A warm welcome to all!
Thank you once again to the bright souls who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Solar Magick
The previous challenge called on you to draw inspiration from the sun to cast bright and brilliant magick. While this week’s challenge involves a similar warmth in spellwork, this time that glow is something that comes from within
The theme for this week’s challenge draws on some of the seasonal love in the air and is…
The Magick of Happiness
What is happiness? How can those of us who aren’t happy achieve it?
The pursuit of happiness has been a favorite topic of philosophers and psychologists, religious leaders and spiritual souls throughout history- it is a theme that is tied deeply into human nature and a natural desire we all have.
How does happiness relate to your practice? Is magick something meant to bring joy to you, others, and/or the world around you?
While there is the possibility to dig very deep with this theme (and please do so if it calls to you!), we all know it is a very busy time of year! As you ponder happiness and perhaps celebrate the joys of the season this week, please know it is absolutely okay to keep your entry simple during this busy time
After all, a challenge about happiness should never be stressful!
So, are you ready?
Because it’s… CHALLENGE TIME!!!
Art by Ira Mitchell-Kirk: Dance for Joy
There are so many ways to pursue joy and delight in magick- so many, in fact, that it may be difficult to find a starting point!
To help you get started, here are some suggestions of things you might pursue for the challenge this week
Spells for Happiness
Have you ever cast a spell or done a ritual meant to bring happiness? These spells could be applied to both yourself or someone else (just consider your personal magickal ethics before casting on others!)
→ Happiness Spell Suggestions
→ Jar of Sunshine Happiness Spell
→ Moonlight Happiness: Activation Spell
→ Byrdie Magazine: How to Cast a Happiness Spell on Yourself
→ The Witches’ Cookery: Happiness Spell Video
If you can’t find a Happiness/Joy Spell that you like, rest assured that you can always try writing your own spell!
Happiness Spell by TheGreenAthame shared on Pinterest
For thoughtful souls, why not explore the theme of happiness in both your practice and your life as a whole? Putting your thoughts into words is a freeing and creative process that can help you get organized and store away worries and burdens.
Some questions you might write about may be:
- What does happiness mean to me?
- Does magick make me happy?
- Are there times when magick does not make me happy?
- Would I ever use magick to make myself (or someone else) happy?
- When I cast, how does it affect my mood- short term and long term?
- Is magick something necessary for my happiness?
Magickal Tools of Happiness
Correspondences are a key aspect of magick- this week, consider researching and learning more about one (or more!) magickal tools or ingredients that carry the qualities of happiness.
These are just a few ideas to help spark inspiration- feel free to find your own happiness correspondences!
Art from the Modern Witch Tarot by Lisa Sterle
Is there something in your magickal craft that brings you great happiness? Maybe you thrive when you’re working your art or find joy in your cooking magick
Feel free to pursue your interests and find delight in doing the magickal activities you love most
Happiness can mean different things to different people, and one witch may pursue their happiness in different ways than another- this is totally fine!
Feel free to be creative in how you pursue happiness this week- just whatever you choose to do, make sure you enjoy it!
Art by Liubov Kuptsova: Bird of Happiness
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 pursued/explored happiness in magick this week
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, December 28th at 7:00 AM EST (Eastern Standard Time)
( 2021-12-28T12:00:00Z )
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.
Art by Unknown, shared on Pinterest
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
Art by Debbie Balboa shared on Pinterest
What makes you happy: is the question to ask.
Is it resting at home, or completing a task?
Be it a gift wrapped in gold, or warmth from the cold-
Happiness comes in such curious ways
But it’s something we’ve sought from the beginning of days.
Look to your Craft and the spellwork you do-
There you’ll find what happiness means to you!