Banishing Negative Energy

Ever had those days when it feels like there’s a cloud of negativity hanging over you? We’ve all been there, and that’s where the magic of banishing negative energy comes into play.

So, what is it?

Banishing is somewhat of a superhero of the metaphysical world, swooping in to save the day by removing negative energy. It’s not about causing harm; it’s about creating a space and balance in your world. And – depending on your path – there’s really no need to worry about cosmic payback when you’re using banishing techniques responsibly. You’re not causing trouble, you’re removing it.

Banishing is all about keeping the good energy vibes flowing. Think of it as giving your space a cosmic spring cleaning. Banishing helps maintain a harmonious and energetically clean environment, which, let’s be honest, is a total game-changer for your well-being. Whether the energy is operating in the spirit world or coming from someone close by, when its directed at you constantly your mental health begins to suffer. Reclaiming power over your space is the best way to regain confidence and control.

Timing is everything in the mystical world of banishing. Saturday is linked to protection work, making it an ideal day to kick those bad vibes to the curb, there’s also the phase of the waning moon that is perfect for removing things from your life. However, don’t forget that your personal intuition is the real star of the show. Trust your gut when deciding the perfect moment for your banishing rituals – sometimes 4pm on a Monday when you’re feeling magically charged is more powerful than waiting weeks until the moon wanes.

Banishing Magic Correspondences

Herbs: Mother Nature’s helpers are always at your service. Think sage, rosemary, and garlic (yes, these aren’t just for cooking – they’ve got some serious banishing mojo!). There’s also:

  • Cedar: Known for its purifying properties, cedar is fantastic for banishing negativity and bringing in fresh energy.
  • Mugwort: This herb is like a spiritual broom, sweeping away unwanted vibes and enhancing intuitive abilities.
  • Juniper: A fragrant herb that not only clears negative energy but also promotes healing and protection.
  • Frankincense: Used in rituals for centuries, frankincense banishes negativity while inviting in a sense of peace and tranquility.
  • Patchouli: Beyond its distinctive scent, patchouli helps in grounding and warding off negativity.

Crystals: These gems are like nature’s little energy batteries. Black tourmaline, obsidian, and amethyst are your trusty sidekicks when it’s time to clear the air. There’s also:

  • Selenite: This crystal is like a cosmic eraser, wiping away negative energy and promoting purity and clarity.
  • Clear Quartz: Known as the “master healer,” clear quartz amplifies positive energy and dispels negativity.
  • Citrine: A sunny crystal that banishes negative thoughts while bringing in abundance and joy.
  • Smoky Quartz: Like a spiritual vacuum cleaner, smoky quartz absorbs and transmutes negative vibes.
  • Hematite: Grounding and protective, hematite shields you from negative influences.

Deities: Many traditions have deities associated with banishing and protection. Call upon the likes of Hecate or Kali for a little extra cosmic muscle. You could also call on:

  • Athena: The Greek goddess of wisdom and courage, Athena offers protection and guidance in challenging times.
  • Ganesha: In Hinduism, Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, helping to clear the path and banish negativity.
  • Sekhmet: An Egyptian goddess associated with both healing and destruction, Sekhmet is fierce in her protection.
  • Ares: In Greek mythology, Ares can be called upon for strength and courage to face and banish negativity.
  • Brigid: An Irish goddess known for her healing and protective qualities, Brigid offers solace and safety.

Banishing negative energy after it’s been plaguing you will give your spiritual space a much-needed makeover, and you’ve got a variety of enchanting techniques at your fingertips. You can start with cleansing rituals, like smudging with sage or other herbs, to sweep away those lingering vibes, or try some candle magic, where the flickering flames and incantations banish bad juju – there’s heaps of ways to approach banishing magic. Here are some of our favourites:

Banishing Cauldron Burn

What you’ll need:

  • A cauldron or fireproof bowl
  • Red pen and paper
  • Any or all of the following: mugwort, sage, black pepper, clove, cedar, patchouli, garlic, rosemary

What to do:

This one is really simple but requires you to know what type of negative energy you’re dealing with. Simply write what it is in red pen on a piece of paper, you might write the words bad luck, or the name of someone who is actively causing you distress, or the words malicious energy – whatever you’ve discovered is causing you trouble, write it down. Then throw your herbs in and set it alight. The smoke will carry it away and coat you and your space in protection.

Black Candle Spell

What you’ll need:

  • A black candle
  • A pin or toothpick
  • Peppermint essential oil

The spell:

In front of your altar, or in a quiet place, lay out your items and let yourself get comfortable. Take a few deep breaths and set your intention for this spell by visualising the outcome your desire. What does your life look like without this negative influence? Take as much time as you need and allow the images or feelings to come to you.

With the pin, carve symbols onto the candle that represent your intention. You might write words like ‘I banish negativity’ or carve symbols of protection. This is personal, and entirely up to you. When you’re done, anoint the candle with the peppermint oil.

Light the candle and return yourself to a comfortable position. Bring your focus to the flame and allow your vision to blur as you stare at it, lulling you into a trance like state. Visualise the glow around the flame getting bigger. It grows and grows until it surrounds you and your sacred space. Imagine it spanning for as far as a kilometer, giving you a glowing radius of protection.

When you feel ready, take your mind back to the intention you set earlier. Meditate for as long as you need on this intention, knowing that wherever you go, the protection of this flame follows you. What you have banished cannot enter, and you will be to live your life without this negative influence.

Take your time feeling your new reality, eventually bringing those feelings back with you as you come back into your body and out of your trance like state. Make sure you express gratitude to the universe or any deities you’ve worked with today, and blow the candle out when you’re ready.