As I do so, I am finding that several things happen. Firstly, the vibrational feel of the working picks up considerably. Secondly, this causes results to manifest more quickly. And thirdly, it just feels right; something clicks into place and suddenly the individual workings that felt very much alive to start rapidly develops palpable depth and breadth. The workings begin to dance with each other, develop their own music, and then go on to live as if they're villagers that have shuffled out into the world.
Incidentally, since I started doing this, I now get asked if I'm a musician every other day or so. I love and adore music, but lack the aptitude to create it outside of the creation of sung or whispered charms and such.
Getting back to it, grids, as I'll call them here, can be crafted and shaped in any number of ways with whatever materials you so choose. You can use numerology, sacred geometry, aesthetic balance, elemental associations, astrological meanings, tarot cards, playing cards, bones, runes, psephoi, colors, and so on and so forth until you've built up a truly impressive and massive magical grid (how's that for a tongue twister, eh?).
When setting up such a system, its useful to take the intention, available materials, and available space into account. Don't go above and beyond what you can feasibly control, lest it bite you on the rear end at a later date.
I suggest starting small, first by considering the numerical value you want to utilize. I am partial to letter-based systems of divination a la psephoi (aka the Greek Alphabet Oracle) and the runic Futharks, planetary, and elemental magic, so I tend to arrange grids around those ideas.
If I were to make a fire-related grid for spiritual illumination, I would utilize the numbers 3 and 7, as they strike me as being active and relatively fiery in nature. I'd utilize 7 different types of materials, be they sigils (Fire symbols from various books, the tattva for fire, picture of a salamander), oils (Fire From Heaven, Bend Over, Commanding), vegetebilia (Cinquefoil, ash, Blessed Thistle, Devil's Claw) mineralia (obsidian, glass, tempered metal, or fire agate), candles (red, orange, jet blue), charms (against Evil Eye, dragon pendant, all seeing eye), animalia (lawfully and humanely harvested bones, sinew, misc. viscera from salamanders, geckos, fire-bellied toads, coyotes, rattlesnakes, vultures, scorpions, mountain lions), uttered or written prayers, energy work, and so forth. I tend to use whatever is available to me - you may or may not have certain limitations, so use whatever you're comfortable with.
Were I to utilize Lunar magic, I'd do the same thing with the numbers 5 and 8. For Jupiter work, I'd use 4 and 7, and so on and so forth, mixing and matching to my heart's content.
With any luck, this post will have provided you with plenty of ideas for magical workings that you could do in the future.
Enjoy your Saturday, folks!