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Feb. 14, 2023

How to Set Intentions for Magick

How to Set Intentions for Magick
Hello Aquarean Readers! Welcome welcome to our inaugural blog post about all things New Age and Occult. It is an honor and pleasure to write for The Aquarean; I look forward to being an avid part of this community and connecting with all of you. For our first series we’re going to cozy up with a nice cup of ‘whatever floats your boat’ and muse over Intention setting. I’m breaking this down into two parts; why we set intentions, and the significance of utilizing different tools and lunar cycles in your setting practices.
Whether you are an experienced practitioner, or just starting off on your journey, understanding the importance of why we set intentions is key for any meditation, divination, or spellwork. The Upanishads* states it best, “You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention. As your intention is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.” (Moon Magic, A Handbook of Lunar Cycles, Lore, and Mystical Energies, Pg. 18, Aurora Kane) In other words, your actions are the direct results of your thoughts. It is pertinent to be clear with your objective and why you are seeking this course of action or knowledge.
There are several methods you can use when establishing your intention. Personally, I like to write them down with my favorite pen and parchment paper and then burn the paper when I’ve completed my meditation or ritual. The physical act of releasing the energy of my intention into the ether has always added a little extra magic to what it is I’m trying to accomplish. But keep in mind, there is no right or wrong way to set your intention! Just do what feels natural and don’t be afraid to experiment. Another aspect to note, your methods for intention setting will vary and change over time, so keep an open mind as you further your practices and education.
Options for Intention Setting
  • Write down your intention and either burn or bury (or both!) the parchment paper as part of your practice.
  • Utilize your creativity and imagination. Draw, paint, or sculpt representations of your intention and pour your energy and intuition into what you’re creating.
  • Ground yourself in a place that’s sacred to you and be present in the moment. Focus on your intention and why it is important to you. Breath that energy into your body and carry it with you as you conduct your practices.
Join me in March for musings on different tools and lunar cycles to help enhance your intentions! And if you haven't already go get caught up on The Aquarean podcast with Vanessa Bartlett. Be well and stay safe star souls.
~ Monthly Musings by Effe Bayliss