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Simple Spells and Rituals

April, 2013

Sometimes I check out some of the Wiccan chat rooms, and I have done my fair share of taking a new Witch or two under my wing and I have noticed that a lot of novice Witches get really nervous when it comes to writing their own circle casts and Quarter-calls.  More often than not the reason seems to be that they are afraid it “won’t be good enough”, or “respectful enough.”

I think of Wicca as a joyful religion, and have always felt that if it is truly heartfelt, and done with respect, there’s no such thing as “good enough”.  I also believe that in the event we should misspeak some words or become tongue tied that our deities and elementals are just as likely to be amused at our human imperfections as we are.  I also feel that when we use our own words there is nothing that shows more respect.

I use 3 different circle cast’s for spell work in general, the first one I picked up somewhere along the way and don’t remember where, but since it spoke to me I use it, the other 2, I wrote myself.  They are as follows:

I cast this circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out

This is a sacred temple now for me

As is my will so mote it be!

This space is a magick circle

Protected by sacred flame

Nothing shall enter in here

Lest I call it in by name!

I cast my circle Widdershins

For the waning stage the Moon is in

It’s my intent to remove, or send things away

So my sacred circle is cast this way!

As you can see they are all simple enough to memorize easily which allows you to raise energy much better that if you are trying to read something.  They are not elaborate but can be done with love and reverence.

I have only one quarter call that I have written and use, as follows:

Sacred Element of Earth you have sustained me since my birth

Help speed along this spell for me

I ask of you so mote it be!

Sacred Element of Air, please grace me with your presence fair

Help speed along this spell for me

I ask of you so mote it be!

Sacred Element of Fire please take my soul and spirit higher

Help speed along this spell for me

I ask of you so mote it be!

Sacred Element of water please heed the word of your Wiccan daughter

Help speed along this spell for me

I ask of you so mote it be!

If you are male and want to use this quarter call you could try something for the water element like, I ask you to my circle run, to hear the words of your Wiccan son, or anything that works for you.

Release the circle and elements in your usual fashion.  So rather than thinking of the quality of what you write, think of it as a personal message to the divine that only you can write for yourself. I am certain that they’ll love you for it!