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Sea glass is a beloved treasure of the sea witch. Found along shorelines around the world, this special glass is formed when pieces of human-made glass end up in the ocean and are worn smooth by years of tumbling in the waves. The frosted, soft texture and luminous colors of sea glass lend it beautifully to magical work.
- What is Sea Glass?
- Magical Correspondences of Sea Glass
- Cleansing and Charging Sea Glass
- Sea Glass in Protection Magic
- Sea Glass for Divination
- Prosperity and Abundance Magic with Sea Glass
- Love and Relationship Magic with Sea Glass
- Emotional Healing with Sea Glass
- Dreamwork and Astral Travel with Sea Glass
- Sea Glass Ritual Tools
- Ethical Sourcing and Conservation
What is Sea Glass?
Sea glass begins its life as man-made glass – usually discarded or lost fragments of glass bottles, vases, cups, plates, windows and other objects. Over many years of wave action, the sharp edges are worn down and rounded out, and a lovely frosted texture develops. The original clear glass becomes saturated with minerals and takes on soft pastel hues like blue, green, white, brown, peach or pink.
In magical practice, sea glass picks up the healing and transformative energies of the ocean. Its water-smoothed nature provides the energies of calm, clarity, flow and change. The colors also add their own properties – blue for psychic abilities and healing, green for prosperity and growth, white for purification and clarity, and so on.
Magical Correspondences of Sea Glass
In addition to its general watery attributes, the specific colors, shapes, and textures of sea glass can provide powerful magical symbolism through the doctrine of signatures. Here are some examples:
- Blue – psychic abilities, calm, healing, protection, inspiration
- Green – prosperity, growth, abundance, fertility
- White – clarity, purification, focusing energy, peace, lunar magic
- Brown – grounding, stability, hearth and home magic
- Pink – self-love, friendship, romance
- Peach – femininity, goddess energy
- Purple – spiritual development, divination
- Yellow/Golden – vitality, confidence, success
- Circles – wholeness, unity, protection, cycles
- Wavy – flow, flexibility, change, harmony
- Rounded – softness, comfort, nurturing
- Pointed – directing energy, action, fire properties
- Smooth – calmness, clarity, going with the flow
- Rough – grounding, stabilizing, earthiness
- Bubbled – release, catharsis, cleansing
- Opaque – intuition, emotions, water energy
- Translucent – spirituality, seeing beyond the veil
- Cracked or chipped – brokenness, vulnerability
- Frosted look – veiled sight, liminal spaces
- Splits/holes – doorways, portals, inner vision
- Small pieces – subtle action, inner journeys
- Large pieces – bold action, outer world focus
As you can see, the doctrine of signatures provides a wealth of symbolism to enhance sea glass magic! Pay attention to the intricate details of each piece to harness its full power.
Cleansing and Charging Sea Glass
Before using sea glass in spells, it helps to cleanse it of any residual energies it may have picked up. There are a few ways to do this:
- Place the glass in a bowl of sea salt overnight to purify it.
- Set the glass out under sunlight for a few hours.
- Bury the glass in a bowl of dry rice to absorb negativity.
- Pass the glass through the smoke of cleansing incense or herbs.
Once cleansed, you can charge the sea glass with your magical intention. Here are some ideas:
- Leave it in moonlight or sunlight to infuse with lunar/solar energy.
- Place it on your altar during rituals to absorb magical vibes.
- Hold the glass and focus your intent strongly into it.
- Keep it with crystals that enhance its magical properties.
Sea Glass in Protection Magic
The ocean’s smoothing and strengthening of fragile glass makes sea glass perfect for protection spells.
- Place sea glass in spell jars or sachets with protective herbs to create an amulet for deflecting negativity.
- Bury sea glass in the corners of your home or property to ward off bad vibes and spirits.
- Craft a protection charm bag with sea glass and crystals like obsidian or black tourmaline.
- Place a bowl of sea glass on your altar or around candles to shield your magic from unwanted forces.
Sea Glass for Divination
The watery origins of sea glass help enhance intuition and psychic powers.
- Gaze into a piece of sea glass to help receive intuitive messages and visions.
- Scry by candlelight using a bowl of water containing sea glass.
- Hold a piece during tarot readings to deepen your connection.
- Use sea glass as a focus object for astral travel and past life work.
Prosperity and Abundance Magic with Sea Glass
The continually renewing supply of new sea glass washing up on shores imbues it with energies of endless abundance.
- Place green sea glass in wealth spells to attract prosperity.
- Arrange sea glass in the northern area of a room or property to energize financial flow.
- Add sea glass to magic spells focused on business success, career opportunities, etc.
Love and Relationship Magic with Sea Glass
The emotional openness of water makes sea glass well-suited for spells focused on relationships and romance.
- Use two joined pieces of sea glass to represent partnerships in love magic.
- Put sea glass on your altar during marriage or commitment ceremonies.
- Include it in affection-boosting charms along with rose quartz.
- Use in sex magic to increase intimacy and passion.
Emotional Healing with Sea Glass
The soothing, perspective-giving qualities of sea glass help heal grief, trauma, stress and other difficult emotions.
- Hold or wear sea glass when processing painful feelings or memories.
- Use in therapy spells to promote inner peace and calm.
- Place under your pillow or on your altar to reduces anxiety.
- Gift it to friends going through tough times as an emotional talisman.
Dreamwork and Astral Travel with Sea Glass
The liminal space between shore and sea aids dream journeys and astral work.
- Place sea glass by your bed or under your pillow for restful, inspiring dreams.
- Hold a piece during astral projection for clearer travel.
- Use sea glass when revisiting or interpreting dreams through meditation.
Sea Glass Ritual Tools
With its connection to elemental water, sea glass empowers ritual tools used in magic.
- Attach sea glass to wands or staffs to enhance your magic.
- Set it into jewelry to wear during rituals and ceremonies.
- Add small pieces to spell jars and bottles to activate them.
Ethical Sourcing and Conservation
When collecting sea glass, keep in mind environmental sustainability:
- Take only a few small pieces when beachcombing and give thanks.
- Purchase ethically sourced sea glass when possible.
- Never take glass from historic or protected sites.
- Reduce waste by reusing glass products when possible.
Sea glass connects us to the transformative power of water. With its soft colors and water-hewn texture, this special glass brings powerful ocean energy to magical practice. Use it for divination, emotional healing, protection rituals, prosperity spells, and more. As you work with it, let the spirit of the sea guide your journey.
Are you called to the mystic arts of the sea? Do you feel a deep connection to water and long to learn from the endless wisdom of the oceans? Then this comprehensive guide to sea witchcraft is for you.