Wards and Protection
Before we start I would just like to say that most of this information comes from a YouTube video by Chaotic Witch Aunt. I am currently relearning the basics in witch craft and her videos gave me some information I had forgotten, and some information I’d never even considered before.
A ward is a spatial protection; it allows you to protect your personal space from energy vampires, negative spirits, and demons etc.
A ward lasts quite a bit longer than a standard protection spell because the tools last longer. Chaotic Witch Aunt suggested that we should be changing our wards once a week and our protection spells every two weeks.
There are many different ways we can create wards and here are a few I really enjoyed learning about that are cheap and really easy to do.
1. Sigils on Entrances.
You can draw a protection sigil on the inside of the doors and/or windows and as long as you can tether energy to the sigil it will keep protecting your space.
2. Ward Bags.
Small bags to have around the house that usually includes protective herbs (a post to come), protective crystals (post to come) and a protective sigil (a post to come).
3. Elemental Ward
This is a ward that focuses on energy magic, visual magic, and elemental magic. In my personal opinion, (there will be more ways to do this) you should collect objects to represent each element, then use them to call on the four major elements (water, fire, earth, and air). Once you feel you’ve meditated long enough to be grounded, ask the elements to help you ward the space you wish to protect.
Protection is very similar to a ward but it is for individuals rather than spaces. A ward and a protection spell can be tethered which we will explore later in this post. There are a few ways you can cast protection spells and there are a couple that I would like to share.
Tethering your ward to yourself so it acts as a personal protection is a great start up to visual practice. Imagining a rope or cord connecting the ward to yourself then you should be protected as long as your ward stays strong.
Using herbs and crystals to create a charm spell on an inanimate object is a great way to make a protection spell. Making a charm spell bag, and placing something you can wear or carry on you all the time in it whilst you sleep, will keep recharging the item and you can stay safe whilst you’re out in the world.
When I first learned about the craft, I was told to imagine something around me that would make me feel safe. My first choice was a suit of armour which worked quite nicely. The only problem with this protection is it takes constant concentration, or at the very least has to always be at the back of your mind.