This question really depends on what kind of spell you’re casting and what religion you are working from. There are various traditions, and Wiccans tend to draw inspiration from many different places. Some spells might take a couple of days to manifest, while others may be the product of weeks or months of work. They are normally made with the intention that they will work over months, maybe even years.
Traditionally, many pagans believe that if you haven’t seen a result from your spell in one lunar cycle (28 days), then you might have to go back and repeat the spell. Hoodoo has a number of longer spells, some even include burning a candle for a whole 7 days before the spell even begins to work. With these sorts of spells, a time frame is normally specified in which you should be seeing results.
When casting spells, remember that different spells take different amounts of time to work. Love spells specifically, can sometimes take a while and you may have to repeat them more than once. Magic and spells are never a “one-stop-shop” for fixing something in your life. You may want to manifest love in your life, and you may cast a love spell, but sometimes that spell will have a different outcome than you originally thought.
Is My Love Spell Working?
How do you know if your love spell is working? While this may seem like a basic question, the reality is a little more complex. Knowing if your spell is working can sometimes be difficult. When can you say the spell was a success or not? Especially with love spells, the area of success is very grey. You may cast a spell expecting an outpouring of love to come your way, and in reality, you might only sway the feelings of the object of your affections a little. In my book, that would still count as a success, however.
Because love spells normally involve other people, it’s tricky to know how their feelings may or may not have changed, which makes it difficult to gauge success. For example, your love spell might have worked and the other person might have stronger feelings for you, but this doesn’t mean that they act on these feelings. So you don’t know that the spell was a success until they tell you, which may be much later or even never.
Because of this uncertainty in regards to whether a spell is working or not, we suggest just getting on with your everyday life and not worrying too much! The more you doubt the power of the spell, the less likely it is to work. Try and stay as positive as possible and look for small signs that might show your spell is working.