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and I am off to work on the computers. Oh, I would say a special thank you to all who showed up this morning. I know it is hard to take time out of your busy schedules to chat with us little old witches but we do appreciate it so.

Now off to work I go.

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We have four computers down right now. That knocks half of our staff out of computers to use. Due to this fact, the chatroom will only be open for an hour or so. Since we have so many computers down right now, we will be off the internet today and tomorrow. I might be a miracle worker but I can’t get four computers fixed in one day nor am I going to drive myself crazy trying to do so.

So chat will be open for about an hour and then I am going to start to begin to fix these computers. We have to have them up and running by Monday so we can get back to normal. If you would like to chat for a brief period come on over.

 

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If You Were Born Today, September 28

TRUE LOVE

If You Were Born Today, September 28:

You are a kind-hearted and generous person who will bend over backward to help out a friend or loved ones. You are exceptionally people-aware and a true humanitarian, but you do know where to draw the line. Goal-oriented and determined, you have all the ingredients for success. While you project an image of kindness, you are a strong person who is able to act according to your own beliefs and convictions. You are attracted to talented and successful people. Famous people born today: Confucius, Peter Finch, Ed Sullivan, Al Capp, Brigitte Bardot, Mira Sorvino, Naomi Watts.

Your Birthday Year Forecast:

Your birthday falls not long after a Full Moon this year, suggesting a period ahead of communication and teaching. You may be turned to for advice more frequently, and you are very willing to offer your help. This is a strong year for publicity and any other endeavors that involve spreading the word. As well, your ability to be objective–or to see the “big picture”–can be especially pronounced and rewarding this year.

Saturn moves out of a challenging position to your Sun in November, and you’re likely to feel lighter and freer as a result.

This can be a period in which you are bolder, more assertive, and energetic. You are especially interested in setting goals and challenges for yourself this year, as well as taking the necessary action to meet them. You may meet or interact with others who encourage or inspire you in some way to have more confidence in yourself. Independent work is favored and competitive activities may also thrive this year. Your passions and enthusiasm run high, and the trick is to channel this extra energy constructively.

You are imaginative, creative, and communicate warmly and considerately. This is a good time for both teaching and learning, and for expressing feelings. Researching cooking, health, and nutrition can be fruitful now. It’s also a strong time for marketing.

You are especially enterprising and resourceful during this period. Both professional and personal opportunities emerge. Your faith in your ability to produce and win takes you places.

Energy fluctuates this year, however. If you aren’t too rash or impulsive, you might be able to free yourself from restrictive circumstances. You could also have more courage than usual to do things that break the routine, and confrontations engaged in this year could clear the air and help you to move forward.

With Venus and Mars in a square aspect to each other in your Solar Return chart, your affections are strongly stimulated, and you are more acutely aware of your powers of attraction. Romance, love, sexuality, competition, and creative projects occupy your mind more than usual. You can enjoy an increase in personal magnetism but be wary of competitiveness or tension in existing relationships, as this aspect ignites your passions in general, whether they’re feelings of love or anger!

You’re also quite driven to make improvements and effect positive change in the year ahead. This positively impacts many areas of your life beyond the personal, including relationships and work.

You can find yourself in high demand this year, and relationships are in stronger focus. The year ahead is likely to be an especially enterprising one, although at times a bit erratic! In certain areas of your life, you’re inclined to rock the boat so that you can break free from a limiting situation. Be mindful when/if making sweeping changes. In other areas, you’re super-focused and determined to succeed. Some relationships (or a key one) can be competitive or up-and-down, but you’re also making special connections. Studies and mental interests can flourish, even with some delays and related challenges.

2018 is a Number Three year for you. Ruled by Jupiter. This is a year of sociability. It is a friendly time when you find it natural and easy to enjoy life and other people. The focus is on personal freedom, reaching out to others, making new friends, and exploration. You are more enthusiastic and ready for adventure than you are in other years. It’s likely to be a rather lighthearted year when opportunities for “play” time are greater than usual. It’s also a favorable year for expressing your creativity. Advice – reach out and connect but avoid scattering your energies.

2019 will be a Number Four year for you. Ruled by Uranus. This is a year of work and development. It’s “nose to the grindstone” time. It’s a time to pay special attention to practical matters, and it’s not a time to be lazy or especially gregarious. Sometimes, it can be a year that feels hard, monotonous and routine, and/or lonely. Positive new relationships are often not formed in a Four personal year. However, it can be a wonderful year for building, development, and laying a solid foundation for future successes. Advice – get yourself organized, work to build your resources, keep busy.

Calendar of the Moon for Friday, September 28th

Calendar of the Moon
Coll Invocation

Colors: Blue and Brown
Element: Water and Earth
Altar: Upon cloth of blue place a goblet of spring water, the figure of a leaping salmon, and three blue candles; next to them on cloth of brown place a musical instrument, a pen, and fresh flowers.
Offerings: Poetry, songs, art, writing. 
Daily Meal: Either fish (for the Salmon), poultry (for the Duck) or salads.

Coll Invocation:

Call: Hail the month of the Hazel Tree!
Response: Hail the month of the nuts that nourish us.
Call: First tree of the harvest, you give forth wisdom.
Response: Last tree of the summer, you chant our memories.
Call: The fading warmth follows you,
Response: And we feast on the fruits of your knowledge.
Call: This is the month of words and song.
Response: This is the month of the search for the mysteries.
Call: This is the month of the sacred pool,
Response: Wherein swims the Salmon of Knowledge.
Call: We fish for the gleams of divine light on the surface,
Response: We dive for the truths that lie deep in the Well.
Call: Our intuition is the hazel-twig held before us.
Response: We shall search out the underground streams.
Call: We shall find the hidden treasures.
Response: We shall spread them forth in words of power.
Call: We shall bring them forth with our hands in works of art,
Response: We shall gift the Gods and the people with our songs.
Call: Our voices will find their way across the land.
Response: Hear us, O Gods, as we sing your praises!
Call: This is the month of the bard’s silver tongue,
Response: This is the month of the golden door of autumn.
Call: As the Hazel Tree stands with words of peace,
Response: So shall we stand between the warring parties.
Call: So shall our Rule spread Justice and Peace,
Response: So shall our words spread beauty and harmony.

(As this is the month of the Bard, one or more shall stand forth and sing before the others, or read what words they would, to bring gladness and knowledge to the hearts of those who listen.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for Friday, September 28

Calendar of the Sun
28 Halegmonath

Day of the Nile: Hapi’s Day

Colors: Blue and green
Element: Water
Altar: Upon cloth of blue and green place a statue of Hapi the river god, a sheaf of bulrushes, incense of frankincense, and a bowl of river water.
Offerings: Help to clean up a riverside.
Daily Meal: Fish.

Invocation to Hapi

All: Akhet Peret Shemu!
Caller: Hail, Prince of the Great River!
Hail, Lord of the River Horse,
Keeper of the swimming cattle
With their outstretched open mouths.
Hail, Lord of the currents,
Whose flood time brings the fertile soil
To the red desert sands.
All: Akhet Peret Shemu!
Caller: Hail, Prince of the Great River!
You are the thin green line of life
That sustains the people of the desert,
Making them the people of the River.
Without your gift, there would be no place
For the other gods to place their feet.
All: Akhet Peret Shemu!
Caller: Hail, Prince of the Great River!
We honor you for your great gift,
And we honor the spirits of all rivers in your memory.
Bless us with fertile days
And flood us with your blessings.
Hail Hapi, Lord of the Nile!
All: Hail Hapi, Lord of the Nile!
Akhet Peret Shemu!

(The river water is passed around, and each is anointed with it. The rest is poured out as a libation, and the rite is over.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Your Daily Cosmic Calendar for Friday, Sept. 28th

Be a peace-and-harmony advocate with dear ones in your local community as the moon in Taurus makes its monthly union with Juno (6:22am) while just 6 hours later Juno forms a supportive, 60-degree alliance with healer-in-chief Chiron (12:37pm). In the hours leading up to the monthly moon-Jupiter polarity (3:37pm), focus your gaze on dealing with important financial matters. However, the exact lunar opposition to Jupiter begins a 14 hour void moon twilight zone in Taurus that continues until airy Gemini begins at 6:27am tomorrow. Slow your tempo across the board overnight since a potentially discordance-producing Mars-Saturn parallel is waiting in the wings and about to greet earthlings on Saturday.

[Note to readers: All times are now calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

Copyright 2018 Mark Lerner & Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd.

The Witches Magickal Digest for Friday, September 28th

 

The Witches Magickal Digest for Friday, September 28th

Today is Friday, September 28

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.

Deity: Frigg

 

Zodiac Sign: Taurus/Libra

 

Planet: Venus

 

Tree: Apple

 

Herb: Vervain

 

Stone: Sapphire/Chrsolite

 

Animal: Bull/Serpent

 

Element: Earth

 

Color: Yellow/Violet

 

Number: 7

 

Rune: Peorth(P)

 

The Celtic Tree Month of Muin (Vine) ( September 2 – September 29)

 

The Runic Half Month Gyfu (September 28 – October 12)

 

Goddess of the Month of Mala (September 6 – October 2)

 

Source

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

The Pagan Book of Days for Friday, September 28

Gyfu represents the unity that a gift brings between the donor and recepient. It is a time of unification, both between the members of society and the human and the DIvine.

Source

The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

The Goddess Book of Days for Friday, September 28

In Egypt, the Day of Saleeb, the cresting of the Nile at its greatest height for the year. Nile Goddesses are Hathor, Sothis, Sirius, Isis, Neith/Nut/Mut, Anath, Sati, Satis. Other River Goddesses are Yemaya, Oya, Rumini, Surabhi, Sarasvati, and Chalchiuhtlique.

 

Goddesses Associated with Friday

Friday For Freya: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wooo, Eve, Venus, Diana, Isis, the Witch of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

Source

The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

On Friday, September 28th, We Celebrate…..

Festival of Themis (Greece)
THEMIS

Themes: Justice; Equity; Reason; Morality; Organization; Foresight; Karma; Truth

Symbols: Balanced Items; Scales

About Themis: In Greek tradition, Themis personifies the law in both spirit and deed. She regulates karmic order in the cosmos and presides over matters of moral judgment. Today, Themis strengthens the voice of consciousness and the gift of foresight within us, becoming a sound counselor in difficult decisions and offering balanced perspectives.

To Do Today: Bearing in mind Themis’s legal theme, tend to any pressing legal matters today. If a court matter is pending, check on it. If you need to catch up on past-due parking tickets, do so. Themis will help resolve any matter of law in the most equitable manner possible. Should you actually have to go to court today, carry an image of a scale or any balanced geometric figure in your pocket to invite her assistance.

Themis lives in just actions and orderliness, so just by treating people fairly and organizing your day, you invoke her presence. Throughout the day, take an extra moment to consider the repercussions of your actions, both mundanely and spiritually. Consider this a time to balance your karmic checkbook and make right some wrongs in your life. Also, be honest in your words and thoughts today. This honors and pleases this goddess greatly

Source

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

 

Friday: The day of beauty

Frigg was the Norse goddess of beauty, love, household, fertility and motherhood. She was Odin’s wife. She wonderfully balances out the dreadfulness of all the masculine gods sitting around our week table.

Derived from Latin Dies Veneris, Friday is viernes in Spanish, vendredi in French and venerdi in Italian. The day belongs to Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty, love and fertility.

 

Friday’s Conjuring

Friday – is associated with Venus

 

Candle colors – Green, Red, Blue, White, Purple

 

Spellcrafting Associations: Love, Marriage, Money, Attraction, Luck, Healing, Prosperity, Change, Road Opening work, Bring Peace, Relationships.

Reference:

Old Style Conjure Wisdoms, Workings and Remedies
Starr Casas

Friday’s Magick

Magickal Intent:
Lust
Romance
Happiness
Travel
Friends
Beauty
Sexuality
Harmony
Growth

Planet: Venus

Colors: Pink, Aqua, Seafoam

Crystals: Coral, Emerald, Rose Quartz

The Magickal Day of Friday

 

Friday falls at the end of the work week for many of us, and that means we get a chance to relax for a little bit! Mark your Fridays with colors like pink and aqua, and metals such as copper. This is a day ruled by the planet Venus, so it should be no surprise that Venus and Aphrodite – goddesses of love and beauty – are associated with Fridays. This is a day named for the Norse goddess Freyja, so be sure to take a moment to honor her as well.

Gemstones associated with Friday include coral, emerald and rose quartz, and plants like strawberries, apple blossoms and feverfew are also related. This is a good day to do spellwork associated with family life and fertility, sexuality, harmony, friendship, growth. Take advantage of Friday’s correspondences and plant a seed, make something grow, and enjoy your blessings

*Note: There are a lot of disputes as to the origins of the word Friday, because there is still a great deal of discussion as to whether it was named for Freyja or Frigga, and whether they were the same deity or two separate ones. Some scholars believe that while they may have eventually become two distinctly different goddesses, they could have had their origins in a single, common Proto-Germanic deity.

Author

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

The Witches Guide to Friday

Ruler: Freya, Venus

Colors: Emerald green or pink

Power Hours: Sunrise and the 8th, 16th, and 24th hours following.

Key Words: Love, money, health

It is easy to spot the ruler of this day by its name. In the word Friday, we see the roots of the name of the Norse goddess Freya, a goddess of love and fertility, and the most beautiful and propitious of the goddesses thus the verse “Friday’s child is loving and giving.”

In Spanish this day of the week is called Viernes and is derived from the goddess Venus. Matters of love, human interaction, the fluidity of communication, sewing and the creation of artistic garments, household improvement, shopping, and party planning all fall under the aspects of Friday and its ruling planet, Venus.

Friday’s angels are Ariel/Uriel, Rachiel, and Sachiel. Rachiel also concerns himself with human sexuality and is a presiding spirit of the planet Venus.

On Fridays, the hour of sunrise and every eight hours after that are also ruled by Venus, and that makes these times of the day doubly blessed. These four hours are the strongest four hours for conducting ritual.

Check the local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac to determine your local sunrise.

Source

Gypsy Magic

Friday’s Witchery

 

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.

Source

Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week
–Ellen Dugan

 

The Witches Almanac for Friday, September 28

Confucius’s birthday

Waning Moon

Moon phase: Third Quarter

Moon Sign: Taurus

Incense: Orchid

Color: Pink

 

Moon in Taurus

 

The Moon is traveling through comfy Taurus today. Eat something you love. Have a second serving.

We are motivated by the desire for serenity, security, peace, and comfort. The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus. Our basic impulses are to relax, resist change, and “stop to smell the roses”. Life slows down a little, and we get comfortable. We may also be inclined to stubbornness and materialism under this influence.

The Moon in Taurus generally favors the following activities: Substantial and material actions that yield solid results. Financial activities, and those involving personal possessions, applying for a loan, beginning a potentially long-term relationship, music, home decor.

FRIDAY CORRESPONDENCES

Venus/Water/East/West/South/Dawn/Female/Libra/Taurus

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

Metal: copper

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

 

Magickal Applications for Friday

Friday is named after the Norse goddesses of love, Freya and Frigga. There seems to be some debate as to whom the day is actually named after, so I thought I would share a little information so you can decide for yourself.

In Latin, this day is known as Dies Veneris, “Venus’s day.” In Greek, it’s Hermera Aphrodites, which translates to the “day of Aphrodite.” In Old English, this day is called Frige- daeg, or “Freya’s day.” This day has the Germanic title of Frije-dagaz, which, once again, could be Freya’s day or Frigga’s day.

Both Freya and Frigga were Norse goddesses of love and were the Teutonic equivalent of the Greco-Roman Venus/Aphrodite. However, Freya was one of the Vanir—the gods of fertility who supervised the land and sea—and she was the leader of the Valkyries. Frigga, Odin’s wife, was the goddess of the heavens and of married love. She was one of the Aesir—the gods associated with battle, magick and the sky. Freya and Frigga could be looked upon as different aspects of the same goddess. They both were called on to assist in childbirth and then in naming of the new baby. Frigga represented the faithful wife and loving mother, while Freya, who really captured the hearts and imagination of the Norse people, was the passionate mistress and lover.

Fridays classically are days for love, fertility, romance, and beauty magick, as well as working for happiness, harmony in the home, and friendship. So let’s take a look at some of the mythology involved with this loving, voluptuous, passionate, and luxurious day of the week, and see where it leads us.

Source

Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

 


Friday and the Perfect Corresponding Spell

For many, Friday is the last work day of the week. It’s considered the fifth day of the work week and, also, the “cut loose” day. By Friday night, people are out having a party. That makes Friday the perfect day for lust, banish, fast-grant, and find spells. This day is so powerful (energy wise). That’s why whatever you do on this day will, usually, have a strong effect. If you want things out of your life, the darkness and power, associated with this day, bring the energy you need for that. If you need strong, immediate results, this is your day, as well.

Banish Black Candle Spell

Items you will need:
1 black candle
1 ceramic or glass plate
1 sheet of aluminum foil
1 sheet of paper
1 pen or pencil
1 lighter or match

On a table, lay out a sheet of aluminum foil and place a plate on-top of it. Then write the name of the person or thing you want to banish. Remember not to wish any person harm. Fold the paper in half twice and place it under the plate. Next, put the candle on top of the plate and light it.

Now, say this chant three times:

“Banish __________ away from me.
I do not wish ____________ to remain in my presence.
Of ___________ I want to be freed.
Harm none. Mote it be”

After a few minutes, blow out the candle and throw away the candle, paper and aluminum foil. Your wish should be granted soon.

 

A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen

Household Magick for Friday, September 28th

Use Friday to cast for love, luxury, pleasure, and entertainment.

 

Planetary Influence: Venus

 

Household Symbols: A seashell, a fountain, fresh flowers, your wedding ring or wedding photo, red or pink paper hearts, apples and cherries.

 

Colors: Pink and aqua green

 

Kitchen Spices: Thyme and sugar

Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days A Year for September 28 and 29

28 and 29 September

Eve of Michaelmas, Michaelmas

September 28, the eve of Michaelmas, was a time of preparation ration everywhere. In the Scottish Highlands, the Michaelmas lamb without blemish was killed and the Michaelmas cake prepared. pared. The cake was made from all the grains harvested, butter, eggs, and sheep’s milk. It was then marked with a cross and cooked on a stone heated by a fire of sacred wood-oak, rowan, and bramble wood.

The following day, September 29, was the feast of Michaelmas, mas, a celebration for the Archangel, Captain of the Heavenly Hosts, who cast the devil out of Heaven and who is the patron saint of soldiers.

In the south of England, this was Quarter Day and a “settling tling day” when rents and bills were paid, and laborers went to hiring fairs to seek new and/or better employment. Many of these fairs, such as the Goose Fair at Nottingham, were and still are famous for the sale of geese, a favorite food served at Michaelmas supper.

 

The Archangel Michael: Fiery Prince of Light and Champion of Humanity

The best known of the Archangels, Michael’s name means “Who is as God”-a perfect reflection of divine light.
Michael is the Prince of Light, leading the forces of good to conquer the powers of darkness. It was Michael who rescued cued Daniel from the lion’s den and, according to Christian mores, he antagonizes Satan by meeting with each soul at the moment of death and offering redemption.

Symbolically, Michael represents the golden lion. Transmuted muted and perfected energy, he is the dragon-slayer who wields a magickal sword that defeats evil and, as the angel of death and divine justice, he holds a pair of scales to weigh the merits of humanity.

Witch Tip #125 for Friday, September 28th

If you don’t feel comfortable using or don’t want to use blood in your ritual use orange, beet, or cherry juice instead.

 

Witch Tips : The Essential Guide to Contemporary Witchcraft
A. Rayne

 

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