How to Write Your Own Spell | A Step By Step Guide to Crafting Your Own Spell

I have been practicing the craft for many years, and when I was a beginner I definitely wasn’t writing my own spells. Instead, I would reference a witchy book or a tumblr post. 

There is nothing bad about using someone else’s spells. In fact, I recommend it for beginners or baby witches (as we usually call them in the witch community). It gets you familiar with all the tools, and helps you grow as a witch.

However, throughout the years I have observed that the spells I craft myself always manifest as being the most potent and powerful. There are many ways to write a spell, and every witch has their own methods. I want to show and teach you the method I use, and why it’s proven to be the most effective for me.

Always start with intention

What do you wish to accomplish with this spell? Maybe you are wishing for prosperity, looking for a new lover, or hoping for a raise. Intention is the most important component of any spell, and being as clear and specific as possible always helps!

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Gather your materials and tools.

After settling on a specific purpose, you can now gather your materials and tools by intent. Some traditional materials and tools used during spellwork include crystals, herbs, water, oils, and candles. Of course, references to correspondences and magickal properties are useful during this part. If you are creating a spell targeted at a certain someone, an item of theirs (or one that represents them) or a photo would be a good material to use.

I always recommend keeping a grimoire, which stores all of the information you need. You can fill your grimoire with correspondences on crystals, herbs, oils, types of water, candles, and more. For tips and tricks on how to organize your grimoire (for my fellow neat freaks), I wrote a whole blog post about it here!

Choose your timing.

This part is optional, but I definitely recommend it.

Timing is always essential when it comes to my spells. I like to carefully plan out the weekday and time of day by intention. For example, if I am creating a spell to draw money towards me – I perform the spell on Thursday during midday, because Thursday (ruled by Jupiter) represents abundance and midday is all about growth and prosperity. I created a few grimoire pages on “Magickal Times” which you can find here.

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Plan your spell. 

What type of spell are you casting? Are you casting a curse, charming an object, or maybe making a spell bottle? Are you using a chant or incantation? Mapping out your spell in your grimoire is a great idea, you can reference it (much like a recipe) as you are performing it. 

Document your results.

Documenting the results will not only help you grow as a witch, but also help you understand witchcraft better. Be sure to include how long the spell took to take effect, and any milestones you noticed. This is completely up to you, but if you wish to share your spell with others – you can do that as well. 

If your spell hasn’t manifested within a month (unless you intended for it to be a long term spell), it might be a good idea to revisit. A spell not manifesting properly usually has to do with the caster being distracted, so make sure that your focus is strong! Remember that magick is an amplifier, and that often you have to take necessary steps to set the foundation for your spell to work (applying for a job, signing up for a dating site, etc.)

Self Care for Your Zodiac Sign | Little Ways To Recharge

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the recession, many of us have been feeling on edge. Actually, that’s an understatement. So many of us have lost our jobs and are struggling to provide for ourselves right now. We barely have any time to take care of ourselves, let alone others.

Today I’m going to list a few ways you can take care of yourself, based on your zodiac sign. I know that times are rough, and most of us don’t have much time to be worrying about self care – but I tried my best to make these simple, everyday things you can do to make yourself feel a little better.

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Aries

Aries, you are fiery and independent. You’re always on the go, but sometimes you have to slow down. Brew a nice cup of tea, and binge watch a good series on Netflix.

Taurus

Taurus, you are loyal, kind, and like to feel secure. Some people may call you a homebody. Invest in yourself and your home, buy a nice fuzzy blanket to snuggle with while you diffuse some essential oils.

Gemini

Gemini, you are witty, intelligent, and curious. As natural communicators, you usually do the talking. A good way for you to relax is to brew a pot of tea and pick up a good book.

Cancer

Cancer, ruled by the Moon, you are caring, sensitive, and nurturing. But you cannot always be taking care of others, time to take care of yourself. A nice, warm bath with some bath salts, a scrub, and maybe some body butter will make you feel good as new.

Leo

Leo, you are fiery, but you are also creative, playful, and have a heart of gold. Texting or calling a friend, relative, or someone you love will put you in good spirits.

Virgo

Virgo, you are known to be analytical, an observer, and intelligent. You can also be extremely tough on yourself. Affirmations are a great way to remind yourself that you are worthy, I recommend this book.

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Libra

Libra, ruled by Venus, you are romantic, artistic, and harmonious. Do a face mask, put on some nice pajamas, and watch a romantic comedy.

Scorpio

Scorpio, you are passionate, sexy, and have a great intuition. Your emotions can be intense, take some time to sit back and reflect. Whether that be journaling or going for a long drive.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius, you are a traveler and curious. Take a nice walk or a hike! Basking in the sunlight and breathing in the fresh air will make you feel better in no time.

Capricorn

Capricorn, you are a very ambitious person. You are also practical and disciplined, and sometimes a little pessimistic. Take care of yourself by writing a list of things that you are grateful for, and refer to that list when you are feeling down.

Aquarius

Aquarius, you are very unique, humane, and sociable. There is no better way to recharge than helping others. This may include bringing groceries to a elderly neighbor, or saying hello to the dogs at a local animal shelter. Make sure to bring hand sanitizer and a mask!

Pisces

Pisces, there is no one more empathetic, compassionate, and artistic as you. However, sometimes worrying too much about other peoples emotions can drain your own. What better way to express your emotions than expressing them through art? If you’re not the best drawer, you can get an adult coloring book. I recommend this Coloring Book of Shadows.

I hope you enjoyed my little blog post, and that you try these methods for yourself!

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How to Organize Your Grimoire

Have you ever bought a journal with plans to turn it into a beautiful grimoire? Something directly out of the 90s show “Charmed”? But you have no idea where to start, and when you do – you accidentally mess up the pages, scrapping the book and allowing it to collect dust on your shelf.

Almost every witch has been there. Its not easy to make a grimoire. In fact, I’ve been struggling making one for about five years. I am a perfectionist, meaning that if something isn’t to my exact liking – I often just give up on it all together.

Finishing a grimoire can often take months, or even years. It’s definitely not an easy process. But luckily, I am here to guide you through it! After years of struggling, I have finally found a plan that any neat-freak witch (such as myself) can use to map out their grimoires.

What is a grimoire?

Most witches would define a grimoire as a place where a witch keeps their information and spells. A grimoire can be a lot of things, and there is no limit or set rules to what you can put in it. Many witches use it to write down spells, record dreams, or even journal. What you want your grimoire to be is up to you.

For me, personally, I use my grimoire as a reference book. A book of knowledge. This means that my grimoire is where I keep all my magickal correspondences and basic information. If I’m creating a spell, I just need to flip through my grimoire to find the ingredients and tools I need.

So where do I record my spells?

I record my spells in my book of shadows. I consider my book of shadows to be more personal to my craft than my grimoire – that is where I keep my spells, rituals, and potions.

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How to get started.

Choose how you want to keep your journal. Some witches use a journal, some use a spiral notebook, and others make online grimoires! I personally keep a thick faux leather journal, as I like adding a lot of information.

Are you also adding a lot of content? Then I would recommend numbering your pages. Numbering your pages gives you structure, meaning you could add a table of contents or index to your grimoire. Its important to gather information, or at least be aware of the information you want to gather before you start your grimoire – that way you will know how many pages and what type of grimoire you should opt for.

Are you decorating your grimoire?

Some witches prefer to draw or doodle in their grimoires, but not all of us are great artists!

Some things you can use to decorate your grimoire (that don’t require artistic skills) are:

  • pressed flowers
  • stamps
  • scrapbook paper
  • stickers
  • sequins

Some witches also stain their grimoire pages with tea or coffee, giving it a more “aged” look. Some add protective sigils or pentagrams. The more energy you put into your grimoire, the more powerful it will become.

So how do I organize it?

Starting out with a template really helped me. I bought a spiral notebook to “map out” my grimoire and created a table of contents for what I wanted the book to consist of, making it structured and organized. I recommend doing this as well.

However, for those of you who want to get started right away – I made a template to help you stay organized.

Once you have mapped out your pages and created your table of contents, its time to start adding your information. I gave you some ideas with the template above, but you can fill out your grimoire with anything you like.

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Anything else I need to know?

Putting together a grimoire can be tricky, so do not be too hard on yourself. Most of us do not get it right the first time, your grimoire will evolve with the more knowledge and experience you gain in your craft.

If you have any questions make sure to contact me, I would love to hear from you!