Understanding the basics of spell crafting will enable you to formulate your own specific, effective spells for what you desire. Perliminary planning is necessary. The very first step is to decide precisely what your desired end result is to be, you must decide where you are going, and you must be explicit. It is important also, that you choose your time carefully. You should take into consideration all astrological implications , energy currents and moon phases.
Working with the Moon
The moon is the astronimical body closest to us and, therefore, has a profound influence upon us. Withces often prefer to choose a time when the moon is an astrological sign which is appropriate for their working, for example;
- Aries/Action - Enthusiasm
- Taurus/Renewal - Sensuality
- Gemini/Communication - Curiosity
- Caner/Emotion - Nurturing
- Leo/Vitality - Determined
- Virgo/Orgnizing - Studious
- Libra/Balance - Cooperation
- Scorpio/Sexual - Philosophical
- Capricorn/Authority - Social
- Pisces/Sensitivity - Idealistic
Bear in mind that magical workings for gain, increase bringing things to you, should be initiated when the moon is waxing from new to full. When the moon is wanning from full to dark, it is time for workings of decrease or sending away. The highest energy occurs at the full moon, and therefore this is the most powerful time for magical workings,
Placing Your Energy Currents/Time, Location and Selecting your Equipment
Whenerver possible, follow natures natural energy currents. There is a natural time for starting things (a [planting time] for maturing things [a growing time] for reaping things [a harvest time] and of course a time for rest and planning.Flowing with these currents will make your magickal work easier. Remember to plan a project for a time of uninterrupted privacy, it is important that you have no distractions. Generally speaking, it is best to work as late at night as possible.
In choosing a place to do your magickal working, pay particular attention to your needs, for you must be as comfortalbe as possible. Your place should be private, quiet and secure. If at all possible, set aside a special corner of your room, or your garden, just a place that is yours. A place that you can come to whenerver the need arises and that is as free from intrusion of distractions as possible.
Prior to thr night of your magical working, gather together the things that you will need. All of the things used are tools, they have no inherant magic, but they are there to help create your desried intention, so before you use them, make sire to purge them of any excess negative residual energy. If they have been correctly used, the can trigger primitive responces within you which can aid in helping you to select which item/tool you will need to use for your spell. Immeditatly the night before, prepare yourself and your equipment by any means, historically people have fasted, followed meticulous and detailed bathing practices, practised chastity and many other preparative methods, the main point is simply to be preapared as best you can.
Most often a ritual bath is the preferred method, a bath frequently useing candlelight, bath salts/herbs or senual oils. A sumptous bath, specialbathing preperations and appriopriate lighting combined can create the soothing effect which will help in the very important step of relaxing and clearing the mind completley of all mundane thoughts and expereicnes of the day. Your ritual bath should, also begin to set the specific vibrations conducive to your purpose into motion, you must also begin to create the type of energy neccessary.
Begining your spellwork and using directors to enhance your Magick
Once your purification process has been accomplished, you are now ready to begin. Proceed to the special place you have previously chosenin which to perform youe magick. If at all possible you make use of the primitive responces set into motion by a well chosen piece of music. Your music should start slowly and build to a rousing climax, however this step is not essential for all tyoes of spell.As you use your oils (if you are using them), light your candle or incense (utilize any other tool you have instincivly chosen), you should begin to further intensity the energy that you have set into motion around you, a high degree intensity is vitally important.
Entering Altered States of Consciousness
The altered state of consciousness that you must reach is not always a meditative state, anything that interferres with your ability to conentrate on is all that blocks your spell rather than the a specific state. But it must be focused, do not scatter your energy by attempting to do more than one magickal working at a time, this is so that you are not confusing your own energy channels with your spell, which in turn could casue it to backfire, so make sure you have no distractions around you.
Remember that magic is the manipulation of energy, a thought is a form of energy and a visualisation is an even stronger form of energy. Your visualisation can be a method used to intensify or bring your mind back to a focused state of awareness, you must know what you want before casting your spell, you must feel the energy flow, and direct it with great care. One of the most important considerations is the universal law of retribution, which is to say, whatever you do come back to you like in hand, but three times over!
A Final Note
It is the nature of things that as you send something out it gains momentum, so that by the time it comes back to yo, it is three times stronger as it has gained momentum. If you do something nice for someone, someone will do something nicer for you. As the old saying goes;
"As you weave and spin your spell, three fold return the tale will tell"
By - Triquilla x