According to Van Der Car, it’s a good idea to do some meditation or clearing before making your jar. Whether it’s a few cleansing breaths, a longer meditation sesh, or cleansing your space with sound, do whatever you have to do to get into a positive headspace.
Choosing what you want in your jar will come down to your intention, which is, of course, totally up to you. And once your jar is assembled, you can keep it somewhere you’ll see it often, serving as a reminder of what you’re manifesting.
“I like to keep my jars on my altar, or beside my bed, or any place that feels relevant. Say I’ve made a jar for creativity; I’ll want to keep that by my desk where I write. The idea is to let the energy of the spell inspire you,” Van Der Car explains.
And as always, whenever you’re trying to call something in, whether it be love, abundance, etc., it’s important to remember you also want to continuously embody that intention yourself. If you were making a love jar, for example, author of Inner Witch, Gabriela Herstik, previously told mbg, “I think the most powerful love spell there is—instead of just casting a spell—is embodying the energy of love, becoming love, and acting as a magnet for that.”
Ready to get started? Here are four simple spell jars you make and customize yourself, from Herstik and Van Der Car.