Magical Days Of the Week – Tuesday
Named for the Norse god Tyr, who was a deity of heroism and combat, Tuesday is a very martial sort of day – color associations include bright red and oranges, as well as warrior-like metals such as iron and steel.
The ancient Romans called this day Martis, after the warrior god Mars – other deities associated with Tuesday include Ares, the Morrighan, and other gods of battle and glory. Red gemstones like rubies and garnets come into play on Tuesdays, as do herbs and plants such as thistles, holly, coneflowers and cacti – you’ll notice these are all sharp, prickly plants!
One of the interesting – and more than a little amusing – aspects of Tuesday magic is that in addition to war and conflict against your enemies, this is a day also associated with marriage. You can also use this day of the week for magical workings connected to protection and initiation. Use Tuesday to assert yourself, make a mark and stake your claims.
By Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article published on & owned by About.com
Tuesday is the day to work any magick that falls in the category of increasing strength, courage, bravery, and passion. All of these intense emotions are linked to this day’s energies, and spells designed around these themes will have extra punch when performed on this magickal day.
So, let’s add a little passion and conviction into your life! Break out the daring red pieces of your wardrobe, and put a little pizzazz into your day. Work with Lilith, and see what she has to teach you about personal power and sexuality. Meditate onTiw/Tyr and Mars, and see what those ancient warrior gods will show you about new tactics, strategies, and claiming personal victories in your life. Practice conjuring up that astral weapon from the meditation and use it wisely for protection and for courage.
Create a philter for courage and protection or handcraft your own Witch’s jar to remove negativity from your home. See what other Witch crafts you can conjure up with Tuesday’s magick. Create some kitchen magick on this Tuesday by whipping up a spicy stew-add in a few Mars-associated ingredients such as carrots, peppers, and garlic. Empower the stew for success, and then treat yourself and your family to a good, hearty meal. Try working with a little aromatherapy and burn some spicy or coffee-scented candles to increase your energy level.
Check the sky at night, and see if you can find the reddish planet Mars up in the heavens. Not sure where to look? Check an astronomy magazine or search the Web for more information. Become a magickal warrior and move forward in your life with strength, courage, and compassion. Embrace the side of yourself that loves a good challenge and that is passionate and daring! Banish fear, and face your future with strength and conviction. Believe in yourself and in your dreams, work hard, and you will win every time.
Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Colors: Red, rose or scarlet
Power Hours: Sunrise, and the eighth, sixteenth and twenty-fourth hours following
Keywords: Business, sex, hunting, energy
A god, goddess or planet governs each day of the week. It is usually easy to spot the ruled of the day by its name. The word Tuesday, however, is not so easy, but if we look at the word in Spanish, Martes, we clearly see it connections to Mars.
On Tuesdays the hour of sunrise and every eight hours after that are also ruled by Mars, and that makes these times of the day doubly blessed. The four hours are the strongest one to do ritual in. Check your local newspaper, astrological calendar or almanac to determine your local sunrise.
Sun Direction: ↑ 106.57° ESE
Sun Altitude: 17.89°
Sun Distance: 92.459 million mi
Next Equinox: Mar 19, 2016 11:30 PM (Vernal)
Sunrise Today: 7:05 AM↑ 92° East
Sunset Today: 7:02 PM↑ 269° West
Length of Day: 11 hours, 57 minutes
Moon Direction: ↑ 29.66° NNE
Moon Altitude: -30.17°
Moon Distance: 234476 mi
Next Full Moon: Mar 23, 20167:00 AM
Next New Moon: Apr 7, 20166:23 AM
Next Moonrise: Today12:04 PM
Current Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent
With your paint-pots and brushes:
Stipple the fields with flowers,
Dot the branches with bright blossoms,
Streak the Spring sky with pale pastels.
You are the one who paints the eyes on the pansies,
And the lines on the lilies so the bees can find their food,
And the blushes on the rosebuds.
The bearded iris would have no smile
And the black-eyed susan would be blind.
The world has rested too long
Under Winter’s snowy cloak.
Come bring your brushes and bright colors
And dress us in the shades of Spring again.
We invoke you, gracious maiden of freedom and beauty:
Join us now.
As you remember last weekend, I did Spring cleaning at the office and my home. I failed to mention that I got hot and decided to turn on our new central air unit. I turned it on and nothing happened. I couldn’t figure it out. I checked the thermostat, nothing. I was still puzzled. I called Lord Myst and he came down to the office. He decide to pull the panel off the unit and check to see what was going on. When he did it was immediately apparent what was going on, there was no A coil for the central air. None whatsoever. We walked outside and looked at that unit. It wasn’t a new unit at all. The outside looked new put the inside of it had at one time been on fire. I blew a gasket. I tried to contact the contractor his number to his business had been disconnected. We went to his business, the business was closed. We couldn’t locate him anywhere. Until this past weekend, we did not know his location. Now we do.
Yesterday, we spent talking to two different lawyers. We told both lawyers what had happened and they both agreed we had a case. We can sue him for the money he stole from us for the new unit and we can also have him sent to the pen. I want to do both. Unfortunately in cases like these, the lawyers require a retainer which we don’t have. The man owes us cost to $5000. That is what he charged to install the unit and was the price he also gave the insurance company. I talked to the insurance company and apparently it is out of their hands. It is now up to us to come up with enough money to retain a lawyer to pursue this case. If we don’t act quickly, the contractor can file bankruptcy and any suit we file against him after that will mean nothing.
I never dream of anything like this happening who would think to pull the cover off the a/c unit to see if it was all there. I didn’t and the others here said they wouldn’t have either. The unit that is outside is not the unit I saw sitting on the back of the flatbed. We did several walk arounds while the construction was going on and each time that new unit was on the back of the truck. He made the point of telling me several times that unit was our new unit. I feel like in the past few months we have been through enough. I want this man to pay for his corrupt ways. I am asking for your help in raising enough money to retain a lawyer so we can legally pursue this man. His contractor’s license needs to be pulled, he needs to be wiped out of his field so this will never happen again and personally I hope he rots somewhere!
I was looking forward to us actually being able to spend the Summer in a nice cool, comfortable office. Now this happens, it was a kick to the gut. This man needs to be sent away for a few years perhaps that will teach him a lesson or else he will come out a better criminal. One way or another, I want this man to pay for what he did to us. I can’t imagine someone being this dirty and underhanded. If we do not act quickly in this matter, the contractor can file bankruptcy and we will not get a penny from him. I understand that if the court files against him and he files bankruptcy that he cannot include our judgment in his bankruptcy case. Time is not on our side in this matter.
If you would like to help us raise the money for a retainer, we would deeply appreciate it. If nothing else, learn from my mistake, never trust anyone, even if they are installing a small nut and bolt, double check them. This is a lesson learned hard but well.
Lady of the Abyss
Justice for the Witches