Hello everyone! In your everyday life, there are little things that need to be done to keep your home and life clean and orderly. Magic is the same way! I think that there are little actions that should be performed daily, weekly, or at certain times throughout the year in order to keep your magical practice in tip top shape and make sure that you are magically protected, cleansed, and happy :) Keep in mind that I am not the grand poobah of witchcraft, and your “magical maintenance” routines may be very different from mine. This is just a little “outline” of sorts to help get you started in a magical maintenance routine. Enjoy!
-Ground and center. Control yo energy. Meditate if you’re super hardcore.
-Shield, preferably both in the morning when you wake up and at night before you go to bed
-Do some witchy research. Keep your witchy knowledge up to date. Quickly skim the web or a new book and try to enhance your magical knowledge a bit.
-Write a spell or at least brainstorm some ideas for magical spells or workings. Don’t let your magical abilities go out of practice.
-Strip down and re-make any personal wards or protections that you have up. Recharge them so that they are still effective protectors
-Magically cleanse your home. Make sure no negative energy is hanging around.
-At the beginning of the new year, write down any magical goals that you have for the new year. What do you want to learn? What do you want to try? How can you enhance your existing magical practice? Look over the goals throughout the year.
-Spring cleaning! At some point during the year (I like to do it in Spring as another branch of my regular Spring cleaning), completely strip down any magic that is in effect at your house. Strip it down, do a hardcore magical home cleansing, and re-build your wards and protections.
There you go! Following this outline, you should be able to keep your magical life in tip-top shape. Feel free to tweak this to fit your own personal needs, and remember that my way is by no means the only way to do things! Experiment and form your own methods :) Thanks for reading,
Poobah Studio VII Update: Painting #2 is progressing. It gets tricky painting at night in an outdoor tent as it is not very bug proof and the canvas is constantly being dive-bombed by moths and beetles, that, in turn, drag bits of paint all over the canvas and also keep getting into the paint pots and have to be rescued and given mouth-to-mouth before being released into the wilds of Long Island NY. Just waiting for the day when I have to give CPR to a Potato Beetle!!! -BP