[New Year, New You] Some Enchanted Evening

Back to work, bus slave.

The New Year, New You Project is an experiment in Magical Radical Transformation.  Please see here for how to participate! 

Please remember to leave a link here to your blog entry with your response to this prompt or an update on your own Experiment.

So, when we broke down your goals, part of the question was what are you going to do magically to make sure that your goals happened.  This is the week to really focus on that.  If you have a ritual you’ve been wanting to do to shore things up, do it.  If you need to check in with your spirits on where you’re heading, get going.  If you’ve hit a road block, break out your runes or tarot deck or whatever you use.  If you’ve been meaning to meditate, go with Gaia.

If you need to cut ties with something or someone in your life, get to it.  If you need to sweeten someone or something (bringing a new relationship into your life, a new job, etc), get to work.  Mojo kind of weak lately?  There’s an app for that.

You’ve been grinding for five weeks, your resolve may be wavering but you don’t have time for that.   You’ve been working too hard to just give up now.  You are a weaver of wonder, a dreamer of magic and in your tiny hands you possess the power to influence the universe in great and small ways.  But if you can’t change your own life, how are you supposed to change the universe?  It all starts with your resolve to use  your magic.  It’s your edge, your advantage in this world.  Use it.

You can do this.

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.

She is a frequent contributor to Occult/Pagan sources such as the Llewellyn almanacs, Witchvox, PaganSquare and Witches & Pagans magazine.  She writes about Charms, Hexes, Weeknight Dinner Recipes, Glamoury and Unsolicited Opinions on Morals and Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure.

Deborah's book, The Arte of Glamour is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  

Deborah is a social media dork and can be found wasting far too much time on TwitterFacebookG+Instagram and Tumblr.

25 Responses

  1. andrewbwatt

    Boy this was a hard one to write. It's a radical change from my usual readership, I'm sure. Let's see how many of my readers I lose after this one.

    You Can Do This

    Feedback, as you have time, is always appreciated.

  2. Satyr Magos

    Warming up … And the real work.

  3. agreenbranch

    Ugh. But I made it.

  4. Land, Sky & Sea

    Loving your blog! Glad to have found it!

    You've also been tagged – hope you'll play along!


  5. The Were-Owl

    A terribly short one, but present! http://the-were-owl.blogspot.com/2012/01/nyny-week-5.html

  6. Rose Weaver

    Back to Work

    Procrastination is a bugger…

  7. Guess what.
    We got a wardrobe.
    The magic is working!

  8. I've totally missed the mark on this one, whoops?


    umm… I think I'm going to try again.. later…

  9. petoskystone

    The dust is still settling, expect updates on this prompt! http://hedgehogwolverine.blogspot.com/2012/01/new-year-new-you-some-enchanted-evening_29.html

  10. Ocean Delano


    Late late response here!

    Fall of the Horse, Get Back On Again

  11. MG Ellington

    You may or may not be surprised.


  12. theforestwitch

    Finally got to this… I'm glad for the business, as you'll see 🙂

  13. […] All of this, and watching the explosions unfold, and the rebuilding that I see others doing, and the healing, and the struggle to make sense of it all, and to get answers…has all taken a lot of time and energy. I don’t just mean my own; so many people have been affected by this and each of us has our own story. For my part, here especially, it’s a means of explaining to myself and anyone else reading this, why I haven’t kept up with the New Year, New You prompts. That all being said, I am back, bitches. And it’s incredibly fitting that I came back to it on the week after Deb had said we should do something nice for ourselves (I did) but now it’s all “back to work, bus slave.” […]

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