Cleansing • Attraction • Protection
Legend says that when Satan left the Garden of Eden, garlic grew from his footprints, thus it has a long history of being used to protect against evil spirits, vampires, and the Evil Eye.
Garlic is sacred to Hecate and can be given as an offering at a crossroads. It is often grown at witches' front doors in Hecate's honor.
Garlic has magickal and spiritual antiseptic effects that is great for cleansing and purifying. There are many variations / recipes for burning garlic - just try and see what resonates with you.
Garlic peel is amazing for cleansing an area. You will need:
- A Mortar & Pestle
- A cauldron
- Charcoal disc
- Optional: charcoal tongs (charcoal burns very hot! Tongs make burning things so much easier!
Variations of using garlic peel:
- Grind together a mix of garlic peel and brown sugar in a mortar & pestle. Burn over a charcoal disc in a cauldron or fireproof dish.
Try: Adding sulfur powder to this mixture will make it protective as well as cleansing.
- Garlic peel can be added to resins such as frankincense. Grind together in a mortar & pestle and burn over a charcoal disc in a cauldron or fireproof dish.
- When you need strong cleansing, grind together whole crushed garlic with skins still on, brown sugar and strong ground coffee in a mortar & pestle. Burn over a charcoal disc in a cauldron or fireproof dish. Why not use our own Witches' Brew Coffee?!
Try: To cleanse a person with negative attitude, place a single clove of garlic (peeled, crushed) under their bed (if at home) or chair (if at work) for 24 hours, and then burn it on a charcoal disc in your cauldron or fireproof dish.
Garlic has long been used in spells and potions to increase or invoke passion, and to attract a partner. And vice versa - to repel unwanted interest and ex-partners. Garlic is said to be an aphrodisiac when eaten by both partners.
Try: add garlic to your date night meal and cook with intent!
Garlic protects against a lot of things:
- dark spirits
- bad vibrations / energy
- unwanted guests
- the evil eye
- psychic attacks (both intentional and unintentional)
PROTECTION FOR THE HOME
A wreathe or braid of protection will keep your house protected against the evil eye, jealousy and negativity.
You will need :
- 12 heads of garlic
- any correspondences to decorate (lodestones, aloe vera pieces, pouches of salt and mustard seeds)
Make a wreathe or braid, decorate and hang over your front door. Replace the braids / wreathes once a year.
Garlic salt pouches can also be used, and hung around the house.
You will need:
PROTECTION FOR THE BUSINESS
When the above wreathe or braid is hung in the doorway of a business, it provides increased business as well as protection.
For enhancement you will need:
- Protective and / or abundance crystals
- lucky charms and items (horseshoes, snakeskin)
- pouches of salt
- mustard seeds
Make a wreathe or braid, decorate and hang over the front door of your business. Replace the braids / wreathes once a year.
Garlic is great for any spells or rituals for :
- Good fortune
- Repeling unwanted love interest
- Selling anything
- Breaking bad habits
- Spell breaking
Try: add a clove of garlic to any spell bag to strengthen and amplify its energy.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Here are some links for witch spells and rituals that use garlic.
- Fire Cider
- Four Thieves Vinegar
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