Merry meet to all!
Thank you once again to those who spread love and joy with the coven as part of last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- The Magick of Happiness
After taking a deeper look at how happiness plays a role within our magickal practices, it’s time to shift our gaze ahead and set our sights on the open door in front of us
This week’s challenge is about moving from one period into the next and is…
Passage Into the New Year
Welcome to the final challenge of 2021!
But what marks the end of one period is also the beginning of the next- though this may be a “last”, it is also a “first”- welcome to challenge #1 of 2022!
As one era comes to end, it is important to look back upon the past and appreciate how far we’ve come. Many may choose to do reflective and journaling work during this time- if that is in your plans this week, enjoy it!
But as you peer through the past, try not to get caught on and stuck within your memories- a passage of time is about movement. While there are benefits in looking back, we do so in order to prepare and strengthen us to take the next step forward
This challenge is all about using magick to help us move forward into the new year- be it physically, mentally, emotionally, or otherwise.
So are you ready?
Because it’s… CHALLENGE TIME!!!
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As the challenge theme is more of an abstract concept this week, it leaves the door wide open (!) to your personal interpretation- feel free to follow your whims with this one!
Not sure where to start?
If you’re not quite sure where to start, you might begin by asking yourself a few guiding questions:
~ Is there anything you are trying to move on from?
~ Is there anything you are moving towards?
~ What are your goals for the new year?
~ Vizualize your ideal self: what does this person look/act like, and how can you manifest that?
~ Is there a new area of magick you’d like to learn more about?
~ How do you plan to develop or keep your magickal practice in the year ahead?
Setting goals and finding direction is important in both magick and our lives. After all, setting your goals is the first step towards achieving them - your intentions now can create a map that leads you towards becoming the kind of witch and person you want to become
Once you’ve taken some time to examine the road ahead, you’ll have a better idea of a direction to move forwards in for this challenge (and for the new year!)
There are many ways you can pursue movement with magick- here are just a few challenge entry suggestions to help you get started!
Road Opener Spell
A classic for opening doors and clearing the way- a Road Opener Spell is a great spell to cast to welcome in the new year!
A Lucky New Year
Start the new year with a blessing of good luck and bright fortunes- no matter what your goals are (or if you are having trouble choosing a goal) good luck can help you in many ways! Not to mention that starting on a positive note can help set the tone for the rest of the year
Even if you’re not sure of a goal or direction you’d like to move forwards in, you can always cleanse the way for when you do have a desire to pursue. Cleansing spells are a new year’s classic- sweep out the old and prepare for the new!
From journalling to writing affirmations and inspirations, meditations and more- there are so many ways you might use magick as you move forward into the new year.
Feel free to be creative with how you take on this challenge!
Picture from Sacred Wicca: New Year’s Eve Spell by StarFields
Click here for notes about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is 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 public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.
To participate in the challenge, please share:
- How you used magick as you moved forward into the new year
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, January 4th at 7:00 AM EST (Eastern Standard Time)
( 2022-01-04T12:00:00Z )
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. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.
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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
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When the past fades, it’s bittersweet-
But don’t forget the path at your feet.
A road ahead, open and bright,
You are your own guiding light!
Sending love and hugs to you,
Have a blessed start to 2022!
Happy New Year, Infinite Roots!