I decided to share a thread from Nodrk's and my coven forum. I think every beginer from every coven ( or not in a coven ) can benifit from understanding this.
We know that learning the basics can be one of the most boring things ever. That being said, we teach it because it really will help you with spells and magick in general.
I can promise you that every single experience, sucessful practitoner you will ever meet knows their basics. They know how to meditate. They know how to visualize, how to feel and focus energy. They may not memorize tools, colors, days, moon phases, ect...but odds are it's written down somewhere for them to look at and they have used it in their simpler spells at some point.
While you are learning these things, and becomming comfortable with them you can still be witchy, magickal or whatever other word you want to use.
Make use of the crystals, colors and herbs. Those have been used for centuries by many people from differnt walks of life. They may not be spoken words, but they are magickal nonetheless. The energies within them attract certian things. So if you want a spell to be lucky, protect you or a loved one, attract love or money...look them up and make use of these magickal items that will always be ready for us.