20 Bruja Spells You Can Cast to Improve Your Life Right This Very Minute
Ever wish you could say a few magic words and make your problems disappear? Well you can. Okay, maybe it’s not that simple, but Brujx covens have been casting hechizos (spells) for centuries and swear by the results. We’ve laid out 20 simple spells you can cast right now with everyday items. Because with the witching season approaching, what better time to test your powers?
1. Casting a Circle
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You’ll need: table salt
“Casting a circle”, or creating a safe space for yourself to cast hechizos is the start of any good Brujx practice. This can be anywhere, but make sure to clean the surface before you begin. Then sprinkle salt around in a circle as wide as you are tall. Make sure the circle is complete and unbroken. Now you’re ready to begin, Brujx!
2. This Simple Spell to Help a Friend
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You’ll need: A candle, a bowl of water
Light the candle and let it sit in the bowl of water. While it burns, cup your hands over the flame and say: “Help arrives to [friend’s name] tonight. Answers arrive to [friend’s name] tonight. Peace arrives to [friend’s name] tonight.” Repeat three times, then picture your friend’s face in your mind while you blow the candle out.
3. This Spell to Trap Negativity
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You’ll need: A jar with a lid, a candle, seven stones roughly the same size
Light the candle and arrange the seven stones around it in a circle. Place the jar between you and the candle. Place one stone in the jar, then drip three drops of melted wax from the candle on top of it. Replace the candle and say, “Seal away this evil, never to be released”. Repeat these steps until all the stones are in the jar, then seal it and blow out the candle. Put the jar away somewhere safe, and never open it.
4. This Spell to Expel Bitterness from Your Life
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You’ll need: a lemon, a black cloth or towel, a shovel and a place to bury something
Wrap the lemon tightly in the black cloth. Find a private, quiet place and dig a whole deep enough to bury it. Hold the lemon with both hands and your feet grounded in the earth. Say, “I release this past that no longer serves me. I send it to its grave”. Bury the lemon, then walk away in a straight line, without looking back.
5. A Spell to Invite Success into Your Life
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You’ll need: a real feather, a candle (preferably yellow), and an outdoor space
First, cast a circle of protection around your outdoor space (see #3). Then, light the candle and catch the end of the feather on fire. Let the feather go and while it falls to the ground, focus intently on the success you want to see. It’s okay if it doesn’t burn completely. As always, be careful that you’re in an open space with nothing flammable around!
6. This Spell to Let Go of Pain
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You’ll need: a raw egg, a pen, running water (this can be anything from a river to your bathtub!)
Sit facing the water and take a moment to reflect on your pain. While you do, select one word about your trouble that sticks out in your mind, and write it on the shell of the egg. It could be a person’s name, a feeling, a place, whatever feels right in the moment. Press the egg to your heart and take a slow breath. Then crack it against a hard surface and let the yolk be washed away in the water. Say, “I will heal now” three times. Dispose of the shell in any way you want- it is not significant once it’s empty.
7. This Spell to Attract Your Crush
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You’ll need: a clean piece of paper, a red pen, a red or pink candle, and an outdoor space
Best done on the night of a new moon. First, cast a circle of protection around your outdoor space (see #3). Light the candle. On the piece of paper, write your full name. Fold the paper in half, and write your crush’s full name over yours on the other side. Catch the corner of the paper in the flame, and let it fall to the ground while you focus on your crush’s face. Make sure the fire is fully out, then blow out the candle.
8. This Spell to Bring Your Soulmate To You
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You’ll need: 1 white candle, 1 red candle, one piece of red cloth, a piece of chalk
First, let go of any ideas you have about a specific person. This spell will bring a true soulmate to you, and it can’t work if it’s blocked by someone already in your life. Light both candles. With the chalk, draw a heart around them, and slowly move them closer while thinking about the qualities you want in an ideal partner. When the candles touch, tie the piece of cloth around them, then blow them out.
9. A Charm You Can Carry to Land Your Dream Job
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You’ll need: lavender oil, 3 cloves of garlic, a small bag
Dribble three drops of lavender oil on each clove (leave them in their paper wrapping). Close the garlic in a small bag, seal it tight, and carry it with you to your interview for extra good vibes.
10. A Spell to Open Doors to Opportunity
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You’ll need: Sand, a piece of yellow cloth, a needle and thread, a pen or marker
Write your full name and your goal on the piece of cloth. Place a small amount of sand over the words, then gather the cloth and sew it shut. Keep the charm near your bed and repeat your goal out loud every night before you sleep.
11. This Spell to Achieve Calmness
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You’ll need: A candle, a smooth stone, a bowl, water, music
Light the candle and place it next to the bowl. Fill your bowl with clean water, and place your stone in it. Take three deep breaths to cleanse your body and mind, and exhale into the bowl each time. Remove the stone from the water and carefully dry it over the flame of the candle, while maintaining calm, deep breaths. Once the stone is dry, blow out the candle. Carry the stone with you to keep a calm energy around you at all times.
12. This Spell for a Good Night’s Sleep
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You’ll need: Fresh lavender or lavender oil.
Sit in a dark, quiet room and close your eyes. Dab the lavender oil on your wrists and your temples, or gently rub the fresh lavender into the same places. Inhale deeply and exhale saying,” “Rest and renew” three times. Repeat the steps twice more and go immediately to bed.
13. This Spell to Find Inner Strength
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You’ll need: a smooth stone, a marker or a print out
Draw an Aztec strength symbol, or print one out and trace over it, as long as your hands cover the markings. Place the stone at the center and stand with your feet apart and head tilted upwards. Say, “a well of power, I bring to my surface. It is already in me.” The more forcefully you say this, the more strength you will likely find.
14. This Spell to Help Make an Important Decision
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You’ll need: paper, a blue pen, a red pen, a place to bury something
Having a hard time choosing between two people, places, or things? Just before you go to bed, go outside to a quiet, private place. With the blue pen, write your first option down. Flip the paper over, and write the second option with the red pen. Fold the paper so that both words are hidden, then bury it at least three inches in the ground. Walk three times in a circle around, with your right hand extended over the spot where you buried the paper, then turn around and walk three times in the other direction with your left hand over it. Go to sleep, and when you wake up, you’ll have your answer!
15. This Charm to Help Ace a Test
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You’ll need: fresh mint, a small feather, a piece of string
Mint brings us clarity and focus, while feathers symbolize lightness and freedom. Tie a sprig of mint to a small feather (a real one, not plastic) and carry it with you as a talisman to your next exam.
16. A Spell to Bring Wealth and Prosperity
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You’ll need: a penny, white vinegar, a jar with a lid
This is not a spell to win the lottery, or find buried treasure, but rather to bring prosperity into your life over time. Pour several inches of white vinegar into a clean jar. Press the penny between your hands while focusing on your successes and strengths. When the penny is warm, drop it into the jar and seal it shut. Once a day, touch the lid of the jar and say “I will what is mine” out loud. After seven days, place your shiny, clean penny somewhere safe.
17. This Spell for Healing and Self Love
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You’ll need: a white candle, a photo of yourself (with no one else)
Best performed at night during a new moon. First, cast a circle (see #3) somewhere you feel safe and comfortable. Light a white candle and inhale deeply. Hold the photograph in the light of the candle and say “You are worthy of goodness, greatness, love and life. What has harmed you does not define you”. Repeat three times, alternating with deep, cleansing breaths.
18. This Spell to Open Doors
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You’ll need: white chalk, an empty wall
Just to be clear, we mean doors of opportunity, not actual doors. For those you need a locksmith. First, clean a space on the wall by wiping it with cool water, add essential oils or mint leaves if you want. Dry it with another, clean cloth. With the chalk, draw a door large enough for you to walk through. Decorate the door however your spirit moves you, but be sure to include a handle. When finished, press both hands against the door and push as hard as you can while focusing on your goal. Sleep. The next morning, erase the door with a clean cloth.
19. This Spell to Invite Humor and Laughter into Your Life
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You’ll need: a white candle
Best performed on a day when you have no obligations or stressors. Light your candle, and bring to mind a happy memory. Visualize a powerful, white light filling you from head to toe. Hold your hands open and say, “joy, happiness and love, fill my life from above!” three times.
20. A Spell to Protect a Loved One
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You’ll need: A photo of your loved one, a bowl of water, a candle
A white magic practicing Brujx takes care of her kin. If you have a loved one in trouble, first, cast a circle (see #3). Then, place their photo in a shallow bowl of water. Light a white candle and place it in the bowl over the photo and position both hands palm down over it. Say, “[Their name] I protect you with these words. Safe from danger, safe from harm” three times. Allow the candle to burn until it goes out.
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