“Cut It Out, Cut Them Off”


This spell is to assist you sever any ties with a person that you don’t want in your life. It may also be used to assist in removing any unwanted habits or intrusive thoughts.

It requires easy supplies, things you could find at the dollar store, so it isn’t hard to do in that sense… but it will ask you to draw and reflect on negative things in your life. If there are some things you simply cannot confront or think about in regards to anything you wish to be free of, this spell might not be the right for you.

You may need the following items for this spell:

A length of ribbon, rather white, long enough to wrap around an ankle or wrist
A thin tipped marker, pencil, or Sharpie, preferably in black
A pair of scissors
A fire-proof container and matches (optional)

Casting Instructions for “‘Cut It Out, Cut Them Off”‘

Gather your supplies. Prep for spellwork in the way you normally do (cleansing your space, cast a circle, invoke any deities / spirits, light candles or incense, play mood-setting music, etc.).

On your ribbon, write the title of the person you wish to cut away, or the habit / idea you wish to remove. When you are done, hold the ribbon in your hands, and think of what you wrote, how it makes you feel, all the negativity it attracts into your life. It may be painful, but pull up as much as you can – bring every last bit to the surface if possible. Take as much time as you will need to do so.

After you’ve brought forward everything you can / can think of, push it all into the ribbon and the words you wrote upon it – every last thought and feeling you have about what you’re trying to rid yourself of. The purpose is to get all of the negativity outside of you and to the ribbon.

When you feel you have done that, as much as you can, tie the ribbon around your wrist or ankle. As quickly as you can, snip it off your body and let it fall. It is gone.

Take the ribbon with your writing and get rid of it. (If you are able to burn it, though this is optional.) Cut it up into smaller pieces, throw it out, bury it someplace you seldom go, let it move in the wind or water, provided that you rid yourself of it.

Following the ribbon is gone, take some time to meditate on how you feel that you’re free of that individual / habit / thought. Feel how light your shoulders are now, how bright your spirit. Reflect on how good your life will be now that what bothered you is gone for good.

Do your best to not think of this spell, or what you got rid of, again.

Optional: Go have a shower to be sure to cleanse yourself of some of the negativity from the ribbon onto your skin. Also, have a snack, drink some water, relax – you just purged yourself of some pretty heavy stuff, you deserve a rest.


Only write 1 thing on the ribbon – one individual, one habit, one thought. If you have more than 1 thing you wish to be rid of, do this spell multiple times. Just be careful not to drain yourself from expending too much energy.

This spell might best be paired with a self-love spell; you should bring in some favorable to fill up the space and make you feel better after dealing with all the negative thoughts and feelings.

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