The Magic Calendar - Spells

The Big Book of Practical Spells: Everyday Magic That Works - Judika Illes 2016

The Magic Calendar

Any day and every day are good days for magic, but each day's power is not identical.

· When you wish to increase something, a fortune or love, let's say, harmonize your magic with the waxing moon: initiate your spell or ritual at the new moon.

· When you wish to decrease something, weight or animosity, for example, harmonize your magic with the waning moon: initiate your spell or ritual at the full moon.

The sun's power on Earth is measured by the solstices and equinoxes. These are potent times to assert your power. The solstices are particularly powerful times for candle magic or any spells using fire.

Not all days of power are measured by the sun's rays. During the period beginning on the first Friday in October until the second day of November, the veils separating spiritual realms are extremely sheer: this may be the easiest time to summon the spirits or contact your ancestors.

May 1st and St. John's Eve, the night of June 24th, are charged with extra magical power, especially for enchantment involving love, protection and fertility. These days are extremely beneficial for any botanical or nature magic. May 1st is the ideal day for contacting the fairies.

You have your own individual days of power. Astrologers can reveal these to you. Your birthday is your own personal New Year, a time for any new beginnings you desire. New Year's day is a great time to initiate any new spell.

Luckily, you don't have to wait for your birthday or January 1st for a cause to celebrate. Some forty calendars are currently in use on Earth and someone is celebrating a New Year virtually every month. Feel free to begin a New Year as frequently as necessary; take advantage of these opportunities to initiate new magic and new goals or regenerate old ones that have stalled.

· Ethiopian and Jewish New Year's coincide with the new moon near the autumn equinox.

· Persian New Year coincides with the vernal equinox, the first day of Aries.

· Chinese and Vietnamese mark the New Year at the second new moon following the winter solstice with Tibetan New Year following shortly after.

· Halloween marks what was once the start of the Celtic New Year.