November 11, 2020

Spellwork is arguably one of the most important parts of witchcraft. New witches (often called ‘witchlings’) google their spells or get them from books because they don’t know exactly what to do or how to do it. Even those who have been witches for a very long time may struggle with creating their own spells. I tried to make it easier by writing this article as a guide to create your own spell.


Consider your desires

  • What do you want to accomplish with this spell?
  • What is the emotion that has provoked this spell? Love, anger, sadness?
  • Who is it affecting?
  • How intense do you want it to be?


After these questions are answered, you may then search for the ingredients or tools that may work well with the spell you’re creating. For example, if you’re creating a protection spell, you would use ingredients/tools that represent the emotion (bay, mugwort, moonstone, turquoise, the color black).  


After the tools have been selected, create a chant to say aloud or to yourself. Chants are not necessary, but are commonly used in witchcraft because it makes it easier to focus your energy. Chants do not have to rhyme or even be clever, but your intent must be clear or else the spell may take a wrong direction. This normally does not happen, as long as your intent (emotion/reasoning) is clear. 


After a chant is created (if decided), consider when it is best to perform the spell. The phase of the moon can influence the outcome of your spell, as well as retrogrades or sabbats. For example, when performing ancestor magick, it is best to cast during Samhain or a full moon. This, of course, is optional. 


After the time is decided, place your tools accordingly, cleanse, cast your circle, and focus on what you want. This is the most important part of spellcasting. If what you’re trying to do is not truly what you want, it will not come into existence. Afterall, you are the witch. You control your power and your magick. 



It is 100% okay to take inspiration from another witch’s spell, as long as it is not stolen.

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Ceresa Morsaint is a writer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is the Director of Social Media for the SIREN. She studies American Sign Language, and her articles revolve around witchcraft and environmental tips/updates. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and reading Frank McCourt novels with her cat, Burt.

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