The Witches “Witchy” Journal for Thursday, April 12th

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The Witches “Witchy” Journal for Thursday, April 12th

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Witches were a bit like cats. They didn’t much like one another’s company but they did like to know where all the other witches were, just in case they needed them. And what you might need them for was to tell you, as a friend, that you were beginning to cackle.

TERRY PRATCHETT, A Hat Full of Sky

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Today is Thursday, April 12th

Thursday is the day of the planet Jupiter, dedicated to Thunor(Thor), God of thunder and agricultural work. His parallels in various European traditions are Zeus, Taranis, Perun, Perkunas and St. Olaf. The faith of the Northern Tradition holds Thursday sacred, just as Islam reveres Friday, Judaism the Sabbath(calculated from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday), and Christianity, Sunday. This is why almost all adages about Thursday are positve, such as “Thursday’s child has far to go,” “Sneeze on Thursday, something better,” or “Cut nails on Thursday for wealth.” Thursday rules controlled optimism, energetic growth, physical well-being and material success.

Deity: Thor

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn/Pisces/Sagittarius

Planet: Mercury

Tree: Oak

Herb: Henbane

Stone: Turquoise/Bloodstone/Topaz

Animal: Fish/Goat/Aurochs

Element: Fire

Color: Brown/White/Orange

Number: 3

Rune: Thorn

 

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)

Source
The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

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The Pagan Book of Days for Thursday, April 12

Cerealia was the eight-day Roman festival of Ceres, goddess of the Earth and its fruits, who was prayed to for peace good government and plenty.
Source
The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

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The Goddess Book of Days for Thursday, April 12

Day of Chu-Si-Niu Niu Si in Taiwan, she is a Birth Goddess, cognate to Kwan Yin (Iatiku, Tonantzin, Spider Woman, Oddudua, Changing Woman, Yemaya, Isis, Mary, Stella Maris, Sheela, Eileathyia, and Carmen).
Reference
The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

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Goddesses Asssociated with Thursday

Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mbaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar

Source

The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

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Thursday’s Magickal Correspondence

Wealth
Male Fertility
Ambition
Expansion
Luck
Happiness
Honor
Family
Harvests
Planet: Jupiter
Colors: Dark Blue, Green
Crystals: Turquoise, Amethyst, Lapis

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Thursday

Thursday: Is associated with Jupiter and the colors of – Blue and Metallic Colors
Thursday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Broadcasting, Business, Charity, College Education, Correspondence Courses, Doctors, Expansion, Forecasting, Foreign Interests, Gambling, Growth, Guardians, Horses, Logic, Long Distance Travel, Luck, Material Wealth, Merchants, Philosophy, Political Power, Psychologists, Publicity, Publishing, Reading, Religion, Researching, Self-improvement, Social Matters, Sports, Studying, and The Law

Reference

Practical Magick for the Penny Pinching Witch
Carol Moyer

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Magickal Days of the Week – Thursday

 

Thursday is a day of royal blues and greens, associated with the planet Jupiter and metals like tin. When it comes to deities, look at leader type gods like Thor, Zeus, and Jupiter. Gemstone correspondences for Thursday include turquoise, amethyst and lapis lazuli, and plant associations can be found in honeysuckle, cinquefoil, and even oak trees.

This is a day for honor, fealty and family loyalty, as well as harvesting, success, and prosperity.

Take advantage of Thursday’s different aspects and do spellwork that brings abundance to you, declares your allegiance, and embraces prosperity.

Author
Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article published on & owned by ThoughtCo.com

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The Witches Guide to Thursdays

 

Today is the day for prosperity work of all kinds. It can also be used for healing work, whether that is a physical healing of an illness or an emotional healing. Also remember that you have to follow up your healing work and prosperity magick and physical action.

I can’t tell you the number of times I have met new witches who complain to me that their prosperity spell or “I need a better job” spell did not work as they expected. They’ll ramble on and on about how much time and money they spent working their magick….but, alas, they had no glorious manifestation of wealth or fabulous job that suddenly dropped out of the sky and landed in their laps.

Then, when I gently ask them, “Did you enchant your resume or application when you filled it out? Did you do a little confidence-boosting spellwork when you went to apply for the job or went to the interview?” typically they give me a blank, confused stare.

Nine times out of ten, their response is, “You mean I have to go out and actually look for the job too?” Um, yes, my dear, you certainly do. Magick follows the path of least resistance, which means it’s going to manifest along the simplest, quickest route. Get out there and hit the pavement. See what you can find. Times are tough and competition for good jobs is fierce, so you need whatever edge you can get. For folks like us, we’re going to get the edge by using our magick and our spellcraft.

Thursdays have such a rich source of magick for us to draw upon that, honestly, the sky is the limit. This is the day associated with the gods of the sky and heavens, after all. Get to know these deities and add their wisdom and magick into your days
Source

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

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Thursday’s Witchery

Today is the day for prosperity work of all kinds. It can also be used for healing work, whether that is a physical healing of an illness or an emotional healing. Also remember that you have to follow up your healing work and prosperity magick and physical action.

I can’t tell you the number of times I have met new witches who complain to me that their prosperity spell or “I need a better job” spell did not work as they expected. They’ll ramble on and on about how much time and money they spent working their magick….but, alas, they had no glorious manifestation of wealth or fabulous job that suddenly dropped out of the sky and landed in their laps.

Then, when I gently ask them, “Did you enchant your resume or application when you filled it out? Did you do a little confidence-boosting spellwork when you went to apply for the job or went to the interview?” typically they give me a blank, confused stare.

Nine times out of ten, their response is, “You mean I have to go out and actually look for the job too?” Um, yes, my dear, you certainly do. Magick follows the path of least resistance, which means it’s going to manifest along the simplest, quickest route. Get out there and hit the pavement. See what you can find. Times are tough and competition for good jobs is fierce, so you need whatever edge you can get. For folks like us, we’re going to get the edge by using our magick and our spellcraft.

Thursdays have such a rich source of magick for us to draw upon that, honestly, the sky is the limit. This is the day associated with the gods of the sky and heavens, after all. Get to know these deities and add their wisdom and magick into your days

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

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Magickal Must Dos for Thursdays

Try wearing some honeysuckle-scented perfume to encourage prosperity. Bewitch someone by wearing deep royal blue or brighten up a dreary day by wearing lucky, prosperity-drawing green. Brew up a pot of mint tea to help increase your cash flow. Try adding a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon to an unscented candle to encourage some fast cash. Bake up a loaf of wheat bread for the family, and celebrate abundance and be thankful for all that you have.

Conjure up a witchy craft and create a philter or two for your magickal needs. Work with the deities and the magickal plants corresponding with Thursday.

How did the energies of the plants of Jupiter enhance your magick? What did you learn by working with Juno, Jove, or Zeus? The truth is that by adding these new techniques and information into your spellcasting repertoire, you will indeed advance your skills, thereby moving up in the ranks to become a more adept magickal practitioner

Just by believing in yourself and working toward creating abundance, health, and prosperity, you have already begun to transform your outlook on life. Put your game face on; think positively. Work with Thor for perseverance and courage, and apply those qualities to your own prosperity spells and healing witchery. Break out the tarot cards; How could you incorporate that symbolism into other spells of your own design?

Use your imagination, check Thursday’s correspondence list, and see what other bewitching things you can conjure up for prosperity magick all by yourself. Call on the gods and goddess of Thursday and bring some positive change, abundance, health, and prosperity into your life!

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

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The Witches Almanac for Thursday, April 12th

Children’s Day (Bolivian and Haitian)

Waning Moon
Moon phase: Fourth Quarter
Moon Sign: Pisces
Incense: Carnation
Color: Green

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Correspondences for Thursday, April 12

Thursday (Thor’s day)

Planet: Jupiter

Colors: Purple, Deep Blue

Crystals: Amethyst, Lepidolite, Sugilite, Tin

Aroma: Melissa, Clove, Oakmoss, Jupiter Oil, Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg, and Sage

Herb: Cinquefoil

Ruled by the planet Jupiter and dedicated to Thor, god of thunder and agricultural work. His parallels in various European Traditions include Zeus, Taranis, Perun, and Perkunas.

Magical aspects: controlled optimism, energetic growth, physical well-being, material success, expansion, money/wealth, prosperity, leadership, and generosity.

Thursday is the day of Jupiter, the largest of the planets and said to be the most powerful. Spellcasters would be wise to use this day for attempting wealth, success and prosperity spells.

Thursday is also associated (in Greek mythology) to Thor – Thor’s day – and some even say that Jupiter and Thor are one in the same. Both are strong and powerful, yet wise and just. Try a small prayer to Jupiter before commencing any ritual on Thursday as a sign of respect.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving luck, happiness, health, legal matters, male fertility, treasure, wealth, honour, riches, clothing, money, desires, business, group pursuits, joy, laughter, and expansion

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The Witches Magick for April 14th – A Love Charm and Love Poppet Reversal

In April or May, when Rosemary is in season, choose pliable, willowy stems and
bind them together into the shape of a heart. Form a mental image of the one you
wish for.
Then secure the rosemary heart with a yellow ribbon and if you have any threads
from your partner’s clothes or strands of hair, wave these in to create a
stronger vibrational link. If your desired one is born under Aries, weave in a
few strands of wool too. Place the rosemary heart in a white envelope and put it
under your pillow. Before you sleep, repeat the words:

DIVINE LOVE
BLESS MY SLEEP
MY TRUE LOVER
I SHALL KEEP

The rosemary will dry with time and its life force will fade. When you feel your
spell has brought the one you want closer, burn the heart in a fire, thinking
while you do it of the flames of passion.

_____________________

Love Poppet Reversal Spell

Too often I have seen authors teach how to make Love poppets, but they forget to
teach how to reverse them. Here is a little spell that works very well:

TO REVERSE A LOVE POPPET SPELL:

1. Light a white candle.

2. Remove the top stitching from the puppet.

3. Speak the following spell:

“I now revoke the spell I previously spoke.
Let _______(name)___ love me no more,
but hate me not — happily we part
our ways, keeping pleasant memories
for all days.

____(name)__ I set thee free and thus in this
I too am free, Apart now do we flee.
It is my wish, so mote it be.”

4. Remove the contents of the doll, burning all.

5. Repeat spell.

6. Burn doll while repeating:

“An’ it harm none, so mote it be.”

7. Repeat spell.

8. It is done.

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Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days A Year for April 12

The Cerealia/Chu-Si-Nu Festival

The Cerealia is an ancient Roman holiday to honor the Goddess of grain, Ceres. The festival began on April 12 and concluded on April 19. As with most of the Spring festivals, the Cerealia was celebrated to secure fertility for the crops. Most of the activities were held inside the Circus Maximus, including the yoking of a bull and a rather bizarre fox chase. Burning brands were tied to the foxes tails and then they were set loose among the people.
in Taiwan, the Goddess Chu-Si-Nu who presides over childbirth is honored at this time. ONe of the customs is for pregnant women to go the temple of Chi-Si-Nu and ask for her blessing on their unborn children.

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Things Every Witch Should Know – The Healing Properties of Trees and Herbs

Celtic Tree & Flower Medicine 

BIRCH – this tree is indicative of cleanliness & determination in overcoming adversity. Use when wanting to make a fresh start & ridding yourself of bad influences

ALDER – is a water-loving tree, the God linked with this tree is Bran the blessed, is for spiritual protection & prophecy.

WILLOW – medicine stands for female & lunar rhythms of life. She is water-seeking like the alder. Offers protection against damp diseases &modern herbal Practioners extract salicin from the bark to be used to ease illnesses like rheumatic fever. The gift of fertility is also represented here.

ASH – The World Tree, it has deep penetrating roots which change the chemistry of the soil, making undergrowth difficult for other vegetation. Helps link the earthly and spiritual. Good medicine for meditation.

HAWTHORN – Small tree with dense, many-branched body. Best used for cleansing & chastity, bringing protection from the inner magical realms.

OAK – The Oak’s place in Celtic lunar calendar is seventh among thirteen months. The Oak has protected England through the use of his timbers for the building of ships. Oaks are used as boundary marker. Oak medicine is best used for securing your pursuits, protecting while attaining your goals. It is essential protection for those less able, who require security in order to strengthen their characters.

HOLLY – a white-wooded tree with almost invisible grain, looks much like ivory. Holly is associated with the death and rebirth symbolism in both Pagan & Christian lore. In Arthurian legend, Gawain (Representing the Oak King of summer) fought the Green Knight, who was armed with a Holly club to represent winter. Holly medicine may be used with difficulties in sleep and to ease the passage of death.

HAZEL – Hazel embodies many talents: poetry, divination, and the powers of meditation. In Celtic tradition, the Salmon of knowledge is said to eat the nuts dropped into its sacred pool from this tree growing beside it. Each nut eaten by the salmon becomes a spot on its skin. In Europe and North America Hazel is used to gain knowledge, wisdom & poetic inspiration.

APPLE – A dense, fine grained, rosy colored wood with a sweet smell. Apple is associated with choice. This is good medicine to use when your are having difficulty in making decisions, whether they are work or relationship oriented.

VINE – This is used in the development of prophetic powers, best when used while trying to reach deeper state of consciousness and when doing healing work.

IVY – Represents the spiral of the self and the search for self. The maze of the labyrinth is also linked to Ivy, since it symbolized the wondering soul, circling inward and outward, seeking nourishment from within & without, leading you to ENLIGHTENMENT . A wonderful aid if helping others on a spiritual journey.

REED – Helps create spiritual weapons – gives you direction. Best when used before beginning healing work or soul retrievals.

BLACKTHORN – is a wintery tree. Fruits, known as sloes, only ripen after the first frost. The Gaelic word “staif” has links with English word “strife”. Wood of Blackthorn is traditionally used with the Irish shillelagh. It represents the strong action of fate or outside influences in your life. Blackthorn should not be used by the novice.

ELDER – is linked to eternal turnings of life and death, birth and rebirth. It represents the end/beginning and beginning/end. Significant of creativity and renewal.. new beginnings.

SILVER FIR – is used to bring knowledge of your present and past lives into now. The color sliver links you to your SILVER THREAD symbolizing your awareness of the progress of your spiritual journey. Best used when searching for gift of INSIGHT.

HEATHER – used for Solitary healing work (going within) Heather along with mistletoe create powerful healing medicine in both spiritual and physical aspects.

WHITE POPLAR – concerns with earthly and material aspects of Life. Also with finding the spiritual determination to face hardship we have to endure. This tree has the ability to resist and to shield, also an ability with languages and speech with close relationship with the winds.

YEW- mostly found in ancient cemeteries. In Breton Legen, the tree is said to grow a root into the open mouth of each corpse buried in the graveyard. This root is the symbol of rebirth. Good medicine when used in working with past life issues and regression.

GROVE – tree of All Knowledge. The grove represents a sacred place wehre all is linked and becomes clear. Helps you look beneath the surface of things.. whether situations or people. Medicine works with your hidden knowledge, helping you to manifest it at the appropriate time.

SPINDLE – completion of tasks. Ability to complete something to its end, no matter how difficult. Good for progressing in certain areas of your life which are of difficulty to you

HONEYSUCKLE – helps you to distinguish what is real from what is false, and what is of real value on your journey. The honeysuckle will help you tread safely – remaining true to your quest.

BEECH – Beech wood is close grained and easy t work with – smooth and even surface. Beech medicine can tell you about yesterday and how it is relevant today. Handling old objects or visiting a place connected to your past will bring understanding of people, incidents, reviving the memories within that are needed.

blessed are the witches

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