An arctic front hit my city this morning and I can’t think of a better reason to wrap myself up in a fuzzy blanket, enjoy a hot cup of cocoa and work on my bullet journal.
As I mentioned before in my Pagan Planning post, I use the bullet journaling system to plan out my life- especially my magickal practices. I’ve been practicing paganism for over eighteen years and over that time I’ve learned- next to intent, planning is very important to successful magick.
My Pagan Bullet Journal begins like any other- with a key of my symbols and an index of its contents, but I’ve made a few witchy additions to the BuJo mainstays.
At the beginning of the year, I did what a lot of tarot-enthusiasts do- a Year Ahead Spread.
This spread reveals a card for each of the twelve months and a thirteenth card for the overall year. I keep the results of the spread in my bullet journal so I can refer back to it at any point, especially when planning my focus at the beginning of every month.
Another way I plan out my goals are my Vision Pages, which are mini-versions of a Vision Board to inspire and help manifest my desires for the year and the individual months ahead.
I also use these pages when performing my visualizations every morning as part of my Magickal Mornings Routine.
Many people are familiar with Hal Alrod’s Miracle Mornings. Last year, I used them daily in my path to self-love and recovery. It involves six morning habits which he calls S.A.V.E.R.S. They stand for Silence, Affirmations, Visualizations, Exercise, Reading & Scribing. There are tons of Miracle Morning articles and bullet journal layouts out there to help apply them to your own mornings.
I have put my own witchy spin on this with my Magickal Morning Routine, which I will explain more in depth in a future post.
I’ve also included an Altar Care Tracker to keep an eye on how often I maintain my altar. This includes the weekly general cleaning like dusting and wiping, as well as how often I purify it, change out the offerings and design new layouts for the various seasons or workings.
I scored these gorgeous washi tapes on sale at Staples for only a couple of bucks. I plan to use them to mark the Sabbats and Esbats within my calendar layouts and lay strips vertically on the sides of my Ritual Planning Pages. This will make it easier to flip to when I’m out buying any materials I may need for a ritual.
The page I use most often is my Monthly Moon Tracker. The top of the page lists the hours of the day and the left side holds the days of the month. I use Llewellyn’s Witches Datebook to write in the moon’s phases, which astrological sign it’s in and mark off all the times when the moon will be void-of-course.
This is particularly helpful when planning any type of magickal working, especially scheduling around the void-of-course times which are known to skew the results of a spell.
As I said in my last post, 2017 is My Year of Magick. With the help of bullet journaling and these pagan layouts, I’m sure to step up my witchy-game with more focus and awareness than ever before.
Happy Planning & Blessed Be!
The Snow Orchid Witch