The Wicca Book of Days for Monday, November 9th – Water of Life

Celtic princess

November 9th

Water of Life


Around this time each year in Thailand, at the nearest full room, the Loi Krathong Festival is held in honor of the water goddess, Mae Khongkha, to than her with offerings of river-borne banana-leaf cups holding flowers, lighted candles, or incense for providing life-sustaining water. Also at this full moon, a water festival is celebrated in Cambodia marking the end of the rainy. season. Water is the element of the constellation of Scorpio, making this a time of heightened emotion, intuition, and creativity.


Archangel Therapy

The Archangel Gabriel has dominion over the water signs and, in particular, over Scorpio’s time. We draw the healing power of Gabriel into your body, hold up a cup of water, close your eyes and visualize an eagle circling above a mineral rich spring. This should melt away your stress and ailments.


The Wicca Book of Days
Observances, Traditions, and Lore for Every Day of the Year

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The Element of Water: Naelyan (Dragon of Seas, Springs, Lakes, Ponds)

The Element of Water


(Dragon of Seas, Springs, Lakes, Ponds and Rivers)


The element of Water governs the western quarters of the circle. Its dragon ruler is Naelyan  (nail’-yon), who oversees the dragons of the seas, springs, lakes, ponds and rivers. Its color is pure blue; it is cold and moist. Positive association  of Water are: sunset, autumn, the water chalice, any form of helpful water, compassion, peacefulness, forgiveness, love, intuition, calmness, peace of mind.  Negative associations are: floods, rainstorms, whirlpools, any kind of harmful water, laziness, indifference, instability, lack of emotional control,  insecurity.

The subspecies of the element of Water are those of the seas and various waters. It is not unusual to find  this element working in conjunction with dragons of wind, storm, and weather, mountains and forest, or those of destruction.

In Cambodia, land of nagas and dragons, each reservoir has its temples where its divinity is  worshipped in dragon form. In Chinese legend, the first emperor to take on a dragon form, was Fu Hsi; this dragon-king put the Primordial Waters into order  by digging dikes, canals and irrigation ditches: he also tamed the Yellow River, making it safe for humans to live beside it.