Too often, many people talk about divination being a bad thing. So many people have had negative encounters with Ouija boards they are a now deemed scary and bad. Divination in itself isn’t bad. It is the need to know how to properly perform it and any other work you wish to do. Magick attracts astral energies. Those energies are all types. Just like beautiful flowers can attract bees that can be dangerous to us, so can any magickal work attract things that can be harmful to us if we do not put into place the proper safety space. There are dozens of different ways to create a safe space, it is all about intent. Below is a very simple method to create a safe space that I have successfully used many times. The only thing I have changed is the Divine calling. Everyone has their own belief system and regardless of what yours is, using the term Divine will cover it or you can insert your own specific Deity(s) in place of the term Divine.
First use a broom or look up the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram to clean the space you are going to work in. Even physically sweeping gives the mind a clean space and removes any stagnant, unwanted energies from an area. Next you may want to sprinkle the area with blessed water, Florida water, or salt water to run off any remaining energies and bless the space. You should follow that up with burning a cleansing incense (provided you do not have allergies to incense) such as sandalwood, dragons blood, or sage. If you are allergic to the incense, just have a small bowl or pot of dirt in your space to “absorb” any remaining negativity. This will prepare the space and remove any unwanted energies within it so nothing negative becomes trapped in your working space.
Next, take a moment to focus your mind. Once focused, use a knife, wand, or your finger and visualize a blue flame of energy coming out of extending about 3 feet around you (further if you need a larger working space). You are going to turn in a clockwise circle, creating a “safe space.” It will look kind of like a bubble surrounding your space when you are done. Nothing negative or harmful can cross this bubble while it is in place.
**IF YOU MUST LEAVE THIS SPACE, and it is strongly advised you do not, use your knife, wand, or finger to “cut” a doorway for you to slip out of and close it right back behind you. When you return to your space, “cut” the doorway again and seal it back. I must strongly warn you that leaving the circle is not a safe idea and you are exposed to whatever energies you have attracted to your magickal work. You should always make triple sure you have everything you need before starting and allow yourself a couple hours of undisturbed time. Make sure phones will not disturb you (silence them for awhile) and make sure you use the restroom before beginning.**
Now begins bringing in positive energies to protect the bubble you just created and keep you safe.
Look or turn to the East and say:
Hail guardians of the East, Protectors of air. I call you forth to witness this rite and protect this sacred space. So Mote It Be.
Look or turn to the South and say:
Hail guardians of the south, Protectors of fire, I call you forth to witness this rite and protect this sacred space. So mote it be.
Look or turn to the West and say:
Hail guardians of the west, Protectors of water, I call you forth to witness this rite and protect this sacred space. So mote it be.
Look or turn to the North and say:
Hail guardians of the north, Protectors of earth, I call you forth to witness this rite and protect this sacred space. So mote it be.
Move back to the central altar, and stand facing east and light the White Candle and saying:
Dear Divine, that which brings life to the Earth, the nurturer of the world, Blessed Divine of the Earth and Sun, come forth and bring with you blessings and guidance on this journey.
Perform whatever work you wish to do at this time…
When completed, reverse the above process.
Dear Divine, thank you for your presence and aid. Stay if you must, go if you will, hail and farewell.
Hail guardians of the North, thank you for your presence and aid. Stay if you must, go if you will, hail and farewell.
Hail guardians of the West, thank you for your presence and aid. Stay if you must, go if you will, hail and farewell.
Hail guardians of the South, thank you for your presence and aid. Stay if you must, go if you will, hail and farewell.
Hail guardians of the East, thank you for your presence and aid. Stay if you must, go if you will, hail and farewell.
Visualize your protective bubble closing down, put out any candles that may be burning, then you can go about the rest of your day.