Proper timing, correct symbolism, and focused attention or creative visualization are the things it takes to make your magick work. The following suggestions will help those just starting out cast truly effective spells.
The first thing you will want to do is to plan your spell to coincide with the proper phases of the moon.
► The new moon is used to begin projects, attract money, or regenerate friendships and health.
► The full moon is used for work on personal success, career, or love and marriage.
► Then the waning moon is used to get rid of negative influences and bad situations.
The next important step is to consider what day of the week will be most advantageous for the spell you are doing (see the chart on page 168). All natural phenomena or energy (especially the seven planets) have the ability to effect a change. When this natural energy is properly channeled, it works with your personal power to create an impact on a desired target. The more natural energy you have to direct toward your goal, the better your chances of crafting a truly potent spell.
After selecting the proper phase of the moon and day of the week, you will want to fashion the spell to imitate the results you hope to achieve. This involves selecting the right symbols and objects to create the appropriate atmospheric conditions that will help activate your spell.
For example, a spell to attract love would enlist symbols that convey love, such as hearts, pink candles, flowers, rings, and a photograph of the loved one. Then a poem or chant would be used to express the intent. The appropriate symbols used in combination with a powerful chant are what create the current of energy that makes the spell work. The energy you put out acts like a laser beamed at a target. The person or object on whom the spell has been cast will be overwhelmed by the current of energy and react accordingly.
Symbols are important because they elicit an automatic reaction and channel creative energy toward a specific goal.
Sunday corresponds to the sun. It represents high masculine energy and is a very good time for individual, positive, creative works. Sunday is a good time to begin spells that are aimed at acquiringmoney, health, friendship, and patronage for business.
Monday aligns with the moon. This is a day of high feminine energy and a good time to develop self-expression, seek inspiration, and work to enhance psychic abilities. Monday is a good time to begin spells that deal with initiating changes and personal growth of the feminine aspect.
Tuesday belongs to Mars, the God of War. This is a time of dynamic energy and pure raw power. Tuesday is a good time to begin spells that will overcome rivalry or malice, develop physical strength and courage, or help protect one's property and investments. It is also a good time for military matters and anything that requires a lot of force, power, and energy to activate.
Wednesday is associated with Mercury and the ability to communicate. Wednesday is a good time to do spells where communication is involved, as Mercury is used to influence others and help them see things your way. Spells that deal with work and career are best done on Wednesday.
Thursday corresponds to the planet Jupiter. It deals with expansion, idealism, and ambition. Jupiter will help you attain friendship. Thursday is a good time to do spells for career success and situations involving money. Legal transactions are best done during Jupiter.
Friday belongs to Venus, the Goddess of Love. All things concerned with love, attraction, friendships, and lust come under the jurisdiction of Venus. Friday is the best time to work spells that involve friendships or sexual attraction.
Saturday is associated with Saturn and the first law of Karma (limitation). In magick, Saturn is the tester, the principle of learn» ing through trial and error. Saturn spetïs should be used to preserve, stabilize, and crystallize ability — the ability to discipline the self.
They help you draw the energy from within, and then project it outward toward an intended goal. Symbols are the tools Witches use to help to bring their wishes and desires into reality.
Most skilled practitioners of the magickal arts will agree that symbols are the link between desiring and acquiring. Symbols are simple, and most often natural. They allow some people to get what they want, whereas others never seem to succeed. The proper use of symbols goes hand in hand with knowledge, experience, and accomplishment.
In the beginning you should try to incorporate some natural symbolism into your spells. Things like crystals, herbs, incense, and special oils, have natural energy of their own. When these are combined with your natural energy, they have a dynamic effect-on your goal. The chart on page 170 will help you choose the right symbols for your spell work.
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