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.
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