Return to Sender Spell

Send it Back: Return to Sender Spell

In witchcraft, sometimes we need to send someone’s energy or spell back to them. This can happen if we encounter negative energy from a person, an unwanted influence from a situation, or a curse that got cast on us. It is essential that we create boundaries around our energy as witches, and a Return to Sender spell can help reinforce those boundaries.

In this article, we will talk about what a Return to Sender spell is, why you might need to use one, and exactly how to cast one for yourself.

What is a Return to Sender Spell?

As the name suggests, a Return to Sender spell is a spell designed to send a person’s unwanted energy, influence, or magic back to them. It can create a bounce-back effect, either returning the energy back to the sender or returning the spell itself back to the sender. In both cases, the spell or energy will no longer affect you. A Return to Sender spell can act as a shield, protecting you from unwanted energetic attachments in any form.

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Using a Return to Sender Spell

It can be difficult to know if you have been cursed, but detecting energetic differences in yourself and your surroundings can be much easier. If you are going through a string of bad luck, you feel unmotivated or lost, or you know someone has cursed you, then chances are a Return to Sender spell can be exactly what you need.

You may even want to cast a return to sender spell after interacting with other people that had negative or otherwise unhelpful energy. You may not know it, but energy attachments can form even without the help of a spell. It is a good idea to return that energy back to its original owner.

Performing the Spell

Return to Sender spells are very easy to cast and require just a few tools. Before you cast the spell, take some time to ground and center yourself. You will want to be in a quiet environment where you can focus and concentrate on the task at hand. You may also want to consider the moon phase for casting your spell. A Waning Moon is a good time for spells involving banishments and cleansings, and this can also include a Return to Sender spell.

Here is a simple spell you can use to send unwanted energy and spells back to the sender!

Return to Sender Spell

Recipe by Megan Black

Use this short and simple Return to Sender spell to rid yourself of unwanted energy sent to you! With just a few ingredients and your time well spent, you can feel free and cleansed of those attachments.


  • a small piece of paper

  • a black pen or marker

  • a white candle

  • a heatproof bowl or cauldron

  • matches or a lighter


  • Begin by finding a quiet space where you can perform the spell without interruption. Make sure you have all the ingredients ready.
  • Light the white candle and place it on your altar or a safe surface. Take a few deep breaths to center yourself and focus your intention on the spell.
  • Take the piece of paper and the black pen or marker. Write down the name or description of the person or energy you wish to return to the sender. Be specific and clear in your writing.
  • Hold the paper in your hands and visualize a bright, protective light surrounding you. Envision this light growing stronger and forming a shield around you.
  • Recite the following incantation or create your own, speaking with confidence and intention:

    By the power of the universe, I cast this spell, 
Return to sender, it's not mine to dwell. 
With harm to none and intentions pure, 
I send it back, this I am sure. 
May it find its origin, it is clear to see, 
And be returned, so mote it be.
  • Hold the paper over the flame of the candle and carefully burn it. As the paper burns, visualize the energy returning to its source, unable to harm or affect you any longer.
  • Place the burning paper into the heatproof bowl or cauldron, ensuring that the flames are safely contained. Watch as the paper turns to ashes, symbolizing the completion of the spell.
  • Allow the candle to burn out naturally or, if necessary, extinguish it safely. Take a few moments to ground yourself and express gratitude for the protection and energy you’ve invoked.
  • Dispose of the ashes in a way that feels appropriate to you, such as burying them in the earth or scattering them in the wind. Visualize the energy being released and returning to its source, completing the spell.

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Return to Sender spells are good for every witch to have in their Book of Shadows. They enable the witch to protect themselves and practice a form of defensive magick. You never know when you will need one! Find more spells like this one in the blog posts below.

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