The Tables
of Magickal Correspondences


        Copyright © 2002 Gray Seal
Magical correspondence tables are like a witch's cheat sheet. They list energetic and metaphysical connections between objects, beings or concepts in a neat and precise at-a-glance way.

Correspondence tables allow a witch to quickly throw together a spell or charm based on the correspondences of the items in the table to the intent of her spell. Correspondence tables are a tool to make things easy but should never be considered hard and fast rules. Different practitioners may assign different correspondences based on their own experiences and belief systems. What is symbolic to one person, even if that person is an expert, may not be symbolic to you. Many witches create their own correspondence tables for their personal Book of Shadows. 

Astrological

Astrological correspondence is the way in which the signs of the zodiac will relate to other things within the pagan belief. This includes planets, elements, stones and colors. This correspondence can be critical when working with spells or rituals which must be performed at certain times or in certain ways...

Colors

Colors contain myriad symbolic associations. Blue, for instance, reminds you of the sky; green suggests foliage, grass, and healthy crops; orange is the color of fire and the sun. Among Druids, blue was a sacred color that denoted someone who'd achieved the rank of bard...

Crystals & Gemstones

Precious gems, crystals, certain metals, etc have been used as amulets or Talisman since nearly the beginning of time. The Magical Properties of Stones can be divided into two main categories. The first category is ACTIVE. This is the YANG. And of course, equally important is the PASSIVE, the YIN...

Days of the Week

Each of the days of the week corresponds to the energies of one of the classical planets and carries a magical energy all its own. Pagans, witches and magicians may choose to time their worship or spellcasting activities based on the energies of the various days of the week...

The Elementals

In modern-day Wicca and Paganism, there is a good deal of focus on the four elements – Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. A few traditions of Wicca also include a fifth element, which is Spirit or Self. 
The concept is hardly a new one...

Herbal

Herbs are used in magick for their "vibrations" or "essences". Herbs, like people, have gender, are ruled by a planet, an element, and are often sacred to a God or Goddess. This is known in Wicca as the herbal correspondence, and is an important element in Wiccan Magick Spells.

Lunar

The lunar phase is important in determining the best time for magick. There are basically two lunar phases; waxing moon (ideal for positive work) and waning phase (ideal for banishing/negative work, study and meditation. In between will be the dark moon (ideal for banishing and negative work) and the full moon (ideal for positive work).

Numerical

Many Pagan spiritual traditions incorporate the practice of numerology. The basic principles of numerology hold that numbers have a great deal of magickal significance. Some numbers are more powerful than others, and combinations of numbers can be developed for magickal use.

Planetary

The planets influence magic a great deal. They have traditionally been the basis for many correspondences, those of the days of the week in particular. Each of the planets has been associated with a group of ritual intents that they are considered to rule...

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