The Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac for Monday, January 23rd – A Garnet Meditation

ein WolfsrudelThe Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac for Monday, January 23rd – A Garnet Meditation

Garnet, the birthstone for January, is also a great all-purpose gem to use as an aid during meditation. It can be used to help make decisions or bring order to your life.

For the meditation, you’ll need a garnet gem or a smooth garnet stone. A string of garnet prayer beads would also work. Select a deep red garnet or one with a brown tint. You’ll also need a burgundy candle. Begin by lighting the candle, then relax and center. Hold the garnet and breathe deeply. Concentrate on your concern and then hold the garnet to your heart. You’ll begin to receive messages. Let them come, even if they don’t make sense. When youfeel ready to return to your everyday world, extinguish the candle. Thank the garnet for its help. Your thoughts should be clearer now so you can make any decisions.

James Kambos
Llewellyn’s 2017 Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac

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Let’s Talk Witch – Air Magic

Winter WolvesLet’s Talk Witch – Air Magic

Air magic pertains to all things that travel through the air. This includes cludes death, music, thoughts, spirits, dreams, and invisibility. Other specialty areas include travel magic and twilight studies. The word twilight is used here to describe the state of mind when we are not quite asleep and not quite awake. It is a shift in consciousness that allows lows for the more surreal parts of life to come into sharper focus.

Like dirt and water, each type of wind contains its own primary properties. The magical properties and purposes corresponding to the different types of winds are as follows:

Whirlwind: Whirlwinds run the gamut from gentle “dust devils” to full-blown tornadoes. This is a powerful aspect of wind to use; however, it is best to only use the violent form on the astral tral plane. This is the best wind to use to banish or destroy. Be careful with whirlwinds, even if only on the astral plane, because cause they tend to confuse.

South wind: The south wind is the warm wind of fire. It can work as an all-purpose magical booster; however, it can easily cloud a situation. The south wind brings blessings of friendship. Singing into the south wind can facilitate contact with loved ones. It is the wind of celebration.

North wind: The north wind is the proverbial wind of change. It is the icy cold wind of death and works well in spells of destruction tion or banishment. It is connected to the element of earth and can be used as a healing wind. The north wind moves things forward in time.
East wind: The east wind relates to air. It symbolizes new beginnings nings and fresh starts. This is a good wind to use for matters involving intellect and self-improvement. It ushers in clarity and clears the mind.

West wind: The west wind is the wind of love and emotion. It relates to the element of water. Cleansing and divination are favored when the west wind is blowing. The voices of the dead are heard on the west wind.

 

 

Elemental Witch: Fire, Air, Water, Earth; Discover Your Natural Affinity
Tammy Sullivan

 

Monday Is Ruled By the Moon

Winter WolvesMonday 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

 

The Witches Correspondences for Monday, January 23rd

arctic wolvesThe Witches Correspondences for Monday, January 23rd

 

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, January 23rd

Winter WonderlandThe Witches Almanac for Monday, January 23rd

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

Feast of St. Ildefonsus

Waning Moon
The Waning Moon (from the Full Moon to the New) is a time for study, meditation, and little magical work (except magic designed to banish harmful energies).

Moon phase: Fourth Quarter

Moon Sign: Sagittarius
Sagittarius: Encourages flights of imagination and confidence. This is an adventurous, philosophical, and athletic Moon sign. Favors expansion and growth.

Incense: Clary sage

Color: Ivory

Witchery, Magick and Enchantment for Mondays

Winter Owl With WolvesWitchery, Magick and Enchantment for Mondays

 

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.

 

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

 

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Your Magickal Guide to Mondays

Enchanted little placeYour Magickal Guide to Mondays

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.

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.

 

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Gypsy Magic

 

The Wicca Book of Days for Monday, January 23rd

Winter WolvesThe Wicca Book of Days for Monday, January 23rd

Hail, O Hathor!

January 23 was dedicated to the mother goddess Het-Hert in ancient Egypt (better known by her Greek name, Hathor and sometimes conflated with Isis). Hathor was described in ancient literature and art as the “Nile goose” that laid the golden egg (the sun), and was frequently depicted with a cow’s head–or at least a cow’s horns, often enclosing the red solar disk–and sometimes breastfeeding an infant. In sevenfold form, she was worshiped as the Hathors, when she was invokes as a kindly protector of new born babies.

Make Magic with Marjoram

For a change this evening, try a dish containing marjoram. Not only is this culinary herb, which is sacred to Uranus, said to reduce wind, but the fresh or dried leaves complement all manner of ingredients from meats through vegetables to eggs and dairy products.

 
The Wicca Book of Days
Selena Eilidh Ash

The Goddess Book of Days for Monday, January 23rd

arctic wolvesThe Goddess Book of Days for Monday, January 23rd

The day of Venus, also known as Aphrodite, Branwen, Erzulie, Oshun, Freya, Mary, Stella Maris, Isis, Anahit, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Ishtar, Inanna, and Aida Wedo. The original month was lunar, 29-1/2 days from new to new. Each day of the Moon is for a particular Goddess or Goddesses.

 

 

The Goddess Book of Days
Stein, Diane

 

 

Monday, January 23rd

Wolfsrudel im WinterMonday, January 23rd

Monday is the sacred day of the moon, personified as the goddesses Selene, Luna, and Mani. The moon is ruler of flow, affecting the changeable and impressionable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, then the powers of the moon are at their most potent.

Deity: Mani

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

Planet: Moon

Tree: Willow

Herb: Chickweed

Stone: Agate

Animal: Crab

Element: Water

Color: Green

Rune: Lagu (L)

Celtic Tree Month of Luis (Rowan) – January 21 – February 17

The Runic Half Month of Peorth (womb, dice cup) January 13 – 27

Goddess of the Month of Bridhe – January 22 – February 19th

 

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The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

 

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Today Is Monday, January 23rd, We Celebrate….

winter wolvesToday Is Monday, January 23rd, We Celebrate….

New Year of the Trees (Israel)
THE EARTHLY MOTHER

Themes: Nature; Earth Awareness

Symbols: Trees

About the Earthly mother: This Essene goddess embodies nature and teaches us how to live in harmony with the earth. The Essenes portray her with the elements personified as four angels (earth, air, fire, water) plus two companions named Joy and Life, all helping the Earthly Mother in her work. What a magical blend to bless and energize this first month!

To Do Today: In the spirit of making every day Earth Day, why not launch the new year by giving something back to the earth in the tradition of the Israelites? Today (the fifteenth day of Shebat on the Hebrew calendar), plant a tree to rejuvenate the land. If you wish, name the tree after a deceased loved one, as the Israelites do. According to lore, doing so brings that person peace in the afterlife.

If your location or finances don’t allow for tree plantings, just water a tree. By so doing you symbolically feed the whole earth. Sit down for a moment or two afterward and meditate. Feel the rich soil beneath you, and feel how it nourishes and enriches all living things, including you.
Finally, as you’re walking around, pick up any stone that catches your eye. Put it in your pocket to carry a piece of the Earthly Mother with you as a gentle reminder that the earth is a sacred, living thing that blesses us daily.

 

365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess
Patricia Telesco

The Sky This Week for January 23rd – 29th

winter wolvesThe Sky This Week for January 23rd – 29th

A chance to spot asteroid 4 Vesta, the Moon appearing like the Cheshire Cat, and other awesome things to look for in the sky this week.

By Richard Talcott

 

Monday, January 23

Venus appears brilliant in the early evening sky starting within a half-hour after sunset. Although it reached greatest elongation nearly two weeks ago, when it appeared 47° east of the Sun, the planet will remain the evening sky’s brightest point of light through late March. It currently shines at magnitude –4.7, some 10 times brighter than the second-brightest object, Jupiter. Venus crosses the invisible border between the constellations Aquarius and Pisces today. This region stands about one-third of the way from the southwestern horizon to the zenith an hour after the Sun goes down and doesn’t set until 9 p.m. local time. When viewed through a telescope this evening, Venus appears 28″ across and slightly less than half-lit.

Tuesday, January 24

The waning crescent Moon appears 4° north (upper left) of Saturn in this morning’s sky. The Moon pokes above the horizon just before 4:30 a.m. local time followed 10 minutes later by the planet. Saturn shines at magnitude 0.5 and remains a tempting target all week regardless of whether you use naked eyes or optical aid. When viewed through a telescope, the ringed planet shows a 15″-diameter disk surrounded by a stunning ring system that spans 35″ and tilts 27° to our line of sight.

Wednesday, January 25

The waning crescent Moon drops closer to the horizon this morning, when it meets up with Mercury. Our satellite lies about 7° (one binocular field) above the innermost planet, which in turn lies 8° above the southeastern horizon 30 minutes before sunrise. Shining at magnitude –0.2, the planet shows up nicely through the twilight glow. Mercury’s disk spans 6″ and appears about three-quarters-lit when viewed through a telescope.

Thursday, January 26

Observers who target Jupiter through their scopes this morning will be in for a treat. The planet’s moon Ganymede, the largest satellite in the solar system, will be crossing the gas giant’s north polar region. The transit lasts from 2:55 to 5:02 a.m. EST.

Friday, January 27

The variable star Algol in Perseus appears faintest at 2:15 a.m. EST tomorrow morning, when it shines at magnitude 3.4. If you start watching it immediately after darkness falls this evening, you can see it dim from its peak brightness (magnitude 2.1) to minimum and then rise back to maximum in a single night. This eclipsing binary star runs through a cycle from minimum to maximum and back every 2.87 days, but the drop from peak brightness and subsequent rise lasts only about 10 hours. Algol appears nearly overhead soon after darkness falls and descends toward the northwestern horizon after midnight.

New Moon occurs at 7:07 p.m. EST. At its New phase, the Moon crosses the sky with the Sun and so remains hidden in our star’s glare.

Saturday, January 28

The brightest star in the night sky puts on a nice show January evenings. Gleaming at magnitude –1.5, Sirius shines nearly four times brighter than the next brightest star visible from mid-northern latitudes: Arcturus in the constellation Boötes. (Although the planet Venus now shines more than three magnitudes brighter.) Sirius rises around sunset and ascends in the southeast throughout the evening hours.

Sunday, January 29

Although the Moon reached its New phase just two days ago, its rapid orbital motion carries it into view after the Sun goes down this evening. Look low in the west-southwest about an hour after sunset and you’ll see its 4-percent-lit crescent hanging in the twilight like the smile of the Cheshire Cat.

 

Source

The Astronomy Magazine

 

Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for Monday, January 23rd

WinterYour Daily Sun & Moon Data for Monday, January 23rd

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 121.64° ESE
Sun Altitude: 8.09°
Sun Distance: 91.502 million mi
Next Equinox: Mar 20, 2017 5:28 am (Vernal)
Sunrise Today: 7:03 am↑ 114° Southeast
Sunset Today: 5:10 pm↑ 246° West
Length of Daylight: 10 hours, 6 minutes

 

The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 168.77° S
Moon Altitude: 34.12°
Moon Distance: 250708 mi
Next New Moon: Jan 27, 20176:07 pm
Next Full Moon: Feb 10, 20176:32 pm
Next Moonset: Today1:48 pm
Current Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 18.2%

 

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timeanddate.com