Honey Jar Rituals in general, are very ancient and have evolved throughout the years. Jars have been found with spell ingredients in them throughout Europe and they are popular in modern American folk magick today. Specifically, sweetener jar spells have been brought to modern awareness by Hoodoo practitioners, though honey isn’t a traditional ingredient. There are many variations a practitioner can use to perform them.

To sweeten someone or something to you. Basically the honey jar spell is intended to “sweeten” someone’s disposition toward you. To draw to you the favor of a situation, person, place, or thing. Think of the phrase, “ that boy is sweet on you girl.” When you read that, what image does that conjure? Do you think of a boy that has a crush on a girl? How does he act toward her if he is “sweet” on her? How does she act toward him knowing that she also is sweet on him? This is in essence what a honey jar spell is all about. Of course, the honey jar spell needn’t be only deployed when we want to win the romantic affection of someone. You can craft with a honey jar to sweeten anything or anyone to you. It is particularly helpful for organizations, such as banks, juries, legal entities, companies you wish to work for or hope will give you a good deal, etc..

This sweetening that we seek is already present in the multiverse. Using a honey jar spell is simply caressing this energy to move in your direction. This can be achieved with sweeteners other than honey such as (regular cane sugar, syrup, or even candy bars). You can also use a white saucer, sugar, and a candle in the center. If it’s sweet, try it! And let me know how it worked out for you.

NOTE: Never be constrained by what you do not have to process a spell or ritual. If you want to wait to gather all that you think you need, do so. If you want to improvise and substitute some things, do that. If you have no correspondences at the time, do it anyway. Our intent is the most powerful of all the energies that we impose on a spell. Of course, the curios have energy. Of course they aide the spell or ritual or whatever, but they don’t MAKE it. Have confidence in what you are doing and move on it.

Although jars are very convenient for spellwork, you do not have to use a jar. You can use any container that you wish. A coffee cup, tabletop, sugar bowl or cookie jar, any old container will do. It doesn’t even need to have a lid, but if it doesn’t, you could get ants or flies. However, if you just need it for a very short period of time, for the day, perhaps, a lid isn’t necessary. Just know that jars last much longer than if you do the sweetening spell in an open-air source, and when you are done with the spell, you would need to bury the components. Either way you choose the spell is no less effective. It really is about you and your style and flow. As long as your intent is clear it should work.


  • You can gather herbs, stones, and other arrays of other elements for their energy and meaning that you want to be in the jar.
  • Jars allow you to consciously focus more energy on a particular aspect of the spell that may come to you at any given time by gazing into the jar.
  • You can have your honey jar just sitting on your counter, or dresser etc and no one will be the wiser depending on how you have it setup.
  • Those glass Christmas ornaments they sell for $1 a dozen right after the holidays would work just as well too, You just pop off the metal top to use for jar spells, they are pretty and you can hang them up above the altar (less clutter) and you can incorporate color if you like.

I hope that this was informative and helpful. If so, tell me in the comments below. Share with us all the pictures of your jars and how they worked for you.

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