How to Lay Protective Magical Wards With Allorah Rayne

Magical Wards: How to Lay a Protective Ward Around Your Home

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know that protection magick was the one and only magick I practiced and focused on the first few years of my practice. Since then I have been diligent in honing this type of magick for myself and it has become one of the magickal areas I consider myself an adept practitioner. I had a different idea for this month’s article, but I decided to write about protective magical wards, because it’s a question I’ve answered on multiple occasions in the last month.

What is a Magical Ward?

Magical wards are an excellent way to safeguard your dwelling from as much negative energy from outsiders as possible. Think of a magical ward as a laser security system. Though you can’t see the laser lines, it alerts the owners if the lines are crossed. Wards are an invisible energetic perimeter programmed according to your protective instructions. It can provide a barrier against negative energy you acquire in your daily interactions. It can also deflect intentional and unintentional psychic attack. Let’s take these two aspects and dissect them for a moment.

Magical Wards Can Prevent Negative Intruders

Most people consider their home their sanctuary. Protective magical wards not only deflect negative energy from our daily experiences, they also help prevent others with negative energy and attitudes from invading our sacred space. Laying a ward around your home can literally stop someone with ill intentions and negative energy from crossing into your yard, and in some cases, even driving by your house at all.

Magical warding is important to protect your home from psychic attack.

Warding Off the Evil Eye and Psychic Attack

Wards also make it exceedingly difficult for psychic harm to get to you within your dwelling space. Sometimes psychic attack is unintentionally caused by envy and jealousy rather than focused intention to harm. In some practices this is referred to as the evil eye. 90% of psychic attack is unintentional. The other 10% of psychic attack comes from those who wish ill intentions upon you. While wards won’t guarantee 100% protection from either kind of psychic attack, it does provide a barrier and alert system to the warding practitioner who can then take appropriate measures to combat a psychic attack. Nightmares, a run of unexplainable bad luck, or a complete change of perspective from positive to negative are all warning bells that someone is either intentionally, or unintentionally, psychically attacking you.

Below is a simple method for laying a magical ward of protection around your dwelling space.

What you will need:

  • 4 Medium-Sized Pieces of Black Tourmaline
  • Small shovel
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Black Salt
  • Mugwort
  • Red Brick Dust
  • Angelica Root
  • Dragon’s Blood Resin
  • Sage
  • A Large, Empty, Herb Shaker (using an old one from the grocery works just dandy)


  1. Mix all the herbs and powders together in your mortar and pestle until mixed well.
  2. As you mix, chant over the mixture “Protect this house from ground to floor, let no harm cross here anymore. Outside and in, warded around, this space is protected and bound.”
  3. When the mixture is finished, pour it into your shaker bottle.
  4. Gather your 4 pieces of tourmaline and head outside.
  5. Start in the North corner of your property and bury a piece of tourmaline far enough down so it won’t surface. Repeat this process by burying each piece on a cardinal direction point in order from North, West, South, and East.
  6. Once all the Black Tourmaline pieces are buried, go back to the North corner, uncap your herbal shaker, and ask each of the four corners to aid you in the protection of your home while shaking the herbal mixture from one point to another. How much herbal mix you will need will depend on the size of your property. You will move counter/anti clockwise because, in a sense, you are performing a banishment. You will need to focus all your energy into envisioning that the circle you are weaving around your property is, in fact, and invisible barrier of energy. If you have ever practiced empathic shielding, this is similar only you are holding a much larger shield during the weaving of the spell. I have found that music is a great tool to aid in keeping a sharply focused intention when weaving spells of magick.
    • “I ask those associated with the North to provide stability and grounding of these grounds.”
    • “I ask those associated with the West to provide healing and intuitive site for those that seek to bring harm whether intentionally or unintentionally.”
    • “I ask those associated with the South to lend their speed to alert me when an intruder is present.”
    • “I ask those associated with the East to lend their wisdom and knowledge to craft and create the safest sanctuary possible behind this ward.”

The above are generic phrases and I encourage everyone to craft their own. I also like to call my deities in to ask for their expertise as well – and they can provide some awesome protective energy to help you!

Call on the help and protection of your ancestors and deities.

Practice by Refreshing Your Magical Wards

You can program the ward to be as thick or thin as you need but, like anything else, it takes practice. Don’t be discouraged if it takes you several tries to get your ward the way you want it. My wards last about 60-90 days depending on how strong I make them when they are cast. You will be able to feel the energy of the ward wane and when its barely noticeably, it’s time to cast again!

If you live in an apartment complex, or have roommates, laying a ward is more difficult but can be done with a little ingenuity. Try placing potted plants in the corners of the apartment and laying your wards in there. Or forego the burying method and place 4 wards like statues or other amulets in the 4 corners of your apartment via windowsills, corner stands, etc.

About Allorah Rayne

Allorah Rayne is a practitioner of amnestic witchcraft and has been part of the online spiritual community since 2012. Her introduction to Tarot was the age of nine and she pursued more intensive learning at fifteen. Allorah is the founder of Raw Magick Sourceress © where she offers occult readings, mentorship, and supplies. She is also the co-founder of Spread This, Witches!, a community centered divination organization. You can contact Allorah at the following social media sites Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and YouTube or by E-mail at

12 thoughts on “Magical Wards: How to Lay a Protective Ward Around Your Home

  1. I constantly feel as I am being watched all the time. I hate people speak on things that go in my home when Im by myself or not that only I would know first hand. I feel I have no privacy at All!

  2. I don’t have any of those ingredients. I hide my magick practices from my family or they will find a way to keep me from doing it ever again. They are entirely against witchcraft of all forms. I have no money and don’t even get to leave this godforsaken house without a careful eye on me.

    Is there a way to create a simpler ward? All I have are a few herbs, some salt and crystals. nothing more.

    1. Hi Cathryn Myers,
      I understand your issues. Intent and your own willpower are your strongest assets. If you don’t have exact ingredients, and need to be covert, can’t say any spells out loud I have a solution for you. You’re going to plant flowers. Your family can’t object to that. Get a bag of soil, some flower seeds or small plants to plant outside.
      Take 4 of whatever crystals you have, tuck them into a pocket along with a bit of whatever herbs you have on hand. As you’re preparing your soil, add some of your herbs, carefully without them seeing. You’re going to slip into the ground right before you add your prepared soil, your crystals. One at a time, at intervals. Press them right into the ground seconds before your soil. As you’re doing this, concentrate in your mind, dedicate to the earth, your offerings. Tell it that you need it to protect you and the bounderies of your home at all corners. Imagine a net made of energy stretching from the North, South, East and West, making a great dome over your home as well. When you can see it clearly, thank the earth for keeping you and your home safe. Plant your flowers. As you’re doing this, pour your intent, some of your inner fire into the flowers, dedicate it, in your mind still, to the element of Fire. Imagine the roots growing very long and joining with your Earth dedication. Breathe softly onto the newly planted flowers, dedicating those breaths to the element of Air. See it joining the roots in the ground, now three elements are joined. Now water lightly the flowers, dedicating it to the element of Water, see it joining the other elements. Thank them with true sincerity for the barrier and protection. Give them your smile, a symbol of your spirit, as thanks. Your family will only see you smiling at the pretty flowers that you just planted. If you set what you want to say before you do this, you can do this smoothly without them being any the wiser. Saying your spell in your mind. Whether you have all of the right crystals, herbs, candles, is not the end of the world, and you never have to say your spells out loud. A Witch’s most powerful tool will always be herself or himself. The will and intent will always be your most powerful asset. Everything else is to assist that.
      Good luck Chère.💚

    2. Hello I’m Douglas. I just wanted to get your take on this…in 2008 I was in the back yard speaking to my fiancé, my wife now, but not doing good. It was a harmless conversation, but suddenly a feeling of utter horror, devoid of hope and just a complete lack of anything at all positive and so, so dark, just washed over me out of nowhere! The ugliest feeling I have ever felt. EVER BY FAR. Then gone, and in it’s place, I started having warped, totally unreal and negative thoughts. Ever since I can’t shake it and no my fellow neighbors and everyone around me keeps giving me negative attention and saying “you need to look up”. I can’t talk yo them about it. They refuse to acknowledge they are doing it…what the fuck is going on? Please help! I don’t know what to do! I need help and I don’t know who to turn to, besides God!

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