The correspondences below are taken from many different
sources (Including my own).
Their definitions are minimal,
subjective, and in no way represent
There are not a lot
of words spoken about Spirit because of its nature. It includes and
unifies Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. It is the source of the other
four elements, and the four elements make up all that exists on the
physical plane. It is beyond time and space. In other words, it is
akin to the energy of the Divine. It
is both a receptive and projective element and encompasses both
aspects of the male and female. Ether is the outward expansion of the
universe, and also the inward pull of a black hole. It represents both
organization and chaos, and it is this energy that brings the "idea"
Spirit is the animating force omnipresent, and
abundant. It permeates everything and fills the "empty" places it
embodies the life force and wisdom of ALL.
Spirit is energy, and it is eternal in essence. We often limit our
awareness to the physical world, and may be consciously unaware of
the the spirit world, which is the invisible template of the
physical and the source of the substance of creation. In mundane
terms the Spirit is invisible because it is of a different frequency
than we permit ourselves to notice.
Spirit is the realm of the potential, of things not yet
manifested. It brings promise and hope. Spirit is not
normally used in spells, as it would "scatter" the magickal energy
raised. For instance, say you wanted to do a spell to increase the
passion in your relationship. The more symbols you have in your ritual
that are associated with love and sex, the more powerful your spell
will be; it helps to alter your consciousness. Therefore, you would
want to invoke a love Goddess like Aphrodite for example, rather than
use the generic term "Goddess". Likewise, it would be more efficient
to use Fire rather than Spirit. The more specific, finely tuned spells
are, the more successful they will be. Spirit is sometimes called upon
during ritual in order to align or disassemble the other elements.
Generally speaking it is not used for any natural magick in
particular, but it should always be recognized during ritual. Spirit
gives us the hope of a new day, new world, new life, and new tomorrow.
Not knowing leaves infinite possibilities.
Spirit is used in all magick, meditation, healing, change,
foreseeing the future, creation, Some define Spirit as Deity or
The two most
common symbols used for spirit are the upright pentagram (which
represents, among other things, the four elements being governed by
the fifth, Spirit). and the 6 sided star. My preference is for the six
sided star, as it clearly unites the other four elements via their
triangle symbols. Spirit is often called by many different names,
Akasha, Ether (or aether), soul, chi, vital spark, orgone, etc.
Pentagram or six sided star made of 2 overlapping triangles (the
symbol commonly referred to as the "Star of David")
Direction: Center, Up & Down, In & Out
Gods: Akasha, Iao, JHVH
Goddess: Isis, Shekinah
Colours: White, Black, silver, and sometimes clear or purple
Season: The whole Wheel of the year
Time: All time, Beyond time, One time
Tools: Cauldron & Pentagram
Trees: Flowering Almond and Eucalypts
Point of the
Types of Magick:
The crown Chakra and the Emerging chakra such as the thymus
-spiritual heart and those found above the physical body are
strongly oriented to spirit as is the heart chakra the throat
chakra and the brow chakra and the hara.
Stones & Gems:
Purple stones and crystals, . Gem Silica, clear gems,
clear crystals quartz, selenite, etc.) and pearly, opalescent, irridecent
glowing rainbow filled stone of all kinds mysterious stone with
stars and nebulae and glitters and depth what stone is not in
way a stone of spirit after all this is the element of essence of
binding together and of sacred wisdom and light nothing
Ovoid or ellipse represents space, the void , the universe ,
the womb, the cosmic egg ,new life ,understanding , female or yin
"Tapping into our power to manifest change,
look deep, and ground ourselves"
Earth, is the most physical of the Elements
is the element of Stuff. Solid Material.
Earth is the element that is most stable and dependable. It
represents abundance, prosperity, and wealth, and is creative but
in a practical, physical manner. Earth sustains all life and is
the foundation on which the other elements rest. The normal
everyday activities for Earth are, walking, eating, sleeping, work,
focus and determination, diversity, and inner strength; It enhances the
ability to move from dreams to reality.
Earth is the Mother,
Earth is the element of strength, prosperity, growth, and
stability. It is a receptive element which means that it is governed
by the female aspect. This is usually why it is called "Mother Earth".
Earth represents growth and the commitment it takes to make things
grow. It is stable, nurturing, calm and understanding, a reservoir of
great wisdom and knowledge.
Earth is the element of the body, growth, money, creativity,
birth, death, material gain, fertility, birth, healing, rocks,
trees, animals, manifestation, materialization, crystals, silence,
metal, empathy, grounding, employment, stability, success,
strength, practical wisdom, mystery, gardening.
It is a slow and methodical element, and when you use Earth in
your rituals you will find that the energy is very smooth and brings
lasting results. We use the pentacle to represent Earth in ritual and
it is usually placed in the Souththern part of the circle. The pentacle
represents the five points of fellowship in Wicca, and also the five
outer points of the body (i.e. two outstretched hands, head, and two
outstretched legs). Stones and crystals fall under the element of
Earth. They are good examples of how with time Earth can bring such
beautiful and magnificent creations. Earth is also used for grounding.
Sometimes after ritual there is excess energy that we do not use and
we need to send this energy back to nature. Earth is the element we
use to send this excess energy back. By grounding, we officially close
our circle, and this helps to keep unknown energy from being attracted
to us. Simply go outside, take off your shoes, stand on grass or dirt
and visualize roots growing from beneath your feet into the ground.
Use this technique whenever you feel spiritually uneasy or if you just
encountered a very draining situation. It will help to ground the
situation and the energy drain will be cut off. Earth is an element of
beauty, and it deserves your utmost respect. Planting rituals can be
one of the most beautiful rituals performed. It shows true dedication
and commitment to the Earth, and should give you an idea of how
slowing down to enjoy life is absolutely necessary. How you see the world around you is a direct indication of how
others see the inner you.
Downward pointing triangle with horizontal line through the middle
Gender - female
Gods: Adonis, Cernunous, Dionys, Herne, Pan
Rhiannon, Gaia, Demeter
Colors - brown, black, green
Magickal phrase - to keep silent
Season - winter
Time - midnight
Tools - pentacle, crystals, stones
Tree - Oak
Herbs - Patchouli, Vetivert, Mosses
Animals - bull, sphinx, bear, dog, horse, cow, ants
Elemental spirit - gnomes
Point of pentagram - Lower left
Types of magick - fertility, tree magick, herbs,
prosperity, runes, knot magick, growth, nature, animals, all matters
relating to money, thankfulness
Stones / Gems -
Emerald, Peridot, quartz, amethyst, onyx, jasper, azurite, and many
Earthy Tarot Major
(high priest), Hermit, Devil, world
And the entire Tarot Minor Arcana suit of Pentacles
is attributed to Earth.
The Pentacles suit is sometimes named Coins or
Disks, depending on the deck.
The element of air is associated with thought, intellect,
mental processes, the mind and Creativity. Air is also
associated with higher consciousness and wisdom, divination, and
purification, concentration, prophecy, visualization, wind magic,
karma.In the Negative aspect it is associated with flightiness and
Circle represents Air , thought, and is used to enhance ones
ability to visualize and discriminate. Meditation on circles
activates the subconscious mind brings about greater ability to
discriminate ,concentrate and communicate.
Air is the Elemental force of mind, mental and psychic work,
intuition, knowledge, abstract thought, wind, breath, clouds,
inspiration, hearing, purification, freedom, truth,
instruction, telepathy, memory, learning the secrets of the
dead, zen meditation, new beginnings, illumination, essential
qualities, spiritual plane, knowledge, abstract learning,
theories, windy or high places, breath, speech.
Astrological Signs - Gemini, Libra, Aquarius ,
Upward pointing triangle
with a horizontal line in the middle
Colours - yellow,
- To know
Energy - Projective, pro-active
Qualities - hot and moist, light and active
Season - Spring
Time - dawn
Tools - athame, wand, incense
Metal - Tin,
Copper, Aventurine, Jasper, Mica
Acacia, Anise, Aspen, Benzoin, Clover, Dill, Frankincense,
Lavender, Lemon grass, Myrrh, Pine, Primrose, Vervain,
Animals - eagle, human
Elemental - Sylphs
Point on the Pentagram - Lower right
Types of magick - Recovering lost or stolen items,
the four winds, visualization, concentration, education, travel,
investigations, beginnings, feather magick
Stones / Gems -
Aventurine, Topaz, Mica, Fluorite, Crystals, Amethyst, yellow or blue
stones, Quartz crystal with cloud like inclusions
Airy Tarot Major
lovers, justice, star
And the entire Tarot Minor Arcana suit of Swords is
attributed to Air.
"Firing up the changes we want to make"
Fire is the element of change, will and passion. In a sense it
contains within it all forms of magick, since magick is the process
of change. It is both physical and spiritual, being related to
sexuality and to divinity. Fire magick is quickly manifested and
filled with primal energy. It is also associated with Heat, Anger,
passion. Fire magick can be frightening. The results manifest
quickly and spectacularly. It is not an element for the faint-hearted.
However, it is the most primal and for this reason is much used. it is also the spark of divinity which shines within us
and all living things. The triangle represents Fire, meditate on this
symbol to intensify and clarify desire, creativity, prosperity,
magnetism and to develop the right brain.
Rules -Energy, sexuality, passions, love, authority,
transformation, purification, candle flames, sun, blood,
healing, destruction, will, creativity, flame, heat, bonfires,
hearth fires, protection, courage, strength, physical exercise,
self-knowledge, loyalty, vision, illumination, power Magick
involving Time , Storms , Fire and candles
Direction - South Astrological Signs - Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Colors - Red, gold, crimson, orange, white Season - Summer Time
- Noon Energy - Projective, masculine Gemstones - Red jasper,
bloodstone, garnet, lava, quartz crystals, ruby, carnelian,
tigers eye, rhodochrosite, agates Metals - Gold, brass. Plants
- Allspice, basil, cacti, chile peppers, cinnamon, garlic,
heliotrope, hibiscus, juniper, lime, mustard, nettle, onion,
orange, red peppers, red poppies, thistle, almond tree Animals -
Lions, lizards, salamander, snakes, praying mantis, ladybug,
bee, scorpion, shark, phoenix, coyote, fox Tarot Suite- Wands
Goddesses - Brigit, Freya, Hestia, Pele, Vesta ,Sekmut Gods -
Vulcan, Ra, Hepaetstus, Horus
Direction - North
Archangel - Michael
Gods - Vulcan, Haphaestus
Goddesses - Brigid, Persephone, Hestia
Colors - red, orange, gold, crimson
Magickal phrase - to will
Season - summer
Time - Noon
Tools - wand, athame;
Metals - Gold & Brass
Garlic, hibiscus, mustard, nettle, onion & red peppers, cinnamon,
red poppies, stinging, thorny / hot plants such as thistle, chilli
and bouganvillea, desert-dwelling cacti, coffee beans.
Animals - lion, serpent, dragon
Elemental spirit - salamanders
Point of pentagram - Upper Left
Type of magick - sex, healing, candle magick, force,
energy, life, will, destruction, purification, change
/Gems - fire Opal, red or fiery as in jasper, volcanic as in lave,
clear as in quartz crystals, carnelian, rhodochrosite & agates.
Fiery Tarot Major
wheel of fortune, temperance, tower, sun, judgement
And the entire Tarot Minor Arcana suit of Wands is
attributed to Fire.
The Wands suit is sometimes named Rods, Staves, or
Batons, depending on the deck.
"Riding the waves of our dreams and emotions, reflect and
Moon represents Water, This symbol increases the ability to
feel , meditation with this form can bring greater self
reflection sensitivity and receptivity toward others. It is associated with the subconscious mind,
intuition, and emotions. As the primal substance of life, it is
symbolized by the womb and is related to fertility.
Water is the
element of love, peace, purification, the subconscious mind, love,
healing and the emotions. It
is a receptive element which means that it is governed by the female
aspect. Water to most people represents love, but actually water
governs all emotions. Just the same as water itself, emotions are best
dealt with if they are allowed to simply flow on their own. Water is
fluid, constantly changing, flowing, from one level to another, so too
are our emotions in a constant state of flux. Water is the element of
absorption and germination. Allowing a
relationship to come in naturally will have a much greater chance of
When you call upon Water in your rituals, you will find that
it has a smooth, calming effect. Its energy is crisp, cool, and
refreshing. It tends to have a ripple vibration which means that its
effects are long lasting but can have a few waves here and there.
Water tends to have an initial impact, and then it slowly dissipates.
Relationships are generally brought into your life so that you may
experience the many different feelings of the heart. These feelings
are very important when it comes to understanding love, compassion,
and empathy. Water is also a giving element, and it usually gives
unconditionally. Any gift of love should usually come with no strings
attached. We use the cup to represent Water in ritual and it is
usually placed in the western part of the circle. Water teaches us to
feel on an inner level, and this is why Water is usually associated to
intuition. Using this inner intuition almost always leads to success,
and it a crucial aspect of gaining faith and self-confidence.
The subsconscious symbolized by this
element because it is rolling, always moving, like the sea which
rests neither night or day.
Water rituals include bathing, baptizing, cleansing, and
purification. Perfumes are a perfect example of a small Water ritual.
We generally accept that spraying scented water upon the skin tends to
attract others. Other rituals include having a home sprinkled with
blessed Water, spaying oneself with charged Water to restore energy
vibrations, and soaking in a charged bath to draw in or release
energy. Water has many uses, your body itself is made up of
ninety-eight percent Water, so be creative when you call upon this
When your cup is full, have a drink in honor of life.
Direction - West
Archangel - Raphael
Dylan, Ea, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon, Varuna
Goddesses - Aphrodite, Isis, Mariamne, Mari, Tiamat, Yemaya
Colors - blue, green, grey, indigo
Magickal phrase - to dare
Season - Autumn
Time - dusk
Tools - chalice, cauldron, mirror
Metals - Mercury, Silver, Copper
Flowers, Water lily, Lotus
Animals - Dolphins, Fish, Dragons
Elemental spirit - Undines
Point of pentagram - Upper right
Type of magick - mirror magick, purification,
healing, divination, dream magick, astral projection, love,
friendship, spirituality, imagination
/Gems - Aquamarine, Amethyst, blue tourmaline, pearl, coral, blue
topaz, blue flourite, lapis lazuli & sodalite.
Watery Tarot Major
chariot, hanged man, death, moon
And the entire Tarot Minor Arcana suit of Cups is
attributed to Water.
represents, among other things, the "fifth" element Spirit, and
symbolizes inspiration, rebirth, illumination, and rejuvenation.
can be used many ways. Use a Fire cauldron with saltpeter (potassium
nitrate and/or sodium nitrate), to cast a circle. Use the mists of an
Air cauldron for an initiation. Dissolve away hate, prejudice, and
negative self-images, with a Water cauldron. The
Earth cauldron is ideal for indoor grounding and Beltane rites.
You can use
elemental cauldrons to decorate the centre of the circle during Lesser
Sabbats. An air cauldron at a Spring rite creates a misty, magickal
quality for the ceremony. In Summer, the cauldron will flash and
spark. A blue flame burns mysteriously within the Water cauldron
during the Autumn festival. Throughout Yule, the Earth cauldron burns
steadfast and constant. During Moon rites, when magick is done, write
down the purpose of the working on paper and toss it into the burning
cauldron while chanting.
A working cauldron
should be cast iron, with a tight-fitting lid, three sturdy legs, and
a strong handle. Season your cauldron before using it for the first
time. Pour in generous helping of salt and lighter fluid, slosh it up
to the rim and wipe dry. Remember to place a burning cauldron on a
Layer salt, wax
shavings, three powered or ground herbs, lighter fluid, and ivy leaves
in the cauldron while focusing and chanting. Use a candle to light it.
When the smoke starts to roll, extinguish the cauldron by putting the
Using tongs, put a
chunk of dry ice in a small glass or ceramic bowl and place the bowl
on a cloth in the bottom of the cauldron. Allow the cauldron to smoke
as long as the ice lasts. The mists create excellent images for scrying.
Cover the inside
bottom with dirt or sand to dissipate heat. Light incense charcoal and
add either saltpeter for flame and spark or flash powder for a
different but spectacular effect. To assist in releasing or firing off
peak energy, try using flash "bombs". Make a small pocket in a piece
of paper, fill with flash powder, and tie with thread. The "bomb"
should be about the size of your smallest fingernail. The results are
spectacularly bright, so use the powder sparingly. Don't look directly
at the flash as you drop the "bomb" in the cauldron.
At least seven days
before the ritual, place equal quantities of three appropriate herbs
in a pint glass jar. Fill the rest of the jar with "Everclear" (200
proof alcohol), cap tightly, and shake gently while concentrating on
the purpose of the ritual. Add a chant if it feels right. Let the jar
rest in a dark, warm spot and shake twice daily, charging with
purpose. Before the ritual, place a fireproof ceramic or glass bowl in
the cauldron. Pour in the herb mixture, being careful none spills into
the cauldron. Light with a candle to produce a beautiful blue flame.
Visualization of the Elements
Look to the warm
caress of the newborn Sun, as it rises, fresh and full of hope for a
new day. The wind brushes softly through your hair, caressing your
cheek, as you stand on the precipice. Before you yawns a chasm,
waiting for a leap of faith. You know that only through carrying
complete trust in your heart and soul can you cross this distance.
Resembling The Fool of the Tarot, you comprehend that the wisest
person is often the one who is without preconceived limitations, and
is therefore open to all that the universe can bestow. Here is the
knowledge that only by dropping barriers and giving yourself over to
the universe, can you spread your wings and learn to soar.
In the South you
find the heat of the noonday Sun. Shining brightly, it warms you with
its fiery passion. Its energy courses through your veins, driving you
to dare...and to dance. In the distance, lava pours down the side of a
volcano as Pele watches. A hibiscus flower in her hair joins with her
glowing smile as a reminder of the beauty of renewal. A butterfly
flits by, freshly transformed. Like the snake, coiled nearby in a
circle, here we learn that all must suffer in order to grow. The dead
must be cut away to make room for the new life and only by shedding
your skin can you become free.
You sit on the
beach, calmed by the ocean...pacific. Waves make soft soothing sounds
on the edges of your perception. The beauty of the sunset transfixes
you as the water laps softly at your toes. Mother ocean cleanses away
the stresses of your day. Away goes the fatigue and the fear, leaving
only contentment and love. The feeling here brings to mind a picture
of Kuan Yin seated on a lotus blossom, holding a vial containing the
tears of humanity. In her pose of royal ease, she is ever ready to go
to any who need her. She reminds you that compassion is necessary for
understanding of yourself and of others. Thoughts of peace extend out
to those across the waters, as an inner tranquility fills you.
It is dark in the
forest and probably nearing midnight. All is quiet except for the hoot
of an owl in the distant shadows. You snuggle closer into the gnarled
trunk of the old willow tree, as its strength supports your back and
its roots cuddle you close. The umbrella of the leaves above you
protects you and offers you a safe place to stay and rest for a while.
You meld and join with the tree, remembering all the creatures that
have lived and died here, playing out the circle of life again and
again. Your roots reach deep into the earth, keeping you grounded and
secure. Your trunk is strong enough to support you and yet flexible
enough to bend when outside forces twist and pull upon you. Your
branches reach out to the heavens, finding joy in the presence of
their distant glow. The connection from earth to sky flows through
you, and here you finally understand the connectedness of all
existence. Here you know that you are never alone. Here all are one.
Elements Guided Meditation
Close your eyes and
relax. Begin breathing slowly and deeply, letting your rib cage fill
completely. With each breath in, feel it becoming full with life. As
you breathe in, pull in pure, white, clean energy. Let it spread
slowly out from your lungs, emanating throughout your entire body. As
you breathe out, breathe out all the tension and scattered energies of
your day. With each breath in, breathe in relaxation. With each breath
out, breathe out stress. Breathe in trust. Breathe out fear. Breathe
in love. With each breath, fill yourself with the divine energy that
connects us all.
consciousness turn to the East. See yourself atop a mountain watching
the bright yellow of the new sunrise in the distance. It is a crisp
spring morning and the cool; dampness in the air surrounds you. It
caresses you softly...flowing through your hair, brushing against your
skin. Feel the energy surrounding you as your clothes softly gather
and swirl around you. It holds the newness of the dawn and all the
infinite possibilities of the day head. As you watch, the day extends
to become weeks...months...years...millennia...a vast expanse of pure
This is the land of
East - the land of air, the land of thought and reason. The home of
new beginnings, it is also where your imagination lies. Here you
breathe life into your dreams and start them on their way to reality.
Here you find the truth and knowledge that you need to make them
happen. Here you find the hope and happiness that you feel when they
blossom in their fullness.
Feel the wind
blowing as its potential swirls around you. Gather it in, bringing it
into your body.
East, Air, I
welcome you. Blessed Be!
Now you turn your
thoughts to the South and the land of Fire. The vision in your mind's
eye slowly shifts and changes. You find yourself in Hawaii, surrounded
by lush, beautiful flowers and plants. It is summer and the sun is hot
above you in the noonday sky. Far off in the distance, you see hot
molten red of lava pouring down the side of a volcano. Even at this
safe distance, you can feel the heat of its glow on your skin. You
stand transfixed, watching as it flows ever forward, re-shaping
reality with its power. Without thought or preconceptions, it brings
about change as it simply follows its own nature. Yes, it brings
destruction, but without hate or malice. And in time, the opening that
it creates will be filled by extraordinary beauty.
This is the land of
South - the land of fire, the land of passion and energy. Here, we
find transmutation as the old is burned away to make room for the new
to grow. Here lies the intense pain of death and intense pleasure of
rebirth. Here lies the fires of our loins and the "little death" of
orgasm. Fire consumes us. Fire transforms us. Fire drives us to
grow...to create...to explode with ecstasy.
The heat of fire
radiates throughout your body as you feel the warmth of it upon your
skin and within your loins. Welcome it, knowing that it will take away
the old fears and pains. Let it open you up to the sacred beauty of
your own passions reborn.
South, Fire, I
welcome you. Blessed Be!
As the day winds
onward toward dusk, you turn to the West. You find yourself walking
down to a beach. The cool air swirls around you as it fills with the
crispness of autumn. At the water's edge, you welcome the cooling
relief as you walk in the surf. The waves refresh and soothe you. So
tranquil. The salt air buffets your clothes around you, stirring up
memories of all that has gone before. The ocean stretches before you;
the mother of all creation. As the sun sets, you gaze out over her
clear blue expanse. She is the womb of the earth, from which all of us
were born. She nurtures you. She nourishes you and all the children of
her creation. Her vast calmness holds you, astounding you with her
seemingly endless beauty. Sailors have traveled this same
ever-enduring water for centuries. How many billion times have the
drops of water she holds been evaporated to fall as rain or snow
before slowly winding their way from creek to river to finally join
together again in her comforting arms?
This is the land of
the West - the realm of Water. Here lies emotions and the release from
them. Here lies tranquility and peace. Here the Water softly soothes
away even those things that Fire cannot burn. It takes its own time
and moves on it's own schedule, as it slowly wears away layer after
layer. Here disasters become pebbles and problems become sand.
Let the water wash
over you, soothing you, holding you in the embrace of the Great
Mother. Invite her tranquility to join you, bringing her cleansing and
West, Water, I
welcome you. Blessed Be!
As the sun sets and
the Earth moves on toward winter, you seek sanctuary in the mountains,
where you find yourself surrounded by a forest. You settle down near
the base of a huge, gnarled oak. Leaning backwards against the trunk,
the tree cradles you in a nook between its large roots... a custom fit
that feels like "home". Stretching out above you, the branches of the
tree offer you shelter and protection. Roots reach beneath you,
offering sustenance and strength. Under you and all around you, the
Mother Earth is alive with life. Even in the quiet darkness that falls
as you near midnight, you feel comforted by her support. You know the
Earth lives onward as birth, death, and rebirth continue, carrying out
cycle after cycle. Reach down and feel the sweetness of her stability,
knowing that she is always there. She has been here since before this
ancient tree was but a tiny acorn and she will be here long after
these branches have one day rotted away. She holds true and steady to
her course as all else moves and changes around her. Here you may rest
a while in her safety and where will be the renewed energy you need
when you are ready to move on.
This is the land of
the North - the home of Earth. Here lies strength and stability. Here
the World is firm under you, creating a foundation upon which you may
build and work. Here you find the endurance and the responsibility
required to sustain creation. Here your dreams become cathedrals and
your visions blossom into verdant gardens.
Feel the earth firm
under your feet. Invite her strength to flow up through you as she
joins you. May she bring security and stability to your work and to
North, Earth, I
welcome you. Blessed Be!
Square was briefly mentioned by a basic magick course I once took
online. The course said the Witch's Square is "often referred to in
magickal teachings", and that it is an "archaic system not used very
often today though in the past it was used as a symbol for a coven or
as a personal symbol". I had never heard of it before or since. No
other website or book I have read mentions it, and the teacher of the
course said they had no additional information on its origins. Anyway,
I am presenting this idea here (greatly expanded upon) in case someone
else finds it interesting. (No, I'm not breaking any oaths by doing
this.) If anyone has more information on the Witch's Square (whether
its origins, historical or practical application), please
Square is an
Each line, point, and quadrant corresponds to the four magickal
elements. Single words or phrases representing the elements are placed
on the points. The lines or the quadrants are coloured to match the
four element colours. Icons (such as the four elemental alchemical
symbols, the Tetragrammaton, four runes corresponding to the elements,
etc.) may also be placed in the quadrants.
The Witch's Square
can be likened to a family crest. It is a depiction of what the
elements mean to you personally, to be used as a personal symbol
and/or for meditation.
When designing your
own Witch's Square, choose four concise phrases or four single words
that represent each element, which have deep meaning for you. They
should be words that evoke a sense of mystery and magick in you. The
four things together should also be of the same "type". For example,
you wouldn't choose "eagle" for Air and "to dare" for Fire; you would
want to go with animals or Powers of the Sphinx for every element.
Colour either the
lines or the quadrants with the four element colours. Choosing between
lines or quadrants is a matter of personal preference. Select four
icons and place them in the centre of the quadrants.
This is the
template for the Witch's Square:
And here are two
examples of phrases and words to use for the points: