I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the correspondence tables that are all over books and internet website that have to do with everything from months to Sabbats to gods and goddesses. What makes these tables valid to me? Is it because they were written in books and all over the internet? Or is it my experiences with these tables? It was then that I realized that I never really used them. I may use elements of them from time to time but I’ve never really used them as they are.
Correspondence lists shouldn’t be one size fits all. They should be personalized to each person. They have to depend on how significant they are to you, and the research you make into them. As you look into creating your own correspondences list you must keep in mind a few things like where you live, the research you have gathered and your own feelings about these lists and how they are relevant to you.
For example, if you are making a correspondence list for a goddess make sure you research everything about her, what she stands for, who prays to her, and what are her symbols if she has any. If you are making a correspondence list for a Sabbat research that Sabbat and learn all you can about it, then learn all you can about that same period of time in the country you live in. Try to combine both together without losing the spirit of the Sabbat but also make sure you are comfortable with what you have on your list.
I know that this sounds like a lot to do when there are ready correspondence lists everywhere, and in the beginning it would be fine to use. Later on however, you will find that you want to personalize these lists even if it is just changing one or two things in it. This is in the end all up to you.