5 Steps To Write Your Own Spell


I have noticed a lot of interest on spells. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using other peoples’ spells — and in fact there is an entire industry devoted to publishing books full of them — there are times when you may wish to use your own. I loved this 5 steps guide from Patti Wigington because if you can’t find what you’re looking for in a book, or you might just feel a need to use original material you have the option to write your own.

Whatever your reasons, it’s not as hard as you may think to write your own spells if you follow this very simple formula.

1. Figure out the goal/purpose/intent of the working.

What is it you wish to accomplish? Are you looking for prosperity? Hoping to get a better job? Trying to bring love into your life? What is the specific aim of the spell? Whatever it may be, make sure you’re clear on what it is you want — “I will get that promotion at work!”

2. Determine what material components you’ll need to achieve your goal.

Will the working require herbs, candles, incenses, or stones? Try to think outside the box when you’re composing a spell — and remember that magic relies heavily on symbolism. There’s nothing wrong with using unusual ingredients in a working — Hot Wheels cars, chess pieces, bits of hardware, sunglasses and even old DVDs are all fair game.

3. Decide if timing is important.

In some traditions, moon phase is crucial, while in others it’s not significant. Generally, positive magic, or workings that draw things to you, is performed during the waxing moon. Negative or destructive magic is done during the waning phase. It may be that you feel a certain day of the week is best for the working, or even a certain hour of the day. Don’t feel obligated to drown yourself in the details, though. If you’re a person who feels confident doing magic on the fly without worrying about timing, then go for it.

4. Figure out your wording.

What words or incantation — if any — will be verbalized during the working? Are you going to chant something formal and powerful, calling upon gods for assistance? Will you simply mutter a poetic couplet under your breath? Or is it the sort of working where you can simply ponder the Universe in silence? Remember, there is power in words, so select them carefully.

5. Make it happen.

Put all of the above together into a workable form, and then, in the immortal words of the Nike commercial, Just Do It.

Llewellyn author Susan Pesznecker says of crafting a spell on your own, “When you build a spell yourself, from the ground up, you infuse it with your deliberateness, your preferences, your wishes, your thoughts, and your energies. This spell won’t simply be something you read from someone else’s pages—it will carry your own signature and resonate through your very core. It will be much more powerful and complete than any ready-made charm could ever be, making you an integral part of the magick from start to finish.

When we practice spellcraft, we use magick as a way of altering reality. We do this by working with as many of the corresponding realities as possible—time, date, place, elemental correspondences, the support of deities, etc.—in hopes that we can shift reality in one direction or the other and alter the outcome. Nowhere is this more elegantly done than in handcrafting spells, charms, and rituals, because in these instances, we put our essence into the magick and make it our own.”


  • Despite the above five-step method being a very bare-bones and simple way of looking at spell construction, it does work effectively. You may wish to keep a magical journal or make notes in your Book of Shadows during the spell construction phase, and then keep track of results as they begin to manifest.
  • If a working hasn’t begun to manifest within a few weeks — some traditions say within 28 days, a lunar month — you may want to stop and revisit the working. Figure out what variables may need to be changed.
  • The Universe has a quirky sense of humor, so make sure anything you cast a spell for is worded correctly. In other words, be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it!
  • Remember that magic is a tool and a skill set, but some common sense should prevail as well. You can cast all day to get yourself a job, but your chances of success are greatly reduced if you haven’t pounded the pavement and sent out copies of your resume!

Last but not least important… Remember to practice, practice and practice.

A Herbal Magic Spell for Beginners: A Charm for Opening up to Love


This herbal magic spell takes a different approach than your typical love spell! – by Lisa Chamberlain

Have you tried spells for bringing new love into your life and been disappointed with the results? Most people who want to attract a solid relationship and can’t seem to find success are actually blocking the flow of energy required to bring love into their lives—often without realizing it.

This herbal magic spell addresses the unconscious blocks you may be experiencing, so that you can resolve whatever issues may be lurking under the surface. Be aware that this process of resolution can be emotionally uncomfortable, at least temporarily—but releasing the blocks is well worth it if you truly want love to happen for you!

Charmed herbal sachets are great for carrying with you in a pocket or purse, or even wearing on a cord around your neck. It’s ideal to use small drawstring bags made of cotton, silk, or muslin, which you can purchase online or at a craft store, but you can also sew your own. If you’re not handy with a needle and thread, you can make a charm “bundle” with a piece of scrap cloth tied together with a ribbon.

If you can’t get a hold of every single herb called for here, don’t let that stop you—just use greater quantities of the herbs you do have! (Click here to learn more about the magical properties of some of the most popular herbs.) This spell also includes elements of candle magic.

You will need:

  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dried mugwort
  • 1 teaspoon lemon balm
  • 1 teaspoon St. John’s wort
  • 1/4 cup chamomile flowers
  • 1 tablespoon rose petals
  • small bowl
  • 1 pink candle

Instructions for this Herbal Magic Spell:

Gather your ingredients and place them on your altar (or other working surface). Light the candle and take a few deep breaths to still your mind.

In the bowl, place the mugwort, lemon balm, St. Johns wort and chamomile and mix gently with your fingertips. Pour the mixture into the sachet. Sprinkle in the cloves, followed by the rose petals, and pull the sachet closed.

Now, holding the charm, close your eyes and imagine your whole body suffused with white light, beginning in your heart and spreading outward. When you’ve held the vision for a few moments, allow a soft pink light to slowly emanate from your heart, mingling with the white light. Recite the following (or similar) words three times:

“As below, so above,
I release all unseen blocks to love.
As above, so below,
My healed heart allows love to flow.”

Allow the candle to burn out on its own. Keep the charm near you as much as possible, including by your bed at night. When you feel its energy has served its purpose, you can bury the charm or sprinkle the herbs onto the Earth.

Source: wiccaliving.com