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Incense of the day: Carnation
On Michaelmas, the feast of Saint Michael is observed in the churches of the West. It is a day to dine on goose for good luck, and in some European nations it's a time to pay rents and take care of business. In some areas of southern Europe he is invoked when someone wishes to break the curse of the evil eye. He is the Christianized aspect of the god Mars. And he also resembles the Lord of the Wild Hunt, the god force that leads the spirits from the otherworld as they ride horseback across the night skies of autumn and winter. Like the leader of the Wild Hunt, he is not only both warrior and protector, he also receives the souls of the dead. Water and high places such as hills are sacred to Saint Michael. If you need Saint Michael's aid, it is traditionally done by saying his name out loud three times. Then proceed to ask him for help concerning your specific need.