Many spells and rituals start with the instruction: “Cast a circle, and then…”
But what is this magical circle, exactly?
And why do you need to cast it?
And what’s the best way to do it?
First, the what:
A magical circle is an energetic construct that you build or envision around yourself before working magic, doing a ritual, or sometimes even meditating. For a single magic worker or solitary witch, it’s usually around 5 or 6 feet in diameter, but the size expands based on the size of a group.
Sometimes, the circle is defined by something in the physical world, such as a ring of candles or scarves, or perhaps just symbolic items at the four cardinal points. Other times, it’s defined simply on the energetic plane.
Next, the why:
A circle serves two main purposes…
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