In magick you often hear the phrase “As Above, So Below” and along those lines, the magician has their own correspondences just like the spirits do. Do you know what your correspondences are?
Let’s find out.
You Will Need:
- 1 Natal Chart
- Pen and Paper
First, let’s figure out your element. By looking at your astrological sign, that will give you your primary element. So for example, if you’re:
Pisces/Cancer/Scorpio = WATER
Capricorn/Taurus/Virgo = EARTH
Aquarius/Gemini/Libra = AIR
Sagittarius/Aries/Leo = FIRE
Next, go through your chart and find out which signs each of your planets falls into. Then count up the elements. For example, let’s say you are an Aquarius with a Leo Moon. Aquarius Sun counts as 1 air. Leo Moon counts as 1 fire. Etc… Do this until you have an “elemental breakdown”. While the astrological (Sun) sign is the primary element, the signs where your other planetary/celestial bodies fall make up the rest of your alignment. Which means you can be the earthy part of water, or the fire part of air. (See the Complete Book of Demonolatry for more thorough instructions on how to do this).
For your planetary correspondence, some people just use the planet/celestial body that corresponds with their astrological (sun) sign. I’m a Cancerian, for example, so my celestial correspondence is the Moon (the celestial body that rules intuition, emotion, etc…). That said, I also identify deeply with Saturn, the planet of hard work and change among other things. But that’s also because I am the earthy part of water. More of my planets are in earth astrological signs than not. My Moon is in Capricorn – the earth element whose planet is Saturn. Hopefully you’re starting to see how this works.
Now I want you to consider your directional correspondences, planetary, scents, metal, colors, dates, seasons, stones, tarot suits, and your Patron and how it all often falls together in some way. What are you instinctively drawn to for the remaining correspondences?
For Example — My Correspondences:
Astrological (Sun) Sign: Cancer (with Capricorn moon)
Element: Water or Earthy Part of Water
Planetary: Moon and/or Saturn
Dates: September 10-30
Tarot Suit: Cups and Pentacles
Daemonic Patron: Leviathan
Stones: Onyx and Tiger’s Eye
Right about now you may be asking yourself what you would do with these correspondences. First, not only will it help you identify Daemonic forces that you might resonate well with, but it may help you pick the right Daemonic force for the job. Remember that when working magick, it’s like cooking. You’re adding the daemonic energy + your intent/energy, and mixing it together to facilitate a particular outcome. This is why foundational magical correspondences are so important to learn. That doesn’t mean you can’t break the rules, but you should know the rules first so you can break them in meaningful ways.
So know your own correspondences and use them in your magick, too. You may find your magick far more effective as a result.