In Part I, I talk about the basics of the deities and ethics in Wicca. Rituals and mythology play a key role in the Wiccan faith and I will discuss them here. The practice of magick is a defining feature of Wicca, as is the complex and interesting theology of the God and Goddess.
Wiccans, along with other neo-pagans and occultists, often use the spelling “magick” or “magik” to refer to the mystical practices in their faiths and traditions. They do this to make it clear they are referring to the special body of practices in Western esoteric traditions. “Magick” is contrasted with “magic”, which is the illusionist trickery used by street magic performers and stage magicians. Magick is regard as a real phenomena that appeals to deities for intervention or utilizes the natural, mystical laws of the universe.
Colors and their symbolism take a large role in the practice of magick. However, remember that all of the tools and symbols in the world could vanish today and magick would still exist. Colors, like any other tool, is simply an aid to help you focus and cast spells effectively. They are especially useful when first starting out to help you steady your concentration and the contemplation of your goals.
One important aspect to bear in mind is the impact of particular colors on how you feel. If a color is unpleasant, carries bad memories, or makes you feel other negative emotions, avoid using it unless that feeling is appropriate. For example, feeling sadness for a dead loved one during Samhain (Halloween, or All Saints Day) is perfectly OK. The emotional effect of colors should not be underestimated.
Bide within the Law you must,
in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live,
fairly take and fairly give.
For tread the Circle thrice about
to keep unwelcome spirits out.
To bind the spell well every time,
let the spell be said in rhyme.
Light of eye and soft of touch,
speak you little, listen much.
The positions and influences of planets, stars, and other astronomical objects forms the basis of astrology. astrologers use that information to provide insight into a person’s life, mind, and future. While many deny the accuracy or power of astrological readings, most people nevertheless regularly read their weekly and daily horoscope. It is common for most people to have at least a passing understanding of how the sun signs, the common zodiac signs, influence emotional responses and general personality. However, as one delve more deeply into astrology, it can seem confusing at first with the variety of signs, houses, and influences.
Magick rituals are used by Wiccans, ceremonial mages, neo-pagans, and other practitioners in the Western Tradition of mysticism. The word “magick”, as opposed to “magic”, was first coined by Aleister Crowley in the early 20th century. He was a (in)famous and controversial figure, and remains so to this day. Despite that, he has had a massive influence over the form and terminology of magick in the West.
Prior to Crowley, it was common practice in magick to call forth spiritual beings and bind them within a magical seal. The wizard or witch would also be within a second protective circle, in case the spirit broke free of the mystical prison. The magick user would negotiate with the being or forcibly bind it into service. Either way, it was an extremely risky proposition.
The average person has only heard about Wicca in passing. Perhaps a cousin is a Wiccan or they heard about some controversy about Wicca in the news. Many are left with the impression they are some sort of “Satanic witches” or a strange and tiny cult. Both are quite contrary to the truth. Wicca is a faith rooted in Earth reverence and the practice of magical, spiritual rituals.
Wicca has holidays, rites, small traditions, and so forth like any other religion. It is an incredibly diverse faith with many branches and sets of beliefs. There is no established orthodoxy or ruling structure. Most Wiccans are “eclectic”, meaning that they draw information and mythology from several sources. That noted, there are some unifying features that define the faith.
Love Spells can call upon magick to provide powerful results. However, with such power, you must exercise due caution. Messing about with the primordial forces of the universe and human heart can be a tricky thing!
Love spells are extremely popular. It is understandable that everyone wants to be loved and find love. Still, do not let loneliness or powerful desires cloud your judgment. Like many other aspects of life, what provides a quick and easy solution may bear hidden costs.
People often talk about love signs and their deep meaning. However, many ask, “What are love signs?” They are horoscope signs, also called astrological signs, just like your normal zodiac sign. The sign you look up in your horoscope is called the sun sign. It is what have the most influence in daily, overall life. A love sign is what influences your romantic tendencies and fate.
You may have heard of being “born under a sign”. What does that mean? At the time of your birth, the stars are aligned in the sky in a particular way. This is the basis of all astrology, the position of the stars. Because the constellations follow a constant pattern year to year, the time of year determines the sign you are born under.
Wiccan Love Spells are a very popular and common form of Love Magick. They usually contain an appropriate balance between complexity and simplicity for many people. The symbolism is also rich and quite appealing.
Wicca is an Earth-focused religion that primarily gives honor to the Goddess. Some Wiccans only worship the Goddess. Others worship the duo of the Triple Goddess and Horned God. Some Wiccans have a very large pantheon of gods and goddesses they honor. They are unified in their respect for the Earth and belief in the Rule of Three.
I remember when I first learned about Love Magick. I was a bit younger and more naive in those days, making a few mistakes along the way.
There are numerous faiths and magickal traditions in the world. Each of them approaches love magick in its own way. However, there are a couple of major traditions and practices that account for most of the practice in the West. There are both Love Spells and Divination techniques that are used as part of love magick.