2022 is the Year of the Tiger, and we’ll welcome it in on Tuesday, February 1st. China’s Festival of Spring begins on the second new moon following the Winter Solstice, and the party can go on for two weeks!
Courage, self-confidence, and justice are all attributes of the Tiger, so try John The Conqueror, Justice, or Master Key incense for your celebrations.
Tiger years can be disruptive, so expect sudden changes. Whether you jump into a new prosperity or fail spectacularly, it will be BIG.
Celebrating a January or February birthday and want to know your sign of the Chinese zodiac? Don’t let that placemat at your favorite Chinese restaurant steer you wrong!
Since China (and many other Asian nations) celebrate the Lunar New Year, you’ll need a calculator (like this one) to straighten things out.
Join me for a Wicked Conjure Workshop, December 19, 5:00-7:00 pm CST, when I’ll teach you how to find the magical opportunities in your merry-making. For instance, you can give your Christmas wreath a Hoodoo protective “flair” with:
HOLLY: Means “holy” and was used at Yule in Druid and Scandinavian pagan paths. It is said to protect the home and bring in good luck. Often placed above a doorway for protection and to invite in helpful spirits.
MISTLETOE: Used to keep away evil and enemies, as well as prevent “love jinxes.”
FERN BRANCHES: Ferns are to prevent evil from entering the home and for reversing hexes.
BAY LEAVES AND BRANCHES: Often found in more decorative wreaths, many may not know that by including bay leaves in your door wreath it is said to ward off evil and drive enemies away. Write petitions on bay leaves and burn in fireplace.
PINE: Use pine branches for the wreath itself or adorn with pine cones to keep away ghosts and other unwanted entities.
Any of the above botanicals can be added to your holiday wreath along with specific Hoodoo oils. Anoint the branches with oils such as PROTECTION to keep out dark forces. HOUSE BLESSING is a great formula to bring good luck, joy, and blessings into the house. Sachet powders of the same type can be added to the wreath by blowing them onto the branches.
This is just one of the hoodoo tricks I’ll be teaching in my Zoom class, “Christmas Conjure – A Wicked Yuletide Workshop,” along with how to hot foot your Christmas cards; altering cookie recipes for love, favor, or to expel enemies; turning your ornaments into amulets of protection; and transforming those gingerbread men into “voodoo dolls.” Join us on December 19, 5:00-7:00 pm CST.
Several of my clients asked me this year for bayberry vigil candles, so I purchased some bayberry root chips and bayberry oil and set out to fashion these green money and house blessing candles.
I’d heard the poem many times, of course, and even gave Lady Muse a set of bayberry-scented lights to celebrate her shop opening. But little did I realize that the fixed vigils and scented candles seen most often were based on a much older tradition, dating to the colonial era.
The berries of the wax myrtle shrub, grayish white and waxy, can be boiled down into a brittle wax. It takes about four pounds of berries to make one pound of the light oli
ve green wax, which is clean burning and deliciously scented, unlike the tallow candles used in colonial times.
Saved for special occasions, these candles came to be associated with Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Try as I might, I can’t date the poem’s origins, but it does accord with the traditional use of bayberry in conjure!
I pray the holidays are warm and bright for you all.
I want to share with you my altar dedicated to Gratitude, and help you to create your own.
For the altar, you will need:
• a green or a gold candle
• the Empress card from the Tarot
• a fruit basket (apples & grapes)
• photos of those dear to you
To make my gratitude elixir, use:
• spring water
• a quartz crystal
• orange peel
• cinnamon sticks
• rose essential oil
• a spray bottle
To make the elixir, add your ingredients to a spray bottle. It will grow stronger over time.
As you set up your altar with the elements mentioned above, spray the gratitude elixir in the air and over the altar.
Recite your gratitude prayers and light your green or gold candle, focusing on what you are thankful for and what you wish for.
Gratitude, thankfulness, grace — all are part of this time of year, the harvest time. I wish to share a simple and creative spell, the corn dolly.
To craft the corn dolly: • Soak corn husks in water for about 10 minutes, then blot out excess water.
• Stack 4 husk pieces, and tie together one inch down from the top.
• Separate husks into equal portions and fold long ends down, covering twine.
• Tie folded ends together about one inch down from top, creating head.
• Roll up a single husk and tie at ends to use for arms.
• Place arms below the neck knot, and tuck between body husks.
• For a female: tie at waist area leaving a skirt below it.
• For a male: tie at waist, separate husks into two sections, tie at knees and ankles.
• Bless the corn dolly and place a Carnelian tumbled stone with it on your altar (or a central place in your home).
• Declare out loud or on paper what abundant harvest you are grateful for this year.
Keep the corn dolly until next year’s harvest. Release in nature and create a new one.
In “Folk-Lore From Adams County, Illinois,” Harry M. Hyatt recorded an assortment of love divinations to be performed on Halloween. Many of these are derived from folk customs also recorded in Ireland and Scotland. Here are just a few, with Hyatt’s reference numbers included.
Give a name to an Apple that is suspended from a string on Halloween Eve, and if you succeed in biting it, you are loved by the person named. (6717)
Drop apples into a tub of water at a Halloween party and the one who succeeds in biting an apple will be certain to marry. (6787)
On Halloween Eve place stemless apples in a tub of water; the first person, who by bobbing can lift an apple from the tub with his teeth, will be the first one in the group to get married. (6788)
Put a glass of water beneath your bed on Halloween and go to bed backwards, you will dream of your future husband. If he hands you a drink of water in a glass, he will be wealthy; if in a cup, he will be poor; but if he does not offer you a drink, you will be an old maid. (7137)
On Halloween put a basin of water at the side of your bed, turn off the light and go to bed; then raise up quickly and look into the water, and you’ll see the face of your prospective mate. (7139)
Put a handful of chestnuts on the fire on Halloween, you can tell how many beaus will pop the question; for every chestnut that pops, a beau will pop the question. (6818)
On Halloween lay a row of chestnuts in the ashes along the edge of the fireplace and name the nuts after boys and girls. When the nuts become hot they will hop. Any two nuts named for a boy and a girl, jumping towards each other, indicates that they will marry; if the two nuts jump away from each other, the boy and the girl symbolized will not get married. (6878)
On Halloween pour melted lead (molybdomancy) into a pan of water by letting the lead pass through the handle of a key. Whatever tool is formed by the molten lead will disclose that tool with which your future husband will work. (7191)
You can discover your future mate by looking into a mirror on the cellar steps. Do this on Halloween. (7005)
You can discover your future husband by looking into a mirror on Halloween. (7061)
On Halloween hold a candle in one hand and a mirror in the other hand, and walk down the stairs backwards. You will see in the mirror the one you are to marry. (7006)
Lay a mirror upside down under your pillow on Halloween, and as the clock begins to strike midnight, get up and look into the mirror. You will see your allotted mate. (7062)
Lie down on your back by a well on Halloween and hold a mirror over your head so that you can see a reflection of the bottom of the well. If you are to marry, the picture of your future married partner will appear in the mirror. (7144)
Put in a pan of water on the table with a button, coin, nut, ring and stone. Blindfold yourself and with a spoon attempt to scoop out one of the articles from the pan. Three tries are allowed. If you lift out the button, you will live in single blessedness; The coin, you will acquire wealth; the nut, you will toil for a living; the ring, you will marry; and the stone, you will travel a rocky road. This divination is usually tried on Halloween. (6979)
After “Will it happen or not?” and “What is he or she thinking?” the most frequently asked question that psychic readers and rootworkers receive from clients is, “When will it come to pass?” In other words, “When will the reading come true?” or “When will the rootwork we are doing show results?”
Yes, clients often ask psychic readers to tell them when an event will happen, and professional readers are comfortable with that question, of course. But making a useful reply can be complex.
Sometimes the reader gives a clear answer, and sometimes not. Failure to provide a clear time-line does not always mean that the reader is failing. It may mean that you, as the client, have not asked the right questions, or it may mean that you have chosen a reader whose method of divination does not lend itself to the knowledge of a hard time-line.
Let’s break this down.
Ask “How long should I wait?”
If you don’t ask your reader about timing, you may not get a date.
To put this another way, when you consult a professional reader, you have to ask questions! If a psychic reader says, “Chances look good for a satisfactory outcome” — for whatever situation is on your mind — you can ask, “Do you see a time-frame during which i can expect this to either happen or not happen?” This question can be asked of a reader who is only doing divination or of a root doctor or magical coach who will be working with you on your case.
No psychic will be offended by this question — but if you don’t ask, you’ll never know.
Listen closely to the answer.
If your reader says, “I see this as either succeeding or failing within the next month,” that does not mean that the reader “guaranteed it would happen within a month.”
If the reader says, “I see this as a situation in which opportunities for success are narrowing and closing down,” that does not mean that the reader “said success is not possible.”
Be prepared to act on the
information you are given.
When a positive outcome is said to be likely (and remember, we cannot guarantee results), commit yourself to doing the work indicated and check back with your reader as time goes by. In addition to a reading, you may make a contract with a spell-caster or magical coach to cover a specific number of check readings that your rootwork is ongoing.
When a negative outcome is said to be likely (again, remember that we do not guarantee results), ask your reader, “What methods should we use and how long should we continue to work on this situation before giving up?”
The form of reading affects the time-senses of the psychic.
As readers and root doctors, we are dealing with probabilities more often than with certainties (just the same way that medical doctors do), so we cannot always give you a precise date, but a general date range is often suggested by the form of divination we use.
To be specific, here are some of the ways that the form of divination affects the reader’s inclination to give you a “When” answer:
• If you want hard dates, seek out an Astrologer and get natal charts, progressed charts, and transiting charts done for all the parties involved in the situation — the results can be amazingly precise.
• With Numerology you will also be able to ask for, and may be given, specific times, by year, month, and date.
• With Card Readings you are generally looking about three to six months into the future, but if you ask about “ever,” a distant future may be revealed.
• With Pictorial Card Readings, such as tarot, lenormand, or oracle cards, if you ask a specific “When?” question, the reader may be able to associate a certain card image with a month or season of the year.
• With Tea Leaf Readings you are looking about four weeks into the future, according to the old tea-reader’s adage, “four turns to the bottom” of the cup.
• With Pendulum Readings you are getting a “yes” or “no” and it is difficult to assign dates, without the reader asking additional “yes” or “no” questions about date-ranges.
• With the I Ching you may (or may not) get seasonal indications (Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter) rather than dates.
• With Palmistry you will get age-ranges (“in your thirties,” “toward your fifties”) rather than dates.
• With Spirit Mediumship you may get dates or you may not, depending on the spirit who speaks.
I found this gem in the pamphlet 100 Honey Helpings, sent to me as part of Miss Cat Yronwode’s personally curated Patreon, It’s All Ephemera. Published in 1939 by the American Honey Institute of Madison, Wisconsin, it collects 100 honey recipes from the Institute Testing Kitchen.
As a diabetic, I can’t really indulge in this one, but boy do I want to know how it tastes! THREE different shades of sweetener are used, plus some great spices for love: ginger (for passion and lust), cinnamon (for attraction), and cloves (for friendship).
Give it a try and let me live vicariously by sending me your reviews!
2 cups cake flour
(or 1 & 2/3 cups all purpose flour)
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup buttermilk
Sift flour and measure. Sift and mix with remaining dry ingredients. Cream fat, honey, sugar, and molasses together. Add beaten egg. Add buttermilk alternately with flour mixture, stirring only enough to incorporate flour. Bake in moderate over (350 degrees) for 25 minutes. Yield: 16 cupcakes or 8 cupcakes and one 9-inch layer.
In our lives, we encounter times where we feel that nothing is going right and that someone may have placed a curse on us. These are the times when things break and communication is misconstrued, or the message is not received well by those listening to us. The simplest of tasks become mountains to climb, and there are days when you feel that it is best for the World if you stay in bed with the covers over your head. Each and every one of us has had times like these. The resolution to these issues is doing candle spell work to remove these obstacles and clearing your path. Once you open your roads, the way is clear, and the journey to your destination is easier. Here are a few tips to removing these blocks to your Success and Happiness.
Roadblocks that are spiritual in Nature are frustratingly immobilizing and keep us from moving forward, just like barriers and construction on the highway. It seems that all the positive energy has dissipated and left, only to cause a complete standstill of any advancement. This could be a concern if you are expecting money to be sent or given to you, a promotion or a raise, or even a proposal of marriage or business partnership. As the positive energy grinds to a stop, it feels like negativity takes over, and mishaps and accidents, unusual mistakes, forgetfulness, illness, and even legal or relationship problems create a humongous storm of negative occurrences that drives you deeper into sadness and despair.
There is hope, however, for you to turn bad luck into good and create the positive energy to get your forward movement going again.
An optimistic future is in your hands — to gain financial stability, new horizons for success, a loving relationship, and a happy home once again. Achieving this will take focus and a strong mindset to overcome obstacles.
• Bottle of Florida Water or Lemon Juice
• Paper Towel or soft cloth
• 1 Road Opener 7 day “Novena” type Vigil Candle
• 1 bottle of Road Opener Anointing or Condition Oil
• 1 Photo of Yourself
• 1 Petition on white paper of what you want to achieve (be specific) and by what date you want to achieve it (month/year).
Clean candle (insides and out) with Florida Water or Lemon Juice to remove dust and production/warehouse residues. Clean outside of glass, inside rim of glass, top of wax, and gently pull cleaning cloth or paper towel on the wick to clean it as well. Set aside to dry.
Write petition with what you want to achieve. Turn paper to a 90 degree angle (one quarter turn) and write your full name NINE times one under the other (stacked one on top of another) so that you can clearly see each set of names written under another.
Anoint four corners of petition paper with Road Opener Oil first and then center of petition paper in a Quincunx pattern (anoint upper left hand corner, then lower right hand corner, then upper right hand corner, then lower left hand corner and lastly, the center).
Place photo of yourself on top of petition paper and then set candle on top of both.
Place three drops of Road Opener Oil in top of candle wax, using your dominant hand index finger to circle the oil counterclockwise three times, saying this prayer:
I call upon the intervention of the Angels, Saints, and the Heavenly Beings to obtain success in all areas of my life and to remove all obstacles that are in my way. I petition the aid of the Holy Spirit, so that my house is happy and filled with love and that I receive good luck, sent by Divine Providence. Guardian Angel, I implore your supreme majesty, power and might, so that you keep me from danger, and that my way is illuminated by the light of Good Luck and Success. I believe in God, who created the World and all within, the Angels and Saints, who intercede for us, and the Holy Spirit who guides us all. Amen.
Place entire setup of this candle spell in a fire safe container and in an area that will not be disturbed by pets or children. Keep away from anything flammable. You may keep this candle going continuously, or you may extinguish it, when necessary, by placing a small saucer over the candle to snuff it out or use a candle snuffer that is designed to put the flame out. You may relight the candle when needed. Please remember that when you blow your candle out with your breath, you are telling the Universe that you are finished with the candle spell. Use the abovementioned methods of putting out the flame if you want to burn the entire candle in sections or at various times until finished. Once the candle is completely done, toss glass in recycling bin. Take the petition and photo and roll into small tube, wrap with yellow string (for Success), and carry in your bosom or pocket for additional attraction power.
There is a Time and a Season for everything. As you are growing, keep in mind that just because someone smiles in your face does not mean that they wish you well. Jealousy can trigger flows of negativity, bringing unnecessary hiccups, potholes, and hinderances to your journey. Life has its own ups and downs without the help of people driven by envy. Therefore, it is up to YOU to be ready to knock the ball out of the park at a moment’s notice. Strength in both hands is essential for survival in a dog-eat-dog world. In other words, make sure that you are an even-handed root worker.
Learn how to manifest blessings and chop off heads with no mercy, when necessary. Balance is one of the main targets that your enemies will try to disrupt in any way, shape, form, or fashion. If they can overwhelm your life with foolishness, then you will be too out of focus to work. If you can’t see, then you can’t work. If you don’t work, then you lose. That is an old-school trick designed to sneak up on you and shake up your surroundings. However, if you are paying attention, you can counteract that negative energy, harness it, and sling it right back to the sender, accompanied by a force so powerful that it would be impossible for them to return.
I would like to share with you a ritual designed to help enhance your power of discernment and gift of sight, so that you can spot the ripples of the adversary’s tactics and counteract their agenda.
This ritual is best performed during a Full Moon in the hour of Mars. You will need the following to create an Empowerment Bath, Incense, and Tea. Be sure to research all herbs prior to usage. Safety first!
Peach Leaf tea for wisdom
Eyebright for clarity and focus
Borage for courage and enhancing psychic powers
Bodhi for wisdom and meditation
Acacia to stimulate the mind and receive visions
White Sandalwood to raise the Spirits
Althaea for inducing psychic powers
Sage for wisdom and protection
Peppermint for mental stimulation and inducing psychic powers
Iris for faith and wisdom
Sunflowers to know the truth
You will also need:
Inferno Protection oil
Isaiah 54:17: No weapon formed against Me shall prosper.
On the night before the full moon, gather the following herbs and separate them according to what they will be used for (Incense, Bath, or Tea). Once separated in your labeled mason jars, place them in the window sill to be charged under the Moonlight as you pray the following prayer:
I speak to the spirit of the herbs and command them to awaken and absorb the energy of the moon. As the moon grows to its fullest potential so shall the ashes of these herbs be infused together and be endowed with power to anoint me. Lord, I thank you.
On the full moon prepare your bath by simmering the bath herbs on the stove. Once you strain the herbs, pour the infused water into your bath water. As the waters are uniting, prepare your tea to sip on while you’re bathing. Prior to getting into the bath burn your incense mix on a charcoal disk in your incense brazier. Be sure to place 2 tealights on the edge of the tub dressed with a pinch of the bath mix. You want to use the tealights as a doorway into and out of the bath. During the hour of Mars, light your tealights and incense. Step through the tealights into the bath water and sip your tea while you soak and pray the following prayer:
Lord I ask that you endow my inner man with strength courage and wisdom. Keep my mind free of clutter and my Third Eye open with a keen gift of sight and discernment. Lead and guide me. Order my steps. Keep me safe and out of the reach of my enemies. No weapon formed against me shall prosper and any tongue that rises against me will be condemned and sent to remain in their own hell for eternity. Lord, I thank you for the Victory! By the powers that Be! So mote it be!
After your bath, step out of the water through the tealight doorway, get dressed, and toss a bit of the water towards the Sun Rise (the East). Anoint yourself with Inferno Protection oil and be ready to see, hear, or feel your Spirit Guides leading you to Victory!