The hours of the day are also influenced by the planets. For example, if you were carrying out a love spell in which you wanted rapid results, perhaps for a special meeting, you could work on a Friday, Venus’s day, on both her hours – sunrise and the third hour[…]

Magickal Hours

Preparation for ritual is important. Despite this, even magick has to conform to the needs and customs of the modern world, and so witches today often do not fast for 24 hours or abstain from sex for the same period. But you should try to slow your activities down in[…]

Preparing For Ritual

The broom, or besom, was originally – and still is – a domestic artefact. It represents magically the union of male and female in the handle and the bristles and so is a tool of balance. Brooms have several uses in magick. A broom is sometimes rested horizontal to the[…]

The Broom

The bell stands in the North of the circle and is an Earth symbol. It is an optional tool and can be made from either crystal or protective brass. Best for magick is the kind that you strike. The bell is traditionally rung nine times at the beginning and close[…]

The Bell

Like the athame, the sword stands in the East of the circle as a tool of the Air element. Swords are the suit symbol of Air in the Tarot and are also one of the Christian as well as the Celtic Grail treasures. Each of the Tarot suits and the[…]

The Sword

An athame is, quite simply, a ceremonial knife. It is one of the ritual tools that entered the tradition through the influence of magicians and witches who set out the wisdom, mainly at the beginning of the twentieth century and in the upsurge of covens during the 1950s. Gerald Gardener,[…]

The Athame

Ritual magick is no different from any other activity that you may carry out in a systematic way. Yes, it is true, it is more formal than folk magick: you are using special tools and following a series of preordained steps based on traditional practice. But this does not mean[…]

Ritual magick

Now the nature of the hex is simple. It’s basically a dark cloud that follows someone causing havoc and misery. This is what we will learn to break today. First you must be able to sense the hex. Write down the person’s name whom you think may be hexed. If[…]

Hex Breaking

Prepare your altar ● Candles may be blue-white-orange or green-white-red ● Incense may be bay, sandalwood, or frankincense ● Have spellwork materials ready on altar Rite ● Sweep circle area, say “I sweep clean the circle, sweeping negative and chaotic energies away from my sacred space.” ● lay out circle[…]

Full Moon Esbat

Earth  Generally called from the North  Considered cool and dry and is associated with the melancholic temperament  Represents the solid state of matter  Corresponds to the physical part of ourselves, our physical body, and rules the elder state of life.  Rules the intestines  Rules[…]

Elemental Correspondence

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