Green Witchcraft Spells

4 Storm Magick Practices + Magical Protection for Hurricane Victims

As a little girl, I was frightened of big thunderstorms. As an adult, I’m energized, sometimes relaxed, and in awe of them. No matter the type of storm or its severity, storm magick is a powerful force of the craft that any witch can learn to use. Here are 4 ways to incorporate storm magick into your practice AND how to evoke protective angels and guardians to protect from catastrophic storms like hurricanes and tornadoes.

1. Storm Magick: Thunder Water

One of the easiest forms of storm magick is to collect storm water. We also call it thunder water or lightning water, depending on the witch. It’s as easy as setting a bowl or vessel outside to collect storm water from a thunderstorm. But you’re not just collecting water, you’re collecting the potent energy in the atmosphere, as well. The thunder, lightning, and pressure all charge the water with extra energy. Once the storm is over, bottle and keep your storm water for anointing tools, doorways, and altars. OR add herbs and magical ingredients to it and pour into a bath.

2. Charging Tools with Storm Magick

You know how we set our crystals and tools out to charge in the moonlight? Lightning is a magical charging source, too. Think of it as a strong, sometimes dangerous battery. The easiest and safest way to harness the lightning’s energy is to set your tools and crystals in a window facing a storm. Particularly if you have a window that’s facing lightning strikes in the distance, set your tools and crystals in that window. They will soak up the lightning vibrations.

Charge your tools with the power of lightning as a form of storm magick.

3. Ritual During Storm

Does your ritual or spell need a strong burst of energy? Casting spells or performing rituals during a thunderstorm or snowstorm adds an extra kick. Rituals during thunderstorm super-charge and shake up the energy. But performing one during a snowstorm will quickly cool off or freeze your intention. Why would we want to freeze our intentions? Some examples might be to bind a person or situation that’s bothering you, OR you can use snow’s soothing, calming energy to bring peace to a situation/intention.

4. Storm Magick With Thunder Gods

Who better to call on during a thunderstorm than thunder gods and spirits? Their energy is most present when a storm is rumbling in the distance and directly over you. Fierce, fiery, and strong, calling on thunder gods like Thor, Zeus, Perun, Indra, Oya, and Shango illuminate and push us to our magical limits. The Wild Hunt is also linked to thunderstorms, the realm of the gods and the realm of spirits. Working with these deities and spirits during thunderstorms will empower your magick.

Magical Protection & Prayers for Hurricane and Tornado Victims

Like with any aspect of Mother Nature, storms can be beneficial and/or destructive. Sometimes hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, etc. ravage homes and buildings and take human lives. There’s a few things we can do magically to protect people in the wake of a hurricane or tornado:

  • visualize a bubble/shield of white light protection around the places and people in the storm’s path
  • pray to archangel michael and the storm gods to protect those in the path of a hurricane or tornadoes
  • provide offerings to the spirit of the storm itself and ask for leniency and protection
  • dress and dedicate a candle to the protection of hurricane/storm victims and let it burn down completely every day for 3 days prior to/during the storm
  • bind the storm from doing harm
A powerful form of storm magick is calling on thunder gods like Thor and Zeus.

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  1. Jen

    September 10, 2020 at 1:08 am

    So, I accidentally left my polar bear statue out during hurricane Laura. I live in Lake Charles and we took a direct hit from the CAT 4 storm. All my trees came down, but this hollow bear sitting on top of a plastic empty plant pot stood up to 135 mph sustained winds. I’m pretty sure it is going to have a massive charge when I get home. Is there anything you would recommend using an item like that for or warn against using it for? I was placed outside in the first place for the bear game when people couldn’t go out during lock down, so it was placed there with intentions of bringing joy and hope.

  2. seb

    August 29, 2020 at 1:27 am

    about storm water…
    hum… let’s say that water is this medium that is so much magnetic that it catchs energies continuously… so the storm energies will not last in the (glass) bottle. As son as you hold the bottle, already you have transmited something of you, then the place where it will rest will charge also the bottle and so on, till the point where storm energies will get rid and replaced by others…
    so unless, we can protect the bottle from every other floating vibrations, what to do but drink or use quick this vibration.
    this applies for so called crystal elixir that can’t hold the stone frequenties and it is amost completely lost when you buy it….

    1. admin

      August 30, 2020 at 2:20 pm

      I think you’re overthinking it. The water is charged by the energy and it will hold for a decent amount of time, especially if contained in glass.

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  4. jamie

    February 25, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    hi, im new to all of this stuff, whats the most recommended magick to start with?

    1. admin

      February 26, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Jamie – look into starting with the 4 elements: earth, air, fire, water.

  5. Becki

    January 16, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Are there any books available for storm magick? Seems I
    cannot find any anywhere. I feel this is the type of magick calling to me and am having a hard time finding resources. Any help would be greatly appreciated

    1. admin

      January 17, 2020 at 7:16 pm

      Not that I’ve seen, unfortunately!

  6. Julie Phillips

    September 4, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    I never thought of putting storm water in my bath or binding a storm!

    1. admin

      September 5, 2019 at 11:38 am

      There’s SO many things one can do with storm water! 🙂

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