“THINK on THESE THINGS” for September 24

“THINK on THESE THINGS”
By Joyce Sequichie Hifler

So often it is difficult to know where the line lies between kindness and domineering. It doesn’t sound as if the two could possibly ever mix, but sometimes in our watchfulness over those we care about we’re inclined to thin it is a kind of goodness when it actually becomes domineering.

It is often the best and kindest thing to let others think for themselves. Even though the helpfulness is a love, it can be smothering to the ones who want to breathe freely, even of their own problems.

Concern can turn to possessiveness in the space of a moment and do it do subtly it is almost impossible to comprehend. All individuals have the right to make their own mistakes and also the undeniable right to correct those mistakes. It makes help appreciated when it comes and then help is recognized as help and not as ownership.

If we were all told what to do, it would relieve us of the burden of the responsibility of thinking, planning, or making decisions. Out lives would be literally free of care. And there are those among us who love to direct the traffic of other people’s lives. But have you noticed how detestable it is to them to have the smallest suggestion made concerning their own? What a display of vanity!

There are always sycophants, or “apple polishers,” if you will, who fawn and flatter the vanity. But to have one’s vanity built to great heights is not always an act of love, but more often subtle scorn.

Love is the only force against vanity. Love does not wish to command, but only to serve. If love cannot tell the truth it does not speak. Vanity separates, love joins. Love does not ask that another take the responsibility, but it asks only the strength to bear it.

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Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 24

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 24

“Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise men turn to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.”

–Tecumseh, SHAWNEE

It’s not an accident that firewater is also called spirits. Firewater affects our judgments. The Great Spirit created a set of laws and principles by which we are to live our lives. When we have problems we should pray and ask for the wisdom of these laws. If instead we turn to liquor, our judgment will be affected. It is the decision and choice made under the influence of booze that causes us to be fools. We need to learn to lean on prayer and not on the spirits of alcohol.

Great Spirit, teach me to pray. Let not one drop of liquor touch my lips today.

September 24 – Daily Feast

September 24 – Daily Feast

When we have a genuine interest in something we seldom lack the energy to do it. Hour after hour thought and energy flow into the routine and weariness has no part. There will surely be some necessary work that will not excite us – but we can refuse to be dull and slow of mind and spirit. How many times we have nearly given up because we could not see creativity or color. And then a change would come – a different view and energy would flow in and the misery would be forgotten. Energy can only flow when it is connected to a live circuit. Our work is to stay connected.

~ I am not talking anything badly or angrily, but simply the truth. ~

SATANTA – KIOWA

‘A Cherokee Feast of Days, Volume II’ by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Daily Motivator for September 24 – Nourished by thoughts

Nourished by thoughts

Your life is constantly nourished by your thoughts. Whatever the direction  your life is moving, your thoughts have led you there.

Consider any possibility, and by your thoughts about it you have given that  possibility a presence in your life. As you dwell on that possibility, its  presence grows stronger and more vivid within you.

By giving your thoughts to life’s goodness, you fill your own life with a  unique expression of that goodness. By focusing your awareness on the positive  possibilities, you gain real access to them.

Your mind is an enormously powerful tool over which you have intentional  control. There is no limit to what you can think, and no limit to how far those  thoughts can carry you.

You set the direction of your life with the thoughts you most consistently  and persistently think. Fill your mind with thoughts of goodness and positive  possibility, and allow those thoughts to guide your every action.

Give your life the highest quality nourishment and the most positive energy  you can imagine. Let your positive, loving thoughts set the stage for a truly  rich and fulfilling life.

— Ralph Marston

Daily Motivator

Daily OM for September 24 – Spreading Your Light

Spreading Your Light

How You Affect Others Daily

by Madisyn Taylor

We have the potential to affect others through all of our actions during our day whether we are aware of it or not.

As the pace and fullness of modern life serve to isolate us from one another, the contact we do share becomes vastly more significant. We unconsciously absorb each other’s energy, adopting the temperament of those with whom we share close quarters, and find ourselves changed after the briefest encounters. Everything we do or say has the potential to affect not only the individuals we live, work, and play with but also those we’ve just met. Though we may never know the impact we have had or the scope of our influence, accepting and understanding that our attitudes and choices will affect others can help us remember to conduct ourselves with grace at all times. When we seek always to be friendly, helpful, and responsive, we effortlessly create an atmosphere around ourselves that is both uplifting and inspiring.

Most people rarely give thought to the effect they have had or will have on others. When we take a few moments to contemplate how our individual modes of being affect the people we spend time with each day, we come one step closer to seeing ourselves through the eyes of others. By asking ourselves whether those we encounter walk away feeling appreciated, respected, and liked, we can heighten our awareness of the effect we ultimately have. Something as simple as a smile given freely can temporarily brighten a person’s entire world. Our value-driven conduct may inspire others to consider whether their own lives are reflective of their values. A word of advice can help others see life in an entirely new fashion. And small gestures of kindness can even prove to those embittered by the world that goodness still exists. By simply being ourselves, we influence other’s lives in both subtle and life-altering ways.

To ensure that the effect we have is positive, we must strive to stay true to ourselves while realizing that it is the demeanor we project and not the quality of our wondrous inner landscapes that people see. Thus, as we interact with others, how we behave can be as important as who we are. If we project our passion for life, our warmth, and our tolerance in our facial features, voice, and choice of words, every person who enters our circle of influence will leave our presence feeling at peace with themselves and with us. You never know whose life you are affecting, big or small. Try to remember this as you go out into the world each day.

 

Daily OM

Why Spells Don’t Always Work

WHY SPELLS DON’T ALWAYS WORK

Spell casting, in and of itself, is not difficult. Generally, it follows an

easy formula with separate and distinct steps. A spell is a procedure to

follow to reach a desired end. It does not require a great deal of money, a

huge compendium of tools, or exotic ingredients to work. It does require

faith in yourself and a connection with deity.

When describing spells to non-magickal people, a witch will often tell them

that a spell is much like a prayer. You are calling upon divinity to assist

you, as in a prayer, but a spell requires more than just pleading to divinity

to help you out of a jam. In a spell YOU are an active ingredient. Your

faith and your knowledge are as important as understanding there is divinity

out there to call upon.

Many of you have already heard of the Witches’ Pyramid, the foundation of our

magickal acts: To Know, To Will, To Dare, and To Be Silent. This pyramid is

the underlying structure of any spell formula.

To Know

Before you can cast a spell, you need to know who you are. Ego aside, you

have to come to terms with who you are, how you operate, and why you do the

things you do.

The second thing you must know is precisely what you want. This is not as

easy as it seems. People rarely sit back and consider what they really want

out of life. Part of this is because they are afraid. They fear they may not

get what they want, and they fear that they will fail. These fears stop us

from knowing.

For example, time and time again people I know have spelled for love. They

have not done the ultimate no-no by targeting a specific person, but they do

something just as bad–they don’t really know what they ultimately want.

When they get what they spelled for, often they are disappointed, because

there is something attached to that new lover they didn’t think of.

Therefore, all spells must be specific.

One of the best ways to begin a working is to write out, in detail, exactly

what you want in one straight line on a piece of paper. Underneath,

phonetically begin to pare each word down. Underneath that line, pare the

words down again. Continue this procedure until only one letter from each

word is left. Interlock the few remaining letters into a sigil. Use this

sigil in whatever magickal application you have chosen to ensure your spell

remains specific.

To Will

Another stumbling block in spell casting is lack of will, whether it is will

power, belief, or conviction. Will depends on how badly you want to make a

change. Do you believe you are capable of making the change, or do you think

it is only wishful thinking? Are you willing to re-program your mind, your

environment, your relationships, in order to bring about the change you

desire? Without will, a spell will fizzle. Is your mind fogged with doubt,

or unnecessary problems that will prevent bringing about the change you say

you want?

One of the best techniques for increasing your will power is the use of

meditation on a daily basis. Once you have learned to relax, use the alpha

state to program the events you wish to come to pass. You should work on

both short-term and long-term goals.

Another technique that is useful in spell casting is to write down why you

wish to manifest something. Let this explanation sit on your altar

overnight, then re-read it. Does it make sense? Is this what you really

want? Does your reasoning still appear firm, or is it full of holes?

Are you patient? Patience has a lot to do with will. Once you have a firm

grip on “will,” you are a third of the way through on accurate spell casting.

To Dare

To dare means you are not inclined to sit around on your laurels. It means

that you are not choosing to procrastinate, rather you are choosing to move

with purpose. To dare indicates that you are no longer afraid of the

outcome, or fear failure. You are confident that you control your own

destiny to the point where you won’t even argue about it, either with someone

else, or yourself.

Although “to dare” doesn’t appear to create a lot of work, it does require

you to make an active decision. This is the next catalyst for your magickal

operation. From here, you will plan the appropriate day, hour, moon phase,

astrological energies, and tools required for working magick, including what

divinity you will choose. To dare can lead to a great deal of work and

preparation.

To Be Silent

Even if you are an adept, you should learn to be quiet about your magickal

operations. There is only one exception, which is when you are working with

a group. If the group mind is actively participating on a project they

should be informed of their success or failure.

In the beginning, you should be silent so that you are not affected by

others’ opinions. Don’t tell them what you are performing magick for, as you

risk failure. Why? Because they can unconsciously affect you with their

disbelief or negativity.

Likewise, once you become proficient at spell casting, don’t announce

it–especially to a novice. No real adept will ever tell a novice that “My

spells always work.” Not only is it rude, it is also untrue. Everyone

fails. Imagine what a novice would think if they knew you lost your job,your

kids are running rampant, and you are deeply in debt. If your spells always

worked, you would not be in such a fix, would you? Foolish words can ruin

your reputation, which in turn, will ruin your own self-confidence.

Therefore, keep your trap shut–this ensures success in your magickal

operations as well as keeping your reputation intact. No one likes a

braggart, and no one considers an egotistical Witch a good leader or cleric.

When Spell’s Fail

Try this chant

Oh God/dess (whoever you worship) I am not worthy of

your perfect grace, nor the magick i find within myself

and within you. I ask now in Just, for i have grown weak

that thou would accompany me in rituals and spells.

Be By my side in this time of need. I do not deserve you

Oh God/dess. but still i ask, for i am only but a mortal

Oh God/dess, Bless me!

Oh God/dess, accompany me!

Oh God/dess, Shine light upon me!

Oh God/dess, grant me wisdom!

Oh God/dess, Grant me Humility!

Oh God/dess, Stay with me!

Oh God/dess, Protect me from evil!

Oh God/dess, I love thee above all things!

Please Oh ancient ones, hear me!

Amen

 

Reference:

Witches Of The Craft at Yuku.com

Basic Spell Construction

BASIC SPELL CONSTRUCTION

Write your own spells

Because of the very nature of Magick, each working should be highly

individualised 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.

Flowing with these currents will make your magickal work much easier.

Remember to plan your project for a time of uninterrupted privacy.

It is important that you have no distractions. Generally speaking,

it is best to work as late at night as possible. A time when there

is less frantic energy is most appropriate. You might consider

Midnight or later.

In choosing a place to do your magickal working pay particular

attention to your needs, for you must be comfortable. Your place

should be private, quiet and secure. If at all possible, set aside

a special place for this purpose only. An unused room, a special

Scorner of your bedroom, a quiet, secluded spot in your garden. A

place that is yours. A place that you can come to whenever need

arises and that is as free from intrusion of others as possible.

Prior to the night of your magickal working, gather together the

things that you will need. All of the things used are tools. They

have no inherent magick. They are to help you create a mood. If

correctly made and used, they will trigger primitive responses from

deep within you. They should be chosen with care.

Consider the purpose of your ritual and choose your tools

accordingly. If your magick is to be sexual, your candles, oils,

incenses and so forth, should bring forth a sexual response. If the

desired result of your Magick is Tranquillity, then the tools should

make you feel calm, peaceful and serene. Any candles you might use

should not have commercially added fragrances as these may not be

appropriate for your working.

Prior to your ritual, prepare yourself and your equipment by any

means necessary to clean and purify. Historically, people have

fasted, followed meticulous and detailed bathing practices,

practised chastity and used many other methods.

Most often a Ritual Bath is the preferred method. A bath frequently

utilising candlelight, fragrant herbs, bath salts or sensuous oils.

A sumptuous hot bath, special bathing preparations and appropriate

lighting, combined, can create the soothing effect which will help

in the very important step of relaxing and clearing the mind completely

of all mundane thoughts and experiences of the day. Your ritual

Bath should, also, begin to set the specific vibrations conducive to

your purpose into motion. You must not only cleanse and purify but

must, also, begin to create the type of energy necessary.

Once your purification process has been accomplished, you are now

ready to begin. Proceed to the special place you have previously

chosen in which to perform your magick. If at all possible, you

should make use of the primitive responses set into motion by a well

chosen piece of music. Your music should start slowly and build to

a rousing climax.

As you use your oils, light your candle or incense (or utilise any

other tool you have chosen), you should begin to further intensify

the energy that you have set into motion around you. A high degree

of intensity is vitally important.

The Altered State of Consciousness that you must reach is not a

meditative state. Anything that interferes with your ability to

concentrate upon, reach and control the high energy state necessary

to perform magick should be avoided. Such as, screaming children, a

sink full of dirty dishes, use of alcohol or drugs, etc.

Do not scatter your energy by attempting to do more than one

magickal working at a time.

Remember that Magick is the manipulation of energy, a thought is a

form of energy and a visualisation is an even stronger form of

energy. Your visualisation can be a method used to intensify

further and direct your will. Your visualisation can be the method

by which you control the magickal energy you have produced.

You must know what you want. You must see it. You must feel the

high energy flow. You must direct it.

One of the most important elements in the practice of any form of

Magick is the Universal Law of Cause and Effect. This means that

whatever you do (or don’t do) you cause something to happen.

The most important consideration is the Universal Law of

Retribution. This means that no matter what you do it comes back to

you in like kind.

It is the nature of things that as you send something out it gains

momentum, so that, by the time it comes back to you, it is three

times stronger. If you do something nice for someone, someone will

do something nicer for you.

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 – Co-operation, 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 magickal workings of decrease or sending away.

The highest energy occurs at the Full Moon and, therefore, this is

the most powerful time for magickal workings. The New Moon is the

next most powerful time for Magick.

Whenever possible, follow Nature’s natural Energy Currents. There

is a natural time for starting things (a planting time), for

maturing things (a growing time), for reaping things ( a harvest

time) and, of course, a time for rest and planning.

 

Reference:

Witches Of The Craft at Yuku.com

Some Simple Spell Correspondences (Part 2)

SOME SIMPLE SPELL CORRESPONDENCES

 

Astral Projection

Color – Yellow, Blue

Herb – Dittany of Crete, Mugwort, Poplar

Stone – Quartz Crystal

Banishing

Color – Black

Herb – Basil, Yarrow

Stone – Salt

Beauty

Color – White

Herb – Avocado, Catnip, Flax, Ginsing, Maidenhair, Yerba Santa

Stone – Herkimer Diamond, Jasper, Tigers’s Eye

Business Success

Color – Green, Violet

Herb – Benzoin, Bladderwrack, Dock, Vertivert

Stone – Bloodstone

Centering

Color – Yellow

Herb – Vervain

Stone – Calcite, Herkimer Diamond

Chastity

Color – White

Herb – Cactus, Camphor, Coconut, Cucumber, Fleabane, Hawthorne,

Lavender, Pineapple, Sweetpea, Vervain, Witch Hazel

Stone – Jasper

Childbirth

Color – Blue, Red

Herb – Corn

Stone – Geodes

Courage

Color – Red

Herb – Borage, Black Cohosh, Columbine, Masterwort, Mullein,

Poke, Ragweed, Sweetpea, Tea, Thyme, Tonka, Wahoo, Yarrow

Stone – Amethyst, Bloodstone, Herkimer Diamond, Tiger’s Eye

Dead

Color – Black

Herb – Yew

Stone – Fossils

Dieting

Color – White

Herb – Basil

Stone – Moonstone,

Divination

Color – Yellow

Herb – Broom, Camphor, Cherry, Dandelion, Fig, Goldenrod, Ground

Ivy, Hibiscus, Meadowsweet, Orange, Orris, Pomegranite

Stone – Hematite, Moonstone, Tiger’s Eye

Dreams

Color – Yellow

Herb – Mistletoe

Stone – Amethyst

Employment

Color – Green

Herb – Devil’s Shoestring, Lucky Hand, Pecan

Stone – Tiger’s Eye

Exorcism

Color – Black

Herb – Angelica, Arbutus, Asafoetida, Avens, Basil, Beans, Birch,

Boneset, Buckthorn, Clove, Clover, Cumin, Devil’s Bit,

Dragon’s Blood, Elder, Fern, Fleabane, Frankincense, Fumitory, Grlic,

Heliotrope, Horehound, Horseradish, Juniper, Leek, Liliac,

Mallow, Mint, Mistletoe, Mullein, Myrrh, Nettle, Onion, Peach,

Peony, Pepper Pine, Rosemary, Rue, Sagebrush, Sandalwood, Sloe,

Snapdragon, Tamarisk, Thistle, Witch Grass, Yarrow

Stone – Bloodstone, Jasper

Fertility

Color – Green

Herb – Agaric, Banana, Bistort, Bodhi, Carrot, Cuckoo-Flower,

Cucumber, Cyclamen, Daffodil, Dock, Fig, Geranium, Grape, Gawthorn,

Hazel, Horsetail, Mandrake, Mistletoe, Mustard, Myrtle, Nuts, Oak,

Olive, Date Palm, Patchouly, Peach, Pine, Pomegranite, Poppy,

Rice, Sunflower, Wheat

Stone – Geodes

Fidelity

Color – Pink

Herb – Chickweed, Chili Pepper, Clover, Cumin, Elder, Licorice,

Magnolia, Nutmeg, Rhubarb, Rye, Scullup, Spikenard, Giant Vetch,

Yerba Mate

Stone – Amethyst, Herkimer Diamonds

Friendship

Color – Pink

Herb – Lemon, Love Seed, Passion Flower, Sweetpea

Stone – Aventurine

Gambling

Color – Green

Herb – Angelica, Chamomile, Devil’s Shoestring

Stone – Aventurine, Tigers Eye

Gardening

Color – Green

Herb – Apples

Stone – Herkimer Diamond, Jasper

Grounding

Color – Yellow

Herb – Vervain

Stone – Hematite, Moonstone, Salt,

Happiness

Color – Blue, Pink

Herb – Catnip, Celendine, Cyclamen, Hawthorn, High John the

Conqueror, Hyacinth, Lavender, Lily of the Valley, Marijoram,

Meadowsweet, Morning Glory, Purslane, Quince, Saffron, St. John’s

Wort, Witch Grass

Stone – Amethyst, Aventurine, Herkimer Diamond

Healing/Health

Color – Green, Violet, Brown, Blue

Herb – Addler’s Tongue, Allspice, Amaranth, Angelica, Balm of

Lemon, Balm of Gilead, Barley, Bay, Bittersweet, Blackberry,

Bracken, Burdock, Calamus, Carnation, Cedar, Cinammon, Citron,

Cowslip, Cucumber, Dock, Elder, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Figwort,

Flax, Gardenia, Garlic, Ginseng, Goat’s Rue, Golden Seal,

Groundsel, Heliotrope, Hemp, Henna, Hops, Horehound, Horse

Chestnut, Ivy, Job’s Tears, Life Everlasting, Lime, Mesquite,

Mint, Mugwort, Myrrh, Nettle, Oak, Olive, Onion, Peppermint,

Pepper Tree, Persimmon, Pine, Plaintain, Potato, Rose, Rosemary,

Rowan, Rue, Saffron, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Thistle, Thyme, Ti,

Tobacco, Vervain, Violet, Wild Plum, Willow, Wintergreen, Wood

Sorrel, Yerba Santa

Stone – Amethyst, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Calcite, carnelian,

Quartz Crystal, Hematite, Herkimer Diamond, Jasper, Tiger’s Eye

Invisibility

Color – White

Herb – Amaranth, Chicory, Edelweiss, fern, Helitrope, mistletoe,

poppy, Wolf’s Bane

Stone – Bloodstone, Tigers Eye

Legal Matters

Color – Green, Brown

Herb – Buckthorne, Cascara Sagrada, Celandine, Hickory marigold,

Skunk Cabbage

Stone – Amethyst, Bloodstone

Longevity

Color – Green

Herb – Cypress, Lavender, Lemon, Life-Everlasting, Maple, Peach,

Sage, Tansy

Stone – Fossils, Jasper

Love

Color – Red, Pink

Herb – Adam and Eve, Aloe, Apple, Apricot, Aster, Avens, Avocado,

Bachelor’s Butons, Balm of Lemon, Balm of Gilead, Barley, Basil,

Beans, Bedstraw, Beet, Betony, Bleeding Heart, Bloodroot, Brazil

Nut, Caper, Cardamon, Catnip, Chamomile, Cherry, Chestnut,

Chickweed, Chili Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Clover, Cohosh,

Coltsfoot, Columbine, Copal, Coriander, Crocus, Cubeb,

Cuckoo-Flower, Daffodil, Daisy, Damiana, Devil’s Bit, Dill,

Dogbane, Dragon’s Blood, Dutchman’s Breeches, Elecampane, Elm,

Endive, Eryngo, Fig, Fuzzy Weed, Gardenia, Gentian, Geranium,

Ginger, Ginseng, Grains of Paradise, Hemp, Hibiscus, High John

the Conqueror, Houseleek, Hycinth, Indian Paint Brush, Jasmine,

Joe-Pye Weed, Juniper, Kava-Kava, Lad’s Mantle, Lavender, Leek,

Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Licorice, Lime, Linden, Liverwort, Lobelia,

Lotus, Lovage, Love Seed, Maidenhair, Male Fern, Mallow,

Mandrake, Maple, Marljoram, Mastic, Meadow Rue, Meadowsweet,

Mimosa, Mistletoe, Moonwort, Myrtle, Nuts,

Oleandar, Orange, Orchid, Pansy, Papya, Pea, Peach, Pear,

PeppermintPeriwinkle, Pimento, Plum, Plumeria, Poppy, Prickley

Ash, Primrose, Purslane, Quassia, Quince, Raspberry, Rose,

Rosemary, Rue, Rye, Saffron, Sarsaparilla, Scullcap, Senna,

Snakeroot, Southernwood, Spearmint, Spiderwort, Strawberry, Sugar

Cane, Sumbul, Tamarind, Thyne, Tomato, Tonka,Tormentil, Trillium,

Tulip, Valerian, Vanilla, Venus Flytrap, Vervain, Vertivert,

Violet, Willow, Witchgrass, Wormwood, Yarrow, Yerba Mate, Yohimbe

Stone – Amethyst, Calcite, Jasper, Lepidolite, Moonstone

Luck

Color – Green, Orange

Herb – Allspice, Aloe, Bamboo, Banyan, Be-Still, Bluebell,

Cabbage, Calamus, China Berry, Cinchona, Cotton, Daffadil,

Devil’s Bit, Fern, Grains of PAradaise, Hazel, Heather, Holly,

Houseleek, Huckleberry, Irish Moss, Job’s Tears, Linden, Lucky

Hand, Male Fern, Moss, Nutmeg, Oak, Orange, Persimmon, Pineapple,

Pomegranite, Poppy, Purslane, Rose, Snakeroot, Star Anise, Straw,

Strawberry, Sumbul, Vertivert, Violet, Wood Rose

Stone – Aventurine, Lepidolite, Tiger’s Eye

Magickal Power

Color – Violet

Herb – Cinnamon, Club Moss

Stone – Bloodstone, Crystal Quartz

Meditation

Color – Blue

Herb – Bodhi, Gotu Kola

Stone – Amethyst, Geodes

Mental Powers

Color – Yellow

Herb – Caraway, Celery, Eyebright, Grape, Horehound, Lily of the

Valley

Stone – Aventurine, Herkimer Diamond

Money, Wealth, Prosperity, Riches

Color – Green

Herb – Alfalfa, Allspice, Almond, Basil, Bergamot, Blackberry,

Bladderwrack, Blue Flag, Briony, Bromeliad, Buckwheat, Calamus,

Camelia, Cascara Sagrada, Cashew, Cedar, Chamomile, Cinnimon,

Cinqufoil, Clove, Clover, Comfrey, Cowslip, Dill, Dock, Elder,

Fenugreek, Fern, Flax, Fumitory, Galangal, Ginger, Goldenrod,

Golden Seal, Gorse, Grapes of Paradise, Grape, Heliotrope, High

John the Conqueror, Honesty, Honeysuckle, Horse Chestnut, Irish

Moss, Jasmine, Lucky Hand, Mandrake, Maple, Marjoram, May Apple,

Mint, Moonwort, Moss, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Oak, Oats, Onion, Orange,

Oregon Grape, Parchouly, Pea, Periwinkle, Pine, Pineapple,

Pipsissewa, Pomegranite, Popla, Poppy,

Rattlesnake Root, Rice, Snapdragon, Sassafras, Seamae, Snakeroot,

Squill,Tea, Tonka, Trillium, Vervain

Stone – Amethyst, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Calcite, Herkimer

Diamond, Jasper,

Salt, Tiger’s Eye

Nightmares, Banashing

Color – Black

Herb – Betony, Cedar

Stone – Lepidolite

Peace

Color – White

Herb – Dulse, Eryngo, Gardenia, Lavender, Loosetrife,

Meadowsweet, Morning Glory, Myrtle, Olive, Passion Flower,

Pennyroyal, Scullcap, Vervain, VioletStone – Ametyhest,

Aventurine, Calcite, Herkimer Diamond, Jasper, Lepidolite

Physical Energy

Color – Red

Herb – Carnation

Stone – Calcite, Herkimer Diamond, Tiger’s Eye

Physical Strength

Color – Red

Herb – Carnation

Stone – Bloodstone, Herkimer Diamond

Protection

Color – White

Herb – Acacia, Africian Violet, Agrimony, Ague Root, Aloe,

Althea, Alyssum, Amaranth, Anemone, Angelica, Anise, Arbutus,

Asafoetida, Ash, Balm Of Gilead, Bamboo, Barley, Basil, Bay,

Bean, Betony, Birch, Bittersweet, Blackberry, Bladderwrack,

Bloodroot, Blueberry, Bodhi, Boneset, Briony, Bromeliad, Broom,

Buckthorn, Burdock, Cactus, Calamus, Caraway, Cohosh, Cotton,

Cumin, Curry, Cyclamen, Cypress, Datura, Devil’s Bit, Devil’s

Shoestring, Dill, Dogwood, Dragon’s Blood, Ebony, Elder,

Elecampane, Eucalyptus, Euphoria, Fennel, Fern, Feverwort,

Figwort, Flax, Fleabane, Foxglove, Frankincense, Galangal,

Garlic,Geranium, Ginseng, Gorse, Gourd, Grain, Grass, Hazel, Heather,

Holly,Honeysuckle, Horehound, Houseleek, Hyacinth, Hyssop, Irish Moss,

Ivy,Juniper, Kava Kava, Lady’s Slipper, Larch, Larkspur, Lavender,

Leek, Lettuce, Lilac, Lily, Lime, Linden, Liquidamber,

Loosestrife, Lotus, Lucky Hand, Mallow, Mandrake, Marigold,

Masterwort, Meadow Rue, Mimosa, Mint, Mistletoe, Molluka,

Mugwort, Mulberry, Mullein, Mustard, Myrrh, Nettle, Norfolk

Island Pine, Oak, Olive, Onion, Orris, Papya, Papyrus, Parslye,

Pennyroyal, Peony, Pepper, Peppertree, Periwinkle, Pilot Weed,

Pimpernal, Pine, Plantain, Plum, Primrose, Perslane, Quince,

Radish, Ragwort, Raspberry, Rattlesnake Root, Rhubarb, Rice,

Roots,Rose, Rosemary, Rowan, Sage, St. Johns Wort, Sandalwood, Sloe,

Snapdragon, Southernwood, Spanish Moss, Squill, Tamarisk,

Thistle, Ti, Toadflax, Tomato, Tormentil, Tulip, Valerian, Venus

Flytrap, Vervain, Violet, Wax Plant, Willow, Wintergreen, Witch

Hazel, Wolf’s Bane, Woodruff, Wromwood, Yerba Santa, Yucca

Stone – Aventurine, Calcite, Crystal Quartz, Fossils, Herkimer

Diamond,Jasper, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Salt, Tigers Eye,

Psychism

Color – Yellow

Herb – Acacia, Althea, Bay, Bladderwack, Borage, Buchu, Celery,

Cinnamon, Citron, Elecampane, Eyebright, Flax, Galangal, Grass,

Honeysuckle, Lemongrass, Mace, Marigold, Mastic, Mugwort,

Peppermint, Rose, Rowan, Saffron, Star Anise, Stillengia, Sumbul,

Thyme, Uva Ursa, Wormwood, Yarrow, Yerba Santa

Stone – Amethyst, Crystal Quartz

Purification

Color – White

Herb – Alkanet, Anise, Arable, Asafoetida, Avens, Bay, Benzoin,

Betony,Bloodwort, Broom, Cedar, Chamomile, Coconut, Copal, Euphorbia,

Fennel,Horseradish, Hyssop, Iris, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Verbana,

Mimosa, Parsley, Peppermint, Pepper Tree, Rosemary, Sagebrush,

Shallot, Thistle, Thyme, Tobacco, Tumeric, Valverian, Vervain,

Yucca

Stone – Calcite, salt

Reconciliation

Color – Orange

Herb – Beans

Stone – Calcite, Herkimer Diamond

Sexual Energy

Color – Red

Herb – Banana, Beans, Caper, Cohosh, Dragon’s Blood, Oak, Olive

Stone – Herkimer Diamond, Jasper

Sleep

Color – Blue

Herb – Agrimony, Chamomile, Cinquefoil, Datura, Elder, Hops,

Lavender,Lettuce, Linden, Passion Flower, Peppermint, Purslane,

Rosemary,Thyme,Valerian, Vervain

Stone – Moonstone,

Spirituality

Color – White

Herb – African Violet, Aloe, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Gardenia,

Myrrh, Sandalwood

Stone – Calcite, Herkimer Diamond, Lepidolite

Success

Color – Green

Herb – Cinnamon, Clover, Ginger, High John the Conqueror, Rowan,

Wahoo,Winter’s Bark

Stone – Aventurine

Travel

Color – Brown

Herb – Mint

Stone – Herkimer Diamond

Wisdom

Color – Yellow

Herb – Bodhi, Iris, Peach, Sage, Sunflower

Stone – Jasper

 

 

Reference:

Witches Of The Craft at Yuku.com

Some Simple Spell Correspondences (Part 1)

SOME SIMPLE SPELL CORRESPONDENCES

numbers, colors, and objects meanings

Abundance: 12, green, silver, coins, found money, baby plants, the

sun.

Adaptation: Red, yellow, 7, 10, liquid, anything that can be turned

or bent without breaking, clay.

Anger: 1, 13, white, white flag, dove, items to represent the focus

of the anger, breakable or tearable things, fires that can be

extinguished.

Art: tools of art, goddess image, artistically inspiring items,

yellow, blue ribbon, 5, 7, 10, 12, lunar herbs and foods.

Balance: Triangle, hourglass, scales, stilts, balance beam, 2, two of

anything, pentacles, Yin and Yang symbol, mirror images.

Banishing: red, white, silver, black, 6, 8, soap and water, soil,

items that can be turned inside out or reversed, counterclockwise.

Beauty: 3, 21, pastel colours, classic artwork, mirror, make-up, swan.

Blessing: hand, anointing oil, 2, warm colours, water and other

elemental symbols, halo, gold light.

Choices: pendulum, penny, coins, straws of different lengths, 10,

grey, black, white.

Cleansing – 2, 8, 40, agate, chrysolite, soap and wash cloth, bath or

shower, washing machine, sink.

Communication – pink, 2, amethyst, beryl, carnelian, Hematite,

telephone, stationary, pencils, pens, typewriter, computers.

Conscious mind – warm golden colours, amethyst, coral, books, glasses,

desks, 1.

Courage – red, gold, 8, beryl, Hematite, swords, gloves, iron crosses,

purple heart, pens, lions.

Dedication – 6, 13, purple, anything sticky, dog.

Discernment – silver, stones, malachite, purple, 7, 5, any substance

that can be cleared away (flour, sugar etc.)

Divination – yellow, 5, all divinatory tools (Tarot cards, crystal

ball etc.)

Doubt – garnet, tourmaline, 10, bright colours, any items representing

balance.

Ecology – 9, 12, green, globe. Picture of earth, soil, natural things,

rustic things, dried leaves, musk.

Employment – tin, 4, 6, 13, first earned dollar bill, position vacant

advertisements, green, orange.

Energy – topaz, red, orange, 8, 40, flags, bread, incoming tides,

items that expand and rise.

Fear – tea, amethyst, sardonx, red, silver.

Fertility – 7, 12, east wind (Eurius), storks, rabbits, pregnant

goddesses, eggs, cheese, agate, coral, jade, green, yellow, knots

Forgiveness – moonstone, alexandrite, white, 2, 9, anything to

represent the area of discord.

Friendship – jade, pink, 12, 2, picture of friends, interlocking

symbols.

Foundations – lead, earth colour, 1, 3, 12, soil, farms, trees, root,

anchors.

Ghosts – candles, wind items, ouija boards, personal things of the

person being contacted, sheets, agate, lodestone, turquoise,

(to protect from ghosts = jade, jasper, malachite, pepper, beans)

goals – bullseye, dart board, target, arrows, ladders, steps, 4, red,

orange, brown, daisy, ant, agate, beryl, jade.

Gossip – 4, 8, 9, carnelian, worms, fire, binding items such as

paperclips, staples and clothes pegs.

Grief – jet, 1, 21, balms, feathers, tea, cocoa, chocolate.

Grounding – 1, 6, 12, cellar or low rooms, soil, trees, brown

Habits – representation of the habit, yeast bread dough (which rises

to better things), soda left to go flat (represents negative energy),

ashes, butterflies, red, green.

Harmony – pale blue, white, 2, 3, gentle music, objects where several

items come together to form beauty (floral arrangements, fabric),

scales.

Health – 3, turquoise, amber, coral, bandages, ankh, red cross, red,

blue, green, orange juice, chicken soup.

Heart break – carnelian, coral, 8, tissues, rose quartz.

Humour – agate, feathers, kittens, otters, gag gifts, toys, bright

colours, fool tarot card, clowns.

Identifying (people and objects) – clay balls (uncovering thievery),

tea leaves, flour or dust, beer, 5, yellow, dowsing tools.

Imagination – yellow, birds, butterflies, winged creatures, clouds,

closet, kites, 3rd eye, inner child.

Inspiration – 7, beer, tea, bright colours, green, yellow, light, open

windows, open eye.

Intuition – lamps, coffee, water, all fluids, mushrooms, eggs, key

holes, silver, yellow, green, 5.

Jobs – money, job advertisements, status symbols, company logos, 13,

meat, gourmet foods, symbols of security.

Joy – agate, balloons, cake, cheese, feathers, honey, sugar, jelly,

blue.

Judgement – amethyst. Birds, coffee, mushrooms, gold, blueish purple,

10, magnifying, glass, scales, calculator.

Kindness – supple items, things that soften or smooth, sandpaper,

fabric softener, skin lotion, charity organisation logo, flowers,

cookies, orange, 9.

Kinship – interlocking web or chain, spider web, trees, roses, coat

of arms, broom, knots, bread, jade, pink, 1, 9, 12, warm and cozy

items, picnic tables, bbq.

Knowledge – books, glasses, library, school, desk, notepad, light

bulb, sharp items, computer, yellow, gold, sunflower, 3, 4, 6, 10

Leadership – medals, crowns, rod of leadership, elevated chair, lions,

grasshoppers, amethyst, honey wine, gold, redish purple.

Liberation – birds, wings, broken chains and cords, untied knots,

cleansing spices, garlic, amethyst, ashes, 4, 40.

Love – 2, 3, 12, heart, doves, lovebirds, flowers, cupid, mead.

Luck – 1, 4, 7, personal lucky, number, 13, dragonfly, rabbits foot,

fish, rainbows, wind, ships, champagne, found items, black cats.

Lust – chocolate, cherries, red

Magick – moonstone, amber, silver, quartz, 7, 13, elder, eggs,

athame, wand (etc.), circle, pentagram, purple, woven items,

candles, “witch animals” such as cats.

Mental abilities – amethyst, books, glasses, computers, keys,

diplomas, 6, 10, yellow, gold.

Money – green, silver, gold, anything that grows and expands, wallet,

chequebook, pay stub, piggy bank, wishing wells, alfalfa, allspice,

almond, moss agate, moonstone, shells.

Movement – red, yellow, vibrant colours, batteries, electric

generators, sneakers, active clothes (tracksuits), cars, bikes, train

(etc.), clouds, water, roads, blenders, matches, animals and insects

known for swiftness, bees, birds, air, 40.

Nature – animals or plant costumes, masks, pictures, seasonal

representations, gardens, woods, places of nature, green, brown, 9,

12.

Negotiation – binoculars, glasses, things that have the ability to

smooth or cool, ice, blenders, white, pink, yellow, gold, amethyst,

carnelian, open hand, flexible items, 2.

New endeavours – pinky orange, new brooms, keys, chimes, open doors,

chicken, cheese, agate, 3, 4, 6.

Nightmares – agate, amber, malachite, pyrite, white, blue, gold, 6.

Oaths – carnelian, agate, amethyst, knots, communal cups, neutral

places like the middle of a bridge, 2, X rune.

Obtaining – agate, beryl, jade, Hematite, spiders, targets, brass

rings, pointers, anything that helps solidify other items (flour,

gelatine), 4, red, orange.

Omens – divination tools, eyes, grey hair, yellow, 5, dirt, birds,

feathers, candles, copper, reflective surfaces, bowls, round

crystals, moonstone.

Openings – open windows, open books, open doors, starting line in a

race, keys, handles, hammer, shovel, archways, can openers, camera, 1,

yellow-green, brown.

Organisation – computers, calculator, pen, notepad, clock, broom,

filing cabinets, drawers, 2, 3, 10, gold, yellow, fish, amethyst,

coral.

Overcoming – steps, ladders, iron, balloons, cleansing herbs, element

fire, salt, items that are loosened, untied shoes, 4, 8, 10, red.

Passion – chocolate, eggs, “energy foods”, red, orange, onyx,

candlelight, 2, fire related items.

Passages – butterfly, chameleon, hoops, fire pits, keys, doors,

archways, woven or flowing things, almond, butter, salves, agate,

element air, purple, blue.

Peace – bridges, open hands, pale blue, amethyst, 2, white.

Power – electrical outlets, batteries, blender, quartz, topaz, gold,

red, orange, 8, your hair, lion, powerful animals.

Prejudice – east wind, anything that softens and smooths, an iron,

skin lotion, carnelian, amethyst, open hand, eyes, ears, 2, 3, blue,

white, black.

Prosperity – 4, 12, north wind, fish, dragonfly, anything that

thrives in your area, shells.

Protection – coral, malachite, topaz, image of a shield, sprinkled

water, fence, white light, dog, circle, 6.

Quests – primary colours, 4, 13, 40, birds, horses, holy grail,

chalices, shoes, thread, moonstone, rock crystal, footpaths, east wind

Quick mindedness – yellow, gold, 10, amethyst, rabbit, snap of the

finger, coin flips, alarms, light bulbs, sharp items, east wind.

Quiet – white, pink, black, dark blue, stars, snow, ear, finger to

lips, bed.

Recovering items – 2, 4, yellow, blue, agate, amethyst, chicken,

string, circle, boomerang, magnet, magnifying glass, dowsing rod

Relationships – bridges, cake, cups, jade, knots, dog, woven or

connected items, 2, 3, 9, 12, 13, pink, orange, cocoa, paperclips,

things that join or unite other items.

Remembering – fish, 5, 8, 10, books, notepad, photo, computers,

carnelian, dragons, elephant, tortoise, long living creatures,

yellow, gold.

Roles – masks, costumes, chameleon, flexible and fluid or variegated

items, 4, 6, 8, 10, curtains, make-up, mirrors.

Safe travel – car, plane, inspection stickers, road map, guidebooks,

cameras, coins, moonstone, turquoise, shoes, white.

Separation – % symbol, fire, cut cords, scissors, knives, partitions,

things that can be stored or put out of sight, ashes, oil, salves,

blue, black.

Sleep – pillows, quiet music, bed, blankets, yawning, topaz, sheep,

bears, caves.

Speech – wax lips, silver tongue, cue cards, soup, coffee, ham,

quartz, carnelian, gold, red, yellow, 8.

Teachers/teaching – pointers, chalk, white robes, amethyst, agate,

magnets, sun, books, keys, gold, green, 4, 8, 10, 12, 21, brown.

Technomagic – item in need of repair, tools, instruction manuals,

amethyst.

Tenacity – sticky items, red coals, immovable objects, ants, orange,

red, 3.

Thrift – mouse, shopping coupons, pennies, leftovers, bank, change

purse, jars, bottles, food wrap, measuring cups, macaroni and cheese,

bread, cords, twist ties, yellow, green, 10, anything that stretches.

Transformation – fires, ashes, caterpillar, butterfly, eggs, flower

buds, seeds, food processor, moon phases, phoenix, masks, pepper, 8,

anything that changes.

Unconscious mind – ink, wax blots, silver, white, moon, water, eyes,

7.

Understanding – ear or open hand, binoculars, glasses, items that

improve vision, amethyst, keys, light bulbs, candles, sunlight, 40,

5, orange.

Unions – rings, flower garlands, contracts, cups, triangle, wax

seals, tied knots, celebratory decorations, cake, agate, 1, 2.

Versatility – modelling clay, play-dough, rubber band, water,

chameleon, cats, winds, 5, 12, wax, anything which changes.

Victory – finishing line, flags, thumbs-up sign, agate, Hematite,

ants, rubber tree, 4, blue, red, gold.

Viewpoints – ladders, telescopes, birds, binoculars, glasses, lamps,

5, “which came first, the chicken or the egg”.

Virtue – glove, sword, coat of arms, jade, agate, amethyst, rock

crystal, 9, 13.

Visions (dreams) – pizza and other unusual combinations of food

stuffs, yellow, eye pads, topaz.

Weather – water, drums, fires, bird calls, smoke blown in a certain

direction, jasper, knots, elemental colours, weather symbols,

creatures of very specific climates, objects associated through

folklore with specific weather patterns (like red sun = rain).

Web weaving (networks) – spider webs, things that connect, tape,

string, paperclips, chain, baskets, phone lines, chain letters, trees.

Wisdom – sage, 5, owl, agate, amethyst, purple, old people.

Wishes – wells, coins, candles, bottles, rainbows, 4 leaved clovers,

7, dandelion, feathers, first star in the sky.

Youthful outlook – falling star, chalk, crayons, toys, garnet,

balloons, jelly, cookies, candy, traditional children’s food (eg.

Fairy floss), white, pale yellow, open windows, swings, slides.

Zeal – cheering, pompoms, young playful animals, red, 6, fire element,

sausage.

 

Reference:

Witches of the Craft at Yuku.com

Mechanics of Spellcasting

Mechanics of Spellcasting

Spellcasting is the lesser, not the greater magic; but the greater
magic builds on the lesser. The paradox is that in spellcasting we
may start out working with the personal self, but in order to work
the magic we are forced to expand and recognize the Self that moves
through all beings.
Magic involves the deliberate self-identification with other objects
and people. For example, to do a healing, we must become the healer,
the one who is healed, and the energy that is to do the healing. To
attract love, we must be able to love ourselves and to become love
its self.
Spells work in two basic ways. The first is through suggestion;
symbols and images implant certain ideas in Younger Self, or the
subconscious mind, and we are then influenced to actualize those
ideas. Spells can also influence the external world.
The theoretical model that witches use to explain the workings of
magic is a clear one and coincides in many ways with the “new”
physics. It is simply an elaborate but extremely useful metaphor. The
metaphor is based on a world view that sees things not as fixed
objects, but as vortexes of energy. The physical world is formed by
the vortexes of energy, and if we cause a change in the energy
patterns they, in turn, cause a change in the physical world. When
our own energy is concentrated and channeled, it can move the broader
energy currents. The images and objects used in spells are the
channels. They are the vessels through which our power is poured, and
by which it is shaped.
As energy is directed into the images we visualize, it gradually
manifests physical form and takes shape in the material world.
Directing energy is not a matter of simply emoting. Emotion can be
likened to a strobe light which provides a very inconstant light,
while directed energy is more like a laser beam. Even concentrated
power is a small stream compared with the vast surges of energy that
surround us. The most adept witch cannot be successful in all her
spells, for the opposing currents are often too strong.
The craft teaches to first identify the flow of energy and then to
decide whether or not it is going where we want it to go. If it is
not, then we can try to deflect it, or we may have to change our own
course. Sensing the energy climate is a matter of intuition and
experience. Some witches make a study of Astrology in an effort to
plan their magical workings at the optimal times, while others prefer
to work when they feel the time is right.
Of all the planets, the Moon’s influence on subtle energies is the
strongest. Subtle power increases as the Moon waxes, so the time of
the waxing Moon is best for spells involving growth or increase, such
as money spells. The power peaks when the Moon is full and that is
the best time for workings of culmination and love. During the waning
Moon, power subsides and turns inward. The waning Moon’s period is
used for banishings, bindings, and discovering hidden secrets. The
practical witch soon learns to adjust her spells to fit the time of
the Moon. If, for example, she needs to do a money spell during the
waning Moon, she would put a little ‘English’ on it and make it a
poverty banishing spell.
Energy pursues the path of least resistance. Material results are
more easily achieved on this plane of existence through physical
actions than through magical workings. For example, it is simpler to
lock your door than suffer the constant drain from maintaining
psychic seals on your doors and windows while you are away from home.
Of course, once you have locked your door, you might feel more
reassured by placing seals on it.
No magic spell is going to bring results unless channels are opened
into the material world. For example, a job spell is useless if you
are not willing to go out and interview for jobs or at least let
potential employers know that you are in the market for one. In the
same vein, a healing spell is no substitute for medical care.
Most medicine today can be broken down into two broad categories,
emergency medicine and that which is not needed for immediate life-
threatening situations. Emergency medicine has excelled at
stabilizing the body’s condition so that it can repair itself at its
own pace. Most other forms of medicine consist of treatment through
surgery or chemotherapy or a combination of both. The procedures
noted above work on the physical body and do not take the other
levels into consideration. Psychic healing works at healing the
higher levels of the person so that the physical heals itself or
allows the person to let go of their physical body if it cannot be
repaired. In either case, the choice rests with the person who is
being healed and not the healer.
Visualization used in creating a spell should focus on the desired
result, not the individual steps leading up to the result. We give
the spell free rein in how it goes about achieving the results with
the understanding that it is not to bring harm to anyone or any
being. For this reason, spells have a habit of working in very
unexpected ways.
To assure that the power we have unleashed does not inadvertently
cause harm, we bind the spell. This serves to ‘set’ the form we have
created so that the energy becomes fixed in the pattern we desire.
The energy we project to others affects us even more strongly than
the other person. This is because we have generated the energy, and
thus we have become the object at which the energy is directed. If
healing energy is sent out, then the health of the person casting the
spell is enhanced. By the same token, any hex or curse that is sent
out ALWAYS affects the person who sends it no matter whether it
affected the person it was sent at or not.
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