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Bathing is popular
magick because it is a reunion with the element of water.
Baths can be effective
in helping the ill to recover.
To purify the body,
mind & soul add some salt or bath
salts to the tub and soak.
The salt neutralizes the negativity. Salt also aids in
Silver Coins placed in
the bath insure money in the future.
Collect the first snow
of the Winter and add it to your bath. Helps to keep you
Afternoon - luck
Night - enhances
Mondays - just
prior to sleep - increases prophetic dreams
Wednesdays - strengthens
Thursdays - brings
Fridays - helps
Saturdays - brings
Sundays - brings strength
or Beltane - bath with a penny wrapped in a washcloth -brings good fortune.
to the bath to help with medicinal or ritual purposes.
Candle Colors for the Zodiac:
Taurus Red-Orange, Pale
Green, Olive, Brown, Indigo
Gemini Orange, Turquoise,
Cancer Yellow-Orange, Pale
Blue, Silver, Pale Green, Amber, Maroon
Yellow, Orange, Gold, Purple, Greenish Yellow
Yellow-Green, Grey, Navy Blue, Brown, Multicolor, Plum
Scorpio Blue-Green, Blood Red, Dark
Sagittarius Blue-Violet, Amethyst, Dark Grey
Capricorn Turquoise Blue, Black, Iris
Aquarius Violet, Electric Blue, Blue Mauve
Pisces Red-Violet, Violet,
Indigo, Green, Crimson, Pinky Brown.
of the Week
- Yellow, Monday
- White, Tuesday
- Red, Wednesday
- Blue, Friday
- Green, Saturday
The Significance of Colors:
you apply color to Candle Magick, the meanings of each color can be quite
Spiritual Enlightenment, Cleansing, Healing, Truth Seeking.
- Activity, Creativity, Concentration and Imagination.
- Beneficial in Rituals intended to bring luck or fast money.
Pink - Romance, Friendship
- Health, Passion, Love, Fertility, Strength, Courage, Willpower.
- Helps develop Psychic Ability, Removes negativity, encourages stability.
Purple - Power, success, idealism.
Blue - Promotes laughter and loyalty.
Blue - Peace and Tranquility.
- Rituals to obtain Wisdom, Harmony, inner light or peace.
Green - Attracts Love, fertility.
Green - Counteracts greed, jealousy. When used in a Ritual.
- Prosperity, Success, Luck, Money.
- Helps open up deeper levels of consciousness, use in Rituals to
banish evil or negativity.
Jupiter - Meditation, prosperity, spirituality, money. Mars
- Sexual/Physical energy, protection, courage. Mercury - Eloquence, self-importance, mind, study. Moon - Prophetic dreams, spirituality, peace, love. Saturn
- Longevity, vision, purification, protection. Sun - Energy, protection, success, illumination. Venus - Love, joy, happiness, friendship, meditation
Aquarius - Inventive, outgoing, progressive, air. Aries
Adventurous, pioneering spirit, fire. Cancer - Sympathetic, resourceful, imaginative, water. Capricorn - Patient, practical, efficient, earth. Gemini
- Communication, versatile, logical, air. Leo - Generous, expansive, creative, fire. Libra - Harmony, diplomatic, easygoing, air. Pisces
- Fluidity, intuitive, compassionate, water. Sagittarius -
Dependable, jovial, optimistic, fire. Scorpio - Emotion, determined, healing power, water. Taurus - Affectionate, reliable, endurance, earth. Virgo
- Discriminating, modest, meticulous, earth
Sabbat - Holiday, celebration, general ritual use, feast day. Beltane
- April 30th/May 1st May Day festival. Imbolc - February 2nd Candalmas, Festival of Fire. Litha - Summer Solstice. Lughnasadh
- August 1st. Mabon - Autumn Equinox. Ostara - Spring Equinox. Samhain - October 31st/November 1st. Yule - Winter Solstice
Air - Intellect, communication, travel, wisdom. Earth -
Fertility, money, stability, promote peace. Fire - Courage, will power, purification, Magick. Water - Love, dreams, psychic, healing. Spirit
Increase awareness of spiritual realm.
From Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic By Scott
Bacchus, Dionysus, Diana
Dreams, Overcoming Alcoholism, Healing, Psychic, Peace, Love, Protection
Against Thieves, Courage, Happiness.
LORE: Headaches; blood sugar imbalance; L brain imbalances; edginess;
facilitates healing; inner peace; psychic insight; stimulates third eye;
aid for meditation, spiritual opening & internal surrender
USES: Amethyst, purple quartz, is a stone steeped in ancient magic. It
is, perhaps, as popular today as it was two thousand years ago. Placed
beneath the pillow or worn to bed, it drives off insomnia and
nightmares. It produces a peaceful sleep and pleasant, healing, even
prophetic dreams; however, it will also ensure that its wearer doesn't
spiritual stone, with absolutely no negative side effects or
associations with violence, anger or passion, the amethyst is the tone
of peace. When the stresses of everyday life well up within you, hold an
amethyst in your hand. Let its soothing, de-stressing, calming, peaceful
vibrations sink into you. The
amethyst calms fears, raises hopes, lifts the spirits and promotes
thoughts of the spiritual reality behind our lives. Worn, it wards off
guilt and self-deception, helps overcome addictions such as alcoholism,
curbs overindulges and bestows good judgment. Amethyst
is also used to increase psychic awareness and to sharpen the 'sixth
sense' it is naturally, worn during psychic or divinatory acts. Since it
is also a stone of wisdom, it allows the information received through
the psychic mind to be appropriately utilized. The beautiful stone also
sharpens the conscious mind, quickening the wit and enhancing mental
is utilized to improve the memory to relieve headaches and to keep
thoughts in line with life goals.
A stone of
pure, true emotional love, it is often exchanged between lovers to
strengthen their commitment. Amethyst is also one of the few stones
specifically prescribed for men to use for attracting women. Worn by a
man, the stone draws "good women" to love him.
NAME: Volcano Spit
Healing, Grounding, Divination
LORE: Hematite is a strange stone. It is heavy, solid, and silvery
black. Its name alone is something of a mystery. To ancients, hematite
was what we now know as bloodstone, so virtually all magical information
relating to "hematite" in old books refers to bloodstone. This
hematite, though, when worked on a lapidary wheel, "bleeds"
and produces stains that look much like blood. Hematite
is a fine, showy stone. In Italy and elsewhere, it is fashioned into
necklaces which are sold as "volcano spit." Magical
information relating to this stone is scarce. Hematite
possesses the curious property of "healing" itself. Make a
small scratch on the surface of the stone, and then rub your finger over
it. The scratch may disappear.
USES: Hematite is said to be powerful in drawing illness from the body.
As with all stones, it is held in the hands while visualizing, then
placed on the skin directly over the afflicted area. A necklace of small
stones can also be worn for healing. Hematite
is worn for grounding and stabilizing purposes, and to focus the
attention on the physical plane. A
Scrying: In a darkened room, light a red candle. Settle before it and
hold a large piece of hematite so that the candle's flame is reflected
on it. Gaze at the reflection and visualize a question. The answer will
come to you.
Tezcatlipoca (Aztec, "Smoking Mirror" or "Shining
Protection, Grounding, Divination, Peace
LORE: Obsidian is simply lava that cooled so fast that the minerals
contained within didnt have time to form. It is a naturally occurring
Ancient Aztecs fashioned flat, square mirrors of this black glass for
use in divination. According to legend the famous Dr. Dee, a
magician-alchemist hired by England's Queen Elizabeth I, may have used
one of these mirrors in his scrying sessions. It
was a popular material for fashioning stone knives, spear points and
arrowheads, and when used for these purposes, it is often known as
"flint." Such arrowheads have magical properties.
USES: Obsidian is grounding, centering stones. Hold it in your hands or
place your bare feet on two small, polished pieces when you're flighty
or can't seem to get your physical life in order. Remember - the
physical is the path to the spiritual. Each is a reflection of the
is effective when carried or used in protective rituals. One involves
surrounding a white candle with four obsidian arrowheads that each point
to one of the directions. This sets up aggressive energies which guard
the place in which it is set up. Spheres
of obsidian, still fashioned in Mexico, are fine scrying tools. If you
don't have good results with quartz crystal, try a piece or sphere of
obsidian. For some, the blackness of the stone allows easier access to
the subconscious mind.
Buddha, Krishna (not to be confused with the modern expression of
Wealth, Protection, Power, Joy, Anti-Nightmare
LORE: The ruby fashioned into a cabochon of a specific shape was known
as "carbuncle" centuries ago. There is no stone of this name,
though many books list carbuncle as a separate stone. Another example of
the strangely convoluted history of gemstones! This
beautiful stone was considered the most perfect offering to Buddha in
China and Krishna in India. A
widely held belief: Dreaming of rubies indicates coming success in
business or money matters. If dreamt of by a gardener or farmer, the
ruby denotes a good harvest. This
stone is one of many that is thought to grow dark when danger or
negativity approaches its owner or when illness threatens. Whether this
was physically viewed, symbolic, or an actual change in color or clarity
of the stone is undetermined, but was probably a psychic phenomenon. In
this sense the ruby can be used as a tool of scrying, as can most of the
USES: Rubies are truly precious stones. Perfect specimens of a deep,
blood red hue are outrageously expensive. Lower
grade, non-gem quality rubies are available at nominal cost and can be
utilized in magic. In
13th-century magic, rubies were well established as wealth-increasing
stones. They were especially effective if engraved with the image of a
dragon or snake before using. Ancient
magic from India states that the possession of rubies helps their owner
to accumulate other precious gems, perhaps because of the stone's
wealth-inducing qualities. Worn,
the ruby was thought to convey invulnerability, or protection against
all foes, wicked spirits, negativity, plague, fascination (magical
manipulation), and famine. It was also a special mascot of soldiers,
guarding against wounds in battle. Basically, the ruby strengthens the
body's own psychic defense system when worn. The
ruby in the home guards it against storms and negativity, especially if
first touched to the four outside corners of the house. Similarly,
touching trees or the boundaries of a garden magically protects them
from lightning and the affects of violent storms. Ruled
by Mars, the ruby is worn during magical rituals to increase the
energies available to the magician or placed in the altar beside a red
candle to lend energy to you when you're feeling depleted or drained. In
a similar line of magical influence, wearing a ruby is said to increase
the body's warmth. Jewelry
set with rubies is worn to banish sadness and negative thought patterns.
Such jewelry also produces joy, strengthens will power and confidence as
well as dispelling fear. Placed
beneath the pillow or worn to bed, it assures a restful sleep,
undisturbed against nightmares.
NAMES: Holy Stone, Star Sapphire, Astrae
Psychic, Love, Meditation, Peace, Defensive Magic, Healing, Power, Money
LORE: The Greeks identified the sapphire with Apollo, and the stone was
worn when consulting oracles such as the famous one at Delphi.
USES: This stone is worn to stimulate the third eye for the purpose of
expanding psychic awareness. The ancient Greek practice mentioned above
seems to indicate that even they were aware of the sapphire's ability to
tap the subconscious mind. Sapphire
is a guardian of love. That is, it promotes fidelity and attunes the
feelings between lovers. Anciently it was also worn to banish envy, to
promote positive social interaction and to reconcile with foes; sapphire
can be used for all those purposes within any kind of relationship, not
just martial. Its
onetime usage for promoting chastity is probably also related to this:
chastity can be viewed as the lack of sexual activity outside an
established relationship. Star sapphires are thought to be especially
effective for drawing or inducing love. Sapphire
is a soothing deep blue hue. It is worn during meditation or
contemplated upon to expand wisdom. When you wear it, the stone promotes
peace. The author of the pseudo-Albertus Magnus manuscripts of the late
1300's stated that this stone, worn, cools the "inward heat,"
or anger. Its
use in defensive magic stretches back to antiquity. Once thought to
"scare devils and evil" away, it is today worn in protective
jewelry and during rituals designed to return negativity to its sender. A
related power attributed to sapphire is its legendary ability to guard
its owner from captivity. Currently, it finds favor with those involved
in litigation and legal matters, possibly because it banishes fraud. The
stone will work only if its wearer is in the right. The
sapphire is utilized in healing the body, especially the eyes, which are
strengthened by its presence. It also reduces fevers and, when pressed
to the forehead, halts bleeding from the nose. Sapphires
are also worn as general health-protestants, for, as Budge says in
"Amulets and Talismans," the stronger and healthier a body,
the less chance "evil spirits" (i.e., disease, infections)
have to do harm. An
ancient work by Bartholmaeus says: "also witches love well this
stones, for they wane (wean, "believe") that they may werke
certain wonders by virtue of this stone." It is worn and utilized
in rituals to strengthen the magician's ability to tap and send forth
worn as jewelry, sapphires are also utilized in money and
wealth-attracting rituals. In early ceremonial magic the image of an
astrolabe was engraved on the gem to increase wealth. Star
sapphires are considered to be more potent, magically speaking, for all
Money, Protection, Courage, Energy, Luck, Divination
LORE: Roman soldiers wore tiger's-eye engraved with symbols for
protection during battle.
USES: Tiger's-eye is a fine stone for promoting wealth and money. A
simple money spell involves empowering several tiger's-eyes with your
need for money. Use them to surround a green candle. Light the candle
and visualize. They
are also carried for protection against all forms of danger. A
tiger's-eye cabochon set in gold is a fine protective ring or pendant. Ruled
by the Sun and possessing a golden flash of light, tiger's-eye is worn
to strengthen convictions and create courage and confidence. This
is a warm stone, and it promotes energy flow through the body when worn.
It is also beneficial for the weak or sick. Sit
outside on a sunny day. Hold a tiger's-eye in your hands and gaze at the
flashes of light. Still your conscious mind and look into the future.
Or, use the stone as a tool to delve into past lives.
Projection, Healing, Weight Loss, Money, Love
LORE: The stones we know as peridot and olivine were named topaz in the
distant past. It
was used at one time to cause its wearer to become invisible.
USES: Topaz is another of the gemstones used for projection purposes. It
is considered a specific against envy, intrigue, disease, injury, sudden
death, sorcery and negative magic, and lunacy. The stone was thought to
be especially effective when set in gold and bound to the left arm. Worn,
it relieves depression, anger, fear, greed, frenzies, and all disturbing
in the home, it is a charm against fire and accidents. When put under
your pillow or worn to sleep, the topaz fends off nightmares and ends
topaz is used to relieve the pain of rheumatism and arthritis as well as
to regulate the digestive system.
Perhaps this is why the stone is also
worn for weight loss. Known
as "lover of gold," the topaz is used to bring wealth and
money. Combine with an equal amount of tiger's-eye. Empower and place
these stones around a green candle. Burn the candle and visualize. Wearing
a topaz draws love.
NAMES: Fayruz (Arabic, "Lucky Stone"), Turkey Stone, Turkish
Stone, Thyites (ancient Greek), Venus Stone, Horseman's Talisman
Hathor, Buddha, The Great Spirit (American Indian)
Protection, Courage, Money, Love, Friendship, Healing, Luck
LORE: Turquoise is a sacred stone to many American Indian tribes. The
Navajo used ground turquoise and coral in creating sand paintings to bring
rain to the parched land. Other native inhabitants of the South-western
United States and Mexico placed turquoise in tombs to guard the dead. The
Pueblos laid turquoise under the floor in offering to the deities, when a
house, or kiva, was built. A piece of turquoise was a nearly required tool
in the Apache shaman's medicine, or power, bag. Other American peoples
attached turquoise to bows to ensure accurate shots. Besides
these and many more uses, turquoise has been prized for its beautiful
color and potent magical properties.
USES: It is a protective stone. Turquoise carvings of horses and sheep are
kept by the Navajo as potent guardians against negative magic. A
turquoise ring is worn to guard against the evil eye, disease, serpents,
poison, violence and accidents, and any and all dangers. Worn, it promotes
riders wear turquoise to protect themselves from falls. For this purpose
it is mounted in gold. They attach a second small piece onto the bridle or
saddle to give protection to the horse. It
is a valuable amulet for travelers, especially when venturing into
politically volatile or dangerous places. An
old ritual utilized turquoise to gain wealth. Perform this rite a few days
after the New Moon when the crescent is first visible in the sky. Avoid
looking at the Moon until the proper time. Hold
a turquoise in your hand. Visualize your magical need - money -
manifesting in your life. Move outside and look at the Moon. Then directly
shift your gaze to the turquoise. The magic has begun. Carry the stone
with you until the money arrives. Turquoise
is also worn or used in money-attracting spells, such as placing circles
or necklaces of turquoise around green candles and visualizing wealth.
Given as a gift, it bestows wealth and happiness upon its receiver. The
stone is also utilized in love magic; turquoise is worn, carried or given
to a loved one. It is frequently used to promote marital harmony, ensuring
that the two persons involved blend with each other. Some sources say that
if love fades in the stone's recipient, the stone's color will fade as
turquoise to attract new friends, to be joyous and even-tempered and to
increase beauty. It
is also a healing stone. It strengthens the eyes, alleviates fevers and
reduces headaches. When turquoise is pressed against the diseased or
troubled part of the body, the illness is visualized as entering the
stone. Water into which turquoise has been dipped is drunk for its healing
rings and pendants are worn to promote and to protect the health; blue
candles surrounded with turquoise are visualized as speeding the healing
process. The stone is said to prevent migraines when worn. Like
all blue stones, the turquoise is lucky and is carried to attract good
Borrage Flowers - give courage.
Clover Flowers - bring good luck.
Daisy - innocence and love.
Heather - luck.
Honeysuckle - fidelity and affection.
Jasmine - attraction.
Ladys Mantle - women's problems, magical.
Lavender - relaxing and stress relieving.
Lilac - luck, love.
Lily of the Valley - counters spells, attracts
May flowers - adventure and chaos.
Primrose - to see fairies.
Rose - pure love.
Sweet pea - good fortune.
Violet - love, humility, honesty, virtue.
White purification, spirituality.
Green money, fertility.
Brown health, stability, grounding.
Orange - attraction,. success.
Red - courage.
Blue psychic awareness.
Black feathers - not recommended.
Red and brown healing animals.
Brown and white happiness.
Gray and white hope.
Black and white protection.
Green and red finances.
Blue, white and black change.
Black and purple spirituality.
~ Begin banishing and negative works several hours before the New Moon
and positive works several hours after the new Moon.
Waxing Moon ~ We call on the Goddess as the Maiden and begin new
Full Moon ~ We worship the Goddess as Mother and perform positive
Waning Moon ~ We call on the Goddess as Crone and work banishing
of negative energies.
Each Full Moon has a
different meaning and Magickal purpose. The Full Moon is a
traditional time for divinations of all kinds.
November ~ Snow Moon: Plan for a ritual to
work on ridding yourself of negative thoughts and vibrations.
December ~ Oak Moon: Plan for a ritual to help you remain steadfast
in your convictions.
January ~ Wolf Moon: Plan a ritual of protection around your home
February ~ Storm Moon: Plan a ritual to ask the Old Ones for help
in planning your future.
March ~ Chaste Moon: Plan a ritual to help fulfill your wishes is
April ~ Seed Moon: Plan a ritual to physically plant your seeds of
desire in Mother Earth.
May ~ Hare Moon: Plan a ritual to reaffirm your goals.
June ~ Dyad Moon: Plan a ritual to balance your spiritual and
July ~ Mead Moon: Plan a ritual to decide what you will do once
your goals have been met.
August ~ Wort Moon: Plan a ritual to preserve what you already
September ~ Barley Moon: Plan a ritual of Thanksgiving for all the
Old Ones have given you.
October ~ Blood Moon: Plan a ritual to remember those who have
passed from this world, and be sure to make an offering to them.
Acorns = Cones used on the tip of wand.
Briar = Rose, steep 2 teaspoons fresh or dried in
1 cup of H20- for clairvoyant dreams.
Cedar = Healing, longevity,
Cherry = Love
Ebony = Magical power,
Ferns = Burn inside the house for protection.
Burn outside to produce rain.
Holly = Repels negative spells sent against you.
Maple = Love, money
Mistletoe = Hang for protection.
Pine = Money, exorcism,
Rattan = Luck, Strength
Redwood = Longevity
Solomons seal = Burn as thanks to the
Teak = Riches
Holy thistle = Grown in garden, keeps away
Walnut = Health
Willow = Great tree to make a WISH under.
Ask permission and explain your desire, then tie a knot and make a wish. When the wish is
fulfilled, return and untie the know. Give Thanks and leave a gift.
Yew wood/leaves = Lay on grave of departed to
remind the spirit that death is only a pause before rebirth.
Trees branches good for wands: Birch, Hawthorne,
cedar, hazel, oak.
African Violets - promote
spirituality and peaceful vibrations. Can be difficult to grow.
Aloe Vera - great for
protection and negative energies. A must for any type of
burn. Just pick a leaf and break it open, rub the sap on the
burn. Will help with the pain and prevent scarring
Avocado - spreads love throughout
Cactus - will safeguard your
house from intruders if you place in a window at each direction
(north, south, east & west).
Ferns - protection.
Place before large windows or sliding glass doors.
Orchids - love.
Palms - uplifting vibrations..
Tulips - safeguard against
poverty and desperation.
Weeping Fig - provides good
luck and prosperity. Can be difficult to grow.
Animal Spirit Totems:
Alligator - survival,
fighter. Ant - industrious,
dependable. Armadillo - protection. Bat - death &
rebirth. Bear - power, renewal. Beaver - ambitious. Bee - social. Buffalo - abundance. Butterfly -
metamorphosis. Cougar - leadership. Coyote - trickster. Crab - commitment. Crane - balance. Crow- bold, magic. Deer - beauty. Dolphin - harmony, love. Dove - peace, faith. Dragonfly - dreams. Duck - trustworthy. Eagle - healing. Elephant - longevity. Elk - strength. Fox - cunning. Frog - healing. Goat - agile. Goose - reliable. Hawk - awareness,
vision. Horse - endurance. Hummingbird - energy. Lion - heath,
nobility. Lizard - renewal. Loon - dreams. Moose - confidence. Mouse - attention to
detail. Orca - creation. Otter - sharing. Owl - vision. Pelican - storage. Penguin - family. Pig - sincere. Rabbit - abundance. Raven - change in consciousness. Rhinoceros - ancient
wisdom . Roadrunner - speed. Salmon - determination. Scorpion - defense .
Seahorse - magic. Seal - dreaming. Shark - survivor. Skunk - caution. Snail -
determination. Snake - wholeness . Spider - creativity. Squirrel - trust. Swan - commitment. Turkey - shared
blessings. Turtle - protection. Whale - intelligence. Wolf - wild spirit.