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6 Tips for Crafting Successful Magick

Lydia is a solitary witch who has been active in the occult community for 15 years. She is a published writer and visual artist.

Find out how to deepen your ability to craft effective spells.

Find out how to deepen your ability to craft effective spells.

How Do We Construct a Successful Spell?

Composing a successful spell is no easy task as there are multiple components to consider when crafting one. For example, you need to define your goal and plan your visualization. Then you must choose the objects and items you want to use and charge them. You also have to decide on when to do the spell and consider whether or not your spell is ethical. Beyond these initial steps, you then have to gather equipment, prepare magickal space, and ground, center, and visualize. These are all the basic steps to crafting a spell. But, what do we else do we need?

6 Components of Successful Spellwork

  1. Desire
  2. Knowledge
  3. Realistic expectations
  4. Believing in the attainability of your goal
  5. Keeping silent
  6. Taking practical action
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1. Desire

Defining your exact magick goal is an important part of the process. We don't want the monkey paw effect coming into our work. This is the idea of making sure you want what you are asking for. If there is something lacking in your life and you have a real need for the results this can be beneficial to your magick.

Our desires help us become emotionally involved in what we are doing. Emotional involvement drives you to find a way to fulfill your personal needs. If we have invested our emotions in something, chances are we will see it out to completion.

Break the spell if you don't want it anymore. Don't convince yourself you want something if the passion has died.

2. Cultivate Your Knowledge

You need to possess knowledge in order to construct an effective spell. Choosing the right herbs, incense, and other items to assist you. Magick timing is based on astrological influences which you will need to learn about. Use all the resources available to you. Go to the library. Peruse online information. Do your homework.

Keep learning and building upon your knowledge. The more information you possess the better you will do. When you are practicing magick there is always something new to learn. The basic skills must be mastered if we wish to advance. Visualization, centering, balancing, raising energy, sending energy, and empowering magickal objects are few basic skills which we need to work on

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Image by Gerhard G. from Pixabay

3. Set Realistic Expectations

You shouldn't use magick for every single issue that comes into your life, and it is important to pick your battles wisely. Your magick will not be effective if your energy is scattered. We can't do and be everything. This all comes hand in hand with having realistic expectations.

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Tackle the real, everyday problems in your life before you attempt to work magick. Get your affairs in order, and prepare yourself for any changes that may come your way. Make space in your life for what you are about to manifest.

There are many times the universe delivers what we want and we just aren't ready for it. You must always put the cart in front of the horse. Approach things in the proper steps. Never make your goal too big and ambiguous for the universe to deliver practical and tangible results.

Your magick must also conform to what is possible based on natural law. If it is impossible to attain via ordinary means, magick isn't going to help you much. Trying to work a spell to draw a pet unicorn into your life won't work. It has to be something that is possible.

4. Believe the Results Are Possible

You need to feel confident about attaining your end result. Self-doubt will sabotage you. Doubts will always interfere with our results. Don't expect your magick to work overnight. Let it guide you in the right direction. Magick works only because it is your will. Have you developed your will enough to feel like a real force to be reckoned with? You need to believe in your own power.

If you don't believe in your power, do something which makes you feel powerful. Join a political cause or fundraise for something you believe in. Once you create positive change by your own hand that can improve your confidence.

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5. Keep Silent

Keeping silent is important in order to protect the energy of your spell. Keep your magick goals to yourself. The people in our lives may not wish to see us manifest the things we are striving for. Jealousy is a common human emotion. Even our most loyal friends may not wish to see us get things that they long for themselves. Random negative energy can mess with your spells.

In addition to the issue of envy, there is also the accompanying issue of inviting the skepticism of others into our work. Talking about your magick with a person who wishes to see it fail can cause your progress to be hampered. Don't share it. Nurture it like a delicate seedling that is just beginning to grow. Don't expose it to the elements too early.

6. Take Practical Action

Do the necessary work on the physical plane—you can't just work magick and expect the universe to deliver what you have requested. You need to get out there and do a bit of leg work. Do practical things to realize your goals. Seek outside help when needed.

If you are working a prosperity spell look for avenues where you can receive wealth. Open up ways in which the universe can deliver results.

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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.

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