Spell A Day
Spell Date: Monday, July 21, 2014
Color of the day: Ivory
Incense of the day: Narcissus
A cingulum, in magickal terms, is a cord that encircles one’s waist. It may be purely decorative— tied around a robe or tunic—or, more often, it may signify rank or accomplishment. Different traditions suggest different colors for the cord; green is often used for neophytes, and red or black for those of “rank.” You can design your own cingulum, using colors appropriate for your own traditions and practices. A traditional length of cord is equal to your own height, or you might prefer a cord of special length, such as nine feet—useful for laying out a magick circle. Always tie the cingulum using a square knot: this four-sided knot is supremely strong and also references the four elements and a sense of symmetry and balance. Use the cingulum to mark steps in your work by braiding in new colors or using intricate knot work.
This post was written by Susan Pesznecker
on July 21, 2014
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