Hi everyone, I’m new to the forum and the first place I wanted to post was in the nature magick area. Many of you would have practiced weather/nature magick at some point but very few are familiar with Taoist Weather Magick, this is what I specialise in. Having been active for 10 years, I would be happy to tell you a little bit about it. If one wishes to practice, they must first study the Yin Yang (Taijitu) and Bagua principles. Water is the most Yin element, the most female, cool and passive, whilst fire is masculine, hot and aggressive. There are eight trigrams (Three Lines) on the Bagua, the broken lines represent Yin whilst the unbroken are Yang. The most Yang trigram is Qian or Heaven whilst the most Yin is Kun or Earth. Think of Solar energy (qi) and Lunar energy. If you want to maintain the state of “flow” its best to find a balance between the two, the middle path. I’m a grey arts practitioner so I lean from left to right if it suits my purpose.
Feng Shui has a lot to do with Taoist weather magick, if you roughly translate it, it means Wind Water. A good weather magician must know the natural world before the supernatural, the flow of the streams, the mountain formations, the sounds of wind etc. By deciphering these sounds using magical stones like a Bloodstone, you can use the weather for Divination by listening to the sounds of thunder and rain, this is known as reading omens. The main force I work with is wind, (Feng) there are two types of wind, Yin Wind and Yang Wind. Yin Wind can be harmful as it is known to destroy Earthly qi whilst Yang wind is more positive, it helps with healing, and removing of negative spirits. Ancient Taoists considered the wind to be “The Voice of Heaven” it is able to carry messages, whilst Gods and Demons were known to “travel” in whirlwinds, I have actually manifested a demonic whirlwind which almost destroyed my house by ripping off a part of the roof before I managed to calm it down by using a combination of malachite and chrysocolla stones, they clear up storms and restore clear blue skies.
Here are some photos of me on my outdoor weather magick altar, known as “The Altar Of The Seven Stars” (Northern Dipper) I’ve used this elevated platform to summon snow, intense winds, lightning storms and many other forms of weather. Notice the Taijitu (Yin Yang) protection circle, I use this to stay balanced within the Dao, I am inspired by the legendary brilliant Taoist and military strategist Zhuge Liang of The Three Kingdoms era, he is my main guide. Anyway, I’m hoping to meet plenty of other natural sorcerers!