Beach magic is wonderful. Tides remind you of the changing, but constant nature of life. The old will always be washed away, but new things will be brought in, along with fresh starts and a second wind of energy. Beach sand is the perfect representation of that, along with beach water. Use it in cleansing, and to encourage new growth and new changes.
– The beach is a place where all elements meet. The sun, the wind, the earth, the ocean; you can use beach sand to represent the elements, or a specific one, if you charge it, or channel energy into it.
Most people consider the beach as a peaceful place. Use beach sand in relaxation and peace charms, and possibly to aid in bringing sleep, and in sleep magic.
It’s been touched by ocean water over and over. This would likely imbue it with the element of water, and the properties of salt. Use beach sand to help one achieve stability through change. It can help pair strength, and emotion, and it can help keep one level-headed through overwhelming and stressful events.
You could probably use it in relation to time. Longevity, resilience, and long-lasting ties all come to mind when you consider the ageless sand.
Consider the area when collecting things from nature. If you’re into asking nature, elements, or local spirits for permission, do it. If you’re into just going from feeling, and collecting stuff only when things feel fine, then do it. But consider that some places don’t like people taking natural things from the area.
Sand, shells, drift wood, and items found at the beach are nice ideas for offerings to certain deities and spirits, depending on what they’re into.
Witchcraft and Spiritual
Before the crowds arrive, when the morning is still new, go for a walk on the sand at sunrise. Take a small bottle or bag with you, fill it with sand, and bring it back home for magical workings that incorporate all four elements. Do the same with a bottle of ocean water. You can also use your bag of sand to cast a circle once you get back home, or as a substitute for graveyard dirt in workings.
Sand is by far the easiest thing to incorporate into your spell work. The reason being is because it already has everything you would need for protection, and purification in it. Crushed sea shells, salt, tiny crystals, and the essence of the ocean. Use it as a base for magical sand mixes. For example if you wanted to make a lucky sand to scatter around your home you would add basil, Rosemary, or clovers
If you wanted to make a love sand blend to increase and promote love in your home you would add roses, Passion flower, cinnamon, or peppers.