1. Religion & Spirituality
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Magical Self-Defense and Protection


4 of 4

Herbs and Crystals of Protection
Magical Self-Defense and Protection

Herbs and crystals can be incorporated into workings dealing with magical self-defense and protection.

Image by Patti Wigington 2014

If you're going to put together a working for magical protection, you may want to use some of these correspondences.

Magical Herbs


  • Acacia: protects against psychic attack
  • Agrimony: useful for returning harmful energy to its original source
  • Basil: warns off negative magic
  • Black thorn: reverses a spell
  • Cayenne: returns negative energy to its source
  • Coffee: neutralizes harmful magic
  • Dragon's Blood resin: protection
  • Hyssop: purification and defensive magic
  • Mugwort: protects against astral attack, or psychic attack in dreams
  • Patchouli: returns harmful magic
  • Solomon's Seal: protects against negative energy
  • St. John's Wort: purifies and protects against psychic attack
  • Vetivert: use to break a hex or curse
  • Wormwood: use in uncrossing rituals, to remove hexes or curses upon you
  • Yarrow: psychic protection
  • Yucca: prevents attack via sympathetic magic


Crystals and Gemstones


  • Amber: protects against psychic attack
  • Amethyst: protects from negative energy
  • Black onyx: protects against harmful magic
  • Fire agate: for protection of the aura
  • Hematite: use for protection of home and property, as well as to fend off psychic attack
  • Malachite: repels hostile magical attacks
  • Obsidian: provides protective energies
  • Quartz: use to protect yourself from hexes or curses
  • Ruby: use to defend against magical attacks related to emotions
  • Selenite: for shielding against negative outside influences

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.