famous March winds can be used in a wide variety of magickal applications.
They employ the element of air, which is related to communication,
intellect and travel. But, depending upon the direction the wind
is blowing, the wind can be used to assist in a spell for almost
Only one word of caution
is necessary: fickleness. The wind can be unpredictable, often
changing direction without any reason or warning. This can affect
the effectiveness of your spell or send it off into an unexpected
direction. The wind can also wreak havoc on magickal accouterments.
For example, candle flames don’t hold up to wind very well,
and the capricious wind could use the flame to spread dangerous
fires. So use both caution and common sense when experimenting
with wind magick. Begin by trying any of these, or by concocting
some wind spells of your own…
Blow powdered rosemary into a west wind to call a new love into
· Toss flowers into a west wind to bring peace and harmony
to your home.
· Blow powdered rue into an east wind to make your employer
more appreciative of all the hard work you do.
· Blow glitter into a south wind for assistance in getting
a raise or bonus from your employer.
· Whisper a message to a distant loved one into an east
wind and follow it with some good old-fashioned bubble blowing
to carry it cheerily on its way.
· Face down a roaring north wind to instill courage and
strength. Shout into it your intention to remain standing long
after it’s gone, then follow through.
· Blow cinnamon or damiana into a north wind to ground
yourself when you feel frazzled.
· Blow powdered dill into a north wind to protect your
home or yourself.
· Tie small bells onto the frame of open windows to bring
the wind’s blessings and protection into your home. Or,
use traditional wind chimes charged to this end. Seal the intent
as you hang them, with words such as:
that tinkle in the wind,
I seek protection as my goal’s end;
Wind that causes your music to play,
Blesses this home by night and day.
To increase your psychic powers, place a single drop of lilac
or sandalwood oil on the center of your forehead and on the palms
of both hands. Stand facing a west wind, holding out your arms
to embrace it. Visualize your psychic powers strengthening, and
experiment with trying to receive psychic impressions from distant
times and places. Keep this up until the wind ceases or changes
· Help yourself get a restful night’s sleep by anointing
yourself with lavendar oil on an evening when the wind is blowing
from the northwest.
· To instill in yourself a passion for learning, or to
boost your interest in a subject you are
finding tedious or hard to learn, try studying when the wind is
blowing from the southeast. You might also want to blow some rosemary
into the wind while visualizing your goal.
· Blow skullcap, daisies, or chickweed into a northwest
wind with the assistance of your domestic partner to strengthen
the promise of fidelity that binds you.
· Blow a blend of rosemary and nutmeg into a northeast
wind to gain clarity of thought or to help you find a solution
to a problem.
· Induce prophetic dreams by blowing jasmine into a west
or northwest wind.
· With a friend, blow sweet pea or turmeric, or toss small
carnelian stones into a northeast wind to strengthen your bond
with one another. Carnelians are usually a rich orange color,
and orange is a color associated with the energy of attracting
· Shout your frustrations about any recent discord into
a southwest wind, then toss sugar into the wind to help bring
an end to an argument or ongoing friction between you and someone
about whom you care deeply.
· Plant herbs or flowers in your magickal garden when the
breeze blows from the south to ensure they grow to their full
· Make love in a northwest wind to increase fertility.
· Blow yarrow and orrisroot powder into a west wind to
call a lasting love into your life or to strengthen the feelings
of love with your current partner.
· Hang some allspice, goldenrod, Irish moss, vetivert,
or blackberry in an open window on any windy spring day to blow
in the magick of riches and abundance.
· To call up a wind on a calm day, whistle for it three
times and stir the air around you until it’s audible by
wielding a whip or rope overhead. This takes practice to achieve
with regular success, but it’s an old magickal trick from
the Witches of old Europe.
· If you need to save the wind for later, hold up a magickally-charged
cord or tie knots of wind into it while chanting your purpose
over and over. You can release the wind energy later when it is
needed. This is another old trick of European Witches, who often
sold these cords to sailors who feared being stuck at sea with
no wind to fill their ship’s sails.
Ostara - Customs, Spells & Rituals for the Rites of Spring
by Edain McCoy