#INTENTION

MEDITATION. FOCUS.
ACTION.

Unless I have enough personal power to keep commitments in my daily life, I will be unable to wield magical power. To work magic, I need a basic belief in my ability to do things and cause things to happen. That belief is generated and sustained by my daily actions. 

- Starhawk
Let’s talk about our daily thoughts and actions.

Imagine that everything you think and do on a daily basis, acts as micro spell that in turn affects you and your life. That might sound a bit intense but really it’s just about developing a practice of mindfulness towards all the little things that make up your day.

When you begin to tap into your magic, you realize that everything has a vibration,  frequency and spirit. The plants, animals, your home, clothes, music, earth herself, and of course, all of us! You know what else carries energy?…….you guessed it, our thoughts and our actions.

The most powerful and practical kind of magic is one that works with clear intention. Intention is the why, the meaning, purpose and the will that gives energy to your thoughts and actions.

When we invite intention into our daily ritual, we find ourselves living more presently and meaningfully. You could say that intention is the food that nourishes and gives energy to your magic.

 

Intention is a choice, it is about switching from reacting to responding to any situation you are in. All you have to do is look at your life and you will be able to see what kind of intentions you have been setting.  I’m sure we can all agree that nothing good has ever come from anything planned with bad intent. Though it may have provided an opportunity of growth through a “what not to do” situation, if you want something good to come your way, then you have to put good intent into what you do. Understanding and believing that you have the power to shape and shift your life is the fundamental base of magic.  

So how can you start implementing intention into your daily life? Below you will find a couple examples including how to place intention into using technology daily by making your phone and altar. You will also find the energies of each day of the week and learn how to align yourself through intention to each days ruling properties. Remember that the most rewarding magic is the one that resonates for you. Some of our witch sisters place intention of self love by writing empowering quotes on the bathroom mirror and repeating them three times each day. You could also choose to place an intention in your tea or coffee in the morning for strength, ease and grace for the coming of a busy work day. Its as simple as that! What feels good for you is the best way!

EXAMPLES. SYMBOLS. PRACTICE.

PRACTICAL MAGIC

TECH INTENTION

How can we work with  intention to transform our relationship with technology? Although present awareness is where the most potent magic lies, the phone has become a part of our daily ritual. But just like any other tool, it is up to us to wield its power to empower ourselves or to distract us. How can we use the wallpaper on our phone as an altar or vision board.By surrounding ourselves with imagery and symbols that remind and empower our intentions, we can work with our conscious and subconscious will to bring to fruition our highest manifestations. Right now for example,  I’m working with the goddess of prosperity, Lakshmi to reflect to me every time I look at my phone the prosperity, grace and abundance that flows to me, through me and outwardly into the earth around me. 💸 What imagery is on your background that empowers you on a daily basis? 

DAYS OF THE WEEK

Every day is a magical day.
Just how enchanting is completely up to you!

The power of Intention can be practically applied by aligning with the energetic influences of each day of the week. Friday for example, is best for romantic activities. Why? Because Friday is ruled by Venus, or Freya the goddess of love and beauty.  In the same manner, a job interview on Wednesday allows for more confident speech because Wednesday is ruled by Mercury the planet of communication. Below is a break down of each day of the week and their attributes so you can honor, enhance and align to that energy. Remember to have fun with it and make it your own!

#MOONDAY

🌜Monday - Moonday - Lunes🌛

This day of the week is dedicated to the moon and all of her magic and mystery. The Moon represents our soul: it reflects the light of the Sun as the earthly soul reflects the Divine.

🔮Associations:

  • Element: Water
  • Number: 2
  • Colour: Silver, White, Pastel Shades •Metal: Silver
  • Gem: Moonstone, Pearl
  • Tree: Willow
  • Flower: Convolvus
  • Fabric: Silk
  • Animal: Crab, Owl
    Astrological Sign : Cancer

🔮Enchantments:

  • Getting outside and looking for the moon in the heavens. Sit under her light and absorb a little glamor. Call on the moon goddess and recite a moon spell ; “Goddess of the Moon, bring ______ to me soon. “
  • Empowering your silver jewelry under the light of the moon. Wear moonstone or pearl jewelry today to add a lunar and magical shimmer to your outfit. You can also wear moon-associated colors such as white, silver, and blue.
  • Working spells for safe travel with a simple pocket  moonstone.
  • Consult your Tarot Decks  to increase your psychic powers
  • Brewing up a cup of chamomile or mint tea and enchanting it for sweet dreams and restful sleep

🔮The Moon rules over all bodies of water, dreams, astral travel, emotions, domestic concerns, imagination, initiation, magic, rhythm, introspection, karma, psychic abilities and trip planning. 🌙

#TEIWAZ

🔥 Tuesday - Teiwaz - Martes 🔥

Tuesday is the day of Mars, and just like the god of war, this is the time to tap into magics to call for strength and courage. Teiwaz is known in Norse mythology as a Warrior God, his runic symbol of an arrow represents victory and strength in all endeavors. This day of the week is for rebels and warriors.  If you are facing a challenge of any kind, need a boost to your courage, or want to enhance your passions, Tuesday is the day of the week for you.

🔮 Associations:

  • Planet: Mars
  • Element: Fire •Number: 9
  • Colour: Red, Orange
  • Metal: Iron, Steel
  • Gem: Ruby, Bloodstone, Obsidian
  • Tree: Heather
  • Flower: Nettle
  • Fabric: Tweed
  • Animal: Tiger, Falcon
  • Astrological Sign: Aries & Scorpio

  • 🔮Enchantments:
  • Don some of the more daring and bewitching colors of your wardrobe on Tuesdays and turn a few heads
  • Carrying a bloodstone in your pocket or wearing garnet-studded jewelry to reinforce your convictions
  • Working with protective and fire-associated plants such as the snapdragon, thistle, and holly to boost your shields and bravery
  • Cooking up a hearty meal featuring carrots, peppers, and garlic (all Mars foods and spices) to empower yourself for victory and success

🔮 Mars symbolizes determination, focus, courage, strength, warrior and masculine energy. We need not always exert brute force to be strong. We can use our will, compassion, and intellect to exert our strength. ✨

#ODINSDAY

☁️💙 Wednesday - Odinsday -Miercoles 💙☁️

In Norse mythology, Odin was the god of gods. Associated with wisdom, magic, victory and death. The Romans connected Odin to Mercury, or better known as Hermes, the sky and messenger god. Odin is the high point, the third eye day of the week, the day of wisdom, communication and knowledge.

🔮 Association:

  • Planet: Mercury
  • Element: Air •Number: 5
  • Colour: Yellow, Purple, Silver
  • Metal: Quicksilver, Zinc
  • Gem: Citrine, Agate
  • Tree: Hazel
  • Flower: Fern
  • Fabric: Linen
  • Animal: Monkey
  • Astrological Sign: Gemini, Virgo ✨

🔮 Enchantments:

  • Using the charming scent of lily of the valley to improve your memory, or working with the aspen tree for communication
  • Calling on Athena, patron of arts and crafts, for inspiration for a new project
  • Calling on Hermes on a Wednesday night to bring movement and good luck into your life

🔮Mercury rules communication, intellect, invention, astrology, computers, editing, healing, meetings, signing contracts, visual arts, wisdom, writing and psychic healing✨

#THORSDAY

💪🏼 ⚡️Thursday - Thorsday - Jueves⚡️💪🏼

Thor is known as the God of strength and thunder in Norse mythology, Jupiter ( Zeus ) in Roman Mythology. Thor is considered the strongest of all the Gods and looked to as a protector and defender,for the gods and of mankind. Thor represents the cultivation of the body. Physical strength is just as important as mental strength; In the Viking age, those who combined the characteristics of Thor with those of Odin (Mind/ Knowledge) were the most revered and fulfilled. They could recite poetry and engage in “battles” of words and rhyme, but could also maneuver a hefty battle axe and willingly sacrifice themselves for their family and community. May we emulate those Viking, and seek to better not just our mind, but our body and spirit as well, using Thor as our compass.

🔮Association:

  • Planet: Jupiter
  • Element: Fire
  • Number: 3
  • Colour: Purple, Deep Blue, Indigo
  • Metal: Tin
  • Gem: Amethyst
  • Tree: Cedar
  • Flower: Sage
  • Fabric: Velvet
  • Animal: Horse, Eagle
  • Astrological Sign: Sagittarius, Pisces

🔮Enchanments:

  • Wearing a regal and royal shade of blue to see how it affects your mood and your magic. Other colors for the day include purple and green.
  • Carrying a turquoise tumbled stone in your pocket to draw a little protective and healing energy your way
  • Calling on Thor for abundance, or Jupiter for the ability to peacefully referee a fight
  • Adding a few oak leaves—which are sacred to these Thursday gods—to your charms to see how much better your spell works out
  • Baking up some whole wheat bread and blessing it for abundance. Be sure to thank the gods for your family and your good health.

🔮Jupiter rules over might, wisdom, charity, friendships, knowledge, understanding, legal matters, beginning long journeys, expansion, luck, growth, publicity, publishing, philosophy, wealth.

#FREYADAY

💗🌹 Friday - Freyaday - Viernes 🌹💗

Friday belongs to Venus, both the planet and its namesake Roman goddess of love, also known as Freya in norse mythology. Freya is the goddess of love, fertility, beauty, war, sexuality, death, magic and fine material possessions. Freya is the archetype of the völva, a practitioner of seidr, the most organized form of Norse magic. Love is her primary motivation, and a deep, abiding sense of the beauty of all things is the core of her nature. She encourages self-awareness and self-worth regarding our own beauty and sexuality. 🍓🌸

🔮Associations:

  • Planet: Venus
  • Element: Air
  • Number: 6
  • Colour: Pink, White, Red, Green
  • Metal: Bronze, Copper
  • Gem: Jade, Rose Quartz, Lapis Lazuli •Tree: Peach, Pear
  • Flower: Rose
  • Fabric: Satin
  • Animal: Cat, Dove
  • Astrological Sign: Taurus, Libra
  • Other Names: Venus, Aphrodite, Isis

🔮Enchantments:

  • While calling on the goddess to assist you with unconditional love, stand naked in front of a mirror, repeating compliments and basking in the acknowledgment of your own beauty. Accepting the perfection that is you in this moment, and as she guides you word by word in the act of learning to admire yourself, thank the goddess for her reflections upon you.
  • Carrying a rose quartz with you today to send out some gentle and loving vibes
  • Working a little flower magic to enchant a single pink rose for friendship and inner beauty, and setting it on your desk. Or try empowering a red rose for passion and placing it in your bedroom.
  • Burning rose-scented candles to encourage the same effect. Call on Eros to “bring a passion for life” to your days.
  • Sharing a romantic snack with your partner or best friend. Feed each other ripe, red strawberries. Those strawberries are love-inducing food, and are sacred to many love goddesses, including today’s patroness, Freya.

🔮Venus correlates to harmony, love, marriage, sexuality, dance, affection, aesthetics, music, femininity, prosperity, pleasure, relationships, art, beauty & grace.

#SATURNDAY

✨🌾 Saturday - Saturnday - Sabado 🌾✨

Saturn is a god of agriculture, liberation, and time. His reign was depicted as a Golden Age of abundance and peace. He was thus a god of wealth, and the Temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum housed the state treasury. Saturday is also widely used as the day of rest, making it a good day to not begin any new work and use the time to plan (plant) for the upcoming week (growth), which will produce prosperity (harvest). 💪🏼💰

🔮Association: •Planet: Saturn

  • Element: Earth
  • Number: 8
  • Colour: Black, Red
  • Metal: Lead
  • Gem: Onyx •Tree: Cypress
  • Flower: Fuchsia
  • Fabric: Hessian
  • Animal: Goat
  • Astrological Sign: Capricorn, Aquarius

🔮Enchantments:

  • Wearing the colors of the day, black and deep purple. Empower these dramatic pieces of your wardrobe for protection and strength.
  • Burning black candles to absorb negativity and burning purple ones to increase your magical wisdom and boost your spirituality
  • Carrying an obsidian, hematite, or jet tumbled stone in your pocket to reinforce your personal protection and to ward off bad vibes and sour feelings. You can also add these crystals to a candle spell on a Saturday night to really increase the punch of your spellcasting.
  • Cleaning your house and cleansing it while you are at it. Tap into those obstacle-removing vibes and the positive, concluding energies.
  • Closing up the final day of the bewitching week with a bang by calling on Hecate for protection and guidance.

🔮 Saturn signifies concentration, perseverance, destiny, growth, agriculture, prosperity, peace, career, tenacity, morality, maturity, financing, protection, transformation, will power ✨

#DAYOFTHESUN

✨🌞 Sunday - Day of the Sun - Domingo 🌞✨

The sun represents the Self and rules the life force. It is symbolized by the unbroken circle that is the soul with a dot in the center to represent the spark of life. The energy of the Sun is stimulating and warm. It encourages growth and expansion as well as general good feelings all around. It may be used for magick related to the growth of anything; career, family, wealth, the garden, friendships, love, general abundance, business. Because the Sun shines down on the whole world, and thus sees everything that happens, the Sun’s planetary energy is occasionally used to find objects as well as protecting us from deception or being “kept in the dark”. Looking at the Sun’s universality in a different way, this energy can be used to find a common thread (we’re all warmed by the same Sun) to encourage new friendships and partnerships and reconciliation where existing ones are threatened. ☀️❤️✌🏼

🔮Association:

  • Element: Fire
  • Number: 1
  • Colour: Gold, Orange, Deep Yellow
  • Metal: Gold
  • Gem: Diamond, Amber •Tree: Juniper
  • Flower: Marigold
  • Fabric: Brocade
  • Animal: Lion, Hawk
  • Astrological Sign: Leo

🔮Enchantments:

  • Sitting outside at sunrise and calling on the goddess Brigid for illumination and inspiration
  • Wearing gold jewelry or clothing that is gold or sunshine yellow to pull some color magic into your life
  • Arranging a few sunflowers in a vase and empowering these “flowers of the sun” for recognition and ambition
  • Gathering up the common marigold flower and scattering it’s petals about to encourage prosperity
  • Baking up a batch of cinnamon rolls for the family and enchanting them for health and success
  • Snacking on a solar fruit, the orange, and enjoying the magical boost it brings to your life

🔮The sun in associated with strength, self expression, vitality, arts, health, honour, leadership, nobility, organization, public acclaim, teaching, advancement, children, crops, personal finances, men’s mysteries, success.

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