If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re feeling overwhelmed and looking for a way to send back negativity and unwanted energies to their source.
Whether you’re dealing with malicious energies directed at you or simply want to release negative energies accumulated in your own life, a return-to-sender spell can be a powerful tool.
Before we dive into the specifics of how to perform this spell, let’s first take a moment to understand what exactly we mean by “return-to-sender.”
Essentially, this phrase refers to the act of sending something back to the place or person it came from, often with the intention of deflecting negative energies or intentions.
In the context of a spell, this might involve sending back negative thoughts, emotions, or even physical objects that have been sent to you with the intention of causing harm.
In this tutorial, we’ll focus on a specific type of return-to-sender spell that involves using candles, herbs, and other tools to create a ritual space for the spell to be performed. While there are many different ways to perform a return-to-sender spell, this particular method is simple, effective, and suitable for practitioners of all levels.
Table of Contents
Before you begin:
Before you start any spellwork, it’s important to take care of a few key things. First and foremost, make sure you’re in the right headspace. This means taking a few minutes to clear your mind, let go of distractions, and focus on your intention.
This is where you can cast a circle of protection. (You can read how to cast a circle of protection here.)
It’s also a good idea to set up a clean and organized workspace, as this will help you to feel more focused and grounded as you work.
Next, gather all of the supplies you’ll need for the spell. This should include:
- White candles (we recommend using three or nine candles, as odd numbers are thought to be more powerful in magic)
- Herbs of your choice (we’ll discuss some options below)
- A small bowl or cauldron
- Matches or a lighter
- A piece of paper and a pen
- A piece of ribbon or string
Once you have your supplies ready, you can begin setting up your ritual space.
This can be any area you feel comfortable and safe in, as long as it is free from distractions.
You might want to set up a small altar with your candles and herbs, or simply lay everything out on a table.
Step 1: Choose your herbs
One of the key components of a return-to-sender spell is the use of herbs. Different herbs have different properties and energies, so it’s important to choose the right ones for your specific intentions. Here are a few herbs that are commonly used in return-to-sender spells:
- Basil: This herb is known for its protective properties, making it a great choice for deflecting negativity. It is also thought to bring clarity and focus to the mind, which can be helpful when working with spells.
- Rosemary: Like basil, rosemary is a protective herb that is also thought to bring clarity and focus. It is often used in spells to banish negativity and promote a sense of purification.
- Sage: Sage is another protective herb that is often used in spells to cleanse and purify the energy of a space. It is also thought to bring wisdom and clarity to the mind, making it a good choice for those seeking clarity and guidance.
Step 2: Write your intention
Before you begin the spell, it’s important to take a moment to focus on your intention. What exactly are you trying to accomplish with this spell? Are you trying to send back negative energies that have been directed at you, or are you looking to release negative energies that have accumulated in your own life?
Take a few minutes to sit quietly and focus on your intention. Once you have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish, write it down on a piece of paper.
This will help you to clarify your thoughts and stay focused as you work through the spell.
Step 3: Set up your altar
Now that you have your herbs and intention written down, it’s time to set up your altar. If you have an altar space in your home, you can use this as the base for your spell work.
If not, you can lay out your candles, herbs, and other supplies on a table or flat surface.
Begin by placing your candles in a triangle or circle, depending on your preference. If you’re using three candles, place them in a triangle with the point facing you. If you’re using nine candles, arrange them in a circle.
Next, place your bowl or cauldron in the center of the candles. This will serve as the focus of your spell work, where you’ll be placing your herbs and other tools.
Step 4: Light your candles
Once you have your altar set up, it’s time to light your candles. Begin by lighting the center candle first, then work your way to the other candles. As you light each candle, take a few deep breaths and focus on your intention.
Step 5: Charge your herbs
Now it’s time to add your herbs to the bowl or cauldron. As you do so, take a moment to focus on your intention and visualize the negative energies being absorbed by the herbs.
You can charge the herbs by speaking your intention out loud or simply by holding them in your hands and focusing your energy on them.
Step 6: Write your message
Once you have charged your herbs, it’s time to write your message. This can be a simple statement of your intention, such as “I release all negative energies and send them back to their source.”
Alternatively, you can write a more specific message, depending on your intention.
Once you have your message written down, fold the paper in half and tie it closed with the ribbon or string. Place the folded paper in the bowl or cauldron with the charged herbs.
Step 7: Perform the spell
With your altar set up and your message and herbs in place, it’s time to perform the spell. Begin by taking a few deep breaths and focusing on your intention.
Then, speak your message out loud, either reading it from the paper or speaking it from memory. As you speak, visualize the negative energies being absorbed by the herbs and sent back to their source.
Once you have spoken your message, allow the candles to burn for a few more minutes before extinguishing them.
As you extinguish each candle, visualize the negative energies being sealed and sent back to their source.
Step 8: Dispose of the remains
Once the spell is complete, it’s important to dispose of the remains properly.
This includes the charged herbs, the message paper, and any other tools or supplies you used. You can dispose of the herbs by burying them in the ground or by burning them and releasing the ashes into the wind.
The message paper can be burned or buried in a similar manner.
Deflecting The Negative
Performing a return-to-sender spell can be a powerful way to deflect negative energies and release negativity from your life.
While there are many different ways to perform this type of spell, the method outlined above is simple, effective, and suitable for practitioners of all levels.
Remember, spellwork is a personal and highly individualized practice, and it’s important to find a method that resonates with you and your intentions.
Be creative, stay focused, and trust in your own abilities. With practice and dedication, you can harness the power of magic to bring positive change to your life.