Monday’s Witch is tranquil and white
Tuesday’s Witch wields fire and might
Wednesday’s Witch is wacky but wise
Thursday’s Witch keeps their eye on the prize
Friday’s Witch mixes coconut and lime
Saturday’s Witch can bend space and time
but the Witch who works on Sunna’s day will always bring bright blessings their way
Everyday, as you’re getting ready to leave for work or hit the town with your friends or look for that perfect new job, you take stock of the general vibe of the day so you know how to approach it. You stick your head out the window to check the weather, notice how quick the second hand on your clock is moving, and try to read the dispositions of those you meet on the street. Every day has it’s own energy and when you walk out the door in the morning (or the afternoon, no judgements!) as a good little witch, it’s best to have your magickal arsenal backing you up!
The word “correspondences” doesn’t sound hella interesting or witchy, so don’t think of this as a post about magickal daily correspondences, think of this as your witchy weather report for the days of the week! Much like a daily horoscope (like the ones from Broadly, which I LOVE and check religiously), these daily bits of astrological magick will tell you the kind of spells to focus on, colours to wear and use, witchy tools to wield, or just in general how to be the best witch you can be that day. When you combine this daily witchery with things like moon phases, current astrolgoical phases, and the season you’re in with your own witchy intuition you have a fully fledged magical almanac.
One of my favourite things about daily magick is that it helps break up ruts and monotonous magical slumps. It gets you thinking magickally every day and gives you small things to focus on. Over time this builds into a great daily practice. You don’t have to be an expert, you don’t have to write your own horoscope or even be fully versed in astrology. I’m not! Every day and once a month I read a hororscope from Broadly, I get weekly and monthly astrology reports from Georgia Nicols in my inbox, and I love the Hoodwitch’s weekly witch tips. When we move into astrological seasons I trust other astrologers to give me the highlights, and the same with the astrological signs of the moon. I use that info from those brilliant people, with my own witchy knowledge of daily magick to give myself daily witchy forecasts so I have a head start on the day. I use a magickal day planner to keep it all in and make it look pretty and colourful so I can start the day off right. (OK SO YEAH I’M AN OFFICE SUPPLY NERD, OK??)
This week I’ll be posting about the energy of the day every morning so you can start your day off right and maybe do a little magick.
- Planet: Mercury
- Planetary Symbol: ☿ Mercury’s winged helmet and caduceus
- Element: Air
- Colours: Orange, purple, yellow, light green, light blue
- Stones & Metals: Quicksilver; Fluorite, quartz, opal, agate
- Incenses, Herbs & Oils: Lavender, bergamot, eucalyptus, lemongrass
- Tarot Cards: Wheel of Fortune, The Magician, Eight of Pentacles
Wednesday gets its name of the Norse god Odin or Woden, and was known as Woden’s Day. Before that the romans attributed it to the god mercury. It’s a day of wisdom, intelligence and communication, but has a mercurial almost trikster like energy to it. It can be a bit scattered or unpredictable.
Mercury and Hermes were the roman and Greek good of travel, communication, and self-expression. His winged sandals made him the fleet-footed messengers of the gods and gave him a ton of time to play tricks on his fellow deities. Odin was the king and patriarch of the Norse gods and was a god of great wisdom, shamanism, and poetry. His two pet ravens Huginn and Muninn – Thought and Memory – circle the earth and constantly bestow upon him news and knowledge from all over the world. Athena is a Greek goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts. Athena was serious and compassionate, and devoted herself to craft, knowledge and the safety of her people. She’s often pictured with an owl on her shoulder, which is a symbol of wisdom.
All of the birds associated with the gods above solidify Wednesday’s association with air, and airy and light scents like lavender and bergamot make excellent Wednesday incenses. For clarification and focus, eucalyptus is sure to wake you up. Bergamot is the main ingredient and earl grey tea, which is a perfect balance of calming and focus – thanks to magical, magical, caffeine.
Stones for Wednesday are ones with varying looks and purposes, anything that can go with the flow. Clear Quartz, as a stone that can stand in for everything is especially good on Wednesdays. Opals appear differently in different light or from different angles and are a stone of transformation. There are as many different kinds of agate and there are birds in the sky and each has a specific purpose so you’ll always be able to find an agate for your purposes.
Types of Wednesday Magick: spells for communication and self-expression, crafting magickal items and tools, working meditation such as painting or colouring, spells for good luck and humour, space and energy clearing, “general purpose” magick such as meditation and spells for better focus and memory retention, communicating with other worlds and spirits, or other witches. Wednesdays are my favourite day for tarot readings because I feel the cards and I just communicate better, I also participate in #WiccanChat on twitter to talk with other witches about a whole bunch of magickal topics!
Tarot: Though swords of the suit of air in the tarot, that sharp energy is just a bit too severe for Wednesday. The Wheel of Fortune card is the card of luck and fate, and carrying it without throughout your day may make fate smile on you. The Magician is often drawn as mercury himself and is a figure of communication, skill and confidence in himself and his magic. Use this card as a significator when you ask your tarot about increasing your skill in your craft. The Eight of Pentacles, though an earth card, is the card of craftsmanship and skilled trade and pride in your accomplishments. Use this as inspiration in spells for skill and creativity.
Dress for magickal success: Wednesday’s energy is ever changing and as such it’s hard to pin down a style. Patterns that are airy and feature imagery like birds, clouds and the sky work for mercury. Bright colours like yellow, lavender or bright green are colours of luck and magic. Wear something that really communicates who you are, and express yourself openly. Don’t be afraid to mix bright colours and wear colour changing stones like opal or fluorite, or even an old mood ring! I love to wear things that seem a little over the top, but are still really comfortable and airy. This bird dress is my ultimate Wednesday attire- mustard yellow with purple, teal, and hot pink hummingbirds and geometric shapes.
Wednesdays are one of my favourite days of the week. I don’t feel a mid-week slump now that I work for myself, and I like the kind of fun and wacky energy. I like how mis-matched things seem to go perfectly together on wednesdays and like anything seems possible.
TOMORROW WE’RE GETTIN’ RICH, WITCH!
Some of my favourite sources of daily magick:
Magical Fashionista by Tess Whitehurst
The Book of Witchery by Ellen Dugan
Coloring Book of Shadows Planners by Amy Cesari
The Witch’s Almanac by Weiser Books
Llewellyn’s Witches Companion and Datebooks
Plus the online sources listed above!
Where do you get your daily magical advice?