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Now, with that being said.. all of this has brought to light the questions: What IS the right way to cast Circle? How do I know if I’m doing it “right”? WHEN do I cast Circle?
This, much like anything else you will do in your magickal working, is purely based on what feels right, what works for you. You might lean more towards a traditional wiccan casting, add in your own flowery words and make it all spiffy and poetic. Or you might just do as I do, close your eyes and visualize yourself inside a bubble. A shield if you will, against all negative influences in the world around you, clear on the inside, but mirrored on the outside, reflective, as it will deflect anything and everything from the outside world. For that moment in time, you are part of the world, but set apart. Nothing can harm you, and like Luke on Dagobah with the tree in the swamp, the only things inside are what you take with you. Leave your stress, dramas, and worries on the outside, unless the intent of the Circle is to rid yourself of those things.
How do you know if you’re doing it right? Well, again, you’ll know. If it doesn’t feel right, then you haven’t done it right. Lather rinse repeat, whatever steps you took… change something, whatever you have to do. But the important thing is confidence. This is especially important if you’re casting a Circle with others present. I failed in that department, but I know I can handle it next time. If you’re not confident in the Circle you prepare, others will feel it, and it could throw off the energy within.
When do you cast a Circle? I can’t stress this enough. WHEN. YOU. NEED. IT. If you feel its necessary, do it. I do it, visualized, but I do it when I meditate. I do it anytime I need to break away from the world around me and get a few moment’s peace. I do it when I’m afraid. Because its safe there, its the one place no one and nothing can touch me, and I can regain my composure and feel alright with everything that might be going on.
I think though, that this is something I’m going to have to work on. I’ve always done my own thing, quietly, and usually without words, inside my own mind. Its a necessity when one isn’t out of the broom closet yet! But there is no ONE way to do it, and there is no absolutely right way either. Tailor it to suit your needs and your own personality, and don’t overlook your intent.
May 10th, 2012 at 2:04 pm | edit Yes, yes, and YES. The bubble visualization is my favorite. Though I have also used Elemental energies too, depending on the Ritual. I do apologize for any embarrassment you may have experienced because I put you on the spot, So-crates, but sometimes that’s necessary. You did fine! And next time you’ll be a little better prepared mentally. At least it was with your Spiritual Family and not strangers
May 10th, 2012 at 2:05 pm | edit Oh and words are not necessary, ever. Experiment, see what works best for you with the Group. We’re all doing our own Work to help create the Circle too. You’re never alone. <3
May 10th, 2012 at 2:06 pm | edit Oh no! no worries on the putting me on the spot, it was necessary to put some emphasis on it, to push me to work on this! We dont learn by sitting around watching everyone else, we learn by doing =)