Tables of Correspondences are very helpful when planning rituals. They are
quick reference guides to the powers of plants, colors, metals and much more
which share corresponding energies. Consulting a Table of Correspondences
can enable you to put together the tools you want to use to focus your
magickal energies for a special ritual. You don't have to use them all at
one time in one ritual but just choose the ones that will suit your purposes
When designing your ritual, the first step is to pick the planet (or planets) which best exemplify the energies you are seeking to use:
SUN - friendship, vitality, luck, money, patronage, peace, confidence, success.
MOON - astral travel, safety, childbirth, reconciliation, intuition, creativity, dream work.
MARS - assertiveness, victory, willpower, sexuality, protection.
MERCURY - career, communication, conscious mind, learning, theatre, divination, health.
JUPITER - ambition, luck, opportunities, abundance, expansion, fame.
VENUS - beauty, creativity, the arts, love, friendship, pleasure.
SATURN - discipline, self-knowledge, the occult, karma, past lives, protection.
NEPTUNE - mystical experiences, inspiration.
URANUS - quantum mental leaps, the unexpected.
PLUTO - deep inner issues, fears, instincts.
When you have decided which planet or combination of planetary energies will work best for your ritual, the color corresponding to the planet is the color you=ll use for your candles, your altar cloth or your paper if you=re drawing a talisman. The plants and perfumes are what you=ll mix if you=re making your own incense, ritual oil or herbal amulet. The metals and gems are materials that you can charge with energy and can then use in an amulet (or bury or keep in your pocket or place upon a photograph or contract or˙˙.your imagination is the limit). The number represents the planetary energies, so you could use one candle and/or one stone to represent the Sun, for example; two candles and/or two stones for the Moon, etc. In making a paper talisman, you would use a three sided (in other words, triangle) paper for Venus, 4 sided (square) for Saturn, 5 sided (pentagon) for Mars, etc.
The best day to perform your ritual is determined by the planet that you have decided has the energies you seek to tap. Each planet rules a day of the week:
And you'll want to plan your ritual by the correct phase of the Moon:
The Waxing Moon (new moon to full, as the moon is getting bigger) is used to influence events outside of yourself; influencing the environment and people around you; expansion and growth.
The Waning Moon (after the full moon to the new moon, as the moon is getting smaller)is used for inner work like dream work, past life regression and stopping bad habits as well as for slowing or stopping events.
The New Moon is good for new beginnings and blessings.
The Full Moon is the moon in its full power tide and you=ll want to check the astrological placement of each full moon to take full advantage of its energy at that time.
Below is a brief listing of magickal correspondences to the planetary energies:
TABLE OF CORRESPONDENCES:
There are more colors, herbs, stones and oils (as well as other symbols) which correspond to the planetary energies, but this will get you started!
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