Wiccans go around in Circles!

Worship and magic both are done in what are called Magical Circles. The purpose of a circle is to separate the people within it from the outside world. They are outside of time and space. Time passes differently inside a circle, and it tends to be warmer inside than outside.

Each Circle is divided into four Quarters. Each Quarter faces a direction. Each Quarter also corresponds to a time of day, a state of being, a season, etc. This is a table of those correspondences.

 Quarter  East  South  West   North 
 Keyword  To Know   To Will  To Feel    To Be Still
 Time   Dawn  Noon Dusk   Midnight 
 Season  Spring   Summer  Autumn Winter 
  Tools   Sword  Wand, Censor  Cup Pentacle
 Drawn By Incense Fire, Incense  Water  Salt
 Colors   Yellow, White, Blue-White, White Gold  Red, Crimson, Orange, Gold    Blue, Blue-green, Grey, Indigo, Silver  
Green, Brown, Black, Copper  
 Animals All birds and flying things, esp. eagles and Hawks   Dragons, lions, running horses    Dolphins, all fish and water mammals, sea snakes, sea birds  Stags, Cattle, Bison, Snakes 
 Plants Frankincense, myrrh, pansy, violet; Aspen   Garlic, hibiscus, nettle, peppers, poppies; Almond tree in flower Ferns, lotus, mosses, rushes, seaweeds, water lilies; Willow  Comfrey, Ivy, all grains and grasses; Oak
 Goddesses Aradia, Arianrhod, Nuit, Cordea Brigit, Hestia, Pele, Vesta   Aphrodite, Isis, Mari Ceres, Demeter, Gaea, Persephone, Rhiannon 
 Gods  Mercury, Thoth, Shu, Enlil, Khephera  Agni, Hephaestus, Horus, Vulcan  Dylan, Llyr, Manannan, Osiris, Neptune, Poseidon  Adonis, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Pan
 Rules   The mind, all mental, intuitive and psychic work; all windy places; breath, smell   Energy, life, will, healing and purification; heat, flame, the Sun, volcanoes; sight  Emotions, feelings, love, sorrow, the unconscious mind; all oceans, rivers, springs, tides and rain; fertility  The body, growth, creativity, birth, death, silence, material gain; caves, groves, fields, standing stones; touch 

We also call the Quarters Watchtowers, and the spirits of the Quarters the Guardians of the Watchtowers. We call them into every circle to help us, guard us, guide us, and protect us.