Successful magic is typically defined as working alongside what's already possible or what's already natural. When casting a spell you should have in mind how the desired outcome is to manifest or play out if you will. After the spell has been cast you should also remain preparing or setting up the playing field as I say it, for the desired outcome to manifest.
An example would be if you would like to begin a new relationship you would cast a spell not asking for love exactly but asking for something a bit more realistic like finding someone you have more in common with. After the spell is cast you then help the spell work by instead of being quiet or shy you would try to talk a bit more with people or get out of house more and so on.
It is also suggested that following a cast spell one should not cloud their mind with doubts or worries about the spell for it might release contradicting energy possibly disrupting the course of the spell at work.
This all being said, one should not actually have a record of how many spells they know for sure worked because true magic used should easily be confused with coincidence seeing as magic works alongside what can naturally happen on its own.
To be a bit more clear even if the desired outcome came to be, there's still a possibility the spell didn't work.
Re: How many spells?
By: Nekoshema / Novice Jul 04, 2012
Post # 7
excluding tea's and other potions i've made, because most of those are easily done and i don't think count as 'spells' i have cast 8 or 9 spells and they've all worked. i'm not big into casting, i'm more spiritual, i do make healing brews and do protection chants a lot, but in terms of cast a circle, charge, mix items together, chant and be all ceremonial, less than ten. it averages to about one a year i guess lol.
i give out so many spells, and have about 10 complete spell books [rather thick, about 300 pages each] and am almost done filling out another. i'm happier not casting, and i really have no need, but i would like to cast more, if i had any reason to that is lol.