Powder spells are a powerful form of magick that has been used in many different forms across a variety of cultures. Whilst the powder spells of Hoodoo are the ones most widely recognised by novice Witches, especially those in the United States, Hoodoo practitioners are far from the only people to conclude that mystical powders can convey powerful magickal spells and properties upon the bearer, user, or target. Their highly portable nature, their lack of requirement for obviously “Witchy” paraphernalia that may belie the Witch’s status, and their simple and cheap construction from things easily obtained from homes and gardens, make them an excellent way to start getting a feeling for magick workings without worrying about protective circles and wards to keep you safe and centred.
These are seven simple powder spells useful for various events and actions, both the everyday kind and the infrequent and precious. I felt seven, starting and ending on constructive spells, would be a good magickal number. I hope you find some usage!
Most powder spells (and all of the ones listed below) are simply “grind up into a powder and shake or stir them to combine, often whilst invoking some kind of chant or powerful thought or emotion”. Whether shaking or stirring should be used will be indicated in the title - stirring should be used for constructive spells (things that make something or add to something, not necessarily good), and shaking for destructive (things that break something or that take something away, not necessarily bad).
Bringing Joy And Blessings (stir)
Best sprinkled over a person’s pillow or head, this spell brings joy and peace to all who use it.
Easing The Loss Of A Precious Thing Or Person (shake)
Best worn in a phial around their neck, wrist, or stored in their bag or pocket. Don’t take it off until you feel truly at peace with what you’ve lost.
Blessing A New Space Like A Home Or An Office (stir)
Best sprinkled across all the entry points to the space,, or if this is not practical, sprinkle it through the air so that it drifts wherever it pleases before landing.
Bringing Misfortune On Those Who Harmed You (shake)
Best used as part of the filling for a poppet of the person or people who wronged you, or sprinkled over a taglock of them (like a photo or a hair) as you burn it.
Encouraging Plants To Grow (stir)
Best mixed into the soil of a pot or bed that you wish to enhance, or added to a small amount of moonwater and poured over the plants you want to encourage.
Dispelling Nightmares And Traumatic Memories (shake)
Best worn around the neck in a phial as a necklace, or placed into a bottle or pouch and slipped into the pillow that you rest your head on as you sleep.
Bringing Health And Strength of Body (stir)
Best sprinkled over the head or worn as a phial necklace, this spell strengthens and brings health to those who utilise it.
I can't wait to try some of these out. And most of the i ingredients, are easy to get. Sprinkling over my husbands or sone pillow might be interesting. I may have to tweak that a bit.