I’ve been playing with concepts. Being a Messianic Jew, but not your typical variety Jew, I enjoy playing with elements. I come from a Majickal background, I have walked what most would call a Witchcraft path, I did not consider myself a Witch as I did not follow the tenets of Wicca, nor did I worship other God’s or Goddesses, but I did follow the Alchemist path. Hermetic Majick to me was just smart, it made sense, if there was a scientific majickal path, this was it. However, I have honed down using other practitioners majick and have learned my own personal brand of majick. I believe the bible is full of majick and esoteric truth. I also believe that Yahshuah was a Master at them. So I have been crafting smudge blends based on my knowledge of Alchemy, Majick, the Bible and my personal experience. The first blends I am introducing are simple blends, but don’t let that fool you. I have a few secrets up my sleeve. I have formulated them in such a way that they work beyond what the eye sees. This is my first blend. Crafted during the hour of Saturn, on the day of the Moon.
Shabbatai is the Hebrew name for Saturn. I used this name for this blend as I was doing some research about the Hebrew names of the planets. According to a wonderful research paper written by Shay Zucker https://www.researchgate.net/publication/252863488_Hebrew_names_of_the_planets
4.10. The current Hebrew name of Saturn is (shabtay), and one can easily hear an allusion to– Shabbat, the holy day of rest, Saturday. This name appears ﬁrst in the Talmud. It seems that at some point during the Talmud period the Jews adopted the planetary week, where Saturn rules Saturday, and thus the Hebrew name actually means‘saturday’s planet’ There is one appearance in the Bible of another name, with unclear vocalization:, which may read ‘kayun’, or ‘kiwan’ (Schiaparelli 1905). The source is probably Akkadian, where ‘kayamanu’ means ‘the steady one’, which is similar to Hebrew (qayam) – ‘exists’, or Arabic (kawn) – ‘existence’. A relic to this ancient word exists in modern Persian, where Saturn is named ‘kayvon’. It may well be that the name was chosen to refer to the fact that Saturn is the most ‘stable’ planet, i.e., it changes its position relatively slowly. As for the Arab name –(zukhal), I suggest its meaning may be related to the same root in Hebrew, where it means ‘to crawl’, ‘to advance very slowly
Many modern day people do not like the aspect of Saturn, old father time. They think of death, restrictions, rules, law, coldness. However I see it as not only necessary but even a safe sanctuary. Boundaries can keep people and energy out, it can protect, it is like a structure. It is coolness when it is too hot or too much fire, it is the wall that keeps evil out and allows a place to relax. The Shabbat is also a time for relaxing and a time sanctuary with the Creator. This is called Shabbatai Moon because one of Saturn’s moon has water. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/04/science/space/a-moon-of-saturn-has-a-sea-scientists-say.html
Demons, Arguments and Shabbat
All plants have planetary correspondences. Lavender is water, the moon, calm, peaceful, relaxing, combined with White Sage it clears negative energy and paints a peaceful calm sweet smelling energy.
Use this blend when things are too hot, either literally or as in energy. After an argument or even if you suspect a demonic Fire element.
If you have never observed the Jewish Holiday of Shabbat, or what I also call Pleasure Island, why not try it out.
Start by carving out a 24 hour period, no work, and no place to go or any pressing issues. To get the most rest for your Shabbat, start it on Friday evening at Sundown to Saturday evening at Sundown. Prepare during the week by getting all cleaning and cooking done, bills paid and errands ran.
Make a nice dinner, play some music, whatever it is you love to do, maybe take a candlit bath. Start the evening by burning Shabbatai Moon throughout your home, then light some candles and say a simple prayer to mark the start of the Shabbat rest.
Barukh atah Adonai, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam
Blessed are you, Lord, our God, sovereign of the universe
asher kidishanu b’mitz’votav v’tzivanu
Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us
l’had’lik neir shel Shabbat. (Amein)
to light the lights of Shabbat. (Amen)
Now sit back, relax and snuggle in to a protected time capsule.