The Witches Spell Journal for Friday, October 12
My First Rule of Witchcraft is Don’t burn the witch.
HERON MICHELLE, “Witch on Fire: Broom Closets and Bible Belts — 10 Tips For Your Coming Out Party”, Patheos, January 26, 2016
Today is Friday, October 12
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.
Zodiac Sign: Taurus/Libra
he Celtic Tree Month of Gort (Ivy) (September 30 – October 27)
The Runic Half Month Gyfu (September 28 – October 12)
Goddess of the Month of Hathor (October 2 – October 30)
The Pagan Book of Days
The Goddess Book of Days for Friday, October 12
The Thesmophoria, Nesteia, fasting, the barrenness of the Earth, Demeter’s mourning for Persephone. The Thesmophoria was for women only.
Goddesses Associated with Friday
Friday For Freya: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wooo, Eve, Venus, Diana, Isis, the Witch of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
The Goddess Book of Days
On Friday, October 12, We Celebrate….
Festival of Fortuna Redux (Rome)
Themes: Travel; Good Fortune; Success; Fate
Symbols: Chamomile; Oak
About Fortuna Redux: This aspect of Fortuna specifically watches over all travelers, especially now that the weather might make for unsafe conditions. Whenever you travel, she goes with you to make a happier, luckier journey filled with success. She can also give you predictions about what to expect during your travels.
To Do Today: If you’ve been thinking about planning a trip, today is the perfect time to start. Fortuna Redux will make sure you get good connections, directions, hotels, or whatever you need so your journey will go off without a hitch.
No matter where you have to go today, you can take this goddess’s blessing with you simply by carrying some chamomile tea bags or placing an oak leaf in your shoe. This invokes her protection on your car, the bus, train, or any other mode of transportation to help you avoid mishaps and traffic jams en route! Better still, if the day gets hectic, you can drink the tea for improved luck!
To see what the future holds in terms of travel, try sprinkling some loose chamomile over a damp surface (ideally your car’s hood). Look to see what patterns emerge. If the flowers form an octagon, for example (the shape of a stop sign), this might be a message to stop your plans temporarily. If they form a wheel, the pattern could be interpreted as an omen to travel by car or bus.
365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess
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 – 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.
Old Style Conjure Wisdoms, Workings and Remedies
Colors: Pink, Aqua, Seafoam
Crystals: Coral, Emerald, Rose Quartz
Friday = Love Thus Love Magick
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.
Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week
The Witches Almanac for Friday, October 12th
National Festival of Spain
Moon phase: First Quarter
Moon Sign: Scorpio
Moon enters Sagittarius 5: 53 am
Moon in Sagittarius
The Moon is traveling through Sagittarius. The grass looks greener on the other side during this time. Jump ship. Learn a new language. Tell it like it is. Make people laugh.
The Moon is at her most optimistic and upbeat in Sagittarius. We are motivated by a need to seek the truth, and we are ready to pursue a new vision. We are not interested in details just now. Instead, we focus on the big picture. New experiences and adventures satisfy a deep emotional need. Spontaneity is the key. We may also be inclined toward overdoing and overstating. We don’t want to plan ahead, and prefer to “wing it”.
The Moon in Sagittarius generally favors the following activities: Adventurous activities that involve “winging it”, travel, higher education, starting publishing projects, advertising, sports, physical activity.
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
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
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.
Book of Witchery – Spells, Charms & Correspondences For Every Day of the Week
Love is in the Air, no it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for love to be in the air. Friday is associated with the Goddess Venus and Aphrodite. Since love is the main correspondence for Friday, we decided to do a little celebrating of our own. Love is one of our greatest emotion. It has been sought after for centuries. There is a lot to be said for love spells. Some do not practice them because they believe they interfere with the other party’s free will. But that is not totally true. It depends on the wording. And with that, we have provided you with some love spells and potions, that don’t interfere with someone else’s free will. These spells let the Universal and the Powers to Be decide the perfect love or lover for you. Enjoy!
Manufacturing Mr. or Mrs. Right
1. Visualize your ideal partner as clearly as possible in your mind. The vibrations you create by doing this can attract this person into your life. Imagine the person’s face, body, personality, and perhaps other details that are important to you, such as the type of career they have, whether they’re an artist or writer or musician. Do they have a good sense of humor? Are they romantic?
2. Design a collage with pictures and words that create thoughts of romance and love. Keep this where you can see it every day.
3. Visualize your future together – see yourself happy and in love with each other, holding hands while walking on the beach, or hiking through the mountains together, sharing a home, maybe starting a family. See the two of you engaging in activities together, always happy and in love.
4. Write down the details of what you’d like to have in a relationship.
5. Place the list in a place where you will see it frequently. The more time and energy you devote to it, the closer you’ll get to that reality.
6. Light a pink or white candle, and focus on the collage while reading your list aloud.
Non-Manipulative Love Spell
Wiccan Love Spell
Note: When I was just a young and fluffy middle school Pagan, I wrote this spell, basing it off of a few other spells I had seen. It doesn’t rhyme or use pretty words and it needs a little tweaking. But it worked for me: a few weeks after I had done this spell, a guy with a very similar description to the one on my paper asked me out and we went out for a month and a half.
You will need:
A red candle
A pink candle
Red or pink flower petals
Some purple lilacs
A red pen
A symbol of permanence/stability of your choice
With the paper and pen, write ten things you would like in a lover. Set the paper down on a flat surface and say:
Aphrodite and Venus, bring me a lover.
Let he/she be faithful and true
Let he/she love me for who I am
And let me love him/her for who he/she is.
Light the pink candle, and say
Let the first feelings of love strike me and this unknown person Let our love be one of friendship and romance
Light the red candle, and say:
Our relationship will be strong, and we will have the courage to trust each other and to be ourselves, and to help each other overcome whatever crises may befall us.
Spray the paper with perfume. Put it and the flower petals and the symbol of permanence in an envelope and seal it, imagining being happy and safe in the lover’s arms or something like that. Say:
Let this love be sweet and flourishing like these flower petals, but let it be far more enduring, like (permanence symbol).
Then finish the spell by keeping the envelope with you, or burying on your property, or keeping it by your bed at night.
Perfect Mate Love Spell
This love spell is intended to attract the perfect mate and partner. In the circle, ground and center. Meditate on all the preconceived ideas you have about the perfect partner.
Maybe you have a particular candidate in mind for romance. Release the thought of that person (it would be most unethical to work magick to make a certain person love you; this would violate their free will, and put you in jeopardy by The Law of Return). Release all notions of what your perfect lover will look like. These are externals, and if you cling to them then you run the risk of overlooking your ideal mate simply because your conscious mind was focused on superficialities.
Two candles: One white, One in your favorite color
Two candle holders
A rose colored altar cloth
A piece of red chalk
This love spell can be performed at any time. I usually find that the evening is the best. When your mind is clear and open, hold the candle of your favorite color: this represents you. Meditate, then speak aloud all the qualities and energies you are willing to bring to an intimate relationship. Replace that candle on the altar, and pick up the white one. This represents your ideal partner. Speak aloud the essential qualities you desire in a mate, and ask Aphrodite to bring you together in this lifetime.
Now place the two candles in their holders at opposite ends of the altar. Draw a heart on the center with the red chalk, large enough for both candle holders. Each day thereafter, meditate on the perfect loving relationship for a few minutes, and move the two candles an inch close together. If you started on the new moon, then by full moon the candles should be touching in the center of the heart. When they meet, draw two more hearts around the first one, raise energy by singing your favorite love song, and charge the candles.
Magick Love Charm
Go into a clearing in the woods on either a Friday or Monday night. Build a campfire.
Throw a handful of coriander seeds onto the fore and say:
“O magick coriander, make him/her mad “
Sprinkle some caraway seeds onto the fire while saying:
“O magick caraway cause his/her wandering without surcease”
Toss some mastic gum on the fire saying:
“O magick mastic put in his/her heart despair and tears”
Now sprinkle some cumin on the fire as you speak these words:
“O magick cumin bring him/her to me”
It is at this point that you throw verdigris (the blue green coating that forms on copper) on the fire saying:
“O magick verdigris light the fire in his/her heart”
Now take some myrrh throw it on the fire and say:
“O magick myrrh cause him/her a frightful night”
Finally take the straw from a cemetery broom toss it on the fire and say:
“O magick broom bring him/her to me”
This completes the ritual and the one you desire will be driven mad with passion for you!
Red Apple Love Spell
This spell is meant for someone that has feelings for you and you want them to be stronger and more focused for whatever reason like the love is dying or surrounding problems distracting your lover from their feeling and stressing them out and you feel they’re taking it out on you.
A red apple
3 spoons of sugar (organic brown sugar preferred)
A piece if cardboard
A pen (red ink preferred)
A knife to carve the apple
3 spoons of honey
Optional items to strengthen the spell:
One red candle
One pink candle
One white candle
One purple candle
Dress candles in “Come to Me Oil”, “Road Opener Oil”, rose oil, and/or patchouli oil.
Optional: Depending on your schedule, you can make one of two commitments before you do the spell. This is your agreement between you and your higher power to prove your commitment to the spell.
1: Burn the four candles all in one night down to the wick.
2: Burn one candle every night before bed for three days to a week.
Carve the top of the apple (like a jack-o-lantern) so that you’ll be able to remove the top and replace it again.
Write the full name and birth date of the person you desire on the piece of cardboard. Take that, along with their photo (optional, for a stronger spell) and place it in the center of the apple.
Put three spoonfuls of honey and sugar inside the center and put the apple lid back on the apple
If you want your lover to be bound to you, wrap the apple in your underwear (a pair you’ll never use again)
Then place the apple in an airtight container (Tupperware is fine) and put in the farthest corner of your closet and don’t touch it for an entire week.
As the week starts to pass the apple will get mushy. The mushier the apple gets, the mushier your lover’s heart will get and the more their desires for you will show.
After a week has passed, check the apple and if you feel it’s not mushy enough let it sit for a day or a few more days, than bury it in the ground.
Wishing For Love Spell
Painting or drawing of your ideal partner (you can cut out magazine clippings – remember this is a “representation” of the kind of person you want – example: a honey jar if you want him to be sweet, money sign if you want him to be rich, etc…)
On a Friday evening start this spell by placing all of the ingredients on your “love altar” that you have/will create specifically for the purposes of working love spells. This spell is purely a visualization spell where you and your beloved will be united by the power of the Gods/Goddess for the good of both of you – but you are not binding anyone specifically to you – you are encouraging the fates to bring you love today and are simply specifying what you want in this mate.
Good Luck Love Charm
Place the quartz on a silver dish in leave it by the light of a new moon. Kiss it and place the rose petals over it and beneath it. Let it sit there for 5 days (the rose petals on top will likely fall off, which is why you put it under the crystal as well.)
After the five days, take the quartz and wear it or keep it with you for good luck in matters of love.
The Witch Bottle Love Spell
A glass jar
Drop of your own blood
Strand of your own hair
Rose quartz stone
Other items mentioned are optional
Witch bottles are popular in magic, and, though most often employed for protection, they can be effective talismans for drawing love into your life. In a clean glass jar place some or all of the following while visualizing love being drawn to your dwelling: spring water, a drop of your own blood, a strand of your own hair, vanilla extract, and a rose quartz stone. You may also use any from of coriander, cinnamon, hyacinth, licorice, yerba maté, rue, myrtle, jasmine, lemon, lavender, jasmine, mastic, rose, peppermint, thyme, or plum. Drawings or other love talismans representing your goal of romance can also be included. On a Friday or during a Full Moon, bury the sealed bottle near an entryway to your home. It will work for a year and a day.
Candle Spell for a Passionate Love
Two taper candles (one pink, one red)
To draw a passionate love your way, during a waxing Moon gather two taper candles, one pink and one red, and some red thread and jasmine oil. Anoint the candles with jasmine oil using your fingertips, then light them while visualizing the flames of passion growing between yourself and new, but yet unknown, love. Link the candles together by making a figure eight between them with the thread while saying over and over:
“Flames of passion and seeds of romance grow; I open my heart to love. Now the one who seeks me shall come.”
For best results, enact the spell on three consecutive nights.
Harm None, Do As You Will