We have to take Lady A to the doctor today. If we are a minute late, she takes off by herself. Down the road she goes, swoosh! I hope you know that’s not her, I just have a strange sense of humor. But it did remind me of her, if she thought she could do, she would.
We will see you tomorrow,
The Witches Digest for Friday, March 9th
Today Is Friday, March 9th
Friday is the day of Venus. It takes it name from Frigg, the Goddess of love and transformation. She rules the spiritual side of a person that manifests in the physical. Because of this, Friday is often thought of as dangerously unpredictable. This is expressed in an old East Anglian adage:
Friday’s day will have its trick
The fairest or foulest day of the week.
Zodiac Sign: Taurus/Libra
Celtic Tree Month of Nuin (Ash) (February 18 – March 17)
Runic Half-Month of Tyr (February 27 – March 13)
Goddess of the Month of Moura (February 20 – March 19)
The Pagan Book of Days
The Goddess Book of Days for Friday, March 9th
Mothering Day in England, the fourth Sunday in Lent, the origin of Mother’s Day. Dedicated to all Mother Goddesses: Demeter, Rhea, Ceres, Oddudua, Erzulie, Aido Wedo, Changing Woman, Cybele, Sarah, Spider Woman, Yemaya, Kwan Yin, Copper Woman, Eartha, Freya, Mary, Tonantzin, Coatlique, Isis, Mawu and Rhiannon.
The Goddess Book of Days
Goddesses Associated with Fridays
Friday For Freya: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wooo, Eve, Venus, Diana, Isis, the Witch of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
The Goddess Book of Days
On Friday, March 9th, We Celebrate……
Butter Festival (Tibet)
Themes: Luck; Change; Perspective; Time; Protection; Prosperity; Overcoming Obstacles; Divination.
Symbols: Butter; the Number Twelve; Anything that Changes Shape
About Aditi: Aditi means “unfettered.” In India, she represents the infinite sky and the boundlessness of time and space. she offers us this expansive perspective–one in which we are citizens of eternity. Additionally, Aditi is a protector who aids in averting or surmounting difficulties. In regional prays, people refer to her as the ever-young protectress who guides life’s boat safety through the roughest waters.
To Do Today: Buddhists believe that the world is transient—that only spirit is eternal. The Butter Festival illustrates this concept with huge butter statues of heroes that are torn, distributed to participants for luck, or tosses in a river to melt away into time. Following this custome, take out an ice cube. Relax and watch the ice as it melts. Consider: Is the ice still there, even though it’s gone? Similarly does the spirit exist outside its “shape”—-the body?
For a less ponderous way of honoring Aditi, light twelve candles (yellow is ideal) and watch the flames. HInus use butter lamps instead, but this is far easier! If the flames appear dark red, your spirit is filled with strife. Mottled flames indicate weakness, tall flames symbolize mental clarity, crescent-shaped ones reveal a peaceful soul, and round ones proclaim magickal power.
365 Goddess, A Daily Guide to the Magick and Inspiration of the Goddess
Colors: Pink, Aqua, Seafoam
Crystals: Coral, Emerald, Rose Quarz
Friday: Is associated with Venus and the colors of – Green, Pink and White
Friday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Affection, Alliances, Architects, Artistic Ability, Artists, Balance, Beauticians, Beauty, Change , Chiropractors, Cosmetics, Courage, Courtship, Dancers, Dating, Decorating, Designers, Engineers, Entertainers, Fashion, Fertility , Friendship , Gardening, Gifts, Grace , Harmony, Herbal Magick, Household Improvements, Income, Luck, Luxury, Marriage, Material Things, Music, Painting, Partners, Peace, Physical Healing, Planning Parties, Poetry, Prosperity, Relationships, Romantic Love, Shopping, Social Activity, Soul-mates, Success
Practical Magick for the Penny Pinching Witch
The Witches Guide to Friday
Love magick is a perennial popular topic. However, there is more to this topic than meets the eye. There are many enchanting layers here for us to explore on this day of the week. What about creating a loving home, or producing a loving and nurturing family? What about keeping your intimate relationships vital and on track? How about promoting happy, healthy, and enduring friendships? See, there is more to be considered than just the “You shall be mine…” type of fictional love spell.
Don’t forget that many of the deities associated with Fridays are also parents. So, yes, while this is the day to work on romance, sex, and love spells, there is additional magick to be considered here, which makes Fridays a more well-rounded and bigger opportunity for witchery than many folks ever truly realize. The truest, strongest magick always comes from the heart.
Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week
Fridays are days of loving enchantments and passionate emotions.
See how many ways you could add a little loving enchantment into your life and the lives of your loved ones. If you wish to explore the topic of love and romance witchery even further, then check out my book How to Enchant a Man: Spells to Bewitch, Bedazzle &Beguile. If cat magick has tickled your fancy, then for further study read my book The Enchanted Cat: Feline Fascinations, Spells &Magick.
In the meantime, try sharing red berries with your partner some enchanted evening. Work that meditation, and see what other mysteries Freya has to teach you. Wear a Venus planetary color and call on the Goddess for a little inner sparkle. Burn some floral incense, light up some rosy candles, and set a romantic mood. Try wearing a little copper jewelry, and see how it affects you and your Friday magick. Get those potpourri and philter recipes going, and see what you can conjure up.
Advancing your magickal skills takes drive, ambition, and passion. Work with Eros to discover just how much enthusiasm, inspiration, and drive he can bring into your days, for the imagination is a place where dreams flourish and ideas come to fruition.
Call on these fertile and romantic powers, and create your own unique spells and charms. Just think of all the magickal information that you can now add to your repertoire of witchery. Lastly, remember this: when you combine imagination and a loving heart with magick, you’ll succeed every time.
Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week
The Witches Almanac for Friday, March 9th
Teachers’ Day (Lebanese)
Fourth Quarter 6: 20 am
Moon Sign: Sagittarius
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Heart
Color: aqua, blue, light blue, brown, green, pale green, magenta, peach, pink, rose, white, all pastels
Number: 5, 6
Charm: green or white garments, scepter
Stone: alexandrite, amethyst, coral, diamond, emerald, jade, jet, black moonstone, peridot, smoky quartz, tiger’s-eye, pink tourmaline
Animal: camel, dove, elephant, goat, horse, pigeon, sparrow
Plant: apple, birch, cherry, clematis, clove, coriander, heather, hemlock, hibiscus, ivy, lotus, moss, myrtle, oats, pepperwort, peppermint, pinecone, quince, raspberry, rose, pink rose, red rose, rose hips, saffron, sage, savin, stephanotis, strawberry, thyme, vanilla, verbena, violet, water lily, yarrow, and all flowers
Incense: ambergris, camphor, mace, musk, myrrh, rose, saffron, sage, sandalwood, sweetgrass, vanilla, violet, all floral scents
Goddess: Aphrodite, Asherah, Baalith, Brigid, Erzulie, Freya (Passionate Queen), Frigg, Gefion, Harbor (Beautiful One), Hestia, Inanna, Ishtar (Lady of Passion and Desire), Lakshmi, Lilith, Mokosh, Nehalennia, Nerthus, Ostara, Pombagira, Sarasvati, Shakti, Shekinah, Sirtur, Al Uzza, Venus (Queen of Pleasure), Vesta
God: Allah, Bacchus, Bes, Cupid, the Dagda, Dionysus, El, Eros (God of Love), Freyr, Frit Ailek, Shukra
Evocation: Agrat Bat Mahalat, Anael, Hagiel, Mokosba, Rasbid, Sachiel, Uriel, Velas
Courtesy of Moonlight Musings
Friday Is Ruled By Venus
Friday belongs to Venus, both the planet and its namesake Roman goddess of love. This day is sacred to many other gods and goddesses of love such as Eros, Venus, Aphrodite, and the Norse goddess that gave the day its name, Freya. This day of the week is for magical topics such as love, birth, fertility, and romance. Colors for today include pink and aqua. Some suggestions for Friday enchantments would include:
Carrying a rose quartz with you today to send out some gentle and loving vibes to those crabby co-workers
Working a loving Tarot spell to charm a friend’s pregnancy with good health and safety
Working a little flower magic to enchant a single pink rose for friendship and inner beauty, and setting it on your desk. Or try empowering a red rose for passion and placing it in your bedroom
Burning rose-scented candles to encourage the same effect. Call on Eros to “bring a passion for life” to your days.
Sharing a romantic snack with your partner. Feed each other ripe, red strawberries. Those strawberries are love-inducing food, and are sacred to many love goddesses, including today’s patroness, Freya.
Venus – Day – Friday
The planet of affectionate LOVE music, friendship and art
Venus is a skilled mediator, so can bring polar opposite together in harmony and balance
In our physical bodies Venus rules our sense of smell, as well as governing kidneys, cell formation, blood and and the sex organs.
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Crystals to tap into the energies of Venus
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The Esbat or full moon, has long been seen by pagan’s as the best time to do rituals and magick.
The Celts believed that the impact of the full moon’s energy and influence was felt for three days before and three days after the full moon.
The Celtic year was divided by it’s full moons into thirteen months, one for each moon occurring during the solar year.
We can align ourselves with the energy of each full moon by paying attention to the names that are frequently given to them.
The BIRCH MOON is (feminine) in polarity and is called the MOON OF INCEPTION, or the MOON OF BEGINNING.
The ROWAN MOON is (masculine) in polarity and is called the MOON OF VISION, or the SPIRIT MOON, or ASTRAL TRAVEL MOON.
The ASH MOON is (feminine) in polarity and is called the MOON OF WATERS.
The ALDER MOON is (masculine) in polarity and is called the MOON OF UTILITY, or the MOON OF EFFICACY, or the MOON OF SELF-GUIDANCE.
The WILLOW MOON is (feminine) in polarity and is called THE WITCH’S MOON, or the MOON OF BALANCE.
The HAWTHORN MOON is (masculine) in polarity and is called the MOON OF RESTRAINT, or the MOON OF HINDRANCE, or the SUMMER MOON.
The OAK MOON is (masculine) in polarity and is called the MOON OF STRENGTH, or the MOON OF SECURITY, or the BEAR MOON.
The HOLLY MOON is (feminine) in polarity and is called the MOON OF ENCIRCLEMENT, or the MOON OF POLARITY.
The HAZEL MOON is (feminine) in polarity and is called the MOON OF THE WISE, or the CRONE MOON.
The VINE MOON is (androgynous) in polarity and is called the MOON OF CELEBRATION.
The REED MOON is (masculine) in polarity and is called the MOON OF THE HOME, or the HEARTH MOON, or the WINTER MOON, or the MOON WHICH MANIFESTS TRUTH.
The ELDER MOON is (masculine) in polarity and is called the MOON OF COMPLETENESS.
Full and New Moon Celebrations are the Days and Nights of an Esbat. These are Considered Working Days…
Full Moon Power… is usually used for Banishing/Protection.
New Moon Power… is usually used for Healing/Blessing.
Waxing Moon (between new and full) Power… is usually used for Attraction.
Waning Moon (between full and new) Power… is usually used for Banishing.
Dark of the Moon (3 days before new)…Time to rest and meditate.
If all the moon phases are not quite right for a particular bit of work that needs to be done, we need not wait if it is important and necessary. The Goddess and God are always there and always have been and together we get stuff done. Silver Raven Wolf in her book “To Ride a Silver Broom stick” said to use the following when spell working. Add the words “I ask the Universe to lend the power of all the correct astrological correspondences. so they may enter this circle now. t o obtain my desire.” this will cover you if they are not…
The Witches Magick for Friday, March 8th – The Ribbon Spell
The Ribbon Spell
(A LOVE SPELL)
You Will Need:
One long red ribbon
One red candle
Working:-In a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
1. During a Friday at the Venus hour, (11am or 11pm) Light and burn the red candle
which you have anointed with the rose oil. Envision the image of the sort of lover or
soul mate you desire. Do not aim at any specific man or you will limit the scope of the spell.
Now wrap your ribbon a round your right index finger and visualize the man you wish for.
2.Place the ribbon on your forehead so that it crosses your 3rd eye, (between your eyebrows)
Concentrate and `see` your love with all your energy.-His looks, his eyes, his voice.
Hold the image of this man in your mind and ask him to think sweet, loving thoughts of you.
3. Think of all the thoughts you want him to `send` you and try to hold them for 5 minutes.
Burn the candle and do this spell for 10 minutes at the eleventh hour on a Friday
(morning and evening) The harder you concentrate your energy and the more often you try this spell the better the results will be. `Send` no negative messages!
Home & Hearth Magick for Friday, March 9th
On Fridays cast for love, luxury, pleasure and entertainment
Planetary Influence: Venus
Household Symbols: A sea shell, a fountain, fresh flowers, your wedding ring or wedding phot, red or pink paper hearts, apples and cherries.
Color: Pink and aqua green
Kitchen Spices: Thyme and sugar
Natural Magick for Hearth and Home
The Current Moon Phase for March 9th
The Moon today is in a Third Quarter phase. Sometimes called a Last Quarter Moon, this phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the earth is three quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side dark. For thoughts of you in the southern hemisphere it will be the opposite with the right side illuminated. On the day of the Third Quarter phase the Moon will rise around midnight on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next day. In the days following the Third Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.
PHASE DETAILS FOR – FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018
Moon Age: 22.15 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 403,394.51 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,557,781.72 km
Moon in Sagittarius
The Moon is traveling through Sagittarius. The grass looks greener on the other side during this time. Jump ship. Learn a new language. Tell it like it is. Make people laugh.
The Moon is at her most optimistic and upbeat in Sagittarius. We are motivated by a need to seek the truth, and we are ready to pursue a new vision. We are not interested in details just now. Instead, we focus on the big picture. New experiences and adventures satisfy a deep emotional need. Spontaneity is the key. We may also be inclined toward overdoing and overstating. We don’t want to plan ahead, and prefer to “wing it”.
The Moon in Sagittarius generally favors the following activities: Adventurous activities that involve “winging it”, travel, higher education, starting publishing projects, advertising, sports, physical activity.
THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE
“The Ystrad Legend”.
The next legend is taken from Williams’s “Observations on the Snowdon Mountains”. His work was published in 1802. He, himself, was born in Anglesey, in 1738, and migrated to Carnarvonshire about the year 1760. It was in this latter county that he became a learned antiquary, and a careful recorder of events that came under his notice. His “Observations” throw considerable light upon the life, the customs, and the traditions of the inhabitants of the hill parts and secluded glens of Carnarvonshire. I have thought fit to make these few remarks about the author I quote from, so as to enable the reader to give to him that credence which he is entitled to. Williams entitles the following story, “A Fairy Tale,” but I will for the sake of reference call it “The Ystrad Legend.”
“In a meadow belonging to Ystrad, bounded by the river which falls from Cwellyn Lake, they say the Fairies used to assemble, and dance on fair moon-light-nights. One evening a young man, who was the heir and occupier of this farm, hid himself in a thicket close to the spot where they used to gambol; presently they appeared, and when in their merry mood, out he bounced from his covert and seized one of their females; the rest of the company dispersed themselves, and disappeared in an instant…..Read More
THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE
“The Llanfrothen Legend”.
I am indebted to the Rev. R. Jones, Rector of Llanycil, Bala, for the following legend. I may state that Mr. Jones is a native of Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, a parish in close proximity to the scene of the story. Mr. Jones’s informant was his mother, a lady whose mind was well stored with tales of by-gone times, and my friend and informant inherits his mother’s retentive memory, as well as her love of ancient lore.
A certain man fell in love with a beautiful Fairy lady, and he wished to marry her. She consented to do so, but warned him that if he ever touched her with iron she would leave him immediately. This stipulation weighed but lightly on the lover. They were married, and for many years they lived most happily together, and several children were born to them. A sad mishap, however, one day overtook them. They were together, crossing Traethmawr, Penrhyndeudraeth, on horseback, when the man’s horse became restive, and jerked his head towards the woman, and the bit of the bridle touched the left arm of the Fairy wife. She at once told her husband that they must part for ever. He was greatly distressed, and implored her not to leave him. She said she could not stay. Then the man, appealing to a mother’s love for her children, begged that she would for the sake of their offspring continue to dwell with him and them, and, said he, what will become of our children without their mother? Her answer was:—-Read More
THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE
The Myddfai Legend
No Welsh Taboo story can be complete without the pretty tale of the Van Lake Legend, or, as it is called, “The Myddfai Legend.” Because of its intrinsic beauty and worth, and for the sake of comparison with the preceding stories, I will relate this legend. There are several versions extant. Mr. Wirt Sikes, in his “British Goblins”, has one, the “Cambro-Briton” has one, but the best is that recorded by Professor Rhys, in the “Cymmrodor”, vol. iv., p. 163, in his “Welsh Fairy Tales”. There are other readings of the legend to be met with. I will first of all give an epitome of the Professor’s version.
A widow, who had an only son, was obliged, in consequence of the large flocks she possessed, to send, under the care of her son, a portion of her cattle to graze on the Black Mountain near a small lake called Llyn-y-Van-Bach.
One day the son perceived, to his great astonishment, a most beautiful creature with flowing hair sitting on the unruffled surface of the lake combing her tresses, the water serving as a mirror. Suddenly she beheld the young man standing on the brink of the lake with his eyes rivetted on her, and unconsciously offering to herself the provision of barley bread and cheese with which he had been provided when he left his home.
Bewildered by a feeling of love and admiration for the object before him, he continued to hold out his hand towards the lady, who imperceptibly glided near to him, but gently refused the offer of his provisions. He attempted to touch her, but she eluded his grasp, saying…..Read More