Protecting yourself from negativity, outside forces, and unwanted energy is essential to any witch’s practice.

Personal protection is a must for any witch.

To perform any of the methods below, you only need a basic ability to sense and manipulate energy.

  • Blocking
  • Charging
  • Returning or Absorbing


Crafting a personal shield can protect you by forming a barrier of energy that covers you from…

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What is a circle, and why does it matter?

A circle is often a barrier that houses your spells and rituals. By casting a circle, you’re allocating energy to protect you from any unwanted or negative outside influences. There are a lot of formal ways to begin a circle and some informal.

Ambrosia Hawthorn

🌙 Ambrosia is a published author of The Spell Book for New Witches, the founder of Witchology Magazine, and witchcraft instructor at

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