Every day of the week has an astrological connection, as well as corresponding energies with specific plants, stones, colors, etc. The magic involves becoming aware of these energies and correspondences and learning how to use them to manifest positive change in our lives. Monday’s energy is pure goddess magick, centering around the feminine, the third eye (brow) chakra, divination, second sight, …and those issues keyed to this energy.
Color: silver, blue, gray
Herbs: bladderwrack, calamus, camellia, clematis, club moss, dulse, gardenia, grape, passion flower, jasmine, lily, lotus, moonflower, moonwort, myrrh, poppy, sandalwood, willow
Stones: aquamarine, chalcedony moonstone, mother-of-pearl, sapphire, quartz (clear)
Energies: magick for the goddess, healing, visions, dreams, intuition, divination, clairvoyance, women’s issues, motherhood, fertility
Today’s Magick: a healing candle for women with gynecological issues. Clear a special place on the kitchen table, your coffee-table, or a shelf. Set up a blue candle, surrounding it with at least one of the herbs or flowers from the list above. Place several corresponding stones around the base. Clear your mind of everyday chatter, focus on your intentions, and light the candle. Welcome the healing energy.
(Note: only use feathers gifted to you by Mother Nature, or otherwise procured, with no harm done to the creatures who are, after all, the original owners of said feathers. )
Cardinal, Goose, Swan/Love:
Cardinal: the very color of this bird sparks with the energy of Fire…passion, lust, love, and raw sexuality. It wreaks of sweaty sheets; breathless whispers; the fierce mingling of bodies, the beautiful struggle to get ever deeper, closer; ecstasy so intense it leaves you exhausted. The red feather of the Cardinal carries desire, sexual fantasy, the raw instinct to mate, the pure unadulterated energy of sex. Save this feather for a special occasion, a special someone, because once this energy is released, you will no longer have control.
Goose: loyalty, fidelity, passion for a one-and-only love. The Goose mates for life, and this is the energy its feathers will carry. The magic of this bird is a love that will out last time, a love to grow old with, a love that is unquestionable, a love that you can trust– forever, perhaps through more than one lifetime. The magic of the Goose engulfs the mystery of soul mates. It is the energy that draws two people together with a first look, a connection that is keenly felt but can’t be explained.
Swan: the Swan is first love, new love, delicate and genteel love. It is the spiritual beauty of a new union. The Swan’s energy encompasses naïve enthusiasm, an awakening, a coupling of the mind as well as the body. The energy of these feathers contain the gallantry of the knight in shining armor, the fair maiden, and happy-ever-after endings. Love magick of the Swan has nothing to do with reality; it embodies the fantasy of what we wish love were like. Beware the magick of the Swan, it can lead you into illusions and a lust to chase forever an unrealistic ideal…but this magick has its place.
Sunday’s energy is a contradiction, both soothing and healing, as well as powerful and overwhelming, geared to the god. Just as the planetary association is the Sun, brilliant and relentless, cleansing and nurturing, so is the energy you will call upon this day for healing, major life transitions, and spiritual revelations.
Color: yellow, gold
Herbs: angelica, bay, carnation, cedar, chamomile, eyebright, frankincense, ginseng goldenseal, juniper, marigold mistletoe, peony pineapple, rosemary, St. John’s Wort, sandalwood, sunflower, tea, witch hazel
Stones: amber, carnelian, diamond, sunstone, tiger’s-eye, topaz (yellow)
Energies: magick for the god, male health issues, passion, healing, spiritual connection, transformation, relationship issues
Today’s Magick: Take advantage of Sunday’s energy for healing, healing of body, mind, and spirit. Clear an area and prepare a sacred space for your yellow candle, surrounding it with herbs and stones from the list above. On a small piece of paper write down exactly what type of healing you seek. Fold this paper into a small square and place it beneath the candle. Clear your mind of everyday chatter, focus on your intentions, and light the candle. Once it has burned down, add the candle wax, the paper, and some of the herbs and stones to a small green bag. Either keep this bag in a safe spot in your home, or bury this bag on your property.
The Mental Aspect
I will not allow other people’s opinions to form the image I carry of myself…Whether these opinions are formed and passed on to me by friends, family, or foe; if these opinions are filled …with negativity, if these opinions are laced with jealousy, spite, judgmental prejudice, ambiguity, cruelty, or ignorance, I will disregard these opinions. These opinions will be shed as a snake sheds its skin, leaving renewed vitality and beauty beneath, exposing my true nature, in tune with the Goddess and a healthy ego.
Saturday’s energy is on the dark side. It’s all about protection, the courage to stand up for yourself, and the idea of banishing people or circumstances that are holding you back and blighting your life. Saturday’s energy, quite frankly, h…angs on the fringe and embraces gray magick.
Herbs: amaranth, beet, belladonna, boneset, comfrey, fumitory, hellebore, hemlock, hemp, ivy, knot weed, mimosa, morning glory, mullein, quince, skullcap, slippery elm, tamarisk, wolf’s bane
Stones: jet, onyx, apache tear, obsidian, tourmaline (black), coal, hematite
Element: Earth, Fire
Energies: protection, hexing/cursing, retribution, dark magick, revealing truth
Today’s Magick: Banishing that which is holding you back, whether it be a set of circumstances, an individual, or a group of people. Oil a black candle and roll it in ground cloves. On a slip of paper describe the circumstances you want dismissed; a specific individual that you no longer want in your life; or a group of people (an organization) which is causing you problems. Place this paper beneath the candle. Clear your mind of everyday chatter, focus on your intentions, and light the candle. When it has burned down, gather the candle wax and any remains from this spell. Place it all in a small black bag and dispose of it in some remote spot that is a fair distance from your property. You may want to scatter the remnants into the wind, or toss them into moving water
Friday’s energy is all about relationships. Not only is the planetary aspect for today centered around Venus, the spiritual energy is connected strongly to this deity as well. This is the perfect day to focus on bringing love into your life…, strengthening the relationship you already have, or healing a relationship that’s suffered some wear and tear.
Planet: Venus Color: pink, green
Herbs: African violet, apple, apricot, aster, barley, birch, bleeding heart, cardamom, catnip, columbine, crocus, cyclamen, foxglove, geranium, goldenrod, heather, hibiscus, hyacinth, iris, larkspur, lilac, magnolia, willow
Stones: blue lace agate, moonstone, selenite, crystal quartz, chalcedony, rose quartz
Energies: magick for love and romance, sex, lust, passion, fidelity, beauty, resolving relationship issues, friendship
Today’s Magick: If the subject of fidelity is an issue in your marriage or relationship, you’ll want to prepare a green candle for today’s magick. Oil this candle lightly and roll it in nutmeg. Create your sacred space as usual, placing the candle in the center and surrounding it with flowers, herbs, and stones from the list above. Place a small slip of paper beneath the candle with the name of your partner written upon it. Clear your mind of daily chatter, focus your intentions, and light the candle. Sit down near it with paper and pen, and write a heartfelt letter to your partner: What do you want from this relationship, what are you willing to do to heal it. Express your deepest feelings. When you’re finished writing, touch this letter to the flame of the candle and drop it into a fireproof container to burn to ash. When everything has cooled, add the ashes, the wax from the candle, and a photo of your partner to a small green bag. Keep this charm in a safe place, where it won’t be disturbed.
Positive Aspirations for Women:
The Spiritual Aspect
I will connect with the universe through the Divine Feminine, and through that connection with my ancestors and the root of all that is me…For centuries the Divine Feminine has been ripped from the heart and soul of womanhood, shrouded in stories of evil encompassing snakes and apples, betrayal and guilt. Womanhood needs to wrestle its freedom from this lie, to regain its strength and equilibrium through the power of the Mother Goddess.
Through the youthful exuberance of the Maiden, the fertility of the Mother, and the wisdom of the Crone, we have to pass on to our daughters the beauty of the feminine mystique, impressing upon them the reverence and respect that is its due. While the world still revolves around the decisions of men, it is women who harvest its bounty through their children, their art, their writing, their dreams, and their strong sense of nurturing. It is woman who builds up; and through her spirituality and connection with the Goddess, woman can repair the damage of previous generations, building new futures and opportunities for her children.
With our strong and renewed sense of connection to the Feminine Divine, the most important thing we can do is to impart upon our fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons the strength, beauty, wisdom, and power of womanhood at its most pure. We can lead them back to the Goddess, who is, after all, their Mother too.
Subject: Tarot Videos…although I charge for the text and audio lessons, these videos are free for anyone to watch. They’re based on the lessons, but as you’ll see, I tend to improvise from time to time. And actually, I’m considering a “part 2” for the third video (Numerological Connections) because I have so much more to add to this topic…