- a handful of jasmine
- a handful of lavender
- a pinch of rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- one white rose petal for each person in the home
- a glass bottle or jar with lid
- a candle of any color (I use blue or white)
Add each ingredient while visualizing your home filled with quiet, calm and love. Once you’ve added everything, cap the bottle and give it a good shake. As you do so, visualize protective and calming energies permeating the ingredients. Seal the bottle with wax and place it in the center of your home.
- Book of Tides: A Sea Witch’s Grimoire
- What is a Sea Witch?
- Sea Witches!
- Life as a Sea Witch
- Facebook Sea Witchery Page
- Sea Witches and Sea Magick
- Sea Magick
- Sea Witch by Wendy Joubert
- Sea Witch Magick by Theresa Helton
- Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore by Melusine Draco
- Sea Magic: Connecting with the Ocean’s Energy by Sandra Kynes
- Mermaid Magic: Connecting with the Energy of the Ocean and Healing Power of Water by Serene Conneeley
- Water Magic: Healing Bath Recipes for the Body, Spirit and Soul by Mary Muryn
- Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic by Scott Cunningham
A few people have told me that they are afraid of a curse, hex or binding coming back on them. So, here are a few ways that I protect myself from this happening and a few herbs that will help with this as well.
First, my process for deciding that a curse, hex or binding is necessary is as follows:
I consider what the intended cursee has done. Do their actions warrant a curse, hex or binding? What would the appropriate curse, hex or binding be? What would be going above and beyond that appropriate level?
It is important that the curse, hex or binding be absolutely deserved. If there is any doubt in your mind as to whether the person deserves the curse, hex or binding, do not do it. Be absolutely sure.
Thoroughly consider the appropriate level of curse, hex or binding. I know several death curses, but I have yet to use one of them. Very few actions warrant a death curse. Generally, a binding is sufficient. But, if the actions of the cursee have caused a tremendous amount of trouble, then a hex or curse is probably deserved. I find that remembering Hammurabi’s Code is invaluable in this process; An eye for an eye…
So, it is my opinion that if you can without a doubt say that someone deserves a curse, hex or binding and that curse, hex or binding does not go above and beyond the scope of what the intended cursee has done to deserve it, then all should be well. That has been my experience. However, if you feel that you need that little extra protection…here you go.
- Pray to your patron deity. Tell them what has been done to you and that you wholeheartedly feel that this curse, hex or binding is deserved and appropriate. Ask them for their help in the curse, hex or binding and for their protection afterwords. Wait at least 24 hours before you perform the curse, hex or binding to make sure it is absolutely needed.
- If you have the means, you should cleanse your space with Frankincense, Myrrh, Cedar, and Sage. You can just use one, except for the Myrrh, or mix them all together. Do this daily, until you feel that it is safe to stop.
- Take a Holy Herbs Bath. This is a sachet of Holy Basil, Lavender, Rosemary, Verbena, Thyme, Rosebuds and another herb of your choice that is related to protection that is placed in a steaming bath. It will cleanse you of negativity better than any besom can!
- Make a Mojo Bag containing the previously mentioned herbs, and include Red Sanders (Red Sandalwood). Hang it atop your front door or the door to your bedroom.
- Tie Devil’s Shoestring to your headboard to drive away evil. (From Anna Riva’s Modern Herbal Spellbook.)
- The herb Rue is said to protect whomever possesses it, but when given to or placed near someone else, it hexes them. This would be a good herb to add to any protection herb mix.
- Holy Basil is considered an omnipotent herb, and a very strong herb for protection. Consider carrying this around at all times, or keeping some on your altar or above your doorway.
- Add a protection clause into your incantation when you speak the curse. Usually, it will go something like this: “This curse is deserved, no harm shall come to me or the ones I love…” Of course, you can word it however you want.
- A trick I learned early on for protection is to simply tie a white ribbon around your wrist while you perform the curse. To further that, you can tie a white ribbon to your door knob for a similar effect.
- If you are still uncomfortable with doing a black magick curse, hex or binding, try a white magick binding. I find them to be less effective, but it is really up to the magician. I won’t say there is no chance of anything coming back from that or that there is even less of a chance, but it is all about the psychological difference between white and black magick.
One of the great things about any kind of magick is that a lot of it is psychological. If you tell someone that you put a curse on them, they start behaving as if they are cursed, even though you know that you DIDN’T really curse them! So, maybe just make a witch’s ball/jar with a few sharp objects and lemon juice, then place it on their property where they will find it. No incantation, no writing, just something to mess with their head. That will have no consequences as far as magick goes. Make sure to wipe away any fingerprints so there are no legal consequences as well!
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the ways to protect oneself from the magicks that you inflict upon others. There are many more spells, herbs, sigils, symbols, rituals, oils, incenses, baths and teas out there that can help to protect a magician from magicks cast by other magicians and by themselves. If you have any specific questions, send me an ask, and I will do my best to answer them!
Inspired by and reworked from: This Spell
Why I reworked it: I am the type of person that will do whatever is in my power non-magically to get a person out of my life before resorting to magic. I don’t care for witch bottle type spells because I’m too lazy to figure out how to dispose of the bottle. I also don’t have enough emotion invested in a person to want to cause them strife. I don’t care what happens to you I just want you to leave me the fuck alone.
What you’ll need:
- a piece of paper and a pen
- at least one spicy thing
- a lemon
- a long nail and possibly a hammer
- your trash can
- your anger, irritation, and intent
1. First slice a long cut into the side of the lemon. It needs to be deep but not deep enough to halve it.
2. Write the person’s name on the paper and then fold the paper in half.
3. Sprinkle the spicy things into the fold of the paper. Cayenne powder, chili pepper, black pepper, tabasco sauce, a chopped jalapeno pepper.. those would all work. Whatever you have at home. As you’re doing this say
So you feel the sting of my anger and irritation
4. Slip the paper into the slice of the lemon and say:
May your interest in my affairs and unwanted intent be soured
5. Drive the nail into the lemon to keep it closed shut. You may or may not need a hammer to do this. Say:
Do not continue in your (whatever it is they’re doing to you here) or you will be crucified by my anger.
6. Toss that sucker in the garbage can and walk away. Do not think about what you just did. Instead say:
You are henceforth garbage to me. You are no longer worthy of my time or energy. Goodbye.
7. Wash your hands to seal the deed.
- 3 white candles
- a tool for carving the candles
- pine essential oil (new beginnings, prosperity, growth)
carve one candle with “past,” the next with “present,” and the last with “future.” then, anoint each of the candles with the pine oil.
light the Past candle and say,“I am willing to let go of guilt. I acknowledge my mistakes, for they have made me stronger.”
focus on the flame, and reflect upon the past and the mistakes that most affect you. consider all that you’ve learned from them and think about how far you’ve come since then. appreciate the experiences you’ve had, even the negative, as they are valuable in some way. use them as a source of strength to continue on.
light the Present candle and say,
“I light this candle to celebrate who I am today.”
focus on the flame and take this time to reflect upon what you have accomplished and all of the positive things in your life right now. if it helps, make a list of what you’re grateful for right now and the positive changes that have taken place.
light the Future candle and say,
“I light this candle for new beginnings.”
focus on the flame and think about the positive changes that are coming your way, where you’d like to go in the future and what you’d like to accomplish. when you’re ready, blow out the Past candle and dispose of it (burying it would be ideal). keep the Present candle and light it whenever you like. allow the Future candle to burn itself out and dispose of it (ideally, in running water, such as a river or stream).
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you will need:
- a white candle
- 2 to 4 inches of string
- 6 inch square piece of green cloth
- a key
- iris or orris root
- dried chamomile or daisy
- a white ribbon
- a tool to carve the candle (straight pin or dagger)
Carve your name on the candle, then light it, while saying,"Fresh and clean,
with flame so pure,
My old life is now obscure”
Visualise in vivid detail what you expect from your new life and see new opportunities unfolding. Cut the string in half, letting the pieces fall to the ground. Place them on the cloth while saying,Remove your boudaries, Terminus
Liberate me, me libera”
Place the key on the cloth while saying,"Carna, come unlock your doors,
A new beginning, I implore”
Place the iris or orris root on the cloth and say,"Iris (or Orris), help me cross the bridge.
Janus, give me what I wish”
Place the daisy or chamomile on the cloth and say,"Freya, make all fresh and new.
Please do now what I ask of you”
Gather the edges of the cloth together and tie them with the ribbon to form a pouch. As you knot the ribbon say,"A brand new life,
I start today.
I seal my old life out - away.
I now embrace what comes to me.
In growth and opportunity”
Let the candle burn down, then carry the pouch on your person or in your purse or pocket for as long as you feel you need it.
Purpose: for when that one creepy person just refuses to leave you alone (great for unwanted suitors).
- various smooth stones
- go out toward a large area (maybe a field or even a lake). Take your time to build up your frustrations and think about what the creeper has done/said
- write the various actions (and words said) that the creeper has done to you upon the stones, and make sure to take the time to really remember those acts and words. On the back of each stone write the person’s name.
- "(insert name), you have been a thorn in my side for too long. Leave me alone, GET LOST!"
- As you say/shout the last bit, you should throw one of the stones as far as you can.
- Continue to say “GET LOST” every time before you throw a stone. Continue this till all the stones are gone.
- Afterwards, you should spit on the ground to get the last bit of energy out.
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
What You Need;
- A white rose or flower
- Red paint
- A jar
The white rose is the person, the target, the red paint will be all of the things you want to see happen to them, in defense of what they have done; you want to cover them with the color, make them vulnerable, expose them, to draw attention to them. Maybe like they did to you. You want to cover their eyes with redness, to blind them, to send them into madness, to make them lose control.
They think you’re mad, don’t they?
Well, it’s time to show them what madness really is.
So, with each decorative stroke of the flower, make these movements deliberate, focus on your purpose, bind your rage to the flower and paint, visualize the meaning of what these two concepts symbolize. As you paint, sing this song;
“Painting the roses red
We’re painting the roses red
We dare not stop
Or waste a drop
So let the paint be spread
We’re painting the roses red
We’re painting the roses red
Oh, painting the roses red
And many a tear we shed
Because we know
They’ll cease to grow
In fact, they’ll soon be dead
And yet we go ahead
Painting the roses red”
If you get tired of singing, continue to think it over in your mind, or even play the actual song if you can.
Get your jar, and put the rose inside. You don’t have to break this jar either, not unless you care to release them from this curse later on. You’re going to be binding their fate within the vessel.
You will put the rose inside, and seal it, leaving the flower to wither inside for as long as you like— an example of how long you think they deserve it. Until they acknowledge their mistake, there’s no letting them go.
The clearness of the glass around it will signify that everyone can see the chaos that’s beginning to happen to them, especially you. Everyone will know what they have done wrong; they will not be able to hide from their mistakes, their errors.
Put your jar in a nice visible place, or what have you, and finish and bind the spell:
“I’ve painted their roses red,
not pink, not green, not aquamarine,
I’ve painted their roses red.”
Now, this isn’t wishing death upon anyone, of course, since the lyrics indicate the flowers dying. The ‘death’ is metaphorical, as this indicates the ending to their cruelty, to whatever it is that needs to be stopped, whatever is it that has harmed you or someone else.
They are now exposed for what they are, they will now deal with the consequences, they will see the redness of their mistakes upon themselves, just as we all do.
…And we hope that it drives them mad.