People often say that you cannot control what other people say about you, you can only control how you react to it. Those people have never learned how to perform a ritual to stop gossip. If you are tired of having your name in the mouths of your enemies, a little magic can help make them find something else to talk about. Here is how:
Gossip would not be so bad if it was all good things, but it almost never is. Use this spell to silence slander.
To perform this spell, you will need:
- A long, unbroken leaf. Mullein or hound's tongue work well for this. It should be fresh, not dried
- A black marker
- A black candle or a Shut Up Candle
- Black thread
- Shut Up oil
- Charcoal and a fireproof bowl
- Slippery elm
- A photo, lock of hair, or other symbol of the gossiper
Begin by dressing the candle with the Shut Up oil, lighting the charcoal, and writing your target's name on the leaf with the marker. When these items are ready, light the candle. Say,
"[Target's name], you have said plenty.
Try to speak of me again, and your mouth will be empty."
Pick up the leaf. Say,
"This leaf is leaf no more -- it is [target's name]'s lying tongue."
Place the symbol of the gossiper on the leaf, along with the cloves and some of the slippery elm. Roll it up as best as you can, and begin to wind the black thread around it. Say,
"You cannot hide.
Your tongue is tied.
Your lies are through.
Accept your due."
Tie off the thread. Place some of the slippery elm bark and cloves on the charcoal, and pass the bundle through the smoke. Picture your enemy no longer able to say a single bad thing about you, and all of the people around them seeing their lies for what they are. When you are ready, douse the charcoal, snuff the candle, and place the bundle somewhere where it will not be disturbed.
Part of enduring gossip is having to defend yourself. You can use this simple spell to make your words sweeter and more persuasive than your enemies'. You will need:
Deer's tongue is a hard-to-find herb with a sweet vanilla scent. It helps make your words eloquent and pleasing. For this spell, place the dried deer's tongue herb in the flannel pouch, and anoint it with a drop of sweet pea oil. Hold it in both hands as you picture yourself winning over all of the people your enemies' gossip with. When you know you will have to be around them, carry the pouch on your person, wear a drop of sweet pea oil on your neck and wrists, and wear the bracelet. Combined, these will make you more persuasive, win loyalty and affection from others, and put a stop to slander and gossip about you.
Cleanse Yourself of Gossip's Energy
Gossip brings negativity. You wake up, day in and day out, never knowing what your enemies have said about you. You go through life trying to refute their lies, and the stress drains your energy. Cleanse yourself of gossip and keep it from sticking to you, so you can go on about your life whole and happy.
For this, you will need:
First, combine the bark, salt, and a drop of two of the oil. As you mix it, chant,
"Fragrant geranium, turn negativity away.
Only your sweet perfume may stay.
Slippery elm, smooth and slick,
Let gossip's effects slide off right quick.
Snowy salt of the endless sea,
Cleanse slander's bitterness from me."
Draw a bath of fresh, warm water. Add the mixture to the tub, stirring it with your dominant hand as you picture the water filling with sweet, golden light. Repeat the chant as you stir. When you are ready, step into the tub. Allow yourself to soak in the vibrations of the herbs and salt, and picture them forming an armor of light around you. With this visualization in mind, step out of the tub and allow yourself to air-dry.
It is very easy to spread gossip, but next to impossible to contain it once it is out in the world. These spells, performed together, do three things: They stop slander, help you convince others to see your truth, and keep gossip's negativity from sticking to you. Whether you choose to do one, two, or all three, they will help you regain control of your situation.