They can also serve as
protective devices. Some ways to guard the
Paint the door
blue Place two crossed
needles under the doormat Sprinkle Mustard
Seed on the doorsill
Ferns, Lilies, Marigolds or Junipers
grown in pots on the front porch will help protect the
Fill an old sock with salt, sage,
mullein, tansy or any other protective herb and bury it
beneath the front porch to keep ghosts away from the home. Hanging a Gourd on
the outside of a door will ward off negativity.
The doorway can also
be a great place to invite energies into your home.
Five pennies placed beneath the porch
will bring money & love to the household.
A bit of food buried near the doorway
insures that the family won't know hunger.
If you wish to see a ghost - at dusk or
mid-day stand at any door, in the dark, and look into
another room - the door must be half-opened and lay your
cheek against the door and peer just past its edges into the
To get rid of ghosts, slam the door
several times in succession.
They are seen as phallic symbols -
representing the masculine.
They also represent wisdom, attainment of
higher consciousness levels, & protection.
Some Spells relating to keys:
You can wear a key to obtain wisdom
Place a key under your mattress to
assist with sexual impotence.
Obtain as many keys as you have doors in
your house. Move throughout your house to each door
and touch it with a key saying, "Lock out thieves in
the night, Lock out thieves in the light, Lock out thieves
out of sight". Now tie all the keys with a ribbon
and hang them over your front door.
A gold key guards against the evil eye.
Three keys on a chain bring wealth,
health & love.
A single key carried will bring good
luck, but only if it Doesn't' fit any of your locks.
A key placed in the baby's cradle will
protect it from being stolen by fairies.
Windows are doors without keys.
Pentagrams can be carved or chalked onto
windows for protection.
Hanging a thick white curtain protects from
Drive away evil spirits by placing small
white pebbles, seashells, a large red tomato or a ball of green
grass on the window sill.
Washing your windows with ammonia or vinegar
invites the power of the wind to bless your home.
Stained glass windows can drive away evil
Round Windows are considered protective.
To improve luck - sprinkle some salt on your