How To Choose The Right Magic Spell
So for a simpler example, let’s say you know you want a specific position at a specific company making a specific amount of money.
You can do one spell aimed at successfully getting the job.
But in addition to that, make sure to target all the steps between where you are and being successfully hired, like for example for the interview for the job to really well, for the interviewers to perceive you as likeable and capable, for the company to agree to pay you the amount you want or more etc.
The one big overarching spell to get the job will pull your life in the direction you want to go, but to have the best results you need to break up the process into smaller steps and enchant for success in each step as shown above.
4. WHAT’S YOUR MAGICAL TRADITION AND THE SPIRITS YOU’RE CLOSEST TO?
So hopefully by now you have a clearer idea what kind of spell or spells you need and in what order.
So let’s talk about where to look for the specific types of spells you need.
Nowadays anyone can find spells -whether in books or online- from pretty much every corner of the world. Pick any category of spells (eg. money spell) and you can find one from every country and tradition, with the help of spirits, without calling on spirits, with angels, with demons, with fairies, with anything one could think of.
So how do you know which spell is better? How do you know which tradition has the best spells and rituals?
What is your tradition? If you don’t have one (or don’t have one yet) then what spirits do you work with or feel close to?
Put your goal aside for a moment. You don’t have to look for, say, a spirit known for helping in money matters or a spirits known for helping in love matters that you know. Just think about the spiritual connections you already have.
If you’re brand-new to magic and think you don’t have any connections with spirits at all know that this may or may not be true.
If you were raised catholic for example and have a patron saint you used to pray to as a child then this is a spirit. St Joseph can help you sell your house and St Anthony can not only help you find your keys but also return your lost love to you.
Depending on your goal and your current path you may not want to petition them for this particular desire or you may not wish to work with them any longer, but it doesn’t change the fact that this is a spirit you already have a relationship with.
Another kind of spirits everyone has access to is their ancestors. Even if you never knew your family or any family members you knew who have passed were @ssholes, each person’s ancestors go back in time to the first humans and even further. So you can still find ancestors in your line that are willing to help you.
Working with spirits we already have a relationship with beats going for a brand-new to us, “shiny” spirit we don’t even feel called to work with just because it’s who everyone associates with our goal.
Archangel Michael for example is a spirit generally known to be very willing to protect anyone in danger and many people who otherwise want nothing to do with christianity swear by him. But in my experience he is unresponsive (at best) to downright hostile towards me (in more than one occasion). So even though I work a lot with other archangels, I’d never petition Michael to protect me. I would go to another spirit I actually have a relationship with. Like Hekate for example, or even local spirits I’ve developed a relationship with that -while not necessarily protective by nature- have great power within their domain and will keep intruding hostile spirits away from my home.
So if you belong to a specific tradition, look within that tradition and the spirits you already work with for spells and rituals to achieve your goal.
If you don’t belong to any tradition and don’t have specific spirits you have a developed a relationship with yet then look into spirits you hadn’t considered for magic until now (like saints or your ancestors) or at least spirits you feel a strong pull to work with.
5. WHAT IS THE MOST COHERENT APPROACH?
You know what each step you need to target with magic is and you also know which tradition or spirits you are going to work with.
Now let’s move to something else you need to consider:
the most coherent approach
See, for any given goal there are several different ways you could potentially follow:
Let’s say there’s someone causing you problems at work and you want this to stop.
- Expose them and their lies so they are unable to continue hurting you and your reputation
- Get them promoted so don’t have to work with them anymore
- Get them transferred into another department
- Get them transferred to another city/country
- Get them fired
- Influence the boss/supervisor to see them as useless so they get to experience the same treatment you had to endure because of them
- Freeze their influence so they can’t hurt you
- Get them into an accident so they’ll end up in the hospital or even permanently damaged so they’re out of your hair
These are just some of the options you have when it comes to how you’re going to handle this.
The questions you need to answer are:
- Which approach would be the best and most likely to succeed?
- Which approach do you prefer?
For example the last approach could be very likely to succeed if you know they drive carelessly. But do you truly want to cause someone bodily harm, possibly kill them or at least cripple them for life and potentially the same kind of harm to whoever else will be involved in that accident, just to get a coworker to stop causing problems?
Whichever approach you choose is your call. Just make sure you go with something that’s both likely to work and it’s something you can live with.
Which brings me to the next point:
While you shouldn’t feel like you have to go gentle in every case, keep in mind that it’s very easy to escalate with magic. If your initial approach isn’t producing the desired results you can always move to something more forceful.
The opposite is extremely hard to do though.
You can almost never de-escalate without any lingering consequences.
If you try to very forcibly influence someone to like you or to do something they don’t want then -even when you realise it wasn’t the best approach and pull back- they will probably end up pissed at you or not liking you that much all of a sudden, even if they can’t explain why.
If your magic puts someone in the hospital with serious injuries even though you had something less harmful in mind like a broken leg, then you’ll always have to live with the fact that you caused that.
More forceful doesn’t equal best or most likely to succeed in magic. Many things require a gentler approach instead and if you go in forcefully you may break things and relationships that will be very difficult to fix.
So when in doubt about a specific spell cause it seems to forceful, try going with something gentler first. If it doesn’t do the trick then you can always escalate later.
Finally, another way to make sure you have picked the right spell for your goal is divination.
After going through the process above use divination to check if the spell or spells you have picked are likely to succeed and bring you the desired results or not.
If you have broken up your goal in several steps and have picked spells for each step then I’d personally only divine for the first step initially.
You have no concrete way of knowing how things will turn out after the first step. So only proceed to divine for the second step when you actually get there and are ready to start working magic for that step.
You can of course perform an initial divination to check if your overall approach is solid, but divining for each step when you’re preparing to start enchanting for it is extremely important.