Color of the day: Brown
Incense of the day: Lavender
On this day, ancient Romans worshipped Salus, the goddess of public welfare and personal health. Her temple in the Quirinal dates from 302 BCE. Her symbols include bowls and serpents. Salus taught the Romans that a healthy citizen makes for a healthy society, and vice versa. To honor Salus, do one thing for the public good and one thing for your own health. For the public good, you might volunteer at a charity or pick up litter in a park. For your own health, you might go hiking, jogging, or swimming; or treat yourself to a home-cooked organic meal in Italian style. Write out your accomplishments on slips of paper and place them in a bowl for Salus to admire. If you have snake figurines, add them to your altar as well.