Energy Healing: How To Protect Yourself

Energy Vampires

Energy Vampires are people who literally suck the life force out of you. 

They can be your family members, your friends and your co-workers. And YOU may even be one yourself. They suck your vital energy, deplete you and cause emotional, physical, mental and spiritual pain. 

Spiritual purification and cord-cutting are some tools that can keep the vampires away, along with strong boundaries.

An Energy Vampire is a person that steals other people’s energy because they are living their life in a victim consciousness and believe that everything happens TO them. Living in this manner is extraordinarily disempowering. So, in order for them to feel better about themselves, they attach themselves to another person’s energy field, creating an unhealthy relationship. 

In order for an Energy Vampire to attach themselves to your energy body, they form cords attaching the two of you together. These cords are not visible to the naked eye, but they can be seen with the psychic third eye. 

When they need a boost, they unconsciously steal your energy instead of using their own. These cords are also like highways – they run both ways. That means you’ll also receive their energy whether it is positive or negative. At an unconscious level, you have allowed the vampire to attach to your energy body through these cords. 

It is imperative that you sever those cords, and sometimes a spiritual purification is required for your well-being.  

How to recognize an Energy Vampire 

  • They need you to be their therapist or rescuer, fixing their problems
  • They may try to manipulate you to get things their way
  • They have a “poor me” attitude
  • They can be a drama king/queen
  • They may blame you for things and try to guilt you
  • They can be vindictive and put you down
  • They may try to control you/your life
  • They may feel lonely or abandoned
  • They may feel they have been rejected
  • They need constant reassurance
  • They do not like to be alone
  • They seek nurturing or feel they need to be taken care of
  • They are often low energy and fatigued

How to know if you’re being psychically attacked

You may experience some of their traits, as well as loss of energy, muscle tension, irritability, depression, a small or diminishing aura, or an aura with holes or leaks, and more. 

You may also take on the attitude of the Energy Vampire: negative, sullen and frustrated. It should be noted that it is possible to have these symptoms from other causes, as well. 

Unfortunately, too many people are unaware of their energetic bodies and how they operate. Once people start taking responsibility for creating their own lives and taking back their personal power, this won’t be as prevalent. 

How to protect yourself

You can take steps to prevent an Energy Vampire from attaching. First, you need to become aware of which individuals deplete your energy and limit your contact with them. 

But simply not being in their physical presence does not stop them from draining you. You need to release all the negative emotions that you carry within yourself. If you hold anger, hurt, jealousy, etc., inside your being, it’s like being shackled to a ball and chain, holding you hostage with your own creation. 

Releasing negative emotions brings freedom. Fear is the robber of peace. If you’re holding disharmony in your energetic body, it will make you vulnerable to darkness and confusion. Being aware of this is empowering. 

Favor? Do not go into fear now that you are aware. Simply take the steps to protect yourself. 

Darkness consists of anything that is of a lower or heavier vibration, such as anger, fear, depression, jealousy, hatred. When angry thoughts are directed at you, they can penetrate your weak and vulnerable areas like arrows. They take away your clarity and fill you with confusion and drain your energy. 

Tools to empower yourself 


This should be done regularly – sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly – and more often when we are going through a stressful period. These cords should be cut from our loved ones, as well. No cord attached to anyone or anything is good.

Take a few deep, cleansing breaths, in through the nose and out through the mouth. Call upon Source, Spirit, God, the Universe, or your guides, and ask for assistance in cutting all cords attached to your being. 

Visualize positive energy (often seen as bright light) swirling around your entire being, severing all the cords. Know that no cord can remain intact, and they are returned to where they came from. When you feel the process is complete, thank Source and your guides for their assistance. It is done.

Physical steps for purification

  • Burn all relevant photographs or objects holding memories of the person, place or situation
  • Write down feelings of frustration, anger, hurt, fear, etc., and burn the paper or bury it. DO NOT give it to the person. 
  • Clear all the clutter from every room of your home. Rule of thumb: If you haven’t used it in 6 months, it’s not likely you will. Get rid of it.
  • Clean and, if necessary, redecorate. Bringing nature indoors is fabulous energy.
  • Check for books or pictures that have negative energy. Surround yourself with high vibrational objects instead, like spiritual books, spiritual pictures, plants, fresh flowers, etc.
  • Smudge with sage, cedar and sweetgrass and invoke the help of Source, your guides and your Higher Self.
  • Cleanse and purify your crystals and dedicate them to the Light.
  • Light candles and use high vibrational pure essential oils.

If you can’t sever ties with an Energy Vampire

Sometimes Energy Vampires are relatives. Sometimes, we co-parent with an ex-partner who is an Energy Vampire. This is where we can’t completely cut ties, but we CAN ensure we have strong boundaries to protect ourselves. 

A boundary is a personal guideline for how you expect other people to treat you and what you are willing to accept. Boundaries are necessary in all healthy relationships. They tell others what is okay and what is not okay for you. You are responsible for communicating your boundaries to others. 

Take it from Brené Brown, who wrote in The Gifts of Imperfection, “when we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.” Setting boundaries is important in all relationships, but especially in relationships with Energy Vampires.

You now have the tools and knowledge to take back your personal power. 


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11 Magical Correspondences That Actually Work

Magical Correspondences are used in practice to add to magical powers and create symbolic magical links. They must be used as extras to your supremacy.

The traditional magical practitioners use correspondence to help you choose which magical tool, crystal, stone or herb to use in the rite.

Magical Correspondences such as the four magical elements, planets in the universe and zodiac signs act as a signature, of sorts, that connects to various symbols and meanings. These are;

  1. Herbs
  2. Colors
  3. Flowers
  4. Numbers
  5. Animals
  6. Elements
  7. Metals
  8. Woods
  9. Moon Phases
  10. Crystals and Gemstones
  11. Celtic Tree Calendar

Table of Magical Correspondences

Make note of this table of correspondences and practice them while working on your rite or spell.

Pay close attention to the subtle difference between various elements, the more you identify them the faster you will learn.

Video: Magical Correspondences Working With Herbs, Oils and Crystals In Ritual


In some traditional books, you will find that using a singular zodiac sign or a celestial body works best while the other’s might suggest combining a little bit of everything.

With daily practice and proper understanding of all the symbols, you will be able to relate more to what is working best for you and what is not.

1. The Herbal Magical Correspondences

Many herbs have been used for thousands of years because of their remedial and magical powers.

The Herbal Magic Correspondences
The Herbal Magic Correspondences


The Wiccan and the Pagans have been using them for centuries as a regular spiritual tradition.

Different herbs have different properties; however, we have listed the most common types of magical herbs for correspondences i.e.

  • Hawthorn
  • Sandalwood
  • Basil
  • Frankincense
  • Bay Leaf
  • Bergamot
  • Pecan
  • Chamomile
  • Clover
  • Tonka bean

All these herb types solve different life purposes and therefore must be used very carefully.

Consequently, many Wiccans and Pagans use herbs as part of their steady customary exercise.

These have various medicinal properties as well as they help to release uneasiness and anxiety, bring back love and happiness to life, provide safety and help you achieve your dreams.

2. The Table of Color Correspondence

In the ancient magical culture, colors have always been used because of their unique symbolism and certain associations with various gems and planets.

The Table of Color Correspondence
The Table of Color Correspondence

However, some people prefer using their own set of magical color correspondences.

You may use your fabric, ribbons, colored papers and ink for differential magical rituals. Some of the common color associations are;


Color Correspondences Elemental Correspondences Planetary Correspondences
Red Fire Aries, Scorpio, Mars, etc.
Orange Fire Sun, Leo, Sagittarius, etc.
Yellow Air Mercury, Taurus, Libra
Gold Fire Sun
Green Earth Venus, Mercury, Aquarius, etc.
Blue Water Jupiter, Moon, Virgo, etc.
Black Earth Saturn
Brown Earth Scorpio, Capricorn

The Table of Color Magical Correspondences

3. The Magical Flower Correspondences

For centuries, the plants especially their flower that we grow have found its way in the magical rituals and ceremonies.

The Magical Flower Correspondences
The Magical Flower Correspondences

Magical Correspondences have often used flowers to enhance the magical powers of others.

Select the flower when it begins to bloom, keeping in mind the usage of the flower for the correspondences as different flowers have different properties.

Some of the common flowers that are used for magic are listed below;

  • Violet
  • Tulip
  • Narcissus
  • Lily
  • Hyacinth
  • Hibiscus
  • Goldenseal
  • Echinacea
  • Dandelion
  • Daffodil
  • Crocus

4. The Number Correspondences

Numerology has been a part of many Wiccan and Pagan spiritual practices and customs.

The Number Correspondences
The Number Correspondences


The basic rule of the Number Magical Correspondences is that they have a great amount of ritual and ceremonial importance.

Various numerological numbers hold different powers and strength and sometimes an amalgamation of two numbers can also yield great results.

Apart from there super magical correspondences, numbers have planetary significance as well.

Number Magical Correspondences Significance
1 or One Connected to the universal life force that binds us all.
2 or Two Related to polarity and duality.
3 or Three Connected to the triple goddess.
4 or Four Corresponds to the 4 elements of earth, air, fire, and water.
5 or Five Four elements plus the addition of spirit as a 5th element.
6 or Six Related to solar energy.
7 or Seven Related to lunar energy, connected to the moon.
8 or Eight Related to the eight NeoWiccan sabbat dates.
9 or Nine Indicates change and growth.
0 or Zero It is seen as representative of the beginning.

Number Magical Correspondences

5. The Animal Correspondences

In the new-era Wiccan and Pagan culture, magical correspondences of animals have been incorporated in the practices and beliefs.

The Animal Correspondences
The Animal Correspondences

Through ages, people have welcomed the animals as a part of the ritual practices.

Below are some animals with their folklore and legends that date back to centuries.

  • The Bear Legends
  • The Lore of Tortoise and Turtle Legends
  • The Cat Magic
  • The Superstation and Magic of Frogs
  • The Dog Legends and Folklore
  • The Horse Magic
  • The Bee Lore and Legends
  • The Wolf Folklore and Legends
  • The Rabbit magic
  • The Spider Lore and Magic
  • The Black Cats
  • The Owl Magic
  • The Ravens and Crows Lore
  • The Serpent magic

6. The Elements & Magical Correspondences

The modern Wiccan and Paganism traditions and beliefs give a lot of significance to the 4 elements of nature i.e. earth, air, water and fire.

Elements & Magical Correspondences
Elements & Magical Correspondences

The modern traditions, however, suggest including the 5th Element of Nature i.e. The Spirit.

Each element of nature is associated with different symbolism and meanings like compass directions.

People from different geographical areas can use different correspondences tables.

7. The Metal Magical Correspondences

Metals have been used since ages as magical correspondences, with their reference found in many ancient books and texts.

The Metal Magical Correspondences
The Metal Magical Correspondences

This is also related to the seven noble metals or the seven antiquity metals.

Various metals have been correlated to different terrestrial correspondences based on its properties by Alchemists. Let us have a look at the 7 magical metals;

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Tin
  • Iron
  • Led
  • Mercury

8. The Wood Correspondences

The ancient Wiccan and Pagan Tradition believe that the wood has various properties associated with it that can be used for magic and ceremonial spells.

The Wood Correspondences
The Wood Correspondences

By using the Wood Magical Correspondences, you can conduct various magical ceremonies with different wood types.

The Nine Sacred Woods of the Bonfire are listed below for your reference;

  • Birch
  • Rowan
  • Ash
  • Alder
  • Willow
  • Hawthorn
  • Oak
  • Holly
  • Hazel

9. Moon Phases and Magical Correspondences

The Wiccan and Pagan tradition says that the moon cycles are crucial for magical workings and it believes that all the phases have special magical properties that should be planned properly.

Moon Phases
Moon Phases

The different moon phases are;

  1. The Waxing Moon
  2. The Full Moon
  3. The Waning Moon
  4. The New Moon

Every moon night is surrounded by its folklore and legends; thus it is extremely important to learn about the correspondences of moon phases.

10. Magical Crystals and Gemstones

Many crystals and gemstones have been used as Magical correspondences by the people of the Pagan and Wiccan tradition.

Magical Crystals and Gemstones
Magical Crystals and Gemstones

Various ancient customs and traditions allocate different healing and magical powers to each stone. Some of the commonly used stones are;

Zircon Turquoise
Sapphire Tiger’s Eye
Opal Quartz
Obsidian Moonstone
Lapis Lazuli Jasper
Jade Hematite
Garnet Diamond
Carnelian Bloodstone
Amethyst Amber

Magical Crystals and Gemstones

11. The Magic of the Celtic Tree Calendar

The Magic of the Celtic Tress is associated with the thirteen lunar divisions of the calendar.

The Magic of the Celtic Tree Calendar
The Magic of the Celtic Tree Calendar

Many Wiccans do not follow the waning and waxing lunar cycles, rather they assign fixed dates for each month.

If this was done, finally the calendar would fall out of sync with the Gregorian year, because some calendar years have 12 full moons and others have 13.

The contemporary tree calendar is based on a notion that each letter in the ancient Celtic script resembled a tree. Here it goes;

Name of the Calendar
Division Months
Birch Moon
December 24 – January 20
Rowan Moon
January 21 – February 17
Ash Moon
February 18 – March 17
Alder Moon
March 18 – April 14
Willow Moon
April 15 – May 12
Hawthorn Moon
May 13 – June 9
Oak Moon
June 10 – July 7
Holly Moon
July 8 – August 4
Hazel Moon
August 5 – September 1
Vine Moon
September 2 – September 29
Ivy Moon
September 30 – October 27
Reed Moon
October 28 – November 23
Elder Moon
November 24 – December 23

The Celtic Tree Calendar


The Table of Magical Correspondences can help you select the best tool to conduct your magical rituals or ceremonies.

The basic theory behind it is that everything has an identity of some sort that connects to its symbolism and meaning.

We hope that you must have enjoyed the exhaustive list of 11 magical correspondences that you can use on your magical spell construction.

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