Friday, the day of Venus, is associated with love and all forms of love magick, especially to attract love.
Venus rules harmony and peace, however, if the success of a love spell depends on ruining another person’s happiness and security, it tends not to work without repercussions on the spell-caster.
Venus is also invoked for beauty, the arts, crafts, and music, relationships, friendships, blossoming sexuality, the acquisition of beautiful possessions, and the slow but sure growth of prosperity, for Venus rules all matters of growth.
Like the Moon, she can be invoked for horticulture and the environment. This is because she can be associated with excesses of unwise love and romance. spells can be created in her name to reduce the influence of destructive lovers and possessiveness.
Also like the Moon, the spells of Venus are potent for fertility, and for matters of women’s health.
Venus is sometimes known as the morning or evening star. At her brightest, she is the most brilliant object in the sky, beside the Sun and Moon.
For this reason, in many cultures, she took the name of the goddess of beauty.
She was Ishtar to the Babylonians, Aphrodite to the Greeks and her Viking counterparts are the goddess Frigg, the Mother Goddess, and Freyja, maiden goddess of beauty and love, after one or both of whom Friday is named.
Spells at the hour of Venus are especially good for new love and the growth of self-love, for if we do not love ourselves we cannot love others creatively.
Amethyst, emerald, jade, moss agate, rose quartz
Geranium, rose, strawberry, vervain
Almond, apple, birch
Herbs and oils:
Feverfew, mugwort, pennyroyal, verbena, yarrow