Witches of the Craft’s Daily Journal for Tuesday, January 29th
The first time you see a crescent moon for the month, take all your spare coins out of your pocket, and put them in the other pocket. This will ensure good luck for the next month.
Some people believe that the fifth day after a full moon is the perfect time to try to conceive a child.
Many cultures throughout history have honored lunar deities, including Artemis, Selene, and Thoth.
In some Chinese religions, offerings are made to the ancestors on the night of a full moon.
In some Native American legends, the moon is held captive by a hostile tribe. A pair of antelope hope to rescue the moon and take it the village of a good tribe, but Coyote, the trickster, interferes. The antelope chase Coyote, who tosses the moon into a river each night, just out of reach of the antelope.
Today is Tuesday
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 Pagan Book of Days
The Goddess Book of Days
The Concordia, Peace Festival (Rome), birthday of the Goddesses Pax and Irene. The twenty-ninth day of the Moon/month is a day of Hecate, the Crone. Also Tet or Ten Nhat, Vietnamese New Year and parade of the unicorns, the Goddess life force.
Goddesses Associated With Tuesday
Soorejnaree, Pinga1la, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
—The Goddess Book of Days
~ The Goddess Days of the Moon ~
The remaining days of the moon – the dark days – are those of the unknowable Masked Goddess, who is present, but invisible.
The Wicca Book of Days
On this day in the year 1688, famous mystic, scientist, and spiritualist-medium Emanuel Swedenborg was born in Sweden. His works had a major influence upon the secret societies of the eighteenth century, and a religion based on his mystical theological philosophy was founded in his name by his followers.
In the country of Vietnam, a mystical and centuries-old Parade of the Unicorns takes place each year on this date (approximately).
According to mythology, the ancient Pagan goddesses Irene and Pax were born on this day.
–The Wicca Book of Days
Hikuli Dance (Mexico)
Themes: Magical Charms; Growth
Symbols: Spiders; Woven items
About Spider Woman: Spider Woman appears in the myths of the southwestern Native Americans as a resourceful helper who spins magical charms and each person’s fate. No matter what problems or obstacles you face, Spider Woman creates the right network of energy to put you on the road toward accomplishment.
To Do Today: In metaphysical traditions, all life is seen as a network within which each individual is one strand. Spider Woman reveals the power and purpose of each strand psychically and keeps you aware of those important connections in your life. To augment this, get a Native American dream catcher, which looks like a web, and hang it over your bed so Spider Woman can reveal her lessons while you sleep. Or, carry a woven item with you today. It will strengthen your relationship with this ancient helpmate and extend positive energy for success in all you do.
In Mexico, the Native Americans perform the Hikuli dance today, searching out peyote for their religious rites. As part of this ceremony, worshipers dance to reach altered states of awareness, honor the ancestors, and help crops to grow. So, if your schedule allows, put on some music and boogie! Visualize a web as you move, and empower your future path with the sacred energies of Spider Woman’s dance
—365 Goddess: A Daily Guide To the Magic and Inspiration of the goddess
Tuesday – Is associated with Mars
Colours of – Red, Pink and Orange.
Tuesday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Passion, Partnerships, Courage, Swift Movement, Action, Energy, Strife, Aggression, Sex, Physical Energy, Sports, Muscular Activity, Guns, Tools, Metals, Cutting, Surgery, Police, Soldiers, Combat, Confrontation, Business, Buying and Selling Animals, Mechanical Things, Repairs, Gardening, Woodworking, Hunting and New Beginnings.
Ritual Crafting for Tuesday
Ruling Planet: Mars
Perfume: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Incense: Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Influences: Destination, War, Courage, Surgery, Physical Strength
–-A Book of Pagan Rituals
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 onTiw/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 Correspondences for Tuesday
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
The Witches Magick for Tuesday – Cast the Fires Spell
Cast the Fires
This is a way to utilize the fire element with your cauldron spells. It’s a general purpose blessing to bring some new energy into your home and your life.
A few shredded bits of white paper
A dried sprig of rosemary
A small bit of dried fruit
1 drop of sandalwood oil
A match to light it (not a lighter!)
Combine everything in your cauldron (it is fire-proof, right?), adding the drop of oil last. Repeat the words,
By this cauldron, I do cast
Rising flames that will last
Power bring and power rise
Make magick in my eyes.
Light the paper and repeat the words again while it burns. Have an open window handy nearby as it will definitely give off some smoke. If you’re worried about smoke inside, you can do this outdoors as long as you’re still close to home.
Daily Enchantments & Incantations
This is to dispel negative attitudes and provide protection from dark influences.
Repeat it as needed throughout the day, or if you feel you are coming under attack from a particular person or circumstance.
A white light surrounds me,
and all that I see.
I ask for protection and security.
All that is negative I now erase,
I have serenity and peace in it’s place.
–The Power of Positive Witchcraft: Daily Incantations & Enchantments: A Spell a Day for 30 Days
Witchy Tip #114 for
If you need an energy cleansing real quick this is a simple spell to do the trick:
Light a black candle, wait until the flame is at its peak. Then take a white candle and light it with the black candle until the white candle’s flame is larger than the black candle’s. Then, verbalized or think of the negative energy leaving you and blow the black candle out.
You should notice a difference in the energy by the next morning!
–Witch Tips : The Essential Guide to Contemporary Witchcraft
Spirit Message of the Day – Live As Your Authentic Self
IT’S YOUR TURN TO
“Live, laugh, love, and have fun! Just a moment more and your turn will be done!”
RIGHT HERE AND NOW
“Heavy but true. Right here and now, it’s your turn. What greater motivation could exist than knowing it won’t always be your turn? What error could you make or how badly could you fail that its occurrence could compare to the loss of Not trying and never knowing?”
“Of course, you are eternal, and it’s quite possible that the gift you’ve set out to experience will lie in your silence and calm. But if it’s fear that’s holding you back from bring your true self, then maybe it’s time to counter it with the understanding that for now you Can do something about it.”
“Life here, in time and space, is where we learn our lessons, experiment, and grow. These are the reasons we are here -to find out who and what we really are. You’re not here to be Superman, Superwoman, or superhuman. You’re here to be You. And by being you, you’ll learn your lessons, make your mark, and be happily on your way to the next great adventure.”
“Mistakes, failure, and fear are par for the course. They help make it a course. They’re part of the adventure, and they’re OK. Work with them, deal with them, face them, and before long, you’ll laugh at them. And you’ll be glad for the lessons they taught.”
Today’s message is from the Choose Them Wisely – Thoughts Become Things! book by Mike Dooley.
Originally published on SpiritBlogger’s Blog