Wow, you've made it! If you're reading this, take a moment to acknowledge yourself just for making it through 2020. You've survived and hopefully even thrived. Now it's time to give thanks, count your blessings and then set your sights on the year ahead and focus on how things can only get better.
Every New Year, people all around the world cast a kind of magick spell without even realizing it simply by focusing their energy on an intention for the year to come. It’s a beautiful time of reflection but also a time to turn inward and evaluate past and current goals. Of course, goal-setting is really just another way of saying setting your intentions.
How do you want to feel next year? What do you want to accomplish? Who do you want to surround you? Where do you want to go? There’s no better time to meditate on your desires.
If you’re not familiar with the practice, here’s a quick, no-nonsense guide to setting an intention:
- What do you want? You can meditate, journal, reflect, commune with ancestors - whatever you do when you need to bring clarity to a situation.
- When do you want it? While we have long-term goals, we also love to shine that energy on the short-term. Next week, next month, next full moon? When would you like your intention to come to fruition? Be specific.
- How do you want to feel? Fully embody your intention. Picture how it will feel when it happens.
- Finally, own it. Bring your intention into the present tense. Prosperity flows to me. I am presence. I welcome amazing opportunities and people into my life. It’s not just enough to want it, you have to know it’s yours.
It’s easy to get lost in the candles, herbs, and specialized rituals of magick, but at the heart of it all is one unifying theme - focus and energy into a set intention. After all, as the tenet goes, magick goes where intention flows.
Take a look at our favorite talismans for manifesting your desires for the new year and beyond:
To intend: Trust in the Universe, Personal Power, Commitment to the Craft