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Casting a circle is a practice that makes use of the life force energy that pervades all things, which is often thought to be the mechanism through which clairvoyant visions are delivered. Casting a circle constructs a circle out of energy on the astral plane. The main purpose for casting a circle before a clairvoyant reading is to hold the energy out of which clairvoyant visions are made close to you for long enough to achieve an optimal clairvoyant reading. A secondary purpose for casting a circle is to exclude any negative energy or entities from your person during a clairvoyant reading, if you are concerned that they may influence your visions by making them disturbing or inaccurate.
Casting a circle can be very simple or incredibly complex. For beginners, I'll be making the circle casting as simple as possible to be effective for clairvoyant readings. For that reason, I'm going to omit or make optional a lot of the extra tools and techniques that can be used. If you happen to be familiar with circle casting already, your own circle casting can be used in place of this one.
There are five main steps for casting a circle. The first is to make sure the space is clear of any influencing energies. The second is to establish a boundary between your circle and the rest of the world. The third is to bless the area with positive energy and devote it for clairvoyant reading. The fourth is to perform your clairvoyant reading, and the fifth is to take down the circle in the opposite way that you set it up. I will go over these steps in detail with examples of actions to perform and words to say in order to make it work for you.
Next, you can choose to improvise a prayer, in order to invite the energies of deity or your higher self to provide you with the answers that you need. Something like, "Hail and welcome, [God(s)/Goddess(es)/Spirit/Universe/Higher-Self/etc.]." Having invited positive energies from all corners of the earth and asked for the blessings of any higher power in which you believe, your circle is entirely ready for optimal clairvoyant work.
Start by thanking any higher power that you invited into the circle, and allowing the energies of the four directions to leave. You'll be turning in the opposite direction as when you cast the circle, so you'll be moving counter-clockwise. For example, you could do the following:
Walk counter-clockwise around the circle, visualizing the boundary that you created vanishing entirely from view, its energies disappearing harmlessly into the earth from whence they came. When you are finished, the ritual is over, and you can announce that it is so to any other people that you have had present during your clairvoyant session. All are now free to leave the area without worrying about destroying the boundary, since it has already been taken down.
I find it most helpful to memorize the circle casting so that I can perform it quickly and undo it just as quickly if a circle needs to be abbreviated. Circle castings are incredibly helpful if for some reason you want your clairvoyant session to be extra powerful or extra safe.
Dr. Alexandra Chauran, of Port Moody, Canada, received a master's degree in teaching from Seattle University and a doctorate from Valdosta State University. She is the author of dozens of books, including Crystal Ball ...