Awhile back, Gordon suggested that people do some frivolous magic. I thought that sounded like fun and, despite my earlier lack of luck with sigils, I decided to try them again and did so for fun. My goal was to do a little magical work to run across a casual acquaintance. (Ok, so he's hot and eye candy on my commute. Don't judge me!)
I created a sigil and charged it up with energy. No luck. So I tried again and spent more time on the sigil, making and investing it with power with some light hand-drumming. So far, I'm batting about zero.
This has prompted me to write about how to fine tune spell work.
First, I'm getting some success with this. While my working is specific to riding the same bus, I do see him around the downtown area that I work in (each time was the a day or two after do the sigil). I take this as a sign the magic is sort of working, but lacking juice. It's also a confirmation that he is still making the same commute.
I also noticed about my approached is my lack of any personal concerns. Not a hair, not a picture, heck I don't even know this guy's full name. Just that he takes bus on my commute sometimes. There is no solid magical link. And honestly, this is why I went the sigil route in the first place as opposed to my normal practice. My link with this guy is pretty non-existant by folk magic standards.
So I did some divination on this spell working. The reading mostly just confirmed what I already knew. Things are stuck where they are and my attempts so far are lacking in the juice to switch things up (but are having a water-downed effect). I also asked about different attempts and got a green light. Basically, I'm going to try to overcome the weak link by doing more work. Because the link is weak, I'm going to have to raise more mojo.
I know the whole thing is pretty silly, but it has become an issue of pride with me. It's so simple and basic, I should be able to make this happen. I will keep you informed!