Real Magic Spells for the Dark Moon: Breaking an Addiction Spell

Updated on August 10, 2017
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Sage has been a Witch for 25 years. As a teacher and writer, she enjoys writing informative articles to teach others the Craft of the Wise.

Real Magick Spells

Magic spells for the dark moon are particularly potent. When it comes to destructive magic, it's even more potent than the full moon. The dark moon energies give a tremendous 'boost' to any workings, so it's an ideal time to tackle a big problem in your life: addiction.

The object of your addiction is irrelevant. Be it drugs, smoking, alcohol, gambling, food, porn, sex, video games, messing around on the Internet, watching television-- most of us are addicted to something, and they're almost always destructive in some way. Addictions are often not only destructive to ourselves, but even affect the people closest to us.

This dark moon spell is simple yet powerful, designed to be cast on a dark/new moon, when the moon is not visible in the sky at night. Ideally, the moon should be in Mars.

If you want to learn more about magical timing by moon phases, read here.

Spell to Break an Addiction

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What You'll Need

What you need for this spell is quite simple to acquire:

  • 1 raw egg in shell (the larger the better)
  • 1 black permanent marker

You will also need to be able to go to a crossroads, preferably at night but since the dark moon actually is out in the day time (it's practically invisible, but it's there) you can go at any time during the day as well. Just try to go somewhere private.

It should also be someplace where you can avoid going-- at least for a while.

In addition, it will help to have these ingredients on hand:

  • Chamomile tea
  • Green apples
  • Lemon juice (bottled)

But that's for the aftermath.

Main Spell Component

This spell is pretty simple.
This spell is pretty simple. | Source

Preparation for Spell Casting

Find a place to go for this spell so that you can be alone and undisturbed. Outdoors is fine (especially if you're near the crossroads you'll have to go to), but indoors is sufficient for the start of the spell.

All you need at this point is the egg and the marker. Set them aside for now.

If you wish, set the mood: light candles or burn incense.

If you work with a Dark Goddess, such as Hecate, Cailleach, Kali-ma, etc., you may want to invoke her and ask for her aid in your goal.

This Kind of Crossroad is What You're Looking For:

Casting the Spell

1. Meditate for a while on your addiction. Think about indulging in it, and focus on the pain it causes you. Think about all the things you miss out on because of your addiction-- all the productive things you could have been doing. Think about what you've lost because of this addiction-- money? Time? Friends? Lovers? Think about the guilt you feel, the shame, the remorse, etc., after you've indulged. It's important to mentally bring yourself into your darkest moments with this addiction.

2. When you're ready, grab the egg. As you sit there wallowing in these miserable thoughts, work yourself up to a good cry or scream or moan. Hold the egg against your tears, or against your mouth or throat. Let out some of that emotion, and let the egg absorb it. Say something like:

I exercise you, addictive urges and feelings; I don't want you anymore!

I exercise you and transfer you to this egg; This egg will absorb you and contain you within in this shell, So Mote It Be!

3. Take the marker and write on the egg. Make banishing symbols or just write your feelings. Write "I hate you!" to your addiction. Tell it to F--- off! Tell it you're done with it and won't have it dwelling within you anymore. Just sit there writing for as long as you feel you need to. Heck, color the whole egg black if you want. All the time, imagine that addiction pouring out of you and into the egg.

4. Gather yourself together when you're finished letting out your emotion. Grab the egg and put it someplace safe and cushioned, such as wrapping it in a towel and putting it in a bag.

Do NOT let the egg break just yet!

5. Take your wrapped up egg and head to the crossroads. As you walk there, keep your anger at your addiction in your mind. Walk with purpose until you arrive at the center of the crossroad (it can be dirt or paved).

6. Take the egg out of your pocket and throw it on the ground as hard as you can in the center of the crossroad. Throw it far enough so you don't get any on yourself.

7. Immediately turn your back on it and walk away. Walk away quickly, without turning around to look at it. Just keep moving away from it. As you walk home, think happy thoughts. Visualize your life, free of your addiction. Think of all the other things you want to do.

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The Aftermath

After spell casting, you should feel tired. A good idea is to come home and make yourself a cup of chamomile tea with green apple. Put 1/4 apple in the cup and let it steep with the tea.

Cut up the rest of the apple. Pour some lemon juice in a small bowl or on a plate (just a splash). Dip or rub the apple's cut side in the lemon and put the apple in a baggie. I like to use a zip-lock bag and suck out all the air so it's packed "airtight". Put it in the fridge.

For the next moon cycle (until the next Dark Moon, which won't be until March), whenever you feel stressed, anxious, or if any residual addiction desires nag at you, make yourself a cup of tea and drink it. Don't think about the object of your addiction; think about good things you can do in your life. Make plans for the future doing things you want to do (realistic things you can actually go out and do this month). Envision yourself doing them, being happy.

Remember, magic spells can help, but it's not going to be instant gratification; the worse your addiction the stronger it's hold on you will be. It's going to take time to wear off-- the spell helps you get over that initial hump and the tea will help see you through, but you have to do your part, too. Meditation and mindfulness are also great practices to help you get through any tough times.

I wish you well in your efforts!

Herbal Healing Tea

Healing teas can be very beneficial.
Healing teas can be very beneficial. | Source

Addiction Recovery Meditation

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 months ago

      I'm sorry; I hope things work out for you... sometimes it's better to move on, at least for a while. We learn, we grow.

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      4 months ago

      Could you use this to cure someone else’s addiction?

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      Fang 5 months ago

      I wish to get my boyfriend back, I was a jerk to him and now i'm so sorry for what I've done.

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      Jason 8 months ago

      Can I get a spell to fix my marriage and bring my wife back to me. I caused alot of problems and accused her. But I want it fixed. I know this works my wife cast a spell for a friend to stop harming others or herself. I believe it will work. I need help.

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      Bennie 9 months ago

      Hi, i plan on using this spell on witchcraft spirits which somehow i believe are after me, will it work

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      Judy 15 months ago

      My boyfriends Louis mclilly Jr I on drug he on crack I need a spell to get him off drugs

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 16 months ago

      Hi Swapna; I'm not an astrologist so I rely on online moon sign/moon phase calendars for such things. There are many online and good apps for such things.

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      Swapna 17 months ago

      I have been reading your articles and sincerely thank you for explaining the underlining logic and basis for things so very well and by examples. Related to this one, how do you find out that the moon is in mars on a particular dark moon? when is the next such dark moon?

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 20 months ago

      thank you for your comment Stealth; bright blessings to you.

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      STEALTH 20 months ago

      Good read, I plan on working this spell

      I enjoyed it so much I printed it.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 21 months ago

      This kind of spell is best done by the person actually addicted; there are other types of spells for when we need to cast spells on other people but that can be challenging because without their consent it can be hard to help them break through emotional blocks. But some minor workings to get the person to realize the damage they're doing to themselves and their lives might help get the ball rolling.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 21 months ago

      Hi Michelle; I'm sorry for being so late coming, I was working on some other big projects for work and Hubpages kind of fell to the wayside. I do post a lot of articles here, I hope you will find them useful. You can check out my new website as well,, where I'll be posting weekly blogs and am starting a 'mailbag section' to answer questions once per month.

      I do teach a year-long Wiccan grove class as well that will be accepting applications for until the end of October for the 2017 class. I can only take a limited amount of students in that.

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      Rosy 2 years ago

      can I do it for someone else who is addicted

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      Michelle 2 years ago

      I've been searching and I feel I've found you. Do you have a way that I can follow and learn from you. I am so looking forward to the dark moon and my healing to begin

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago

      You're welcome Phoenix, and wishing you many blessings and success.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago

      Interesting Andrew,; though I am not very sure what one thing has to do with the other. Thanks for commenting.

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      Phoenix 2 years ago

      Thank you for this i haven't tried it yet but I know this going to work!

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      Andrew Chu 2 years ago from sofia

      This reminds me of life back in Africa when I was a child. These are the kind of things most people were practicing then and today they don't have electricity and drinkable water.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago

      Hi Nac, guess it depends on your definition of magic. To me, what you described, is exactly how magic works (in reality, not the kind of fiction & rumor). I see magic & witchcraft as a spiritual art rooted in nature and psychology, used to bring about desired changes-- often to change the 'inner landscape' to facilitate outer changes.

      If you're talking about hocus-pocusy stuff that bends the laws of physics and makes things go poof like in movies and stories... I don't believe in that either.

      Thanks so much for commenting! I appreciate your kind words.

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      NAC 2 years ago

      love your work. i dont believe in magic or spells but the technique used in this will help people, it helped me! Its a great way to heal. nero association conditioning, changing your accociations toward your addiction, association more pain than pleasure to your addictions then managing your withdrawls with tea. Thank you

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 2 years ago

      Hi Jeremy; sorry to hear you're going through such a tough time after your accident and with these drugs.

      The thing about spells like this is (and having studied Hermetics I'm sure you understand this)-- the efficacy is not based on the spell, it's based on the caster. On the caster's mind, really. Magic is, quite literally, mind *over* matter. For example, just looking for percentages and testimonies shows that your confidence level isn't very high for this spell or these kinds of workings, so already you have that doubt working against you.

      People can overcome anything they believe they can overcome; and magic is a great tool in helping. But personal experiences are going to vary based on your own mind, and whatever blocks might be in place there. Magic can't accomplish things against your mind, if you have conscious or even subconscious thoughts and attitudes that are not conducive to the working you're trying to do, then that conflict is going to act as a block to manifestation.

      As I'm sure you know, people can look into and dabble in the occult for years and years and never benefit from it; others can seriously apply themselves and advance rather quickly. So if things have not worked for you before, I would suggest that perhaps you're not getting the basics (which I suggest merely because it is a common problem)-- and the basics for any good occult teaching usually begins with working on the mind (reconditioning it, reprogramming it basically, and disciplining it). Without knowing your specific efforts and experiences it's hard to really know, but I find that a lot of people who are not finding the changes coming over time are usually stuck because they struggled with or skipped some of the basics.

      You have a big challenge here trying to overcome your addiction and take control of your life again; but you might need to start with something other than your addiction, you might need to start first with some pathworking and re-training the mind. With drugs it can be one of those 'vicious cycles'; those things are hard to accomplish when we're on drugs, but it's hard to move on to the challenge of getting off drugs until those things are accomplished. So it might be more of a series of tasks that will help you build up to where you want to be step by step.

      A spell like this, which is based more on raw emotion than on ceremonial technique, might not be 100% 'cure', because it depends on where your mind is at. You may need to perform it more than once to really benefit. It can definitely help take the edge off enough to give you a bit of an advantage for a while to proceed with working on the next step in that process, which might be to begin cleansing, ridding yourself of mental blocks, beginning a meditation & mindfulness program to help you with pain management and cravings, etc.

      Hope that makes sense.


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      Jeremy 2 years ago

      How about an opiate and benzo addiction, both druggs have a sever withdrawal. I have studied the hermetic order of the golden dawn, as well as wicca, witchcraft, and many different paths. I have 2 kids and a wife thats need me, and Im physicaly dependent on these pills do to a motorcycle accident. If I use as much as my will, and focus on the desire to banish the addiction, and take control of my body/mind/soul again, and be back on my journey to enlightenment and healing, will this work. I have chronic pain and conditions do to the accident, but I rather recover taper down slowly, and do this spell when I am 100% ready for it.

      Does anybody have feedback on how this spell works for an opiate/benzo addiction. If it instantly changes the anatomy of the body/psych then this is for me, if not then I can do it on my own through will and disceplin, just going to take longer, and allot less easier. Just wondering if anyone had feedback through experience.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Hi Tara; glad you rethought that. You don't want that kind of negativity in your life over revenge. I know how hard it can be (if you read my hub about how I became Wiccan, I talk about how I grew up abused, molested, etc.-- so believe me, I know how we can all have strong feelings like that). Everyone will get what's coming to them; it doesn't serve us any good purpose to be vengeful and live in the past, it's better to look forward and shed that negativity.

      The spell with the egg is meant to rid yourself of something unhealthy. You're not doing anything to anyone else, you're getting rid of your own bad feelings. That is not going to hurt the person by wishing them out of your life, it's going to help you move on from that unhealthy relationship. So I don't think you have to worry about anything coming back on you. You're going to be fine.

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      tara 3 years ago

      Does the egg spell mean Your hurting a person if you draw on the egg and wish them away? Will it come back to me? Bit confused and scared now

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      Tara 3 years ago

      Thank you. I hoped you would confirm that for me. (Spells can reflect on the caster) its just so hard at times. However, your correct. Thanks again. Blesses xx

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      Hi Tara, thanks for your question. There are spells for everything and anything, because if one doesn't already exist, you can design a spell for a specific purpose.

      But I can't help you with revenge spells as they're unethical in my faith; they also bring as much negativity to the caster as to the target, and I can't be part of that (for either people).

      I would highly recommend seeking spells to help you let go, to rise above or (if it's a legal issue) for justice in place of revenge and hope you'll think about it. Good luck to you.

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      tara 3 years ago

      Hi . Is there a spell on the dark moon l can use to seek revenge on a harmful person?


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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago

      Hi InNeed, thanks for your question. This is a good spell if he is willing; if he's not willing, no-- spells aren't an effective means of controlling people with opposing wills and intents. I know a lot of fiction and sources make magic sound like it can accomplish the impossible, but it doesn't work that way in reality (or imagine all the people that would go around controlling others-- that could be dangerous). Even though your intentions are noble, without your boyfriend's cooperation, there is little you can do. I wish you and him the best.

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      InNeed 4 years ago

      Is there a spell to use on my boyfriend for his addiction???

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago

      I've had people tell me spells and magic are all merely psychological placebo effects. My answer is: so what? That just means it works, right? Who cares how?

      A recommendation if you're trying to manifest using lunar energies, wait until the moon passes the peak so it's actually waxing rather than waning. There's also a void of course coming up that Friday you might want to watch out for. Good luck with your workings!

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      Rebecca 4 years ago from USA

      I plan on taking advantage of the coming dark moon for abundance manifestation but enjoyed reading this, and I'm sure it will work. Mind over matter, plant the seed and it will grow. However symbolic, or whatever practiced, I believe what we believe works and can happen when wholeheartedly envisioned as truth. Hope that makes sense I ramble.

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago

      Hi Billy! I think it's worth the egg, lol. Congrats on your sobriety, that's such a huge accomplishment- 7 years! Thanks for commenting.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, I am an alcoholic with seven years of sobriety....hey, what the heck, I'm willing to give this a try if it will give me another seven years of great life. :)


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