Folk names: Witch’s amber, black amber
Elements: Earth, Akasha
Associated herbs: Lavender, sage
Powers: Protection, anti-nightmare, luck, divination, health
Magical uses: Jet is receptive and therefore absorbs energies, especially negativity. This makes it a protective substance. It can be worn as beads, carried, or placed beside white candles during protective rituals. It is a fine household protectant when placed in the home.
Sea Witches and fishermen’s wives in old Britain prized jet as a potent magical protectant. They burned it in the household fires as an incense to guard their absent husbands.
A small piece of jet is sometimes placed momentarily on a newborn baby’s stomach to guard it. It is also a special traveler’s amulet, worn to ward off dangers while on the road or in strange countries. During the Middle Ages, jet was carved into images of beetles and worn for protection.
To guard against nightmares and to ensure a good night’s rest, wear jet to bed, place a piece under the pillow, or hang it on the bedpost.
Jet also strengthens psychic awareness. Place small shavings of the substance in a clear glass bottle. Fill with water. Let this sit in the Sun for several hours or until the water has warmed. Filter out the jet and drink this liquid just before trying to contact the psychic mind.
Tiny amounts of powdered jet are also added to psychic-type incense. Or, pour powdered jet on to a glowing charcoal block, still your mind, and scry in its fumes.
Jet is also utilized in health and healing spells. It is worn to maintain proper energy flow within the body to avoid ill-health. Jet is combined with blue candles during healing fires, or is fumed with lavender and sage to promote health.
(Source: Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic)