Welcome to the site. I hope that you enjoy your stay here.
Before working with magic or spell casting there are some key things you need to know:
*Belief in yourself and your abilities
*Circle Casting and Releasing
*Correspondences (colors, days, lunar phases, etc)
Please keep in mind that depending on who you talk to the basics can and often do differ. The above list are the basics that I studied when I first started practicing and are what I teach my students. You can add to this list or take subjects from it depending on your interest or what you feel you need or don't need to learn. However, I suggest studying all of them because you may very well need to know them in the future.
You can also find information in Newbie Central, Tips, and Faqs on the Home Tab. If you have any questions, let me know.