Witchify Your Life *Bringing the Magickal Into the Mundane*
Updated: Jan 31
You meant to put the jar of water out to charge in the full moon light. You meant to go apple picking and then bake an apple pie to celebrate Mabon. You had intentions of doing a pine cone wish ritual at Yule. So what happened? Life. Life happened. Please stop feeling guilty and that you’re not really a witch because you can’t remember what phase the moon is in or have a complicated ritual coming up for the next Sabbat. You are the magick. I’ll say it again louder for those of you in the back, (or for those that might chastise other witches), YOU ARE THE MAGICK!!
Witches are naturally magickal beings. We are drawn , sometimes loudly called to the path. You might have a cabinet full of herbs and you might not. You might have 647 crystals or you might not. It’s not about the stuff or the rituals. It’s about the little things that bring the magickal into the mundane. Simply doing something with intent is magickal. Let’s look at some everyday, mundane things that can be completely magickal if we let them or intend them to be.
Cooking- Hello?? Kitchen witches are a thing! You don’t even have to know all the metaphysical properties of the herbs or spices in your cabinet to create magick in the kitchen. So how can you add some magick in while you cook? Stir in love, intentions, health, etc by stirring deosil. This
clockwise motion brings in all the good things. Stir widdershins, or counterclockwise to banish. Making chicken soup for a sick loved one? First stir widdershins to banish the illness and then deosil to bring in recovery, health, and wellness.
Cleaning- What does cleaning do? It banishes the dirt right? You can add some sage or rosemary to your cleaning solution. Also, wiping in a counterclockwise circle will banish heavy energies if that is your intention. Same thing goes for your mop water. When you sweep, yes- grab that
famous witch’s tool and get to work- go from the back of the house to the front and out the door! Don’t forget the front and back porches and doorways. Window cleaning is another way to clear energy. Drop in a clear quartz, some sage or rosemary to clear energies and protect until the next wash. Adding mint to a mixture to wash the front door will bring prosperity to the home. Laundry, as much as it sucks, clears not only the dirt but also any accumulated energies.
Getting Ready for Your Day- This is glamour magick whether we want to admit it or not. We buy soaps that smell nice, makeup and/ or hair products, choose our outfit, and go about getting ready to head out into the world. As we are choosing our outfit, how to style our hair or what
color lip stain to use, we have the subtle or not so subtle intentions to impress others. We want to look our best for whatever the day throws at us. There is a reason why they call it a power suit. It gives one confidence and lets others know we mean business.
Plant Care- If you are lucky enough to have a garden then this definitely qualifies as green witchery! But never fear, container and house plants count too. Talk to your plants. They like it and this is definitely a form of magick because what are spells? Words we say out loud right to make something happen (or not), right? Caring for plants is also a
connection to Earth and mother goddesses such as Gaia, Cybele. Sif, Terra, Demeter, Bast, and Artemis to name a few. The more you care for them and talk to them, the more you will notice the benefits they give to you. They might also begin to let you know what they need- more water, sun, fertilizer, etc.
Animal Care- Caring for the fur babies seems like a gift but it is also a form of magick in the mundane. Like plant magick, caring for animals connects us to the Earth and mother goddesses but animal care also connects us to other deities such as Herne and Cernnunos, both of which
are lords of the forest and animals. If you are blessed with a familiar, this is its own type of magick. Just sitting with them is a form of meditation and ritual in a way. Animals also deliver messages, even those that we call pets so pay attention.
Sexual Encounters/ Making Love- There is beautiful magick in our sexual encounters whether we are trying to procreate or just spending time with our partner.
Sex is an energetic exchange that happens between two people. What is magick but an exchange of energies that we set our will upon. There is both self-care and care for another when it comes to sex. We need contact and physical touch and sexual encounters are the most intimate form. Remember the next time you’re with your partner that you’re not just having sex, you are also making magick.
Other Things We Don’t Think About- Wishing someone to get well, have a good day, or a happy birthday. These are our intentions for them- mini spells so to speak. Exercise and healthy eating habits are transformative for our bodies, mind, and soul. Showering cleanses our aura and energy field. If you add Epsom salt to your bath you are helping to detoxify yourself not to mention if you add lavender or other herbs that would qualify it as plant magick. Any time we are trying to persuade someone to our way of thinking whether through an argument or a presentation at work, we are working a spell. Our words make it so and align with the messenger god, Mercury. Reading fiction can be seen as a Shamanic journey into another realm or dimension. Watching the sunrise or sunset. Looking at the moon.
There is so much magick in the everyday things that we do. We often expend a huge amount of energy just living from day to day that it’s no wonder we forget to put water out or cleanse our crystals with the full moon. If you feel that you are a witch, then you are a witch. Don’t berate yourself or let anyone else just because you do not feel like you add up to all the TikTok or Instagram Witches out there. Instead, find the magick in the everyday things and do what you can, when you can.
Peace, love, and light.