Entry 1: Conditional Magick was a challenge I missed when time got away from me and I didn’t have a clear idea on what I wanted to do. Reading over the challenge again I noticed this:
Examine Spellwork Conditions
Take a close look at the requirements for the spells- what types of spells require which prerequiments?
and decided to pull out my very first BoS from 30 years ago and thumbed through some spells to see what caught my eye. Two got my attention.
- Succeed or Make Success in Your Life
- Find Your Purpose or Direction You Need to Move in Your life
(can you tell I’m at a crossroads and struggling a little?
The one things they both had in common - the condition that they required - was clear intent and coordination with moon phases. Both spells start at one phase of the moon (or in bigger situations, phase of the year) and end at another. The conditions they require are focus, intent, moon phase, and repeated rituals until the phase ends.
(One of the spells from my BoS)
Entry 2: Scrub-a-dub, Magick in the Tub! This was an easy one for me as the weather has decidedly turned to winter suddenly and baths after running outside are a wonderful and necessary thing. I chose to take a Spirit Delight: Cleanse and Heal bath with Epsom salts, lavender oil, and some rose petals harvested from my summer flowers.
I think this may need to be a regular thing for me this winter!
Entry 3: Hedge Magick: Into Other Realms For my final makeup challenge, I chose to try my hand at lucid dreaming. I have always been a very vivid dreamer in that when I do dream, my dreams are emotional and intricate. I thought I’d give lucid dreaming a try.
While I don’t have mugwort on hand, I did make a cup of warm lemon balm tea to sip before bed. I admit my first go at this I did sneak in some screen time too close to bed time. I also opted not to smudge but I do use a particular essential oil blend at bedtime to cue in my olfactory senses to sleep. Funny enough I wake up every night/morning at 4 am/4:30 am so that’s fortuitous if a bit weird. My first attempt this week was pretty unmemorable in terms of dreams and I suppose not successful on the Lucid Dreaming front but it did happen to be a good night’s sleep. My plan is to attempt this again tonight cutting out screen time earlier. I realize this is likely a process and not a follow the recipe and voila it works kind of thing so I will try to keep trying to develop this skill with practice.
In keeping with the season, I am so very thankful for this community that supports and share, these challenges that help me grow and learn magick and the catch-up challenge that allows me to be able to participate in ones that I missed!