The tides, the rise and fall of ocean waters on a regular schedule, are a practical way of indicating the passage of time. All bodies of water are subject to the force of the Sun and Moon which generate tides. Before performing magick at the seashore, check the current tide to determine the best type of magick for that particular time of day.
- Flow: occurs when the tide is coming in. Focus on productive magick.
- High tide: occurs about every twelve hours. It is an optimal time for all magick.
- Ebb: occurs when the tide is going out. Focus on destructive or banishing magick.
- Low tide: occurs about six hours after High Tide. Focus on meditative or introspective magick.