Don’t worry if you are not the world’s greatest writer. Spells don’t have to be long and complicated in order to work, and the Gods don’t care if you can spell correctly! The most common complaint I get is from people who can’t get their spells to rhyme. But that’s okay—-they don’t have to.
Rhyming is nice for some spells. Traditionally, rhyming is used to give the spells a little more power through the rhythms of the words and to make them easier to memorize. But it certainly isn’t necessary. I’ll give you an example of a prosperity spell done both ways, just make it clear.
Prosperity Spell 1 – Rhyming
God and Goddess hear my plea
Rain prosperity down on me
Bring in monies large and small
To pay my bills one and all
Money earned and gifts for free
As I Will, So Mote It Be.
(Originally published in Circle, Coven & Grove: A Year of Magickal Practice, Llewellyn, 2007.)
Prosperity Spell 2 – Not Rhyming
Money I need and money I want
So let it come to me
In positive ways, at perfect times
As I need it, as I want it
As I Will It, So It Is.
As you can see, both spells ask for the same thing–they just do it in a slightly different way. The second spell is simpler; it doesn’t rhyme, it is shorter, and it doesn’t get as specific–but there’s no reason it couldn’t work. You could write a spell like that even if writing isn’t your thing.
So the first thing to know about writing spells is that it is fine to do so in whatever style or manner you are comfortable with.
Excerpts from:“Writing and Casting Spells for the Best Results” By Deborah Blake Llewellyn’s 2013 Magical Almanac for Everyday Living