Because of the nature of Magic, each working should be highly individualized and personal. Even if following a traditional spell, it should be tailored to your specific needs to be most effective for you. Understanding the basics of Spell Construction will enable you to formulate your own specific, effective spells for any purpose you desire.
Planning ~ The first step is to decide precisely what your desired end result is to be. Before you can start, you must decide your intent. You must be very explicit. It is important, also, that you choose your time carefully. You should take into consideration all Astrological implications, energy currents and Moon phases.
Keep in mind that magickal workings for gains & increase or attractions & bringing things to you, should be initiated when the Moon is Waxing (from New Moon to Full Moon); when the Moon is Waning (from Full Moon to New Moon), it is time for magickal workings of decrease & sending away, binding and curses.
The highest energy occurs at the Full Moon and, therefore, this is the most powerful time for magickal workings. The New Moon is the next most powerful time for also a good time for cleansing of ones crystal and spiritual mind and body.
Whenever possible, follow Nature's own energy flows. There is a natural time for starting things its planting time, for maturing things its a growing time, for reaping things its harvest time and of course, a time for rest & planning Flowing with these currents will make your magickal work much easier.
Try to plan your work for a time of uninterrupted privacy. It is important that you have no distractions. Generally speaking, it is best to work as late at night as possible. A time when there is less frantic energy. You might consider Midnight or later. When everyone in your house hold is in bed, and there is less likely hood of the phone ringing.
Prior to the night of your magickal work, gather together all the things that you will need. All the things used are tools. They have no inherent magick. They are to help you create a mood. If correctly made and used, they will trigger primitive responses from deep within you.
They should be chosen with care. Consider the purpose of your ritual, choose your tools accordingly. If your work is to be sexual, your candles, oils, incenses and so forth should bring forth a sexual response. If the desired result of your work is tranquility, then the tools should make you feel calm, peaceful and serene. Any candles you might use have been blessed & dressed.
Prior to your ritual, prepare yourself and your equipment by any means necessary to clean and purify. Historically, people have fasted, followed meticulous and detailed bathing practices, practiced chastity and used many other methods. Most often a ritual bath is the preferred modern day method.
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