Wiccan Basics


There is one important thing a you must remember….. tools do not make a Witch; A Witch makes the tools. Your tools are an extension of your  intent and a means for your  intent to continue when life demands your attention.. Desire, visualization and belief are a your tools of the soul and empower your Earthly tools.

PENTACLE – The Pentagram, the five pointed star that represents all the elements and Spirit. It is one of the most powerful tools as it represents all you stand for in your Spiritual belief. It is worn for protection and empowerment, used in Ritual and spells and is one’s seal in magickal workings. The pentacle is related to the Element of Earth and nature. It relates to the suit of Pentacles in the Tarot.

WAND – The wand is used to draw in and direct energies. It carries energy in a specified direction. You can make your own by acquiring a branch from a tree. (Please ask permission from the tree first). Willow wands are considered to be the favored tree of the Goddess and very magickal. You can also put gem stones in the wand and a crystal at the point of the wand. The Wand is related to the element of Air being the energies and clarity of the Goddess. It relates to the suit of Wands in the Tarot.

ATHAME – The Athame, is used to cut through energy, cast a circle . It strips away what is false and delivers your true intent . The Athame is related to the element of Fire and represents desire, courage and strength. It relates to the suit of Swords in the Tarot

CHALICE – The Chalice represents the womb of the Goddess and holds the bounty that represents Her Blood. In Ritual one unites with Goddess by drinking from Her Chalice. It is also related to the element of Water being the wisdom and love of the Goddess. It relates to the suit of Cups in the Tarot.

CORD-The Cord is your tool that holds the strength of your Coven and unites you with the power of the Old Ones..

CAULDRON – The Cauldron is a symbol of the Goddess and Her mysteries. , Her endless gifts and all the knowledge She gives is held within the caldron.

CENSOR – The Censor is used to hold the charcoal and incense to sweeten the air and honor the Goddess. And to cleanse the ritual space and the member who are joining the ritual.

BELL – The bell is a symbol of Air and is to ward off evil spells, evil spirits, and to evoke good energies/spirits.

BESOM/BROOM – The Besom is used to “sweep out negativity from your hearth and home or prep for Circle setup. It, again, aids in your focus of cleansing your area.

SWORD –The sword works the same as your Athame it is used to channel the Will of the entire coven, in the opening and closing of the Circle. Because it represents the will of the Witch, all Covenants are sworn upon it.

STAFF – The Staff is just a long extension of the Wand. It has all the powers of the Wand, and can be energized in the same manner. By adding gem stones, a quartz crystal, or maybe feathers which birds have left on the ground.

Blessing until next Month