I had intended to post this sooner, but I’ve had Tiny Niece staying over, and she takes up plenty of my time, so. Hence, I am only getting around to this now. I wanted to do a sort of summary post of how I think the month went, and what I felt I learnt from it. I sort of covered some of this when I posted the spells I used, but I also felt like this needed its own ending, a way to bring this month of magic to a close before I send off all the links to get verified etc.
It’s interesting that I ended up spending time contemplating elements and elemental magic, since the next iteration of our SoK work with Hekate will involve elemental magic. So I feel like this might’ve been one of those necessary things for me to go through in order to do the work that’s to come. But more on the elements later, because that is a post and a half waiting to go.
But I do think the whole ‘ground is strong against fire’ realisation helped me come to grips with it. Fire magic has always been a bit of a tentative thing for me, because of the whole ‘setting things on fire’ risk, but I’ve changed my opinion on that. Not that you can’t set anything on fire, because you can. But it’s not as scary now. If you’re sensible, and you’re not burning near where things can catch fire, you’re okay. Paper burns quickly, anyway, so it’s not like it’ll sit there and burn for four hours.