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Why isn’t my spell working?

Updated on July 12, 2011

Why Didn't My Spell Work?

A lot people ask this common question, some newer witches might have done their first spell and they want to know why it is that their spell didn’t work or isn’t working. They tend to think they did everything right, and they want to know why it is! I understand. When I did my first spell I did it to test the waters, I did simple spells for a few dollars, or for a boy to call etc, but when I did my first spell for something I really wanted it didn’t work (or at least the way that I wanted it too). I went down my checklist; did I cast my circle correctly? Did I do my workings at the right Moon phase? Did I have the right color candles? And its very important for you to know that these are tools we use but they don’t hold the key to making or breaking your spell.

How are You Feeling?

So, why didn’t your magic spell work? One important thing to be aware of during a magickal working is your mental state. It is important to be able to relax and go into that deep trance. You have to be able to maintain your mental state and allow the relaxation to take control. Your body and mind have really got to be able to be relaxed. If you are tense or angry or worried then the problem you are trying to handle or your desired outcome won’t be able to happen because your mind, focus and energies aren’t in the right place. You need all of your capacities to create effective magick worrying takes a part of what is needed away from the working. You need to be able to control your emotions. This doesn’t mean hide or don’t acknowledge your thoughts and feelings, this means coping with these emotions or kindly setting them aside while you do your spell casting. Allow the energy to flow through you.

Can You See It?

Manifestation is about visualization. You have to be able to visualize clearly what it is that you want or need from your magickal workings, you need to be able to hold that image in your mind of the end result. You need to be able to do this, you can practice this easily with visualizing simple shapes, simple colors and do this exercise daily. You can challenge yourself as you go forward and visualize harder things with greater detail, but it visualization is a very important part in casting a spell. Magick is the shaping of energies, the manifestation of these energies, how would Deity know what it is that you want without a clear picture?

Where Are You Now?

You have to be able to acknowledge you current circumstances and take responsibility. This is not blaming yourself for whatever it is, but you do need to acknowledge whatever your current situation is. It either you acknowledge and accept your circumstances and your ability to change them or allow yourself or your issue to become a matter of fate. If you are able to accept your role in your current situation you are allowing yourself to acknowledge your ability to change it. Take your power back.

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Do You Really Want It?

You have to want this spell to work. You have to want the outcome or desired result. If you don’t want it then how or why would it work? If you don’t want it then how can you shape the energies, how can you obtain the power to get this thing or outcome? If you did a spell for a red ribbon and you have no use for a red ribbon or you could care less about this ribbon how can you manifest it? Magick isn’t some grand experiment, this why people who do meaningless spells have it not work for them and dismiss it all as rubbish. No, magick is something of heart and energy. Those things are so important for any effective spell casting to work. You have got to want it with all your being. If you don’t want it and want it truly then just do a spell for something else you do want.

Can You Really Believe it Will?

You have to be able to work where your mind will allow you to. If you want and need money and you do a spell for money, and although you need 45 dollars you do a spell for a million and you have never experience having a million dollars then how can you visualize a million dollars effectively? This might be out of your ability range, so to speak. Look at what is normal for you and visualize expanding it to a area that is believable for you. Take it in smaller increments are you build your strengths and abilities until you can visualize the ultimate goal or outcome. For example I own a website. My goal is for my website to earn $350 dollars a day. Right now my site earns an average of 49 cents a day. I could do a spell for my website to earn $350 dollars a day but I have no way of actively visualizing it because I have never been there. So I do a spell for my website to earn steadily $2 per day, then $5, I make it believable for myself and my visualization of it. Manifestation works from visualization right? Make it believable for yourself.


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      miss jenny 

      7 years ago

      Hello every one i never believe i will be in a good mood just the way i am today, but who is the good hearted person who made me to be in good mood, is no other person than DR.EGU the great spell caster i thank and adore your name my ex is back to me with his spell work. If you need his help you are free to contact him with this

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      Eric Prado 

      7 years ago from Webster, Texas

      This has been very helpful to me. Voted up and I will follow. Blessed Be!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      7 years ago

      It's definitely a learning process; but I find young ones in a rush try to skip the study and the mind preparation that is essential to success. I keep telling my students that the biggest mistake is trying to bypass the learning phase to get to the spells. Good pointers here.

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      7 years ago

      Just want to say a big thank you to Dr igodo for helping me get back my lover.tried several spell casters only that did not work so at first did not believe him but he told me not to worry every thing will be alright. now i am a living testimony to his good work.My lover came back just after 2 day and begged for my forgiveness. just have to thank Dr Igodo because my lover even bought me a new car as my Christmas gift and our relationship is sweeter than ever before.

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      7 years ago

      If I haven't dOne that many Wiccan practices but I practice spells will I ever be able to do them?

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      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I think you should learn to work with your personal power at a small level and slowly build yourself and your belief and your skills up in order to do bigger and stronger spells

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      8 years ago

      So let me get this straight I gotta start small before i work up to a big spell.


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