The Chill Out Spell

Create a "chill out" bag to make someone back off. Image © Patti Wigington 2010

Disclaimer: The spells contained on this website are collected from years of personal experience, folk magic traditions, and various occult sources as noted. They are posted with the intention of being helpful to those who are looking for spell resources, and may need to be adjusted to fit your individual situation. Please bear in mind that if your particular belief system prohibits you from casting certain types of spells, you should probably not do so -- however, it's important to recognize that not all magical traditions follow the same set of guidelines when it comes to spellwork.

Got someone in your life that’s driving you nuts? Make the person “chill out” with this tried-and-true quickie spell that has been around for years in one form or the other.

You’ll need:

  • A freezer bag with zipper seal
  • A piece of paper
  • Water

Write the person’s name on the piece of paper, and place it in the zipper bag. Fill the bag with water and then seal it. Place the bag in your freezer, and as the person’s name freezes up inside the ice, they too should “chill out.”

Monika, an eclectic Pagan from Maine, says, “I’ve used this spell in a number of situations, and it works on the principle of sympathetic magic – like attracts like. By putting the person’s name in the freezer, you’re essentially freezing their bad behavior towards you, or whoever else they’ve been bothering. It’s a good way to get someone to leave you alone, without going through the drama of a hexing. Think of it as a quickie version of a binding spell.

When the person is out of your life, or has stopped giving you a hard time, you can thaw the bag of ice out and pitch it.”

Fergus is a Celtic Pagan in southern California, and used this working to get rid of a pesky ex-lover. "Seriously, the guy wouldn't leave me alone. He never did anything illegal or dangerous, but engaged in some behavior that made it clear he wasn't acknowledging that things were over between us.

I didn't want any harm to come to him, I just wanted him out of my life. I'd heard about the Chill Out Spell and gave it a shot, and the next time I saw him, he was actually apologetic over not being able to let things go. Since then, we've managed to rebuild a healthy friendship, with established boundaries, and I know I don't have to worry about seeing him drive by my house or drunk-texting my parents anymore."

Looking for other simple spells? Try adding some of these to your repertoire:

  • How to Make a Spell Box : In some magical traditions, spellwork components are contained in a box. Here's a basic outline of how to construct a spell box of your own.
  • Banishing Spells: Sometimes, we have people in our lives that cause problems, and this is where a banishing spell comes in handy. There are a number of different methods you can try – just make sure that the one you use doesn’t violate any of your own personal moral or ethical guidelines.
  • Protection Spells and Magic: In many magical traditions, workings can be done to ensure protection of home, property, and people. There are a number of simple ways you can do protection workings.
  • Binding Spells and Magic: A magical binding is simply a spell or working that restrains someone metaphysically, preventing them from doing something. It is often used to keep the individual from causing harm to themselves or to others.