Snake skin has many uses in magick workings, and can be used in both light and dark magick. When using shed snake skin in magick we must first consider the snake itself and also why it sheds its skin. Snakes are patient and resourceful creatures. They are also powerful and determined when on the hunt and in self-defense. Constricting snakes wrap around their prey binging and subduing it until death where the prey is then consumed. Venomous snakes inject their prey with venom and patiently wait for the prey to succumb to the injected toxins.
Snakes are also beautiful creatures that can teach us about letting go of what no longer serves us. A snake sheds its old skin to reveal the bright new skin underneath representing new growth, transformation, and new beginnings. The snake leaves the old skin behind without a second thought. Shedding the old skin reveals the beauty of the fresh new skin. In considering this process, we can learn a lesson from the snake about leaving old patterns behind and letting go of what hinders us and hold us back.
Uses For Snake Skin In Dark Magick
Bindings: particularly powerful when using the skin of a constrictor
Add powdered skin to Goofer Dust (Hoodoo/Voodoo)
Add to homemade black salt
Silence an enemy
Hexing, cursing, jinxing, and crossing
Uses For Snake Skin In Light Magick
New beginnings/shedding old layers
Increase personal power
Revealing the truth of a matter or situation
Uncovering hidden beauty
Patience for a situation you have methodically planned
*Note: If burning snake skin, or blends that contain powdered snake skin, take care to do so outside or in a well ventilated area. Snake skin STINKS when burned.