Magickal Days of the Week – Saturday

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Magickal Days of the Week – Saturday

It’s the end of the week for many of us, so Saturday – named for the god Saturn – is a good time to wrap things up. Associated with the colors black and dark purple, and the metal lead, this day is also connected to the goddess Hecate. Gemstones like Apache tear, obsidian, and hematite are all connected to Saturday’s magic, as are plants such as thyme, mullein, and the cypress tree.

When it comes to magical workings, focus on agriculture and creativity, fortune and hope, protection and banishment of negativity.

Put up a barrier to keep the unwelcome out, eliminate the things that make you miserable, and wash your hands of anything other than your hopes, dreams and goals.


Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
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Mullein Compress

Mullein Compress


2 quarts cider or malt vinegar

4 oz. Mullein

1/2 oz Lobelia herb

1/4 ounce cayenne powder


Gently simmer well covered for 20-30 min. Strain and pour over 1/4 ounce cayenne powder. Foment affected area as hot as possible for at least 1 hour. I usually place a soaked cloth on the area and cover with plastic wrap and place a heating pad over it all.


This is wonderful for glandular swellings, painful joints and muscles, edema and other swellings. Mullein encourages the absorption of fluids thus reducing swelling and inflammation. Lobelia is very relaxing and anti-spasmodic. Using a stimulant like Cayenne makes the other ingredients more effective and it also can help allay pain and staunch bleeding both on the surface and under (e.g. good for bruising). Cayenne is also somewhat antiseptic. This fomentation may be stored in a cool place and used within a 3 month period.

Just a couple of notes:

1. If it is too “hot”, use less capsicum. Adjust to the needs of the patient.

2. Don’t foment overnight. It may cause skin irritation. Use moderation. Don’t forget vinegar is an acid. My daughter had peeling skin for several days after falling asleep with a compress on her arm.

3. If the vinegar is too irritating, substitute olive oil, in which case you can foment longer.

4. An interesting variation is to use 2 oz Mullein and 2 oz Comfrey with the other ingredients. Comfrey tends to hasten healing of tissues so might be helpful in wounds etc.

5. Do NOT use this compress on cancerous tumors since it encourages dispersion and absorption of fluids, etc.

Goofer Dust Spell


Take the graveyard dirt and mix with a little mullein, patchouli and a touch of brimspell (sulfur).
This powder will burn. Shape into a human figure and ignite. As it burns it is supposed to hex
whoever the figure represented with the result that the individual allegedly became ill.
Another common usage is to sprinkle it on the doorstep of the one to be conjured, or to
place some in a bag that is hidden on the intended victim’s property or hidden in the dwelling.