Witchcraft Tools: Besom

What is a Besom and Where does it Come From?

A besom is a tool that is used in witchcraft for various purposes. It is believed to have many magical properties and can be used for cleansing, purifying, as well as protection. Besoms are also commonly used in spells and rituals.

The origin of the besom is unknown, but it is believed to have originated in Europe. The first recorded use of the besom was in the 14th century. It is not clear how the broom became associated with witchcraft, but it is thought that its sweeping action was seen as a way to sweep away evil spirits.

Besoms can be used in many different ways in witchcraft. They are versatile tools that can be used for a variety of purposes. Whether you use them for cleansing, protection, or divination, they can be a valuable addition to your magical practice.

How to Use a Besom in Witchcraft

When using a besom in ritual, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First, it is important to consecrate the besom before use. This can be done by sprinkling it with salt water and then burning some incense over it. Once the besom is consecrated, you can use it for a variety of purposes.

One of the most common ways to use a besom is in cleansing and purification rituals. By sweeping away negative energy, you can help to cleanse your space and make it more pure. This is often done before rituals or spellwork.

Another common use for the besom is in divination. The act of sweeping can help to clear your mind and allow you to focus on your question. Once you have asked your question, you can then sweep the besom over a surface such as a table or the ground. The way that the besom sweeps will give you insights to your question.

Besoms can also be used for protection spells. By sweeping away negative energy, you can help to keep your space safe from harm. You can also use the besom to draw a protective circle around yourself or your home.

No matter how you choose to use it, the besom is a versatile tool that can be used in many different ways. If you are looking for a way to add more magic to your practice, consider using a besom in your next spell or ritual.

Check out the article How to Get Started in Witchcraft if you're a curious beginner.

How to Make a Besom for Witchcraft

Making your own besom is not only easy, but creates a besom that’s custom to your energy and goals. In order to make your own broom for witchcraft, you will need the following supplies:

  • A bundle of fresh sage
  • A bundle of fresh lavender
  • A piece of willow bark
  • Yarn or twine
  • A rubber band

Start by cutting the sage and lavender into small bunches. Tie each bunch together with yarn or twine, and then tie the willow bark around the middle. Use a rubber band to hold everything in place. Spin the spindle until the besom is nice and fluffy. Hang it somewhere to dry, and its fininshed.