banishments

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A perpetual spell to cope with intrusive thoughts

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

✨ Chai spells ✨

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)

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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 

✨  Protection chai 
- Black tea
- Cinnamon
- Ginger 
- 2 peppercorns

✨  Banishing chai 
- Black tea
- Basil leaves (chopped)
- Ginger 

✨  Sleepy time chai 
- Culinary lavender
- Culinary dried rose petals

Happiness chai 
- Black tea
- Cinnamon
- Orange peel

✨  Confidence chai  ✨
- Black tea
- Nutmeg
- Cinnamon

✨  Divination chai  ✨
- Milk oolong tea
- Peppermint 

✨  Purity chai 
- Milk oolong tea 
- Coconut

✨  Lucky chai 
- Black tea
- Cardamom
- Cinnamon
- Clove

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Happy brewing everyone! Enjoy many cups of magical chai  ✨

(Credit for our basic chai recipe goes to @sidewalk-crystal  - thank you lovely!)

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.

Nightmare Prevention Masterpost

Here’s a masterpost to help prevent nightmares, how to interpret them and how to deal with them.

Prevention:  

Crystals: Agate, Amethyst, Angel Phantom Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Chrysoprase, Dream Quartz, Emerald, Fluorite, Lepidolite, Malachite, Smoky Quartz, any crystals that are black

Herbs: Anise, Ash, Bracken, Cayenne, Cedar, Flax, Garlic, *Hyacinth, *Kanna, Lady’s Slipper, Lemon Balm, *Mistletoe, *Morning Glory, Mullein, Mustard Seed, Purslane, Rosemary, Sage, Salt, Siberian Ginseng, *Skullcap, *Tobacco, Vervain, Wood Betony

*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)

Metals: Silver

Simple Tips:

  • 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 

Calming Crystals: Amber, Amethyst, Astrophyllite, Blue Lace Agate, Calcite, Celestite, Danburite, Desert Rose, Dioptase, Dolomite, Dravite, Fire Agate, Fluorite, Galena, Goldstone, Hematite, Howlite, Infinite Stone, Magnesite, Milky Quartz, Pietersite, Rhodonite, Sodalite, Sugilite, Tiger’s Eye, Vauxite

Cleansing Crystals: Amber, Ametrine, Aquamarine, Calcite, Chlorite, Fluorite, Gyrolite, Blue Tourmaline, Milky Quartz, Salt, Serpentine, Sunstone, and Turquoise

Calming Herbs: Basil, Chamomile, Hops, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Passion Flower, Rosemary, Siberian Ginseng, St. John’s Wort

Cleansing Herbs: Anise, Bay, Birch, Boodroot, Cedar, Chamomile, Fennel, Horseradish, Hyssop, Iris, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Mimosa, Parsley, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Sagebrush, Shallot, Thyme, Tobacco, Turmeric, Vervain, Yucca

Research herbs to ensure they are safe before using them

Nightmare Prevention Spells:

*Spells that are not mine

Severing the Red String of Fate

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

  1. 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)
  2. A length of red string
  3. A black candle
  4. A match or lighter
  5. 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.

Nightmare Jar Recipe

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.

Ingredients

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.

Salt

Lavender

Mint

Rose Petals (optional)

Bay Leaves

Candle

Sharpie


Directions

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!

A method to Cleanse and Ward after unsavory people visit your house

Personally, I wait 15 minutes to ensure they haven’t forgotten anything (it’s a long, painful wait, I know. Just bear with it!) and then get straight to work!

First off;

If they ate or drank at your house:

  1. DO NOT save any leftovers from that meal, as it is now connected to them. Use it instead in the compost heap to help further along your garden.
  2. Rinse down the dishes they used with vinegar first, spritz with sage-infused water, then proceed to washing the dishes normally.

And now if they did not eat or drink at your house

  1. Open all doors and windows to air out the house.
  2. Light some incense (honestly any will do at this point your just trying to make sure their scent doesn’t linger)
  3. The couch or chair they were sitting on needs to be thoroughly vacuumed.
  4. After vacuuming the couch or chair, cast a consecrated circle around the object and banish their energy from it.
  5. Lightly mist with moonwater and place energized crystals in a spiral in said area.
  6. Dust the House.
  7. Sweep the floors and collect any trash, immediately taking it out.
  8. Wash down all tabletops and counter surfaces with vinegar.
  9. Wash the floors and walls with a mix of lavender/sage/moonwater.
  10. Vacuum the carpets and rugs.
  11. Smudge.
  12. Squeeze out some garlic juice from 3 cloves of garlic and rub into ground outside of door (3 cloves per door).
  13. Mix lemon juice with a drop of peppermint oil and use it to draw a line on the door frame, both sides; make sure you left no line breaks!
  14. Rub a touch of dogwood oil on the outside doorknob.
  15. Recharge your witch balls!
  16. Air out your dreamcatchers if you have any!

If they sat down on your bed

Ohhhhhh boy oh boy oh boy. Guess who’s about to wash their sheets?

Surprise it’s you!

  1. Wash your sheets.
  2. Wash your comforter.
  3. Wash the pillowcases.
  4. Wash the pillows.
  5. Wash the mattress pad.
  6. Vacuum the mattress.
  7. Mist lightly with moonwater.
  8. Place energized crystals where they sat in a spiral.

Optional; write their name on an egg, take it outside, and crush it beneath your heel.

Can be a curse or just an emotional outlet, either way; it feels pretty good.

“But what if I don’t have all those incenses and oils and moonwater???”

Silly, just air out your house and clean it top to bottom using regular cleaning supplies!

If it helps, you can also say the following;

Your body left my house, 
Now, your spirits can too.
And by ‘can’ I mean ‘will’,
It’s time for all of you to leave.

You’ve worn out your welcome,
When you never had any at all,
Out the door with you lot,
Away you go, away!

May you never return here!
May you never come back!
I banish you from this threshold!
Now get the fuck outta my house.”

  • Peter: Im...grounded?
  • Tony: *folds arms* Yes, you're grounded!
  • Steve: You disobeyed an order.
  • Thor: *holds up a shovel* And now we're gonna bury you until you've learned your lesson!
  • Tony: Thor, that's not how grounding works.
Black Out Vision Spell-a simple spell to stop someone from looking for/thinking of you

Originally posted by petricor-inc

Ok, TBH I did this on the fly when I got sudden inspiration. This was aimed at an undesirable suitor.

Items:

  • Black/banishing candle candle (for wax)
  • Black/banishing ribbon/thread
  • Paper
  • Black pen
  • Name of person 
  • Spit
  • Waning moon (optional)**
  • Somewhere dark to place it

Method

  1. Light candle. On a small piece of paper write the person’s name you want to go away.
  2. Underneath draw an eye, to represent their sight, so to speak (doesn’t have to be pretty or detailed)
  3. 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.
  4. Spit on the black eye ( if you do it before blacking it out, it will be difficult… I made that mistake)
  5. Fold it up as much you can or want, to seal and trap.
  6. Tie the black ribbon over the folded paper and pour the black candle wax onto it to seal.
  7. 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.
Self Love masterpost for witches

❤ Bath Spells:

ROMANCE MYSELF BATH SPELL - For showing yourself love, care and romance.

SOOTHING BATH SPELL - For calming stresses and anxiety.

LOVEY DOVEY BATH - To draw romantic vibes and fall more in love with yourself.

SELF LOVE BATH - It is important to remember that you are loved.

PEACE BATH SPELL - Turn worrisome thoughts into a peaceful mind.

❤ Simple Spells: 

SELF LOVE SPELL - For realisation of worth.

SELF LOVE AND HEALING SPELL BOTTLE - Heal your heart and make more room for self love to grow.

TO LET YOURSELF LOVE AND BE LOVED - Allow love.

A SPELL TO ALLEVIATE SELF HATRED - Get rid of self-hate.

SPELL FOR EMOTIONAL HEALING AND MOVING FORWARD -  Let go of things that are keeping you fro self love and care.

❤ Banishing Negativity:

SELF LOVE / BANISH NEGATIVITY SPELL - End negative thoughts about yourself.

BANISH NEGATIVE ENERGY SPELL - Send away negativity that is interrupting your self-love.

❤ Glamour Spells:

I AM RADIANT - Boost self love and confidence.

CONFIDENCE AND BEAUTY SPELL  - Feel good about yourself!

FOUNDATION BEAUTY SPELL -  Increase self-esteem and confidence, and let your true inner beauty shine through.

CONFIDENCE MIRROR SPELL - See your beauty and worth when you look at yourself.

❤  Battles/Jars/Sachets:

SELF LOVE SACHET - Long term self love keepsake.

SELF LOVE JAR - Ritual and keepsake.

“SELF LOVE” SPELL JAR - I am lovely, I am divine, I am kind.

Harmless and easy “Leave me alone” Spell

What you’ll need

  • Pen
  • Paper

How

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!”. 

It’s truly wonderful to be a witch.

Banishment Magick 🔮

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 energy
  • Bad habits
  • 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
  • Simply saying “get the fuck out”

Herbs for Banishment:

  • Basil, Betel Nut, Black Pepper, Black Salt, Cactus, Cayenne Pepper, Chamomile, Chili Powder, Cloves, Dragon’s Blood, Elder, Garlic, Heliotrope, Horehound, Juniper, Morning Glory, Mullein, Mugwort, Oleander, Onion, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Sea Salt, St. John’s Wort, Thyme, Tobacco, Vinegar, Wood Betony, Yarrow Flower

Crystals for Banishment:

  • Ajoite, Ametrine, Chrysocolla, Black Tourmaline, Bloodstone, Emerald, Epidote, Fire Opal, Garnet, Halite, Hematite, Hemimorphite, Howlite, Jet, Obsidian, Onyx, Smoky Quartz, Sugilite

Planets associated with Banishment:

  • Moon, Sun, Mars, Saturn, Pluto

Celestial Bodies associated with Banishment:

  • Black Holes, Supernovae

Lunar Phases associated with Banishment:

  • Third Quarter Moon, Waning Crescent, Dark Moon, Full Moon
curse alternative

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.