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Simple Circle casting?

Postby smash089 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:30 am

Hello!

I'm at an odds atm, I'm strapped for time and I've just found out I have a baby on the way, so I'm always feeling ill and quite crappy. (Happily Ill & crappy lol)

- I'd like to start working on my circle and creating a sacred ritual space so I can start doing spells/rituals and not leave residual energies behind for my Boyf to pickup on. (Broom closet, yay :/) And I'd like a sacred space now I have it connected with my unborn son or daughter.

Does anyone have any pointers to calling upon a circle simply? Or know how to cast a circle in a small amount of time, effectively? And the tools to help that along? It's something's I'm dying to try and make sure I get right. Even if it is a simplified cutback version - and I don't want to just make it all up myself without some sort of inkling into if it works for others. I'm a high believer in negative entities and energies and would hate to accidentally have them drawn to misused magic or something.

())I've never cast a circle, and now I feel ill all the time, it's even harder to wrap my head around it, and I want to try more rituals and spells before my
Bub comes to connect with my god and goddess and spiritually prepare myself)))

Any help would be awesome!

Blessed be! xox
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Re: Simple Circle casting?

Postby YanaKhan » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:16 pm

Hello, smash089,
I'm by no means a specialist of circle casting (I rarely cast any circles at all), but whenever I want a cleansed space to work in and don't have the time to cast a full circle, I simply sweep a space starting east to west and then mark it with salt or herbs, depending on the spell I'm working on. This way it can be easily vacuumed after I'm done or I can put a rug on top if it's a several day ritual.
This, again, is just my way of doing things, but it works for me, so I hope it's helpful.
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Re: Simple Circle casting?

Postby Seraphin_npocampo » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:03 pm

Some witches cast with a wand, a stick of incense, a censor, some with a sword or their athame, some used sand or salt, some with their finger, some with mind alone. Some witches believe that walking in a circle deosil (clockwise) will make the circle and counterclockwise (widdershins) undoes the circle.

One has to project energy like with all magick and direct it to create the circle and establish a boundary between "regular" space and "sacred space".

Many witches also like to physically and energetically cleanse the area they are going to cast the circle at before creating the circle in order to assure the space is purified before creating the boundary.
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Re: Simple Circle casting?

Postby SnowCat » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:24 pm

I usually cast a mental circle. I had very limited space and resources for a number of years, so I really kept it simple. It was also less conspicuous if I was doing something at work, to do it mentally. I was very out of the broom closet at work, but seeing stuff done still makes some people uncomfortable. I became quite fond of snapping my fingers and saying "shields up." It's all in what works for you.

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Re: Simple Circle casting?

Postby Echo_of_shadows » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:43 pm

My advice is to take things slowly. First of all, magick woks at it's own pace. There is no need to race through the learning process or to race through rituals. Except perhaps in the case of having a limited time to do rituals before unsympathetic family comes home. That's just an example. :) Second, I don't believe that one should be doing much magick when feeling ill. If you're not at your best, you're magick isn't likely to be either. Not only can the illness itself have an effect on your magick, any medication you might be taking can also wreck your magick.
Work with your mind. Using your mind for your magickal endeavors is like the benefits you get from exercising your body. Your mind is your strongest tool. Physical tools can be expensive or cheap, but no matter their price, they can come and go without our consent. It's quite frustrating to find a lovely bowl for offerings at a yard sale, then lose it during a move without ever even getting a chance to use it. :( Think of tools as training wheels and your mind as a bicycle. After riding your bike with training wheels for a while, you were eventually confident enough to ride without them. After practicing magick with tools for a while, you'll eventually get to a point you can practice without them. If you're confident enough to try working without tools in the first place, you won't have to later train your mind to work without them. If you want tools, that's fine too. Sometimes we need the extra reinforcement. :)
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Re: Simple Circle casting?

Postby smash089 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:18 am

Thankyou guys.

- I definitely am more of a mental person and might try mapping out my circle with salt/candles. As echo_of_shadows has said, family members are a definite setback to my castings.

Do you guys say anything to cast your circles aswell? - I've seen a few incantation in books to be said when casting a circle and was wondering if they were needed if doing it mentally?

- and is sage Incense a good cleansing for a circle space? :)
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Re: Simple Circle casting?

Postby Seraphin_npocampo » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:38 am

You may recite the words mentally if you don't want to be heard.

Sage is good cleansing for a circle space. But there's actually a lot of herbs that can be used other than sage.
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