Lately I have felt increased resistance and over all displeasure being directed at me whenever I have cast even a basic good luck spell or protection circle.. Is this something to be expected or do I need help from someone more experienced?
Well I have studied for a while now but I am sure I need to be vigilant about learning as much as I can. By opposition I mean constant obstacles, and delays in things I try to accomplish. It also seems as if more ill- willed people cross my path than usual. Maybe its just me but it definately feels spiritual. Does any of this make sense?
Re: Increased opposition
By: AwakeTooLong Moderator / Knowledgeable Nov 06, 2013
Post # 5
It does. I'm not sure I'd interpret it as spiritual - sometimes that's just how life goes. Consider what brings you into the paths of these people, your life style, etc. as much as you are considering the possibility of any magic-related influence.
Thank you for your help. It is obvious to me that I need to study more before cadting. Maybe I should research all aspects before proceeding. That feels like a positive move. But do I need to seal and protect what's already been done?
I have experienced this myself, Summerreign. Either you've done something to upset the balance between the sides or you've upset a balance within yourself. A solution to perhaps both is to balance yourself out once again. Don't haste the spell practice; put all of your effort and concentration into it. Before deciding to cast be sure to clear the area of negative energies (I suggest burning some white sage with the intent of removing the negativity in the room). Moreover, be sure to ground and center yourself. You can't get anything accomplished in your path with blocked chakras and a closed mind.
I hope this helped!
Re: Increased opposition
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Nov 07, 2013
Post # 10
To quote Magicwoman, Mercury is currently in retrograde. " Meaning Mercury slows down, and appears to stop and move backward or in retrograde. It's an optical illusion. But astrologically has an effect on us. Mercury affects communication the most, be it physical or spiritual. Misunderstandings, losing things, delays, phone-lines conking off, computers giving trouble, are some of the things that can happen. It's best to avoid making set plans during the Mercury Retrograde. This means holding off on signing contracts, and forming partnerships and alliances. What gets put in writing at this time may turn out to need serious revising after Mercury goes direct. Mercury in retrograde is also a time for reconciliations. I usually avoid spell work during this time. The best thing to do is meditate, ground, center and wait it out. Things should get back to normal post the 10th of Nov "
This may well be the source of the "opposition" that you are feeling.