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Thursday, 18 September 2008

The Cup

The Cup Cover
The Cup corresponds to the West and its element is Water. Its color is Blue, its season is spring and its time is Dawn. The Cup is associated with the Witch's love and it holds power over life, death, and regeneration.

Traditionally, the Cup is silver, or brass, however, some witches use Cups made of clay, wood, and even crystal. The Cup is consecrated when the Full Moon is in an Water Sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) on the day (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) and in the hour (Moon, Mars, Jupiter) of that signs planetary ruler.

Again, witches with an artistic bent can create their own Cups as easily as taking a pottery class. If all else fails there's ebay or a host of other merchants from which you can purchase your Cup.

Witches who are new to the craft and aren't sure that want to invest in a Cup, or who are on a budget have many choices available to them. They include:

* Consider searching second hand stores and looking through the wine-glasses and the like for a suitable Cup.
* Empty a tin can and wash it throughly, but be sure when the lid is removed there aren't any jagged edges that could cause you to cut your hand or lips.
* Use a measuring cup, your favorite coffee mug, or a special drinking glass you already have around the house.

Once you have chosen one, don't forget to ritually bless and consecrate your Cup.

Suggested ebooks:

Aristotle - On The Soul
Howard Phillips Lovecraft - The Temple
Howard Phillips Lovecraft - The Hound

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