Exploring Planetary Magick

Exploring Planetary Magick

Just as your inner work can influence the outer world and vice versa, so too can the planets affect your magick and help guide you in your practice. Each planet influences our lives and allows us the opportunity to tap into different energies. Let’s dive into Planetary Magick! 


Communication, Memories, Developing New Skills 

Mercury is the planet of adaptability, communication, and balance. When you’re ready to work some magick in your business, tap into your memories, or develop new skills, do so on a Wednesday, which Mercury rules. Mercury also influences travel, which is one reason travel can be interrupted or completely frustrating when Mercury is in Retrograde. Before you hit the road, consider making a protection bag with some of the herbs or stones below. 

Mercury Correspondences:

  • Day of the Week: Wednesday
  • Zodiac: Gemini & Virgo
  • Colors: Dark blue, purple, orange, silver, yellow
  • Herbs: Bergamot, rosemary, sage, peppermint, lavender
  • Gemstones: Amber, hematite, malachite, sodalite
  • Tarot: The Hermit, The Lovers, The Magician
  • Deities: Athena/Minerva, Hermes/Mercury, Loki, Lugh, Odin, Thor, Maat, Maia, Seshat



Love, the Astral Realm, Beauty, Creativity 

Venus, much like the goddess it’s named for, is the planet of love. Friday is also the day of love and the day that’s ruled by this planet. Gemstones that resonate with the heart chakra are especially useful for amplifying Venus’s magick, and this planet’s energy encourages you to engage in self-love, self-care, and romance. Friday is an excellent day for fertility, and quick money-drawing spells too! 

Venus Correspondences:

  • Day of the Week: Friday
  • Zodiac: Libra & Taurus
  • Colors: Light blue/aqua, lavender, mauve, white, pink, green
  • Herbs: Basil, blackberry, violet, passionflower, rose, raspberry, catnip, daffodil, geranium
  • Gemstones: Aventurine, alexandrite, desert rose, rose quartz, tourmaline
  • Tarot: The Empress, Justice, The Star
  • Deities: Venus, Ishtar, Astarte, Quetzalcoatl



Action, Endurance, Power, Strength 

Named after the Roman God of War, it’s no wonder this planet carries many assertive energies with it. Mars rules Tuesdays, and it’s a great day to focus your personal power and strength on what you desire. Cleanse and protect your home and connect with the divine masculine, with Mars’s help, on Tuesdays. Any protective magick, spells for strength, and spells for justice are amplified with Mars’s influence. 

Mars Correspondences:

  • Day of the Week: Tuesday
  • Zodiac: Aries & Scorpio
  • Colors: Red, orange, pink, maroon
  • Herbs: Basil, garlic, pennyroyal, snapdragon
  • Gemstones: Bloodstone, red or watermelon tourmaline, pyrite, rhodonite, citrine
  • Tarot: The Devil, The Emperor, The Tower
  • Deities: Ares/Mars, Badb, Maeve, Odin, Set, Thor



Abundance, Leadership, Business, Well-Being 

The symbol for Jupiter looks like a number 4, and it’s a great way to think about the planet: Jupiter works FOR you. The planet rules Thursdays and supports you in your finances, business, and prosperity. On Thursdays, your money drawing and career success spells will have an extra boost of power. You can also set your long-term goals or search for a new career on Thursdays to take advantage of the planet’s power. 

Jupiter Correspondences:

  • Day of the Week: Thursday
  • Zodiac: Pisces & Sagittarius
  • Colors: Light green, purple, turquoise, blue
  • Herbs: Clove, honeysuckle, lemon balm, sage, dandelion
  • Gemstones: Amethyst, emerald, star sapphire, ametrine, lepidolite
  • Tarot: Wheel of Fortune
  • Deities: Jupiter/Zeus, Nut, Hera, Devi, Justitia, Indra, Marduk, Baal 


Concentration, Death, Grounding, Purification 

Saturn’s day is Saturday, and it’s a great day for cleaning your home or sacred space. You can also work with the planet’s energies on Saturdays when you volunteer, meditate, or practice spirit communication. Saturn helps us restore order to chaos, and Saturday is a good time for protection, banishing, and personal advancement magick. 

Saturn Correspondences:

  • Day of the Week: Saturday
  • Zodiac: Aquarius, Capricorn & Libra
  • Colors: Black, gray, navy blue, brown, dark green, indigo
  • Herbs: Carnation, ivy, comfrey, morning glory
  • Gemstones: Apache tears, carnelian, obsidian, sapphire, serpentine, black tourmaline
  • Tarot: Death, The Hanged Man, The World
  • Deities: Saturn, Hecate, Demeter, Ceres, Kali, Juno, Rhea, Amun, Khonsu



Ambition, Community, Goals, Intuition 

Uranus is most potent on Wednesdays, and on these days, it’s time to volunteer, do social justice work, and practice divination. The planet is all about community, cooperation, goals, and intuition, so if you’re ready for a significant change in your life, work with Uranus’s and Wednesday’s energy to amplify your intentions. Uranus is known as the “Great Disruptor” as the planet of sudden surprises, massive change, and life-changing awakenings. So, when it’s in retrograde, it’s actually providing a calmer experience for us. 

Uranus Correspondences:

  • Day of the Week: Wednesday
  • Zodiac: Aquarius & Gemini
  • Colors: Indigo, yellow
  • Herbs: Allspice, basil, neroli, nutmeg, fennel, coffee, clove, star anise
  • Gemstones: Amazonite, Herkimer diamond, labradorite, aventurine, quartz
  • Tarot: The Fool, The Star, The Tower
  • Deities: Uranus, Aphrodite, Inanna, Ishtar, Anat, Athena, Danu, Isis



Clairvoyance, Creativity, The Underworld, Dream Work 

Neptune carries many of the watery characteristics of its namesake, the Roman God of the Sea. It resonates with the water element, its Zodiac signs are Aquarius (the water-bearer) and Pisces, and the colors that correspond to the planet are beautiful blues and greens. Amplify your magick with Neptune’s help on Mondays and practice divination, meditate, or cast spells to help open your third eye. Neptune can also help you connect with your spiritual self and boost sea magick. 

Neptune Correspondences:

  • Day of the Week: Monday
  • Zodiac: Aquarius & Pisces
  • Colors: Light green, sea green, blue, lavender, turquoise, indigo
  • Herbs: Honeysuckle, lily, lotus, patchouli, mint, rosemary
  • Gemstones: Amethyst, aquamarine, celestite, fluorite, jade, lapis lazuli, sapphire, angelite
  • Tarot: The Hanged Man
  • Deities: Neptune/Poseidon, Manannan, Aegir, Brigid, Sedna, Ran, Tiamat



Change, Rebirth and Renewal, Transformation, Justice 

Pluto’s strongest day is Tuesday, and this dark little planet can be interesting to work with. Call on Pluto while doing shadow work with the understanding that Pluto works first by destroying something so that something new can be born. So, proceed with caution and the awareness that you may be inviting the planet to help tear things down in your life before something new emerges. Pluto is also good at uncovering secrets, supporting you as you explore your sexuality and face your fears. 

Pluto Correspondences:

  • Day of the Week: Tuesday
  • Zodiac: Cancer & Scorpio
  • Colors: Black, brown, maroon, crimson
  • Herbs: Basil, fern, belladonna, nettle
  • Gemstones: Garnet, kunzite, obsidian, tourmalated quartz, tourmaline, spinel
  • Tarot: Judgement
  • Deities: Pluto, Osiris, Hathor, Hecate, the Morrigan, Persephone, Hera, Kali, Hel, Ereshkigal


The Sun

Divine Masculine, Vitality, Strength, Action, Success 

The Sun rules Sunday, which makes the day a wonderful one to spend time outside, creating or doing the things you love. The Sun is strongest at Noon each day, so even on other days, you can tap into the Sun’s energy around this time. Use the Sun’s power to help you decide what you enjoy most in life, where your passions lie, or what makes you feel the most alive. The Sun also corresponds to the Sabbats of Yule, Ostara, Litha, and Mabon. 

Sun Correspondences:

  • Day of the Week: Sunday
  • Zodiac: Aries, Cancer & Leo
  • Colors: Gold, yellow, orange
  • Herbs: Carnation, chamomile, rosemary, St. John’s wort, sunflower, marigold, heliotrope, goldenseal, daisy
  • Gemstones: Amber, golden beryl, calcite, ruby, sunstone, tiger’s eye, diamond, citrine, ametrine
  • Tarot: Strength, The Sun
  • Deities: Adonis, Apollo, Horus, Helios, Vishnu, Shiva, Ra, Osiris, Lugh, Aine, Amaterasu, Phoebe, Sekhmet, Brigid, Hathor, Baal, Amun


The Moon

Divine Feminine, Divination, Protection, Witchcraft 

The Moon rules Monday, which makes it a lovely counterpart to Sunday’s masculine vibe. Use the Moon’s energy on Mondays to work with the Divine Feminine, find inner balance, practice manifestation or protection, and amplify your psychic abilities. The Moon reminds us that we can trust our gut, and we can allow some softness and grace into our lives. The Moon also corresponds to the Sabbats of Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane, and Lughnasadh. 

Moon Correspondences:

  • Day of the Week: Monday
  • Zodiac: Cancer
  • Colors: Blue, sea green, gray, silver, white, orange
  • Herbs: Gardenia, grape, lemon balm, rosemary, blackberry, bergamot, poppy, lily
  • Gemstones: Moonstone, morganite, agate, aquamarine, selenite, quartz, opal
  • Tarot: The Chariot, The High Priestess, The Moon
  • Deities: Luna, Selene, Rhiannon, Persephone, Aphrodite, Artemis, Cerridwen, Freya, Hecate, Ishtar, Hermes, Janus, Aegir, Khonsu, Shiva, Thoth

How will you work with the planets?