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Practical Tips for the Beginner Witch

Generating enough positive energy to make a difference in life can be hard work. Most of us get caught up in the daily grind, trying to pay bills and keep jobs, only able to find time for moments of relaxation after we finally get home from our 9-5's. Building a magickal practice takes a lot of time and effort, right?

The truth is that magick, like many other things in life, can be easy. I mean REALLY easy! You already know how to do it without even realizing it.

Forget about spending a ton of time researching and trying complicated spells with ingredients you have to special order online. Weave some simple magick into your daily routine and watch your world change for the better.

Here are some simple witchy tips to help you start practicing witchcraft without feeling overwhelmed or stressed about it!

1. Find a Space

This step is crucial, but super simple. You don't need to go out and buy fancy robes or special furniture (although you can if you want). Just make sure you have a dedicated space for your magickal work.

It can be as simple as a corner of your bedroom or an unused dresser drawer! Just pick somewhere that's yours and put up some sort of divider, curtain, or screen to mark the area as separate from the rest of your home.

2. Cleanse Yourself

Before you start working on your magick, make sure to cleanse yourself of any negative energy or bad vibes. This is SO important. You can do this by taking a shower or bath with some salt in the water. Salt absorbs negative energy by drawing it into itself, leaving behind only positive ions that are great for your skin! Just make sure you wash all the salt off before you get out of the shower.

Another way to cleanse yourself is by smudging, which means burning some dried herbs like sage or palo santo and letting the smoke waft over your body. Not only does it release negative energy, but it also fills the area with positive energy and purifying smoke!

3. Light a Candle

Lighting a candle is a very simple way of setting the tone for your magickal work. It's also a great way to "wake up" your brain so that you're more in tune with your intuition and surroundings. The light from the flame will help you see your surroundings more clearly, and the burning candle will help ground your energy. I like to use white candles for cleansing, protection, love spells, etc. Read more about different types of candles here.

4. Meditate

Find a quite space and, sit, laydown or stand with your eyes closed and meditate for 10 minutes. This will help you become more in tune with your intuition and surroundings before starting your work. There are wonderful guided meditations on YouTube.

5. Focus on What You Want

If you're feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and figure out exactly what you want to accomplish by doing the spell or ritual you have planned. Write it down. Seriously take out a pen and paper and write down what you want to accomplish. Once you know what it is that you want, focus all of your energy on getting it. Read more about casting a spell for the first time

6. Keep Things Simple

Now that you know what you want, keep things simple. There's no need to make complicated spells or rituals; this will only stress you out and overwhelm you! Instead, work with what you have at your disposal and use items that are easy for you to obtain. Check out this blog post: 5 magickal herbs you already own

7. Practice Makes Perfect

Just like anything else in life, the more you do it, the better you'll get at it. So, don't give up! Even if your first attempt seems to fail, keep going because eventually what you want will happen ;-)

As you get more and more experienced with witchcraft and magick, you'll feel more and more at home with your spirituality and the magickal world will open up to you! Have any questions?

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