Although you don't really need any tools to perform spells and rituals, most magicians employ several special pieces of equipment as aids in their magical work. Each of these tools has its own, unique purpose. The four primary tools — the wand, pentagram, chalice, and athame — relate to the four elements. They're also pictured as the four suits of the tarot. Consider your tools sacred and don't let anyone else handle them or use them to practice magic.