Magickal Activity for the 17th Day of August, the Ordeal of Odin

Magickal Activity for the 17th Day of August, the Ordeal of Odin

 

Rune Magick

 

Items needed: One small square of blue paper; a silver marking pen; one blue candle; nine inches of silver cord.

On the blue square of paper inscribe the pictured rune with the silver pen.

Light the blue candle and place it on top of the rune. Hold your hands over the candle and visualize your psychic chic abilities increasing as you chant:

Let it be, that from this hour,

I know the secrets of psychic power.

Leave the candle to burn for three hours. Extinguish the candle. Fold the paper in half and bind with the silver cord. Place the packet with your runes or cards. Keep the packet near when reading for yourself or others.

Celebrating Other Spirituality 365 Days A Year – Odin’s Ordeal Begins

August 17 – 24

Odin’s Ordeal Begins

 

According to legend, Odin hung on the World Tree Yggdrasil for nine days, during which time he discovered the runes. In modern Asatru, this discovery is celebrated with a nine-day festival starting on August 17. To those who follow the Norse traditions, Odin is the chief deity and appears in many aspects, among them leader of the wild hunt, God of magick, chooser of the slain in battle, and the dispenser of gifts. As king of Aesir, he was the God of fertility and the last sheaf of wheat was left in offering to his horse. His magickal number was 9 (the days he endured initiation on the World Tree), his color is blue (as is his cloak), and the raven of the Valkyries who attend him are sacred.

Monday Is Ruled By the Moon

Monday Is Ruled By the Moon

 

This day of the week is dedicated to the moon and all of her magic and mystery. Mondays are for women’s mysteries, illusion, prophetic dreaming, emotions, travel, and fertility.

Some suggestions for Monday enchantments would include:

*Getting outside and looking for the moon in the heavens. Sit under her light and absorb a little glamour. Call on the moon goddess Selene for practical help in magical issues.

*Invoking the god Thoth for wisdom and insight

*Empowering your silver jewelry under the light of the moon. Wear moonstone or pearl jewelry today to add a lunar and magical shimmer to your outfit. Be mysterious and subtle and wear moon-associated colors such as white, silver, and blue.

*Working spells for safe travel with a simple moonstone

*Gathering bluebells, jasmine, gardenias, or white roses to create a little garden witchery with the flowers that are associated with the moon

*Setting up a lunar Tarot spell today to increase your psychic powers

*Eating a lunar fruit such as a melon to be healthy, serene, and at peace

*Brewing up a cup of chamomile or mint tea and enchanting it for sweet dreams and restful sleep

Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays And Some Not So Ancient!

Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays And Some Not So Ancient!

 

Today Is …

 

Egyptian: Ritual day in the Temples of Ra, Osiris and Horus

Feast of Diana in Rome. Invite friends over for a great dinner. Every year on this date, the Goddess of Chastity, Hunting, and the Moon was honored by the ancient Romans. This is a special day of feasting, mirth, and magic-making for many Dianic Wiccans, since Diana is the most sacred goddess of their tradition.

Ghost Dance On this date in the year 1950, Oglala Sioux mystic and medicine man Nicholas Black Elk died in Manderson, South Dakota. He was known for his great powers of prophecy and healing, and was an adherent of the Ghost Dance, a short-lived Native American religious movement which ended in a tragic massacre at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1890.

Blessing of the Grapes – In Armenia, the blessing of the Grapes takes place on the Sunday closest to the Assumption (they coincide this year). No grapes are eaten until today when they are taken to church to be blessed, then distributed to the churchgoers when they leave. Women named Mary have parties in vineyards or their homes (because this is considered their name day — as in many cultures, the saint’s day associated with your name is celebrated like a birthday). Spicer, Dorothy Gladys, The Book of Festivals, The Women’s Press 1937

Hera Thelkinia – On the 20th day of the lunar month of Metageitnion, the Greeks celebrated this festival in honor of Hera as Thelkinia, which some translate as the Charmer and others as the Enchanter.

Cat Nights -Someone thought that cats deserved their own month-long holiday after the Dog Days and decided that this was the starting date for it. Makes sense to me.

Portunalia – An obscure Roman festival associated with the harbor god Portunus, whose symbol was the key. He may have been a god of gates, or the keys that secure grain storehouses. Until AD 17, this was also the dedication day of Janus’s temple. Considering the value of stored grain, which is both food in winter and seed for spring, it makes sense that blessing the keys or transporting the grain to the storehouse at harvest time would become a sacred ritual.

China: FEAST OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS. Wide variety of offerings for those who died orphans, paupers or beggars & those who died far from home. Those lonesome & desolate souls may return to inhabit leaves & grasses, & spread plagues. If offerings are made, they may stay away.

20: Full Moon – Corn Moon 29 August 2015 20: Birthday of author Ann Moura in 1947 31: Birthday of author Raymond Buckland

GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast Archives Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred! )0( Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

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The Witches Correspondences for Monday, August 17th

The Witches Correspondences for Monday, August 17th

 

 

Day: Monday ( Moon-day)

Planet: Moon

Colors: Silver and White and Grey

Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite

Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood

Herb: Moonwart

The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent.

Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong and pregnancy is in the air.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals.

The Witches Almanac for Monday, August 17th

The Witches Almanac for Monday, August 17th

Monday (Moon): Peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friends, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility.

Feast of the Hungry Ghosts (Chinese)

 

 

Waxing Moon

The Waxing Moon (from the New Moon to the Full) is the ideal time for magic to draw things toward you.

Moon phase: First Quarter

Moon Sign: Virgo

Virgo: Favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. Focuses on health, hygiene, and daily schedules.

Moon enters Libra 4: 23 pm

Libra: Favors cooperation, social activities, beautification of surroundings, balance, and partnership.

Incense: Hyssop

Color: Ivory

 

Monday Is A Day of Witchery, Magick and Enchantment

Monday Is A Day of Witchery, Magick and Enchantment

 

 

Think for a moment on all of the witchery, magick and enchantments that you have discovered. Don’t be afraid to adjust spells to suit your own specific needs. Any gentle, illusory, and dreamy charms and spells can be enhanced when you work on the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon. Mondays are a fantastic day to boost your psychic abilities and to tune in to your intuition and empathy. It also gives you the opportunity to work with a different lunar phase each and every Monday, which means in one month you could work four different types of moon magicks on Mondays. How’s that for adding to your repertoire? You are going to have mad skills in no time at all.

So light up those lunar scented candles and add a little mystique to your outfit by wearing an enchanting lunar color. Wear your sparkling silver jewelry and maybe add a pair of dangling silver earrings or a pendant shaped like a crescent moon. Create lunar potions and philters; make a dream catcher and give it as a gift to someone you love. Burn some sandalwood or jasmine-scented incense today to inspire the glamour and magick of the moon. Slice up a favorite variety of fruit that is in season for a snack or share it with your love and enjoy his or her lunar and romantic qualities. Brew up a cup of chamomile tea, enchant it with a little moon magick, and relax and get a good night’s sleep.

Most importantly, get outside tonight and watch the moon for a while. What phase is she in? What color was the moon as she rose? Why not start a journal and write down at what location the moon rises and sets for a few seasons? This is a great way to teach you to tune in and to become more aware of the moon and the influence that she pulls into our lives. Try calling on Selene for her magickal assistance, and call Thoth for wisdom and strength. Get to know the Norse Mani and the Latvian Meness. These gods of the moon have plenty to teach, and if you allow their influence to cycle through your life, you’ll receive many blessings. Be imaginative, and create your own personal lunar magick and witchery. Go on….the moonlight becomes you.

 

 

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week

Ellen Dugan

 

Monday – Day of Emotions ( Day of the Moon )

Monday – Day of Emotions ( Day of the Moon )

 

Monday Magick Power Hours:

Moonrise. Key Words: Magick, dreams, health, love, home and family In the word Monday, we can see part of the word Moon. In the romance languages such as Italian or Spanish, this day of the week is called Lunes and clearly relates to the word lunar. On Mondays, a variety of magick may be worked.

Because Monday centers on the energies of the Moon, things like psychism, dreams, feminine energy, health, success in spiritual pursuits, domestic matters, and things of family origin are especially important this day.

Mondays are best for love magick and anything concerning home or family, thus old saying, Mondays child is fair of face, which seems clearly to relate to the themes of love and health.

Angels of Monday are Gabriel, Arcan, Missabu, and Abuzaha. Arcan is known as the king of the angels of air and the “ruler” of Monday. Abuzaha (Abuzohar) serves Monday, and is very responsive to invocations and ritual magick. Missabu is a ministering angel of Arcan.

Monday is the Best Day For: Conjurations, Predictions, Knowledge, Writing, Eloquence. Planetary Association: Moon Norse Deity Associated With the Day: Frigga Origin of Name: “Monday” is short for “Moon Day” in honor of the day’s alignment with that planetary body.

Deities: Thoth, Selene: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya, Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret [Hathor]Monday is the day of moon goddesses Selene, Luna and Mani. Meaning “day of the moon” the name reflects the ancient observance of feast days dedicated to the Moon Goddess or to the planet. Focus on lunar energies, psychic development, dream or astral work, intuition, family, or spirituality.

Incense: Cinnamon, Cinquefoil Aromas: Sweetpea, Lavender, Mastic, Frankincense, Cloves

Candle: White

Metal: Silver

Plants: Wintergreen and other mints, catnip, comfrey, sage, chamomile

Use for magick involving mental issues, learning, higher education, addictions, communications, travel, young people, messages, perception, self-expression, artists, poets, and writers.

Marriage, emotional love, family, childbirth, prophecy.

Spells involving emotions, the subconscious,domestic issues and feminine issues. Also, a good day for psychic pursuits and dream work.Childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, intuition

Metal: Silver Gemstones: Pearl, opal, moonstone Associations: Childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, intuition

Best Colors for today are Silver, white, light blue, Pearls, Creams, Grays, Pale Pinks, Pale Violets, and Pale Blues.

Check whether the moon is waning or waxing to determine what your spell will be. During waning moons, do spells to rid yourself of obstacles or for wisdom and protection. During waxing moons do magic for increase of any kind or to draw something into your life.

On Mondays, the best hour to work is moonrise. Get this information from your local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac.

~SpiritualOccultist Calendar

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Tasha’s Day by Day Planner for August 2015

Tasha’s Day by Day Planner for August 2015

 

Mon. 8/17 Persnickety Virgo Moon finds what needs fixing; 4:30 PM gentle Libra Moon helps smooth the energy.

Tue. 8/18 Loving Libra Moon adds sweetness to the day.

Wed. 8/19 Artistic Libra Moon helps rearrange for harmony. Venus trine Uranus makes for unusual choices.

Thu. 8/20 Clever Scorpio Moon helps solve mysteries.

Fri. 8/21 Passionate Scorpio Moon enhances romance. Sun square Saturn may mean obstacles to overcome.

Sat. 8/22 Persistent Scorpio Moon gets to the bottom of things, 5 PM Exploratory Sagittarius Moon suggests an evening adventure.

Sun. 8/23 Philosophical Sagittarius Moon suggests research interests. Sun into Virgo brings practical energy to the next 30 days.

Mon. 8/24 Adventurous Sagittarius Moon suggests taking a different route.

 

 

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Monday, 17 August, 2015

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Monday, 17 August, 2015

 

Waxing, Crescent Moon Age: 3 ½ days.

Moon On Equator, at Ascending Node.

Moon in 3rd degree of the Sign Libra, the Balance; also in 10th deg. of the Constellation Virgo, the Virgin. Moonrise: 9:03 morn. Souths: 3:19 eve. Moonset: 9:33 eve.

Aspects of the Moon in Libra: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Airy, Cardinal, Semi-fruitful, Horary Western, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Equinoctial, Moist, Vocal, Sweet, Hot. Spells and rituals involving the air element should be performed when the Moon is in the air sign: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.

Waxing Moon: Time: From New Moon To Full (Approx. 14 Days Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment, gravidity (heavy with child – both philosophical and literal).

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph, Epona

Magickal Attributes: Invoking Beginnings, New Projects, Ideas, Inspiriation, Energy, Vitality, Freedom.

Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.) Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment, gravidity (heavy with child – both philosophical and literal).

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon

Lunar Lore

Silver was, by the ancient alchemists, called “Diana” or the Moon. – Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase & Fable”. …

The silent city was flooded with the mellowest light that ever streamed from the moon, and seemed like some living creature wrapped in peaceful slumber. – Mark Twain, “The American Vandal Abroad.” …

The Romans believed that the mind was affected by the moon, and that “lunatics” were more and more frenzied as the moon increased to its full. ~ Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase & Fable”.

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Monday, 17 August, 2015

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Monday, 17 August, 2015

 

Sunrise: 6:23 morn. Sunset: 8:00 eve.

Length of Day: 13h. 37m.

Dawn: 5:54 morn. Dusk: 8:29 eve.

Length of Twilight: 0h. 28m.

Sun in 24th degree of the Sign Leo, the Lion;

also in 7th degree of the Constellation Leo, the Lion;

Aspects of the Sun in Leo: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Fixed, Barren, Horary Eastern, Summery, Boreal, Commanding, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Bitter, Hot.

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Solar Lore

If the sun appear concave at its rising, the day will be windy or showery; windy, if the sun be only slightly concave, and showery, if the concavity is deep. ~ Francis Bacon, “Historia Ventorum”.

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May Our Divine Mother Shine Her Blessings Down On You & Yours This Monday Morn’!!

Proudly introducing the poetry of T. J. WhiteWolf. Enjoy!

Moments

As fleeting as time can be
I try hard not to get too caught up
Our lives but a vapor
Recycled throughout time
What is time
It is but a moment
We all know moments come
Though there can be many
Remember they are fleeting
Only to last a moment
As sure as the clouds and stars above pass
So do all the moments we have
I try hard to remember
To be ever thankful for each
Always remembering
The choice is what we do
With each moment
So never take for granted
Each and every moment
For they pave the way
For the enlightenment of the soul

From a new and upcoming star in the Poetry world, T. J. WhiteWolf

To read more of his wonderful poetry, please visit his website TJWHITEWOLF’S POETRY