There is a clarity to January – a breath of life and contemplation, the anticipation of a new year begun that is strengthened by a sense of completion for the closure of the former year. January is a very magical time in our modern world and it is teeming with the wild magic of transformation.
January is the month where your future has never felt so close – it resides just beyond your grasp, but you can see it through your dreams. The talk of resolutions and new beginnings paint that future picture in a way that seems achievable. It paints it with the innocence of January, before the reality of the day to day grind changes and muddies the images of your own future that you hold.
Why not grab onto the spiritual energy that is January and magically prepare for your future, bringing it not only closer, but into your immediate grasp. These 10 tools are nothing new; they are the basics of creating change in your life.
What does success mean to you?
Success, in financial terms, is such an American concept. It’s what our country was founded on – the right to come here, free of societal class restriction and on our seemingly even playing field, become a success. We all grew up with the success stories of someone who pulled themselves up by their bootstraps to live the American dream with the assumption that if they can do it, you can do it. It is so pervasive that if you are not living that American dream there must be something wrong with you.
IF you are old enough to have been an adult in the 80’s and early 90’s you know that success had a very materialistic definition. Driving your Lexus and living in your McMansion was the definition of our generation’s American dream. As we progressed to the new century with the threat of technology being our downfall, then quickly moving into the threat of terrorists on our own soil, the definition of success started to morph for the new generation into safety, family and spiritual balance. Yet many of us Gen-X’ers are still stuck in the Michael J Fox “Secret of My Success” obsession with money and continue to define our success in those terms.
If I were to say, “Can you believe it’s November already!?”, I can place a pretty sure bet that you start thinking about family, family gatherings and your reaction to them. You either are obligated to attend a gathering of the clan and you, or feel abandoned and isolated from family. We idealize (or demonize) what this gathering would look like and like every other member of society have a reaction to the holidays. You try and try to create a new paradigm for yourself around this, but you fall back into that old pattern.
I have a nice big fat reaction to family and/or friend gatherings. In past years it would cause huge anxiety and I would either overcompensate from guilt of not wanting to be there or have so much trepidation I would refuse to go. Oh, how I hated the holidays. I had such a big issue around impending holidays that I even chose a husband that doesn’t celebrate holidays or birthdays… at all… ever (after 20 years he has not budged on this). When I look at this from the 30,000 foot view I realized it all works together forcing me to heal this issue.
When all else fails, go back to the basics and review where you may have gone awry. That has been my mantra since the first time I had to go back to square one and rebuild. Magic, identity, business, relationships, plans; it doesn’t matter the subject, I have crawled back to the original moment of passion and inspiration that started me on that particular path to rebuild what I broke. The first time I did this, I thought I had failed. I thought that I was not capable of greater things and that I needed to stay in the primary school of life.
Then I grew up a little bit and realized we all have to do this. We all have to visit the basics, our foundation, to ensure it is built upon the appropriate values and in is firm standing. When a building topples they don’t blame the top floor, they look at the foundation. If you ignore the basics, your growth is unsustainable.
No matter what I add to my magical repertoire nothing will top the empowerment I got from my first year of casting spells. Nothing will light me up like the moment I discovered that moving energy is real. When I tap back into these moments where my current beliefs were born, I can do anything. We all have to travel the rollercoaster ride of success and failure so we can value and find gratitude in what we have accomplished so far. Revisiting your basics, your foundation, reminds you of what is important and gives you the energy for your next step.
September 2016 is the perfect time to check back on your foundation. With the squaring of Saturn and Neptune you are being forced to look at where you started versus where you think you are. There is a lot of power in utilizing those basic skills and bringing your expanded experience to them. Think about what you would have done with your first successful spell, combine that with what you know today, and then do it! Doing just that is what this month’s Witches Union Spell Box and Spell Caster Club Cards are all about.
The Honey Jar spell box is one of the first and easiest spells I have ever done. Just imagine if you take those basics and see where it leads you? Can you sweeten your boss to you? Can you sweeten your biggest client and ensure their loyalty? How about sweetening up your neighbor to you so they stop throwing trash on your lawn? You know you catch more flies and all.
The two Spell Caster Club Cards are the first spells many of you have done; On Ice and Make a Wish. I amped those two basics spells up beyond their original foundation. All of the Spell Caster Club Cards are a take on a basic spell with a Coventry spin. How will you amp up your favorite foundational “basic” spell this month? Don’t pass up the opportunity!