Friday, January 14, 2011

Freya's Day

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

11th Day of 1st Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle of Beith/Birch
22nd Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Beith/Birch
11th Day of the Cycle of Imbolgen -
Days of Reclaiming
Moon Phase: waxing Half Moon
Moon sets: 2:41AM EST
Moon rises: 12:33PM EST
Moon in the Fixed Earth
Sign of Taurus
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The unfolding
vision of your life.
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:42AM EST
Sunset: 5:16PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "How
are you respecting or abusing
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
January 14th, 2011

Freya's Day - Venus Day - the Day of Sharing and Relationship...  This Freya's Day is a quiet regarding the flow of magickal energies.  While this is a day of relationships - and the moon is in the sign of Taurus, it could be a sensual day.  So scent yourself with Apple essential oil or Lilac or Rose geranium or Vanilla and see what it draws your way or create the Attraction Potpourri from the recipe below and carry it on you in a small sachet bag.  Eat an apple, set out a Rose quartz or a piece of Amber and place a rose bud in a small vase.  Fridays classically are days for love, fertility, romance, and beauty magick, as well as working for happiness, harmony in the home, and friendship.

Rose Quartz

    This gorgeous pink stone is a type of quartz, and so it carries the classic correspondences of the sun and the moon and the elemental associations of Fire and Water.  Rose quartz is considered to be receptive in its energies, which means that it helps to 'draw in' and to attract. Rose quartz may be semitransparent or opaque, and it comes in many shades of pink. It is also used to open up the heart center, and it promotes joy, harmony and a comfortable a romantic relationship. The rose quartz crystal encourages a feeling that is best described as the warm fuzzies. The rose quartz is a perfect gift between two friends, and it also encourages the love of self, which is a wonderful thing, as it's hard to have someone love you if you don't even like yourself. So change your outlook! The rose quartz will boost your aura and make you feel more lovable and attractive.
[From Ellen Dugan's "Book of Witchery"]

Attraction Potpourri

     A good witchy craft for Freya's Day is a sachet bag with an attraction potpourri stuffed in it. By creating this recipe and by carrying this mixture, you are sending out a message to the universe that says, "Hey, I'm a fabulous and enchanting individual -- don't you want to get to know me?"  With the idea being that those folks who are intrigued by your sparkle may then be drawn to you of their own will, all you are doing is bumping up the package, so to speak.

* 1 organza favor bag in pink or red
* Fresh red rose petals
* Violet blossoms or leaves
* A crumbled head of dried yarrow flowers (yarrow is an all-purpose herb)
* 1-small rose quartz stone for attraction and warmth
* 1 drop of rose geranium oil
* 1 cotton ball
* A clean dropper

   Stuff the little bag full of rose petals. Put one drop of the oil on top of the cotton ball and tuck it down inside of the herb mixture. Put the rest of the herbal components on top. Add the Rose Quartz stone to the mixture, then tie the bag closed, knot it three times, and say the following verse while tying the knots:             
"By the magick power of three times three
I enchant this sachet for love and beauty."

Hold the sachet in the palms of your hands. Lean close and take a whiff of the fragrance. Visualize a bright pink energy radiating from the sachet bag. Now repeat the spell verse:

"Fresh red rose petals for love and to boost attraction
Rose geranium oil to encourage affection
Witch's herbs bind the magick and keep it true
A rosy quartz will bring warmth and kindness too
The strongest magick does indeed come from the heart
This spell is sealed by a rhyme and a Witch's art."

   Give the sachet bag a little shake and you are good to go. Keep it with you, in your pocket or purse, for one month. You may then either refresh the charm or return the herbal ingredients to nature and dispose of the cotton ball. When finished with this spell, wash the organza sachet bag out by hand and allow it to air-dry. This way, you may reuse the organza bag another time.
[From: "The Book of Witchery" by Ellen Dugan] 

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