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Egg Cleanse: How To Do An Egg Cleansing & Read the Meaning

In recent years, a practice called an egg cleansing ritual has gained popularity in the online witchcraft community. One might think this is a new, modern practice but in reality, the egg cleanse dates back centuries. And its origins are spread out across cultures. Eggs are a powerful tool in any witch’s or magical practitioner’s repertoire. Here we teach you why eggs are a potent ingredient in removing negative energy. PLUS how to do an egg cleansing ritual and how to read the egg afterward.

First, Why Are Egg Cleansings A Thing?

I am one that believes certain practices of our ancestors are passed down over generations, and certain practices are just ingrained in our DNA and spiritual memory. Either way, we have our ancestors to thank for these powerful rituals. One such ritual is called the egg cleanse. We all know how important it is to cleanse yourself and your space regularly. But why is an egg used as a purifying tool?

Egg Magick & Oomancy

First, we have to look at the magick of the egg itself. Typically when we say “eggs”, we are mostly referring to a chicken’s egg. But there are eggs from other animals that can also be used in magick and cleansing rituals. However, we recommend sticking to the chicken variety. And here’s why – the chicken in and of itself has a gods-given ability to keep evil at bay. Many cultures and traditions believe chickens “scratch” away evil spirits and/or scare any that are near. So, yes! It is good luck and a great natural warding device to have chickens in your yard or on your property.

Eggs = Protection

That being said, eggs by default are also protective. But think of their actual physical make-up: the egg yolk and whites are contained in a hard, protective shell. Egg magick is both protective and can be used to increase fertility. Eggs actually have a long history of being used in folk magic from various traditions including: African diasporic, Mesoamerican, Romani, German Folk Magic (Pow Wow), and were even used by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Celtic Druids.

Oomancy…Ohhhh Eggs

Oomancy is a form of ancient divination in which the individual “reads” eggs as messages from the gods. There were various ways of doing this including cracking an egg into water and reading the pattern of the whites and yolk. Some people read the lines, cracks, and color of eggshells. I know today we have mass-produced chicken eggs that are all mostly of pure white color. But back in the day, and on free ranging farms, eggs took on different colors, shapes and some were even speckled.

Interestingly, reading eggs in water is a form of divination that was part of the folk magic that triggered the Salem Witch Trials. The slave Tituba taught the young girls how to acquire their future husband’s name by reading eggs. The story goes that one of the girls didn’t see an initial or a face but saw a coffin and thereafter became terrified. And hence began with the hysteria and “fits” that started the entire witch panic of 1692.

Speaking of eggshells, when you’re done reading them, you can use them as flying vehicles. Witches in Medieval Times were said to fly around in empty eggshells, as were fairies. Most people discarded their eggshells quickly so as not to encourage mischievous magic-makers from taking them.

How to Do An Egg Cleansing Ritual

What You’ll Need:

  • One egg (and have a back-up in case you drop or crack the egg)
  • A candle
  • Glass filled halfway with clean water (you’ll want this to be a transparent glass to see everything inside)

How to do an egg cleansing on yourself or another person:

  1. Begin by cleansing the egg of any negativity it might have picked up before reaching you. I like to carefully run the egg over a candleflame (not through it, but over it. I don’t want to cook the egg, just let the fire’s light touch it to cleanse it of negative vibes).
  2. Next, start at the top of the head and gently roll the egg in counter-clockwise circles around the crown of the head, if you can close your eyes and focus on your intention do so throughout the process. I like to imagine the negative energy is being “picked up” by the egg, sort of like the egg is a little vacuum. If you’re doing this for someone else, have them close their eyes and explain to them what to visualize.
  3. Then moving the egg down the back of the head with your egg, then around to the face.
  4. Move down the neck, over the left arm down to the fingers, then to the right arm down to the fingers. Continue in circles. Follow with the chest, stomach, hips, buttocks, thighs, all the way down the legs.
  5. Don’t forget to rub the egg over the soles of the feet. This is an important step some folks forget.
  6. For the next step, you can do one of two things: a. crack the egg over a cup of water and read the yolk and white patterns. Or b. place the egg under your (or the person’s) bed or on the altar for 24 hours, then crack it and read it after (see the next section for how to read an egg cleanse meaning).
  7. After you’ve done the reading of the egg yolk and whites, get rid of the contents immediately. You can crush and bury the eggshell, as well as the yolk/whites. Or simply trash the eggshells and flush the egg yolk down the toilet.

PLEASE NOTE: if the evil eye or malefic magick is suspected, don’t crack the egg right away to read it but place it under yours (or the person’s) bed for at least 24 hours. Then continue with the steps below (cracking in water and reading).

Kitty Fields, Otherworldly Oracle
Crack the egg you used to cleanse yourself over a clear glass half-full of water.

Reading Egg Cleanse Meanings

Once you’ve rubbed the egg all over your body, the next step in the egg cleanse process is to read the egg yolk, whites, and the patterns therein. Like so:

8. Crack your egg over a clear glass, half-filled with water.
9. Let the yolk and whites settle, then gaze through the glass from the side.
10. You’ll begin to see shapes, patterns, strings, colors, and more. Here’s how to interpret different meanings behind your egg cleanse.

When reading an egg cleanse, the yolk is representative of you and the whites symbolize others.

Kitty Fields, Otherworldly Oracle

Patterns, Symbols, and Colors in Your Egg Cleanse Cup

  • Clear or mostly clear means you’ve been keeping up with your cleansing methods and wards…it means you don’t have a lot of negative energy affecting you!
  • Strings of white that go from top to bottom in the water indicate energetic cords that are negative and need to be cleared (if it’s thin, the attachment can be cleared easily but if it’s thick, it might take a longer stint of purification rituals to sever the tie)
  • Blood in the yolk could mean one of two things (or both simultaneously): the person is ill and/or is being spiritually attacked by a witch/evil eye
  • Cloudiness in the whites and around the yolk is the actual negative energy you’ve lifted off yourself/the individual
  • Foul odor also means the person is being spiritually attacked and affected by witchcraft or the evil eye
  • Actual symbols should be read accordingly. For instance, if you see an eye, we interpret this egg cleanse meaning as someone is watching you or sending you the evil eye. If a scary face is in the white, you may have a ghost or spirit nearby of a malevolent nature
  • Thick white blob still connected to the yolk typically means the person has another person strongly attached to them and could be feeding off their energy (sometimes the blob appears to look like a little head growing off the yolk itself)
  • Cobwebs or thready substance around the yolk means you have folks who are envious of you and your endeavors
  • Thick coating around the yolk could indicate a strong protective shield around the person OR the person is so defensive that they struggle in relationships
  • Letters or numbers should also be read accordingly in an egg cleansing reading. Letters could indicate someone’s initials who is throwing magical shade your way OR someone who is attached to you energetically. Numbers could indicate the amount of people who are throwing shade your way, or it could be predicting a future event on a certain date.
  • Double yolk means one of a few things: a. if you’re pregnant, you’re having twins. Or b. you have a twin soul somewhere out there. Or even c. your soul may have been split in two during a traumatic experience during your life.
  • If eggshell gets into the cleanse: this means your spiritual protective barriers have been penetrated. Consider learning how to shield yourself and wear a protective amulet.
You can see in my egg cleanse, there are no strings, no blood, some stringy webs at the bottom, which I took to mean there are those who may be envious of me. What’s new? Just kidding.

You’ve Read Your Egg Cleanse Meaning, Now What?

Maybe you’ve read the meaning of your egg cleanse and received certain results. What do you do with this information? First of all, if your egg showed mostly clear or somewhat cloudy, this is a good thing. It means you’ve cleansed yourself well enough already. But if you feel out of sorts still, cleanse yourself again by some other method (bathing ritual, smoke-cleansing ritual, etc.) If you noticed you have attachments or cords, it’s truly up to you to figure out who these people or spirits are, and whether you want to cut those cords or not. Remember, not all energetic cords are harmful. Learn to cut the cords here.

If there’s blood or a bad smell…

When there’s blood in the egg, extreme cloudiness, or a foul odor, this means someone is working magic against you or that you have an evil spirit nearby. What do you do in this case? There’s a few things you need to do: cleanse your space and yourself, lay wards around your property, call in your guides to protect you, and start wearing a protective amulet. In addition, some folks might consider a reversal spell (return to sender), as well as crafting and burying a witch bottle on the property.

Cobwebs and Double Yolks…

In addition, if you find you have cobwebs in the egg or an eye, you have folks who are envious of you. Taking extra precautions to shield yourself from jealousy and the evil eye is necessary at this point. Wearing an evil eye amulet like the nazar or a hag stone is a powerful way to keep envious vibes at bay.

As far as double yolks after an egg cleanse, this is typically interpreted in different ways depending on the person’s situation. If pregnant or trying to conceive, a double yolk could mean twins for the expecting mom. But if pregnancy is out of the question, a double yolk could mean one’s soul was split during a traumatic experience. If this is the case, a shaman would be best to aid the person in soul retrieval.

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  1. Nicole

    April 24, 2024 at 8:31 pm

    I’m not sure how to read my cleansing I have the yoke at bottom and it rounded out honestly really cool like bounce ball and all the white started string up wards then all started coming together almost web like that started making hearts with in other hearts really cool then off from the same hearts at bottom tip comes to form the letter or number O or a hole like portal kinda look

  2. Angelo

    April 9, 2024 at 11:14 pm

    What about a skull in the white?

    1. kitty fields

      April 10, 2024 at 1:09 pm

      Hi Angelo, a skull in the whites could indicate an ancestor that is watching over you or potentially a ghost attachment. If you feel as if it was a positive sign, I’d say an ancestor.

  3. bbbbbbbbbbbb

    November 10, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    coming from a mexican background that does this, typically if the egg yolk floats to the bottom you are in trouble, if it floats to the top you are safe.

    1. Carla

      December 21, 2023 at 8:10 am

      What is the next step if the egg sinks to the bottom, in the Mexican culture? I am English but am reading a book on African JuJu and it talks about egg cleaners but not how to do it or read results. Your help would be very much appreciated! Muchas Gracias

  4. Wanda

    October 30, 2023 at 2:06 pm

    Double yolk and what looks like a tiny third.

  5. Lttleone

    August 28, 2023 at 11:59 pm

    So I just did mine and as my husband cracked the egg my egg exploded. There is a piece of shell at the bottom but the yolk isn’t whole anymore .. it looks like a blob

    1. kitty fields

      September 4, 2023 at 3:03 pm

      You should have cracked the egg yourself. You can’t get a true reading on it now. Try again.

  6. Noir

    August 9, 2023 at 4:12 am

    What happens if you have an egg shell in the glass as well?

    1. kitty fields

      August 14, 2023 at 10:18 am

      I would take that as your protective barriers are down and need to be refreshed.

  7. Roshi

    May 27, 2023 at 5:54 pm

    Has anyone ever done an egg cleanse and then gotten ill after? I’m starting to feel better a week later but I wondered if anyone else had this happen.

  8. Anita Norman

    May 20, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    I had a perfectly shaped arch. I haven’t been able to find any info specific to egg cleanses and arches, but perhaps it has the same meaning of arches in tarot…?

  9. BlackBunny

    April 21, 2023 at 6:50 am

    I did my egg cleansing and i had something attached to the yolk that looks like a red claw .. and a nother thing attached to it like in the shape of a wasp .. does anyone know what that means?

  10. WB

    April 17, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    I have done an egg cleanse recently and one of them has a face like a ghost, and then i did another one after two weeks and I saw a letter (M). I don’t know anyone with this letter in their name.

  11. C

    March 26, 2023 at 11:21 am

    I did a cleanse and there was like a white knot connected to my yolk. What does this mean?

    1. kitty fields

      March 29, 2023 at 1:47 pm

      That someone you’ve “tied the knot” with is still attached to you. This could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your situation.

  12. Efrain G.

    March 7, 2023 at 12:50 pm

    My sister recently did an egg cleanse due to thinking she had mal ojo and getting severe headaches for days. After she did the cleansing and cracked the egg, there floating above the egg was clearly a face of some sort with weird legs hanging down to the egg and lots of big bubbles on top of the glass. The face is very scary, eerie looking. What does this mean? I have a picture of it as well.

    1. kitty fields

      March 10, 2023 at 10:04 am

      A spirit attachment. Sounds like the egg cleanse worked to remove it though.

  13. Anonymous

    February 25, 2023 at 11:18 am

    I did mine just now and it separated from the yolk to white

  14. Mako

    January 26, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    Hi, I was researching egg cleanses and I think someone may have stolen your articles, or both of you are copying from the same source. I found this person’s blog: and they posted it in october of 2022, and a good amount of the content are basically copy/pasted from your own article. Just thought you should know, I dont stand for plagiarism.

    1. kitty fields

      February 3, 2023 at 6:48 pm

      They’re plagiarized my work. Thank you for pointing this out.

  15. Crystal

    December 21, 2022 at 4:50 am

    My egg read of a few spikes coming from the bottom to the top and the yolk looks exactly like an eye. Very small bubbles appeared near the bottom of the glass.

  16. Nls

    December 1, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    What if the egg white completely separates from the yolk and form a flag-like shape?

    1. kitty fields

      December 5, 2022 at 5:25 pm

      Sounds like a “red flag” to me. A person is trying to attach him/herself to you.

  17. Romel

    September 19, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    I did the ritual. I got 3 clear bubbles. 2 mermaids and 8 round balls or bulbs. Can’t figure out how to mermaids showed up.

    1. Anonymous

      June 25, 2023 at 1:46 am

      Is it better to use an egg from a natural source (like a family friends egg) or from a grocery store egg?

      1. kitty fields

        July 5, 2023 at 7:51 am

        If you have access to fresh eggs from your own farm or another’s, I’m sure that would be a wonderful choice. But grocery store eggs work just as well.

  18. Jessica

    September 16, 2022 at 2:54 am

    Just cleansed.
    The first egg went out of my hand and cracked in the floor. The second egg floated. The third egg went to the bottom with clear water.

    1. Damian

      November 30, 2022 at 5:31 pm

      can you do cleansing multiple times in the same day?

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