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Witchraft101: Elements, Colors, Moon Cycles, and Planets




Power: Masculine

Direction: South

Season: Summer

Zodiac: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Colors: Red, Orange, Gold, White

Plants: Hibiscus, Peppers, Coffee Bean, Cacti

Animals: Snake, Lizard, Lion, Scorpion, Fox

Crystals: Amber, Ruby, Garnet, Opal

Deities: Loki, Brigid, Vesta, Agni

Tarot: Wands

Tools: Athame, Cauldron, Incense, Candles

Forms: Burning, Candles, Heating


Power: Feminine

Direction: West

Season: Autumn

Zodiac: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Colors: Blue, Purple, Silver

Plants: Ferns, Lotus, Water Lilies, Algae

Animals: Fish, Frog, Dolphin, Whale, Turtles

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Crystals: Moonstone, Aquamarine, Hematite

Deities: Aphrodite, Lir, Isis, Osiris, Neptune

Tarot: Cups

Tools: Chalice, Cauldron, Goblet, Mirror

Forms: Bathing, Washing, Brewing


Power: Feminine

Direction: North

Season: Winter

Zodiac: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Colors: Green, Brown, Black

Plants: Patchouli, Vetivert, Moss

Animals: Dogs, Horses, Cow, Deer

Crystals: Agate, Onyx, Malachite, Jasper, Quartz

Deities: Demeter, Persephone, Gaia, Pan

Tarot: Pentacles

Tools: Stones, Dirt, Cards, Pentacle

Forms: Planting, Burying, Gardening


Power: Masculine

Direction: East

Season: Spring

Zodiac: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Colors: White, Yellow, Pastel

Plants: Dill, Pansies, Frankincense, Primrose

Animals: Eagles, Spiders, Birds

Crystals: Pearls, Citrine, Rhodonite, Lapis Lazuli

Deities: Zeus, Notus, Vayu, Aradia, Cardea

Tarot: Swords

Tools: Censer, Wand, Incense, Sword

Forms: Incense, Visualization

Colors (applicable in candle magic aswell)


Love, self-care, friendship, innocence, gentleness, reconciliation, femininity

0, 1, Pisces, Venus, Fire, South, Spring, Friday, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Spring Equinox, Heart Chakra, Tarot 7

Sandalwood, lavender, ginger, sweetpea, tuberose, rose, apple blossom, gardenia, jasmine, strawberry, apricot, cherry blossoms, apple blossoms, pink iguana, flamingo, pig, pink dolphin, starfish, shrimp, pink sapphire, kunzite, rose quartz, pink diamond, pink spinel, pink garnet, peridot, aventurine


​​Passion, sex, seduction, lust, courage, energy, aggression, anger, health, enthusiasm, protection, determination, war, love, deities of love, endurance

1, Aries, Scorpio, Mars, Fire, South, Summer, Tuesday, Patriotic celebrations, Valentine’s Day, birth, death, marriage, first chakra, tarot cups and fives

Basil, cinnamon, dragon’s blood, pine, cayenne, chives, cranesbill, crowfoot, hibiscus, holy thistles, hops, onions, nettles, sunflowers, rose, tobacco, wormwood, alligator, ant, bear, badger, beetle, chicken, lion, ram, tiger, wolf, agate, garnet, ruby, spinel, red tourmaline, red topaz, rebellite, rhodochrosite, red jasper


Empathy, pride, confidence, encouragement, fun, adventure, creativity, kindness, dominance

2, Gemini, Sagittarius, Mercury, Mars, fire, air, east, south, summer, Tuesday, Wednesday, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, sacral chakra, tarot eights

Citrus, orange blossom, orange, marigold, hibiscus, california poppy, monarch butterfly, japanese spider crab, restaurant fish, goldfish, clownfish, tiger, hamster, lizards, frogs, imperial topaz, amber, citrine, orange sapphire, Mexican fire opal, orange sunstone, spessartite garnet


Happiness, self-empowerment, communication, action, intellect, learning, concentration, wisdom, friendship, beauty, life, humility

3, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sun, Mercury, air, east, summer, Sunday, Wednesday, Easter, Thanksgiving, 3rd chakra, Manipura chakra

Vanilla, yuzu, grapefruit, mimosa, pineapple, honey, lemon, sunflowers, goldenrod, daffodil, marigold, buttercups, zinnia, bee, wasp, parakeet, ghost crabs, mongoose, drugs, mustelids, sulfur quartz, citrine, golden onyx, honey calcite, yellow jasper, amber, yellow diamond, yellow sapphire


Solar energy, masculinity, strength, leadership, nobility, divine understanding and influence, spiritual fulfillment, wealth, happiness, luck, human, luxury, justice


Healing, health, fertility, prosperity, success, abundance, growth, hope, generosity, compassion, marriage, herbalism, nature, earth magic, wealth and money


Emotions, wisdom, dreams, tranquility, truth, inspiration, meditation, patience, protection, harmony, self reflection, good fortune, water, celestial energy


Perception, self awareness, illusion, imagination, wisdom, psychic ability, meditation, balance, nightmares, madness, magical power, neutralizes other magic


Spirituality, intuition, ancient wisdom, esoteric knowledge, telepathy, etheric vision, luck, ambition, power, nobility, independence, meditation, psychic awareness


All-purpose, balance, purity, cleansing, consecration, blessing, sincerity, protection, spirituality, divinity, healing, innocence, truth, transformation


Neutrality, dealing w difficult or complex issues, victory, stability, contemplation, neutralizes negativity, lore keeping


Lunar energy, femininity, removing negativity, psychic abilities, secrets, intuition, insight, divination, meditation


Stability, fertility and fecundity, forest and nature magic, financial success, balance, animals and pets, earth element


Protection, banishment, repelling negativity, bindings, baneful magic, releasing fear, grounding, wisdom, fortitude, major life changes, the subconscious, dark or chthonic energy, shadow work

Moon Cycles

New Moon

The new moon stands for new beginnings. At this time, it's best to start new projects and set intentions.

Waxing Crescent: Organization

First Quarter: Take action

Waxing Gibbous: Hard work

Full Moon

The full moon stands for full energy. This is the time where you celebrate finished projects or letting go of something. During the full moon, you can make full moon water, charge crystals, meditate, or do rituals/spells. My favorite ritual is to write down stuff I want to let go of and burn it.

Waning Crescent: Introspect

Last Quarter: Readjustment

Waning Gibbous: Rest




Spell: Transformation, protection, psychic abilities, emotions, intuition, dreams prophecy

Element: Water

Day: Monday

Zodiac: Cancer

Color: Silver

Animals: Dolphin, hare, cat, wolf, deer, unicorn

Metal: Silver

Crystal: Moonstone, pearl, quartz

Plants: Willow, lily, lotus, jasmine, lunaria, cucumber, water plants


Spell: Creativity, rejuvenation, confidence, individuality, hope, fame, luck, vitality, ambition, success

Element: Fire

Day: Sunday

Zodiac: Leo

Color: Gold, orange

Animals: Lion, dragon, phoenix, eagle, scarab

Metal: Gold

Crystals: Topaz, amber, citrine, yellow diamond

Plants: Oak, mistletoe, birch, lauren, St John’s wort, frankincense, saffron, cinquefoil, heliotrope, sunflower, yarrow, citrus fruits


Spell: Healing, intelligence, intellect, travel, commerce, communication, memory

Element: Air

Day: Wednesday

Zodiac: Gemini, Virgo

Color: Yellow

Animals: Serpent, owl, ibis, jackal, hippogriff

Metal: Mercury (sub. aluminum or platinum)

Crystal: Opal, agate

Plants: Hazel, lavender, ash, sandalwood, wormwood, valerian, vervain, fennel, mandrake


Spell: Love, sex, beauty, art, passion, peace, cooperation, friendship, harmony, fertility, luxury

Element: Earth, water

Day: Friday

Zodiac: Taurus, Libra

Color: Green, pink

Animals: Unicorn, cat, dove, swan, mermaid

Metal: Copper

Crystals: Emerald, rose quartz, jade

Plants: Rose, olive, alder, apple, pear, cherry, rosemary, almond, yarrow


Spell: Action, aggression, power, lust, desire, sex, conflict, physical health, victory, strength, empowerment, energy

Element: Fire

Day: Tuesday

Zodiac: Aries, Scorpio

Color: Red

Animals: Hawk, horse, scorpion, venomous animals, ram, dragon

Metal: Iron, steel

Crystals: Ruby, garnet, carnelian, bloodstone

Plants: Hickory, birch, dragon’s blood resin, pepper, ginger, holly, basil, pepper, rue, patchouli, bloodroot, dandelion, thistles, arrowroot, hyacinth


Spell: Wisdom, justice, law, business, wealth, abundance, peace, joy, optimism, good fortune, honor, peace, expansion

Element: Air

Day: Thursday

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Color: Blue, purple

Animals: Wolf, eagle, stag, bull, gryphon

Metal: Tin

Crystals: Sapphire, amethyst

Plants: Oak, almond, cherry, cedar, mint, juniper, maple, sycamore, chestnut, agrimony, hyssop


Spell: Banishment, restriction, structure, endurance, time, frugality, longevity, protection, stability, obstacles, binding, discipline, death

Element: Earth

Day: Saturday

Zodiac: Capricorn

Color: Black

Animals: Dragon, owl, raven, basilisk, animals associated with slowness or death

Metal: Lead (sub. pewter)

Crystal: Onyx, obsidian, smoky quartz, tourmaline, diamond

Plants: Poisonous plants, cypress, yew, elm, pine, mandrake, cannabis, thyme, myrrh, cinnamon, patchouli


Spell: Revolution/rebellion, upheaval, freedom, innovation, eccentricity, genius, individuality, the unconventional

Element: Air

Day: Tuesday

Zodiac: Aquarius

Color: Turquoise

Animals: Butterflies, dragonflies

Metals: Platinum, uranium

Crystals: Quartz, amazonite, aventurine, turquoise, zircon

Plants: Clove, nutmeg, valerian, foxglove, coffee, cocoa, sage, wintergreen


Spell: Imagination, dreams, visions, art, intuition, illusion, psychic ability, empathy

Element: Water

Day: Thursday

Zodiac: Pisces

Color: Blue, purple, white

Animals: Sea animals

Metals: Bronze, iron, pewter

Crystals: Aquamarine, coral, malachite, jade

Plants: Jasmine, seaweed, water lilies, lavender, jasmine, fern, moss


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