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Magical Properties of Egg Shells | How to Use Egg Shells in Spells

The humble egg shell, often discarded after the inner yolk and white are used, is a treasure trove of spiritual and magical energy.

Its origins in the birth and sustenance of life provide it with energies that can be harnessed for a range of magical practices. Below, we delve into the many uses, properties, and significance of egg shells in your magical workings.

How Can I Use Egg Shells In Spells?

Egg shells can be ground into a fine powder, commonly known as “cascarilla powder,” for protection, purification, and energy-cleansing spells.

They can also be used whole to represent life or fertility in ritual practices.

The shells can be filled with oils, herbs, and intent to serve as mini spell jars, or they can be inscribed with symbols and runes for specialized magick.

What Are The Magical Properties Of Egg Shells?

The spiritual properties of egg shells are as diverse as they are profound.

They are often associated with protection due to their hard, enclosing form.

They can be used in grounding exercises, owing to their Earth-related origins. Moreover, because eggs contain life in embryonic form, they are also potent for spells related to fertility, rebirth, and new beginnings.

Complete List Of Magickal Properties Of Egg Shells

Our complete Materia Magicka contains everything you need to know to work with egg shells in spells, rituals, and healings.

MateriaEgg Shells
Latin NameOvum Shell
Folk NamesWitch’s Cup, Life Vessel, Cascarilla
Elemental CorrespondencesEarth, Water
Planetary CorrespondencesMoon
Signs that Rule Egg ShellsCancer
Deities that Rule Egg ShellsIsis, Freyja, Danu
Chakras that work with Egg ShellsRoot, Sacral
Egg Shells’s Magickal PropertiesProtection, Purification, Fertility, Grounding, Healing

Egg Shells Warnings

While egg shells are generally safe to use in magickal workings, it’s crucial to source them responsibly.

Always cleanse and consecrate the egg shells before use.

Note that raw eggs can contain salmonella, so exercise caution and hygienic practices when handling them. In fact, we prefer to use pasteurized eggs to keep our sacred space clean.

What are some of your favorite ways to use egg shells in your magickal working?

Whether it’s crafting a protective circle with cascarilla powder or crafting a fertility charm, the spiritual potential of egg shells is boundless. What are your favorite ways to use this overlooked, yet potent, ingredient? Let us know in the comments below!

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