“Sometimes the answer is ‘No.’” – Anonymous
(The following is from Ritual Magic for Conservative Christians, available at amzn.to/1PmitBq.)
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing magic or how good you’ve become. There will eventually come a time when every circumstance is perfect and everything lines up, but you can’t get results no matter what you throw into it. It feels like you’ve just come up against an impenetrable wall.
When this happens, it usually means something or someone is working against you. It could be an unforeseen factor that’s just an obstacle in the way. It could also be another person actively working against you.
For example, consider magic being worked to find a new job. You check the ads and find something that looks perfect. You do some magic and get the interview. The interview goes perfectly, they say they’re planning to schedule the next interview, and then you don’t get the job!
Sometimes that’s just how the ball rolls. I long ago learned that interviewers are good at making it sound like they want you when you were never really a candidate to begin with; you can learn to fish those out with practice. Other times, you’re not the only person doing magic to get that position.
Consider this: if two people are doing magic to get the same job, or the same house, etc., then it’s a foregone conclusion that one of them is going to lose. Nobody in this situation is casting curses on anybody, and it’s not a question of God loving you or the other person more; it’s simply a question of which one of you was able to gather the most energy in your favor.
Other times you’ll have people working against you intentionally and perhaps even maliciously. In these cases you may never even find out who the person is, though sometimes they may tip their hand. In a case like this, you could work banishing rituals to break any “curse” that’s taken hold, you can work a binding (involving the Archangel Cassiel and the Choir of Thrones) to prevent them from doing it to you again, and you can then try your magic another time to see if it works.
Lastly, it’s equally possible your magic isn’t working because you’re jinxing yourself. It could be that you’re not serious about your undertaking, or you have a problem seriously believing your results can happen, or your subconscious may realize you’re asking for something that’s not right for you.
Whenever your magic doesn’t work, don’t panic. Instead remain calm and size up your situation. See if you can isolate the problem, deal with it accordingly, and then try again. If you’ve tried to figure it out over and over and need some help, I offer magical coaching services and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.