10-Minute Magic Spells: Simple Spells and Self-Care Practices to Harness Your Inner Power
by Skye Alexander
HardcoverLooking to enchant your love interest? Seeking good fortune? Want to shape your destiny? 10-Minute Magic Spells will show you how tap into your inner power. Designed for the novice spellcaster, these simple spells and practices can be performed in minutes and don’t require expensive, hard-to-find ingredients.
With just a little guidance, you can perform a range of spells:
- Use quartz crystals to protect your home
- Make a love charm to attract a lover
- Burn a candle to bring good health
- Charge water with moonlight to bring good luck
- And more!
Some magic is basic and practical, such as finding a treasured item you’ve lost; some is performed as part of an ongoing practice of self-care. Learn to put magic to use for you in just 10 minutes.
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How to Use This Book
Part One covers the basics of magic, how it works, and how to use it successfully. This section also explains some of the special tools wizards, witches, and other magicians employ to enhance their work.
Part Two contains a collection of easy magic spells and rituals that usually can be done in ten minutes or less. I recommend that you don’t jump ahead to this section until you’ve read Part One, unless you already know something about magic. In one sense, practicing magic is a little like driving a car—you need to understand the basic operating principles so you don’t unintentionally harm yourself or others.
The magic in this book can be performed successfully even by beginners if they have the desire and dedication to do so. With practice, you’ll become more proficient and your magic will become more powerful.
Magic is probably infinite in scope—there is always more to learn, so you will never know it all. And, just as it requires years of concentrated effort to become a marathon runner, master carpenter, or concert pianist, it takes time to become an accomplished magician. Don’t let that intimidate you! The magic is already within you, and you can begin doing elementary magic spells and rituals right away. As author Marian Green so aptly puts it in her book, Elements of Ritual Magic, “real magic is not a spectator sport.”
Mind Over Matter
Intent is the most important part of doing magic. Tools, words, movements, and clothing may help you to focus your mind, but they aren’t the source of the magical force—you are. You can burn a green candle to attract prosperity, for instance, but unless this act is accompanied by your intention and fueled by your energy and enthusiasm, it won’t succeed. “Magic cannot be successfully practiced without passion,” Nancy B. Watson notes in her book, Practical Solitary Magic.
Heaven and Earth
The positions of the sun, moon, planets, and other heavenly bodies influence conditions here on Earth, from the ebb and flow of the tides to the development of personality throughout life. They also affect the magic you do. In magic, as in other aspects of life, timing can make the difference between success and failure. By coordinating your magic with favorable solar, lunar, and planetary cycles to work with the prevailing forces rather than against them, you can enhance its power and effectiveness.
Tools of the Trade
Whether they’re power saws or computers, most of us employ special tools in our jobs that enable us to work more effectively. The same is true for magicians. The practice of magic, for many magicians, utilizes four main tools: a wand, a dagger (known as an athame), a chalice, and a pentagram. Each tool represents one of the four elements (fire, air, water, and earth, respectively) and each has a distinct purpose. In addition, many magicians use candles, crystals, incense, bells, scrying mirrors, swords, cauldrons, oracles, essential oils, and various other tools.
Many of the spells in this chapter use candles or fire. As a commonsense precaution, don’t leave candles or ritual fires burning when you aren’t there to tend them. If you build a fire in the course of working a spell or ritual, do it in a safe place—a fireplace, woodstove, barbecue grill, or other site designed for this purpose. Some magicians kindle small fires in heavy iron cauldrons, but remember that a cauldron gets very hot, so handle it carefully. Many spells recommend letting candles burn down completely. If this isn’t possible, however, extinguish them by snuffing rather than blowing them out.
When you perform prosperity magic, word your spells carefully to make sure your gain doesn’t come at another person’s expense. You wouldn’t want to gain opportunity or find success and abundance simply because someone lost something, like a job. To protect against this, end your affirmations and incantations with a statement such as, “with good to all concerned.” Note that abundance is a term that denotes richness in all matters, including love, joy, peace, opportunity, and freedom from financial problems. Prosperity magic isn't simply about making money or getting rich quick; it's about creating a circumstance in which you are in a position to receive.
Spells for Protection, Health, and Well-Being
Some of the spells and rituals in this chapter, like those in the previous chapters, include the use of candles and fire. Once again, safety and common sense precautions should be exercised to prevent accidents. Perform these spells in safe places designed for such things (woodstoves, fireplaces, barbecue grills), and don’t leave burning candles unattended.
Spells to Bring Good Luck and Happiness
Before you do the spells in this chapter, take a few minutes to relax, center yourself, and clear your mind of any distractions. To ensure your protection, envision a ball of white light surrounding you and the space you’re working in, or cast a circle according to the method outlined in Chapter 2. If you are using candles or fire, remember to take common sense safety precautions to avoid accidents and injury.