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Anger Banishment Spell

Use this anger banishment spell to let go of pent-up frustrations and resentment. Cast this powerful spell of emotional healing during a new moon so you can move forward and manifest without being bound to the past.

This simple but potent spell is a variation on traditional cord-cutting. Commonly in a cord cutting, two candles representing two different people are bound by a cord that catches fire and releases the candles.

In this spell, there is one piece of cloth representing the spellcaster. This cloth is bound into a knot symbolizing the thing/thoughts causing stress or anger. Inside the knot is a piece of bay leaf for purification. During the spell, the cloth is released from its bond by the fiery and passionate energy of the flame itself. In this way, the symbolic anger is transformed and released as smoke and air - the element of communication, wisdom, and insight.

If possible, perform the spell during a waning or new moon. Since anger often comes from feeling unheard, Wednesday (the day of communication) is a good day for this spell. Thursday is also a good choice since Thursday is associated with the thunder god Thor.


  • strip of cloth

  • small piece of bay leaf

  • fireproof container

  • matches or lighter


1. Write down what is making you angry and/or what you want to let go of on the cloth.

2. Tie the cloth in a loose knot around the bay leaf. The knot should be in the middle.

3. Place the cloth in a fireproof dish. Visualize one end as your current self and the other end of the end as past anger that keeps you feeling bound and frustrated. These two ends of the twine are linked by the thoughts you wrote on the cloth, and the bay leaf helps to purify and cleanse energy.

4. Light each end of the cloth. As the flame moves towards the center, imagine your anger and frustration being purified by the fire. Do not leave the cloth unattended. Relight it if you need to, and pay attention to how many times you need to relight the cloth and how it burns to gain insight about this situation. For example, having to relight the cloth frequently suggests reluctance to fully move forward. If the end of the cloth that represents your present self burns more slowly, the difficulty in letting go has to do with your current state. However, if the end of the cloth that represents the past burns more slowly, then something could be resurfacing from the past that is not directly connected to the present.

5. Once the fire is extinguished, visualize the smoke carrying away any remaining frustrations. Wait for the dish to cool before disposing of the ashes. Note how the fire burns. Does it take a long time? Is it fast? Does it need relighting?

  • A slowly burning fire indicates a reluctance to let go, while a rapid flame suggests the spellcaster is ready to move on quickly.

  • If the flame leaves a section untouched and skips over it (as in the video below), there is lingering, unresolved emotional turmoil or something from the past has resurfaced.

  • If the flame jumps and sparks, the situation or the caster may waver and be somewhat unpredictable.


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