So my boyfriend was being attacked by negative entities. Since none of them seemed attached I charmed a piece of polished, petrified wood with a lavender candle and moon water for protection. He keeps it in his pocket all the time, and it worked really well until recently. I know he started wearing a steel chain, so could that be interfering with the charm or is it just wearing off? My protection spells always work, so I'm completely befuddled.
I should note that any sort of metal does not like me, from my experience with copper, steel and iron pendulums.
Iron is a component of steel and tends to ward off various kinds of spirits, but I've not really heard of it interfering with a spell unless your belief is to have all natural tools. Steel is more commonly accepted than plastic by most people.
You may also want to have him cleansed as well as the spaces he frequents. There are spells that wear off, some that build over time, and some that aren't really affected by something like wearing out. If you set it up again and still experience issues, then you may want to try a different method and look into why negative entities are attacking him.
Older legends always tell of iron interfering with etheric energy and with beings who belong to other planes of existence but honestly with a spell like that I don't think it should. In my opinion belief in something gives it energy and truth, the same goes for magic and specific practices. If you believe the necklace won't interfere and your magic is strong then it is true. I will agree though that protection spells and enchantments do need to be reenergized and kept up with
Thank you all so much! I'll bring my citrine and use it to help get rid of negative energies, and use some herb burnings. I did check his charm and it felt...tired, so I guess I'll have to teach him to charge and cleanse it.