There are many forms of protection magick. A magick circle, though it can be time consuming, is one of the most effective magic method of creating a space of protection.
A magick circle is used in protection magic to create a sacred and protective space around the caster. It can be simple or complex. The following is a method of casting a magick circle that has worked well for me.
Ritual Materials Needed
- White or Dessert Sage
- Four White Candles
- A Wand
The White or Dessert Sage is used to clear yourself and the room you’ll be working in. The Wand will be used to direct energy.
The four white candles are used to help raise energy. You’ll light these prior to creating the magick circle.
What’s a Wand? We aren’t talking Harry Potter Wands here. A magick wand is a thin, typically straight, hand-held stick which is made out of either wood, metal, ivory, or stone. Its primary function is to direct energy.
First Protection Magick Steps to Creating a Safe Magick Environment
You’ll need to make sure you will not be disturbed for about the next 1/2 hour (or hour if this is your first time working with magick). Let others know you won’t be reachable. Put animals away in a safe room. Turn off all phones. If you have children, make sure they are either occupied or gone.
Place a white candle in each of the four cardinal directions. East, South, West, and North.
After doing this, and before you do anything else, you should clear yourself. The easiest way to clear yourself is to burn some sage (white or dessert) and “wash” yourself with the smoke. Start with your hands, then do your head, heart, stomach, legs and feet, and under and around your arms.
As you cleanse, or “wash,” your hands say: “I cleanse my hands of all impurities of the past so that they may be clean and clear for the work I’m about to do.
As you clear your head say: “I cleanse my mind of all negative thoughts past and present so that I may be of clear mind for the work I’m about to do.”
As you clear your chest/heart say: “I cleanse my heart of the negative emotions of the past and present, may I be emotionally stable for the work I’m about to perform.”
As you clear your stomach/spirit say: “I cleanse my spirit so that I may be spiritually pure in the work that is ahead.”
As you clear your feet and legs say: “I cleanse my feet and legs that carry me through both the seen and unseen worlds. May I walk in harmony with the spiritual essence of all that is good.”
Finally, as you clear under and around your arms say: “I cleanse the rest of my aura so that no attachments or negative energy may be connect to me in the work ahead.”
After clearing yourself it’s important to also use the sage to clear the room you are working in. This is simply a matter of carrying the sage stick, or smoke from the sage around the room. As you move around every square inch of the room with the sage say “I hereby cleanse this room of all negativity. May only positive energy and light be allowed within here.”
The Magick Circle
Now that the you and the room are free from negativity we can create a magick circle. This will serve as a means of temporary protection. It’ll also help to build a tremendous amount of energy that will aid in the casting of other magick spells.
The casting of the magick circle is composed of two parts. Part one is the casting of the circle itself and part two is the summoning of the watchtowers.
As you stand in the center of the room, pick up your wand and point it with power and intent away from you. Turn toward the East. Visualize a beam of white light coming from above, down into your head, into your arms, and out through the tip of the wand.
You are now going to make three complete clockwise turns around the room. As you do this you are going to perform three different visualizations. After each complete turn you will take a deep breath and release it prior to performing the next visualization. This is done to release or ground leftover energy.
On the first turn around the room simply visualize the white light creating a wall of white light around you. The visualization is going to involve the white light coming from above, through you and into the wand, out the wand to where you want the wall to be, and then the wall forming.
On the second turn, you are going to visualize flames coming from your wand. In essence, the white light comes from above you, into your head, through your arms, into and out the wand, and as it exits the wand it becomes an intense flame. This flame surrounds the wall of white light from earlier.
On the third turn, you are going to visualize a blue beam of energy coming from the wand. This beam of energy will then form an enclosed bubble around the circle.
Once you are finished raise your hands in the air, point the wand toward the ceiling, and say very strongly, powerfully, and with conviction… “I am in a place that is not a place, in a time that is not a time, on a plane that is not a plane. May I be protected in this circle as I perform my work.”
Now spend a few moments in the center of the circle you have created. It is important to note that this circle does not follow you. Traditionally, if you leave the boundaries of the circle you break it. As long as you are in a properly created circle you are highly protected from outside negative influences, inside negative thoughts, and other forms of negativity. Ask yourself how it feels. Ask yourself how you feel. Close your eyes and try to feel the energy of the protected space you are now in.
Calling the Watchtowers
Note that the following visualizations uses angels. If you are not comfortable with angels simply omit them.
Still holding the wand and facing east raise your hands into the air. With power say: “Hail to the guardians keepers of the East. Element of Air. Hail to archangel Raphael, angel of healing. Hail to the creatures of the sky. Hail to the Lords and Ladies of the East. I invoke you, I invoke you, I invoke. Come forth now to guard, guide, and protect.” Your visualization here should be of a flying angel before you with a staff. You should also attempt to feel the breeze of the air element.
Now make a quarter turn clockwise toward the South. With power say: “Hail to the guardians keepers of the South. Element of Fire. Hail to archangel Michael, angel of protection. Hail to the creatures of fire. Hail to the Lords and Ladies of the South. I invoke you, I invoke you, I invoke you. Come forth now to guard, guide, and protect.” Your visualization here should be of an angel standing before you with a sword and in armor surrounded by fire. You should also attempt to feel the heat of the fire element.
Again make a quarter turn clockwise. This time toward the West. With power say: “Hail to the guardians keepers of the West. Element of Water. Hail to archangel Gabriel, angel of communication. Hail to the creatures of water. Hail to the Lords and Ladies of the West. I invoke you, I invoke you, I invoke you. Come forth now to guard, guide, and protect.” Your visualization here will be of an angel standing before you in a body of water, holding a scroll, and with their wings stretched out. You should also attempt to feel the coolness or wetness of the water element.
Finally, make one more quarter turn clockwise. This time facing North. With power say: “Hail to the guardians keepers of the North. Element of Earth. Hail to archangel Uriel, angel of illumination and balance. Hail to the creatures of the north. Hail to the Lords and Ladies of the North. I invoke you, I invoke you, I invoke you. Come forth now to guard, guide, and protect.” The visualization here will be of an angel standing on top of a mountain holding scales. Also make an attempt to feel the grounding power and stability of the earth element.
At this point you can put your wand down. You have now created, with magick, a highly protected space.
Again, as long as you are in this space you will be protected from outside negativity and internal negative thoughts. Any other magick you do while in the circle will be added by the power of the circle and thus be more effective.
Dismissing the Watchtowers and Cutting the Circle
When you are finished with the magick circle, before you leave and go about your normal business again you need to close the circle. This is done simply by saying thank you to each direction. Something similar to “Thank you for being with me and I bid you now farewell.” To break the circle use a small dagger called an athame or your middle and pointer finger to cut the energy of the circle. Do this while moving in a circle clockwise starting in the eastern direction.