Drag the jewel-toned glory of the season into your spiritual practice with these clever ways to use fall leaves in witchcraft and magic.
Fall Leaves in Witchcraft
Freely available and vibrating with infinite creative possibilities, fall leaves embody the magic of autumn, reminding us to recognize that even the darkest seasons of life make us fertile for future growth.
Simply put: they make death beautiful. And seeing the beauty in natural endings nourishes your future self.
Use fall leaves in witchcraft to symbolize the Veil Between World, to connect with your departed loved ones and to fill your home with the joy of autumn.
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Make a wish.
Select a leaf for its magical properties or in a color with significance to your purpose.
Then write a wish on it.
From a bridge over a body of water, drop the leaf into the water. Close your eyes and visualize it making its way downstream to fertilize your hopes.
Walk away and don’t look back.
Welcome good spirits with leaf garland.
In most parts of the United States, the leaves fall just as the Veil Between Worlds begins to thin during the period of time between Mabon and Samhain.
This time makes the “window” from this life to the afterlife open a little wider. Keep the vibes (and the spirits!) positive in your home with this easy craft.
Gather some fall leaves that have some color, but aren’t yet too brittle.
Tie strings to the leave stems and hang them in the window to welcome good spirits.
Be the Fall Queen for Samhain.
Add some loud orange or red lipstick.
Voila! You’re the Fall Queen.
Rub them into your Book of Shadows.
If you keep a paper Book of Shadows or grimoire, try this technique for rubbing leaves onto paper.
Most of the tutorials are written for kids, so give it a sophisticated, grown-up twist by using subtle colors. Do some research on the leaves you gathered and add an entry about their magical properties for future reference.