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Wendi Friend

Every work of magick has a form of consequence. Before you go off trying to conjure prince charming or vanquish a spited ex, try working simple forms of magick into your daily life. Here are some examples:

Whenever people ask me how I began my journey into the magickal realm, I point to the moon. The moon’s influence over our planet, and everything on it, is a remarkable force, — one to be acknowledged. By becoming aligned with the moon’s phases and cycles, one can better balance their daily lives and predict things to come.

The moon travels through a basic 28 day cycle. During that journey, several influences play a role in the personality of the day, week, month, year, or hour. As the moon travels, it goes through two phases: waxing, a time when the moon grows from new to full; and waning, a time from full to dark (new).

When the moon is waxing (growing), this is the time to draw things in, to aim for new heights, to reach for your goals, and to send out positive force. When the moon is waning (shrinking), this is the time for self reflection, inward focus, study, and spiritual insight. If you’re trying to get a new job, you’re advised to do so during the waxing moon, when positive energies are growing in force. Your chances of getting the job are said to be increased. If you’re starting a new diet to lose weight, start the diet when the moon is waning – this is when things move away, fall off, or decline in power.

Furthermore, in addition to waxing and waning, the moon travels through each of the twelve signs of the zodiac, succumbing to the influence of each as it passes through the signs of the horoscope in the sky. For example, when the moon is in Pisces, people are more easily influenced by emotion and feeling than by thought and logic. When the moon is in Leo, people feel more empowered, strengthened, aggressive. Apply that information to what you know about the moon, and you can predict that when the moon is waxing in Pisces, you’re likely to feel emotionally charged, positive in thought, and affectionate. However, if the moon is waning in Pisces, you may be more subject to getting your feelings hurt or slipping into depression. Knowing this can help you plan, prepare for, and balance those influences as they approach. It can also help you predict how others may be feeling during that time as well.

By attuning yourself to the moon’s waxing and waning journey through the zodiac, you’re essentially honing your skills of perception, intuition, and psychic energies. For a complete list of the influences of the zodiac on the moon’s journey, visit The Moon In the Zodiac.

There’s more to a day than whether the moon is waxing or waning, and where she is on her astrological journey. In fact, each day of the week presents its own personality and energies to contend with. The scientific aspect of it is that the earth travels around the sun, and as it does, it encounters various planets. As it gets closer to one, earth becomes under that planet’s influence.

Mondays are ruled by the moon, represented by the color white. Monday’s influence is for psychic connections and prophetic dreams.

Tuesday is ruled by Mars, known in the past as the God of War. Tuesday, therefore, is represented by red and is a day of passion, aggression, and opposition.

Wednesday, being ruled by Mercury, is colored purple – the best day for thought and expression.

Thursday is a good day, ruled by Jupiter, representing luck, money, and numbers – therefore, the color green (some references say blue, but instinct rules the toss up).

Venus, Goddess of Love, rules Friday, splashing the day pink (some sources say green, but again, one must follow instinct. Go with the color that feels natural to you).

Saturday, a day colored black, is ruled by Saturn. This is a day for self reflection and memories of bygone days.

Sunday is the day of healing and strength, as it is in many religions and customs. Sunday is ruled by the sun, and so represented by yellow.

Knowing the energies and influences of the day, you can begin to predict not only your own mood, but the mood of others around you. In this way, you may not be as sensitive to their remarks and actions, or you may develop a stronger sensitivity towards them with your words and actions. You can also align personal projects and plans around this information, deciding which day’s influence would be the most beneficial for the long term results of your goal. To honor the energy of each day, you can either light a candle of that color; wear clothing of that color, or both.

Begin each day by focusing on the alignment of the sun, moon, stars, and planets. Where we are in the universe reflects in how we feel. Meditate on goals for the day that will be aided by the moon’s energy and the influence of the earth’s position in relation to other planets. Stay focused throughout your day, holding on to your goals, and standing up to your challenges. At the end of the day, draw yourself a magickal bath, charged with your own energy and with oils intended to enhance other specific energies (match your oils to your days). Relax in the bath, letting go of the day’s troubles and turmoil. After the bath, relax with a cup of hot herbal tea, and record the day’s progress.

There’s much more magick that can be applied to daily life, but this should get you started! In the beginning, you may have to reference resources to remember which days go with what planets and influences, but before long, it will become a matter of simple daily magick.

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