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Anatomy of a Spell

Updated: Jan 2, 2019

Many witches prefer using spells that have already been written. There are many reasons for this, the most common being that they are not exactly sure how to go about writing their own spells.

It is fine to use someone elses spell, but I have always felt that writing my own spells gives them extra power. After all, it is your energy that goes into casting that spell, so it makes sense that putting extra energy into writing it yourself, would give it a little extra power.

A spell can be as simple, or as complicated as you would like. For me, it depends on the result I am seeking, as to how complex my spell will be.

At the very least, you need a candle, anointing oil, a chant/prayer verse, and most importantly, your intention, to cast a spell.


The following are the basic steps to creating your own spell:

  1. Determine your intention. What is your goal? Be very clear when stating your intention.

  2. Determine the timing. Time of day, day of the week, and the moon phase, can be very important in spell casting. Do your research as to the best time to perform your spell for your desired result.

  3. Determine the tools and ingredients needed for your intention. Will you be casting a circle for your spell? If it is a spell for financial gain, what are the herbs, crystals, incenses, and color correspondences used for money spells? Will you be calling on a deity or spirit guide for assistance?

  4. Write your chant/ prayer verses. Your chant does not need to be long. The purpose of the chant is to release your energy and intention into the universe. Your chant does not need to rhyme, but if you prefer rhymes, there are rhyming dictionaries online that can help.

  5. Cast your spell! And don't forget to keep a record of all ingredients used, as well as the result.


A Spell Worksheet can be very useful when writing your own spells.

**Click the photo below to download a free Spell Worksheet!**

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I’m confused on intentions how to write and so forth

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