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Here’s How to Cast a Spell for Beginners [In 12 Steps]

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Written by: Tina Caro

If you want to cast one of my beginner-friendly spells but you don’t know where to start, I will explain how to do it step-by-step in a guide, so you can start practicing witchcraft in an easy, safe and practical way. So, let’s see how to cast a spell for beginners.


When casting a spell as a beginner, start by purifying yourself and your surroundings. This cleansing ritual helps to remove negative energies and prepares you for the spellcasting journey.

Select a spell that resonates with your intentions and energy. Not all spells are the same, so take the time to find one that aligns with your goals and personal beliefs.

Spellcasting requires patience and adherence to instructions. Avoid shortcuts and follow the spell instructions meticulously, as each step serves a purpose in manifesting your desires.

After casting your spell, it’s essential to free yourself from attachment to the outcome. Trust the magic and the universe to work in your favor, as letting go is a vital part of the spellcasting process.

How to cast a spell for baby witches and wizards in 12 steps

Let’s dive right in!

Step 1 – Purify yourself and your place

Before casting a spell, your body energy and mind energy must be in tune, and free from any negative energy, resentment, anger, hate, discomfort, and distraction.

Why it is so important to purify myself before casting a spell?

For the law of attraction, you attract what you need to attract, so a positive mindset will attract a positive outcome. Also, if you cast the spell with a negative mindset, the energetic flow you are going to send the universe will be disturbed and it will be very difficult for the spell to create the vision you want and for the universe to grant it.

Theoretically, purifying yourself should already be part of a ritual, because you want your body to be relaxed and your mind clear.

Here come a few of my favorite ways to purify yourself before casting a spell:

  • Take a bath if you have the chance, but a relaxing shower is a great option too. Take a long shower, make your skin completely clean, and release any tension in your muscles.
  • Do some yoga (if that’s your thing). I love to do yoga in the moonlight to connect my body and soul while releasing any negative tension and stress. I usually follow online classes but, when I need to unwind, I simply light a few candles, use some essential lavender oil and simply go with the flow. If dancing is your thing, then go for it.Do what feels good and what resonates the most with your personality and energy if it gives you the chance to feel purified and energetically recharged.
  • Meditate until your mind is clear. This is my favorite part. Do some breathing exercises to boost your focus, commit to the present moment, and eliminate any negative thoughts or stressing situations that might be distracting you from the current moment. If you have never meditated previously and it’s your first time, don’t be afraid, you will feel it when you are in a relaxed state. Meditation is so much easier than you think.

    You just need to find a moment of stillness and calmness, close your eyes, relax, and let it go.

  • Essential oils to the rescue. If you are feeling stressed and need some TLC, I highly recommend you spend some time to show yourself some love with a face mask, a massage as a little treat.I love to purify myself with an essential lavender oil shower and massage and a bit of meditation. Find your own purifying little ritual.

    If you are going to perform the spell at your home, cleanse the area with some sage or cleansing the entire house, leaving the windows open and using essential oils to do the rest.

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Step 2 – Protect yourself

You can cast a protection spell to protect yourself or you have a protecting bath, or you can simply skip this part if you feel that you do not need protection.

Some witches also like to create a protection circle. Just follow your gut, if you think you need to cast a protection circle just go for it.

Step 3 – Create a sacred place

You need a sacred space to cast a spell. I love to have a space where I can have an altar, I don’t think it’s something creepy or as dark as you might think. I have a small glass table where I simply put what inspires me magickally, and what resonates with me and my spell casting craft.

I use tarot cards, crystals, flowers, salt lamps, candles, and an essential oil diffuser and that’s it. It must be a place where I need to look at to feel guided, supported, and connected with. How do I consecrate this place?

I chose my place because it is next to a big window, so it has sunlight during the day and moonlight at night, as I firmly believe there is no better kind of energy than the energy that comes from nature.

Step 4 – Find the spell that best suits you

Finding the right spell for you among the many to choose from can overwhelming. You will need to consider how much time you have available to cast the spell without rushing it and all the ingredients and tools you will need.

You can also choose between different kinds of magick like white magick, black magick, red magick, green magick and so on. Of course, if you can’t find the right spell for you, you can ask for help from a professional spell caster.

That’s one of the reasons why I offer customizable white magick and black magick spells, amongst different options that you can find in the shop section.

Before we continue

Practicing magic takes skill and patience and isn’t recommended to do it alone in most cases. I provide these “do it yourself” articles for educational purposes, but it is strongly recommended that you consult an experienced spell caster such as myself and allow me to do the work for you.

This way you know it’s being done by someone experienced and knowledgeable and I’m also always here to answer questions about your casting and provide follow-up at no additional charge.

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Step 5 – Follow the instructions (No shortcuts)

It is so important to follow all instructions precisely when casting a spell. I think this should be a starting point to cast your own magick, as you are going to learn in the next step of this guide, but the most important thing to me is to respect the timing.

If the spell you want to cast is best performed during a specific moon phase or time frame, try to stick to those circumstances, the closer you follow these instructions, the more effective your spell will be.

The energy of the optimum moment is a huge part of spell casting and of spell manifestation and effectiveness.


Step 6- If something seems off, customize the spell

If you don’t feel something resonating with you and your beliefs, or you simply don’t like a spell, there is nothing wrong with changing things by choosing another spell or simply customizing it.

For example, if there is a prayer to chant and you don’t feel that those words are you, don’t chant it, instead, write it down in your own words, making sure to say what you really want to achieve and use those words instead.

Ingredients: You can definitely use other ingredients sometimes if you can’t find those enlisted in the ingredients list. However, the most important thing is to always use ingredients related to the kind of spell you want to cast.

Just check what herbs and flowers could be substituted to cast a spell similar to yours and then use them, I will always suggest doing some research for this.

I wrote an article that explains the possibilities of why your spell casting isn’t working here.

Step 7- Find a moment of peace

Some spells are best performed during special lunar phases. You might not know that a lunar phase has a peak, or that its magick lasts for a least up to 3 days.

Respecting the lunar phases and these days is more important than using a certain type of ingredient over another one, especially because what really matters is the energy coming from your intention and the energetic support from nature and its elements.

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What matters is to find a moment of peace, a moment when you can dedicate yourself and commit to the practice undisturbed, with a relaxed mind and using the spell casting as a moment to honor yourself, your intuition, and the connection with the universe. So, turn off your smartphone, don’t let yourself be distracted and live each step by being present in the moment.

Step 8 – Invocation time

Not being a religious person, I love to ask the universe for special guidance as a guardian of my dreams and my life path. I ask for protection, for guidance, and letting me embrace the vision I have for my life connecting my energy to its own.

Step 9 – Set your intention and focus on your goal

How many times have you heard me talking about intentions? Focus your energy on your intention and you will be halfway to having your spell cast with confidence and with a higher connection with the magick of the universe.

You can learn how to find an intention here.

Visualize the goal of your spell and imagine a bright light that flows from you towards this object or this person, and this vision. If you strongly visualize this, it can come true as the energy will know its destination, its true goal, and the goal that is dear to your heart. If you don’t have a clear vision of what you want to achieve and what you want to get with the spell, then let it go.

You must feel a sense of determination and of commitment to have your life shaped as you want it in order to let magick happen. If you are still uncertain about the kind of reality you want to embrace, maybe you are not ready to cast a spell. To clear your mind, to unveil your hidden truth and dreams, meditate, and journal things.

Remember to be 100% honest with yourself and let yourself express what’s inside of you.

Step 10 – Performing the spell

Once you have all the ingredients and the procedure is very clear, it’s time to give it a try. Try to visualize each step as you perform it and try to stay connected with your prayer or chant as you verbally express those words. Be mindful.

Step 11 – Close the spell

Thank the universe and close the spell to let the magick do the work at its own pace and with its own energy. You are just a magickal vessel, so know it’s time to let it all go. Show the universe this, and any deity you have summoned. Be respectful and thankful for supporting you and showing its presence during this spell casting experience.

If you used a protection circle just erase it and get rid of the ingredients you used, according to the spell’s instructions.

If there is not a clear indication of what to do, then just do what feels right for you. If you think it’s better to keep those ingredients and some of the magickal triggers/vessels used like paper, a candle, a jar, a doll or so on, just keep them.

The only thing is that you should keep them separated from other’s intentions, so keep them in a separate box, closed inside a closet, and hide it somewhere for things like that. Otherwise if you feel a sense of danger and darkness from those triggers you used, you can burn them or bury them in a place away from your house.

Follow your instincts and you will know what’s the best thing to do.

Step 12 – Free yourself

Once you cast your spell, you just need to let it go. So, forget about the spell and live your life as normal. You need a clear and open mind and open your intuitive mind to spot signs of manifestation when your spell is ready to show its results into your reality. Don’t freak out if after a few days the spell doesn’t manifest, just keep believing in its powers and be patient and wait.

A spell might manifest within 7-30 days from the day of the casting, so be patient and just show the magick your profound trust to make it happen.

What if I am not comfortable in casting a spell on my own, but I still want some magick to happen in my life? How do I know if I have magic in my blood?

Do not worry, I am here to help. With my spell casting service, you will have my professionalism and experience at your service, to help you create your dream life. Simply choose the best spell for you and let me do the magickal work for you.

Tina Caro

Tina Caro is a witch with more than 10 years of experience, a yogi, an astrologer, and a passionate supporter of all things holistic! She’s also an owner of the website Magickal Spot where she discusses a variety of her favorite topics.

Magickal Spot has helped thousands of readers worldwide, and she’s personally worked with hundreds of clients and helped them manifest desires to have a happier and more abundant life.

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