I've always been a believer in magic, the kind of magic that's hidden within the mundane everydayness of life. But, as I've gotten older, I've come to realize that the world is not as magical as I thought it was. There's something missing, something that I can't quite put my finger on.
That's why I've decided to share some of the small, every day magic and rituals that I practice. I don't do anything fancy or elaborate - just little things that help me see the beauty in the world around me. The mundane world has a way of trying to suck the magic out of you, and though I do larger rituals and practices, I have found that small daily ones will keep the mundane grime washed off my life.
For instance, I always make a wish when I blow out a candle. It doesn't matter if it's a birthday candle or a candle on the dinner table. That little moment of pause, that split second where I ask the universe for something, makes me feel more connected to the magic of the world.
Another thing I do is volunteer at the Raptor Center weekly. Every Friday morning, it's a small gesture, but it makes me feel like I'm part of something bigger than myself, something that's connected to the natural world.
I also take time to appreciate the moon. Every full moon, I make sure to step outside and take a look, even if it's just for a few minutes. I’m not talking about the moments that I’m performing a ritual, but the moment just before, or the moment just after. When I look up and see the big, luminous beauty hanging in the sky. There's something hypnotic about the way it shines, something mysterious about the way it influences the tides.
These are just a few of the little things I do to make the world feel more magical. They may seem small, but they remind me that there's wonder and beauty all around us, if we just take the time to look for it.
So, I want to start sharing some of these things with you. I’m trying to share more of myself, and bring growth to an area that I’m uncomfortable with. I never like to share my voice, or I often think that no one wants to hear what I have to say, but that’s part of my own shadow work, and I’m working on that.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful Moonday info that I have for you, with the spells and workings.
Monday, the first day of the workweek, is often characterized as the least popular day of the week. Most people feel groggy and unsatisfied when they wake up in the morning on Monday after a weekend of relaxation. Psychology studies suggest that the physiological effects of sleep inertia and the psychological impact of transitioning from a restful, leisurely weekend to a busy workweek may contribute to "Monday blues."
Monday is rumored to be dedicated to the Moon in folklore. The Luna’s energy is associated primarily with femininity, emotions, and intuition. The Moon is known as a symbol of fertility, a trait that was highly prized in ancient cultures. The Moon has been held sacred by many civilizations throughout history, revered as a symbol of divine guidance and wisdom.
Many cultures and religions also assign significance to Monday in their respective calendars. The Christian faith calls it the "Day of the Moon," while Hindi people refer to this day as "Somvar." In most cultures, Monday is the day for new beginnings, which is why it is associated with fresh starts.
Monday is also connected to the legend of the famous god Janus in some cultures. Janus was revered by the ancient Romans as the god of beginnings, endings, transitions, and gateways. As a result, Janus's name has become synonymous with January, the month of new beginnings.
Whether you see Monday as an excellent day or a day filled with frustration and negativity, Monday has a rich and fascinating folklore attached to it. So the next time your alarm goes off on Monday morning, try not to be too harsh on the day and remember that this day is a symbol of new beginnings and fresh starts.
Note: Please remember to practice fire safety with the following candle spells.