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Tools in Wicca

There are tools that are essential to every religion. And they are usually ceremonial tools that aid in a practitioner’s spiritual journey. Buddhists have their bells, while Christians have their cross. While not a requirement to each one practicing a religion, having the tools strengthen your dedication.

Witchcraft has a wide range of tools, and most are usually those that are placed on an altar, and each almost always represents an element.

What you decide to procure will really depend on your beliefs and what you are comfortable with. It is also important to know that your tools should be treated with respect and reverence since each represents a divine element.

Here are just some of the tools a witch could have at his or her person or altar:

Athame

An Athame is a knife with a black handle that is used to cast a circle. It should never be used for cutting or to cause physical harm. The athame represents masculine energy and the element of fire.

Chalice

The chalice witches use can come in a goblet styles, or simply any mug and cup, and is used to hold water or wine, which is to be drank after a ritual. The chalice on your altar also represents water.

Wand

The wand that you use can come in any material that you feel a connection to: wood, bone, or metal. A witch’s wand is very personal, so much so that many Wiccans prefer to fashion themselves their own wand that suits their taste and represents their personality or character. The wand is used to direct energies during a ritual, and represents the element of air.

Pentacle

The pentacle is a very powerful and protective symbol in Wicca. On an altar, it can come in the form of either a pendant or a platen. The pentacle represents earth, and is used to cleanse yourself, your surroundings, and all other items on your altar. If you have a pentacle necklace, you can use that on your altar as well.

Cauldron

Like the chalice, the cauldron represents the element of water. A cauldron can hold many things like water, herbs, incense, and candles, and is very useful when it comes to rituals involving burning and creating small fires. The preferred material for the pot-bellied cauldrons is cast iron. This is mainly due to the fact that cast iron cauldrons can take the heat and don’t crack under high temperatures.

Bells

Bells are used to mark passages in a ritual. Try taking a look at spells, you’ll notice most require you to ring a bell once or twice, and also ask you to ring your bell to mark the beginning and the end of a ritual.

Candles

Candles represent the element of fire. A pair of candles also symbolizes the God and the Goddess.

Bowls

Having a bowl on your altar represents the element of earth. A bowl can hold water, sea salt, and oils. It is important to have a bowl that can hold sea salt, since a small bowl of sea salt on your altar can cleanse your other tools for magick, and also any possession you have that you feel is holding negative energy.

Incense

Incense symbolizes the element of air. It is used to clear energy, cleanse, and call in energies.

Crystals

Each crystal holds a different energy. Crystals enhance the power of your spells, and keeping a variety of crystals on your altar will help you in various rituals.

Broom

A broom is very symbolic of sweeping energy and keeping negative and unwanted energies out of your space.

There are so much more tools in Witchcraft that you can use to enhance your spiritual journey and your magickal workings. What I mentioned are just the essentials, and you can add to them as you progress in your journey.

Before you begin using each tool, it is important that you clear and cleanse it. And make sure that you treat each with reverence. Remember, when the God and Goddess created the world, they placed pieces of themselves in every little thing on this earth.

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  • Nico (the archer)

    This is a good reminder of tools you’ll need for beginners to the advenced witch. I myself am a witch as is my wife, I practice Wicca while she practices more of a pagan end of the magicks. Thank you for this wonderful post!!

    • Glad you found it useful Nico 🙂

    • A quick preview of what this email contains.

      , I am sooo excited that are on our mailing list… I have sooo much awesomeness to share with you 🙂

      For example, did you know that one of the most common questions we get here at The Moonlight Shop
      is:

      “Which Pentacle would be best for me” or “Please help me choose the best Pentacle for my (insert family member here)”.

      And I totally get why it can be hard to choose. Afterall, a  good Pentacle will be around for more or less the rest of your life… and maybe even longer.
      So to help you out, here’s some things to consider, to help you choose the right Pentacle for YOU:

      Design:

      You can get everything from VERY plain pentacles, like The Pentacle of Ancestors to one with more symbolism like The Pentacle of the Moon or The Spell Casters Pendant .

      As a general rule, find a design that speaks to you and help express who YOU are a person.

      Afterall, you’ll be wearing your new Pentacle a lot, so you might as well get one you like to look at.

      Personally, I LOVE symbolism, so The Brooms of Elder is one of my all time favorites.

      Crystals:

      Crystals can really help enhance the powers of the Pentacle. It also keep the Pentacle fashionable and awesome too look at.

      You can get pentacles with very few birth crystals and others with many more. For example The Pentacle of the Witch (which have 5 crystals).

      It’s a common misconception that you can only wear Jewelry with your own birthstones.

      That’s not true!

      It’s correct that you’ll often get the most benefit from wearing your own birth-crystals, but that doesn’t mean you won’t reap the benefits of wearing other crystals as well.

      If you have trouble keeping calm, you would benefit from wearing a Pentacle with Amethyst crystals (even if you are not born in February).

      The thing to remember when it comes to birth-crystal pentacles is that they are best to help you with specific struggles. Take the Pentacle of the Black Onyx for example… it’s a really nice and powerful Pentacle, but it’s true powers lie in how it helps shield you from negative energy.

      Animals (and other protectors):

      Some pentacles are tied closely together with specific symbols and the entire design revolves around achieving a specific outcome or connecting to a specific type of protectors.

      Usually, these are not “all-round” pentacles, but more meant to be used for specific purposes..

      For example, ” The New Beginnings Necklace ” is designed specifically to help you when you are starting on a new path in life. But it also has the Pentacle, to offer you protection (you are often vulnerable when starting something new).

      The Draconian Pentacle on the other hand, is made especially for helping you connect with your Dragon Guardian.

      These kinds of Pentacles are the best of two worlds. A compromise if you will. They usually won’t work as good when doing magick and rituals that’s not related to the specific outcome it’s designed for.

      My personal recommendations:

      There are so many different Pentacles to choose from that it can be a little overwhelming.
      Take your time. Read about the different Pentacles and take your time. Don’t rush it, but listen to your gut feeling.

      Remember that even though buying a Pentacle can be a big decision, you cannot really go wrong.

      Each Pentacle has its own strengths and chances are that you will end up owning more than one (if you don’t already).

      With time, you will know exactly what each of your Pentacles are good for.
      Here’s some Pentacles you should check out :
      Pentacle of the Black Onyx

      Pentacle of the Moon
      New Beginnings Necklace
      The Pentacle of Power
      Pentacle of the Witch
      Brooms Of Elder Pentacle Necklace

      Brooms of Elder with Birthstones
      Runes of Divination Necklace
      The Draconian Pentacle
      I hope you find something you like 🙂

      Blessed Be my friend!

      James Raven
      The Moonlight Shop

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    • A quick preview of what this email contains.

      You know , sometimes you just cannot wear a pentacle.

      Maybe you are going some place where lots uninformed people hang out and you just know that wearing a pentacle would cause a trouble…

      …or maybe you are just not “in the mood” to explain that “no, I don’t worship Satan and NO I don’t eat children for breakfast” for the 117th time.

      What to do?

      Luckily, you don’t have to go out “naked” and without a pendant.

      You could wear something with a “hidden” pentacle. For example, the Brooms of Elder pendant . It’s still a Pentacle, but most people won’t even realize that.

      Another option is to wear something completely different. The Solstice solar cross is a good example.

      It’ll empower you and if you get it with the Black Onyx Crystal, it will also offer protection from negative emotions (like from those sorry people who think being Wiccan is all about eating frog eyes and burning down churches).
      You could also go for something like The triple moon of the goddess pendant , which is very  fashionable, while still offering protection from the Goddess.

      Expect to get a lot of comments though. It is a really nice pendant.

      Here’s some other options from our shop.

      For the untrained eye, these pendants doesn’t bear any resemble with witchcraft, paganism or Wicca.
      Dragon Guardian Necklace

      Waxing Moon of Change Pendant

      Faerie in Crescent Moon Necklace
      The Key of Life Necklace
      Celtic Triquetra Cross

      Mjolnir: Thors Hammer Pendant

      Triquetra Triple Goddess Necklace
      The Faery of Attraction
      Moonlight Zodiac Necklace
      The Phoenix of Change
      Blossom Like A Butterfly Pendant
      Mjölnir with birthstones
      Just click the images to red more about them.

      Blessed Be !

      James Raven
      The Moonlight Shop

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    • Negative energies and emotions affects pretty much everything else in your life…

      It’s just a couple of days past Mabon…

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      This time of year is PERFECT to use the powers of nature and the struggle between light and dark to your advantage and take back control!

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      James Raven
      The Moonlight Shop

      No longer want to receive these emails? You can unsubscribe here . The Moonlight Shop 8369 NW 66 ST #4467 Miami, Florida 33166

    • Negative energies and emotions affects pretty much everything else in your life…

      It’s just a couple of days past Mabon…

      …a time to celebrate the balance of life.

      Day and night dance together in a beautiful struggle and it’s the perfect time to reevaluate your life, to get rid of negative energies and to start something new..

      …but chances are something is holding you back.

      What’s holding you back ?

      Is it people, things, bad habits or limiting beliefs?

      We have just put our Clearing the Path bundle on sale over at The Moonlight Shop. It’ll help you identify and get rid of bad emotions and energies.

      Go check it out here:

      http://themoonlightshop.com/products/clearing-the-path-bundle

      Negative energies and emotions affects pretty much everything else in your life…

      …and have a direct influence on your personality, your mood and your self-confidence.

      This time of year is PERFECT to use the powers of nature and the struggle between light and dark to your advantage and take back control!

      When you do this, you will find that your self-confidence, your mood and even your personality will change for the better.

      But do it now, while you have Mabon on your side:

      http://themoonlightshop.com/products/clearing-the-path-bundle

      I am rooting for you 😉

      James Raven
      The Moonlight Shop

      No longer want to receive these emails? You can unsubscribe here . The Moonlight Shop 8369 NW 66 ST #4467 Miami, Florida 33166

    • …so you can have the self confidence and energy to shine and express your inner being to the world

      Hey ,

      A couple of days ago I told you about the “clearing the path” flash sale that we have going on right now.

      http://themoonlightshop.com/products/clearing-the-path-bundle

      It’s the bundle and ritual that will help you get rid of negative emotions, people and things in your life…

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      Don’t let this one pass you by – we close it down first thing tomorrow: Click here to order your bundle now!

      Blessed Be!

      James Raven
      The Moonlight Shop

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    • not everyone likes to wear jewelry. That’s why we are working hard on creating unique

      Here at The Moonlight Shop
      we’re all about helping you express yourself and your spirituality…

      …in any way that fits your life and your style.

      We do have a lot of pendants, but we also realize that not everyone likes to wear jewelry.

      That’s why we are working hard on creating unique, meaningful and fashionable Wicca apparel.

      So if you don’t like to wear a Pentacle or if you just like the idea of having a T-shirt or a Hoodie that actually means something…

      …then you should check out our collection of Wicca apparel:

      http://themoonlightshop.com/collections/t-shirts

      I have taken the liberty to handpick a few that I think you will really like:
      “Taunt The Witch They Said” Women’s T-shirt

      “Taunt The Witch They Said” Hoodie

      “I Belong To The Moon” Women’s T-Shirt

      “As Above So Below” Men’s t-shirt

      Evolution of the Witch Women’s T-Shirt <http://the-buddhist-gift-shop.myshopify.com/products/lick-a-witch-womens-t-shirt

    • if you are a solitary practitioner, this is for you…

      Merry Meet!

      First of all… A BIG APOLOGY!

      We have been sooo busy redesigning the store, coming up with new products and other boring business stuff…

      …that we haven’t had time to send out the Weekly newsletter in a couple of weeks.

      But now we’re back with great deals, awesome blog posts and other cool stuff 😉
      Deal of the Week:

      Get the My Heart Beats for Wicca Necklace Here!

      We have just finished this brand new “My heart beats for Wicca” necklace but…
      …we only have 100 of these in stock.

      The good news is that we sell these 100 for just $19.95 this week.

      This pendant is a really great way to express your spirituality in a subtle and non-threatening way.

      Check it out here: http://themoonlightshop.com/products/my-heart-beats-for-wicca

      Blogpost of the Week:

      Next Friday is a Friday the 13th…

      …but do you have your facts about this day straight?

      If not, go read this blogpost all this special day.

      Read the blogpost here!

      Other news:

      This week we don’t have a free guide. Sorry.

      However…

      …we have something WAY cooler.

      Because we have just started another round of the Moonlight Giveaway, where you can get a chance to win a necklace of your choice

      Read more here…

      We draw a new winner each Sunday and there is lots of ways to enter and the more actions you do, the bigger you chances become.

      Have an awesome Wicca Week and Blessed Be!

      James Raven
      The Moonlight Shop

      P.S. Remember that we only have 100 in total of the “Me heart beats for Wicca” necklace and that the offer ends on Sunday.

      Go get yours here: http://themoonlightshop.com/products/my-heart-beats-for-wicca

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    • An added benefit is that if you have long hair, you can choose exactly how visible they should be.

      Wearing symbolic earrings is a great way to express yourself and your spirituality…

      …especially when you want to wear your favorite symbols and be fashionable at the same time.

      An added benefit is that if you have long hair, you can choose exactly how visible they should be.

      We keep  adding new and exciting earrings to The Moonlight Shop , to help you express yourself in a fashionable way, with or without other jewelry.

      Here’s some of our most popular earrings at the moment :
      Tree of Life Earrings

      As Above so Below Tree of Life Earrings

      Tree of Life with Power Stones Earrings

      Ankh Cross of Life Gold Earrings

      Pentacle with Power Stones Earrings
      Triquetra Shield Earrings
      Click Here To See All Earrings!

      If you have trouble deciding or need help with anything, don’t hesitate to contact us by replying to this email.

      Have an awesome day and Blessed Be!

      James Raven
      The Moonlight Shop

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