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The Witchipedia x Magickal Spot

The largest online encyclopedia of witchcraft, magick, and the occult.

Witchipedia’s Story Search Witchy Terms

About Witchipedia

The Witchipedia is an online encyclopedia of witchcraft, magick and the occult. It was originally created in 2006, moved to the Wikidot server in 2009, moved to Wordpress in 2019, and in 2023 acquired by Magickal Spot.

The Witchipedia was created to be an online reference and collection of magical and spiritual information and resources for Witches, Pagans, Heathens and anyone on a magical spiritual path.

It is not meant to provide any services or training; it is a reference.

Dawn Black, the founder of Witchipedia

How it all started?

It all started with an assignment. When Dawn Black was in college, a professor challenged their students to each produce a one-page summary of a scientific journal article in easy-to-understand language, free of jargon, weekly.

Dawn’s Gemini brain loved this assignment. It was a wonderful thought challenge that sent her down a rabbit hole of additional studies and references that often distilled down to very simple concepts. The exercise helped Dawn understand each concept better too!

When the class was over, Dawn continued writing summaries, applying them to her personal occult studies.

Dawn had been practicing magick since she was a teenager and knew that it was a set of skills that anyone could learn, but she found that many available books and online sources were full of jargon, assumptions and symbolism that hid these simple concepts and made it difficult for people who did not already understand them to grasp; not unlike a scientific journal article.

Initially, Dawn created these summaries for her own reference and stored them on her blog. Soon she was writing articles according to other peoples’ requests and providing links to definitions of terms to ensure these people could understand them.

As Dawn dipped her toe into the larger magical community and was ridiculed for mispronouncing words, she realized how important these words could be to helping other people entering the community. Her collection quickly outgrew her blog and needed its own home.

Thus, the Witchipedia was born.


Witchipedia today

Since then, it has only grown until it became much too large for just one person. After a few volunteer assistants and some failed attempts at partnerships, Dawn’s life had changed a great deal since college and she was feeling overwhelmed.

The Witchipedia began to languish.  Only its wonderful Patrons were keeping it afloat with their donations to pay for its hosting fees.

Then, one day, the folks from Magickal Spot reached out to Dawn and offered to take over the administration of the Witchipedia while keeping her on as a writer.

Dawn was cautious and suspicious, but as they talked, they realized that they had the same goals in mind and that by releasing the Witchipedia to the Magickal Spot team, she could better serve it and the community by focusing her energies on her own talents, writing, teaching, and explaining.


Meet Dawn Black

I am a homesteading hearth witch who grew up along the shores of the Hudson River and has lived among the Great Lakes for the past 20 years. Together with my musical husband and youngest child, I steward a one-acre mini homestead with herb, vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits, and areas reserved for native plants and wildlife. 

I believe it is my duty as a cunning woman to help heal our natural systems and I use regenerative farming methods and foster daily habits to minimize my household’s impact on the environment. I am obsessed with plants and ethnobotany, I am a fabulous cook and I enjoy tabletop roleplaying games and youth fantasy novels.

I have three children; two are grown, and I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years.

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Glossary of Magical and Occult Terms

The purpose of Witchipedia’s Glossary of magical and occult terms is to provide an easily referenced guide to the jargon often used within the witchcraft, Pagan, and magical communities in order to facilitate better communication between communities and between generations within communities.

Find a term by its first letter:

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Most Popular Terms Starting with an A

Absinthe
Absinthe is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from wormwood, anise, fennel, and other herbs.

Air Element
The air element is the life energy that has been associated with the breath, what yogis call “prana” and Taoists call “chi.”

Air Sign
In astrology, three signs are ruled by the element of air. These are Libra, Aquarius and Gemini.

Akasha
Akasha is a Sanskrit word referring to the base material contained in all things.

Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley was born Edward Alexander Crowley on October 12, 1875, in Warwickshire, England.

Altar
The word altar has varying definitions in different contexts. In the context of Witchcraft, an altar is generally a Witch’s workspace.

Ancient Protection Symbols
Since ancient times, men have used symbols to which they attributed particular properties and sometimes to protect themselves from negative influences.

Animals Crossing Path Symbolism
In ancient civilizations, the symbolic meaning of animals was taken very seriously. This made animals an object of worship for many.

Ansuz Rune
This rune is related to a rational person, or a person who loves dialogue and the exchange of opinions or even a subject in search of something.

Aphrodite
Aphrodite is one of the most frequently used deities in magic and divination, but why?

Athame
The athame is used in ceremonies or circles because of its power of energy control.

Aura
The aura is a subtle luminescence that surrounds all objects hinting at the energy contained within

See a complete list of A terms

Most Popular Terms Starting with a B

Bad Omens – 27 Examples
Some of these bad omens have origins dating back to the beginning of civilization while others have simply been conveyed from old generations.

Banishing Spells
3 Spells that banish the negative energy that’s around you, creating space for what’s new and positive.

Beauty Spells
Beauty & Confidence spells are great for people that are feeling vulnerable, unattractive, and insecure.

Beltane
Beltane is a spring festival celebrated by many traditions that trace their history to Northern and Western European agrarian culture.

Binding Spell Removal
A binding spell is a negative use of energy and power by evil humans.

Bindrunes for Love
Bindrunes for love are the best tools to attract more love your way!

Black Candle Meaning
The meaning of black candles is one of the most mysterious and questioned in the world of esotericism.

Black Crows
The main spiritual meaning of 3 black crows is divine feminine mysteries and a shamanic link to the shadow realms.

Black Evil Eye
The black evil eye is a powerful amulet that can give you the virtue of power over everything you want.

Blue Candle
Blue candles are related to the sea, the sky, but its primary purpose is to awake tranquility and stability.

Blue Candle Flame
A blue candle flame is one of the most popular types of flame, but there is still a lot of misconception about it.

Break Up Spells
A break-up spell is a ritual that must be used only when it is considered to be the best thing for two people or for couples who wish to separate.

See a complete list of B terms

Most Popular Terms Starting with a C

Call Me Spells
Spell chants on how to make someone call you instantly.

Candle Cleansing Ritual
A candle cleansing ritual is an easy but powerful way to cleanse any negative energy around us and free us from emotional burdens and heaviness.

Candle Engraving
Tips on how to write (engrave) on a candle so your wishes can come true!

Candle Flickering
Ever wondered about a flickering candle meaning or why some spells seem to burn brighter than others?

Candle Magic – Does it Work?
Does candle magic really work and how effective is it?

Casting a Circle Without Tools
A guide on how to cast a circle without witchy tools and its effectiveness doing so.

Cauldron
For the witches, the cauldron is one of the symbols of the Goddess, the essence of femininity and fertility.

Charm Bag DIY
Many think that charm bags are amulets or talismans, but they are so much more than just that!

Cleanse Yourself From a Curse
A curse can undermine your energy and your safety and that’s why you need a good cleansing.

Cleansing Spells
Cleansing spells are a special kind of spell that you cast to fight against negative energies.

Court Case Spells
Court case spells can help you to deal easier with legal problems and stressful situations inside and outside courts.

Crow Spirit Animal
Dark, lugubrious and mysterious. The crow is often associated with nefarious and infernal messages in Western culture.

See a complete list of C terms

Most Popular Terms Starting with a D

Deities Associated with Birds
Spiritual deities that are associated with birds.

Deities Associated with Cats
5 powerful deities that are associated with cats.

Deities Associated with Crows
Crows have powerful symbolism. Here are some deities that are associated with them.

Deities Associated with Deer
Majestic deities that are associated with one of the most peaceful animals.

Deities for Love
There are many different deities connected to love and they can help you in your love life.

Deities That You are Connected to – How to
Find out which deity is connected to you and ways that can help you connect with one.

Deity – Why Connect With One?
Why is it important to have or connect with a deity for a witch?

Demeter
Demeter is a Hellenic Mother Goddess, Grain and Harvest Goddess, and founder of the Eleusinian Mysteries.

Demonic Spirits
Do you think you are dealing with demonic spirits and you want to get rid of them?

Divination Pendulum – How to Hold it
A divination pendulum is a great tool for when you need clarity and answers to difficult questions.

Divination Tools
The best divination tools, where they come from, and how they are used.

Dressing Oil
A specially prepared oil applied to spell and ritual objects before using them.

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Most Popular Terms Starting with an E

Earth Element
The element Earth is a classical Western element associated with the physical body and material abundance.

Earth Mother
Many Pagan traditions honor a Mother Goddess as Earth Mother who is often the head or primary Goddess of the Pantheon.

Eggs
Eggs are powerful spiritual symbols in nearly every tradition, though their specific significance does vary.

Energy Magic Herbs
A list of herbs that are used in energy magic.

Eros
Eros (also known as Cupid) is the god of love connected with the attractiveness and cohesion of the universe.

Evil Deities
There are a few powerful evil deities that generate negative energies, but can we still work with them?

Evil Eye
The evil eye is generally round in shape and blue in color with white and yellow circles.

Evil Eye Bracelet – How to Wear It?
Wearing an evil eye bracelet is an easy, stylish, and powerful way to keep bad energy away.

Evil Eye Bracelet Breaking – What it Means?
What does it mean if your evil eye bracelet breaks?

Evil Shadow Figures
Evil shadow figures are shadow figures bringing negative energies within and around you.

Ex Back Spell – How to Cast
How to cast a get your ex back spell on a budget.

Exorcism
An exorcism is the forcible expulsion of negative energy or unwanted entity from a person or place.

See a complete list of E terms

Most Popular Terms Starting with an F

Familiar
A familiar is a magic-user’s spiritual helper manifest in animal form.

Fertility Prayer
A prayer you do to boost your fertility, reconnect with it, and let its energy shine bright.

Fire Element
The fire element is yang energy, it is also the element of the Sun, of immortality and transformation.

Forgiveness Spells
Forgiveness spells and rituals can be used when we have regrets for something we did.

Four Leaf Clover – Why is it Lucky?The four-leaf clover, in reality, is nothing more than a genetic anomaly, but why is it lucky?

Frankincense
Frankincense is a gummy aromatic resin that is made from a tree that grows in Arabia and Southern Africa.

Friendship Herbs
A list of herbs that celebrate friendship between people.

Friendship Spells
Spells that nourish and heal existing friendships or find new ones.

Friendship Symbols
Symbols that represent and honor friendship.

Frigg
A norse god that is one of the greatest goddesses, wife of Odin and leader of the Æsir.

Full Moon Spells & Rituals
Full moon spells and rituals are practiced in order to attract what you want in life.

Futhark Runes
Futhark runes are part of the ancient northern alphabet, which is an invention of the Phoenicians.

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Most Popular Terms Starting with a G

Gaia
Gaia is a goddess from Greek mythology. Specifically, she was the primordial goddess, the goddess of the earth.

Gathering Your Magickal Toolkit
Magical tools generally come in two different types. Pointing tools and containers.

Ginger
Ginger is a powerful plant of tropical origin – from India. It is associated with the force of Fire and the Sun.

Goddess Calling You
Is a goddess calling you? She can show her presence in your life in many different ways.

Good Luck and Success Prayer
A prayer you say to attract a certain kind of energy in your life to be lucky and successful.

Good Luck Charms (A List)
Good luck charms are objects that protect their wearer from bad luck.

Green Candle
Green candles symbolize productivity on earth, health, good luck, abundance, and generosity.

Green Candle Flame
The spiritual meaning of green candle smoke is all about abundance and prosperity.

Green Evil Eye
Learn more about the green evil eye amulet.

Grimoire
A Grimoire is a magical manual or a magician’s instruction book.

Grounding
Grounding is the process of connecting with our physical body and its connection with the Earth.

Guidance and Wisdom Prayer
A prayer you do to attract guidance and wisdom when you feel lost, and confused, and that you need more support to keep going.

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Most Popular Terms Starting with an H

Hades
Hades is the Greek God of the Underworld. The name relates to the Doric word Aidas meaning “unseen”.

Hair Growth Spells
Hair growth spells use the power of natural ingredients and magic to create an easy way to improve hair growth.

Halloween Spells & Rituals
For modern operational magic, the night between 31th of October and the 1st of November is a promising event to perform all kinds of magical work.

Hand of Fatima (Hand of Hamsa)
The Hand of Fatima means “five”. It is a symbol that has a sacred value for different cultures and religions.

Handfasting
A handfasting or handbinding is a ritual that binds two people together.

Happiness Prayer
It is a special prayer to chant out to the universe to let it know you are ready to receive happiness and to let that energy rule your life.

Healing Magic Herbs
Herbs for healing magic are the best help Mother Nature can give us to recover from different kinds of issues.

Hekate
Hekate was a psychopomp deity, able to travel freely between the world of men, the gods, and the kingdom of the dead.

Herbs for Success
Herbs found in nature to assist you in attracting success and prosperity.

Honey Jar Spell Herbs
The best herbs for honey jar spells & the best ingredients to boost the effects the honey jar spell!

Honey Jar Spells
Honey jar spells act as a sweetener to let some rocky situation find its way back into calmness, peace, and balance.

Horseshoe
The horseshoe has always been considered a symbol of good luck.

See a complete list of H terms

Most Popular Terms Starting with an I

Imbolc
Imbolc is an early spring/late winter festival.

Imbolc Symbols
Imbolc is the festival of light that begins to manifest with the lengthening of the days even though it is still winter.

Incantation
An incantation is the collection of words that are recited as part of a spell or sometimes as the spell itself, such as a short rhyme spoken to make a wish at the sight of the first star of the evening.

Incense
Incense is a resinous base, often mixed with additional herbs or essential oils and burned to release the fragrance.

Incense – How to Extinguish Incense?
In cases where it is necessary to extinguish the incense before it is fully burned, there are some things that you should consider

Incense for Good Luck
Best incense for good luck and some tips on how to make them more effective.

Incense for Love
Discover the most effective incense for love.

Incense Smoke Coming Toward You
By directing the smoke in your way, the incense alerts you that something is not centered within you.

Incense Smoke Going Up
Wondering what it means if the incense smoke is going straight up?

Incenses for the Full Moon
The most effective incenses for the full moon and how to use them.

Intent
Magical intent is the purpose of magickal work – the true purpose.

Itchy Nose Meaning
Finally, if your right ear itches, especially the right lobe, it is an indicator that you are about to receive money. If your left lobe itches, on the other hand, a charge is coming that you will have to pay.

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Most Popular Terms Starting with a J

January’s Spirit Animal
A penguin is January’s spirit animal. Penguins are considered messengers of change and a symbol of renewal.

Janus
The ancient Roman God Janus, or more properly Ianus, is the God of beginnings, endings, transitions, times, doorways, gateways, passageways, movement and traveling.

Jasmine
The jasmine, a native plant of the Malabar in the East Indies, was imported into Europe by Spanish navigators in an unspecified period between 1524 and 1528.

Jasper
Jasper is a type of quartz with powerful nurturing properties.

Jeraa Rune
The Jeraa rune means time, harvest, and fertility. Jeraa is the rune of happy outcomes, of a good harvest after a year of intense work.

Job Spells
8 get a job spells to quickly find a job you want.

John Michael Greer
Author of many books related to a variety of esoteric and occult subjects.

July’s Spirit Animal
July’s spirit animal is a spider, an animal that usually inspires fear and discomfort.

June’s Spirit Animal
June is all about change, which is why June’s spirit animal is a snake.

Juniper Tree
A juniper tree is ripe with meaning and symbolism, which boasts a long pagan and Christian tradition in its use.

Juno
Juno is the Roman Queen of the Gods, Goddess of women and protectress of the state.

Jupiter Energy
Jupiter Energy activates a horizontal resonance with all entities of the same plane.

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Most Popular Terms Starting with a K

Karma
Karma is a concept originating with the Hindu religion, inherited by Buddhism and Jainism and appropriated by many modern Western magico-religious traditions

Karmic Justice
Karmic justice describes the way that everything you ‘give’ returns to you in one form or another.

Kenaz Rune
The Kenaz rune means availability and creativity. Kenaz advises us to let ourselves be guided by the light of reason and knowledge.

King Solomon
King Solomon, was one of the great figures from the Old Testament/Torah and is also mentioned in a similar light in the Islamic Q’ran.

Kitchen Witch
A Kitchen Witch is a Witch who focuses their magical practice on the home and hearth and uses things commonly found in the kitchen as magickal tools.

Knot Magic
Also called cord magic, involves casting spells using the physical act of tying and/or untying knots to bind or release the spell(s).

Kyanite
Normally found in flat blades, kyanite is a form of blue aluminum silicate that originates in Brazil.

Most Popular Terms Starting with an L

Lammas
Lammas is a Christian celebration of Anglo-Saxon origin that is common within many modern Pagan communities as well.

Lavender
Lavender is antiseptic, antidepressant, antispasmodic, it can heal, helps with the digestive system, and can be used in tonics.

Lilith
Lilith is the female demon associated with storms, believed to be the bringer of misfortune and death.

Litha
Litha is a Summer Solstice celebration celebrated by many Wiccans.

Loki
A nordic deity that has the ability to transform at will. In the poems, we find him in the form of a fly, flea, hawk, salmon, or seal.

Lottery Prayer
A prayer you do to send some blessings and more luck your way in order to get lucky and win the lottery.

Lottery Spells
Spells that enhance your luck and increases your odds of winning games such as lottery or similar.

Love Amulet
A love amulet is a fantastic way to activate luck to attract love and have a new start in your life.

Love Charms
A list of love charms and what they symbolize.

Love Spell Caster – Tina
Love spells are among the most sought after by lovers of magic and witchcraft.

Love Spells for Long-Distance Relationships
Long-distance relationships can be quite challenging and these love spells can help.

Lughnassadh
Lughnassadh is a traditional Gaelic harvest festival celebrated on August 1.

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Most Popular Terms Starting with an M

Mabon
Mabon is a Wiccan harvest festival that takes place at the time of the autumnal equinox when the Sun enters Libra.

Magic in Your Blood
All humans have a little magic in them, but witches can develop it to its fullest.

Magic Intention
An intention is a declaration of intent, a prayer, a purpose.

Magical Journaling
Journaling is an exercise practiced by many magic-users for a variety of purposes and in many different methods.

Mars Energy
Mars energy is dense, stable, and strong. It greatly strengthens the light body and stimulates willpower.

Mercury Energy
Mercury allows us to receive Divine messages and stimulates the ability to communicate them.

Mind Cleansing Prayer
A mind-cleansing prayer is used to get rid of negativity and also of what no longer serves you.

Mint
Mint increases the vibrations of a place and expels negative energy.

Mojo Bag
A mojo bag is a small bag containing herbs, stones, runes or other magical items to serve as an amulet or talisman for luck or protection.

Monday Spells
As it’s a day ruled by the Moon, which is all about feminine energy, Monday is the perfect day to cast fertility and feminine beauty spells.

Money Sigil
Money sigil is the art of using symbols and images to manifest wealth and/or business success.

Moon Water – How to Make it
Moon water is a magical kind of water charged with the energies of the Moon.

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Most Popular Terms Starting with an N

Narcissus
Narcissus are popular garden flowers and harbingers of springs native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia.

Nauthiz Rune
This rune represents the maturation of ideas and intentions or, of birth, expectation, and destiny, which bears fruit as long as you have patience.

Necromancy
Necromancy is the practice of contacting the dead to request their aid or counsel.

NeoPaganism
Neo-paganism is either the modern practice and adaptation of an ancient religion, or a new religion based on either ancient or new religious concepts, but usually based on a combination of these.

Neptune Energy
Neptune is a planet with strong, mythological, ancient roots. It is a powerful ally that can help you connect with some important aspects of your life.

New Moon
The new moon is the first phase of the moon. Traditionally, it occurs when the first waxing crescent of the moon is visible in the sky.

New Moon Spells
Discover 8 powerful new moon spells and what they can do.

New Year’s Day Superstitions
Superstitions to keep in mind for new year’s day.

Nocturnal Magick
Nocturnal magick is magick done at night, usually using lunar energies.

November’s Spirit Animal
November is all about transformation, change, magic, and death. November’s spirit animal is a raven.

Nutmeg
Nutmeg is a perennial plant whose fruit produces a hard grain covered with a membrane.

Nyx
Nyx was one of the primordial deities of Greek mythology.

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Most Popular Terms Starting with an O

Oak Tree
The mighty and greatly revered oak tree has been an ancient symbol of the sacred since the times of the Greeks, Romans, and Celts.

Oberon Zell Ravenheart
Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, also known as Otter G’Zell, was born Timothy Zell in on November 30, 1942.

Obsession Spells
An obsession spell can be to remove the desire to be with someone, or a spell that attracts that special person into your life.

Occult
The word “occult” comes from the Latin occultus which means “hidden” or “secret” and the word occult refers to secret or hidden knowledge and typically refers to the paranormal.

Odin
Odin is the one-eyed All-Father of the Norse pantheon. His wife is Frigg, the Goddess of Wisdom.

Omen
An omen is an unusual event that foretells a greater event.

Opal
Opal is an amazing stone both magically and mineralogically.

Orange Candle
Orange candles symbolize prosperity and triumph. Orange is a color that encourages ambition, enthusiasm, and success.

Ostara (Festival)
The festival of Ostara is a Pagan holiday that takes place at the time of the Spring Equinox and is celebrated by Wiccans.

Othala Rune
The Othala rune means freedom, goals, and success. It encourages you not to despair and to have faith in your own possibilities.

Out of Body Experience
An out of body experience is the experience of leaving your body.

Owl
In all cultures and in all historical times, this bird has often been associated with esotericism.

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Most Popular Terms Starting with a P

Pagan
In a modern context, the word Pagan is often used to describe any religion that isn’t part of the Judeo-Christian family of religions and in many cases.

Palo Santo
Palo Santo has very ancient origins; Inca shamans used it in their religious rituals to ward off negative energies through a dense smoke with great spiritual power.

Pan
Pan is a demigod, half-man and half-goat, with such an ugly appearance that his mother, the nymph Dryope have even abandoned him.

Patron God or Goddess
Connecting with our patron god or goddess is one of the most precious gifts we can receive.

Pendulum
A pendulum is used for checking our chakras and noticing if they are in balance and in tune with ourselves.

Pendulum Predicting Future
Can a pendulum show you what might happen in the future?

Pink Candle
Pink candles personify the purest form of love, a love without selfishness.

Prosperity Herbs
The most reliable herbs for prosperity and how you can use them.

Protection Sigil
A protection sigil is an original and artistic creation produced by elaborating a phrase that expresses a magical intention.

Protection Spells For Loved Ones
Protection spells protect you from evil and negative energy.

Purple Candle
Purple candles help us with spiritual awakening, protection, and ancient wisdom.

Purple Doors
What do purple doors mean to witches, and why do some witches use purple doors?

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Most Popular Terms Starting with a Q

Quartz
Quartz is a clear or white form of silicon dioxide found throughout the world.

Quartz and Sleeping Benefit
Explore the remarkable attributes of quartz, its potential advantages for your sleep.

Quetzalcoatl
Quetzalcoatl (pronounced Keh-tzal-coh-AH-tl) is the feathered serpent god of the Aztecs and Toltecs.

Quicksilver
Quicksilver is an old name for the metal mercury given because of mercury’s reflective appearance, like silver and its liquid form which gave it the ability to move, as if it were alive.

Quinquatrus
Quinquatrus is an ancient Roman festival in honor of the Goddess Minerva that began on March 19th and continued for five days.

Quintessence
Quintessence is the fifth element proposed by medieval alchemists as the stuff that makes up the heavenly bodies.

Most Popular Terms Starting with an R

Raise your Vibration
Raising vibrations to connect with your spirit might be our number one priority. Find out more!

Reconciliation Spells
Reconciliation spells are great after a fight, after a misunderstanding, or when things are on the rocks with someone you care about.

Red Candle
The meaning of red candles, in general, is that they provide energy, passion, and willpower.

Red Candle Flame
What is the spiritual meaning of red smoke from a candle? Find out.

Revenge Spells
Many times, we are unfairly damaged in situations and all we want is to have justice for ourselves. This is when revenge spell might help.

Ritual Offerings
Offering something produces energy and allows you to receive benefits in return.

Road Opener Herbs
Road opener herbs are any herbs used to eliminate obstacles and boundaries between us and all our dreams.

Roots on a Man – How to Keep Him
A ritual to help you keep a man you love and want to have.

Rose
The first known uses of this flower reach back to the seventeenth century BC.

Rose Quartz
Pink crystalline masses found in India, Madagascar, and Brazil.

Rosemary
Originally from the regions of the Mediterranean basin. It has prostrate or ascending stems, very branched, with small, linear, leathery, whitish leaves on the lower side.

Runes
Runes are written symbols that represent sounds or ideas.

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Most Popular Terms Starting with an S

Sage
The name Salvia derives from the Latin word Salveo, “to heal” or “to save” (more like, to salve, as in, apply a salve).

Samhain
Samhain is celebrated by witches and Pagans. It falls halfway between the Autumnal Equinox and the Winter Solstice.

Sandalwood
Sandalwood is considered a sacred oil by the Buddhist and Hindi religions.

Saturn Energy
Saturn energy removes obstacles from our path so we can reach our true potential.

Self-Love Spells and Rituals
Powerful spells and rituals for self-love to bring more love and light into your life within yourself.

Sex Spells
Sex spells are magical rituals ready to help you boost your sex life.

Shadow Work
Shadow work in witchcraft means that you explore and acknowledge yourself to a whole new level.

Sigil
A sigil is a symbol drawn for a specific magical purpose.

Spell Casting Not Working?
A list of reasons why your spell casting is not working as it should be.

Spells for Good Grades
Spells that can help you achieve better grades in your studies and school.

Spells to Get Your Ex Back
Spells that are cast with the ultimate goal of bringing your ex back to you.

Spells Without Ingredients
A list of spells that do not require the use of any ingredients!

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Most Popular Terms Starting with a T

Table of Color Correspondence
Many witches like to use color to symbolize their magickal intent during spellwork. Color is especially utilized in candle magick.

Table of Spell Correspondences By Intent

Tagolock
Metaphysically speaking, a taglock is a personal item that creates a link to the target.

Talisman
A talisman is an object specially made and charged to embody a specific energy or force.

Tammuz
Tammuz is the name of the ancient Sumerian God of food and vegetation. The name means “faithful son”. He was the consort of Innana.

Tansy
Tansy is a European native that was brought by colonists for its important properties. It has naturalized and now grows wild across much of the US.

Taurus
Taurus is the second astrological sign of the zodiac. Those born while the sun is in the sign of Taurus tend to be stable, stubborn and loyal.

Tawaret
Tawaret is an ancient Egyptian Goddess associated with women, infants and childbirth.

Teacup Spell for Anxiety
To easy anxious feelings and distress.

Tefnut
Tefnut is the ancient Egyptian Goddess of moisture. She is the wife of Shu and the mother of Nut and Geb.

Tektite
Tektite is a glassy substance created when small meteorites strike the earth. It can be found throughout the world.

The All
The All is part of the Hermetic philosophy as outlined in the Kybalion but similar to concepts seen in many other philosophies and traditions throughout history.

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Ukko
Ukko is the Finnish sky God and companion to Akka the Finish Goddess of fertility.

Uncrossing
Uncrossing is the removal of a type of curse or “cross” that has been laid upon an individual that makes a certain area of their lives difficult because of negative energy that is attached to them causing them to see and experience only difficulties in that area.

Uncrossing Prayer
A tool to divert the energy around you and undo what might be there to prevent you from having what you desire.

Unicorn Plant
Unicorn plant is the common name for several species of plants native to the Americas in the genus Proboscidea.

Unverified Personal Gnosis
Unverified Personal Gnosis (UPG) or Unverifiable Personal Gnosis, refers to any spiritual beliefs, truths or revelations experienced or adhered to by an individual that is based on personal experience that differs from or does not exist in accepted lore.

Uranus
For some modern Western astrologers, the planet Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius.

Uranus Energy
Uranus represents intuition, and transmits sudden inspirations and flashes of genius, an opening to all that is new, unknown and unusual.

Uruz Rune
The Uruz rune means strength, endurance, virility, and good health. It also represents challenges.

Using Herbs for Magick
Once, magick and medicine were one in the same or at least overlapped significantly. Now, medicine relies largely on synthetic drugs and herbs are used in magick not just for healing, but for many other purposes.

Most Popular Terms Starting with a V

Valerian
It is a pretty plant with long, graceful leaf stalks topped with white or light-colored flower head sometimes tinged with pink or a fleshy color.

Venus Energy
Venus is the magnetic and fascinating force of attraction that attracts by similitude and establishes relationships with everything we like.

Vervain
Vervain or Verbena is an herbaceous, sometimes woody perennial with opposite, narrow, oval-shaped, toothed leaves and small, five-petaled flowers that are usually blue to purple in color but may be pink or white.

Vibration
In the mundane and scientific world, the word vibration refers to the movement of an object back and forth around a central point, an oscillation, a quivering.

Visualization
Visualization is a meditative technique by which a magic-user formulates his desired magickal result in his mind’s eye.

Voodoo – How to Know if Someone Used it on You
Exploring and understanding the most common signs.

Voodoo – What is it?
The term, also known as “vodun” or “voodoo”, originates from ancient Dahomey, now Benin, and is a full-fledged religion complete with a pantheon of divinities, doctrines, and cosmology.

Voodoo – Where is it Practiced?
All around the world voodoo is one of the most practiced witchy religions of all time.

Voodoo Doll – How to Safely Dispose of One
Did you create one or find one? How did you use it? Explanation of all important questions and answers.

Voodoo Love Spells
My favorite Voodoo love spells and rituals.

Voodoo Money Spells & Rituals
My favorite Voodoo money spells and rituals.

Voodoo Symbols – Vevè Sigils
Each vevè graphically reproduces in a stylized way the attributes of an lwà and its ritual signs. 

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Water Element
Water is used extensively in Magic as both a symbolic and a literal entity and a tool for purification and to contain and transfer energy. (i.e. moon water).

Wednesday Spells
Learn more about powerful, effective magic reserved for Wednesdays.

Weight Loss Herbs
Explore magical herbs for weight loss, to get in the best shape possible.

Weight Loss Spells
Weight loss spells help you to embrace the change from a different perspective.

White Candle
These candles are widely used in rituals of white magic, as well as to connect with heavenly angels.

White Candle Flame
The presence of white smoke indicates benevolent spiritual assistance.

White Magic Fertility Spells
Pregnancy magick is a special kind of magic that can help you boost your chances of getting pregnant.

White Sage Smudge Benefits
Learn more about white sage smudge benefits here and how it’s used.

Wicca
Wicca is a modern Pagan mystery religion that was introduced to the public in the 1950s by Gerald Gardner.

Wiccan Spells
Wiccan spells are all about Nature and using its force to work on energies and create the life you want.

Witch
A Witch is one who practices magic, particularly the sort of magic associated with spells and charms and various folk magic.

Witchcraft
The definition of Witchcraft varies by culture, religion, and time period in history.

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Yarrow 
Flowers appear in mid-spring and continue through to autumn. They are very small, look like miniature daisies and appear in terminal clusters.

Yellow Alder
Yellow alder is a tropical shrub in the Passionflower family native to the Caribbean basin.

Yellow Butterfly
Yellow butterflies represent a new life in many cultures. They also represent long life, good health, good fortune, and honest prosperity.

Yellow Candle
The meaning of the color of yellow candles is related to money or material goods and also to creativity.

Yellow Candle Flame
What is the spiritual meaning of yellow smoke from a candle?

Yew
Yew grows well in sun or shade in zones 5 through 7. Many people have domesticated yew trees or shrubs in their yards trimmed to perfect boxes or balls.

Ylang Ylang
The name of this plant explicitly refers to its particular smell: ylang ylang means ‘uncommon’.

Yolkai Estan
Yolkai Estsan is a Goddess of the Navaho people, also called “White Shell Woman”.

Yule
Yule is a word of Germanic origin that refers to a holiday celebrated at and around the winter solstice from which many Christmas traditions were taken.

Yule Colors
Everything revolves around red symbols when it comes to Yule since the beginning of its tradition.

Yule Log
The log itself is traditionally the largest, hardest log that can be gotten from the nearby forest with the intention that it will burn hotly and brightly through the longest night of the year.

Yule Prayer
A prayer for Yule is a powerful way to honor this time of the year and its energy.

Most Popular Terms Starting with a Z

Zeus
Zeus is the Hellenic King of the Gods who rules from His throne on Mount Olympus. He rules over the sky, thunder, contracts and the code of hospitality.

Zodiac
The zodiac refers to the constellations that ring the apparent path the sun takes throughout the year. As the sun passes through the location of each constellation we say that the sun is in the house their associated signs of the zodiac.

Zodiac Correspondences
The correspondences outlined in this table are provided to assist the magical practitioner in creating powerful spells supported by the energies of the zodiac.

Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism is a dualistic religion that was the official religion of Persia for 1000 years, from 600s BCE to 600s CE. It was founded about 3500 years ago in what is now Iran by a prophet named Zarathustra.

Zozo, Pazuzu – How to Get Rid of it
Zozo, better known as Pazuzu, is considered a complex entity, or so it seems. The demon of the southwest wind known for bringing famine during dry seasons.