Pagan Word for Today

Pagan & Magickal Terms and Definitions

From moonlitpriestess.com

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Today’s Word is

Quarters

Another name for the four cardinal directions–north, east, south, & west. (See also: Watchtowers, the) Generally linked to the Elements in many Wiccan and Pagan traditions today.

Watchtowers, The

Another name for the four elements in some traditions; earth, air, fire, water. Sometimes used in reference to the spirits of the four directions–north, east, south, west–regardless of Elemental association. May also be in reference to the Archangels Raphael, Michael, Gabriel, and Uriel in similar fashion. As the Watchtowers, the spirits serve as protection within a magickal working.

From Spells8.com

Quarters

The four corners and/or watchtowers associated to each cardinal direction in a magickal circle. They are symbolic structures called upon to guard over a circle during a ritual.

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