magic in a jar

Obscure-ish Ways to Charge Spells (Mostly Crystals)
  • Hold onto your crystals, spell jar, or other bit of witchery while watching a film that riles you up emotionally. (personally, I find Lifetime movies to be perfect for this)
  • If you’re one of those people who meditate before bed (and, like me, fall asleep promptly afterwards), either hold onto your crystals in your palms or keep them in your pajama pockets.
  • If you work retail (or any other similarly aggravating job), carry or wear a crystal around your neck and focus all your annoyance into it instead of getting fed up. It cooks up a solid frenzy of energy, perfect for a small hex, curse, or otherwise petty spell.
  • Sing to your spell.
  • Scream. Just fucking scream at your fucking rocks.
Jar Spell for Clarity 🍇

a simple springtime spell for emotional/mental clarity and wisdom

🍇 gather: raspberry, amethyst, bay leaf, sage, and sunflower seeds or petals

🍇 in a bowl, crush the raspberry. soak the close of the jar in the juice

🍇 fill the jar with dried bay leaf, sage, and sunflower seeds.

🍇 seal the jar carefully with wax of the color most calming to you

🍇 charge with amethyst as needed, shake to invoke

To Aid in Job Hunting

Originally posted by theweekmagazine

I was asked for one of these earlier today and I knew I had written one (in one of those notebooks or google files lol) so here we go! This can be made into either a spell jar or a charm bag, whichever you feel more comfortable with!

  • bay leaf prosperity
  • cedar chipssuccess 
  • caraway seed luck 
  • sunflower seedspower & manifestation
  • ginger confidence 

Just like any other jar or bag, intent is the key ingredient. If you’re making a jar you can light the candle to seal it now (bonus – feel free to carve sigils or words on intent into the wax if this is the only thing you will use this candle for – tea lights are perfect for this!) 

Go ahead and add those ingredients one at at time. Think about what you want to get from this, imagine yourself working, nailing an interview, etc. If you aren’t great at meditating or focusing, I find that saying them out loud, or writing out the things you want to manifest help tremendously, fold it up and put it in the bag! 

Seal up the jar or tie up the bag. Bring it with you when you look for jobs, apply for jobs, have interviews, etc. 

Remember– magic will NEVER take the place of hard work, you can’t get a job if you don’t put in the effort to get a job, this is just to help you along the way!

Best of luck, my loves!!

Also if you have trouble sealing jars, I have a tutorial here. And all of my other spell jars, tutorials, grimoire stuff, etc can be found here.

🍃🌕My Home Is Protected Spell Jar!🌕🍃

I made my first spell jar! Its purpose is to protect and cleanse my home, or the room it is in. It’s perfect for my dorm, and very easy to make!

🌱Everything inside this jar has some association with protection or cleansing or banishing negativity and creating a loving environment.

🌱What’s Inside:
-3 dried bay leaves with various protection and safety sigils drawn on them
-sage leaves
-mint leaves
-rosemary
-charged full moon water
-sea salt
-a pinch of black pepper
-some lemon peel
-a small piece of clear quartz
* I added some chicken bones in there since I’m very connected to the earth, and I feel as though the bones strengthen the spells connection and gives it an extra oomph, but that’s optional.

🌱You can add a chant or any other ingredients that fee right to you. I just told each ingredient its purpose in the jar and charged it with white candles and intent!

🌱Let me know if this jar is of help to you! I think it’s a perfect and simple spell jar for your altar or your room. 😊

a witch's tools

athame is a black handled blade, similar to a dagger used to invoke, cast circles and channeling energy.

bells are used to cleansing at the beginning and end of a ritual.

besoms are used for spiritual and psychical cleaning.

candles contain all the basic elements of the world — air, earth, water, fire. earth is the dry wax. water is the melted wax. the flame is obviously fire. and the air is smoke.

cauldrons or mortars are used for brewing potions, burning herbs, incenses, oils, etc.

censers are used for holding incense.

chalices are used to hold liquid offerings.

crystal balls are used to scry.

crystals are filled with energy. which makes them epic for spell work.

grimoires. it’s where you put your witchy experiences, your research. all the things you have learned about magick.

herbs have magical properties for healing and spells.

jars. it’s pretty obvious — you can contain your crystals, herbs, etc in them.

pendulums are sharp crystals hanged by a chain for asking yes or no questions.

pentacles are commonly a centre piece for altars.

runes are crystals with symbolic alphabets on them that are used for divination.

sigils is a symbol created for specific magical purposes. so, they are powerful if you know what you want out of them.

staffs are used as a larger wand.

swords are used as larger athames.

tarot cards and or playing cards. a simple card reading can tell you about your past, present.. and future and how you can shape it.

tea and coffee are often used in the witchcraft community. they are energy manipulating drinks.

wands are used by a witch pointing the wand and directing all energy towards the subject at the other end. it is viewed as an extension of the witch’s energy. it is extremely helpful in long distance spells.

your local library is bound to have some non-fiction witchcraft books. not really a tool but it’s definitely a resource.

Family/Loved One(s) Protection Jar

What You’ll Need:

Herbs: (Amount of each herb is up to you, I used about a teaspoon of each except the powdered garlic, which I used a little more of compared to the other herbs)

Powdered Garlic

Ground Black Pepper

Dried Cloves

Crystallized or Ground Ginger

Optional: Cayenne Pepper to enhance each of the herbs power/ energy.

Stones/Crystals (Optional):

Hematite (1 or more, completely up to you)

Other Materials:

Blue or Black Candle.

Jar

Paper

Pen or pencil

Directions:

1. Place or pour all of your herbs and your stone(s) into the jar.

2. Write the names of those you wish to protect (include your name as well) onto pieces of paper (1 piece of paper for each person, so I’d recommend that each piece be small pieces of paper).

3. (For this step if you are interested, you can inscribe a protective sigil into the candle with a knife, but this is completely optional) Light your candle of choice and let the wax melt onto the inside of the jar’s lid. Make sure that you can still close the lid after melting it onto the inside of the lid.

4. Say this as many times as you wish:

“May those I love and myself be protected from all harm so that we may live safely”

5. Blow out the candle and and place the pieces of paper into the jar and close the jar.

After the spell is cast, keep the jar in a safe place. I haven’t touched the jar since I casted the spell, so I’m not sure what will happen if you were to open the jar. But I recommend that you don’t open the jar since the candle wax and the incantation basically sealed the spell, meaning that if you were to open it, the spell might break or stop working. So just try to keep it off the side out of harm’s way.

If you have more questions or anything to add feel free to send me an ask!

Minimalism & Spring Cleaning Spell

It’s that time of year again, spring cleaning! I am trying to go though all of my possessions and only keep what serves a purpose. I have trouble with sentimental attachment, the fear of needing something later, and giving away something I perceive as valuable, so I decided to create a spell to help my spring cleaning effort.  

You will need: 
1. White salt
2. Jar
3. White paper
4. Black pen
5. Black embroidery thread (or other black string)
6. White candle (birthday candle, tea light, etc.)
7. Scissors (maybe)

Design a sigil that matches your intent. Create a circle of protection around your space, if that is part of your practice. Light the candle and think about what it would look like to have a clean space and what it would feel like to rid yourself of all those things that no longer serve you. 

Write your sigil using the black pen on the white paper. If necessary, cut the paper down to size so it will fit in your jar. Fill the jar with a tiny bit of salt. Add the sigil paper. Fill it the rest of the way with salt so that you no longer see the paper. Now say aloud or in your head: 

Air, water, flame, and stone, 
Set me free from things I own.
Show me which with purpose for, 
Haste the rest leave out the door. 


End the spell with the spell ending of your choice. 

Insert the cork. Extinguish your candle as you see fit. Seal the top with the melted wax. Add a black cord so you can hang it in whatever room you are working on sorting through. 

Now go sort through all your things! Hopefully you find it easier to detach yourself from the things you own so you can only keep what truly serves you and find the airy freedom that comes with an uncluttered living space. 

(This spell was partly inspired by the YouTube video “How to Get Rid of Stuff” by Jenny Mustard.)

Also, fair warning, this is my very first spell!

witchcraft psa

instead of jars to bury your spells in, my i suggest the idea of peat pots planters?

not only are they biodegradable, they are useful for many different things. you can grow herbs and starter plants or use them to bury a home protection without the fear of broken glass rising to the surface, or your jar staying in the ground for a 100 years. they also come in many different sizes as well. from large to very tiny

and you can even make your own from left over toilet paper rolls for a byproduct option that lessens garbage going into landfills.

there are plenty of cheaper, earth friendlier options available to us, as witches, at our disposal. it is up to us as a whole to start making better earth friendly choices, to modernize the practice. we are not from the middle ages and tradition has nothing to do with glass jars - we have the knowledge in modern days to realize how harmful the practice of burying jars actually is, we have resources to change that as well.

The Domestic Garden Witch: Not So Jarring Kitchen Herbs

So maybe you’re a college witch with limited space and money, limited to the one window in your dorm. Or, maybe you’re a witch without extensive backyard space who wants to start up a magical garden. Perhaps you’re a kitchen witch who wants the freshest herbs right at her fingertips.

For many witches, having a garden seems to be a bit of a no-brainer. After all, plants and magic go hand-in-hand. Plus, when thinking of a witch, it’s hard not to think of a cottage in the woods with a little vegetable garden out front. Unfortunately for the majority of us, our cottage in the woods is a tiny flat, and our garden out front is a windowsill with limited space.

This is when it comes time to embrace your craftiness and bring your garden indoors! Not only does it place your garden in a convenient location, it also allows you to freshen the air, recycle what would otherwise harm the earth, and embrace your witchy green thumb!

Apple Sauce, Jars, and Kitchen Herbs

Let’s face it. I work in an Italian kitchen, and much of the cooking I do at home is also influenced by Italian cuisine. As a result, I find myself constantly in need of herbs such as parsley, basil, rosemary, oregano, and thyme. While all of these plants are fairly easy to grow in various gardens, sometimes you need something inexpensive, easy, and within arm’s reach when cooking.

For this project, all you need is a few mason jars (if you don’t have any lying around, mason jars are very inexpensive and sold at most grocery stores in the canning aisle), some apple sauce snack cups (preferably consumed and cleaned), some wooden wicks (easily purchased online from companies such as the Candlewic Company), water, soil, seeds, and a box cutter or Xacto knife.

Make an incision in the center of the bottom of the apple cup long enough to fit the end of the wick. Insert the wick and fill the cup with soil and seeds. Remove the lid from the mason jar, discard the topper disc, and fill part way with water before resting the edge of the cup on the rim of the jar. Screw on the fastening ring, and voila! You have a very simple, very cheap herb garden to place in the windowsill. Since the wick passively draws water, the only time you’ll need to add water is when the jar runs out or when the water level isn’t high enough to be in contact with the wick.

Pro-tip: Be sure to trim the plants regularly - this is a garden meant to be harvested from regularly so that it doesn’t get too large. If needed, the roots can also be pruned and trimmed to help keep the plant small. If your plants begin to bud, pinch the buds off to encourage large, flavorful leaves.

How Can I Witch This?

When it comes to incorporating witchcraft into a simple garden like this, the possibilities are aplenty! Consider enchanting the water or using moon water in the jar, or if you’re into using crystals, place amethyst or clear quartz into the jars to help empower the water. Decorate the jars with sigils, runes, and symbols for growth, health, and prosperity!

The soil itself can be worked with, incorporating eggshell, ashes, or other magical substances that can help encourage the plants to grow healthy and large. You can also label the jars for their respective herbs and incorporate decorations on the label that correspond with the herbs you’re growing!

Consider different ways where you can incorporate magic into growing your herbs with this type of garden, and how it can help you with your kitchen witchery!

May your harvests always be bountiful!

Blessed Be! )O(

Reconciliation Spell Bottle

This spell bottle is to help reconcile with an old friend or lover after you get back in touch, especially when a bad fight or hurt feelings were the reason you parted ways.

Ingredients and supplies:

  • Egg Shell
  • Juniper Berries
  • Sage 
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • White and Black candles
  • Two small pieces of paper and pencil
  • A cauldron, or other safe vessel to burn things in
  • A small bottle or jar, with a lid
  • A cleansing method of your choice. I used my bundle of sage and lavender.
  • Optional: Fire-safe tongs, if you’re uncomfortable holding onto something that is burning
  • Optional: Crystals relating to your intent. I used rose quartz for love, amethyst for healing, and lapis lazuli for protection.
  • Optional: Incense relating to your intent, a cleansing incense like sandlewood, or a meditative or calming incense,
  • Optional: Moon Water

*Ideally, all of your herbs should be dried, as these are less likely to cause mold when stored long-term in a sealed container.

I started off by lighting both of my candles and my incense and reflecting on the negative feelings I was having surrounding the person in question. I then took one of my pieces of paper and wrote down the person’s name in the center, followed by all of the negative emotions literally surrounding the name on the paper. Write them as many times as you need to to feel like they are all laid down bare before you, and you have them all out. 

Once I finished, I folded this page up until the feelings were minimized in a tiny bundle, then lit it on fire with the black candle (for banishment) and dropped it in my cauldron to burn before blowing out the candle. As it burned, I repeated the words, “With this fire, I purge the negativity in my life surrounding (name).” Once the paper had burned to ashes, I brought the ashes outside and threw them to the wind to make what was left of my negativity disappear.

Next, to ensure there were no traces of the negative energy in my work-space, I cleansed the area and all of my materials with my sage and lavender bundle. I wiped out my cauldron, making sure to get every last bit of ash out, as well as wiped it clean with a bit of moon water. Once this was done, I placed my crystals into the jars containing my ingredients for an added energy boost. The lapis lazuli with my egg shells, the rose quartz with my rosemary, and the amethyst with my lavender.

As these sat and absorbed energy from the crystals, I took my second piece of paper, again, writing the name of the person in the center. Surrounding this, I wrote all of my intentions. You could also create a sigil for this, if you’re so inclined. Some of the things I wrote were, “ I am free from hurt.” “I forgive you.” “I forgive myself.” “I am free from negativity.” “I am free from guilt.” “I am full of love.” Once I felt like everything was out there and there was nothing left to say, I folded the paper just once and lit it with my white candle (for cleansing, action, and energy) and dropped it into my cauldron. As it burned, I repeated the words, “With this fire, I charge the written words so that they may be brought forth to action.”

After the paper burned, I placed those ashes in my jar, reciting, “May the ashes of my words provide the foundation for which this spell may act.”
Next, the sage: “May this sage cleanse my spirit of negativity and allow my heart the freedom it deserves.”
Next, the rosemary: “May this rosemary provide remembrance of the happy memories we once shared, in hopes that love may blossom once more.”
Next, the juniper berries: “May this juniper banish the ugliness of the past.”
Next, egg shells: “May these egg shells protect me from future negativity and hurt.” 
And finally, the lavender: “May this lavender bring forth healing, and peace, so that hurt may never fill my heart again.

I left the jar half full, signifying an open heart that always has room for more love, and ample room for more happy memories to soon fill the space. Finally, I sealed the jar with white wax.

Good Luck Jar Spell

🌌gather:
🍀 a little jar
🍀 gold glitter (represents fortune)
🍀 cinnamon (good luck, fast action)
🍀 allspice (luck)
🍀 four leaf clovers (the more the merrier!)
🍀 ginger (power, success)
🍀 tumeric (luck)
🍀 coffee (stimulant)
🍀 optional: sigils for luck and fortune


As you add the ingredients to the jar, focus on what each ingredient is there for. Visualize each ingredient adding a little luck to the bottle and visualize yourself being fortunate. I like to play music to help raise and direct the energy (a good one for this would be Best Day of My Life by American Authors).

Once it is all in the jar, really focus on directing your energy into the the jar. If you are the praying type, Saint Christopher would be appropriate to call upon. The Bible verse I use is Jeremiah 29:11.

Let it charge in the sun for about an hour (or however long you deem necessary).

I personally would recharge this before each use, to ensure full energy.

Good luck! 🍀🌌

☽Empath Protection Jar☾

Originally posted by randomweas

I needed a jar like this for my gift for sooo long, being an empath is such a blessing and a curse. I’ve lately suffered through more problems taking in negative energy and I feel as though I need to add some protection regarding that. And I so did!


Ingredients:

  • A jar(small preferrably)
  • Chamomile infused olive oil - Peace and Security
  • Taglock of yourself (hair, blood, nail clippings)
  • A pinch of:
    • Salt - Purification
    • Black pepper - Protection
    • Basil - dispels weakness 
    • Cinnamon - Strength
    • Sage - Purify
    • Clove - banish Negative forces
    • Coffee - dispel negative thoughts
    • Dandelion leaf - healing and defeating negativity
    • Bay - Healing, strengthening psychic abilities.

1. Invoke your deities or anything that can help you create it.

2. Put all of the ingredients together and while doing so you recite and repeat:

“I protect myself,
As this gift can harm,
Shall I be balanced,
Give power to this charm.”

3. Once it’s together, seal it with wax (I chose black since it corresponds with absorbing negativity, purple works too.)

4. Visualize and meditate!

- Anabiel