I am going to relate the card known as the star to how one works a spell. Since this is Halloween Day, we will be looking at what is required when performing a spell.
First there is the thought. A spell can not be effective if you do not know what is wanted. Then there is the action. What do you plan to do with the items gathered? Will you use a wand, a candle, a feather, or just the intent. A spell takes action on your part, such as thinking in the right manner, using the proper tools and also timing of the action. Do you want to do it while the moon is full or maybe waning?
The Star speaks to us about action. If we take a bath in the lake at night, then it surely cleanse us of all negative thoughts. In Hoodoo, a spiritual cleansing is usually done by taking a bath. The bath gets rid of all the negative action and in turn, you would dispose of some of the water at a crossroads, which would be a sign of leaving things in the past. The crossroads is a mysterious place. It is the between part. Between light and dark, like I spoke of yesterday.
Your Destiny is set and in turn you must perform certain actions in order to have it fulfilled. Do you want to be happy? Do you want to be healthy?
Then maybe your thought process must change first. If you are frustrated, then frustration will be all around you. If you are upset, then the mood of your day will be of only anger. Change your thought and change your environment. Change the intent behind the spell and the actions will reflect that change.