Let’s Talk Witch – To Cast or Not To Cast
That Is The Question
The first essential element of spellcasting is deciding whether or not to use a spell at all. After all, you don’t always need a power tool; some jobs are just as easily done with a simple screwdriver. So before you get started, you need to decide if a spell is really the right tool to deal with the problem at hand. Take a long, honest look at the situation, and see which one of these categories fits you best and the task at hand:
When to cast a spell:
When you have exhausted all the mundane options but still need to achieve a goal (the spell not only puts your intentions out into the universe but is also a way of asking for help).
When the spell will affect only you (such as casting a spell to open yourself to love).
When do you know what you want and are willing to do the work required to get it (like putting in applications at appropriate places after asking for the perfect job).
When only good can come from the spell.
When not to cast:
When there is a simple solution that doesn’t require magick (you need to lose five pounds, haven’t tried a diet yet, and have plenty of time).
When casting a spell would interfere with free will (casting a love spell to get a particular person, for instance).
When you aren’t sure what you really want to achieve (if you are uncertain of the end results you want, it is hard to truly focus enough will to make a spell work).
When there is the possibility of causing harm to yourself or to others (remember, harm none).
If you are certain that the best solution for the situation is casting a spell, then it is time to get down to work and craft yourself the perfect spell to get the job done.