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5 Ordinary Objects for Practical Everyday Magic

5 Ordinary Objects for Practical Everyday Magic

By Gala Darling

On May 28, 2021

In Fashion, Shopping, Spirit

5 Ordinary Objects for Practical Everyday Magic

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the witchy stuff out there. Between all the crystals, Tarot decks, moon journals (plus having an astrologer on speed-dial), there are so many sexy spiritual accessories that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. What do you really need—and which items are more of an unnecessary luxury?

While a fully decked-out altar looks lovely on Instagram, it won’t necessarily make you happy. And she who dies with the most crystals still, well, dies. So, as much as I love “stuff,” I’m happiest spending my money on experiences, or things that connect me to something greater. Scroll below to see the ordinary objects that I find the most magical, but also most practical.

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Fresh Flowers

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A bunch of roses or tulips is not a luxury! They cost about the same as an oversized drink from your favorite caffeine corporation, and they will give you much more joy. I always have pink roses on my altar, a purple orchid on my coffee table, and—often—a bunch of tulips in my living room. They remind me of the beauty that is all around us (if we will just open our eyes and look), connect me to the earth, and bring a beautiful spark to my home. They are worth every penny and more.

An Aura Photo

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If you don’t know what your aura looks like, how can you live with yourself?  Get thee to an aura photographer stat! If you’re in New York City, get down to Chinatown and visit Magic Jewelry for a quick photo and a reading that will blow your mind.

The shot, which shows your aura—a rainbow of colors that can help decode what you’re projecting in your everyday interactions—is a great visual example of how there’s so much more to you than meets the eye. Not in NYC? One of my dear friends Christina runs a traveling aura photography studio called Radiant Human, and her photos are to die for. Beloved by the fashion set, her aura portraits are so beautiful they’re worth framing.

A Magical Manicure

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Our hands are the very tips of our body: They are what we use to create, to touch, and to receive information. They are the primary way we send energy from our body into the universe. We communicate with our hands all day—typing messages on our phones and computers, gesticulating, and adding flourishes to our body language.

So here’s the deal: A sparkly, gem-encrusted, or otherwise fabulous manicure actually emphasizes the energy you’re putting out. When you honor your hands, you are honoring yourself and your expression. A magical manicure makes you more mindful of what you’re about to make manifest. And I am convinced that I am a better writer when my manicure is on point!

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A Bright Wallet

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Comme Des Garçons Women’s Leather Pink Wallet, $137

Your wallet is your ultimate symbol of abundance. So what is it saying? If your wallet is old, ripped, overstuffed, or (even worse) nonexistent, how does that vibe translate to your life? And in what way is that manifesting in your finances? Yeah, I see you there, gulping nervously as you think about the stained wallet you’ve been using for the last five years! It’s time to clear it out and get a swift upgrade. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to cost your weekly paycheck, like the gorgeous GG Blooms number below. I have an iridescent pink faux-reptile skin wallet from Georgia Mae that I adore. In addition to bringing me untold amounts of happiness, it also send out great money vibes!

A Self-Love Routine That Works

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I left the most important one for last. It’s essential to figure out what you need to make you happy. If I skip my meditation practice, don’t work out (or at least stretch), ignore calls from my friends, and refuse to do something creative, I’ll sink into a deep slump. We need to top up our emotional tank every single day: The effect is cumulative.

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Your Horoscope for Tuesday October 17: Mercury Shifts and Things Get Intense!

Your Horoscope for Tuesday October 17: Mercury Shifts and Things Get Intense!

By Horoscope.com

On October 17, 2017

In Aspect, Horoscope, Spirit

Your Horoscope for Tuesday October 17: Mercury Shifts and Things Get Intense!

Feeling crazy? It’s not you, it’s the stars. With the moon shifting to Libra, an unsettling Mars-Uranus quinox, and a shift from Mercury to Scorpio, you may feel restless, unchallenged, and second guessing the motives and goals of other people around you. Instead of burying your feelings, dig deep and get to the route of your dissatisfaction. Mercury in Scorpio demands precise, honest communication—sidestepping an issue or speaking in euphemisms won’t work. It may feel hard at first, but the more you get comfortable with stating your desires and bringing up conflicts with the people whom they concern, the better. Today is all about direct action. Are you ready to take it? 

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Aries Daily Horoscope
A Mercury-Jupiter alingment opens up opportunity. This is exciting, but keep any potential moves close to your chest. While you tend to share whatever happens to cross your mind, holding back a bit—at least until you know the full story or situation—will pay off. 

Taurus Daily Horoscope   
With Jupiter and Mercury in your partnership sector, relationships take center stage. Here’s the thing: Don’t mistake quantity for quality. While you may be spending plenty of one on one time (or locking down a ton of dates) this planetary alignment wants you to bringup the big questions and talk uncomfortable issues. You know they’re there. 

Gemini Daily Horoscope      
Mercury is helping you get sh*t done, Gemini! You may be tempted to shirk off a big project, but don’t. With Mercury cranking up your productivity, this is the best day (and week) to hunker down and tend to work. Yes, you may have to blow off a happy hour plan, but it will definitely pay off in the long run, and trust us that your boss is noticing—in the best way.

Cancer Daily Horoscope
Crabs are coming out of their shells today and all signs are celebrating! With Jupiter in your sector of self-expression, it’s a great time to make your voice heard and your wishes known. Single? Make the first move today, Crabs (a swipe counts!) The more you put yourself out there, the more you’ll get back. 

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Leo Daily Horoscope
Family driving you crazy? We hear you, Lions. Jupiter in your home sector is shifting your focus to family and home. Remember, you can suggest but you can’t force anyone to do anything. The more you’re able to realize that, the more sane you’ll feel. 

Virgo Daily Horoscope
Hey Virgo, did you know there are only 24 hours in the day? Mercury and Jupiter keep throwing opportunities your way, which is clutch—but before you take them on, make sure you have the time and resources to do so—after all, you still need to eat, sleep, and play! And saying no will only make you more in demand. Trust us. 

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Libra Daily Horoscope
It’s all about the money today, Libra! With Mercury shifting to your resources sector, you’re all about shoring up your income and making sure your income flow is healhty. You love the finer things, but the finer things are so much nicer once the credit card bill has been paid in full. 

Scorpio Daily Horoscope
You’ve been keeping things on the DL for the last few weeks, but Mercury is now asking you to speak out, connect, and share what’s going on in your mind. You may realize that by collaborating, you can get even deeper, or reach crucial next steps on a project or idea you want to make reality. 

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Sagittarius Daily Horoscope
Mercury and Jupiter are combining forces to make you think deeply about your past—and how it connects to your present. Follow your mind where it leads; you may be digging up old emails or letters, but you’re not living in the past, you’re gathering info to go forward into the future. Trust the process. 

Capricorn Daily Horoscope
It’s all about socializing, Caps, and you’ll be surprised at how information gleaned from a casual conversation will be key in a work or romantic situation. You tend to like having firm plans, but go with the flow, and consider saying yes to a last minute social invite—it may matter more than you think. 

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Aquarius Daily Horoscope 
With Mercury in your house of career and reputation, you’re ready for anything, Aquarians! Focus on your career, make a bold move, and take ownership of the fact that you’re really, really good at your job. Today is all about making big moves. Start with confidence and go from there. 

Pisces Daily Horoscope
Mercury is inspiring you to dream big and speak out. It’s a good day for your imagination to fly free, and the more you allow your mind to wander, the more you’ll be rewarded. Journal, read a book, listen to a new podcast, draw or doodle … the more you engage with the creative part of your brain, the happier and more free you’ll feel!

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Your Horoscope for Saturday, October 14: Love Rules, But Will You Win?

Your Horoscope for Saturday, October 14: Love Rules, But Will You Win?

By Horoscope.com

On October 14, 2017

In Aspect, Future, Spirit

Your Horoscope for Saturday, October 14: Love Rules, But Will You Win?

As Venus enters Libra, relationships take a spotlight in all signs as the planet stays there until November 7.This can be a dreamy place to be—you’re in love with love, and every opportunity seems brimming with romance. But it can also lead to confusion, mixed messages, and may leave you feeling more alone than ever. Added to that are the planets moving into a Mercury-Uranus opposition tomorrow, which may lead you to feel defensive or weepy in the wee hours of the morning tomorrow. Bottom line: Today is a day to let your heart lead, but use your brain as backup, and please, please, please, don’t say anything you don’t mean, as it will come back to haunt you. 

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Aries Daily Horoscope
With Venus in your partnership sector, you’re definitely ready to settle down. Single? It’s time to set firm expectations. Going with the flow, or doing whatever your date wants, isn’t a good longterm strategy? Attached? To get closer, you may have to go through the fire a bit. Bring up that unsaid disagreement—it’ll be like ripping off the bandaid, but it’s essential. 

Taurus Daily Horoscope     
Your workout routine may have been put on the back burner these past few weeks, but, as Venus shifts into your personal health sector, you’re about to change this. Today is a great day to commit, and you’re likely to attain any health-oriented goals you set for yourself. 10k anyone?

Gemini Daily Horoscope      
With the Moon still in your communication sector from Friday, you’re focused on expanding your social circle, and may find an old contact could be extremely relevant in your current life. Play social butterfly today, Gemini. The more connections you make, the more interesting opportunities you may have in the weeks and months ahead—remember, it’s all about who you know. 

Cancer Daily Horoscope
You’re feeling pretty overloaded on responsibilities. Tempted to escape? We feel you. But plow through whatever you’ve got to get through, and know that even if today isn’t necessarily “fun,” you’re going to feel so much better once everything is ticked off your to-do list. You know that one thing you’ve been putting off forever? Do that. 

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Leo Daily Horoscope
Once Lions set a goal, they don’t veer off course. You’ve recently committed to a goal, project, or challenge, and you may find the majority of your focus is on that today. Yes, you may be “working” on a day you normally take off, but if the work is fun, don’t see it as a sacrifice. Today, you’re all in. There is plenty of time to relax in the future, but now, Lions are all systems go. 

Virgo Daily Horoscope
The moon is slowly transiting out of your privacy sector, but for right now, Virgos are still deeply tuned into their own selves, dreams, and wishes. You may not want to let anyone in today, and may feel annoyed if people ask how you’re doing or what you’re thinking. Make the most of this intense, solo energy: Take a yoga class, journal, take a long, luxurious midday nap and allow your dreams to unfold. It’s okay to take a break from other people. 

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Libra Daily Horoscope
Venus, your ruler, enters your sign today, and you’ll feel the shift more than most, Libra. This shift is ideal for you, and the next month is a prime opportunity to charm anyone who crosses your path. Single? You’ve been shy about making a move, but now’s the time to do it, as the person you admire won’t do it first. Attached? You may find yourself fighting more with your partner, but oddly enough, those fights may make your bond even stronger as long as you listen and approach each disagreement from a place of love and empathy. 

Scorpio Daily Horoscope
While Venus may make other signs feel more romantic, Venus may be raising questions about the stability of your partnership, or make you question a newish date. Introspection is good; confrontation today is not. If you feel you need to pull back, do so with respect. Also know that what you feel may not be reality; take everything today with a grain of salt. 

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Sagittarius Daily Horoscope
A Mercury-Uranus opposition may create some drama, especially from an unexpected source or from a situation you thought was settled. Before you go in for the conflict, remember that pressing pause doesn’t mean giving up. Give yourself some time to consider the situation before you say anything. Someone else may just be looking for a fight. In the meantime, focus on the people in your life you do love, which will allow you to see everything in context. 

Capricorn Daily Horoscope
Caps are never afraid of hard work, which is why the universe is asking you to roll up your sleeves and get things done. You may find a few barriers in your path today. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, focus on how to burst through them. You’ll emerge better and stronger than ever—promise. 

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Aquarius Daily Horoscope 
Feel those warm fuzzies? The world is in love with you Aquarians, and now’s your time to use those feel-good vibes to your advantage. You can be guarded, but today is the day to let down your guard and trust that people have your best interests and intentions at heart. Don’t second guess or begin overplanning the day; just see where one event leads. Staying present in the moment is such an essential lesson for you today. 

Pisces Daily Horoscope
It’s been a rough few months of second guessing and reckoning, but you’ve emerged on the other side. Now, Venus is helping you build bridges to other people, setting up the opportunity for networking, connections, and romantic possibilities. Follow your intuition and allow other people into your heart. You can’t do it alone (read Strong Babes Need Strong BFFs for proof!) and as you’ll learn today, that’s an awesome thing. 

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The Most Healing Jewelry for Your Zodiac Sign

The Most Healing Jewelry for Your Zodiac Sign

By Horoscope.com

On July 13, 2020

In Aspect, Fashion, Style

The Most Healing Jewelry for Your Zodiac Sign

As the warm seasons emerge, buying yourself a new piece of jewelry is a great way to elevate both your style and spirit. However, not all stones have the same influence on every sign. If you think this means you should look for your birthstone, it’s time to take a different approach. It turns our birthstones have been traditionally aligned to the zodiac commercially more so than spiritually, according to Dr. Eve Allen aka Dr. Eve. A Doctor of Alternative Healing Practices and an expert in gemstone energy medicine, I asked her what stones are best for each sign this season.

In addition to her recommendations, she reminded me that gems are tools to help us reach the highest vibration of our mind, body and spirit. Can you think of a better excuse to treat yourself?

However, if you aren’t drawn to any of Dr. Eve’s suggestions, don’t worry. Whether you are shopping online or in person, she says the most powerful tool for choosing jewelry isn’t another person, but rather our own intuition. “We are connected to jewelry. Our gems are our tools. Our higher self pulls us towards choosing jewelry.”

Jewelry is all about investing in your best self, according to Dr. Eve. “The right piece can help us reach our highest vibration of mind, body and spirit. Things shift. This is what [each sign] should wear now.” So approach the new season with a fresh mind and some brand new accessories. Also, the crystals themselves may speak to you—becoming familiar with the crystals associated with your sign can help you choose the best look for the months ahead. — by Amanda Lauren

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 Aries 
Dr. Eve says Aries should look for red stones such as garnet to harness “the energy from [the air].” Anna Beck’s Semiprecious Stone Round Drop Pendant Necklace is a sophisticated way to both to look and feel more powerful.  


Raw garnet crystal, $4.50

Taurus 
Taurus tends to be strong and have a stubborn disposition. So a necklace they can customize to their exact liking such as Kendra Scott’s Teo Semiprecious Pendant  will truly allow them to connect. A turquoise or sapphire stone can open up Taurus to new possibilities.


raw turquoise stone, $12


Gemini 
Dr. Eve believes Gemini needs a bright stone such as citrine or agate to “enhance their sunshine.” What is a better way to enhance sunshine than to help others? $1 from each purchase of Stoned Studs’ handmade blue lace agate earrings is donated to the non-profit organization RAINN.

Raw citrine stone, $5.50

Cancer
“Cancers are moonchildren,” says Dr. Eve. So what stone could be more appropriate than moonstone? Isabelle Grace Jewelry’s Gem Slice collection features a striking moonstone piece that takes a combination of style and spirit to the next level.


Raw moonstone crystal, $1.50

Leo 
Leos will look and feel their most ravishing in ruby. Maya Studio’s Ruby Gemstone Ring is a vintage-looking, handmade piece that really catches the eye. It features a large center stone to attract Leo to that positive energy.


Raw ruby crystal wand, $19

Virgo
Virgo is tied to Mercury, which represents communication. Like Capricorn, Dr. Eve suggests green stones for this sign. Monica Vinader’s Linear Semi Precious Stone Friendship bracelet features an amazonite bar on an adjustable gold rope chain, keeping the gem close and directly connected to any sized wrist.


Raw Amazonite crystal, $5

Libra 
Dr. Eve explained that Libras are always searching for balance. So, choosing a water stone such as lapis or aquamarine can help them achieve equilibrium. Symmetrically designed, Alex and Ani’s aquamarine bracelet has a bright Swarovski stone flanked by trendy charms.  


Raw lapis crystal, $5

Scorpio 
A natural stone like coral that mirrors the heat of a scorpion’s sting will suit this sign best, according to Dr. Eve. LOVEthirteen’s Red Coral Bracelet With Druzy Heart Pendant is a unique handmade piece that will keep this sign equally centered and stylish.


Sagittarius
 

Sagittarius needs a protective purple stone such as sugilite or amethyst. J. Weber Jewelry’s Amethyst Dew Drop is a simple but timeless piece that can protect the wearer during any occasion or circumstance.


Raw sugilite, $11


Capricorn 
Capricorns should wear heart-centered stones such as emeralds or aventurine. This aventurine bracelet from Rainbow Crystal Craft isn’t simply beautiful. It’s also designed so the crystals lay on your bare skin. A direct physical connection with crystals is like having an Easy Pass on the on express lane to your heart chakra.


Aventurine crystal, $8 

Aquarius  
Dr. Eve’s deepest intuition told her opal was the right stone for Aquarius this season. That is why Ali Levine’s Hearts on Fire Collection for Sterling Forever will resonate so well with this sign. Designed when she pregnant with her daughter Amelia, she has several pieces featuring this stone, but the Embers of Emotion Cuff Set keeps the stones closest to the skin.  

Pisces 
Rose quartz can help Pieces nurture themselves and uncover a deeper self-love. Juicy Couture’s Rose Quartz Rainbow Luxe Wishes Necklace is a fun piece that represents the bright skies of the season.


Rose quartz crystal

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One Candle CAN Change Your Life. Here’s How.

One Candle CAN Change Your Life. Here’s How.

By Shereen Campbell

On November 27, 2017

In Love, Luck, Sun

One Candle CAN Change Your Life. Here’s How.

Make 2018 your year! Here’s how!

Over the last 13 years, candles have played a huge role in aiding me to manifest major changes in my life. I have used them to bring love, healing, cleansing and blessings. I’ve bought ritual kits, had custom candles made and now create my own. I even find myself using candle magic for intentions large and small; new jobs, business goals, boys, positivity, even for just a little inner peace. It seems candles have just resonated with me and kept finding their way back into my life. What’s more, I recently found out my grandmother was incredibly fond of candle magic. She passed away when I was only 6, much before I tried candles for the first time (outside of birthday cakes), but I like to think she is in the afterlife guiding me into through this very ancient practice.

Before I knew of my grandmom’s extracurricular magical experiences, when folks would ask me why I used candles. I would always tell them that it wasn’t so much the candle itself that I loved, it was more about the entire ritual. I use the word ritual to signify the process I have created for myself before I light a candle. It involves cleansing (of myself and the candle), writing my intentions, visualizing my intentions, tapping into the feeling I want to have when my intention manifests and focusing on gratitude. Nothing too spooky about that right? Either way, it is the ritual I love when doing candle magic. It is one of the few times I am able to push all of the troubles of the world to the background and completely immerse myself in a moment of reflection and intention setting. I am able to explicitly consider what I want to bring into my life, in as much detail as I can muster, and push that energy out into the universe. I believe that in itself is what creates the magic. The candle is a great physical representation of this manifestation process occurring. Light from the candle is intended to chase away darkness and lead one to treasures that they could not access before. I like to think of this physically and metaphorically. We use candles to bring light to a room and in candle magic, we use candles to bring light to an intention we are working to manifest.

Being one of the simplest of magical arts, candle magic doesn’t require too much other than a candle, an intention and a lighter. We can see throughout history that candles have been used for many religious, spiritual and ancient rituals. The exact origin of candles is not really known although there has been evidence in Egypt concerning the use of beeswax candles around 3000 BCE. At the time, tapers candles made of fibrous materials were also in use. Candlelight was used by ancient people for lighting and they believed that if they stare into a flame for a long period of time, they could see gods and spirits. The early Egyptians used lamps or preferably candles in a magic ritual of obtaining answers for dreams. One would go into a dark cave facing south, and sit down as they stared into a flame until they saw a god. They would then fall asleep with the hope that the god would appear to them again and offer answers to their questions. Pagans, in the past used candles and lamps to perform religious functions. By the fourth century, many churches were using candles for religious purposes and since the twelfth century, candles have been placed in church altars. The Catholic church uses consecrated candles in blessing rituals, to exorcise demons and believe that the light absolves sins. That is why, even in the modern Catholic Churches, candles are always lit in the church and at the altars. In the church, it is believed that once you make a wish and light a candle, your wishes will eventually come true.

So that you know all about candle magic, we thought it the perfect time to give you five ways you can bring a little light and candle magic to your everyday life.

Without further ado, here are my top five ways to use candle magic in everyday life:

1. Fight the Funk Morning Rituals
I’ve leaned on this candle spell when I felt myself slipping into a funk. Normally by day two I’m back to normal.

Requires: 1 small white candle, pencil & Post-It
Directions: On the first day, wake up a 10 minutes earlier than your normal time. Begin with a short visualization exercise where you imagine your day going extremely well. You see yourself moving throughout the day without any insecurity, fear or anxiety. Imagine yourself feeling happy and grateful for another day. Write down 3 affirmations that are indicative of how magical your day will go. Recite these affirmations aloud and light your candle. Say them two more times. Feel free to put your candle out with a snuffer once you have expressed gratitude. Place your post it somewhere you can easily see throughout the week. Put your candle up somewhere safe, so that you are able to get to it the next morning. Repeat the visualization exercise, reciting of the affirmations on your post it and lighting your candle every morning for a week (or however long you need to) as soon as you wake up. Don’t forget to put your candle out with a snuffer or your fingers after you’ve expressed gratitude for the day. And whatever you do, don’t blow it out; the lore is that you will blow away your intentions away.

2.   Sweet Dreams Bedtime Ritual
This is helpful for when you are having trouble going to bed.

Requires: 1 small purple candle, notepad and pencil (bonus: an amethyst crystal could bring a little extra boost)
Directions: After a shower and right before bed do a quick meditation exercise to calm your nerves. Take 5 big breaths in and 5 big breaths out. Allow the extra air to calm you. Once you feel all good and relaxed, light your candle. Now, while your candle is burning, spend a few moments asking for insight into how you can build stronger trust in the universe. Ask for the answers to these issues to come during a peaceful, happy sleep. Close with gratitude for the answers to help you let go of your anxiety. Using a snuffer, put your candle out and get some rest. When you wake up in the morning, record any dreams you have. Repeat this nightly ritual until you feel your trust in the universe returning and your anxiety gone.

3.   New Moon Magic
One my most favorite candle rituals, a New Moon Ritual, can be performed right after every new moon to set intentions dependent on the house the current new moon is in..

Requires: 1 small White Candle, notepad and pencil
Directions: This one is pretty simple. Do a quick meditation focusing on the feelings you want to pull to yourself when you manifest this New Moon intention you are thinking of. It’s great to find out beforehand what house the New Moon is in your chart so that you can focus on that house. Write down one wish you want to manifest during this New Moon. Light your candle, while reciting this wish aloud, as an affirmation. Express your gratitude. I recommend letting this candle burn down on its own, as you will not be repeating this one, so you do not need to snuff it out. All that’s left for you to do is expect that you desire will manifest.

4.   Monday Intentions
This is a great ritual to use to kick off your work week. It helps to focus on what you want to accomplish in the upcoming week.

Requires: 1 small White Candle, notepad and pencil
Directions: On Monday, do a short meditation focusing on the last time you felt really productive. Try to invoke the feeling of accomplishment and excitement about being on track to whatever long term goals you have laid out for yourself. Once you are summoned this feeling, write down a list of the things that are of most importance for you this upcoming week. They can be mundane to personal to work or love, whatever is on your mind. Once you are finished, light your candle. Tell it that you are committed to completing these tasks and would love the aid of the universe to guide you through doing so as long as it is in the interest and well-being of your higher self and those it may affect. Express your gratitude. You can let this candle also burn down as you will not be repeating this exact intention again. Even if you do it every Monday forever, the weekly intention might change, so I recommend getting a different candle per ritual.

5. Friday Self Loving
Before you can fill the cups of others you must fill your own cup. This ritual is invoke more self-love in your life and to remind you of treating yourself with care.

Requires: 1 small Pink Candle, notepad and pencil
Directions: Since Venus rules Friday, this is a great day to an increase my self-love spell. Start by writing down 5 things you absolutely adore about yourself. They can be the silliest or most serious things you’ve ever written. The point is to remind yourself how awesome you are. Once you are feeling all warm from your awesomeness, then go ahead and light your candle. Ask the candle to show you more ways that you can be loving and kind to yourself, to remind you of the times when it’s time to be gentle and to help you love your shadows. You can do so aloud or in your mind. As usual, express your gratitude for the reminders you will see every day and for the strength to be kind to yourself. Let the candle burn down or repeat the ritual again the following Friday. If you repeat, just keep adding to your list.

Have fun making your own damn magic!

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Shereen Campbell is an astrologer, ecommerce manager, and the founder of My Little Magic Shop. She loves sailing, southern Italian food, and all things magical.

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