Monday, April 10, 2017

Door Protection Spell Bags


If you haven't heard, I recently moved into a new home at the beginning of the year. One of the first things I did, after unpacking the tea kettle and a bucket of Dorian Grey, was to secure the home with Door Protection Spell Bags after a good smudging and blessing.

I'm fiercely protective of my home, which is something that stems from my childhood. When you've lived in a volatile house with a step-parent that gives a whole new meaning to "human garbage," you tend to get a bit defensive.

Whew...got a little dark there. Puppies! Butterflies! Fields of daisies!

Everybody in a good place again? Good!

As trite as it may be, your home should be a refuge to all the gunk of the outside world. It should be a sanctuary where you kick off your shoes, take off your bra umm...wear sweatpants, and feel completely at peace and safe. So whenever I move into a new house I make sure to clean out the old energy, imbue some good vibes, and protect my new haven. 

If you were to walk through my home, preferably during the day and without a ski mask, you'll notice little charm bags hanging from the door handles. As the years pass, the herbs settle and the bags get a little more worn, but I leave them be, knowing they were set in place with good intentions and the power of the Goddess and God. I use a fresh set for every house, disposing of the old in a respectful manner. 

Now before we begin, I'll point out that I have a small fixation with pouches and sachets. I just think they're neat.  Plus, you can usually purchase a bundle for a good price. Even the earth-friendly muslin bags are affordable. It's common for jewelry or cosmetic sellers to use these bags for their products, so I tend to have a few on hand from online purchases. Yay for recycling!

Of course, you can always reuse scrap fabric and make your own pouches! What nature-lover doesn't appreciate a good re-purpose?! ;) I especially enjoy using scrap fabric pouches if it's a spell that's out of sight, like under a car seat. No sewing skills required! Simply bunch up the fabric around your herbs and tie it with a ribbon. Easy-peasy. 

Please remember, magick cannot work unless we give it a pathway. Therefore, you can't leave the doors open, the windows unlocked, and a trail of Oreos to your front door and expect no one to enter. Take precautions, but know the Universe is working in your favor!

Now on to casting!


What You'll Need:

A hefty pinch of each dried herb:

Lavender 
Dill**
Rosemary (I left mine on the branch)
Sage (Save any loose bits that fall out of smudge sticks!)
Rose petals 
A special rock* or gemstone (Tiger's eye is suitable)
A pouch or swatch of fabric 

*Note: I use red rocks gathered from Sedona, AZ. You can use whatever resonates with you. If you don't already, collect any stones that stand out to you for later spell use!
** Dill will usually fall out of the mesh bags. I recommend including this only if you're using muslin pouches. You can also pin a fresh sprig of dill above your door for protection! (It will dry over time.)

How to Cast:

While concentrating on feelings of peace and security, add the herbs and stone to the sachet in any order. 

When done, draw the pouch closed or tie with a ribbon. Red, blue, or purple are great for protection, but you can use whatever you have on hand.

Standing before the door to which you will affix your spell bag, hold the bag in your palms and imagine roots growing out of your feet, through the flooring, and burying themselves deep in the earth. Now envision a golden light spreading up through those roots, into your body, out your palms, and infusing the spell bag. 

When you feel the bag is nice and charged, tie the spell to the inside door handle with three knots. 

As you tie each knot, say the following:


This home is safe. (first knot)
This home is protected. (second knot)
This home is secure. (third knot)


Turn your palms toward the bag and envision a protective barrier over your entire home, as if your home were built inside a dome. Then say:

With the energy of the earth,
This home is safe.
This home is protected.
This home is secure.
So Mote it Be!



Now doesn't that feel all warm and cozy? Bear in mind you just tapped into the Earth's energy, so either filter your thoughts (always a good practice), or ensure that you don't unintentionally manifest something unbecoming by stating positive intentions. You can do so by saying:


The power of the Earth flows through me for the good of all Its creatures. Only good shall manifest from this sacred energy.

This way if you get riled up by The Bachelor, you don't have to worry about accidentally manifesting a broken stiletto. =D


What's your favorite way to protect your home? Have you ever performed a house blessing for a friend? 

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12 comments:

  1. I love this! I'm assuming that's yours in the photo you used... it's beautiful! I like the idea of using lavender and rose. I probably wouldn't have thought of those herbs myself, but they make sense!

    I'm a huge fan of cascarilla, so I will likely add some eggshell to mine as well. Maybe even throw in a smoky quartz...

    Thanks for this!

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    1. Why thank you! Your enthusiasm makes me happy! =D

      I try to use herbs people tend to have on hand, so that influences my selection. A smoky quartz sounds like a wonderful addition! Enjoy your casting! =D

      If you get a moment, feel free to send me a photo on Facebook or Twitter. I'd love to see your personalized bag! =D

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  2. This is great, Michaela! We are preparing for a move and I mentioned to my husband that I was planning to preform a smudging and blessing when we arrive to our new abode - I will totally need to make a few of these too. =) Oh, and happy full moon.

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    1. Hello again, Randi! So great to hear from you! =D Happy full moon to you!

      Agreed—smudging and blessing is such a wonderful way to make a new house start to feel more like a home. Good luck in your move! I hope it goes smoothly for you! =D

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  3. Lovely color for your bag, the light yellow made me thing of tiny rays of protective sun...
    After a thorough physical and energetical cleansing of a new home, I can go about and protect the house. I pretty much use the same herbs as you do in my protective pouches (looove those too), except I usually add juniper and have never used rose :)
    I also trace a protective sigil under the door mat.
    I plan on making a protective rune garland soon, to add an extra layer, pretty much inspired by the one Marietta from Witchy Words made.

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    1. See, now I've never used juniper! Haha. But since you brought it up, I'll be on the lookout! =D

      Brilliant idea on the doormat! I really like that!

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  4. We have lived in our home going on 5 years now, I have not done any cleansing or protections. I spent many years blocking and have just recently been working on myself including being true to myself. Sorry I tend to ramble, I promise it usually leads somewhere. I assume there is no harm in still doing these things even though it isn't a fresh move right? Also I have to ask is there anything that can be used in place of the lavender? I have family memo who visit that have allergies with lavender and eucalyptus. Thank you :)

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    1. It's never too late! Personally I would do a good cleansing first (which you can find here: http://www.pennilesspagan.com/2016/02/house-cleansing-blessing.html), but that is optional.

      In lieu of lavender you can use basil or whole cloves. I only say whole because powders tend to shake themselves free from the bags, even the muslin bags. =S

      Good luck in your personal-growth journey! ♥ Thanks for taking a moment to comment. =D

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    2. Thank you very much. :)

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  5. Love it! Thanks for sharing the link to buy the pouched on Amazon. $12 for 100 is an amazing deal! These would be great to teach a class with too. Oh the ideas you are giving me. I seriously don't have time for this. Haha!

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    1. Haha! Well, I'm glad to get the creative juices flowing! =D

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