The Witches Magickal Journal for Tuesday, October 2
Today is Tuesday, October 2nd
Tuesday is dedicated to the powers of the planet Mars, personified in Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, Tuisco and Tyr. Tuesday rules controlled power, energy and endurance.
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Rune: Tyr (T)
The Celtic Tree Month of Gort (Ivy) (September 30 – October 27)
The Runic Half Month Gyfu (September 28 – October 12)
Goddess of the Month of Mala (September 6 – October 2)
The Pagan Book of Days
The Wicca Book of Days for Tuesday, October 2nd
Wine for Well-being
Although its details have been obscured by the passing of time, it is likely that a festival name the Meditrinalia was celebrated in Rome on this day. Essentially a wine festival, when all vintages were enjoyed, the Meditrinalia was dedicated to meditrina, a Roman goddess of healing who was said to use wine, herbs and magick as curatives. As they imbibed people recited the following words: novum vetus vinum bibo, novo veteri, morbo medeor (Latin for “new and old wine I drink, of disease new and old I’m cured”).
Today, editate on the major arcana Tarot card of the Empress (number III). A crowned and enthroned woman is pictured holding a scepter in her right hand, often surrounded by fertility symbols. She signifies the pinnacle of feminine achievement on Earth, and may also represent female fecundity.
The Wicca Book of Days
Selena Eilidh Ash
The Goddess Book of Days for Tuesday, October 2nd
Birthday of the Monkey God in Singapore, healer, bringer of easeful death. (Hecate, Hel, Holda, Mother Holle, Oya, Kwan Yin, Persephone, Coatlique, Nephthys, Baba Yaga, and Rhiannon.) The second day of the Moon/month is Selene’s.
Goddesses Associated With Tuesday
Soorejnaree, Pinga1la, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
The Goddess Book of Days
On Tuesday, October 2nd, We Celebrate….
Guardian Angel Day (Spain/Europe)
Themes: Mediation; Communication; Magic; Knowledge
About Ennoia: In Gnostic tradition, Ennoia is the goddess of knowledge, intention, and thought. Through her all things were designed and manifested, including the angels. Through Ennoia we can learn the art of magic and how to communicate with angels as mediators between us and the gods.
To Do Today: Today is a time to give thanks to the angels in our lives—those powers and people who protect, inspire, and watch over us. One easily adapted tradition from Spain is that of wearing scarves and bells. These represent the beauty and music angels are said to bear into human life.
Second, take a moment to give back to the people in your life who have been like earthly angels (you know, the folks who bring soup when you’re sick, or offer money when funds are tight). Do something really nice for them, or minimally, light a candle on their behalf asking for angelic blessings in their lives.
Finally, try to connect with your guiding guardian angel(s). During your daily prayers or meditation, ask that power to reveal itself in words comfortable to you. Wait, watch, and listen. The angel may reveal itself as the sound of bells or quiet music, with radiant light, or in other manifestations. If the being speaks with you, write down the words and ponder them in the days ahead.
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Tuesday – is associated with Mars
Candle colors – Red or Orange
Magickal Work for Tuesday – Taking Action, Crossing, Uncrossing work, Aggression, Cut & Clear work, Law Stay Away, All Battles
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The Magick of Tuesday
Colors: Red, Orange
Crystal: Garnet, Ruby
Incense: Myrrh, Ginger, Cardamom
The Magickal Day of 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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So How Did Tuesday Get Its Name
Tuesday is the day associated with the planet Mars. In mythology, Mars was the Roman god of war. If you’re wondering how this day came to be named, it’s because to the Norse, Anglo-Saxon, and Germanic people, this day was Tiw’s day (Tuesday). Tuesday actually got its name from the Norse deity Tyr, Tiw, orTiu, who was also a god of battles and courage. This deity was very similar to the Roman Mars, and the names of the days of the week became switched and substituted as the Germanic peoples replaced the older deities with their own gods. So the name was changed from the Latin Dies Martis (“Mars’ day”) to the old English Tiwesdaeg.
The Norse god Tiw, or Tyr, was known for his sense of justice, discipline, and integrity. rity. This day’s planetary influence brings with it the aggression, bravery, and honor of soldiers, as well as the passion and strength of those of us who must fight for what we believe in.
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Tuesday–The Day of Tiu
Tuesday is the first day of the week which is named after a god of the Angles and Saxons–Tiu, the God of War. The Angles and Saxons, like the Greeks and Romans, worshiped many gods, and though these gods were in a great number of ways similar to those of the Greeks and Romans, we also find very great differences. These differences are due to the fact that the Angles and Saxons lived in a very different kind of country, led a very different kind of life, and consequently had different ideas. Their chief enemies were frost and cold, and they imagined the freezing winds to be caused by frost-giants who lived in a land of ice and waged continual warfare with the gods who befriended man and protected him as far as they could against the frost-giants and all the suffering which they caused. The chief of these gods was Woden or Odin, the All-father, of whom we read in the following chapter, and next to him in importance came Thor, the God of Thunder, the bitterest enemy of the giants. The god after whom Tuesday is named was known as Tiu among the Angles and Saxons, and as Tyr among the Norsemen. He was the God of War, and corresponds to Mars among the Romans, whose name for this day was Dies Martis, the day of Mars. The French have kept the Roman name in the form mardi.
Tiu was a great fighter and knew no fear, and was naturally always called upon in time of battle. He was usually represented as having no right hand, owing to a misfortune which befell him in the following way. From his lofty throne Odin, the chief of the gods, one day saw in the land of the giants three terrible monsters, which grew so rapidly that he was filled with fear lest they should invade the home of the gods. Accordingly he determined to get rid of them before they became any stronger. One Hel, an enormous giantess, he flung into the Underworld, where, as the Goddess of Death, she ruled over the kingdom of the dead. Another, Iormungandr, a serpent, he cast into the sea, where it grew so huge that it encircled the whole earth. The third was Fenrir, a wolf, whom Odin brought to Asgard, the home of the gods, hoping that he might eventually tame him. Fenrir, however, grew stronger and fiercer each day, until the gods, of whom Tiu alone was brave enough to go near him, decided at last to bind him in such a way that he could do no harm. A very strong chain was obtained, and the gods suggested to Fenrir, who often boasted of his great strength, that he should allow himself to be bound with it in order to prove whether he was really as strong as he claimed to be. Fenrir agreed, and then by merely stretching himself easily brohe his bonds. Again the gods put him to the test with a still stronger chain, but as before he succeeded in breaking it. Seeing that no ordinary chain would be strong enough to bind Fenrir, the gods sent one of their servants to the home of the dwarfs, a race of little people who lived underground, and who were very clever workers in metal. They also possessed great powers of magic, as we shall see in a later story. At the bidding of the gods, the dwarfs made a silken rope out of the voice of fishes, a woman’s beard, the roots of a mountain, and the footsteps of a cat, which was so strong that no power could break it! A third time the gods challenged Fenrir to show his strength by allowing himself to be bound with this new cord, but Fenrir became suspicious, and at last consented only on condition that one of the gods should put his hand in his mouth, and hold it there as a pledge that the gods were not deceiving him. This condition greatly alarmed the gods, who began to fear that their trick was not going to succeed, but the bold war-god Tiu stepped forward and, without any hesitation, placed his right hand in the wolf’s mouth. The gods at once bound Fenrir with the magic cord made by the dwarfs, and, in spite of all his struggles, the wolf was unable to free himself. Great was the delight of the gods at their success, a delight shared by all but Tiu, who had little cause to be pleased with the result of the trick, for Fenrir, finding he was trapped, immediately bit off the hand of the god. Thus Tiu was deprived of his sword hand, but so clever was he that he wielded his sword equally well with his left hand, and still remained invincible in battle.
On one occasion Tiu and Thor, the God of Thunder, set out for the land of the giants to obtain an enormous kettle, which the gods required for a feast. They came at last to the home of a giant, Hymir, who possessed a kettle a mile deep and a mile wide, and were hospitably received by the giant’s wife. When she learned the errand on which they had come, she warned them that her husband was very fierce and hot-tempered, and advised them to hide themselves when Hymir returned, lest he should kill them with a glance. No sooner had the gods taken refuge behind some kettles, which were kept on a beam at the end of the hall, than Hymir came in. When he heard that visitors had called, he flashed his eyes round the hall so fiercely that, as his glance lighted on the gods’ hiding-place, the beam split in two, the kettles came crashing to the ground, and Tiu and Thor were discovered. Hymir, however, was persuaded by his wife to receive the gods kindly; he prepared a meal of three oxen in their honour, but was astonished and dismayed to see Thor eat two of them himself. The next day the gods gave the giant many proofs of their great strength and skill, and Hymir consented to give them the kettle they were seeking. Tiu at once tried to lift it but failed; then Thor, after a mighty struggle, raised it from the ground, and, as he gave the final pull, his feet broke through the floor of the giant’s house. As soon as the gods had departed, Thor carrying the kettle on his head, Hymir called his brothers together, and pursued after them. Thor, however, attacked them with his famous hammer, and killed them one by one. Tiu and Thor then continued their journey, and brought the huge kettle safely to their own land.
There are few stories told of Tiu, yet he held a high place among the gods, as the name Tuesday shows. He is most famous for his share in the binding of Fenrir, whereby was put off the dreaded Ragnarok, the day of the final battle between the gods and the giants.
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 on Tiw/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, October 2nd
Fourth Quarter 5: 45 am
Moon Sign: Cancer
Moon in Cancer
The Moon is traveling through Cancer today. Beware of mood swings. Cook some soul food. Cuddle up with someone.
The restlessness of the Gemini Moon gives way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet. Feelings of belonging and safety are what motivate us under this influence. The Moon feels right at home in the sign of Cancer, as it rules the sign. This Moon position has much healing potential. Although insular by nature, our feelings run deep, making it an ideal time to get in touch with what motivates us.
The Moon in Cancer generally favors the following activities: Domestic activities, those that involve awareness of personal needs. Home decor, family get-togethers.
The Witches Correspondences for Tuesday, October 2nd
Dedicated to the powers of the planet Mars, personified as Ares, Tiwaz, Tiw, and Tyr.
Element : Water
Planet : Mars
Zodiac Sign : Aries / Scorpio
Angel : Samuel
Metal : Iron, Steel
Incense / Perfumes : Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Oil : Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Color : Red, Orange
Stones : Bloodstone, Garnet, Carnelian,
Plants/Herbs : Allspice, Blessed Thistle, Cayenne, Daisy, Garlic, Ginger, Pepper, Pine, Red Rose, Thyme, Tobacco, Wormwood
Magick to work: self-assertion, energy, and courage, victory, endurance, passion, masculine goals in general, sex, aggression, protection, controlled power, ambition, arguments, competition, conflict, destruction, lust, male sexuality, sports, strife, struggle, surgery, medical issues, upheaval, war
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 Energy of Mars
Weekday ruled by Mars: Tuesday
Herbs and Plants:
Magickal Intention: Courage, physical strength, revenge, military honors, surgery, breaking negative cycles, war, vitality, Assertiveness
Let’s Talk Witch: So Many Moons, So Little Time…
Another challenge that Witches may struggle with is not quite knowing how to integrate their spiritual and magical practice into the daily routines of their otherwise-mundane lives.
If you work 40 (or more) hours per week, or are in school, or have the responsibility of taking care of a family (or all of the above), it can be hard to feel that you even have time for reading about the Craft or engaging in a little spellwork, let alone observing the 13 full moons and 8 sabbats on the Wheel of the Year.
And if you’re a solitary Witch, with no coven or circle to celebrate moons and holidays with, it can be harder to summon up the motivation to clear your calendar and devote your time and attention to these special days.
You may even find yourself putting off spellwork that you know would be beneficial to your life, because you can’t see how to get yourself in the right frame of mind to make it effective. It can be quite a feat to shake off the workday sludge and allow space for that magical feeling to flow through you.
If you’re feeling dispirited about not being able to build spiritual activity into your life, it’s important to recognize that you don’t need to take an all-or-nothing approach. Remember, it’s called a path for a reason—you’re supposed to take it one step at a time, and you’re supposed to go at your own pace.
There are no rules about how much, or how often, or when or where or in what way to practice your Craft. But there are many small, purposeful steps you can take toward your goal of creating a more regular, consistent practice.
First of all, keep in mind that unless you are a member of a Wiccan coven that operates through participation in scheduled rituals, there is no requirement that you observe all, or any, of the full moons, solstices, equinoxes, or other festivals associated with the Wheel of the Year. If you are following a Wiccan path, then these are definitely a big component of the spiritual life, but that doesn’t mean that you’re doing something wrong if you don’t honor every single holiday.
These times exist as opportunities to connect with the Earth, with any deities you may work with, and with the spirit energy of other Witches following a similar path in their own way. But they should be seen as opportunities rather than obligations. Whether you’re practicing Wicca or some other path of the Craft, if you’re going about your preparations for a sabbat or full moon ritual and feeling stressed or even a little resentful about it, then something’s not right.
To allow for a more relaxed and joyful approach to celebrating whatever holidays you’re able to, embrace the art of compromise.
If the Spring Equinox is coming up and you see that it falls on that Wednesday when you have a late meeting after work, then you could choose to mark it on Thursday, or even Tuesday, instead. While it’s fun, and often quite powerful, to perform a ritual as close to the exact time of an equinox as possible, it’s not like there’s a huge amount of difference in the length of day and night between Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of that week.
In other words, these holidays mark points on the wheel of the seasons. The purpose of observing them is to acknowledge where we are on the wheel at that time. A few days on either side of that designated point is not going to diminish the power of your intentions. You’re still taking time to focus on the present moment and be in gratitude for the blessings in your life.
Of course, when it comes to timing celebrations of full and new moons, there’s a little less leeway, given that the lunar cycle is so much shorter than the solar cycle. Nonetheless, if you’re wanting to work some full moon magic but can’t time it exactly right, go ahead and do it the night before!
If your intention is just as clear and strong as it would be on the actual night of the full moon, there’s no reason to believe you won’t be successful. Most people feel the energetic effects of a full moon for at least two or three days surrounding the moment when it’s technically full, so why would magic only be potent at that specific time?
That’s not to say that certain spells that are designed for exact timing with the full moon can be worked whenever you want and turn out successfully—timing is a magical tool, after all. But you can choose spellwork that isn’t targeted for a specific point in time. And remember that magic has been around since long before most people had the ability to know the exact moment of a moon phase by checking their clocks. So don’t put off spellwork that you really want to do simply because you can’t do it at the “perfect” time.
Speaking of timing, another way of integrating Witchcraft more fully into your life is to observe the various magical correspondences between moon phases, as well as days of the week, and specific purposes.
It’s generally understood that spells worked for increase (in terms of prosperity or love, for example) are best done when the moon is waxing or full, while spells worked to remove something from your life (an illness, a debt, or some other unwanted situation) are best during the waning phase.
To get even more specific, each day of the week has its ideal magical goals, based on the planet assigned to the day. Friday, associated with Venus, is the first choice for love spells, while Thursday, ruled by expansive Jupiter, is good for magic relating to money and prosperity.
If you put both of these systems together, then you can see that a Friday during a waxing moon would be the best time to work a spell for attracting a new relationship. A Thursday during a waning moon is good for spellwork to eliminate obstacles to prosperity.
Some Witches find the daily correspondences and the moon phase considerations to be too restrictive. After all, what if you have an urgent communication-related need that you want to perform spellwork for, that isn’t going to wait until two Wednesdays from now when the moon is waxing again? In fact, plenty of non-Wiccan Witches ignore the daily correspondences altogether—although most do work with the moon phases.
The truth is, you should do your spellwork when you’re able and willing to, regardless of the day of the week. As always, your focus on your intention is the single most important factor in any magical working. But it’s good to recognize that daily correspondences and moon phases offer opportunities to work some structure into your magical practice.
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The Witches Magick for Tuesday, October 2nd – Hot Stuff Candle Spell
Want to drive your lover crazy? This candle spell is meant to entice and tempt. The whole point of it is to add a little spark back into your relationship and to make you irresistible. In this spell, you will be calling on Lilith, so prepare yourself for a good time. Please remember to be conscientious of this spell and only work this upon yourself, self, so you and your partner can have a little fun.
Gather a red candle, a black candle, and two candle holders. Sprinkle a dash of pepper per and a pinch of allspice on the unlit candles. Arrange three snapdragons or three red roses in a vase. Repeat the following charm three times:
As I light red and black candles for a hot and sexy spell
I now call on Lilith for passion and all will be well
Peppers and spice and snapdragons/red roses three
These will make me very enticing, so now must it be.
Close the spell with:
For the good of all, with harm to none
May my love and I have a little fun!
Now, go and find your lover, give him or her a bewitching smile, and see what kind of reaction you get.
—-Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
A meditation to kick off your morning can set the tone for your entire day. You can perform this meditation just as the sun comes up to begin your day on a positive note. Do this outdoors if you can, or in front of an east-oriented window so you can feel the sun’s glow upon your face.
1. Begin by lighting a gold or yellow candle and incense with a fragrance associated with the sun, such as frankincense.
2. Sit comfortably with your hands in your lap, close your eyes, and speak the words, “The night has passed, and the wheel has turned once more. Darkness is leaving. The sun rises again, and with it comes light and hope. It illuminates my path, brightens my way, and guides me throughout the day.”
3. As you sit, steady your breathing so you are inhaling and exhaling calmly and slowly. Open your eyes, and watch as the sun begins its ascent above the horizon. Listen to the changes in the air around you. Do you hear different sounds as the world awakens? Is there a sense of something alive that wasn’t there before?
4. Once the sun has completely broken, raise your hands out to welcome it. Say, “Light has come, day has broken, and the earth arises from its slumber. Today is a new day, full of new beginnings. I am full of light and hope, like the sun, and I am grateful to have this fresh day. I am blessed to be alive, and thankful for the gift.”
5. Extinguish the candle, let the incense burn out on its own, and begin your day rejuvenated and revitalized.
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Guardian Angels’ Day
This pre-Christian Roman holiday is still celebrated in Spain and Europe. In early Rome, every man had his Genius and every woman her Iuno. When the church writers had a dispute over which angels guarded a person, the day became linked with the feast of St. Michael (Sept. 29). However, ever, in 1670, the two days became separate, and Guardian Angels’ Day was moved to October 2.
Genius (pl. geni), meaning “begetter,” was a man’s guardian spirit that also enabled him to beget children. For women the spirit was called Juno (Juno). Each household also had a genius that was worshipped by the family members whose birthday coincided with that of the male head of the household. The genius was usually honored along with the household Lar, at the Lararium. So popular was the concept that it even extended to groups of people. Even the city itself had its own guardian genius.
Magickal Activity for October 2nd, the Day of Guardian Angels
Discover your Guardian Angel
A sheet of paper; frankincense joss stick and holder; one white candle; a pendulum.
Place the sheet of paper on a flat surface and inscribe the letters of the alphabet on it. Light the frankincense and the white candle. Hold a pendulum or crystal, on a chain, over the paper as you recite the following prayer:
Dear Divine Angel,
Through this candle flame
Guide my hand
To spell your holy name.
Allow the pendulum to swing freely so that it can spell out the name of your angel.
Witch Tip #104 for Tuesday, October 2nd
Make your own blessing candles by warming white tea lights and sprinkling in your chosen herbs. Let the wax solidify and use them for your rituals.
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