The Witch Ball is used for protection against evil spells, witches, negativity, sickness, and ill fortune. Witch Ball
Traditionally, Witch Balls are hung in an east window. However, any area around your home, whether in a window, porch, on a desk, or even outside in a garden, is a perfect spot to place a Witch Ball to ward off negative energy.
Witch Ball Magnetism
The magic behind the Witch Ball's function varies a little. Most legends agree, however, that it is the beautiful colors and fascinating dimensions of the balls that attract the negative energy surrounding it.
~One legend of the mystical Witch Ball is that the beauty of the balls attracts negative spirits thought to be threatening a home's tranquility. The swirling colors and uniqueness of the orb mesmerizes the evil. After the spirit is drawn to the ball and touches it, the Witch Ball absorbs and traps the spirit's energy within the webbed strands of glass inside the orb, preventing the spirit from affecting its surroundings.
~Yet another legend suggests the Witch's Ball acts like a magnet.
The positive element of the Witch Ball attracts the negative energy in the air just like positive and negative poles of a magnet are drawn together. This legend suggests one display the ball in an area such as the bedroom to help rid the home of evil spirits. When one is ill or feeling depressed, the person should stay near the Witch Ball so the evil that is causing the ailment is attracted to and pulled in by the witch ball.
The negative energy, illness, and spirits trapped in the ball may then be exorcised by wiping the dust from the orb.
Witch Balls have been around for over 600 years. They were first molded into sloppy spherical shapes in the Medieval times to ward off witches, goblins, and evil spirits. During Victorian times, Witch Balls were molded in a more refined shape and used higher quality glass and were displayed to declare prestige and wealth.
The legend was discussed but regarded more as a superstition. Today, Witch Balls have become perfected in their shape and variety of colors to display beautifully as artwork or decorations, the belief of their magic and the true legend behind them is left for you to decide!
The many names of Witch Balls
Witch Balls have had many names and different legends surrounding their existence. Each name has been used depending on their use or time in history. A few of these names are Fairy Orbs, Pond Balls, Spirit Balls, Friendship Balls Good Luck Balls, Globes of Happiness, Gazing Balls, and Butler Globes.