The energies within a magick circle are keyed in whenever the magician Calls the Quarters or Watchtowers.
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Properties of the Magick Circle

Properties of a Magic CircleKeying The Circle.

The energies within a magick circle are 'keyed in' whenever the magician 'Calls the Quarters or Watchtowers'. The dominant Element of the magick circle, is the one which begins and ends the circle. (Normally, but not exclusively, North or East.) A circle cast and sealed form the North will be an Earth circle, from the South a Fire circle, from the East a Air circle and from the West a Water Circle.

The circle can also be divided into half, one half is considered to have Positive/Increasing energies and is made up of the elements of Earth and Air, the other Negative/Decreasing energies and composed of the elements Fire and Water. Another means of dividing a circle into halves uses one half as Male/Projective energies made up of the elements of Air and Fire and Female/Receptive energies made up of the elements of Earth and Water.

Projective energies create a more powerful outward flow of energy while Receptive energies create a powerful inward flow of energy. Lastly, the magician may further define the energies within the circle by the magician's movement within; Clockwise (Sun wise or Deosil) creates Increasing energies while Widdershins (Counter clockwise or Anti-sun wise) creates Decreasing energies.

It is worth pointing out that there is a misconception of good and evil that is wrongly applied to positive/negative energies and Deosil and Widdershins. It is the intent of the magician, which ultimately defines the magickal purpose of the ritual or spell.

Properties of the Magick Circle

The Element of Earth

Earth

Direction: North
Governs; Night and Winter
Associated Colour: Yellow or Green.
Associated Magical Tool: the Pentacle (Shield).
Consecrative Tool: Ritual Salt.
Associated Elemental or Magickal Creatures: Gnomes, Dwarves, Moon Spirits. Associated Alignments: Female/Positive, Receptive/Increasing.
Constructive Associated Sabbat: Winter Solstice
Arch Angel: Oriel

Attributes of the Element of Earth are: Solidity, Strength, Sustenance, Stability, Endurance, and Consistent Force or Change.

Earth Circles are well suited for Workings for Physical Healing, Physical Strength, Protection in the Physical Plane, and Physical or Financial Increase.

The environment within an Earth Circle tends to be Cool, Dry, and Comfortable

The Element of Air

Air

Direction: East
Governs: Dawn and Springtime
Associated Colour: Blue.
Associated Magickal Tool: The Wand or Censor.
Consecrative Tool: Incense.
Associated Elemental or Magickal Creatures: Sylphs, Zephyrs, Air or Nature Spirits, the Fair Folk.
Associated Alignments: Male/Positive, Projective/Increasing. Constructive.
Associated Sabbat: Spring Equinox
Arch Angel: Raphael

Attributes of the Element of Air are: Spirituality, Spiritual Growth or Expanse, Intelligence, Mental acuity, Gentle Force or Change.

Air Circles are well suited for Workings for Spiritual Healing, Spiritual Protection, Mental Health, and Spiritual or Mental Increase.

The environment within an Air Circle tends to be Warm, Moist, and Meditative.

The Element of Fire

Fire

Direction: South
Governs: Noon and Summertime
Associated Colour: Red.
Associated Magickal Tool: The Dagger or Sword.
Consecrative Tool: the Candle.
Associated Elemental or Magickal Creatures: Salamanders, Firedrakes, Sun Faeries.
Associated Alignments: Male/Negative, Projective/Decreasing. Destructive.
Associated Sabbat: Summer Solstice
Arch Angel: Michael

Attributes of the Element of Fire are: Transition, Passion, Sexuality, Courage, Leadership, Victory, and Violent or Rapid Change or Force.

Fire Circles are well for Workings for Sexual Healing or Attraction, Victory in Legal Matters or Combat, to Kindle Passion, and to bring Rapid change to a Situation.

The environment within a Fire Circle tends to be Hot and Dry, and may be Agitating or uncomfortable for some.

The Element of Water

Water

Direction: West
Governs: Dusk and Autumn
Associated Colour: Silver or white.
Associated Magickal Tool: The Chalice.
Consecrative Tool: Blessed Water.
Associated Elemental or Magickal Creatures: Nymphs, Undines, Mer-Folk, and Water Spirits.
Associated Alignments: Female/Negative, Receptive/Decreasing, Destructive.
Associated Sabbat: Winter Solstice
Arch Angel: Gabriel

Attributes of the Element of Water are: Movement, Depth, Vision, Intuition, Emotional Control, Peacefulness, High Magick, and Relentless Force or Change.

Water Circles are well suited for Workings for Scrying, The Sight or Visions, Workings for Peace or Forgiveness, Workings for the Dead, and Workings to increase Magickal Power or Abilities.

The environment within a Water Circle tends to be Cold and Moist but is Generally Calm.

See Next Article: Casting the Circle

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