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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How to Build a Better Business Bucket

You've heard about money-pots and how folks use them to draw wealth, prosperity, and luck into the home. However, today I am going to share with you how to build a money-pot to help your business grow and prosper.

You Will Need:
  • Business Logo Printed on Paper
  • Container / Pot (see below)
  • Money-Drawing Oil 
  • 10 One Dollar Bills
  • Coin Money 
  • Lodestone & Magnetic Sand
  • Silver Dime / Silver Dollar

Preliminary: Preparing Your Lodestone

A pot made of a magnetic metal can drain the magnetism out of your lodestone so be sure to choose a pot that is either not-metallic or one that is non-ferrous (meaning that a magnet will not stick to the container). Prepare your lodestone by washing it with whiskey. Like a mojo-bag, it is traditional to give your lodestone a name since they are both considered to be living things. Dress your lodestone and tell it that it it will now continually draw money to your business.

Working the Root

Print your business logo out on a piece of paper and tear this into a square by hand without using any scissors. If your business does not have a logo, you may substitute your business card. If you don't have a business card, get one, but in the mean time use a regular piece of paper. Using a green (for money) or black pen (black relates to profit in accounting terms, i.e. "in the black) and write your petition over your logo. This may be written in the form of a key word such as "prosperity" or phrase like "money flow to [name of business]" 

Alternately, this may be written in the form of a short prayer such as "With God's blessing may money flow to [name of business] now and always, in a steady stream from sources known and unknown so that all our needs are met and more. In Jesus name. Amen."  When you are done, turn the paper / card a quarter turn and write your name and title over this nine times. 

Dress the four corners and center of the paper with Money Drawing Oil and fold it towards you three times calling wealth, prosperity, and success to your business with each fold. Place the petition in the bottom of your container and fill the container about 3/4 of the way full with change. 

Using your pen, draw the success sigil ($$¢¢$$) diagonally in the four-corners of each of the one-dollar bills and sign your name under the Secretary of the Treasury. One at a time place these on top of the change alternating between laying them in an "/" and "\" direction so that when you are done, your money will form an X so that your money will multiply.

Place your lodestone on top of the X of money, feed and feed it a little bit of magnetic sand. Call your lodestone by name and say "As I feed you, so will you now feed me and draw money to my business in a steady stream so that all its needs are met and more. In Jesus name amen." 

Finally, place a shiny silver-dime on top of your lodestone. If you desire, you may wish to substitute a silver dollar for the dime. The silver dime is there to protect your money. Should the silver dime become tarnish, then you know that someone is either after your money or working to against you to keep money from coming to you. When this occurs, clean the dime and burn uncrossing and / or reversing candles near your money pot. You may also wish to place a whole, raw egg in your money pot to cleanse your money. Keep the egg there for three days and then carry it to a crossroads where you will toss it into the middle of the street where the two roads meet. 

Placement of Your Pot

If your business is in a physical space accessible to the public, you may wish to keep your money pot near your cash-register but out of reach of customers. You don't want folks touching or messing with your lodestone or thinking that they can take change out of your money bucket to pay towards their purchase. If you desire, your money-bucket can be place behind the counter on a wall-shelf out of reach of customers.

If you work out of your home, you might want to keep your money-bucket near your front door to draw money or on top of your cash-box. If you conduct a great deal of business online, you may wish to keep your money-bucket near your computer. 

As an aside, I actually know of one business owner who locks his money-bucket in his safe over night. You'll have to decide what is right for you with regards to keeping your money-bucket safe. 

 Working Your Bucket 

The ten dollars will stay in your pot overnight where it will  become magnetically charged with your intention and trained to bring more money back to you. After three days, you can spend it in such as way that it will benefit your business by using it to purchase office supplies, towards advertising, etc...

At the end of each day, take the paper-money that you took in that day and place it under the lodestone overnight. Leave any coins that you accepted as payment, tips, or which a customer did not wish to take (sometimes a customer will refuse pennies) in your money pot. This should be allowed to accumulate. Four times a year, at the change of the seasons, convert your coins from your money bucket into paper money, leave this under your loadstone and begin the process of building back up your coins.
The following morning, place the paper money in your register or cash-box.  It is a good idea, however, to always leave some kind of paper money under your lodestone at all times to remind it what it should be bringing back to you. This should at least be a $20.00 bill, but you may use whatever you have until you can afford to place a higher denomination under the lodestone. Ideally, your goal should be able to keep a $100.00 bill under the lodestone at all times. 
Other Considerations 
Here's a technique I borrowed from gypsy folk-magic practices. The silver-dime on top of your lodestone  should lay on heads during the waxing moon to draw in money; and on tails during the waning moon to banish poverty. 
You may also wish to prepare your business cards in a similar manner as training your money by placing a few of your business cards under the loadstone to attract customers. These may be handed out to customers, pinned on bulletin boards, or left in public places to attract more business to you. If you mail products out to customers, I also suggest that you send at least two cards with each package. One for the customer to keep and one for him or her to give away to someone to someone that they wish to recommend your products / services. 

Again, if you desire, you may wish to place dried herbs such as chamomile and cinnamon in the bottom of your pot to increase its power; or dirt from a bank, casino, or other successful business so that your business will take on the success of the business whose dirt you have included in your pot. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

On the Use of Stones in Hoodoo

As a Wiccan / Pagan I am not unfamiliar with the use of crystals, gems, and stones in the practice of magic. However, in the Hoodoo Tradition these types of stones are not generally used with the exception of minerals such as lodestone and pyrite to name a few. Nonetheless, that is not to say that the use of stones cannot be incorporated into the practice of Hoodoo.  

Hoodoo came out of the practices of Africans brought to America as slaves. Here, their beliefs and traditions blended with Native American herbalism and European magical practices within the Christian cosmology. Within that cosmology there are an array of sacred stories and practices which can be adopted and followed by modern spiritual practitioners in the Hoodoo Tradition.

For instance, in the Genesis 28, Jacob is fleeing his brother Esau whom he had tricked out of his inheritance and came to rest in the city of Luz. There, Jacob lays his head on a stone and has he dream of a ladder connecting Heaven and Earth and in his dream he sees angels coming and going up and down the ladder.  At the top he saw a vision of God who told him that the land upon which he slept is now his and God would make him and his descendent to prosper and spread out in all directed and that God would be with him until he has fulfilled every promise to Jacob.

When he awoke, Jacob set up the stone as a sacred pillar, he poured oil over the stone. He named the land around him Bethel (meaning "House of God") and made a covenant with God that so long as God be with him and make him to prosper Jacob will return 10% to God. It is thought that Jacob believed that the stone held the spirit and power of God.

In other instances pillars of stone were set up to commemorate a place where God appeared, spoke with people and performed miracles.
  • In Exodus 24:4, after receiving the 10 Commandments, Moses set up 12 stone pillars (massebah) representing the 12 tribes of Israel.
  • In the Book of Genesis 31:43–45, Laban set up a pillar of stones to serve as a witness to an agreement between them. 
  • In the Book of 2 Samuel, Absalom set up a stone pillar and named it after himself because he had not son to carry forth his name. 
  • Again in Genesis 35:20, Jacob sets a stone over the tomb of Rachael to mark her grave. Even today when Jews visit the graves of loved one, they often leave a small stone on the grave of the deceased to as a remembrance (although some folks belief it is to keep the soul down and prevent it from wandering). 
  • Finally, in the New Testament Jesus is quoted as saying to Peter "And I say unto you that thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my church and the gates of Hell will not overcome it." What most folks don't realize is that the name Peter means "rock" and Peter went on to become the first Pope and the leader of the Catholic Church.

How You Can Use Stones in Hoodoo 
As An Altar

As you can see stones were often used in the Bible as altars. Here, they commemorated places where God communicated with folks through signs, dreams, and miracles. What better way to continue this tradition than by placing a stone on your altar(s). In fact, I often place flat stones on my Prosperity Altar on which I place coins to represent my fortune being built on a solid foundation. Over time, your stone will absorb residual energy of your working and be filled with the spirit and power of your intentions.

Folks who built stone altars often gave them names such as the "Stone of Help" or "Serpent Stone" so why not have a different stone for different altars such as a "Prosperity Stone", "Love Stone", "Stone of Protection", etc..  You can even place a "Dream Stone" under your pillow, or at least near your head while sleeping for communication with God through dreams.

In addition, depending on the size of your stone, you can carry it with you to serve as a portable altar. I often carry different stones with me to keep their power close to me and often hold them in my hands while praying for different people and objectives.

As a Doll Baby

Just like Absalom named a stone after himself, you can name a stone after an individual and use it in the manner of a doll-baby In and of itself this concept is not entirely new. During the witch trials, an accused witch named Goody Glover used stones in place of dolls to (allegedly) torment her victims by wetting her finger with her own spit and rubbing the stone. 

If you desire, you can find a stone that is similar to the person's body type. For example a little round stone for an over weight person or a long, slender stone for a skinny, tall person, etc... Dress the stone with a specific condition oil and hold it in your hands as you make your prayer or petition concerning them. 

To Commemorate Ancestors 

Just like the Jews leave stones at the graves of loved ones in place of flowers, you can use stones to commemorate and honor your Ancestors. On my own Ancestor Altar, I have two smooth, flat stones about the size of my palm. One is slightly larger than the other. I call the large one the "papa stone" and the smaller one the "mama stone" and they represent all my male and female ancestors respectively.

If you desire, you can gather several stones together in a special bowl and name each one after a deceased ancestor and let this serve as a focal point for your own Ancestor Altar. However, I do recommend that you include something similar to my Papa and Mama Stone or at least one stone to represent "unknown ancestors". 

If you worry that using stones without specific names attached to them will draw those ancestors with whom you did not get along, who died "bad", or whom you simply do not wish to welcome into your sacred space you can frame your intention with positive prayers while setting up or working at your Ancestor Altar by saying something along the lines that only positive, helpful spirits of your Ancestors are welcome at your altar. 

Carolina Dean 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Attracting What You Want with a Prayer Cloth

You Will Need:
  • Prayer Cloth 
  • Attraction Oil  
  • Attraction Incense
  • Yellow Candle 
  • Psalm 23
  • Pen
Working the Root:  Begin by printing out the image at right and affirm your intention by writing your goal across the Psalm, then sign your name and enter the date under your wish.

 If you desire, you can match the color of your prayer cloth to your goal (green for money, red for love, etc...). The Attraction Oil / Incense may also be substituted with a condition oil or formula that speaks directly to your goal (Money Come to Me, Lavender Love, Fast Luck, etc...). Finally, you can also substitute a photo in place of the petition paper. Such a photo can be of a person who is the target of your prayers (someone in need of healing, a potential love interest, etc..), or an object, such as a new car, that you wish to manifest.

Take your petition paper and fold it into a triangle. Dress the three points with Attraction Oil by making the sign of the cross in the oil. Pin the petition to the center of your prayer cloth with one point up (to lift up your prayer to heaven). Hold the cloth in the smoke of the Attraction Incense and set your intention by praying the 23rd Psalm three times as you focus on your goal. Make the sign of the cross three times over the prayer cloth after repeating each Psalm saying "In the name of God, the Father; God, the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit. Amen." 

When you are done, wet your finger with a bit of your saliva (now empowered with your prayer) and  make the sign of the cross in the center of the triangle and affirm your belief that what you desire shall come to pass by saying:  "In the name of God, the Father; God, the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit. Amen." 

You can either leave the prayer cloth on your altar, carry it in your pocket or purse, or put it in a safe place. Each day, hold it in your hands and pray the 23rd Psalm three times and make the sign of the cross over it in between each recitation. When your desire has come to pass, remove the petition paper and burn it in a fire safe bowl and dispose of the ashes.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Mailbag Monday: How to Name Your Mojo Bag

Dear Carolina Dean, 

I received a mojo-bag from a spirit worker with instructions to give it a name, but I have no idea how to do this? Can you help me?


The Nameless One

Dear Nameless,

Thank you for your question. First of all I'd like to address why we name our mojo bags. A mojo bag is not an inanimate talisman, but rather the physical body of a spiritual ally. In short, it is a living thing and as such it should have a name just like you were given a name when you were born. Psychologically speaking, assigning a name to your mojo helps one to facilitate the idea that it is a living thing with it's own personality, habits, needs, desires, etc....

That being said, there are several ways in which a name may be assigned to your mojo bag. They include, but are not limited to the following:

  • You can either name your mojo yourself, or it may communicate its name to you during the processes of making the mojo bag. For example, once after making a mojo bag I had a dream that I met a man named "Jake" the following day I encountered or heard the name Jake three times. I took this as a sign that the mojo wished to be called Jake and addressed him as such thereafter.
  • I have known workers who name the doll after themselves calling it Little So-and-So. For example, my name is Dean so my mojo would be called Little Dean, Dean Jr., or Dino, etc... The problem with this, however, is that if you have more than one mojo, you can't call them all Little So-and-So it could get quite confusing.  
  • Conversely I have known workers who name their mojo bag after a person or figure who is known to be successful in whatever the endeavor the mojo was created for. For example, because Samuel L. Jackson is known for being a prolific actor who has starred in many, many films you might want to name a steady-work type mojo bag "Sammy" or "Jack"; or you might want to name a betwitching type mojo bag  "Jolie" after Angelina Jolie, who is known for her beauty and sexual attractiveness. The idea here is that the mojo will take on some of the luck/success of the person that it is name after.
  • In my own practices, drawing on my Jewish roots I often chose a biblical name whose meaning spoke to my goal in a direct manner. For example a protection mojo may be called Samson after the biblical strong man; or a mojo for prosperity may be called "Jethro" which in Hebrew means "Abundance."  If you go this route, you do not have to limit yourself to Hebrew names and can draw upon names from various cultures. It may be helpful to purchase a book of baby-names that also give the meaning of the name.
  • Finally, I have known workers who open the Bible at random and name their mojo after the book of the bible to which they opened the book (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, etc...).
Once you know the name of your mojo bag, use that name when addressing the bag communicating your needs or asking for its assistance.


Carolina Dean 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday School: Elijah, the Ravens, & The Widow

Y'all get out your bibles and turn to 1st Kings Chapter 17. If you don't have a bible share with your neighbor. Now it came to pass that God spoke to Elijah and told him of a drought to come and instructed Elijah to go to a certain brook and drink of that brook and that ravens would feed him. And so it was that Elijah drank from the brook for many days and the ravens brought him bread and meat twice a day.

When the rain failed and the brook dried up, God instructed Elijah to go to the city of Zarephath where he had commanded a widow woman to feed him. Now the widow only had enough flour and oil for one more meal and didn't want to share it. However, Elijah the prophet instructed her to make a bread cake for him and then go back and make one for her and her son and that God will not let the flour and oil fail until he brings back the rain.

"And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah." -----1st Kings: 15-16

The lesson here is that GOD WILL PROVIDE. Whatever you are looking for today, whatever it is that you truly need, God will provide for you according to your faith! As it is Written so shall it be done. NAME it, PROCLAIM it, and and God makes it SO! In Jesus name. Amen!

Now I am not like those other preachers out there. I am not going to pass the collection plate today, nor am I going to ask you to send me any cash or checks because my church is built on a solid foundation. But I am going to ask you to spread this message, by liking it, by sharing it, and more importantly by LIVING it! And just like the Widow of Zarephath, I am going to ask you to help other folks where ever you can, in any way that you can.


Saturday, February 8, 2014

On Prayer Cloths and their Use in Hoodoo

“Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.”   Acts 19:11-12

Prayer cloths are spiritual tools which have a long history in the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) where they have been used for the purpose of healing. The Bible gives several accounts in which people where healed after touching the hem of Jesus’ clothes (See Matthew 9:20 and Matthew 14:35-37). Many modern practitioners also site Act 19:11-12 as evidence of the power of prayer clothes.

God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul; so that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. 

How Do Prayer Cloths Work?

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

--Mark 11:22-24

The faithful petitioner often holds such a cloth in their hands during the act of prayer in which they petition God for healing. It is their belief that their act of faith will result in the healing that they desire just as it did for those in the Bible. The cloth has no power in and of itself, but it rather an outward symbol of the individual’s faith in God’s infinite love. Without such faith, the prayer cloth is useless.
How to Use Your Prayer Cloth
Whether you are praying for yourself or another, you can simply hold the cloth in your hands. However, if you would like to be a little more symbolic you can place the cloth over the part of the body which is sick or injured while making your prayer or petition.

Nonetheless, to say that prayer cloths can only be used for healing would be like saying candles can only be used for healing spells, which we know is not true. Just as you can pray for anything that your heart desires, you can utilize a prayer cloth for any purpose. Some folks who use prayer cloths often have more than one and of those that do they may often differentiate them by their color. For example, they may have a red cloth for making petitions concerning love and romance; a blue one when praying for justice or peace; or an orange one when praying for the removal of obstacles.

Suggestions for Using Prayer Cloths

As tools of prayer, prayer cloths work very well with the praying of Psalms and other bible verses. Below are just a few suggestions for using prayer clothes and their corresponding prayers.
  • Wrap your money, check book, or bank card up in a green prayer cloth and hold it in your hands as you make your prayer or petition (Luke 9:16) Afterward you may say something along the lines of "As Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes so that all were fed, so may my fortune be multiplied so that all my needs are met and more. Amen." When you are finished you may wish to leave the prayer cloth on your altar with your checkbook or bankcard inside.
  • A blue prayer-cloth may be hung over the inside front door to protect the home from intruders and promote peace in the home. (Psalm 18:1-2; Psalm 133:1-3)
  • A yellow prayer-cloth may be tied around your car's rear-view mirror for protection while traveling. (Psalm 28:6-7)
  • A knot may be tied into a red prayer cloth to bind a lover to you.(Psalm 111)
  • A knot may be tied into a black prayer cloth to cut off the path of Evil and send it back to its source (Psalm 52)
  • A knot may be loosely tied into an orange prayer cloth and named after any obstacles that you feel is holding your back. The knot may then be untied as you make your prayer or petition. (Isiah 40: 1-5; Joshua 6:1-21)
  • A white prayer cloth may be tied around the head to be rid of troublesome thoughts (Psalm 39:12-13)
  • A green prayer cloth may be placed over one's resume or application, sprinkled with salt while making your prayer or petition. It may then be carried in one's pocket when looking for work.  (Psalm145:14-21)
  • A yellow prayer cloth may be tied around the wrist (for writers) or neck (for speakers) to promote inspiration and eloquence (Psalm 45:1-2)
  • A white prayer cloth may be held to the heart to draw out sin and seek forgiveness (Matthew 6:9-13) 
  • Fold your prayer cloth into a triangle. Place candles dressed with Attraction Oil at the three points and place a symbol or a petition describing what you want in the center of the triangle. Sprinkle attraction sachet powder over the symbol/petition and state your petition or prayer. When you are done, allow the candles to burn out, fold the petition with sachet powder up in your prayer cloth and store it in a safe place.  (Psalm 23)
In Conclusion

Prayer clothes have a long history of use in the Abrahamic religions.  They have no power in and of themselves but rather are symbols of the individuals faith in a loving God. They represent a covenant between God and his believers in which anything that the petitioner asks of from God with complete faith that it shall come to pass will be given to them. As tools of prayer, prayer-cloths work very well with the praying of Psalms and other bible verses and can be used in a variety of ways.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tarot: A Receipt Book in Pictures

I have previously written about prescriptive rites in the past and described how you can use divination to recommend a course of action to an individual to help them obtain their desires.In this article, I would like to expand on those ideas previously set forth and take a closer look at the Tarot as a receipt book in pictures. 

A standard deck consist of 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana.  The Major Arcana typically relate to matters of a high significance or a deep purpose whereas the Minor Arcana concerns itself with matters of mundane, every-day living. 

The Minor Arcana is made up of 56 cards which the average person will recognize as being similar to a standard poker deck. The 56 cards are comprised of four suits from Ace to 10 with a Page, Knight, Queen and King.

The four suits of the Minor Arcana relate to the four elements and certain modes of magic associated with those elements. For example:

  • Wands relate to fire and Candle Magic, "Hot" Herbs (cinnamon, ginger, etc...)
  • Cups relate to water and the magic of bathing, spiritual waters, condition oils, and "Cool" Herbs (Mint, Chamomile, etc...)
  • Swords relate to air and the magic of prayer and incense. 
  • Pentacles relate to the element of earth and the magic of dirts, amulets, and talismans (including mojo bags). 
So when you are doing a reading with the intent of prescribing a rite to an individual, if your "Future" or "Outcome" card is one of the Minor Arcana the first thing you should look at is the suit. This will give you an idea of what element the seeker should work with. Next, you would look at specific images in the card itself for ways in which to work with the element and this would obviously also depend on the seeker's question or issue. 

For example, let's say that your client feels that they are being jinxed by an enemy (and the cards indicate that this is so). Your "Future" card is the Nine of Wands. Looking at the card, you may notice that 8 of the wands seem to be forming a fence (or wall) around the central figure in the card. Knowing that the wands relate to fire you may instruct your client to load a human-figural candle with their personal concerns and surround this with 9 candles dressed with fiery wall of protection oil.  You might also notice that the figture is wearing a white-bandage around his head and instruct the client to wear a white handkerchief or bandanna around their head to keep their enemy from getting in their head. 

Now let's say that instead of the Nine of Wands your "Future" Card was the Three of Pentacles. In this instance, you might instruct the client to gather dirt from three holy places and carry it in a mojo bag along with their written petition for protection and have a priest say a blessing over the bag. Why would you advise that based on this card? Pentacles relate to the element of earth, the three of pentacles shows an architect building a church or cathedral who is consulting with a nun and a monk. 

In addition, there are several minor arcana cards which have specific meanings that relate to the practice of Hoodoo in a direct manner. For example. 

  • Two of Swords- Cut and Clear (crossed swords resemble scissors). 
  • Three of Swords- Piercing an animal heart with pins to cause pain for good or evil (may substitute a doll baby, or a waxen image of a heart for the animal's heart) 
  • Queen of Wands- Black Cat Hair, Black Cat Bone (black cat in foreground) 
  • 7 of Cups- Working with Dream, dream visitation, etc...
  • Eight of Swords- Binding and blind folding a doll baby of an enemy and sealing it in a mirror box (central figure surrounded by shiny swords) 
  • 10 of Swords- Resembles a "pin-stuck" doll.
  • Ace of Pentacles- Carrying a talisman such as a silver dime. 
  • Four of Wands- Peaceful Home Products (Candle, Oil, etc...)
  • Four of Pentacles- Money Stay with Me, making a "money pot", lodestone attraction spells
I'd like to pause here to say that just because you see a certain element in a card and think that it may be appropriate for the situation in question does not necessarily mean you have to use that specific curio.  For example you draw the Queen of Wands and see the black cat and immediately think of the black cat bone. The problem is you don't have a black cat bone and are not cold-hearted enough obtain one by harming an innocent cat. In this case, you may wish to substitute another herbs, oil, or curio for the same purpose. Black cat bones are traditionally use for luck in gambling, invisibility, or to return a lost love. Therefore you may wish to substitute Lucky Hand Root (gambling), Fennel Seed (invisibility), or Damiana (return a lost love).
 The Major Arcana 

The Major Arcana is somewhat different from the Minor Arcana in that each card is not specifically associated with the four elements in a clear and / or direct manner. In those instances when you are prescribing rites based on Major Arcana cards you have to look at the card for specific elements in the card which you feel speaks to the nature of the clients issue or condition. 

Below is a list of the Major Arcana Cards and some of the associations I have made between them and popular Hoodoo Conditions and various modes of Magic. 

  • The Fool- Candle Magic (The Sun as Fire Symbol), Mojo Bags (the bundle), Herbs (the flower), Magnetic Scotty Dogs, Dog Hair (the white dog)  
  • The Magician- Any Element (the four tools), Rose Petals (the Roses), Snake Sheds (the snake belt).
  • The High Priestess- Reversing Candles (the Pillars), Psalms & Seals (the Torah), Talismans (the Cross on her chest), Waxing Moon (the crescent at her feet).
  • The Empress- Herbs associated with Love, Attraction, Prosperity such as Queen Elizabeth, Damiana, etc...; Spiritual Baths/Water (the stream), Bread (the wheat), Mirrors and Mirror Boxes (the symbol of Venus. Doll Babies (the stuffed pillows).
  • The Emperor- Crown of Success (the Crown), Road Opener, Oranges, Orange Leaves (Orange Background), Commanding Oil, Commanding herbs (licorice root)
  • The Hierophant- The Power of Prayer, Sigils and Magic Gestures (blessing sign made by Pope), Unblocking, Working with St. Peter, Crossroads, Crossroads Dirt, (crossed keys)
  • The Lovers- Sex Magic, Working with Angels, Penis/Vagina Candles, Adam and Eve Root, Snake Sheds, Human Figure Candles, Marriage Candles, Apples, Sweeteners (apple is a natural sweetener)
  • The Chariot- Road Opener, Magnetic Scotty Dogs, Spell Boxes /Bottles (the square on the rider's chest), jewelry as talismans, bird's feathers (the winged symbol on the front of the chariot).
  • Strength- The Colors Yellow, Orange, and Green; Dandelion Root (the lion) Deer's Tongue, Cow Tongue (the lion's tongue)
  • The Hermit- Candle Magic, Magic Lamps (the lantern), Cooling Herbs (the cold); Meditation and Prayer.
  • Wheel of Fortune- Sigils, Seals, and Talismans (central symbol), Working with Angels, Snake Sheds (the snake), Familiar Spirits, Goetic Spirits (figures with books)
  • Justice- Crown of Success (figure's crown), Just Judge, Incense (the sword),
  • The Hanged Man- The Colors Blue and Red, Familiar Spirits, Reversing Rituals, Psychic Vision, Bound and Ties Doll Babies.
  • Death- Santa Muerte, Death Spells, Working with Ancestors, Spirits of the Dead, Skull Candles
  • Temperance- Baths, Spiritual Waters, Cooling Herbs, Angels
  • The Devil- Working with the Trickster, Devil at the Crossroads, Candle Magic, Divorce Candles, Butted Candles (the upside down torch), Human Figural Candles, Cursing, Blocking, Intranquil Spirit, Holly Herb, Bat's Blood, Bat's Heart, Devil Nut, Devil's Shoestring
  • The Tower- Blockbuster, Lightning Struck Wood (the lightning bolt), Candle Magic for destructive ends, Physically Breaking a candle.
  • The Star- Baths, Spiritual Waters, Cooling Herbs, Astrological / Planetary Energies ("Virgo" Oil, "Drops of Jupiter", Astrological Candles, etc...)
  • The Moon- Reversing Spells, Mirror Boxes (the moon reflects the light of the Sun), Spiritual Waters, Baths, Watery Herbs..., Dogwood, Wolf's Bane, Dog's Hair, Crab Shell Powder
  • The Sun- Candle Magic (the sun as Fire symbol), Sunflowers, Sunflower Seeds, Fiery "Hot" Herbs, etc...
  • Judgement- Spirits of the Dead, Ancestors, Angels, Goetic Spirits, Blood Magic, healing roots (the red cross), Spirit Communication (the horn as "spirit trumpet)
  • The World- Working with Angels, Familiar Spirits, Personal Concerns (emphasis of figure's hair at top left), binding with knots (cloth wound around female figure), working with two candles at the same time for opposite goals (for example drawing prosperity and banishing poverty) 

This list is, by no means, comprehensive but it will give you an idea of how one can use the vehicle of the tarot as a springboard for determining those types of magic, condition, oils, curios, etc.... needed to bring about one's desires.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Fast, Easy, Tax-Refund Spell

It's that time of year again, time to do your taxes or have them done for you by a qualified professional. I've done my own taxes the last 6 or7 years using TurboTax and never had a problem until last year my refund was delayed due to a miscalculation on my part which the program didn't catch.

I did not want to take any chances this year and so just before sitting down to do my taxes, I improvised the following spell. As you can see from the photo, I created a makeshift altar on top of my printed next to the computer where I would be doing my taxes.

To perform this working, you will need: 

  • Green or Yellow Candle 
  • Money Drawing Incense 
  • Money Drawing Oil (For a fair and just refund)
  • Money Stay With Me Oil (To keep it from "burning a hole in your pocket")
  • Crown of Success Oil (For the successful completion of filing your taxes correctly)
  • Fast Luck Oil (For a fast refund)
  • Pen & Paper 

Working the Root:  First begin by writing your petition out on a piece of paper torn on all four sides forming a square. Write the words "fast, easy refund" on the paper seven times. Turn the paper a quarter turn and write your name also seven times crossing and covering your statement of intent as you do.

Next, anoint each of the four corners with one of the above listed oil (one oil per corner) as you verbally make your prayer or petition saying:

"With God's blessings, may I render unto Uncle Sam that which is Uncle Sam's with a happy heart; and may Uncle Sam render unto me that which is  mine as generously and as quickly as possible with no delays or obstacles. In Jesus name. Amen."

As you pray, ensure that you work up some saliva in your mouth and when your petition/prayer is complete spit a small bit of saliva in the center of your written petition completing the "five-spot". Fold the paper towards you three times rotating it a quarter turn between each fold and say: 

"With God's blessings, may my refund come to my now as quickly and as easily as I have folded this paper towards myself; with no delays or obstacles to impede its path. In Jesus name. Amen."

Set the paper aside for now. Take your green or yellow candle and carve your name vertically on one side of it and the words "fast, easy refund" on the opposite side. Dress the candle with your oils by holding the candle horizontally before you, placing some oil on your finger and stroking it towards yourself calling your refund to you. 

For example, you may wish to use the oils in the following order 

  1. Crown of Success- May I successfully complete the filing of my taxes.
  2. Money Drawing Oil- That a fast, easy refund come to me now.
  3. Fast Luck Oil- As quickly as possible. 
  4. Money Stay With Me- And may I not spend it as fast as I get it. Amen.

Finally, light your incense and your candle and reaffirm your statement of intent with the following prayer:

"With God's blessings, may I render unto Uncle Sam that which is Uncle Sam's with a happy heart; and may Uncle Sam render unto me that which is  mine as generously and as quickly as possible with no delays or obstacles. In Jesus name. Amen."

Now you are ready to do your taxes. 


As I said at the outset of this entry, this was an impromptu working that I devised on the spot. Had I to do it over again, I would probably add Road Opener Oil or even Blockbuster Oil to the list of products used if I believed that there may be some significant issues that may delay my refund. 

Also, as you can see in the photograph, I strategically placed a few things around my working to pull in the energy of wealth and success. They include a large chunk of pyrite sitting on top of a $2.00 bill (to keep my money luck from getting away) a Silver Dollar sitting on top of a flat stone (which was taken from the local Casino) to represent building your fortune on a strong foundation.

Finally, if I had this to do over again, I would place all my tax documents under the candle until the candle is spent before actually doing my taxes.

Blessing and Good Luck in All your Endeavors!