Now that you've learned the basics that go into creating a spell. You need to know some of the things that affect how a spell works or even how you might write a spell differently depending on moon phases, seasons, weather occurrences, and day of the week. I will also give you a basic idea of what herbs, colors, and stones are appropriate for different kinds of spells.
One of the biggest questions that I get is "Can you do a spell even if we're not in the right moon phase for it?"
The answer is yes, of course you can do any spell that is of immediate need. How you write the spell may be different though according to the phase of the moon but it is usually possible to perform any spell at any time. The only difference that doing the spell in the appropriate phase will do for you is that it will make the spell more powerful. So, if it is one that can wait for the right phase and time, then you should.
Below I am going to give you some basic correspondences to help you make good decisions when you are creating spells as we practiced in the last lesson.
New Moon: Starting something new, beginnings, romance and love, health, and finding a new job.
Waxing or Growing Moon: Any positive magick including prosperity, love, success, luck, health, friendship, or success.
Full Moon: Excellent time for protection, divination, things of spiritual nature, or to increase the power of any spell that needs to be more powerful.
Waning or Decreasing Moon: Banishing spells; binding spells; getting rid of an addiction, illness, bad habit, or negativity.
Dark Moon: Fighting magickal attacks, bringing justice, and for exploring the darker part of ourselves for a better understanding of our passions and anger.
Days of Power
Sunday: Ruled by the Sun, power, health, prosperity
Monday: Ruled by the Moon, intuition, dreams, psychic ability, female fertility
Tuesday: Ruled by Mars, courage, physical strength, energy, breaking negativity
Wednesday: Ruled by Mercury, divination knowledge, wisdom, communications
Thursday: Ruled by Jupiter, luck, healing, male fertility, wealth, happiness, legal matters
Friday: Ruled by Venus, love, sexuality, marriage, friendship
Saturday: Ruled by Saturn, meditation, defense, communicating with spirits, psychic ability
Occurrences like storms, strong winds, or heavy rains can all be forces of power and energy which can make a spell done during these times even more powerful.
Rain and Snow can be considered a time to do spells associated with purifying, cleansing, even protection.
Bright Full Sun can be a great time for spells associated with fire as well as any spell meant to cause great happiness or prosperity.
This will help you in choosing candle colors, cloth colors for sachets, or colors of written papers.
Red: strength, courage, passion, love, energy, career goals
Orange: justice, success, ambition, career or business goals
Yellow: confidence, studying, learning, persuasion, breaking mental blocks
Pink: romantic love, nurturing, peace, friendship
Green: luck, money, abundance, growth, fertility
Blue: physical healing, wisdom, calm, creativity, protection, patience, astral projection, prophetic dreams
Purple: spiritual power, psychic ability, healing for serious illness, ambition, third eye, success, independence
Silver: Goddess, telepathy, clairvoyance, intuition, dreams, astral energy
Gold: God, energy, strength, courage
Black: protection, repelling, binding, banishing, meditation, fight magickal attacks
White: purity, peace, higher self, consecration, divination, spirituality
Anise: banishing nightmares, protection
Basil: purification, protection, love, prosperity
Chamomile: meditation, calmness, peace
Cinnamon: healing, success, psychic powers, protection, prosperity
Dill: seeds for money, flowers for love
Frankincense: general, purification, protection, success, divination
Hazel: mental powers, hazel nuts used for fertility
Lemon Balm: health, success, love
Mugwort: psychic powers, divination, clairvoyance, (strongest when picked on the Full Moon)
Nutmeg: clairvoyance, prosperity
Parsley: purification, protection
Peppermint: healing, purification
Rosemary: blessing, consecration, aids memory, protection, banishing negativity
Sage: healing, prosperity, wisdom
Sandalwood: good general, protection, blessings, purification, consecration
Thyme: burn for purification, protection, clairvoyance
Yarrow: for happy marriage, defense, protection
Advernturine: Purification, strength, calming health, migraines
Agate: Strength, courage, protection, love, healing
Amber: Good General stone
Amethyst: Spirituality, dreams, soothing, protection, love, healing, psychic awareness
Aquamarine: Psychic powers, purification, cleansing, soothing, protection, healing, the sea
Beryl: Protection, psychic awareness, love, energy, the sea
Bloodstone: healing, strength, courage, money
Carnelian: Peace, courage, protection, health, sexuality
citrine: Protection, prevents nightmares, psychic awareness
Diamond: Sexuality, fertility, victory, fidelity, protection, spirituality, strength
Emerald: Love, money, memory, knowledge, protection, eyesight
Garnet: Strength, protection, health
Hematite: Healing, grounding, divination
Jasper (Red): Protection, healing
Jasper (Green): Healing, sleep
Jasper (Brown): Grounding
Jasper (Mixed): Protection
Lapis Lazuli: Healing, love, protection
Malachite: Increases magickal energy, protection, warns against danger, love, protection during travel
Moonstone: Love, protection, divination, youth, beauty, gardening, weight management
Onyx: Reduction of Sexuality, Protection
Opal: General magick, astral projection, recalling past lives, beauty, luck
Peridot: Protection, healing, love, calm, sleep, anti-depression
Quartz: Holds a magickal charge well, divination, healing, protection, meditation
Rose Quartz: Love, peace, happiness, fidelity, calm
Ruby: Protection, money, joy, will power, energy
Sapphire: Psychic awareness, love, protection, healing, magickal power, money, prosperity
Smoky Quartz: Mood enhancer, grounding, overcome depression and negative emotions
Sodalite: Healing, stress, meditation
Topaz: Protection, healing, prosperity, money, love, calms negative emotions
Tiger's Eye: Prosperity, protection, promotes energy flow, health
Earth: feminine element, North, Green, rules spells of fertility, jobs, money, business, health, ecology, stability
Air: masculine element, East, Yellow, Rules memory, intellect, tests, divination psychick powers, travel, drug and alchohol addictions
Fire: masculine element, South, Red, Rules passion, sex, success, banishing illness, protection, legal matters, competitions, strength, courage, and energy
Water: feminine element, West, Blue, Rules, love, friendship, memditation, healing, dreams, childbirth, clairvoyance, wisdom, and purification
I would like you to research more correspondences on the net or in books. You will find that some will vary on opinion but this will give you a chance to decide for yourself and create your own set of correspondences for magickal uses. Once you have finished your research, create your own personal list for your Book of Shadows. I would also like you to practice with the timing and other correspondences in a simple spell like we did for the creating spells assignment. Then share with all of us at the class club about your experiences. Did you notice an improvement in your magick by using better timing? Also, share any special correspondences that you found in your research.
I would also suggest that you get a good herbalism, stones, oils, candle magick, and moon magick type book to add to your library. Scott Cunningham has several on these topics and he is easy to understand. You can find some of these books in our Book Store if you need to buy them.
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