Witch or not, we all seek for protection and safety in our lives. We get jobs to pay the house we live in, we buy masks to protect ourselves from harmful diseases, we use umbrellas to protect from the harshness of the sun and much more.
For witches, however, protection doesn’t only mean the security of one’s physicality.
Protecting your Aura
Your body is not the only area of life that you should protect. As a spiritual being, you are vulnerable to absorbing external energetic forces that may or may not be positive.
Fortunately, just like stable careers, masks, and umbrellas, you have the ability to shield yourself from negative thoughts and energies that can distort your perspective of reality and cloud your aura.
Your mindset is not enough to shield from vicious energies, malicious intent, and spells cast against you. Thus, protecting your energy is crucial when it comes to spellwork, astral projection, and divination practices such as tarot and pendulum work.
Ways to Practice Protection Magic
The most common way to protect yourself surrounding energies is by keeping a talisman in your pocket, This may contain protective herbs, meaningful items, and corresponding crystals or a combination of the three, at once. A talisman can be translated to ‘an item of luck’ or a lucky protection charm.
To make a spell sachet for protection, gather protective herbs such as Rosemary, Basil, and cloves. Amplify its effectiveness by adding protective crystals, flowers, and trinkets to your talisman.
Versatile and beautiful, having crystals on hand is the quickest way to connect with the restorative vibrations of the earth. Crystals can also act as a digital smog and an ‘energy magnet’ which you can use to shield from negative energies.
Practice protection magic with crystals by simply carrying them along as a talisman, meditating with them, or keeping them close during a divination session. Some protective crystals that you might want to consider adding to your collection are Hematite, Black tourmaline, and Obsidian.
Candles are the most accessible tool that you can use to practice protection magic. This is because candle magic helps us convey our requests to the ethereal realm.
A blown candle flame is more than just disappearing candlelight. Once blown, the flame that we see on a candle reunites with your guardian angels, your spiritual protectors, the divine.
To practice candle magic, cleanse your altar and have a black candle ready. Black aids the banishing and cleansing of the aura from negativity, making it the ideal candle to work with for protection.
Once you have everything set, light the black candle and set a specific intention with the following guidelines:
- What do you want to be protected from?
- Who do you want to protect?
- How do you want to be protected?
You may keep the light on for a few minutes and meditate on your affirmation.
When working with candles, crystals, or any divination tools, it is best to express your affirmation as precisely as possible, as this aids the effectiveness of your practice. Reading further on your tools’ correspondences can also help you choose which one to work with.
Nonetheless, it’s still important to keep in mind that the most ideal practice is the one that you are intuitively comfortable and satisfied with.