Choosing the right day to cast a spell does not need to be a long and involved process. Magic is a field of few true guarantees, and it gives a surprising amount of forgiveness once you have honed your intuition properly. Above all else, it is important to keep experimenting to find out what is best for you. The energy signature of a person has great effect on the spell, as much as the day the spell is cast on, so find out what combination works best for you. The alignment of the stars and planets, as well as the shifting phases of the moon, charges your spells with distinctive energies unique to each celestial body.
Along with the lunar phases, the day of the week that one chooses for spell casting can affect the spell’s results. Plan your spells out in advance so that you don’t accidentally miss the best day. While other factors like the sorcerer’s state of mind are more important to the chances of a successful casting, casting on the right day enhances the spell along several different lines.
As many other signs, the waxing and the waning of the days (in this case, the sun rising and setting on that day) hold significance with regards to the event. A rising sun signifies a strengthening influence, used to create what does not currently exist or strengthen what currently does. A setting sun represents fading influence—use the setting sun to remove obstacles to what you want to strengthen. In a healing spell, the waxing sun serves to strengthen the body, while the waning sun weakens the influences of bad fortune and infectants.
The days of the week were originally connected to the elements and planets, and even today calendars all over the world use the same system (though the origins of many of the day names have been lost).
Best Days of the Week for Casting your Spell
Monday is the day ruled by the moon. It is the best day for carrying out rituals based on fertility, especially female fertility. Set festivals that celebrate a woman’s relationship, strengthen bonds of friendship, or banish strife, during this time.
Tuesday is the day ruled by Mars, or the element of Fire. Associated with Ares, it can ensure success of military operations. In peacetime, it aids in spells to banish fear during the waning period or strengthen one’s resolve during the waxing period. When strength of the mind and body are the primary concern, favor Tuesday.
Wednesday is the day ruled by Mercury and the element of Water. The Greek god of Hermes the Messenger is aligned with this day. As such, most spells associated with travel and communication are best cast during this time. Use your magic during this time to rid yourself of writer’s block, or encourage a positive reception to an idea or a manuscript. Or use it for divination spells designed to acquire knowledge.
Thursday is the day ruled by Jupiter, and the Eastern element of Wood. It is also related to fertility in general and male fertility in particular. Set aside Thursday for spells related to virility, job hunting during the waxing day, or seeking a raise during the waning day. Personal ambitions, whether in business or elsewhere, are best undertaken on a Thursday.
Friday is linked to Venus, and the Eastern element of Metal. It has a powerful influence on spells designed to affect love and lust. Spells cast during a waning Friday are designed to break down barriers to love and friendships. It can also be useful for banishing unhappiness (during the waning period), or finding new friendship (during the waning period)
Saturday is govern by Saturn and the element of Earth. Cast spells during this time that are designed to increase the size of harvests, as well as affect the fertility of animals and livestock. Spells that protect the hearth and home are also best saved for Saturday. Psychic attacks and defenses are especially potent during this time, as are spells that are designed to communicate with the spirits of nature and the spirits of the departed.
Finally, Sunday is the day ruled by the Sun and the god Helios. Spells cast on Sunday are designed to increase wealth and general prosperity, especially during the waxing period. It can also support attempts to make peace and increase chances of success.
Best Corresponding Zodiac Sign for your Spell
The zodiac signs that modern Westerners are aware of, the thirteen constellations associated with the solar calendar, were also used in the lunar calendar in prehistory. Every few days, the moon enters a different alignment corresponding to a different zodiac sign. Lunar calendars with alignments listed are available online. The following is a brief summary of the lunar alignments and how they figure into spellcasting.
The sign of Aries is associated with courage, the planet Mars, and the element of fire. Cast spells to aid risky endeavors that require a stalwart heart during this time. In modern days it is useful for tasks in which your resolve must be steeled—like breaking a habit or addiction.
Taurus is the sign associated with the arts. Cast spells during this time to aid an important artistic endeavor, such as the opening of a new gallery, the submission of a manuscript for publication, or before a major concert. Taurus is connected with the planet Venus and the element of Earth.
Gemini, associated with Air and the planet Mercury, aids in clarity and connection. While the moon is under Gemini’s influence, cast divination spells. The heightened influence of the air also aids in communication and factual dissemination.
Cancer is the sign of family, and family ties. It is connected to the element of water as well as the moon itself. Cast spells to strengthen family ties while this sign waxes in the eye of the moon, while banishing disagreement when the sign is waning.
Leo the lion shares a connection with the Sun, and it is also Fire-aligned. Spells that are associated with lust and love are best cast during this time. Pay close attention to whether Leo waxes or wanes during this time: if waxing, these emotions will increase, while if waning they will recede (which can increase clarity of thought)
Virgo is ruled by Mercury and the element of Water. Virgo is the sign that aids domestic and career labor. It is an auspicious sign for cleansing and organizing the household.
For legal and contractual matters, turn to Libra, Venus’s sign of Air. Signing new leases, forming employment contracts, or the dedication of marriages, rely on this sign.
Scorpio hangs beneath the influence of both Mars and Pluto. Under the waning sign of Scorpio, perform exorcisms and other spiritual cleansings designed to remove the influence of unwanted supernatural entities or actions.
Capricorn is associated with male fertility and male relationships (as well as relationships with men). Governed by Saturn, it is a good time to ask for a raise or to try and move up the career ladder.
Do not do spells under Aquarius that aid only yourself. Aquarius can strengthen friendships, however, or improve the workings of an organization that you belong to.
Pisces, under the influences of Jupiter and Neptune, is associated with the success of astral magic and dream journeys.