What is a Morning Ritual?
A morning ritual is anything you do to get your day started. In the witchy world, a morning ritual combines mundane tasks with everyday magic practice.
Sometimes the morning is the only time we get to practice magic, with our lives being so hectic and busy.
How Long Should it Be?
Your morning ritual can last anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour or more.
First figure out how much time you have to spare in the mornings. Do you have 9am classes or work really early in the morning? Set your alarm for 10-20min before you have to leave, and do your morning ritual then. Work overnight and only get the mornings to sleep? Set an alarm for early afternoon, the exact time doesn’t matter. Mornings completely free? Set up I comfortable time to rise and you use as much time as you’d like.
The ritual should last as long as your activities do. If it takes you 20 minutes to do yoga and you’d like to include it in your routine, try to allot time for that. Which brings us to the next point:
What Practices Should I Include?
Anything that you want to become habitual and/or anything you’re trying to improve at.
It takes 21+ days to create a habit, and 1,000 hours minimum to get good at something, so including these things in your morning ritual will help speed up that process.
A normal morning ritual consists of regular activities like:
stretching, taking a shower etc.
When you’re coming up with your list, make sure to include these tasks that you’re already used to doing. (this will be helpful in figuring out how much time you need, as well)
To spice up your morning ritual, try to turn those mundane tasks into something more magical. Then, consider which of your witchy practices require little energy and can start you up for the day.
Some examples of ritual activities include:
Pulling tarot/oracle cards for the day
Showers/baths for cleansing 🚿
Smoke cleansing 💨
Making tea/coffee with herbs corresponding to your intentions for the day (ie. rosemary before going to any classes/lectures) 🍵☕️
Doing chakra meditation focused on a specific chakra ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🧘🏾♀️
Sun Salutation Yoga ☀️
Creating a quick crystal grid
Going outside and walking barefoot, for grounding 🌱🌿
Burn incense with scents/herbs corresponding to the day’s intentions
Write out affirmations/intentions for the day in a notebook/journal
Dream journaling! ✨
Working on a page in your grimoire 📕
Playing music and dancing around the house to stir up energy 💃🏽🎶
Lighting a candle on your altar or around your sacred space (bonus points for color based on intention) 🕯
Quick self-love/glamour magic 💎
Etc. etc. etc.
Your list could include one, a few, all, or none of these things. It’s all about what feels right for your individual practice. If you don’t already know what you want to do, look into what other witches or spirituals in your belief do on a daily basis. For example, a practitioner of Norse Mythology often work with runes, you could definitely include that in your morning ritual.
But most importantly your morning routine is your own. Make it what you want it to be. It can be as long or as short as you’d like, and as eccentric as you please. The most important part is that you enjoy what you’re doing, and you feel energized doing it.