Surely, you’ve heard of Black Salt, also known as Salt of the Witches. This article is intended as an easy to follow guide to learn how to better understand the power of this amazing magickal tool. Let’s see how to use Black Salt for protection by learning what it is and how to do it.
As I have said in my articles, educating ourselves is mandatory when it comes to magic. As a deeper understanding of the tools we use it is necessary to be able to understand their potential and be sure not to do things by chance.
Awareness is a fundamental and a basic element from which to start when it comes to magickal practices. Without a deep awareness of the practices that you intend to carry out, you risk touching the threads of an energy balance that is sometimes perilous.
What’s Black Salt in magick?
Firstly, a little clarification, when we talk about Black Salt, we must remember not to confuse this tool of magickal practice with the Black Salt that is used in the kitchen.
Everyone now knows the Black Salt of Cyprus, the Black Salt of Hawaii, and Indian Black Salt recommended for the preparation of many dishes in the culinary field.
Undoubtedly these types of salt have good virtues, which can be used not only in the culinary field, but also in magickal and spiritual practices.
However, the Black Salt that witches use is completely different, it is a tool created by a witch and is born from the union of salt with other ingredients which benefits from the energy processes implemented during its creation.
Here’s how to use it for protection
- Split the salt to draw a straight line in front of the windows, doors and gate of your home.
- A little bag of Black Salt kept on/in a desk absorbs negative energies and removes gossip in the workplace.
- A handful of Black Salt under the bed removes nightmares.
- Putting a pinch of Black Salt in the water to wash the floors will protect the house.
- Throwing it behind an unwanted guest will keep them away from your house.
- It can be used to create circles of protection.
- It can be placed at the corners in each room to eliminate negativity and a circle of protection in that room, it is a great practice for bedrooms.
Before we continue
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Origins of Black Salt
The origin of Black Salt is mostly unknown. Many attribute the birth of this practice to popular tradition, other sources claim that it originated from the Hoodoo tradition and that it later spread through the practice of Voodoo and Santeria, some sources still believe that the practice of Black Salt was already known to the Ancients, especially in volcanic areas. Whatever its origin, in any case, Black Salt has always been a great ally of the witch in protection practices.
From antiquity to the contemporary age and passing through the Middle Ages, great power has always been attributed to salt. Already in the Neolithic times, man realized the great virtues of this natural element and over time it has been used to preserve food, preserving it from deterioration, to seasoning dishes, in healing wounds, to purify the body and also to destroy.
Today, research has shown what the Ancients had known for some time, that all the trace elements and minerals necessary for the survival of mankind and that can preserve our physical and energy balances are contained in salt. We speak, of course, of natural salt and not of the industrialized one.
The answer is very simple: as previously mentioned, salt has been used for the preservation of food and to prevent its deterioration, thanks to its antibacterial and disinfectant properties.
Salt, in fact, can kill germs and bacteria, promote healing and can disinfect wounds. In other words, it can purify. As with many other natural elements, bio-energetic and magickal properties can be derived from manifested properties. For this reason, the Ancients have always used salt where purifications and healing rituals were required.
Black Salt symbolism
Black Salt has always been considered a symbol of wisdom, since it is connected with all the elements, it is contained in sea water, in the wind that brings the sea breeze, in the land from which it is extracted and, in ancient times it was thought that it was also connected to the element fire for its ability to make the earth arid and burn the roots of plants and for their ability to dehydrate.
This latter belief does not seem so bizarre, in fact it leads us to explore another of the reasons why salt has long been used to eliminate negative presences and energies. Its dehydration capacity is strictly connected to the absorption of water and consequently, in ancient times it was thought that this capacity was strictly connected to the power to absorb negative energies, moving them away from a body or object on which the salt was spread.
This logical analysis does not serve to diminish its energetic and spiritual properties, but rather helps us to understand it better.
The salt also maintains its characteristics unaltered over time, it does not spoil, it is incorruptible, and because of its resistance it acquires even greater power in the context of purification and protection rituals.
But why black?
The color black is at the same time linked to both life and death and this ambivalence of meaning reminds us that life and death are two different sides of the same coin, two petals of the same flower, phases of transition between one path and another.
Black is the color of the night and in most ancient cultures it is the color linked to the absolute, to the concept of emptiness, and at the same time to creation. Black is the color of the dark, the dark in which the fetus grows inside the womb, in the protective embrace of the mother who defends it from the dangers of the world to allow it to grow and develop.
This involves the deep sense of protection and safety that we all love about Black Salt as a protective magickal tool. Black is also the color associated with the womb of the earth, which protects the seed, nourishes it by helping the growth of the sprout and then takes care of the roots of the plant, keeping them close to itself.
Black is therefore the color linked to the womb and to protection, to Mother Earth and to the mysteries of creation and birth. This is the color of the moon in its dark phase, when the New Moon prepares us for the beginning of a new lunar cycle and protects us in its darkness by hiding us from the sight of spirits linked to chaos.
Considering all the elements analyzed so far, we should have acquired sufficient knowledge to become aware of why Black Salt holds this great power in itself.
A recipe for making black salt
The best time for the creation of our Black Salt is the time corresponding to the phase of the New Moon, because we will be able to exploit the energy granted by this moon phase, which favors the creative processes and also allows us to make use of its great protection capacity.
The New Moon recalls the symbolism of the womb of Mother Earth and, its immense protective power. Furthermore, the New Moon is the bearer of a great power of purification and healing, so it will also help us in case we want to use our salt for purification rites.
- A pinch of black pepper
- Incense ash
- A mortar and pestle
Crush the pepper and charcoal until it becomes a fine powder. Add the salt little by little taking care not to add too much. Burn a handful of incense and then add it to the mixture.
Keep the Black Salt in an airtight container (it must not absorb moisture).
How would you use Black Salt for protection? Which method fascinates you the most? Let me know.