Protection Spells

1. Basic Candle Spell and CorrespondencesDay: Saturday
Hour: 1st/8th hour after sunrise; 3rd/10th hour after sunset
Planet: Saturn
Moon Phase: waxing/to bring protection to you; waning/to banish whatever you need protection from
Color: black
Herbs: fennel, mint, sage, thistle, night-shade (poisonous)– Nightshade is poisonous and can be absorbed through the skin. Handle it with gloved hands only- if you handle it at all! If you burn it, which I wouldn’t advise, don’t inhale the fumes.–, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic, dill- especially protects children
Oil: Banishing Oil or Mars Astrological Oil (good stuff)
Incense: sandalwood
Stone: obsidian, red jasper
Number: 8
Letters: H, Q, Z
Symbols: Earth symbol– write the name of who or what you want protected within it
Deities: Brigit (when seeking protection for children)

Using the correspondences above, set up your sacred space, dress your candle with oil and the herbs. What exactly is it that you feel you need protection from? If it’s an individual and you are fortunate enough to have their photo in your possession, place it on a small mirror and circle it with salt and graveyard dirt, trapping them within. Burn the spell candle near this image. If it’s a situation, create a mojo bag using these correspondences and the remains of your spell candle, inserting into the bag those items connected in some way with the troublesome situation or people involved.

2. A Vehicle Blessing
We use to make quite a few road trips with the family when the children were small, and before each new adventure, I would bless our vehicle to keep the occupants safe from an accident. I still do this periodically, not only with my own vehicle, but with my children’s vehicles, when I can get my hands on them.

The following blessing can be performed in conjunction with creating a mojo bag to hang in your vehicle or to conceal beneath the seat, its purpose being to keep you safe and prevent accidents. I included a spell for this bag in my first book: “Tarot: A Witch’s Journey”. You can perform this little ritual in the privacy of your enclosed garage, which I’ve done several times; or you can brave the neighbors’ curiosity by performing this ritual in your driveway, which I’ve also done several times.

The Correspondences:
Note: You should know that I’ve had to modify the timing for this ritual on several occasions, in accordance with our travel plans, and that will work just fine. Also, if you have herbs that you personally work with for protection spells and that work for you, feel free to substitute them for this ritual. Below are the correspondences I use from my own Book of Shadows.

Day: Tuesday
Hour: 1st/8th hour after sunrise; 3rd/10th hour after sunset
Planet: Mars
Moon Phase: preferably waxing to full
Color: black or orange
Herbs: dill, fennel, rosemary, plantain…(use dill especially for the protection of children)
Oil: Mars Astrological Oil or a good protection oil of your choosing
Incense: sandalwood
Stone: black obsidian, red jasper, citrine, tiger eye
Symbol: the planetary symbol for Mars, and the symbol for Earth, as well as the invoking pentagram for Earth

Items needed:
1. Six candles: green (earth), yellow (air), red (fire), blue (water), white (spirit), black– for the cauldron
2. Your oil and incense
3. Small bowl of water & salt
4. Parchment paper on which you’ve written the spell you’ll find below
5. Any of the herbs that you care to use in a mojo bag, to use in the ritual, or to place within the vehicle

Arrange the elemental candles around the vehicle in the pattern of a pentagram. If you’re pinched for space, you can even arrange them upon the hood of the vehicle. Light the candles and the incense. Have the black spell candle dressed in oil and herbs and placed within your cauldron, or a fire-proof receptacle. Light it as well. Using your oil, go around the vehicle and anoint the front, the back, the tires, and each of the doors with the oil, using the invoking pentagram for earth.

I open the door and, with my bowl of salted water in hand, I asperge the interior of the vehicle. I’ve also been known to throw a dash of sea salt here and there, as well as some crushed sage.

Go then to the front of the vehicle, before the white candle of spirit and your cauldron containing the burning black spell candle. Recite the spell below out loud, following the directions as you do so, and then burn the written spell in the flame of your spell candle, allowing the ashes to mingle with the melted wax. This can all be used later by adding it to your mojo bag.

The spell:
“I cast now a spell to protect
All those who will occupy this space,
Creating for them a sacred place.”

“I bless this vehicle by the powers of earth.”(walk in a complete circle around your vehicle, carrying a bowl of salt, stopping before your cauldron candle)

“I bless this vehicle by the powers of air.”
(walk in a complete circle around your vehicle, carrying the burning incense, stopping before your cauldron candle)

“I bless this vehicle by the powers of fire.”
(walk in a complete circle around your vehicle, carrying the burning white candle of spirit, stopping before your cauldron candle)

“I bless this vehicle by the powers of water.”
(walk in a complete circle around your vehicle, carrying the bowl of water, stopping before your cauldron candle)

“As these elements protect and guard my magic circle,
So shall they protect and guard all those who ride within this vehicle.
I empower this spell three times three,
As I do will, so mote it be.”

Gently lower the written spell to the flame of the black candle, igniting the parchment, and drop it into the cauldron to finish burning. Extinguish the elemental candles, but allow the black spell candle to burn itself out. Dismantle your circle, if you have cast one, and eat something to ground yourself. I’ve found that this spell can be quite draining for some reason, so don’t neglect the last suggestion; and don’t be surprised if you are very hungry at the end of it.

3. To Spite Your Face
One of the most frustrating foes to deal with is a person who is jealous and spiteful. This spell will deal with their energy, while most importantly, it will protect you from the fallout of their actions and their spitefulness.

Items needed:
1. A cauldron containing a nice little pile of burning herbs (slippery elm and sage would be nice, but sage will do), creating a respectable sized flame– you might want to use a small charcoal tablet, just to keep things going
2. A black votive candle
3. A photo of the target– if this is not available, their signature or a name paper will have to do
4. A red flannel bag
5. Three blossoms from a thorny plant, preferably a thistle; or three thorns– which are just as effective

Carve the target’s name on the black spell candle, and sit it on your altar, near your cauldron. Light it– with glee and delight, knowing that you are lighting a flame beneath your enemy’s feet.

You will take their photo and, with the focused emotions you feel at this person and their actions, you will mark it, slash it, spit on it, stomp on it– or do something else even more dastardly to it, all the while maintaining the focus and intent of your actions. It’s imperative that you do not loose sight of your intentions.

Burn this image in your cauldron, amidst the herbs and flames.
When the fire has burned down, the black candle has burned itself out, and everything has cooled down– except your emotions and will– deposit the ashes and remnants of this spell into the red flannel bag.

Then add three blossoms or three thorns to the bag, one at a time.

With the first blossom/thorn, say:

“The first I add to freeze your speech.”

With the second blossom/thorn, say:

“The second I add to halt your reach.”

With the third blossom/thorn, say:

“The third I add to spite your face,
That you may wallow in disgrace.”

Keep this bag in a safe and secret place, allowing the magic time to mature and ripen, that the target will feel the full effects.

4. The In-Law Spell
I have experienced within my lifetime the effects of one of the relationships that can be the most poisonous and destructive– in-laws. These people don’t have to have a reason for disliking you; your existence is usually good enough reason. If you’ve reached what you feel is ‘the end of no return’ and contact with these people is proving destructive to your family and overly stressful, or even harmful to your health, it’s time to bid them farewell. No, we’re not going to harm them, nor banish them, we’re just going to mark our territory and let the power of magic make it off limits to them.

Think of a tomcat and how he marks his territory. Basically we’re going to do the same thing, but without the urine. Instead, we’re going to use the magic of the green witch to mark our space with the herb: oregano.

You’re going to want a good-sized hefty cast-iron cauldron, some charcoal tablets to keep things going, and a plentiful quantity of oregano. You are going to get a good handful of oregano burning in your cauldron, and then tone it down so that it’s smoldering and smoking up a storm. And no, you’ probably won’t like the smell of it– but it works like a charm– pun intended! The essence of the oregano will magically keep your in-laws at bay.

Carry this cauldron throughout your home, smudging every room, and most importantly– every entrance! And I do mean every entrance: garage doors, back doors, old cellar doors you haven’t used in ages, portals, doggy doors, and windows– any opening into your home– smudge it!

You should also smudge a photograph of these in-laws. To add fuel to my fire, so to speak, I actually burned a photograph of them in my cauldron so that it was smoldering away with the oregano.

It’s been years since I performed this unique and useful little spell…and it’s been years since my threshold has seen the shadow of an in-law.


NOTE:  After years of being inundated with blog comments and emails from people requesting spell casting, or wanting me to choose a spell for them, this has been added to the bottom of these spell pages. I hope this is helpful when it comes to knowing what to expect, and what you will receive. These FREE spells were placed here for anyone wishing to find a spell they can use on their own, instructions included.  These spells can all be found in my books (which are not free), and these pages and these spells can be removed at any time.

  1.  I do not cast spells for people.
  2.  I do not choose a spell for you.
  3.  My Candle Altar Services are not free.  They are also not expensive ($21.00 for a single candle vigil, and $61.99 for a triple candle vigil).

         The cost for this service covers the supplies I need to do it (candles, herbs, essential oils, cloth bag, shipping materials, and postage).  The cost for this service also covers my time (dressing the candles, burning the candles– for as long as it takes, creating the mojo bag, and a trip to the post office to mail it off)  My time is important to me.  My prices may change at any time, and I reserve the right to refuse this service to anyone if I’m not comfortable with the vigil intention or the individual.

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15 thoughts on “Protection Spells

  1. I have a little curiosity question before doing any kind of spells or works is it true that I have to bless myself or protect myself before doing anything

    • Hello, Ari… it all depends. Individuals who cast spells for all types of spell working (both big important ritualistic events and little everyday personal magicks) already protect themselves with the sacred space they create. Personally, I rarely cast a circle anymore, and many of the people I’m familiar with also don’t cast circles for most magickal workings. If I had to go through the whole thing so formally everytime I wanted to do a little mojo bag or poppet magick, I’d never get it done. The question is ~ *How do YOU feel about it?* If doing spell work without these rituals for sacred space or added protection makes you feel uncomfortable or vulnerable, it would behoove you to follow through with it, as your sense of worry would affect your energy. if you don’t feel that you’re in danger or in need of extra protection when spell casting or doing rituals, your energy is going to be running pure and strong. It’s a personal preference.

  2. Hi Lady A. !! I loved your special gift for me…Am having some troubles – My hubby is mentally disturbing me..not sure if I should move on without him..I have so much witchy stuff to pack up and leave and BTW menopause is awful !! Tired of this transition!

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  4. Dear Amythyst,

    I have a question for you. My son has been seeing a very black like image in the house and the dogs have been growling. I put a Bible under my sons mattress and a
    garlic bulb for protection but I didn’t put it beside him because the dog will chew the book and the garlic..the dogs likes any kind of food. We have the owner of this house that lives here and a very negative person and has been for as long as I have known him and thats over 20 years now, except maybe one day of the week will he be in a ok mood. So with that being said and all and I dont want to dismiss what my son saw because it has happened the last two son is 23. He also didnt want to be left alone in this house tonight. The man that lives here with us seems so angry all the time. So I was just wondering if there is a way I can find out if there is evil in this house or what I need to do to have this evil leave. By the way the man that lives in this house doesn’t believe in evil spirits or ghost or magic or any of that and he has a fit if it is even talked about. Not sure how to go about this situation. Thank you Amythyst.

    • First, the mundane issue– I’m uncomfortable with the idea that someone is living with a “very angry person” that they are afraid of, or that they don’t trust. This sounds like a situation that needs to change. Also, this man sounds like he could have a mental illness, maybe he’s bi-polar; maybe he suffers from clinical depression; maybe something happened to him that was traumatizing and has affected his personality. It doesn’t matter if this man believes in such things or not, and since you are living in this house, you should have a right to address such issues (spirits, ghosts, etc.) and should be free to try and fix this issue. I’m getting the impression that this man is a bully, and that the people living in this house cow-tow to him. (I hope you find a way out of this.)

      The occult aspect: I’ve often heard that some spirits are drawn to negative energy. Without actually meeting you, or visiting the house, there’s really no way from me to be 100 percent sure of what this “black apparition” is, but I absolutely believe that your son saw what he saw, and if it made him feel frightened or uncomfortable, then it couldn’t be giving off very good energy! Forget the Bible and the garlic– you need to clear your house and space, and do a few things to ensure that it stays cleared. Spiritually cleaning a house is just as much an ongoing project as mundane cleaning– it needs to be done routinely, say once a month, or once every 2 or 3 months– you’ll be able to tell.


      The short version…

      Each room needs to be cleared of negative energy (and spirits, and ghosties, etc.), and this doesn’t have to be some big old daunting formal ritual.

      1) get a small bowl, add some sea salt to it– go around each room, clockwise, and dip your fingers into the salted water, sprinkling the area as you go.

      2) next, light up a bundle of sage, or just a stick of incense (sandalwood is good for this), and go around each room, smudging the area thoroughly with incense.

      3) light a white candle and once more, go clockwise around each room, lighting the way for positive energy.

      Note: when you do this, do Every Single Nook & Cranny— this includes closets, and cubbies, stairwells, etc. Nasty energy tends to hide in these places, and this is why children are often afraid of these dark little corners; they can feel it more keenly than we can.

      Keep small bowls of salt sitting in each room– and on your son’s nightstand. Tell him that if he’s bothered by dark entities in the night, simply throw a pinch of salt at it…believe me, this works, and it is so simple! “Salt”

      Give it a go– see if it works!

  5. hello
    even my in laws harming me. my marriage is live marriage aftr eight yrs of affair . now I have a son of four mnths. my in laws dislikes me . I live in my in law home with hubby mil fil and sil. I dnt want to live here. plz suggest me spell so that my mil thresh me and my son and hubby out of her home.plzzzzz I beg of you . I am in trpuble…

    • I have an in-law spell, it’s included in my book “The Gray Witch’s Grimoire”…the thing is, it’s not going to work as long as you’re living with them. So lets look at this mundanely, because quite frankly, this should be the first way to try to solve a problem before resorting to magick. If you don’t like living with your in-laws, this is a discussion you’re going to have to have with your husband. After eight years of marriage, I’m assuming you are old enough and mature enough that you and your husband should be able to live on your own. Look into it. Explore your options. Contact your own family.

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