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A New Year’s Eve Spell

December 29, 2018

In addition to an excuse for a party, New Year’s Eve is a great time to reflect on the events of the previous year and think about how you want to move forward. The whole “new year, new me” thing is a bit of a cliche, but I think the turn of the year can be a great time to ditch old habits and set some positive goals for moving forward. So I created this new year’s eve spell to banish negative feelings from the previous year, and manifest positivity for the coming year.

new year's eve spell


  • Black candle
  • Yellow candle
  • Lighter/ matches
  • Candle snuffer
  • 2 pieces of paper
  • A pen
  • An envelope
  • Salt water
  • Cinnamon or ginger
  • A tray

N.B: If you don’t have all the ingredients or there’s something you feel would work better, feel free to improvise- it’s about the intention.

Good places to buy coloured candles are Flying Tiger Copenhagen and Amazon.

The New Year’s Eve Spell

Light the black candle.

Take one sheet of paper. Write a list of things from this year that you want to leave behind. These could be bad events that happened to you during the year, insecurities, or bad habits that you’ve picked up. For example, an ex who cheated on you, a toxic friendship, insecurity about your appearance, a tendency to always be late for things. As you write, feel all the feelings. Imagine yourself screaming at your toxic ex and say everything you want to say. Really get to the root of that insecurity or bad habit.

Once you have finished, say, or think to yourself:

“As this year draws to a close, these are the things I want to leave behind.”

If you are able to do the spell outside, or have a safe, fire-proof place in your home to do the spell, burn the sheet of paper on the back candle. Or perhaps if you have a fireplace, you can chuck it into the fire. Otherwise, tear up the pieces of paper. Wipe either the ashes or the pieces of paper onto a tray, or perhaps a magazine or something similar.

Wash your hands in the salt water. As you do this, imagine yourself being cleansed of the negativity. If possible, wipe down the surface you’re using with the salt water too.

Transfer the flame to the yellow candle, and snuff out the black one.

Now, on the second piece of paper, write a list of the things you want to achieve next year. Perhaps it’s passing your degree with a 2:1, getting a new job, finding love, taking up a new hobby, or something more abstract like being more outgoing. I’d personally try and keep the list as concise as possible, perhaps around 3-5 things, so you can really focus on them, but it’s up to you. As you write, visualise yourself going out and doing those things. Really feel how happy it would make you feel. Now write a short message to yourself at this point next year, having achieved those goals. Congratulate yourself for all your hard work.

When you have finished, sprinkle cinammon or ginger on to the paper, and say, or think to yourself:

“Next year, these are the things I will achieve. Universe, help guide me.”

Put the paper in the envelope and snuff out the candle. Dispose of the contents of the tray on the compost heap or in the bin. Sleep with the envelope under your pillow for one night, then store in a safe place and open next New Year’s Eve.

How did you get on with this new year’s eve spell? Do you have another one that you have used? Let me know in the comments!

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