Actual Magic (New Year, New You)

Playing a little bit of catch-up when it comes to the New Year New You project (as seen in my last post). This week’s prompt is all about getting through the specifically-magical tasks I laid out in my Bite-Sized Goals post.

Now… I’ve already done the Big One on that. For a given value of “big” at any rate. I updated one honey-pot and built myself a second one back on Winter Solstice. So, other than remembering to light the honey-pot candles every week, and maybe upping the glamoury a little bit (tricky to do with a burned face, I have to admit), I’m… sort of “done” on that front.

And yet… I’m not. I was talking earlier about potentially trying to get in touch with Bat and seeing if zi’s got anything to teach/tell/show me what with (a) a bat sort of Getting My Attention yesterday, and (b) the “correspondences” that seem to go along with Bat being ones that relate to both my life-at-present and to the New Year New You project in general.

So maybe that’s what I do in response to this prompt.

The trick, of course, is that I have no idea what I’m doing. The last time I put out a call to the deity-sphere in general I was basically throwing a job-description into the aether and seeing who turned up who fit the bill (or was willing to take it on). That was… a decade ago, easily, I think. Probably slightly more than that. Since that point, I’ve basically been going “Great! I’ve got my pantheon and I’m all good with that. Moving right along…” and haven’t really been putting out feelers or invitations to anyone else. So the possibility of doing so is… kind of intimidating. I… Hah, yes… I’m having a poly moment – as in polytheism. I don’t want to neglect my long-term-relationship deities to go chasing after some NRE with a fling-on-the-side, and I’m a little (a lot) leary of having a fling-on-the-side that turns into “Honeys, we need a bigger house altar…” Y’know?

So… So, not even touching on the “how would I go about doing this” part – that would most likely be a dream-related thing like doing a dream-pillow or something that Invites Communication with Spirit Guides (soooooooooooo newage, I know, but bear with me?) – I’m kind of looking to the eclectic, not just one pantheon type folks, to weigh in on how to make sure your Primary deities are happy and feeling loved when you’re about to ask someone new out on a date.

Thoughts? Help? Y/N?

TTFN,
Meliad the Birch Maiden.

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One response to “Actual Magic (New Year, New You)

  1. It can be just as trying to balance a big personal pantheon as a polycule. There is NRE and there is more space needed in the “house” as well as figuring out who gets along with who, etc.

    But it can be done. I do it by being sure to take my primaries on “dates” and making my others feel important too by including them in my prayers of gratitude and making equal light and water offerings to everyone. I also am trying to get to the point of a revolving “date night” with my non primaries but I’ve sort of sucked at that. At this point I’m actively avoiding any new deities. Like poly, only you can decide how many you can handle. I’ve been contemplating if I have more than I can handle.

    My set up looks like this:

    Primaries:
    Crow
    Yemaya
    Shiva/Parvati/Durga/The Hindu Holy Family

    Others:
    Lilith
    Erzulie
    Nyx
    Nemain of the Morgan
    Persephone
    Demeter
    Hecate
    Diana
    Eris
    Pan
    Bast
    Aphrodite
    Ancestors
    Other spirits

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