One of the main techniques for preparing Wiccan rituals and ceremonies is creating a magic circle, where magic can be practiced inside. The traditional Wiccan magic circle is created around an altar and its boundaries are marked with an athame, a wand or a sword. Four segments and their respective elements are needed to guard and guide the flow of the ritual. The summoned energy is formed and released for its purpose with the help of spells. Wiccan instruments such as candles, rocks and amulets are part of the magic associated with the circle. When a ritual ends, the four elements stop working and the circle disappears. Upon drawing the circle, there is no need for any instruments except for your own power of will, intent and inner feelings of the magical energy. The experience in creating a traditional protective magic circle will help you in practicing magic and techniques, especially when you find yourself far away from the standard tools and altar. All the needed instruments are located within ourselves. Your hand is the athame, or a magic wand or a sword. Your heart is a chalice. Your body is a pentagram. If you don’t happen to have instruments for any reason, do not hold yourself from practicing magic. Start your practicing with turning yourself to the north or the east. Some prefer east because of the energy that comes from sunrise, other prefer the north because of the magnetic energy of the north pole. If you are performing the circle in the southern countries of the world, it is better to face the south and turn counter-clockwise in order to remain in harmony with the energy of the south. Start moving and speak loudly, as accustomed in the traditional ritual, but when you only start your practice, it might be easier to use the power of thought instead of talking out loud. The most important thing is your intent. Your magical energy will flow only with dedicated intention. When you master this, try to perform a ritual while in light meditative state, without the use of instruments, with open eyes while moving and speaking loudly. Ideally, before drawing a circle you need to purify the space using a spell. Traditional space is purified with the help of incense, fire, salt, water or a broom, but for the purpose of practicing instant magic, we use clean energy and intention. While in a meditative state, purify the space and stand facing the appropriate direction and imagine a big ball of light in front of you. The traditional circle is about 2.5 to 3 meters in diameter, thus the ball of light should be about 1.3 to 1.5 meters from you, assuming you are standing in the center of the circle. The light can be crystal-white, electric-blue or purple. Use the type of light that best suits you. While the ritual is being commenced, the light can change on its own. Using your power of will and the power that runs through your magic wand, move the ball of light around yourself in a clockwise fashion. Let the light leave a trail, creating a glowing ring around you. Consider your back more seriously, because the aura often gets weakened if you do not pay attention to your back, which is symbolically your past. The practitioner should be located at the center of the circle and feel all the space around. Repeat this procedure three times in order to create a magic circle around yourself. Each time this circle can be in a different color.