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10 Ways to Use Eggs in Witchcraft

10209871500?profile=RESIZE_584xBury a raw egg in the garden.

A classic symbol of fertility and abundance, a buried egg in your spring garden blesses the harvest for fruitful yield.  It helps that it also makes excellent fertilizer!

Craft some candles.

Believe it or not, eggshells make excellent candle vessels.  Use natural beeswax and a cotton wick, and they are also 100% biodegradable.  Makes a lovely addition to your Ostara altar or for a fertility ritual.

Try ovomancy.

Try what?

This tradition method of divination takes several forms, the most common of which involves dropping an egg white into boiling water and then reading the shape it takes as an omen.

Among other famous examples, the accusers of those hung in the Salem Witch Trials claimed to divine using ovomancy.

Dye them naturally.

Choose a color appropriate to your spell (like green for abundance) and try dying eggs naturally with kitchen scraps like red onion peel, red cabbage, leftover tumeric, coffee or spinach.

Banish a dark mood.

Feeling a little under the weather emotionally?  Try this liberating ritual.  Write one word or symbol on a raw egg that represents your frustration, sadness or grief.  Go to the edge of a moving water and throw the egg against a river rock.  Watch the contents drain into the water.  Walk away and don’t look back.

Cast a glamour spell.

Eggs symbolize renewal, rebirth and eternity.  Whisk together an egg white, a splash of fresh lemon juice and a little honey, then apply it to the face ask you would a skin mask.  Close your eyes and meditate on the manifestation of eternal beauty.

Make a wish.

My coven used to do this one every Ostara!  Write a wish on a hard boiled egg, then leave it in the woods or natural setting as an offering.  Fun for kids, too!

Leave eggs near a new grave.

The Greeks and Romans left eggs in tombs or near grave sites to symbolize the afterlife.

A number of other cultures include eggs in their funerary rites, including the Jewish tradition of eating hard-boiled eggs during the mourning period to affirm life and resilience.

Leave eggs at the graveside of a loved one to bless their eternal life and heal grieving souls.

Use egg yolks as a sun symbol.

Eggs embody an obvious sun symbol.  Include them in solar magick or in spells that you want to infuse with cosmic light.

Include them in kitchen magick.

Include eggs in kitchen witch recipes for abundance, fertility or to celebrate the Spring Equinox.  Get creative!  Scramble them, boil them, devil them, or bake them in quiches.  Eat eggs and have breakfast for dinner on the eve of the Spring Equinox for a traditional way to celebrate Ostara.

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