Practical Magick

Magick at its most basic, is the science of 
Earth’s hidden powers.  Magick is the ancient and absolute 
science of nature and her laws. Magick power is inherent on Earth.
People didn't create it, imagine it or make it up. Magick just is. 
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Tools of a Witch...

The most important tool of all is the witch herself.
It is her intention and energy that determine the results
of any magical work. Some of the most powerful workings can
be done without the use of material objects. It is the focus, 
concentration, intentions, and desires that reside 
within us that are the real tools of Witches.

Moon Magick

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When it comes to Moon Magick, the possibilities are endless. Working with the natural rhythm of the moon's cycles is without a doubt, magically beneficial. It's only a matter of knowing how and when. 

You can start by purchasing an astrological calendar or a Magical Witches' Almanac to keep up with the moon phases; they can be found in the New Age section of almost any large bookstore and are fairly inexpensive. Now a days you can also find this information quite easily online. 

Here is some basic information to get you started...

New Moon: The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings, new love, romance, health or new job. New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after.

Waxing Moon: The waxing moon is for constructive magic, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health. Waxing moon workings can be done from seven to fourteen days after the new moon.

Full Moon: Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healing for serious conditions, can be done now. Full Moon magick can be done from fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon.

Waning Moon: The waning moon is used for banishing magic, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity. Waning Moon magick can be done from three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon.

Dark Moon: The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our angers and passions, as well as bringing justice to bear. Dark Moon magick can be done from ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon.

The Four Elements

Fire is like the light and warmth of our souls.
Water is like our tears, which express both our sorrow and our joy.
Air is like our breath, which conveys our words.
Earth is like the bones that give strength and structure to our bodies.
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Fire corresponds to things of spirit and will – to the magick of passion and ecstasy, as well as violence – and to processes of intensifying, transmuting, and creating or destroying.

Water corresponds to things emotional and to process of flowing, adapting, and reflecting – as in spells involving love, friendship, reconciliation, laughter, loss, and grief.

Air corresponds to things intellectual and to processes of transferring, communicating, and clarifying – as in spells for travel or divination for knowledge.

Earth corresponds to things physical and tangible and to processes of solidifying, stabilizing, and reinforcing – as in spells for healing the body, attracting wealth or a job, or stabilizing a home or family.

Moon & the Zodiac

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The Moon affects all living things, the ocean tides, people, and even animals behave differently during a full Moon. Combining the natural rhythms of the moon with the powerful influence of the Zodiac can intensify and enhance magical work tremendously.

Moon in Aries: Magick involving authority, leadership, ambition, willpower, self focus, independence, and new beginnings.

Moon in Taurus: Magick involving love, sensual pleasure, perseverance, patience, real estate, and money.

Moon in Gemini: Magick involving positive attitude, learning, communication skills, logic, cleverness, motion, activity, social ease, public relations,  and travel.

Moon in Cancer: Magick involving domestic life, family, safety, nurturing, moods, feelings, intimacy, and honoring lunar deities.

Moon in Leo: Magick involving love, romance, generosity, strength, power, determination, dignity, courage, fun, play, creativity, self expression.

Moon in Virgo: Magick involving employment matters, business, organization, order, health, diet, exercise,  and intellectual matters.

Moon in Libra: Magick involving court cases, partnerships, balance of the self, diplomacy, harmony, teamwork, refinement, and artistic matters.

Moon in Scorpio: Magick involving secrets, sex, soul mates, power, change, empowerment, creativity, and psychic growth.

Moon in Sagittarius: Magick involving publications, social life, sports, travel, freedom, adventure, faith, optimism, and the truth.

Moon in Capricorn: Spells involving career, political matters, money, productivity, security, reaching goals, success, and ambition.

Moon in Aquarius: Magick involving science, innovative thinking, seeing the future, freedom, self expression, problem solving, and friendship.

Moon in Pisces: Magick involving imagination, inner happiness, trust, mystic awareness, spiritual healing, compassion, music, divination, emotions, telepathy, and clairvoyance. 
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Elemental Timing

FIRE ~ spells should be performed when the moon is in one of the astrological signs governed by that element: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

WATER ~ spells should be performed when the moon is in one of the astrological signs governed by that element: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

AIR ~ spells should be performed when the moon is in one of the astrological signs governed by that element: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

EARTH ~ Spells should be performed when the moon is in one of the astrological signs governed by that element: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

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"Sophia is the wisdom
that grows within each cell.
Beauty and horror
both blaze in her love,
and She is dancing in the flames"

The Four Primal Powers

Fire ~ The Power to Will ~ South
Water ~ The Power to Dare ~ West
Air ~ The Power to Know ~ East
Earth ~ The Power to be Silent ~ North
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Magick Spells

"Magick spells are deliberate, specific attempts to harness 
and manipulate energy, following some sort of formula or direction." 

There is Magick... 
and then there are Magick Spells

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There is the magick that just is, which is constantly working on it's own with the natural rhythms of the universe, and then there are magick spells. By various means, people learned how to use the natural elements of the earth and so magick spells are the result. Spell casting is the manipulation of Earth’s naturally occurring powers in an attempt to provide the spell-caster with the success and happiness she or he desires.
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“Element of Fire burning bright,
I call you here with me tonight.
Fulfill this desire sent to thee,
Work this magick just for me.
As I do will so mote it be”

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Color Magick Correspondences 

The Elements

Fire - Red
Water - Blue
Air - Yellow
Earth - Green 

Magical Days of the Week

Monday: Ruled by the Moon; pale blue, lavender, white, silver
Tuesday: Ruled by Mars; red, black, scarlet, orange
Wednesday: Ruled by Mercury; purple, orange
Thursday: Ruled by Jupiter; purple, royal blue, green
Friday: Ruled by Venus; pink, aqua, red
Saturday: Ruled by Saturn; black, deep purple, white
Sunday: Ruled by the Sun; gold, yellow, yellow-orange, pink, neon shades of orange & yellow

Basic Color Chart

White: Cleansing, protection & spirituality (replaces any color)
Purple: Power, success & commitment, psychic matters  
Red: Lust, passion, courage, willpower, vigor, endurance & ambition
Blue: Healing, happiness, guidance, truth & religious inspiration
Green: Prosperity, fertility, employment, good luck & beauty
Yellow: Concentration, action, wisdom, intellect & learning
Orange: Legal matters, confidence, pride & empathy
Pink: Love, friendship, leisure, gentleness, reconciliation
Black: Accessing subconscious, banishing, binding, grounding energy, calming
Silver: Represents the Goddess & the Moon, stimulates visions & intuition
Gold: Represents the God & the Sun, stimulates the Life Force & and longevity in things
Brown: Assists things of a practical nature which need to be grounded, indecisive 
Grey: Legal Matters