What is the sacred animal of your day of birth? Welcome to another Lesson of our School of Witchcraft. Tonight, we will examine how each day of the Week was and still is associated with one Archetype Sacred Animal and what does it mean. Therefore, we will see what blessings are given to each individual who is born under the influence of each day. Although this sacred animal rules the day, you may also be under the influence of another spirit or sacred animal.
Everyone has a Sacred Animal
Animal Guides or Archetype Spirts, come to us for many different reasons, but they usually have a reason that can be group into life-long guides, messengers, tests, or journey based guides. Although each of us is somehow ‘linked’ with the physical world with one sacred Animal, many of us encounter more Spirits which act additionally to the Primary sacred animal. Therefore, each of us ‘has’ one sacred Animal but we may also be guided in our lives by additional ones when times are needed. Note. Totem Animals were introduced widely by the Native Americans yet many ancient civilizations share their core concept (ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, etc). However, this article does not try to replace the rich culture of Native Americans but give a different point of view.
Every Day is Magical
We’ve been through this a couple of times before yet it’s always interesting to remember. You see, back in the ancient times, the ‘Magical’ or ‘Astrological‘ planets were just seven. The discovery of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto came much later, although the have been prophesied by the alchemists. As the ‘Planets’ were seven, the ancient ones observed that there is a 7-day pattern, with each day radiating separate energy. Thus, they created a ‘week’ based on these seven different ‘planetary days’.
- Sunday (Dimance in French), is the Day of the Sun (Apollo)
- Monday (Moonday – Lundi in French), is the Day of the Moon (Artemis)
- Tuesday (Mardi in French), is the Day of Mars (Ares)
- Wednesday (Mercredi in French) is the Day of Mercury (Hermes)
- Thursday (Jeudi in Frech) is the Day of Jupiter (Zeus)
- Friday (Vendredi in French) is the Day of Venus (Aphrodite)
- Saturday (Samedi) is the Day of Saturn (Kronus)
Therefore, each day is drenched in the power of the Planet, which is of course associated to a major deity. Thus, we can find our personal sacred animal which ‘rules’ over the day we are born. Once we find it, we can ‘summon’ it during the same day of the week we were born and let it guide us. To do that, we can keep our ‘birthday’ candle, from the last birthday cake. Although you can substitute it with any white candle, the birthday candle is more appropriate. Next birthday… keep it!
The sacred Animal Spell
Create an appropriate offering. You can get some cookies or a small cake, or a dish of honey and milk. Burn some Benzoin to invite the higher entities you look for. Now put the candle before the offering and once you light it up, say the next words.
Sacred Spirit of …
I summon thee,
I ask for you guidance,
Come to me.
Now close your eyes and visualize this spirit coming to you. Once it’s there, greet it properly and offer your cake, etc. Tell the Spirit that you are now ready to be guided and ask it to advise you and guide you through the day. Wait for the signs. Write down your progress. Repeat, for 6 more (total seven) consequent weeks.
What your sacred Animal based on your Birthday?
Your birthday can reveal your sacred Animal. Although we’ve been copied before (unfortunately most of the times without our permission), we should advise you that this article is created by the notes of the High Priest of the Sacred Phoenix, thus please remember who to thank for you good results.
Monday: Stag, the Graceful
Stag is the sacred animal of the wild huntress of Mother Earth, Artemis. This Spirit embodies the secrets of this world and the Wisdom of the Woods and the Wilds. Thus, the Stag can be summoned to nurture your intuition and make you more confident of your Magical and Psychic powers. The Stag is also amazingly beautiful. Therefore, it bestows a charming and attractive aura. Use the power of this animal to attract whatever you wish. But remember, you wish should be noble, just like the Stag.
- your Mystical Powers: Safety, Nourishment, Gentleness, Grace, Instincts, Adventurous, Speed
Tuesday: Wolf, the Brave
Wolf is the sacred animal of the God of War, Ares. It is no coincidence that this brave animal has been chosen by Ares (Mars) to be his sacred animal. Ares’ association with the wolf probably begins with the founders of Rome. In this story a she-wolf (lupa) nurtured and protected his banished twin sons (Remus & Romulus). Wolf is considered to bestow bravery and self-reliance to the ones who are born on this day. Moreover, the sacred animal of Wolf is summoned in times of need to bring order in chaos. Wolf can stand in chaos, as s/he is the one who can handle fears. Call upon the powers of the Wolf to give you spiritual guidance and protection.
- your Mystical Powers: Bravery, Spiritual Guidance, Protection, Ancestry, Love and Partnership, Self-reliance
Wednesday: Hare, the Vigilant
Hare (rabbit) is one of the sacred animals of Hermes (Mercury). Although the naive see nothing special in this humble creature, the mysticists have a different opinion. Hare, is sacred to many occult paths and of course to all Hermetic (Hermes) traditions. As Hermes is the god of commerce and communication, traveling faster than anyone, Hare bestows quick reflexes and vigilance (spiritual and intellectual). All who are under the dominion of Hare, are considered very magically potent and creative. The secret is in how quickly the hare population grows. This intense growth was considered amazingly important. Call the Animal Spirit of Hare to grant you prosperity, vigilance, and awareness of your mystical powers.
- your Mystical Powers: Creativity, Prosperity, Mystical Powers, Vigilance, Intensity, Growth