Practical Magic: A Beginner's Guide to Crystals, Horoscopes, Psychics, and Spells - Nikki Van De Car 2017
Magic for the weekend Wiccan
TO BE HONEST, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS “WHITE” MAGIC. Magic is magic, and it has no color. As we have seen time and again, it’s about intention. Love spells, protection spells, truth spells, summoning spells—these could all be considered “white” magic. But if you intend for them to cause harm, then the same spell becomes dark magic.
That brings us to the very obvious next question—what does casting a spell even look like?
Generally speaking, casting a spell looks a lot like it does in the movies. Using herbs or stones and crystals for augmentation, you recite a phrase. You can sit within a pentagram with candles set in the points, if you like—pentagrams have been associated with evil and dark magic, but they aren’t really. The pentagram is just a pure mathematical form, and one that Wiccans believe can help focus power. It’s all about what feels good and right for you.
Will it work?
You are the only one who can determine that. It certainly won’t work if you don’t believe it will. There might be other factors that prevent your spell from being effective, too—certain times of day are more powerful than others (sunrise, sunset, the gloaming, midnight), and certain times of the month are as well (new moon, full moon, etc.). If you’re tired or unable to focus your energies as powerfully as you might otherwise, your spell will be less effective.
Whatever you do, remember the Rule of Three: whatever you send out into the world will be returned to you threefold.