

ProtectionAgate, Amber, Apache Tear, Calcite, Cat's-eye, Citrine,
Coral, Quartz Crystal, Diamond, Emerald, Flint, Fossils, Garnet, Jade, Jasper, Jet, Lapis Lazuli, Lava, Malachite, Marble, Moonstone, Motherof-Pearl, Obsidian, Onyx, Pearl, Peridot, Petrified Wood, Ruby, Salt,

Sardonyx, Sunstone, Tiger's-eye, Topaz, Black Tourmaline, Red Tourmaline, Turquoise, Clear Zircon, Red Zircon

PurificationAquamarine, Salt Sexual EnergyCarnelian, Sunstone, Yellow Zircon SleepMoonstone, Peridot, Blue Tourmaline SpiritualityCalcite, Diamond, Sugilite SuccessAmazonite, Chrysoprase, Marble TravelChalcedony, Orange Zircon WisdomCoral, Jade, Sodalite, Sugilite

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OILS AND ESSENCES
Like the herbs and stones used in magick, oils and essences play an important role in a witch's magickal life. We use oils in candle spells, in potppouri, we rub them on talismans and stones, we place them in baths, and on ourselves to boost magickal intent. Remember that oils need to be used in conjunction with visualization. Essences can be incense, musks and tinctures. The most common essence is incense which can be bought in almost any large retail store (Walmart even has a small selection of incense and incense burners) or through metaphysical stores and Craft supply stores (one of the best supplies of incense I've seen was at a flea market). The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews by Scott Cunningham is a wonderful book that not only

lists how these essential magickal correspondences can aid your magick, but also has recipes for how to make your own. On to the tables.

Oil and Essence Planetary Rulers and Substitutions Planetary RulerOil/Essence
Sun Healing, Portection, Success, Illumination, Magickal Power, Physical
EnergyBay, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Juniper, Orange,

Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tangerine

Moon Sleep, Psychic Dreams, Psychic Awareness, Gardening, Love, Healing,
Fertility, Peace, Compassion, Family, SpiritualityCamphor, Jasmine, Lemon,

Lemon Balm, Myrrh, Sandalwood

Mercury Intelligence, Eloquence, Divination, Study, Self-Improvement,
Breaking Negative Habits, Communication, WisdomLavender, Lemon

Verbena, Lemongrass, Peppermint

Venus Love, Fidelity, Reconciliation, Beauty, Youth, Happiness, Pleasure, Luck,
Friendship, MeditationCardamom, Geranium, Heather, Lilac, Rose,

Spearmint, Violet

Mars Courage, Healing, Physcial Strength, Politics, Sexual Energy, Protection,
Defensive MagickBasil, Coriander, Ginger, Peppermint, Pine

Jupiter Spirituality, Meditation, Money, ProsperityClove, Honeysuckle,
Nutmeg

Saturn Protection, Purification, Longevity, VisionsCypress, Patchouly

________________________________ ____ Oil and Essence Elemental Rulers and Substitutions

Elemental RulerOil/EssenceEarth Peace, Fertility,
Money, Business Success, Growth, EmploymentCypress, Honeysuckle,

Patchouly, VetivertAir Communication, Travel, Intellect, Eloquence, Divination, Freedom, WisdomLaender, Lemongrass, Mace, PeppermintFire Communication, Defensive Magick, Physical Strength, Magickal Power, Courage, Wil Power, PurificationBasil, Bay, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Frankincense, Juniper, Lime, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, TangerineWater Love, Healing, Peace, Compassion, Reconciliation, Friendship, Sleep, DreamsLemon Balm, Camomile, Cherry, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Lemon, Myrrh, Rose, Sandalwood, Speamint, Vanilla, Violet

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Oil and Essence Magickal Intentions Magickal IntentionOil/Essence
CourageBlack Pepper, Frankincense, Geranium, Thyme DivinationCamphor, Clove, Orange HappinessLavender, Meadowsweet Healing/HealthBay, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Coriander,
Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lemon Balm, LIme, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Violet LoveApricot, Basil, Camomile, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Vetivert, Violet, Yarrow LuckNutmeg, Orange, Rose, Vetivert, Violet LustCinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Lemongrass, Olive, Patchouly, Peppermint, Rosemary, Vanilla

Money and RichesBasil, Camomile, Cedarwood, Connamon,
Clove, Ginger, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouly, Peppermint, Pine, Vetivert, Wood Aloe PeaceLavender, Pennyroyal, Violet Magickal PowerGinger, Tagnerine, Vanilla ProtectionAnise, Basil, Bay, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Honeysuckle, Juniper, Lavender, Lime, Myrrh, Niaouli, Patchouly, Pennyroyal, Peppermint, Pine, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetivert, Violet Psychic AwarenessBay, Camphor, Cassia, Cinnamon, Clove, Honeysuckle, Lemongrass, Lilac, Mace, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Thyme, Yarrow PurificationBenzoin, Camomile, Camphor, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Lime, Musk, Myrrh, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood SpiritualityCassia, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Jasmine, Myrrh, Pine, Sandalwood, Wisteria
Bide the Wiccan Law ye must, In perfect love and perfect trust. Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An' ye harm none, do what ye will. What ye send forth comes back to thee So ever mind the law of three. Follow this with mind and heart, Merry ye meet, and merry ye part. Blessed Be.

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Astrological Correspondances
These are just a small sampling of various correspondances as related to Astrological (Sun) signs. This is by no means a total listing.
Astrological Sign & DatesAngel PlanetElementStoneFlower/HerbColorDay o.t. Week ARIES March 21 - April 19SamaelMarsFireRuby, Garnet, Bloodstone, DiamondThistle, Wild Rose, GroseRed, bright colorsTuesday TAURUS April 20 - May 21AnaelVenusEarthSapphire, Emerald, Jade, OpalViolet, Wild & Red Roses, ColtsfootBlues, GreensFriday GEMINI May 22 - June 20RaphaelMercuryAirDiamond, Jade, Topaz, AquamarineParsley, Dill, Snapdragons, IrisWhite, Spr. Green, Silver,YellowWednesday CANCER June 21 - July 22GabrielMoonWaterEmerald, Cat's Eye, Pearl, MoonstonePoppy, Water Lily, White Rose, MoonwortPale Blue, Silver, Pearl, WhiteMonday LEO July 23 - August 22MichaelSunFireAmber, Topaz, Ruby, DiamondMarigold, Sunflower, Hops, CowslipGold, Red, Yellow, OrangeSunday VIRGO August 23 - Sept 22RaphaelMercuryEarthDiamond, Jade, Jasper, AquamarineRosemary, Cornflower, ValerianPastel Blue, Gold, PeachWednesday LIBRA Sept 23 - Oct 22AnaelVenusAirOpal, Lapis Lazuli, Emerald, JadeViolet, White Rose, Love-in-the-MistCerulean Blue, Royal Blue, AmethystFriday SCORPIO Oct 23 - Nov 21Samael, AzraelMars, PlutoWaterRuby, Garnet, Bloodstone, TopazBasil, Heather, ChrysanthemumDark Red, Brown, Black, GrayTuesday SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 - Dec 21SachielJupiterFireSapphire, Amethyst, DiamondCarnation, Wallflower, Clovepink, SageLilac, Mauve, Purple, AmethystThursday CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 19CassielSaturnEarthOnyx, Obsidian, Jet, GarnetNightshade, Snowdrop, RueBlack, Grey, Violet, Dk BrownSaturday AQUARIUS Jan 20 - Feb 18Uriel, CassielSaturn, UranusAirZircon, Amber Amethyst, GarnetSnowdrop, Foxglove, Gr. ValerianAll ColorsSaturday PISCES Feb 19 - Mar 20Sachiel, AsarielJupiter, NeptuneWaterSapphire, Amethyst, CoralHeliotrope, Carnation, Opium PoppyPurple, Violet, Sea GreenThursday

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Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

by Scott Cunningham
This book is a wonderful guide for those that have questions about whether Wicca is for them and to answer the questions of those of us that are sure Wicca is in our hearts. To Ride a Silver Broomstick by Silver Ravenwolf Another fantastic book on what it is to be a witch. The Wicca Spellbook by Gerina Dunwich This book is a lot of fun as well as informative. Her potpourri recipes are great and easily modified.

Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion by Starhawk From one of the leading pioneers in feminine spirituality. Earth Power by Scott Cunningham An excellent book on
Natural Magick and connecting with the elements.

The Witches' Goddess by Janet & Stewart Farrar A very
detailed book listing the various faces of the Goddess and an excellent book to use when researching a matron Goddess. The Witches' God by Janet & Stewart Farrar A very detailed book listing the various faces of the God and an excellent book to use when researching a patron God.

Magickal, Mythical, Mystical Beasts: How to Invite Them into Your Life by D. J. Conway A wonderful guide to the
legendary creatures that are truly magickal and how to befriend them and enlist their help.

Any of the Scott Cunningham Encyclopedias of magickal correspondences.
The following book is not for the faint of heart, but I feel it is none the less an important part of a witch's education.The Malleus Maleficarum (The Witch Hammer) by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger was originally printed in or about 1486. It was by this horrid book that witch hunters took their cues and massacred hundreds of thousands of "witches" in the name of Christianity. It is now known that of those thousands (some say millions) a very small percentage were what we today would consider witches. Most were women, most were innocent of the crimes for which they died. It has been reprinted several times over

the centuries. This book is not for everyone, but it is an important source of information about what we have overcome.

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