|Color of the day: Turquoise
Incense of the day: Musk
Yom Kippur is known as the Day of Atonement. More important than having others come to you to heal past hurts is your own willingness to forgive. It is unhealthy both physically and spirit-ually to harbor hatred in your heart. This hurts everyone who knows and cares about the warring factions. If there is an enemy in your life, letting the enmity fester interferes with your magical will and shuts down your chakra centers. If you are unable to go visit this person face to face, you can send mail, e-mail, or use the telephone. Chances are that the other party will be open to mending the fence, especially today. If your rift is with a family member or someone who was once a very close friend, they will be delighted to hear from you and as anxious to mend the tear as you. Apologizing is never easy, particularly when one is not sure how this reaching out will be taken. The night before the day you plan to seek a solution,
light a small orange candle and sit in front of it thinking about what to say. Keep a pen handy to jot down ideas as they comes to you. Put a small violet or lavender flower in your pocket to help evoke a spirit of harmony, balance, and love. As you empower the herbs, chant:
Betwixt and between, The chasm grew wide.
Love for my friend
Went out like the tide.
I need words to heal,
To help me in this bitter endeavor.
Though we've been at odds,
Our love lives forever.