Monday, January 30, 2012

Kitchen Omens & Superstitions

Kitchen Omens & Superstitions
The reading of omens is an art and practice dating back to antiquity. Omens reveal many things and are all around us, if we permit ourselves to be aware of them. They can be quite beneficial, especially in warning us of dangerous situations ahead of time. The trick is knowing how to correctly interpret the omen.

The kitchen is one place in which many omens manifest. For instance, a rainstorm is portended by the repeated boiling over of a coffeepot and also by the accidental spilling of water on a tablecloth. Other omens include the following:

* Money will soon come your way if any of the following things should occur: bubbles appear in a cup of coffee, you accidentally knock over a sugar bowl, rice forms a ring around the edge of a pot, or tea leaves float to the top of the cup.

* Trouble is indicated by the accidental omission of spices from a recipe or by the spilling of salt. Be prepared for an argument with someone if you should happen to spill pepper on the kitchen table or floor. (According to occult tradition, these bad omens can be remedied by simply adding the spices, and by tossing a pinch of salt or pepper over your left shoulder, respectively.) It is also said that if two persons stir the same boiling pot or sit together on a table, they will soon find themselves involved in a quarrel.

* If your apron comes untied by itself and falls off while you are working in the kitchen, this is generally seen as a sign that someone is thinking about you. Some say that it means your sweetheart is having romantic thoughts about you at that moment.

* It is believed by many to be an omen of good news when baked apples burst while in the oven, or when the salt and sugar are accidentally mixed up.

* If a fork accidentally falls onto the floor, a woman will soon knock on your door; a spoon indicates the arrival of a gentleman. (In some parts of the world, the fork means a man, and the spoon a woman.) Unexpected or unwelcome visitors are also presaged by the dropping of a knife that sticks in the ground and by cracks that form on the shells of eggs boiling in a pot of water.

* If you are engaged or wish to get married, according to an old belief once common in England, you should take care to never sit on a kitchen table, for this will break the engagement and also prevent you from ever being wed.

* There are also numerous kitchen omens concerning bread. It is considered unlucky in certain countries to wash a bread-knife on a Sunday, cut both ends of a loaf of bread, leave a knife stuck in the loaf, or take the last slice of bread. Accidentally dropping a slice of bread with the buttered side down is also said to be a bad omen; however, it is a good sign if the dropped bread lands with the buttered side up. If you and another person reach for the same slice of bread at the same time, an unexpected visitor will soon appear.

by Gerina Dunwich,

copyright 2001

Sunday, January 29, 2012

St. Joseph's Home Sale Spell

While doing a bit of research for some kick-ass spells for getting our property to sell so we can move to Kansas (love it here, but the humidity has me getting migraines again - can't live that way again). Anyway, nothing was coming up until I read a blog that gave me a whole new perspective on working with the Saints & even Jesus. There is a reference to St. Joseph and his being used for selling one's home &/or property. This one reference got me into full research mode, so off I went flying around the internet on my virtual broom!


I found what I was looking for, saved it, printed it out, made the oils necessary (St. Joseph's Oil & Blockages Removed), gathered 9 tea lites, printed out a picture of St. Joseph and one of Jesus, and on Wednesday I started the 1st day of the 9 day ritual. You're supposed to have a statue of him to bury, but after reading an article on a Catholic site referring to the actual burying of the statue being "superstition", it hit me - duh! - the physical burying of the statue is just a mind trigger! And I don't need those, I can just visualize it.

Wednesday was Day 1, and Day 9 will be Thursday, Feb. 2nd - Imbolc, one of my favorite Sabbats! I didn't plan it that way. It's just how it's happened. Well, this evening we got a phone call from the realtor telling us that a potential buyer is coming on Friday and would we e-mail all of our other property pics (the realtor's ad totally sucks) to a 2nd potential buyer, who also will probably be here this coming week! A bidding war would be nice (and is something I have envisioned during the rituals).

So,below is the ritual that I found online. Everywhere I looked it was always the exact same one, and apparently has been for a "few" centuries. So the way I look at it, there's 700 yrs of energy built up in it, so I'm not altering it one iota! And so far it's working! Several sites had several testimonials regarding how it has worked for them - and always within 9 days! If our place gets a contract from one of these potential buyers, then I'm hooked and will willingly pass this around. So, here's the spell (got it from Lucky Mojo):

***
Real Estate Sell Spell 

Need:
1 Dressed and Blessed Saint Joseph Candle

1 Statuette of Saint Joseph

1 Bottle Saint Joseph Oil

1 Saint Joseph Chromo Print

1 Saint Joseph Holy Card 

Preparation:
This spell is used to make a home or other property sell quickly once it is listed on the real estate market. It is up to you to see that the  premises are clean and that the asking price is within market value. In addition to the items here, you will need a picture frame for the print (it is 8" x 10" and fits in a standard frame) and a trowel to dig. If the property has no yard, you will also need a house plant in a large pot. 

Instructions:
Remove the cling wrap from the Saint Joseph candle and light it. It is already dressed with St. Joseph Oil and with three herbs used in real estate spells -- Cedar, Cinnamon, and Cloves. (Note: I didn't have these - I'd rather make my own, so I made my own st. Joseph's Oil as well as a Blockages Removed Oil and dressed a tea lite - there are 9, one for each day)As the candle burns, hang the print of Saint Joseph where it will be seen by those who are viewing the house. Hide the holy card of Saint Joseph among your real estate papers (deed, termite inspection notice, mortgage, etc.). Spray or dab St. Joseph Oil in the four corners of each room, each window frame, each door jamb, and the framed print. When you are done with this, hold the statue of Saint in your hand as you recite the following: 

Prayer to St. Joseph for Selling a House

O, Saint Joseph,
you who taught our Lord
the carpenter's trade,
and saw to it
that he was always properly housed,
hear my earnest plea. 

I want you to help me now
as you helped your foster-child Jesus,
and as you have helped many others
in the matter of housing. 

I wish to sell this [house/property]
quickly, easily, and profitably
and I implore you to grant my wish
by bringing me a good buyer,
one who is eager, compliant, and
honest,
and by letting nothing impede the
rapid conclusion of the sale.     

Dear Saint Joseph,
I know you would do this for me
out of the goodness of your heart
and in your own good time,
but my need is very great now
and so I must make you hurry
on my behalf. 

Saint Joseph, I am going to place you
in a difficult position
with your head in darkness
and you will suffer as our Lord
suffered,
until this [house/property] is sold. 

Then, Saint Joseph, I swear
before the cross and God Almighty,
that I will redeem you
and you will receive my gratitude
and a place of honor in my home.

Amen. 

Now take up the statue of Saint Joseph and dig a hole in your back yard. If there is no back yard, use the front yard. If there is no yard at all, dig a hole in a large potted plant. Bury the statue upside down, head downward, facing east (Note: I also read that he should be facing the front of the house), in the hole and cover it over. Let the candle burn continually inside until it goes out. (Note: I don't have a statue, so I only envisioned this action, but I did promise to get one and set it in a permanent place of honor once the house & property are sold).

Conclusion:
When the property sells, you MUST dig up the statue, clean it, and carry it with you to your new home, where it should be kept in a place of honor. Failure to do this will lead to trouble with the sale or trouble with the new home or property. (Note: This last sentence is bogus, typical Christian, fear-mongering bullshit, and I don't consider it worth even the slightest consideration, especially as the sales would've already gone through before you even have a place to put the statue. This statement is typical of those who wish to force actions through fear rather than simple, basic, logic).


***
Here are the pictures  I printed out:

St.Joseph

Jesus

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lots of Recipes!

Powder Recipes
Each recipe calls for equal parts of each herb. Grind them to a powder in a mortar & pestle or a coffee grinder (just be sure to clean very thoroughly afterward!) Recipes calling for oils, use quantities as seems appropriate (the more used, the more scent, also the more liquid the powder formula).

Astral Travel Powder
For working an astral projection. Sprinkle on the bedsheets before going to bed. 

Cinnamon
Mugwort
Sandalwood


Attraction Powder
Dust on the body before going out to attract someone to you or dust on your hand before gambling.

Cinnamon
Patchouli
Vanilla Oil

Bend Over Powder
To send evil back to the sender, break hexes, and to make others do what you want.

Frankincense
Honeysuckle
Rose
Vetivert

Blessed Powder
Purchase the silver magnetic powder at occult stores and botanicas (locally or the internet). 

Lavender
Musk
Silver Magnetic Powder
Ylang Ylang

Delight Powder
To overcome inhibitions and increase pleasure when sprinkled on your lover.

Melon Oil
Rose
Sandalwood

Draw Back Powder
A Hoodoo single ingredient powder that is sprinkled around your home to prevent anyone from hexing you and to reverse all evil spells. Caution: this will stain.

Dragon's Blood

Drawing Powder
A Hoodoo powder to sprinkle on altar that draws good luck to you and the assistance of all good spirits when performing your works.

Jasmine
Lavender
Violet

Dream Powder
For prophetic dreams sprink on your sheets before going to bed.

Cardamom
Cinnamon
Coriander
Licorice

Easy Wrath Powder
This Hoodoo powder is used to eliminate hatred and anger in anyone that you have pissed off. Sprinkle the powder on them, as surreptitiously as possible.

Ashes
Jasmine
Red Pepper
Rose 
Sandalwood

Envy and Jealousy Powder
Sprinkle this Hoodoo powder on the door of those you want to get along with so it will eliminate feelings of jealousy.

Arrowroot
Bayberry
Sassafras
Vetivert

Exorcism Powder
Use to exorcise negativity from any area and protect its inhabitants.

Basil
Frankincense
Rosemary
Rue
Yarrow

Get Away Powder
Another Hoodoo powder, this one is to sprinkle in the path of anyone you want to stop bothering you. You can also sprinkle it on your window sills and front porch to get rid of the Salesmen, Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses. 

Asafetida (only a pinch - because it stinks!)
Chili Powder
Sulfur

Get Lucky Powder
This Hoodoo powder is intended to stop infidelity from starting or continuing in a marriage. Supposedly, if the person is truly in love with the "other" person it won't work, but if it's just for the sex it will.

In a base of yellow talc:
Lime
Melon oil
Orange
Peach Blossom oil


Goddess of Love Powder
A Hoodoo powder to rub on your hands prior to meeting with a person you are "interested" in to encourage them to reciprocate your interest. You can purchase colored talc at an occult supply or color your own with food coloring.

In a base of rose pink talc:
Mint Oil
Musk Oil 
Rose Oil

Happiness Powder
Sprinkle the powder in a circle large enough for you to sit inside, while visualising the powers of the herbs filling you with positive feelings.

Catnip
Lavender
Marjoram

Happy Times Powder
This Hoodoo powder is used to change luck, reverse unfortunate circumstances and eliminate poverty. Sprinkle around your home. 

Orange Peel
Strawberry Oil
Vanilla Oil


Health and Healing Powder
A powder for curing illness, and maintain health. Use with blue candles in a healing ritual or sprinkled in the ill person's bedroom.

Allspice
Eucalyptus
Myrrh
Thyme

Inspiring Powder
Hoodoo morale booster for those needing confidence and inspiration. Sprinkle on the person to increase their creativity, optimism and confidence.

Clove
Hyacinth
Lily
Pine

Isis Powder
A Hoodoo powder to increase your determination, will power, & concentration.

Orris Root
Sweet Flag oil

Jalop Powder
The best of the Hoodoo blessing and protection powders. 

Galangal
Jalop (High John the Conqueror (Morning Glory root))
Rosemary
Orris

Jinx Removing Powder
To remove hexes, curses, & evil spirits sprinkle this Hoodoo powder all around the inside of your home to protect all who live there. The best effect is received when combined with sprinkling Chamomile outside the house and on the front and back door sills.

Mint
Wintergreen

Jury Winning Powder
For this Hoodoo powder to work you have to sprinkle some on the Judges seat and in the jury box....which is more than a little hard to do, or around a purple candle in a protection ritual, easy to do. Your choice. Personally, I'd do the latter, but have the powder with me on the off-chance I would be able to do the former. 

Asafotida (stinky stuff!)
High John the Conqueror
Hydrangea, , 
Low John (Galangal) 

Jyoti Powder
A Hoodoo powder used for financial gain, purification, and overcoming hexes. Sprinkle powder around your home. 

Galangal
Nasturtium Seeds,
Patchouli

Kindly Spirit Powder
Use this Hoodoo powder when you want others to like and sympathize with you. Also may be included in rituals for ending loneliness and to make friends. 

Hyacinth
Lemon
Lily

Kyoto Powder
Sprinkle this Hoodoo powder on the head of anyone seeking healing of an illness, overcoming bad luck, or just trying to have a more positive outlook.

Clove
Lavender
Orris
Vanilla

Lost and Away Powder
This Hoodoo powder is used to get rid of someone. Sprinkle in their path, where they will walk, or on your front porch. 

Crossroad dirt
Mistletoe 
Orris
Sage
Sulfur

Love Powder
Sprinkle this on yourself, your bedsheets, and in the bedroom when that special person is coming over or when you want to meet a special person.

Basil, 
Ginger, 
Lavender
Rose Petals
Yarrow

Love Powder
Sprinkle this Hoodoo powder on the newlyweds before they leave for their honeymoon to increase understanding and bring peace and love. An easy way to do this would be to coat the rice being thrown, combining all aspects of each. 

Gardenia
Lilac
Lily
Muguet (Lily of the Valley)

Luck Around Business Powder
Use this Hoodoo powder to bring in new customers and increase business. The Gold Sand can be purchased at an occult supply or botanica (locally or online). Shred the money and then run through an electric coffee grinder. 

Frankincense
Gold Sand
Heliotrope oil
Pulverized $1 bill

Luck Powder
Sprinkle this powder around your home or on yourself to bring about positive change and remove any negative energies.

Allspice
Calamus
Nutmeg
Vetivert

Lucky Mystic Powder
A Hoodoo powder to bring prophetic dreams, increase psychic ability and give clairvoyance. The Silver Magnetic Sand can be purchased at an occult supply or botanica (locally or online). , 

Basil oil
Silver Magnetic Sand
Vetivert oil

Money Drawing Powder
This Hoodoo powder protects against financial loss, and attracts money & material things. Sprinkle around the home, in the wallet, and/or around your business. 

Frankincense
Gold Magnetic Sand
Heliotrope
Tonka

Money Powder
A powder to protect against financial loss, and attracts money & material things. Sprinkle around the home, in the wallet, and/or around your business.  

Cedar
Galangal
Ginger
Patchouli

Mount Powder
This Hoodoo powder is intended to give you added physical strength, vitality & enthusiasm. Rub it on your arms and legs or sprinkle it on your altar during ritual.

Aloe.
Basil
Bay
Rum
Thyme


Musk Love Powder
This Hoodoo powder gives the shy confidence, persistence, and will power. A strong attractant for use by women and gay men.

Musk oil
Orris oil
Vetivert
Violet

Obitsu Powder
A powerful Hoodoo uncrossing powder which removes hexes & gives protection.

Citronella
Jasmine
Violet

Peaceful Home Powder
To calm things down, sprinkle this Hoodoo powder around your home if you have been fighting with your partner, or the house is upset and chaotic. 

Lemon
Lilac
Rose

Prosperity Powder
Rub this Hoodoo powder on your hands, sprinkle around your home or business, or circle a green candle in a prosperity ritual.

Allspice
Cinnamon
Myrrh
Orange Peel
Orris
Patchouli
Sandalwood

Prosperity Powder
A Wiccan powder to attract money and material blessings. Sprinkle around the home or business.

Basil
Cinnamon
Pine
Sassafras

Protection Powder
Sprinkle around the outside of your house to act as a barrier to protect against all sorts of clamaties and negative influences.

Dragon's Blood
Salt
Sandalwood

Protection Powder
This Hoodoo powder is used to protect against hexes, negativity, bad moods, you name it. Sprinkle it around your home and in your bedroom.

Cinnamon
Galangal
Peppermint
Rue
Vervain
Vetivert

Protection Powder
Another protection powder to use inside your home for individual protection by creating a circle with it and standing inside. Visualise the wall of protection being created around yourself and feel yourself being bathed in the warm protective embrace of the herbs' powers. You can do  this daily if desired.

Cumin
Dill
Frankincense
Juniper
Mugwort

Psychic Ability Powder
This Hoodoo powder can be used when doing readings, at seances, when meditating or sprinkled on the sheets to have prophetic dreams to increase your psychic powers. 

Cinnamon
Clove
Mastic
Myrrh
Sandalwood

Psychic Power Powder
Sprinkle this powder to increase your psychic and clairvoyant abilities.

Eyebright
Lemongrass
Mugwort
Rose Petals
Yarrow

Psychic Powers Powder
This Hoodoo powder is for increasing psychic powers and producing prophetic dreams. Sprinkle on your sheets, your tarot cards, or rune stones, or dust some on yourself.

Ambergris Oil
Musk
Orris
Vetivert


Quitting Powder
This Hoodoo powder is intended to prevent married members of the opposite sex leave you alone and prevent people from attacking you.

Cinnamon
Newsprint - powdered (shred and then run through an electric coffee grinder)
Nutmeg
Tobacco ashes

Red Rose Powder
Sprinkle this Hoodoo powder on the person or where they will be to overcome hatred between former friends and associates, or use in a ritual.

Mint
Rose

Separation Powder
This Hoodoo powder creates animosity, and is used to break up with another person either a relationship or a business associate. 

Black Pepper
Chili powder
Cinnamon
Galangal
Iron Filings
Vetivert

Spiritual Vibrations Powder
A powder to sprinkle about before conducting ritual or meditating to raise the spiritual vibrations of the area and the people present. 

Frankincense 
Myrrh
Sandalwood

Stay at Home Powder
Another powder to end infidelity on the part of your partner and make them stay at home instead. You dust it on yourself before going to bed with them. , 

Allspice
Bedsheet - pulverized (take a piece, not the entire bedsheet, shred down to the threads)
Clove
Deerstongue
Mullein
Sage

Thief Powder
Sprinkle this Hoodoo powder around the scene of the crime and the thief will be revealed to you who has stolen something from you.

Galangal
Hydrangea
Poke Root
Vetivert

Untruthful Powder
Rub this Hoodoo powder on your hands and then touch someone you feel is lying to you. If they are, they will be forced to apologize and stop lying. 

Mint
Nutmeg
Rose

Venus Powder
Sprinkle this Hoodoo powder on yourself & your clothes to make yourself more attractive to the opposite sex and to attract a lover. 

In a base of pink talc:
Amber Oil
Lavender Oil
Musk Oil
Rose Oil
Violet Oil

Versitile Powder
A Hoodoo powder to make you more adaptable, creative, quick thinking and increase your potential for success.

Cinnamon
Lilac
Peach Blossom
Rum

Wishbone Powder
This Hoodoo powder will help your dreams & wishes come true. Sprinkle on yourself before going to bed or meditating, or use in rituals with the intent to achieve your dreams.

Allspice
Deerstongue
Musk
Orris
Sandalwood

Ya Ya Powder
A powder to increase fertility, help a woman become pregnant, or prevent a miscarriage, and to increase male sexual potency. Sprinkle it on prior to the event, or regularly depending upon why you are using it.

Cinnamon
Khus Khus (Vetivert)
Rose
Sage




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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Blockages/Obstacles Removed Herbs

Blockages/Obstacles Removed Herbs


Agrimony
Carob
Cayenne
Chamomile
Dragon’s Blood
Eucalyptus
High John the Conqueror
Hyssop
Lemon
Lemon Balm
Lemongrass
Pepper
Rue
Sage
Unicorn Root
Yarrow


Blockages Removed Recipes


Hard & Fast Effect
Cayenne
Dragon’s Blood
Pepper


Strong & Steady
Chamomile
Hyssop
Sage


Slow & Subtle
Cloves
Lemon
Yarrow





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Your Personal Mojo Hand

Your Personal Mojo Hand

Need:
Small 3” x 5” leather drawstring bag with fringe all the way around
Add small protection charms: 1 extra item per year, but first start out with some or all of the following:

Any small figurine of the Divine that is important to you: a God, a Goddess, Jesus, Mary, a Saint, an Angel
3 or 5 Stones of protection, or found stones
3 or 5 Protection herbs of choice
3 or 5 Glass beads
Frankincense
Myrrh
Sandalwood
Animal claws (such as your favorite pet’s nail clippings)
Sigils or Seals of choice


Keep this with you at all times, touching it often during the day, breathing into it (giving it renewed life & energy from you), feeding it with appropriate oils by dabbing a few drops on it.




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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What's new? And, my St. Joseph's Home Sale Ritual

Bad me! I've been so derelict in posting! I guess that happens when you have a study center to manage, 2 blogs, an Etsy shop, and just the day-to-day things.


My other blog is Granny Tackett's Rootwork & Wortcunning. I may transfer everything here over there, or vice versa. I guess I'm trying to figure out which direction to take. "Hoodoo" really has no place in my Path, but I like the name "Hoodoo Hill". "Granny Tackett's" is hubby's Mother's maiden name. She was from the hills of Tennessee, someone I would give anything to have known and learned from!


It should be interesting to see what energies I end up working with when we move. The Fae & the Dragon live here. What will I find in the new place? I am honestly worrying over that.


We've had the property on the market since October, but with the holidays - and Winter - there's been no activity. Until Monday. We received a call from our realtor that a woman in VA had seen the MLS listing and wanted more pictures, so we sent them to her and she's in love with the place. She's supposed to come out to see it sometime in the next couple of weeks. So hopefully she does. She falls in love with it. Buys it. And we can begin packing and moving to KS. 


I love this place, but I also can't handle the humidity. Having finally discovered what living migraine free is like, I would really like to get back to it! In TX I only had 3 in 3 1/2 yrs! Awesome! 


The property will only accept the right people and I know the Divine will send those "right people". Of course, to add a bit of push to the entire thing I've started a 9 Day St. Joseph' Home Sale Ritual. I made my own St. Joseph's Oil on the New Moon. I also made three formulas of Blockages/Obstacles Removed Oils: Hard & Fast, Strong & Steady, Slow & Subtle. 


I anointed the candle with the Hard & Fast Blockage/Obstacles Removed Oil and the St. Joseph's Oil, then lit it and the incense. I placed pictures of St. Joseph and Jesus on the altar behind the candle, then read the ritual. Day 1 is done! I will repeat this everyday at noon until Feb. 2nd - which is perfect....Imbolc!


I know the entire thing is working already because the day I made the St. Joseph's Oil and placed it on the altar is the day that the woman from Virginia called! woohoo! 


So, that's my little bit of news for now. I'll keep posting with updates.


Blessings!