In honor of The Wonder Years releasing the acoustic version of There, There, I’m going to do my first song correspondence chart.
Before I do that, a couple notes:
1) I’m going to try to not make these TOO Wonder Years centered, but they ARE my favorite, so it may statistically tilt towards them over time.
2) The correspondences are not always going to have the same categories. One might have element/crystal/color/herb/deity while the next could have element/color/Sabbat/planet… and so on. The only thing EVERY song will have is an element. (I haven’t come across a song that yells “SPIRIT” at me, but I’m not ruling that out just yet)
3) These are all subjective to my preferences and thoughts on things. You may not agree. I’m doing this half for me, so it’s going to be swayed by my own likes and dislikes.
4) Just because one song has the label of an element does not mean all the other correspondences are going to be related to that element. I could have a song classified as fire with a water-y crystal and an air-y herb. Doesn’t mean they won’t all go with that element, either. It’s a subjective practice and it’s going to vary.
That being said, here we go:
Song: There, There – The Wonder Years
Element: Air – I’m not sure how I would classify the original, but the acoustic version of this song reminds me of air due to the guitar parts and lyrics.
Crystal: Agate – Agate is related to the mind and thoughts. It’s element is air. It promotes eloquence, something Soupy is lamenting that he does not have.
Herb: Mistletoe – It is associated with midsummer (“I’ve got my heart strung
up on clothing line through tenement windows in mid-July…”) and has the magical property of attracting love. It is also associated with forgiveness and reconciliation.
Sabbat: Midsummer/Litha – See lyric quoted above
Deity: Dionysus – I see Dionysus as an “awkward” god. He agreed with me (he happens to be my Patron and we talk). Also, having his heart on his sleeve is a thing to some extent. I mean, obviously he’s a deity… but he’s been one to be overt abotu his deisres. He likes the lyrics “I’m sorry I don’t laugh at the right times” and the idea of “babble on like a mad man.”
I hope you liked the first round of Song Correspondence Tables! If you have any comment, questions, or challenges, leave them in the comments!
Sources: witchipedia.com and https://owlcation.com/humanities/10-Weird-Gods-and-Goddesses