It’s only been a few hours but as it is a Sunday, a few hours is plenty of time.
Laurie’s advice today was simple and fairly easy to follow:
I have a burgundy T-shirt, tons of small quartz crystals I could carry and I was already at my computer.
Doesn’t sound life changing, does it?
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Well first, I had to wash that T-shirt, this made me do not only my own laundry, but my housemate’s as well since I was already doing it. This lead to my getting an invitation to a good Friday shindig, since we actually chatted on my trips to the basement. I’m also set for laundry for the week which means no other trips down there!
Since I don’t have a single pair of pants with pockets, the only place I can carry stones is in my bra. Wearing a bra on Sundays is an almost never, so that was different; and carrying the quartz made me feel energized and ready to get shit done.
Instead of just sitting in front of the TV in a muumuu, I researched and planned out my next podcast episode, and am now writing my second blog post for the day!
I could feel that quartz lighting a fire against my chest and got restless, so I started cleaning the house. I dusted! I have the broken trinket to prove it. Now I have a clean living room to read in for the rest of the night, clean clothes for the week, no garbage to put out tomorrow night, and the full layout for a podcast to record on Tuesday. Jimmy Hoppa even has a clean cage.
Maybe following Laurie’s advice didn’t change my life, but it changed my week already.
So why burgundy and quartz, why is today for research? I’m a big fan of daily magic, and especially of dressing for magical success. In fact, this burgundy t-shirt is a regular staple for Tuesdays which, like sundays, are aligned with the element of fire. I learned this from Ellen Dugan’s Book of Witchery and Tess Whitehurst’s Magical Fashionista – two books I highly recommend if you’re into getting magical every day. According to Magical Fashionista “burgundy mixes the earth element with a deep, smoldering fire energy. It’s a red that blends its native fire element with the energies of luxury, elegance, and wealth. ” that explains why I had the energy to get shit done while staying grounded and practical.
Now quartz is generally cleansing and energizing. Its a stone that works for any purpose, and is often used to amplify the energy of any stones nearby or whatever magic you’re doing. Which is probably why I got a bunch of stuff done today and managed to stay focused. Finally, the moon is in Aquarius and air signs are always about intellect, knowledge, and thought which makes it a good day for research.
Even though I could find this info myself, I probably wouldn’t have. Like I said, that’s a Tuesday shirt and there’s no such thing as a Sunday bra. I probably would have watched High School High in my underpants in a messy living room and scrambled to get stuff done all week. Thanks for the boost, Laurie!
Tomorrow I’ll be wearing orange, a colour that I know for a fact I look terrible in and getting a bit creative. Bring it on, Monday.
Monday, March 7: Wear Orange. Write a ritual. Do not cast a spell today.
— Laurie Cabot (@LaurieCabot) March 6, 2016
7 thoughts on “Life According to Laurie Cabot’s Twitter Account, Day 1”
Laurie Cabot’s twitter (I don’t have twitter, I wouldn’t know about hers if it wasn’t for this post) reminds me so much of the Llewellyn Magical Almanacs. Certain colors to wear each day? It seems a little nitpicky to me…
Its really not much different than using specifically coloured candles for spells to harness that kind of energy, it’s just on a larger scale. Clothes and colours make you feel a certain way- don’t you any an outfit that makes you feel confident? Or strong? Or professional? Why not use that as a tool in magic?!
I agree 100% that clothes can be used in magic and I do that myself, especially since I started sewing my own clothes a couple years ago. What I find nitpicky is picking a different set of colors and patterns and things for each day without an overarching theme – not just for clothing, but for candles and altar cloths and everything overall. It’s why I don’t do daily Tarot readings, because I prefer more longterm development rather than going in a different direction every day