Time of Day - Calendar of Revelry and Sacred Days

The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World - Judika Illes 2005

Time of Day
Calendar of Revelry and Sacred Days

Some points of the day are more powerful than others.

At certain moments or times the thresholds between realms are more tenuous and more easily penetrated:

Image Noon: the precise moment at midday when the sun passes from East to West.

Image Geisterstunde, “The Hour of Spirits”: in certain areas of Germany, this is the hour between 11 p.m. and midnight, excellent for magic and divination.

Image Midnight, the Witching Hour.

Image The Hour of the Wolf: despite the name, this isn’t one precise moment but the wee still hours after midnight but before dawn when sounds, emotions, and dreams are magnified in power.

There are those who believe that the hour immediately proceeding midnight, culminating at the stroke of 12, is ideal for benevolent magic, while the hour immediately following is the most powerful for magical spells stemming from anger and a fierce desire for justice.