Cord Magic

Cord or knot magic is an old form of folk magic that is still widely practiced today.  What I like about cord magic is that it’s simple and can be done for any intention.  Cord magic is all about trapping your desire in a series of knots and then releasing that power over several days as you untie them.  

All you will need for this is a simple chord.  Traditionally, chord magic is done with a 9 feet or a 9 inch cord.  Though you can use a different length if you would like incorporating numerology that corresponds with your desire.

The color of your cord should also reflect your desire.  You can view various color correspondences below:

The timing that the knots are released should correspond with the cycles of the moon.  For example, if you are trying to gain wealth you would release the first knot shortly after the new moon and would proceed to release the other knots during the next consecutive days (one knot per day).  This way as the moon grows so shall your spell.

The pattern of tying the knots is as follows:

This means that you tie the first knot on the very left side of the cord, the second knot on the far right side, the third knot in the middle, the forth knot in between the far right and the middle knot, etc.  It is not necessary to tie the knots in this order, doing it this way just helps to insure the 9 knots are evenly spaced on your cord.

While making the knots, visualize your desire being fulfilled and say the following words as you tie your knots:

By knot of one, the spell’s begun
By knot of two, it cometh true
By knot of three, so mote it be
By knot of four, this power I store
By knot of five, the spell’s alive
By knot of six, this spell I fix
By knot of seven, events I’ll leaven
By knot of eight, it will be fate
By knot of nine, what’s done is mine

Upon completing the last knot your power is now stored within the cord.  When you decide you untie the knots it’s best to do so in the same order that they were tied.  Also, be sure to meditate upon your desires coming true as you untie the knots.  

Do you incorporate cord magic in your practice?  If so, post about your experiences in the comments below. 

Cord magic information adapted from Cord or Knot Magic