You are new so you should not even be casting spells!
You need to learn the basics such as meditation, centering, grounding, energy manipulation and visualization. These can be searched for in the forums or by using the search bar in the upper right hand corner.
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Jan 13, 2015
Post # 5
Well, if you're serious about learning how to do magic and with starting from the rock-bottom then you don't start out by casting spells, you start out by learning how and why magic works.
You see, there is no such thing as an "easy" spell or a "beginner" spell. One either understands how magic works and has mastered the basics...in which case the magic will work..or you haven't done that sort of work..and no spell will work no matter how "easy" it seems.
Casting a successful spell involves much more than finding some spell on the internet or in a book, saying some words, lighting a candle, waving a wand of any of that sort of thing. In order for magic to work you need to understand how and why it works in the first place. Grounding and centering, visualization, focus and intent, energy manipulation, etc are all necessary first steps to even begin to have a chance at a spell actually working...and more importantly to prevent a spell from back-firing on you.
So, my advice for anyone who is truly serious is to start by reading a few books and practicing the exercises those books will give you. Once you have mastered the basics you won't need anyone to give you spells, you'll be able to create your own spells that will be far more effective than anything you find on the net. Here's the books I suggest:
"Before You Cast a Spell" by Carl McColman
"Spells and How They Work" by Janet and Stewart Farrar
My two cents,
You should first understand where the magic comes from, and how it works. From experience, spells work better when you understand the origin. Also, some spells need time to manifest, the day, hour, season, and even wind direction can all affect your spell. Weather permit, I like to sit in my yard, in the grass and visionalize melting into the ground or like I have roots. That's just me. So I suggest:
Research, study, understand, meditate, Ground and Center.
How do you do anything without knowing how? Just like anything else, spells won't work if you don't know how. You can start by going to forums. In the General Info section, read Starting Out and Basics Expanded. Read, study, learn, then practice.
Meditation, grounding, etc. are important to get connected with yourself, your energy, and the energy around you. Really get to know about magick and how it works, then your spells should be successful. Blessed Be...