If you are new to Wicca or Witchcraft you may be wondering How to Do a Spell. Spells work with many things, and many ways. People of course do spells very differently, but I will walk you through the very basics of spell work using candle magick. So you can find some of our hundreds of free wiccan spells. If you are new to wiccan then I feel I must warn you, spell work is not for the silly and immature, you need to attempt to learn things about the craft before you are misguided into doing harmful magick. Magick works just like the basic principles of karma, what you send out you receive back. Don’t do anything you are prepared for, because you always need to be careful what you wish for.
Some people suggest doing a form of divination like working with Magick Runes before a magickal working to know there results. I am not a fan of that theory, I think you must be attuned to the universe and connected with magick. I can hardly think of a time when someone didn’t know or realize they were doing black magick. The Universe has a way of balancing itself out. So now lets discuss How to do a Spell.
One thing that can be said about magick is that it gives you power. Power to do what you want, have what you want, be happy, strong and secure. BUT with this we must know about what is right and what is wrong. This article will give you some resources and the very basics of how to do a spell.
Magick is a highly individualized working. You have to put your own energies into the working to make it effective. If you found a spell online, then consider writing your own spell custom made to your specific wants. What is it that you want? Why are you doing this spell? This should all be considered while creating a spell.
The first thing to be decided is the purpose or intent of the spell. What specifically do you want to happen? What is your desired result? What will change? You must decide exactly what it is that you want to accomplish with this spell. There is no point in know how to do a spell, if you don’t know what you want it for.
You must also be considerate of the time. You should especially take a closer look at the moon phases and their meanings. Here are the basics of moon phases. (SpellsandMagic.com)
Here is what the different phases are normally used for in Magic.New Moon – This phase is very similar to the Waning Moon and used to rid ones self of things.
Waxing Moon – This phase is for doing Spells that might increase your gain such as money, power or other material things.
Full Moon – This the phase where I do my most important spells. For my beliefs are that my Magic is much more powerful during this phase. Most people like my friends only consider the Full Moon the actual day that it is the fullest and marked on the calendar. They do not know that the Moon has the same influence for a seven day period. Once again I personally prefer to work on the night of the Full Moon, at its fullest.
Waning Moon – This phase is normally for Spells that do away with things or make things go away. Such as making an enemy go away or a bad spirit or slander along with many other things.
The Moon holds a special place in the hearts of witches and non witches alike. Since the moon is the closest astronomical entity to us its energies, rotation, and gravitational field have a intense sphere of influence. It is important to know which lunar phase is most effective for your spell.
The full moon is the most powerful time to do a spell. Never do a spell for money during a waning moon, and never do a spell to loose weight during a waxing moon. So as we can see the moon phases are another important element when learning how to do a spell.
Another thing to consider is the time of year in which you are doing your spell. If we are following the vibrational and natural patterns of the earth then we know there is a time for everything. There is a time for starting things and planting seeds, there is a time for growing, and a time for reaping. Whenever you can use your magick with the flow of the great Goddess Gaia, then you will see a tremendous result. This is not to say you should wait and do your spell next year, but keep this information in mind for a later date.
Most people do there magick at night, this is done for many reasons, the night is calm and soothing, you will have no interruptions, there isn’t the business of the day so other energies are corrupting your magick. You can of course do the magick whenever you deem fit, but generally magick workings are done at Midnight, or later.
Now you will need to decide where to do your spell castings or magickal workings. You should be a private place, where you feel the most comfortable, and have enough privacy that you won’t be interrupted. If you can be allowed try to set this place aside for all things magickal, this area will retain your magickal energy making your spells stronger and stronger. This will be your magickal place, where you can be alone and connect with the God/dess.
Before you cast your spell have all your tools gathers and ready. These Wiccan Tools have no magick in them. They are magickal tools, designed to help you with your flow of magick but they on their own are not magickal. When used correctly these tools enhance you magick and make your spell casting that much more effective. Choose these items wisely. You can do this by thinking again about your spell and what you want to accomplish. What herbs correspond with this purpose? What color candles, what moon phase, what feelings do they invoke? When buying spell candles make sure they have no fragrances or scent added. Scent heightens senses, and you don’t know if the scent in the candle is appropriate for you it may disrupt your magick.
Now that you have your tools together, make sure to cleanse and purify yourself. People since the beginning of time have use ritual baths, Chasity, and detailed rituals for this purpose. You can just do a simple bathing ritual. The goal while cleansing yourself should be to clear your mind, sooth your body and spirit, and getting in the mood for magick. No worries just clearing your mind and relaxing.
Now you can do your spells. You must concentrate intensely on the goal, feel the energy. You need to be able to conduct, control and direct this energy as you do your spell. Don’t ever do magick under the influence of anything that can alter your conscious. Drugs, alcohol aren’t conductive to enhancing medicine, and while some expect an altered state of consciousness, you must be able to concentrate.
Now that you have done your spell you must remember that the principle of cause and effect apply to the universe and magick as well. So whatever you do or do not do has a effect. So if you do a spell for a job, then know that you will get your job, but you should also be showing the universe that this is what you really want by looking for a job.
In magick the old saying “What goes around, come around” also applies to magick. This is called the Universal Law of Retribution, or the Law of Three. The ULR states that whatever yo do, you can expect it back. The Lo3 states that whatever your do expect the same done to you times three.
I hope this helps you understand how to do a spell. You can find some spells for new wiccans on the website. Learn and enjoy the powers of the Universe, BUT be careful what you wish for.