Remember, this is the way I do this spell, there is no real right or wrong as long as a spell you cast is filled with personal intent. This is what gives the spell that power!
If you want to use different herbs, layout etc. Do it your way. This is just to give some inspiration or direction.
This spell is done best on a waning moon, the more full the moon, the more potent the power of your spell!
First off I cleanse the space I am doing my spell in using incense.
light a candle and place it in the middle of a plate/tray
Write down the person/people you want to send healing vibes to on the piece of paper with what you would like healing for. (As you do your spell visualise the persons you are sending healing energy to, visualise or feel the energy you intend to send.)
Roll it up into a scroll and tie with string/twine/ribbon (whatever you fancy)
sprinkle salt around the candle and place the scroll next to it.
Add Lavender (Great for healing) or whichever herb you choose or even flowers (Maybe the persons favourite flower?)
Place a charged piece of quartz and rose quartz next to the candle and leave to burn for at least an hour. ( I place my plate under the moonlight on the windowsill as extra power)
Light as many nights as you wish. When the person/persons are well again, burn the scroll or bury it in a dark place. Remember it is about listening to that “inner voice” letting it guide you in your craft.
Anise - Used to help ward off the evil eye, find happiness, and stimulate psychic ability. Fill a sleep pillow with anise seed to prevent disturbing dreams.
Bay Leaf - Protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing and psychic powers. Place under the pillow (or use in dream pillow) to induce prophetic dreams.
Bergamot - Money, prosperity, protection from evil and illness, improving memory, stopping interference, and promoting restful sleep.
Catnip - Provides protection while sleeping. Grow near the home or hang over the door to attract good spirits and luck.
Celery Seed - Mental and psychic powers, concentration. Use in sleep pillow to induce sleep. Chew celery seed to aid in concentration.
Chamomile - Love, healing, and reducing stress. Burn as incense for de-stressing, meditation, and restful sleep.
Hops - Believed to increase the restfulness & serenity of sleep. Also used for healing rituals, sachets, and incense.
Jasmine - Use in dream pillows to induce sleep or burn in the bedroom to bring prophetic dreams. Helps to promote new, innovative ideas. Also good for charging quartz crystals.
Lavender - Magickal uses include love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, and peace. Promotes healing from depression. Great in sleep pillows and bath spells. Burn the flowers to induce sleep and rest, then scatter the ashes around the home to bring peace and harmony.
Marigold - Place above the bed or in dream pillows for prophetic dreams. Scatter under the bed for protection while sleeping.
Peppermint - Use to increase the vibrations of a space or in spells and incense for healing & purification. Place in sleep pillow to ensure peaceful sleep and bring about prophetic dreams. Use to anoint furnishings and household objects. Burn in a new home to clear out sickness and negative energy. Use in magickal workings to provide the push needed to bring change to one’s life. Carry with other herbs to boost love & abundance wishes.
Poppy Seeds - Pleasure, heightened awareness, love, luck, invisibility. A popular ingredient in food magick. Sleep on a pillow stuffed with poppy seeds to bring relief from insomnia.
Thyme - Attracts loyalty, affection, and the good opinion of others. Wear a sprig to ward off unbearable grief or provide strength and courage when needed. Burn or hang in the home for banishing, purification, and to attract good health for all occupants. Use in cleansing baths prior to working candle magick. Use in dream pillows to ward off nightmares and ensure restful sleep. Add a thyme infusion to the bath regularly to ensure a constant flow of money. Place in a jar and keep in the home or at work for good luck.
Violet - Calms the nerves, draws prophetic dreams and visions, stimulates creativity, and promotes peace & tranquility. Violet leaf provides protection from all evil. Violet crowns are said to cure headaches and bring sleep. Keep a spray of violets on the altar to enhance night magick. Wear the leaves in a green sachet to help heal wounds and prevent evil spirits from making the wounds worse.
I was recently asked what to do with a spell jar once it’s made. I thought my answer would be simple, but the more I wrote, the more I realized it wasn’t. So here’s a guide for those that need it showing what to do with different bottles depending on your intent.
Positive influence on yourself or in your life: -Place somewhere you will see it very often, like a sunny window, bedside table, desk, or altar. Seeing it every day will help strengthen your intent and remind yourself why you made it. -Place somewhere that you meditate. If you meditate regularly you can take a few moments during that time to hold the jar and focus on the spell, the result that you want, and how to help make that happen. -Keep it on your person throughout the day. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. It will act as a conductor for the positivity that you want.
Beauty/Glamour: -Place on vanity or in bathroom. Placing it at the central point of your daily beauty routine will maximize the use of the spell bottle. -Keep in makeup bag/kit. Keeping it in a container with all of your beauty supplies will infuse it’s intent with everything inside. -Stash inside your dresser or closet with the clothes that correspond to your spell (date clothes, party/club clothes, formal wear, lingerie). -Bury in a pot of flowers and keep by a mirror you use for your daily beauty routine. Flowers are a universal symbol of beauty and having something living channel your spell makes it much stronger. -Keep it on your person throughout the day. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. Keeping the jar close to you will help influence the beauty spell/glamour longer and stronger.
Weight Loss/Gain and Exercise: -Stash inside your gym bag/locker. It will serve as a boost right before you work out. -Keep with your food. If you are using it to control eating habits, keep it in your pantry/fridge IN FRONT of all of your food. It will be a barrier between you and your food. You’ll have to get past the jar before you touch anything else. -Keep it on you’re kitchen table. If you are using it to battle eating disorders and/or increase your eating habits, place it where you eat all of your meals. -Take it with you while you move. If you like to ride your bike for exercise, use an unbreakable/break resistant bottle and tie it to your bike. If you like to walk/run with your kids in a running stroller, put it on the stroller where your child can’t reach it. -Store it with your work out clothes. The spell will bleed over into the clothes so that you have it whenever you put them on. -Keep it on your person. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. It will influence you as well as remind you of our goals all day.
Influence Relationships: -Place in the heart of your home. If you are trying to influence your family or the relationships within, keep it where you’re family spends time together the most (kitchen, livingroom mantle, game room, dining room). If you can’t practice openly at home, use a container that is pretty and not see through, fill it completely so it doesn’t rattle, and glue it shut. That way, to everyone else, it will just be pretty decoration. -Give it as a gift. Decorate the bottle and give it as a gift to the person whose relationship with you, you want to influence. -Keep next to their photo. Keep it next to a photo of the person you wish to change your relationship with. -Keep it on your person. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. The bottle will work it’s magic whenever you are around the specified person.
Health: -Stash in the bedroom. Placing the jar on your nightstand, under your pillow, or under your bed will allow health spells to work while you sleep, especially if you are bedridden. -Store with your medicine. If you have to take medication regularly, store it with your meds. -Keep next to your drinking water. If you use drinking water that isn’t from a tap, store the jar where you store your water. The spell will bleed into your drinking water to influence your health. -Keep it on your person. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. If it is on your person, it can influence your health all day, healing you or protecting you from an illness that is spreading.
Dreams: -Stash in the bedroom. Placing it on your nightstand, under your pillow, or under your bed will keep it close while you sleep so it can influence your dreams. -Store with your pajamas. Storing it with the clothes that you sleep in will infuse them with the spell’s energy (unless you sleep naked of course, but I don’t need to know about that).
Wards/Banishments: -Keep it on your person. If the jar is small enough, it can be kept on you inside a purse/bag, coat pocket, or as a necklace. It will act as a shield to keep away whatever you want. -Bury it in your yard. If you are just trying to banish something/someone from your life or ward them away from your home and family, bury it in your yard. It will act as a shield. -If you are trying to banish something/someone and send them far away from you, bury next to train tracks. -If you are trying to banish thoughts or habits or trying to forget something, bury it in a cemetery. If you can’t bury it in a cemetery, bury it somewhere in the woods and forget it’s location.
If anyone wants to add something that I missed, please feel free!
1. Use oats in a sock when you bath for soft skin
2. Epsom salts in your bath with some lavender flowers and essential oils makes for a relaxing detox bath throw in some candles meditation music and a few amethysts and it’s lovely
3. Use witch hazel to calm pimples and help with cuts or burns
4. Rose water and witch hazel can be used as a face mist for moisturising and getting rid of spots
5. Use honey and sherry to help a sore throat and cough whiskey works too
6. Honey and sugar makes a great lip scrub
7. For am extreme moisture mask pack some wer oats on your face and let it dry then rinse and pat dry
8. Drink green tea with mint for concentration and detox
9. Bring equal amounts grapefruit juice and sugar to a simmer to make a wonderful syrup to mix in tea for iced tea or with plain water for a lovely detoxing drink
10. If you’re a shy person keep a green ribbon or charm with you when you go out for confidence
11. Study with a peppermint smell near you then when the time comes to use that knowledge suck on a peppermint this jogs the memory
1) place clear quartz chips in each corner of the room, quartz chips retail for 10cents each rather than $3-$4 per whole crystal. They’re just as effective.
2) Rosemary- it’s great for protection and acts as a memory booster as well. It’s very cheap all you have to do is sprinkle it in a sachet and rest it under your pillow for nightmares, or hang it in your doorway as a protection charm. Don’t have any sachets? Use a ziplock bag.
3) use your mind- when I still followed the Wiccan path a fellow sister taught me a visualisation technique to cleanse myself, and my surroundings. All I do is visualise strong misty waterfalls washing everything clean, some people may feel more comfortable visualising a wind storm or fire burning away negativity. Point is spend time perfecting this technique, it’s relaxing, it works and it’s free.
I was in the broom closet for five years, and I can tell you I got very crafty at practicing my craft. Nearly a decade later I still use some of these techniques, because they’re cost effective and they work even if it’s not necessarily pretty.
Decide on a word that resembles what you want to accomplish, such as LOVE, HEALTH, or PROTECTION. Then, starting from the first letter trace the letters of your word in a straight line from one to another, ending with the last letter of your word. If you want, you can connect the last line back to the first to create a closed shape, or leave it as an open one.
When you’re finished, you have a simple sigil then can be etched into a candle and burnt down, or you can write it down on paper and add it to a small bottle or pouch with herbs.
I’ve noticed lots of baby witches feel frustrated or pressured to achieve a lot quickly in the community. As someone who’s been at this for a long time (15 years) I want to share how long it’s actually taken me to get where I am. And I hope other older witches seeing this will truthfully share their journey too.
Sigil writing: I suck at this, been trying for 5 yrs
Tarot: you never fully master the tarot, anyone saying they have is a liar. 8 years.
Incantations: 2 months, I like poetry.
Candle magic: instant, it works well for me
Herbalism: trying for 10 years, still a beginner. I hope to be intermediate level by the time I’m 80.
Crystals: 1 year, it helps if you only work with stones you really love.
Runes: 6 years, still learning new nuances it’s a bit like tarot, you never stop learning.
Astral projection: 1 month, it’s not for beginners.
Kitchen witchcraft: 6 months. If I was better at herbalism it would have been quicker.
Cursing: did it once in my early days & vowed never to do it again.
Storm magic: I’ve been accidentally doing this since childhood.
Palmistry: still learning, 9 years.
Water scrying: instant, works well with storm magic.
Astrology: I’m utterly useless. 12 years.
As you can see there’s no rush & it’s natural to be better at some things than others. By all means set yourself goals, but don’t feel pressured to be anything other than yourself. Please reblog with your own journey & how long it’s taken you.