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Circle Casting: What??? How???



A Circle Cast is a type of magic spell used to create a magical barrier or protective circle. It is often used by witches and other magical practitioners as a way to contain and focus their power, as well as to protect themselves and others from harm.


There are many different ways to cast a circle, but the basic principles are similar across various spiritual paths. Typically within traditional witchcraft, the caster must decide what size and shape they want their circle to be. Once the size and shape have been decided, the caster will need to prepare the space where the circle will be cast. This usually involves cleansing the area with salt water or another purifying substance.


Once the space is prepared, the caster will need to gather the ingredients for their spell. These can include candles, herbs, crystals, and other items that have personal significance to the caster. Once all of the ingredients are gathered, the caster will need to cast the circle. This is usually done by drawing a circle in the ground with a stick or knife, or by using a cord or rope to outline the space.


Once the circle is drawn, the caster will need to consecrate it. This is usually done by saying a prayer or chanting a mantra. Once the circle is consecrated, the caster will then need to invoke the elements. This is done by calling upon the four directions: north, south, east, and west. Each direction is associated with a different element, and the caster will need to call upon all four elements in order to complete the spell. Some casters also add a fifth element: center for spirit.


After the elements have been invoked, the caster will then need to invoke the Higher Power. This can be done by calling upon God/Goddess, the Universe, or whatever name the caster feels comfortable with.


After invoking, they can then perform their spell. This can involve anything from chanting and dancing to meditating and visualization. Once the spell is complete, the caster will then need to close the circle. This is usually done by saying a prayer or chanting a mantra.


But there is also the less traditional route and that could be standing in the middle of a room and shouting, "This space is mine. It's protected and scared. Only those who wish no harm are welcome. So mote it be!" There are various ways and I would have to say I have never experienced the same circle cast twice, so have fun with it. Learn and grow. Find what feels right and works for you. Personally I enjoy a mixture of traditional and non-traditional. Depends on how I am feeling in that moment.


A Quick Guide to Casting Circles


What is a Circle Cast?


A Circle Cast is a type of magic spell used to create a magical barrier or protective circle. It is often used by witches and other magical practitioners as a way to contain and focus their power, as well as to protect themselves and others from harm.


Why Use a Circle Cast?


There are many reasons why someone might choose to cast a circle. Some people use it as a way to contain and focus their power, while others use it to protect themselves and others from harm. There are also many different ways to cast a circle, so you can find one that works best for you.


5 Step Guide to Casting Circles


Casting a circle is a simple 5-step process that anyone can do. Just follow the outlined steps below and you will have successfully casted a circle. Just remember invoking also calls for evoking so don't forget to close your circle when you are done.


1. Decide where you will cast your circle.

2. Prepare the space where you will be casting your circle. Setup your altar and cleanse your space.

3. Gather the ingredients for your spell. These can include candles, herbs, crystals, and other items that have personal significance to you.

4. Cast the circle. Standing center, point your finger straight out in front of you, trace a circle in the air above your head. As you do this, envision a bright white light forming around you.

5. Consecrate the circle. This can be done by saying a prayer or chanting a mantra.


An Example Circle Cast Prayer:


I cast this circle to contain and focus my power.

I consecrate this space in the name of the Goddess.

I invoke the elements of fire, water, earth, and air.

I call upon the powers of the north, south, east, and west.

I invoke the Higher Power of _______.

I enter this space for the purpose of _______.

So mote it be!


Do you have a favorite way to cast a circle or create sacred space? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below!


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taharmon36
taharmon36
Jun 13, 2022

I do two things. For general, moon or hedge crossing work I lay a Compass Round. For more in-depth hedge crossing like going to meet the good folk or the God or Dark Goddess, I will do a full drawn out circle casting for more protection. Still using my Compass Round steps just with the way I learned completing a circle from prior studies. Hope I wasn’t too confusing. Lol

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