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Wiccan & Pagan Protection Spells - How to Cast Spells for Protection

Updated on October 13, 2014
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Danielle Lopez is a published author, freelance health and medical writer, biochemistry student, and certified doula.

My kitchen Samhain altar
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Evil things and negative energies are all around us. They cause us to become stressed, angry, hateful, and sometimes rage out against those who do not deserve it. Negative energies can well up from anywhere. They can happen if the person is not getting enough rest, not eating properly, or if they dislike their job. It can also come from people, such as an abusive spouse, a spiteful mother-in-law, or a sibling that you constantly bicker with.

There is magick that can be used to protect oneself from the evils and negative things that roam this world. Most protection magick is safe to use, so long as the person using it has the best of intentions.

Caution When Performing Protection Spells

All spells can be used for evil purposes. Most protection spells are safe to use, so long as your intentions are good and you are trying to protect yourself and loved ones.

This part that I will discuss is a little controversial for some witches, but it is about returning to the sender. Personally, I believe if someone sends you negative energies, you should revert the evil back to them. However, some witches believe that this goes against the "harm ye none" code. It is really up to the witch to decide how they want to go about it. If the caster wishes to return the negative energy to the person who initially sent it, simply add, "return from whence ye came" into your spell.

Protection magick will only work for those who use it for good intentions. If a person kills someone, then tries to cast a protection spell to keep them from getting caught, the spell will not work. Good magick will only work for those who use it for good.

Recommended Tools to Use

When practicing protection magick, there are so many different tools and spells that can be used. One does not even have to chant a spell to protect themselves. Many Kitchen Witches and Santeria practitioners use several different methods of protection magick.

Many herbs are useful for protection magick. If being used by a Kitchen Witch, they can be baked and cooked with the dishes they make. If used by a Solitary Witch, they can decorate their altar with the protection herbs. One can also burn incense that is designed for protection magick. Some herbs that are commonly used for protection magick are: Anise, Barley, Bay leaf, Birch, Cedar, Chrysanthemum, Clove, Cumin, Dill, Heather, Marigold.

Another method is to use Black Salt. Black Salt is popular amongst Santeria and Voodoo practitioners. It is very easy to make. The highlighted Black Salt link will take you to an article which describes several ways of making it.

Candles are also very useful when performing protection magick. Candle colors to choose from are: Blue, Gray, Black, and Purple. Blue symbolizes protection and calming energy. Gray symbolizes protection from negative energy, banishment, and returning negative energy to its source. Black symbolizes the combined power of all other colors, the protection of evil and negative energy. Purple symbolizes the rebalance of psychic energies. I recommend always using a black candle, combined with another candle color of whatever you are trying to cast, when casting protection magick.


In this article are examples of protection spells that can be used for various problems. These are by no means set spells that must be used. These are just examples of possible spell set ups. These are also not spells that I personally use, as I feel that no witch should ever reveal her spells to others.

The best protection spells, just like with any other spell, are spells that the witch creates themselves. When a witch creates a spell, she is putting her heart and her intent into the spell. These sort of spells are far more effective than copying a spell from another witch.

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Protection from Bad People Spell

This is an example of a spell that can be used to protect oneself from an evil person, or simply someone who carries around negative energy:

With this spell,

evil and negative persons stay away,

while I sleep and throughout my day,

Blessed Goddess,

protect me from their ill,

keep their troubles far from here.

A Spell to Protect Others

This is an example of a spell that you can use to protect a loved one:

Oh Dear Goddess,

protect the ones I love everyday,

while they sleep and as they play,

protect them with your hand,

and blanket them with your love.

A Spell to Protect Against Psychic Attacks

An example to protect oneself against psychic attacks:

With this flame,

I invoke protection from psychic attacks,

evil be gone from me,

and trouble me no more,

Blessed is the Goddess.

A General Protection Spell

An example of a general protection spell to protect yourself from evil attacks:

With this flame,

I ask for protection,

from the evil deeds of others,

and the evil deeds within,

Blessed Goddess,

protect me from harm,

keep me safe and keep me warm.


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      Bella 3 years ago

      How to perform the general protection spell?

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      Danielle Lopez 4 years ago from Arkansas

      Thanks for commenting!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago

      Excellent advice, great guide for the beginner.

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      MysticMoonlight 4 years ago

      Very handy advice here, I enjoyed this very much. Protection advice is always handy to have as reference and to build from. Thanks to you!

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      Danielle Lopez 5 years ago from Arkansas

      Indeed! Thanks for reading. :D

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      It totally does--the body and mind don't lie--

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      Danielle Lopez 5 years ago from Arkansas

      The energy involved has a huge effect on spells. Even though I say one thing, if I'm feeling another, the way I feel will come out stronger than the words I say. If that makes sense?

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I had not realized that spells could be used either for good or bad purposes---besides the words used, does the energy involved make a difference?