How to close a circle in witchcraft when after a magick spell
Learn how to close a circle after your magick spells and rituals to release the energy and protection of the sacred space.
Closing a circle is an important step in many forms of witchcraft and other spiritual practices, as it helps to release the energy and intention of the ritual or spell, and return the space to its normal state.
You should do this process after the ritual or magick spell is complete.
How to close a circle
- Thank the elements and quarters:
After your ritual or spell is complete, begin by thanking the element and quarter you invoked during the casting of the circle. Starting at the east, move clockwise* and thank each element and quarter for their protection and guidance during the ritual.
*If you opened the circle turning anticlockwise, you close it turning clockwise and vice versa.
- Release the energy:
Once you have thanked the elements and quarters, you can release the energy of the circle. Use your wand or athame to “cut” the circle, visualizing the energy and light dissipating as you move clockwise around the perimeter of the circle. You can also release the energy by sweeping the circle with a broom or by using a bell.
- Close the physical boundary:
Once you have released the energy, you can close the physical boundary of the circle. Erase the chalk or cord that you used to trace the circle, or by physically walking over the line.
- Ground yourself:
After the circle is closed, take a few minutes to ground yourself. Take deep breaths, visualizing a cord of energy connecting you to the earth, and releasing any excess energy.
- Cleanse the space:
Finally, cleanse the space again. You can do this by smudging with sage or incense, or by using a mixture of salt and water. This will help to clear any residual energy from the ritual or spell and return the space to its normal state.
It is important to keep in mind that this is a basic guide, and different traditions have different methods of closing a circle. You can adapt the process to suit your own needs and preferences. Also, it’s important to remember that the closing of the circle is not just a physical act, it’s also a mental and spiritual act, it’s important to release any intention and energy that you have put into the circle and to let go of any attachment to the outcome.