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Magic Circle – How to Cast a Wiccan Circle for Beginners

Casting a magic circle is easier to explain in theory. Despite how many books and guides you read, only with practice will you learn how to cast a circle for beginners. Various religions have a permanent place of worship, like churches, temples, mosques, etc., where their followers pray. Solitary Wiccans rarely have a distinctive building to be used as a sacred place. They are expensive to maintain for the small group normally formed. The more important reason is that Wiccans don’t need it. For Wiccan, you carry with you spirituality no matter where you go and the spirit of worship is not in the building but in their hearts.

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For their own purposes, they create a sacred space for ritual wherever and whenever they choose. The circle, used in many spiritual practices, is loaded with mystical symbolism. Wicca has borrowed it from them. When creating sacred space, they used the rite: ‘Casting the Circle’ (“Erecting the Temple Rite’ or ‘Circle of Power’).

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What Exactly Is a Magic Circle?

The magic circle is more like a sphere or a giant bubble. The big ring is on the floor where the orb touches and passes into the ground. The ‘skin’ of the balloon prevents things from moving in and out of it. The area inside is cleansed and blessed. This bubble, filled with sacred space, is your temple, ready for worship.

A pocket inside is created and is transported ‘between the worlds’.  It is an intense psychological form in which Wiccans mentally ‘draw a line’ between the mundane and ourselves and keep the mind focused on spiritual matters.

What Does the Magic Circle Do?

Magic Circle in Wicca is a barrier against negative energy or entities. Wiccans don’t have heaven or hell, demons, fallen angels, etc. The primary function of the witches’ circle is to hold the raised positive energies until they are ready to be released. It’s a conjunction for the powers of the forces, the practitioners, spirits, or deities invoked and worshipped there.

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Is the Magic Circle Really Necessary?

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You can be spiritual without a circle if you choose that. Done right, the circle is profoundly beneficial for your practices and spiritual growth as a Wiccan. It promotes the tradition of Wicca as a religion and helps you better understand the Wiccan ritual as a fluid process. It promotes ritual awareness, the acceptance of sacred space, and devotion to the performed rituals. It’s a place of meeting and communication with the divinities. It helps you learn to sense and focus the energy.

If you don’t cast a circle well, nothing wrong will happen. Maybe only your ritual won’t be as effective as it could be. Cast it well, and you can fully grasp the full Wiccan ritual’s meaning and structure.

How to Cast a Circle for Beginners?

Anyone, Wiccan or not, can cast the Circle, and this is one thing every Wiccan should work to master. You can do casting in a group or as a solitary. You don’t need to be coven initiated or a High Priest/ess to succeed. Start with some reading, followed by practice, including meditation, energy work, and casting the circle regularly, at least once a month, in ritual. You can cast one simply sitting inside for a while to explore. Only with practice you’ll get the real ‘feel’ of the process and progress your skill level, harvesting the benefits from this rite.

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