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Practicing Witchcraft: What You Should Know About Blood Magic

Sage has been a witch for 25 years. She enjoys writing informative articles to teach others the craft of the wise.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about how to perform blood magic safely.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about how to perform blood magic safely.

Blood Magic

‘Blood magic’ conjures up all kinds of gothic images, doesn’t it? The very word ‘blood’ is a real attention-grabber. Combine it with words like ‘magic’, ‘ritual’, ‘spell’, or ‘rite’ and the first thing that comes to mind is human sacrifices on a stone altar dripping with dark red and other images that look like something straight out of a horror movie.

As usual, the fiction is much darker and more stirring than the reality of it. Yes, blood can be dangerous— both magically and mundanely. But fire can also be dangerous, and yet no one would think to tell you not to use it to cook your meals. You just have to learn how to use it safely and properly.

The truth is that blood magic can be quite potent if you’re inclined to do it, and if you know what you’re doing. It should not be undertaken lightly, or carelessly; but it doesn’t deserve the ‘taboo’ stamp that many are quick to give it.

What are things to consider when using blood in magic and spells?

What are things to consider when using blood in magic and spells?

The Power of Blood

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that blood is a powerful thing. This is something that is so embedded in us that we all understand it. Fear and awe of blood goes way back to our earliest human ancestors. The sight of that bright red fluid—whether it was coming from an enemy or friend, your prey or yourself—got immediate attention. Blood is associated with such powerful concepts that some people can’t stand the sight of it, and might faint away if presented with too much. Hemophobia is the fear of blood.

Blood is associated with death: the slain warriors on the field, the victim of violence, the hunter’s prey all lay bloody in their final state. Blood is also associated with life: it’s part of the cycle of fertility that perpetuates life. If you lost too much blood, you would grow weak and die. If your blood is tainted, you will wither.

Blood is associated with pain: you see it when you stumble and fall, have an accident, or fight. Blood is also associated with passion: when you love doing something, when you are good at it, it’s ‘in your blood’. Someone you love, particularly family members, are your ‘blood’. Blood connects you to things, or others. Even if you don’t know someone, you can empathize with them, your ‘heart bleeds for them’. Blood is passion, it’s connection, it’s raw emotion.

Blood is life. It courses through your body delivering oxygen and nutrients to every part of you. Blood is energy—when you push yourself, your heart pounds and your pulse races as your blood flows even faster. A woman bleeds during her menstrual cycle, she bleeds when her hymen breaks, there’s blood at childbirth. If you donate blood you might be saving someone’s life.

Whatever little microscopic bits are floating around in there contain the very essence for all that you are. A scientists can (illegally) clone you if they had just a drop of your blood. Your blood contains your DNA—a blueprint not just for you, but your complete ancestral line.

Something that contains this much power is naturally powerful in magic. Perhaps some would say it’s too powerful.

Blood magic is not blood sacrifice.

Blood magic is not blood sacrifice.

Blood Magic: No Harm Necessary

Blood magic is not magic that involves killing people or animals in ritual sacrifice. Let’s just make that clear. We’re not talking about laying some innocent creature out on an altar or in the center of a pentagram and killing it, or wounding it. This would be all kinds of wrong, not to mention illegal, and is not at all what I mean when I talk about blood magic.

Blood magic is the use of a few drops of blood during a spell or ritual—usually your own blood, but if you are casting for someone else you could use theirs (with caution and permission, of course). Those few drops can add power to a magical working in any number of ways.

Is Blood Magic Evil?

The first thing you need to learn about blood magic is that it’s not inherently evil. Blood isn’t evil, is it? Does it make you ‘evil’ or desire to do malicious deeds just because it’s currently inside your body? If not, why do you think it would it become ‘evil’ outside of your body? Some people mistakenly think that using blood in magic is ‘dark’ or somehow only associated with malevolent intentions. This is simply not true.

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The negative connotations stem back to that fear of blood I spoke about earlier: fear of our own mortality, fear of power, etc., are the kind of driving factors behind a fear of blood. Indeed, if you are hemophobic, you might want to avoid blood altogether. It’s not for everyone.

But I come from a more objective perspective. I see blood—like any object or component you would use in magic—as simply a tool. It’s a very powerful tool, but a tool nonetheless. It’s neither benevolent nor malevolent in its own right. You could use it for any number of purposes, though like any other tool it’s not advised to use it for unethical purposes.

Going back to the fire analogy—I could use fire to burn down my neighbor’s home when they piss me off. I have access to fire, which can be a very powerful destructive choice if I choose. So what stops me? The fact that I am an ethical person who has no interest in hurting others. Just because I don’t want to hurt someone with fire doesn’t mean I shouldn’t use it. By the same logic, I don’t want to hurt someone with blood magic; just because I don’t want to cause harm with it doesn’t mean I shouldn’t feel free to utilize this powerful tool.

A good implement to have for blood magic is the prickers that diabetics use to test their blood sugar.

A little goes a long way.

A little goes a long way.

Practicing Safe Blood Magic

Before I begin discussing ways to use blood in magic, let’s discuss ways to use it safely. First, there are a few don’ts to keep in mind:

  • Don’t ever take more than a few drops.
  • Don’t ever take blood from an unwilling participant (this includes animals because they cannot give consent).
  • Do not smear your blood on people, let people smear blood on you, or try to exchange blood in any way; remember that many diseases can be transferred through blood.
  • Do not ever consume blood, either directly or by putting it into a drink; aside from the fact that you can catch diseases, blood itself is toxic to human beings. More than a couple of teaspoons can cause haemochromatosis and potentially do some serious organ damage.
  • Don’t let others drink your blood, either directly raw or by putting it into food or drinks; this is essentially giving your power over to that person, and not in a good way.

The correct way to perform blood magic safely would be:

  • Sanitize the area of skin with an alcohol pad or sanitizing gel.
  • Sanitize a small poking implement, such as a pin.
  • Poke only enough to break the skin.
  • Squeeze out your few drops to collect for your use
  • Clean the wound immediately and put some antibiotic ointment on it. If it’s still bleeding, put a bandage on it.
  • Handle and dispose of anything that has been touched with blood with extreme caution until the end of your ritual or spell.
  • Disinfect surfaces (of your skin and your work space), implements and any other tools after performing blood magic.
  • Keep the wound clean as it heals.

If you are a woman and you prefer, you can use your menstrual blood rather than pricking yourself. You can catch menstrual blood easily with a diva cup if you need to temporarily preserve it for ritual—just don’t hang onto it very long, and all the same sanitary practices regarding care and clean-up also applies.

When (and When Not) to Use Blood Magic

I can't tell you exactly when and where blood magic is your best option, but I can tell you my reasoning: I use it only in extreme need for the most important circumstances.

  • I’ll use it for protection— not minor protection, such as if my co-worker is a nuisance I’m not going to use blood magic to keep her out way; but major protection, when there is a potential for serious life-changing threats (accident, crime, etc.)
  • I’ll use it for health and wellness—not minor issues like sore throats or skinned knees, but big health issues like disease, injuries, surgery or breaking unhealthy addictions.
  • I’ll use it for desperate needs—not minor things like saving money for a Disney trip, but big things like if I were on the verge of being homeless or starving I would use it to draw what I need to survive.

That’s about it. I have more rules about when to never use it:

  • I never use blood magic unless I’m (or the person I’m doing it on behalf of is) fully prepared to accept whatever the consequences may be (which means thinking them through very carefully).
  • I never use it to target other people without their permission (unless, of course, it’s deadly necessary for protection; I had no issue banishing a violent family member who refused to leave my mother’s home and threatened my life with a gun).
  • I never use it in love or relationship magic; bonds between people need to be naturally developed, not forced. Blood magic turns a potential bond into a chain: emotional slavery.
  • I never use it to gain power; if you can’t earn it naturally, you don’t deserve it and probably won’t know how to wield it.
  • I never use it to bring harm to anyone or anything.
  • I never use it for vengeance or retaliation.
Spell casting with blood

Spell casting with blood

Using Blood in Magic

Now that you know the correct way to safely use blood in magic, let’s talk about how you might put it to use. There are countless ways, actually, limited only by your imagination. But here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • In candle magic, mix blood drops with oil to dress and charge your candle.
  • Use a small drop or two to anoint and charge any talisman or amulet.
  • In jar or container magic, add a few drops of blood to the container.
  • In petition magic, smear some blood on the paper the petition is written on.
  • Place a drop of blood in a mojo bag before tying it up.

Alternatives to Blood

Though not entirely as powerful as blood, there are other things you can use to personalize a spell and lend it a boost: urine, saliva, semen, nail and hair clippings, for example. These are all effective options that will lend power to minor workings, or workings when blood magic wouldn't be appropriate or advised.

When you're first learning magic, it's advised that you work with these first before graduating on to blood. Take some time, experiment with these things. You'll begin to get a sense of how much putting 'part of yourself' into a spell affects your magic.

Once again, nothing is inherently good or bad—it all depends on how you choose to utilize it. So practice ‘safe magic’ and you'll be okay.

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.


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

I am sorry and I hope you are managing your Hep C well. Glad to hear it is inactive now. If I were you I would use alternatives to blood magic because I wouldn't want the responsibility of someone else possibly getting infected by touching something with my blood on it, even if the chance was very very small of that happening. I wouldn't say you have "bad blood" as your blood is still filled with your energy and power, but you also carry a responsibility towards others.

Hilliary on September 07, 2020:

I used blood magic for the first time today. I wrote my wishes on some bay leaves, and used a few drops of my blood on the leaves. I used palo santo to cleanse the leaves, as well as the room and myself. With saying my intentions, I burned the bay leaves. I have the candle still burning now. I hope I did this right. Any advice will help, thank you!

DW84 on August 03, 2020:

So Im a bit worried about something right now involving blood and magick. Over a year ago during Walpurgia my girlfriend was going thru a difficult ordeal. We were apart from one and other so I could not help her. I called out to Halphas to help her be guarded. During this time I chanted his enn while using a candle. Maybe white or beeswax candle if it matters. I used a small razor and got a drop of blood from me and burned it with the flame saying something along the lines of "I offer this blood to enjoy the energy from it if you would protect my girlfriend". Not exactly those words but I never said anything about serving him or giving myself to him. That night I saw his sigil on my ceiling. Amongst other lights that night that aren't normally there.

Fast forward now to a year and a bit later and I decided since I was going on a possible... field work to a place involving an array of spirits, that I would make a sigil to Halphas on an iron candle holder with his sigil engraved in it. I make this and do my offering of tobacco and a chant with a lit candle. No blood or anything. I ask my girlfriend if I should use blood to annoint it or draw it along the symbol. She says not to because of what a teacher said. I half jokingly said, "why is he going to take my soul?" And she responds "He could if it is not done right."

Sorry for the long post but i figured it would be best to give all the information. So basically I am asking do you think I may have inadvertently sold my soul or was it just an offering of blood? I ask here instead of her because I don't want to concern my girlfriend and because this seems to be a knowledgable thread. I'm also currently working with a goddess I am hoping can answer my question as well, but a clear human answer would also help. Anyway I hope you can give me some insight. It was foolish but right now I chastise myself enough and could really use some sort of help.

Airica on July 27, 2020:

To Lucy ... In my opinion, it sounds to me like he is less a master of the art of magick, and more of a dangerous sociopath. Having been in an abusive, on/off/on/off/(et cetera) relationship that nearly killed me, my advice is to keep a journal of any and all interactions you may have with him in the future (voluntary or otherwise) - it may mean the difference between the police really helping you, and them not taking you seriously if he tries to harm you again. That's just on the legal end (because I wish I had done that for myself).

Cosmically speaking, I believe you are only as bound to him as you allow yourself to be - remember, HE was the one who took YOUR blood without permission, and it will backfire on him one way or another (if it hasn't yet already). I would recommend (and I am by no means an expert, I just know what has worked for me) that you do some meditation, and ask for some help with protection. There are some beautiful protection spells that can be found online ... Or, better yet, you can create your own. Maybe look into which herbs, flowers, stones, and so on, are known to help create a "barrier" against psychic attack. Choose some peaceful music if you like, to help you get in the zone ... I find meditations/spells of this nature to be rather enjoyable, and almost always feel the atmosphere around me to be lighter, airier, both during and afterward.

I hope this has been even a tad helpful, and I wish you success in breaking away from him, so you can move forward unharmed.

Happy meditations/spellcasting and blessed be!



Airica on July 15, 2020:

I've been practicing for the better part of 30 years (self-initiated), and more often than not have had results. I'm very careful with what I do and what I put out there, as I have experienced the backfire aspect a couple times (luckily nothing major). Anyway...

I've never used blood in a ritual. Most of my rituals are just elaborate prayers and meditations. But my father is in the hospital and he is not doing well. I was thinking of creating a spell to help him heal, and since his blood runs through my veins, I was hoping that I could use a drop or two of my blood to send him amped up healing energy.

As of now, the ingredients are: a bit of sage for protection and purification; dried pink rose petals for love; a strand of his hair; a drop or so of my blood; and some rosemary for mental clarity. Writing the words is the easy part, and they've been coming to me in short verses. I was thinking of grinding everything together (or not grinding it) and putting it in a small jar or satchel, and either burying it on our property, or asking him to keep it nearby.

I haven't done anything yet (and I have the ingredients). I am open to and would really appreciate any suggestions/advice on this before I do it. The moon is still waning, so I have a few days before the ideal time (in my opinion).

Thank you and blessed be,


Clo on July 13, 2020:

I would love to see some recipes:)

Moon on May 29, 2020:

For Sara, who commented around May 27, 2020

In a spiritual sense, you have overdone yourself. Blood magic is not to be used by a beginning witch because sometimes it is too powerful to handle. The act of burning the picture of someone who your feelings towards are unreciprocated as an act fueled by passion and such is often used to jinx, hex, or curse someone. However, by connecting your blood to it, not only did you break the ties, but you also sent some of that bad energy onto yourself. Hence why its important to only used blood magic with a positive and neutral mindset.

As for what to do to feel better. Similar to a plant whose stems have been cut, you just have to grow back. A part of you and especially your spirit was taken when you severed those ties from your crush. You just have to take the time to grow yourself back. The more you feel negatively about yourself, the strong your own jinx will be on you. Give yourself time and space to do such.

In regards to the 'monsterous voice' I do not know what that is, but in general terms, I'll assume such is a malcontented spirit that you drew in with your spell. Sometimes getting rid of such is as easy as asking for forgiveness, telling them they may leave, and saying goodbye. By doing this, you are spiritually and psychologically letting go of the actions of your spell.

As a final note; don't worry, you aren't sworn into damnation. Witchcraft should be a very positive experience, and you just used it incorrectly once. All can be forgiven, and if you relax yourself, you'll find everything is okay.

Blessed be, your friend Moon

(if you have more questions, you can email me at

Sara on May 26, 2020:

I was in a one sided love and I suffered a lot. I had never had any interest in witchcraft and out of a blue I decided to burn my crush picture signed with my blood. I burned it. I instantly felt empty and free. And later that day I started to record my voice in Voice memos app. And I heard a monsterous voice saying that the world is empty. I feel empty and scared, that I will never ever fall in love again with anybody. But now I realized that I want to love and be loved again. Blood magic is no joke. Trust me. I try to find information on how to end this magic. But I keep feeling more and more empty everyday. I hope I will overcome the spell I made and find love again in my lifetime. This shit is scary. Don't repeat my mistakes and don't do magic in your life. Never ever.

Does anybody have any idea how can I have feelings again? I feel dead.

yougo min on May 13, 2020:

okay so I was geniualy bored and I had a candle and I was already bleeding ( had already cut myself a few times) and I wanted to see if I put my blood into a burning candle would it do anything so I I did that and asked some questions And asked for protection over my brother and some quidences for myself as I need help I don’t feel any changes so I don’t think it didn’t anything but yet again I was bored so if anyone has any idea how to like actually do this stuff please help me lol

Jessica on May 06, 2020:

I have read plenty and have casted a spell with a fellow follower. First time using blood magic and im intrigued beyound my desires. I know what i want to cast but my blood test positive for hepatitis C. Last doctor visit my hep is inactive but i do indeed have it. Would this be considered bad blood? Everything i am i carry softly kindly and i connect easily with life it self. Any advice i need. Judgement may fill you as it did i carry bad blood to not enjoy my bloody spell?

Sophia on May 06, 2020:

Today when I came from work I saw a little bit of blood outside the door of my appartement and I think my neighbour did a black magic to me because we don't have a good relationship and she is used to black magic I think. Can you please tell me what kind of magic can it be and how can I break it. Please answer me immediately after you se this. I really need your help.

Rustwing Falcon on May 01, 2020:

Im new to magic. Ive never done any of it. I have some very strong emotional, and maybe spiritual, ties to people that i don't want anymore. They're not healthy for me. I've separated myself from them physically, but the tie is still there. At this point i don't know what to do, and i just want my peace of mind back. Are there any spells, or sigil magic i can do to help with this. Im desperate enough that im actually looking into blood magic as maybe a way to help.

Tess on April 26, 2020:

I used blood magic in a relatively simple spell for my aunt to get what she deserves. My grandmother died horrifically and was in her care. It was vengeance, but if she was at no fault she'd only get what she deserved. But I was so angry, I think I let something in. Since then my dog and boyfriend have passed at early ages unexpectedly. I can't help but think it is my fault. I'd do anything to rid myself of what malevolence has come into my life but I can't undo these things. Please be wise and don't let emotions get the best of you.

Hitesh on April 24, 2020:

Some person did a blood spell when I was an infant and I still remember it. He made me drink his blood when the rest of his family enchanted. Today after 33 years when see all of me dead iam going to give him the same. Just because he messed with me big time and is messing with my far gone family. I shall wait till the death bring me his soul to burn him like a coal.

David Brimson on April 23, 2020:

Again, interesting...... blood alternatives, also very useful.

C on April 04, 2020:

Hello. Can you combine blood magic and sigil magic? For instance, paint part of the sigil in blood? Also, do you do spells for others? Kind regards

Misty the Witch on April 02, 2020:


With the spell that has been performed it is going to have to be powerful to be able to do something like that. So to reverse it you are going to need something powerful to break it. Considering that blood was possibly involved, you are going to possibly have to include blood in this one. However, it is understandable if you don’t want to do something such as that. In witchcraft, the simplest spells can sometimes be the most powerful. One of the simplest ones, but powerful ones that I know involve paper and fire. If you decide to go this way you will have to burn the paper, so have a burning dish. What you can do is write what you want to happen down, in this situation I would suggest you would write about the spell that was done on you and how you would like it broken- as an example “I want the spell that was put upon me with or without my permission to be broken at the source and with it all of the after affects go.” After you are done writing on the piece of paper or papers, you are going to put the paper to the candle flame and burn it while thinking about the energy of the original spell cast by your ex disbanding and breaking, never to return. I would suggest putting a protection charm or spell on so that you are protected if something were to happen, because I am just guessing that your ex can hear you and will likely know that something is different after the spell is done. By the way, to instantly make a spell more powerful, “draw a circle.” Basically, to do this go in a circle starting at the direction east ending in the direction of north and call the quarters- basically just say, “hello ___(direction you are facing and element it represents(east-air, south- fire, west- water, north- earth)), it would be my honor if you would help me, please enter the circle and protect me.” Remember to be respectful and when you are done to disband the circle you will basically say goodbye and thank you to the quarters.

Sarah and Dimana:

There are many ways to protect yourselves and your families. Dimana, I don’t know what you have access to in ways of things to help you. However, again you don’t need a lot to do a spell, technically speaking you could do a spell with just yourself. Dimana, if you have access to sage you could light some of it and it will get rid of all energy, however, from what I hear it doesn’t smell to good when lit. What you both can do is close your eyes and calm your mind. When you are ready start to visualize pure white light coming from the divine or the heavens. Watch as it passes through you and starts to gather inside you, filling you up and then expanding beyond you. Dimana, watch as it takes away all the negativity and sickness out of you, your family and your land. Something that I suggest is that you eventually have the positive, loving, white, divine energy gather up all the negative energy and imagine it being recycled into neutral energy and returned back to the earth where it can be used. Then I suggest you both imagine a permanent purple bubble forming around you, imagine it being strong and protecting you. Dimana, after you do this you can move it out or expand it so that it surrounds your property, protecting all inside.

john on March 21, 2020:

Any sick SOB caught doing a blood ritual with an animal or human should be taken out and shot!!!! Good forbid if someone like me catches you do that , you ugly little bitch!!!

Brendon on March 19, 2020:

Can you reverse blood over intent ?


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

So much would depend on what you're trying to protect yourself from. Like I said, sometimes blood magic is just overkill. I would reserve blood magic for only the most serious protection spells against a specific threat. There are better ways to go about general protection spells.

Peyton on March 16, 2020:

is it possible for me to do a blood ritual for myself for self protection? I have never done this before so I would need some sense of direction but I don't know where to start.

Melissa Ann Argay-Wenner on January 23, 2020:


As much as Magic can be intriguing, its not the only answer. I choose not to practice magic but I know how it works since people were casting their rituals on me. When you figure out who is doing this is to remain strong and walk away, as far away as you can. Cut the cord and do not give your thoughts or energy to those people. It works out better for you. Real Magicians can cause you harm especially psychological harm. Get away from them and magic. When you become healthy you can start doing more research. PS Life is full of witches, warlocks and people with Bad Selfish Intentions. Take care of your health and pay those people no mind right now.

Choose wisely.

Luyimbaazi Samuel on January 10, 2020:

You have got a very reactive information that for pure is a reality. Thank you.

Dimana on December 30, 2019:

Hello. I need help. Me and my family moved in Africa not long ago and we have grave problems. We started finding dolls and animal parts on our properties, family members started getting injured, crash, get infections and mental problems. I’m writing this as things are very bad here. I feel sick all the time and I’m the last person standing. Help me. My family has history with spells and rituals, but at this point I need something strong to end all of this while everyone is still alive.

Protection spells, something. I know all comes with a price, but at this point I’m ready to perform black rituals if I must. Please tell me something strong enough to end this or even hurt the person causing it. I couple old rituals, but they cost very much from the person performing. I search for other options. Help me please

Melissa Ann Argay-Wenner on December 17, 2019:


Are you kidding ??

Can you take your dogs to the Vet?

Melissa Ann Argay-Wenner on December 17, 2019:

Hi Sarah,

I was engaged to a Elite Witch 20 years ago and I was a naive Christian girl. He drove me crazy and I lost 20 years of my life. Over the years I have learned A lot from occultists as they seemed to just appear in my life. YOU do not have to do any kind of ritual. The best thing for you to do is Walk Away and cut that cord. Move on with your life and find happiness in the simple things like nature , animals etc. Get rid of anything and everything he gave you anything that attaches you to him. I understand what your going through. Its very easy for them to communicate with you. They only need one of your special possessions or they may give you something. Youll never be free if you continue on this path. Hugs to you. M

Sarah on December 10, 2019:

I had an ex boyfriend who did some form of ritual on me. I overdosed from using too many drugs. He was able to perform something where he made everything start coming out of my body. Im talking meth pooring our of my nose my eyes my skin even my urine. After he cleansed me he did something else that i have for 9 months been living with. He took my blood in a contact case along with his. Made me write my name down on a piece of paper next to his...he said he put something "on my heart". Shortly after he was able to telepathically communicate to me. Although i was under the impression that it was almost as if someone else was reading my thoughts and telling him. He got locked up and i have not been able to talk to him about what he did and why. I hear him in my head along with others now and i know its not from my overdose. Its not schizophrenia. I have taken every med from the doctor. I know he performed something on me. I also know i am supposed to listen to him when he talks to me but i cannot my thoughts are too loud and run too crazy. He recited some words and had me recite them. Said he was part of a tribe. He asked me.."they want to know how you could put that stuff in your body". This is real. This is some sort of witchcraft or tribal ritual and i dont hear voices in my head they are around my head. I just want it to stop but i dont know what ritual he did. Do you know of anything that sounda familiar to this. He also made me wash my hands at the end of the ritual put a ring on my finger and we got "engaged" during this ritual and then he said wrhad to have sex after. When we had sex was when i first realized that he could read my mind. Please help im desperate

stellaki13 on December 08, 2019:

Youngyoda please i want to question you about protection i want a sure easy protection for all works before make anything anyone want to advise sent me an email to my adress

Joe on December 08, 2019:

My dogs ate my girlfriends pads out of the garbage...they have been acting like her as of late, is their any way I can reverse this? I want my dogs back to normal, I think the menstrual blood altered their personalities.

Whitney on December 03, 2019:

I am very in inexperienced in casting my own spells and spent much more time watching others but slowly learning. Theres so many different thing said from one page to another..anyways me and my children are currently homeless living in a motel. I lit a candle for growth prosperity and for a change and to be housed. After casting my spell i put blood in the flames in hopes to cast my spell stronger..i know nothing of blood magic or if what i did even is effective but at the time it seemed right

Donald on November 30, 2019:

Can you do love spell with blood magic?

JonahUnriddle on November 29, 2019:

I'm making a wooden amulet for someones protection. I would like to imbue it with my own blood. If someone could share any opinions, I w

ill be very thankfull.

Youngyoda on November 13, 2019:

I am a young well practice medicine woman as I come from a very strong bloodline from my culture, Please be cautious when practicing magic as playing with elements can be very dangerous exponentially dangerous to those who do not know what they're doing! In a rage or fit do not hurt others always thing what you give out comes back intensely, As others would say come back in threes. I know there is people out there who do use magic on other people, just be careful in general, playing with these elements expose you to the other side and if not protected and or you do not know how to protect yourself id advise you not to do it. If you want to question me on anything you can I can give you an email. Okay thanks for reading.

much love and respect, May you prosper and shine.

The Unlucky Little Witch on October 29, 2019:

So, I've learned through my personal experiences that when you accidentally curse your enemies by grudging and wishing misfortune and death upon them, you are likely to pay for it with your own misfortunes.

Be kind to others, even if you hate them. It may not seem like it is that simple, but when you are a truly powerful mage, your very thoughts will cause magic to happen and there is always a price.

chloe on October 27, 2019:

I had recently become Wiccan, my Christian dad has been having a hard time dealing with this because he has experienced things with the devil, I'm not sure what I believe but I know Wicca is a relaxing and calming religion. when I first set up my alter I had started my period, I was very confused but I put a tampon in any way, then when I took it out there was no blood, so I thought maybe it was a sign or something but I doubted it, I soon then went to right my book of shadows making a pentagram, THEN started bleeding again, but after like 10 minuets it stopped... the next day (today) I cast a spell to get a ghost out of my house because me and my dad have been fighting over me being witch, it was a very bad fight and a lot of negative energy so I assumed something bad was in the house, after I opened all the doors and made my chant and burned sage, I then decided to meditate, while doing my own spell, i took a red candle for spirit, rainwater for water, then a rock for earth and incense for air (all five elements) after this I had to pee and I was like "watch me start my period again" and I did... someone please tell me what this means because im very confused...

Lenah Wilson on October 20, 2019:

I just did a wealth/money ritual using my blood. I will keep you posted about the results. I don't know how long it take to notice the difference. Kindly advise @sage

Felicity on October 17, 2019:

I am doing a ritual with my (still currently frozen) placenta from my son's birth almost 3 years ago. I want to use the blood to make blood ink. How to make an ink that lasts a long time with blood?

kanik on October 06, 2019:

i have a sexless marriage ,can a spell help me

n0Noptic on September 11, 2019:

The way to break menstrual blood magic is fairly simple, but is of an older order of the magic so it isn't as easily accessible knowledge. A drop of blood taken at the height of a full moon. Feed your entire being into this drop of blood as it wells out of you, let this drop of blood become you. Then chant, "tris'ktar anah yonnum frotir" until the drop falls. This is a counter spell designed to create a blood spirit copy of yourself to,in a manner of speaking, "trick" spells targeted at you into moving to the drop of blood instead of you on August 08, 2019:

My friend didnt not know she was dating a wizard. He tricked her into lighting a white candle with his name on it. Please help

Ragemonster on July 07, 2019:

So my old roommate was a horrible person he beat his girlfriend and robbed her and then threatened my wife and I. I know he is protected by something because to be frank when he entered my half of the house (basement) I put a pistol between his eyebrows and pulled the trigger... twice. I make firearms and maintain them two rounds in a row (which later fired outside, I lived in a farmhouse) is practically impossible literally 2/1,000,000 by standard specs but I digress. My wife was asleep ten feet away and he was a violent threat I was within my rights so I’m not going to explain myself I don’t feel I need to. Anyway he ran to the landlord and convinced him that I was the violent mean person so my wife and I got kicked out. As we were almost ready to leave I got so angry that I wasn’t able to blow his head in half that I used my own blood from a somewhat old puncture wound where a cat sank it’s teeth into my legs that wasn’t completely healed yet, still isn’t completely. Anyway I used that old black freshly reopened blood to literally write a curse and his name. He’s in prison and his life is an irreversible hell of rape torture and his narcissistic ass finally not getting his way at all and he can’t escape. My question is how screwed am I? Especially since I still hope he dies in the most heinous way possible? Addendum:was protected by something he had a combination copy of several grimoirs in one. All demonic.

Claudia on July 06, 2019:

I used it adn it was a powerful experience

Me on July 05, 2019:

I’m new to the whole magic thing. Any ideas to help me.

Angel on June 27, 2019:

My girlfriend is experiencing weird occurrence, she thinks it has something to do with rituals that her grandmother preformed on her as a child. She says that her grandmother would put drops of blood into her baths. She also kept tabs of her growth throughout the years, cutting small locks of hair off of her and keeping pictures and other things. Do you know what this might be?

Aditi on June 15, 2019:

Can anyone please tell me how to break the menstrual blood magic

Socks86 on June 04, 2019:

Thank you for the information I will try it and let you know what happens in due time Richard hoover

Richard hoover on June 03, 2019:

I hope i may answer i read some of these and hope im aloud to share, socks and omega, i have your answer we do it all the time, facing the north u want 4 candles, each in the 4 corners, you want to have herbs in a bowl in the center and a pinch of the herbs with 3 drops in herbs one drop in each candle, make your small fire in the center iron cauldron is good, hold in your hands mullen ,bay leaf, white sage, true unicorn root and dittany, hold them in your right hand facing the north, say ,cleanse and heal and remove putting your energy in herbs _______from my body , energy, restore and heal in this sacred fire from my head to my feet by the power of three times three, as i will it as i say it so mote it be, drop herbs in fire while saying last line 3 times, ur feel it as the herbs burn


To charge the sigils there are 3 ways, one its writren all in your ink and held to the sky on one of the 9 days of the year, i invoke the power of the summer solstice charge this sigil in the witches blood in the witches magick in the balance of the astral gate of the sun in cleansing and healing in its light by the power of my magicks might, by the power of three times three as i will it as i say it so mote it be

To use just a drop you want to have some gathered on every full moon or new moon and charge it in a small bottle never put in sunlight, charge it for one year on every full moon, blue moon, super moon, new moon and day of the year, it can be used to put one drop for any high blood ritual sigil blood waters for scrying and divinations, add volcanic ash and dead sea salt for cosmic elemental protection

Alicia on June 03, 2019:

I keep my menstral in refrigerator does it still work the same.

Richard draconion on June 03, 2019:

I am a praticing blood witch, in the very old blood magicks here i found modern ones, the old witches wrote their books of shadows in blood and its a very old clan tradition, also invoking awakenings and restoring and reviving of your witches magick or vampire with blood spells or transformations is a scorpio witch power and is expessed in the forms of its magick naturally in the behavior and will of the magick, personal gain is one thing, but there can exist the pratice of those things in their true balance, there are many who are born naturally to be like that because its the universes natural state, water judged as fire, as it looks like fires distruction in waters passion the scorpion is misunderstood, i like to bridge this friendly hello

Socks86 on June 02, 2019:

Can I drop off my own blood in combination with 3 candles of a white magic spell of healing increase the power???

Socks on June 02, 2019:

Will using a drop of my own blood in combination into three candles of a light magic spell increase the power of a healing spell?

KvnCrow on May 24, 2019:

When I was younger, I wrote a woman's name in my own blood. Since that time, our relationship has gone from one extreme to the other, back and forth. I can never get her off my mind entirely, but when we are together, everything is choatic. It's been 15 years of on again off again drama. My question is did I use blood magic to bind us, completely unintentional, and if so how to break that binding so we can both heal and move on? Being with her hurts, but being without her feels like I'm not complete, like half of my soul is gone. Without her, my interests in everything whithers to almost nothing. This last break up has lasted 3 years now with no communication, but we live in a small community and I can walk into a location and immediatly feel her pressence. I don't know what to do anymore. I love her and want her but only if it's meant to be and true, not the drawbacks of a curse or spell I unintentionly cast as a young man.

.... on May 14, 2019:

Might be a weird and/or dumb question, but my dog ate my bloody tampon out of the trash. Would this fall under this discussion in anyway?

Omega on May 14, 2019:

Thanks very much for this useful information on Blood Magic. please I want to ask and know if Blood can be used to charge Sigils and please if yes can you tell me how I can use Blood to Charge my Sigils. Thanks very much for your cooperation. waiting to hear from you shortly.

Ni on May 13, 2019:

I'm a christian and wont mess with this stuff. My husband wants me to do a third step blood binding ritual. Im not doing anything of the sort, however I would like to know exactly what it is and the consequences of such an act so that i can have some type of evidence of why that would be such an absolutely ludicrous idea. I thought he was agnostic when i married him and he goes with me to church. When he brought this up and was really wanting to do it, it very much threw me off. I know I should of married a Christian man and I chose to marry my husband whom i love very much and still have hope someday he will become a man of God. However, believing him to be agnostic/ atheist( I use both terms because he always said he believed maybe in a higher power but didnt really know and he believed Jesus existed but was a good man who set an example as to how others should live) and then him to bring up a blood bonding ritual in which he says he knows EXACTLY what it means and is very informed of it, really threw me off. Tbh- I feel like im in some sort of trap. Like that my husband knows and believes more than what he ever let on.

Kathy on May 12, 2019:

I had an OBE in which a woman, who I thought was Marie Laveau, poured blood in my eyes. I wasn’t frightened. It wasn’t a negative feeling experience. Would anyone have an idea what is the intention of this act?

The eternal warrior on May 10, 2019:

People don't believe me about past lives. I've had so many experiences it almost feels like I lost track of what is real. And If I die, when I open my eyes will this experience be a moment's dream. I remember being a viking. I had a sword made by a least famous black Smith. The sword was made of heavy iron (black). It was etched with Runes and was painted with my own blood. When I carried the sword it seemed like I was carrying Odens weapon. Where ever battle was carried storms brewed and thunder struck my opponents. I was seen as a God of War. But, that is all in the past. People think that Magic is a metaphor for our own achievements. I do believe that their are forces beyond nature; just like those that believe in Heaven and He'll (Devil and God). A Part of me misses the past. The other part of me does not. I believe past experiences are real as well, but it's best to live well in this life( enjoy most of it, with limits). Well, take it or leave it. I just want people to know. Take it as entertainment, or knowledge.

Wednesdai on May 01, 2019:

Looks like alot of RPers responding to this. I love how "thanks for sharing works." Interesting article.

Enchanted Viper on April 25, 2019:

Humans are welps im a werewolf I never get sick of blood and the sight of human blood comforts me and this passage made me think of my girlfriend thanks alot

Unknown on April 16, 2019:

How dangerous is it to drink a little bit of blood if you know the person very well and you know their health history and how dangerous is it to drink a little bit of your own blood?

Lynne Casaregola on April 13, 2019:

Good information.

Tonie2facE on April 04, 2019:

@ Kelsi.... I found that all Magic has a cost.... that alone is why Love Magic for Yourself and another is dangerous....

Education2007 on April 04, 2019:

This has been very informative..l am a believer in Jesus Christ.. I am a student of all belief systems..we all must choose our own paths. I will never bash another's beliefs...l have some experience in blood covenants..they have been going on for thousands of years.. with your permission I would like to commit from time to time.

Kelsi on April 04, 2019:

So i wasnt thinking about it and i did use blood for a love rune, im not sure what the consequences are on that though. Im going through a very difficult time, and im honestly not in a healthy mindset as im grieving

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on April 03, 2019:

I would write it in whatever language I was most comfortable using. For me, that's English.

Anonymous on April 02, 2019:

Is there a certain language you have to write the petition in?

Ashton Woods on March 19, 2019:

Blood Madrid is harmless

Venus Williams on March 13, 2019:

Is menstrual blood spells that are done on paper...with targets name...and blood put on it work..?

Denfoishamna on March 09, 2019:

The true power of blood magic can only be found from within. Forget everything you know and think you know for things have only just begun.

Nykterída on March 05, 2019:

What about Sanguinarians? They don't sicken and die of organ failure for drinking more than a teaspoon or two of blood.

Theuban. on March 02, 2019:

Hello friends. I can answer any questions about blood magic. Humans have a limited knowledge after all, my knowledge is vast and endless

a blood magic user on February 28, 2019:

damn it actualy works

16 on February 24, 2019:

I have 2 question anyone can answer

1.Are any/all of you still alive after the spell or anything

2.Was it safe or anything smells fishy after using it.

kral1_2018 on February 17, 2019:

how can i reach you some articles can not be reached I searched everywhere but I have a lot of questions I have to ask and I feel that you are the person who can help me

andrea on February 17, 2019:

how can i reach you some articles can not be reached I searched everywhere but I have a lot of questions I have to ask and I feel that you are the person who can help me

dan on February 16, 2019:

is it possible to break a blood bond aka a blood oath?

Jimmy on February 16, 2019:

is there anyone to break a blood bond if u did it without knowing u were doing or will i always be an emotional slave to the person i gave my blood to

Denny on February 16, 2019:

I have attempted to create my own blood magic by taking a sample of my intended target wrapping it in black cord to a pentagram medallion and dripping my own blood upon the bind i then placed it in a symbolic spititual box along with a mineral stone with a sigil of the intended traget inside as well then sealed it with a sigil of a demon i chose for my purpose and left it in a window seal to gather the moonlight as i burned incense as an offering and focused on my wdesire for manifestation.. i will update you when i am able to determine weather or not this has brought forth that which i have called for... thank you

RandomLurker on January 10, 2019:

I was tricked into participating in a blood ritual that has caused some very unsettling results.

I was told to go outside and ground myself under a tree with some "friends" of mine, and I sat down and started to meditate. I was told to breathe in and out, very deeply, over and over again, and as I did this, a vast gust of wind picked up all around us.

A guy I was with then sat down in front of me, and then said, "Here, give me your hands." like he was going to hold my hand, and as I held his hands, I opened my eyes and noticed he had taken a dagger and cut the palm of his hand, and by the time I realized this, he had poured his blood into my left palm.

The blood felt like acid. It burned as it sat on my hand, and then it felt like my hand was being ripped open and something "entered" in and possessed me. Whatever happened to me was demonic in nature, and now I'm dealing with heavy Spiritual Warfare and demonic attacks. What the hell happened to me?! I need help! What did he do to me and how do I get this torment to stop?!

NemesisLives on January 09, 2019:


I am in a similar situation. Long story short, we were stupid kids messing in things we should not have. We...ugh this will sound dumb...were getting members together for a circle, practicing spells at his house, you name it. Blood was included, virginity taken...tmi, I know, sorry. Though I did move on, am happily married with kids, I am not able to separate that bond. I am not in love with him. It feels more like an invisible chain that keeps us attached. We ignore each other and yet I have dreams about him in trouble. Last time we saw each other he was telling me how distraught he was that he couldn't find me for a period of time.

Anyway, I did not continue practicing any form of magick, though I respect practitioners.

So what do I do? And what did WE do?

VenetianDawn on December 31, 2018:


Firstly I must tell you I just now came across this article and have never used blood magic. I haven't any affiliation with this site or the writer.

Now this, I've been a Wiccan (which is a religion) for more than half of my life. I only practiced the white magic for a few years but feel the pull back. Nobody I've ever known just jumps in and starts casting spells without knowing everything you do has major consequences. Not all magic is worked by Wiccans and not all Wiccans work magic. Not all magic is white, nor is it black. Just as in life there is a balance. An equal reaction for every action. You can't cross the street without looking both ways then blame the car for running you over. You can't hold gasoline and light a match without expecting a flame. You cannot look up magic spells, perform one without doing your own due dilligence and then blame the writer. You alone are at fault. I suggest you find a real magic worker for help then stay away for good. I hope you learn this life lesson. Everything you do comes back to you. 3 times good, 3 times bad. Consider your life moves carefully. Karma, she's a witch.

SammyDF on December 31, 2018:

I doubt you will answer me , but I must tell you this. You need to re-phrase you article. You are making it sound like it is ok, perfectly nomal, and ok to use blood magic. It is NOT! It is very dangerous regardless of what "harmless" thing you say it is. I was, (long time ago now) under , lets say psychic attack. from someone connected to me in several, and various ways. I wanted to end it, to protect myself. BAD IDEA!!!! I am not a practicing witch, wizard, magi, sorcerer etc. This person was... and I knew for many years that this person was. I had seen evidence of her power, so I decided, what the heck? Lots of articles out there that say it is ok, as long as you are not trying to hurt someone. WARN your readers it is NOT ok unless you have many many many years of teachings on how to control it, and more importantly how it will have an effect that you did not authorize, or WANT! In case you actually read your comment section, let me clairify the situation. I do not want to harm anyone, even this person that was definately harming me. I just wanted it to stop. I had never EVER tried to cast any kind of spell before. Reading several articles such as yours and having actually spoken to several people that are witches (all were female, it that a thing? Can only females be witches?) They all said, "it is not dangerous to strenthen a spell with blood". Boy oh boy were all of them, and you , wrong! I almost killed the mother of my children! People, do NOT use blood in a magic ritual!!!!! It does not let you know in advance WHAT it will do, of the price it will require! If you care to respond use

DingDong on December 24, 2018:

Many years ago my ex-partner (early in the relationship) and I did a blood bonding ceremony that was terribly nieave. It turned out to be very emotionally painful situation that has followed me more than 20 years now. We combined blood together without having any clue how dangerous is was or what the lingering consequences were. The blood bond worked alright -- until her bitter end last year. For 13 years -- we could not be happy together but the bond kept us from being happy with anyone else. Please be VERY careful with blood magic - you can't take it back once it done.

Change on December 24, 2018:

I just wondered how to do you break blood magic spell when a group a large group is targeting a person to energy harvest them. Steal their health, I know what they have done and it is horrific. I manage to bind them with body fluid but they got hold of blood without permission though Dr. Now they are literally stealing heart beats night time regeneration and the whole family are in danger. I can't get their blood but I have their some of their essence. I am asking for protection not for personal gain, they have every person that has been intimate with them. It's 24/7 attack to an innocent. I don't know much about magic but I am getting a crash course.

PTHW on December 23, 2018:

You should have left your personal morals and ethics out of it.

Charles on December 19, 2018:

I can tell you with confidence that when I understood the power that is released when applying The Blood of Jesus Christ to my failing heart, I was given a new heart both physically and spiritually. All you need to do is read the ancient text located in the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Read the chapter in Isaiah chapter 53. No wonder Jesus said "I AM The LIFE! He knows that the life is in the blood and He shed Holy Blood for us, blood that was not contaminated with sin, His Blood was pure, given to Him directly from The Almighty through the Holy Spirit. Now that you have read this, The Blood of Jesus is applied to your conscience through your eye gates and you must repent of your evil doings and seek power through The Blood of Jesus to be at peace.

Ben on December 18, 2018:

Can you advice me a healing spell, please?

Noa on December 11, 2018:

Wow, I can't do blood magic because I have fear of blood... I'm getting a panic attack Everytime I'm seeing blood.

Jay on December 04, 2018:

Curious. I was busy with a little "affirmation" thing, about to incorporate it in to sigil magic. Next thing I knew I was busy with a blade and ended up writing the key words in blood. I thought I would just incorporate that in to a spell instead. Any thoughts?

And no one really calls them selves a warlock. It is just another word that means you can't be trusted.

The most commonly accepted etymology derives warlock from the Old English wǣrloga meaning "oathbreaker" or "deceiver".

Skullman on November 26, 2018:

Blood is life Extreme Warlocks like myself alway use blood

Alfred Nowell on November 24, 2018:

There must be super natural spirits that have in nature powerful. Actions and ready to answer human questions difficult to be solved without practicing blood magic

Kellic on November 19, 2018:

question: So

"I never use it to target other people without their permission"

What if I'm doing this for someone who has a chronic disease and is in almost constant pain? The intent is to pray to a certain Goddess for the relief of her pain. She isn' I'm praying for her. I don't think she's object, but I think she'd be uncomfortable that someone was doing such a thing for her.

As long as the intend behind it is benign, is it OK?

Jupider on November 07, 2018:

No josie, that is a myth.

josie on November 06, 2018:

what happens if you have put your blood onto a drawn pentagram, does anything bad happen to you or effect you??

Tassela on November 06, 2018:

My husband recently passed away. We loved each other so much we were literally joined at the hip. I have been practicing for many many years and he knew this. The one thing I have never done was blood magic. But now I am very sorely tempted. I have had lucid dreams of everyone that had died in my life since I was a child except my husband. I want to take a few drops of my blood, mix it with his ashes, and wear it in a small glass vial around my neck as I sleep.

Patricia Outlaw on November 03, 2018:

I have read this whole article and for one who was once afraid to use blood with spells and rituals, I am glad to say I am happy I read this article first, thanks and many blessings for your help and guidance.

Me'urramya on October 16, 2018:

I have used blood magic in my garden. Plants seem to love it. I use menstrual blood. I am interested in using blood to make my magic a bit more powerful, and using the blood sugar prickers is a great idea- little to no pain, and just enough blood to do the trick!

Bobby on October 14, 2018:

Walked into a home i recently purchased out in the woods, i saw a ring of salt in the middle of my floor with multiple things inside it. These things were a white candle woth blood drops on them, mirror when 4 smeared thumbprints on it with glasses sitting perfectly on the mirror as if it was on a face. Outside there's a branch that is angled in a certain direction with a pair of panties on it. I removed it one day and the next day another branch in the same spot angled in the same direction appeared there again stuck in the ground. Any idea with whats going in here!?

Kirstie Day on October 06, 2018:

I used blood magic only twice to wish for their safety, health and everything good that involves their wellbeing.

Method I used: paper and pen to write my wish, said I give my blood willingly for this spell to work, signed my name put a drop of my blood on and then sent the message through burning it on a fire proof object

Magic is not bad or good only the person who uses any magic for whatever purpose, that's my belief

Ian on September 17, 2018:

This will be good so I will be extra careful when I am doing blood magic for the first time.

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