Stocking Your Magickal Wicca Cabinet
If you are just beginning to stock your "magickal cabinet" for Wicca spellwork, it is not necessary to purchase a pre-packaged altar kit or items that you may not need right away. Some of the items in this list you may already have around your house. Others, you can find inexpensively at craft and hobby stores.
1. Sacred Space - Many spells mention the casting of a circle. If you have the room for an elaborate altar and surrounding space to work, consider yourself fortunate. Otherwise, you can create a sacred space to hold all of your items and have a comfortable, peaceful working space. My sacred space is a beautiful wooden dresser with many drawers into which I have tucked all of my supplies into, as well as a flat open space on top for working magic.
2. Color Correspondence Guide - Colors play an important part in everyday life and in spells. Colors bring out different emotions in people and symbolize many things. Get creative with your colors. Think about using string, fabric, ribbons, inks, and other crafty items. Some of the common correspondences are: White - clarity and peace; Black - banishing and separation; Green - growth and prosperity; Purple - sleep and dreams; Red - love, passion, and energy.
3. A Few Herbs and Flowers - Herbs and flowers are fun to work with and can aide in spellwork. They each contain powers that work in combination with colors to give more energy to spells. And you can probably find most of them in the spice cabinet in your kitchen! Some of the common and useful herbs and flowers are: Chamomile - invokes sleep and protection; Cinnamon - prosperity and love; Nutmeg - luck and health; Sage - fortune and wisdom; Ginger - psychic ability and success.
4. Candle/Incense Burning Tools - Candles and candle holders, incense sticks, cones, and holder, matches or a lighter. Be safe - if a spell requires you to leave the candle burning until it goes out on its own, put it in a fireproof container. I have even placed them in the empty bathtub and closed the door if I have to leave.
5. Journal or Notebook - With so much information out there on Wicca and spells, you'll want to take notes, record your workings, etc. Choose a special notebook that will hold up for a long time.
6. Beginner Wicca Books - A good one with history on the religion, information on deities, sabbats, and ofcourse spells. My first book was Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practioner by Scott Cunningham. I still refer back to this book today. It has some history and many traditions practiced today as well as its own Book of Shadows. I enjoy this book so much, a feeling of warmth and joy wash over me everytime I open it.