Cosmic witches and Cosmic witchery is witchcraft that employs the use of the heavenly bodies, stars, moon, and astrology as well as their specific movements within their craft. Much of the time this can be seen as doing rituals or spells on certain days where the planets are in certain signs or when the moon is in a certain phase.
Cosmic witches will often be drawn to the stars, planetary movements, the moon, and astrology and find a way to utilize this within their craft.
How to Employ Cosmic Witchcraft
Most witches already practice some aspects of cosmic witchcraft. Many witches follow moon cycles. Often witches use astrological energies to enhance their spell casting. Becoming a cosmic witch (sometimes called a star witch) means that you are intentionally devoting time to work with the energies of the celestial bodies and the deities associated with them to increase your knowledge in this area.
Devote some time to the celestial body that speaks to you. Take the time to observe it in the sky if possible. Study and research it. Learn to have a personal relationship with the energy that you associate with each celestial body.
Observing and celebrating the solstices and equinoxes and other seasonal festivals is a beautiful way to practice cosmic witchcraft. This keeps you in touch with the specific energy and effect that the cosmos has on daily life. Begin reading ephemerides or planners to get started.
There is great beauty in the phases of the moon, and these phases have plenty to teach a cosmic witch. Learn how each phase of the moon can affect your spell work. Plan your spells to work with the energy of the moon and see your results increase dramatically. Download a moon app or put up a calendar that observes the moon cycles.
Creating your own birth chart will give you a chance to learn how each celestial body affects you. It will also help you to see the practical implications of “As above, So below.” Begin with locating your sun, moon, and ascendant, then inner planets before diving into outer planets, asteroids, houses, elements, and more.
Being a witch of any type or kind will always have you learning more, both internally and about the world around you. To learn more about cosmic witchcraft, start with doing some reading on the topic. Then when you are feeling comfortable, jump right into an area that interests you. Remember that the journey is magical, and your journey is shaped most of all, by you.
Astrological Moon Phases
The moon moves into a new sign about every two days, so you can plan your workings around what sign the moon will be in when you execute your workings.
Moon in Aries is the best time to work magick involving leadership, authority, rebirth, spiritual conversion, or willpower. Healing rituals for ailments of the face, head, or brain are also done during this period of time.
Moon in Taurus is the best time to work magick for love, real estate, material acquisitions, and money. Healing rituals for ailments of the throat, neck, and ears are also done during this period of time.
Moon in Gemini is the best time to work magick for good communication, change of residence, writing, public relations, and travel. Healing rituals for ailments of the shoulders, arms, hands, or lungs are also done during this period of time.
Moon in Cancer is the best time to work magick for home and domestic life. Healing rituals for ailments of the chest or stomach are also done during this period of time.
Moon in Leo is the best time to work magick involving authority, power over others, courage, fertility, or childbirth. Healing rituals for ailments of the upper back, spine, or heart are also done during this period of time.
Moon in Virgo is the best time to work magick involving employment, intellectual matters, health, and dietary concerns. Healing rituals for ailments of the intestines or nervous system are also done during this period of time.
Moon in Libra is the best time to work magick involving artistic work, justice, court cases, partnerships and unions, mental stimulation, and karmic, spiritual, or emotional balance. Healing rituals for ailments of the lower back or kidneys are also done during this period of time.
Moon in Scorpio is the best time to work magick involving sexual matters, power, psychic growth, secrets, and fundamental transformations. Healing rituals for ailments of the reproductive organs are also done during this period of time.
Moon in Sagittarius is the best time to work magick for publications, legal matters, travel, and truth. Healing rituals for ailments of the liver, thighs, or hips are also done at this time.
Moon in Capricorn is the best time to work magick for organization, ambition, recognition, career, and political matters. Healing rituals for the knees, bones, teeth, and skin are also done at this time.
Moon in Aquarius is the best time to work magick involving science, freedom, creative expression, problem-solving, extrasensory abilities, friendship, and the breaking of bad habits or unhealthy addictions. Healing rituals for ailments of the calves, ankles, or blood are also done at this time.
Moon in Pisces is the best time to work magick involving dreamwork, clairvoyance, telepathy, music, and the creative arts. Healing rituals for ailments of the feet or lymph glands are also done at this time.
You don't have to just work with the moon though, you can also work with the alignment of other planets or celestial bodies.
Check out these links for cosmic events and to see where the planets are right now. You can also create a chart to see transits and how the planets are interacting on any given date with Astro Seek and formulate a spell around planetary motions, transits, aspects, etc.
How do I integrate cosmic witchcraft with some of my more “traditional” witchcraft practices?
- Work with crystals, herbs, candles, and intents based on their planetary/constellation correspondences. If none of the correspondences you come across ring true with you, figure out what you personally associate with a celestial body. You are in charge of your magic and following through on your personal associations will help make your spells more powerful.
- Get familiar with the current planetary placements. You don’t have to utilize astrology, but knowing which planet is where in the sky will help you plan your spells. Is Mercury in retrograde? That means it will appear here in the sky at this time. Is Neptune at opposition? Great, it’ll be easy to see when you go stargazing!
- Use planetary Sigils to invoke their attributes and power.
Written By: The Cobalt Athenaeum
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