April 8 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

April 08, 2021
01:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:18 Aries 55
Moon:08 Pisces 41
Mercury:08 Aries 04
Venus:22 Aries 17
Mars:20 Gemini 58
Jupiter:24 Aquarius 40
Saturn:11 Aquarius 56
Uranus:09 Taurus 25
Neptune:21 Pisces 41
Pluto:26 Capricorn 43

True Lunar Node:12 Gemini 17 Rx

Mean Lunar Node:13 Gemini 42 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Taurus 49
Chiron:09 Aries 27

Ceres:18 Aries 11
Pallas:09 Pisces 58
Juno:24 Sagittarius 00
Vesta:07 Virgo 16 Rx

Eris:24 Aries 03
Fire:7
Earth:4
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:7
Fixed:4
Mutable:8
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8 April Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The date in ( ) is because of us posting this from the Northern Hemisphere. So this post goes live at 8:00 AM AEDT on the date before the month. The date inside the ( ) is the date we have to use to get the timing right for you. That is also why the GMT time that shows at 9:00 PM.

8 April (07) 2021
10:00 am GMT 8:00 AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:17 Aries 48
Moon:24 Aquarius 25
Mercury:05 Aries 57
Venus:20 Aries 54
Mars:20 Gemini 18
Jupiter:24 Aquarius 27
Saturn:11 Aquarius 51
Uranus:09 Taurus 21
Neptune:21 Pisces 39
Pluto:26 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:12 Gemini 25 Rx

Mean Lunar Node:13 Gemini 45 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Taurus 42
Chiron:09 Aries 23

Ceres:17 Aries 44
Pallas:09 Pisces 38
Juno:23 Sagittarius 58
Vesta:07 Virgo 22 Rx

Eris:24 Aries 02
Fire:7
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7
If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this
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April 7 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

April 07, 2021
01:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:17 Aries 56
Moon:26 Aquarius 01
Mercury:06 Aries 11
Venus:21 Aries 03
Mars:20 Gemini 22
Jupiter:24 Aquarius 29
Saturn:11 Aquarius 51
Uranus:09 Taurus 22
Neptune:21 Pisces 39
Pluto:26 Capricorn 43

True Lunar Node:12 Gemini 24 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:13 Gemini 45 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Taurus 43

Chiron:09 Aries 24
Ceres:17 Aries 47
Pallas:09 Pisces 40
Juno:23 Sagittarius 58
Vesta:07 Virgo 22 Rx

Eris:24 Aries 02

Fire:7
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link Currentplanetarypositions.com

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Witches of the Craft’s Daily Journal For Wednesday

“Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.”

― Neil Gaiman

Solar Myth & Lore from Starlore of Native America,

assembled by Brad Snowder

“Once the sky had no day. When the sky was clear
there was some light from the stars but when it was cloudy it was very dark. Raven had
put fish in the rivers and fruit trees in the land but he was saddened by the darkness. The
Sun at that time was kept in a box by a chief in the sky. The Raven came to a hole in the
sky and went through. He came to a spring where the chief’s daughter would fetch water.
He changed himself into a cedar seed and floated on the water. When the girl drank from
spring she swallowed the seed without noticing and became pregnant. A boy child was
born which was really Raven. As a toddler he begged to play with the yellow ball that
grandfather kept in a box. He was allowed to play with the Sun and when the chief
looked away he turned back into Raven and flew back through the hole in the sky.,
bringing the Sun to our world.”

Moon Phases, Their Meanings, and How They Impact You

The Moon represents powerful feminine energy. It signifies wisdom, intuition, birth, death, reincarnation, and a spiritual connection. The cycle of the Moon is similar to the cycle of a seed: the seed grows into a flower, then blooms, and then dies.

Once we are attuned to the Moon, we can activate her innate powers

The moon also represents our deepest personal needs. We can use the knowledge and energy of the Moon’s cycle to better connect to ourselves.

Once we are attuned to the Moon, we can activate her innate powers

Each phase of the Moon’s cycle has a unique visual characteristic and spiritual meaning. Her cyclical course also signifies the rhythm of life within us.

Below is a quick guide to the different phases of the Moon and their meanings:

New Moon
The Moon is positioned between the Earth and Sun so it cannot be seen from Earth. This phase signifies new beginnings.

Waxing Crescent Moon
‘Waxing’ means the Moon’s illumination is growing and ‘Crescent’ means less than half of the Moon is illuminated. This phase signifies intention.

First Quarter Moon
Exactly half of the Moon is illuminated and the other half is shadowed. This phase signifies decision making.

Waxing Gibbous Moon
‘Waxing’ means the Moon’s illumination is growing and ‘Gibbous’ means more than half of the Moon is illuminated. This phase signifies refinement.

Full Moon
The Sun illuminates the entire moon. This phase signifies release and sealing of intention.

Waning Gibbous
‘Waning’ refers to the decreasing of the Moon’s illumination and ‘Gibbous’ means more than half of Moon illuminated. This phase signifies gratitude.

Third Quarter
Exactly half of the Moon is illuminated and the other half is shadowed. We will see the opposite side than the First Quarter Moon. This phase signifies forgiveness.

Waning Crescent
‘Waning’ refers to the shrinking of the Moon’s illumination and ‘Crescent’ means less than half of the Moon is illuminated. This phase signifies surrender.

New Moon
The Moon is positioned between the Earth and Sun so it cannot be seen from Earth. This phase signifies new beginnings, and the cycle begins again.

Attune To Her Glow
As the closest astronomical body to us, the Moon has a powerful influence on us as spiritual bodies. The Full Moon offers the most profound energies that we can absorb, while the New Moon is the next most powerful energy.

One way to connect to this energy and influence is to use the Moon’s energy to help set our intentions and clear negativity.

The Moon’s cycle is 29.5 days and it represents a full life-cycle. Each phase of the Moon has a different meaning and rhythm to the body.

Moon phases show us how the Moon affects the ebb and flow of our entire existence. Once we are attuned to the Moon, we can activate her innate powers.

Jillian Grabarczyk, Author
Jillian is a yogi and recipe developer living in Ann Arbor, MI. She is a Finance graduate from Ohio University and divides her time between teaching yoga and working a part-time office job to support her essential oil habit

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About the Month of April–The Month of Venus

This month of April has only thirty days, which is the number said to have been given to it by Romulus. The king who came after him gave it only twenty-nine, but Caesar, when he altered the calendar, gave it thirty again.

The name April comes from the Latin word aperire, which means “to open”, and the month was no doubt so named because it is during April that the earth, which has been bound by the sharp frosts of winter, once again opens beneath the warm rays of the sun; the withered sheaths fall away from the ripened buds, which, opening out, disclose to our eyes their long hidden treasures of beautiful colour.

We find that the month was sacred to Venus, the Roman Goddess of Beauty, and some people think for this reason that the name April comes not from aperire, but from Aphrilis, which in turn comes from Aphrodite, the name given to the Goddess of Beauty by the Greeks.

Venus is said to have sprung from the foam of the sea, and to have made her way to Mount Olympus, the home of the gods, where, because of her wonderful beauty and grace, she was welcomed as the Goddess of Love and Beauty. All the gods fell in love with her, but she scorned them all, and Jupiter, to punish her for her pride, ordered her to marry Vulcan, the God of Fire, who was deformed and very rough in his manner. He had been thrown from the top of Mount Olympus by Jupiter in a fit of anger. Had he not been a god, he would, of course, have been killed by the fall, but he escaped with a broken leg which made him lame for the rest of his life. He now lived on the earth, and spent his time at the forge making many wonderful and useful things from the metals which he found buried in the mountains. He built gorgeous palaces of gold for the gods, which he decorated with precious stones, forged the terrible thunderbolts used by Jupiter, and also made the arrows used by Venus’s son, Cupid. Vulcan was naturally worshiped by all blacksmiths and workers in metal, and a great festival called the Vulcanalia was held in his honour.

Cupid, whom we have just mentioned, was the God of Love; he never grew up, but remained a little chubby boy, with beautiful wings. He always carried a bow, and with his arrows pierced the hearts of young men and maidens in order to make them fall in love with one another.

Another son of Venus was Aeneas, the great hero who was supposed to have been the founder of the Roman race. He escaped from Troy, when at the end of ten years’ siege it fell into the hands of the Greeks, and after many adventures reached a part of Italy, called Latium, where in later times his descendants, Romulus and Remus, founded the city of Rome.

The story of Aeneas has been wonderfully told by the Roman poet Virgil in his great work called the Aeneid. In this book Virgil wishes to show that Augustus, the emperor of his time, being a descendant of Aeneas, was also descended from the gods, since Aeneas was said to be the son of Venus.

Part of the story of Troy, or Ilium, is told in the Iliad of Homer, the great Greek poet. We read there of the fierce struggles which took place before the walls of the city, of deeds of strength and valour, and particularly of the final combat between the great heroes Hector the Trojan and Achilles the Greek, in which the Trojan was killed. In spite of many successes in the field, the Greeks were unable to gain an entry into the city, nor were the Trojans able to drive the Greeks from the shore, and it seemed as if neither side would ever secure the victory.

At last Ulysses, a Greek prince who was renowned for his cunning, formed a plan for entering the city and thus finally bringing to an end the war that had lasted for ten years. The Greeks built a wooden horse of such size that a number of men could be hidden within its hollow sides. This horse, filled with fighting men led by Ulysses, was left on the shore, while the army embarked in their ships and sailed away as if tired of the endless struggle. The Greeks also left behind a cunning slave, named Sinon, who was to play an important part in the plot. The Trojans, overjoyed at the departure of the Greeks, flocked down to the shore and crowded round the enormous wooden horse, full of wonderment at its strangeness. Many wished to drag it into the city at once, while some were filled with suspicion and urged their companions to distrust anything made by their enemies. Sinon, when questioned by the Trojans, pretended that he had been ill-treated by the Greeks, and spoke with hatred and anger against them. He explained that the horse was an offering to the sea god, Neptune, whose help the Greeks would need on their journey home, and he advised the Trojans to seize it and take it into the city. In spite even of those who suggested that armed men might be hidden in the horse, the Trojans dragged it into the city with great triumph, pulling down part of the wall to admit it, since it was too large to go through the gates.

Then followed a night of feast and revelry; the Trojans in their excitement laid aside their armour and their weapons, and gave themselves up to wild merrymaking. The smoky flare of the torches lit up a scene of mad delight. Suddenly shouts of alarm arose on every side, followed by the clash of weapons. Armed men poured in on the astonished Trojans, and in a short time Troy was in the hands of the Greeks. Under cover of the darkness and the noise Ulysses and his companions had crept from their hiding-place, had overpowered the careless sentries, and opened the gates for the Greek army, whose ships had returned in the night. Thus, through the help of the clever Ulysses, the Greeks overcame the army that had so often beaten them in the field, and by a trick brought to a victorious end the great Trojan war, for which the Goddess Venus had been responsible, as we shall read in a later chapter.

The Old English name for the month of April was Oster-monath or Easter-monath, because it was the month sacred to Eastre, or Ostara, the Goddess of Spring; the same name is still kept by the Germans, who call it Ostermonath. The time of year known as Easter is named after this goddess, and though Easter is now a Christian festival, it was in the first place a feast held by the Saxons in honour of their goddess Eastre. It was the custom for the people to give one another presents of coloured eggs, because the egg is supposed to represent the beginning of life, and the feast was held in the spring-time, when Nature awakes to a new life from the death of winter. The custom, which we still have, of sending Easter eggs to our friends, is therefore a very, very old one indeed.

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Wednesday’s Associations

Color: Purple

Planet: Mercury

Metal: Mercury (Quicksilver)

Deities: Odin, Hermes, Lugh

Gemstones: Mercury, Athena

Crystals: Adventurine, Agate

Herbs: Aspen trees, lilies, Lavender, Ferns

Associations: Business, Communication, Loss and Debt, Travel.

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Today is Wednesday, April 5

Wednesday is the day of the Teutonic deity known as Wodin or Odin, an aspect of the Allfather, god of knowledge, wisdom, enlightenment and combat, the parallel of Hermes, the planet Mercury

Deity: Woden

Zodiac Sign: Gemini & Virgo

Planet: Mercury

Tree: Ash

Herb: Cinquefoil

Stone: Emerald & Sardonyx

Animal: Raven & Cat

Element: Air

Color: Red & Blue

Number: 6

Rune: Odal(O)

The Celtic Tree Month of Fearn(Alder)(March 18 – April 14)

Runic Half Month of Ehwaz(horse) (March 30 – April 13)

Goddess of the Month of Columbina (March 20 – April 17)

—The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

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The Goddess Book of Daysome, the day of the Cerealia, seed time, the return of Persephone from the underworld, the blooming of the Earth once more. She is Flora, Kore, Primavera, Proserpina, Mary, Diana, the Maiden, the Daughter returning to her mother Demeter or Ceres. Some sources date the Cerealia at April 12–19.

Goddesses Associated with Wednesday

For Woden: Isis, Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya, Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette

—The Goddess Book of Days
Diane Stein

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~ The Goddess Days of the Moon ~

Days 4-6 Ruled by Artemis/Diana, the independent one of the wilderness, the impetus behind the newly planted seed
Days 7-9 Kore rules these lunar days, and she is seen as the Maiden of Menarche, the link between childhood and adulthood
Days 10-12 Ruled by Hera, Queen of Heaven and creatrix, representing the power of inspiration
Days 13-15 Demeter, the nurturer, rules these
Days 16-18 Dedicated to Gaia, the Earth Goddess
Days 19-21 Hestia, Goddess of Waning Moon, is the matriarchal grandmother, ruling and protecting her family
Days 22-24 Ruled by Medusa, the crone of death and spiritual release, the necessary destruction that allows a new cycle to begin
Days 25-27 Ruled by Hecate, queen of the underworld and the shades, she is seen as the one who allows departed souls to choose thier paths in the next phase of existence and rebirth
The remaining days of the moon – the dark days – are those of the unknowable Masked Goddess, who is present, but invisible.

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The Wicca Book of Day

In Iran, on the thirteenth day of their New Year, special bowls containing sprouted seeds are traditionally cast into the rivers as offerings in the belief that the bad luck of the previous year will be carried away.

The goddess Persephone’s annual return from the Underworld, allowing the Earth to bloom again, was celebrated every year on this date by the ancient Romans.

–The Wicca Book of Days
Gerina Dunwich

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The Witches Guide for Wednesdays

Ruler: Wodin, Mercury

Colors: Orange, light blue, and gray

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

Keywords: Success, creativity, communication

The word Wednesday is reminiscent of the Norse wind god Wodin, which is referenced in the popular rhyme verse “Wednesday’s child is full of woe.” This does not mean that those born on this day are full of sorrow or trouble. To be full of Wo (Wodin) means to be full of wind, to be spirited. Woden was such a powerful pagan god that the German church fathers changed the name of his day to Mittwoch, meaning midweek, in an attempt to exorcise his influence.

In the Spanish word for Wednesday, miercoles, we clearly see its connection to Mercury. Under the guidance of Mercury; Wednesday is a day of swift activity, communication, correspondence, and phone calls. This is a good day for journalists, writers, poets, bargaining, hiring employees, and visiting friends.

On Wednesdays, the hour of sunrise and every eight hours after that are also ruled by Mercury, making these times of the day doubly blessed. These are the strongest four hours for ritual work. Check your local newspaper, astrological calendar, or almanac to determine when sunrise occurs.

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Wednesday’s Witchery

Be bold and daring today! Expand your knowledge of the Craft by working with the planetary energies of Mercury on this multifaceted day of the week. Consider the Greco-Roman gods Mercury and Hermes and all of the many lessons they have for you. Embrace change and movement, and work on your communication techniques. Conjure up a little good luck for yourself with that Mercury dime spell. Call on Athena to inspire you to try magickal arts and crafts and to be more creative in your own spellwork and witchery.

Meditate on Odin and see what you can discover about him. I wonder what sort of fabulous and fascinating magickal wisdom you will uncover? Odin is a shaman, after all; he may appear in many guises and faces. I guarantee that he will make you laugh at yourself before he is through with you, but you will learn. It’s up to you what you do with that knowledge. Will you let it shapeshift into wisdom?

Wednesday is the wild and wily day of the week, so try to go with the flow; don’t fight the quirky energies of the day. Most importantly, follow your heart, and always keep a good sense of humor, because of Wednesdays you will really need it.

Source

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dug

Correspondences for Wednesday

Dedicated to the Teutonic god Woden or Odin, an aspect of the “All-Father” god of knowledge wisdom enlightenment and combat, the parallel of Hermes.

Element : Air

Planet: Mercury

Zodiac Sign : Virgo / Gemini

Angel : Raphael

Metal : Mercury

Incense / Perfumes : Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea

Oil: Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Color : Red, Orange, Light Blue

Stones : Bloodstone,Garnet, Aventurine, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite

Plants/Herbs : Almond, Anise, Cherry, Clover, Dandelion, Dill, Fern, Hazel, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemongrass, Lilac, Mace, Peppermint, Rosemary, Vervain

Magick to Work: the conscious mind, study, travel, divination, consulting oracles, wisdom, communication ,cleverness, contracts, creativity, information, intellect, memory, perception, science, wisdom, writing

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The Witches Magick for Wednesdays

MONEY RITUAL FOR PROSPERITY IN LIFE

This isn’t some “get-rich-quick” spell.

You will need:
Green candle

Bay Leaves

Plain white piece of paper

I usually have some other candles around and sometimes will also use some of the essential oils that I know draw in money. Think of the amount of money that is needed, not what is wanted. Asking for a million dollars is absolutely ridiculous to say the least. Write down the amount that you know you need to help you achieve your goals (paying bills, paying for college, camp fees, whatever) on the plain, white piece of paper. Fold the paper in half three times.

After getting a connection with your goddess, light your green candle. Use your own incantation to ask the Goddess for her help and guidance to find the money that you need. Place the paper under the candle. Now close your eyes and see money coming to you. Don’t think of how it comes, just see it come. See it appear in your hand or maybe imagine it flying around you like in those money booth games and see yourself snatching it out of the air. While doing this, I burn a bay leaf in the candles flame. Inhale the fragrance emitted by the bay leaf. If you have money-drawing oils, then a few drops on the sides of the candle can be placed as you give thanks to the Goddess for listening to you.

Close as you feel appropriate. Leave it all set up when you finish if you are able and repeat. Start it on the new moon and repeat several times until the full moon. At this point, burn the paper and spread it’s ashes to the wind.

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Witch Tip #23

If you find yourself in a situation where you are unable to burn herbs or candles, use essential oils as a substitute.

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

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Daily Incantations & Enchantments

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 .

Garden Summerland

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CRAFT MANNERS

Say “Blessed Be” when greeting other Wiccans. (The alternative “Bright Blessings” is sometimes used, as is the written abbreviation “B.B.”).

Greet Pagans of the opposite sex with a kiss on the lips, and those of your own sex with a warm handshake

Never handle the ritual equipment (tools) of another without their permission.

Never give out another Pagan’s name, address, or telephone number; or discuss their beliefs in front of another; without their permission

When answering advertisements that say “write”, don’ t just turn up on the doorstep

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“Blessed Are The Witches”

7 April Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The date in ( ) is because of us posting this from the Northern Hemisphere. So this post goes live at 8:00 AM AEST on the date before the month. The date inside the ( ) is the date we have to use to get the timing right for you. That is also why the GMT time that shows at 9:00 PM.

April 06, 2021
10:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM AEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:17 Aries 19
Moon:17 Aquarius 59
Mercury:05 Aries 01
Venus:20 Aries 17
Mars:19 Gemini 59
Jupiter:24 Aquarius 22
Saturn:11 Aquarius 49
Uranus:09 Taurus 20
Neptune:21 Pisces 38
Pluto:26 Capricorn 42

True Lunar Node:12 Gemini 28 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:13 Gemini 47 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Taurus 39

Chiron:09 Aries 22
Ceres:17 Aries 32
Pallas:09 Pisces 29
Juno:23 Sagittarius 57
Vesta:07 Virgo 26 Rx

Eris:24 Aries 02

Fire:7
Earth:4
Air:6
Water:2
Cardinal:7
Fixed:5
Mutable:7
If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this
link Currentplanetarypositions.com
To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link
For Your Local Time and Date

Witches of the Craft’s Daily Journal for Tuesday

Witches of the Craft’s Daily Journal for Tuesday, January 29th

Lunar Superstitions

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.

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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.

Deity: Tiwaz

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Planet: Mars

Tree: Holly

Herb: Plantain

Stone: Agate

Animal: Crab

Element: Fire

Color: White

Number: 2

Rune: Tyr (T)

—The Pagan Book of Days
Nigel Pennick

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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
Diane Stein

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~ 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.

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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
Gerina Dunwich

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We celebrate…

Hikuli Dance (Mexico)
SPIDER WOMAN

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
Patricia Telesco

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Tuesday’s Magick

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.

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Ritual Crafting for Tuesday

Ruling Planet: Mars

Perfume: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli

Incense: Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Color: Red

Influences: Destination, War, Courage, Surgery, Physical Strength

–-A Book of Pagan Rituals
Herman Slater

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Tuesday’s Witchery

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
Ellen Dugan

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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

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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

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The Energy of Mars

Weekday ruled by Mars: Tuesday

Stones:
Bloodstone
Garnet
Carnelian
Pink Tourmaline

Herbs and Plants:
Red Rose
Cock’s comb
Mugwort
Mullien
Nettle
Thistle
Wormwood

Magickal Intention: Courage, physical strength, revenge, military honors, surgery, breaking negative cycles, war, vitality, Assertiveness

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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.

Your cauldron
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.

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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
Garden Summerland

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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
A. Rayne

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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

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“Blessed Are The Witches”

April 2 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

April 02, 2021
01:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:13 Aries 00
Moon:18 Sagittarius 42
Mercury:27 Pisces 09
Venus:14 Aries 51
Mars:17 Gemini 22
Jupiter:23 Aquarius 32
Saturn:11 Aquarius 30
Uranus:09 Taurus 06
Neptune:21 Pisces 28
Pluto:26 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:12 Gemini 33

Mean Lunar Node:14 Gemini 01 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Taurus 09
Chiron:09 Aries 06

Ceres:15 Aries 48
Pallas:08 Pisces 09
Juno:23 Sagittarius 46
Vesta:07 Virgo 59 Rx

Eris:23 Aries 59
Fire:7
Earth:4
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9
If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link For Your Local Time and Date

2 April Southwestern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The date in ( ) is because of us posting this from the Northern Hemisphere. So this post goes live
at 8:00 AM AEDT on the date before the month. The date inside the ( ) is the date we have to use
to get the timing right for you. That is also why the GMT time that shows at 9:00 PM.

April 01, 2021
09:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:12 Aries 21
Moon:09 Sagittarius 07
Mercury:26 Pisces 00
Venus:14 Aries 01
Mars:16 Gemini 58
Jupiter:23 Aquarius 24
Saturn:11 Aquarius 26
Uranus:09 Taurus 03
Neptune:21 Pisces 27
Pluto:26 Capricorn 39

True Lunar Node:12 Gemini 33 Rx

Mean Lunar Node:14 Gemini 03 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Taurus 05
Chiron:09 Aries 04

Ceres:15 Aries 32
Pallas:07 Pisces 57
Juno:23 Sagittarius 44
Vesta:08 Virgo 05 Rx

Eris:23 Aries 58
Fire:7
Earth:4
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link For Your Local Time and Date

Your Daily Tarot Cards, Runes & Ogham Reading

The Daily Tarot Card is The Empress

The Empress

Keywords: ideas, creative impulses, intellect!

Astrological Correspondence: Venus

The Empress signifies the queen of life, the ideal woman, the archetypal mother. She represents the matriarchal goddess, being part of nature, fertility, sexuality, and the generative forces. As the life-giving mother she is connected to the Earth and the natural rhythms, the appreciation of the senses. As a card of good fortune she signifies that if we are gentle and caring, as well as patient, we can bring anything to fruition; we have to be able to wait until the time is right for action so that we can reap the rewards; as a result, hard work pays off and relationships become satisfying. The Empress can, in negative situations, also depict vanity, undeveloped creativity, stagnation, and apathy.

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The Daily Tarot Love Card is Justice

Justice

If single, you attract attention today. Be social when you and others are so relaxed. Today scores of people amuse and interest you. You link up with people who need to be in your life. Be aware that they may not be your soul mates, but they know them or know someone who knows them. You expand the boundaries of love in your Significant other union when you clear up emotional debris.

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Your Daily Erotic Tarot Card is Temperance

Temperance

The Temperance card represents erotic fairness and compromise, and perhaps even the necessity to calm passions in order to build up another part of your relationship. Have you been concentrating so much on the physical aspect of love that you’ve forgotten to nurture the mental, emotional, or spiritual side of things? Put a temporary hold on sex so that you can explore other aspects of a partnership. When the moratorium is over, prepare for some mind-blowing passion that will help make up for lost time!

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Your Weekend Influences

Tarot Influence:

Five of Wands

There may be obstacles on your path. Courage will be required to overcome them.

Astrological Influence

Cancer

Creativity and a love of home are the key elements of Cancer.

Element Influence

Air

Air denotes freedom and the ability to transcend the mundane. You may be, or may soon experience a spiritual or secular.

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Your Daily Rune

Laguz

“Log-uhz” – Literally: “Water” or Ocean – Esoteric: Unconscious, Collective Memory

Rune of the unconscious context of becoming or the evolutionary process. Rune of Life’s longing for itself.

Psi: emotion, psychic powers, unconscious mental processes, love, dreaming

Energy: life energy, ocean spirit, origins of life, collective unconscious, the astral plane, love as unity, evolution

Mundane: water, imagination, occultism, dreams

Divinations: Life, passing a test, sea of vitality and of the unconscious growth, memory, dreams; or fear, circular motion, avoidance, withering, depression, manipulations, emotional blackmail, lack of moral fiber, fantasy, poison, toxicity

Governs:

Transpersonal powers
Mastery of emotion in order to shape wyrd
Guidance through difficult initiatory tests, ie. initiation into life
Increase in vitality and life force
Communication between your conscious mind to another’s unconscious mind
Development of ‘second sight’ or prophetic wisdom
All powers of dreaming (lucid dreams, astral projection)

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Daily Witches Runes for December 7th is The Rings

The Rings

Keywords: Love, relationships.

Meanings: The Rings is the rune of love and when it is the leading stone, it is a positive answer to your question. It is very much a rune of relationship and can indicate engagement, marriage or a new/renewed relationship. It can also indicate the need for a fresh approach to an existing relationship.

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Your Ogham Reading is Ura-Heather

Ura-Heather

The beauty of heather flowers is one reason it is associated with the Irish Goddess of love, fertility, and new growth. Be happy when you draw this letter because it denotes love, companionship, and passion. Whether it will be a new love or an old love rekindled, Ura is a powerful symbol and one that may bring great luck in your love life.

Fortune – This Ogham deals in matters of Love. Whether it is new love or rekindling of old love, enjoy the peace and love that comes with Ura!

“Walk barefoot, listen to the wind, drink in the moon…. BE MAGICK”

FRIDAY CORRESPONDENCES

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

April 1 Northern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois,
United States of America

April 01, 2021
01:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:12 Aries 01
Moon:04 Sagittarius 17
Mercury:25 Pisces 25
Venus:13 Aries 36
Mars:16 Gemini 46
Jupiter:23 Aquarius 20
Saturn:11 Aquarius 25
Uranus:09 Taurus 02
Neptune:21 Pisces 26
Pluto:26 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:12 Gemini 33 Rx

Mean Lunar Node:14 Gemini 04 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Taurus 03
Chiron:09 Aries 03

Ceres:15 Aries 24
Pallas:07 Pisces 51
Juno:23 Sagittarius 43
Vesta:08 Virgo 08 Rx

Eris:23 Aries 58
Fire:7
Earth:4
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9
If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link
Currentplanetarypositions.com
To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link
For Your Local Time and Date

Thursday’s Witchery

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Thursday’s Witchery

Today is the day for prosperity work of all kinds. It can also be used for healing work, whether that is a physical healing of an illness or an emotional healing. Also remember that you have to follow up your healing work and prosperity magick and physical action.

I can’t tell you the number of times I have met new witches who complain to me that their prosperity spell or “I need a better job” spell did not work as they expected. They’ll ramble on and on about how much time and money they spent working their magick….but, alas, they had no glorious manifestation of wealth or fabulous job that suddenly dropped out of the sky and landed in their laps.

Then, when I gently ask them, “Did you enchant your resume or application when you filled it out? Did you do a little confidence-boosting spellwork when you went to apply for the job or went to the interview?” typically they give me a blank, confused stare.

Nine times out of ten, their response is, “You mean I have to go out and actually look for the job too?” Um, yes, my dear, you certainly do. Magick follows the path of least resistance, which means it’s going to manifest along the simplest, quickest route. Get out there and hit the pavement. See what you can find. Times are tough and competition for good jobs is fierce, so you need whatever edge you can get. For folks like us, we’re going to get the edge by using our magick and our spellcraft.

Thursdays have such a rich source of magick for us to draw upon that, honestly, the sky is the limit. This is the day associated with the gods of the sky and heavens, after all. Get to know these deities and add their wisdom and magick into your days

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

1 April Southern Hemisphere Custom Planetary Positions

The time for the Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The date in ( ) is because of us posting this from the Northern Hemisphere. So this post goes live at 8:00 AM AEDT on the date before the month. The date inside the ( ) is the date we have to use to get the timing right for you. That is also why the GMT time that shows at 9:00 PM.

April 01, 2021
01:00 pm GMT 8:00 AM AEDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:12 Aries 01
Moon:04 Sagittarius 17
Mercury:25 Pisces 25
Venus:13 Aries 36
Mars:16 Gemini 46
Jupiter:23 Aquarius 20
Saturn:11 Aquarius 25
Uranus:09 Taurus 02
Neptune:21 Pisces 26
Pluto:26 Capricorn 38

True Lunar Node:12 Gemini 33 Rx

Mean Lunar Node:14 Gemini 04 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):18 Taurus 03
Chiron:09 Aries 03

Ceres:15 Aries 24
Pallas:07 Pisces 51
Juno:23 Sagittarius 43
Vesta:08 Virgo 08 Rx

Eris:23 Aries 58
Fire:7
Earth:4
Air:5
Water:3
Cardinal:6
Fixed:4
Mutable:9
If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this
link Currentplanetarypositions.com
To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) to your local time use this link
For Your Local Time and Date

Magickal Applications for Wednesday

To the Romans, this day was called Dies Mercurii, or “Mercury’s day” Mercury was a popular character in the Roman pantheon. A messenger of the gods, he presided over commerce, trade, and anything that required skill or dexterity. The Celts also worshiped Mercury and eventually equated him with the Norse god Odin (some spelling variations on this name include Wotan, Wodin, and Wodan). In Norse mythologies, Odin, like Mercury, is associated with poetry and music. Interestingly enough, both Odin and Mercury were regarded as psychopomps, or the leaders of souls, in their individual mythologies.

Odin, one of the main gods in Norse mythology, was constantly seeking wisdom. He traveled the world in disguise as a one-eyed man with a long gray beard, wearing an old, beat-up hat and carrying a staff or a spear (which brings to my mind images of Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings). In the Old English language, this day of Mercury evolved into Wodnes daeg, “Woden’s day,” or Wednesday.

Wednesday carries all of the planetary and magickal energies and associations of the witty and nimble god Mercury himself. Some of these mercurial traits included good communication skills, cleverness, intelligence, creativity, business sense, writing, artistic talent, trickiness, and thievery. And don’t forget all of those wise and enigmatic qualities associated with the Norse god Odin/Wodin, not to mention the goddess Athena’s contributions of music, the arts, handmade crafts, and writing. Wednesdays afford excellent opportunities for seeking wisdom, changing your circumstances, and improving your skills, be they in trade and commerce, music and art, or in communication and writing.

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