Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Witch's Wheel


עַד יוֹם מְלֹאת, יְמֵי מִלֻּאֵיכֶם
until the days of your consecration be fulfilled ... Vayikra 8:33

The time of consecration numbers seven days. The number eight represents the time of fulfillment.

The Hebrew words 'consecration' (מְלֹאת) and 'be fulfilled' (מִלֻּאֵיכֶם) both derive from the shoresh (3-letter etymological root) מלא meaning to 'fill to abundance', 'satisfying', 'having full value', 'equipping' and 'conferring authority'.

As I write this, I sit here in my witchy bedroom purring with a satisfied feline delight, surrounded in a sacred space filled and equipped with many magical trinkets and treasures, many of which have been handcrafted or rescued and repurposed.

This witch's wheel is one such rescued item, recrafted for use in my sacred space. It has eight wooden spokes, one spoke for each of the eight witches' sabbats. Made of wood (עץ), each spoke concentrates essential primal energy to a goal, and strengthens and stores power. The spinning wheel represents that with which the witch weaves together threads of destiny and magical power.

The Name of the Celtic spintress goddess of spellcraft and magic is Habetrot. Upon Her wheel are the fibers of All Desire spun into the fabric of time itself. Wearing clothing She makes heals All Illness.

My sacred space is equipped with the full authority to do it.

Yellow, the color of my wheel, is the color of the sun. The magical power emanating through it is one of brightness and gladness, spiritual perfection and illuminating clarity (אֶת-הָאוּרִים וְאֶת-הַתֻּמִּים).