The Elements

A Loving Bell (Working with the West Wind)

A Loving Bell (Working with the West Wind)

Hang up a bell with a pleasant ring in a window that remains open for a good part of each day, and through which the wind blows (preferably the west wind).

As you do so, speak these words:

 

Little bell of love, I hang you to whisper my need
for love on the breezes and winds.
Little bell of love, speak of my need for love to
your brothers ad sisters.
Little bell of love, I ask you to speak softly and
draw to me someone who listens.
 

Every time the bell rings, it is “whispering” of your need for love. (The brothers and sisters are other bells who will add their own power to the spell.)

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Air Spells

Air Spells

These are some of the workings associated with the element of air. For your convenience, I have listed the appropriate wind related to each, although it is never necessary to wait until the wind is actually blowing to perform these spells. tie up your troubles (north wind)

On a sturdy, preferably dead bush or shrub still planted in the ground, in a place where the winds blow clear and free, tie or push onto the tip of a branch or twig one leaf for every one of the ills that is bothering you. If you tie the leaf, do so loosely and use a natural fiber cord. This is all you have to do, for the north wind will rise and, perhaps slowly, untie and free the leaves, thereby releasing energy and going to work to alleviate the ills besetting you. This spell works over a period of days or even weeks, not minutes, so leave the shrub after performing the spell. If you wait and watch, the wind might never rise. (Of course , it gives you a head start to perform this work during a stiff north breeze!)

 

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Working with One Wind

Working with One Wind

If you are performing a spell suited to one wind, just before you begin, turn to the appropriate direction and say the words associated with it above. Stand for a moment. Feel the wind (if only in your imagination) blowing from that direction, roused by your magical call, gathering in speed as it rushes toward you with awesome force. (This is also a good thing to do while invoking all four winds.) Then perform the spell.

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Invoking the Four Winds

Invoking the Four Winds

 

Many spells and rituals can be prefaced with an invocation to the winds. This is particularly true if you are often working with the winds.

The idea of invoking or calling the winds is an ancient one, dating back to at least classical Greece and certainly earlier. It is not only a summons of their power (all four winds to help your spell) but is also a general announcement to them of your intentions. This is made, in effect, to the entire world.

Summoning the powers of the winds and asking for their help is a great way to begin any spell. The technique?

Once you have assembled everything you need for the spell in the place you are performing it (preferably outside), turn to the north and say something like the following:

Winds of the north!
Rushing and mighty!
Aid me in my magical work!
 

Turn to the east and say:

Winds of the east!
Dazzling and bright!
Aid me in my magical work!
 

Face south, and say:

Winds of the south!
Fiery and radiant!
Aid me in my magical work!
 

Then move to the west and say:

Winds of the west!
Gentle and buoyant!
Aid me in my magical work!
 

Now proceed with the spell, secure that the ancient powers of the four winds are aiding you in your magick.

 

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Charting the Winds

Charting the Winds

As mentioned previously, the best way to determine the winds is by a weathervane or windsock. The latter can be made cheaply in seconds and is as accurate as anything.

Take a strip of heavy but flexible cloth at least one-and-a-half feet in length (or, if you prefer, a long, clean sock) and find a good place on your property to hang it up. It should be free of surrounding buildings or trees that could block the winds . Preferably, it will be on your property and will be visible from the house.

If you lack such a spot, a rooftop antenna will do. Tie the cloth securely to the antenna (or a pole high enough to catch the wind) and insure that the wind won’t blow it free or slide it down along the pole.

Now determine the directions and wait for the wind. When it blows, the cloth will stream in the opposite direction. Thus, when the cloth is streaming south, the north wind is at work. If the windsock is visible from within your house, it will simply be a matter of looking at it, determining the wind from its condition, and proceeding from there.

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The West Wind

The West Wind

The west wind blows cool and moist; it may carry a hint of rain or mist as it washes over the land. It is a fertile, loving force that is gentle and persuasive.

It symbolically rules twilight , when all is at a standstill; day and night merge into a magical landscape of muted colors and breezes. Sunset, like sunrise, is an excellent time to perform magic— more so if the correct wind is blowing.

Water magic— love, healing, fertility and so on— is excellent for the west wind, as it adds its own forces and energies from that quarter. Especially excellent for spells involving cleansing or purely religious rituals, the west wind is welcome relief after the dry, hot breeze from the south.

The west wind is the blue of the sky just before all light fades from the sky.

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The South Wind

The South Wind

The further south you travel , the hotter it gets— on this side of the equator , at least. For this reason, the southern wind is a hot and fiery one.

Symbolically it rules noon, when the sun (or moon) is highest in the sky, the time of the greatest light and heat . Because the south wind is related to the element of fire, its magic covers the same ground. The south wind, however, can be used for any type of magic when it’s blowing. It’s a good time to cast spells.

Since this wind is strong and hot, spells performed with it are assured an extra jolt of power . It is always exciting and interesting working with the south wind!

Be warned, however, that fire— even the diluted fire of the southern wind— can be dangerous. As we know, fire can burn.

The color of the south wind? Yellow— the yellow of the sun at noon.

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East Wind

East Wind

The wind blowing from the east is that of freshness , renewed life, strength, power, and intellect. It is a warm, bracing wind that blows from the point at which the sun, moon, and stars make their shining appearances.

Thusly, it is the wind involved with beginnings, the new phenomena that rise from the work of the north wind. The heat is that of the sun, and the spark of creation.

Spells best utilized when the wind is sweeping from the east are those concerning dramatic improvements and changes for the better, especially in behavior. Also, east wind spells are those involving the mind and all spells involving the element of air, to which it is magically related.

Love spells are best not performed with an easterly wind, unless you want a very intellectual love. But perhaps there’s nothing wrong with that!

Since the east is the direction of sunrise and light, the color is white.

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