Seasons’ greetings to all!
Well done once again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- Magick in the Dark
After shadowy spellwork and magick with the New Moon, it’s time to switch things up and step out of the darkness. With the shadows behind us, it’s time to welcome a world of joyful warmth
The theme for this week’s challenge is…
Merry and Bright Magick for Holiday Cheer
There are many holidays represented by various cultures throughout this month and into the next. With so much excitement in the air, now is great time to draw on the bountiful energy and bright lights of the season
Whether you are planning festivities for the Winter Solstice and Sabbat Yule or have other treasured traditions- consider working some magick to bring additional blessings to your celebrations
This week’s challenge is all about using magick to invite happiness and bring additional blessings to your beloved traditions.
Are you ready? It’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
STEP 1 : Magick of the Season
There are so many ways you can use magick in tune with this time of year! Here are just a few suggestions to help get you started:
[ [ Celebrating Yule and the Winter Solstice ] ]
The pagan Wheel of the Year has 8 special sabbats- and the holiday Yule begins on the Winter Solstice on Monday, December 21!
[@Silverbear’s beautiful Yule spoon charm shared in Yule Charms]
Yule logs are traditional for this holiday- considering getting the lovely wooden version for the fireplace or the smaller but tastier cake version!
[@MeganB’s gorgeous yule log shared in Yule Log, Can it Be Any Log?]
You might also dazzle your friends and family with your knowledge about the Pagan Origins of Christmas Traditions, or break tradition and celebrate in your own way with Unusual Yule Celebration Ideas!
NOTE : While those of us in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate Yule and the Winter Solstice, friends in the Southern Hemisphere will be celebrating the equally exciting Litha and Summer Solstice
[ [ Inviting Holiday Happiness ] ]
Let’s be honest- it has been one tough year. For many, this holiday season may feel darker and lonelier than holidays in the past .
If you are unable to spend time with loved ones for any reason this year, do not worry- you aren’t truly alone. And you can still draw on the cheer in the air as you celebrate a special time with a very special person- yourself!
Here are some potent spells that can help you find happiness and nurture yourself with self-love:
[ [ … And so many more! ] ]
Let your creativity and individual talents shine in this challenge, in so many possible ways!
Meditation for good things in the new year ahead
Cooking up some tasty Kitchen Witchery delights
Making blessed gifts for family and friends
Feel free to delve into other ways to spice up this time of year with magickal cheer!
STEP 2 : Share Your Experience
No matter how you choose to tackle this challenge, you must share your experience!
Please write about:
- Your experience brightening up the holidays with magick
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums.
If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you!
This challenge will close in 6 DAYS
To join in, please share your experience by 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time) on: Tuesday, December 22nd!
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.
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique practice
If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.
For those new to challenges, know that these activities are designed 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
Yuletide blessings and nothing to fear, with love and light enjoy holiday cheer!
Happy Holidays and Blessed Be!