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Wand
Ritual tool representing Fire/Air.
Waning Crescent
The Moon is partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing. The Moon here is Mother/Crone.
Waning Gibbous
The Moon is less than fully but more than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing. Three days after the Full Moon. The Moon here is Mother.
Waning Moon
A phase of the moon in which the face of the moon is getting smaller (the time between a full moon and a new moon).
Wards
Mystical energy patterns designed to safeguard an area (or person) from negative influences. Wards, such as pentagrams, are often drawn in the air at the four quarters of a sacred space to enforce the protective energy.
Warlock
Antiquated term misused in reference to a male Witch. As it means ‘oathbreaker’ or ‘liar’, most Pagans find the term offensive.
Watch Towers
Originally from the Enochian branch of Ceremonial Magick, now incorporated into many “Traditions” of Wicca, these are the four elemental “directions” or “quarters” (corresponding to the appropriate points on the compass) called to protect the Circle during its establishment. Each of them have a correspondence between the compass point, an element, and (varying amongst different traditions) color associated with them.
Water
In most magickal traditions this corresponds with West, the color blue, the Psychic Mind, intuition and emotion.
Water Witching
Rhabdomancy when done for finding water.
Waxing Crescent
The visible Moon is partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is increasing. The Moon here is Maiden.
Waxing Gibbous
The Moon is more than one-half but not fully illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is increasing. Three days before the Full Moon. The Moon here is Mother.
Waxing Moon
The phase of the moon in which the face of the moon is getting larger (the time between a new moon and a full moon).
Web Weaving
Networking with other magickal people to gather information which will mutually assist each party.
Weight Control
Mass control and/or gravity control when done in a gravity well (on the surface of a planet, for example).
Well of Segais
The ultimate source of information on the Other Worlds.
Wheel of Life
A 'wheel' or symbolic circle divided into directional sections (North, South, East, West etc.). Each section contains a certain energy, which designates specific uses, meanings or the existence of certain energy patterns. The East represents fire, the sun and the place for communication as an example.
Wheel of the Year
The full cycle of the eight Sabbats in the Wiccan calendar. They Occur at the Equinoxes and Solstices (the Quarters) and on the days marking the midpoints between them (the Cross-Quarters.) A short list of the names:
Name(s) Date
Yule Winter Solstice
Candlemas/Imbolc February 2nd
Eostar/Ostara Spring Equinox
Beltane/May Day May 1st
Litha Summer Solstice
Lughnassadh/Lammas August 2nd
Mabon Autumn Equinox
Samhain October 31st
White Magic
1A used to refer to magic being done for “good” purposes 2A used to refer to magic being done by people of whom the user of the term approves.
White Witch
A witch who only practices white magick.
Wicca
A modern Pagan religion with spiritual roots in the earliest expressions of reverence for nature. Some major identifying motifs are: reverence for both the Goddess and God; acceptance of reincarnation and magick; ritual observance of astronomical and agricultural phenomena; and the use of magickal circles for ritual purposes.
Wiccan Creed
This is the moral code for all who practice Wicca and most who practices Witchcraft (also known as the Rede):

Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill:
And it harm none, do what ye will.

Wiccan Trilogy
The triple aspect of the Goddess, Maiden, Mother, and Crown.
Wicce
Synonymous with Wicca. In some circles, Wicce is used for women and Wicca is used for men. Plural of Witch.
Widdershins
Counterclockwise motion.
Wine Moon
The tenth Full Moon of the year.
Witch
A practitioner of the Craft. This term applies equally to either males or females. A practitioner of folk magick, particularly that kind relating to herbs, stones, colors, wells, rivers, etc. It is used by some Wiccans to describe themselves.
Witchcraft
The craft of the witch — magick, especially magick utilizing personal power in conjunction with the energies within stones, herbs, colors, and other natural objects.
Witch Doctor
African shaman.
Witches’ Pyramid
A creed and a structure of learning that witches follow: “To Know, To Dare, To Will, and To Be Silent.”
Wizard
Someone who practices magick but is not a witch.
Wolf Moon
The first Full Moon after Yule. Some traditions have their new year begin with Samhain, and thus the moon's sequence would be different, the first Full Moon would be the Harvest Moon, and continue on from there.
Words of Power, Law of
“There exist certain words that are able to alter the internal and external realities of those uttering them, and their power may rest in the very sounds of the words as much as in their meanings.”
Working
As in Magickal Working. The process of using magick to reach a desired positive goal.
Worlds, Between the
Other aspects and dimensions of the physical, spiritual, and psychological, etc.
Wormhole
A doorway through the time/space continuum, which used the natural folds of space to move great distances at high speed, also avenues to the fairy realm.
Wort
An ancient word meaning herb.
Wyrrd
Norse spiritual tradition, a magickal energy where everything is interconnected. This is the energy Rune masters use to see into the future.
Wyrt
The Old English word for plant or herb.
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