If the magic is more along the lines of protection, how would you know it is working or not? Other than the thing you wanted protection from appearing.
Slightly related, I asked for Bael to send me spiders as a sign he would accept working with me. I did see more spiders than usual, a lot of different types of spiders compared to the only 1/2 species I usually see, and weird behaviour from some spiders. I am just having trouble figuring out: is it just that spiders have been on my mind so I am spotting them more? Or is this actually a sign? Not sure how direct a sign is supposed to be.
I add that because when I do the protection magic, I think I will run into the same issue if I ask for a sign that I’m protected. So, are there any more direct ways of confirming if your magic has work / an entity has helped complete the objective?