The first time I saw a honey locust tree, I was both intrigued and terrified. Three-inch thorns poked out from around the trunk of the tree at all angles. Near the bottom, you couldn’t see the tree trunk at all for all the thorns. There was no way anything was going to harm this tree! I walked up to it and gently touched a thorn. It was extremely sharp, but it wiggled under my touch, so I pulled a little. It popped off the tree and landed in my palm, as if it was a gift. I wiggled a few more thorns, and though most were firmly attached, the tree willingly gave me a few.
Taking them home, I couldn’t figure out what to do with them. I placed them on my altar, and there they stayed for a month or so, soaking up the energy from my rituals and spells, waiting for their time to shine. Soon they had their chance. We woke up one morning to find someone had come on our property and broken into our cars and garage, stealing some tools and electronics. As I was fretting about the break in, I noticed the thorns on my altar. What better to use for protection magick than those? I sat down and crafted this spell, and no one has ever come on our property with ill intentions since that day. We replace the thorns about once a year, disposing of the old ones in running water to disperse their magick and return them to the earth.
Honey Locust Witch’s Bottle Protection Spell
This spell is best performed on a Tuesday during the full moon
Honey locust thorns
Small jars for each corner of your property with lids
Black tourmaline for each of the jars
White candle dressed for protection
Light the white candle.
Place a black tourmaline in the bottom of each jar.
Add honey locust thorns. Fill each jar with them. Leave only room on top for your scrap of paper. You can use small garden shears to clip off the big end of the thorns if they won’t fit in your jar at full length.
With your pen, write the Algiz rune on a scrap of paper for each jar. The Algiz rune looks
Place one of the scraps of paper in each jar, on top of the thorns.
Put the lids on the jars, making sure they are tight.
CAREFULLY drip wax from your candle over the space between the jar and the lid, saying over each one something like:
“Like the thorns protect the honey locust tree
Jar of protection keep danger from me
Keep safe my home and property
From those who wish ill will toward me”
Bury the jars deep enough that they won’t be easily uncovered, one in each corner of your property. If you live in an apartment, you can alternately place the jars in a dark corner of your closet, preferably one near each entrance to your home.
About the Author:
Michele Griffin was the co-founder of Church of the Living Earth in Columbus, Ohio. She has been studying all things witchy for over 30 years, since she walked into a metaphysical book shop at the age of 15 and never looked back. She spends her free time serenading her two life partners with mountain dulcimer tunes and feeding her huge appetite for learning.