Choosing the best day to cast a spell
To the witch, each day of the week has its own unique magic and power and by tapping into these specific energies we can increase the power of our spell work. For example, if you want to cast a spell for success and prosperity, it is best to do it on a Thursday: the day associated with Jupiter the planet of power and luck. This does not mean you cannot cast a money spell on a Tuesday, what is means is the energies associated with each day of the week will make your spells more powerful than if they were cast on a different day. And as a witch we should do everything we can to make our spells more effective.
The seven days of the week are named after Gods and Goddesses who were worshipped by the Old Tradition, it is amazing how these traditional names of days have survived since the dark times. According to modern Wicca, all seven days of the week have different attributes and represent a certain element. It is up to you how you use this information, but by doing so you can enhance your magic and bring a positive change into your life. Day of the week correspondences are just a single layer on which we can build our magical timing, allowing us to ensure the success of our workings and magic
The seven-day week was first introduced by ancient Egyptians who assigned the name of a planet to each day. As the ancient Egyptian’s only knew seven celestial bodies, we now have seven days of the week. But all this has a deeper meaning not only within Wicca.
Here is a short guide that will help you correspond certain days of the week with your magical workings, this will help you achieve your magical goals by drawing in that particular energy.
Now let’s explore the ways we can bring a little magic into our everyday use.
Weekdays and Magic
Sunday – Ruled by the Sun the largest heavenly body in sight, it is the day for your biggest, boldest spells. This day is full of wonder and good time for magic such as health, success, wealth, healing and divination. Sundays are for personal achievements such as attaining wealth, fame, a job promotion or being acknowledged for your work. The first day of the is also the day of new beginnings, call upon the fresh solar energy to clear out all stale vibes and bring in renewed energy.
Day Named After: The Sun
Colors: Yellow and Gold, Amber and Orange
Deities: Helios, Ra, Apollo and Brigid
Crystals: Quartz, Diamonds, Carnelian and Amber, Tiger’s eye, Topaz
Plants and Herbs: Marigolds, Sunflowers and Cinnamon, St. John’s wort
Aroma: Lemon, Cedar, Frankincense
Magic: Perform spells and rituals involving Agriculture, beauty, self-expression, and creativity, success, promotion, fame, wealth, prosperity, health, careers goals. personal finances, spirit animals, promotion, healing and divination
Monday is the day of the Moon goddess, imbued with feminine energies, it is the perfect day for magic involving fertility, intuition and divination. The moon represents the inside of your heart and mind, your deepest desires, secrets, wishes and dreams. It is the day when the astral plane is said to lay closest to the Earth plane, so all magic with spirits will be heightened. Because the Moon rules the tides, Monday is the best day for Water magick of all kinds or magic involving emotion. Monday is a powerful day for magic but can be unreliable.
Day Named After: The Moon
Colors: Silver, white, grey, pearl and Pale blue
Deities: Thoth, Artemis, Hecate, Selene, Diana and Luna.
Crystals: Pearls, Opals, Selenite, Aquamarine and Moonstones.
Plants and Herbs: Wintergreen, peppermint, catnip, comfrey, sage, and chamomile
Aroma: Jasmine, Willow, Lemon, Sandalwood, Honeysuckle, Myrtle and Wormwood
Magic: Perform spells and rituals involving Healing, wisdom, intuition, childbearing, family life, purity, virginity, dreams, insight, prophesy, emotions, psychic pursuits, reincarnation, women, children, domestic concerns, spirituality, protection, meditation, astrology, spirit animals, shape-shifting, animals, medicine, cooking, clairvoyance, faerie magic
Tuesday is associated with Mars, the god of war, and is the day to cast spells for courage, strength confidence and success. This is the day to reverse hexes, block psychic attacks and fight off all negativity. Take courage and make a real stand in an area where you’ve perhaps felt powerless. This is also a good day to work on self-empowerment, ambition, lust and sexual potency.
Day Named After: Tyr, the Norse god of war.
Colors: Bright red, black and orange
Deities: Mars, Ares, Athena, Bast and the Morrighan
Crystals: Ruby, Garnet, Bloodstone
Metals: Iron, Steel,
Plants and Herbs: Holly and cacti, basil
Aroma: Basil, black pepper, ginger, dragon’s blood, patchouli
Magic: Perform spells and rituals involving Initiation, courage, success, strength, Protection, offensive and defensive Magic, partnerships, sex, sports, business, gardening and new beginnings, energy, physical strength, revenge, breaking negative spells,
Wednesday is named for the Germanic god Wotan (Odin) and ruled by the planet Mercury. This is a good day to improve communication, settle old conflicts and embark on a journey of transformation.
Wednesday is empowered by Mercury so it is the perfect day for divination, especially using tarot cards, runes, or similar. Spells involving luck, trade or business success will also be benefited. Mercury is a trickster so spells to deceive, mislead or distract will work well.
Day Named After: Woden, the supreme deity
Colors: Purple and orange, yellow and grey
Deities: Mercury, Odin, Athena, Hermes and Lugh
Crystals: Aventurine and Agate, Citrine,
Plants and Herbs: Aspen trees, lilies, lavender, and ferns.
Aroma: Jasmine, Sweet pea, Lavender, Eucalyptus
Magic: Perform spells and rituals involving communication, traveling, business, money, luck, gambling, fortune, chance, and creativity, healing, communication, memory, divination
Thursday is wonderful day for magic, it is the day for fortune, health, wisdom, growth, business success and abundance. Use this day to focus on anything in your life that needs your attention.
Thursday is ruled by the planet Jupiter and is the go-to planet for power and luck. The planet Mercury is good for quick cash, however Jupiter is good for the long-term accumulation of wealth. Thursday is considered an auspicious day to sign contracts and acquire property. On this day do magic to bless and protect your home, clear out the negative energies and bring in the positive.
Day Named After: Thor, the god of thunder.
Colors: Royal blues, purple and greens
Deities: Thor, Zeus, Juno and Jupiter
Crystals: Turquoise, Amethyst and Lapis lazuli
Plants and Herbs: Honeysuckle, cinquefoil, and oak trees.
Aroma: Clove, Nutmeg, Sage, Cinnamon
Magic: Perform spells and rituals involving Harvesting, success, abundance prosperity, wealth, healing, gambling, social matters, forecasting, luck, growth, physical well-being, good health, happiness, siblings, neighbors, writing, intellectual pursuits and self-improvement
Friday is ruled by Venus, so of course it is the day for all things related to love and beauty. Cast spells for any type of relationship, friendship, marriage, children, fidelity, attraction, and engagements. The word ‘Friday’ springs from the Norse goddess Freya, the Scandinavian goddess of fertility and abundance. Because Venus is closely connected to the natural world, it’s also a good day to harvest plants and herbs for magical uses. Create potions, weave enchantment and craft workings for pleasure, enjoyment, and intoxication.
Day Named After: Freyja or Frigga
Colors: Pink and Aqua, light blue, green
Deities: Venus, Freyja and Aphrodite
Crystals: Coral, Emerald and Rose quartz, Jade, Malachite, Lapis lazuli
Plants and Herbs: Strawberries, apple blossoms and feverfew, thyme
Aroma: Rose, Vanilla, Yarrow, Cardamom, Sandalwood, saffron
Magic: Perform spells and rituals involving Romance, love, friendship, pregnancy, fertility and passion, Family life, sexuality, harmony, friendship and growth. soul-mates, artistic ability, marriage, herbal magic, healing, peace, luxury, income, reconciliation, relationship disputes, desirability, sexual matters, partnerships, pleasures, arts and crafts
Saturday is ruled by Saturn and is the day for tuning your psychic and third eye abilities. Cast spells to bind, curse. banish and protect. It is also the day for Underworld magick, communing with ancestors and contacting spirits. Saturday is the day to take steps towards restoring order and balance, fix relationships and cast cleansing spells. Saturn has a reputation as an inauspicious day for magick–but of course, it depends on the type of magick.
Day Named After: Saturn, the ancient Roman god
Element: Earth, Fire
Colors: Black and Dark Purple
Deities: Goddess Hecate
Crystals: Apache tear, Obsidian, Hematite, Coral and Pewter
Plants and Herbs: Thyme, mullein, and the cypress tree.
Aroma: Myrrh, Patchouli, Cypress
Magic: Perform spells and rituals involving Agriculture and creativity, fortune and hope, protection and banishment of negativity. binding spells, karma, manifestation, transformation, death, Stalkers, habit breaking, spirit, psychic attack or defense, finding lost items, locating missing person, self-discipline, exorcisms, longevity
Now that you know the days of the week and the corresponding planets your magick will be more intense, giving you the ability to create the life you choose to lead. The more you practise the better you will become at spell casting and the more natural it will feel.