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Spell

SPELL FOR NEW FRIENDSHIP

Inscribe a pink candle with your name, then anoint the rose quartz with
sunflower oil.
Light the candle. Hold the stone in your hand, and visualize friendships
coming your
way and a new relationships forming. Chant three times
open mind, and gain new life,
gone from you, all stress and strife.
open heart, gain life anew.
accept all love that's offered you.
positive thought and word and deed.
enter now, of bane I'm freed
ancient, hear me---grant my plea
to new relationships, open me.
place the stone by the candle, and leave it there until the candle burns
down.
carry the stone with you.

SELF EMPOWERMENT SPELL


This is a fairly simple spell, and of course you should change it according to
your tastes.
--1 white candle (probably the bigger the better) --mirror
The candle should be cleansed before you begin, and could be infused with
white energy,
the energy of love and strength. Meditate upon your intentions before you
begin. why do
you need to empower yourself? Is it because you wish to realize the beauty
within yourself,
or you wish others to see the beauty or strength you know that lies within
you.
This spell also works best if you do a cleansing of yourself, whether it is
bath or shower or just
visualize all of the negativity that you are carrying with you washing away.
The candle should be placed in front of the mirror, and the mirror should
face you.
Light the candle. Feel the positive energy emanating from the candle.
If you worship a deity, call upon them to help you. Chant or say a prayer.
This is an example:
I walk in beauty with the Goddess.
I am strength. I am beauty. I am will. I am love.
She is within me. All who see me, know Her.

SPELL FOR A PEACEFUL HOME

This spell is very good if there is a lot of turmoil or stress in the household.
Do the following spell, and while doing so, remember to focus on your
intent for a peaceful household.
Sew a small pouch of lavender cloth.
Place a small trinket in the pouch for each member of your household.
Add to this a pinch each of lavender, rose and chamomile, before placing
each pinch in the
pouch, remember to hold it for a moment and REALLY focus, finally, add a
small amethyst.
Now, anoint a lavender or pink candle with peace oil(see recipes) and then
light it.
Sit in front of the candle and hold the pouch in your hands and whisper the
following chant
over it softly 3 times:
Blessed Goddess, most gentle one, calm my home for me.
Relieve all tension, send it far, so from stress we shall be free.
Touch my family with peace and calm, and the sweetest softest bliss,
Bless my home, Great Gentle Goddess, with your calming kiss.
Set the pouch with the candle. Allow the candle to burn down completely.
Hang the pouch in your home, preferably in the room where everyone
gathers the most.
Whenever tension seems to build, repeat the above chant 3 times and
envision peace
and tranquility radiating from the pouch and The Goddess.

HAPPINESS SPELL

You need: A candle in your favorite color. 5 red rose petals.


A picture of you as a child looking happy.
Sit cross-legged on the floor and make sure you are comfortable light the
candle and spread
the rose petals out around it.
Put your picture in front of you and look deep into the flame of the candle.
Relax for a few seconds and breathe deeply forgetting everything that is
depressing you.
Push all your unhappiness into the rose petal closest to you.
Talk the rose petal and crush it in your hand and throw it away.
Breathe deeply again and look into the picture of you as a happy child and
chant
"By the power within me, let happiness be.
Dig up from the corners of my mind, the happiness and carefree of a child.
Push away heavy thoughts, let happiness flow free.
So Mote It Be."
Chant this about 3 times, more if you like but no less.
Close your eyes imagine being young and carefree.
Then blow out the candle stand up and spin around anti clockwise in a
circle 3 times.
Get two rose petals close your eyes and rub them along your eyelids gently.

Then go outside and bury the rose petals under a special tree.

THE FLOWER OF LIGHT HEALING SPELL

Large circle of cloth St. John's wort oil 2 yellow candles yellow flowers
Spread cloth on floor and sprinkle few drops on blood-red St. John's wort
oil.
Anoint candles with more oil and divide flowers into two bunches.
Sit in the middle of the cloth and place flowers at the edge of cloth on each
side.
Light candles and place them in front and behind you.
Pick 2 perfect blooms and hold one upright palm on your hand.
Focus your mind and chant:
"Oh healing light, surround me now, relive my spirit's darkest hour"
Imagine the light being drawn from the candles into the flowers on your
palms, and from there feel it permeating the whole of your body.
Try to keep concentration for 20 minutes.
To complete, take the two flowers in your hands and give them back to
Mother Earth.

SPELL TO CHANGE A SITUATION FROM BAD TO GOOD

Burn 7 white candles at 7pm on a Friday evening.


Place another shorter candle into a pot of soil.
After 10 minutes, blow out the white candles in turn and allow the shorter
candle to extinguish itself in the soil.

SPELL TO RELEASE ANGER

When a time comes in your life that you feel stressed out and need a
constructive way to release pent up anger and energy, go to a lake, ocean,
stream, river, etc.
Find a black stone.
Visualize a circle of white light surrounding you.
Cup the stone in your hands and direct all the energy you possibly can into
this stone.
Then, hurl the stone as far as you can into the water and say:
With this stone anger be gone.
Water bind it. No one find it.
Ground and center your self, release the circle.

TRUTH SPELL

A white candle
A picture of the person or just a small piece of paper to put the persons
name.

Get the white candle and light it up (at night before you go to sleep) and
say:
"To see the truth, to know the way, I cast a spell in every day, buy the
power of three,
I conjure thee to give thy truth, unto me."
Then blow out the candle while saying the persons name you want to put
the truth spell on.
In the morning, light the candle again, say the spell again and say the
person aloud, then blow out the candle while saying the persons
name...and say it through the smoke of the candle so it can work.

INNER BEAUTY

Look into the flame of a pink candle and say 3 times:


Earth air fire sea
let the goddesses beauty
shine though me
Repeat as often as needed.

PEACE SPELL

--four blue candles --a blue marker or pen --a piece of paper --and a quiet
place.

Set up the candles in a circle. On the piece of paper write in blue ink the
word peace.
Sit down in the middle of the circle and place the piece of paper in front of
you and stare at it
until you have it in your mind's eye once you close your eyes. Focus on this
word.
Focus on the letters flowing off the paper and surrounding you.
See the word become the air around you, and the ground under.
Focus on the word, let it roll on your tongue. Let it be you.
Picture in your mind a peaceful place, gives peace now a body form. Sit
with peace, sing with
peace, dine with peace. Let peace guide you along the stone paths of
Pompeii, let peace
walk you up the steps of a temple. Ask Peace to stay with you, to guide you
in life while
awake and asleep. Ask peace to join you in your realm. Take Peace's hand
and open your eyes.
Tips: take the meditation slow. Do not rush anything. Do not give Peace the
body of someone you know.

SPELL TO BANISH PAIN

Write on a small piece of paper:


Flee! Pain can not find me I am free!
Calm is drawn to me I am free!
Wrap this with a dark blue ribbon and carry with you or wear it.

SUCCESS SPELL

You will need: A green candle A purple candle


A talisman with your religious symbol (pentacle, cross, star of David, etc)

Place a green candle on one side of a room. Place a purple candle on the
other side. Now, light the purple candle. With your religious talisman
hanging from a chain or string (to be worn as a necklace) dangling from
your right hand, pick up the purple (lit) candle with your right hand. Now
walk in a straight line across the room directly to the green candle. Using
the purple one, light the green candle. Set down the candle so they sit next
to each other. Chant, "I walk forth without doubt and fear,
And success draws me near." Lay the necklace in front of it and meditate
for awhile on the success you need. Let the candles burn themselves down,
and wear the necklace whenever you wish
success you follow you. When you walk through a door to job interviews,
auditions, or anywhere you need success, imagine how you walked in a
straight line in your ritual, and consciously make an effort to do the same
when passing through the door.
A SPELL TO GAIN ENERGY

You will need:


A bright red or orange candle,
a spicy incense,
a glass of clear pure cold water,
and a bowl of sea salt.

If is sunny outside you may want to start the spell by going outside for a
few minutes and breathing in some fresh air.
Sit in front of the candle and say:
"Give me energy to happily complete the task I have been given to do.
I will feel better for having done it. The completion of the task will be my
reward."
Sprinkle the sea salt around the candle and say,
"Give me strength, O sacred Earth."
Pass your hand near the candle and say
"Give me strength O sacred Fire."
Pass your hand through the smoke of the incense and say,
"Give me strength, O sacred Air."
Drink the water down and say
"Give me strength O sacred water."
Now immediately get up and go do your task.
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Magical Dictionary

Akashic Records
The astral record of everything that has ever been done.

Amulet
Something that is worn for protection, usually jewelry.

Ankh
Ancient Egyptian symbol of life. It looks like a cross with a loop at the top.

Astral projection, AP
An altered state, often achieved via trance, in which the consciousness is
freed from the physical body.

Athame
Ceremonial knife used in magic and rituals. In Classical Wicca an Athame is
only used ritually and must have a black handle.

Aura
The bio-energy field of a living creature.

Banishing
A magical working performed to remove evil, threats, darkness, negativity
or people embodying those qualities.
Book of Shadows
A witch's handwritten book of spells, rituals and magical information.

Botanica
A Santerian shop that sells herbs, charms, candles, religious statues, etc.

Bruja/brujo
Spanish for witch. (j is pronounced like h)

The Burning Times


The historical period in Europe when Christians persecuted and tortured
witches and alleged witches. Thousands were put to death, usually by
hanging or burning at the stake.

Chakra
Any one of the seven energy nodes of the human body.

Chalice
A ceremonial goblet that represents the element of Water.

Charm
A magical object, action, or incantation that effects magic, averts evil or
danger.

Circle
A group, less formal than a coven, of witches who practice, worship,
celebrate or study together.

Clairvoyance
The psychic ability to know things beyond your immediate knowledge.

Coming out of the broom closet


Living openly as a witch.

Consecration
A ceremony that dedicates a thing or place for sacred use.

Corn spirit
The spirit of a grain crop, embodied in an entity, person or animal.

Coven
An organized group of witches who practice, worship and/or celebrate
together. Covens traditionally consist of no more then 13 members, are
lead by a High Priestess with High Priest.

Covenstead - A place where a coven of witches usually meets, often the


home of the High Priest/ess.
the Craft - Witchcraft.

Croning
A ceremony held to mark a woman's transition from Mother to Crone, the
final phase of a woman's life.

Crystallomancy
Divination by crystals, usually a crystal ball.

Dedicant
A new witch in the period of study and apprenticeship before initiation.
The traditional period for this is a year and a day.

Deosil - Clockwise.

Divination
Any practice that reveals the future or unknown things.
Tarot cards, runes and crystal balls are all means of divination.

Eclectic
A witch who works with deities from or worships within more than one
culture or mythological system.

Elder
1. A witch who has attained a position of respect in the Craft.
2. A coven member who has attained an advanced degree of initiation.
Esbat
1. Coven meetings held at the full moon.
2. A Lesser Sabbat, celebrating Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumn
Equinox or Winter Solstice.

Evocation - Calling upon spirits, elementals or other entities.


faery - Alternative spelling for fairy, to distinguish it as a belief system.

Familiar
An animal, usually a cat, with whom a witch establishes a special
psychic/magical relationship. Familiars offer help, companionship,
protection, and usually unconditional love as well.

Five-fold Bond - A ritual tie that links wrists, neck and ankles.

Fivefold Kiss - A ritual greeting of eight kisses between witches of opposite


genders in Classical Wicca, on the feet, knees, pelvis, breast and lips.

Flying ointment - A paste, usually containing herbs, that is applied to the


skin to aid in astral projection.

Folk magic - A cultures traditional magical practices.

Gardnerian
1. Of or relating to Gerald Gardner, who is credited with reviving Wicca in
modern times.
2. Any formal Wiccan tradition that follows Gerald Gardnerís system.
grimoire - Book of Shadows, a handwritten book of spells and magical
information.

Granny woman - A female shaman, usually of the Appalachian Mountain


region of the U.S.

Hex
1. n. A spell, usually negative; the evil eye; a curse.
2. v. To cast such a spell.
Hedgewitch - A walker-between-worlds, a non-Wiccan witch with a
shamanistic path.

Hidden Children
Witches, who must often keep their religion secret, are the hidden children
of the Goddess.

High Priest/ess - A witch who has attained a traditions highest degrees of


initiation and leads a coven.

Hoodoo - African-American folk magic tradition.

HP/HPS - High Priest/High Priestess.

I Ching; The Book of Changes


Chinese system of divination that uses yarrow stalks or coins inscribed with
hexagrams.

Incubus (pl. incubi)


A malevolent male entity that takes sexual possession of sleeping women.
invocation - Calling upon a god/dess, such as for help or to empower a
spell.

Juju - West African word for Magick.

Karma
That which accrues and is carried over from one lifetime to the next one.
Karma can be positive or negative, according to what sort of lives you have
lead.

Kitchen witch - A witch who mainly uses practical magic centering on the
home, hearth and family.

Kundalini
Dormant bio-energy resident in the base of the human spine, in the root
Chakra. Kundalini energy is released through yoga and other practices for
enlightenment, intelligence and spiritual insights.

Libation
A liquid offering to a god/dess, such as wine or milk.
Libations are usually poured out upon the earth, but may be poured into a
fire or offered in another way.

Mage, magus (pl. magi)


1. Someone who is adept at magic but not a witch.
2. In some Wiccan traditions, a male witch who has attained more than the
first level of initiation.

Magick
1. Ceremonial or ritual magic; high Magick.
2. A spelling for magic used by some witches and other practitioners to
distinguish it from the illusions
and prestidigitation of stage magicians.
Maiden
1. The stage of a woman's life between menarche and motherhood or
mentoring.
2. The assistant High Priestess in a traditional coven.

Medicine bag - A Native American shaman's pouch, usually containing


herbs, stones, feathers, etc.

Medium - A person who is able to channel spirits or other entities.

Mojo - An African-American word for magic.

Mojo bag- A small bag, containing charms or talismans, that is worn around
the neck for power, protection, etc.

Necromancy - Divination via the spirits of the dead.

Novice - Someone who has just begun studying the Craft.

OBE - Out-of-body experience; astral projection; lucid dreaming.

Ogham - Any ancient Celtic magical alphabet.

Old Soul - A person who has been reincarnated several times.

Omen - Anything which may be interpreted as a sign, positive or negative,


from the Universe.

Oracle
A place or method for divination by means of deities, as interpreted by a
priest/ess.
Methods include the flight of birds, the sound of splashing water or rustling
leaves.
The most famous oracle of the ancient world was that of Apollo at Delphi.

Orisha - Any deity in the Santerian religion.

Ouija board- A board printed with letters and simple words that is used for
communicating with spirits.
It is operated by two or more people touching a paten that moves around
the board pointing to letters or words.

Pentacle
1. A 5-pointed star inside a circle.
2. One of the suits of a Tarot deck.
pentagram
1. A pentacle that is written, printed or drawn.
2. A 5-pointed star inside a circle.

Postulant; neophyte
A new member of a coven, someone who has not yet been initiated.
praña - The Hindu word for bio-energy, the vital force shared by every
living creature.

Poppet - A humanoid figure that is used to represent someone for a spell or


other magical working.

Psychometry - Drawing psychic impressions from objects while handling


them.

Psychopomp - A god/dess who guides souls to the Underworld or afterlife.

Reincarnation - Transmigration of the soul; metempsychosis; rebirth in


another body after death.

Runes
1. The ancient Nordic alphabet, marked on stones or sticks and used for
divination.
2. Magical chants or songs.
3. Any magical alphabet; the stones, cards or sticks on which it is printed.

Sabbats - The eight annual Wiccan festivals.

Sands of Time- Sand taken from between the paws of the Great Sphinx in
Egypt, used to make spells and charms permanent.

Santeria- An Afro-Caribbean earth religion that joins Yoruban god/desses


with Catholic saints.

Scrying- Divination by means of gazing, such as into water, a dark mirror, a


crystal ball or a bowl of black ink.

Seance- A gathering of people, usually seated around a table, for the


purpose of communicating with spirits.

Shaman- A priest and medicine man, usually of Native American or


Siberian peoples. Shamanic practice includes magic, healing, shapeshifting,
communication with ancestral spirits and divination.

Shamanka, shamaness
Words sometimes used for female shamans.

Shapeshifting/skinwalking
The Shamanic practice, often aided by drugs, drumming and/or dance, of
mentally assuming animal form.

Sheikh/sheikha
Modern Egyptian Arabic words for magical adepts.

Sigil - An occult or mystical sign, a paper talisman.

Skyclad - Ritual nudity. Some Wiccan traditions insist on skyclad worship.

Solitary; solitaire - A witch who practices alone, without a coven.

Sorcerer/sorceress
1. (traditional) A person who practices black magic, usually by aid of
malevolent spirits.
2. (modern) Term used by some magic-users to differentiate themselves
from witches.
Succubus (pl. succubi)
A malevolent female entity that takes sexual possession of sleeping men.

Strega; Stregheria - An Italian magical tradition.

Summerlands - The place where we rest after death, between incarnations.

Synchronicity - A meaningful coincidence.

Talisman- A magical object, usually one made or carved at an astrological


moment suitable to its purpose.

Tantra- A Hindu path based on Kundalini yoga and sex magic as ways to
enlightenment.

Tarot - An ancient system of cards used for divination.

Telekinesis- The ability to move objects with your mind (also called
psychokinesis, PK). Telekinesis is a very rare gift that usually manifests
accidentally when a person is angry or upset. It is most often seen in
adolescents and fades with age.

Third eye - The Chakra in the middle of the forehead.

Totem animal - An animal which represents a person, tribe or other group.

Voodoo; Voudoun; Voodoo


Afro-Caribbean faith with both right- and left-hand paths.
Like witches they worship various god/desses , use Magick as part of their
religion, and are the subject of superstitions and misinformation.

Warlock - An old term for a male witch that no one uses any more.
Warlocks were men who pretended to be witches in order to penetrate
covens and betray witches during the Burning Terms.

Wheel of the Year - The annual cycle of the sun, the moon, the seasons and
the zodiac.

White witch - A witch on a right-hand path.

Widdershins - Counter-clockwise

Witch doctor - African shaman.

Witches ball; witch ball


1. A mass of dried entwined herbs blown about by the wind; any small
tumbleweed.
2. A glass ball with a mottled surface that is hung in a window to thwart
witches and trap their spells.
3. A fancy dress party attended by witches.
Witch's bottle
A sealed bottle placed in the house or buried on the property for
protection.
There are many ways to make a witch's bottle. Some witches use the
detritus of the year:
broken pottery, rusted nails, junk mail, etc. Witches sometimes add
something personal like
their hair, nail clippings, urine, a bloomin bandage or tampon. This sort of
bottle is always buried,
usually at Samhain (for the new year).
Another type is a bottle filled with salt and sugar, and/or herbs for
blessings like protection,
happiness, prosperity, and charms to avert specific threats.
This type of bottle is secreted somewhere in the home.

Witch's ladder
1. A type of knot magic in which charms are knotted or braided with
specific magical intention
into cords, making a powerful talisman.
2. A cord with 40 knots in it or a string of 40 beads, used as a meditation
device or aid to concentration.
Witch Queen - A High Priestess whose coven has hived off two or more new
covens.

Wizard - Someone who practices magic but is not a witch.

Wort; wortcraft - Herb; herbalism.

Yin/yang- The opposite but balancing male and female principles.


Yin is female (Moon) energy, negative and passive.
Yang is male (Sun) energy, positive and active.

Yoni - The female genitalia as a sacred symbol of life, creation, fertility,


sexuality, the Goddess, etc
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Magic Tools

TOOLS

The Athame

The athame is a magic knife. It is not used for cutting, but to direct energy
raised during rites and spells.
It is usually a dull, double-edged knife with a black or dark colored handle.
Black absorbs power.
Athames are sometimes engraved with magical symbols, but this is up to
you.
The knife absorbs power from you and the area around you.
A sword is sometimes used, as it has all the qualities of a knife.
Because of its size, it is cumbersome to use indoors.
Stories about magical swords are common in mythic literature.
The symbolism of the knife is change. It is linked with the Element of Fire.
Its straight phallic shape links it with the God.

The Bell
Vibrations are released when a bell is rung. The effects differ, depending
on the tone, volume, and
material of the bell. Any type of bell may be used.
A bell may be rung to signal the beginning and ending of a ritual. It also
may ward off negativity or
evoke good energies. It is protector if hung on a door. The bell is a feminine
symbol. It is often used
to invoke the Goddess in ritual.

The Boline

The Boline is a white-handled knife. It is an actual cutting knife. It is used


to cut herbs, wands,
to inscribe symbols on other magical items, or cutting cords. It is not used
just in circle.

The Broom (Besom) History and Lore

Brooms have long been associated with witches because they were used in
pagan rituals of marriage
and birth. In Rome the broom was a symbol of Hecate's priestess, who
swept the threshold of a house
after each birth to remove evil spirits that might harm the child.
The broom also used in weddings, signifying sexual union. Wedding
customs included jumping over a
broom. Medieval peasant weddings were churchless and came under the
area of common law. The
broom was so closely identified with nonecclesiastical marriages that by
the time of the Renaissance,
when the church began to take over wedding rites, marriages "by the
broom" were considered illegitimate.
Children ride a broomstick with a toy horse head at one end. This is copied
from Sufi mystics who
entered Spain in the early Middle Ages. They organized themselves into
groups of 13, like covens.
The Sufi sages rode horse-headed canes called zamalzain, "gala limping
horse." The dervish's stick
horse stood for the Pegasus-like fairy steed that carried him to heaven and
back. Customs like this
became prevalent among the Basques, and they were frequently accused of
witchcraft.
The stick is traditionally made of ash for protection. It represents the male.
The brush is traditionally
made from birch twigs for exorcism, purification, and also protection. It
represents the female principle.
A branch of willow is used to bind the stick and the brush together. The
willow represents protection,
healing, and love. Because of the sexual symbolism involved, the word
"besom" was used as slang to
describe a "loose" woman.
The broom is used in ritual and magic. This tool is sacred to both the
Goddess and God. Pre-Columbian
Mexico worshiped a goddess who rode naked on a broom, so this idea is not
new.
The broom became a powerful tool against curses. Even today many people
hang a broom on the
front door of their home, but most do not know the symbolism of it.
The area to be used for ritual is swept clean with the broom. The sweeping
is more than a physical
sweep of the area. Visualize the broom sweeping out all the negativity in
the area. This clears the
way for more effective magic.
The broom is a purifier that is linked the Element of Water, which is also a
purifier.
It is used in all types of water spells.

The Censer

The censer holds the incense burned during ritual. It may be one made of
fancy metal, or a
beautiful shell from the sea. The censer represents the Element of Air.

The Cauldron

The word "cauldron" is from the Latin cauldus meaning hot and Sanskrit cra
to boil. the word "caudle"
also comes from the same Sanskrit root. It is a spiced gruel used for
healing. This was given to people
who were confined and to those who came to see a new baby at home.
The cauldron is an ancient vessel of cooking, full of magical tradition and
mystery. It is often the focal
point of rituals. During spring rites it may be filled with flowers. During
winter you may have a small fire
in it to represent the returning heat and light of the sun (the God) from the
cauldron (the Goddess).
The cauldron may be used for scrying (gazing) by filling it with water.
The cauldron should be of iron with three legs. The opening should be
smaller than the widest part.
The shape of the cauldron represent mother nature, and the three legs the
triple face of the moon
goddess. They come in many sizes. This is usually the hardest tool to find.
The cauldron is a symbol of the Goddess, the essence of femininity and
fertility.
It is a symbol of the Element of Water, reincarnation, immortality and
inspiration.

The Cup

The cup may be make of silver, brass, pottery, stone, or anything. It is also
a symbol of the
Goddess and fertility. It is used to hold water, or any beverage to be drunk
for ritual.

The Pentacle

The pentacle is a flat piece of brass, gold, silver, wax, clay, wood, or other
material. It is
usually inscribed with the pentagram. Objects that are to be ritually
consecrated are placed
upon the pentacle. The pentacle represents the element of Earth.
The Wand

The word "wand" is derived from the Gothic word windan, meaning "wind"
or "bind". The wand is
used to bind the energy of the spell together.
The wand has been used for thousands of years in religious and magical
rites. The Goddess and God
are invoked with the wand. The wand is also used to direct energy, to draw
magical symbols during ritual.
Wands may also be used to stir a magical brew in your cauldron.
The wand represents the Element of Air and evokes the energy of the spell.

The energy is sent in the direction the wand is pointing.


Making a Wand
You may construct your wand using metal or wood.
Metal
Go to your local hardware or home improvement store.
Find a length of metal tubing with a diameter that is comfortable for your
hand.
Attach a crystal at one end using leather to wrap the crystal and secure it
to the metal.
At the other end use fabric, leather or other material for a grip.
Engrave the wand with runes or symbols of your choice using an etching
tool.
Decorate your wand with what you feel is appropriate.
You may use things like stones, feathers, shells, beads, or anything you
feel belongs there.

Candles

Since the earliest times candles have been used in religious ceremonies.
They represent the power of light out of the darkness. It is knowledge and
spiritual illumination.
Ancient people used fire to symbolize the life force within each of us.
Wiccans use candles to represent the Elements in ritual.
They are also used to focus the thought during meditation and create a
special
atmosphere. Some Wiccans carve special patterns or runic symbols on their
candles,
although this is not necessary.
Use fresh candles that are not cracked for each spell. Let the candles burn
down.
Do not leave the candles unattended. Place the candles that are burning in
a safe place,
away from drafts, or where they will not fall.
Candles may be lit with matches or a lighter, though some Wiccans will
object to this.
Some object to the sulfur on the matches, some to the petroleum product
in the lighter.
Try to use hand dipped candles as they burn slower than factory candles.
Beeswax is
best as it comes straight from nature. Because of this, they are considered
more powerful.
Try to keep at least two candles of each color. Keep more of the white and
black.
White may be substituted for other colors, and black may be hard to find.

Robes

Some Witches like to wear ceremonial robes for their rituals.


They feel it adds an intensity that might not be there otherwise.
It helps change your mind set from the days normal happenings to the
special time of ritual.
Others believe that clothes hinder the energy that is built during ritual and
perform in circle "skyclad" (nude).
If you prefer being clothed, represent the earth elements and chose a
natural fiber cloth.
Most Wiccans go barefoot or wear leather sandals.

The
Moon

MOON PHASE CORRESPONDENCES FOR MAGICKAL WORKINGS

Purchase a Magical or Witches' Almanac to keep up with the moon phases;


they can be found in the New Age section of almost any large bookstore
and are fairly inexpensive.
New Moon Magic:
New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-
and-a-half days after.
The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings.
Also love and romance, health or job hunting.
Waxing Moon Magic:
From seven to fourteen days after the new moon.
The waxing moon is for constructive magic, such as love, wealth, success,
courage, friendship, luck or health.
Full Moon Magic:
From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon.
Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination.
Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or
healings for
serious conditions, can be done now.
Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.
Waning Moon Magic:
From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon.
The waning moon is used for banishing magic, for ridding oneself of
addictions, illness or negativity.
Dark Moon Magic:
From ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon.
The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our
darkest recesses and
understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.

FULL MOON OIL


13 drops of sandalwood essential oil 9 drops of vanilla essential oil or
extract
3 drops of jasmine essential oil 1 drop of rose essential oil
Mix prior to a full moon. Charge in a clear container or vial in the light of
the full moon.
Use to anoint candles or yourself for full moon rituals or just when you feel
like you need
the moons energy.

MOON MAGICK
Spells and rituals honoring or involving the element of fire should be done
when the Moon is in
either Aries, Leo or Sagittarius.
Spells and rituals honoring or involving the earth or earth healing should be
done when the
Moon is in either Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn.
Spells and rituals honoring or involving the element of air should be done
when the
Moon is in either Gemini, Libra or Aquarius.
Spells and rituals honoring or involving the element of water should be
done when the
Moon is in either Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces.
The circle is a sacred place in which magic is worked, where Wiccans can
meet with the god and goddess.
The word circle, may be misleading though. It is actually a sphere made of
energy that encompasses all the
participants and the altar. The magic circle defines the ritual area, holds in
personal power and shuts out all
distractions and negative energies. You can use objects on the ground to
show the boundaries of the circle,
such as stones, flowers, branches and candles, or crystals. It is formed of
personal energy which is visualized
as streaming from the body to form what looks like a bubble made of mist.
Some Wiccans use tools such as
the Athame, to direct this power, some use their hands.
Once the energy is flowing through your fingertips or chosen tool, walk the
circle three times
clockwise, envisioning the mist, or light or energy, whatever, trailing
outward from you to form the sphere.
When the circle is complete, shut off the energy flow by shaking your hand
or pulling it back into your tool..
Once the circle is cast, you are ready to perform your ritual, or magic.
The Moon continually moves through the Zodiac, and each sign has its own
significance:
Aries - Good for starting things, but lacks staying power. Things occur
rapidly, but quickly pass.
Taurus - Things begun now last the longest, tend to increase in value, and
become hard to alter.
Gemini -Things begun now are easily changed by outside influence.
Cancer - Pinpoints need, supports growth and nurturance.
Leo - Showmanship, favors being seen, drama, recreation and happy
pursuits.
Virgo - Favors accomplishment of details and commands.
Libra - Increases self-awareness, favors self-examination and interaction
with others.
Scorpio - Increases awareness of psychic power. Ends connections.
Sagittarius - Encourages flights of imagination and confidence.
Capricorn - Increases awareness of the need for structure, discipline.
Aquarius - Favors activities that are unique and individualistic.
Pisces - Energy withdraws from the surface of life, hibernates within,
secretly reorganizing and realigning.

MOON PHASE CORRESPONDENCES

Waxing Moon
The new moon through first quarter; spells involving healing, love, good
luck,
sex related and any positive magick.
Full moon:
Spells involving fertility, spirit conjuring, increase psychic ability and dream
spells.
Waning moon:
The full moon through the last quarter; destructive spells, hexes, reverse
love spells,
ending bad relationships and undoing negative forces.
Moon in Aries: Spells involving authority, willpower and rebirth.
Moon in Taurus: Spells involving love, real estate, and money.
Moon in Gemini: Spells involving communication, public relations and
travel.
Moon in Cancer: Spells involving domestic life and honoring lunar deities.
Moon in Leo: Spells involving power over others, courage, child birth.
Moon in Virgo: Spells involving employment matters, health and intellectual
matters.
Moon in Libra: Spells involving court cases, partnerships and artistic
matters.
Moon in Scorpio: Spells involving secrets, power and psychic growth.
Moon in Sagittarius: Spells involving publications, sports and the truth.
Moon in Capricorn: Spells involving career, political matters and ambition.
Moon in Aquarius: Spells involving science, freedom, personal expression,
problem solving and friendship.
Moon in Pisces: Spells involving music, telepathy and clairvoyance.

MOON MAGICK

Waxing Moon Fertility Magic, Health


Magic, Planting Herbs, Beginnings
The waxing moon goes from black (new) to full.
As the moon grows, she will excert a magnetic pull on all things -
strengthening energies.
Waning Moon Undoing Magic, Banishing, Receding, Separations and
eliminations,
Best time to cut herbs and flowers. The waning moon is from full to black
(new).
This is the time for ending relations with unwanted partners or situations.
This is a time for the inward journey of self, preparing for rebirth.
Full Moon High tide of psychic powers. Helpful in all types of magic
This is a powerful time where energy is in an abundance.
Magical rites are amplified as energy is in it's zenith.
Full moon magic works best in a seven day cycle - three prior, the night of,
and three after.
Black (New) Moon No magic should be performed This is a witches Sunday
of rest if you will.
We respect the moon cycle and the power she instills by resting on the
Black Moon.
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CREATE YOUR OWN MOON SPELLS


Because of the very nature of Magick, each working should be highly
individualized and personal.
Even if following a traditional spell, it should be tailored to your specific
needs to be most effective for you.
Understanding the basics of Spell Construction will enable you to formulate
your own specific,
effective spells for any purpose you desire. Preliminary planning is
necessary.
The very first step is to decide precisely what your desired end result is to
be.
Before you can start, you must decide where you are going. You must be
very explicit.
It is important, also, that you choose your time carefully. You should take
into consideration
all Astrological implications, energy currents and Moon phases. The Moon is
the astronomical
body closest to us and, therefore, has a profound influence upon us, it is
very important to
choose a time when the Moon is in an astrological sign which is appropriate
for your working.
For example: Aries/Action - Enthusiasm, Taurus/ Renewal - Sensuality,
Gemini/Communication - Curiosity, Cancer/ Emotion - Nurturing,
Leo/Vitality - Determined, Virgo/Organizing - Studious,
Libra/Balance -Cooperation,
Scorpio/Sexual - Philosophical,
Capricorn/Authority - Ambitious,
Aquarius/Innovation - Social, Pisces/Sensitivity - Idealistic.
Bear in mind that magickal workings for gain, increase or bringing things to
you,
should be initiated when the Moon is Waxing (from Dark to Full); when the
Moon is
Waning (from Full to Dark), it is time for magical workings of decrease or
sending away.
The highest energy occurs at the Full Moon and, therefore, this is the most
powerful time
for magical workings. The New Moon is the next most powerful time for
Magick.

FULL MOON OIL


13 drops of sandalwood essential oil 9 drops of vanilla essential oil or
extract
3 drops of jasmine essential oil 1 drop of rose essential oil
Mix prior to a full moon. Charge in a clear container or vial in the light
of the full moon. Use to anoint candles or yourself for full moon rituals
or just when you feel like you need the moons energy.
MOON WATER TONIC
Tonic waters containing the energies of the moon embody very powerful
healing
benefits that bring about integral balance and wholeness throughout the
body,
mind and soul. Clear quartz crystal catalyses the absorption of lunar
energies as
well as amplifies the healing benefits.
Wait for a clear night, preferably on or right before the full moon.
Put your crystal in a clear glass and cover with one cup of purified water.
Check an almanac for the exact time of sundown on the day you have
chosen.
At sundown, place the glass out of doors in a moonlit place (cover the glass
with clear plastic wrap).
Remove the glass at dawn. The water is now filled with lunar potency.
Drink the moon water every morning to prepare your body, mind and spirit
for the stress of the day.

HEALING BY THE MOON

WAXING MOON
The waxing phase of the Moon is the best time to build the body up.
This is when I use nurturing herbs and tonics to strengthen the body's
natural immunities.
Raspberry leaf is an excellent tonic for female reproductive organs;
hawthorn berries are
good for the cardiovascular system; nettle is a great blood tonic;
marshmallow root is a
soothing tonic for the urinary tract; astragalas is a wonderful immune
system tonic;
burdock is a good liver tonic; red clover builds fertility; oat straw is good
for the nervous
system; and alfalfa is a fantastic all-around nutritive tonic.
These herbs are simple and gentle. They are best taken in a cup of tea,
three to five times a day.
During the waxing phase I also like to increase water intake to avoid water
retention.
The more water we ingest, the less water our bodies attempt to retain.
This is also a good time to apply medicinal salves and to take therapeutic
baths.
Most importantly, I work during the waxing Moon to ensure that the body
has all the
nutritional support it needs. This is the body's building time, and it needs a
good supply
of minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids to be healthy.
I would also not attempt to fast or to lose weight during the waxing Moon.
Use energy healing techniques to strengthen and reconnect with the earth.
Be careful to ground and center when healing so that you never use up
your own life force energy.
The universe is full of energy to use, and by tapping into it you will be able
to help many more
people than you could by using just your energy alone.
FULL MOON
The Full Moon lasts about three days. It is a very intense phase. Many
women still ovulate with the
Full Moon. This is the time to apply the most powerful herbs. Use cayenne
capsules to
treat infections of any kind. Goldenseal is a well-known herbal antibiotic.
Echinacea and lomatium
are anti-viral. Dong quai is an excellent herb for female hormonal
fluctuations.
Energy healing work during the Full Moon is very powerful. On the
energetic level, it acts like a
magnifying mirror. The strong lunar energy pulls everything out of hiding
and reflects it back at us.
This is often the time during an acute illness when people feel their worst.
The Full Moon intensifies
whatever else is going on. Often people aren't even aware that they're sick
until the Full Moon hits.
This is also an excellent time for psychological therapy. Emotions seem
closer to the surface than
usual and social inhibitions melt away. Agendas that have been simmering
under the surface tend
to come out under the light of the Full Moon. This is a time to strengthen
relationships and reaffirm
bonds. Never underestimate the healing power of simply holding someone's
hand and listening.
This is not the time for isolation or introspection . The Full Moon draws all
of life toward it.
Even the solid ground rises several inches when the Full Moon passes
overhead!
WANING MOON
The waning Moon is the best time to employ therapeutic fasts. Avoid
drastic fasting.
There is usually no need to starve the body to heal it. However, it may be
helpful to limit
your intake to juices and soups for a few days during the waning Moon,
particularly when
struggling with the flu. Use purifying herbs in moderation at this time.
Sage,
usnea, ginger, lemon, thyme, lavender, and peppermint are all cleansing
and clearing herbs.
The waning Moon is also a good time to do sweats and diaphoretic (sweat
producing) baths.
In addition, if you are trying to kick a habit, do it during the waning phase.
Use energy healing techniques to sever unhealthy bonds and strengthen
boundaries.
NEW MOON
The New Moon is as powerful in its own way as the Full Moon. It is a time
for taking stock.
It is a phase of hibernation, retreat, and contemplation. Avoid crowds and
gatherings and
seek a little time for yourself. Rest is crucial during the New Moon.
Simple foods and quiet times are powerful healers. Many women
menstruate with the New Moon.
It is natural to want to curl up in bed with a good book and nice cup of
chamomile tea.
Stronger nervines (relaxing herbs) are skullcap, hops, catnip, oatstraw, and
valerian.
After the New Moon ends and that first crescent appears, then the healing
lunar cycle
begins all over again. Most acute diseases do not last a full lunar cycle.
The information in this article is only intended to be an educational tool,
not a prescription.
It is always wise to consult with your health care provider when
experiencing any illness or discomfort.
Awareness of the rhythms of nature can assist you and your health care
provider in
determining the best course of treatment at any given time. Naturally,
some conditions
will require that you apply therapies that don't necessarily "fit" with the
phase of the Moon.

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Moon Magick
WAXING MOON: the waxing Moon is the best time to do a spell for growth,
beginning new projects, initiation and enhancement.
WANING MOON: during the waning Moon, do spells to banish evil
influences,
lessen or remove obstacles and illness, neutralize enemies, and to remove
harm.
NEW MOON: three days after the New Moon are the most powerful times to
work
spells for growth and beginnings which should manifest at the Full Moon.
FULL MOON: the days just before the Full Moon are the most powerful
times for fruition
and completion. Remember that even though the Moon looks Full Moon in
the sky for two
or three nights, it is only EXACT at the time posted on your calendar.
Anything after that
time is a waning influence. Do your Full Moon spell before the exact time
listed.

MOON QUARTERS: The First Quarter is the mid-point between the New
Moon and
the Full Moon. The Last Quarter is the mid-point between the Full Moon and
New Moon.

LUNAR PHASES AND MAGICKAL WORK

Moon Myths
When people lived with Nature, the changing seasons had a great impact
on religious ceremonies.
The Moon was seen as a symbol of the Goddess. Because of this, the light
of the Moon was
considered magical, and a source of energy. Wiccans often practice magic
at a Full Moon to
tap into this energy thought to exist at this time.
Plutarch once said "Egyptian priests called the Moon the "Mother of the
Universe," because
the moon, "having the light which makes moist and pregnant, is promotive
of the generation
of living beings.." The Gnostic sect of Naassians believed in a primordial
being known as
"the heavenly horn of the moon." The Moon was the Great Mother.
Menos meant "Moon" and "power" to the Greeks. To the Romans, the
morality of the Moon
Goddess was above that of the Sun God.
In many cultures the Moon Goddess and the Creatress were the same.
Polynesians called the
Creatress Hina, "Moon." She was the first woman, and every woman is a
wahine, made in the
image of Hina. Scandinavians sometimes called the Creatress Mardoll,
"Moon Shining Over the Sea."
Ashanti people had a generic term used for all their deities, Boshun,
meaning Moon.
Sioux Native Americans call the moon The Old Woman Who Never Dies.
Iroquois call her
"Eternal One." Rulers in the Eritrean zone of South Africa held the
Goddesses name "Moon."
The Gaelic name of the Moon, gealach, came form Gala or Galata, the
original Moon-Mother of
Gaelic and Gaulish tribes. Britain used to be called Albion, the milk-white
Moon-Goddess. The
Moon was called Metra, which means Mother , "whose love penetrated
everywhere."
In the Basque language, the words for deity and moon are the same.
The root word for both "moon" and "mind" was the Indo-European manas,
mana, or men,
representing the Great Mother's "wise blood" in women, governed by the
Moon. The derivative
mania used to mean ecstatic revelation, like lunacy used to mean
possession by spirit of Luna,
the Moon. To be Moon-Touched or Moon-Struck meant to be chosen by the
Goddess.
When patriarchal thinkers belittled the Goddess, these words came to
mean craziness.
Orphic and Pythagorean sect viewed the Moon as the home of the dead, a
female gate known
as Yoni. Souls passed through on the way to the paradise fields of the
stars. Greeks often located
the Elysian Fields, home of the blessed dead, in the moon. The shoes of
Toman senators were
decorated with ivory crescents to show that after death they would inhabit
the Moon. Roman
religion taught that "the souls of the just are purified in the Moon."
Wearing the crescent was
"visual worship" of the Goddess. That was why the prophet Isaiah
denounced the women of
Zion for wearing lunar amulets.
Because the moon was the holder of souls between reincarnations, it
sheltered both the dead
and unborn, who were one in the same. If a man dreams of his own image
in the Moon, he would
become the father of a son. If a woman dreamed of her own image in the
Moon, she would have
a daughter.
The Moon Goddess created time, with all its cycles of creation, growth,
decline, and destruction.
This is why ancient calendars were based on phases of the moon and
menstrual cycles.
The Moon still determines agricultural work in some parts of India.
Indonesian moon priestesses
were responsible for finding the right phase of the moon for every
undertaking.
The Moon was to have been the receptacle of menstrual blood by which
each mother formed
the life of her child. This sacer, taboo moon-fluid kept even the Gods alive.
The moon was "the
cup of the fluid of life immortal, quickening the vegetable realm and
whatsoever grows in the
sub-lunar sphere, quickening also the immortals on high."
The Moon was supposed to rule life and death as well as the tides. People
living on the shores
were convinced that a baby could only be born on an incoming tide and a
person could not die
until the tide went out. It was often said birth at a full tide or a full moon
means a lucky life.
Girls in Scotland refused to wed on anything but a Full Moon.
Witches invoked their Goddess by "drawing down the Moon." It is said to be
a rite dating back
to moon worship in Thessaly, centuries before the Christian era.

Esbats
Lunar holidays are also known as Esbats, but any Wiccan ritual held at any
time other than
a Sabbat is an Esbat. Due to the rotation of the earth, the Wiccan calendar
contains 13 Full
Moons and 8 Sabatts, also known as Days of Power. A full moon happens
every 28 1/4 days.
Full Moon energy is used for banishing unwanted influences, protection and
divination.
A Full Moon is also a good time for planning, releasing and working
backwards in time.
Full Moon Magic can be done for seven days, three days before the full
moon and three
days after the full moon.

There are thirteen Full Moons. Each has a traditional name.


Wolf Moon January
Storm Moon February
Chaste Moon March
Seed Moon April
Hare Moon May
Dyad Moon June
Mead Moon July
Wyrt Moon August
Barly Moon September
Blood Moon October
Snow Moon November
Oak Moon December
Blue Moon variable
The New Moon is used for personal growth, healing, the blessing of a new
project etc.
Between the New Moon and Full Moon is the phase called Waxing Moon.
Magic for this phase includes attraction magic, increasing, growth, and
gain.
Between the Full Moon and New Moon is the phase called the Waning
Moon.
Magic for this phase includes banishing magic, such a loosing negative
emotions, bad habits etc.
Three days before the New Moon is known as the Dark Moon, as it is not
visible in the sky.
Traditionally, no magic is performed at this time. It is a time for rest.

MEANINGS OF THE LUNAR PHASES


Every time the Moon enters a new phase -- lasting for about 3-1/2 days
each --
there's a shift in the electro-magnetic field of Earth. Learn the
characteristics of each
phase and you'll be guided into taking appropriate action, whether in
personal or business relationships.
The power and consciousness behind each lunar phase is awesome. Let the
Moon support you. It will
show you how to stay emotionally and physically balanced and also put
money in your pocket.
The Moon governs the general public, sales, and business in general.
The overall cycle of the phases governs the acceleration or deceleration of
growth and
momentum. Ideally, start projects and build them when the Moon is
increasing in light --
"waxing" -- from New Moon to Full Moon. From the Full Moon to the
oncoming New Moon,
the Moon is decreasing in light -- "waning" -- and this is when you want to
bring whatever
activities you can to a completion. Keep this ebb and flow of energy in mind
and you'll have
an invaluable tool to help you flow with the tide of events, rather than
against them.
Each phase represents a segment of time within the monthly lunation cycle
as a whole. With
practice you will begin to see how each phase is not an isolated period
within itself, but rather a
consequence of the previous phase and a preparation for the following one.
In other words
"Space is Curved." Whatever you send out will come back to you at the
appropriate time, and
it's a good idea to know where you stand in the overall cycle.
Understanding the lunar rhythms
will also save on panic and worry, as you realize that everything in life
unfolds in exactly the right moment.
New Moon - "Beginnings." Subjective-Inner awareness starts to open; new
seed-ideas
begins to unfold in the inner consciousness. Expand into the world of ideas,
allow the
outrageous wanderings of the mind, open to unlimited possibilities, watch
the birthing of
the idea into thought. Let it unfold in the quiet.
Crescent - "Growth." The research phase. Ask the big questions - the why?
Shape,
mold, dance with the newly realized seed-idea. Ask yourself: How can I
bring my vision into
the material world? Gathering knowledge prepares you to take future
action.
First Quarter - "Action." Take action in the outer world. Pick up hammer and
nails and
build new structures. There's an urgency about facing the challenge of the
moment. Move
forward, or be buried in the past. Stand up or sit down, but don't wobble.
Gibbous - "Analysis." Make adjustments to clarify your sense of direction.
Without
expecting absolute perfection, continue to move toward self-improvement.
Be comfortable
with yourself. Assess and analyze projects. You have a better idea where
you're headed.
Full Moon - "Illumination." The outer structure is complete and ready to be
filled
with content. The completion is the culmination of the seed-idea of the New
Moon. Sense
where you fit into the overall scheme of life. These 3-1/2 days represent the
beginning of
maximum fruitfulness. Favors public exposure and events.
Disseminating - "Networking." Give something back to the community. You
are now
ready to make a contribution. What you know has value even if you may
have doubts about
its worth. Find common ground through discussions. You can make a
powerful mental
impression on others because of your ideals and vision.
Last Quarter - "Results." Enjoy the harvest of your labors. This can be the
most
productive time for completions and gaining results. Success in business
and personal affairs.
The next question is: "Now that I've achieved what I want, what do I do with
it?" Begin to let it go.
Balsamic - "Releasing the Past." Turn away from thought and drop into the
quiet.
Emptiness is the fertile ground that recognizes and encourages the
presence of the new seed.
Regeneration. A time of cleansing. Inner time and reflection bring you back
into emotional,
physical and spiritual balance.

LUNAR PHASES

The lunar phase is important in determining the best time for magick.
There are basically
two lunar phases: waxing moon (ideal time for positive magick) and waning
moon (ideal time
for banishing/negative magick, study, and meditation).
In between you'll have the dark moon (the time of greatest power for
banishing and negative magick)
and the full moon (the time of greatest power for positive magick).
Most witches and pagans work around these lunar phases.
However, others suggest a much more complicated subdivision of the moon
phases.
New Moon Magic (from the day of the New Moon to 3 1/2 days after)
Timing: The magic should be performed between dawn and sunset for the
best use of this magic.
Conjuring: beauty, health, and self-improvement; farms and gardens; job
hunting; love and romance; networking
Crescent Moon Magic (from 3 1/2 days after the new moon through the 7th.
day)
Timing: The moon rises at mid-morning and sets after sunset.
Conjuring: animals, business, change, emotions, matriarchal strength
First Quarter (Waxing Moon) Magick ( from 7 to 10 days after the new
moon)
Timing: Sunset is the prime time for waxing moon magic.
Conjuring: courage, elemental magic, friends, luck, motivation
Gibbous Moon Magick (from 10 to 13 days after the new moon)
Timing: It's a wonderful time for working around 10:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Conjuring: patience
Full Moon Magick (14 days after the new moon)
Timing: Midnight is the best hour to work.
Conjuring: artistic endeavors; beauty, health, and fitness; change and
decisions; children;
competition; dreams; families; health and healing; knowledge; legal
undertakings;
love and romance; money; motivation; protection; psychism; self-
improvement
Disseminating Moon Magick (3 to 7 days after the full moon)
Timing: The time of souls is at 3:00 a.m.
Conjuring: addictions, decisions, divorce, emotions, stress, protection
Last Quarter (Waning Moon) Magick (7 to 10 days after the full moon)
Timing: The moon rises at midnight and sets at noon.
Conjuring: addictions. divorce, health and healing (banishing disease),
stress, protection
Dark Moon Magick (from 11 to 14 days after the full moon)
Timing: As odd as this may sound, the strongest pull of the dark moon is
around 10:00 a.m.
Conjuring: addictions, change, divorce, enemies, justice, obstacles,
quarrels, removal, separation,
stopping stalkers and theft.

Lunar Eclipses

Eclipses represent the perfect union of sun and moon. Any type of magick
is acceptable.
There are 2 types of lunar eclipse:
1.Partial eclipse 2.Penumbral eclipse of the moon
Moon Void of Course
It's said that the moon is void of course before it enters a new moon sign
(Cancer, Leo,
Virgo...). There is a sort of dead space when this is happening. The rule
here is to avoid
doing any important magick work while the moon is avoid of course. Don't
do any major
magick work. Don't complete any magick work.

MOON WOBBLES

A Moon Wobble is generally an unsettling time of sudden ups and downs,


increased accidents
and violence, unusual or extreme weather, greater incidence of earth
activity, e.g. earthquakes,
volcanic eruptions, and intense, often volatile emotional behavior. People
feel more restless and
are more likely to over-react to problems. Anything begun during a Moon
Wobble is usually
short-lived because of the unstable energy--on average lasting 3 months to
one year.
Moon Wobbles have benefits, too. They can be very stimulating times,
bringing new contacts,
innovative ideas, heightened creativity, and unexpected opportunities. Use
them to gather
information and consider different options, but wait until they are over to
make final agreements
and actually begin new ventures. This powerful cycle was first recognized,
then researched
and named by noted American mathematician and astrologer Carl Payne
Tobey. He found that
these cycles of intensified energies occur when the transiting Sun makes
contact with the
Lunar Nodes (the Lunar Nodes are where the orbit of the Moon intersects
the orbit of the Earth
around the Sun). There are usually 3.5 to 4 Moon Wobbles a year; however,
occasionally there
are 5, as in 1996. The focus for Moon Wobble phenomena varies according
to the sign the
Moon Wobble is occurring in; however, there are some general "rules of
thumb" that apply to
all Moon Wobbles. Try to AVOID:
Buying a home or moving
Starting a new job or project
Having important medical work done
Having major car or home repairs done
Taking long-distance trips: If you do travel, BE FLEXIBLE!
Having arguments or confrontations with the closest people in your life.
They can easily escalate
out of proportion and be very difficult to resolve.
REMEMBER to:
Remind yourself it is a Moon Wobble when difficulties arise.
Try to ACT not REACT in dealing with problems.
Be flexible and roll with the punches.
Drive with extra care.
Expect the unexpected!
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MOON PHASE MAGICK

New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-
and-a-half days after.
The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and
romance, health or job hunting.
Waxing Moon Magick:
From seven to fourteen days after the new moon.
The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success,
courage, friendship, luck or health.
Full Moon Magick:
From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon.
Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination.
Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or
healings for serious conditions,
can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and
dreams.
Waning Moon Magick:
From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon.
The waning moon is used for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of
addictions, illness or negativity.
Dark Moon Magick:
From ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon.
The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our
darkest recesses and
understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.

Plants That Come Especially under the Dominion of the Moon


The whole plant world is especially subject to the moon.

Especially strongly lunar are:

Acanthus mollis: acanthus


Agnus castus: monk's pepper
Atriplex silvestris: atriplex, orache, all-seed, notchweed
Bellis perennis: daisy
Brassicae: all kinds of cabbage, brassicaceous plants
Cardamine pratense: lady's smock, cuckoo flower
Carica papaya: papaya
Cheiranthus cheiri: wallflower
Cucumis sativus: cucumber
Cucurbita Pepo: pumpkin, gourd
Curcuma longa: turmeric
Galium aparine: galium, cleavers, goose grass
Hieracium pilosella: hawkweed, mouse-ear
Hyssopus officinalis: hyssop
Iris florentina: Florentine iris (with Saturn)
Iris germanica: German iris (with Saturn), dark blue flowers
Iris pallida: pale iris (with Saturn), pale blue flowers
Lactuca sativa: cabbage-lettuce
Lenticula palustris: duckweed
Ligustrum vulgare: privet
Lilium album: white lily
Lysimachia nummularia: moneywort
Myristica fragrans: nutmeg
Nasturtium officinale: watercress
Nymphaea alba: water lily
Papa ver rhoeas: corn poppy (with Saturn)
Papaver somnifrruni: opium poppy (with Saturn)
Ruta lunaria: moonwort
Salices: all kinds of willows
Saxifraga: saxifrage
Sedum acre: sharp stonecrop, wall-pepper
Sedum telephium: orpine
Stellaria media: chickweed
Telephium vulgare: sedum
Tilia: lime-tree (with Venus)
Trapa natans: water chestnut
Veronica officinalis: speedwell
Vinca minor: myrtle, periwinkle

Therapeutic effect of the lunar plants: many food plants, alternative,


cooling, moisturizing, enzymic, and promoting fermentation.

This is a superb link if you're interested in Lunar Gardening:


Lunar Gardening Link

The Feminine ~ The Moon Connection...

Many thousands of years ago people were more closely attuned with
nature. Observing the powerful forces around them, such as the sun and
moon, humans sought to find meaning in the natural world. As the provider
of everything that kept them alive, humans deified Mother Earth. Woman
were thought to be connected to the Earth, for they shared in the same
miracle of bringing forth new life.

It was observed that women's fertility was also linked to the moon. Women
bled whenever the Moon was dark, though, miraculously, they didn't die. If
they didn't bleed, then their bellies grew big as the full moon and a child
was eventually born. Even when it became clear that men also played a role
in the creation of life, the importance of the menstrual cycle meant that
fertility rites were still connected with the moon.

The Moon and the tides.

Less import is laid upon our connection to the natural world today, but our
bodies are closely linked to the earth and are affected by the same natural
forces. Interestingly, the human body almost mirrors the body of the earth
being 80% water and 20% solids. As the moon orbits the earth, its
gravitational pull causes the oceans to rise and fall and controls the tides.
If the moon can affect the waters of the earth, it can affect the biological
tides of the human body. This can be seen in the menstrual cycle. As the
moon bloats from dark to full, a womans body bloats with excess water
around her time of ovulation.

Divine Femininity

In ancient Rome, Diana was honoured as the Moon Goddess and as the
principle of the 'divine feminine'. In the moth of August, on the night of the
full moon, women walked from Rome wearing wreaths of flowers on their
heads and carrying burning torches. They would gather at a Monn-shaped
lake which was referred to as @Diana's Mirror'. The women then prayed to
diana to enhance their powers of fertility.
The Fertility of blood

In both ancient Greek and Roman times, the calender revolved around the
Moon and its phases. The 'Ides' for example, described the full moon of the
month and was thought to be a particularly auspicious time. Fertility
festivals in Greece and Rome were held according to the Moons phases, as
were marriages. Ancient Greeks also mixed menstrual blood, the Moon Gift
from the Goddess, with corn seed for the annual sowing to increase the
lands fertility.

Meeting of Sun and Moon

The ancient Greeks held a festival called the Meeting of the Sun and Moon.
This was when the new moon and the sun's winter solstice coincided- when
the feminine moon aqnd the masculine sun became one. This phenomenon
happens once every 19 years and is a powerful, portentous time. It was
thought that couples who made love outside in nature during this time
could generate energy that would also regenerate the land.

Menstrual cycle and the Moon

All moon cults throughout the world recognise the shamanic powers of
women during their menstruation. Tradionally women would enter
seclusion during their periods so that they could produce prophetic dreams
which would benefit their community. As partriarchal society developed,
men adopted the practises of these moon rites to claim the shamanic power
of menstruation for themselves.

The Internal Moon

The physiology of the female body has reinforced the connection of women
to the moon in some cultures and belief systems. The cervix appears like a
globe, resting in the vagina's crescent. It's colour, shape and size changes
within the menstrual cycle in the same way as the moon changes shape
during its phases. The Fallopian tubes rise up from the uterus like horns.
This mirrors the horned shape of the moon when it forms a crescent in its
1st and last quarters.

An Ancient Stone Womb

At Men-an-Tol in Cornwall there is a round stone about 4 feet in diameter


with a hole carved in the middle. A few feet in front of it is a thin upright
stone. The round stone represents the womb and the upright stone is the
phallus. This was an ancient site of fertility rituals. On the night of the full
moon, women would crawl through the hole 3 times and pray to become
pregnant.

Witchcraft Dictionary
This witchcraft dictionary is for everyone to use to get a clearer definition of different
words that are used in witchcraft. To get more information about a specific witchcraft
word simply click on the word and it will take you to a page of information.
• Age of Aquarius - the ‘‘New Age’ of mankind

• Ασ τ ρ α λ Πλα ν ε - the world of the supernatural

• Αυ τ υ µ ν Εθυ ι ν ο ξ - one of the four lesser Sabbats

• Χηα κ ρ α - the spiritual energy centers of the human body

• Χηα λ λ ε ν γ ε - tests courage before initiation into witchcraft

• Χηα ρ γ ε - commands given by the Goddess to the High Priestess

• Χ ο ϖ ε ν - a coven is a gathering of witches

• Χυ ρ σ ε - the use of supernatural power to inflict harm

• Εξο ρ χ ι σ µ - the expulsion of demons from a possessed body

• Φα ι ρ ψ Ριν γ - a powerful site where whitches perform spells

• Λψ χ α ν τ η ρ ο π ψ - the ability of a witch to change into an animal

• Οα τ η οφ Ωιχ χ α - a binding oath to protect Wiccan secrets

• Πα γ α ν - relating to non-orthodox religion

• Πε ν τ α χ λ ε - the pentacle is a witchcraft symbol

• Σα β β α τ - the name given to the principle festivals

• Σολ ο Ωι τ χ η - a solo witch is a witch that practices witchcraft alone

• Τρ ι π λ ε Γο δ δ ε σ σ - the principle female deity of witch craft

• Ωα ν δ - a magickal rod used to perform magick and witchcraft

• Ωι τ χ η χ ρ α φ τ - in Europe the term witch is described as male or


female shamans
Witch Hazel - were used as divining and dowsing rods to locate water or ‘witch’ a well
or find hydration.