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How to Cast a Jar Spell: Witchcraft for Beginners

From drawing love your way or improving your grades to ridding yourself of negative energy, jar spells can do wonders.

From drawing love your way or improving your grades to ridding yourself of negative energy, jar spells can do wonders.

Witch's Jar Spells

Jar spells, also known as bottle spells or container spells, are an old form of folk magic. While this form of magic is mostly found in cursing and curse-breaking, it’s not just for baneful magic. The Hoodoo ‘honey jar spell,’ for example, is common in love magic. The jar spell is versatile overall and can be custom-designed for a variety of needs.

Note: If you prefer to use magical timing, you might look up the most effective day, and planetary hour to lend power to your spell.

Here’s how to design and cast a jar spell.

How to Cast a Jar or Bottle Spell in 7 Steps

  1. Define Your Intent
  2. Select a Container
  3. Choose Your Jar's Contents
  4. Fill Your Jar
  5. Seal Your Jar
  6. Meditate on Your Intent
  7. Finish Your Spell

Continue scrolling for detailed explanations of each step and tips to help you make the most of your jar spell.

Step 1: Define Your Intent

The first and most logical step in a jar spell is to define your intent. Your intent is what everything in your spell will revolve around. As per usual with magic, your intent should be:

  • Specific: Focus on precise goals (i.e., no wishing, no generalizing, no multi-purpose spells for 12 different things).
  • Realistic: Make sure those goals are attainable (no Dungeons & Dragons or Harry Potter fantasy stuff).
  • Ethical: I'm not going to say what is or isn't ethical, but you should certainly consider your spiritual ethics and think about the consequences of your actions.

Once your intent is determined, you can begin to design your jar spell—namely, what kind of things you need to put into it to achieve your goal.

Step 2: Choose a Container for Your Jar Spell

Basically, any kind of container can be used for a spell. I have to admit upfront that I’m not entirely comfortable using containers made of plastic, but opinions vary on its effectiveness. I prefer glass, though people use clay and other materials. As long as it has no cracks and a tight-fitting lid or cork, you’re golden.

To find a suitable bottle, scrounge around the house or at thrift shops. Consider using anything from mason jars, baby food jars, and mayo or pickle jars to old salad and oil bottles.

Note: Make sure you cleanse and consecrate the container you’re going to use, as well as all the items you plan to fill it with.

Paint Your Jar (Optional)

If you want, you can paint your jar in a color that corresponds with your intent or with symbols and images. This is not necessary, but any little help can give you a boost—plus, it keeps anyone who might stumble upon your jar from seeing the contents.

You can choose from a wide variety of items when filling your jar.

You can choose from a wide variety of items when filling your jar.

Step 3: Choose Your Jar Spell Contents

Deciding on the contents is basically the ‘meat’ of this magical working. While there is no limit to what you can choose to include, it’s important to select things that will help you work toward your ultimate magical goal. I like to choose things from the following categories.

A Personal Item

A photograph, hair, nail clippings, blood or other personal item is crucial to your spell. You could also use a name written on paper. This should be of the person you are casting the spell on—so if you’re casting the spell for yourself, you’d use your own picture, item or name. If casting the spell for a friend or on someone else (such as a spell to get a bully to leave you alone), you would use their photo, name or item.

Written Intent or Prayer

There is a lot of power in words, so I always find it helpful to write my intent on something and slip it into the jar. If you are seeking the aid of a deity in your jar spell, you can write a note to them asking for their assistance.


Generally, the bottle should contain some liquid, but which liquid you choose depends on your intent.

  • Urine is used for protection jars and jars to break a curse, but can also be used for manipulative spells over others.
  • Vinegar is used to curse or harm others or to ‘spoil’ something. Safety note: vinegar jars can explode—so don’t fill it to the top, and keep the jar wrapped in cloth or towels (unless you’re burying it).
  • Honey, sugar water or some kind of nectar is used when you want to compel someone or something. This is because if you were seeking to make friends, to be more persuasive, to soothe over hurt feelings, etc., you’d want to ‘sweeten’ their disposition.
  • Ammonia is used for ‘cleansing’, when you want to banish negativity or malevolent entities, or when you wish to start anew with a ‘clean slate’. Safety note: never burn candles on ammonia and do not place ammonia jars near heat, as it can be explosive and flammable.
  • Tinctures, infusions, oils, etc. can be used for a multitude of purposes, such as blessings for health or prosperity and the like. Naturally, you should choose something based on your intent—for example, a money spell might include a tincture, infusion or oil made from money-drawing herbs like cinnamon or mint.
  • Water can be used, but I don’t really recommend plain water. At the very least, you can make an herbal infusion with it to give it more of a boost. I personally think heavily salted and blessed water can be good for purification purposes, but beyond that, I would avoid plain tap water.


Like with liquids, there are different types of solids that you can choose from based on your intent. You can be pretty creative with this! Here are a few examples.

  • To break a curse, jar spells usually include items like rusty nails and glass shards.
  • To break up a couple, the caster might add some cat hair and some dog hair to the mix—to make the people fight like ‘cats and dogs’ (again, though, think about your ethics!).
  • Heart-shaped glitter or confetti might go into a jar spell to draw love. You might even tie a ribbon around the whole jar to hold on to love, or to bind someone.
  • In a money-related jar spell, you might include some coins (preferably with the year of your birth printed on them).
  • If I wanted to break writer’s block, I might make a jar spell with a small pencil and roll of paper wrapped around it.

Herbs and Crystals

Two items that are both magically powerful and easy to come by are crystals and herbs. You can find a variety of them anywhere, and they are able to carry the energy that you’ll want to put into your spell. Below, I include a quick reference chart for herbs and crystals that you can refer to if you’re new to working with them.

That said, I highly recommend studying up and familiarizing yourself with some basic herbs and/or crystals you might have access to (my chart only scratches the surface). The more you work with herbs and crystals and get a feel for them, the more skilled you will become at spellcraft.

Note: Remember, just as you cleansed and consecrated your spell jar, so you must do with the items that you plan to fill it with. If the objects you have chosen are not spiritually clean (i.e., on an energy level), your spell will be less likely to help you attain your goal.

What Crystals and Herbs to Use for Spells

*Note: This is not a comprehensive list, but there should be plenty of suggestions to get you going.

IntentCrystals, Gems, MetalsHerbs, Flowers, Roots


obsidian, jet, black tourmaline, smokey quartz

clove, dragon's blood, garlic, hot pepper



agrimony, knotweed, spiderwort, witch hazel


sodalite, tiger eye, turquoise

mint, orris root


onyx, clear quartz, selenite

angelica, bloodroot, boneset, mandrake, salt, sage, rue


agate, emerald, garnet, malachite, peridot

apple, cucumber, fig, ivy


agate, amethyst, jade, sunstone

coriander, dogwood, eucalyptus, galangal root, ginger, rosemary, sage, thyme


aventurine, flourite

benzoin, dittany of Crete, nugmeg, rosemary,


amber, calcite, copper emerald, lapis lazuli, moonstone, rose quartz

Adam & Eve root, apple, basil, beet, catnip, clove, laurel, lavender, marjoram, rose


gold, malachite, moss agate, pearl

cinnamon, ginger, orange, patchouly, vervain


amazonite, blue lace agate, rhodocrosite, silver

cumin, lavender, violet


fuschite, gold, hematite, ruby

allspice, oregano, vanilla


amber, carnelian, citrine, malachite, petrified wood

angelica, cypress, frankincense, mugwort, sandalwood, wormwood

Psychic Abilities

lolite, jet, malachite, moonstone, quartz, turquoise, silver

acacia, gardenia, mugwort, tuberose, yarrow


moss agate, pearl, peridot, rhodocrosite, sapphire, turquoise

pansy, rose, valerian

Each item must be "charged" before you place it into your jar.

Each item must be "charged" before you place it into your jar.

Step 4: Fill Your Jar

After having grounded and centered yourself, pick up one item at a time (or place it on your pentacle) and charge it. Charging empowers the item with your personal intent while stirring and stimulating the item’s own natural energy that you’re trying to tap into.

Note: You do not need to cast a circle for this spell, but if you wish to do it within a ritual circle, you may. If you wish, you may also invoke a deity for assistance.

As you add items to your jar, chant to raise power. For example, while filling your jar, you might say something such as, "By the power of Earth, Air, Fire and Water; By the Power of the sun, moon and stars; With the blessings of the Goddess Aphrodite, I charge you, rose quartz, to attract love to me."

Words of Power

When I prepare a spell, I always like to plan a chant to say while I’m casting it. Chanting is a great way to raise energy. You can find a chant in a book or online, or you can make up your own. It doesn’t have to be Shakespeare to be effective. Something simple works just fine, like:

Money, money, come to me;

Help me pay these bills I see.

As long as it suits the occasion and is meaningful to you, it’ll work.

Rhythm and rhyming can help you memorize it quickly before you start, and then you can really get into it like a mantra when you’re casting. By letting it spill from your lips effortlessly, it bypasses that conscious part of your brain and taps into your source of power—that part of the mind that sends the energy toward your goal.

While candles aren't necessary for jar spells, they can provide a nice boost of power.

While candles aren't necessary for jar spells, they can provide a nice boost of power.

Step 5: Seal Your Jar

When you’re finished filling your jar, you can seal it right away (and then burn a candle on it if desired), or you can burn a candle in the open mouth of the jar and seal it that way.

Note: Candles are not necessary in jar spells, but I find it adds yet another boost of power if you combine it with candle magic. If you choose to incorporate a candle into your jar spell, find one of the appropriate color and dress it (see the article above for more details) before burning it in the mouth of the jar or on top of the sealed jar, letting all the wax melt down. You can burn multiple candles on a jar over a course of time for an ongoing project.

Step 6: Meditate on Your Intent

Meditate on having acquired your goal. Don’t envision yourself wanting your goal, or you leave yourself in a perpetual state of wanting; envision yourself having your goal. What will life be like, how will you feel, when it is done?

Hold onto your visualization for about 20 minutes, or as long as you can.

Once your spell is complete, you have to choose what to do with your jar. Burying it is just one of several options.

Once your spell is complete, you have to choose what to do with your jar. Burying it is just one of several options.

Step 7: What to Do With Your Spell Jar Now?

There are a few different options now that you’ve cast your jar spell. Basically, you can bury it, hide it, toss it in water, keep it on your altar, or dismantle it. Which you choose depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.

Bury the jar if . . .

  • You are seeking permanent protection or to break or repel a curse. This will stand sentry on your property and protect you (or on the property of the person for whom you cast the jar spell). If you don’t have land of your own, you can bury it in a flowerpot of soil left by your doorstep.
  • You want your jar to be a ‘magnet’ of sorts to continue to draw things to you (attention, health, wealth, etc.). Bury it on your property or the property of the person you’re casting for and be done with it.
  • You are trying to rid yourself of something (or rid the person you’re casting for of something), like a disease or bad habit. Bury the jar at a crossroads, don’t look back, and (ideally) never return.
  • You are casting a spell on another unbeknownst to them (but remember your ethics!). Bury it on their property—ideally somewhere they cross over every day, like beneath their doorstep.

Note: If you were doing some major cursing to harm another, you could bury it in a graveyard (not something I personally recommend, by the way; but I’m just passing on the information).

Hide the jar if . . .

  • You want to bury it, but burying it is not an option. Hey, I am originally from New York City—I understand you can’t bury a jar easily when you live in an apartment. If this is the case, just hide it deep in the home somewhere—inside a wall, in the junk closet, or wherever it won’t be disturbed.
  • You plan on dismantling it sometime in the future, which will disengage the spell when done properly.

Toss the jar in water if . . . *

  • Using it to banish or exorcise any entities, or if you are working with any ‘questionable’ entities (again, not recommended, just passing on the information). Running natural water sources will purify it and protect you from their return.
  • It’s successfully removed a curse, a disease, a bad habit, etc.; this is an alternative to burying it at a crossroads. Keep in mind you could be fined for littering if you’re just tossing stuff into local waters.

*Tip: If it floats, puncture the cap with a hole or tie it to a weight.

Keep the jar on your altar if . . .

. . . your goal is an ongoing one that you’d like to keep working on. You can continue to burn candles over the mouth of the jar or shake it while saying your chant to keep it working for you.

Alternatively, if you have a shrine to your God/dess and sought their aid, you can keep it there. Again, shake it occasionally while chanting to keep the power going.

This is actually a good option for spells that are going to require a great deal of time and effort—for example, if you were to do a jar spell to help you pass tests, you might keep it on your altar all through college. You might repeat your chant, burn a candle or shake it the night before exams. This is better than making a new spell for every exam.

Dismantle the jar if . . .

. . . the spell's power is no longer necessary and you’d like the effects to stop. For example, if you cast a jar spell to attract love, you might have had many interests for a while. Now, you are getting married and you don’t want to attract any more potential lovers. So you would dismantle the spell.

To do this, remove the contents and bury them at a crossroads or into running water, clean the container and dispose of it. With a proper cleansing, you could re-use it.

Warning: It’s not generally a good idea to dismantle a jar used for cursing or hexing, or one for breaking a curse or hex, unless you really know what you’re doing. Just bury it at the crossroads or in running water and be done with it.

Do Not Burn Your Spell Jar

One thing I do not recommend is throwing it into a fire, as is mentioned in some sources. This was, in particular, a method of cursing and curse-breaking; the Witch would throw the jar into the fire and when it burst, it meant the curse was working (torturing the person it is cast on) or it meant the curse you were lifting has broken.

This is not necessary, and not a safe option at all. However, if you do dismantle a jar spell and have some components left over (ribbon, paper, etc.), you could burn those items after it’s dismantled if you have a safe means of doing so.

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An Early Mention of Jar Spells

One of the earliest mentions of this type of magic came from the 17th century. A man was advised to make a witch's jar for his wife because it was suspected that she was being 'bewitched' and they wanted to break the curse:

Take your Wive’s Urine as before, and Cork, it in a Bottle with Nails, Pins and Needles, and bury it in the Earth; and that will do the feat. The Man did accordingly. And his Wife began to mend sensibly and in a competent time was finely well recovered; But there came a Woman from a Town some miles off to their house, with a lamentable Out-cry, that they had killed her Husband… But at last they understood by her, that her Husband was a Wizard, and had bewitched this Mans Wife and that this Counter-practice prescribed by the Old Man, which saved the Mans Wife from languishment, was the death of that Wizard that had bewitched her.

—Joseph Glanvill’s Saducismus Triumphatus: Or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions (1681)

Bright Blessings in Your Efforts

Now that you have a complete guide to jar spells, start considering the possibilities and practice working with them.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2015 Mackenzie Sage Wright


Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on September 24, 2020:

It could just mean he wasn't the right person for you and the energy just turned him off and didn't mesh with him. Usually it's better to use a jar to draw a compatible person rather than to target a specific person in attempt to manipulate their feelings. Or, if in a relationship, jars can be done to foster communication, kindness, understanding, etc. rather than to try to force anyone to feel something or intensify their feelings unnaturally. It's a tricky situation using magic to control others no matter how well-meaning.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on September 24, 2020:

Personally I am 100% in support of freedom of speech & thought, so I would leave the neighbor alone and let him do what he wants on his property. If the messages he put up bothered me, I'd work on myself to make myself more tolerant and understanding of different viewpoints. Best of luck.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on September 24, 2020:

If you can't find a crossroad just look for a place that the energy feels right for you.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on September 24, 2020:

Sorry so long in coming but yes, freezing is good. Photo of the ex with a small piece of tape across his mouth is also useful.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on September 24, 2020:

No, once you throw it in a lake the lake will cleanse the energy. That's generally what people do when trying to undo a jar's power.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on September 24, 2020:

Modern coins are fine. I usually charge dried herbs & spices, I don't generally feel they need cleansing but you could do so by holding them in your palm and blowing some sage at them or something if you felt it necessary. Or leave them out in the moonlight overnight in a clear covered container so they don't get wet. For wealth spells I like to use cinnamon, cloves, mint, patchouli, I know a lot of people like green or gold but I like orange (bringing money through my work), I also like to use tigers eye. Mostly you should pick things that really resonate with you and make sense to you when doing your research.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on September 24, 2020:

I'd be worried I would break it unless it was very small & sturdy but sure.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on September 24, 2020:

Candle magic over it works well.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on September 24, 2020:

I would be careful. What i use in my jars, like honey or herbs or even small bits of paper which is usually disintegrated by the time I dismantle them, aren't going to hurt the environment; if I had something in my jar that would I'd dispose of it differently.

I would keep a jar unless I felt it stopped working or I no longer needed it. I usually recharge them a few times with candle magic before giving up on them.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on September 24, 2020:

Late answer but sure, many Witches make jars for other people.

hailey gray on September 13, 2020:

what does it mean if after i made my honey jar to make my bf love me more and give me more attention, he broke up with me the next day instead. but had no clue about the jar

Ali on August 28, 2020:

what about the contents in the jar going bad, i would expect a jar of liquid and other stuff growing mold in it, is there a way to prevent mold growing in spell jars?

Sarah on August 24, 2020:


I was just wondering whether it was necessary to use urine for protection spells? As I’m not quite comfortable with that and was wondering if there were any alternative options?

Soyla on August 04, 2020:

What does it mean when you find a masion bottle with your picture and a cross made of nail.

Thomas Jessica on July 01, 2020:

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Jeffres on June 17, 2020:

Have a neighbor posting political statements in his yard. How do I get it to stop using a jar method.

Charlie Tawine on May 20, 2020:

I don't have any crossroads nearby but there are running water sources near me where I could do that without a fine and it's a jar that is rather small. Would a beach be a good place to bury it in a place I know children won't get to it?

Or should the water option be done because this is for a healing and it said that it could be an alternative to a crossroad. They live too far to bury it on their property but I wish them health in this time of their sickness.

I can bury the other jars on my property but this one is for somebody else. I don't know if I'll even get a chance to find out how they're doing but I want to something to help.

Lex Ward on May 12, 2020:

Hey there. So I have an Ex who has been slandering me and lying about me to our friends behind my back and I need it to stop. I've been considering casting a jar spell to do this. Is there anything you could suggest putting into the jar for this? And would freezing it be a good method as I can't bury it on mine or his property. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!

Z on May 01, 2020:

so to charge each item I could just hold it and meditate my intentions before I put it in the jar?

Nailah on April 30, 2020:

What if I want to keep the jar with me in my pocket etc

steph on April 27, 2020:

can i throw a sour jar into a lake? would it still work?

Jeffres on April 16, 2020:

Other than shaking a spell jar do you recommend anything to keep it active?

Kaz Nan on April 07, 2020:

Hi there - I’m going to create my first spell jar, I understand cleansing the jar & charging. Do I need to do this with the contents, as I’m using dried spices etc I don’t know how I could - also, it’s a wealth spell & contents suggests if possible, coins from birth year. I am pre decimalisation so that’s not possible, is the spell less effective with modern day coins? Thank you

Aurora on April 05, 2020:

My family adopted a dog a while back, but after some medical issues came up, we realized we couldn't look after her properly and took her back to the shelter. All I have left of hers is one of her baby teeth (she's a puppy) and I would like to make a spell jar to help her find a better home (she's still at the shelter). What kind of things would I put in such a jar, or at the very least what kind of approach should I take on it?

Jeffres on April 01, 2020:

Thanks for your advice

Trev on March 30, 2020:

Wonderful page, plenty of great information and a great beginners guide to jar spells. Thanks you so much!!

David W. Weston on March 29, 2020:

Thank you!

Elle Laikind from San Diego, California on March 29, 2020:

Let's say I'm putting the jar into a body of water. Will that hurt the environment?

Also if you have one around the house and the contents go bad, what would you do? Dismantle?

ohcommayouknow on March 22, 2020:

hello - can anyone tell me if my jar will still be effective if I give it to someone? My girlfriend has been in a rough place lately and I wanted to make her a jar or two that will promote healing, happiness and prosperity. If I just give her the jars to keep instead of burying / hiding / keeping them on my altar, will they still work?

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on March 17, 2020:

There's two ways I'd go in that situation. One way is a jar spell to sweeten them to make them nicer; or the other way is a jar spell in the freezer to freeze them/silence them.

For the former I'd include pics of them (or papers with names & personal info to connect them), sweetener, herbs that charm, etc. and keep it on my property.

For the latter, water, vinegar, pics/papers to connect them, etc., a sprinkling of epsom salts, with the intent to "freeze" their BS talk that you don't like, keep it in the freezer. Urine on the property line to keep their distance is also a good added measure.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on March 17, 2020:

I can't help with trying to manipulate someone into going against their will in these types of cases but spells for better communication and to work out differences would probably be a better bet for you.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on March 17, 2020:

Sorry can't help you. I don't do love spells/emotional manipulation. My recommendation is to put your energy toward finding a good willing partner (which may or may not include the ex).

Sylvia on March 10, 2020:

Hello can you help me make a spell for someone to stay with me

Tiki on March 08, 2020:

I would like to have an ex back we’ll we keep going back but we finished really bad . I would like a spell where he will come back pls

Jeffres on March 08, 2020:

Thank you for your reply. Neighbors are boastful and make put down comments. I would like it to stop. Would a spell jar on the property line with urine and vinegar might be warranted.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on March 07, 2020:

It depends on the goal. Are you trying to get them to stop something, to move, to be more friendly, etc.

Millie on February 25, 2020:

Hey, so I was recently going through my jackets trying to choose one to wear and I came across a tiny glass vial with what looks like finger/toenails. There also appears to be a tiny piece of wood (could be a small dried herb maybe). I guess I'm mostly wondering...

A. What the fuck?

B. How did it get there?

C. What was its purpose?

D. What is a safe way to destroy it?

R(çAiN-JiL on February 22, 2020:

Sorry accidental pre posting but continuing what i left off saying was i reckelssly preformed several love spells which i told myself was white magic and itnwas to manipulate her and to break her up with her bf at the time Nd be with me Nd be whatever like enamored with me which i honestly am embarrassed to say but i have to help if i can to make others realize that changing the world to your benefits is a bad karmic route rather than changing yourself or what i do now which is self improvement so i can be the man i envision my self to be and become. Anyways so if you want to learn the hard way go ahead cuz i promise you if you follow these spells and are on the fenxe of how real this shit is then love is not one to play with. If you do them THEY WILL WORK. EVERY SINGLE SPELL IVE CASTED HAS WORKED. However what you dont know is that you rarely will have thinngs go down in the way you meant or could have even possibly imagined and whatever you put out there to another, you will reap it by 3 times the magnitude without certain processes and protection spells in place which i didnt care to do cuz fuck it i i thought well find out but we ended together she left her bf znd and we were in a tumultuous relationship that was so toxic but we were stuck to each other with codependency which i have never experienced on both ends like that and ultimately she fuckin wanted to hate me Nd leave me and did but always would need to come back and vis a versa and she didnt understand why she couldn't help herself cuz i was in no shape to be anyone's boyfriend i had lost everything trying to prove my love to her and tend to her health which i lost my job snd then we were basically homeless moving from place to place and i lost what i had that made me attractive to myself and others and she couldn't leave me despite desperately wanting to and so bewildered hopeless and confused she began ti resent me for the fact that she couldnt stop loving me despite literally probably hating me. I was raised to always be a gentleman and that relationship which God Willing i am now free of too was horrific and traumatic i non stop heard voices while we were together when it got bad and its not plural it was her voice moaning whenever she left like inwas hearing her cheating on me and i was so jealous and crazy which i have never ever been to the extent and extreme i went to. We both verbally mentally and psychologically abused each other each of usb unable to remain apart for more than a day before we were both needing our fix of each other and for what? All over lust? Thank God it never went further than that besides her punching me in the nose which i rightfully deserved and i just was such a broken man i slumped to the floor in self pitty of what id become and cried like a little bitch. I was entrenched in Darkness ive never experienced before. Its been a year and a half since we broke up and im finally over her but i am working every day to forgive myself for the things i said to her and just being someone i never thought id become in a million years and my heart hurts for my actions involving my spells and manipulation using magik for my own gain at someone elses expense. It was def at my expense too and is every day. I practice to be a better man to have courage and honor and forgiveness and i never want to even raise my voice to another woman again and i am so ashamed even tho i know i didnt sexually ir physically harm her thats absolutely zero excuse to minimize my actions and the consequences which many suffered from. I am deeply saddened because i got exactly what i asked for and what i wanted but not how i wanted it at all actually the opposite happened besides the beginning but now i am healthy and dating and im really twisted about my feelings doing so like i dont deserve to be with another woman or i dont think my heart can take it if i hurt another person i love or mistreat because im not fully healed yet but i think i am ready to date but progress is always scary for me but i am going to just keep using spells for selfish reasons but good selfish like motivation compassion forgiveness focus selflove determination and its okay to put specifics or use for others but do it in a way that doesnt influence them to be a way without them realizing they were being pushed in that direction in any type of malignancy but i hope she is okay and of course she is not 100 percent innocent in the relationship either but she is in the sense of not casting spells on me like i did her but ya that is straight from my heart and i hope this helps someone who was on the fence like i was and thought the answer to my insecurities and problems would be through spells in a malicious way which i was ignorant to the level of malice till it was too late. I hope you consider the persons sanity and if that is important to you for them to have for you to love them before you sickk Cupid on their Ass but youll do what you do and see for yourself and if you dont think it worked sometines it did but in a completely different way than youd even comprehended before hand when casting so ya it will work....but the Piper Will Collect and that is A Motha Fuckin Scientific Fact. Lol dont Fact check me on my previous statement but ya the shit is real and out of all the comments Star Girl you rock and are the only one that has offered useful info to everyone here who is powerful beyond comprehension so be careful. You are more powerful than you think. Love you all and hope my story helps anyone

R(çAin-Jill on February 22, 2020:

Star Seed you are dope and ya peeps this shit is REAL and youll see either way so either he wise and listen to Star Seeds Advice or dont and suffer unimaginable consequences to mind body soul if recklessly used to manipulate others or seeking out to harm another in order to fulfill self serving desires. Ya, so you want to change someone's natural fate with a love spell and manipulate the world to your liking in a negatively charged and selfish manor most likely without the other persons consent making them a victim huh? Cuz believe me from experience i didnt understand nor fully respect the powers that be and the way i was manipulating energies and i didnt know to cleanse and cast protection spells and i used a love spell, multiple

Jeffres on February 09, 2020:

What do I put in a spell jar for an annoying neighbor

Celia on January 12, 2020:

How do you do cleanse someone with the jar spell n to change their life around when they don't have a home

Haley on December 11, 2019:

Howdy, so me and my one friend were doing your spell ... but we're not exactly sure what kind of liquid we should add. Are jars are for self motivation and determination. If you could get back to me fairly soon that would be very appreciated

Thank you

Tala on December 07, 2019:

One of my very best friends in the whole world has been having troubles with relationships, depression, anxiety and her transition for a long while now. I think I'll try designing a jar spell for her to try and help her find some peace of mind and stability, and maybe some good luck. I'm just getting into Wicca myself, so I think I'd like to start out with small gestures to people I love while I find my footing in it. Thank you for such a detailed guide, it was very educational! x

Kathy on November 26, 2019:

My husband found a jar in the rafters of our house. It’s got a goat fetus in it. What might this mean? And how should I move forward with this?

JESSICA F JACKSON on November 13, 2019:

Need bad neighbors to go

Tintin on November 11, 2019:

I want to break my marriage...but my family Against it. So i want to do a spell between my father and the groom. So can i use vinegar jar spell rituals....

Ms. Ariyibi on November 02, 2019:

I thought that it was just a plain old mason jar.... Somebody cast a jar spell for me.... Now, I want to know how to make my own....

Ms. Ariyibi on November 02, 2019:

It took me a while to find this. I thought it was a plain old mason jar but I think that someone cast a jar spell for me.... I bought some mason jars a while ago and I hope to use them to cast a jar spell.... Because my house is haunted....

Age on October 30, 2019:

Can you use a honey jar for multiple different things?

Tanya on October 19, 2019:

Instead of burying the jar can you put it the trash

Kris on October 09, 2019:

I believe my family is cursed, and I'm also having money problems. How do I go about a spell jar without overloading it?

Tonya on October 08, 2019:

I am trying to find a spell that I can cast to help my daughter find a (true) friend. Would you happen to have one that you could recommend?


richard on October 05, 2019:

my significant other broke a jar spell for protection before we could bury it as we planned. will this affect anything?

nick on September 16, 2019:

can you make a jar out of the gem you are using? like a pyrite jar instead of pyrite in a jar

Moses on September 14, 2019:

Please don't follow this.

Pablo del Segundo on September 07, 2019:

@Rocket - Not many books that go into greater detail than this quite good article, but youtube has tons of practitioners of various 'disciplines'/religions. I suggest picking one that lines up with you ethnically or geographically. Like in the southern US, hoodoo/rootworkers resonate well; same with curanderisma/brujeria in southwestern US/south Texas. Aghori spells may seem novel or interesting, but they wouldn't offer much of a magickal connection if you're, say, an Irish person from a catholic background (whether you personally identify as catholic or not). It's that resonance and connection that matters most, I should feel like you're creating art, not following a recipe.

Rocket on August 26, 2019:

Hi, are there any good books that have more information on casting different types of spells?

Zaina on August 25, 2019:

Crazy cause Im a deep believer of Jesus Christ but I also believe in black magic and I’ve always knew about these things I have been done wrong by so many people and my first thought is to cast a spell on them but then me being a believer of Christ it always discouraged me to do so but I think I’m ready to perform black magic I’m also ready for karma

Bbeautyful on August 25, 2019:

Hello I want to banish Or remove a disease from my body which is the best herbs to use ?

Anie on August 24, 2019:

I have a similar question as Hayley. I want to help a family member overcome drug addiction specifically crystal meth. They really want to quit but it’s so hard it overcomes him. He will be doing well for a couple of weeks and then something happens. I don’t know what it is but it’s so weird when he is doing good someone unexpectedly calls him or he sees someone that is associated with the drugs and it triggers him. It’s so weird like i can’t explain it. Something always happens when he is doing so well. Sometimes I think he’s cursed and he’s thought about it too. Like something doesn’t make him forget about it that situations just pop up all of a sudden. It’s so weird. Could this help him with the addiction?

Shannon Hines on August 10, 2019:

Im doing a sour jar, and this article, along with many others is within my research. Im not jumping into it, but making sure I have alot of information and ideas. Thank you for your post, I got alot out of it.

Bruja Queen on August 08, 2019:

I did a money jar spell, and it broke recently. What does that mean ?

Connie on July 22, 2019:

I want my ex husband back..

But there is sumthing which i hav find out. My man loves me but there is sum 1 which the girl hes been with the last two years who used black magic on him so that thing change him but there must be a way he will be by me again permanently.

Keta on July 22, 2019:

How can I contact dr wuse

Wendy Bishop on July 21, 2019:

Just found out me and my sister come from a very long line of witches and want to get into it ourselves

Baby on June 27, 2019:

I have tried this and it is effective. Do you need a separate jar for each person?

Wanda on June 25, 2019:

i love witchcraft

Hayley on May 15, 2019:

I want to help a friend of mine overcoming addiction. Meditation has not worked, weekly meeting has not worked, subliminal messages and hypnosis has not worked. This is a last resort really, i don't want her to know I've given her a little help, how would i do this? She wants to recover shes just out of options and struggling.

jay prize on May 06, 2019:

my son is sick with crohn's disease, is there something i can do for to help him get better. what would i do with it afterward. i hope to be relocation next year. would i keep it with me. thanks for the feedback.

Raeanne on April 26, 2019:

I've never tried it but I've heard of it a long time ago so im going to give it a try, thank you for the information on this

Ann on April 10, 2019:

How do I a open line of communication with a jar

keta on April 06, 2019:

A lot of people go through painst it’s hard to give up on true love, sometimes we pretend to be fine but we are not, fighting to get the one we love is also fighting to back out joy and happiness. i acted badly and my husband left me for ten months, i did all i could to get him back but he did not come back i was lonely, sad and devastated luckily I was directed to a very kind and powerful man called Dr. WUSE who helped me brought back my husband back with me and now he loves me far more than ever am so happy with life now thank you so much Dr. WUSE if you wish

Deb on March 20, 2019:

What do you mean bury at a crossroad..its just a love letter and a picture

Athena Rose Schreck on March 18, 2019:

I am Trans and I need a spell for over coming gender dysphoria.

Thank you!

Anonymous on February 04, 2019:

I believe a man I am in love with was tricked into marriage by his wife. She is pregnant and having his child in the next few weeks. They became engaged only days after announcing that they were dating and a few people who've done readings for me have all said the same thing, that she had deceptive energy towards him. I believe she told him she was pregnant when she was not, then proceeded to engage him in sex so often that she became pregnant weeks after becoming engaged. I do not want to cast any spells to break them up, I don't believe in doing this. But is there a way for me to cast a spell for him to see clearly what she did if she did do something, and to break any curse or hold that she might have on him, while leaving them alone if I am wrong? (I am a little divinely guided myself and I'm sure I'm not wrong but that possibility exists.)

Kay on January 27, 2019:

Isn't ammonia and urine the same thing?

Sammy on January 22, 2019:

Do ammonia jars work

Keysha on December 31, 2018:

I Have question what if I put my ex picture in a jar what would happen to him

Aleyda Nelson on December 16, 2018:

I had a question is there anyway way someone can try and do magic on a jar spell for protection for someone else? I caught a friend doing a chant on this protection jar that wasnt hers?

Charlie on December 14, 2018:

How would i do i jar spell for myself to remove a disease?

nova on December 01, 2018:

Star Seed, as a Christian witch, I have to say that im offended by your comment. There is a very large line between black magic and white magic, and this article IS NOT black magic. It's just an article for people who have a lot to deal with in their lives and we all just need a little magic in it. And not every witch uses magic for harm.

For example, when I was young and recently began learning about healing spells, my priest was dying. He was a very spiritual old man, who used to teach math and reading for the disabled people of my community, and always gave out sweets to the children. He was dying of a cold and with a small healing spell jar that I hid in his office, he was somehow healed a few days later. Fun fact: He was very much a CHRISTIAN priest.

So next time you decide to judge and stereotype witches and magic, remember that you're also complaining about father Johnson being alive. So thank you and good night

Michael Virgil on November 12, 2018:

I am honestly truly serious I want somebody to transform me into a one-year-old baby girl and give me a mommy that will take care of me permanently forever if there is somebody that could do that for me please let me know and email me back my email is

Starwolf on November 06, 2018:

What do I do if the person I want to protect lives far away?

Paris on October 14, 2018:

I wanna another baby i have 14 year old an a 19 year old can u help please

sarah on October 04, 2018:

someone apparently did black magic on me, and my business closed down. Now the same people have opened the exact same business in the same spot, using all my things that were left behind. I am trying to move on, i saw a protection spell on youtube but i do nt want to harm anyone one but it hurts too much because they r hurting me emotionally. I do know that i have to move on and learn my lessons in karma but its a hard pill to swallow. please advice. I put in all my energy, money and love in the business. It was all i had , and they just wanted that spot in town. Please advice

O. on September 23, 2018:

Joe, Maybe leave an email address or similar so someone can contact you and offer advice. Just a thought. I hope that you are able to find a peaceful, positive solution to your problem. All best, O.

Amanda from Chattaroy on September 12, 2018:

Yesterday i made a love binding spell my last step before casting it was to add essential oil (peace) the following day i reached for it in its cabinet but when i grabbed it it literally crumbled in my hand and was empty? I have used oils for years and this has never happened what does this mean ?? Thank you for your insight.

Jae on September 10, 2018:

Hello Sage,

I have a question and it's been bugging me. So I did a honey jar spell. The guy liked me, we have been friends since a long time now and I wanted to give him a little nudge. So when I did my petition, the words when writing in a circle did not fully connect with one another but I continued. However I was bugged by this and the next day I opened the jar to place a correct petition in their. Should I have not opened the jar? Do I have to start over?

Joe on September 03, 2018:

I really don't find the last post funny. I've been abused almost every day of my life for the past 12 years or so by someone who i still love regardless and try to see the good in her. I reached out to this site for help. I do believe that there is a solution out there using a simple spell that will help me.

Paula Small on September 03, 2018:

Paula: Do you have a spell that makes it so that I'm not made to feel inferior by good-looking people who are in way better shape than me?

Witch Doctor: Uh, the liquor store is across the street.

Joe on August 30, 2018:

I guess what im really trying to figure out is what the best way to bring about peace is in an extremely tough situation. The hatred between my wife and my mother has really taken a toll on my health and I'm just trying to reach out for some help. Any input on what type of spell to use and some guidance at this point would be a godsend.



AL Crowely on August 29, 2018:

This is a first for me........

Joe on August 29, 2018:


I have a question: if i was to do a petition spell using a light blue piece of paper to represent peace, and use a little bit of hair in the center of the petition paper of the person holding the grudge, then fold it and burn a candle on top of the petition, for instance, a tea light candle, might this work to bring peace between two family members? Im just trying to figure out if it's worth a try and how effective something like this might be. Thanks in advance.

Nicole on August 28, 2018:

Great ideas for the beginner. I just wanted to comment on negative magic. Just a reminder: Do not use your spell casting to harm anyone. HARM NONE. That is a very crucial lesson, especially for the newbies out there. Choose your intentions wisely. And as always...Keep reading, learning, searching...and by all means practice using your own discretion, nothing is written in stone!

Joe on August 28, 2018:


I know my original comment is quite lengthy and involved, but if someone could at least give me some guidance/pointers it would really be appreciated. It's just so hard because i really don't have any substantial knowledge on this subject, and some of the ingredients are tough to find. I just want to make sure i give my spell the best possible chance of working.



Joe on August 26, 2018:


I need some help: i have a situation where my wife has a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde personality. I really do love her, but it's been very hard over the years, and quite frankly, I'm worn out. When times are good, things are great; but when they're bad, they're REAL bad. I mean I've been hit, I've had things thrown at me, I've been sworn at, etc. I always keep quiet as best i can and keep my emotions inside, but i have suffered immensely. Also, on top of that, she has a grudge against my mother for no good reason and the name calling has actually reached the point of pure evil. I will not even repeat the things she has wished upon me or my mother. I just stand there and take it and just calmly say things like, "Thats not very nice." Or sometimes i just calmly walk away, but the last thing i want to do is fan the flames. Right now im going through a good phase with her; Its the type of thing that could change ten minutes from now. Please, can you answer a few important questions for my sake?: What color should i paint the Mason jar. I think it's blue, but im not positive. Also, please indicate for me what shade, for instance, light blue, or dark red, etc. What type of honey would be most effective? What ingredients would i put in the jar? Should i use special herbs, stones, etc.? Also, when it comes to tying the jar to my target, can i use multiple items such as hair, a petition paper, etc.? Also, what type and color of candles would i use?

Do the candles need to be dressed?

If yes, with what type of oil and how do i do it? Unfortunately, im at a great disadvantage because i know nothing about this and i need help. I believe the answer lies in a honey jar spell, but i need a little help in understanding what needs to be done.

Thanks in advance!

Katrina1954 on August 14, 2018:

I agree with Starseed after reading all the comments on here most are for selfish reasons by self centered people. Witchcraft is serious business folks, be careful what you wish to conjure up. There are other ways to get better results. Please think about what you are wanting a little longer. Also, People, the recipe for a spell is the way it is for a reason, don't try to change it...if it says sugar, there is a reason artificial sweetener is not called wont work the way it is suppose to.

Sofia on August 13, 2018:

When do I add my liquid in????

lc on August 01, 2018:

to unbind whats been done to create a new one. the love and hate that has created the ugly to take I reverse whats been done and keep my friends and family same from them. (81andhellsangels)protect them and the ones that are family orientated.

love hate anger passion we make are own paths and walk down the right one for are own... what you see if for you what you do is for them make the negative into a positive ten fold to the ones that have harmed us

Sara on July 30, 2018:

Do i bury the jar in my yard or somewhere else.