Where does one begin with an incantation? When I started my practice, I was so worried about getting the spells and incantations perfect, that I wasn’t in the right frame of mind for casting.
Once I realized this and found my method for writing incantations, everything started falling into place.
Words deeply affect everyone and everything around us, so it would make sense that incantations, chants, or affirmations are so powerful. If you think about it, everything around us is composed of vibrations. Words create results.
Adding rhythm to your spells adds power to your words and also makes it easy to remember. As long as your imagination and intention are in the right place, the words will follow. Incantations allow you to use your imagination. You can also add a chant to your spell, which will help raise energy. Chants are phrases, words, and syllables repeated for a purpose. Most people chant mantras for spiritual purposes.
The easiest way to write an incantation is to break it down into three sections; past (or trouble), present (or request), and future (intention/the desired outcome).
Here are a few of my personal spell incantations:
“Lost and unable to find my way,
hear my plea, help me find,
A sign or a light to a doorway.”
“Stone of quartz lost from sight,
Find your way back to me,
So I may enjoy you again, shining and bright.”
I’m sure you were able to see that I tend to lose a lot. Nevertheless, it’s good to practice with things you have strong intentions or desires about. While writing spells can be rewarding and fun, it may be a good idea to create an exit spell or add in a line for a loophole of sorts. Think of this as a get out of jail free card.
It can look something like this, attached to a spell:
“Come to me, a muse to write,
So I may succeed, flourish and thrive,
Until the clock strikes 12 this night.”
Or, if you want to leave your incantation alone, you can write another incantation to cancel your first spell. An example of a counter incantation:
“This harmful spell I now undo,
All that was changed return anew.”
All of these are potential options. Creating the right incantation will be unique to your witchy practice. You may choose to rhyme, or not at all. You may even decide to say your incantations only in your head. All of these are acceptable.
So Mote It Be
I want to briefly cover one of the most popular saying in Wicca, “So mote it be.” In modern Wiccan traditions, the phrase often appears as a way of wrapping up a ritual or spell. It’s a method of saying, “And so it shall be.” It’s a powerful statement that is full of intent. It’s a wonderful phrase to be added to an incantation.