Greetings to all!
Many thanks again to those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- Wickedly Delicious
With bellies full of food both blessed and delicious, you may be feeling like it’s time for a cat nap
Which is purrrrfect timing, as the theme for this week’s challenge (suggested by the fan-cat-astic @Kasandra) is…
As familiar spirits or spellwork buddies, now is a wonderful time to celebrate a traditional companion of witches! After all, these curious creatures have been loved and worshipped since at least the time of the ancient Egyptians ☥
Hold your kittens! Why isn't this a Catch-Up Challenge?
Based on the History of Challenges, every 10 challenges is usually a “Catch-Up Challenge”- a chance to do any of the past challenges that are normally closed.
However, just a few challenges ago the special 50th Challenge was a very open-ended challenge where participants could choose any aspect of magick to focus on.
As that theme was similar to the usual Catch-Up Challenge, the plan is to hold off for a few more challenges- gotta keep the challenges fresh!
(Not to mention that this challenge ties in purrrfectly with International Cat Day this week!)
Apologies if anyone was looking forward to the Catch-Up Challenge, but no worries- the next one will be coming just a bit down the road at Challenge Number 60
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For the purpose of this challenge, Cat Magick is magick pertaining to felines in any way, shape, or form
While I won’t say the options for this category of magick are limitless, there’s certainly enough ways to enter this challenge to fill up nine lives!
Take a peek at the suggestions below to help you get started, but don’t hesitate to chase your curiosity and pursue Cat Magick in a way that calls to you!
It’s all about cats and magick this week- so are you ready?
Becuase it’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
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There are a meow-lion ways to approach this challenge- here are just a few suggestions to help get you going!
Casting for cats! From protection spells to pet blessings, there are plenty of spells you could either do for or with your pet. Here are a few to consider:
Cat Meditation: If you have a relatively calm furry friend, why not enjoy the benefits of meditating together?
If your kitty makes it impossible to sit quietly or you’d like to meditate alone, then why not draw on feline traits in a visualization meditation?
Cat Deities: All felines might believe they should be worshiped- so why not make an offering or say a prayer to Bast? In addition to being the Egyptian Goddess of cats, She is also a powerful protective deity
Cat Magick Books: For book lovers, you might read a book about cats and magick, such as Cat Magick by Deborah Blake :
Magical Cat Names: Maybe you haven’t found your magickal name yet, but you could certainly Find a Magical Cat Name for your pet, familiar, or spirit animal!
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Creative Cat Magick: You don’t need a cat around to draw on feline inspiration! With cats on the mind, consider doing some Art Magick and let your talents shine. Paintings, drawings, writing stories, poems, dancing- let out your inner creative beast!
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Magickal Symbolism: Are you interested in the magickal symbolism of animals? Maybe you have a guiding animal in your life- whether it is a Spirit Animal, Power Animal, Guardian Spirit, or Totem Animal.
If you see them in dreams, encounter them in divination readings, or feel a connection with them, perhaps learn about the symbolism of felines:
No need to chase your tail with this one- feel free to pursue Cat Magick in any way that calls to you!
Click here for notes about challenge inclusitivity
All witches are welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a shout-out, you will have to share your experience with the forum.
To enter this challenge, please share:
- Your experience with cat magick
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new thread in the forums.
Note : If you choose to create a new thread, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post so that I can easily find it- thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, August 10th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time Zone)
( 2021-08-10T05:00:00Z )
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.
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A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
Whiskers and tails, paws and claws
Clever eyes can see beyond flaws
They lurk in the darkness and play in the light
A sneaky fluff that prowls through the night!
Whether sweet and playful, or cranky and mean,
No matter their mood- they think they’re the queen!
Happy cat magick and blessed be!