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Okay, so. TMI Thursday– I don’t have many articles of clothing. Other people call it a “capsule wardrobe,” I call it “I work from home, I’m chronically ill, and IIH has given me this thing where my skin feels like fire ants are crawling under it a lot of the time.” Ergo, I get dressed when I have a reason to and haven’t really invested in filling my closet space. Helas.
So I stole my boyfriend’s pants instead.
Day six of 31 Days of Magic is to charge an item of clothing. My S.O. does a lot of biking and I’m kind of attached to the guy, so I figured charging and empowering an article of his clothing would be a good experiment.
Of course, since I navigate life with the emotional intelligence of a sea sponge, I didn’t actually tell him that. The conversation went more like this:
“Oh, I need to borrow your pants tomorrow.”
“Can you use my dress pants? For money and job security and good performance reviews and stuff.”
“… Okay, I guess.”
I haven’t actually tried enchanting clothing before, but I imagine it isn’t much different from charging, empowering, programming, etc. anything else. To make sure I have all of my ducks in a row, I’m going to ensure that I do this during the right planetary hour (Today’s Thursday, which is good for increase, luck, and travel, so that’s neat). The hour of Mars is likely to be my best bet for protection.
I’ve never really paid much attention to the magickal properties of fabrics– my practice usually involves a lot of reusing/upcycling scraps, so I don’t often have room to be choosy about what material I use. Still, this projects provoked a bit of curiosity in me. As it turns out, cotton is a pretty widespread magickal ingredient (and is also associated with protection– bonus!). Indigo is also a protective herb, albeit not one I’ve ever worked with before. All told I think I’m pretty well set up.
Depending on how it goes, I might try it on a couple other pieces. Do you charge items of clothing? What do you use them for?