Dear Laurie. i do not wish to sound dispiriting but you cannot just cast a spell and change your reality.
Magyck is a very real force, but it is simply the energy that flows through everything in the universe. it has to follow the laws that everything else in this plane do, which basically means that you cannot break the laws of reality with magic. all that a spell does is puts intentions into words, allowing you to state what you wish to be done. the rest is up to your ability to manipulate the energy that flows through and around you into doing what you want.
there are real spells and there are fake spells. and it is very easy to determine the difference. if a spell is supposed to do something impossible :for example a flying spell or teleportation spell or any spell that claims to change you into something else. or allow you to do impossible things then they are fake. magyck is subtle, the changes that it causes are very slight and hard to notice until it is done and often times takes time to happen.
I hope that this is helpful to you. sincerely Kusinagai Hanyou.
May the stars guide you on your path and keep you in their light, may the moon show you the way to your destination may the wind blow at your back and keep you cool on your endless journey. have peace and tranquility through your days .until next time, darkest blessings to you my brothers and sisters under the gods.