I am nearly caught up on dozens of spells that took longer to cast and ship than usual due to still unpacking my house. I know, I know, it has been weeks but give me a break – it’s only me unpacking and my Mom telling me where to put things (she’s the organizer). Thankfully by this next Full Moon, I will have all of my supplies (I needed to re-order many crucial items, like bottles for oils, herbs and some of my candles melted in transit – the soy ones did not hold up).
Just the act of getting everything together and shipping the results to my clients put me in a much better head space. I felt it looming before me, all of these concerned individuals, worried about their spells and wondering – when will it start to work?
This is one of the most important questions I get asked by clients. How long does it take to start working (the spell)? When will I notice a change? When will I have what I desire?
I try to give a reasonable time-frame but the truth is: it takes as long as it takes.
Some spells manifest immediately. No sooner am I finished casting and they have taken hold. I have had numerous clients email me the following day to tell me that they felt “something” change on the day I casted. That is the best circumstance certainly. The spell manifests, the situation changes, the desires are fulfilled and the client moves on to another issue – satisfied and walking on air! I like that too – happy and satisfied clients are what this witch is about!
The standard length of time is several weeks. Yet this depends entirely upon the obstacles to the spell (often there are many) and what the spell is needed to accomplish. Less complex spells manifest faster as a general rule. More complex spells (like one of my most popular ones “Make Them Love Me” ) can take months to come to fruition.
Case in point, a client of mine purchased the above mentioned spell two months ago and everything finally came together for them. It took two months and although they were often frustrated during this time and had to be mollified on several occassions and reminded not to obsess over their spell; it did manifest and they are happily together with their beloved as we speak, now moving in together.
This spell could have taken even longer to work. I’ve had successful results reported as much as a year later. It doesn’t usually take that long, and yet I often tell those who are convinced that it hasn’t worked by the third or fourth month that the slow burn may ultimately surprise them. And I remind them – no matter how long it takes, if ultimately you get exactly what you want – isn’t it worth it to wait?
There are many clients and potential clients who come to me wanting it all and wanting it yesterday. They want this person to love them, they want money in their bank account, they want this person at work to stop bothering them, etc. Often they ask for one big spell to act as a clearinghouse for all their issues.
Magick doesn’t work like that. Magick needs focused will and focused intention. Magick prefers the path of least resistence (always) and will not appreciate broad casting. Magick likes specifics.
One spell will do one thing. There are some spells (like my “Magnetic Attraction” ) that can have spill-over results into other areas of an individual’s life. My “Reality Shift” spell is also able to be used for more than one issue; yet a client can only shift into one possible reality at a time. These shifts can flow into one another however.
The best way to insure that your spell will have excellent results is to not to have someone casting dozens of spells at the same time on the same issue. It always comes down to focus. And it comes down ultimately to the client.
I can cast dozens of spells over a particular moon-phase and maintain my focus. But I am a witch who has been doing this since I was fifteen years old! For the layman, focusing just on one or two issues will be enough to keep them busy through manifestation. Keep this in mind before you over-cast.
And give time, time. Stay positive. Don’t obsess. Don’t email me every day or every week asking me WHEN? Let magick work its magick.
Postscript: Thanks to those who were concerned about my water issues in my new home – everything has been resolved and it has thus far not cost me anything. The sulfur smell is gone, but the water is a little hard so I may need a softener. The house is coming together nicely too, though do not mention scorpians to my Mother or she will freak!