Hi! I'm new to spirit work, and I keep hearing people say you should always "ward" yourself before working with spirits in anyway. How would one go about doing that? I have a bunch of protective crystals and herbs I like to use, but is there something specific I should be doing?
Nothing really “specific” that works for everyone, but having general household protection is always a good idea (example & example), as well as doing something specific for when you are working with spirits themselves, like casting a circle. Its good to use protections when working with spirits (like casting a circle) every time, even when working with “harmless” spirits. There are a ton of different protection spells you can do that are easily found on tumblr (masterposts: here, here, here, you can also search my blog for protection & a bunch of stuff comes up! <3)
Find what you are comfortable with and one that has ingredients that work well with you and that will be the best protection that you can have for yourself! :)