The Witches Magickal Journal for Monday, September 17
“Ordinary fortune-tellers tell you what you want to happen; witches tell you what’s going to happen whether you want it to or not. Strangely enough, witches tend to be more accurate but less popular.”
– Terry Pratchett – The Wee Free Men
Monday: Keep the moon safe from the wolf
Easy to remember – Monday is the Moon Day. The word moon is associated with the Norse god Mona (Máni). He was pulling the moon accross the sky, trying to escape and save it from a mythological wolf. At the end of the world, the wolf will catch them and tear the moon into pieces. This apocalyptic period of the world is called Ragnarok in Norse mythology.
In Romance languages, Monday is also the Moon Day (lunes in Spanish, lundi in French, lunedi in Italian: coming from Latin Dies Lunae).
Today is Monday, September 17
Monday is the sacred day of the moon, personified as the goddesses Selene, Luna, and Mani. The moon is ruler of flow, affecting the changeable and impressionable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, then the powers of the moon are at their most potent.
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Rune: Lagu (L)
The Celtic Tree Month of Muin (Vine) ( September 2 – September 29)
The Runic Half Month of Ken (September 13 – September 27)
Goddess of the Month of Mala (September 6 – October 2)
The Pagan Book of Days
The Goddess Book of Days for September 17
The third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, offerings of barley and grain, the life force. In Byzantia, Holy Day of St. Sophia (Wisdom) and her three daughters, Faith, Hope and Charity. They are the Three Fates, the Morrigan, the Three Mothers, and the Noms.
Goddesses Associated with Monday, the Day of the Moon
Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gealach, Ida, Artemis, the Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie
The Goddess Book of Days
On Monday, September 17th, We Celebrate….
The Month of Hathor (Egypt)
Themes: Joy; Love; Arts; Femininity; Beauty; Sexuality; Sky
Symbols: Mirrors; Cow; Sandalwood and Rose Incense; Rattles
About Hathor: One of the most beloved sky goddesses in Egypt, Hathor brings happiness,romance, and an appreciation for musical arts into our lives. Sacred or erotic dances are a welcome offering for Hathor, as is any effort to beautify the body. As the patroness of the toilette, she also protects women and embodies the pinnacle of feminine qualities. Her favorite musical instrument, the sistrum (a kind of rattle), was said to banish evil wherever it was played.
To Do Today: From September 17 until October 16, Hathor reigned in Egypt. To honor this goddess, make an effort to make yourself as physically appealing as possible, then spend some time with a significant other or in a social setting. In the first case, Hathor’s favor will increase love and passion; in the second, she’ll improve your chances of finding a bed partner.
To fill your living space with Hathor’s energy, take rice or beans and put them in a plastic container (this creates a makeshift rattle). Play some lusty music and dance clockwise around every room of the home shaking the rattle. Perhaps add a verbal charm like this one:
Love, passion and bliss,
by Hathor’s power kissed!
This drives away negativity, generates joyful vibrations, promotes artistic awareness, and increases love each time you kiss someone in your home.
365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess
Monday – Is associated with the Moon
Colours – White, Silver, Grey and Pearl.
Monday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Psychic Pursuits, Psychology, Dreams, Astral Travel, Imagination, Women’s Mysteries, Reincarnation, Short Trips, Women, Children, Public, Domestic Concerns, Emotions, Fluids, Magick, Spirituality, Nursing, Full moon magic, Purity, Protection, Truth, Meditation, Peace, Sincerity, Justice, Warding off Doubts and Fears, Anything to do with Water and Bodies of Water, Antiques, Trip Planning, Household Activities, Initiation, Astrology, New-Age Pursuits, Archetypes, Totem Animals, Shape-shifting and Religious Experiences.
Ritual Work Associated with Monday The Day of the Moon
Perfume: White Poppy, White Rose, Wallflower
Color: Silver, Grey-white
Influences: Agriculture, Domestic, Longlife, Medicine, Travels, Visions, Theft (new moon)
A Book of Pagan Rituals
The Magickal Day of Mondays
Monday is the day of the moon itself, and it’s a day that’s connected to lunar colors like silver, white, or even a pale blue. Metals and gemstones like silver, pearl, opal and moonstone all come into play today.
There are plenty of deities associated with the moon – Thoth and Diana for instance – and herbal correspondences include many members of the mint family. Utilize wintergreen or peppermint, as well as catnip, comfrey, sage and chamomile in your workings.
When it comes to Monday magic, because of that lunar connection, it’s a good time to focus on workings related to childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, and intuition. Do a little bit of self exploration and work on developing your intuition – learn to trust your gut. Celebrate birth and life, and make some magic to fix what is broken.
Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article published on & owned by ThoughtCo
Think for a moment on all of the witchery, magick and enchantments that you have discovered. Don’t be afraid to adjust spells to suit your own specific needs. Any gentle, illusory, and dreamy charms and spells can be enhanced when you work on the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon. Mondays are a fantastic day to boost your psychic abilities and to tune in to your intuition and empathy. It also gives you the opportunity to work with a different lunar phase each and every Monday, which means in one month you could work four different types of moon magicks on Mondays. How’s that for adding to your repertoire? You are going to have mad skills in no time at all.
So light up those lunar scented candles and add a little mystique to your outfit by wearing an enchanting lunar color. Wear your sparkling silver jewelry and maybe add a pair of dangling silver earrings or a pendant shaped like a crescent moon. Create lunar potions and philters; make a dream catcher and give it as a gift to someone you love. Burn some sandalwood or jasmine-scented incense today to inspire the glamour and magick of the moon. Slice up a favorite variety of fruit that is in season for a snack or share it with your love and enjoy his or her lunar and romantic qualities. Brew up a cup of chamomile tea, enchant it with a little moon magick, and relax and get a good night’s sleep.
Most importantly, get outside tonight and watch the moon for a while. What phase is she in? What color was the moon as she rose? Why not start a journal and write down at what location the moon rises and sets for a few seasons? This is a great way to teach you to tune in and to become more aware of the moon and the influence that she pulls into our lives. Try calling on Selene for her magickal assistance, and call Thoth for wisdom and strength. Get to know the Norse Mani and the Latvian Meness. These gods of the moon have plenty to teach, and if you allow their influence to cycle through your life, you’ll receive many blessings. Be imaginative, and create your own personal lunar magick and witchery. Go on….the moonlight becomes you
Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
The Witches Almanac for Monday, September 17
Moon phase: Second Quarter
Moon Sign: Sagittarius
Moon enters Capricorn 7: 07 am
Incense: Clary sage
The Witches Correspondences for Monday, September 17
Day: Monday ( Moon-day)
Colors: Silver and White and Grey
Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite
Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood
The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at theirmmost potent. Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility
Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong and pregnancy is in the air.
This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals.
Monday and the Perfect Corresponding Spell
When dealing with a weekly spell guide, Mondays are thought to be the logical day for money, love, time and meditation spells. Since Mondays are thought to be the start of the work week, it gives plenty of time for a Monday spell to gain strength throughout the rest of the week
Hands 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
The Season of the Witch
The Arrival of Mabon Approaches
The autumn equinox is the beginning to our most bewitching time of year, so let the magick of this wonderful fall season inspire you! Tip up your face to the golden autumn sunshine and be motivated by the energies and the sense of balance that is so prevalent at this time of the calendar year. Find a local Pagan Pride Day to attend. Be thankful for our freedom of religion. Go all out and celebrate the harvest. Decorate your home lavishly, plant fall-blooming flowers in the garden, bake some bread, or take the family apple picking.
Put up a scarecrow in your front yard, hang up a charming autumn flag, and tie some rustling cornstalks to your porch posts. Go to a local high school football game and cheer on your home team. Have a fall feast and roast a turkey, bake an apple or a pumpkin pie, and have fun celebrating this colorful and enchanting season. Create your own magickal traditions for the autumn with friends and family. Those memories will last a lifetime.
Celebrate the bounty of the earth and watch carefully for the lessons that nature has for you as she puts on her final colorful show of the year. Be thankful for your health, your home, and your loved ones. May you walk your path wisely this autumn, listening as the leaves rustle in the breeze and fall softly from the trees, with an appreciation and reverence for the natural magick that is always around you.
William Bliss Carman, Author
Published in Seasons of Witchery: Celebrating the Sabbats with the Garden Witch
Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Other Spirituality 365 Days a Year for September 17
Hildegard of Bingen
Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess of Rupertsberg (1098-1179), was known as the “Sibyl of the Rhine.” The 10th child of noble parents, Hildegard joined a monastery at age 8 and took the veil seven years later. A visionary from childhood, she wrote three mystical works, together with saints’ lives and works on natural ral history and medicine, but is more famous for her poetry and musical works. Honored in many German churches, Hildegard was never canonized, even though many miracles have been reported from her tomb.
Witch Tip #132 for Monday, September 17
To protect your home, cut a coconut in half, fill with protective herbs, seal shut again and bury somewhere on your property.
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