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.
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!
(edit: 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.
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
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.
I do work with fire alot, (something to do with loving a fire God and Chaos God so much I guess ) 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.
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.
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
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 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
So, I was lucky enough to find in my goodle drive some of the information I have gathered in english 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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 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.
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
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’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.
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.
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.
“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 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!