Binding spells are used for a lot of different things. This is our coven’s binding spell to stop someone from doing harm either to themselves or to others.
Our coven tries very hard to follow the Wiccan rule of three (we’ve covered that more here) which means we avoid trying to interfere with free will or acting against anyone else. There are some instances where it’s in the better good to stop someone from doing harm.
But I would caution you using this ritual without proper cause.
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History of Binding Spells
Binding is a very old type of spell that has been used throughout history to stop someone or something from harming a person or group of people. Magical binding has been successfully used to stop many types of negative behavior such as stealing and bullying. In February 2017, witches from all over the United States joined together to cast a binding spell on American President, Donald Trump, to stop him from harming people.
Binding was first used by the ancient Greeks who called it called katadesmos. When one person had caused another harm, curse tablets or spell tablets were used as part of the binding magic which often evoked the help of ghosts and spirits to stop that person from harming any other people.
Although binding spells were originally used to stop people causing harm, today there are positive forms of binding too. These include the handfasting ceremony that is becoming increasingly popular in marriage ceremonies. Ribbons or ropes are used to tie a symbolic knot that ‘binds’ the couple in love and their relationship. A protective binding spell can be cast to protect a person or bring them good luck and to protect a baby or young child.
When to Use a Binding Spell
If you feel that you are being targeted negatively by someone in an effort to control or frighten you, A binding spell could be the ideal solution to stop them! Performed properly, a binding spell will not hurt or harm the person only effectively stop them from harming you – mentally, physically or emotionally.
There are numerous examples of the type of situation that you could find yourself in that needs action. It can be an overpowering work colleague or someone who likes to bully. It could be someone who is a business rival who is trying to get the better of you. Sometimes, it can be an ex-partner who is harassing you into taking them back or it could just be someone you know, who, for whatever reason, wants to harm you or your family.
How Are Bindings Spells Normally Cast?
Binding spells can be cast using string, cord, rope or ribbon but this is not always necessary as they just used symbolically as the spells can be cast using words alone – either as a spell or a chant. There are a number of different examples of effective wording to be found on the internet.
One of the easiest binding spells is to take a photo of the person that you want to stop from harming yourself or others. Wrap a white ribbon around the photo until you can no longer see the person’s face. Hold the photo in both hands and say –
I bind you, XXXXXX (use the person’s full name), from doing harm; harm against other people, and harm against yourself.”
If the spell has been successful, that person (witch) should have been rendered powerless and no longer able to cast the spell. Some witches use this binding spell successfully by saying the words alone.
Another spell that is not dissimilar, is the one that was used on President Trump. Those taking part in the mass binding spell had a photograph of the President that they placed next to a short orange candle and a Tarot card of ‘the tower’. They wrote The President’s name in the candle wax using a pin. They then lit the candle, recited the spell and burnt the photograph using the candle flame.
Importantly, when a binding spell has been cast, it does not endanger the recipient but does stop their harmful actions. The witches have cast this spell every time there has been a waning crescent moon since the first spell was cast and will continue to do so until President Trump is voted out of office.
As with many spells, the best time to perform a binding spell is when the waning moon is in its fourth-quarter – either the last week of the moon cycle or the week before the new moon rises.
Words of Warning
The important point to remember, if you intend to use a binding spell is that you must be clear in your intentions and to know exactly what you are doing. You must think things through carefully and it is wise to remember that any strength you put into casting the spell will be returned – three times stronger! Be very precise in who you are targeting with your binding spell and do not use this type of spell flippantly on yourself as it can backfire quite dramatically – imagine casting a generalized spell on yourself to find a romantic partner, there could be queues at your door!
It is also very easy to accidentally bind yourself to your own negative thoughts by repeatedly telling yourself that you are not good/ clever/ pretty enough. Soon your thoughts can become true.
Used carefully though, binding spells can certainly prove very useful to all witches!
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