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Correspondences (Some, not All!)

Correspondences (Some, not All!)

PostAuthor: Tylluan » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:00 am

End of summer; honouring of the dead; scrying; divination; last harvest; meat harvest

Copal, Sandalwood, Mastic resin, Benzoin, Sweetgrass, Wormwood, Mugwort, Sage, Myrrh or Patchouli

Besom, Cauldron, Tarot, Obsidian Ball, Pendulum, Runes, Oghams, Ouija boards, Black Cauldron or bowl filled with black ink or water, or Magic Mirror

Black Obsidian, Jasper, Carnelian, Onyx, Smoky Quartz, Jet, Bloodstone

Black, orange, red, brown, golden yellow

Symbols & Decorations:

Apples, autumn flowers, acorns, bat, black cat, bones, corn stalks, colored leaves, crows, death/dying, divination and the tools associated with it, ghosts, gourds, Indian corn, jack-o-lantern, nuts, oak leaves, pomegranates, pumpkins, scarecrows, scythes, waning moon

Apples, apple dishes, cider, meat (traditionally this is the meat harvest) especially pork (if you're a vegetarian, tofu seems ritually correct), mulled cider with spices, nuts - representing resurrection and rebirth, pomegranates, potatoes, pumpkins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds, squash, beets, turnips, corn, gingerbread and mulled wine.

Some Wiccans leave a plate of food outside the home for the souls of the dead. Placement of a candle in a window and burying apples in the hard-packed earth is believed to guide them on their journey to the lands of Eternal Summer.

The Crone, Hecate (Greek), Cerridwen (Welsh-Scottish), Arianrhod (Welsh), Caillech (Irish-Scottish), Baba Yaga (Russian), Al-Ilat (persian), Bast (Egyptian), Persephone (Greek), Hel (Norse), Kali (Hindu), all Death & Otherworld Goddesses

Horned Hunter (European), Cernnunos (Greco-Celtic), Osiris (Egyptian), Hades (Greek), Gwynn ap Nudd (British), Anubis (Egyptian), Coyote Brother (Native American), Loki (Norse), Dis (Roman), Arawn (Welsh), sacrificial/Dying/Aging Gods, Death and Otherworld Gods

Herbs and Flowers:
Almond, apple leaf , autumn joy sedum, bay leaf, calendula, Cinnamon, Cloves cosmos, garlic, ginger , hazelnut, hemlock cones, mandrake root, marigold, mums, mugwort (to aid in divination), mullein seeds, nettle, passionflower, pine needles, pumpkin seeds, rosemary (for remembrance of our ancestors), rue, sage, sunflower petals and seeds, tarragon, wild ginseng, wormwood

Stag, Cat, Bat, Owl, Jackal, Elephant, Ram, Scorpion, Heron, Crow, Robin

Mythical Beings:
Phooka, Goblin, Medusa, Beansidhe, Harpies, Fylgiar, Peryton, Erlkonig


Magic, plenty, knowledge, the night, death & rebirth, success, protection, rest, new beginnings, ancestors, lifting of the veil, mundane laws in abeyance, return, change


Death & transformation, Wiccan new year, wisdom of the Crone, end of summer, honouring, thinning of the veil between worlds, death of the year, time outside of time, night of the Wild Hunt, begin new projects, end old projects

Sex magic, release of bad habits, banishing, fairy magic, divination of any kind, candle magic, astral projection, past life work, dark moon mysteries, mirror spells (reflection), casting protection, inner work, propitiation, clearing obstacles, uncrossing, inspiration, workings of transition or culmination, manifesting transformation, creative visualisation, contacting those who have departed this plane


Honouring the dead, especially departed ancestors; knowing we will not be forgotten; clear knowledge of our path; guidance; protection; celebrating reincarnation


Foreseeing the future; honouring/consulting ancestors; releasing the old; power; understanding death and rebirth; entering the underworld; divination; dance of the dead; fire calling; past life recall


Ancestor altar, costumes, divination, carving jack-o-lanterns, spirit plate, the Feast of the Dead, feasting, paying debts, fairs, drying winter herbs, masks, bonfires, apple games, tricks, washing clothes







According to Margie McArthur, in her book "WiccaCraft for Families", the following dates are celebrated by many for the entire week preceding 31st October:

24th - Festival Prelude and Night of Seers ~ decorate and remember those who have seen the future.
25th - Night of Heroes and Martyrs ~ honouring members of families who died in war and peace; those who have died for their faith.
26th - Night of Artists ~ remembering those who speak of the Old Ways through the arts.
27th - Night of Nurturers ~ those who keep the home fires burning; caring for those in need of care.
28th - Night of Remembrance of Family Pets ~ recalled and cherished.
29th - Night of Remembrance of Forgotten Ancestors ~ heritage and origins.
30th - Night of the Recent Dead ~ trip to cemetery.
31st - Family Fire Festival
May your summers and winters be short, springs be mild and autumn reaping plentiful.

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