Bringing Magic Into Your Planner
Just Add A Sprinkle Of Fairy Dust...
What is magic?
Something supernatural. Something that depends upon the wave of a wand, or maybe a finger. Something mysterious and wonderful brought about by unseen means.
How do you bring this into your planner?
First of all, what sort of magic do you resonate with?
Are you a Wizard, like Harry? Potter or Dresden. Doesn’t matter which.
Are you into Wicca? Are you Trad, Gardnerian, or Natural?
Are you a Hedge Witch, a Kitchen Witch, a Chaos Witch?
Do you align with Faery, or Dragon? Raven, or Wolf? Are you one with the Sun, the Moon, the Earth?
Are you Magus, or Mystic, or Sorcerer?
Where magic lives for you, the way it comes alive, the way it manifests in your life, this is where you will find your guides to bring your magic into your planner.
I cannot speak for you specifically because I do not know you. I don’t know the intricacies of your system.
All I can do is offer you suggestions. You must decide whether you like the suggestions or not.
If you have a yearly planner, the first thing you can do is write in all your Holy Days. Sabbats. Esbats. Lunar cycle. Astrological cycle. So on.
Write in all the days that mean something to you.
Either on the back pages of your planner, or in another notebook if you need more room, create a list of activities and actions you wish to do on that day. Write out your ritual sequences. Decide what sort of offerings you will have on hand. Make space for the meal or food you will have on this day. Draw a picture of the clothing you wish to wear. Whatever comes to mind.
If you need to make something, be it a craft, a tool, an offering, plan it out on your planner’s back pages, or in that separate notebook if need be.
What if you Bullet Journal?
You can create spreads for each Holy Day. You can plan out your altars using doodles—or just words. You can do all the things that the previous person did on the back pages of their planner. Plan out your Holy Day, your celebration.
You can doodle in your planner, no matter what kind, or use stickers. Candles. Stars. The Moon. Whatever is held sacred to you and by you.
You can create sigils for various reasons and/or occasions, and etch them into your planner.
Are you using your planner to manifest?
Again, use the back pages of your planner or a separate notebook to write and journal. This is your pre-planning space.
Start with what you want. Define clearly your why. Leave that space for the Universe/etc to fulfill your desire. Write down any steps you might need to take in order to bring this to fruition. Look at the spread or spreads or pages you dedicate to manifesting your goal often so you can infuse yourself with that energy as you infuse your desire with the energy at the same time.
Include space for gratitude every day.
Draw your patron God(s), Goddess(es), Saint, or Spirit. Or create a space, a page, a spread, where you write out Their name and you decorate and doodle Their name with perhaps sigils or other offerings. This way you can feel a deeper connection to Them and They to you.
Do you work with Spirit Animals? Animal Totems? Tip-in photographs of your chosen animal. Draw simple pictures of your chosen animal or animals throughout your planner.
Perhaps you want to work with one animal spirit in particular during a certain time. Add stickers or glue in pictures ripped from magazines into your planner so that you see that animal during the time frame you are working with said animal.
Scribble poetry or words of praise to your Deity in the margins of your planner. Fill your back pages with prayers.
Cleanse your planner through whatever means you work best with. Cleanse with smoke. Or bells. Or chanting. Or singing. Or through meditation. Consecrate your space within and upon those pages.
See every task you write into your planner, every appointment you have, every holiday or Holy Day, has the energy of the Sacred all over and all around it.
If you make your planner sacred, then the activities within its pages also become sacred.
This is not your Book Of Shadows, nor your Grimoire, nor anything so magically specific. This is simply one way to immerse yourself daily within the sacred between the covers of your planner.
Some tasks I have set myself in my planner are:
Sit and meditate with a cup of tea and my Grimoire (this is a sort of communion with the Universe)
Light candles (usually there is a reason for that that I either include in the task, such as: light candles for xyz)
Light Incense (again, there is usually more to this when I write it down)
Spend twenty minutes with your prayer journal (this is usually followed by a meditation on this prayer, or create a prayer to xyz for abc reason)
Take a cleansing bath (this is very different from a basic bath used to simply clean the body—this is to cleanse and clear body and spirit)
Bathe in Moonlight or go outside for fifteen minutes tonight
Go outside for fifteen minutes (with a specific time during the day to bask in the Sun)
I also keep lists and/or spreads with titles like: Things To Do If It Snows, Things To Do When It Rains, Full Moon Tidings, New Moon Opportunities…
I write down quick little things I can do when these things happen that will keep me close to Spirit. Nothing difficult or taxing. Dance in the rain. Build a snowman. Feed the birds.
I keep track of the natural cycles in my planner as well. It helps to keep me grounded and connected to Nature/Spirit/Universe. I note the weather. How the trees are growing. How the flowers are blooming. I keep notes on squirrel antics, stray cat sightings, possum tracks, various things that may seem inconsequential to others, but that have a large impact on my mental health and spiritual well-being.
These are merely a few ideas to help connect you on a daily basis to your Spirituality, to your Magic.
I hope you find something here that will make you smile and strengthen your connection to your magic and to yourself.
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