About six weeks ago, I ran into my ex. It was incredibly awkward and then he seemed to start appearing everywhere again. This was a serious bad penny situation. Then I started hearing from friends that they were running into exes and having some bad vibes too! So I asked my friend Nikki over at Magical Soul Bitches, what the actual astrological hell was going on. As always, she had plenty of insights and shared that Neptune was about to go retrograde, which has a tendency to bring exes back into our lives, due to its connection with healing, fantasies and boundary issues.
Now I’m exploring a new relationship and I feel like maybe I needed those few weeks of awkwardness to be able to truly move on with someone new, but if you’re still stuck in the rut of Neptune in retrograde… try out this ex releasing spell to help yourself move on!
Tools and Supplies Needed:
- Black tealight or votive size candle
- Small glass jar, with cork or screw-on lid
- Photo or small token of ex
- Small piece of smoky quartz (for banishing)
- 3-5 long stem red roses (for releasing from the heart)
- Straight pins or nails (for banishing and warding off negativity)
- Vinegar (for banishing)
- Wax or parchment paper
- Plastic bag
Light the black candle.
If you are using a photo or a burnable token, light it on the lit candle and allow to burn to ashes on an oven safe dish. Scoop up the ashes and pour into the jar. If the token is not burnable, simply place it in the jar.
Place the smoky quartz crystal in the jar.
Drop in the straight pins or nails. Trim the thorns off the roses and drop them into the jar as well.
Pour enough vinegar into the jar to cover the contents. Seal the jar.
Lay a piece of wax or parchment paper on the table and place the jar on it. Blow the candle out. Pick up the candle and tip it gently so the wax pours out on top of the jar. You can lift the jar and hold it at an angle, rotating as the wax pours to cover the sides if using a screw-on lid.
Allow the wax to cool and harden. Place the jar outside or in a window sill in light of the full or waning moon.* Collect the jar before sunrise so it does not touch sunlight. Place the jar in the plastic bag and seal it.
Dispose in any outside dumpster (NOT your own trash can). You might consider taking it to someplace that held special meaning for you in connection to that past relationship (like a restaurant or park) and disposing of the jar in a trash can nearby.
Have you ever used magick to release an old relationship?