Posts Tagged With: Water (classical element)

The Wicca Book of Days for March 9th – Watery Depths

The Wicca Book of Days for March 9th

Watery Depth

Like each of the other elements that play such an important role in astrology, today’s element, Water, has many symbolic correspondences, not east with the moon and the feminine principle, as well as with profound emotions, creativity, sensitivity, and insecurity. This is also the element that is equated with cups, the category of minor-arcana Tarot cards that corresponds to the hearts sit of playing cards. And according to the alchemical thought, the elemental spirits that symbolized water (comprising cold and moist qualities), were the undines, whom some likened to mermaids and mermen, and others to seahorses with human faces.

Spiritual Solidarity

Light a candle in solidarity with the Buddhist people of Tibet, whose Butter Lamp Festival (Chunga Choepa) is held around now. Yak butter is used to fuel lamps, which are lit to scare off demons, and butter sculptures of auspicious figures and symbols are also displayed.

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Closing the Circle

Closing the Circle

There are two ways to close the circle:

Draw a banishing pentagram while standing in the center of the circle. Say: “Guardians of the East, South, West and North. Powers of Earth, Air, Fire and Water I thank you for joining in my circle and I ask your blessings are you depart. May peace be between us now and forever. Blessed Be!

Once the rite is ending, face North, hold the wand up and say: “Farewell, Spirit of the North. I give thanks for your presence here. Go in power and love.

Repeat this at each point. When done, take your athame and go to the North. Pierce the energy field of the circle and bring the power into the athame. When you return to the North, the circle is no more.

It is important to close the circle properly. The energy you raise during the ritual is trapped in the circle. When you release the circle, the energy is released into the universe. Never leave a circle unopened.

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Dragons of the Elements

Dragons of the Elements

 

In all forms of magick, the universe and everything in it are said to be made up of four elements: Air, Fire, Water, Earth. The element of Spirit rules the center as a balance. In dragon magick, specific dragons rule these elements and help to create through their powers.

 

Fire and Air are traditionally positive (male) energies; Water and Earth are traditionally negative (female) energies. Male and female dragons may appear in the elemental direction in the traditional places, or may at times appear female in male direction and vice versa. This leads one to surmise that dragons may be androgynous creatures. These four elements correspond to the four directions, the four quarters of the universe, the four winds, and the four quarters of the magickal circle.

 

Each element has assigned traditional rules and boundaries to their kingdom. They possess form and force, and can influence our personalities as well as magickal procedures. Each element and it dragons has certain qualities, natures, moods and magickal purpose; each has positive and negative traits. Because the magician calls upon each element and its ruler to protect a certain quarter of the circle, it is very important to understand them, what they are and what they do.

The traditional Pagan colors of the elements are: east, yellow; south, red; west, blue; north, dark green. However, there are other colors given to the elements. To the Celts this list was: east, white; south, red; west, gray; north, black. The Hindus listed east, blue; south, red; west, silver; north, yellow. In China and Japan these colors were: east, blue; south, red; west, white; north, black. To the Zunis of North American, east was white; south, red; west, blue; north, yellow. The following definitions of the elements lists the traditional Pagan colors. If you feel that one of the other color lists better suits you, adopt it.

 

The name of the dragons of the elements and the spelling and pronunciation of those name came through in trance several years ago. They proved compatible with dragon magick. Knowing dragons, they may or may not be the actual names of the element dragons. They work as a focal point, and that is all that is necessary.

 

“Dancing With Dragons”

D. J. Conway

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Ritual Tools

Ritual Tools

Every sincere magician is always searching for ways to amplify their magickal
power so that their manifestations will be more accurate and consistent. An
excellent method for increasing the flow of energy in your cast circle is to use
the elemental type power of Dragons. There are certain ritual tools that you
will find useful for practicing Dragon Magick and if you are already practicing
Magick then you will have some of them already. If you are just beginning to
work in magick then acquire your tools slowly and with care. It is important to
remember that your tools do not have to be elaborate or expensive to work nor do
they have to be expensive. If your budget does
not allow you to purchase anything at the moment don’t put off beginning your
practice of Dragon Magick.

Altar

Any table chest or microwave cart will do as long as it is comfortable to sit or
stand during ritual

 

Candles
If can’t use candles substitute an electric candle or small light

 

Incense Burner
Can use incense sticks or cones choosing scents to match ritual. If no incense
is available, use pleasant smelling aftershave or cologne

 

Dagger
Can be a paring knife, letter opener as long as tip is sharp and double edged.
Element of Fire.

Sword

Doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. Choose one that is not too long or
heavy. Element of Fire

 

Wand
Can be easily made out of a piece of dowel, no longer than length of forearm
plus your fingers. Glue or attach a crystal or small crystal ball to directing
end. In Dragon Magick wand is used to consecrate wine, water, and salt. Element
of Air

 

Staff
Can be piece of dowel or natural wood about shoulder-high. Attach crystal at top
end if you would like. If using smooth dowel you can purchase four lengths of
cording the length of staff. Cording should be in colors of the elements (red,
yellow, blue, and dark green or black ), tack or glue length of cording down
each side of staff to correspond with elemental directions, attach tassels of
the same colors at the top end of each piece of cording. You can further
decorate staff with small bells or whatever seems appropriate to you. The staff
serves as a connecting link between Magician and astral plane and becomes the
Dragon bridge, it is symbol of magickal authority, your right to call upon and
work with dragons. Also symbolic of center of circle or Element of Spirit.

 

Chalices
One for water and one for wine. One for water can be of any material, one for
wine advisable that it be lined with a good coating of silver if it is pewter,
brass, bronze, or copper .Wine and other acidic beverages create dangerous
reactions with certain metals. If you cannot drink wine then you can substitute
apple cider, grape juice, fruit juice, or even soda. Water chalice is Element of
Water. Wine chalice is Element of Earth, sometimes Fire when used for “blood”.

 

Salt Container
Small jar with lid is best because you will be keeping your ritual salt separate
from kitchen salt after consecration. Element of Earth.

 

Dragon Bowl
Whenever you are on a outing and feel within the area a power that draws you,
take an extremely small amount of dirt or sand back for your Dragon Bowl. This
Dragon Bowl and its contents will be used to empower objects in magickal ritual.
The Bowl and its contents naturally are Element of Earth

 

Gem Bowl
Clear glass bowl for stones and gems that you collect or buy. Expensive,
polished gems are not necessarily any better than those found in the rough in
Nature or the tumbled ones found in rock shops. This Gem Bowl does not need a
lid because stones radiate power at all times without any loss. Element of Earth

 

Water Bottles
If you plan to work with water or sea dragons, you need to purchase a number of
small bottles with lids that can be securely fastened. Again you will be
collecting small amounts of water from various sites where you feel the
radiation of dragon power, or strong elemental energies. Even rainwater as
power. Carefully label each bottle so you can remember where you got it. Element
of Water

 

Pentacle Disk
Necessary for consecrations and other ritual work, usually a metal or wooden
disk with a pentagram painted or etched on it. However, there is no reason that
the Pentacle cannot be made out of Cardboard. It is of the elements of both
Spirit and Earth and helps to control and balance all other of the Elements.
When used as an element of Earth, it grounds Spirit in the Ritual.

 

Dragon Pentacle
Used as either a picture or disk, presented during specific rituals as a means
of establishing your authority to call the Dragons and is of the Element of
Spirit

 

Mirror
Any shape, a plain wooden or plastic frame around a mirror makes it easier to
write on your magickal statement. Around all edges in DragonScript should be
written: “By the power of the eye of the Dragon, I capture and harmonize all
airborne thoughts. “Element of Earth and Spirit
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Gemstone of the Day for April 15 is Tourmaline

Gemstone of the Day

Tourmaline

Powers & Magickal uses: Love, Friendship, Money, Business, Health, Peace, Energy, Courage, Astral Projection.
Pink Tourmaline:
Energy type: Receptive. Associated element: Water.
To attract lovers and promote friendship.
Red Tourmaline:
Energy type: Projective. Associated element: Fire.
Used to increase personal energy during rituals, and to increase courage.
Green Tourmaline:
Energy type: Receptive. Associated element: Earth.
Used to attract wealth and stimulate creativity.
Blue Tourmaline:
Energy type: Receptive. Associated element: Water.
Used to reduce stress.
Black Tourmaline:
Energy type: Receptive. Associated element: Earth.
Used to absorb negativity.
Watermelon Tourmaline:
Energy type: Projective & Receptive. Associated elements: Fire, Water.
Red and pink tourmaline encased in green tourmaline! Used to balance the energies within the body.
Tourmalated Quartz:
Energy type: Receptive. Associated element: Water.
Used to aid astral projection if placed under the pillow at night.

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What do the elements mean?

What do the elements mean?

The Guardians are the 4 corners Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
(Christian belief may be called the 4 horsemen)

The Elements are named: Uriel, Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel

Air: Compass point: East. Number: 1.

Represents intellect, communication, knowledge, concentration; the ability
to “know” and to understand; to unlock secrets of the dead; to contact the
angels; telepathy, memory and wisdom; the hawk, the raven and the eagle;
prophecy; movement, Karma and speed

Fire: Compass point: South. Number 3 .

Stands for energy, purification, courage, the will to dare,creativity;
higher self; success and refinement; the arts and transformation; the lion,
the phoenix and the dragon; loyalty and force.

Water: Compass point: West. Number: 2 .

Associated with intuition, emotions, the inner self, flowing movement, the
power to dare and cleanse all things; sympathy and love; reflection;
currents and tides of life; the dolphin, the swan and the crab; dreams and
dreamtime.

Earth: Compass point: North. Number: 4.

Mystery and growth, fertility, material abundance, the combined forces of
nature and its bounty; birth and healing; business, industry and
possessions; the bear, the stag and the wolf; conservation and nature.

If you call all four at once you always call East, South, West, North.
After you call them and do what you need with them, you must dismiss them
just the opposite as you call them.

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