wikiHow to Call the Corners

Calling corners is a small ritual that is used by many Wiccans, Pagans and witches around the world. It is used to cleanse a space, prepare for spellwork, or as a part of a daily spiritual regiment.


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    Clarify your intentions. Why are you calling corners? Focus on your intent and allow yourself to enter the proper mindset for magical workings.
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    Prepare your tools. You can change tools to what you have on hand, remove them, add them, or use none at all. You should have one symbolic tool or item for each corner/direction/element, some candles and a compass for knowing which direction you should be facing. Here are some suggestions for corner correspondences:
    • East/Air- feathers, incense, dried lavender, citrine, white quartz, athame
    • South/Fire- a red candle, volcanic rock, heated stones, ruby, gold, brass
    • West/Water- a jar of seawater, shells, mirrors, silver, chalice, pearls
    • North/Earth- soil, fresh herbs, oats, salt, clay figures, wooden tools
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    Clear the space, mentally and physically. There should be no negative energies, you should be in a comfortable mood and physical condition and it should be clean. Make sure you have enough space to walk around in a circle and that anything flammable is kept well away.
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    Light the candles in a circle, and figure out where your corners are. Place each object you have chosen for each corner in that area of the circle.
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    Walk "deasil" (clockwise) around the circle of candles a few times, allowing your mental space to clear. Take a few deep breaths.
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    Face the East and say something along the lines of "Guardians of the East, I call upon you to bless this rite and guard this circle." You can focus your attention on the object you chose, or hold it in your hands. Repeat this step for all four corners. Your own blessing/call can be different, such as calling upon specific deities or changing the words. You should say this in a confident voice.
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    Stand in the centre of the circle and conclude with an acknowledgment of the Spirit. You can now continue with your chosen ritual or spell.

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