Witchcraft: How to Cast a Banishing Spell

Updated on November 2, 2018
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Born in deepest Cornwall and now living in wild Wales, Bev has been practising her personal brand of witchcraft for years and years.

What is a banishing spell? In essence, it’s an energetic instruction to prevent someone intruding on your space or taking action to harm you. Banishing spells must be used with great caution. If in doubt, do not attempt one. The alternative to working a banishing spell on an individual is to place a protective barrier around yourself to prevent ill-harm reaching you. In this article, I’ll teach you a basic banishing ritual, a ‘wearing-off’ spell, and also a barrier spell. Most importantly, I’ll show you how to neutralize a banishing spell.

Cautionary Note

If you are being seriously harassed, bullied, or abused, seek advice from parents, guardians, teachers, or the police. Don’t rely on witchcraft to keep you safe.

Why Banishing Spells Are Sometimes Necessary

A banishing spell should be seen as a last resort. When you have no other options. For example, if you are being physically abused, then the harshest banishing spell is justified. If someone is bullying you at work or at school, then a time-restricted, wearing-off spell might be the best idea. This is a spell that gradually loses its power over time. By the time it’s gone, the bully will have given up, or better still, grown up and realized that their behavior was uncalled for.

You have to decide if the risk (and there are risks) is worth it. The situation could be resolved by other means, such as talking to the other person, seeking help from someone in charge, or simply by the passing of time. Should none of those be helpful, then a banishing spell might be what you need.

Binding Spells

People sometimes mix up banishing spells with binding spells. Probably because we often use a cord or binding in order to impose a restriction on someone.

Never, ever use a binding spell to tie someone to you. They are just the worst things. Often they involve tying two dolls, or poppets to each other. The trouble is, cutting the physical bindings does not negate the spell and you could find yourself in a situation you cannot easily get out of. Avoid these spells; they cause more harm than good. Instead, use a spell to attract love without being specific about the person. If they are the right one for you, they’ll be mutually attracted to you anyway.

Pick the Right Time

Your spell will have more power if you work in harmony with the moon cycles. Banishing spells should be cast during a waning (shrinking) moon. Even better is during the dark moon (three days before the moon reappears as a thin crescent. These are the times when you should focus on anything you want gone from your life, such as people, debt, illness, negativity.

The best day of the week for this kind of magick is Saturday, but you can also use a Tuesday, if your spell is to fight off a bully or aggressor.

How to Work a Simple Banishing Ritual

I’m keeping this deliberately simple, but you can adapt it anyway you want.


  • A stick or dowel about six inches (15 cm) long. It doesn’t have to be precise. You could even use a wooden spoon.
  • String or cord at least 24 inches (60 cm) long. Again, you don’t need to measure it.
  • A small piece of paper and a pen.


  • Black candle (must be new)
  • Tourmaline or other black crystal.

It’s up to you if you want to cast a circle before performing this ritual. There are instructions how to do so here: How To Begin Witchcraft - Spells. Look for the section headed ‘Basic Circle Casting’.

  • The tourmaline should be placed on the table before you. It serves as protection and will absorb any unwanted negative vibes that might be swirling around.
  • Sit quietly and begin to deliberately feel the emotion attached to your intention to work this spell. It can be fear or empowerment. It’s important to raise your emotion because that’s how spells work. Think about what this person has done to you. Imagine how you will feel when they stop. Hold the feelings. This is also your chance to change your mind about casting the spell.
  • If using a candle, light it now, continuing to hold the emotion. Imagine the flame being fed by your feelings.
  • Write their name on the paper.
  • Wrap the paper around the stick.
  • Slowly begin to twine the string around the paper and stick, binding it tightly.
  • As you wind the cord, say the following three times:

Your bad behavior is going to cease
Thoughts of me, you will release
My feelings for you are as stone
I command: you leave me alone

  • Each time you say the words, ramp up the emotion and energy. Especially when you say ‘I command’. You have to mean it.
  • Then say:

As I speak it, so must it be.

  • Tuck the end of the cord in securely.
  • Drop your shoulders and relax. Sit, allowing all the tension to leave your body and seep into the floor and down into the earth. It’s done. Close your circle. Place the candle somewhere safe to burn out. Put the stick somewhere where you know you can find it in the future.

Use a wooden spoon as a 'poppet' in a banishing spell.
Use a wooden spoon as a 'poppet' in a banishing spell. | Source

How to Neutralize a Banishing Spell

There are times when a banishing spell should be removed. For instance, if you discover that the person has changed their ways or that they are in trouble and you are able to help them. Remove the banishing spell quickly and easily, thus:

  • Get the stick.
  • Find the loose end of the cord.
  • Slowly unwind the cord and say three times:

You have changed and so have I
Our past issues have now gone by
I release you, **their name** from this spell
Be free and always treat me well.

  • Then:

As I speak, so it must be.

  • Dispose of the components; bury, burn, or trash them.

Note, you can use this method, even if you have used a different spell initially. Just reverse the actions you took and say the words above.

Wearing-off Spell

You can cast a spell which has a built in time limit. So you could restrict someone for a desired length of time and then the spell will simply wear off and fade away no there will be no need for neutralization.

Use the same basic method as described above in the Simple Banishing Ritual, but you will change the words slightly to:

Your bad behavior is going to cease
Thoughts of me, you will release
My feelings for you are as stone
I command: you leave me alone
Yet after a month, this spell will diminish
And all of our problems will be finished.

Repeat three times and add,

As I speak, so must it be.

Follow the rest of the spell as given. You can change the length of time to a week or a year if you wish.

Sphere of protection
Sphere of protection | Source

Easy Protection Spell

As an alternative to a banishing spell, you can also place a protection spell around yourself. This will keep bullies and abusers away, yet allow love and friendship in.

There’s no need to cast a circle first as this spell is, in effect a protective circle. In fact it is a sphere. It’s worth recharging this spell on a monthly basis.

  • Sit down somewhere quiet. On the floor if you can. Close your eyes. Relax and start to build a feeling of peace and safety within. Breathe and relax. Think about how it feels to be safe, comfortable and invincible. Maybe you could think back to your childhood, to a time when no-one could hurt you because your parents or guardian kept you safe. If that doesn’t work, just imagine how good it is to feel protected. Let your thoughts wander but keep bringing them back to this theme of safety.
  • Now visualize the feelings forming a ball of shimmering light in your solar plexus. Imagine the ball getting bigger and moving outside of you. It keeps getting bigger until you are completely enveloped in this sphere of shining, shimmering light.
  • Say:

Sphere of light, I bid you stay
Protect me, shield me, come what may
Keep harm, hurt, and hate at bay
Yet love comes in every day.

  • Repeat three times. Then say once,

As I speak it, so must it be.

  • Allow the shimmering light to fade, but know that the sphere of protection remains around you at all times.

It bears repeating that if you think you are in danger, or things are getting out of hand, you must seek help.

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      • theraggededge profile imageAUTHOR

        Bev G 

        2 weeks ago from Wales, UK

        Hi Litza,

        You might try this:

        Get a fresh candle or tea light. White, blue, or purple. It doesn't really matter.

        Sit quietly and think how it would feel to have overcome this addiction. Feel a sense of relief that you never have to do that again. Imagine how good it will be to keep all that money in your bank account instead of having to repay the credit cards. Really feel it.

        Get a paper and pen (best to have it ready before you start) and write down these words:

        "Healing Power, I ask of thee

        Take this habit away from me

        Remove any trace of this addiction

        Heal me of any similar afflictions."

        Read it aloud three times. Then say, "As I will it, so must it be."

        Fold up the paper, place it under the candle and allow the candle to burn out in a safe place. Afterwards, simply trash the remains.

        You might need to repeat this one monthly until it's done :)

        Good luck.

        PS The words were adapted from 'Everyday Magic' by Dorothy Morrison.

      • LFatima profile image

        Litza M Beers 

        2 weeks ago from 917 Highland Avenue, Beaver Falls PA 15010

        I am actually surprised about your spells, it seems simple with not negative attach to it. I read stories with spells that gave me goosebumps. Thank you

        I need one to help me cut my credit cards. I a going to use the spells for it, and to help me stop buying things from the Wish, I already on a tight budget I need it. Thank you

      • pstraubie48 profile image

        Patricia Scott 

        4 weeks ago from sunny Florida

        This is very intetesting to read and obviously you have provided detailed instructions and cautions. I am not teally schooled in this area but try to read so I may become enlightened. Angels are on the way this morning.ps


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