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Everything has certain elemental qualities, which are called “correspondences”. Just as we are all born uder a certain sign of the zodiac, and just as our gender, race, nationality, and individual upbriging influence our characters and personal qualities, so correspondences influence the different elements and tools we might use to perform magick.
Carefully choosing elements with the right correspondences can help to insure the success of your magickal endevours! Below are Wiccan interpretations of elemental correspondences and phases for moon magick.
WICCA GENDER CORRESPONDENCES
Masculine elements are strong and active. Use for protection, purification, hex-breaking, exorcism, lust, sexual potency, health, strength, courage, financial success.
Feminine elements are subtler and softer. Use to attract love, increase beauty, youth, healing, psychic abilities, increase fertility, draw wealth, promote happiness and peace, aid sleep and cause visions.
WICCAN ELEMENTAL CORRESPONDENCES
Earth- A Feminine element.
Elemental beings are gnomes.
Earth Animals are the wolf, owl, dragon, stag, and wild cats.
Stones are onyx, jade, amethyst, and flourite.
Rules spells dealing with fertility, jobs, money, business, health, ecology and nature, and stability.
Air- A Masculine element.
Elemental beings are sylphs.
Air animals are doves, the wolf, fox, deer, and turtle.
Stones are moonstone, tourquoise, and rhodochrosite.
Rules spells dealing with memory, intellect, test taking, divination and psychic ability, travel, and overcoming addictions.
Fire- A Masculine element.
Elemental beings are salamanders.
Fire animals are the porcupine, coyote, fox, squirrel, hawk, mouse, deer, bear, and snakes.
Stones are amber, citrine, smoky crystals, gold, and copper.
Fire rules spells dealing with success, sex, illness, protection, legal matters, competitions, strength, and energy.
Water- A Feminine element.
Elemental beings are undines.
Animals are all sea mammals and sea birds, fish, night creatures, and the raven.
Stones are silver, river rocks, amethyst, coral, seashells, and rainbow colored crystals.
Water rules spells dealing with love, friendship, meditation, healing, dreams, childbirth, clairvoyance and purification.
WICCA PLANETARY CORRESPONDENCES
Moon- Goddess mysteries, women’s health, the home, children, prophetic dreams, reincarnation, sleep, emotional healing.
Sun- God mysteries, physical health, employment, leadership, prosperity, money, the performing arts and celebrity, self confidence, and new ventures.
Mercury- The intellect, communications written or spoken, teaching and learning, travel, diplomacy, influencing others.
Venus- Inner and outer beauty, love, romance, family, the creative arts, friendship, gardening, peace, happiness, fertility and sexuality.
Mars- Passion, force, power, lust, courage, strength of will, the military, physical exertion, machinery, and competition.
Jupiter- Money, prosperity, success, legal judgements, luck, friendship, investments, social gatherings, ambition, the seeking and granting of favors.
Saturn- Land and real estate, past lives, overcoming self-sabotage, lies, and losses, learning life’s lessons and protection from psychic attack.
Uranus- Unexpected changes, higher consciousness, metaphysics, new inventions, regathering scattered energies, clairvoyance, freedom, and independence.
Neptune- Inner vision and perception, intuition, dreams, divination, chaos, confusion and revolution.
Pluto- Death, transformations, astral travel, the otherworld, materializations, transfigurations, and metamorphosis.
Sunday- Ruled by the Sun. Power, prosperity, health, banishing evil annd excorcism.
Monday- Ruled by the Moon. Intuition, dreams, psychic ability, female fertility, and the Goddess.
Tuesday- Ruled by Mars. Courage, energy, and physical strength. banishing negativity.
Wednesday- Ruled by Mercury. Divination, communications, knowledge, wisdom, and study.
Thursday- Ruled by Jupiter. Good luck, wealth, healing, male fertility, legal matters.
Friday- Ruled by Venus. Love, sex, marriage, fertility and friendship.
Saturday- Ruled by Saturn. Psychic ability, meditation, and communication with spirits.
WICCAN MOON PHASE CORRESPONDENCES
New Moon- New Moon magick begins on the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after. Use the energy of the new moon for new ventures and new beginnings. Also use the new moon for love spells, job hunting, and healing.
Waxing Moon- The waxing moon begins seven to fourteen days after the new moon. Use the waxing moon for constructive magick, such as llove spells, magick for wealth and success, courage, friendship, luck or good health.
Full Moon- A powerful energy for rituals of prophecy, divination and protection. Any spellwork that requires extra energy, such as finding a new job or healing serious conditions, is best begun during the full moon. Also for love, gaining sacred knowledge, legal matters, attracting money and prophetic dreams.
Waning Moon- Begin waning moon magick three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon. The waning moon is used for banishing negativity, for curing addictions, and illness.
New Moon- The energy of the dark moon is useful for working magick against attackers, and for understanding your own angers and passions. Also for rituals designed to bring justice to bear in very negative situations.
The Moon spends a day or two each month in each of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The sign the moon is transiting through can be used to good advantage during spellwork.
Moon in Aries- A good time to perform spells related to job ventures and all new projects related to money. Also a good time to develop strength and courage, and lust spells. This is not a good moon for performing divination.
Moon in Taurus- This moon is excellent for spellwork relatd to love, creativity, and inner peace. Spells done at this time take the longest to manifest, but the results will be very long lasting and be stable.
Moon in Gemini- The perfect time for spells dealing with communications, healing, and uncrossing spells. Be careful- the moon in Gemini can be unpredictable and unstable.
Moon in Cancer- Excellent for any spell involving the home, fertility, children, or divination.
Moon in Leo- Spells involving leadership, prosperity, fame and career are best done in Leo, but do not perform any spells involving love, or any other emotion, as Leo may actually counteract it.
Moon in Virgo- This moon ensures a spell which involves meticulous detail, especially spells involving education, healing, and stability.
Moon in Libra- Excellent for working a spell with a partner, and for magick involving marriage, couples, partnership, peace, and fairness.
Moon in Scorpio- Use this energy for mysteries, the occult, divination, and sex magick.
Moon in Sagittarius- This is an excellent time to experiment with new techniques or magick spells, but it is not a good time for psychic work or divination.
Moon in Capricorn- Perfect for spells to manifest life’s basiic needs and for stability.
Moon in Aquarius- The best time to work on behalf of others, but consciously stay focused on your heart to maintain a higher consciousness with others, and to avoid selfish motives.
Moon in Pisces- Perfect for divination and psychic work, past life regressions, and communication with spirits.
Magickal Tools used in Wicca
Pentagram- Symbol of the element of Earth, all things material, and the Northern Quarter. Pentagrams are also symbolic of the unity of the 5 elements Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit.
Athame- Athames are traditional black-handled daggers, symbolic of the element of Air, all things spiritual, and the Eastern Quarter. Daggers are used to direct and send magickal energy.
Wand- Symbolic of the element of Fire, all things mental, and the Southern Quarter. Wands are also used to direct and send magickal energy.
Chalice- Symbolic of the element of Water, all things emotional, and the Western Quarter.
Altar- The place where magickal symbols and tools are placed for use during a ritual or spellwork.
Book of Shadows- A witch’s spell book and magickal diary, used to construct and record spells and rituals.
Candles- Used to represent the God and Goddess on the altar. Use candles of the appropriate color for the type of spellwork or ritual.
Essential Oils- Used for anointing candles and other ritual objects and tools. Use the oil apporopriate to the purpose desired.
Stones and gems- Crystals carry energy vibrations, and can subtly help to bring the energy vibrations within your body, aura and spellwork into balance. Use gems and stones with vibrations suited to your purpose.
Incense- Incense appropriate to the season, or to the magickal goal, is burned to help attune the witch to the goal of the spell.
WICCAN uses of common incense
Cedar- Purification and protection, spiritual growth andprosperity.
Cinnamon- Love, psychic ability, and protection.
Copal- Purification and cleansing of ritual space and stones.
Dragon’s Blood- Lust, courage, and sexuality.
Frankincense- Protection, spirituality, and consecration of ritual tools
Jasmine- Love, peace, and prophetic dreams.
Juniper- Exorcism, healing and love magick.
Myrrh- Healing, protection, consecration of ritual tools and space,
Pine- Money, purification, and exorcism.
Rose- Love, psychic powers, healing, luck, protection, Domestic peace and
Sage- Spiritual growth, healing, and purification of the home and ritual
Sandalwood- Protection, healing, love and spiritual growth.
Vanilla- Love, seduction, mental powers, an aphrodisiac.
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