Protection Spells and Rituals
If you feel that negativity is surrounding you, or a person or spirit has bad intentions towards you, there are many protection spells that you can perform easily in the privacy of your home. If you are a follower of a specific path – Wiccan, Santeria, Druid or Pagan – there are specific spells to protect you, your loved ones and your home from anyone or anything that is threatening harm. Even if you do not follow a recognized spiritual path, many highly effective protection spells are pretty general in nature, crossing lines of metaphysical beliefs and religions.
The Bottle Protection Spell
This message-in-a-bottle spell is both traditional witchcraft and Wiccan, and is used to protect you from anyone who intends to harm you physically or emotionally, wants to smear your reputation or poses a threat to any aspect of your security.
Mortar and pestle
1 bottle with a cork or lid
Sheepskin parchment paper
4 tablespoons each or frankincense or myrrh, iron filings, sea salt and oak moss or orris root powder
1 white candle
Black ink (you can also use a black ballpoint pen)
Grind the first four ingredients using a mortar and a pestle, then set aside. Cut a piece of sheepskin parchment to fit inside the bottle and use the black ink to write, “I neutralize the power of (name of person who intends you harm) to do me any harm. I ask that this be correct and for the good of all. So mote it be!”
Roll sheepskin parchment up, tie it with black thread and place it in the bottle. Fill the bottle with the mixed dry ingredients then close with cap or cork. Light the white candle and turn the bottle counterclockwise while dripping white wax on the top until it is sealed.
Bury the bottle in a place where it will not be disturbed or dug up.
Wolf Protection Spell
As you might guess, this powerful Wiccan spell summons the spirit of the ferocious wolf and calls on it for protection against evil forces or people.
Artistic rendering of a wolf or wolves – can be a photograph or a painting
2 green candles
1 white candle
A lunar drink such as ale or wine (does not have to be alcoholic)
Cakes (crackers or cookies will do)
Arrange these to your satisfaction under a full moon and chant, “Candles three, green and white, bring protection here tonight. The moon is full, the sky is clear, misfortune and evil disappear. The mighty wolf will ever reign and bring protection from harm and bane. Come hither! Come Hither!”
Pagan and Wiccan Cleansing and Protecting Spell
Pagans believed/believe in the power of protective magic. This spell is referenced and used in several methodologies, and while it probably originated with the pagans, it is now used mostly for banishing all evil spirits from your home. This spell is more easily performed when you have a few trusted people there to help you.
A bowl of water
A smudging bundle of sage
1 blue candle
Blessed oil (you can substitute rosemary oil)
Container (bowl or bag)
Starting at the front door and moving clockwise, smudge the perimeter of each room (be sure to get all corners and windows) in your home with the salt, the lit sage bundle, the candle flame and the water. In each room, use the oil to anoint all doors and windowsills; a smudge will do, or you may choose to use the oil to trace the shape of a symbol of your tradition such as a pentacle or a Saint Lucy eye charm.
You can use a cleansing spell like, “With the purifying power of water, with the clean breath of air, with the passionate heat of fire, with the grounding energy of earth, we cleanse this space.” Or it can be as simple as “May the goddess bless this home.”
After you’ve done the cleansing ritual, ask your guests to put their token in the bowl or bag you’ve chosen, and put it in a place of honor in your home.
Old Magick – Fennel
A key element used for centuries to provide protection is fennel. This herb is actually a symbol of good, so burning it or wearing it will help keep black magic and other evil influences away. You can grow fennel in your own garden or buy it dried or as a fennel oil; either way, evil humans or spirits will recoil from it.
Phoenix Protection Spell
A bundle of feathers, either all white or in a variety of colors
1 long, slender candle
Put the feathers in the pot, light the candle and use it to burn the feathers. When they have become ash, place your hands over the pot and say, “Oh mighty fire bird come bless this ash. Come through the planes, through beast gates smash, protect this place and all within. Let us hear the fire bird sing.”
When you are through, smudge the ash on doorways and windows.