Magickal Hygiene

We’ve explored the importance of grounding. Now I want to share with you three other practices for magickal hygiene:

  • Cleansing.
  • Banishing.
  • Warding.



Cleansing allows you to clear away any energy around you, your tools or your space.

You can freshen energy that feels stale or stagnant.

Cleansing allows you to start any spell or ritual with fresh, clear energy.

You can weave your magick, knowing that you’re not being affected by other energies that may not align with your intentions.

Try different ways to cleanse your tools, your space and yourself to see which feel best to you.

You could use, where appropriate:

  • Crystals such as selenite or tourmaline.
  • Prayer or chants.


Banishing is about intentionally removing energies that you don’t want from your life.

This is a powerful skill to learn. If anything comes into your life that you don’t want – either in your magick or everyday life – you have the confidence to get rid of it!

You may want to research a banishing spell that resonates with you and keep the ingredients handy.

Another way to banish unwanted energy (or person!) is quite literally to tell it, in no uncertain terms to ‘LEAVE’. You can also be more elaborate with your language if you wish…

Yet another simple way is to write what you want to leave on a piece of paper, then burn the paper (somewhere safe and suitable – remember safety first!)

As you watch the paper burn, focus all of your intention on the energy leaving your life, and how you will feel once it’s gone.


Warding is basically creating an energetic barrier around you and your space to protect you from outside influences.

You can set up a temporary ward, or keep one up for the long term.

Ways that you can ward your space include, but are not limited to:

  • Seeing a protective field of energy around your space.
  • Calling on the elements / goddesses / gods to protect your space.
  • Using symbols or sigils.
  • Sprinkling a circle of salt around your space.
  • Spraying water infused with protective crystals or herbs.
  • Burning protective herbs such as rosemary and lavender.

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