Spells & Rituals

SpellCrafting: Return to Sender Mirror Spell

I was feeling overwhelmed and helpless in the face of the actions of a handful of white men in power who are bringing about death, destruction, pain, fear, and hate. Then I remembered I am a witch with powers I was not using.

After considering a number of spells, I settled on a return to sender spell using a mirror. I chose a compact with mirrors on both halves. That the one I found at a dollar store happened to be blue turned was a bonus because blue is associated with West, which I associate with water, cleansing, love, and healing. Blue is also a color associated with Kali Ma, whom I intended to call in.

A return to sender spell reflects back what an individual puts out, making mirrors an excellent tool. It’s not about revenge or causing harm and it’s not about karma; it’s about ensuring their malicious vibes are returned to them so as not to reach others, with the compact acting as a shield.

Cleansing and casting a circle are optional, but helpful to create a calm, safe space in which to work your magic.

I lit directional candles and called in the elements, then invoked Kali Ma for assistance.
I wrote the full name of each person I wished to affect on both sides of a slip of paper. If I had pictures of these people, I would have used them instead. While one person per compact might have been ideal, I put several names into one. As I added each, I imagined the evil things they continue to do and the harm it is causing. Closing the compact, I willed that they clearly see themselves and their actions, and that they feel the affects they have forced upon others. I imagined them unable to escape all their negativity bouncing back at them. I know they are all narcissists, and I know love is always the remedy.

I placed the compact on a blue glass heart I had in the circle’s center. I was then moved to pour some melted wax from the blue candle and then the red candle on the top, adding those energies to seal the spell. I then found myself reaching for a small quartz crystal to further amplify the energy. I let the candles burn out and am keeping the compact on my altar. I considered burying it at a crossroads in a cemetery or under a river rock, but wanted to be able to remove the name of anyone should they be unalived. Now when I am overcome with grief because of the actions of one or more of them, I will hold the compact and renew my intent that the mirrors reflect back to them the horrors they are inflicting on others, then surround the compact with love for healing.

There are many variations that might work better for you. For instance, using a box in which you glue small mirrors or shards facing inward, or a mirror to which you attach the persons name or likeness facing the reflective surface. Salt, black ribbons, herbs, and crystals can enhance protection. You might also want to recite an incantation.

About the Author:
All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. It was like coming home to myself. I have been in multiple covens, some virtual. As an eclectic solitary practitioner, I travel the country in a converted school bus and share magick with those I meet. Find me at https://thewitchonwheels.com/ and on Facebook.