Now Let’s Get Witchy, lol!

Alter Ego
Will You Be Of Wicca

Will you be of Wicca, tonight?
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Tyme.
Then come with me to the Circle of Light.
Bend the Will; the Wish you shall find.

Take up these herbs and brew up a tea.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Tyme.
And drink it all down; the gods you shall see.
Bend the Will; the Wish you shall find.

Take up the glass, and look at your face.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Tyme.
Go into yourself and find a new place.
Bend the Will; the Wish you shall find.

Go to the Woods, and find an Oak tree.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Tyme.
And cling to it tight, and strong you shall be.
Bend the Will; the Wish you shall find.

Go to the Mountains and call to the Wind.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Tyme.
And fly through the Air with the Thoughts that you send.
Bend the Will; the Wish you shall find.

Fly to the Sun, and touch its bright Flame.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Tyme.
Open your Mind; now choose a new Name.
Bend the Will; the Wish you shall find.

Go to the Sea, and call to the Moon.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Tyme.
Raise up your arms, then sing out Her tune.
Bend the Will; the Wish you shall find.

Now join your hands with Those who surround.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Tyme.
Now share the Power that we send around.
Bend the Will; the Wish you shall find.

We shall part, but meet again soon.
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Tyme.
To dance, and sing, and Call Down the Moon.
Bend the Will, the Wish you shall find.

Your Daily Sun & Moon Data for May 10th

The Sun
Sun Direction: ↑ 79.63° E
Sun Altitude: 16.11°
Sun Distance: 93.867 million mi
Next Solstice: Jun 20, 2017 11:24 pm (Summer)
Sunrise Today: 5:50 am↑ 67° East
Sunset Today: 7:51 pm↑ 293° Northwest
Length of Daylight: 14 hours, 1 minute

 

The Moon
Moon Direction: ↑ 266.72° W
Moon Altitude: -16.47°
Moon Distance: 251261 mi
Next Full Moon: May 10, 20174:42 pm
Next New Moon: May 25, 20172:44 pm
Next Moonrise: Today7:43 pm
Current Moon Phase: Near Full Moon (Waxing Gibbous)
Illumination: 99.7%
Resource
timeanddate.com

The Sky This Week for May 10 to 14

The Eta Aquariid meteor shower, a full Moon, and another exciting things to look for in the sky this week.

Wednesday, May 10

Full Moon occurs at 5:42 p.m. EDT, and our satellite looks completely illuminated all night. You can find it low in the southeast as darkness falls and peaking in the south around 1 a.m. local daylight time. The Moon lies among the background stars of Libra the Scales.

Thursday, May 11

Venus appears brilliant in the eastern sky from the time it rises around 4 a.m. local daylight time until close to sunrise nearly two hours later. It stands some 10° above the horizon an hour before the Sun comes up. Shining at magnitude –4.7, it easily ranks as the night sky’s brightest light after the Moon. When viewed through a telescope this morning, Venus spans 32″ and appears one-third lit

Friday, May 12

One of the spring sky’s finest deep-sky objects, the Beehive star cluster (M44) in the constellation Cancer the Crab, lies high in the western sky after darkness falls. Under a dark sky before the Moon rises (around 10 p.m. local daylight time this evening and nearly an hour later with each passing night), you should be able to spot this star group with your naked eye as a faint and fuzzy cloud. But the Beehive explodes into dozens of stars through binoculars or a small telescope at low power.

The Moon reaches apogee, the farthest point in its orbit around Earth, at 3:51 p.m. EDT. It then lies 252,407 miles (406,210 kilometers) from Earth’s center.

Saturday, May 13

Saturn offers a visual treat all this week. The ringed planet shines at magnitude 0.2 against the background stars of western Sagittarius, rising by 11 p.m. local daylight time and climbing some 30° above the southern horizon around 3 a.m. Tonight finds it in the company of the waning gibbous Moon, which appears some 3° to the planet’s left as the pair rises. When viewed through a telescope this week, Saturn shows an 18″-diameter disk surrounded by a spectacular ring system that spans 41″ and tilts 26° to our line of sight.

Sunday, May 14

Neptune rises around 3 a.m. local daylight time and appears low in the east-southeast before dawn. The distant world glows at magnitude 7.9, so you’ll need binoculars or a telescope to spot it. Fortunately, it lies near a brighter star that will guide you to the planet. This morning, Neptune passes 9′ due south of 6th-magnitude 81 Aquarii. The star shines some five times brighter than the planet. You can confirm your sighting of Neptune through a telescope, which reveals the planet’s 2.3″-diameter disk and blue-gray color.

Resource
Astronomy Magazine

Spellcrafting for the Full Moon

Healing
Protection
Charging
Dream Work
Prophecy
Divination
Celebration
Drawing Energy
Increase Insight
Raise Awareness

This is a time when the Moon is at its most powerful, and the magic most potent. Performing any positive spell at this time will achieve good results. Since the full moon only truly occurs for one night out of the entire lunar cycle, it can be hard to fit it into your schedule. You can harness the energy of the full moon for about 2 days before or after the night the moon is truly full.

Today is Wednesday, May 10

 

Wednesday is the day of the Teutonic deity known as Wodin or Odin, an aspect of the Allfather, god of knowledge, wisdom, enlightenment and combat, the parallel of Hermes, the planet Mercury.

Deity: Woden

Zodiac Sign: Gemini & Virgo

Planet: Mercury

Tree: Ash

Herb: Cinquefoil

Stone: Emerald & Sardonyx

Animal: Raven & Cat

Element: Air

Color: Red & Blue

Number: 6

Rune: Odal(O)
Celtic Tree Month of Huath (Hawthorne) (April 14 – May 12 )

The Runic Half Month of Lgy (flowing water) (April 29 – May 13)

Goddess of the Month of Maia(April 17 – May 15)

 

Source
The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

 

 

On Wednesday, May 10th, We Celebrate the Goddess Spider Woman

 

MANY CULTURES AROUND THE world believe that all of the world’s creatures are connected by a strong, but delicately woven, web. The Pueblo Indians credit the spinning of this web of life to a creation goddess so potent that her true name is never spoken aloud. Some call this goddess Spider Woman. She is also honored as Thought Woman, because everything was created from her thoughts.

 
Spider Woman existed before the world existed. By spinning and chanting, she was able to create the four directions of the universe—north, south, east, and west. Within this sacred space, she produced her daughters, Ut Set and Nau Ut Set. Following their mother’s directions carefully, Ut Set and Nau Ut Set made the sun, moon, and stars to banish darkness from the universe; they created these heavenly bodies from shells, turquoise, red rock, yellow stone, and clear crystal.

 
As she spun her web and thought, Spider Woman made all of life, including the mountains, lakes, oceans, and deserts. She also created the different races of people from differently colored clays. Finally, using a last thread of her web, Spider Woman connected each human being to her always.

 
Other Native American traditions acknowledge acknowledge Spider Woman. She is a creatress to the Pima and Zia Indians. The Navajo believe she taught them how to weave. Among the Hopi Indians, who settled in what is now known as Arizona, she was one of the deities who created Poquanghoya and Palongawhoya; these powerful twins created the earth, with its bountiful fields, seas, and mountains.

 
The Book of Goddesses: Expanded Anniversary Edition
Kris Waldherr

 

 

Wednesday

Wednesday: Is associated with Mercury and the colors of Purple, Magenta and Silver

 
Wednesday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Accounting, Advertising, Astrology, Clerks, Communication, Computers, Correspondence, Critics, Editing, Editors, Education, Healing, Hiring Employees, Intelligence, Journalists, Kin, Learning Languages, Legal Appointments, Memory, Merchants, Messages, Music, Neighbors, Phone Calls, Placing Ads, Siblings, Signing Contracts, Students, Visiting Friends, Visual Arts, Wisdom, and Writing

 

Source
Practical Magick for the Penny Pinching Witch
Carol Moyer

 

 

The Magickal Day of Wednesday

 

Wednesday is named for Woden himself, although the Romans called it dies Mercurii. This is a day associated with the color purple, the planet Mercury, and the metal quicksilver – which is also called mercury. See a pattern here?

 

When it comes to deities… yes, Mercury! However, there are a few other gods associated with Wednesday, including Odin and Hermes, Athena, and Lugh. Gemstones like adventurine and agate come in handy as well, as do plants such as aspen trees, lilies, lavender and even ferns.

 

Business and job-related issues, communication, loss and debt, traveling, and journeys are all tied in to Wednesday. This is a good day to do a working to open up lines of communication – especially if your own actions are preventing you from being an effective speaker or listener. Go someplace new or return to an old favorite stomping ground, step up your game, and settle up your accounts.
Source

 

Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article published on ThoughtCo

 

The Witches Guide to Wednesdays

 

Be bold and daring today! Expand your knowledge of the Craft by working with the planetary energies of Mercury on this multifaceted day of the week. Consider the Greco-Roman gods Mercury and Hermes and all of the many lessons they have for you. Embrace change and movement, and work on your communication techniques. Conjure up a little good luck for yourself with that Mercury dime spell. Call on Athena to inspire you to try magickal arts and crafts and to be more creative in your own spellwork and witchery.

 

Meditate on Odin and see what you can discover about him. I wonder what sort of fabulous and fascinating magickal wisdom you will uncover? Odin is a shaman, after all; he may appear in many guises and faces. I guarantee that he will make you laugh at yourself before he is through with you, but you will learn. It’s up to you what you do with that knowledge. Will you let it shapeshift into wisdom?

 

Wednesday is the wild and wily day of the week, so try to go with the flow; don’t fight the quirky energies of the day. Most importantly, follow your heart, and always keep a good sense of humor, because of Wednesdays you will really need it.

 

Source

 

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

 

The Witches Almanac for Wednesday, May 10th

Independence Day (Romanian)

Waxing Moon

 
Full Moon 5: 42 pm

 
Moon Sign: Scorpio

 
Incense: Honeysuckle

 
Color: Yellow

 

 

The Witches Correspondences for Wednesday, May 10

WEDNESDAY CORRESPONDENCES

Mercury/Neptune/Air/North/West/Southwest/Female/Male/Gemini/Virgo

 
Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel, Money Matters

Color: black, light blue, brown, gray, green, magenta, orange, peach, purple, red, silver, turquoise, violet, white, yellow; orange is the primary color

Number: 3, 5

Metal: mercury

Charm: distaff, rod, runes, staff, iridescent garments

Stone: moss agate, amethyst, bloodstone, emerald, hematite, lapis lazuli, lodestone, pearl, ruby, sapphire, sodalite, all blue stones

Animal: bear, dog, fox, magpie, swan, weasel

Plant: almond, bayberry, chamomile, cherry, cinnamon, cinquefoil, clove, coltsfoot, ginger, hazel, hazelnut, jasmine, lavender, millet, oak, peppermint, periwinkle, rosemary, sage, St. John’s wort, sweet pea, tamarind, lemon verbena, violet

Incense: cassia, cedar, cinnamon, clove, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, mastic, mint, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, storax, dried and powdered citrus peel, and all incense made from aromatic bark, wood, and seeds

Goddess: Carmenta, Hecate (Queen of Crossroads), Hel, Ishtar, Ma’at, the Morrigan, Nike

God: Anubis, Bragi, Elath-Iahu. Enki, Garuda, Hermes, Maximon (Black Magician), Mercury, Nebo (Wise God of Wednesday), Odin, Shango, Ullr, Vishnu, Wayland, Woden

Evocation: Agrat Bat Mahalat, Michael, Miel, Raphael, Seraphiel, Tiriel
Source
Moonlight Musings

 

 

Correspondences for the Full Moon

Time: Approx 14 days after New Moon (Energy lasts from 3 days before Full Moon to 3 days after actual Full Moon)

 
Goddess Aspect: Mother.

 
Associated Goddesses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, and Isis.

 
Magickal Attributes: FRUITION Manifesting goals, Nurturing, Passion, Healing ,Strength, Power.

 

Full Moon Colours
Blue, white, yellow and orange

 

 

Full Moon Herbs, Oils and Incense Ingredients

Frankincense, sandalwood, rose, cedar, juniper berry, hyssop, myrtle, orange, rosewood, tangerine, tea tree, yarrow and sage.

 

 

Full Moon Crystals
Moonstone, selenite, quartz, black tourmaline, obsidian, amber, rose quartz and opal.

 

 

Sources:
Correspondences for the Pagan Practitioner: A short guide to common correspondences used in daily workings

Pagan Portals – Moon Magic
Rachel Patterson

 

 

Wednesday Is Ruled By Mercury

 

Wednesdays are wild and wacky days. They are for communication, change, cunning, and the arts. This is a Mercury day, and just its patron god this day is full of contradictions, change, and excitement. Some suggestions for Wednesday enchantments would include:

Pulling a little Wednesday color magic into your life by wearing purples or orange

Carrying a multipurpose agate with you and tapping into its various charms

Working with magical plants such as the fern for protection. This plant will also boost the power of any other magical plants with which it is arranged.

Incorporating lavender into charms and spells for transformation

Using the charming scent of lily of the valley to improve your memory, or working with the aspen tree for communication

Calling on Athena, patron of arts and crafts, for inspiration for a new project

Fanning out a Tarot spell to increase you creativity

Calling on Hermes on a Wednesday night to bring movement and good luck into your life

 

 

The Witches Perfect Spell for Wednesday, May 10 – Confidence in Your Works

 

You will be successful in that which you want to accomplish. It helps when you need a tiny extra boost, in confidence, to help you with your skills! It helped me and should help you too.

You Will Need:

A candle of your favorite color
Paper and pen
Gemstone of any kind you like

Light the candle. Write down what you need help with on a piece of paper. Hold the gemstone. Chant:

“Whatever entities that may, please help me in my travels, to be successful in ( whatever you need to be successful in). So mote it be.”

Whenever you approach the problem you need the spell to overcome, be sure to have the gemstone with you. This should help you.

 

 

The Perfect Spell for the Full Moon on Wednesday – Insight and Gaining New Perspective Spell

 

For this Wednesday night esbat, we are working magick with the Norse god Odin. Odin is a trickster god, and in his search for wisdom he gained deep magickal knowledge. edge. This spell also works with the images of the tarot card the Hanged Man. This illustrated card has many links to the god Odin, as Odin hung on the tree for nine days to gather wisdom and was eventually rewarded with the runes.

 

The Hanged Man card tells you to look at things from a new perspective. It speaks of a time of a transitional period, astral travel, and meditation. If you look carefully at the Hanged Man card, you will see that while the fellow is hanging upside down from his foot, he looks pretty peaceful about the whole situation. This card symbolizes letting go of that which no longer serves your highest good. This card’s image illustrates the quiet search for inner wisdom and knowledge and the gaining of a new perspective on your current situation. Wednesdays are all about movement, communication, and change, so let’s take this energy and put it to good use. Combining this with the light and influence ence of the full moon only sweetens the deal and turns up the power of the witchery.

 

Insight and Gaining New Perspectives Spell

This spell works with the runes as one of its props. If you have a set of runes, this is definitely the time to break them out. If not, no worries. The runes are a nice link back to the god Odin, but in a pinch you could also draw a few rune sigils on a piece of paper and set that on your work area. Improvise and be creative. What do you think you could also add to this full moon spell?

 

• 1 purple candle (purple for spirituality and to align with the energies of Mercury)

 

• A coordinating candle holder

 

• A nail or pin to engrave the candle with Wednesday’s planetary symbol of Mercury

 

• A black feather or a picture of a raven (this bird was sacred to Odin, and the raven represents mystery and magick)

 

• The Hanged Man tarot card

 

• Your tarot deck, set off to the side

 

• Runes scattered across the work surface or a drawing of a few runes

 

• A lighter or matches

 

• A safe, flat surface on which to set up the spell

 

Carefully engrave the Mercury symbol on the candle. Place the candle in its holder and then arrange the rest of the spell components to your liking. You may certainly embellish this spell by adding a statue or image of Odin, if you choose. This full moon spell is designed to help you look at things from a new perspective and to receive some inspiration, so put on your thinking cap and be imaginative. Take a few moments to ground and center yourself. Then light the purple candle and speak the following verse:

 

Odin, hear my call on this full moon night

Grant me wisdom and improve my insight

May I gain a new perspective at this time

Bless me with peace and inspiration divine

I now release that which no longer serves

This change begins with the sound of my words.

 

If you choose, this would be an excellent time to meditate and see what Odin has to tell you. Lay your hands on the card, feather, and runes. Take a deep breath and relax. Now let your mind open, and see what you learn. When you are finished, close the spell with these words:

 

By the power of Wednesday’s witchery

This spell is sealed; I set the magick free!

 

Allow the candle to burn out in a safe place. Clean up your other spell supplies. Save the feather or raven picture for future magick. Return the card to the tarot deck, and gather up all your runes. If you like, now is the perfect time to do a simple reading with your runes or your tarot cards. Ask for clarity and for insight, then draw three cards or stones and see what Odin has to say.

 

 

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

Ellen Dugan

 

Useful Full Moon Recipes

Full Moon Oil Recipe

6 drops gardenia essential oil
4 drops lotus essential oil
2 drops jasmine essential oil
Add to a base oil such as sweet almond or grape seed (about 15mls of carrier oil should be about right).

Full Moon Balm
(for pulse points)

6 drops sandalwood essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops palma rose essential oil
¼ cup grated beeswax
¼ cup vegetable oil
Melt oil and wax together, cool slightly then stir in essential oils. Store in an airtight pot.

Full Moon Incense
(loose mix to burn on charcoal disc)

2 parts sandalwood
2 parts frankincense resin
¼ part dried rose petals
½ part orris root
6 drops sandalwood oil

Moon Magic Bath Salts

1 cup sea salt
8 drops sandalwood essential oil
8 drops lotus essential oil
Mix together and store in an airtight container, sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of the mixture in you bath.

—Pagan Portals – Moon Magic
Rachel Patterson

 

Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days A Year for May 9th – 11

Lemuria

In ancient Rome, May 9 through 11 was Lemuria. This was a time of great consequence and set aside to appease the spirits of the household dead, who were believed to be particularly ticularly active during the month of May. It seems that the most terrifying of the wandering apparitions were those of children who had died young, because they apparently harbored bored ill feelings for the living. The head of the household would rise at midnight and make the mana fico sign (the thumb between the middle of the closed fingers). He would then walk barefoot through the house and scatter black beans as a ransom som so ghosts or spirits would leave the other household members bers alone. Otherwise, they might be carried off. Little is known of the public rites that took place at this time, except that all state affairs were in abeyance, no battles were fought, no business was conducted, and no marriages were contracted. It is, however, believed that the sacrifices made to Mania (mother of the Lares) on May 11 might have been part of the Lemuria, because Mania was a Goddess of death.

 

 

Magickal Activity for May 9th – 11th , the Festival of Lemuria

Protection Bag

Items needed: A small black bag; one each of the following stones: cat’e eye, flint, jet, obsidian, olivine, and onyx; 10 black beans; one black vtive candle (in a holder).
Light the votive candle. Chant the following as you place the stones in the bag one at a time:
To any who shall cause me harm,
Your powers I now disarm.
Place the bag full of stones next the candle. Allow the candle to burn out. Carry the bag in our purse or brief case, or place it near the main entrance of your homel

 

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