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Circle casting question

Postby dolphinpatronus » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:44 am

I've seen many different opinions on this question & would be interested to see what you have to say.

Firstly, do you ALWAYS have to cast a circle? Secondly, if you don't always cast a circle how do you decide when you do or don't? And, finally when you do cast a circle do you just call the quarters generally or do you call on something more specific for you 4 points?

Thanks in advance for your answers. :fairy:
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby Siona » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:47 pm

I never cast a circle, haven't since I was Wiccan many years ago, it's just not a part of my practice's ritual structure.
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby YanaKhan » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:51 am

I cast circles every once in a while and when I do, it's not really a Wiccan circle, but more of a cleansed space I need for a certain ritual. As for how do I decide, I usually cast a circle when I do protection rituals.
I know Wiccans cast a circle for protection and it's a good thing, especially when you are new to the craft, it focuses your energy too. But if you don't feel you need a circle, I would say it's not really a necessity.
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby dolphinpatronus » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:03 am

Thank you both. I've been out of practice for awhile & have noticed that some of the newer things I've been reading don't always call for it & was wondering what the change was about or if it was the individual writers' preference.
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby LiebeUndLicht » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:10 am

Depends on if I am feeling lazy or not aha. No, but seriously, I usually cast a circle when I am doing an actual spell as opposed to a ritual, but sometimes I cast a circle when I am doing a ritual and not during a spell, but I do not think it is vital to cast a circle for a spell to work. When I was beginning, I did not know what casting a circle meant so I just did not do it and I do not think it affected my spells or rituals in any way; in any case, you do not have to cast spells when you deem it unnecessary and if you forget, it is not the end of the world... I hope, aha. Anyway, hope this helped, blessed be!
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby dolphinpatronus » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:22 am

Thank you LiebeUndLicht. (Love your screen name btw)
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby LiebeUndLicht » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:04 pm

dolphinpatronus wrote:Thank you LiebeUndLicht. (Love your screen name btw)

N'aw, thank-you!
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby dolphinpatronus » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:09 pm

My great gramma on my mother's side (the only great grandparent I ever remember meeting) was a German immigrant. So the language (tho I don't know much of it) is close to my heart. I've considered teaching myself.
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby smogie_michele » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:42 pm

I cast during ritual, but I don't always cast during spell work.
However, if I am doing spell work it is in a clean working space that is blessed and positive :)
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby dolphinpatronus » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:29 pm

Thanks smogie...it definitely seems like circle casting is all about personal preference :)
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby LiebeUndLicht » Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:35 pm

dolphinpatronus wrote:My great gramma on my mother's side (the only great grandparent I ever remember meeting) was a German immigrant. So the language (tho I don't know much of it) is close to my heart. I've considered teaching myself.

I definitely think it is something worth learning, me and one of my best friends speak in German it is quite fun especially when nobody understand what you are saying, it is quite funny. Also it is quite close to English - I find it easier than French.
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby dolphinpatronus » Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:40 pm

Good to know
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby eclectic witch » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:00 pm

I never cast a circle. For me it causes more distraction than any energy focus or any other aid it'd give.
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby dolphinpatronus » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:04 pm

eclectic witch wrote:I never cast a circle. For me it causes more distraction than any energy focus or any other aid it'd give.


Thanks for sharing. I kinda of agree actually the more I think about it. I feel like it uses energy that could be used elsewhere.
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Re: Circle casting question

Postby Katiara » Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:26 am

I cast circles...sometimes. For just worship/prayer nah.. but any invoking work, or "major" working I might, depending on what it is for. Also where I am makes a difference... For example, if I were to do any work outside in my yard, yes that circle is being cast! (I live in a very scary negative vortex hole of sorts...) But the only reason I see to cast one is to keep out what you don't want to enter, or keep in what you want to focus/contain. BTW Ich spreche Deutsch sehr gut ;) (I agree it is nice to have a second language when you don't want others to know what you are saying.)
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