Monday’s Magick

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Monday’s Magick

Monday is the day of the moon itself, and it’s a day that’s connected to lunar colors like silver, white, or even a pale blue. Metals and gemstones like silver, pearl, opal and moonstone all come into play today.

There are plenty of deities associated with the moon – Thoth and Diana for instance – and herbal correspondences include many members of the mint family. Utilize wintergreen or peppermint, as well as catnip, comfrey, sage and chamomile in your workings.

When it comes to Monday magic, because of that lunar connection, it’s a good time to focus on workings related to childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, and intuition. Do a little bit of self exploration and work on developing your intuition – learn to trust your gut. Celebrate birth and life, and make some magic to fix what is broken.

 

Author

Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article published on & owned by About.com

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Magical Days Of the Week – Monday

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Magical Days Of the Week – Monday

Monday is the day of the moon itself, and it’s a day that’s connected to lunar colors like silver, white, or even a pale blue. Metals and gemstones like silver, pearl, opal and moonstone all come into play today.

There are plenty of deities associated with the moon – Thoth and Diana for instance – and herbal correspondences include many members of the mint family. Utilize wintergreen or peppermint, as well as catnip, comfrey, sage and chamomile in your workings.

When it comes to Monday magic, because of that lunar connection, it’s a good time to focus on workings related to childbearing and family life, purity and virginity, healing, wisdom, and intuition. Do a little bit of self exploration and work on developing your intuition – learn to trust your gut. Celebrate birth and life, and make some magic to fix what is broken.

 

Author

Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article published on & owned by About.com

Gemstone of the Day for August 31st is Opal

Gemstone of the Day

Opal

(Color: White, colorless, light yellow or red, or gray)

Hardness: 6
Specific Gravity: 2
Chemistry: SiO2∙n(H2O)
Class: Silicates
Crystallography: Amorphous
Cleavage: None
Fracture: Conchoidal
Streak: White
Luster: Vitreous – pearly

Healing: Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances the imagination and creativity as well. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances the memory. Opal is said to be helpful for eyesight and Parkinson’s disease. Fire opals (ranging from orange to red) have also been associated with improving circulation. Green opals help give an energy boost.

Workings: Opal is also said to be a very spiritual stone, and can help one be “invisible” in situations where they don’t care to be noticed. It has been known to bring happy dreams, and also to ease the process of change. Opals are also helpful for enhancing dreamwork or assisting spiritual journeys.

Opal can be a very creative stone, especially for writers and those who need to get their thoughts down on paper.

Fire Opal is said to be energizing, giving strength and endurance in stressful times. It is also a great meditation stone.

Chakra Applications: Blue opals can help open up the third eye, soothe the throat chakra, and encourage telepathic communications. Pink opals address emotional issues, offering nourishment and support to the heart chakra.

Foot Notes: Opal is a gemstone and the birthstone for October. Opals can form anywhere but are mostly found in places where there are hot springs. Opal color depends on how pure the stone is. Most stones look white but have an iridescent shining of other colors, too. If they show colors, they are called precious opals.

Source:
Author: Crick
Website: The Whispering Woods

Crystal of the Day – Moonstone

Crystal of the Day – Moonstone

As its name implies, moonstone is tied to the lunar deities, in particular, any goddess with a triune or triple aspect. Diana, Selene, and Hecate are often associated with moonstone. This stone can be used in workings related to female reproduction, menstrual cycles and childbirth. On a magical level, include moonstone in rites having to do with wisdom and intuition, womens’ mysteries, and goddess-centric ceremonies.

Common Name: Moonstone

Also known as: Cylon Opal

Appearance: White to colorless, sometimes found in pale blues; looks a bit like Opal in some cases

Element(s): Water

Planetary connection: Moon

Deity connection: Any goddess with a triple aspect – Diana, Selene, Hecate

Healing powers: Anything related to female reproduction, childbirth, menstrual cycles

Magical uses: Can be used in workings related to wisdom and intuition, Goddess-focused rituals

Your Charm for November 6th is Libra the Balance

Your Charm for Today

Libra the Balance

Today’s Meaning:

This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is diplomatic, urbane, romantic, charming, easygoing, sociable, idealistic and peaceable. This person is someone you know socially.

General Description:  

Seventh sign of the Zodiac, Sept 23rd to Oct 24th. Venus is the ruling planet; correct metal, Copper. Those born under Libra’s influence were supposed to be affable, courteous even tempered, painstaking, and with marked perceptive qualities. The Libra stones are the Opal, Chrysolite and Sardonyx. To the ancients the Opal was the Stone of Mystery its flashing and glowing rainbow hues suggested occult powers, and it was regarded as sacred in the East. In India it was believed to strengthen the mind and clear the brain; in Greece to give the wearer the power of prophecy and foresight, and during the 14th century used for strengthening the eyesight.

October’s Gemstone – The Loveable Opal

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October

Opal (Loveable)

Believed to be able to encourage the ‘third eye’, often used by mystic’s. Also known as the ‘stone of hope and justice’. To be worn with Diamond if not born in this month. Seen as a stone to indicate health and bring good fortune in the East. The Opal has close connections with the house of Libra. The Opal will bring energy and clear decision making in this month for Libra with Jade strengthening the inner self and the ability to understand the impact of one’s actions with care and compassion.

Your Charm for Sunday, October 20th is Libra The Scales

Your Charm for Today


Today’s Meaning:

This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is diplomatic, urbane, romantic, charming, easygoing, sociable, idealistic and peaceable. This person is someone you know socially.

General Description:  

Seventh sign of the Zodiac, Sept 23rd to Oct 24th. Venus is the ruling planet; correct metal, Copper. Those born under Libra’s influence were supposed to be affable, courteous even tempered, painstaking, and with marked perceptive qualities. The Libra stones are the Opal, Chrysolite and Sardonyx. To the ancients the Opal was the Stone of Mystery its flashing and glowing rainbow hues suggested occult powers, and it was regarded as sacred in the East. In India it was believed to strengthen the mind and clear the brain; in Greece to give the wearer the power of prophecy and foresight, and during the 14th century used for strengthening the eyesight.

The Powers of Stones

The Powers of Stones

For mental clarity: Amber, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone,
Silver Topaz, Smoky Quartz.

For productivity: Agate, Garnet, Opal, Rhodolite

Building self esteem: Aventurine, Carnelian, Diamond, Emerald,
Garnet, Spinel.

For feelings of happiness: Agate, Amethyst , Calcite, Diamond,
Jade.

For calmness and balance: Amethyst , Ametrine, Aquamarine,
Citrine , Coral, Diamond, Jade, Malachite, Pink Tourmaline, Tanzanite,
Zircon.

For feelings of strength and confidence: Agate, Amber, Aquamarine,
Carnelian, Diamond, Garnet, Iolite, Malachite, Onyx, Opal, Ruby, Sapphire,
Topaz (blue).

For wisdom: Coral, Jade, Pearl, Sodalite.

For luck: Alexandrite, Amber, Aventurine, Opal, Pearl, Turquoise.

For love and friendship: Alexandrite, Amber, Amethyst , Emerald, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Sapphire, Topaz

For wealth: Aventurine, Calcite, Emerald, Jade, Opal, Pearl, Peridot,
Ruby, Sapphire, Topaz, Tourmaline.

Your Charm for February 17th is Libra – The Balance

Your Charm for Today

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Today’s Meaning:  

This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is diplomatic, urbane, romantic, charming, easygoing, sociable, idealistic and peaceable. This person is someone you know socially.

General Description:  

Seventh sign of the Zodiac, Sept 23rd to Oct 24th. Venus is the ruling planet; correct metal, Copper. Those born under Libra’s influence were supposed to be affable, courteous even tempered, painstaking, and with marked perceptive qualities. The Libra stones are the Opal, Chrysolite and Sardonyx. To the ancients the Opal was the Stone of Mystery its flashing and glowing rainbow hues suggested occult powers, and it was regarded as sacred in the East. In India it was believed to strengthen the mind and clear the brain; in Greece to give the wearer the power of prophecy and foresight, and during the 14th century used for strengthening the eyesight.

Moon Associations For Magick

Moon Associations For Magick

 

There are the general associations given for moon work but there are variations in different traditions.

Element:   Water

Color:   Silver or white

Day of the week:   Monday

Metal:   Silver

Crystals:  Opal (unpolished green or pink ones are very cheap), moonstone, mother of pearl, pearl, selenite, white or pearly sea shells, especially double ones

Animals/birds:   Bat, heron, moth, owl, snake, wolf

Herbs, incenses and oils:   Jasmine, lemon, lemon balm, lotus, mimosa, myrrh, poppy, wintergreen

Flowers:   Any with small white flowers or which are especially fragrant at night

Trees:   Alder, eucalyptus, mimosa, willow

Archangel:   Gabriel

Use moon magick for:    Spells concerning the home and family matters, especially the mother, children and animals. Its prime focus is fertility and it rules over all the ebbs and flows of the human body, mind and psyche. The moon will provide protection, especially while traveling and will aid psychic development, clairvoyance and meaningful dreams. It is potent for all sea and gardening rituals and for herb magick and healing – as well as for keeping secrets.