The Witches Guide to Tuesday, April 3rd
Say “Blessed Be” when greeting other Wiccans. (The alternative “Bright Blessings” is sometimes used, as is the written abbreviation “B.B.”).
Greet Pagans of the opposite sex with a kiss on the lips, and those of your own sex with a warm handshake
Never handle the ritual equipment (tools) of another without their permission.
Never give out another Pagan’s name, address, or telephone number; or discuss their beliefs in front of another; without their permission
When answering advertisements that say “write”, don’ t just turn up on the doorstep
Tuesday is dedicated to the power of the planet Mars, personified as Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, Tulson and Tyr. Tuesday rules controlled power, energy and endurance.
A Spell Crafter’s Compendium
Tuesday: Is associated with Mars and the colors of – Red, Pink and Orange
Tuesday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Action, Aggression, Business, Buying and Selling Animals, Combat, Confrontation, Courage, Cutting, Energy, Gardening, Guns, Hunting, Mechanical Things, Metals, Muscular Activity, New Beginnings, Partnerships, Passion, Physical Energy, Police, Repairs, Sex, Soldiers, Sports, Strife, Surgery, Swift Movement, Tools, Woodworking
Practical Magick for the Penny Pinching Witch
Magickal 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.
Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
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Tuesday, May 17th
Tuesday is dedicated to the powers of the planet Mars, personified as Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, Tuisco, and Tyr. Tuesday rules controlled power, energy and endurance.
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Rune: Tyr (T)
The Celtic Tree Month of Fearn(Alder)(March 18 – April 14)
Runic Half Month of Ehwaz(horse) (March 30 – April 13)
Goddess of the Month of Columbina (March 20 – April 17)
The Pagan Book of Days
The Goddess Book of Days for April 3
Rome, the day of the Cerealia, seed time, the return of Persephone from the underworld, the blooming of the Earth once more. She is Flora, Kore, Primavera, Proserpina, Mary, Diana, the Maiden, the Daughter returning to her mother Demeter or Ceres. Some sources date the Cerealia at April 12–19.
The Goddess Book of Days
Goddesses Associated with Tuesday
Erzulie Tuesday Soorejnaree, Pinga1la, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
The Goddess Book of Days
A god, goddess, or planet governs each day of the week. It is usually easy to spot the ruler 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 its connections to Mars.
Because Tuesday revolves around the energy of Mars, Tuesdays are good for business, mechanical things, buying and selling animals, hunting, beginning studies, gardening, sexual activities, and confrontation. This is a day for sex magick, energy, stamina, and health. As in the old saying, Tuesdays child is full of grace, is also good for success magick and defense against enemies.
Angels of Tuesday are Camael, Samael, Satael, Amabiel, Friagne, and Hyniel. When invoked, Camael takes the form of a leopard. In Druid mythology he is a god of war, which is why we see him associated with Mars. Camael is said to be a member of the “Magnificent Seven” in some circles. Camael is another “terminator” angel.
Samael walks both worlds as a magician and sorcerer. some see him as the angel of death, others as “the bright and poisonous one.” Many consider him more of a demon, and accuse him of being Satan. However, there is reference to the satans (plural) as enforcers of the law, a sort of angelic police, if you will. Supposedly, when Samael is around, dogs howl in the night. On one hand, he is the ruler of the fifth heaven and in charge of two million angels; on the other, he is the one who changed into a serpent and convinced Eve to partake of the forbidden fruit of knowledge.
Satael is an angel of air invoked in magic rites and is the presiding spirit of the planet Mars. Amabiel is another spirit of the planet Mars; however he spends his energy on issues of human sexuality. Friagne, also an angel of this day, is invoked from the east. He is a member of the fifth heaven. Hyniel also belongs to this day and is subject to the east wind.
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. These four hours are the strongest ones to do ritual in. Check your local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac to determine your local sunrise.
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
The Witches Almanac for Tuesday, April 3
Feast of St. Mary of Egypt
Moon phase: Third Quarter
Moon Sign: Scorpio
Correspondences for Tuesday, April 3
Colors: Red and Autumn Shades
Crystals: Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, Flint, Rhodonite, Iron and Steel
Aroma: Basil, Ginger, Black Pepper, Mars Oil, Dragon’s blood and patchouli
The day of Mars. This day could only ever symbolize the sheer power of the god of war! The ideal spells to be cast on this day are that of force, power war and protection.
Dedicated to the powers of the planet Mars, personified as Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, and Tyr.
Magical aspects: controlled power, energy, and endurance, passion, sex, courage, aggression, and protection.
This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving courage, physical strength, revenge, military honors, surgery, the breaking of negative spells, dynamic energy, matrimony, war, enemies, prison, hunting, politics, contests, protection, victory, and athletic
Tuesday Is Ruled By Mars
Tuesday is a Mars day, and just like the god of war, this is the time to tap into magicks to call for strength and courage. This day of the week is for rebels and warriors. If you are facing a challenge of any kind, need a boost to your courage, or want to enhance your passions, Tuesday is the day of the week for you. Some suggestions for Tuesday enchantments would include:
*Wearing the fiery colors associated with this day: scarlet, red, black, and orange. Don some of the more daring and bewitching colors of your wardrobe on Tuesdays and turn a few heads
*Carrying a bloodstone in your pocket or wearing garnet-studded jewelry to reinforce your convictions
*Working with protective and fire-associated plants such as the snapdragon, thistle, and holly to boost your shields and bravery
*Burning spicy-scented energy-enhancing candles to add a little magical aromatherapy to your home
*Cooking up a hearty meal featuring carrots, peppers, and garlic (all Mars foods and spices) to empower yourself for victory and success
The Moon is in its WANING Phase as it transitions from Full Moon back to New Moon – hence the illuminated portion is gradually decreasing in size.
During the Waning phase (Gibbous, Last Quarter, Crescent) the energy is slowing moving inward, a time for inner-reflection, review and contemplation.. During this phase, from a place of non-judgement and being the ‘observer’ reflect on every aspect of your life – relationships, work, creativity, abundance, health, well-being etc.. Discern which areas of your life are in harmonic balance and flowand which areas feel stifled, strained or in a state of struggle & dis-ease.
Honour your strengths, your acomplishments, your realisations, your personal growth & expansion during this cycle. Recognise within yourself how your personal evolutions contributes in service to something greater than you… ‘see’ how your personal ripples of love weave magic in the lives of others.
In addition, as the moon is transits through its last crescent in the days leading up the New Moon, recognise within yourself any thoughts, behaviours, negative thinking, bad habits or anxiety/stresses that have come to your attention this cycle. LOVE your shadow with wholeheart and CHOOSE to not let these ‘stories’ inhibit you from radiantly shining your light. And remember to REST & nurture YOU ahead of the next New Moon Cycle.
Step out of the Waning Moon and into the next New Moon Cycle with a fresh & awakened vision for yourself. ‘See’ a greater potential of your Soul and have the courage to follow your Heartfelt desires.
Tarot Card: The Tower
Plants/Trees: Pine, Tobacco, Cypress, Aloe
Metal; Iron Colour: Red
Getting Acquainted with Herbs Where to Start
We all have to start somewhere, so if you know nothing, or very little about herbs, then you have come to the right place. This section is going to have the basics that you need to know about the main herbs that are used in Wiccan traditions. You will learn what they do and how to use them.
Before we begin, you have to find out where you are going to get your herbs. Is there a herb store near you that sells strange herbs that you can use in your spells? Do you have to order them online? Are you going to grow them yourself? All of these questions must be answered so that you can figure out the best option for you. For now, you might want to stick with buying the herbs at a store or online, unless you are experienced in gardening, and experienced with growing exotic herbs. Some herbs are hardier than others, but some are very delicate, and if not grown right, they will not succeed in your spells.
Also, you must have a place to store your herbs. This could be a dark cabinet or a dresser. They just have to have a cool, dark place to be stored so that they do not get damp and moldy, and do not dry out too much. Dried is good, dry rot is not.
Find some information online about taking care of your herbs so that they will last you a long time, and you are not constantly having to buy new ones, and wasting money and herbs. You should also learn about how to properly crush leaves with a mortar and pestle.
Another thing that you should learn is how to make a smudge stick. I will put basic instruction here, but you can find more information online about how to make them.
Choose the herbs for the smudging that you need to do. Pick some that are roughly the same length, and lay them all out in a bundle. Get some natural twine or natural cotton (so that there are no harmful fumes when burned) and bind the smudge stick starting at the bottom and working your way up. If you can get away with only using three bindings, that is your best bet, because it exposes the most herbs while still being held well.
After you bind up the smudge stick, you have to dry it if the herbs are not already dry. To dry it, wrap it in paper, and change the paper every day for ten days. In ten days’ time, you will have a dry smudge stick.
Wicca Herbal Magic: A Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Wiccan Herbal Magic with Herb Spells (Herbal Magic, Candle Magic, Book of Shadows, Wicca for Beginners, Book 3) .
Valerie W. Holt
The Witches Magick for Tuesday, April 2nd – Hand of Time Spell
Items you will need:
Hold both of your hands in front of you. Stare at your hands, noticing your palms and fingers, for about thirty seconds. Then, say this chant one time:
From watching clocks.
For every ten docked.
Seconds in a minute
1440 in a day.
Stop a few,
For singing birds
And trees that sway.”
This should feel like time has slowed-down and allowed you to appreciate life more.
A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen
Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days a Year
In Germay, this is a time of rejoicing with the return of warm weather. In some regions, the old custom of “carrying death away” is still practiced. Straw effigies are carried through the streets and placed on a central bonfire. As the last of effigies is consumed, Winter succumbs to Spring.
Ten Things You May or May Not Know About Tuesdays
1. The day of the week Tuesday is named after Tiw, the Norse god of single combat, victory and glory.
2. Tiw is associated with Mars, the Roman god of war, which is why the day is Mardi in French, Martes in Spanish and Martedi in Italian.
3. Tuesday Weld was born Susan Ker Weld. She was called “Tu-Tu” by a young cousin who could not say “Susan”. She legally changed her name to “Tuesday” in 1959 as an expanded for of Tu-Tu.
4. Californians have barbecues less often on Tuesday than any other day of the week.
5. Under the rules of the Gregorian calendar, Christmas Eve falls less often on a Tuesday than any other day of the week…
6. …but Christmas Day is more often on a Tuesday than any other day except Thursday.
7. Research has shown that in Somerset between 1640 and 1659, fewer seductions took place on a Tuesday than any other day of the week.
8. Tuesday Weld was born on a Friday.
9. “He respects Owl, because you can’t help respecting anybody who can spell Tuesday even if he doesn’t spell it right” (AA Milne).
10. According to a survey in 2002, Tuesday is the most productive day of the week in the workplace.
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One remarkable fact stands out in the history of witchcraft; and that is, its victims were chiefly women. Scarce one wizard to a hundred witches was ever burned or tortured.
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton