Blessed day all!
This fine day I am here to discuss with you the basics of spell casting.
So you’ve studied and studied some more and you finally feel ready to cast your first spell. Or maybe you have been casting for awhile and feel a bit disconnected so you decided to start from the beginning in the hopes of rekindling that spark. Whether you are on the former or latter part of the spectrum or somewhere in between, this is the post for you!
It’s Important to remember that knowledge is power and one of the most important steps in spell casting. If you don’t know what you are doing bad things can happen and questioning yourself will lessen the power of your spell and can cause it not to work. Now on with the post.
Step one: deciding on the type of spell to cast
Since you’ve been researching you probably already now what sort of magick suits you best. The path you have chosen, or lack there of, dictates a lot of what you are drawn to as well. Deciding on the spell you’d like to cast helps you figure out what you need to do next.
Some of the most popular first time spells/ rituals are:
• initiation rituals
• protection spells
• glamour spells (admit it, we’ve all tried to change our eye color at least once)
• full moon rituals
Along with deciding what type of spell you must also decide whether you will write your own spell, or use one you have found. While using one will work fine, one you write on your own will have much more power and be tailored to your specific needs.
Step two: picking a day and time to cast
Truthfully you can cast your spell any day at any time. However choosing a day, even an hour, and moon phase to cast under will help enhance the power behind your spell and add extra umph.
For instance if you are interested in casting a love spell, you would choose to cast on a Friday which is ruled by Venus (the planet of love). For extra power you would cast in a Friday under the full moon, and for even more power you would cast on a Friday under a full moon during an hour ruled by Venus. It sounds a bit complicated but it isn’t when you have the right resources.
Of course it isn’t always possible to cast under those conditions, life has its own plans. You can find more information about casting by the day right here.
Step three: collecting all your materials
Before I even begin talking about this you need to know that: all you need to practice magick is yourself.
Literally you can sit in a room with nothing but your own beautiful magick filled mind and cast the greatest spell you’ve ever cast if you really believe in yourself and want it enough. For most of us it’s the aesthetic and having tools to work with that puts us in the casting mood. Which is why I added this step.
Magickal tools are just that- tools. They act as channels for you to focus your energy and achieve your desired result. So once you’ve chosen what spell you’d like to cast and when you’d like to cast it you’ll have to choose what tools and ingredients you need.
The most basic list of supplies is as follows (depending on your path)
• essential oils
• colored ink
There are tons more. Again this also depends on your path. Some people like poppets, and use graveyard dirt regularly. Some people, like myself, are minimalists and only use themselves, a few candles, and some herbs. Some people also like to work with blood. Magick has a wide range, and all of it is beautiful and fascinating.
A lot of tools, like candles, you will want to color coordinate to match your purpose. If that’s not possible, a white candle can be used for any purpose, and rosemary can be used in place of any herb if need be.
For more info on candle correspondences you can check here.
For info on herbs and their magickal uses you can click here.
Please do not use herbs and oils if you do not know about them. Do not ingest anything without proper research and a talk with you regular physician first.
Step four: prepping your space
Now that you have everything decided it’s time to get to work!! For most this means prepping your magickal space. For some this involves casting a circle. For others it’s just saging your space and casting a protection spell. For others still it’s just getting right to work.
You must also decide where you will be performing your Magick. Some like the privacy of the indoors. Some prefer to cast outside because they feel more connected. And some don’t have the luxury of open casting and find their space to be a bathroom or closet. Whatever you decide, make sure you have everything set up and where it is most accessible to you. There is nothing that lowers the energy you are raising than having to search for something.
As previously stated everyone practiced differently. That does not make their practices wrong. It’s just what feels right and comfortable for them.
Step five: beginning to cast/ raising energy
Once you have your space prepped you will begin to cast. What’s most important here is readying your vessel for the task at hand. You can do this with a few different techniques.
You can meditate on the spell you are casting. You can also ground and center yourself so your focus is fully on this project.
Once you begin casting you begin to build or raise energy. Once your spell is complete this energy will be released into the universe
To do your bidding. It’s important to not doubt or question the work you are doing. Believing in yourself allows your magick to come to fruition quickly and exactly as you’d like it to.
Building energy can be done a few different ways. One of these ways is where the iconic witches hat comes in! Most practitioners use this hat because it resembles the cone of power. Your energy builds in the cone and the tip helps to direct your energy upon release.
Another method is using an object. This can be a candle or a piece of paper with what you want written on it. You hold this object and focus all your energy into it. This can be done by chanting your spell over and over while holding it. Some people have other methods.
Once you feel like you have raised enough energy you can release it into the universe. This could be by lighting the paper or candle on fire, or drowning it in water (if paper). If you aren’t using an object to channel the energy, once you have built enough energy (trust me you will know) you can release it by closing your spell or willing it into the universe.
Step six: closing/ disposing of spell remains
This is just as important as starting. If you have invited deities, called quarters, or anything of that nature at this time you would thank them for there help and dismiss them (you would NOT dismiss your deities of course). You can cleanse your tools right away or wait until before you cast again.
Depending on your type of spell you may have a few things left over that you aren’t sure how to handle. Things like poppets you would store in a safe place for possible later use. If you did a binding spell or cord magick, and would like it to be permanent you would take it and bury it outside. If you would eventually like to undo the spell store it in a safe place. You would also bury the ashes of the paper you burned.
Welp, that’s all folks! If you made it this far thank you for reading this rather lengthy post! If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave them below or send me a message!
Bright blessings ✨
Author: Kristin of Silfren Circle
All images were found on google but here is their original source:
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Hello all! My name is Kristin and I have a small family. I have been practicing for going on 12 years, and I am excited to keep growing and learning all I can. I am a daughter of Odin, The Morrigan, and Brigid. Cooking/baking, gardening, and spending time with my family are my passions along with the craft ;) I can’t wait to get to know you all!