Types of Graveyard Dirts~~ Extensive List~~~ For Reference~~

Dear Ms. Q, 

"Can you post a reference list of the types of Graves and what we can use the dirt for?

Well here you are-----

This is a list of the types of Grave or Graveyard dirt that one will work with in one's practices,  I'm posting this here as a Reference list.

But also use your imagination as well, there maybe a person who had died whose work or life is what you may need for your workings, beyond what I've listed here.

Remember always make payment, always ask permission, and properly label the name of the person, age, dates of birth and death, what location or cemetery and place them into at least a baggie until you can put it into a proper jar or container,  carry with you pen and paper so you can make a notation and then place that into the baggie.



A lot of  people really have no idea that there are different types of graveyard dirt and that in reality, the intention of your spell work should dictate where your dirt comes from. There is also energy from things that happen to grow or its location in a Graveyard or Cemetery that is based on energy, when it is not from a specific grave an offering to the guardians at the gates is sufficient unless it is from a grave that is dictated by its location then a further offering to the spirit within that grave is important as well.

  1, 4, 7, 9 and 21 locations are considered important in the strength of the dirt for certain spell workings or rituals

In Santeria or Afro-Brazilian and other workings, the multiple gatherings of different types of dirt are used in creating protection and calling in the orisha’s.

The following is a generalized list of the different types of dirt and what it’s good for.

Abortionist (very old grave):  This is usually a discounted medical person or a woman that had no medical training and performed abortions, this is a negative use type of dirt, to cause distress to an ill person.

Abused: Dirt from the grave of a person who was physically or emotionally abused can be useful in giving strength and will to remove either yourself or someone from an abusive situation

Abuser’s Grave:   This type of dirt would be used in workings dealing with driving a couple apart or causing confusion. Making them stop loving each other, but be careful this can cause a fight so bad that they could seriously harm each other.  (See also Gambler’s Grave)

Adolescent (from ages 11 to 19): This dirt is known to cause and promote inattentiveness and irresponsible behavior.

In particular, dirt from the graves of those who are ages 17 to 19, make a good additives in spells where you want to promote interest in another person, romantic involvement, romantic gestures, promote sexual attraction, increase lust, and increase sexual appetites.

There is nothing like budding sexuality to bring about all things sexual and romantic.

ACTOR, ARTIST, DANCER, MUSICIAN, Singer, Composer, Writer and others in the Creative Arts: Dirt from the graves of these creative persons, could be used to inspire a creative spark, and possible success be sure that their type of work is the same type that you want to do.  Be sure they were successful and happy in their life, check their back ground history to avoid any of the pit falls that they may have encountered.

An Atheists/ Infidel’s Grave or someone who doesn’t believe in God:  There is a magical working using this to cause disruption in a person’s home, to break up a couple or disrupts a person’s place of business

A Catholic’s Grave:    If you get dirt from this type of grave (man or woman) from the breast or heart area this is used to help who ever has left you return to you, this can be a family member of any age or someone you seriously care about

(I need to tell you something about this,  I was asked to help find a family member who had left unexpectedly after an argument and was gone for more than a year, the family wanted to find this person, so I did a ritual using this type of dirt, but the vision I received told me that it was not going to be good news, so I told the family of what I had seen, well two weeks later the body of this family member was found in a shallow grave.  they had been murdered but made to look like they had just left, even a suitcase with some clothes were buried with the body,  the person who did this crime was arrested and brought to trial.  So sometimes it can have a sad conclusion, be prepared for that.)

Cheaters: Dirt from the grave of a cheater works well for bringing about love triangles and promoting urges to cheat.

Child (from ages 2 - 10): This type of dirt is a wonderful aid when the appearance of child-like innocence is necessary. It also works well for aid in developing new friendships.

Gathering dirt from a poor child’s grave for use in spell work will also aid in acquiring basic necessities (a home, food, etc).

Dirt from a Child’s grave or a 12 year old Child:    There are two types of uses for this type of dirt to get people to leave either out of your home (like an eviction or a person who is a “sponge”) or a person you dislike in the neighborhood, I think a 13 year old or young teen would be better because they almost always are rebelling or threatening to run away from home because they don’t like parental authority.

Doctor or Nurse: This dirt can be used either to promote healing or cause illness, depending upon the intent of your casting.

Elderly: This dirt is particularly useful in situations where wisdom, knowledge, and know-how is necessary.

A Family member who truly loved you:  For love and protection, best to take from the heart area and give a goodly payment.

Fireman:    Protection but mostly for the home especially from all things fiery, especially good if a family member is a fireman, make into an amulet.

Gambler :  If you know, for a fact, that the gambler was good, then this dirt can be used to increase luck, better odds, and heighten intuition.
If you are unsure of whether or not the gambler was lucky or not, the dirt can be used to promote someone into taking unnecessary risks.

There is also a negative aspect to using this type of dirt.

The old timers usually referred to a Gambler’s grave because they’d be drinking and taking their woman’s money for gambling but in the 21st century terms I’d say a person who is an abuser, this type of dirt would be used in workings dealing with driving a couple apart or causing confusion. Making them stop loving each other, but be careful this can cause a fight so bad that they could seriously harm each other.

Gangster ---If one wishes to do harm, or to force or coerce someone to act in a certain way, one might use the dirt of someone who "died badly" -- before their time, through execution (not by the law), because their spirit, once invoked, would be inclined to perform evil deeds or to seek very strong justice with little compunction.

A Good Person’s Grave:   Excellent for peace in your home and in your work place

Infant : Let’s start with dirt from a Baby’s or Infant’s Grave ---There are a number of magickal workings that use this type of dirt---for example~~~

A Baby’s grave is good for peace in your home, or to have people get along in your home that live with you.

It can also be good for keeping the law away and there is an old time spell that can be use. I will post these spells later in another post

If there is a person you like and you want them to notice you be it man or woman you can use it.

Or to bring back a person into your life.

It can be used to get a job, and there is a formula and spell for that as well.

Also if you have a baby of your own and it has terrifying dreams or cries in a terrifying manner you can use this dirt to help the baby to rest, by putting it in a non-metal jar in the room.  It is believed that a negative spirit is surrounding the frightened baby and the bright spirit light caused by this dirt will chase away such negative energies.

Also it can be used to make someone move out of the area. To do this, put together a dirt dauber nest (type of wasp) and dirt from a baby’s grave, put it in the sleeping area (if the person is living with you) of the person you want to have move out, or near the front porch of a person’s house, they will hear the frightened, terrified cry from that spirit and it will make them move or leave.  Only they can hear it not anyone else.

Dirt from an infant’s grave can be useful in spells of fertility, or to ensure that someone becomes totally dependent upon you, or when you need to appear indispensable. Also because a baby's vision is somewhat blurry, this dirt can be useful when you need someone to cast a "blind-eye" to something that you're doing

 Infant/child who died on Friday the 13th :  because the spirit of a young child is fairly obedient this dirt can be used to cause trouble or bad luck to someone.

Infant/ who died on  Halloween:  Much the same as one that died on Friday the 13th only worse, might be used to haunt a wrong doer, especially a rapist.

INFANT WHO LIVED TWO DAYS OR LESS: Dirt from the grave of a baby who lived less than one day is particularly effective for certain workings where "worldly" influences need to be kept to a minimum.

INFANT OR BABY THAT NEVER CRIED:   Usually this means a still born baby, for some reason using this dirt is supposed to make your hens lay eggs if they don’t, good for Urban farmers I guess, I think the formula that is done with it is to help keep the chickens calm to lay their eggs.  I have been told also that the dirt from this type of grave is also used in magikal workings concerning being able to enter a place without being seen or making noise.  In some other cases to cause lameness or the inability to walk in a person.  There is more on this but I have to research it further.

But what I'm concerned about is that it means if the baby was still born, it also means that the spirit never at any point truly entered the body before birth.   That is one of the things about souls, they usually don't enter the body completely until the last few hours before birth when they enter the body of the baby is when the contractions begin,  now that is not to say that they don't go in and out of the body from time to time while the body is in Utreo but usually the spirit/soul of the child is hanging around the mother/parents in general to see if this family is going to be a good fit and also if it will fulfill the Karmic life path of the new soul.   Because the fetus growing inside a woman's body is in essence "a parasite" until it can live independently outside the body,  some spiritualist and theologists have also said that the soul doesn't truly enter the body until the baby takes its first independent breath, that is why for ages it has been important to hear the baby cry upon birth. 

Lawyer / Judge : This dirt should be used to assist in winning court cases, settlements, etc. It is also helpful when injustice is an issue or when you're rights are being violated.

Madame (female owner of a brothel):  For spells dealing with sexuality

MASS DEATH:  Either by a major accident in which the unnamed are buried or those who died in a mass suicide (think Jones Town), this type of dirt could be used in major physical harm or death.  (Be very, very careful)

But there are different kinds of mass graves. The mass grave of a group of people who were ambushed and slaughtered would be far different than the mass grave of a group of brave soldiers who volunteered for a battle and died there just as the ossuaries where Christian monks donated their remains to the building of highly ornamental bone-chapels, constructed entirely of the skeletal remains of religious devotees.  Or from a mass grave of Holocausts victims of WWII

There is no "one size fits all" way to work. You are working with the spirits of the dead. Your contact with them is essential to the work because you have to remember Graveyard work is SPIRITUAL work.

Mentally Disturbed / Insane: To cause insanity, mental instability, etc.
        WARNING: When collecting this dirt, do remember that you're dealing with the spirit of someone who was obviously mentally disturbed.

Millionaire:   from the grave of a wealthy person might be incorporated into a working for prosperity.

Murderer / Murderess/Killer: The older the dirt, the better in this case. Dirt from the grave of someone who has taken human life and has been executed can be extremely powerful in matters of revenge and causing harm.   Use this to drive someone far, far away from you or for hexing, cursing

WARNING: Do be aware that incorporating this type of dirt into your magickal practices can even cause DEATH!  This is very unstable energies involved in this type of dirt, know well who is buried and see if they were without moral compass or killed in the heat of passion or self-defense but was found guilty.  Sometimes the graves of old cowboys who were hung just for cattle rustling or for doing what he felt was being loyal to the brand maybe better.

There is a sub-category to this

Dirt from the grave of the Unjustly Executed:  For example the men and women who were executed during the Salem witch trials, their energies understand revenge for what was done to them, and can be a bit more stable.  But even then use extreme caution.
This is the type of grave that you have to be sure this person was executed only to discover that they did not commit the crime, use this persons grave to bring about justice if you feel you have been victimized.

Murder victim/Murdered: This dirt is very useful in matters of injustice or wrong-doing.

A NATIVE AMERICAN CEMETERY:  Be careful it has to be from a Cemetery not a sacred burial area or ground from the old timers.

Dirt collected from the graves of Native Americans is the perfect additive for spells and charms of protection. It can also promote a connection between you and your Native American Spirit Guide or to help summon your guide.

When collecting from a Native American Cemetery or grave, it helps to know what would be best to give as an offering or payment, do not use any kind of alcohol, but see what they would prefer, either pollen or corn something that ties into their native American beliefs, it’s possible that payment in using either buffalo nickels or Indian head pennies might be good, but meditate with the spirits of this cemetery to be clear what would be correct.

Nearest Relation:   This one is used for protection or to keep the law away, or to protect you from someone who seeks to do you harm, take it from the head and pay this relation a goodly amount of money 50 cents a dollar and bury it right where you take the dirt. Then you can use it in your magical working.

 Pet: Dirt from the grave of a personal pet can be useful in matters of the heart, loyalty issues, and protection.

Policeman:  Excellent for protection spells, especially for the home or business This is used for protection and they are supposed to “Protect and Serve”, usually from the grave of an officer who died in the line of duty is best---this is a very powerful type of dirt and you do have to give serious payment

Practitioner of Magick: Literally, dirt from the grave of a practitioner can be used for anything.

Priest Nun / Priest / Pastor: Used in situations where spiritual guidance and spiritual protection are needed. Also used on occasion to convey the appearance of goodness and innocence to the outside world.

A Religious Person’s Grave:   This is different from a Good Person’s Grave, this dirt is more for Hex breaking, because a religious person always prays to God for assistance. If you feel a negative working is being done to you, making you feel unwell, causing you to lose work, or disruption in the home this dirt will help in a magical working to break that Hex. Lots of times it is someone of your family that always seem to have a direct connection to God, so this is good for Hex breaking and protection especially if taken from the heart area.

Roadside death:   There are two uses for dirt from a Roadside Death, the positive is for safe travel, and the negative is the same as Mass Death only it would appear as an accident, in the negative aspect it’s used for revenge. Negative workings I do not recommend.

A Sinner’s Grave:   Much like an abusers grave except you can use it to have unwanted people leave your home to never return, or if you are fed up with your marriage or your boy/girl friend and you want to breakup but you want to win the divorce or breakup, that is to come out good in your favor, then you use a magical working with this dirt. A Sinner is not necessarily an abuser but someone who sins and never repents.

A Sinner’s Grave After 9 Days:  If you want to get rid of someone or leave your home and never come back  get this dirt after the person has been dead for 9 days,  get the dirt from the area of the sinner’s left foot, leave payment there and make sure its carefully covered, sprinkle it around the house or put into the 4 corners of the room where the person sleeps, whatever dirt you have left over (because you don’t want the dirt to be obvious to the person) tie it up in a handkerchief and throw it into running water and the person will never stop walking.

Soldier: Used for bravery, strength, quick thinking, and getting someone to obey or follow orders, rules, etc. -Spells of protection and domination. (Also of courage)   A soldier is obedient and strong and loyal and this dirt can be used in protection and hex breaking as well as domination or to gain courage (as in an amulet or mojo bag)

It’s important to use common sense here. Try to choose a soldier that you think (or know) believed in the kind of cause that you're trying to obtain.
Also, dirt from the graves German soldiers from Hitler’s era make great additives for anything occult related as Hitler was into all things occult.

DIRT FROM 21 soldiers GRAVES:  You are asking for nearly a platoon of men and women for very serious protection and courage.

Suicide:  For negative workings to drive someone who has done you or your family a serious wrong

A Sunken Grave:    If a man leaves his wife or girlfriend and she wants him back she is to get dirt from a grave that has sunken (very old, the coffin may have collapsed) at the head, but she better be sure she wants him back.

A Woman’s Grave:  There is a magical working where dirt from the head of a woman’s grave will help a man bring back a woman who has left him.

Woman who died in childbirth:  To avoid mis-carrages

Each one of these types of Graves has a specific purpose, with a little thought I’m sure you can think of a few more purposes for the uses of dirt from a specific person’s grave.

But one thing you have to do is to know and learn about the various individuals, what they did, what they were like, usually in obituaries especially if the person was liked or had done positive things, with that information you can make plans to visit that person’s grave to see if they’d be willing to work with you. Going through old micro film records of newspapers and reading the Obits can help.

It does mean you have to know your community pretty well, and I do recommend that you never go alone, especially if the cemetery is not in a good part of town.

Now it is not unusual to go to very old cemeteries such as a boot hill if you live in the west to find a grave of an old time law man or outlaw, even old historical graves can be helpful.

But go respectfully, only take a small amount and remember you have to pay for it and do not desecrate a grave.


On another page I will include how to properly collect the graveyard dirt.

Blessings Ms. Q


  1. My ex and I broke up July 6 2016. It was a very bad break up. I have prayed and used many love spells and none to work but just cost me $$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!

    He military 25 years so he is very stubborn. I needed help and I realize I should and can do this for myself. I did read your post on the friend who was beaten by this over protect man she had to have. Your granny took a year to remove the curse from her.

    I know and fully aware of my actions. I want him back and I love him. He will not speak to me and I do not have any contact with him except his car and outside his house.

    So I read use graveyard dirt from a family member; so I went today to get:

    Graveyard dirt (granny) paid 1 quarter and 1 dime.
    Damiana Leaf
    Valerian roots
    Red paper
    Green Paper
    I have faith now what?

    Please contact me so I will know what to do next


    1. My Dear,

      You say he is your ex, ex what? Boyfriend? Husband? A man who has made the military his career for 25 years, is already harden.

      I’m sorry you wasted money on love spells, but in the moment of desperation the one who is hurt will do everything they can.

      Damiana Leaf is used in love spells to increase Lust.
      Catnip is for drawing love.
      Valerian root is used for love, protection, peace, to attract men, it can also be used to jinx and un-jinx.
      Calamus put into a red flannel bag with other love herbs is used to dominate a love affair.
      And dirt from your Beloved Grandma’s grave. I’m glad that you paid for it, that’s good.

      But the most important thing to do and you did not do it is to see if a reading will tell you if this will be successful.

      I did a one card reading for you and I drew the Five of Cups (Disappointment), Reversed.

      This card in its reversed position means you should be accepting the loss that this man has moved out of your life.

      Because this card in the Reversed position also refers to a broken relationship or tragedy and also refers to a partnership or marriage that has fallen below expectations, has become disappointing.

      This card is also saying you need to overcome your sadness and grief and then to get on with your life and realizing the value of what you still have. In time this loss, this dissatisfaction will give way to a new hope and understanding. And more importantly to a new man in your life.

      So the ritual or spell that you were hoping to do will never ever be successful, that is why the other love spells never worked. They never were going to succeed.

      What you should do is this, wrap up these herbs and the dirt in the red paper and then wrap the packet in the green paper, then put it into a small red flannel bag, put it next to a pink candle that you will burn for love and healing and pray to Holy Mother Mary with this prayer:

      “Dear Mother Mary, the dearest Friend I have, in all confidence I open my heart to You to beg Your light and assistance in the important task of planning my future. Give me the light of Your grace, that I may decide wisely concerning who will be my partner through life. Dearest Mary, send me such a person whom in Your Divine wisdom You judge best suited to be united with me May this person’s character reflect some of the traits of Your own Sacred Heart and that of Jesus . May this person be upright, loyal, pure, sincere and noble, so that with united efforts and with pure and unselfish love we both may strive to perfect ourselves in soul and body. Bless our friendship and May our mutual love bind us so closely, that our future home may ever be most like Your own.

      “O Mary Immaculate, sweet Mother of the young, to your special care I entrust the decision you will make. You are my guiding Star! Direct me to the person with whom I can best cooperate in doing God's Holy Will, with whom I can live in peace, love and harmony in this life, and attain to eternal joys in the next.


      Burn this candle every evening and pray this prayer every night at the same time, until the candle burns out Keep this packet in your purse or in your pocket at all times. The Valerian root can have a strong smell so you may want to keep it in your purse.

      Remember You need to first heal yourself from the pain of this break up and free your heart to welcome the new person who will come into your life.

      Good Luck to you and Bright Blessings,
      Ms. Q

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    1. Dear Amy,

      Please read my reply below your next post.

      Ms. Q

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    1. Dear Amy,

      I’ve read both your postings, and you have several things going here.

      First I need to inform you that I no long “set lights” or open roads for anyone except myself and for my family. You will need to open those roads yourself but first you need to do two things.

      You say you’ve been told your ex-boss was into card reading and may have put something on you, why your ex-boss would do that is silly unless you left your job under unhappy circumstances.

      If you think you had something put on you, then you need to do an uncrossing ritual, look up on my Archive for Uncrossing baths, uncrossing spells etc. That will explain in depth how to do that.

      If you don’t want to do that then do an Egg cleansing spell, look that up in my Archive under Egg Cleansing, usually it’s done on Halloween but it’s also done if you feel you’ve been hexed.

      Then write out your petition on plain brown paper (torn from a brown paper bag) add a drop of Road Opener oil to it, light a road opener candle or an orange candle that is also anointed with Road opener Oil. Pray the 23 psalm and the 16 psalm (you can find them and print them out from the internet), do this for 9 consecutive nights.

      In the meantime if you put out applications check them to see where you’ve might have gone wrong in filling out your applications, also if they require a resume, look over your resume or have someone look it over to see where it needs to be improved or “tightened up”.

      Also when applying for a job if you’ve been going after the type of job you had before, you may want to see how your abilities, education, training and talents could be applied to other jobs, in essence “think outside the box”.

      I’ve done a one card reading for you and the card I drew is The Empress.

      On a metaphorical level, the Empress may represent the birth of a new idea, a product, or a new way of being or thinking. New ideas and projects will be implemented resulting in the success of all your projects(job hunting) and interests. Bring forth those ideas that have been growing and developing inside of you. The Empress indicates that the Universal energy is about to intervene in your life.

      What appears to be coincidental good luck may actually be the result of a series of good choices you have made. It is your turn to have things work out in your favor, to be blessed and to feel nurtured. Know that you are worthy of receiving this loving embrace.

      I think once you do the Uncrossing ritual as well as the Road Opener ritual you will in a few weeks time start finding things opening up for you, do not despair, the economy is difficult right now but something positive will turn up.

      Just keep putting those applications out there and also look into those Job Fairs as well, you could find a whole new career.

      Bright Blessings,
      Ms. Q

  4. Dear Ms.Q the guy I was seeing recently out of the blue stopped seeing. His girlfriend did work on us. Ieven found dirt sprinkled on my steps just before he stopped talking to me. What can I do to break what she had done and get him back for good? Please help I love him before I even knew what he looked like.

    1. Hello My Dear,

      First you need to wash down your steps to remove the residual effects of the dirt with Chinese Floor wash. You can purchase it from a metaphysical shop if you don’t want to make your own.

      Then read my article on “How to tie up a man’s nature” it includes how to get rid of the other woman.

      Personally I find it hard to love a person before you even know what that person looks like, so I need to put a question to you and you need to think it over very carefully---Are you being extremely obsessive about this man?

      If he already had a girlfriend while he was seeing you don’t you think that he may have been playing you and she got wind of it and now he dropped you?

      Think very carefully about this before you do anything, because if he was willing to cheat on her with you, what’s not to say that once you have him he won’t cheat on you with someone else.

      Players do that you know.

      So think carefully, the Summer has just begun and there are many more fish in the sea.

      Bright Blessings,
      Ms. Q