Thanks to severe OCD and PTSD, I’m often stuck in my own head with a bunch of intrusive and obsessive nonsense. I came up with a perpetual banishing and transmutation spell to help process and deal with unwanted thoughts.
The Banishing Bin functions somewhat like a computer’s recycle bin:
write unwanted thought/feeling on a sticky note or piece of small paper
draw banishing/transmutation sigil over words
fold up paper and throw in banishing bin
burn/rip/trash them during the waning crescent or dark moon
This is a great spell if you’re a spoonie or not open about your craft. It’s fairly easy to perform and store without raising eyebrows (it literally just sits on my bookcase unsuspiciously). I found the mini trashcan at a local discount store for a couple dollars. The cheapest one I can find online can be purchased from Amazon here, but you can use any container you like as a bin. If you don’t have a banishing sigil you’re already working with, feel free to use mine.
Now that it’s getting colder I feel like it’s time to post about chai spells!
✨ Basic recipe for chai
- ¾ mug of milk (or milk alternative) - ¼ mug of water - Any tea that goes with milk (so no green or fruit teas) - Sugar or honey to taste
Heat up your milk, water and sweetener, once boiling whisk in your tea. If using black or milk oolong tea then do not exceed 45 seconds of stirring - it seems like a small amount of time but your chai will be bitter if you go over this time! Any tea other than black tea would be alright for a bit longer, but you shouldn’t need much time at all!
Pour the chai through a strainer and serve! Drink this while hot for the best flavour (though it doesn’t taste bad if it gets cold either)
For the following spells, use the milk, water and sweetner and then add the tea specified! Feel free to personalise your blends!
✨ Self love chai
✨ - Black tea - Culinary dried rose petals
A clearer photo of my pocket altar.
I added some more to it and I am fairly confident that it’s finished.
My pocket altar includes:
- jar of protection salt
- jar of dried lavender
- jar of Flying Devil oil
- tealight candle
- white sage incense cone
- matches wrapped in enough hemp twine for knot magic
- match striker
- clear quartz point
- small piece of black tourmaline
- sprig of wormwood
- wooden yes/no coin
- banishment talisman/sigil to banish negative spirits ward off black magic
I am hoping I can get or make a little altar cloth to put in there too, which will double as a bit of padding for the contents so no damage comes to the little glass jars.
*Herbs that can be or are toxic to ingest or burn, do research before handling these herbs
Incense:Cedar, Chamomile, Rosemary, Sage
Animals: Spiders (spiderwebs)
Make chamomile tea with moon water/gem elixir and drink before bed
Keep your bedding and pillows washed and clean
Cleanse your room before going to sleep
Take a bath or shower before bed to relax and cleanse yourself
Keep a bowl of salt near your bed
Sleep with crystals beneath your pillow or near your bed
Fill a bag or sachet with herbs to keep under your pillow or hang above your bed
Sleep with a stuffed animal or blanket that you feel comforted by
Try not to snack too close to bed time, indigestion can lead to nightmares
Stretch before bed
Do breathing exercises or meditate before bedtime
Crack your window slightly to bring in fresh air while you sleep
Avoid nicotine, alcohol or caffeine too close to bed
Listening to calming ambient sounds can help
Dealing with Nightmares
Nightmares can be very stressful and terrifying. Everyone has them and sometimes they are caused by your own subconscious thoughts and worries.
Keep a notebook or dream journal with a pen near your bed. When you wake up from a nightmare, even if you are distressed, try to write down your emotions, thoughts and what you can remember about the nightmare down.
Come morning research the symbolism of the things that happened and appeared in your nightmare. Also consider what they may mean personally to you. Do you have any memories or experiences that relate to what happened in your dream?
Look it all over after you finished your research. What picture does it paint? Is something from your waking life affecting you? Stresses? Arguments? Relationship problems? If so perhaps it is time you try to resolve these problems.
After waking up from a nightmare you can still feel rather distressed.
Take deep breaths, as scary and distressing as it is, it is still just a dream
Get some water
Stretch or walk around if you can, get the jitters and shakes out
Cleanse your room if you can, spray some moon water about or bring in some salt, help remove the negativity you just felt
Read a book, it can help relax you again and make you feel sleepy, especially after such a stressful experience
After you wrote down what you remember from your nightmare, don’t dwell on it right now. You can worry about it later, for now find other things to do if you are not interested in going back to sleep
Listen to calming music or sounds
Watch calming images or videos if needed such as rain falling, ocean waves, changing clouds, looping gifs, etc
If someone is around and there to listen, you can talk it out with them. It can really help calm you
Drink some chamomile tea, it really helps
Wash your face
Cuddle, pet or speak with a pet
Hold your favorite stuffed animal or blanket for comfort
Make a crystal grid of calming stones and negativity removal stones
If you do not plan on going back to sleep or if it is already morning, take a shower or bath
If you do not plan on going back to sleep, light some white and black candles to cleanse yourself and space of the negative energy brought by the nightmare. Do this with caution, make sure you are not too tired to do this. Fires are not fun or safe
A spell for when you want to move on from someone or cut ties. Crafted by Izzie of tarot-cards-and-tea.
What You’ll Need
Taglock of the person you’d like to cut ties with (this could be a photo, a piece of hair, or their name written on a piece of paper)
A length of red string
A black candle
A match or lighter
A means to extinguish the flame.
If uncomfortable with the use of fire, substitute for a knife or pair of scissors.
Light your black candle with the intention of banishing this person or your feelings from your life. Take the red string and tie it to your left ring-finger. Tie the other end to the taglock
Recite, invoke, or convey the following:
I am no longer bound to you.
Let feelings hide out of my view.
With this spell I now release
you from my life. I am at peace.
As I will it, it shall be.
At this time, pass the string through the flame of the candle and then extinguish it. If you feel unsafe or uncertain about using fire in your practice, substitute for a knife or scissors, and cut the string.
When you are finished, discard the remnants of the spell by lighting them on fire. Once the remnants are burned completely, take the ashes outside. Blow them away as one last farewell. Get them feelings out of there.
Here is a fantastic nightmare jar that has been of tremendous use for me and my friends and family. I will say this - it only lasts about a year before you will need to make a new one.
1 small jar you can seal
~8 in. Black Yarn
3-10 strands of hair from the person you are trying to protect
8-20 sharp objects like rusty nails, broken glass, etc.
Rose Petals (optional)
Start by placing the hair into the vessel. This tricks whatever is causing the nightmares into the jar. Then put in the sharp objects to poke and prod the negativity and trap it in the jar once and for all.
Next, put in your herbs. Mint and lavender are meant to bring restful and calm sleep, and the bay leaves are meant for cleansing and keeping evil at bay. The rose petals will bring dreams of love.
SIDE NOTE: In my experience, the rose petals brought a lot of insanely sexual dreams. So take that and do what you want with it.
Now add about half of your salt. The black yarn absorbs the negative energies. Wrap it up in a little ball and drop it into the jar, visualizing the negativity being sucked into a black hole. Pour the remaining salt into the jar and seal it with wax from your candle.
Feel free to write inscribe protective runes or sigils into the jar with the sharpie if you so choose.
Charge the nightmare jar in the light of the moon, and keep near the bed. A window sill is best as it will need to be recharged from time to time.
Hope this helps everyone - if you have any questions or comments, let me know!
Black Out Vision Spell-a simple spell to stop someone from looking for/thinking of you
Ok, TBH I did this on the fly when I got sudden inspiration. This was aimed at an undesirable suitor.
Black/banishing candle candle (for wax)
Name of person
Waning moon (optional)**
Somewhere dark to place it
Light candle. On a small piece of paper write the person’s name you want to go away.
Underneath draw an eye, to represent their sight, so to speak (doesn’t have to be pretty or detailed)
Using the pen, black out the eye completely, while saying things like, “ I blacken your vision, you cannot and do not see me, you do not think of me at all. I blind you of my presence, etc.” I made it up as I went.
Spit on the black eye ( if you do it before blacking it out, it will be difficult… I made that mistake)
Fold it up as much you can or want, to seal and trap.
Tie the black ribbon over the folded paper and pour the black candle wax onto it to seal.
This step depends on your practice. I put it in a small black box (until I want to dispose of it) but others may want to bury or burn it.
Write the persons full name of whom you want to leave you alone on some paper then draw a circle around it. Then fold it up as tight as you can, put it in the furthest corner of the freezer and forget about it.
This is probably the first spell I ever cast and I remember finding the paper and being like “Oh I remember that person… Oh it worked!”.
Banishing is the act of forcefully removing something, or putting an end to something. Banishing generally involves three different parts: the actual banishment, cleansing to clear out any lingering negativity, and protection from further negative energy. Banishing and cleansing can sometimes be done in one swift motion.
Things you might want to banish:
Negative spirits or entities
Negative influences in your life
Methods of Banishment:
Sprinkling black salt or another kind of banishing powder around your home or property
Anointing doors and windows with blessed or charged water
Burning incense in your home
Creating a spray and spritzing it around your home
Drawing sigils or symbols on your doors and windows with blessed/charged water or oils
Physically cleaning your space to remove dust, grime, and negativity
Playing loud music - metal would be a good choice
Making other loud noises (slamming doors, banging pots and pans together, etc.)
Crafting a poppet or representation of said negative influence and burning it
Binding the negative influence to an object and disposing of it
I used to think this scar marked me. The mark of the banished prince, cursed to chase the Avatar forever. But lately, I’ve realized I’m free to determine my own destiny, even if I’ll never be free of my mark.
This is a spell for witches who are concerned about cursing. Whether or not to curse is completely up to the witch; however, this ritual is designed to banish negativity from a specific person and protect yourself from their influence. To be done during a waning moon. You will need:
- An acorn (protection, personal power, wisdom)
- Garlic powder (banishing)
- Pen and paper
- Black candle
1. Light your black candle. On a small piece of paper, write your chosen’s full name with black pen.
2. Take the acorn in your hand, and whisper to it, “may I be protected from (name)’s bad intentions and harmful energy.” Wrap the paper with their name around the acorn and secure it with knotted black cord.
3. Pick up your black candle and drip its wax onto the acorn, sealing the cord further. As you do so, visualize your chosen unable to do further harm.
4. Dig a small hole in the earth. Place the acorn in the hole, and sprinkle garlic powder over it. Fill the hole back up with dirt. As the moon wanes, so does this person’s ability to influence your world negatively.