Thursday – is associated with Jupiter
Candle colors – Green, Purple, Orange, or Blue
Conjure for: Business, Gambling, Power, Material Wealth, Luck, Road Opening
—Starr Casas, Old Style Conjure Wisdoms, Workings and Remedies
On Wednesdays, cast for communication matters and to improve good life.
Planetary Influence: Mercury
Household Symbol: Phones, televisions, computers, letters, silver coins
Color: Orange or purple
Kitchen Spices: Dill and celery seed.
Natural Magick for Hearth & Home
Date: October 31st
Colours: Black, orange
Stones: Bloodstone, jet, obsidian, ruby, beryl, carnelian
Herbs: Bay leaf, mugwort, nutmeg, sage, wormwood
Foods: Apples, nuts, beef, turnips, pears, pomegranates, pumpkin, corn
Drinks: Mead, mulled wine, apple juice, absinthe
Flowers/Decorations: Chrysanthemum, hazel, thistle, pumpkin, autumn leaves
Type Of Magick/Activity: Banishing, breaking bad habits, divination, drying herbs, past life recall, clearing out everything you don’t want in the new year (habits and personal items).
Some Appropriate Goddesses: All crone and underworld Goddesses, Cerridwen (Welsh), Freya (Norse), Hecate (Greek), Morrigan (Celtic), Persephone (Greek), Rhiannon (Welsh)
Some Appropriate Gods: All old and underworld Gods, Cernunnos (Celtic), Anubis (Egyptian), Hades (Greek), Odin (Norse), Osiris (Egyptian)
Meaning- To Will
Positive Characteristics- Energy, Enthusiasm, Will, Strength
Negative Characteristics- Greed, Vengeance, Ego, Jealousy
Planets- Sun, Mars, Jupiter
Time of Day- Noon
Goddesses- Brigit, Vesta, Bast, Sekhmet, Pele
Gods- Hephaestus, Vulcan, Horus, Ra, Agni, Ea, Llyr
Spirits- Salamanders, Firedrakes who are conscious of flames
Signs- Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Herbs/Plants- Stinging, Thorny, Desert-dwelling, Stimulating
Tree- Flowering Almond
Stones- Opal, Agate, Ruby, Obsidian, Amber, Bloodstone, Citrine, Diamond, Garnet, Jasper, Topaz, Rhodocrosite
Colors- Red, Gold, Orange, White
Oils- Allspice, Angelica, Basil, Bay, Bergamont, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Deerstongue, Frankincense, Ginger, Hyssop, Juniper, Lime, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Pennyroyal, Petitgrain, Rosemary
Animals- Dragons, Lions, Horses, Snakes, Ladybugs, Scorpions
Metals- Brass, Gold
Musical Instuments- Guitar, All stringed instuments
Places- Deserts, Hot springs, Volcanoes, Ovens, Fireplaces, Bedrooms, Weightrooms, Lockerrooms, Saunas, Athletic fields
Point in Life- Youth
Natural Symbols- Flame, Lava, Heated objects
Basic Nature- Purifying, Destructive, Cleansing, Energetic, Sexual, Forceful
Type of Energy- Projective
Influences- Car, Children, Courage, Drowsiness, Earth, Healing, Health, Interviews, Magical energy,Physical strength, Magical strength, Protection, Purification, Sex, Travel, Authority, Banishing, Negativity, Freedom, Change, Sight, Perception, Vision, Learning, Illumination, Love, Will, Passion, Destuction, Breaking habits, Aggression
Ritual Forms- Burning or Smouldering, Heating
Ritual Types- Candle, Storm, Time, Star
Ritual Tools- Wand or Sword/Athame, Candles, Censor, Burned Herbs, Written requests on paper
Acacia, Ash, Bay, Carnation, Cedar, Chamomile, Cimmamon, Hazel, Heliotrope, Juniper, Marigold, Misteltoe, Oak, Orange, Pam, Peony, Rice, Rosemary, Saffron, Sunflower, Tea, Walnut
Colors: Red, orange, yellow, gold
Altar: Set with a handwoven cloth in solar colors into which is woven a great sun, and place upon is fire-colored dragons and a figure of Amaterasu the Sun Goddess, and many candles.
Offerings: Rice crackers, cooked rice dyed with saffron, paper origami figures.
Daily Meal: Japanese food, preferably with at least one dish in bright colors.
Invocation to Amaterasu
Queen of the Sky
Giver of Life
To our entire world
Weaver of sunbeams
Into golden robes of finery
Which you drape over us
Each time we emerge
Into your sacred light.
Laugh, Queen of Day!
Laugh and let your delicate
Fingers play across our eyes
That we may blink, and sting
The tears from them,
And open them again to see
Your golden world break
Over the eastern horizon.
Chant: Omikami Omikami Arigato Omikami
(Each person takes a candle and a procession is led from the room, which divides into several groups. Each group goes to a different room in the building and shines the light of their candle into all dark places, corners, closets, under beds and in drawers, bringing light and the gaze of Amaterasu into all places. Then the candles are returned to Her altar to burn down, and are not snuffed until sunset.)
On today’s ‘Bubble Bath Day,’ let’s take a look at a negativity-clearing soak that can make magic and miracles happen. If you’re looking to purge your problems and your propensity to dwell on them, then look no further than your bathtub. You will need nine oranges and an attitude of optimism for this bath. First, cut a small circle out of the rind of each orange. It should be about the size of a quarter and should be the peel only. Fill a tub to halfway and add the nine pieces of orange. Let the peels soak for twenty minutes before filling the tub to full. Now it’s your turn to soak for twenty minutes or more. This bath will lift your spirits, draw toxins and negativity from your body and allow you to wash all your worries down the proverbial drain. Once done, squeeze the juice from a half a fresh lemon down the drain to ensure that every last bit of stuck or stalled chi has been washed away, leaving you with a brand spanking new clean slate.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
Whether we’re a vibrant Orange, or a peaceful Blue, our color preferences are a key to understanding our personalities. Find out what this color expert has to say about your favorite color. What does it reveal about who you really are?
White: Symbolic of purity, innocence and naiveté, white has strong connotations of youth and purity. If you are an older person, your preference for white could indicate a desire for perfection and impossible ideals, maybe an attempt to recapture lost youth and freshness. It may also symbolize a desire for simplicity or the simple life.
Red: The color of strength, health, and vitality, Red is often the color chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive—or someone who would like to be! It goes with an ambitious nature but those who choose it can be abrupt at times, determined to get all they can out of life, quick to judge people and take sides. Red people are usually optimistic and can’t stand monotony; they are rather restless and not at all introspective, so they may be unaware of their own shortcomings. They find it hard to be objective and may blame others for any mishaps. Quiet people with a preference for red may feel the need for the warmth, strength and life-giving qualities of the color, or they blanket their true feelings under a sober exterior. Red is usually chosen by people with open and uncomplicated natures, with a zest for life.
Maroon: Harsh experience has probably matured the Maroon person into someone likable and generous. It is often a favorite color of someone who has been battered by life but has come through. It indicates a well-disciplined Red personality—one who has had difficult experiences and has not come through unmarked but who has grown and matured in the process.
Pink: This color embodies the gentler qualities of Red, symbolizing love and affection without passion. Women who prefer Pink tend to be maternal. Pink desires protection, special treatment and a sheltered life. Pink people require affection and like to feel loved and secure, perhaps wanting to appear delicate and fragile. Pink people tend to be charming and gentle, if a trifle indefinite.
Orange: This color of luxury and pleasure appeals to the flamboyant and fun-loving person who likes a lively social round. Orange people may be inclined to dramatize a bit, and people notice them, but they are generally good-natured and popular. They can be a little fickle and vacillating, but on the whole they try hard to be agreeable. Orange is the color of youth, strength, fearlessness, curiosity and restlessness.
Yellow: The color of happiness, wisdom and imagination, Yellow is chosen by the mentally adventurous, searching for novelty and self-fulfillment. Yellow usually goes with a sunny and shrewd personality, with a good business head and a strong sense of humor. It is the color of intellectuality and all things to do with the mind. Yellow folks are usually clear and precise thinkers who have a good opinion of their own mental capacities and who have lofty ideals. They may at times tend to shun responsibility, preferring freedom of thought and action.
Green: The color of harmony and balance, Green symbolizes hope, renewal and peace, and is usually liked by the gentle and sincere. Greens are generally frank, community-minded people, fairly sociable but preferring peace at any price. Green people can be too self-effacing, modest and patient, so they may get exploited by others. They are usually refined, civilized and reputable.
Blue: Soft, soothing, compassionate and caring, Blue is the color of deliberation and introspection, conservatism and duty. Patient, persevering, conscientious, sensitive and self-controlled, Blues like to be admired for their steady character and wisdom. They are faithful, but are often worriers with somewhat inflexible beliefs and can be too cautious, and suspicious of flamboyant behavior.
Blue-Green: Exacting, discriminating, poised and attractive, the Blue-Green person tends to be sensitive, intellectual and refined, persevering and stable if rather detached. Blue-Greens have excellent taste, and are usually courteous and charming, capable but often refusing help or guidance.
Turquoise: Complex, imaginative and original, Turquoise people drive themselves hard and may be in a state of turmoil under their outwardly cool exterior.
Lavender: This is often chosen by a person who lives “on a higher plane,” who never notices anything sordid and who is always impeccably and beautifully dressed. Lavender people may be on a continual quest for culture and the refined things of life, high and noble causes but without the necessity of getting their hands dirty. A Lavender person is usually creative, charming, witty and civilized.
Purple: Purples are highly individual, fastidious, witty and sensitive, with a strong desire to be unique and different. Temperamental, expansive and artistic, a Purple person may become aloof and sarcastic when misunderstood. If you chose Purple, you tend to be unconventional, tolerant and dignified, likely to achieve positions of authority.
Brown: A Brown person has stamina and patience, tending to be very solid and substantial, conscientious, dependable, steady and conservative. Browns are not impulsive, and may be inarticulate and tactless but they love responsibility and are reliable and kindly. If you chose Brown, watch out for a tendency to be obstinate and inflexible.
Gray: The color of caution and compromise, diligent Grays search for composure and peace and often work hard without reward. Older Grays like life to run on an even keel with few ups and downs. Young Grays may be withdrawing from life and suppressing their personalities. Grays often have good business ability and tend to work too much.
Black: Dignified and impressive without being showy, Black people want to give the appearance of mystery, but their preference may also indicate a suppression of desires and worldly aims, suggesting hidden depths and inner longings.
Adapted from The Healing Power of Color by Betty Wood (Inner Traditions, 1998).