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Lesson 25: Cosmic Witchcraft 101 - Stellar Magick

By: Teacher Nova

Live class date and time: 03/16/2017 at 5:30pm CST

~How to do Stellar Magick~

  1. Choose candles based on the color of a certain star using the Harvard Spectral Classification System
    1. O (blue)
    2. B (blue-white)
    3. A (white)
    4. F (yellow-white)
    5. G (yellow)
    6. K (orange)
    7. M (red)
  2. Carve a specific constellation or star name into a single candle
  3. Choose other objects such as flowers or crystals to represent the stars in a constellation
  4. Channel star energy based on your intent 
    1. Method 1: 
      1. ground and center as usual
      2. place the palms of your hands face up
      3. visualize drawing down energy from the stars and into yourself 
    2. Method 2 - Spiral:
      1. make some room - this can be done indoors or outdoors
      2. create a spiral shape on the ground to represent the birth of a star in a nebula - this can be done using herbs, flowers, garlands, confetti, etc.
        1. leave enough space between the winds of the spiral so you can both walk and sit
      3. stand at the entrance of the spiral and clear your mind
      4. when ready, walk to the center of the spiral
      5. at the center, sit down with your palms up and draw down star energy
        1. to charge items during this ritual: place the item at the center of the spiral before beginning, and channel star energy into the object at this time
      6. meditate for as long as you feel necessary
      7. when ready, walk out of the spiral and take this opportunity to ground yourself and reflect on your actions
  5. Charge items by placing them in the center of their own spiral 
  6. Use star energy to ground, center, and to aid in astral travel 
  7. Charge a talisman with star energy and dedicate it to be used during astral travel or divination
  8. Draw a constellation pattern or individual star plus your intent on a piece of paper and place under pillow to aid in dreamwork 
    1. Burn the piece of paper the night after your dreamwork outside under the stars 
  9. Make a dream pillow or sachet with herbs or flowers that correspond with a particular star 
    1. You can also coordinate the color of the pillow/sachet and sew or write the name of the star on the outside

Constellation Correspondences

A

Andromeda - power, removing barriers, release, letting go

Aquarius - new beginnings, luck, wishes

Aquila - guidance, psychic work, astral travel

Ara - hearth, home, devotion, refuge, protection

Aries - fertility, abundance, protection, banishing

Auriga - wisdom, knowledge, storm warding

 

B

Boötes - inspiration, nature, storm warding

 

C

Cancer - astral travel, dreamwork, psychic abilities, imagination, creativity, subconscious desire

Canes Venatici - companionship, faithfulness, protection, healing

Canis Major & Canis Minor - death, renewal, new beginnings, protection, purification

Capricornus - harvest, energy, abundance

Cassiopeia & Cepheus - balance, relationships, love, union, healing, maternal conflict (Cassiopeia), and familial/home conflict (Cepheus)

Centaurus - balance, duality, healing, wisdom

Cetus - power, intelligence, communication, change, growth, happiness

Columba - peace, relaxation, fidelity, devotion, marriage, union

Corona Australis - emotions, love, spirituality, success, manifestation of goals

Corona Borealis - guidance, protection, knowledge, divination, success, manifestation of goals

Corvus - wisdom, secrets, duality, prophecy, divination

Crater - life, emotions, abundance

Crux - elemental energy, crossroads, decision-making

Cygnus - light, death, transformation, prophecy, self-esteem

 

D

Delphinus - intelligence, wisdom, truth, releasing negativity, fertility, safe travels

Draco - wisdom, power, knowledge, prosperity, luck, protection

 

E

Eridanus - life, health, abundance, power, wisdom, transformation, meditation

 

G

Gemini - balance, change, transition, increased power, banishing

Grus - death, rebirth, mysticism, truth, divination  

 

H

Hercules - wisdom, creativity, strength, energy

Hydra/Hydrus - life, reproduction, forces of nature, power, healing, transformation

 

L

Leo - power, protection, courage, strength

Lepus - abundance, swiftness, wisdom, divination, hidden knowledge, transformation, lunar magick

Libra - balance, healing, legal matters

Lupus - power, purpose, loyalty, protection

Lynx - isolation, purification, cleansing, illumination, insight, hidden knowledge, swiftness

Lyra - underworld, enchantment, immortality of the soul, music

 

M

Monoceros - beauty, freedom, love, luck, spirituality, transformation, wisdom, creativity

 

O

Ophiuchus & Serpens - healing, balance, the flow of energy

Orion - self-confidence, strength, victory, winter storms

 

P

Pegasus & Equuleus - travel between realms, contacting the dead, astral travel, divination, psychic abilities

Perseus - hope, desire, wishes, manifestation, power

Phoenix - change, cycles, transformation, rebirth, renewal, personal growth

Pisces - creation, fertility, union, creativity

Piscis Austrinus - prophecy, divination, inspiration, astral travel, wisdom, otherworldly knowledge

Pleiades, the - mysticism, power, higher consciousness, wisdom, awareness

 

S

Sagittarius - mental stimulation, virility, sexuality, physical energy, power, skill, manifestation of goals

Scorpius - protection, the underworld, creativity, transformation, psychic abilities

 

T

Taurus - abundance, regeneration, power, strength, potency

Triangulum - balance, change, transformation

 

U

Ursa Major - healing, protection, survival

Ursa Minor - renewal, rebirth, awakening

 

V

Virgo - rebirth, harvest, regeneration, prosperity 

Behenian Fixed Stars

The Behenian fixed stars are a selection of fifteen stars considered especially useful for magical applications in medieval astrology.

1.    Aldebaran 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Tauri 
  • Constellation: Taurus 
  • Gemstones: Garnet, ruby 
  • Plants: Milk thistle, woodruff 
  • Planets: Mars and Venus 
  • Honor, intelligence, eloquence, steadfastness, courage, honesty, success

2.    Algol 

  • Official Designation: Beta Persei 
  • Constellation: Perseus 
  • Gemstone: Diamond 
  • Plants: Black hellebore, mugwort 
  • Planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Lilith  
  • Strength, intense passion, the forces of the natural world

3.    Alphecca 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Coronae Borealis 
  • Constellation: Corona Borealis 
  • Gemstone: Topaz 
  • Plants: Rosemary, trefoil, ivy 
  • Planets: Venus and Mars
  • Love, honor, artistic skills, quiet achievement, a change in social status that is earned 

4.    Antares 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Scorpii 
  • Constellation: Scorpius 
  • Gemstones: Amethyst, sardonyx 
  • Plants: Saffron, snakeroot 
  • Planets: Mars and Jupiter 
  • Strength, protection, defense

5.    Arcturus 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Boötis 
  • Constellation: Boötes 
  • Gemstone: Jasper 
  • Plant: Plantain 
  • Planets: Mars and Jupiter 
  • Protection, guidance, success in the arts, learning, teaching, leading, exploring

6.    Capella 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Aurigae 
  • Constellation: Auriga 
  • Gemstone: Sapphire 
  • Plants: Horehound, mint, mugwort, thyme 
  • Planets: Jupiter and Saturn 
  • Honors, public position, wealth, ambition 

7.    Deneb Algedi 

  • Official Designation: Delta Capricorni 
  • Constellation: Capricornus 
  • Gemstone: Chalcedony 
  • Plants: Mandrake, marjoram, mugwort 
  • Planets: Saturn and Mercury 
  • Wisdom, integrity, justice, balance

8.    Algorab 

  • Official Designation: Gamma Corvi and Delta Corvi 
  • Constellation: Corvus 
  • Gemstone: Onyx 
  • Plants: Burdock, henbane, comfrey 
  • Planets: Saturn and Mars
  • Protection, repelling evil

9.    The Pleiades 

  • Official Designation: M45 
  • Constellation: Taurus 
  • Gemstone: Quartz
  • Plants: Frankincense, fennel 
  • Planets: Mars and the Moon
  • Love, eminence, seeking inner knowledge, peace, spirit communication

10. Polaris 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Ursae Minoris 
  • Constellation: Ursa Minor 
  • Gemstone: Lodestone 
  • Plants: Chicory, mugwort, periwinkle 
  • Planets: Venus and the Moon 
  • Protection, direction, guidance 

11. Procyon 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Canis Minoris 
  • Constellation: Canis Minor 
  • Gemstone: Agate 
  • Plants: Buttercup, marigold, pennyroyal 
  • Planets: Mercury and Mars
  • Power, good health, wealth, fame

12. Regulus 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Leonis 
  • Constellation: Leo 
  • Gemstones: Garnet, granite 
  • Plant: Mugwort 
  • Planets: Jupiter and Mars
  • Power, success, strength

13. Sirius 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Canis Majoris 
  • Constellation: Canis Major 
  • Gemstone: Beryl 
  • Plants: Juniper, dragonwort 
  • Planets: Jupiter and Mars
  • Communication, marital peace, passion, faithfulness, wealth 

14. Spica 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Virginis 
  • Constellation: Virgo 
  • Gemstone: Emerald 
  • Plants: Sage, clover 
  • Planets: Venus and Mercury
  • Protection, abundance, psychic abilities, knowledge, insight

15. Vega 

  • Official Designation: Alpha Lyrae 
  • Constellation: Lyra 
  • Gemstone: Chrysolite 
  • Plant: Winter savory 
  • Planets: Mercury and Venus
  • Artistic talents, social awareness, magic, hopefulness, idealism, averting fear


Royal Stars

The Royal Stars were regarded as “guardians of the sky” in Ancient Persia.  The Persians believed that the sky was divided into four districts with each district being guarded by one of the four Royal Stars. Because of their reverence as “guardians of the sky or heavens” Ancient Persians looked to these stars for guidance and prophecy. These stars are the brightest stars in their associated constellation, and correspond with each of the seasons, solstices, and equinoxes. 

The four Royal Stars are as follows:

·         Aldebaran (Watcher of the East)

o Time of year: Vernal (Spring) equinox 

o Time of day: Sunrise

o Constellation: Taurus

o Zodiac Sign: Taurus

o Element: Earth

o Associations: Eloquence, intelligence, integrity, courage, popularity, agitation, loss, violent death

·         Regulus (Watcher of the North)

o Time of year: Summer solstice 

o Time of day: Noon

o Constellation: Leo

o Zodiac Sign: Leo

o Element: Fire

o Associations: Success, power, nobility, ambition, fame, great power, alertness, leadership, sudden downfall, accidents, violence

·         Antares (Watcher of the West)

o Time of year: Autumnal equinox 

o Time of day: Sunset

o Constellation: Scorpio

o Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

o Element: Water

o Associations: Passion, creativity, adventure, fortune, risk-taking, obstinacy, stubbornness, violence, intensity 

·         Fomalhaut (Watcher of the South) 

o Time of year: Winter solstice 

o Time of day: Midnight

o Constellation: Piscis Austrinus

o Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

o Element: Air

o Associations: Charisma, magick, fame, the occult, spirituality, alchemy, servitude, materialism