Feather-set’s Protection Satchel to Ward Off Ex-Lovers

This satchel idea was brought to me from a friend’s friend who went through a painful, abusive relationship. They left their harmful partner and wanted to find a way to protect themselves so that they can keep the ex-partner away. 

What it does: this satchel will help protect you from an ex-lover or abusive partner that you’ve decided to break contact with. This helps protect you from toxic people who might otherwise take advantage of or hurt you. 

Before making this satchel: make sure that you’re not going to allow your harmful ex back into your life. Don’t call them, text them, stop them on the street to say hello, etc. Do not allow them to puncture your space by any means. And if they do manage to come up to you, leave as soon as you can. 

What you’ll need:

  • A black satchel 
  • Rose stems with thorns 
  • Sea salt
  • Hematite, onyx, iron, or some black stones
  • Sage, rosemary, bay leaves (or two of these, or all three for maximum protection)
  • An item to represent you (charm, hair, clipped nails, personal trinket, etc)

Casting: You are free to cast the spell however you wish, though I would recommend burning a black candle while you put the items into the satchel, saying the intent of the pouch as you fill it. Chant something like 

This bag is my shield and these items keep it strong
All these things protect me from (name)’s wrongs

Everyone’s casting styles are different, so you are free to do your own version of whatever spell you want to accompany this. 

Meditate on the purpose of the satchel. Feel the powers of the herbs and stones protecting and holding the items that represents you; in turn, imagine your psychic shield wrapping around you, protecting you from the harmful person’s presence. 

Wear the satchel on you when you’re out or feel uncomfortable, until you feel safe and secure knowing they will no longer bother you ever again. 

Why I chose these items: I’m very fond of plant/herb magick and crystals, so there’s one. Salt is a very protective mineral that is very commonly used to ward off negative presences. Rosemary, sage, and bay leaves are also protective. Rose thorns are the shield that roses, the symbol of love and frailty. Hematite, onyx, and other dark crystals are protective, especially hematite. Black is a strong colour, and is very defiant and protective. 

Accessories Report: See-Through Handbags 

20 translucent handbags to shop now

Switch out your go-to leather handbags for something a bit more fun this spring. With see-through clutches, satchels and totes, you can now show the world what you carry in your bag, plus you’re forced to keep your essentials to a minimum and keep your purse tidy. From a perspex shoulder bag and a bright lucite clutch to a clear coin purse and a vinyl shopper, shop the best selection of translucent handbags below.

If you’re one of those girls who can’t keep her bag organized, these see-through handbags may not be the right choice for you. Instead, opt for a mini satchel, another big trend this spring. 

Animal Print Clear Clutch

Dora Perspex shoulder bag

The Bright Love Lucite Clutch

Rockstar Perspex Shoulder Bag

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Wristlet - Crystal Clear Wingman

Pom Pom Pandora Perspex clutch

ASOS Robot Box Clutch Bag

Steve Madden Bsquaree Clear Clutch

The Vaulted Clutch

Ban.Do Peekaboo Clutch

The Sea Glass Coin Purse

Nasty Gal Look See Clutch

Vinyl Shopper

Mesh Tote

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Vince Camuto Jace Clear Tote

ASOS PU Scallop Edge Shopper Bag

Furla Candy Bauletto Satchel

Furla Candy Mini Bauletto Bag

Pre-Owned Hermes Orange Vinyl Souvenir D’ Exposition Kelly Bag

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Feather-set’s “Good Night, Sleep Tight” Sleep Aid Satchel

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Two squares of fabric in a muted pastel or dark neutral colour
  • Sewing supplies 
  • Sleep-aid and anxiety aiding herbs such as lavender, chamomile, and st. johns wort (I also used a tad bit of mint and raw sugar)
  • Sleep aid stones such as moonstone, amethyst, blue lace agate,  selenite, clear quartz, etc.
  • A ribbon or string to tie it off with
  • (Optional) decorations for your satchel, such as a feather, bells, or whatever you’d like (I used things to symbolize dreams and sleeping throughout the night peacefully) 

WHAT TO DO

NOTE: This is best done before bed so that the calming sewing and filling it up helps put you into a restful state before sleep. 

  1. Take the two fabric square and sew them together on three sides, leaving one open. 
  2. Pour in your herbs, from heaviest to lightest. Fill them with the intent of sinking deep into sleep.
  3. Place the crystals into the satchel. Allow them to fill you with calm, sleepy energy. Relax.
  4. Tie off the satchel, adding any decorations you’ve gathered to the outside. 
  5. When going to bed, give the bag a good squeeze and smell the scents coming from the herbs. Let the calming nature of the plants and crystals wash over you. Place the satchel next to your bed or under your pillow as you sleep.