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How to Begin Witchcraft: Casting Spells

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Born in deepest Cornwall, now living in wild Wales, Bev has been practising her personal brand of eclectic witchcraft for years and years.

Let’s get one thing straight: Working a spell is not usually a spectacular event. It is nothing like you see in the movies. Casting a spell is usually a very quiet, laid back activity that a witch does alone. There are other kinds of magickal work done in groups or with another person, but the majority are carried out in solitude.

Oh, and why do witches often use the term ‘magick’ with a k? It’s to distinguish it from conjuring tricks and stage magic, which is just a very expert sleight of hand and illusion. We’re working the real deal here.

Unfortunately, real magick doesn't look like this.

Unfortunately, real magick doesn't look like this.

What Is a Spell?

What a spell isn’t is waving a magic wand and having your dream come true in a purple flash. A spell is one method of impressing your will onto universal energy. Other methods include prayer, making wishes, and healing modalities like Reiki. A spell achieves several things: It brings your own energy vibration into alignment with your desire, it sends it out to be dealt with by that old universal energy, and it enables you to let it go and not interfere with how it manifests. In fact, how these things come about can be pretty mundane and everyday-ish. It’s much less exciting than you might believe.

Do You Need to Work a Spell at All?

It might seem like a great idea at the time, but you must think before you act. Does this situation warrant a spell? Once you set the energy in motion, it can be difficult to undo it. From personal experience, I can tell you that doing a spell that directly affects another person is never a good idea.

I Want a Spell to Make My Crush Fall in Love With Me

Okay, so you are attracted to this person, and you would soooo like to date them and to be their partner. But wait, what if you work the spell and they turn out to be the worst person in the world? What if they try to tell you what to do? What to wear? What if they want to move things along too fast? Too slow? What if you don’t really like them much at all? What if they smell? What if the spell works so well that they never leave you alone? That you can’t end the relationship because they just won’t give up? It all sounds horrible, doesn’t it?

Those are all good reasons why you should never use magick to manipulate somebody’s feelings. It can backfire on you and create all kinds of problems you never thought of.

Someone Made Me Angry and Now I Want to Curse Them

Don’t do it. However tempting it is, you run the risk of the curse rebounding onto yourself. All you need to do when somebody upsets you is to trust that the Universe/fate/karma will deal with them for you.

Good Spells to Cast

It’s so much better if you know what you want and keep it general. For instance, there is someone you really like. Instead of trying to make them fall in love with you, cast a spell to bring love to you. If that person ends up liking you, great. If it turns out to be someone else more suitable, still great.

Here are some ideas for good spells:

  • Bring love to me
  • Enable me to get excellent grades
  • Increase the flow of money
  • Get healthy
  • To appear more beautiful
  • I want some new friends
  • I need a job
  • Find a lost article
  • Protect myself from bullies

Best Time to Cast Spells

I don’t worry too much about this, but some people like to work with the Moon cycles. When the Moon is waxing (growing), think of spells that involve an increase, such as money, confidence, or love. When the Moon is waning (growing smaller), brainstorm spells that involve a decrease, such as getting rid of debt, acne, or bullies.

There are also days of the week which are best for working certain spells:

  • Sunday: For personal achievement and goals. Accentuate the spell with sunflowers and orange oil.
  • Monday: For fertility, pregnancy, and feminine magic. This is the day to charge your silver jewelry in the moonlight.
  • Tuesday: Best day to increase qualities like strength and courage.
  • Wednesday: For communication issues. Want to heal a rift? Do it on a Wednesday.
  • Thursday: Work your prosperity and abundance spells on this day. Also good for healing and other practical work. Need a job? Might be good to ask for it on a Thursday. Want to sell property? Do your spell today.
  • Friday: Love magick works a treat on a Friday. Also good for deepening friendship and emotional connections.
  • Saturday: Cleansing and banishing are excellent things to do on Saturdays. You can also work your anti-bully spells today. Need to dissolve a friendship? Do it today.

Equipment/Tools Required

I like to keep things simple, so for me, it’s pen and paper and a candle. However, if I were performing a more important and complex ritual, I would lay out items to represent the elements, as follows:

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  • A cup or glass of water: to represent the realm of water and emotions.
  • A crystal or pebble: to represent the realm of Earth and practicalities.
  • Incense: to represent the realm of air and thought/communication.
  • Candle: to represent the realm of fire and inspiration/action.

I’d have a second candle, usually a very small votive or tea-light within the circle because I always use fire to send off my spells.

Use a natural wand to cast your circle and an athame (blunt or wooden knife) to close it afterward.

Basic Circle Casting

It’s rare I feel the need to cast a circle, but it adds to the power of the spell and also offers some protection. Work out where your circle will be in the room or wherever you intend to work the spell. Then make sure you know the points of the four directions.

Place your items as follows:

  • The crystal or pebble to the North boundary where you intend your circle to be.
  • The candle to the South.
  • Incense to the East.
  • Vessel of water to the West.

Be very, very careful with candles. If you like, you can use an LED candle instead. It’s simply a representation of fire, and it doesn’t need to be a real fire. In fact, you can use a candle without lighting it at all. However, if you are going to light your candle and incense, do it now.

  • Pick up your wand, hold it up, and face East. Say, “I call the guardians of air and East to this circle.”
  • Slowly turn deosil (clockwise) until you are facing South. Say, “I call the guardians of fire and South to this circle.”
  • Turn to the West and say, “I call the guardians of water and West to this circle.”
  • Turn to the North and say, “I call the guardians of earth and North to this circle.”

As you turn, imagine a shimmering circle rising from the floor or ground and forming a half sphere around you. If you are on grass, dirt, or sand, you can draw the circle with your wand. It can be as big or small as you like, but leave yourself enough room to move about. If you are working at a table or altar, you can include it within the boundary of the circle. When I lived in a very small apartment, my circle would extend outside the walls, which made it a little awkward, but witches are resourceful creatures.

  • Then say, "I thank you, Guardians. Please stay and keep me safe until I ask you to leave.”
  • Now, cast your spell (we’ll get to that soon.) Once you have finished, pick up your athame. Use your wand if you haven’t got one, or even your pointed index finger. Nothing is written in stone, and you can adapt as necessary.
  • Face West and say, “I thank you for your protection, guardians of West and water. You are dismissed. Go in peace.”
  • Turn widdershins (anti-clockwise) and face South. Say, “I thank you for your protection, guardians of South and fire. You are dismissed. Go in peace.”
  • Turn to the East and say, “I thank you for your protection, guardians of East and air. You are dismissed. Go in peace.”
  • Finally, turn to the North and say, “I thank you for your protection, guardians of North and earth. You are dismissed. Go in peace.”
  • Visualize the sphere melting away. And it’s done. Have something to eat—witches call this part of the ritual ‘cakes and ale’. Eating and drinking signify the magick is complete, helps to ground you, and provides a pleasant end to your work.
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Casting the Spell

Once you have created your circle, you will begin the spell itself. A very simple formula is this:

  • Sit down in the middle of your circle.
  • Breathe deeply, visualize the desired outcome but not how it will happen (leave all that to magick).
  • Has your spell been written out on a piece of paper?
  • Raise the energy/emotion necessary (more on this in the next section)
  • Read out your spell three times.
  • Place the written spell beneath the candle, or, if it is perfectly safe to do so, burn the spell in the candle flame. Please don’t do this indoors or anywhere you could start a fire.
  • Relax and perhaps meditate on the desired outcome for a few minutes.
  • When you are ready, dismiss the guardians and close the circle.

It’s an excellent idea, to work out the form your ritual will take. Mentally practice it several times, so you know what to do next after you complete each stage. It doesn’t matter if you make a mistake though, magick doesn’t care.

Raising Energy and Emotion

This part of the spell is crucial. This is how the magick happens.

To make the magick happen, you have to raise your cellular, mental, and emotional vibration. This means getting in sync with the outcome you desire. The best way to do this is through imagination and visualization. So think about what it would mean to have this thing become real for you. If it’s love, then think about the feeling of being in love. Really feel it. If you want money, then feel the relief and satisfaction of having plenty of money. If you are doing a healing ritual, imagine yourself so happy that you are healthy. Use whatever means you need to raise those emotions around the desire. If you find it difficult to do, then perhaps your passion is not as strong as you thought it was.

As you are feeling the emotion, feel waves of energy pouring through you. I tend to feel it come up from the earth, through my body and whoosh out through my upraised hands or wand.

When you have reached this heightened state, read or recite the spell three times. In your mind’s eye, see the words, the desire exploding out of you and into the universe.

Now relax, let go completely of the spell and let the Universe do its work.

Writing Your Spell

You can find pre-written spells anywhere on the Internet and in books, but none will work as well as the one you devise yourself.

They don’t have to be written as poetry, and they’re just easier to remember if they are rhyming couplets. If I can’t think of my own, I’ll steal someone else’s and adapt it for my needs. So I have a couple of spellbooks, but use them for ideas only. I never use a spell created by someone else.

It might seem daunting but play around with it. Here’s one from the top of my head:

Bring me money, those dollars are mine
A thousand will do it, time after time.
As I say these words, this spell is done
Give me the money but let it harm none.

Always use a command like, “As I say it, so must it be…” I used, “As I say these words, this spell is done.” It’s to impress the intent on the Universe.

And always use a ‘harm none’ clause too. You don’t want anyone getting hurt in the process. It’s just insurance.

You can add them separately on the end of your chant if you want. Just say, “As I speak it, so must it be and let it harm none.”

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Extra Spell Power Boosters: Correspondences

Often, you will see spells that require certain oils, herbs, crystals, and colors of candles. You can use them in your spells if you want to, but I rarely bother. I do sometimes carve and anoint my candles with essential oil if I’m in the mood. However, you can boost your spells by using items that witches the world over have had success with. The qualities of these items are called correspondences. And one aspect of witchcraft is learning about these correspondences.

For example, love spell boosts are pink or white candles. A pink rose added to the altar or work area. Perhaps a little delicate rose geranium oil and pink quartz crystal. Money spells are based on green candles and items related to the earth. Healing is blue, so a blue gem, a healing oil, and anything to do with water.

One of the best resources for learning correspondences and working with incense and oils is The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham. I wholeheartedly recommend this (and his other books too). He explains succinctly that correspondences are to help you reach the necessary state of mind and body to manifest your desired outcome.

Today, when the twilight curtains of secrecy are being drawn back so that all may share in the old ways of magic, there is a growing need for a comprehensive, responsible book of magical formulas that will satisfy the needs of those who would mix up the old brews and incenses—not only for magical purposes but also for the sheer joy in so doing.

The power at work in magic is within our bodies as well as within herbs, stones and other natural products of the Earth. It is not satanic, dangerous or evil; nor is it supernatural. Magical power is the power of life itself. Scott Cunningham

He said it so much better than I can.

Final Spell Casting Roundup

Okay, let me summarize all this in an easy to reference conclusion.

Think about your desire. Is it worth doing a spell, or could you take action to make it happen? Go over the possible consequences of casting a spell. If it directly affects another person, you would be witchy-wise not to attempt it.

  • Write out your spell and design your ritual using the suggestions in this article.
  • Gather your equipment and tools if you are using any.
  • When the time is right, cast your circle and work the spell.
  • Close the circle and eat something.
  • Forget all about the spell.

One thing I will mention is that oh so very frequently a spell works without you even noticing. It’s as though the result is simply the next step in a logical set of actions. It’s not until months later you remember the spell and realize that the effect actually manifested. It’s because life unfolds in that way. You might have longed for a new job, then a few months down the line you are talking to some random person, and they mention a job. It sounds good, you applied for it, and you got the job. Events moved quickly and logically, and you didn’t even know the magick was working. How about that?

Do ask any questions you might have, but do check to see if I’ve answered a similar one already. Oh, and I’m not going to write or perform a spell on your behalf—sorry. Let me know how it goes for you.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

Question: Is there a spell to make someone tell the truth?

Answer: I don't recommend casting any spell to make someone do something or change their behavior. It can have unpleasant and unforeseen consequences. However, what you can do is use Switchwords to help you discern the truth.

I recommend Together Crystal. So when you are about to meet with this person, or while you are with them, you hold those words in your mind and expect to hear, or to intuit, the truth.

More information on Switchwords here: https://exemplore.com/new-age-metaphysics/How-To-U...

To use Switchwords in spells, this might help: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witchcraft-...

Question: I am ten-years-old, but I would really enjoy doing a spell to get some friends. Am I too young to be practicing witchcraft?

Answer: Yes, you are way too young to be attempting to cast spells. You could easily attract the wrong people. You could cause all kinds of harm to yourself and others. Please don't do it.

Practice making friends in the 'muggle' way. When you are a lot older, you can look at witchcraft again.

Question: When I am casting a spell I feel strong energy in my hands and body. I put a lot of emotion into the spells and I seem to see the energy around me. Does this mean my spell is working and the results will happen? I believe very strongly my spells will work. Is this the right way?

Answer: It sounds like you are working your spells really well. However, the important part is afterwards. Don't think about it. Let it go. Don't keep wondering where it is. Let the Universe do it's thing. Notice signs that relate to your desired result but don't fret over it.

Question: What alternative is there to burning incense to represent the element of air?

Answer: You could use leaves or a small paper flag. A bird or airplane ornament, perhaps? Anything that reminds you of the sky.

Question: Can we just throw written spells in the garbage? I can't burn it.

Answer: Yes, you can ceremoniously tear it into tiny pieces and throw it in the trash or flush it. I usually keep a copy with all the details of the ritual in my journal, aka Book of Shadows.

Question: I know I am too young to work spells, but I have been studying. Later on in my life when I feel I have enough wisdom and life experience corresponding to your suggestion of age I will work some spells. There is the image of a book on this page. I saw it more than once in my visions. Do you know what it is?

Answer: It's a computer-generated image that is quite common on the web. I can't find the original but it is a Creative Commons licensed image, which means it is free to use. It isn't a real book.

Question: So my friend has a coven, and I'm a part of it. Do you have any advice about how we should proceed?

Answer: Your chosen tradition will provide the framework of your coven. The best thing to do is to visit some websites and/or get hold a few books that are relevant to your tradition. So... it might be Wicca? Or British Traditional, or Faery or whatever...

https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-Kind-of...

Question: As a witch, can I produce something out of thin air, say a flame?

Answer: No. That kind of thing is generally restricted to stage magic. Real witchcraft is not showy.

Question: Can you use a spell to break a couple apart?

Answer: Not unless you are one of the couple. Never use spells to interfere with other people's relationships. It could rebound on you and cause all kinds of complications.

Question: How old do I have to be to start witchcraft?

Answer: There's no definitive age to begin, although 18 is a good guideline. No reputable coven or group will accept someone for training unless they can prove they are over 18. Witchcraft is not just about casting spells, it's about being wise, knowledgeable, grounded in common sense. Witches have to be able to see all sides of a situation. They have to have enough life experience to be able to relate to people and their problems. It's a whole lot more than waving a wand.

Question: Can I cast a spell without using any objects?

Answer: How about just paper and pen? https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Cast-Spells...

Question: About how old should a person be to start practicing witchcraft?

Answer: It's not a question of your age as in the number, but in your level of maturity and life experience. As a rough guide, I would advise around seventeen or eighteen.

Question: I know a full moon spell in which I must say a spell with my black cat in the light of the moon, and she will become a magick amplifier. No harm is done to her. Should I do it?

Answer: It's your decision. My question would be why do you need this spell, what is your intention, and have you thought it through properly? If anyone else is likely to be affected, then you might want to rethink.

The cat's presence is unlikely to have any effect one way or the other as the energy comes from your own emotions. The cat is neutral.

Question: Is it wise to use magick to help someone pull themselves out of a deep depression without them knowing about it?

Answer: No, never. You shouldn't perform a healing spell without their permission. However, there is something you can do, a couple of somethings, actually.

1. When you are thinking of them, always see them as whole, happy and healed. Don't allow thoughts of their depression encroach.

2. Know that you can't fix them unless they want to be fixed.

3. When you are interacting with them, don't talk about their depression or the things that make them depressed. Keep changing the subject to upbeat topics.

4. Your most important job is to keep yourself in a happy (or as happy as possible) place. You cannot join that person in their misery and expect to make them feel better. Remain on the upper emotional scale and if you feel yourself sliding down, leave. It's similar to the advice to put your oxygen mask on before trying to help another.

5. Get them to take a look at EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). There's tons of info on the web about it.

Question: I tried your spell about money and it did not work. Do you know why?

Answer: Have you given it enough time? How do you know it's not working right now? Are you opening any doors to allow money to flow to you? What I mean by that is that money is like a stream and it helps if you dig a little channel for it, like looking for opportunities to earn some money.

This article might help you: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witchcraft-...

Question: Can I fly by casting a spell on myself?

Answer: No, you cannot. You are misunderstanding what witchcraft is all about. It's not what you see on Netflix; it's a way of life, a spiritual path and a method of tapping into universal energy.

Question: Can I cast a spell without a circle?

Answer: Yes, I do it all the time, especially with quick written spells. https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Cast-Spells...

I only cast a circle when it's something special or I'm working at full moon and want to celebrate esbat. There is something lovely about working within a circle, but it's not compulsory.

Question: So my spell was interrupted when my dog jumped at me. Is something bad going to happen to my dog or me?

Answer: No, not at all. Pets have a habit of doing this at crucial moments. Next time, ensure your dog is distracted by a toy or a chew, or make sure he is in another room.

Question: Why shouldn't young people cast spells? I'm eighteen and very interested.

Answer: I always advise young teens not to mess around with spellcasting because they often make mistakes. I'm not talking about the actual ritual, but because they are unable to understand the possible consequences.

One lady contacted me a while back and said she'd cast a spell to attract a certain person. He turned up on her doorstep. Of course, she was pleased and invited him in. Then he sexually assaulted her and left her traumatized. She's still dealing with fear and distrust today.

An older, wiser person would understand that spells directed at specific people are never a good idea.

Question: I am 17 years old and want to try spell casting. Can I use a sigil in my circle? What do I use for a wand? How do I start with a spell to make water move or float? I want to do nature spells and others that can help the earth. I am confused.

Answer: You need to take a step back because it sounds like you are trying to achieve too much. I recommend you do a lot more reading before you jump into spellcasting.

Not sure why you'd want to make water move or float. What would that accomplish? It's a parlour trick and not what witchcraft is about. Read some books by Lisa Chamberlain and also check out my other witch-related articles, most of which are aimed at new witchlings. There's one there about making your own wand too.

https://hubpages.com/@theraggededge

Question: I'm 36 and I really would like to try out a spell for the first time. Can I do it for wealth, or to reunite with a loved one after 11 years?

Answer: I highly recommend you don't work a spell to reunite with an ex partner. Manipulating other people energetically is never a good idea. Working a spell for wealth is fine - it's best to try it out with lower amounts to begin with - this is because it's easier to believe in, say, $100 than in a billion. Here are a few others you might like:

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witchcraft-...

Question: Are werewolves real and, if so, can you create one or transform into one with a spell?

Answer: Werewolves aren't real. The myth of the werewolf is based on old folklore tales of the Middle Ages and is aligned with the witch hunts of the same period. The modern resurgence of interest in lycanthropy is based on the increase of fiction and movies that feature werewolves.

It is not possible for you to transform yourself into a werewolf. But when you are older you can choose to follow the path of witchcraft.

Question: I'm new to witchcraft and am wondering where I should start?

Answer: I have a lot of articles for beginner witches, although they are not laid out in any particular order. Go here to scroll through the list: https://hubpages.com/@theraggededge

Also, you may enjoy reading Lisa Chamberlain's books. They tend to focus more on Wicca, but they are useful for non-Wiccans too.

Question: How do I close a circle after performing a spell? Also what is the right time to cast a spell?

Answer: Lots of circle information here: https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/Solitary-Wit...

You can boost spells by choosing the right timing... spells for increase/attraction are best carried out during the waxing (increasing) moon. Spells for banishing, decreasing, losing weight etc. are best done during the waning moon. Days of the week can work in your favor too: https://hubpages.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-To-Begin...

Question: How old can you be to start witchcraft? Is it fine being a teenager?

Answer: I would say that you need to be older. Witchcraft means 'the craft of the wise'. Not many teens have the requisite life experience to be witches. This article might be helpful: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Im-a-Young-...

Question: I would like to cast a spell but I do not how to go about it. Could you help me and explain it better?

Answer: Have you tried following the suggestions given above? That is how to work a basic spell. I can't explain it better. You might prefer to try sigil magic which is also very easy:

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witch-Sigil...

There are some easy spells here:

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witchcraft-...

Question: Do witchcraft and spell casting even work?

Answer: Of course, otherwise, people wouldn't keep doing it. Casting spells is about manipulating energy, in the same way, that people make wishes or say prayers. Those who learn how to do it right usually have happy and successful lives. You'll never meet a poor witch.

Question: How do you cast a spell with just pen, paper and a candle?

Answer: Here you go, this article has all the information you need to do written spells: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Cast-Spells...

Question: I read your article and attempted the spell myself. I took your advice and kind of cheated and turned the spell above into my own. How long does it usually take? Are there any other spells I could practice on and is this a good general base to work with when casting?

Answer: A spell will take as long as it will take. As soon as you start niggling at it and wondering when the result will show, know that you are keeping it away. The trick is to cast it, then forget it. Let the Universe take care of it.

The above structure can be adapted any way you choose. I have more suggestions here:

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Witchcraft-...

Question: Is it necessary to cast a circle for a spell? Also, I don't have a wand.

Answer: No, it's not necessary to cast a circle before working a spell. The reason why witches often use a circle it because it creates a magickal space that's not quite part of the mundane world. It makes the ritual more special.

If you don't have a wand, point your finger. You can also use any stick you find while walking or even a wooden spoon.

This article on how to keep it simple might be useful: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Simple-Witc...

Question: If you are a Christian can you still be Wiccan?

Answer: Not really. Wicca is a religion that comes under the umbrella term of witchcraft. You would find that the faiths contradicted each other. However, you can be a Christian and practice your own version of witchcraft.

There are some question on the linked article that cover various aspects of this: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/What-Kind-o...

Question: Are these real life spells similar to Harry Potter?

Answer: No. Because Harry Potter is fantasy fiction. And real life isn't like that as I explained in the very first paragraph.

Question: What does a witch do with ritual items they've used like water, wine, bread etc?

Answer: Simply dispose of them. Drink the wine (of course) and eat the bread at the end of the ritual as part of the 'cakes and ale' winding up.

Question: Are you allowed to read the words while casting your spell? Will it affect the outcome?

Answer: Yes, by all means. If it's short enough to memorize then do so... it doesn't matter if you get a few words wrong. The intention and emotion are the most important elements of a spell. The words are to help you with those; the universe doesn't care about the words, so if you want to read them, then that's fine - just remember to feel it.

Question: How do you find a coven to join?

Answer: Most people find their tribe via social media. If you can't find a group locally, then you might be able to join an online community.

Question: How do do you cast a money spell?

Answer: Directions for creating your own spells are given in the article. Spells that you create yourself are far more powerful than copying one from somebody else. However, if you are really unable to make one up, then I have one here that might help. Scroll down the page until you find the Fast Money Written Spell.

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Cast-Spells...

Question: Is it okay to practice even a bit magick even I'm still too young? I will really take responsibility for it. I've been practicing but some spells that I tried haven't worked. And I still can't summon a circle. Does summoning a circle only work when you're older or maybe I just need more practice for it? What I really what to do is make a spell that can control the weather, but I don't know how to make my own spell. Can you give me some guidance and advice I can count on about witchcraft?

Answer: Your questions demonstrate that you don't understand how magic works in witchcraft. When you cast a circle, you can't see it. It's a visualization, i.e in your mind's eye. Sometimes you can feel that the atmosphere is different within the circle. And you don't know yet if the spells you have already cast have worked or not.

The point of waiting until you are older is that you will know these things. You will realize that true witchcraft is not about casting wizzy-wizz spells. It's about creating the future that you want. And that tends to unfold slowly. However, fast 'intention' spells work really well for things like parking spaces and smooth journeys.

For weather spells, you can practice 'cloudbusting'.

Question: I was just wondering if there is a spell to help build skill in your occupation?

Answer: Why not design it yourself? Spells you create for yourself have far more power because they are yours, and unique to you.

Question: Is there a way to get the supplies needed without parents knowing?

Answer: No, and you shouldn't practice witchcraft against your parents' wishes. Wait until you are old enough to be independent and have gained more life experience.

Question: What can I do to acquire the required items for witchcraft that may not be available in my country?

Answer: There are no items required. You can cast spells with no objects or ingredients. As I pointed out, I only use paper, pen and a candle. You don't even need those. The other optional items suggested are a pebble, water, candle, and incense. If you can't get them it really doesn't matter.

Question: Five months ago I had a baby. I’ve suffered from postnatal depression which has improved since she started sleeping through the night. My difficulty now is that she cries a lot in the car seat or her pram which makes it hard to go out and I’m stuck at home all day which makes me miserable. I’d like to cast a spell to make her calmer, happier and cry less on outings but I’m concerned this might affect her free will. What do you think?

Answer: Congratulations on your lovely baby. My suggestion is that you cast a spell to help you deal with her crying, rather than casting one on her. I've had three children, all different. Put her in the car, turn the radio up and go out. Create a magical life right from where you are. Babies cry - it's their job. And know that it will pass, I promise.

Question: How can I be initiated into Wicca? I want to be able to perform magick. I want to be loved by everyone and become rich. I want a girl I really like to be deeply in love with me.

Answer: It sounds to me that your motives and reasons are not quite in line with what the religion of Wicca is about. People who work magick for their own advancement don't usually do very well within the community of a tight-knit Wiccan group. Perhaps you should look into the solitary practice of Chaos Magick?

Question: Can healing spells treat specific people with specific diseases like polymyalgia (my grandmother has it)?

Answer: You can cast a healing spell for someone with their permission. I would also recommend you practice connecting to earth energy and, once you get that warm tingle in your hands, place them on her shoulders or above her in a way similar to Reiki. It will take more than one spell or healing session. You might also consider reflexology (best to get a professional to do this).

Teach her to breathe deeply when the pain is bad. Exhale fully to expel stale air and breathe in light and healing. You may not be able to cure her, but you can do a lot to ease the problem.

Question: How do I remove a spell cast on me?

Answer: I have a ritual for removing negative spells on another website. Scroll down the page until you see the header "How Do I Remove a Spell?" https://psychicelements.com/blog/someone-put-a-spe...

Question: Is there a spell I could use to make myself seem more beautiful or at least help with my self-confidence and make myself think it?

Answer: Yes, it's called a 'glamour'. I don't have one to hand but you could easily devise your own, using my basic spell structure. You don't need any special ingredients - all you need is you, your intent, visualization, emotion, knowing, then releasing.

https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/How-to-Cast...

You could also use Switchwords - Praise is the one to promote beauty. So you would simply whisper, or even think, the word, 'Praise' when you look in the mirror or whenever it occurs to you. One more trick is to charge your drinking water with beauty. Just place both hands around a glass of water, close your eyes, and mentally 'see' beauty flowing into it. When you drink it, know that beauty is now flowing into you. Feel beautiful on the inside and you will glow on the outside.

Question: I want a spell for a job I've been wanting for so long. What spell would help? How to cast it?

Answer: The structure to cast such a spell is given in the article. The procedure is laid out in detail. All you have to do is write it in your own words and perform it as described. Spells you create yourself are much more effective than those given to you.

Question: Do I have to cast a circle for all spells I attempt?

Answer: No. I only cast circles for full-blown rituals. Most of my spells are fast and 'small', so I don't cast circles. You could always cast a 'circle-lite'. More details on this page: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/Solitary-Wi...

Question: Why do you bless the books before casting a spell?

Answer: I don't bless any books before casting a spell. I'm not sure why you have asked, seeing as I never mentioned anything like that. Some witches consecrate their grimoires or 'Book of Shadows', some may indeed call down a blessing before working a spell, but I don't.

Question: I want to use a spell to make someone else happy and healthy, not change them, just make sure they're healthy?

Answer: You should not work a spell on anyone without their permission. You could cause harm without meaning to. If you talk to them and ask them if they would like you to do this and they agree, that's fine.

Question: Is it safe to cast a spell if I'm not officially a witch?

Answer: Anyone can cast a spell in exactly the same way that they can say a prayer. There is no official body that can declare you a witch, there's no license - you get to decide. That's why it is incredibly important for people to use this wisely and sensibly.

© 2018 Bev G

Comments

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on September 02, 2020:

Hi Rebekah, that's an interesting question.

Firstly, rule out cool air currents or draughts. Pay attention to the atmosphere in the room when you aren't doing any magic and see if you experience the same thing again. Often a cool wafting of air is all it is.

When you next do your ritual, as you are casting the circle, visualise it as protective - make it pink and pretty if you like, but at its essence it is an iron-strong barrier. Fill your sphere with love.

Carry out the rest of the ritual as normal.

Hope that helps.

Rebekah on September 02, 2020:

Your articles are very helpful to me! So thank you. My question is, recently when I was trying out my first spell I felt some unwanted energy and my candles started to flick and I hurriedly closed my circle and kept Everything back in its place. What should I do if it happens again and what can I do to make sure it doesn't?

Bev G (author) from Wales, UK on June 15, 2020:</