Rose Ariadne's Chitchcraft Blog

Dear Friends,

Anyone that has ever tried to perform a spell, no matter how simple it may be, can say one thing with a certainty; performing magick is hard work! Sometimes, the task is made more difficult, and possibly even impossible, by common mistakes that both beginning and even more advanced witches can make.

Performing magick takes concentration, dedication and a certain process. There is a reason why we have certain tasks that we should always do, or not do, when performing a spell or ritual. If you find that your magick is lacking energy, or that your spells fail to work, you may discover that you are making some of these common mistakes. By making a few changes to how you perform your magick, you may find that you will have much greater success.

Performing Magick Under Bad Circumstances

There are times to perform magick, and times that it’s best to wait. If you attempt to perform a spell or ritual when you are sick, tired, stressed, aggravated, etc., these poor energies can have a negative influence on your magick and cause the ritual to fail, and sometimes even backfire. Other bad circumstances can include performing your magick in the wrong environment. If you are trying to perform a ritual while you have the kids knocking on the door for your attention, while trying to multi-task and cook dinner at the same time or with the phone ringing off the hook, it is impossible for you to direct all of your energies to your magick. Wait until you can quietly, calmly perform your spell to help achieve the greatest success.

Failure to Cast a Circle

There is a solid reason why witches cast a circle prior to performing any magick. Casting a protective circle before performing magick helps to block out negative energies that not only have the potential to be dangerous, but can create a great deal of trouble for your magick as well. Your spells may fail to bear fruit, or may perform in a manner completely opposite from your desires. Casting a circle is one of the first magickal practices that a witch should learn, as it is one of the most important. No matter how small the spell, casting a circle should always be one of the first steps performed.

Blowing Out a Candle

Candles are commonly used in magick spells and rituals. What some people are unaware of is that using candles incorrectly can have a severely negative impact on how well your ritual turns out. The most common misuse of candles in magick is blowing on the candles. At the end of a ritual, you should never, ever blow out a candle to extinguish the flame. Blowing out the candle can cause the energies of the magick you just performed to be blown away before it can begin to work. Additionally, if you are calling upon the elements, blowing a candle out does have the potential to anger the fire elements, causing your spell to fail. When using candles in magick, you should either let the candles burn until they burn themselves out, or use a candle-snuffer to extinguish the flame.

These are just a few of the mistakes that are made when performing magick, but they are the most commonly seen. If you have been doing any of these things when performing your magick, chances are you have been experience a poor outcome in your work. Fortunately, it is very easy to make just a few simple changes to correct your mistakes and have a better outcome in your magickal endeavors.

Brightest Blessings,

Rose Ariadne
Your Warm and Caring “Resident Witch in Charge”

Posted by Rose Comments 4


  1. marie-christine says

    You always amaze me, you’re just right with thoses commons mistakes that even myself did, more than once…:( but thanks to your knowledge and your wisdow, you always put us back in the right track and in the right timing either. Thank you for a dedicate teacher you are.:)

    July 25th, 2010 | #
  2. marie-christine says

    Oups, I would mean Wisdom… instead of Wisdow, sorry..

    July 25th, 2010 | #
  3. kenneth says

    Thank you teacher Rose I really needed your words of wisdom to help me remember the import ants of any spells.

    July 26th, 2010 | #
  4. David (Circe) says

    Dear Rose Ariadne, in Spain we have a tradition. When we celebrate our birthday, we think of a wish and blow the candle on the cake. Is that a exception to the rule of not blowing the candle? Why? thank you very much.

    November 15th, 2010 | #

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