Hag stones, holey stones, adder stones, or witch stones are rocks with a hole that goes all the way through the stone. They are quite rare and if you happen to find one consider it a gift of luck.
You can find hag stones beside a creek, river, stream, or the ocean; wherever you find running water. I have found that if you find one, there are usually more, but don’t be greedy and be sure to leave a little token of gratitude in return like a cairn or floating flowers or leaves in the creek.
There are many myths surrounding hag stones.
- Hag stones can be used to chase away the Night Hag, a wicked witch that brings nightmares to children
- When worn as an amulet, hung in a window, or a doorway hag stones protect the wearer from witchcraft and evil spirits. They also protect your home from storms when hung in a tree close to your house.
- Farmers and sailors have been known to keep hag stones as protection from witches and witchcraft.
- Close one eye, peak through the hole and fairies can be seen, witches in disguise, and traps set by the fae.
- Wearing a hag stone around your neck will protect you from the evil eye and bring you good luck.
- Hag stones can be used as a weather stone- thread a cord thorough the hole and swirl it at arm’s length around your head (carefully) to dispel wind and storms.
- A hag stone can be used as a dream catcher over your bed or under your pillow to warn off nightmares.
- Never ever buy a hag stone, they should be found or can be given as a gift. Finding a hag stone when you’re not intentionally looking will bring the strongest of luck.
I made necklaces out of the small hag stones by threading them with bamboo cording and tying this simple knot.
To charge and cleanse your hag stone, wash it in salt water and put it in your windowsill during a full moon.
Curiosities- How exactly does that little hole form in the hag stone?
Hag stones are formed by water repeatedly pounding a stone and creating a hole at the weakest point on the stone.