But wait, there’s more!
In the last post, we went over a divination to reveal a spirit guide, found in Ann Grammary’s Witch’s Workbook (circa 1973). Off in the back of the same book, there is information on choosing lucky materials, numbers, and times based on this same reading–based on the principle where we had used the reading to identify our own personal spirit guide. But since we’ve now used it to identify another spirit, one willing to work with various people, it seems reasonable in that context to take these as the favored numbers, etc of the spirit identified in the reading.
For materials, you look at the bottom card, the “one that stands alone.”
If it’s a cup, the favored material is gold; if it’s a wand, wood; if it’s a sword, silver; if it’s a pentacle, crystal.
Major Arcana get two materials each. 0 (The Fool) gets mercury and coral; 1, 2, 5, and 9 get silver and agate; 3, 4, and 7 get bronze and bloodstone; 6, 10, 19, and 21 get copper and amber; 8, 11, 14, and 20 get iron and jade; 13, 15, and 16 get meteorite and garnet; 17 gets amethyst and star sapphire (pricey!); and 18 gets moonstone and opal.
For lucky numbers, go directly up from the previous card, to the middle card of the five-card row. The number on that card is lucky, and so are the other two numbers that share its day of the week below. That day in turn is the best day of the week for you to work on whatever subject of interest goes with the suit or the Trump card (i.e., if the card is 8 Pentacles, the lucky number is 8, and the day in the chart below, Saturday, is a fortunate time for you to do money spells).
Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
If the card in this position is The Fool…well, first of all you were supposed to discard that reading, but if for some reason you didn’t, having it here would mean you didn’t have a set lucky number or day, but one that wandered around all the time, and you’d have to find it with a fresh divination each time.
The middle card of the top row, meanwhile, gives lucky colors.
Gold, scarlet, and light green for cups; dark green, brown, and dark purple for wands; silver, black, and light blue for swords; transparent, yellow, and light purple for pentacles; orange, fuschia, and pink for 0, The Fool (again, you should have discarded! do you see what happens to you when you don’t discard The Fool? You get poisonous lucky metals and wandering lucky days and numbers and freaky lucky colors!); purple, black, and green for 1, 2, 5, and 9; bronze, scarlet, and white for 3, 4, and 7; red, blue, and amber for 6, 10, 19, and 21; brown, dark green, and transparent for 8, 11, 14, and 20; wine-red, pale blue, and green for 13, 15, and 16; aquamarine, light yellow, and tan for 17; and white, black, and dark blue for 18.
Looking at our group example of Ekoneiz/Ekwanis, we get these results:
The bottom card is the Page of Pentacles; therefore E’s favored material is crystal.
The middle card of the middle row is VI, The Lovers, so E’s numbers are 6, 13, and 20, E’s day of the week is Thursday, and it is the favored day particularly for love spells.
The middle card of the top row is the Eight of Swords, so E’s colors are silver, black, and light blue.
These would all be pieces of information that could help inform how to work with Em in spells, what kinds of offerings or receptacles to provide for Em….