Wednesday is a perfect day to light a candle, but even more to practice divinations. The origin of the name Wednesday goes back to the Old English Wōdnesdæg and Middle English Wednesdei, meaning “day of Woden”. Woden is the name that the Anglo-Saxons gave to the Norse god Odin. In other languages, such as the French mercredi or Italian mercoledì, the day’s name means “day of Mercury”.
Odin was a god of wisdom, healing, death, royalty and many other aspects of life, so the Romans equated him with Mercury, the god of commerce, eloquence, messages, communication (including divination) among other things. The quality of being a mediator between worlds also gives Mercury a parallel with the Egyptian god Thoth, the Greek god Hermes, and the Saxon god Herne.
Wednesday is a day to contact any power symbolized by the astrological symbol of the planet Mercury ☿. Depicted above are also the caduceus, a staff surrounded by serpents and surmounted by wings, which was traditionally added to depictions of Mercury. Other depictions showed him wearing a winged helmet to symbolize speed. The Valknut or interlocked triangles is a symbol associated with the god Odin.
Wednesday Magickal Correspondences
Wednesday Candle 🕯️
Tea for Wednesday ☕
Drink a cup of Lavender Tea to clear your mind and open up the pathways to spiritual communications.
This herbal potion can bring total relaxation of the mind and body, neutralizing any bad moods.
Wednesday Herbs 🌿
Aspen trees, Lilies, Periwinkle, Eucalyptus, Mercury Oil, Jasmine, Lavender, Sweetpea. These fragrances will bring clarity and
Crystals for Wednesdays 💎
Clear Quartz, Agate, Amber, Aventurine, Citrine, Moldavite.
Wednesday Morning Rituals & Spells 🔮
The days and hours of Mercury are related to the development of intelligence, studies and communication. The physical and occult sciences, commerce and business in general. Advice, healing of body, mind and soul.
It’s a good time to trade, buy or sell, study, read, start a short trip. Also to make a phone call, solve problems and start medical treatments. Channel Mercury’s Magic in spells and rituals related to business, money, communication, inspiration, and travel.
Purple Candle Meditation
The most spiritual of all colors, purple represents a deep state of inner knowing through your third eye and facilitates communication from your spirit guides. Light this candle on a Thursday.
Mercury’s Guidance Prayer
Invoking Mercury can help you with: Money, Guidance, Direction, Communication, Finances, Inspiration, Understanding, Decision-Making and Divinations.
Minerva’s Prayer for Freedom
In Roman mythology Minerva is the goddess of wisdom, the arts, military strategy, the protector of Rome, and patroness of artisans. Chant this prayer to invoke her protection, freedom, forgiveness.
Thoth’s Clarity & Wisdom
Thoth is an Egyptian God of the Moon, who measures time through the different phases to help mortals. Invoke Thoth to call for his guidance and wisdom. Use this prayer for him to show you the best course of action.
Is Mercury Retrograde?
As Mercury takes a rest, everything he rules is left to its own. While the ruler of communication takes a nap, it’s important to slow down, expect the unexpected and have back-up plans., Cleanse your space, cast a circle, anoint a blue candle to open the roads of communication.
Invocation of the Spirit Element
An alchemical & magickal chant to invite the energy of the element Spirit. It symbolizes the the fifth essence or the fifth element of creation, a divine and indestructible substance also known as Aether.
Print a Tarot Deck
Here’s a full sized Tarot deck to print and cut out, and a mini Tarot deck in PDF. Paste each card on your Tarot Journal to write about it, or use them as a portable Tarot set that you can carry around with you.
Elemental Pentagram Spread
This 5-card Tarot spread is for a flexible reading that will give you insight into a specific area of your life like career, love, money, or something else.
Mugwort Spell for Spiritual Awareness
More recipes and spells for a Wednesday candle ritual:
Crystals for Wednesday
Activate a Clear Quartz
Known as the Master Healer, it provides mental clarity in times of anxiety. This type of quartz can help you enter a state of meditation, calm, and spiritual healing. Wednesday is a day for communication and healing.
Wednesday Lessons 📖
Developing your Intuition
Many Divination Techniques that are considered witchy are also great tools for exercising our power of intuition. This is Lesson 7 of the Holistic Witch Course.
Little-Known Divination Methods
Ornithomancy or reading omens in the flight of birds. Cromniomancy or reading onion sprouts. These are some ancient ways of foreseeing the future by observing nature.
Wednesday Planetary Magic Associations
The square of Mercury is a planetary symbol that can also be used to raise your energy before a divination or spell.
Hold the square in your hands, and let your gaze fall upon the numbers one by one starting at 1 and ending at 64. When you reach 64, start your spell or divination ritual.
- Day: Wednesday
- Angel: Raphael
- Archangel: Michael
- Chakra: Throat
- Deities: Mercury, Hermes, Nebo, Thoth, Athena, Maat, Metis.
- Polarity: Yin/Yang
- Number: 8
- Element: Air/Water
- Colors: Violet, Indigo
- Metal: Mercury
- Stones: Opal, Agate
- Plants: Caraway, Dill, Fennel, Lavender, Mandrake, Horehound.
- Incense: Storax, Mace, Sandalwood.
- Animals: Jackal, Twin Serpents, Hermaphrodite.
Learn more about planetary magic here
Printable Page 🖨️
Use this guide to help you choose a candle for your spell. For each candle we have included an overview of the meaning of colors in Candle Magic. Keep in mind that these are just general associatons meant to guide you as you learn:
This PDF version comes with a transparent background so you can print it on any kind of paper you want and add it to your own Book of Shadows. Find more printable grimoire pages.
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