Writing your own Spells 1.4 Wording your Spell

Use rhyming lines to give your spell more impact. It’s common for spells and charms to rhyme, so you might choose to write a short poem. It’s especially important to rhyme if your spell is long or your outcome may be hard to achieve. For a traditional rhyming spell, write your spell using rhyming couplets where each line rhymes with the line before it. Alternatively, rhyme every other line of your spell. You might write, “Under moon and darkened sky, I call upon the powers high, to draw a lover to my side, and show thoughts my love may hide. With pure words that harm no one, I seek love within ten suns.” Similarly, you could say, “Money, money come to me. I need a bit of prosperity.” Rhyming your spells also helps you memorize them!

2 — Write a conversational spell for a simple, basic spell. This is the easiest way to write a spell because you don’t need to worry about rhymes. However, it’s best to use conversational language if your spell is simple, as more complicated spells work best if they rhyme. Use conversational wording if you’re writing a quick, simple spell. Simply write out your intention, and you’ve got a spell! Write something like, “I come under light of moon to request my heart’s desire. As I speak these words, I draw a healing power to my home to cleanse it of sickness. As I will, so mote it be.”

3 — Send your spell as a silent intention or affirmation. You don’t need to say your spell aloud to get results. Just like a prayer can be silent, a spell can be, too. To do a silent spell, focus your mind on your intention or a short 1-sentence affirmation. You can do a silent spell in a ritual setting or on the go. You might think to yourself, “I’m surrounded with protection,” “I banish negativity from my life,” or “I’m creating my own success.”

4 — Indicate when you will take action during your spell. While it’s common to lay out your spell materials on your altar before the spell, you might decide to incorporate them into the spell itself. If your spell will include an action, such as lighting a candle or burning the spell, write down when you plan to do that. This will help you remember when you’re supposed to do the parts of the ritual. For instance, you may prefer to light the green candle you’re using for a money spell after you recite the spell. You might write “Light candle now” at the end of your spell.
Similarly, you might choose to add herbs that you’re mixing into a magical incense 1 by 1 as you mention their purpose in your spell. You might put a note in your page margins reminding you when to put each herb into the blend.

5 — Include wording to ward of negative consequences. You’ve probably heard the phrase “be careful what you wish for,” and a spell is a lot like a wish. If you’re not careful, you might get the results you want but at a terrible cost. To protect you, include a line in your spell that clearly states you want to harm none or that you want to avoid negativity. As an example, let’s say you want to lose weight. You probably imagine yourself feeling healthy and fit after your weight loss. However, being sick also makes you lose weight. Be specific that you don’t want any harm to occur. You might write a phrase like, “May no harm come to me, or any others that may be.”

6 — Add a phrase like “As I will, so mote it be” at the end of the spell. You don’t need to use any special wording to write an effective spell. However, using the traditional ending “As I will, so mote it be” is thought to give a spell extra power. Include this phrase if you feel comfortable with it.