You may choose to add a few other tools to your magical toolbox. Many magicians use ribbons to tie up charms and for other types of spells. (This will be discussed in more detail in later chapters.) You might wish to keep on hand a selection of ribbons and cords in a variety of colors — the colors should correspond to your intentions (see Chapter 3).
If your money seems to be going out faster than it's coming in, try this quick fix. Tie green ribbons around every faucet in your home. Tie three knots in each ribbon, and as you do this, say aloud: “As water flows, my wealth grows.”
The bell, another pretty and popular tool, is often rung to signal the different steps in a ritual. The lovely sound can also help to clear sacred space because it dispels stagnant vibrations in the air.
Although many people consider the cauldron a witch's tool, it's symbolically a larger version of the chalice. You can mix brews and potions in a cauldron, if you like. Some people even use it for cooking magic meals over an open fire. If you prefer, you can build a fire inside your cauldron and drop requests, written on paper to petition the deities, into the flames.
The sword, a larger version of the athame, is generally used to banish unwanted energies from a ritual space. Like the dagger, it can also let you symbolically cut through obstacles in your path, but it's never wielded as a weapon.