Color of the day: Orange
Incense of the day: Hyacinth
Red, the color of the life force, is an appropriate color to utilize for an October New Moon ritual. Since October's Moon is also known as the Blood Moon, red takes on a special significance for magic performed this month. For this spell, you'll need a sheet of clean white paper and a red ink pen. Also have on hand a red-colored seasonal object of nature. This could be a leaf (maple would be perfect), berries, or some flower petals from a red mum. Draw the shape of a new crescent Moon in red at the top of the paper. Beneath the Moon symbol, write out one or two goals you want to begin working toward or any positive wish you may have. When finished, trace an invisible pentagram shape with your finger over the paper. Fold the paper like a letter and insert into an envelope, along with the plant material you've selected. Seal the envelope. Hide your written spell for one lunar month. If needed, repeat all or part of your wish again at the next New Moon. When your goal is achieved, burn the envelope and contents in a ritual fire as a gesture of thanks.