It Blew Up! Now How to Fix It

You THOUGHT you did everything right. You had down the proper moon phase. You had the correct candle color and the proper herbs. Your circle was almost perfect and everything had seemed to go perfect. Yet, now your spell has come back and bitch slapped you across your face with repercussions you were not expecting. So the spell blew up in your face. Welcome, my little witch, to life. Nothing is going to go 100% your way every time. What spell worked for you two times may not work for you a third time. I remember the first spell that I cast. I was so excited. I was so young. I had lined everything up and cast it. 

As a writer/creative mind, my said mind is NEVER quiet. It is always running and there are always thoughts clamoring for attention. I was young and naive and was under the false assumption that if I created a spell to still my mind, meditation would come so easy for me and everything would be fine. I would cheat the system and not work on stilling my mind. I mean, that is what spells are for right? Cheating the system and manipulating the universe for what I want.

The universe granted my wish and I woke up to a stilled mind. I absolutely HATED it. It was foreign. It was weird and it was most importantly, wholly unnatural. The universe was kind enough to give me a warning for my very first spell, be careful what you cast. After school, I was 17, I went home and was forced to tinker around to discover how to undo my spell. Thankfully, after a little tinkering, I was able to fix everything and my mind went back to normal. I was forced to learn meditation the hard way but it was so much better than the alternative.

So, what is the point of this little story? It is important for you to be cautious with the spells that you craft and it is even more important for you to know how to undo what you created. Knowing how to undo the thing that you sent into the universe is one of the reasons I caution against pre-made spells that you found on the internet. It is important for you to know how to reverse engineer your spells. You can not always do that 100% with the spells that you find online. For example, sigils can be almost impossible to reverse engineer.

Another thing to be cautious about when it comes to crafting your spells so that they do not blow up in your face is your wording. The issue I had with the spell above that I performed when I was younger was that I was not careful with the wording. When you are crafting your spells, you want to imagine that you are crafting a contract with the fae. If you are not careful with your wording, you will be taken advantage of every single time.

When I was younger, there was a spell that my friends and I liked to do. It blew up in our face, I would say about 75% of the time, but we were young and it always seemed like a good idea at the time. It was a Spice Up Your Life cake spell. You bake a cake that is spiced and good. You ice and decorate the thing with your desires and then you consume. Delicious and oh so chaotic. We were never careful in our wording and we never found a way to reverse engineer that spell so when chaos struck us, we had no recourse but to ride those chaotic waves until things settled down.

So learn from my mistakes and always be careful with your wording and always make a backup spell that can get rid of your first spell. I don’t care how many times you have performed a spell, you should always have a backup. I have performed a spell perfectly one day and the following time it was blowing up in my face. So just be prepared that things may not always work out 100% as you expected it and just accept it. You can’t learn if everything goes perfect 100% of the time. So when a spell blows up in your face, brush yourself off and learn from your mistakes so you are a better witch in the future.

Until next time witches. May the brew in your cauldron never burn and your broom never splinter.

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