YOU ARE THE THE MAGIC
Magic doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating. Spells and rituals range from the ultra-simple to the ridiculously complex. You can witch it up solo or call a few friends over to form a circle. The most important part of spell casting is that you feel comfortable and it feels accessible to you. Start small and experiment with different herbs in baths and potions. Make note of how you feel after your spell work. And always remember: YOU are magic. The tools and spells just help you harness it.
Your words are powerful. Write down your intentions. Say them out loud daily. Chant them in front of your altar. Be careful what you say out loud and what you communicate to others… The more you start to think of your words as spells, the more beautiful and intentional life becomes!
The more you start to think of your words as spells, the more beautiful and intentional life becomes.
One of the easiest ways to start your day with a dose of magic is with your morning cup of coffee or tea. Add your accouterments, then stir clockwise a few times as you say a special mantra or set your intention for the day. Something like, my day is filled with abundance and joy will do just fine.
Bay Leaf Abundance Spell
One of the easiest, most satisfying spells out there. Grab a bay leaf from the pantry and stick it in your wallet or anywhere you keep your money or credit cards. As you place it there, close your eyes and say, Abundance flows easily to me, every dollar I spend comes back times three.
Stick a bay leaf in your wallet and say, “Abundance flows easily to me, every dollar I spend comes back times three.”
Simple Candle Spell
Candle magic is like, a whole thing, but you don’t have to be an expert to start using candle magic today. Candles hold the cleansing and renewing power of fire. Fire also represents inspiration and creativity. There are numerous shapes, colors, and types of spell candles, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make candle magic work for you. A simple white candle from the dollar store will do!
Using any (new) candle, hold it in your hands, and set a solid intention. Make sure your wish is simple and focused. If it helps, you can write your intention on a piece of paper, fold it, and set it underneath your candle as it burns.
Once your intention is set, light the candle. Simply let it burn until it extinguishes on its own! Of course, never leave a candle burning unattended, and snuff and relight the candle when you need to.
During your next shower, set the intention for the water to cleanse away what no longer serves you.
Shower Cleansing Spell
Need an energetic reboot? A simple shower cleansing spell should do the trick. This one is especially good for busy parents and can be done daily. During your next shower, imagine the water cleansing your energy field of anything that doesn’t belong there, picturing all that doesn’t serve you circling the drain. If you’re not good with visualizations, simply set the intention for the water to cleanse away what no longer serves you. This serves as a great way to start your day or “wash off” the stress from a long day.
Mallory Leone is a witch, healer, and mover of energy. The founder of Four Corners Studio, a healing practice, folk magic school, and apothecary, she offers online magical education, kits and tools, and unique 1:1 energy healings rooted in lineage techniques.