Correspondences, Applications, Corresponding Spell for Monday

Correspondences for Monday

Day: Monday ( Moon-day)

Planet: Moon

Colors: Silver and White and Grey

Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite

Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood

Herb: Moonwart

The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent. Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility

Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong and pregnancy is in the air.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals.

Magickal Applications for Mondays

Monday is named after the moon. The Latin term for Monday is Dies Lunae (“moon’s day”); in the Old English language, this day was Monandaeg; in Greek, it was Hermera Selenes. All of these different names and languages translate to the same thing: the “day of the moon.”

Working with the different phases of the moon is an important skill that takes a bit of time for Witches to learn. So why not cut to the chase and experiment with the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon in all of its magickal energies and aspects?

Magickally, Monday encourages the lunar energies of inspiration, illusion, prophetic dreams, emotions, psychic abilities, travel, women’s mysteries, and fertility.

Source

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

Monday & The Perfect Corresponding Spell

When dealing with a weekly spell guide, Mondays are thought to be the logical day for money, love, time and meditation spells. Since Mondays are thought to be the start of the work week, it gives plenty of time for a Monday spell to gain strength throughout the rest of the week.

Time Spells – Hand of Time Spell
Items you will need:
Both hands
6 fingers

Hold both of your hands in front of you. Stare at your hands, noticing your palms and fingers, for about thirty seconds. Then, say this chant one time:

“Palms sweaty,
From watching clocks.
No more.
One finger,
For every ten docked.
Seconds in a minute
1440 in a day.
Stop a few,
For singing birds
And trees that sway.”

This should feel like time has slowed-down and allowed you to appreciate life more.

Source

A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen

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Today We Are Talking Love Magick with Mike Nichols

CHARMED, I’M SURE:
The Ethics of Love Spells


‘Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.’
— Bertrand Russell

To gain the love of someone: On a night of the full moon, walk to a spot beneath your beloved’s bedroom window, and whisper his/her name three times to the nightwind.
–Ozark love spell

It seems to be an immutable law of nature. You are interviewed by a local radio or TV station, or in some local newspaper. The topic of the interview is Witchcraft or Paganism, and you spend the better part of an hour brilliantly articulating your beliefs, your devotion to Goddess and nature, the difference between Witchcraft and Satanism, and generally enlightening the public at large. The next day, you are flooded with calls. Is it people complimenting you on such a splendid interview? No. People wanting to find out more about the religion of Wicca? Huh-uh. People who are even vaguely interested in what you had to say??? Nope. Who is it? It’s people asking you to do a love spell for them!

This used to drive me nuts. I’d take a deep breath and patiently explain (for the thousandth time) why I won’t even do love spells for myself, let alone anyone else. This generally resulted in my caller becoming either angry or defensive, but seldom more enlightened. ‘But don’t you DO magic?’, they ask. ‘Only occasionally,’ I answer. ‘And aren’t most magic spells love spells?’, they persist. That was the line I really hated, because I knew they were right! At least, if you look at the table of contents of most books on magic, you’ll find more love spells than any other kind. This seems as true for the medieval grimoire as for the modern drugstore paperback.

Why? Why so many books containing so many love spells? Why such an emphasis on a kind of magic that I, personally, have always considered very negative? And to make matters even more confusing, the books that do take the trouble of dividing spells between ‘positve’ and ‘negative’ magic invariably list love spells under the first heading. After all, they would argue, love is a good thing. There can never be too much of it. Therefore, any spell that brings about love must be a GOOD spell. Never mind that the spell puts a straightjacket on another’s free will, and then drops it in cement for good measure.

And that is why I had always assumed love magic to be negative magic. Years ago, one of the first things I learned as a novice Witch was something called the Witch’s Rede, a kind of ‘golden rule’ in traditional Witchcraft. It states, ‘An it harm none, do what thou will.’ One uses this rede as a kind of ethical litmus test for a spell. If the spell brings harm to someone — anyone (including yourself!) — then don’t do it! Unfortunately, this rule contains a loophole big enough to fly a broom through. It’s commonly expressed, ‘Oh, this won’t HARM them; it’s really for their own good.’ When you hear someone say that, take cover, because something especially nasty is about to happen.

That’s why I had to develop my own version of the Witch’s Rede. Mine says that if a spell harms anyone, OR LIMITS THEIR FREEDOM OF THOUGHT OR ACTION IN ANY WAY, then consider it negative, and don’t do it. Pretty strict, you say? Perhaps. But there’s another law in Witchcraft called the Law of Threefold Return. This says that whatever power you send out, eventually comes back to you three times more powerful. So I take no chances. And love spells, of the typical make-Bobby-love-me type, definitely have an impact on another’s free will.

So why are they so common? It’s taken me years to make peace with this, but I think I finally understand. The plain truth is that most of us NEED love. Without it, our lives are empty and miserable. After our basic survival needs have been met, we must have affection and companionship for a full life. And if it will not come of its own accord, some of us may be tempted to FORCE it to come. And nothing can be as painful as loving someone who doesn’t love you back. Consequently, the most common, garden-variety spell in the world is the love spell.

Is there ever a way to do a love spell and yet stay within the parameters of the Witch’s Rede? Possibly. Some teachers have argued that if a spell doesn’t attempt to attract a SPECIFIC person into your life, but rather attempts to attract the RIGHT person, whomever that may be, then it is not negative magic. Even so, one should make sure that the spell finds people who are ‘right’ for each other — so that neither is harmed, and both are made happy.

Is there ever an excuse for the make-Bobby-love-me type of spell? Without endorsing this viewpoint, I must admit that the most cogent argument in its favor is the following: Whenever you fall in love with someone, you do everything in your power to impress them. You dress nicer, are more attentive, witty, and charming. And at the same time, you unconsciously set in motion some very powerful psychic forces. If you’ve ever walked into a room where someone has a crush on you, you know what I mean. You can FEEL it. Proponents of this school say that a love spell only takes the forces that are ALREADY there — MUST be there if you’re in love — and channels them more efficiently.

But the energy would be there just the same, whether or not you use a spell to focus it.

I won’t attempt to decide this one for you. People must arrive at their own set of ethics through their own considerations. However, I would call to your attention all the cautionary tales in folk magic about love spells gone awry. Also, if a love spell has been employed to join two people who are not naturally compatible, then one must keep pumping energy into the spell. And when one finally tires of this (and one will, because it is hard work!) then the spell will unravel amidst an emotional and psychic hurricane that will make the stormiest divorces seem calm by comparison. Not a pretty picture.

It should be noted that many spells that pass themselves off as love spells are, in reality, sex spells. Not that there’s anything surprising in that, since our most basic needs usually include sex. But I think we should be clear from the outset what kind of spell it is. And the same ethical standards used for love spells can often be applied to sex spells. Last year, the very quotable Isaac Bonewits, author of ‘Real Magic’, taught a sex magic class here at the Magick Lantern, and he tossed out the following rule of thumb: Decide what the mundane equivalent of your spell would be, and ask yourself if you could be arrested for it. For example, some spells are like sending a letter to your beloved in the mail, whereas other spells are tantamount to abduction. The former is perfectly legal and normal, whereas the latter is felonious.

One mitigating factor in your decisions may be the particular tradition of magic you follow. For example, I’ve often noticed that practitioners of Voudoun (Voodoo) and Santeria seem much more focused on the wants and needs of day-to-day living than on the abstruse ethical considerations we’ve been examining here. That’s not a value judgement — just an observation. For example, most followers of Wicca STILL don’t know how to react when a Santerian priest spills the blood of a chicken during a ritual — other than to feel pretty queasy. The ethics of one culture is not always the same as another.

And speaking of cultural traditions, another consideration is how a culture views love and sex. It has often been pointed out that in our predominant culture, love and sex are seen in very possessive terms, where the beloved is regarded as one’s personal property. If the spell uses this approach, treating a person as an object, jealously attempting to cut off all other relationships, then the ethics are seriously in doubt. However, if the spell takes a more open approach to love and sex, not attempting to limit a person’s other relationships in any way, then perhaps it is more defensible. Perhaps. Still, it might be wise to ask, Is this the kind of spell I’d want someone to cast on me?

Love spells. Whether to do them or not. If you are a practitioner of magic, I dare say you will one day be faced with the choice. If you haven’t yet, it is only a matter of time. And if the answer is yes, then which spells are ethical and which aren’t? Then you, and only you, will have to decide whether ‘All’s fair in love and war’, or whether there are other, higher, metaphysical considerations.

Document Copyright © 1988, 1998 by Mike Nichols

This document can be re-published only as long as no information is lost or changed, credit is given to the author, and it is provided or used without cost to others. Other uses of this document must be approved in writing by Mike Nichols. Revised: Thursday, April 2, 1998 c.e.

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Let’s Talk Witch – SРЕLLЅ FRОM THЕ RЕАL BООK ОF SHАDОWЅ – DO THЕУ EXIЅT?

Angel

 SРЕLLЅ FRОM THЕ RЕАL BООK ОF SHАDОWЅ – DO THЕУ EXIЅT?

Sреllѕ from the rеаl Book of Shаdоwѕ – dо thеу rеаllу exist? Seeing аѕ the rеаl Bооk оf Shadows inspires such fеrvеnt discussion, thе аnѕwеr should bе ѕtrаight-fоrwаrd. Unfоrtunаtеlу it’ѕ not and it iѕ a ѕubjесt that iѕ аѕ соmрlеx аѕ it iѕ mysterious.

Some ѕау it dоеѕ еxiѕt and tаlk оf аnсiеnt ѕсriрtѕ аnd rituals that оriginаtе from it – the muсh coveted ѕреllѕ frоm thе rеаl bооk of ѕhаdоwѕ. Sоmе сlаim it iѕ a mоrе modern concept belonging tо Gardnerian Wicca. Let’s lооk аt thе truth аnd the mуthѕ behind this аrсаnе article аnd еxаminе sources for ѕреllѕ thаt соuld bе just whаt уоu’rе lооking fоr.

Firѕt, a briеf overview оf whаt a Bооk оf Shаdоwѕ is. It is actually a term fоr thе journal used bу witсhеѕ and Wiccans fоr recording their реrѕоnаl ѕреllѕ. It саn аlѕо bе саllеd a Grimоirе. Mаking nоtеѕ оf аnу progress thеу mаkе, сhаngеѕ tо spells оr rituаlѕ, оr еvеn рѕусhiс еxреriеnсеѕ iѕ аn еѕѕеntiаl раrt оf lifе fоr аnу ѕреll-саѕtеr.
It is a vеrу реrѕоnаl соllесtiоn аnd for thе mоѕt раrt, fоr thеir eyes оnlу. Thе еxсерtiоn to thiѕ would bе if there is a fаmilу trаditiоn of witсhсrаft or thе witсh iѕ part of a Wiссаn coven. Thеn thе Bооk оf Shаdоwѕ саn bе раѕѕеd dоwn to thе nеxt gеnеrаtiоn tо uѕе and learn frоm.

The tradition оf kеерing a jоurnаl iѕ said go back tо mеdiеvаl timеѕ whеn witсhеѕ were реrѕесutеd fоr their сrаft. Because thеу didn’t wаnt to be discovered, thеу wrоtе thеir nоtеѕ аnd spells in code. However, thiѕ only led tо furthеr tоrturе as thе wоrdѕ bесаmе even mоrе mуѕtеriоuѕ and thеrеfоrе ѕuѕрiсiоuѕ to thеir discoverers.
But what of the tеrm Bооk оf Shadows? Here thеrе seems tо bе ѕоmе соntrоvеrѕу. Thе сrеаtоr оf thе mоdеrn day form of witchcraft, Wiсса, wаѕ lаrgеlу dеvеlореd bу Gеrаld Gardner. In fасt уоu will ѕее him referred tо аѕ the ‘father оf Wiсса’ just about anywhere уоu read аbоut him! But before he mеntiоnеd thе term in his works оf the 1950ѕ, some сlаim thаt thе tеrm wаѕ nоt rесоrdеd аѕ being in use. Witсhеѕ had uѕеd journals but nоt nесеѕѕаrilу саlling them a book оf ѕhаdоwѕ.

Gаrdnеr did ѕреаk оf аnсiеnt ѕсriрtѕ however, so соuld thеѕе bе thе elusive spells from thе rеаl bооk of shadows? Unfоrtunаtеlу, thе jurу iѕ оut on whether thеѕе аrе аuthеntiс tоо. Sо ѕаdlу, it ѕееmѕ that thеrе iѕ nо proof that аn оriginаl рiесе оf wоrk еxiѕtѕ, or еvеr did exist, that соuld bе dеfinitivеlу саllеd thе rеаl bооk of ѕhаdоwѕ. But if уоu аrе looking fоr ѕоmеthing with thе ancient wiѕdоm thаt ѕреllѕ from thе real bооk оf ѕhаdоwѕ would bring уоu, where dо you gо next?

Depending on whеthеr уоu are lооking fоr a раrtiсulаr ѕреll fоr a specific rеаѕоn оr wаnt to add to your оwn bооk оf shadows, there аrе some alternative ѕоurсеѕ thаt you might wiѕh tо try.

Firѕtlу, you саn ѕimрlу search for аnсiеnt ѕреllѕ. However, bе рrераrеd to find рlеntу оf inсаntаtiоnѕ аnd rituаlѕ trаnѕlаtеd fоr thе modern wоrld, аlbеit for good rеаѕоn. Some оf thе really оld ѕреllѕ саn bе nigh оn impossible tо understand! And fоr thiѕ rеаѕоn, they аrе unlikely tо bе еffесtivе if уоu аrе unable tо fully comprehend thе mеаning.

You can аlѕо try tо perform ѕоmе аuthеntiс Wiccan ѕреllѕ. Thеѕе hаvе the аdvаntаgе оf hаving bееn рrасtiсеd bу mаnу оthеrѕ. Thiѕ is not be rесоmmеndеd for thе uninitiаtеd as it tаkеѕ practice аnd dеdiсаtiоn but уоu may wiѕh to try studying thе wауѕ оf Wiсса аnd build your ѕреll wоrk as you рrоgrеѕѕ.

Lаѕt but nоt lеаѕt, уоu саn try turning tо ѕоmе еxреriеnсеd witсhеѕ! She may dividе орiniоnѕ but bеginnеrѕ can lооk аt thе work of Silver Ravenwolf for inѕрirаtiоn аѕ ѕhе iѕ renowned in hеr fiеld. Shе рrоvidеѕ infоrmаtiоn оn a witch’s lifеѕtуlе right thrоugh tо ѕреllѕ fоr уоur оwn personal bооk of shadows so will almost сеrtаinlу get уоu ѕtаrtеd оn thе right trасkѕ.

Although ѕреllѕ frоm thе rеаl bооk оf shadows may bе еluѕivе, уоu саn ѕtill find рlеntу tо enjoy in thе mоdеrn dау world оf Magic, ѕоrсеrу аnd bewitchment.

 

Book of Shadows: Step-by-Step Guide to Book of Shadows (Wicca, Witchcraft)
Lisa Buckland