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TABLES OF CORRESPONDENCES

Karen Charboneau-Harrison, copyright © 2005

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 the best.

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:

Sunday
SUN
Monday
MOON
PLUTO
Tuesday
MARS
Wednesday
MERCURY
URANUS
Thursday
JUPITER
Friday
VENUS
NEPTUNE
Saturday
SATURN
PLUTO

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:

PLANET

SUN


MOON


MARS


MERCURY


JUPITER


VENUS


SATURN


NEPTUNE


URANUS


PLUTO
NUMBER

1


2


5


7


6


3


4


11


22


33
COLOR

Orange
Gold

Violet
Silver

Scarlet


Lavender
Yellow

Blue


Green


Indigo


Seagreen


Magenta


Black
PLANT

Sunflower
Heliotrope

Almond
Sandalwood

Sulfur
Red Sandalwood

Lavender
Cinquefoil

Oak
Poplar

Rose
Vervain

Ash
Cypress

Kelp
Bladderwrack

Coffee
Guarana

Mushroom
Rye
METAL

Gold


Silver


Iron


Quicksilver


Tin


Copper


Lead


Shell


Titanium


Pyrite
GEM

Topaz
Diamond

Moonstone
Pearl

Ruby
Garnet

Opal
Quartz

Sapphire
Amethyst

Jade
RoseQuartz

Onyx
Jet

Abalone


Quartz


Black Opal
PERFUME

Saffron
Frankincense

Jasmin
Camphor

Black Pepper
Honeysuckle

Cinnamon
Mace

Cedar
Magnolia

Rose
Carnation

Patchouli
Myrrh

Ambergris
Amber

Clove
Nutmeg

Musk
Civit

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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