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Simple Spells for Beginners

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Welcome to our Simple Spells page! Here, you’ll find easy-to-perform spells designed to bring positivity and magick into your everyday life. Each spell uses common household items and requires minimal space, making them perfect for anyone, including those who need to practice in secret.

We are starting with just a few spells, but we will continue to add more over time. These spells focus on helping you connect with your intentions and the natural energies around you.

Explore our initial spells, and discover how simple actions can create meaningful changes. Remember, magick is all around us, and with just a little intention and practice, you can bring it into your life.

Simple Positivity Spell

What you need:

  • Just yourself and a quiet place.

What to do:

  1. Find a peaceful spot where you won’t be disturbed.
  2. Sit or lay comfortably, close your eyes, and let your hands rest in a comfortable position.
  3. Take three deep breaths—inhale slowly and exhale any tension.
  4. Focus on your intention to invite positivity.
  5. Visualize a bright, golden light surrounding you, warming and calming as it envelops you. This light represents positive energy filling your space.
  6. With each inhale, imagine this light becoming brighter, and with each exhale, imagine negative energy leaving your body.
  7. Repeat quietly or in your mind: “With each breath, I welcome light into my life.”
  8. Continue to breathe and feel the energy for as long as you’d like. Notice the sensations of warmth, peace, or calm that may arise.
  9. Once you feel fully immersed in this positive energy, take one final deep breath. As you exhale, imagine all of the golden light around you being drawn into your heart, securing the positivity within you.
  10. Open your eyes when you’re ready. Carry this positive energy throughout your day.

We encourage you to perform this spell whenever you need a lift in spirits. It’s a great way to start the day, and powerful way to remind yourself of the magick you possess!

Let us know how this spell works for you in the comments. Your feedback is invaluable in helping us refine and improve our offerings.

Simple Gratitude Spell

What you need:

  • A small stone (one you feel drawn to or any stone you have at home)
  • A marker or other utensil

What to do:

  1. Choose a small stone that you feel drawn to. It can be any stone you have around your home or one you find outside.
  2. Hold the stone in your hands and take a moment to focus on your intention to invite gratitude into your life.
  3. Say a simple invocation such as, “I call upon the energies of the Earth and the spirit of gratitude to bless this stone with their presence.
  4. Draw or scratch a symbol of gratitude on the stone. This could be a heart, a spiral, or simply the word “thanks.”
  5. Hold the stone in your hands, close your eyes, and visualize it glowing with a warm, golden light. Feel the energy of gratitude filling the stone.
  6. Say aloud or in your mind, “I am grateful for the blessings in my life. May this stone remind me of the abundance and positivity around me.”
  7. Thank the energies, spirits, and/or deities that you’ve invoked for their presence.
  8. Keep the stone in your pocket or place it somewhere you will see it often, like on your desk or bedside table. Each time you see or touch the stone, take a moment to feel gratitude for something in your life.

Carrying or seeing the stone will remind you of your intention and foster a sense of gratitude, helping you feel more positive and mindful. We encourage you to perform this spell whenever you need a boost of gratitude. It’s a great way to cultivate a positive mindset and remind yourself of the abundance around you!

Simple Release Knot Spell

What you need:

  • A piece of string or ribbon

What to do:

  1. Find a quiet space and hold the string. Visualize the issue or problem you are having.
  2. Allow yourself to feel the emotions related to the situation—anger, sadness, frustration, etc.
  3. Gently tie a knot in the string while focusing on the issue, trapping your negative emotions within it. Say:
    “I tie this knot to hold my plight,
    I tie it firm but not too tight,
    I bind this pain, this burdened thought,
    To be released, as I have sought.”
  4. Distance yourself from the knot. Go for a walk or spend time away to clear your mind.
  5. When you return, calmly untie the knot, symbolically releasing the problem and freeing yourself from its burden. Say:
    “As I untie, I set it free,
    This pain no longer belongs to me,
    Release it now, let it depart,
    Peace and calm fill my heart.”

This ritual helps you process and release negative emotions, leaving you feeling lighter and more at peace. We encourage you to perform this spell whenever you need to let go of negative emotions. It’s a simple yet powerful way to achieve emotional release and find peace. To explore more spells like this, you can check out our article on knot magick.

Simple Tranquility Tea Spell

What you need:

  • Your favorite mug
  • Your favorite tea (e.g., chamomile, lavender)
  • Hot water

What to do:

  1. Choose a time and space where you can perform your spell in peace.
  2. As you prepare your tea, focus on your intention to bring calm and tranquility into your life.
  3. Stir the tea clockwise three times, saying:
    “Peaceful mind, calm and still,
    With this tea, I find my will.”
  4. Drink the tea slowly, visualizing tranquility filling your body.

This spell helps to soothe your mind and body, promoting relaxation. We encourage you to use it whenever you need to invite peace and calm into your life. It’s a simple and effective way to use tea magick to center yourself and find tranquility. It can be a great ritual to start or finish your day. To learn more about spells like this, you can check out our article on tea spells.

Simple New Moon Spell

What you need:

  • Two small pieces of paper
  • A pen or pencil
  • Access to the ground or dirt

What to do:

  1. Find a quiet, peaceful place to begin.
  2. On the first piece of paper, write down something that you’d like to let go of during this moon cycle.
  3. On the second piece of paper, write down something that you’d like to cultivate during this moon cycle.
  4. Hold both pieces of paper against your heart, imbue them with your intentions.
  5. Say aloud, or in your mind:
    “Under the dark of the New Moon,
    I bury the old and plant the new,
    Seeds of intention, to blossom soon,
    Change and growth, I welcome you.”
  6. Lastly, bury both pieces of paper.

This spell can help you to move on from a bad habit or challenge you’re facing, and help you to achieve a goal or develop a good habit. Burying the paper symbolizes both letting go of the negative, and planting to seeds of the positive in order to grow.

Remember, just as seeds require time, care, and patience to sprout and flourish, so do your intentions. Trust in the process and take inspired action to support the manifestation of your goals. The New Moon marks the beginning of a cycle—a perfect time to release the old and make space for the new.

We encourage you to perform this spell during the New Moon to set your intentions for the month. It doesn’t necessarily have to be at night, the moon is still there during the day. If you miss the New Moon by a day or two, give it a try anyway! The worst thing that can happen is it doesn’t work. Then you just try again next month. If you want to explore more spells for specific moon phases, check out our article moon phases and simple rituals.

Simple Protection Spell

What you need:

  • Sachet*
  • Dried rosemary
  • Dried bay leaves

What to do:

  1. Place the herbs into the sachet
  2. Hold the sachet in your hands and focus your intention on protection. Visualize a protective light surrounding the sachet.
  3. Aloud or in your mind, recite the incantation
    “Herbs of strength, herbs of might, guard and shield me day and night.”
  4. Carry the sachet with you in your pocket, bag, or place it under your pillow for continuous protection.

*A sachet sounds fancy, but its just a small bag. If you don’t have one, you can use a piece of cloth, like an old t-shirt or handkerchief, cinched with a string or ribbon. You could even use a sandwich bag or zip-top bag. Resourcefulness is the witch’s greatest tool.

This simple spell taps into the natural protective properties of common herbs to create a personal shield against negative energy or harm. Rosemary and bay leaves have been used for centuries in folk magick to guard against evil and misfortune. Both are easy to find, either in the pantry or in stores. Over time, the herbs in your sachet will dry, crumble, and need replaced.

By focusing your mind and charging the sachet with your intention, you activate these herbs to work on your behalf. Use this spell anytime you feel anxious, unsafe, or in need of a spiritual boost. It’s especially helpful when traveling, starting a new job, or facing a challenging situation. You can also perform this ritual on behalf of a friend or loved one by gifting them the charged sachet.

Feel free to customize this spell to your needs and preferences. If you don’t have both herbs on hand, one will work just fine. You can also substitute or add other protective ingredients. The most important thing is that you imbue the sachet with your personal energy and belief.

With practice, you can expand on this foundation to create more elaborate or targeted protection spells. But, never underestimate the power of a simple ritual performed with focus.

Simple Grounding Technique

What you need:

  • Just yourself and a comfortable place

What to do:

  1. Find a quiet spot where you can sit or lie down comfortably.
  2. Close your eyes and take three deep, slow breaths.
  3. Imagine yourself growing roots deep into the earth.
  4. Visualize these roots extending further and further down, through soil, rock, and into the core of the Earth.
  5. As you inhale, imagine drawing up Earth energy through these roots, filling your body with stable, grounding energy.
  6. As you exhale, release any excess energy or tension back into the Earth.
  7. Continue this visualization for at least 5-10 breaths, or until you feel centered and calm.
  8. When ready, slowly open your eyes, keeping the sensation of being rooted and grounded.

When we ground, we’re essentially balancing and aligning our personal energy with the Earth’s energy. This process can help in several ways:

  • Centering: It brings your awareness to the present moment, calming scattered thoughts and emotions
  • Balancing: It helps regulate your energy, releasing excess and replenishing when depleted
  • Protection: A grounded state can act as a natural shield against unwanted energies
  • Focus: It improves concentration, which is crucial for successful spellcasting
  • Stress Relief: Regular grounding can reduce anxiety and promote a sense of calm

Grounding is particularly useful before performing spells. It can also help during times of stress. You might find it beneficial when you feel unfocused or overwhelmed. This simple technique can be a powerful tool in many situations. It’s also an excellent practice for empaths or those who are sensitive to energies. It can help maintain energetic boundaries.

With regular practice, you may notice several positive changes. Your overall well-being could improve. You might experience greater emotional stability. Many practitioners also report that grounding enhances the potency of their magical workings. Additionally, many practitioners find that grounding helps them feel more connected to nature. These benefits often develop gradually over time as you become more skilled at grounding.

We encourage you to use this technique daily to build your grounding skills. You can spend as much time grounding as you’d like. It’s versatile – if you can’t sit or lie down, you can do it standing up. Some find it helpful to physically touch the ground or a plant while grounding. Feel free to adapt the visualization to your preferences. You might imagine tree roots, cords of light, or streams of water.

Remember, grounding is a skill that improves with practice. Let us know in the comments how this technique works for you. Comments to help our community grow and learn together.

Simple Salt Bowl Cleansing

What you need:

  • A bowl (ceramic or glass works well)
  • Sea salt or kosher salt

What to do:

  1. Choose a central location in the space you want to cleanse.
  2. Fill the bowl about halfway with salt.
  3. Hold the bowl in your hands
  4. Set your intention. Visualize your space free from negative energy.
  5. Say aloud or in your mind: “Salt of the earth, absorb and clear, negative energies disappear.
  6. Place the bowl in the chosen spot.
  7. Leave the bowl in place.
  8. When you feel it’s time, dispose of the salt by burying it away from your home.
  9. Rinse the bowl thoroughly.
  10. Refill with fresh salt to continue the cleansing process if desired.

This simple technique uses salt’s natural purifying properties to absorb and neutralize negative energies in your space. The salt acts as a passive cleanser, working continuously over time.

The duration for leaving the salt depends on your space’s needs. If an area hasn’t been cleansed in a while, you may need to change the salt more quickly at first. As you continue the practice, you can leave the salt for longer periods.

You might notice a shift in the energy of your space – many report feeling lighter or more peaceful. The used salt may look darker or feel “heavier” when you dispose of it.

This is the most basic form of this technique. For enhanced effects or to target specific energies, you can add herbs or a few drops of essential oils to the salt. For example, lavender for calm, rosemary for protection, or lemon for clarity.

We recommend repeating this process whenever you feel your space needs refreshing. It’s particularly useful after arguments, illness, or times of stress in the home.

Remember, this is a subtle, gradual cleansing method. For immediate effects, you might combine it with other cleansing techniques like smudging or sound cleansing.

Let us know in the comments how this cleansing method works for you!

Simple Self-Love Mirror Spell

What you need:

  • A mirror (bathroom mirror or any mirror you regularly use)
  • A washable marker, lipstick, or just a steamy mirror

What to do:

  1. Stand in front of your mirror before starting your routine.
  2. Take three deep, calming breaths.
  3. Close your eyes and think about how you want to feel about yourself.
  4. Imagine those feelings clearly. Imagine that you already have what you want to gain from the spell.
  5. Form a clear, simple statement. For example: “I love and accept myself fully.”
  6. Look into your reflection and smile gently.
  7. Draw a heart around your reflection using your chosen method.
  8. Say aloud or in your mind: “Embraced by love, both in and out My worth and value I don’t doubt.
  9. Continue with your usual routine, keeping your reflection within the heart as you do so.
  10. When finished, decide whether to leave the heart or wipe it clean.

This simple ritual adds a touch of magick to your daily routine, creating a powerful reminder of self-love. The heart serves as a symbolic boundary, enclosing your reflection in an aura of positivity as you go about your regular activities.

Setting your intention is crucial in spellcasting. It’s like pointing your energy in a specific direction. Your intention guides the spell’s purpose. Be clear and positive when forming your intention. Avoid negative words. Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want. This focused energy makes your spell more effective.

For drawing the heart, you have several options. Using a washable marker or lipstick works well, but you can also take advantage of a steamy mirror after a hot shower – simply trace the heart with your finger. This steam method adds an ephemeral, magical quality to the spell.

While your reflection is framed by the heart, it’s an excellent time for positive affirmations if you choose. You might list things you love about yourself or say encouraging phrases like “I am worthy“, or “I am capable and strong“. This practice can significantly boost the spell’s effectiveness.

At the end of your routine, you have a choice:

  1. Leave the heart on the mirror: This acts as an ongoing reminder of self-love and can function like a sigil, continuously reinforcing the spell’s intent. However, be cautious about potential damage to the mirror if left too long.
  2. Wipe the heart clean: This provides a clear closing action for the spell, symbolizing the release of your intention into the world. It also prevents any mirror damage and can make the ritual feel fresh each time you perform it.

Both approaches have merit, so choose what feels right for you. You might even alternate between the two methods.

We recommend performing this spell in the morning, in the evening, or before an important event to boost your confidence. Remember, self-love is a practice, and this spell can help reinforce a positive self-image over time.

We’d love to hear how this spell works for you! Share your experiences in the comments to help our community grow and learn together.


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