🔗 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Magickal Correspondences

Challenge Entry

Here are a few of the correspondences from my Craft:

Pink candles and roses (self care)
Pink quartz and pink candles (self care)
Lavender and amethyst (peace)
Purple candles and amethyst (enhancing the power of my third eye)
White candles and chamomile (healing)
Black candles and black tourmaline (protection)
Green candles and cinnamon (prosperity)

As you can see, I tend to match the colors for my correspondences.

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Hmm… I think I might take some time to explore the Doctrine of Signatures! :revolving_hearts:

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And it apparently needed it to get here ASAP, it was due to arrive next week but here it is!


I honestly gasped when I opened the package as I am so excited about this book.

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This is stunning! You are my research and book creation idol! Honestly each time I see something of yours, I want to save it for my library! I have no idea how you have so much time and energy to do all of what you do. Ok I’ll stop… I adored the printed pages, honestly I think it’s the perfect combination between information and art, can’t squee loud enough at how much I loved them! :rofl:

(edit: :astonished: yes I know I’m nutty but it just occurred to me the pages would be amazing in a bound journal! Now I want to make one :laugh: Picture of my BoS that I bound myself.

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Oh that’s a good choice! There’s a great website that offers some free classes on it - https://www.matthewwoodinstituteofherbalism.com/

and I promise I’ll stop replying individually, I’m just excited today I guess :laughing:

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Awesome Artemisia. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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I’m in the same boat. I’m taking on much too much at once. But it’s great. :black_heart: :sweat_smile:

Me neither. 10 hours of sleep last night to “catch up” seems to be hindering me more than helping. Maybe I should just stick to 4-6 hours. :joy:

Whoa. You bound that? It looks amazingly professionally done. :heart_eyes:

Also, the texture on the cover would be amazingly satisfying to feel while holding the book. :black_heart:

Now I want to make one, too. :joy: But I would need to be ready to fill it… So I’ll revisit the thought in… I dunno… 10 years. :joy:

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Ordered mine today :sparkling_heart:

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I found mine on ebay for $20. Like new. Thrift books is another good site for used books

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Also ordered

The Daemonolater’s Book of Foundational Correspondences Paperback – June 28, 2023

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Nice! :smiling_imp::heart::hugs:

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And here I am thinking I have things organized but no, hail the chaos in my mind and in my practice having everything scattered XD
I have some things in my mind but they need translation so, I have work to do in the weekend

chaos

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CHALLENGE ENTRY

First off, I don’t work with alot of correspondences. I just don’t, it doesn’t fit with the chaotic way I embrace the craft.

Each day will bring its own energy and dynamic so I tend to just work mostly with whatever I have to hand from the Earth and my cupboards. :grin:

I do work with fire alot, (something to do with loving a fire God and Chaos God so much I guess :rofl::heartpulse:) I burn candles daily, use candles to open and close circles of protection, candles for divination, burning offerings to Loki in the fireplace, and candles for spell work and prayer. I do it instinctively, so I looked up fire correspondences. Here’s what I found.

Strong Flame: Your intention is solid and strong, and so will be your spell. Strong feelings are represented like love and anger.

Weak Flame: There is heavy opposition to your spell/ritual and your intention needs strengthening.

Dancing Flame: Your energy is erratic . You will be faced with challenges and/or change.

Flickering Flame: Spirits are here. My favourite kind of flame. :grin:

As I use candles alot, it helps to know their average burn time so you can read the flames better. This is just a guide, depends on candle quality.

Birthday candle2-5 minutes
Chime candle 2-2.5 hours
Tealight candle 2-2.5 hours
Votive candle 6-7 hours
Taper candle 9-10 hours

I don’t always use colour correspondences with my candles either. This is because in traditional witchcraft these weren’t important in the old days, as the local witch would use whatever she could get her hands on. As a result, the candle would be a natural candle, the crystals would be local to the area, or just pebbles and shells/stones found and imbued with intent. We are so fortunate today to have all this choice :sparkling_heart:

Due to this way of working, I’ve added a list of substitutes.

They are:
Rosemary replaces any herb
White candles replaces any colour
Rose replaces any flower
Clear quartz replaces any crystal (or you can just use natural stone)
Lemon replaces any citrus
Black tea replaces any tea blend
Tobacco replaces any toxic herb
Frankincense replaces any resin
Olive oil replaces any oil/carrier oil
Table salt replaces any salt
Apple replaces any fruit
Naga champa (flower) replaces any incense

Reworking spells/rituals go hand in hand with a chaos witches life and substitutes. You have a base to work from, then you mess it up :rofl: I’ll rework any spell if it doesn’t feel right, or doesn’t invoke the entities I wish to work with. If for example I wish to burn something in my spell, but safety won’t allow me too, I can use the same energetic effect by cutting it, shredding it or tearing it. It’s still destruction which is the energy I want.

So there it is. My haphazard way of working.
Blessed be and maybe one day, I’ll get organized, but not today :joy:

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Challenge enty

So, I was lucky enough to find in my goodle drive some of the information I have gathered in english :rofl: Since I don’t do a lot of spells I use the guides from the forum when I need help for the more advanced stuff.
However, when I started honoring Aphrodite I wanted to know more about her and the correspondances she had with the world and then i fell into a spiral and found more about the rest of the Greek Pantheon, so here it is

Aphrodite — Goddess of Love, Beauty, Desire, & Fertility

Summary

Roman Name: Venus
Colors: Red, Pink, Seafoam green, Aqua
Element: Water
Day of the Week: Friday
Plants & Trees: The rose, the myrtle (flower & tree), the honeysuckle, the apple tree, the lime tree
Stones & Gems: Diamond, Rose Quartz, Pearl, Aquamarine, Sapphire, Garnet
Incense: Rose, Frankincense, Myrrh, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cypress, Jasmine, Ginger
Symbols: Hearts, Seashells, Mirror, Girdles, Dolphins, Doves, Swans, Sparrows, Bees, Sea Foam, Pomegranates, Apples, Strawberries, Oranges, Pears
Proper Offerings: Roses, Myrtles, Apples, Pomegranates, Honey, Wine, Chocolates, Cookies or cakes made to look like one of Her symbols (i.e. hearts), Strawberries, Oranges, Pears, Perfume, Bath Salts, Bath oils, Bubble bath soap, Scented lotions or fancy soaps
Similar Deities: Hathor (Egyptian), Isis (Egyptian), Freyja (Norse), Astarte/Inanna/Ishtar (Middle Eastern), Áine (Celtic)

Apollo — God of the Sun, Prophecy, Truth, Music & Poetry, Archery, Healing, & Light

Summary

Roman Name: Apollo
Colors: Gold/Yellow, Orange, Red-orange
Element: Fire
Day of the Week: Sunday
Plants & Trees: The laurel tree, the apple tree, the poplar tree, the palm tree, cypress, hyacinth
Stones & Gems: Sunstone, Citrine, Amber, Carnelian, Yellow topaz, Sapphire
Incense: Bay, Frankincense, Cypress, Clove, Cinnamon, Mugwort, Myrrh
Symbols: The lyre, Silver bow & arrows, Dolphins, Swans, Crows, Ravens, Lions, Wolves, Wolves, Mice, Griffins, Hawks, Snakes, Laurel wreath, Fire/flame, The sun/sunlight, Tripod, Apples
Proper Offerings: Bay laurel leaves (including a laurel wreath), Honey, Sun-shaped cookies or cakes, Wine, Golden cakes, Golden raisins, Apples, Music or poetry, Dancing, Donations to hospitals or health research institutes, Donations to local artists, Drawings
Similar Deities: Helios (Greek), Hyperion (Greek), Sol/Sol Invictus (Roman), Horus (Egyptian), Ra (Egyptian), Amun (Egyptian), Freyr (Norse), Bragi (Norse), Odinn (Norse), Baldr (Norse), Heimdallr (Norse), Lugh (Celtic), Áine (Celtic)

Ares — God of War

Summary

Roman Name: Mars
Colors: Blood-red, Black (the color of death)
Element: Fire
Day of the Week: Tuesday
Plants & Trees: The violet, the ash tree, the oak tree
Stones & Gems: Ruby, Red agate, Bloodstone
Incense: Frankincense, Sandalwood, Tobacco
Symbols: A helmet, An often-bloodstained spear, Shield & sword, Armor, Chariot drawn by four fire-breathing horses, Dogs, Vultures, Eagle owls, Barn owls, Woodpeckers, Snakes
Proper Offerings: Red wine (or anything stronger, such as whiskey), Black coffee, Mock-blood offerings, Pipe tobacco
Similar Deities: Athena (Greek), Sekhmet (Egyptian), & Tyr (Norse)

Artemis — Goddess of the Moon, the Hunt, Wild Animals & Wilderness, & Virginity

Summary

Roman Name: Diana
Colors: Silver/Gray, White (for virginity), Green
Element: Earth
Day of the Week: Monday
Plants & Trees: The amaranth, the cypress tree, the willow tree, the walnut tree, the almond tree, the fir tree
Stones & Gems: Moonstone, Pearl, Amethyst, Quartz
Incense: Cypress, Frankincense, Anything woodsy
Symbols: The moon, Bow & arrows, Guinea fowls, Quails, Hunting dogs, All wild animals but especially deer, bears, & boars
Proper Offerings: Bow & arrows (or other hunting tools), Parts from animals that have been shed naturally (i.e. feathers or snake skin), Donation to an animal shelter or a charity that helps animals, Moon-shaped cookies or cakes, Deer-shaped cookies or cakes, Amaranths, Wildflowers, Walnuts, Almonds, Honey, Red wine
Similar Deities: Selene (Greek), Phoebe (Greek), Luna (Roman), Bastet (Egyptian), Neith (Egyptian), Arianrhod (Celtic)

Athena — Goddess of War, Wisdom, & Arts & Crafts

Summary

Roman Name: Minerva
Colors: Royal blue, White, Gray, Yellow, Red
Element: Air
Day of the Week: Tuesday (war) or Wednesday (wisdom)
Plants & Trees: The olive tree, the oak tree, the cypress tree, the citrus trees, geranium, tiger lily, mayweed (chamomile)
Stones & Gems: Lapis lazuli, Turquoise, Ruby, Onyx, Star Sapphire
Incense: Frankincense, Sage, Patchouli, Cinnamon, Cedarwood, Orange blossom, Musk, Dragon’s blood
Symbols: Aegis (shield with Medusa’s likeness), Spear, Helmet & armor, Spindle, Owls, Spiders, Eagles, Doves (symbol of victory), Rams, Snakes, Olives
Proper Offerings: Olives/olive oil, Owl-shaped cookies or cakes, Wine, Handmade crafts especially textiles & pottery, Donations to educational institutes
Similar Deities: Ares (Greek), Bellona (Roman), Neith (Egyptian), Odinn (Norse), The Morrigan (Celtic)

Demeter — Goddess of the Harvest, Agriculture, & Fertility

Summary

Roman Name: Ceres
Colors: Green, Brown, Gold
Element: Earth
Plants & Trees: Wheat, barley, corn, poppy, mint, pennyroyal, sunflower, daisy, foxglove, columbine, the cypress tree, the ash tree, the oak tree, the chaste tree
Stones & Gems: Topaz, Citrine, Pyrope (a deep red type of garnet), Almandine (type of garnet with a violet tint), Amber
Incense: Frankincense, Myrrh, Mint, Poppy or opium, Clove
Symbols: Sheaves of wheat, Cornucopia, A torch, Livestock, Turtle doves, Screech owls, Cranes, Snakes (especially of the winged variety), Pigs, Lizards, Bread, Honey, Acorns, Harvest tools
Proper Offerings: Sheaves of wheat, Corn dollies, Fruits & vegetables of the harvest, Bread, Honey, Wine, Milk, Poppies, Sunflowers, Cookies or cakes made to look like one of Her symbols
Similar Deities: Sif (Norse), Aine (Celtic)

Dionysus — God of Wine, Fertility, & Theatre

Summary

Roman Name: Bacchus
Colors: Purple, Green, Burgundy
Element: Earth
Plants & Trees: The grapevine, the ivy, the bindweed (sarsaparille), giant fennel, the silver fir tree, the fig tree, the elm tree, cinnamon
Stones & Gems: Amethyst
Incense: Grape, Ivy, Fig, Fennel, Cinnamon, Musk, Frankincense, Storax
Symbols: Wine, Grapes, Grapevine, Thyrsus (fennel staff tipped with a pine cone), Ivy crown, Figs, Berries, Leopards, Goats, Donkeys, Lions, Snakes, Wild bulls, Panthers, Tigers, Cheetahs, Wine glass
Proper Offerings: Wine, Mead, Intoxicants of any variety, Grapes, Figs, Berries, Apples, Honey, Honeyed Milk, Sweet meats, Wheat/barley/hops, Olive oil, Ivy, Pine/pine cones, Fennel, Thistle, Cookies or cakes shaped to look like one of His symbols (i.e. wine bottle or wine glass), Dedicated sexual activities (if you’re comfortable), Mock-blood offerings, Donations to a theatre or theatre troupe
Similar Deities: Liber (Roman)

Eris — Goddess of Strife, Discord, & Chaos

Summary

Roman Name: Discordia
Colors: Blood-red, Black
Element: Fire
Plants & Trees: The apple tree
Stones & Gems: Ruby, Red agate, Bloodstone
Symbols: Golden apple, Poniard (which She keeps hidden), Snakes, A torch
Proper Offerings: Apples, Golden apples (oranges), Social protest, Recognizing the positivity of dark times/negativity
Similar Deities: Enyo (Greek), Chaos (Greek), Bellona (Roman), Set/Seth (Egyptian)

Eros — God of Love & Desire

Summary

Roman Name: Cupid
Colors: Red
Element: Fire
Day of the Week: Friday
Plants & Trees: The rose, the myrtle, the apple tree
Stones & Gems: Rose quartz, Diamonds (His arrows were said to be tipped with them)
Incense: Rose, Myrtle, Frankincense, Myrrh, Apple
Symbols: Hearts, Bow & arrows (which can inspire either love or indifference), Wings, Torches/candles, Doves, hares, Myrtle Wreath
Proper Offerings: Roses, Myrtles, Apples, Cookies or cakes shaped to look like one of His symbols, Honey, Wine/mean, Candles (for the flame of love), Bow & arrows
Similar Deities: Amor (Roman), Aengus (Celtic)

Gaea — Goddess of the Earth & Fertility

Summary

Roman Name: Terra
Colors: Green, Brown
Element: Earth
Plants & Trees: All of them
Stones & Gems: All of them but especially Agate, Quartz, Emerald, Green calcite, Turquoise, Chrysoprase, Malachite, Peridot, Amazonite, Serpentine, Moonstone
Incense: Lilac, Rosemary, Cherry, Cloves, Birch, Pine, Cedarwood, Cypress, Sage, Patchouli, Musk, Oakmoss, Anything woodsy/earthy
Symbols: The Earth, Grass/dirt, Flowers & trees, Stones & rocks, Fruits, Cornucopia, All animals but especially snakes, pigs, bulls, & bees
Proper Offerings: Flowers of any kind (wildflowers are best), Fruits, Grains, Cookies or cakes made to look like one of Her symbols, Honey, Wine/mead, Milk or honeyed milk, Planting & tending a garden, Recycling/cleaning up litter & pollution, Donations to environmental organizations (including time), Biking or carpooling instead of driving
Similar Deities: Rhea (Greek), Geb (Egyptian), Anu/Danu (Celtic), Dôn (Celtic), Cybele (Turkish)

Hades — King of the Underworld & God of the Dead & Wealth

Summary

Roman Name: Pluto
Colors: Black, White, Grey
Element: Fire or Earth
Plants & Trees: The asphodel, the mint, the cypress tree, the white poplar tree, the pomegranate tree, the narcissus
Stones & Gems: All of them but especially Diamond, Obsidian, Onyx, Jet, Black tourmaline, Hematite (any black stone, really)
Incense: Frankincense, Cypress, Narcissus, Mint, Pomegranate, Patchouli, Myrrh

Symbols: Three-headed Cerberus, Helmet which renders the wearer invisible, Gold & jewels (which can be found underground), Scepter, Key of Hades, Drinking horn or cornucopia, Screech owls, Black rams, Bident (two-pronged trident), Skull & bones
Proper Offerings: Cypress flowers or leaves, Narcissus, Mint, Pomegranates, Gold & silver, Jewels, Bones, Wine or honeyed milk (poured directly on the earth), Fish/meat, Mock-blood offerings (again, poured directly on the earth), Cookies or cakes made to look like one of His symbols, Helping others grieve, Remembering the dead fondly
Similar Deities Dis Pater (Roman), Orcus (Roman), Osiris (Egyptian), Hel (Norse), Arawn/Gwynn ap Nudd (Celtic), Yama (Chinese/Japanese)

Hebe — Goddess of Youth & Cupbearer to the Gods

Summary

Roman Name: Juventas
Colors: Pink (especially a soft, baby pink), White
Element: Water
Plants & Trees: The cypress, the lettuce, the ivy
Stones & Gems: Agate, Angelite, Bloodstone, Green Diopside, Hematite, Rose Quartz, Yellow Jasper
Incense: Frankincense
Symbols: Chalice, Serving pitcher, Fountain of youth
Proper Offerings: Wine, Honey or honeyed milk, Apples, Lettuce, Ivy, Letting your inner child out to play, Forgiving those who have wronged you (She’s also the goddess of pardons & forgiveness)
Similar Deities: Ganymede (Greek), Idun (Norse)

Hecate — Goddess of Magick & Witchcraft, Ghosts & Necromancy, Crossroads, & the Moon

Summary

Roman Name: Trivia
Colors: Black, Silver
Element: All of them (She is the goddess of magick, after all)
Plants & Trees: The asphodel, the aconite, the belladonna, the mandrake, the hemlock, the poppy, the dittany, the lavender, the dandelion, the hellebore, garlic, the mugwort, the yew tree, the cypress tree, the pomegranate tree, the oak tree, the black poplar tree, the willow tree, the hazel tree, the cedar tree, the almond tree
Stones & Gems: Moonstone, Sapphire or star sapphire, Any stone that is dark & luminous (i.e. Black tourmaline, Hematite, Jet, Obsidian, Onyx, etc.)
Incense: Myrrh, Pomegranate, Mugwort, Cypress, Poppy, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Mint, Saffron
Symbols: Triple moon, Dark moon, The crone, Cauldron, Torches, Keys, Daggers, Rope, Crossroads, Entry ways & gates, Dogs (especially black ones), She-wolf, Frogs, Snakes, Weasels, Black ewes, Crows, Owls, Horses
Proper Offerings: Dandelions, Poppies, Lavender, Garlic, Almonds, Raisins or currants, Figs, Black olives, Wine, Water, Honey, Cookies or cakes made to look like one of Her symbols, Eggs (especially boiled), Leaving a plate of food at a crossroads or burying a small cake/libation at a crossroads, Blood offerings (just a finger-prick) or mock-blood offerings, Appreciating the weird & uncanny
Similar Deities: Janus (Roman), Heket (Egyptian), Isis (Egyptian), Ceridwen (Celtic)

Helios — God of the Sun

Summary

Roman Name: Sol
Colors: Gold/Yellow, Red, White
Element: Fire (or possibly Air)
Day of the Week: Sunday
Plants & Trees: The heliotrope, the sunflower, the frankincense tree, the poplar tree
Stones & Gems: Amber, Sunstone
Incense: Frankincense, Heliotrope, Sunflower, Myrrh
Symbols: The sun, Sun chariot, Sun aureole (a halo-like aura of sun beams), Golden cup, Incense, Red cows, White horses, Lions, Wolves, Roosters, Eagles, Snakes, Rams
Proper Offerings: Honey, Golden cakes, Golden raisins, Sun-shaped cookies or cakes, White wine, Whiskey, Goldschläger, Gold shavings, Heliotropes, Sunflowers, Candles/flame
Similar Deities: Apollo (Greek/Roman), Hyperion (Greek), Horus (Egyptian), Ra (Egyptian), Amun (Egyptian), Freyr (Norse), Lugh (Celtic), Áine (Celtic), Usil (Etruscan)

Hephaestus — God of Fire, the Forge, Metalworking & Sculpting, Craftsmen, & Technology

Summary

Roman Name: Vulcan
Colors: Red, Red-orange, Yellow
Element: Fire
Plants & Trees: The fennel, the vervain, the poppy, the hibiscus, the nettle, the aloe, the oak tree
Stones & Gems: Ruby, Red topaz, Red agate, Carnelian, Coral, Garnet, Amber, Citrine, Azurite
Incense: Frankincense, Manna (from the ash tree), Dragon’s blood, Pine
Symbols: Fire, Blacksmith’s hammer, Anvil, Pair of tongs, Axe, Volcanoes, Donkeys, Dogs, Bears, Wolves, Rams, Cranes, Quails
Proper Offerings: Any metal but especially iron or steel, Marble/limestone, Blacksmith’s hammer or sculptor’s chisel, Fennel, Vervain, Red peppers, Paprika, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Honey, Wine, Cakes or cookies shaped to look like one of His symbols, Mock-blood offerings, Candles/flame, Handmade metal-works or sculpted/carved handicrafts, Working with your hands (be it smithing, jewelry-making, or home repair projects), Supporting local smiths & craftsmen, Donations to charities that help the disabled
Similar Deities: Ptah (Egyptian), Weyland the Smith (Norse), Goibniu (Celtic), Gofannon (Celtic)

Hera — Queen of the Gods & Goddess of Women, Marriage, Childbirth, & Motherhood

Summary

Roman Name: Juno
Colors: Purple, Dark green, Royal blue, Silver, White, Gold
Element: Earth
Plants & Trees: The lotus, the lily, the white rose (white flowers in general), the poppy, the iris, the honeysuckle, the pomegranate tree, the apple tree, the willow tree, the cypress tree, the chaste tree
Stones & Gems: Lapis lazuli, Diamond, Moonstone, Quartz, Pearl, Sapphire or star sapphire, Amethyst, Azurite, Turquoise, Tourmaline, Chrysocolla
Incense: Myrrh, Rose, Jasmine, Iris, Honeysuckle, Patchouli, Frankincense
Symbols: Diadem, Scepter, Throne, Peacock feathers, Peacocks, Cows, Cranes, Cuckoos, Panthers, Lions, Pomegranates, Apples, Pears, Oranges
Proper Offerings: Peacock feathers, Lotuses, Lilies, White roses, White flowers of any kind, Poppies, Irises, Pomegranates or pomegranate seeds, Apples, Pears, Oranges, Staying faithful in a relationship & keeping the romance alive, Supporting women’s rights, Donations to a women’s shelter, Donating old maternity clothes or baby things to those less fortunate
Similar Deities: Isis (Egyptian), Hathor (Egyptian), Frigg (Norse), Danu (Celtic)

Hermes — Messenger of the Gods & God of Commerce, Travelers, Thieves, & Athletes

Summary

Roman Name: Mercury
Colors: Gold, Yellow, Orange, Silver, Grey, Green
Element: Air
Day of the Week: Wednesday
Plants & Trees: The crocus (particularly the saffron variety), the moly, the strawberry tree, the palm tree, the almond tree, the silver birch tree
Stones & Gems: Hematite, Agate, Yellow topaz, Amber, Citrine, Emerald, Peridot, Red marble
Incense: Frankincense, Camphor, Myrrh, Saffron, Dragon’s blood, Cloves, Nettles, Mace, Musk, White sandalwood, Tobacco, Storax
Symbols: Winged sandals, Winged helmet, Caduceus (winged staff entwined with serpents), Purse or pouch, Traveler’s cloak, Lyre, Panpipes, Roosters, Tortoises, Hares, Rams, Hawks, Snakes
Proper Offerings: Anything made of silver or containing mercury, Currency (including foreign currency), Crocuses, Panpipes, Saffron, Strawberries, Chocolate, Wheat, Honey, Lemons, Almonds, Cassia, Cinnamon, Pork or mutton, Any type of foreign food, Spring water, Coffee, Energy drinks, Wine/mead, German beer, Brightly colored eggs, Traveling abroad or trading with foreigners, Playing harmless practical jokes, Comforting a dying loved one
Similar Deities: Iris (Greek), Thoth (Egyptian), Set/Seth (Egyptian), Loki (Norse), Puck (Celtic), Coyote the Trickster (Native American), Anansi (African)

Hestia — Goddess of the Hearth & Home

Summary

Roman Name: Vesta
Colors: White, Gold/Yellow, Orange, Red, Lavender
Element: Fire
Plants & Trees: The lavender, the chaste tree, the datura, the California poppy, the goldenrod, the hollyhock, the yarrow, the purple coneflower, all white flowers
Stones & Gems: Garnet, Vanadinite, Quartz, Amethyst
Incense: Lavender, Chamomile, Myrrh, Frankincense, Iris, Angelica, Peony
Symbols: The hearth, Fire/flames, Home, Head veil, Kettle or cauldron, Architecture, Pigs, Cows, Donkeys, Cranes
Proper Offerings: First/last foods & libations from a meal, Candles/flame, Wine, Honey, Pork, Cakes or Cookies made to look like one of Her symbols, Bread (especially homemade), Cooking herbs (such as basil, thyme, rosemary) & spices, Lavender or chamomile tea, Keeping a candle/hearth fire or lamp constantly burning, Welcoming others into your home, Keeping the peace (especially in the home), Donations of time & money to Habitat for Humanity, Lavender, White roses
Similar Deities: Roma (Roman)

Iris — Goddess of the Rainbow & Messenger of the Gods

Summary

Roman Name: Arcus
Colors: All of them
Element: Air
Plants & Trees: The iris
Stones & Gems: Rainbow quartz, Moonstone, Rainbow moonstone, Opal, Pearl, Rainbow obsidian
Incense: Iris, Violet, Lavender, Myrrh, Frankincense
Symbols: Rainbows, Golden wings, Caduceus, Pitcher of water, Clouds, Fleur-de-lis, Sun/sunlight
Proper Offerings: Water, Wine, Honey, Wheat, Figs, Cakes or cookies made to look like one of Her symbols, Irises, Feathers, Prisms, Postage stamps, Cotton candy, Whipped cream
Equivalents: Hermes (Greek), Hebe (Greek), Heimdallr (Norse), Mbaba Mwana Waresa (Zulu), Ixchel (Mayan)

Pan — God of Nature, Music, & Fertility

Summary

Roman Name: Faunus
Colors: Brown, Green, Red
Element: Earth
Plants & Trees: The reed, the mountain pine tree, the violet, the musk, the thistle, the hemp/Indian hemp, the orchis, the civet
Stones & Gems: Jasper, Amber, Tiger’s eye, Unakite, Smoky quartz, Mahogany obsidian, Crystal, Bloodstone, Turquoise, Azurite
Incense: Frankincense, Musk, Civet, Violet, Hemp, Pine, Birch
Symbols: Syrinx (set of panpipes), Goats, Goat Horns, Rams, Shepherd’s crook, Phallus
Proper Offerings: Panpipes, Wine/mead, Beer, Milk (especially goat’s milk), Water, Honey, Grain, Fruits, Honey-cakes (for his nymphs), Cookies or cakes made to look like one of His symbols, Mutton, Hemp or cannabis, Pine needles, Making lots of noise (music, chanting, etc., so as not to startle Him), Eating/drinking/being merry, Having sex or participating in sexual acts, Not disturbing Him around noon (when He likes to nap)
Equivalents: Min (Egyptian), Cernunnos (Celtic)

Persephone — Queen of the Underworld & Goddess of Spring & Vegetation

Summary

Roman Name: Proserpina
Colors: Black, Green, Blue, Purple, Magenta, Yellow
Element: Earth
Plants & Trees: The daisy, the lily, the lily of the valley, the lavender, the narcissus, the maidenhair fern, the mint, the iris, the violet, the rose, the asphodel, the poppy, the pomegranate tree, the willow tree, the cypress tree, the black poplar tree
Stones & Gems: Onyx, Obsidian, Quartz, Jasper, Coral, Agate, Citrine, Topaz, Peridot, Sapphire, Gren tourmaline, Pink tourmaline, Amethyst, Dioptase
Incense: Pomegranate, Narcissus, Hyacinth, Vanilla, Almond, Bergamot, Anything floral
Symbols: Wildflowers, Wreath of flowers worn in hair, Pomegranates, Sheaves of grain, Torch, Bees, Bats, Parrots, Pigs, Deer, Rams, Monkeys, Waterfalls, Rivers & springs, Crown
Proper Offerings: Pomegranates/pomegranate seeds, Pomegranate juice or wine, Spring water or infused water, Honey/honey wine, Wildflowers, Grains, Bread, Cookies or cakes made to look like one of Her symbols, Milk/honeyed milk, Wreath of flowers, Comforting those who have lost a loved one, Donations of time & money to a rape crisis center
Equivalents: Kore (Greek), Nephthys (Egyptian), Lada (Slavic)

Poseidon — God of the Sea, Earthquakes, & Horses

Summary

Roman Name: Neptune
Colors: Blue, Turquoise, Sea green, Cyan, Deep blue
Element: Water
Plants & Trees: The seaweed, the coral, the wild celery, the pine tree
Stones & Gems: Pearl, Mother-of-pearl, Aquamarine, Lapis lazuli, Turqouise, Azurite, Sapphire, Amethyst
Incense: Pine, Cedar, Willow, Frankincense, Myrrh
Symbols: The sea, Sea foam/waves, Trident, Merpeople, Hippocampi, Pegasus, Fishes, Dolphins, Horses, Bulls, Conch shells, Sea shells, Oysters/pearls, Starfishes
Proper Offerings: Water, White wine or white grape juice, Honey, Fish (including the first catch of the season), Beef, Salt, Cookies or cakes made to look like one of His symbols (even animal crackers), Mint/chocolate mint candies, Oysters or clams, Pearls, Container of sea water, Conch shells/sea shells, Starfishes, Statue of a horse or bull, Ambergris, Riding a horse or learning to ride one, Fighting ocean/beach pollution, Taking up a water sport (diving, boating, etc.), Enjoying a day at the beach, Supporting fishermen and sailors
Equivalents: Njordr (Norse), Lir/Llŷr (Celtic), Manannán mac Lir (Celtic), Nodens (Celtic)

Selene — Goddess of the Moon

Summary

Roman Name: Luna
Colors: Silver, Gray, White, Red, Black, Dark blue, Purple
Element: Water
Day of the Week: Monday
Plants & Trees: The selenetrope, the jasmine, the white poppy, the white rose, the wallflower, the willow tree, the myrtle tree
Stones & Gems: Moonstone, Selenite, Pearl, Quartz
Incense: Jasmine, Gardenia, Sandalwood, Myrtle
Symbols: The moon, Crescent moon headdress, Moon chariot, Torch, Veil, Wolves, Dogs, Bulls, Cows, Horses, Oxen, Roosters, Bats
Proper Offerings: Silver (includng silver coins and/or a silver bowl full of water), Jasmine, Selenetropes, Jasmines, White roses (white flowers in general), Crescent cakes or crescent-shaped cookies, Water, Milk, White wine or white grape juice, Honey, Honey cakes, Eggs, Pomegranates, Apples, Seafood, White chicken, Writing or reading poetry in Her honor, Taking a moonlit stroll
Similar Deities: Artemis (Greek), Phoebe (Greek), Diana (Roman)

Thanatos — God of Death

Summary

Roman Name: Mors
Colors: Black, White, Purple
Element: Earth
Plants & Trees: The poppy, the mandrake, the mugwort, the African violet, the periwinkle, the cypress tree, the pomegranate tree, the willow tree
Stones & Gems: Onyx, Obsidian, Jet, Black tourmaline (any black stone, really), Amethyst
Incense: Frankincense, [Sandalwood](Death Herbs), Cypress, Willow, Opium, Myrrh, Musk, Wisteria, Black blossom, Dragon’s blood
Symbols: Inverted torch (representing an extinguished life), Wreath of poppies, Butterflies, Theta symbol, Grim Reaper’s scythe, Skulls/bones/skeletons, Snakes, Ravens, Crows, Headstones, Sheathed sword, Wings
Proper Offerings: Poppies or poppy seeds, Bitter wines (such as Apothic Dark), Black coffee/tea, Dark chocolate, Bitter foods/drinks, Cigars, Grave rubbings or graveyard dirt, Skulls or bones collected humanely (or replicas), Snake skins, Scythe, Drawings/poetry/music, Roses, Pomegranate juice or wine
Similar Deities: Hades (Greek), Anubis (Egyptian), Hel (Norse)

Zeus — King of the Gods & God of the Sky, Weather, Law & Order, & Justice

Summary

Roman Name: Jupiter
Colors: Sky blue, White, Gold, Purple
Element: Air
Day of the Week: Thursday
Plants & Trees: The wild celery, the artichoke, the oak tree, the olive tree, the white poplar tree, the linden tree
Stones & Gems: Opal, Diamond, Quartz, Sapphire, Lapis lazuli, Blue topaz, Blue zircon, Blue agate, Citrine, Amethyst
Incense: Frankincense, Oakmoss, Vervain, Sage
Symbols: Lightning bolts, Clouds, Scepter, Throne, Crown/wreath of olive leaves, Aegis, Eagles, Cuckoos, Swans, Bulls (especially white bulls), Goats, Lions, Wolves
Proper Offerings: Eagle feathers (obtained humanely, i.e. discarded), Oak branches/leaves, Gold (gold coins, gold bowl or cup, etc.), Wreath of olive leaves, White wine, Honey, Figs, Vervain, Damiana, Hyssop, Ginseng, Saffron, Cookies or cakes made to look like one of His symbols, Beef or mutton, Cotton candy, Whipped cream, Writing or reading poetry in His honor, Honoring commitments
Similar Deities: Jove (Roman), Amon (Egyptian), Horus (Egyptian), Nut (Egyptian), Ma’at (Egyptian), Odinn (Norse), Thor (Norse), Forseti (Norse), Tyr (Norse), The Dagda (Celtic)

https://goddessofpurple.neocities.org/deities/cheatsheet1

And if you like more info on the gods here is some compact knowledge

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CHALLENGE ENTRY

As some of you know, I am currently writing an astrology book. The part I am currently working on is the link between the Zodiac Signs and parts of the body:

Aries - head, face, jaws, teeth
Taurus - throat, neck, ears, tongue, thyroid
Gemini - shoulders, arms, hands, lungs
Cancer - chest, breasts, armpits, stomach
Leo - heart, blood,arteries
Virgo - intestines, pancreas, spleen
Libra- kidneys, lower back
Scorpio - reprodictive system
Sagittarius- liver, thighs, hips, glutes
Capricorn - bones, joines, knees, skin
Aquarius - calves, ankles, veins
Pisces - feet, toes, lymph nodes

These can give an idication of what ailments a particular sun sign MIGHT be more prone to. I have loomed at these ailments and have also suggested some natural remedies for some. Here is the Taurus example:

I have also been making correspondences between the traits of each sign and different essential oils to create a diffuser blend for each sign. This has involved looking at the associations of each oil, matching them to the signs and also cosidering the proportion of top,.middle and base notes in each blend. This has meant some trial and error, making notes, scoring out and using fragrance strips to test each. I have currently done 8. Only the last 4 signs to do.

I have also began work on a section aboit planetary days/hours to show how each day can be used to plan events to get the most from them. This is all a work in progress.

Blessed be

Alan

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I feel the same way about colored candles! They just don’t resonate with me at all. However, I do like the concept of color correspondences so I’ve been toying with the idea of making my own candles with dried flowers and herbs to imbue them with color in a way that feels right to me.

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@Bumblebee That’s sounds fabulous. They’ll look real pretty too. Maybe share some photos when you’ve made them. :sparkling_heart:

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Wow! These pages are so beautiful! You have a wonderful eye for graphic design.

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Challenge Entry Correspondences

HI all - first time entry so here goes…

I don’t have a comprehensive list but could compile one from my studies to share - I will take that as a side task to work on. I decided to list a more casual way I use correspondences in my daily life. I am a long time bird/wild life feeder and walk in nature as often as possible. As I come across wild life and animals are mentioned in passing that spark to me - I tend to reach back to old and new books and cards for their message. Like when I hear the Crow caw at me and I look up what Crow is telling me (sacred law vs human law i.e. walk your talk, speak your truth, going into the void). The deer along my walking path - gentleness and swift-footedness, speed, alertness and warning at times), Fox - camouflage and invisibility - be observant from the shadows. And the simple messages like the Chickadee and my mother saying hi from the spirit realm :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


This is a new book for me and I love it as looking up one thing will lead me to read a few more pages to learn of more!


Many years old - this is an unmatched set I love to learn the correspondences of animals that appear in my daily walks, talks and communication with others. Sometimes I just pull a card for a message!

Bear - Introspection and going within - hibernate
Hawk - the messenger - it has something to tell you today, take a higher vantage point on the issue
Spider - weaving stories - what are you telling yourself or others.
Rabbit - are you paralyzed by fear? Stop running!
Eagle - bird of the gods, supremacy, divine connections to source - many traditions

And of course Magickal Creatures!
Unicorn - chastity, purity, singularity
Dragons - this reference could be so culturally diverse but usually seen as a guardian of treasures and more. Dragons conjure many associations for me - to be magickal, powerful, can associate with all elements, hard to kill and usually associated with fire.

And lastly share my newest love as I treated myself to a gorgeous Book of Shadows to replenish.

I have so enjoyed reading this thread - thank you all!!

Cerimoon

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Challenge Entry :star2:

I’m new to tarot and am slowly working my way through Tarot for the Self by Mary Greer, a book that was recommended to me by someone in my local witchy Meetup group who has been practicing tarot for decades.

I just completed a personal profile exercise that helped me find cards that correspond to my birthdate.

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My Personal Tarot Profile for Guidance and Inspiration

Personality and Soul Cards
“The corresponding Personality Card indicates what you have come into this lifetime to learn. The corresponding Soul Card shows your soul purpose through all your lifetimes” (Greer, p. 20).

My Soul Number is 3.
My Personality Card is The Empress.
My Soul Card is also The Empress.
My Numerological Lessons and Opportunities Cards are 3 of Wands, 3 of Cups, 3 of Swords, and 3 of Pentacles.

Hidden Factor Cards
In your younger years, Hidden Factor Cards aka Shadow Card represent aspects of the self that remain unaware to you. Past the age of 30, they become more like a Teacher Card because you’re more self-aware and willing and ready to work with it.

My Hidden Factor Cards are The Hanged Man and The World.

Year Cards
Your personal year card represents “the tests, lessons, and experiences you will go through this year” (Greer, p. 39).

For 2023, my Year Card is Justice.

Zodiac Cards
Your Zodiac cards help you understand the major, persistent themes of this lifetime and remind you of who you are at your core when you seek purpose.

My Sun Sign is Scorpio.
My Zodiac Card is Death.
My Zodiac Lessons and Opportunities Cards are 5 of Cups, 6 of Cups, and 7 of Cups.

Destiny Card
“From this card you can find indications of your fundamental impulses, desires, and reactions as an individual” (Greer, p. 42)

My Destiny Card is Six of Cups.

Persona Cards
Persona Cards are based on correspondences between Court Cards and your sun, moon, and rising signs.

My sun sign is Scorpio so my Personal Potential Card is King of Cups.
My moon is in Leo so my Inner Teacher Card is King of Wands.
My rising sign is Taurus so my Mode of Expression in the World can be described by King of Pentacles.

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Now I just have to get to know what all these cards mean! :crazy_face:

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