On Tuesday, the solstice, there will be a lunar eclipse. This is a pretty rare occasion. Some magical traditions, I understand, frown on doing magic during eclipses. Others smile on it. In my own experience, doing magic during an eclipse can burn through blockages that prevent previous works from . . . well . . . working.
So the question is, what do to Tuesday? My life is fairly awesome (knock wood), so there’s nothing I urgently need. But of course the same isn’t true of the rest of the country. Normally, I avoid large scale heroic acts of magic, but there’s historical precedent. Dee called up a storm to defeat the Spanish Armada, after all, and more than one coven worked to keep Hitler out of England. I might try my hand at a bit of patriotic magic.
The obvious elephant in the room is the economy, but how do you form a magical link for the economy? Well, as above so below. It’d be the same as an individual prosperity spell, but writ large. There’s several things to be careful of. I don’t want a war, if such a thing will bring prosperity. I don’t want the curtailment of our freedoms if such a thing will lead to prosperity. And I don’t want widespread suffering for the benefit of a few prosperous people.
How’s this for a statement of intent? “I will that America and its people immediately develop greater freedom and prosperity.” Anyone see a monkey’s paw in that one? Obviously, I’ll divine about it, and I trust the universe not to screw me over too hard, but I like to be thorough.
Anyone care to join me in this particular goal? I’m not sure I can move this boulder myself (although my plan is to call in some heavy celestial hitters. As Robert of the Doing Magick blog might put it, I don’t intend to use my own “energy” for this. Of course, I don’t intend to use any “energy” at all, finding that metaphor full of more pitfalls than benefits. But choice of metaphor aside, I like the insight).