In March of 2017, I joined in a 30 day blogging challenge called #domagick, made up by Andrieh Vitimus. The idea was simple, but also could be surprisingly difficult:

  1. Commit and Plan
    Do the research for the challenge and start to roll forward on the doing.
  2. Do The Magic
    Do the magic everyday for a period of time greater then 30 days. No excuses, No Breaks.
  3. Record and Share
    Record the ritual work you are doing everyday and share it via the #domagick hashtag on social media.

I'm not sure I've seen anyone do it in at least five years, maybe six, but it's a good way to focus on something for a specific period of time without feeling like you have to keep going forever, but it's long enough to learn something. If anyone's done it more recently, or is still doing it, please let me know! I'd love to see.

When I was prepping to do it, I said to myself:

The most intimidating part of this remains having to find something to say everyday about what I'm doing. I'm anxious about doing this, and about doing it publicly. I already committed though, so I might as well.

To start with, here is the short daily prayer I wrote for Mara:

Good Earth, be with us; Mother Market, be with us; Lady Luck, be with us; Hearthtender, be with us; Bread-raiser, be with us; Mother of Rot, be with us; Bountiful Harvest, be with us

It's a set of seven because she always prods me towards sevens or multiples when I'm working on things like prayer beads. Wednesday is tentatively for Ganesh and Bluebird, so we'll see how the first day of this goes in the morning.

Meanwhile, this post from Circle Thrice turned out quite timely. Using the household as a focus seems so obvious, and yet I realize in a lot of ways I was overlooking it. While we have a kitchen shrine and offerings for the wights, a lot of my wards at the old place were physical, and it showed when we moved. I still have physical wards planned that I haven't put up yet, and I'll hopefully be doing that this month, too.

I started a couple of seeds in the house this week. Nothing much, just a cucumber and a tomato plant, but I wanted to start something. I bought strawberry seeds to start with the kid, too. So far she's only focused on getting strawberry pancakes at the end but it's a beginning.

  1. 3/1/2017 Day 01 - Getting Failure Out of the Way
  2. 3/2/2017 Day 02 - If It Was Easy...
  3. 3/3/2017 Day 03 - Brhenti
  4. 3/4/2017 Day 04 - Tzymir
  5. 3/5/2017 Day 05 - Good Day Sunshine
  6. 3/6/2017 Day 06 - the Dark Lady Doesn't Take My Shit
  7. 3/7/2017 Day 07 -Necessary Actions
  8. 3/8/2017 Day 08 - Adaptability
  9. 3/9/2017 Day 09 - Where the Sky Meets the Sea
  10. 3/10/2017 Day 10 - Brhenti
  11. 3/11/2017 Day 11 - Overthinking This
  12. 3/12/2017 Day 12 - Dollhouses
  13. 3/13/2017 Day 13 - Confessions
  14. 3/14/2017 Day 14 - Baby Steps
  15. 3/15/2017 Day 15 - Halfway
  16. 3/16/2017 Day 16 - Repetition
  17. 3/17/2017 Day 17 - Doing the House Work
  18. 3/18/2017 Day 18 - Not Much
  19. 3/19/2017 Day 19 - Slowing Down
  20. 3/20/2017 Day 20 - Keeping Score
  21. 3/21/2017 Day 21 - And Now For Something Completely Different
  22. 3/22/2017 Day 22 - Getting Specific
  23. 3/23/2017 Day 23 - Crossroads and Confluences
  24. 3/24/2017 Day 24 - Craft Time With Brhenti
  25. 3/25/2017 Day 25 - A Dark Night
  26. 3/26/2017 Day 26 - Bright Lady
  27. 3/27/2017 Day 27 - Dark Lady
  28. 3/28/2017 Day 28 - Lemon, It's Tuesday
  29. 3/29/2017 Day 29 - Bluebird Skies
  30. 3/30/2017 Day 30 - Down to the River
  31. 3/31/2017 Day 31 - Building On