Hello all witches and all non-witches! This is part seven of Wicca 101. Keep in mind that Wicca and it's beliefs are very individual so during these articles I will be sharing MY thoughts, so please don't jump me. I hope you enjoy!

If it harms none, do what you will

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Casting spells can be very difficult and dangerous, but some may be very easy and harmless. So what you do WILL differ from spell to spell, so keep in mind that you'll have to do some specific research before each spell, especially if it is a difficult one.

In this article, I won't give you spells to try yourself, only things to think about before and after preforming spells!

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First of all, I'd like to emphasize that everyone will do this differently. I say this in every article, but for this one I will say it again; everyone has their own personal preference and style and that is beautiful! We can learn from each other and there is hardly any right or wrong way here. So please do not bash each other saying that they are doing it wrong, because they are probably just not doing it the way you would- that does not mean that it is wrong!

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Before casting a spell

  • Do research. What kind of spell do you want to do? Do you want to do a spell for happiness or protection? For you, or for a friend or family?
  • Color correspondence. Many spells will benefit from using the right colors on ex. candles. Ex; yellow for happiness. Look it up before hand!
  • Use the right crystals! Many spells will need crystals, so make sure you have the correct ones at hand. I would not recommend using just any crystal because it looks nice or anything like that. Please use a crystal that actually will help so that your spell won't backfire or have another meaning than intended.
  • Incense might also help you, with different smells for different spells and intentions. Some spells might not need a specific scent, just incense to represent the element of air. One example of using incense would be to let the smoke carry your wish away!
  • Casting a circle for protection. This will protect you and your spell and keep it clear for your intent.
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Chants and incantations

This is something that most people think of when they think about spell casting. And yes, many people do use chants or incantations, like a short poem or just a few words. This you would do to enhance your intent, and manifest it so that it comes to life.

A frequent question is; Do I have to say an incantation in my own language?, and for that I answer NO!

You do not have to say an incantation in your own language, it is all about what you feel comfortable in, or what you believe that the specific spell would benefit from!

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Wicca and witchcraft

First of all, you do not have to be a Wiccan to practice witchcraft. Wiccans usually do, and is therefore witches, but not all witches believe in Wicca. Does that make sense?

Practicing witchcraft in wicca, one usually comes across the Wiccan Rede and let it be a ground rule in their work, spells included. As the Rede says, If it harms none, do what you will, Wiccans tend to do good and not harm any living thing. Even taken out of context, the Rede is something worth having in your life and making a ground rule for your life. As long as it harms none, do what you will.

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The Law of Three

The Law of Three, or Rule of Three, or Three-Fold Law is a good rule of thumb to carry in the back of your head. It is usual that Wiccans follow this, and it means that whatever energy you put out there, will return to you three times

So think of this before hexing anything or doing anything to harm someone or something. It might come back to bite you!

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When should I use magic?

Think about this. Doing complicated shellwork demands energy, so would it really be smart to use it because it is convenient?

Spellwork does not have to include intricate chanting and rituals, it can be just thinking about something and wishing it would happen. Of course. What I would just like you to consider before doing spells is; is it really necessary, or can you do it another way?

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Lets say you have a friend who is feeling down and you want to help them feel better so you are doing a spell. Maybe it would help to just call them and see if they want to talk? Spells are great, but sometimes they do backfire or go wrong so maybe you don't always have to use them.

Also, you shouldn't use it when you are upset or stressed, angry or sad. Keep in mind that it is your energy that you are putting in to the spell!

However, I am not telling you what to do, just giving you something to think about!

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