Days of Power

There are some days when the natural influences are stronger than others. These are usually good days to practice, though you must also take care, because they are also the days when a practitioner is most easily overpowered by negative influences.

You might think that solstices and equinoxes would be the most important times, and they are a big deal, but Isabella says that the halfway point between a solstice and an equinox is also really significant. That’s when the boundary between the earth and the spirit world is the thinnest. The next most powerful times are full moons and new moons. There are also other days of power that aren’t determined by the natural calendar, like Wednesday, which is the most balanced day because it’s the middle of the week, and a practitioner’s name day.

Your name day is the moment you receive your true name. This is not the same as the day you were born or the day you were named by your parents. This is the day when an elder practitioner divines your true name in blood and makes you known to the spirit world. This initiates you into your power and means you can begin to cultivate new strength, yet it also means you are more vulnerable to the influences of the spirit world. The anniversary of this day is the anniversary of a practitioner’s private power.