Gilded Reverie Lenormand Ring Card
Magick,  rituals,  S. Connolly,  the writing life

Day Twenty-Four: The Sorath Tie-In #DoMagick

It’s important at this point to discuss the Sorath tie-in to this months #DoMagick. It seems the model, regardless its setting, brings a lot of attention to the magician using it. Not always good attention either. I’ve not changed the model specifically because I do feel that I need to learn to weather that spotlight and that these experiences are actually good for me and are helping to make me stronger. This particular configuration also seems to be bringing about slow and steady progress. So while I’m not having windfalls of prolific advancement, I am meeting deadlines, and am able to stay on track with my publishing schedule. I think it was a matter of not fighting what the model was bringing into my life, but rather surrendering to it, which took me a bit of time to adjust to.

All that said I am going to pull cards for today.

Gilded Reverie Lenormand Ring CardSeven of cups – this is the card of imagination, but also a card that suggests I’m not being realistic. It’s a warning to stay balanced. To keep my feet firmly planted on the ground while my head is in the clouds. As a creative, this is definitely an issue that I’ve learned to work with over the years. Sometimes I have so many ideas I become paralyzed, or I tend to work slower because of it. I allow those big ideas to distract me from the work that needs to be done. Since this is a daily card I’m going to take this as I need to stay focused on the work I’m doing today and not worry so much about all of the other wonderful things going on in my brain.

Ring – as a daily card, the ring can signify contracts or mergers, but may also suggest the need for repetitive or steady working patterns in order to complete something. This goes along with seven of cups in that I need to focus and work on the one thing through to completion before getting distracted by all the other things. Basically, these cards are telling me that if I don’t focus I will be distracted and I won’t get anything meaningful done by the end of the day. They’re corroborating one another, which just means I need to be extra diligent at not allowing distraction.

Cimeries (Cimejes) – All roads are clear. This sigil suggests I can move forward. Especially since I finished a lot of things yesterday and last week that freed up my afternoon today.

Next, I do want to point out that I have been waking up feeling much better the past week and a half. I do believe that these cleansing meditations are alchemizing any negativity and turning it into something positive. I can then use that energy to create, and it has really improved my mood. While I talked a lot about not giving fucks the past few days, it wasn’t really in a negative way. There’s some apathy there but in a feel-good way. If that makes sense. It’s like the cleansing meditations are removing obstacles (self-created?). I’m likening it to the road opening rituals in some other traditions. Apparently, I needed this period of cleansing more than I thought.

I am back on track with these blog posts for the moment. Hopefully for the rest of the month. Tonight I will continue with the cleansing meditation and I think Thursday I’m going to really work on the alchemization process and use more of this energy for creative output. But for the rest of the day, I will be editing both something I’m currently working on, and the work of a friend. Thursday I’m going to spend the day actually writing on a new book. Very excited about that.

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at

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