Practical Magick
Magickal Week at a Glance (10/29 - 11/4)

Monday (10/29)

  • Hermit Day

Tuesday (10/30)

  • National Candy Corn Day
  • Mischief/Devil’s Night
  • Full Moon

Wednesday (10/31)

  • Halloween
  • Carve a Pumpkin Day
  • Increase your psychic powers day
  • Feast of Sekhmet, Bast, Ra, and the Ancestors
  • Sacred to Hekate
  • Sacred to Eurydice
  • Sacred to the Morrigan
  • Sacred to Nepthys

Thursday (11/1)

  • All Saint’s Day
  • Samhain

Friday (11/2)

  • All Soul’s Day
  • Dia De Los Meurtos
  • Marie Antoinette Bday

Saturday (11/3)

  • Housewife’s Day

Sunday (11/4)

  • King Tut Day
Magickal Week at a Glance (9/17 - 9/23)

Super sorry I’m getting this out late. I somehow convinced myself that I had it in the queue already… . I think I’m going senile at 20!

Monday (9/17)

  • National Apple Dumpling Day
  • Sacred to Demeter

Tuesday (9/18)

  • National Cheeseburger Day

Wednesday (9/19)

  • Sacred to Thoth
  • Sacred to Gula
  • Birthday of Hippocrates

Thursday (9/20)

  • Second Initiation of the Eleusianian Mysteries
  • Sacred to Quetzalcoatl

Friday (9/21)

  • International Peace Day
  • Sacred to Athena
  • Sacred to the “Egyptian Threefold Goddess” (I’m not sure of the historical basis of this at all).
  • Birthday of Muhammad
  • was going to be International Covered in Light Day

Saturday (9/22)

  • Mabon/ Autumnal Equinox
  • Sacred to Persephone

Sunday (9/23)

  • Sacred to Carpo
  • Sacred to Carmen
Magickal Week at a Glance (9/10 - 9/16)

Monday (9/10)

Tuesday (9/11)

  • 9/11 Remembrance Day

Wednesday (9/12)

  • St. Ailbe’s Day
  • Sacred to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday (9/13)

  • Sacred to Venus
  • Fortune Cookie Day
  • Sacred to Nebet-Het
  • Finding of the True Cross to Crucify Jesus by St. Helen celebrated in Lesbos, Greece
  • The First Day of the Eleusinian Mysteries (depending on the calender)

Friday (9/14)

  • English Day of the Holy Nut

Saturday (9/15)

Sunday (9/16)

  • May Flower Day
  • St. Ninian’s Day
If you want a new relationship:

Clean out your closet. Empty it completely. Get rid of things you don’t wear and never will. Organize it so it’s easy to find things. This symbolically tells the universe that you’ve cleaned out all the bad stuff to make room for the new relationship whether it be a romantic relationship or just a friendship.

(A psychic told me that at a pumpkin festival a few years ago and it’s worked everytime. If you want, pair it with a ritual/spell/petition that tells the universe a little more specifically what you’re looking for, friendship, romance, mentor, etc. For example I started.cleaning my closet out tonight. I’ll finish it in a few days as I have a LOT of clothes to sort through and organize. I’m working with the energies of the waning moon to weed out and banish negative energies, memories, and emotions from my life. [I’m actually taking advantage of this time and cleaning out my entire room and a few other rooms in my house]. I’ll follow this up by doing a banishing ritual during the dark moon. Then following the new moon on the 15th I’m going to do petitions and such to encourage the growth of positive energies and love in my life. I’ll end it all on the 29’s full moon by either thanking the universe for sending me the people I need or with a ritual to being love. It’s a good ritual for me to do regardless as the specific ritual in mind is also for self love.)

My friend (and former coven mate) were talking about how it’s a little strange that I like packing, unpacking, and cleaning my room. He pointed out that they all have meditative qualities. My response was “Yeah. Also, magically speaking, packing things up binds their energy, unpacking releases it, and cleaning (especially hard core room cleaning akin to spring cleaning) banishes unwanted energies.”

It’s just one of those nights.

Magickal Week At A Glance: August 27 - September 2

Monday 27
-Procession of Bast
-Birthday of Nuit

Tuesday 28
-Sacred to Nebet-Het

Wednesday 29
-More Herbs, Less Salt Day
-Sacred to Hathor

Thursday 30
-S’mores Day

Friday 31
-National Trail Mix Day
- Full Moon (Blue Moon) 9:58 am EDT

WELCOME TO SEPTEMBER!
-Chicken Month
-Honey Month

Saturday 1

Sunday 2
-Sacred to Dionysus

PBP: K is for Knot Magick

Knot Magick isn’t something I have a lot of experience in, but it’s as familiar to me as my favorite childhood songs. Growing up, my mother would braid her hair every morning and then she would braid mine, as she was braiding she told me to make a wish. She was braiding the wish into my hair. Later, when my grandmother taught me to braid, she would tie yarn to the back of a kitchen chair and tell me to think of what I wanted as I braided and then to carry the braid with me for luck. Well, those yarn braids didn’t always turn out so great, and they usually ended up in the washer with my jeans. I didn’t think of this as magick growing up.

I hadn’t thought back on those memories for a long time, not until the letter K was coming up and I was having trouble coming up with something to write about. Braiding may not necessarily be knotting, but magickally it works it much the same way. Macrame is something of a middle ground between braiding and knotting, and it’s a skill I was taught in Girl Scouts. There are various styles and techniques withing macrame, the easiest to learn consisted of three strands and looks something like this if repeated over and over to make a bracelet: Alternating Half Hitch Sennit

generally, that’s how I use my knot magick. I knot my wishes and intentions into bracelets which are then worn. I just made one for my best friend for his upcoming birthday for good luck and protection: 

I also made one for my neice for when she’s born (only a few more weeks!) for protection, health, and joy: 

You can use many materials to make such bracelets, but I prefer embroidery floss because of the many color options. Both of the bracelets I’ve shown are my own pattern using four colors. The first uses two strands of each color that are used as one strand, the second does the same using 3 strands per color. Also incorporated beads into that one. 

Here’s a nice site for other knotting patterns: http://www.free-macrame-patterns.com/

J is for Jade and Jasper

Jade

Jade is generally green in color, but can also be purple such as the one my mother owns. It was called “greenstone” by the Moari of New Zealand. It is used to promote peace and serenity and is a symbol of love. It is also used for good luck and to make decisions. Jade is used in gardening magick to improve the health of the plants. It’s also a protective stone, especially against negative energies. Jade corresponds to the element of Water, the planet Venus, the heart chakra, and is the birthstone for March. 

Jasper

Jasper is brown in color and is typically stripped with light and dark shades. It was called “Egyptian Marble” by the ancients and “the rain maker” my some Native American groups. Jasper can be used for centering, balancing, and grounding as well as to attract luck. It can also be used to reduce fear and guilt. The Ancient Egyptians believed it could increase sexual energy and they often wore it carved in the shape of a scarab beetle.”Legend says that Jasper would drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites” (shimmerlings). “Drinking jasper water on hour before each meal is said to promote weight loss (to create jasper water, place the stone each night into a glass of water and cover, by morning it will have become jasper water)” (Shimmerlings). Brown Jasper is associated with the element of earth, the planet Saturn, is the birthstone for October, and can align all chakras at the same time. 

Sources: 

http://wicca.com/celtic/stones/stonef-j.htm

http://www.shimmerlings.com/gemstones/jasper.htm

http://www.shimmerlings.com/gemstones/jade.htm

Magickal Week at a Glance (5/14-20)

Monday (5/14)


Tuesday (5/15)

Wednesday (5/16)
Love a tree day
Wear purple for peace day
The netjerts fest in their temples

Thursday (5/17)
Ascension*
George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Henry Norris, and others beheaded, 1536

Friday (5/18)
International Museum Day

Saturday (5/19)
Queen Anne Boleyn beheaded, 1536
Anne Boleyn Day

Sunday (5/20)
Pick Strawberries Day
Sacred to Athena
*Ascension observed
New moon
Solar eclipse 7:23 pm (EDT)

Magickal Week at a Glance (5/7-13)

Monday (5/7)
Sacred to Apollo

Tuesday (5/8)
RedCross day

Wednesday (5/9)
First day of Lemuria

Thursday (5/10)

Friday (5/11)

Saturday (5/12)
Limerick Day
Day of Purification of All Things

Sunday (5/13)
Mothers’ Day
Leprechaun Day
First day of Anne Boleyn Week which is a personal festival of mine.