This spell originally appeared in Llewellyn’s 2019 Witches’ Spell-a-Day Almanac.

A foundational component of a traditional witch’s praxis is that of oneiric travel. One potential danger of this type of work is the gradual inability to remain grounded and focused. For this reason, it can be useful to create a charm whose purpose it is to act as a physical anchor which can assist us in coming back from in between the worlds after our astral travels as well as align our altars toward the manifestation of our magical workings.

A piece of iron, such as a nail or railroad spike
Patchouli oil
Some black thread
Some sea salt

Ground and center. Wind the thread around the iron while you chant:

“Iron in the planet’s heart
iron in my blood and bones.”

Continue until a significant portion of the iron is covered in thread. Anoint with the oil and place in a circle of salt for seven days.