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Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Sunday

From PlentifulEarth.com

Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

Gender: Masculine

Deities: Apollo, Brigid, Helios, Ra

Colors: Amber, Gold, Orange Yellow

Crystals: Amber, Diamonds, Carnelian, Gold, Quartz Sunstone, Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Topaz

Herbs & Plants: Angelica, Buttercups, Cinnamon, Eyebright, Juniper, Marigolds, St. Johns Wort, Sunflowers

Incenses: Cedar, Cinnamon Frankincense, Lemon, Sun Oil

Energies & Associations: Agriculture, Beauty, Creativity, Ego, Fame, Fatherly Love, God Rituals, Hope, Male Health, Personal Achievements, Power, Promotions, Self-Expression, Spiritual Connection, Success, Victory, Wealth

Extras: Sunday sets the tone for the rest of the week; ensure that Sundays are full of light, fun, and happiness.

From awithintime.weebly.com

Sunday- Ruled by the Sun. Power, prosperity, health, banishing evil annd excorcism, Success, healing, and happiness

Planet – Sun

Sign – Leo

Angel – Michael

Color – Gold, Yellow, and Orange

Plant – Marigold, Heliotrope, Sunflower, Buttercup, Cedar, Beech, and Oak

Stone – Carnelian, Citrine, Tiger Eye, amber, Quartz Crystal, Red Agate

Intentions – Health, Success, Career, Ambition, Goals, Personal finances.

Element – Fire

More Qualities – Family, Sibling Relationships, Advancement, Drama, fun, authority, figures, law, fairs, crops, totem animals, volunteer services, civic services, promotion, the god, men’s mysteries, children, Buying, selling, speculating.

From Spell 8 – For More Information on Sunday’s Correspondences

Magick Candle

Light a yellow candle to promote mental clarity and knowledge. Meditating with a yellow candle promotes creativity, imagination, communication, mental strength and intellect. It is great for requests of creativity, materialization and trust.

Ruling Deities

Wiccan God Apollo Wiccan Goddess Brighid Wiccan God Helios Wiccan God RaApollo, Brighid, Helios and Ra are rulers of Sundays.

Crystals

Amber, Carnelian, Diamond, Tiger’s Eye.

Carrying these gemstones today can bring success and fulfillment of your goals. Wear them as a talisman or simply keep them close to you to harness their energy.

Potion

Drink a cup of Honey and Ginger Tea to fill your Sunday with positive energy. Traditional Chinese medicine holds that ginger restores devastated yang¹. It is a symbol of strength and purity. Ginger even appears in the ancient Hindu text, the Kama Sutra, where its use is entrusted to enhance sexual relationships and help flow the energy of love and sensuality.

From whats-your-sign.com

The archangel Michael is in charge of this day.  In the Hebrew language, Michael’s name means: ‘One who is as God’. Sunday and Michael are both associated with the Sun. This makes a lot of sense.  Consider, Sunday in earlier eras was commonly established as the day of Sabbath, or day of worship.  The symbolic meaning of the Sun is akin to the spirit, the light that shines bright within us, the fire within the soul.  Archangel Michael and the Sun are mighty partners to enhance our virtues, devotionals, prayers and meditations on Sunday.

10 December Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1520 Martin Luther publicly burns papal edict demanding he recant

1684 Isaac Newton‘s derivation of Kepler’s laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmond Halley

1799 Metric system first adopted in France

1901 First Nobel Peace Prizes awarded to Red Cross founder Jean Henri Dunant and peace activist Frederic Passy

1936 Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up the British throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson

1964 Nobel Peace Prize presented to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo, Norway

Today’s Historical Events

741 Pope Zachary elected

1041 Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, Byzantium Emperor dies of results of dropsy. His wife Empress Zoe elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.

1294 Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)

1508 League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1926 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)

1952 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953 KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting

1953 WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins

1962 David Lean’s film “Lawrence of Arabia”, based on life of T. E. Lawrence and starring Peter O’Toole, premieres at Odeon Leicester Square (Academy Awards Best Picture 1963)

Today’s Historical Music Events

1927 “Grand Ole Opry” first named as such during Barn Dance radio broadcast, in Nashville, Tennessee

1953 “John Murray Anderson’s Almanac” opens at Imperial NYC for 229 performances

1965 “Yearling” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances

1978 “Platinum” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances

1991 “Crucible” opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances

1991 IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum

1992 “My Favorite Year” opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1810 English bare-knuckle boxer Tom Cribb beats African-American Tom Molineaux in 33rd of 40 round bout at Copthall Common, England; first interracial boxing match

1831 “Spirit of the Times” begins publishing in New York City, the premier sports journal of the 19th century

1918 John Heyder becomes president of baseball’s National League for the 2nd time

1919 NL votes to ban the spitball’s use by all new pitchers

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Friday

From mycrystalaura.com.au

Freya’s day
Planet: Venus.
Colours: Green, Light Blue, Pink and Copper tones.
Metal: Copper.
Crystals: JadeLapis LazuliRose QuartzCoralEmeraldMalachite.

From GypsyWolf.weebly.com

Friday is the sixth day of the week, but used to be the seventh, the Sabbath of the Jewish lunar calendar.   The name, Friday,  is derived from the Nordic goddess, Frigg, Frigga, Freyja, Freya, or Frija (Germanic), considered to be the mother of all.  She is the Goddess of love and war, fertility and death.   She is the leader of the Valkyries and the Disir (Divine Grandmothers), and creator of Seidr magic.  Her symbols are the cat and the Brisingamen, which is the magic necklace of the rainbow bridge.  Freya’s Roman and Greek counterparts are Venus and Aphrodite, goddesses of love and beauty.
Latin: Dies Veneris, dedicated to Venus, the Roman Goddess of love
French: vendredi
Italian: venerdi
Spanish: viernes
Old High German: frigedag
German: Freitag
Dutch: vrijdag
Rules: Love, fidelity, reconciliation, interchanges, beauty, youth, joy, happiness, pleasure, luck, friendship, compassion, music, the arts.
Colors: Light Blue, Green, Pink, Copper Hues
Planet: Venus
Metal: Copper
Stones: Azurite, Calcite (blue, green & pink), Cat’s Eye, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Coral, Emerald, Jade, Jasper (green), Kunzite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Olivine, Peridot, Sodalite, Tourmaline (blue, green, pink & watermelon), Turquoise Malachite
Herbs: Apple Blossom, Cardamom, Crocus, Daisy, Geranium (rose), Heather, Hyacinth, Iris, Licorice, Lilac, Magnolia, Myrtle, Orchid, Orris, Plumeria, Rose, Spearmint, Stephanosis, Sweet Pea, Tansy, Thyme, Tonka, Tuberose, Vanilla, Violet, Willow, Ylang Ylang
Zodiac: Libra & Taurus

From Ancient Pathway

Magickal Intentions:
Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, HeartIncense:
Strawberry
Sandalwood
Rose
Saffron
Vanilla

Planet:
Venus

Sign:
Libra
Taurus

Colors:
Green
Pink
Aqua

Herbs/Plants:
Pink Rose
Ivy
Birch
Heather
Clematis
Sage
Violet
Water Lilly

Stones:
Rose Quartz
Moonstone
Pink Tourmaline
Peridot
Emerald
Jade

From whats-your-sign.com

There’s a reason out of all the days of the week, Friday is commonly dubbed ‘date night’.  Why? Because Fridays are overseen by the angel Anael, who’s name means ‘Star of love’.  Anael is one of the angels considered to have helped with the creation of the heavens and earth.  If Anael doesn’t convince you that Fridays are for lovers, then perhaps knowing this day is ruled by Venus might give you confirmation.  Venus is symbolic of love, sensuality, creativity and relationships. Of course, love and loving isn’t exclusive to Friday. Everyday of the week is an opportunity for love.  However, Friday is most auspicious for connecting with others on a loving level.  This doesn’t mean you have to have a date, or a mate.  You can augment your intensity of love on Friday by showing affection to your pets, your family and/or your friends. You get the idea.

9 December Today In History

Today’s Important Historical Events

536 Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire

1212 Frederick II (later also Holy Roman Emperor) crowned King of Germany in Mainz

1968 NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco.

1990 Lech Wałęsa wins Poland’s 1st direct presidential election in Poland

1992 Operation Restore Hope: US Marines land in Somalia

Today’s Historical Events

536 Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire

656 Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion

730 Battle of Marj Ardabil, Turkic Khazar army led by Barjik defeats Umayyad force, with 20,000 killed including general al-Jarrah ibn Abdallah, whose head is mounted on a throne

1212 Frederick II (later also Holy Roman Emperor) crowned King of Germany in Mainz

1315 Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)

1425 Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven

1570 The Geuzen (a confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein

1625 Netherlands & England sign military treaty

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1960 1st broadcast of “Coronation Street” on British ITV

1965 “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, the first Peanuts animated special premieres on CBS in the US

1968 KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting

1968 Terence O’Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the ‘Ulster stands at the Crossroads’ speech

1988 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M

1988 Premiere of fact based crime drama film “Mississippi Burning”

1990 23rd NAACP Image Awards: “Coming to America” wins Outstanding Motion Picture

1997 “Tomorrow Never Dies“, 18th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh, premieres in London

Today’s Historical Music Events

1842 Mikhail Glinka’s opera “Russlan and Ludmilla” premieres at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, in St. Petersburg, Russia

1905 Richard Strauss‘ opera “Salome” premieres in Dresden

1954 Dmitri Shostakovich appointed honored guest of Royal Swedish Academy of Music

1961 “From the Second City” closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 performances

1961 “Let It Ride” closes at Eugene O’Neill Theater NYC after 68 performances

1964 John Coltrane‘s Quartet records their greatest work “A Love Supreme” at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

1967 Jim Morrison arrested on stage for disturbing the peace at the New Haven Arena, Connecticut, making him the 1st rock star to be taken into custody during a performance

1973 “Pajama Game” opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1892 English football club Newcastle United founded

1913 Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris

1913 John K Tener becomes president of baseball’s National League

1922 1st Australasian Championships Women’s Tennis, Sydney: Margaret Molesworth wins inaugural title; beats fellow Australian Esna Boyd 6-3, 10-8

1922 Australasian Championships Men’s Tennis, Sydney: James Anderson wins 1st of 3 Australasian titles; beats fellow Australian Gerald Patterson 6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

1925 AL extends Ban Johnson‘s contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000

1926 USGA legalizes steel shaft golf clubs

1931 Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences for Monday

From mycrystalaura.com.au

Moon-day
Planet: Moon.
Colours: Silver, White and Grey.
Metal: Silver.
Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, AquamarineSelenite.

From GypsyWolf.weebly.com

Monday is the second day of the week, named from the Latin Lunae Dies, day of the moon, reflecting the Roman feast days dedicated to the moon and moon goddess, Luna.  The goddess Selene is her Greek counterpart.
Latin: Lunae Dies, day of the Moon
French: lundi
Italian: lunedi
Spanish: lunes [from Luna, “Moon”]
Anglo-Saxon: monandaeg, “the moon’s day”
German: Montag
Dutch: maandag

Rules: Peace, sleep, prophetic dreams, psychic awareness, spirituality, compassion, love, home, gardening, purification, healing and fertility.
Colors: Silver and White
Planet: Moon
Metal:  Silver
Stones: Aquamarine, Beryl, Chalcedony, Crystal (quartz), Moonstone, Mother-of-pearl, Pearl, Sapphire, Selenite
Herbs: Calamus, Camphor, Coconut, Gardenia, Grape, Jasmine, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lotus, Myrrh, Poppy seed, Sandalwood, Willow
Zodiac: Cancer

From AngelFire.com

Moon: psychic pursuits, psychology, dreams/astral travel, imagination, women’s mysteries, reincarnation, short trips, women, children, the public, domestic concerns, emotions, fluids, magick, spirituality, nursing, all things pertaining to water and bodies of water, antiques, trip planning, household activities, initiation, astrology, new-age pursuits, archetypes, totem animals, shapeshifting, religious experience

The day of the Moon.

Any rituals focused on creativity, insight and hidden wisdom are recommended.

A good day to attune with the Goddess and her energies.

Moon Rituals: Conceptual, self-inspiration, psychic ability, inspiration, change.

Element: Water

Colour: White

Number: 9

From ask-angels.com – Monday

Archangel Gabriel- “My strength is God” 

Gabriel’s main focus is Divine Communication. Gabriel helps communication to flow with the divine qualities of beauty, grace, and clarity. Call upon Archangel Gabriel for more effective communication with others, or to get a message out in a written, or spoken form. Gabriel also works closely with mothers, and children, and she will help you to nurture yourself, and your inner-child.

8 November Today In History

Important Historical Events

392 Roman Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion the state religion

1519 1st meeting of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II and Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico

1701 William Penn presents Charter of Privileges, guaranteed religious freedom for the colony in Pennsylvania

1734 Vincent la Chapelle, master cook to various nobility and royalty, forms Free Masons Lodge in Netherlands

1895 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

2002 Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council under Resolution 1441 unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face “serious consequences”

2005 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia, the first woman to lead an African country

2016 Republican Donald Trump is elected President of the United States of America, defeating democrat Hillary Clinton, who received 2.9 million more votes

Today’s Historical Events

911 Duke Conrad I chosen as King of East Francia

1322 Pope John XXII names John van Diest as Bishop of Utrecht

1494 Uprising against Piero de’ Medici in Florence

1519 1st meeting of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II and Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico

1520 Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.

1575 French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty

1576 Eighty Years’ War: Pacification of Ghent – 17 Dutch provinces sign anti-Spanish covenant

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1880 French actress Sarah Bernhardt makes her US debut at NY’s Booth Theater

1935 “Mutiny on the Bounty” directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)

1949 “All The King’s Men” based on Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer winning novel, directed by Robert Rossen and starring Broderick Crawford premieres in New York (Best Picture 1950)

1956 “The Ten Commandments”, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US

1959 KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast

1964 KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting

1965 “Days of Our Lives” premieres on TV

Today’s Historical Music Events

1926 George Gershwin‘s musical “Oh, Kay” premieres in NYC

1928 George and Ira Gershwin‘s musical “Treasure Girl” premieres in NYC

1932 “Make Mine Music” debuts

1945 “Girl from Nantucket” opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances

1958 “Maria Golovin” closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances

1974 “Greatest Hits” 11th studio album by Elton John is released

1986 “Song & Dance” closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances

1990 “6 Degrees of Separation” opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1920 Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th

1947 Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 South Australia v Victoria

1950 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year

1951 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

1961 Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn

1966 Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles outfielder, selected as AL MVP,first player to win MVP in both leagues

1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

1970 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2021 November 8

A Filament Leaps from the Sun

Video Credit & Copyright: Stéphane PoirierExplanation: Why, sometimes, does part of the Sun’s atmosphere leap into space? The reason lies in changing magnetic fields that thread through the Sun‘s surface. Regions of strong surface magnetism, known as active regions, are usually marked by dark sunspots. Active regions can channel charged gas along arching or sweeping magnetic fields — gas that sometimes falls backsometimes escapes, and sometimes not only escapes but impacts our Earth. The featured one-hour time-lapse video — taken with a small telescope in France — captured an eruptive filament that appeared to leap off the Sun late last month. The filament is huge: for comparison, the size of the Earth is shown on the upper left. Just after the filament lifted off, the Sun emitted a powerful X-class flare while the surface rumbled with a tremendous solar tsunami. A result was a cloud of charged particles that rushed into our Solar System but mostly missed our Earth — this time. However, enough solar plasma did impact our Earth’s magnetosphere to create a few faint auroras.

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences for Wednesday

From mycrystalaura.com – Wednesday

Wodin’s day
Planet: Mercury.
Colours: Yellow, Grey and Mixed Hues.
Metals: Mercury and Zinc.
Crystals: CitrineAgatesAventurine, Mica, Pumice.

From galleries.com – Wednesday

Mercury (Woden)

Amethyst

Tanzanite

Magickal Intentions:
Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel, Money MattersIncense:
Jasmine
Lavender
Sweet PeaPlanet:
Mercury
ChironSign:
VirgoAngel:
Colors:
Orange
Light Blue
Grey
Yellow
VioletHerbs/Plants:
Fern
Lavender
Hazel
Cherry
PerriwinkleStones:
Aventurine
Bloodstone
Hematitie
Moss Agate
Sodalite

From ask-angels.com – Wednesday

Archangel Raphael –“Healer of God”

Raphael’s main focus is healing, on all levels including mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical healing. Raphael helps those who are in need of healing, those who are healers, and those who wish to develop healing abilities. Simply ask Archangel Raphael to help you, or to go to a loved one, and you will invoke the assistance of this powerful Archangel. Raphael will also work behind the scenes to heal situations, relationships, and to inspire you to make healthy choices.

Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences for Tuesday

From A Pagan Mess

Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Colors: Red, Black, Orange
Keywords: Strength, Defense, Protection, Courage, Conviction, Action

Tuesday packs a punch of firey Mars energy. This is a great day for any spell work that is on the combative side. Anything dealing with protection, banishing, and the like will benefit from this energy.

 

From Ancient Pathway

Magickal Intentions:
Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality, Assertiveness
Incense:
Dragon’s Blood
Patchouli
Planet:
Mars
Sign:
Aries
Scorpio
Angel:
Samuel
Colors:
Red
Orange
Herbs/Plants:
Red Rose
Cock’s Comb
Pine
Daisy
Thyme
Pepper
Stones:
Carnelian
Bloodstone
Ruby
Garnet
Pink Tourmaline

From Plentiful Earth

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Gender: Masculine

Deities: Ares/Aries, Lilith Mars, The Morrighan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Colors: Red, Black, Orange

Crystals: Bloodstone, Flint, Garnet, Iron Pink Tourmaline, Red Jasper, Red Tourmaline, Rhodonite, Ruby, Steel

Herbs & Plants: Allspice, Basil, Cactus, Chili Pepper, Coneflower, Dragon’s Blood, Garlic, Ginger, Holly, Horseradish, Mustard, Stinging Nettle, Onion, Pepper, Pine, Radish, Thistles, Tobacco

Incenses: Basil, Black Pepper, Dragon’s Blood, Ginger, Patchouli

Energies & Associations: Aggression, Breaking Negative Spells, Competition Courage, Defense, Dominance, Ego, Force, Hunting, Initiation, Leadership, Lust, Masculine Marriage and Protection, Powerful Protection, Powerful Wards, Revenge, Romance, Sex, Strength, Success, Victory, War and Conflict

From Numerologist.com – Tuesday’s Angel

Archangel Chamuel is the resonant Angel of Tuesdays.

Known as the angel of love, peace and omniscient vision, she sees the connections between everything and everyone.

She is known for her gift of higher perspective, so if you are stuck in a situation you see no way out of, especially if it involves a relationship, she is your go-to Angel.

She is peaceful, reassuring and incredibly loving. One of her chief functions is assisting us to lead lives of peace and acceptance, especially within loving relationships through the practice of unconditional love.

Archangel Chamuel is often depicted with a heart, the symbol of love, which she uses to remind us of this underlying force of nature which connects us all.  She is here to teach you that with love as your guiding light, you’re capable of breaking through any difficulties, and her presence will help you to resolve any conflict you face.

Invoke her presence and she’ll remind you of your place of belonging – at the heart of your personal world.  She will re-connect you to those you love and bring peace and balance. Archangel Chamual can also be asked for help in reuniting you with people and things you have lost.

Archangel Chamuel resonates with the color pink, with the planet Venus and the number 9.

Special Edition of Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondences for Samhain

Symbolism: death and regeneration, transformation, end of old projects, new beginnings, return, change, rest, success, plenty, knowledge
Symbols: skulls, bats, cats, leaves, nuts, seeds, barren trees and branches, pumpkins, cauldron, pentacle, crystal ball, besom or broom, witch’s hat, moon, crows/ravens, ghosts, goblins, banshees, candy/caramel apples, chocolate, Jack-o-Lanterns, costumes, Trick-or-Treats, Death, acorns, bones, gourds, scarecrows

Colors: black, orange, red, silver, gold, brown, purple, yellow

Food and Drink: apples, cider, pork, hazelnuts, pomegranates, pumpkins, potatoes, squash, cranberries, turnips, beets, mugwort tea, ale, mulled wine, pies/cakes for the dead

Herbs: apple leaf, almonds, bay leaf, nettle, hemlock, cloves, cinnamon, mandrake root, marigold, mums, mugwort, pine, rosemarysagewormwood, tarragon, rue, garlic, ginger, hazelnut, allspice

Deities: Hekate, The Crone, Cerridwen, Bast, Persephone, Horned Hunter, Cernunnos, Osiris, Hades, Anubis, Loki, Arawn, Dis, and any other death/underworld god or goddess

Crystals and Gemstones: black obsidian, jasper, onyx, bloodstone, smoky quartz, carnelian,

Animals: cats, especially black cats, bats, spiders, rats, wolves, snakes, ravens and crows, owls, stags, jackals, scorpions

Magic: This is the time to honor the dead. Set up an altar, serve them cakes, and let them know they are not forgotten. If you wish to communicate with deceased friends and family, this is the best time of year. The veil thins the night of Samhain, making communication easy. Do NOT, however, entice spirits, disrespect them, or perform any other magic that is anything less than respectful. I repeat, don’t do it. Samhain is also a great time to practice divination in the form of runes, scrying, tarot, tea readings, etc. Reflect over the previous year and perform blessing spells to ring in the new year. Astral projection, lucid dreaming, and hedge riding are also much easier to perform on this night but remember to be safe. Banishing magic, especially those for bad habits, are especially strong on this night.

Please note this is not a complete list but a brief overview of symbols, colors, herbs, deities, and the like. If I have missed something that you feel should make the list, please feel free to contact me via the comments or through email.

Click her for more ideas from Zenned Out for Samhain Rituals and Correspondences

The ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain (pronounced sow-in), celebrated on October 31st and November 1st, marks the end of our seasonal cycle on the Wheel of the Year. This is why it’s often referred to as the witch’s New Year. Seasonally speaking, Samhain is the third and final harvest of the season or the last rally to store and prepare for the coming Winter season.

This sacred celebration reaches much farther than harvests and is also a time when the veil between the physical and spirit world is at its thinnest. The Celtic people believed that spirits walked among them during this time, so Samhain is accepted as an ideal time to communicate and connect with the spirit realm. Here’s a fun drawing I created with ritual suggestions for Samhain. Keep scrolling to learn more about each one.

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From PaganPages.org Samhain Correspondences By Jennifer Wright

Free Pagan Magazine

Other Names:
celtic ~ Summer’s End, pronounced “sow” (rhymes with now) “en” (Ireland), sow-een (Wales) – “mh” in the middle is a “w” sound – Greater Sabbat(High Holiday) – Fire Festival Oct 31-Nov 1(North Hemisphere) – Apr 30-May 1 – The Great Sabbat, Samhiunn, Samana, Samhuin, Sam-fuin, Samonios, Halloween, Hallomas, All Hallows Eve, All Saints/All Souls Day(Catholic), Day of the Dead (Mexican), Witches New Year, Trinoux Samonia, Celtic/ Druid New Year, Shadowfest (Strega), Martinmas or Old Hallowmas (Scotttish/Celtic) Lá Samhna (Modern Irish), Festival of the Dead, Feile Moingfinne (Snow Goddess), Hallowtide (Scottish Gaelis Dictionary), Feast of All Souls, Nos Galen-gae-of Night of the Winter Calends (Welsh), La Houney or Hollantide Day, Sauin or Souney ( Manx), oidhche na h-aimiléise-the night of mischief or confusion(Ireland), Oidhche Shamna (Scotland)

Rituals:
End of summer, honoring of the dead,scrying, divination, last harvest, meat harvest

Incense:
Copal, sandalwood, mastic resin, benzoin, sweetgrass, wormwood, mugwort, sage, myrrh or patchouli

Tools:
Besom, cauldron, tarot, obsidian ball, pendulum, runes, oghams, Ouija boards, black cauldron or bowl filled with black ink or water, or magick mirror

Stones/Gems:
Black obsidian, jasper, carnelian, onyx, smoky quartz, jet, bloodstone

Colors:
Black, orange, red

Symbols & Decorations:
Apples, autumn flowers, acorns, bat, black cat, bones, corn stalks, colored leaves, crows, death/dying, divination and the tools associated with it, ghosts, gourds, Indian corn, jack-o-lantern, nuts , oak leaves, pomegranates, pumpkins, scarecrows, scythes, waning moon

Foods:
Apples, apple dishes, cider, meat (traditionally this is the meat harvest) especially pork, mulled cider with spices, nuts-representing resurrection and rebirth, nuts, pomegranates, potatoes, pumpkins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds, squash.

Goddesses:
The Crone, Hecate(Greek), Cerridwen(Welsh-Scottish), Arianrhod(Welsh), Caillech (Irish-Scottish), Baba Yaga (Russian), Al-Ilat(persian), Bast (Egyptian), Persephone (Greek), Hel(Norse), Kali(Hindu), all Death & Otherworld Goddesses

Gods:
Horned Hunter(European), Cernnunos(Greco-Celtic), Osiris(Egyptian), Hades (Greek), Gwynn ap Nudd (British), Anubis(Egyptian), Coyote Brother (Native American), Loki (Norse), Dis (Roman), Arawn (Welsh), acrificial/Dying/Aging
Gods, Death and Otherworld Gods

Herbs and Flowers:
Almond, apple leaf , autumn joy sedum, bay leaf, calendula, Cinnamon, Cloves cosmos, garlic, ginger , hazelnut, hemlock cones, mandrake root, marigold, mums, mugwort (to aid in divination), mullein seeds, nettle, passionflower, pine needles, pumpkin seeds, rosemary (for remembrance of our ancestors), rue, sage, sunflower petals and seeds, tarragon, wild ginseng, wormwood

Animals:
Stag, cat, bat, owl, jackal, elephant, ram, scorpion, heron, crow, robin

Mythical Beings:
Pooka, goblin,medusa, beansidhe, harpies

Essence:
Magick, plenty; knowledge, the night, death & rebirth, success, protection; rest, new beginning; ancestors; lifting of the veil, mundane laws in abeyance, return, change

Dynamics/Meaning:
Death & transformation, Wiccan new year,wisdom of the Crone, end of summer, honoring, thinning of the veil between worlds, death of the year, time outside of time, night of the Wild Hunt, begin new projects, end old projects

Work:
Sex magick, release of bad habits, banishing, fairy magick, divination of any kind, candle magick, astral projection, past life work, dark moon mysteries, mirror spells (reflection), casting protection , inner work, propitiation, clearing obstacles, uncrossing, inspiration, workings of transition or culmination, manifesting transformation,creative visualization, contacting those who have departed this plane

Purpose:
Honoring the dead, especially departed ancestors, knowing we will not be forgotten; clear knowledge of our path; guidance, protection, celebrating reincarnation

Rituals/Magicks:
Foreseeing future, honoring/consulting ancestors, releasing the old, power, understanding death and rebirth, entering the underworld, divination, dance of the dead, fire calling, past life recall

Customs:
Ancestor altar, costumes, divination, carving jack-o-lanterns, spirit plate, the Feast of the Dead, feasting, paying debts, fairs, drying winter herbs, masks, bonfires, apple games, tricks, washing clothes

Element:
Water

Gender:
Male

Threshold:
Midnight

From Plentiful Earth – How to pronounce Samhain

Popularized by Wicca, Samhain is a celebration that occurs around the same time as Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, and Day of the Dead — on or around October 31. This wonderful day is often celebrated as a time to commune with our ancestors and the passing spirits, as the veil between the worlds has become its thinnest. The festival of Samhain is easily most Witches’ favorite Sabbat of the year, a fact we can all agree on. However, it’s easy to strike up a war of the Witches when it comes to saying the word out loud!

We know first hand, as American Witches in the United States, how embarrassing it can be to read the ancient Gaelic word as “Sam-hayne” on paper when we’re learning and then try to say it in front of seasoned coven-mates! We’re here to save you some red cheeks and give you the confidence to talk about your favorite holiday out loud! The good news? There are 3 ways to pronounce this ancient Celtic, each from a different region of its birthplace!

3 Correct Samhain Pronunciations

How to pronounce Samhain – Video

How to pronounce Samhain in Irish Gaelic

  • Sow-in

How to pronounce Samhain in Welsh

  • Sow-een

How to pronounce Samhain in Scottish Gaelic

  • Sav-en

Now, pick your favorite way and say it with pride, Witch!

Wish you all a safe, blessed, and happy Samhain.