“Cut It Out, Cut Them Off”


This spell is to help you sever any ties with a person that you no longer want on your life. It may also be used to help in eliminating any unwanted habits or intrusive thoughts.

It requires simple 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 matters in your life. If there are some things you simply cannot face or think about in regards to whatever you wish to be free of, this spell may not be the right for you.

You will need the following items for this spell:

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

Casting Directions 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.).

In your ribbon, write the title of the person you want to cut off, or the habit / idea you want to remove. When you are finished, hold the ribbon in your hands, and think of what you wrote, how it makes you feel, all of the negativity it brings into your life. It could 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 need to do so.

After you’ve brought forward whatever you can / can think of, push everything 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 aim is to get all the negativity outside of you and to the ribbon.

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

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

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

Do your best not to think of the 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 simply purged yourself of some pretty heavy things, 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 charm may best be paired with a self indulgent spell; you should bring in some favorable to fill the space up and make you feel better after dealing with all of the negative thoughts and feelings.

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