At its most basic definition, sigil magick is described as symbolic drawing. The word ‘sigil’ derives from the latin word ‘sigillum’ meaning seal. It is a drawing or symbol that has a special meaning behind it such as a mystical significance. In this article I will give a brief introduction[…]

Basic Sigil Magick

The personality of the Queen of Pentacles combines the positive earth energy of the Pentacles suit with the inward focus of a Queen. If you were to visit the Queen of Pentacles, the first thing she would say is, “Come in, come in. It’s great to see you. Have a bowl of soup!”[…]

Queen of Pentacles

This is a spell to banish any unwanted influences in your home. It consists of an elemental banishing ritual, followed by a cleansing and purification of your home. This spell is an ideal way to prepare a new living space before you move in. It will take away any remnants[…]

A Banishing Spell for A Home

The  Witches Pentacle, the symbol of Witchcraft, is a bold and fascinating statement about our place in the Universe. The pentagram represents an ancient concept that can be found in philosophical thought in both East and West. Although over 8,000 years old, the image of the pentagram is applicable in[…]

The Witches Pentacle

  The Elemental Pentacle, the most famous symbol of Witchcraft is a bold and fascinating statement about our place in the Universe. When the pentacle is drawn or written, the image created is called a pentagram. The pentagram represents an ancient concept that can be found in philosophical thought in both[…]

The Elemental Pentacle

The Witch’s knot is a common symbol in folk magic. The witch’s knot is a symbolic representation of the knot magic practiced by witches in the middle ages, and was used as a sympathetic charm against witchcraft, and usually scratched over doorways of homes and stables. One aspect of its[…]

The Witch’s knot

While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using other peoples’ spells — and in fact there is an entire industry devoted to publishing books full of them — there are times when you may wish to use your own. It may be that you can’t find what you’re looking for in[…]

How To Write Your Own Spell

Meditation is a focusing of the mind and creating within it a relaxed state of awareness. When you learn to properly meditate, you actually alter how your brain functions—lowering the brainwave frequency into what has been termed “alpha” brainwave level. It is this relaxed level of consciousness that is needed[…]

Meditation

Thinking and rational perception come from the left side of the brain and are usually the first part of the spell casting process; we contemplate the rational elements of our spell. When trying to create change through magic, it is best to get a clear mental idea of what you[…]

Spell Work (( Thinking))

The aspect of feeling is extremely important in working magic. It is an aspect that is often underrated and downplayed. Too often magical practitioners cast a spell while filled with desperation or fear and then wonder why the results of their spell fail to manifest or manifest in unpleasant or[…]

Spell Work ((Feeling))

AVEBURY (nr Marlborough, Wiltshire) One of Britain’s most well known stone circles, dating from around 4000 years ago and originally consisted of 180 stones. Today it is possible to see two stone circles surrounded by an outer circle. The larger circle is surrounded by a henge and at the southern[…]

A To Z of Sacred Sites in the UK

The following is meant to be a quick guide to common herbs one might find in the home or garden and their usages. This is for general information only. As with all alternative medicines, please consult with your doctor or medic and please do not exceed the recommended dose. AGNUS[…]

Herbalism

Best done at a waning or new moon – used to get rid of negative energies or spirits Tools needed: Athame, Broomstick, Candles, Cords, Gobi Dirt, Incense, Mirrors, Spells, Salt, Sistrum, Wand, Water, Xua, etc (this list is not exhaustive) Athame – Black handled blunt knife used for invoking positive[…]

Banishing Techniques

AVENTURINE A very sweet green variety of quartz, usually available in touchstone form from most New Age outlets.  This is a handy one to have.  Good for emotional and etheric bodies, it has a calming influence.  The chakra it relates to is the heart. AGATE A variety of chalcedony, this[…]

Healing Crystals and Gemstones

From the Goddess  We all come from the Goddess And to her we shall return Like a drop of rain Flowing to the ocean Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna Goddess is alive, magic is afoot Calling the Powers  All ye powers powers all Answer unto this my call[…]

Sacred Chants

BASIL Basil is a top note, i.e. the scent is stimulating and uplifting, so the aroma lasts for 24 hours.  It is very much an oil with a kick, blending well with bergamot, geranium, and hyssop. Therapeutically the uses for this oil includes indigestion, gastro enteritis, headaches and migraines, muscular[…]

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

    ORACLE OF THE GODDESS DANA     Good health is an outward expression of our souls. Although it is usually necessary to deal with physical problems – say, setting a broken leg – by material means, the prevention of illness comes about through soul level. Life Force may[…]

Rite of Good Health

On an altar let there be a phial of anointing oil, a chalice of water, a salver of salt, burning incense, three lighted candles, a rock or crystal, some flowers, a wand and or athame, a sistrum, bread and wine/fruit juice and a container of herbs. Participants may be in[…]

Moon Ceremony

We have all had those dreams which we can vaguely remember and strive to figure out what they mean. So what are dreams? Dreams are the language of the subconscious, encoded in symbols, which is trying to tell you something as you sleep. I hope that this brief guide will[…]

Dreamwork

    ORACLE OF THE GODDESS AMA-TERASU-O-MI-KAMI     Humanity has lost its ancient communion with the Deities. Though material prosperity prevails in some parts of the earth, millions are starving elsewhere. Guidance from the Inner Planes help the Devotee to know what to do and how to do it.[…]

Dawn Rite of Abundance

ORACLE OF THE GODDESS SARASVATI     In order to awaken our spiritual bodies, we need to study the mystical four elements, not listed by materialist scientists. “Earth” signifies our bones, which conserve the Life Essence. “Water”, denoting the flow of our blood, circulates the Life Flow, activating the Third[…]

Evening Rite of the Five Elements

This is a quick reference guide for the Major Arcana, the main 22 cards of the Tarot FOOL – innocence, looking before leaping, foolishness MAGICIAN – knowledge, skill, magic HIGH PRIESTESS – mystery, priestess, occult EMPRESS – mother figure, feminine power, beauty EMPEROR – father figure, masculine power, leadership HIEROPHANT[…]

Quick Guide: Tarot (Major Arcana)

There are twelve sun signs in the Zodiac: ARIES – The Ram. Energy, love of action and perseverance. Impetuous, yearning to lead and conquest. Element is Fire and Ruled by Mars. Loyal and Quick tempered. Colour is red TAURUS – The Bull. Steadfast, reliable, practical. Limited outlook and interests, prone[…]

Astrology Basics

Anything from clouds, crystals, incense smoke, or tarot, oracle, or playing cards can be read for divining purposes. All you need is to feel attuned to interpret what you see. Images may appear to you unbidden with a voice within you, telling you the meaning of what you see. The[…]

Divination Tools

Genuine crystal balls are very expensive, and the best source for them is Germany, where they’ve mined and polished clear crystal for centuries. Less costly options include polished stones or balls made of lead crystal. The lead crystal options often have bubbles in them, and can be found in various[…]

Crystal Ball Scrying

The black mirror is used very much like a crystal ball. You can purchase, or make your own if you prefer! Black paint on the back of a piece of glass is all this takes. Use an old photo frame, paint the back of the glass and return to the[…]

Black Mirror Gazing

A pendulum can be made of any weighted object on a string. It can be a stone weight, crystal, metal, or even just a button on some thread. You don’t need to go spend money at all, just use what you have on hand at home already! Hold the thread[…]

Pendulum

Tea leaf reading is an easy divination, as the energies of the individual and of the tea leaves are united in the process of holding the teacup and drinking the beverage. To read tea leaves, you must use loose leaf tea. Generally it’s 1 teaspoonful per cup, plus 1 “for[…]

Tea Leaves

There are a number of tarot decks out there in the world, now. (There are Oracle cards that are great for personal readings, and their meanings are all found within the books that come with those decks. Choose one that feels right to you, or speaks to you.) The traditional[…]

Tarot Cards

The Celtic Cross spread (Book 1, page 121) is a deep look into your life/situation/where you’re coming from/where you’re going. ● The Tree of Life spread uses either playing cards or tarot deck, using the final 3 cards as a final impression-(Book 1, pg 119) makes a tree shape in[…]

Tarot Cards Meaning

When reading other people, trust your intuition. The reader should be relaxed and open to communication. The reading will present cards that represent things at the present time, at the time of the reading. Any future cards are suggestive of a likely outcome, given the present situation, and the querent[…]

Reading Tarot Cards

● 0- The fool- innocence, enthusiasm, start of a quest; (R) the quest has been achieved, it is time to rest and decide on a new narrative ● 1- The Magician- control over one’s own destiny; (R) lack of confidence, hesitation ● 2- The High Priestess- intuition, seeking wisdom and[…]

Major Arcana

Minor Arcana (56 cards), divided by suits: Wands (or Rods) ● Ace- creative power, new beginning; (R) stagnation, decline ● King- conscientiousness, plan is possible; (R) criticism, inaction ● Queen- practical, concept formed, sincerity; (R) poor planning, envy ● Prince (Knight)- journey, movement; (R) discord, plans change ● Princess (Page)-[…]

Minor Arcana

● Ace- strength, power to achieve goals, action: (R) complexity needs caution ● King- authority, will and intellect, implementation of ideas decided; (R) tyranny, plans halted or methods undecided ● Queen- determination, action taken; (R) impracticality, spitefulness ● Prince (Knight)- heroic, career, action begun; (R) ideas unformed, conceit ● Princess[…]

Suit of Swords Tarot

● Ace- abundance, love, joy, inspiration; (R) emotional upset, delays ● King- intuition, counselor, creative desire; (R) obstacles, immobility ● Queen- nurturing, psychic, emotional ties; (R) emotional ambivalence ● Prince (Knight)- inspiration, opportunity; (R) fraud, unworkable ideas ● Princess (Knave)- emotional realization, artistic; (R) indiscretion, unfulfillment ● 10- contentment in[…]

 Cauldrons Tarot

● Ace- material gains, growth, happiness; (R) immobility, empty wealth ● King- sensible, worldliness, manifest ideas; (R) inability, corrupt ● Queen- stability, culture, plans become reality; (R) neglect, delays ● Prince (Knight)- mature, responsible, implementation; (R) reckless, no gains ● Princess (Knave)- completion, study; (R) dissipation of energy, unrealistic ●[…]

Pentacle Tarot

You can purchase or make your own set of runes for divination. To make your own, you need a set of 25 objects. These may be painted runes on pebbles, wood, tile squares, or engraved on crystals or metal. The stones are the easiest. Keep your runes inside a cloth[…]

Runes

Candle magic may be the most basic form of magical practice. It can be very simple, a prayer and lighting a candle before an image or in a special place. Or you can anoint the candles with herb-infused oils to draw upon the power of the herb devas, and inscribe[…]

Practice of Magick

Native American cultures spawn images that are often incorporated into rituals, but the author, Ann, does not feel this is a good thing to do if you are not part of that culture to begin with. Each of the Native American peoples have a unique culture that those outside it[…]

Native American images and Magick

The overall idea of types of magic, like Black magic, or White magic, largely stem from applying Ceremonial uses of magic practice to Witchcraft. To this author, it’s not really applicable, as the dark side of nature and the light side naturally find balance in the world. The idea that[…]

Types of Magick

1. Choose the timing of the spell 2. Outline the ritual and prepare your tools and materials 3. Purify yourself 4. Purify the working space 5. Create a sacred circle 6. Have an invocation 7. Perform the ritual observance 8. Raise and direct energy 9. Earth (ground) the residual power[…]

Components of Ritual Magic

A handfasting is a wedding or betrothal ceremony, and to be handfasted is equivalent to being married or betrothed. Before we get into the details, let’s back up a bit and have a quick history lesson. In most of pre-Christain Europe, weddings were fairly straightforward affairs, and this was especially[…]

What is a handfasting

Acorn- youth, strength, man, small start for large accomplishment ● Airplane- travel, new projects ● Anchor- voyage, rest, problem solved, security ● Arrow- news, disagreements, direct action ● Basket- gift, security, comfort ● Baby- new interests, security, new beginnings ● Bees (hive, comb)- fertility, industry, community, self-sacrifice ● Bell- celebrations,[…]

Symbolism for Divination

The Green level of Witchcraft uses herbs in many different practices pertaining to the Craft. Herbs alone can be used for health, comfort, treatments of ailments, and divinations. They can be added to spells in charms, candle magic, oils, and incenses, and are used in bult for sprinklings, aspersions, and[…]

Magickal Practices

Spells are generally done on a personal basis to effect changes that are advantageous to the witch. When working for other people, the primary difficulty is whether or not the person sincerely wants the spell done. Speaking one truth while feeling another will certainly impact the working of the spell.[…]

Spell Work Factors

This spell is done on a Thursday at the 8th hour after sunrise. Prepare an herbal powder: 2 tsp lavender, 1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp allspice, 1 tsp coriander seed, & 1 willow leaf, saying to each ingredient as it is added, “I charge you by the sun and the[…]

Basic spell Health

Arrange altar with ritual tools, bowl of water, bowl of salt. Light sandalwood incense and candles for the Goddess and the God (green and red or blue and orange), at the left and right sides of the altar. Anoint 2 yellow votive candles with rue oil and dedicate them to[…]

Health Spell

This spell is performed on the first Friday night of a full moon at 10pm, or any Friday of a waxing moon at 8am, 3pm, or 10pm. (Will work equally well with any day and at any hour- do as you feel is right for you!) Warning: ​This spell is[…]

Love Spell

Being an empath can be really tough. It’s overwhelming and sometimes it all makes you just want to hide, but nowhere is safe. I’m sorry. It’s really hard to handle. I’ve been there. But! You can find control, and once you can, it’s much better. You can better focus the[…]

Psychic Shields and Stones for the Empath

First of all, it is important to remember that tools, herbs, candles, crystals and so on are not actually necessary to work magic. Your own energy and the power of your mind, as well as the blessings of the deities and spirits, are the important things. However, these extra ingredients[…]

Altars & Sacred Tools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 cauldron is the one ritual tool that is positively charged by being the centre of domestic life and can replace the altar as a focus for less formal magick spells. If you can obtain a flameproof cauldron with a tripod, you can, on special occasions such as Hallowe’en, light[…]

The Cauldron

The chalice, or ritual cup, used for rituals is traditionally made of silver, but you can also use crystal, glass, stainless steel or pewter. The chalice represents the Water element and is placed in the West of the altar. Like the sword, it is a sacred Grail treasure and is[…]

The Chalice

The pentacle is a symbol of the Earth and is familiar to users of Tarot packs. It is placed in the North of the altar. It consists of a flat, round dish or disc, engraved with a pentagram within a circle. The pentacle has been a magical sign for thousands[…]

The Pentacle

The wand is a symbol of Fire and should be placed in the South of the altar. The wand is sometimes represented by a spear. Both the wand and spear, like the athame and sword, are male symbols. The spear, another Fire symbol, is not used in magick, except occasionally[…]

The Wand

Although you can carry out rituals using absolutely anything, you may like to create a special set of symbols for a variety of rituals. These you can keep in a separate box within your main store of magick artefacts so they do not get scattered or broken. You may include[…]

Symbols Of Magick

Salt rituals are among the oldest forms of magick and salt can form the focus of magick for health and prosperity ceremonies as well as for psychic protection. The kind used is most usually sea salt and represents the Earth element. It should be kept covered and separate from domestic[…]

Witches Salt

Once you have prepared your elemental substances, you can charge your tools ready for use. If they have been bought, whether new or second-hand, you might also like to cleanse them first. You can also cleanse them after a formal ritual or when their energies seem depleted. If the ritual[…]

Charging And Cleansing Your Tools

Every magical circle is divided into four quarters that are in ceremonial magick called the Watchtowers. The higher essences who protect the quarters are invoked as the Guardians, who control and direct the elemental powers. Sometimes they are called Kings, sometimes Devas, or they may be pictured as the four[…]

The Four Quarters Of The Circle

The pentagram,  is one of the most sacred geometric forms in magick. Some witches wear a gold pentacle, a pentagram in a circle , on a chain as a sign of their craft. Each of the five points of the pentagram represents one of the five elemental powers, so that[…]

Pentagrams

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

Such a ritual could be used, for example, to boost employment in a town that has become an urban wasteland. * Set four floor candles in the elemental colours in the four main compass points of what will be the circle. The altar is in the centre. * Place a[…]

A Formal Ritual To Restore Prosperity

Use this ritual to bring specific lunar energies into your life. It should be carried out on the evening of the full moon or as close as you can. I choose Cantios, my favourite full moon of the year, when calling for help to finish things I have left undone,[…]

A Full Moon Ritual For Energy

As well as the months, the phases of the Moon offer scope for different kinds of magick during the individual monthly moon cycles. However, problems in interpretation of these energies can arise because astronomy and astrology are no longer regarded as the same thing. For example, to our ancestors, the[…]

The Cycle Of The Moon

There are eight astronomical phases of the Moon, but magick generally focuses on three that are considered to be particularly significant. The waxing moon: As the Moon is increasing in size, it is said to be waxing. The light increases, appearing to spread from right to left, and this phase[…]

Working With The Moon Phases

Like the Moon, you and everything around you – children, pets, plants and, of course, crystals – will become more dynamic and charged as the Moon increases. This is especially noticeable with moonstones and topaz. Then, as the Moon wanes, everything loses energy and enthusiasm. It’s the spirit and body’s[…]

Moon Phases And You

The cycle from new moon to new moon lasts 29.5 days but because the Moon has an irregular orbit, the time of its rising and setting will vary each day. For this reason, phases can vary in length by a day or so each month. The best way to understand[…]

Tuning Magically Into The Lunar Phases

This is the time for new beginnings and long-term goals and you can repeat the same spell during each waxing moon period for projects that will take months or even a year or more to bring to fruition. The closer to the full moon, the more intense the energies will[…]

The Waxing Moon

If you look in your Moon diary, you will see the exact time the full moon rises in your area. That is the most powerful moment of all and if you can time the climax of a spell for that time you will touch the stars. The time between rising[…]

The Full Moon

This is for banishing magick and for removing pain, sickness and obstacles to success and happiness. It will lessen negative influences, addictions, compulsions, negative thoughts, grief, guilt, anxiety, the envy and malice of others and destructive anger that is best let go. It can also be used for gently ending[…]

The Waning Moon

Different days of the week and hours of the day and night are associated with specific energies and each particular time is ruled by a planet and an archangel. Though these were primarily centred on ceremonial magick, they can also be used to give focus and potency to informal spells.[…]

Planets and Angels

The Sun Sunday, the day of the Sun, is for spells for personal fulfilment and ambition, power and success, for increasing the flow of the life force, asserting or strengthening your identity and individuality, for innovation of all kinds and new beginnings. It is potent also for energy, joy, health[…]

Planetary Days And Their Applications

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

You can, if you wish, use angelic rulers instead of planetary ones for the magical hours, or combine the energies of both. In practice, if your magick has a spiritual focus or is concerned with healing or global or ecological matters, angels work better than planets. If you have calculated[…]

Angelic Correspondences

Michael Michael is the archangel who rules the Sun. Michael’s day is Sunday. Michael, the Initiator, brings illumination and inspiration in many spheres of life, through the efforts of our individual creative spirit. Michael is the guardian of all who stand alone with their unique vision for bettering the world[…]

Archangels And Their Days Of The Week

This would be a suitable ritual for welcoming a new baby or child into a family whether in birth, by adoption or through the joining of two existing families. It may also be used for sending a teenager out into the world. You can also adapt the ritual to welcome[…]

A Ritual With Seven Angels

It may be that our very early ancestors mainly made love in the late spring/early summer when the energies of the Earth were rising and the days getting longer and warmer. In this way, the newly pregnant mother could benefit from an abundance of fresh food in the summer and[…]

Living By The Seasons

The Wheel of the Year, or Eightfold Wheel, is a magical and spiritual division of the year that may date back to the first agricultural societies. It was formalised by the Celts, although some historians believe that it was predated by an earlier threefold division that celebrated the beginning of[…]

The Wheel Of The Year

You can add extra depth and significance to your rituals by carrying them out using the associated candles, crystals, herbs and incenses when the particular seasonal energies are at their height. Such seasonal empowerments will bring the related qualities into your life, to be stored for times when you need[…]

Using The Seasons In Magick

Time: Sunset 31 January-sunset 2 February (31 July-2 August in the southern hemisphere) Focus: New growth, melting the ice, bringing light into the darkness, the return of the Maiden Goddess This was the festival of early spring when ewe’s milk was first available after the long, cold winter and the[…]

The Festival Of Imbolc

Time: From sunset on or about 20 March for three days (from sunset on or about 21 September in the southern hemisphere) Focus: The triumph of light over darkness, resurrection, new beginnings and opportunities; spring cleaning and casting out what is no longer of worth; fertility and conception, the winds[…]

Ostara, The Spring Equinox

  This Celtic festival of summer is also called Bel-fire, the festival of Belenus, Celtic god of light. Time: Sunset 30 April-sunset 2 May (31 October-2 November in the southern hemisphere) Focus: The fertility of the Earth, creatures, crops, people and animals; the instinctive energies that can be manifest as[…]

Beltane, The Festival Of Fire

Time: Three days beginning from sunset around 20 June (20 December in the southern hemisphere) Focus: Full potency, illumination, mysteries revealed; healing, the height of joy, fulfilment, the need to seize the moment. The summer solstice has been celebrated in cultures as far apart as Russia and North America, where[…]

Litha, The Summer Solstice

Please Scroll Down for the Audio Compliment Lughnassadh The Festival Of The Corn Harvest Time: Sunset 31 July-sunset 2 August (31 January-2 February in the southern hemisphere) Focus: Willing sacrifice for the greater good, natural justice and karma, trusting the cosmos to provide by giving without seeking immediate return; also[…]

Lughnassadh

Please Scroll Down  for the Audio Compliment The Festival Of Wisdom Time: Sunset 31 October-sunset 2 November (30 April-2 May in the southern hemisphere) Focus: Ancient wisdom, moving between the dimensions, the intersection between past and future and so a present that is not limited by time and space; welcoming[…]

Samhain

Please Scroll Down  for the Audio Compliment Time: For three days from sunset on or around 20 December (20 June in the southern hemisphere) Focus: Rebirth, the return of light, the triumph of life over death, spiritual awakening, light in the midst of darkness, faith that the Wheel will turn[…]

Winter Solstice