8 Fun Ideas To Inspire Your Magic Today

I know everyone loves the idea of witches who are super structured and committed to their practice. In our minds, the ideal witch is doing magic all the time, casting spells every few days, working with gods, doing small magic every day, meditating like a boss. This witch supposedly has it all together. The problem is, I’ve never met one of these witches!

I’m sure they exist somewhere, but as far as I can tell, the majority of witches fall into a very different camp. We do magic when we need it and are sometimes good and sometimes not about our daily magical practice. We might not meditate every day (or let’s be honest, ever) and that’s IF our lives aren’t insanely busy at the moment. If things do get crazy busy? You can kiss the vast majority of that goodbye.

To a lot of people, in their minds, this makes them a bad witch. They don’t have that ideal practice, so obviously, they’re just not giving it enough attention and being lazy. More often than not, though, this isn’t the case! Our modern lives are busy and full of distractions. We’ve got jobs, and school, and partners, and kids, and hobbies, and friends, and, and, and… There’s hardly any time to breathe in between all the other stuff we do, much less sit down for a half-hour ritual!

I’m here to tell you that this is ok. Your life is important and unless you are planning to devote your entire life to witchcraft, then nobody expects you to be pursuing it like it’s your Ph.D. 

If you’ve been struggling with general life burnout and a lack of magical time, this is the blog post for you. Below, you’ll find 8 ideas to inspire you to make your life a little more magical.

1. Do something simple

I know this isn’t exactly groundbreaking but hear me out. A lot of the time when we’re discouraged about doing magic, we feel like we don’t have enough time to do magic that “counts”. This idea that magic has to take a lot of time or be drawn out to count as magic is unfortunately widespread. Have you ever wanted to do a spell and then when you realized you only had 10 minutes, just decided to do it later and forgot all about it? Yeah? Quit that. Instead of putting off the spell until you have enough time, do an abbreviated version of it right now. 10 minutes of witchcraft may not be as potent as an hour-long ritual, but it’s still a hell of a lot more potent than not doing anything at all!

I don’t care how small your window of time is. If you have ten minutes, you can squeeze in a quick candle spell. In five minutes, you can charge a sigil or brew a cup of magical tea. In one minute you can grab a crystal to charge in your palm while you’re rushing out the door and if you only have 30 seconds you can pause, breathe in an intention that you want for your day and breathe out whatever is blocking you from getting it. Stop putting off magic because you don’t have enough time to do something big. The little stuff counts and it adds up to a life that is absolutely filled with magic!

2. Learn something brand new

Sometimes, our separation from magic is due to getting bored with our normal practice. I know, it’s practically sacrilege to say that magic can be boring, but if you’re stuck doing the same routine over and over and over, trust me, it can lose that magical spark real quick. If boredom is what’s stopping you from practicing witchcraft, shake things up a bit! Go out and learn something totally new, whether that’s sigil magic, a new form of divination, or a technique you’ve never tried before. Get out of your comfort zone and find something that makes you feel excited about your practice again!

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3. Hang out with a witchy friend

If you’re just feeling uninspired about your craft, sometimes it can take a bit of an outside nudge to get back into gear. One thing that nobody likes to admit about the craft is that sometimes it can feel really isolating. Chances are, the majority of your friends and family are not witches (if they are, I need you to spill the secret to making that happen). This may not seem like such a bad thing at first, but eventually, it can really wear on you. The people closest to you don’t share your worldview, your spiritual leanings, and many of them probably don’t even believe magic is real! Having to keep those things to yourself all the time can be incredibly draining and demoralizing. 

The solution is to make time to get out and be with like-minded people, grab your witchy friends and go grab a coffee, loiter in your local metaphysical shop together, or hang out in a plant nursery and gush about how many of those adorable little herb plants you want. 

4. No witchy friends? Go make some!

For those of you who are lacking witchy friends of any kind, figuring out where to find witches can be a struggle. Here are a few ways to get out there and start meeting like-minded people.

  • Use meetup.com to search for local groups using terms such as witch, pagan, metaphysical, meditation, shaman, energy, goddess, and magic.
  • Check out your local metaphysical shop, crystal shop, or boutique herb shop. If they offer classes or social gatherings of any kind, consider attending.
  • Check out online groups. Facebook is full of pagan groups and if you’re in a very small town, online may be the most accessible way for you to go. Also check out what kinds of groups are present in your area though, many local temples and pagan groups host their meeting info on Facebook.
  • Ask around. Again, hit up those metaphysical shops and ask the people who work there if they know of any groups you could join. The people working in these places are often really plugged into the local community and can help you get a foot in the door.
  • If it’s safe, talk to your friends and family about it as well. While they may not share your beliefs, they might know someone who does! 

5. Pick up one new witchcraft habit

Humans are creatures of habit. The vast majority of our lives are dictated by a complex series of habits that we hardly ever even think about! If you really want to make witchcraft a daily thing, you have to make it a habit.

Creating habits can seem complex if you’re new to it, but with a little knowledge about how habits form, it becomes incredibly simple. Habits are made up of 3 key pieces. If you want to establish a new habit, you have to have all 3 pieces in place or the habit won’t stick.

#1: The Cue – The cue is what tells your brain it’s time to initiate your new habit. This cue needs to be something you are already doing every day. Maybe it’s right after breakfast or your morning shower. Maybe you use the moment you get back to your desk after lunch, or maybe you work it into your nightly routine. Whatever you choose as your cue, make sure it’s something you already do every day and make sure that you use the same cue every time.

#2: The Habit – This is the actual habit that you want to create. Whether it’s writing in your journal, meditating for 3 minutes, lighting a candle for your gods, or stirring an intention into your coffee, this is when you want to perform whatever action you’re trying to incorporate into your daily routine.

#3: The Reward – The reward is a crucial step in habit formation! Lack of reward is the primary reason why new habits fail to persist. You absolutely must follow your new habit with something that makes you feel good. Now, for many of you, this reward will be built in. Maybe your reward is the caffeine you get from your now magical coffee, maybe it’s the sense of peace and calm you get from meditating, maybe it’s just the chance to get a moment of quiet in your workday but whatever it is it needs to be consistent. If you’re the kind of person who sometimes feels great after meditation and sometimes doesn’t, then that feeling cannot be your reward! You’ll have to pick something else to reward yourself with. Even if the reward is smiling to yourself and giving yourself a quick “Awesome job!” after completing your new habit, you must find some way to end the habit on a positive note. The last thing to keep in mind, this reward needs to be instantaneous! Don’t reward your habit with the promise of chocolate later in the day. If you want the habit to stick, have the chocolate as soon as you’re done.

6. Get out in nature

Sometimes the bustle of life just kind of drowns out the magic. If you’ve ever gotten to the point where you’re so worn thin that you couldn’t have felt the energies necessary to work magic even if you wanted to, you know what I’m talking about. There are times when it feels like that world of magic that we all love so deeply is about a million miles away. When this happens, one of the best ways to reconnect is to get outside. You don’t have to carve out a ton of time to go out and be by yourself in nature. Even just 10-15 minutes of walking with a friend in the park can really help to reconnect you to your witchy roots. Get out, experience the raw natural world around you, and don’t try to force anything. If all you can do is take a few minutes to appreciate some pretty trees and get moving, that’s plenty. You don’t have to reach a state of ultra-connectedness on this walk. Just get out and experience it without needing to rush off somewhere or battle distractions!

7. Spend some time curating witchy music

Music can be an amazing mood modulator. Creating a playlist of nothing but music that makes you feel really witchy can be a great way to jumpstart your witchy mood anytime you want to. It doesn’t have to be stereotypical pagan music. You can skip the Celtic music if it doesn’t make you feel like a witch, and Stevie Nicks does not have to have a place on your playlist unless it makes you feel magical. Personally, I love listening to instrumental guitar music like Chon or putting on some Florence + The Machine. The only thing that you need to take into consideration here is whether it makes you feel witchy! Whether it’s rap, top 40s, or Gregorian chanting, it just needs to get you into a magical mood.

8. Re-read your favorite witchcraft book, or pick up a new one!

When I’m really feeling stuck in my craft, this is my go-to. I’m a big reader and find that my moods and interests are often very responsive to what I’m reading at the moment. If you have a favorite witchcraft book that you love, pick it up and re-read it! If you’re not big on re-reading, find something new. It doesn’t have to be a “how to” manual about the craft. Choosing fiction, memoirs, or even historical accounts can be so inspiring! Below I’ve listed some of my most recent favorites in case you need a recommendation to get you started.

The Physick Book Of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe – This book is a fictional account of a modern-day witch discovering her magical heritage. It pulls heavily from pre-modern American witchcraft and is a very fun read for those of you who like witchy fiction.

Witches Of America by Alex Mar – Witches of America is a memoir of the author’s exploration of American witchcraft. She explores a myriad of subcultures including Feri, the origins of Wicca, and Thelema, all while weaving a compelling narrative of personal growth.

A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – The first in a trilogy of novels, this time set in 1895 England. This is a far less traditional approach to fictional magic, but the magic, intrigue, and danger that underpin the story make it a gripping tale and no less inspiring for the modern-day witch.


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5 Comments

  1. I loved reading this and smiled a lot. You hit it on the nose and made me feel better! I’m off to re ignite my witchness!

  2. Hi Avery. You bring a great spiritual sense with this website. I find witchcraft to bring a lot of love with it. And you give great warmth. I am proud to be known as a witch. I do a lot of nature photography. And now i know why. This brings all the joy back to me.

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  4. Dear Avery,
    I’ve decided to take your course because sooooo much has been happening in the past 2 yrs.
    I found out that not only am I a decendant of a very powerful witch hung in town square in the 1600s for her practice but it’s coming In Very strong and hard for me and my granddaughter. I’ve recently found out that I’m supposed to be completely opposite of what I am. Very strong in my craft, and very powerful. But an old crone has cast a spell or curse, blocking me from connecting, or becoming what I’m supposed to be. Since before my birth or shortly there after, because of her jealousy. My granddaughter is a very powerful witch and she’s still very young. So I’m hoping that there’s something I can learn that can break the old crones spell on me that won’t cost me every single bit if my money and sanity.
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    And upon finding out about my magic block, I found my soulmate. But, I need to begin my magical and spiritual journey at the same time. Plus break this spell. I’m so totally pulled into a lot of directions, My premonition tells me that my world is about to open up and I’m about to step into my brand new witches shoes. I’m so excited.
    Thanks once again for all you do. You are an extremely huge BLESSING.

    LOVE & LIGHT,
    WANDA

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