Some Pagans assign colors to the compass Directions. Most commonly, North/Earth is green, East/Air is Yellow, South/Fire is red, and West/Water is blue, though there are variations, depending on practice, Tradition, and culture. Some also include Spirit/Akasha/Æther/Center/Unification, and assign it purple.
My High Priestess and I spoke about this in relation to Sorgae, when a mutual friend wanted to cross-stitch a compass with appropriate colors. These are the associations we came up with.
Northeast- Smoke, the Infinite, Potential, Journeying, Astral, Crossing Boundaries of Spacetime= Grey
East- Air, Knowledge, Beginnings, Fae Teachings, Elder Children of the Gods= White
Southeast- Spark, Decision, Divine Wisdom, the True Quest, Firestealer= Pale Yellow
South- Fire, Will, Action, Dynamism, Witches, Doing= Red
Southwest- Steam, Blood, Sacrifice, Desire, Ecstasy, Indulgence, Frenzy, Lust = Dark Red-Purple
West- Water, Otherworlds, Emotion, Inspiration, Death, Hounds = Dark Blue-Grey
Northwest- Clay, Magick, Formation, Realization, Manifestation, Inherent Lifeforce= Silver
North- Earth, Silence, Communion, Gateway Between Past and Future= Black
For my own purposes and interests, I've recently been hunting for different gender/sexuality/fetish pride flags. During such a search, I came across this:
This is the flag for being Witchgender/Magusgender/Magegender/Venef
In some Witchcraft Traditions, the biological sex of the body determines whether the Witch acts as a Priest or a Priestess, and whether they Channel a God or a Goddess. In Sorgae, though, as I've mentioned before, the gender identity of the spirit inhabiting the body at the time of the ritual/invocation, is the determining factor. A further quote from the given definition, "You could use it to perform strange gender magic." A female body Channeling a male Deity might fit that bill to some.
This gender identity is, apparently, "also associated with a feminine or androgynous gender expression." This is another interesting twist, since a.) Witches are often assumed to be women, and b.) the soulbonding/Familiar phenomenon, as it manifests today, seems to happen to women far more often than men, with cross-gender pairings seemingly the norm, especially for the primary 'bond/Familiar. While this last point somewhat excludes men who practice Witchcraft of any stripe, and those who experience soulbonding/have Familiars, it is nonetheless an interesting one.
My overall thought is this; a Sorg or Sorga, when Fronting their cross-gendered Familiar and then Channeling a Deity Who is also cross-gendered, could potentially be said to be Witchgendered. Because at that point, the internal, personal gender identities of the Witch, the Familiar, and the Deity become somewhat less consequential, and instead, all three, regardless of biological sex, act in accord to harness the desired energy.
I met with my High Priestess some time ago now, and we went through the elements of a Wiccan-style ritual (which is the format we’re both the most well-versed in), deciding what was needed/appropriate for a Sorgae ritual. This list is not in any specific order, but these are the aspects of ritual that we feel are important. For most of it, we haven’t entirely decided on how we’re going to express the concepts, just that they need to be incorporated somehow.
1. Direct contact with the Gods via Channeling (and/or meditations).
2. Acknowledge the Directions (and all related components; Elements, Powers, Gods, Fae, etc.).
3. Acknowledge the Source and the High Gods.
4. Acknowledge our Sacrifice for the Gods (as part of #2).
5. Acknowledge the inherent Divinity in participants (similar to the Hindu concept of Namaste).
6. Include Gobah, a Vaska word meaning, “I give so you may give” (via a Cakes and Wine style rite).
7. Tools will be determined as needed and/or requested by Deity.
8. If the Directions etc. are specifically invoked, a dismissal is also necessary.
9. Rituals will be performed at or near the New Moons, with adjustments for the seasons/Sabeotds(holy days) made as appropriate.
10. Familiars will play a vital and prominent role (for both she and I, the specific Familiars in question are male, human, and come to us from modern media myth).
We managed to iron out a few details and a few pages of script from material/planning we’d already had and done. It's a start.
Godhood is more than a name. It is a condition of being. One does not achieve it merely by being immortal, for even the lowliest laborer in the fields may achieve continuity of existence. […] Being a god is the quality of being able to be yourself to such an extent that your passions correspond with the forces of the universe, so that those who look upon you know this without hearing your name spoken. […] Being a god is being able to recognize within one’s self these things that are important, and then strike the single note that brings them into alignment with everything else that exists. Then, beyond morals or logic or esthetics, one is wind or fire, the sea, the mountains, the rain, the sun or the stars, the flight of an arrow, the end of a day, the clasp of love. One rules through one’s ruling passions. Those who look upon gods then say, without even knowing their names, ‘He is Fire. She is Dance. He is Destruction. She is Love.’ […] they do not call themselves gods. Everyone else does, though, everyone who beholds them.