Do Magick December ’18: Day 21 – Promises Kept

Last week, I took up Andrew Watt’s book recommendation and realized how I could use the skill in both my esoteric and mundane hobbies. If nothing else, duplicating the diagrams in the book will give me something to focus on when the pains of the past try to strangle me in the present.

So I was not surprised in the least about dreaming last night of drawing out a circle, inscribed square, and even dissecting the square into a 3×3 grid of 9 smaller squares as I reconstructed the shoal sigil using only a ruler and compass. It was a delightful dream and I quite enjoyed it completely.

When I woke up, I realized just how infuriating and self-defeating it would be to do exactly that for the mini-book.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 20 – Promises, Promises

I promised myself that today I would have time to take care of everything I needed to take care of, including the drawing out of the shoal sigil to be included in the book.

I will cross heaven and hell to keep a promise for someone else, but I am absolute shit for keeping promises to myself. I know the reason why, and that is not a matter of public pontification. Instead, I’ll just note that this wasn’t the only let-down I gave myself today.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 19 – One Step Back

Of course inspiration strikes at the most inconvenient of times, in the bathroom. While washing my hands I watched the water swirl in the sink. The motion reminded me of the spin of a compass and before I could blink, I had a flash image of converting the June shoal sigil gesture back into a circle bounded sigil that I could place in the mini-book.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 18 – Notes About Nothing

As the work day went, I thought hard all day about which individual desire in the June Shoal Sigil to spin out and turn into a dedicated sigil of its own. The effort proved fruitless as of the ten component desires, four are fulfilled nearly every day anyway and the other six are not as independent as I first thought.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 17 – Keeping to the Work

In terms of active magic, there were none today. In terms of personal responsibility, I can see where I have adapted to the influences of the time management seal, and my personal historical inertia is attempting to assert itself and negate the seal.

I’m now at a point with the seal where I have to start making a daily conscious choice to work with the seal to get things done instead of just relying on its presence to make the hard choices for me.

And I wonder if that’s not the point.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 16 – Recycled Goals

One of the consequences to yesterday’s unexpected obligation fulfillment wasn’t completely processed by my body until this morning. Fortunately, I had started getting up a little earlier for work to give myself time for Murphy’s Law a few extra things before leaving for work so I was able to get to work on time despite having to take my time.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 15 – An Unsettling Settlement

Doing nothing yesterday paid off as I was able to jump into the schedule first thing this morning. What should have been a pleasant stop for an errand became uncomfortable as I identified another of my shortcomings that I may need help settling.

It was my hope to have a third seal to add to the mini-book by the end of the day. But first I have to not only identify a need that a seal could resolve, but if to use a seal or sigil already made or design a seal specially for that purpose.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 14 – Time To Stop

I started the day with the full intention of completing So Many Things. In the end, the only thing that was completed was the reminder that the human body can only go so far without a break without breaking.

As my day came to a halt, I had a random taste on my tongue. Well, it was random at first until I analyzed what I was literally tasting in mid air.

The taste was hot and sharp and tangy and red. It was a taste that reminded me of steel heated to glowing. After a bit, I realized what my mind was mapping the taste to: The time-management seal. 

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 13 – A Parting Day

The SATOR Square was tested today as what I was told would be a small gathering of people coming together to celebrate the departure of a beloved employee turned into a flood of employees, clients, and opportunists parading up and down the hall outside of my office. The sound levels became abusive. The number of people who would not respect a closed door was greater than the number of people who worked in the building.

There is a difference between fear and anxiety and oh boy, did I learn that distinction today.

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Do Magick December ’18: Day 12 – Civil Unrest

The SATOR Square continues to help me keep my head above water. The time management seal continues to reveal where I need discipline. Neither one could help me with the client who had “one quick question that would only take a few minutes to answer”.

I would be lying if I said I didn’t spend the bulk of the client’s forty-four minute autobiographical monologue pondering if I could find or scratch up something to add to the mini-book to prevent these meandering expressions. But I quickly realized that I would be shooting myself in the foot as part of my job functions include being just as wordy myself and adjusting/translating the technical and industry terms to John Q. Public who is coming to grips with the fact that he really can’t paint his house that color without being fined.

Cutting off her words would mean harvesting my own.

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