Urban Spell Components
So, as an urban witch, I have a thing for weird spell components. Probably people have done this before, but i’m going to go ahead and throw mine out there. I’m going to try and do several of these.
First things simple, any small object can be enchanted to do anything you want it to. I have been known to grab small objects and just drop an enchantment on them cause i need a magical object right then and it’s what I have at hand. So don’t be afraid to grab anything you want and drop a blessing, curse, glamor, or basically any kind of spell you want on it.
Hell, my most popular post ever on this hellsite out of four blogs is a jinx using pennies. Make of that as you will.
I mean, come on. It’s a tiny piece of metal. All the potential.
But more importantly, it’s a symbol. On the one hand, it represents a seal and on the other it represents a key.
Want to not just lock something up, but make it airtight, completely and utterly closed? Stick a tab in your spell.
Need a charm to open doors to you, to open people to you, to make friends more easily? Soda tab pendant, or in a mojo bag.
Want to release pressure, vent power, or make a magical bomb? What do we know that pops pressurized containers? Soda tabs.
In the more abstract sense, they’re associated with effervescense. Need to be more bubbly, more sparkly, more light and sweet? Work a tab into your spell as a symbol of releasing that into the world.
Want a variation and like the idea of provenance? Get one from a beer can and use it to symbolically relax your inhibitions so you can be more open to people, cut loose easier, and so on.
All that shit I just said about tabs? Conceivably, you could use that shit with a bottle cap. But you could also do a number of other shit.
Now, some y'all may notice I used a screw cap rather than a metal cap. That’s reasons.
Bottle caps make great curse anchors, for one simple reason that can be summed up in two words: “screw you.” Eh? Eh? Who doesn’t like a good pun in their magic?
You can use them to close things, true, but you can also use them as a valve. Ever had to open a soda slowly to release the pressure a little at a time? Now imagine using that as a component. Where the tab is a sudden release, the cap can be metered. There’s a host of reason to use it in that capacity.
Need a charm to help control your third eye? Crank it up or close it down with a bottle cap.
Bottle energy by filling a soda bottle with a charged medium and set it to slow release with a cap only partially sealed.
Need a charm like the soda tab to be open and effervescent, but don’t want it always on? Bottle cap.
And, of course, there’s the lovely little spikes on the damn things. Ever step on one? Yeouch.
Press into your palm if you’re doing an evil eye and want to transmit pain. Add to wards as a deterrent. Work it into curses as a literal stumbling point.
Want to take your sympathetic sacrifice to the next level? Stick one in your shoe for a day and use it to charge up an inconvenience or pain curse, or flip the script and use the pain as a sacrifice to pull down good luck, good fortune, or blessings by trading bad now for good later.
(This, as a sidenote, will work with anything uncomfortable in your shoe.)
Ok, so at the basic, you can write spells and draw sigils with them. Let’s get that out the way to start.
Moving right along, one of the other basic uses is as a stand in for a wand. The pen makes indelible marks, so it can be added into the casting to make a spell more durable.
But the real fun begins when you consider: it can be taken apart.
Want to banish something? Consider how fricken easy it is to lose a pen. Get a piece of paper and write what or who you want gone. Make it small, because the next thing you’re going to do is open the pen up and wrap that paper around the ink tube. Stick the whole thing back together. Let nature take its course, and when the pen is gone, so’s the issue.
(While I won’t tell you not to use this to banish things that can become someone else’s problem, this is best for things and people that you just want out of your life, not problems you want to pass along.)
And that ability to make scrolls has a thousand and one uses!
Make a lucky pen. Make a money pen, so every time you write a check or balance your books, you call money back to you.
Make a wand more potent. Make cheap and effective curse artillery. Curse that shit and set it loose, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Make a homing missile by writing a targeted spell in it and setting it loose to seek an approproiate target.
Make a whole bunch of lucky pens and cut them loose to bless everyone.
Make a pen to help you with your handwriting, spellcraft, and what not.
And that’s not even getting into blessing a pen so the ink can be used to draw temporary tattoos on your skin that have extra potency, or sigils that are primed for charging, or for magical vandalism. (Vandalize at your own risk.)
So that’s it for this one. I'mm try and sit down and explain more of this shit that i do in the hopes that you fuckers get some use out of it.
Go forth and be magical!