A witches’ magick circle is one we create out of energy. We set up this circle, or “cast a circle,” before any spell or ritual. By the way, we apply the label “a working” to any spell or ritual.
Here are reasons we use a magick circle:
- To hold all the energy that we create, we use a circle to contain all the energy we raise within it. Therefore, no energy dissipates before we can use it.
- As a sacred space, the circle functions as a temple to worship the gods in.
- The circle moves us between the mundane world and the realms of the gods, so that we may communicate with them easier.
- The most important thing that a circle does is function as a protection or barrier from unwanted entities that may want to “feed” off the energy we have raised.
When do we raise a circle? For rituals, meditation or handfasting ceremonies (Wiccan marriages). You always close your circle when you are done with it. If you leave it up the energy will eventually become unstable and will become dangerous.
A circle forms our sacred space for doing our workings. We can set up our circle as our temple wherever we find ourselves in the world.