When you are new to the craft the best practice is to fully understand all the mechanics of any ritual or spell that you want to perform. You will also need to identify your tools and the ingredients you will need. One of the most important factors to consider is that spell casting, ritual work, and all forms of magickal practice are personal so what works for everyone, won't always work for you.
For this reason, in order to garner the best and most positive results possible from your magickal work, you need to take into consideration your personality and incorporate it into your work appropriately. Your state of mind and spirit are just as important to your magickal success as saying the right words and performing the right acts. Below is a list of recommendations that can make your personal Spell Casting more positive and therefore more successful. This is especially true if you are working alone rather than as part of a coven.
- Find your own personal space.It is important to find a private area to perform any magickal ritual. This usually will be a quiet area where you feel the most comfortable and where you will not likely be disturbed. This will also allow you to keep any negative energy out and allow a positive mindset to take over you.
- Be organized. Make sure that you have all of the tools and other implementations that you require for the magickal work you are doing beforehand, so that you may enter into the proper psyche and keep all applicable energies properly focused while you are doing your work. This is especially in cases in which you have cast a circle to keep energies properly segregated while working. Practically nothing is more annoying than having to break and recast your circle in the middle of a spell or ritual. Indeed, often times you will forget to do this, and your original circle will be left to dissolve on its own. This can lead to pockets of confused and mischievous energy floating around, which is rarely good for anyone.
- Never, ever, ever do spell or ritual work when you are plagued with negative emotions such as anger or fear. I cannot stress this enough. It is of vital importance to remember that whatever emotions and energy you are projecting are going to manifest themselves in anything you are working with magickally. The single most effective way to ruin your spell work or ritual is to build it on a foundation of negativity. The single best piece of advice that I can give anyone who is considering doing magickal work while angry is to simply wait. Even a delay will be less detrimental to what you are trying to accomplish than infusing any spell or ritual with negative energy.
Finally, magick is never to be taken lightly. If you do not have feel you have not had the proper time and training, you really shouldn’t starting with any complicated spells. Like with everything, practice makes perfect, so start small and when you feel you are ready, then consider more engaged Spells & rituals. Everything is interconnected, and without the proper psychological safety nets, you could potentially cause harm to yourself or others.
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