Color of the day: Rose
Incense of the day: Ylang-Ylang
Incense of the day: Ylang-ylang
St. Catherine, saint of unmarried women, is the matron of this day. Even in this age, there is a lot of pressure for women to marry and have families by a certain age. Women who are happily single and childless still face societal expectations that can be hard to deal with. On this day, try a spell for self-love and acceptance. Wear robes of pale pink, blue, or green. Light candles and decorate the altar with flowers. Have cakes and wine ready. Meditate upon your life: your accomplishments, your dreams, and all the friends and loved ones whose company you enjoy. Drink the wine, saying: "I toast my independence and celebrate my choice to be solitary." Eat the cakes, saying: "I nurture myself, and within me I can find everything I need." Then recite in a bold voice:
As I drink this wine and eat these cakes,
I celebrate companionship and loyalty
Of many friends and loved ones.