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Monday, February 21, 2011

An Introduction to Honey Jars

Honey Jars are a type of container-spell which uses sweeteners such as honey, syrup, molasses, etc… in conjunction with the burning of a series of fixed-candles for the purpose of compelling an individual to favor your petition in business, love, or court-cases.

A typical honey jar is created using a small glass container, such as a baby-food jar, that has a metal lid and filling it with honey. Depending on your specific intent as well as what herbs, curios, and/or personal concerns you have available, additional items may or may not be placed inside the honey. At the very least, a written petition should be placed inside the honey. The jar is then sealed and a prepared candle is affixed to the top of the lid.

The candle is lit as one’s prayer or petition is made and then allowed to burn itself out. The following day, and each successive day for a total of seven days, a new fixed candle is burned on the honey-jar to heat up the situation and get movement on your issue. After the first seven days, a new fixed candle is burned three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Theoretically, honey-jars work on various principles including sympathetic magick and correspondences.

Sympathetic magic is a concept which states that “invisible bonds connect all things.”  It can be divided into two distinct subcategories. They are:

  • Homeopathic Magick holds that “like attracts like.” While making the petition for a honey jar, the practitioner will often ask that the individual it is intended to affect will become as sweet to the practitioner as the honey is sweet to the taste.

  • Contagious Magick holds that “things once in contact with one another continue to exert an influence on one another after they have been separated.” When available, the personal-concerns of the individual the honey jar is to affect will be included in the jar so that it will have a more powerful affect on him or her. Examples of personal concerns include: blood, hair, semen, photograph, handwriting, etc….

Correspondences refer to the relationships that can be used for magickal workings. They make use of how things relate to one another. It is helpful to think of correspondences as a list of possible ingredients from which you can make selections. Correspondences are present in the form of the herbs and or curios, if any, that are included in the honey jar as well as the color of the candle chosen and the type of condition oil with which it is anointed.

The term correspondences can also refer one’s choice of time in which to work the spell. Choices include the Moon Phase, Moon’s Sign, Day of the Week, and Hour of the Day. Most honey jars are worked for positive purposes, therefore they will often be begun while the moon is Waxing, or growing in size. The reasoning for burning the candle on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays has to do with the planetary correspondences attributed to those days of the week as well as their associations.

  • Monday: The Moon, emotions
  • Wednesday: Mercury, Communication
  • Friday: Venus, Friendship and Love

As most honey jars are worked for love and friendship, the burning of the candles on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays is to communicate the emotion of love and friendship to the individual and have those feelings returned in the form of having one’s petition granted.

Although most honey jars are worked on individuals, I have seen instances in which honey-jars have been worked on inanimate objects/concepts such as “prosperity” in order to get that concept to favor the petitioner. In other instances, I have seen honey-jars worked on entire cities.

In the first instance, the petition was written on a two-dollar bill which was wrapped around a lodestone fed with magnetic-sand. The jar included herbs for money drawing and increase such as cinnamon, chamomile, thyme, and basil to name a few. Finally, green candles anointed with Money-Drawing Oil were burned on top of the jar three times per week.

As you can see, honey-jars are a powerful tool to sway others to your cause and win favors in business, love, or even court cases.

Carolina Dean 


~*Rhi*~ said...

Great article! I linked you on HiddenWitch, because I loved it so much.

Wild & Bright Blessings,


Carolina Dean said...

Thanks Rhi, I am glad that you enjoyed this article!