All things in our world recognize duality in one way or another. Light and shadow, hot and cold, masculine and feminine, etc., etc. It is this duality which is embodied by the concept of yin and yang: two opposites which are components to completing one another and achieving the Absolute. This is the way of the universe.
This duality is also integral to how we use herbs, minerals, and other components to our magic spells. The idea of projective and receptive energy lies at the core of implementing items to our magic, and while I can’t possibly go into all the dualities there are, I can make a start. Projective energy is electric where receptive energy is magnetic. Receptive elements are water and earth, where as the projective elements are fire and air. Where projective energy is masculine, receptive energy is feminine. A projective ritual tool would be an athame, whereas a receptive ritual tool would be a cup. The Moon embodies receptive energies, where as projective energies reside in the Sun.
In any form of magic you might practice, you must understand that, just as the yinyang has black within white and white within black, there is no object that is exclusively projective without some receptive energies in it. Whether you’re male or female or identify differently, whatever your personality type, whatever element or elements you align with, you contain within you everything needed for magic, and the opposite to everything can be found within you, as well – and you have the power to unite these opposites and achieve duality, thereby unlocking the secrets of magic and life.
I’d like to go into this subject more when I’m feeling better, but I’ve been very tired and depressed for the past little bit, when my time hasn’t been consumed by little distractions. I have lots of plans for future posts, though, and I deeply appreciate the patience all of you have for me. Look forward to more advances in Occulleaism in the near future!