A lot of wonderful things in this issue of Hoodoo News, including spring spells, Passover magic, a road opening ritual, and our first monthly horoscopes!
Optimism and healing, stepping into the sun from grief, are the seeds we must plant today.
The mass vaccination site I attended, manned by med students, National Guard, and nurses, ran smooth as silk, even if the registration process was a bit opaque.
Don't hesitate to reach out to friends and family if you need a hand getting your shot(s). Heck, reply to this email and we'll do what we can to get you signed up and on your way!
I pray you are cleansed, protected, and safe in the coming days.
|Mama E. On Traditional Conjure
Spring is a time of growth, and a simple way to bring renewal to your life and your environment is by growing plants and herbs, which will spread your intentions in an earth-conscious and healthy way.
If you have a garden or a place where you can plant flowers, even in pots, this is a spell for you. Pick a flowering plant that you like -- in this case, let's use marigolds. Marigolds, also known as Calendulas, are used to attract money and luck.
First, write your petition three times on a small piece of paper, for example "bring luck and money to me"; then write your name across it three times.
Anoint it with Money Drawing oil in a 5-spot pattern. Place your petition at the bottom of the hole where the flowers will be planted, or at the bottom of the pot.
Pray over the dirt that will go in the pot, or that will cover the plant in the ground, then plant the marigold.
Fill a container of water and bless it, or add holy water to it. Pray that this marigold brings you prosperity and money.
Use this water to irrigate your marigold. When this plant grows, it will attract bees and butterflies. Every time a bee lands on the flower and pollinates, it will spread your intention out into the world.
Other plants bees like: Lavender and Lilacs.
Bulbs: Irises (Queen Elizabeth) and Hyacinth.
Flowers: Roses for love.
Planting herbs is another way to spread your intentions. Using the same idea, plant herbs in your garden or a window box, bless the ground, and then water before planting them. Plant Sage (against the evil eye), Rosemary (for peaceful home, cleansing, and happy marriage), Marjoram (for protection), and Oregano (keeps the law away). Every time you use these herbs, you will be adding your intention to your dishes.
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|Celebrate Passover With Dr. Jeremy Weiss
The Greatest Hoodoo Man
Of All Time -- Moses!
The celebration of Passover begins March 27 and includes traditional blessings, food, games, singing, ancestral veneration, making friends, and bonding with family. It centers on retelling the story of the Israelites and their exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt.
One of the most dramatic moments during the story of the exodus is a battle between Moses and the Egyptian magicians. Moses throws down his staff, which changes into a serpent. Unimpressed, the Pharaoh says, "Meh! My kemetic gods can do the same thing." His court magicians throw down their staffs and they turn into snakes. Moses says, "Hold on a second and let me put on a sweater" and his snake swallows up the others, showing that his G-d is the most powerful.
How Moses achieved this feat was answered in The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses (known colloquially as "Moses 6/7"), one of the most well-known magical grimoires of all time and, perhaps, the most influential. These two books purport to contain the secrets to invoking G-d's magic that was accessed by Moses in order to win the contest against Pharaoh's magicians, set the plagues upon the Egyptians, part the Red Sea, and set the Israelites free. Here it is written that Moses said, "Micrata raepi Sathonik pethanisch pitstan hijgatign ijghizian temgarodusnia castas Lacias astas ijecon cijna caltera Caphas" while he used the seal pictured.
Moses 6/7 is a cornerstone work of Hoodoo, Voodoo, Pennsylvania Dutch hexmeisters, and also used by rural German, Swiss, and the Obeah practitioners of the West Indies.
If you wish to learn more about the Magic of the Passover Seder, I personally invite you to a free Zoom social in my home on Monday, March 29th at 5:00 PM PST
As we celebrate the story of the Exodus from Egypt, you will learn:
• How to bless wine and food
• Ritual and talismanic protection against Yetzer ha-Ra (the evil/selfish impulse), the Evil Eye, demons, plagues, and the Angel of Death
• Necromancy and communing with spirits
• How to attract good luck
• How to ensure an easy labor
• Secrets of numerology and more!
May your G-d bless you and protect you. May your G-d deal kindly and graciously with you. May your G-d bestow favor upon you and grant you peace!
catherine yronwode, Lara Rivera,
& Great Workers of the Past
ONE DOZEN EGG SPELLS
From Bottle Up and Go!: The Magic of Hoodoo Container Spells in Boxes, Bags, Bowls, Buckets, and Jars by catherine yronwode and Lara Rivera © 2020 catherine yronwode and Lara Rivera:
Traditionally, whole raw eggs are used for cleansing, but filled eggs are found in a variety of spells. Sometimes the raw egg is blown out and refilled with magical ingredients; sometimes a hole is made and ingredients are introduced into the egg with a knife point or stirred up inside with a hat pin.
1. AN EGG FOR PROTECTION
On April 6, 1939 in Florence, South Carolina, in the home of Henry Timmons, "Informant #1321" told Reverend Hyatt: "If anyone is trying to harm you, especially if it's around your neighbourhood, […] take a egg […] get some Graveyard Dirt, [Dirt] Dauber Nest, cooking Salt, and Sulphur, fix it up [inside the egg and place the egg] under the steps."
2. A FIXED EGG TO DESTROY A NEW RELATIONSHIP
If someone you care for has met a new friend and you want to keep that friendship from growing, carefully break the point end of an egg to let the contents flow out. Set the egg shell in a jar in a dark place to dry overnight. Cook the egg and eat it yourself; don't give it to anyone else. Next morning, write a small paper with both peoples' names on it, and draw a line through the new friend's name. Fold this into the egg shell. Fill the egg shell with Red Pepper, Poppy Seeds, and Black Mustard Seeds, seal it, and carry it to an overpass where cars or trains drive under. Shake it up as you say, "Lord, these two are not good for each other and surely trouble will come if they don't stay apart. Break up this friendship and let it be forgotten." Then toss the egg off the overpass where it will break and be run over.
3. DRIVE SOMEONE AWAY WITH THEIR NAME IN AN EGG
In March 1938 in New Orleans, Louisiana, a rootworker known as "Informant #810" told this spell to Reverend Hyatt: "You put a little hole in the shell of a raw chicken egg and draw that raw egg out. Take a person's name and write it nine times, put the name paper in that egg shell and stop it up [with wax]. Throw it in the river, and as long as that egg will float and drift down river, that person will drag, they will drift."
4. TO HOODOO SOMEONE WITH GUNPOWDER IN AN EGG
Newbell Niles Puckett gave an old hoodoo spell collected by Fanny D. Bergen in 1890: "Make a hole in an egg and stir Gunpowder into the contents." Bergen did not tell how to deploy the spell, but it is traditional to hide such an egg under the foe's house to catch them unawares or to throw and break it on their door to let them know that spiritual warfare has begun.
5. TO DRIVE AWAY AN UNWANTED NEIGHBOUR
This can't be used on enemies in tall buildings, but works with one-story homes. Write the neighbors' names on an egg, prick it with a thin knife, and use the knife to load it with Gunpowder for fights, Graveyard Dirt for sorrow, Cayenne powder to drive them off, and Sulphur powder to send them to Hell. Throw the egg over their house so it breaks on the other side.
6. RUN SOMEONE CRAZY WITH HAIR IN AN EGG
In March 1937, in Norfolk, Virginia, Doctor Paul Bowles told Reverend Hyatt to, "Pick a hole in an egg, blow out the insides, put a person's head-hair in it, write the person's name on the egg shell, seal the hole [with soft wax], and throw the egg into running water. This runs the person crazy."
7. KILL SOMEONE WITH A HEN'S EGG IN A BIRD'S NEST
In October, 1939, Reverend Hyatt learned this spell from "Informant 1520," a professional rootworker in Memphis, Tennessee:
"If you want somebody to die, you take a black Hen's egg and you put it up in a bird nest and when the Sun dries it up, why, that kills them. How do you do it? Well, you write the person's name on that egg with ink, and you run four needles or four long black hatpins through that. First you put one through one end and one through the other, lengthwise of the egg, and they will cross each other in the middle. Then you go from side to side. You run the third one through from one side to the other, and you turn it over and run the fourth one through the other way, crosswise. You cross the four of them, to make a cross inside the egg. You use a spool of black thread and wrap that up nine times and tie a knot, and nine times more and tie a knot, and keep doing that, nine times and a knot. You wrap it up good and use the whole spool of thread so that nobody can tell it's an egg, and you put that in a bird nest, up in the tree. When you do that you're wavering a person's mind — you're running a person crazy. And when that egg dries up, they will die."
8. A BLACK BOTTLE BREAK-UP IN A GRAVEYARD
Start with an empty bottle of Black Bottle Brandy or any black bottle with a screw-cap. If you don't have one, paint a clear bottle with three coats of black nail polish. Get a photo of each person. If it shows them together, cut it in two. Cross out each face with an X while cursing them with doubt: "He doesn't want you, he's seeing another woman, you are not good enough for him, he's going to leave you." Put each picture in the bottle separately. Break an egg into a bowl, use a Coffin Nail to scramble it with Black Pepper, Black Mustard Seed, and Black Salt, pour the mixture into the bottle, and top it off with Vinegar. Poke two holes in the bottle lid with the nail, drop the nail in, and cap it. Bury this upside-down in a graveyard, saying, "Your love for each other will run out and die! As the egg is broken, as the vinegar sours, as the dead go to the earth, let your love die! Let it die! Let it die! Let it die!"
9. WAR WATER TO MOVE OUT BAD NEIGHBOURS
In 1931, Zora Neale Hurston wrote in "Hoodoo in America" to "take a fresh black hen's egg, make a hole big enough to get the egg out and take the [neighbours'] names, Pepper sauce, and [prepared] Mustard and fill the egg up and soak it in War Water for nine days and throw it over the house, and it will cross the house and they will have to move away."
From Paper in My Shoe: Name Papers, Petition Papers, and Prayer Papers in Hoodoo, Rootwork, and Conjure by catherine yronwode © 2015 catherine yronwode:
10. TO SEND AN ENEMY AWAY
Write your enemy's name with a pencil on a Black Hen's egg and soak the egg for nine days in Four Thieves Vinegar to which you have added Red Pepper and Black Salt. At midnight of the ninth day, carry the egg to a crossroads and, holding the egg in your hand, dance around the forks of the road, cursing your enemy, and sending your hatred into the egg. At the climax of your dance, throw the egg sharply to the ground, breaking it, then walk away silently and quietly, and don't look back.
From The Art of Making Mojos: How to Craft Conjure Hands, Trick Bags, Tobies, Gree-Grees, Jomos, Jacks, and Nation Sacks by catherine yronwode © 2018 catherine yronwode:
11. TO ENABLE A CHILD TO TEETHE WITHOUT PAIN
Take a raw egg, write the baby's name on it in ink, place it in a muslin Tobacco sack, and hang it over the door to the baby's bedroom. The egg will dry out, and the child will teethe without pain.
12. FIVE-FINGER GRASS PROTECTS YOUR HOME
Folks say that if you hang a bag of Five-Finger Grass over the fireplace mantle, hidden behind a picture or a mirror, no one will be able to drive you from your home. Likewise, the bag may be hung over your bed to protect you from evil while you sleep. If you blow out and dry an egg, stuff it with Five-Finger Grass, seal the hole with wax, and keep it hidden in the home, the family will be protected from enemies.
Lady Muse Opens The Road To Success
Whole Bay Leaves, Protection
White Pepper, Protection
Cascarilla (White egg shell powder), Protection
Road Opening Candle, 3 colors (Orange, Green, Yellow)
Purple Candle, Mastery
White Candle, Clearing
Road Opening oil
Magnetic Success Oil
Agrimony, to break curses.
Verbena, to break jinxes and the evil eye.
Red Onion, for luck
5 finger grass, for success in all that you touch.
Bayberry root chips, for success
Sage, for wisdom
Eyebright, for clarity
Rice, for success
A bowl of Spring water
Rose of Jericho, for resurrection
Small Spray bottle
3 pieces of candy
Road Opening with a Rose of Jericho is a good ritual to do after your Springtime Cleaning and Clutter Clearing. The Rose of Jericho is also known as the Resurrection Plant, so this spell is perfect to begin on Good Friday, ending after midnight on Easter. At other times of year, use the Waxing Moon period, starting on Friday and ending on Sunday. This ritual first appeared on The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour.
To prepare, first clean your house, using cleaning supplies loaded with lemon such as Clorox with lemon or Pine-sol with lemon. If you don't have cleaning supplies with lemon, you can always squeeze a tiny bit of lemon juice from a fresh lemon into your cleaning water. Lemon is a cleansing agent that removes negative energy.
It is important to pay special attention to places with clutter. Spirits love to hide in clutter. After you have wiped, mopped, swept and vacuumed, use a Cleansing/ Uncrossing Spray (such as Mama Vergi's) in each room starting from the back of the house and working to the front. Pay special attention to your work area. Be sure to have your windows and doors open when cleaning - those spirits need somewhere to go.
As you clean your house you can pray the following prayer: Lord, purge my home from all negativity, Hindering Spirits, and bad energy. Evil WILL NOT live here! Famine WILL NOT live here! Hatred WILL NOT live here! Sickness WILL NOT Live Here! Poverty WILL NOT live Here! Loneliness WILL NOT live here! I cast you out of my life and back into the abyss!
After you finish cleansing, place a Bay Leaf in the corners of each room for protection.
To protect your ritual, draw a Triangle on your work space using a mixture of Cascilliara (White Egg shell powder) mixed with white pepper and powdered bay leaf.
Place a 3-color (Orange, Green and Yellow) Road Opening Candle on the Top Tip of the triangle dressed with 3 drops of Road Opening oil. Place your Purple Candle on the Right Leg of your triangle dressed with 3 drops of Magnetic Success oil. Place your White Candle on the Left Leg of the triangle dressed with a pinch of verbena and agrimony and 3 drops of Power oil.
Bake or Fry your red onion peelings and then create a powder mixture of the red onion peelings, five finger grass and bayberry root chips. Also create a mixture of eyebright and sage to be used as an incense on a charcoal disk.
Write your petition and dress it with your condition oils and a pinch of your Bayberry, onion, and five finger grass powder. Place your petition in the middle of the Triangle. Place your white rice on top of your petition. Anoint your rice with 3 drops of Road Opening oil, 3 drops of Magnetic Success oil and 3 drops of Power oil. Put a bowl of Spring water in the middle of your rice bed on top of your petition. Place your Rose of Jericho in the bowl of water. Light your candles and let set for three days. During this time, your rice will be charging to use after the work is complete. During the Hour of the Sun each day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, light your mixture of eyebright and sage on a charcoal disk and pray the following:
Oh that You would bless me and enlarge my territory!
Let your hand be with me and keep me from harm
so that I will be free from pain. (1 Chronicles 4:10)
Thank you, Lord, for granting my request,
As this Rose of Jericho opens so Shall my Roads of Success!
After midnight on the 3rd Day, your Rose of Jericho should have blossomed, and the water will be endowed with Power. Take a bit of that water and put it in a spray bottle with a pinch of five finger grass. Change the water once a week on Friday.
Lightly mist your now empowered rice and be sure not to soak it and make is soggy. Just lightly mist. Go to a 4-way crossroads and toss the rice towards the North, East, South and West and leave some candy for the guardian of the crossroads as an offering. Now, go home and BE Successful!
Hoodoo Psychic Lady Muse ministers to the masses, helping them break free from the bondage of oppressive situations and uplifting their Spirit. Give her a call at hoodoopsychics.com.
Horoscopes With Evan Lionhart
The Sun travels through Aries from March 20th to April 20th, heralding the start of a new season and venture around the zodiac. As the first sign, Aries represents the "divine spark," that first moment of awareness revealing a person's potential. Just as the roots, bulbs, and seeds prepare to spring from the ground, new ideas and directions also emerge.
Sun in Aries is a time to embrace new action. Getting a sense of how this energy may manifest for you will depend on certain factors in your chart. But for an idea of what Sun in Aries may hold for you, check out the horoscopes below (read the ones for your Ascendant and Sun sign).
In your first house of self, the sun offers extra energy to pursue personal ambitions. Activity is essential as a way of expressing the abundance of energy you hold now, as is starting a fitness routine. Changes to the appearance may also prove beneficial. If you've been waiting for your moment to be seen, this month may mark the perfect opportunity.
The sun is in your 12th house, Taurus, bringing light to the inner workings of the psyche. This transit can be useful for melting any "winter blues" that are still hanging around. Take time to process and refresh spiritually, if need be. If the experience seems all too challenging, fear not -- you'll soon step into the sun once more.
The sun lights up your 11th house of dreams and friends, Gemini. And I'm sure you are just itching to socialize! There's potential during this transit to make new connections or even "find your tribe." But you may need to stand your ground in order to get there first. Don't worry -- minor moments of conflict might be what's needed for The Twins to work together on establishing better circles.
In your 10th house, the sun is eager to see you make your mark on the world. This is an excellent time to focus on your career, or work on improving your reputation. Defining yourself while learning to overcome conflict could be a useful lesson if you intend to be your own boss. The light of intuitive know-how shines with you, so use it to your advantage.
A time to discover new ways of being, Leo. In your house of faith, the sun's light may be guiding you to a deeper understanding of spiritual insights. This is a time to test what you believe to be true by putting it into action. Making contact with ideas and practices outside of your traditional norm may serve you greatly during this transit.
The sun in your 8th house of shared resources provides energy to innovate solutions regarding finances. Checks and balances are important here, Virgo. And no one knows how to apply those better than you. This transit may also prove useful for mystical study or contemplation.
In your 7th house of relationships, this transit may be ready to make profound changes in your love life. It's a season of love for you, Libra, as well as the chance to be fully in charge of your relationships. This house is also the place of open enemies, which might reveal a rival in disguise. Fret not, as the courage to hold your own is yours to command.
The sun in your 6th house highlights the intricacies of your work life and health. Striving to take control of daily routines can help you avoid falling back into less favorable habits. Take a more organized approach in your affairs and you may be rewarded with positive recognition from superiors.
In your 5th house of pleasures, the sun is lighting up your self-expression. You may find more spring in your step now Sag, along with increased interest in ways to display your creative side. Using your talents boldly may garner positive attention. This applies not just to your artistic endeavors, but romantic as well.
Looks like a fortunate time to lay your foundations, Capricorn. Taking the lead seems to be the theme this month for the Sea-goats, particularly concerning matters in and around the home. In your 4th house, the sun will lend some extra energy to improving your environment. Use the opportunity to clean and repair, both physically and spiritually.
Now is the time for proving your knowledge by putting it to good use. The sun passes through your 3rd house which inspires writers and speakers alike. There's no doubt you have a unique perspective, Aquarius, one that may too often go unexpressed. Now is a good time to showcase your intellect though writing, speaking, or teaching. Aim to find likeminded individuals who can appreciate your eccentricity.
Spring has come to your second house of finances, Pisces. Making wise use of your intuitive gifts and perception could cause your cash to grow in unexpected ways. Being able to see your finances clearly may herald positive changes in how you both spend and invest it. This is a good time to divine or get some spiritual guidance regarding your financial flow.
Wishing you a beautiful start to a new solar cycle.
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