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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Saint Agatha's Day

Themes: Health; Well-Being; Protection
Symbols: Any Health-related Items
Presiding Goddess: Saint Agatha

About Agatha: Saint Agatha was a third century Italian martyr who now presides over matters of health and protects homes from fire damage. Many nurses and healers turn to her for assistance in their work. While this saint was a historical persona (not simply a rewritten goddess figure), she certainly embodies the healthy guardian energies of the goddess.

To Do Today:

Traditionally, candles are taken from a central location to people's homes to bring Agatha's blessings. So, get yourself a special Agatha candle, of any color, and light it in a safe place whenever you feel under the weather.

Take out your first aid kit, over the counter medications, prescription medications, bandaids and bandages and bless them today, saying:

Restore vitality, well-being impart,
Saint Agatha, hear the cry of my heart.
On these tools of healing your blessing give,
That I may stay healthy as long as I live.

When you use any item in the first-aid kit, you can activate the restorative magic by repeating the incantation.

To protect your home from fire, take a sprig of mistletoe left over from the holiday season and put it near your hearth. Invoke Saint Agatha's protection by saying:

Saint Agatha, let my home be protected,
Let these fires ne'er be neglected.

If you don't have mistletoe, substitute any red colored stone.

From: 365 Goddess
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