One of the first things I learned as a beginner witch all those years ago was that each day of the week is associated with a specific deity, and specific correspondences, attributes, etc. I used to wait diligently for a particular day of the week before performing my spells or rituals. These days, I cast magick as and when I need to, but I thought it would be fun to revisit the days of the week and focus on using their power to enhance my workings. So, let's recap briefly what each day represents, and how you can use the energy of that particular day. Just to note, I am using the Roman deities as the associations for each day, but different pantheons and traditions will attribute the different days to deities within their own belief system.
Monday: Monday is associated with the Moon. It represents femininity, intuition, mystery, emotion, dreams, and prophecy. As such, Monday is a great time to work with the moon (bonus points if it falls on a full moon!) and deities associated with her such as Selene or Diana to help you connect to your own Goddess power. This may be through meditation, a ritual bath, or if you're short on time then wearing silver jewellery can help you connect to this feminine energy.
It is also a great time for divination, so grab your tarot cards, your oracle cards, your lithomancy set or your pendulum (just to make a few of the many different divination methods out there) and perform a few readings. Or perhaps drink a herbal tea before you go to bed and ask the Goddess to bring you prophetic dreams. Good herbs to use include sage, mugwort, and lavender.
Tuesday: Tuesday is associated with the Roman God Mars, and so is a great day to focus on strength, courage, and confidence. Red is the colour associated with strength, and yellow or gold with courage and confidence, so begin your day by burning one of these coloured candles and asking the universe to help imbue you with those energies.
If you're able, get some exercise in! Go for a walk, dance, lift some weights, and remind yourself of your own strength. Or if exercise isn't your thing, make yourself a hearty, protein filled meal, fit for a warrior.
Wednesday: Wednesday is ruled by Mercury, and is associated with communication, knowledge, learning, and mental faculties . If you want to focus on improving your communication skills, carry a blue crystal such as aquamarine or blue lace agate with you.
Flex your brain muscles by trying your hand at crosswords, sudoku's, or other games. Find a subject you're interested in a good book or video and try and learn something new, or work on your book of shadows. You can burn an incense associated with learning, such as rosemary, to help you retain the knowledge that you have learned. The key is also a symbol of knowledge and learning, so you can always carry a key with you to help encourge you to learn and grow, and to unlock the doors of opportunities this could open for you.
Thursday: Thursday is a day for prosperity, abundance, health, luck, and good fortune. The main deity associated with Thursday is Jupiter, the King of the Roman Gods.
If you need a bit of luck or good fortune in your life, you could create a sigil or empower a talisman to bring you luck in your endeavours. If you're focusing on money or business, build yourself a money bowl (or top one up if you already have one), or sprinkle cinnamon in your purse or across the doorway of your business to encourage more customers.
Friday: Friday is associated with the Goddess Venus, and is a great day to relax a little, indulge a little, and focus on beauty and love (both self-love and romantic love). Carry a piece of rose quartz with you to encourage love for yourself and others, or treat yourself to a ritual bath using rose petals, lavender, and marjoram.
Take some time out and treat yourself. This could be something as small as enjoying a slice of cheesecake, listening to some ethereal music, or wearing jewellery and clothing that makes you feel beautiful. Venus is also associated with art, so maybe take yourself off to an art exhibition or some other creative exhibition.
Saturday: The Roman God Saturn is associated with Saturn, and so this is a great day to practice protection and banishing. You could try cleansing yourself and your space with incense smoke, and then focusing on protecting your energy with an energy shield. Or carry a black crystal such as tourmaline or obsidian on you to encourage protection. If you would rather focus on protecting your space rather than your person, then design a charm to place by your front door to protect your home, which you can then recharge every Saturday.
If you're looking to banish, write whatever it is you want to banish and then burn it in the flame of a black candle, and then scatter the ashes outside.
Sunday: Unsurprisingly, Sunday is associated with the Sun. Success, wealth, fame, and our own personal power are all associated with this day.
Weather permitting, you could make some sun water by leaving water to soak in the sun's rays. This can then be used in teas or ritual baths, especially those that focus on strength, vitality, and harnessing masculine energies.
This is also a great day to celebrate your strengths and what makes you, you. So celebrate yourself! Take some time to reflect on all that you have achieved, and all that you want to achieve in the future. Great crystals to work with include pyrite and citrine to help you connect to your inner power and appreciate the uniques individual that you are!
The Weekly Witch:
Once I week I talk about something 'witchcraft' related I have done with my week. How we incorporate witchcraft into our every day lives is always a topic that has interested me, so I wanted to start this blog to explore it further!