But perhaps the most important requirement for the successful working of magic is, that one "know the virtue, measure order and degree of their own soul, in relation to the Power of the Universe. A witch who does not know themselves well is likely to work magic that will not be good for self and may endanger the most vital part of their magic equipment - their will. The practice of magic necessitates control over oneself-the ability to concentrate and discipline the will and to direct it toward the accomplishment of one's own desires.
A witch need not have superhuman self-knowledge and control. They must merely bring about a successful combination of intense desire and concentration with an appropriate object.
There is a danger in the practice of magic by someone with limited self-control and understanding. Magic can backfire, especially when the object of the spell is stronger than the person who cast it. The worker of magic by wax image may feel the pain of the needle himself; the one who casts a love spell may find their passion more hopeless and consuming than before.
A witch absorbs all possible consequences of their actions; whether or not their spell will work depends upon whether one is powerful enough to take these consequences, powerful enough to absorb the failure or injury without succumbing to it. A witch must possess a magical immunity. A witch must accepts what happens, happens.
Intent is good, evil. neutral
Your actions determine the outcome.
1. The first law - the success in magic depends upon the will summoned and directed by the witch. Intent is within ourselves.
One needs to accept responsibility for the things they do and the things that happen around you.
2. Te second law - is that of astral light, a substance or energy permeating the universe which a witch can access and use to effect change at a distance.
3. The third law - "As above, So Below" Any force existing in the Universe also exists in the soul of all living things.
Need to have faith and trust in the universe that it tends toward healing - winter, spring, summer, fall, and then the cycle begins again and again...
4. The fourth law - that of imagination, without the will is ineffective. Personal power must be put in action to make dreams come true.
DO WHAT THOU WILT SHALL BE THE WHOLE OF THE LAW, OR DO WHAT YOU MUST AND NOTHING ELSE.
I PRITHEE, GOOD MOON, REVEAL TO ME,
THIS NIGHT _______________________.
Spellcraft that pertains to beginnings is best carried out when the moon is new. This is the appropriate lunar phase during which to create magickal tools, start new project, and cast spells and preform rituals involving such things as birth, virginity, new ideas, wish-magick, the hunt, and bringing something into being.
According to ancient tradition of England, the third day immediately following a new moon is "an auspicious day for most undertakings" (auspicious - favorable, fortune, having good prospects, or omens of success).
courtesy of - Exploring Spellcraft by Gerina Dunwich
Leo New Moon August 11 - 17 2015
The four basic elements of astrology are Fire, Earth Air and Water. These support the material world but are not part of it, being spiritual principles. In occult lore, the signs of the elements combine to form the six-pointed star of Seal Of Solomon.