Magickal Tools used in Wicca

Altar– The place where magickal symbols and tools are placed for use during a ritual or spellwork.

Athame– Athames are traditional black-handled daggers, symbolic of the element of Air, all things spiritual, and the Eastern Quarter. Daggers are used to direct and send magickal energy.

Book of Shadows– A witchs spell book and magickal diary, used to construct and record spells and rituals. Also known as a BOS or Grimoire

Candles– Used to represent the God and Goddess on the altar. Use candles of the appropriate color for the type of spellwork or ritual.

Chalice– Symbolic of the element of Water, all things emotional, and the Western Quarter.

Essential Oils– Used for anointing candles and other ritual objects and tools. Use the oil apporopriate to the purpose desired.

Incense– Incense appropriate to the season, or to the magickal goal, is burned to help attune the witch to the goal of the spell.

Pentagram– Symbol of the element of Earth, all things material, and the Northern Quarter. Pentagrams are also symbolic of the unity of the 5 elements Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit.

Stones and gems- Crystals carry energy vibrations, and can subtly help to bring the energy vibrations within your body, aura and spellwork into balance. Use gems and stones with vibrations suited to your purpose.

Wand– Symbolic of the element of Fire, all things mental, and the Southern Quarter. Wands are also used to direct and send magickal energy.

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