As someone who has worked with snakes for almost 20 years now, I can safely say that I have accumulated a lot of shed skin over the years. I never thrown away a shed. I have used in my art work and of course, my spell work.
In this blog series I will be covering all the magickal workings you can do with shed snake skin!!
This week, I am doing to discuss Binding magick using shed skin. A binding spell can be either positive or negative. Its a way of symbolically binding a target by restricting actions..
A positive binding brings things together. A negative bindingis something that takes something a way, typically someone power. You can also use binding spells on yourself to break a habit. You can use binding for love. You can use it to stop someone from harrassing/harming you.
As most of my readers and clients know, I am a K.I.S.S. person - Keep It Simple & Sweet-- I like spells that are powerful and strong but do not require days up on days of workings. Most of the magick I do is short and simple-- but very strong!
I typically use binding magick to stop people from gossip or to bind a negative situation (although I also do binding magick for clients on all things-especially love!).
As with all types of magick, remember like attracts like. For binding magick I use shed skin from non-venomous snakes; primarily boas and pythons. Boas and pythons kill their prey by suffocation. To me this represents a clear representation of a binding!
To bind a person or person from gossip and harm, I will take the snake skin and lightly coat it in binding oil. While I am waiting for it to dry, I will take a small peice of paper (shed skin can be fragile so you want to keep things small!) and write down the person(s) or situation that I want to bind. I will roll it up into a little tube shape and slowly slide it into the shed skin. For extra binding, I will tie the skin up with a small string making several knots will reciting who or what I am binding. Since the skin can be fragile, I usually place it in a small container in which I can take it outside.
After that is complete, I will take the shed skin and find a small stream flowing AWAY from me and toss the skin over my left shoulder. Since I live in the desert- sometimes finding a stream can be scarce. In that case, I will bury it outside (usually near a cactus-- I always think of the cactus as a sharp cage holding something in).
Again, binding can be used for love, to bind an enemy, to stop bad habits....its limitless!
Next Sunday I will blog about how to use shed skin in healing magick!