Casting Circles?

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Casting Circles?
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Sat, 06-12-2010 - 8:30pm
How often do you cast Circles and if you do, when or why do you do it?
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 06-15-2010 - 9:05am
As a Taoist, those kind of rituals are not part of my Path, so I have never cast one. Even when I was exploring other pagan beliefs, I did not feel the desire to go that route.

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Registered: 09-20-2007
Wed, 06-16-2010 - 9:41pm
When I practiced Witchcraft I cast circles. I did them when I performed rituals and cast spells. However, as a Druid I no longer cast circles, because they are no longer part of my tradition.
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Registered: 03-12-2009
Sat, 06-19-2010 - 6:39pm

I cast circles when working with others. I don't cast a circle for my own personal work.

Leslie

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Registered: 01-28-2010
Tue, 06-22-2010 - 7:04pm
I am a very unorganized person who wants so much to be an organized person. So casting circles to me feels like a nice orderly way to do things. It feels like a good way to focus myself and honor the god and goddess. I do it when I can which isn't often because I am in the closet and there's always someone around.
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Registered: 03-09-2001
Thu, 06-24-2010 - 1:15pm
I cast a Circle just about every day. :) I have my altar on the mantelpiece in the living-room. I stand before it before I leave the house every day, and call the Guardians of the Four Directions, my Totems of each Direction, and the Lady and Lord. I talk to Them All out loud. I ask for protection for my family members & friends, my pets, my home and our vehicles, DH's job, our medical coverage, ask for specific healings, etc. I also do a thankfulness exercise for all the blessings, protections, healings They have all provided. Occasionally when I am feeling overwhelmed and off-center and confused about things, I will do a reading with my Totem Animal Tarot deck to help clarify what is going on with me. (Always casting a circle to keep out negative influences or energies). I cast a protective spell every single day, and have it include not only our property and our home, but our computer, cell and land line phones. I create a protective energy field around us and our home, pet, vehicles, income, identity, etc. I renew that energy field with spell work each day. I have found the Circle to be more a mental construct that I can cast at any time, wherever I am, even if I must do it silently and unobtrusively. My mind and my whole self is my best magickal "tool" and it goes everywhere with me, as do the Lady and Lord, my Totems and the power of the Universe/Nature. I can call upon Them when needed. Even when "out & about" with other people nearby. All it takes is my mental focus to do so. :)



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