Element: Air, Earth, Fire
Deities: Haashchéezhini (Black God)
Power: Banishing, Healing, Protection
Candle Color: Black, Dark Grey
Uses: concentration, bringing groups together to unite, gain, community, wealth, money, prosperity, purifying, cleansing.
Charcoal can be used in many ways, drawing sigils, circles, painting, and drawing for magical purposes.
By placing a piece of charcoal wrapped in paper (tissue, etc) in your pocket protects you from the evil eye, curses, negative spirits, psychic attacks.
Place 3 pieces of charcoal under your bed while sleeping for the above reasons.
Also, remember by burning wood on certain days, (such as Yule, Samhain, Beltane, full moons, etc.) Or certain woods will draw that energy into the charcoal and bring certain properties energy to spells and rituals in your craft.