Witchy Resolution & Resolve, or How I Will Support my Magickal Practice in the New Year

Witchy Resolution & Resolve, or How I Will Support my Magickal Practice in the New Year December 24, 2018

I’m not necessarily a resolution sort of person. And yet, every year, I make some.

Every year.

But if this year’s messages and encounters have taught me anything, it’s that I can do more to support my magick. And since accountability is a thing, I’m going to be bold and name what I’m doing here.

Here goes.

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Resolution: To Know, To Will, To Dare, to Keep Silent

I’ve already talked about my energetic approach to the new calendar year, but here’s where it gets a little more specific, using the Witches’ Pyramid as a loose guide:

Read – I am the WORST at reading. I am very good at buying books. I want to balance this a bit more. So, I resolve to read a book a week (more, if possible). This will include audio books because that will dovetail nicely into…

Move – For some reason, my body felt stuck this year. Maybe it was the political climate. Maybe it was the ongoing grief battle. Maybe it was just because. Every day, I will move my body for at least 30 minutes. Maybe with an audio book. Maybe with nature. Which reminds me…

Nature – I used to walk in this amazing park every single day. I haven’t done that in a while. It restored me, reminded me of living beauty, and allowed me to settle. While I don’t know if every day is sustainable, at least a few days a week is.

Quiet – I’ve noticed lately that haven’t allowed myself any space. And I know I’ve talked about this a lot. I need to carve out the time, so I already placed notes in my calendar to take that space.

Daily Practice – There are things I do every day. There are things I *should* do every day. I am okay about a daily practice, but I want to be more consistent. Something for the mind, the body, and the spirit. And more drumming. I want to make that more of a daily thing as my body thrums and heals each time I touch my djembe or frame drum.

Learn – This sort of goes along with reading, but I want to devote more time to learning. Of course I learn when I teach and I take classes, but there are ways in which I think I could study more. I tend to be a ‘let’s experience this’ sort of Witch vs. an academic. This is fine too, and I think a little study time would help my magick.

This all will take some doing, some shuffling, and some re-prioritizing. And in doing so, my goal is to be more caring toward myself, my heart, and my magick.

I resolve to step back into the foundation, to step into what brought me here.

I resolve to reconnect with wonder, to remember the wonder.

I resolve to listen more and talk less.

I resolve to widen to compassion that offers healing.

I resolve to have strong boundaries and hard stops for rest.

What do you want to give to your magickal self this calendar year? Do you have a resolution? Or more than one? Or none?

About Irisanya Moon
I’m a Witch. I’m a writer. I’m a priestess, teacher, drummer, feminist, and initiate in the Reclaiming tradition. I serve the gods, my community, and the Earth. I’ve called myself a Witch for nearly 20 years, and my life has been infused with magick. I am interested in shifting stories – the ones we tell ourselves and the ones that are told about us. I’m continuously inspired to engage as the storyteller and the story, the words and the spaces between. I am a devotee of Aphrodite, Hecate, the Norns, and Iris. I seek to find love and to inspire love by reminding us we are not alone, while also meeting myself at the crossroads, holding the threads of life, and bringing down messages from the gods. I am a Witch. You can read more about the author here.
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  • Brianne Raven Wolf

    You named everything I “should” be doing and don’t..except I do hike at least 2-3 times per week! And I need to read much more. I bought quite a few books this year, and I love what you said about just do it..read a book a week! I’m also taking Keeping Her Keys one year and one day course of an Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft. So that will keep me focused. Cyndi Brannen is a great mentor and teacher. So thanks for this article..it really comes at a great time!

  • Irisanya Moon

    I’m so glad to hear it. May we both stay inspired by and engaged in our magick. 🙂

  • Monica T

    I love your post. I have discovered a new trend……at least new to me, depth year, and I am focusing on that for 2019. I will dig in further into my magical practice, my spiritual belief and my business. Thank you for sharing.

  • Irisanya Moon

    YES! I am excited for you! Blessings on your year and your magick. xo