Magickal Correspondences that Every Witch Should Know – Correspondences for Your Home

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Correspondences for Your Home

 

When doing magical workings, many people find it easier to structure their rituals or spells based upon magical correspondences — the concept that everything has a signature, of sorts, that connects it to symbols and meanings. For example, if you wanted to do a working related to money, correspondences might include the colors green and gold, as well as herbs such as basil and pennyroyal, and stones like emerald and lodestone.

 

To truly be effective with magic, however, you should learn to find magical correspondences all around you. One exercise we did here on the website was the Magical Mondays series, in which readers were given an ordinary item and asked to come up with magical uses for it. This encouraged folks to think outside the box, and see the magical in the most mundane things. Look at it this way – our ancient ancestors didn’t have catalogs or websites to shop from. They had to create and harness magic using simply what they already owned and what they could gather, nothing else.

 

Let’s take a lesson from them, and consider some magical correspondences of the things you might find around your home.

Air:

Feathers, fans, incense

Balance:

Scales, batteries, weights, magnets

Beauty:

Flowers, seashells, birds, the moon, dolls, cosmetics

Children:

Teddy bears, toys, peanut butter and jelly

Courage:

Lions, armor

Earth:

Coins, dirt, salt

Employment:

Doors, business cards, corporate logos, dolls dressed in career-wear, beehive or bees

Fertility:

Baskets, cups, bowls, cauldrons, eggs, baby dolls, baby clothes or shoes, lunar associations

Finances/Money:

Wallet, purse, coins, dollar signs

Fire:

Candles, lighters, stoves or ovens, fireplaces, dragons

Gambling/Games:

Dice, playing cards, game tokens or poker chips

Healing:

Reiki symbols and other energy work symbols, candles, medical supplies

Intuition:

The moon, mirrors, doors and windows

Legal Issues/Court Cases:

Scales, hammers,

Love:

Hearts, roses, harps and other string instruments, apples, seashells

Pets/Animals:

Dog biscuits, pet supplies like a bowl or collar

Protection:

Iron nails, fences, gates or walls, arrows, rope or chain, dragons, sweet gum balls

Sleep:

Pillows, sheep, doll beds, moons and stars

Strength:

Acorns, arrows, shields, swords, heraldry, eagles or other predatory birds

Water:

Cups, bowls, seashells, sinks or bathtubs, rain boots

Wisdom:

Owls, eyeglasses, serpents

 

By Patti Wigington

Article originally published on & owned by About.com

 

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West, The Direction (Correspondences, Associations and Invocations)

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WEST

Element: Water – Earth
Season: Autumn
Time: twilight
Tool: chalice/cauldron
Color: sea green – blue – gray – purple – white
Animal: fish – dolphin – sea serpents
Rules: intestines – emotions – guts – introspection – undercurrents – vitality – daring – strength – endingd – the courage to face deepest feelings

 

INVOCATIONS
Goddesses:
Amenti – the Hesperides, Daughters of the West – Hsi Wang Mu, Royal Mother of the Western Paradise – Isis – Mertseger – Sekhmet, Lady of the West – Selkis
Gods:
Cteryon, King of the West – Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl – Favonius – Itzamna – Gabriel – Hastehogan – Khenty-amentiu, Foremost of the Westerners – Sachiel – Salim – Thoth – Quebehsenuf, Lord of the Watchtower of the West – Ra – Varuna
From The Egyptian Book of the Dead:

“Thou who circlest,
Guide of the Two Lands,
Beautiful Rudder of the Western Heaven,
Ra, Guide of the Two Lands,
thou Beautiful Rudder of the Western Heaven.”

The West Wind:
Invocations: Cardea – Favonius – Zephyrus

East, The Direction (Correspondences, Associations and Invocations)

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EAST

The world direction of the new day.

Element: Air – Fire
Season: Spring
Time: dawn
Tool: athame/sword
Color: white – violet – pastels – green
Animal: eagle – highflying birds
Rules: stomach – spirit – mind – illumination – passion – wisdom – beginnings – the power to know

 

INVOCATIONS:

All dawn god and goddesses
Goddesses:
Aja – Aurora – Eos – Hesionë, Lady of Asia – Mahamantranusarini – Neith – Nebhet – Nephthys – Salmaone – Zorya
Gods:
Chac, Lord of the East – Duamutef, Lord of the Watchtower of the East – Horus, Lord of the East – Indra – Mars – Morning Star – Raphael – Shar – Sopedu, Lord of the East

From The Egyptian Book of the Dead:

“Splendor, Dweller in the temple of the Ashemu gods,
Beautiful Rudder of the Eastern Heaven, Khu,
Dweller in the House of the Ashemu gods,
thou Beautiful Rudder of the Eastern Heaven.

The East Wind:
Invocations:

Cardea – Eurus – Volturnus

South, The Direction (Correspondences, Associations and Invocations)

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SOUTH

Element: Fire – Water
Season: Summer
Time: Noon
Tool: wand
Color: red – orange
Animal: lion – coyote
Rules: liver – energy – spirit – will – love – gentleness – trust – innocence – warmth – hospitality – rapid growth

 

INVOCATIONS

Goddesses
Fire Goddesses: – Isis, Queen of the South – Mahamantranusarini – Mahapratisara – Mert – Nirrti – Satet – Satis – Satjit – Tin Hau – Vajrapasi
Gods: Ea – Imset, Lord of the Watchtower of the South – Michael – Ninib – Prajnantaka – Ra – Sachiel – Saturn – South Star – Yama – Zocho
From The Egyptian Book of the Dead:

“Dweller in the temple of the Red gods,
Beautiful Rudder of the Southern Heaven,
Dweller in the House of the Tesheru Gods,
the Beautiful Rudder of the Southern Heaven.”

The South Wind:
Invocations: Auster – Cardea – Ninurta – Notus – the Breath of Set, Lord of the Chambers of the South

SOUTHEAST:
Invocations: Agni – Takkiraja – Tejosnisa
SOUTHWEST:
Invocations: Niladanda – Nirrti – Surya
The Southwest Wind: Auster – Notus

North, The Direction (Correspondences, Associations and Invocations)

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North, The Direction

(Correspondences, Associations and Invocations)

 

NORTH

The most powerful direction – the location of magick
– the source of Otherworld powers.

Element: Earth – Air
Season: Winter
Time: midnight
Tool: pentacle
Color: brown – black – green
Animal: white buffalo
Rules: lungs – the body – rudeness – mystery – silence – purity – clarity – renewal – vision – the unseen – the power to listen, to keep secrets, to know what not to say

 

INVOCATIONS:

Goddesses:
Athena – Baaltis Zapuna – Belili – Earth goddesses – Mertseger, Friend of Silence – Nebhet – Neith – Nephthys – Nerthus – Uatchet
Gods:
Baal Zebul, Lord of the Mansions of the North – Baal Zephon, Lord of the North – Bel – Hapy, Lord of the Watchtower of the North – Jupiter – Osiris – Seth, Lord of the Northern Sky – Soma – Uriel – Zeus
From The Egyptian Book of the Dead:

“Thou Beautiful Power,
thou Beautiful Rudder of the Northern Heaven,
Power of Heaven, Opener of the Disk,
thou Beautiful Rudder
of the Northern Heaven

The North Wind:

“Awake, O north wind;
and come thou south,
blow upon my garden,
that the spices thereof may flow out.”
– the Song of Solomon

Invocations:
Aquilo – Boreas – Cardea – Erichthonius – Ophion The Silver Castle, the Corona Borealis, is at the back of the north wind.

NORTHWEST:

Invocations: Mahabala – Tiksnosnisa – Vayu

NORTHEAST:

Invocations: Isa – Soma – Uluítuyar – Uruín Ajy Toyoín

Correspondences for Healing

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HEALING CORRESPONDENCES

Elements: all

Planets: sun, moon, earth

Best times: Sunday or Monday

Moon waxing to full – for increased health

Moon waning to dark – for banishing and driving away disease

Colors: blue, green, gold and orange

Numbers: 1, 3, 7, 9

Incense: bay, cinnamon, eucalyptus, frankincense, sandalwood

Plants : all healing herbs

Gods and Goddesses: Artemis, Hebe, Hygeia, moon and earth Goddesses, Asclepius, Apollo

 

Week Day Correspondences for Doing Spellcrafting

Week Day Correspondences for Doing Spellcrafting

 

The days of the week, because they are ruled by the various gods, create an energy which is best for certain types of magical working. Following is a list which, while not completely comprehensive, will give you some idea of when to perform your spells. Each day’s planetary ruler and optimum colours are also given.

SUNDAY (Sun – yellow, gold, orange): ambition, authority figures, career, children, crops, drama, fun, goals, health, law, personal finances, promotion, selling, speculating, success, volunteers and civic services.

 
MONDAY (Moon – white, silver, grey, pearl): antiques, astrology, children, dreams/astral travel, emotions, fluids, household activities, imagination, initiation, magic, new-age pursuits, psychology, reincarnation, religion, short trips, spirituality, the public, totem animals, trip planning,

 
TUESDAY (Mars – red, pink, orange): aggression, business, beginnings, combat, confrontation, courage, dynamism, gardening, guns, hunting, movement, muscular activity, passion, partnerships, physical energy, police, repair, sex, soldiers, surgery, tools, woodworking.

 
WEDNESDAY (Mercury – purple, magenta, silver): accounting, astrology, communication, computers, correspondence, editing, editors, education, healing, hiring, journalists, learning, languages, legal appointments, messages, music, phone calls, siblings, signing contracts, students, visiting friends, visual arts, wisdom, writing.

 
THURSDAY (Jupiter – blue, metallic colours): business, charity, college, doctors, education, expansion, forecasting, foreign interests, gambling, growth, horses, long-distance travel, luck, material wealth, merchants, philosophy, psychologists, publishing, reading, religion, researching, self-improvement, sports, studying the law.

 
FRIDAY (Venus – green, pink, white): affection, alliances, architects, artists, beauty, chiropractors, courtship, dancers, dating, designers, engineers, entertainers, friendships, gardening, gifts, harmony, luxury, marriage, music, painting, partners, poetry, relationships, romantic love, shopping, social activity.

 
SATURDAY (Saturn – black, grey, red, white): binding, bones, criminals, death, debts, dentists, discovery, endurance, farm workers, financing, hard work, housing, justice, karma, limits, manifestation, maths, murderers, neutralization, obstacles, plumbing, protection, reality, sacrifice, separation, structure, teeth, tests, transformation, wills.

Lunar Correspondences for Spellcasting

Lunar Correspondences for Spellcasting

The Moon represents the feminine principle and is a symbol for the natural cycle of birth, life and regeneration. Her best personification is that of the Triple Goddess (Maiden, Mother, Crone) which is an image found in many early religions. The lunar phases (Waxing, Waning or Full Moon) can be made use of when planning your magical work.

It is always useful to have your rituals and spells coincide with the appropriate astrological influences. For example, spells and rituals calling on the Moon and involving the Element of Earth should be performed during a time when the Moon is positioned in one of the three astrological earth signs of Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. Spells involving the Element of Fire should be done when the Moon is in Aries, Leo or Sagittarius; spells involving the Element of Air when the Moon is in Gemini, Libra or Aquarius, whilst spells involving the Element of Water should be performed when the Moon is in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces.

You could also use the appropriate incenses for your rituals and there are other correspondences in the application of magic which might be utilized as shown below:

MOON IN ARIES Magic involving anything to do with authority, leadership, rebirth, moving on or spiritual conversion should achieve success. Healing rituals for ailments of the face, head or brain are also best performed at this time.

MOON IN TAURUS At this time you can work magic for love, security, possessions and money. Healing rituals for illnesses of the throat, neck and ears are also undertaken during at this time.

MOON IN GEMINI This is a good time to work magic for anything to do with communication, including writing, e-mails, public relations, moving house or office and travel. Ailments of the shoulders, arms, hands or lungs also respond well to healing rituals done during this period of time.

MOON IN CANCER This is the best time to work magic for home and domestic life, and also any nurturing activities. Healing rituals for ailments of the chest or stomach should be carried out during this period of time.

MOON IN LEO Courage, fertility and childbirth are all ruled by Leo as is the power over others, so this is the best time to work such magic. Healing rituals for problems of the upper back, spine or heart all seem to have some success during this period of time.

MOON IN VIRGO At this time magic worked for questions involving employment, intellectual matters, health and dietary concerns is much enhanced. Healing rituals for ailments of the intestines or nervous system are also best done during this period of time.

MOON IN LIBRA Magic involving artistic work, justice, court cases, partnerships and unions, mental stimulation, and karmic, spiritual, or emotional balance receive a boost when worked at this time. Healing rituals for ailments of the lower back or kidneys have additional energy now.

MOON IN SCORPIO This is the best time to work magic involving sexual matters, power, psychic growth, secrets and fundamental transformations. Healing rituals for difficulties with the reproductive organs are also most effective during this period.

MOON IN SAGITTARIUS This is the opportune time to work magic for publications, legal matters, travel and revealing truth. Healing rituals for ailments of the liver, thighs or hips are also done at this time.

MOON IN CAPRICORN This is an ideal time to work magic for ambition, career, organization, political matters and recognition. Healing rituals for the knees, bones, teeth and skin are best performed at this time.

MOON IN AQUARIUS This is the best time to work magic involving scientific matters, freedom of expression, problem solving, extra sensory abilities and the breaking of bad habits or unhealthy addictions. Ailments of the calves, ankles or blood receive benefit from healing rituals.

MOON IN PISCES Magic worked on the psychic arts involving dream work, clairvoyance, telepathy and music is enhanced at this time. Healing rituals for problems with the feet or lymph glands benefit from the flow of energy.

Which Days to do Spells

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Which Days to do Spells
A Witches Daily Correspondences for Spellcasting

 

Some witches, mainly Wiccans I believe, do their spellwork on certain days of the week, depending on the theme of the spell. They believe that the day of the week holds a special significance to the theme of their spell.

Here are the weekly planetary correspondences. You can use these to determine which days of the week you may have better luck with the spells you are casting.

Monday: The Moon; best for emotionally based spellwork, such us attracting confidence and intuition, protection spells, clairvoyance etc..

Tuesday: Mars; great for spells to inspire passion and energy such as a spell to boost confidence. Mars is a warrior, so if you need a spiritual battle, this is the day for it. Tuesday is also a good day for protection spells.

Wednesday: Mercury; Great for communication (worldly or otherwise). Good for spells involving the granting of information. Like Willow in Buffy when she says “Reveal!”

Thursday: Jupiter; probably the best day for spell work as Jupiter is so benevolent and loves to give. All prosperity spells or luck and success spells should be done on this day (be sure to keep it with the waxing moon).

Friday: Venus. . .ahhh, sweet love. This is a day for love spells and also a good day to offer your love to the gods/goddesses of choice. As the Cure say, “Friday, I’m in Love!”

Saturday: Saturn. A restrictive energy. Good for banishing spells and ridding old energies. Binding spells are also potent on this day. Also good for focusing and developing patience (something a lot of witches don’t have). Typically, I do not do spells on Saturdays unless it is to get rid of unwanted energies or desires.

Sunday: The Sun; Truth in all matters. The sun is great for truth spells and generating warmth in your heart. If you feel that you are frigid inside and holding tons of resentment, use the Sun energy on Sundays to shine through a cloudy heart.

 

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Healing Correspondences

HEALING CORRESPONDENCES

Elements: all
Planets: sun, moon, earth
Best times: Sunday or Monday
Moon waxing to full – for increased health
Moon waning to dark – for banishing and driving away disease
Colors: blue, green, gold and orange
Numbers: 1, 3, 7, 9
Incense: bay, cinnamon, eucalyptus, frankincense, sandalwood
Plants : all healing herbs
Gods and Goddesses: Artemis, Hebe, moon and earth Goddesses, Apollo