Hag Stones are just any type of stone that has a naturally occuring hole through it, but are considered sacred objects.
It is believed that magick cannot work on moving or running water, and it’s holes are created by the energy of the element of water as it runs acrosss stones and “traps” smaller ones into crevices.
These smaller stones act as drill bits and the longer they stay under running water, the deeper the hole gets until it goes all the way through. The earth power of the stones combined with water and wind make them so magical.
The best place to find them is on a dry river bed or any place that running water has receeded. The flat river bed presents itself as the water level lowers and you can find many of them.
In some folk magic practices, these stones are believed to ward off or break hexes, sickness and nightmares. I think most of that came from an old tale that tells that cureses and bad luck are caused by spectral hags.
It is said that when you look through the stone itself, you can see other realms. Some traditions state that you can see the Fae, other dimensions and even nature spirits.
You can hold it up and look at the full moon through them and speak your desires or what you want to get rid of.
These stones have been used as amulets, talismans, in spell work and in ritual to both present the 3 elements and to protect. Since magick doesn’t work in running water, you can use to get rid of hexes and curses, especially when you trap something inside of that hole and take it back down to the river to wash it away and let the water carry it all away from you.
Worn as protection, these were also used as a “toll” to counteract workings against you and paid the witch’s price.
Hanging on a black ribbon or thread over the doorway or window, it is said to “trap” negative energies and can also be used for dreamwork when hung over the bed.
You can hang them in your work area, across windows and door ways, wear them or use them to enhance that “witches” eye by working with the energy of the stones.
These powerful stones are said to help open up your witch or third eye.
Tie a hag stone to a protection candle.
Tie a stone and hang above your working altar to keep negative energies away.
Use as your “eye” to fire or water scry.
Carry it with you.
Hang one in your car to protect you while on the road.
Hang one over your bed to trap nightmares.
Hang one over your front door to take any bad energy that walks into your house.
Place around water, fire or candle magick with other protective herbs to enforce your circle.
Hide one in your front flower bed.