Monday, May 4, 2015

Seven Days of Magic: The Magical Correspondence of Each Day of the Week

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In many pagan traditions, the days of the week play a very important role in effective spell casting. For example, wealth and abundance spells are always performed on Thursday as it is associated with riches and desire. Of course, not all traditions follow this rule, but you might be surprised at how much it helps. Documenting the day of the week each time you perform a spell may shed some light on the connection between the type of magic you are performing and the day of the week.

Below I have summed up the correspondences for each day of the week and given a brief history of how it got its name.

Magicl Correspondences: Days of the Week

Taking its name from our closet star, the Sun, Sunday is the best day of the week to work magic involving fathers and other authority figures such as your boss. It is also a good day to work on questions regarding leadership, money, prosperity, and power.
     Color: Yellow, gold
     Planet: Sun
     Deities: Brighid, Helios, Ra, Apollo
     Crystals: Quartz, diamond, amber, carnelian
     Herbs: Marigold, sunflower, cinnamon
     Associations: Success, promotion, fame, wealth, prosperity

This day of the week is dedicated to the moon, in which it gets its name. This is a great day to work with moon energy, especially if it is a full moon. Divination and prophetic dreaming are best performed today. It is also a good time to work magic focusing on mothers, nurturing, fertility, woman issues, and growth.
     Color: Silver, white, light blue
     Planet: Moon
     Deities: Thoth, Selene, Diana, Artemis, Luna
     Crystals: Pearl, opal, moonstone
     Herbs: Wintergreen, catnip, comfrey, sage, chamomile, mint
     Associations: Illusion, glamour, sleep, dreams, fertility, insight, peace, beauty, women's mysteries

The name Tuesday comes from the Germanic God Tiu, like the Roman god Mars, is associated with war. Like Monday, it is full of male energy, but focuses on the more raw nature of the male aspect; think courage, success, war, and lust. This is a good time to deal with issues of violence, competition, conflict, endurance, and survival.
     Color: Red, orange, black
     Planet: Mars
     Deities: Lilith, Mars, Aries, Morrighan, Tiwaz
     Crystals: Garnet, ruby
     Herbs: Thistles, holly, coneflower, cactus
     Associations: War, conflict, courage, victory, rebellion, success, protection, strength

This day of the week gets its name from Woden's Day, an Old English name. It is a direct translation of the Latin term mercurri dies, "day of Mercury." When they translated the day, they changed to god Mercury to a local god, Woden, so people would understand. This is a great day to work on communications, thought, wisdom, self-expression, and the arts. Also a good day for divination.
     Color: Purple, orange
     Planet: Mercury
     Deities: Odin, Woden, Hermes, Mercury, Athena, Lugh
     Crystals: Adventuine, agate
     Herbs: Aspen, lilies, lavender, fern
     Associations: Business, communication, debt, the arts, transportation, fortune, chance, creativity

Taking its name from the Norse god Thor, this is a great day to work magic regarding growth, expansion, prosperity, business, abundance, and success. See my prosperity candle magic spell.
     Color: Royal blue, green, purple
     Planet: Jupiter
     Deities: Thor, Zeus, Jupiter, Juno
     Crystals: Turquoise, amethyst, lapis lazuli
     Herbs: Honeysuckle, oak, cinquefoil
     Associations: Honor, loyalty, harvest, prosperity, abundance, wealth, healing

Friday comes from the Old English name frigedaeg, which comes from the Norse goddess Frigga. Frigga, like Venus, is associated with love, making this a great day to focus on romance, passion, fertility, and friendship.
     Color: Pink, aqua,
     Planet: Venus
     Deities: Freya, Venus, Aphrodite
     Crystals: Coral, emerald, rose quartz
     Herbs: Strawberries, apple blossoms, feverfew
     Associations: Love, birth, romance, fertility, passion, friendship, pregnancy

Deriving its name from the god Saturn, this is a great day to use divination and psychic abilities. Furthermore, its energies will aid in magic concerning the elderly, end-of-life issues, death, and binding spells.
     Color: Black, dark purple
     Planet: Saturn
     Deities: Hecate, Saturn,
     Crystals: Apache tear, obsidian, hematite
     Herbs: Thyme, mullein, cypress
     Associations: banishing, protection, wisdom, cleansing, spirituality

Of course, you can do any type of magic on whatever day you please, but as I said, you may find certain spells work better on other days. Just keep track to see if they do. If you are looking for any particular ideas of what magic to perform on these days, check out Llewellyn's article, Magic, Seven Days a Week by Ellen Dugan. It too gives you a rundown of each day and a beautiful list of simple spells you can perform each day of the week.

I hope this has been helpful! I added some free BOS pages containing this information below for your pleasure.

How do you utilize the days of the week in your practice? Have you found it enhances your magic and/or success?

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