The fear of the number 13 has been around for ages and its so serious of a matter that there is a scientific name for the human phobia of the number Thirteen, triskaidekaphobia. Can you also believe that Stephen King, the father of horror books and films deals with the phobia of the number 13? The belief is so widespread and pretty much ingrained in our culture that many buildings don’t have a 13th floor nor are there hotel rooms number 13 because of this seemingly universal belief and fear of this number. And lest we not forget the Jason, Fridy the 13th franchise.
Growing up I always used to hear the older people around me say in Spanish, “hoy es Martes 13, ni te cases ni te embarques, ni de tu casa te apartes”. Pretty much on Tuesday the 13th don’t get married, take trips or basically leave your house all together. In Spain and throughout Latin American countries, Tuesday the 13th is just as unlucky and filled with superstition as Friday the 13th here in the US and UK.
So, what’s the big deal with the number 13 and why has there been so much phobia and superstitions around it?
In my research of the many superstitions surrounding the number 13, I found there to be many stories and possibilities but none with concrete proof of its origins. As with all oral and folkloric myths and stories, the versions tend to vary and change depending on the region and who you ask. Nonetheless, its myth persist and its beliefs throughout many cultures is strong to this day whether it be Tuesdays or Fridays.
One of the first stories I came across during my conspiracy theorist days when researching the origins of the superstitions surrounding the number 13, was that in the bible there was actually a 13th disciple during the last supper and this “13th” disciple is the one that betrayed Jesus. Others claimed it to be a Tuesday the 13th in 1453 the day that the Byzantine Empire surrendered to the Muslims.
In the Tarot, the 13th card in the major arcana is the card of Death which in actuality is a good omen because it signifies the ending of a cycle and the rebirth of another. In Aztec ancient mythology they believed the heavens to be divided into 13 levels and each level of heaven ruled by different gods and goddesses. The Aztec calendar was also broken down by the sacred aspects of 13. Pagans on the same token of time keeping consider Fridays the 13th to be a very lucky day as the day Friday is associated with the Goddess Freya who is linked with prosperity, luck and abundance. In astrology the 13th moon is known as the blue moon and a good moon cycle to practice rituals of release and renewal. Witches were also associated with the number 13 in accordance with the moon cycles and covens with acceptance of 13 witches per coven.
To me personally, Tuesdays the thirteenth are good days to pull in the energy of Mars. Tuesdays is named after the planet Mars, hence Martes for which the day Tuesday is named after, (Mar)tes. Our modern day naming of Tuesday comes from old Norse Mmythlogy “Tiw’s Day” (1). Mars is the planet of war, courage and fiery energy. Its also a good day of the week to initiate projects and get things moving.
This year 2018, we can harness the powers of Mars during the three Martes 13 this year. Yes, this year we have 3 Tuesday’s the 13th:
- February 13th this month
- next month, March 13th
- November 13th later in the year
2018 without a doubt is providing days this year to build the fire within with the war energy of Mars.
Mars’s energy in spiritual rituals correlates with the element of iron, metals and is the planet of fierceness, action, defense and courage. Aries and scorpio are the signs that enjoy the energy of this planet as it’s these signs ruling planet. Mars is also associated with technology, higher learning and intelligence for creativity and perseverance for the good of humanity. The gods of metal throughout many cultures are Ogoun (Yoruba), Ptah (Egypt) and many other iron and blacksmith related gods.
Mars Energy Rituals to Perform On a Tuesday
- Red Candle
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Powder or cloves
- Brown Paper Bag
- Any element item to represent the element of iron such as a hammer, nails, or horseshoe.
Take your brown paper bag and cut them into pieces where you can write small notes.
Write down the things you would like to clear from your aura. Be it a bad habit, negative people or release from things that may be holding you down.
Lightly apply the oil onto the candle as to “dress” the candle.
Lightly sprinkle the garlic powder on the candle. If you opted for garlic cloves, just cut them and apply the natural oils of the garlic cloves onto the candle.
Place your candle on a plate or candle holder and light on a Tuesday.
This is a simple ritual to protect your aura and banish any energies that may be creating obstacles or set backs to any project or goal you wish to manifest.
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
~ Vernon Howard
This Super, Blood, Lunar Eclipse full Moon is not only a mouthful to say, but also packed with a lot of fiery energy. This fierce energy is drawing from the regal and King of the Jungle, the lion. When we see a lion we are captivated by its powerful fire/male energy, but behind that intense relentless male fire, lies the power of the Lioness.
Sekhmet, Egyptian Goddess of war, violence, strategy, healing and fierce protector of her advocates is represented with a lion’s head on a woman’s form and invokes, vigilance, observation, the hunt and self empowerment. Currently the female force is rising in the collective consciousness. Patriarchy, abuse, traumas, injustices and imbalances are coming to the surface and we’re finally finding strength to face the problem. Although the movement is in the collective, progress will only be possible when we transform from within first. Sekhmet is a powerful vessel for forgiveness and only through forgiveness can we begin the process of rebirth and transformation that can be shared as an example to the masses.
As a collective female force we should not view the men in our lives as a threat, but more as a mirror of our own-selves. They are also hurting, victimized and on the extreme end of their polar opposite, the female force. In society we are born on a linear form of thinking and forget that as women and men we have polar opposites that need to be nurtured just a much as our primary sex identifier.
Maahes “he who is true beside her”, or” He who can see in front”, is the name of the Egyptian God of war, and personification of the archetypal Male energy. Also represented with a lion’s head, he personifies the vibrant energy of the sun and also carries heavy associations with violence. The violence in Man is his nature. What makes his nature evil is when he is not in alignment nor in recognition with his higher self. Like a lion, a protector of his kingdom, he will be merciless and will die to protect his lioness.
If you’ve been a long time reader of the blog you know I always come through before the end of the year with a new ritual for attracting inner peace, prosperity, love and success. Since we’ve had quite a few new readers recently join and have grown a lot throughout the past years, I decided to compile a list of your all time favorite rituals of the past few years.
Pick Your Ritual
Most of these rituals I still do to this day on a regular basis and what makes them so successful for me is that they’re simple to do. So get your notebooks ready and shopping lists ready in time to receive the new year 2018.
∴ Enhance your manifestation rituals with the energy of the planets featuring Venus for beauty and Love.
∴ Remove obstacles and learn appreciation for what you have with a Ganesha Prosperity Ritual.
∴ An aura and spiritual bath for any Moon Phase.
∴ Learn how to smudge any type of incense be it loose resins, smudge sticks, cones and more.
∴ Protect your work ethic and career with a lucky charm for your job to keep at your desk or carry with you at work.
∴ Indigo cleansing and purification water for dream recall, house clearing and protection.
∴ Declare peace in your home with a white flag.
Link here to the rest of our archives of rituals or use our “Search” field on our home page to search for your ideal ritual based on keywords.
Indigo balls also known as Anil in Spanish have various types of uses for ritual. It can be used as a floor wash and aura wash to absorb negative vibrations, clarify, purify as well as for protection against the evil eye, attract luck and to raise spiritual vibrations. In my upbringings these types of rituals are performed to dispel negative energy we may pick up from people and places or energies left in our homes or worse, those low energies we cultivate as our own such as hate, negative self talk, envy, etc.
You’d often hear the elders say, “tienes que darte una limpieza”, (You need a cleansing) , or necesitas un despojo (You need to disposes of those energies)! We are magnetic beings and attract things to us so keeping a regular cleansing is key to progress, especially when elevating spiritually.
Originally, Copper Sulphate (Blue stone), was used by African American Hoodoo witch doctors and Spiritualist (Espiritistas) alike. Copper Sulphate however, is highly toxic and for that reason many began using laundry bluing balls as a substitute. Another commonly known replacement, in addition to Anil, is laundry bluing agent such as Reckitt’s Blue Laundry square tablets which can also be used as a substitute for ritual purposes. It is not recommended to use Copper Sulphate and in no way do I encourage you to use Copper Sulphate due to its highly toxic properties.
Anil or Reckitts Crown Blue tablets are much safer & non- toxic alternatives that provides the same purpose and effect, which is to turn water blue for ritual. In addition, to we will also be talking about camphor which can be used for the same purposes.
Camphor is derived from the Camphor tree and as its scientific name Cinnamomum camphora indicates, it’s a close relative of cinnamon. Camphor is a white crystalline substance and native throughout Asia and can be found throughout the world today. Camphor is very aromatic and has a rather distinct menthol scent.
Camphor throughout history has been used for both culinary and medicinal uses. In addition to its crystallized form, Camphor can be used in essential oil form too. Camphor is very purifying and clearing used to disinfect, purge and stimulate spiritual vibrations.
Now that we’ve gotten some basic knowledge of Anil/Indigo balls and Camphor, how can you use it for spiritual purposes?
Herbal Scientific Names: Angelica Root; Don Quai aka Asian Angelica (Angelica Sinensis); Angelique; Garden Angelica; Holy Ghost; Angelica Archangelica; European Angelica; Norwegian Angelica; Chanda
Ritual & Magical Uses:
- Angelic & Fairy Realm
Magical Mythology of Angelica Root
Angelica root is put to use in ritual to communicate with other realms especially the fairy and angelic dimension, most commonly with the Archangel Micheal.
Folk stories has it that Archangel Micheal (sometimes Gabriel is named too) came to a monk in a dream and brought this herb to human knowledge to use for healing purposes. At which time humanity was dealing with a plague and eventually Angelica became well known to prevent and treat deadly plagues.
When used in baths, Angelica root strengthens the aura, purifies and clears the aura of low vibrating entities that may attach themselves to you. When low vibrating energies magnetize themselves to your energy field, you may feel depression, deal with negative thoughts, feel confused and attract negative situations wherever you go.
Angelica Root is notable for magical purposes, especially to remove curses, hexes or evil energy that may have been projected toward your or your home. Angelica Roots promotes peace, harmony and healing so this can be an ideal herb to use and also burn in spaces where there may be a lot of discord, sorrow or illness.
Angelica Root opens portals to higher communication with self and your personal thoughts. It enhances mental powers, removes creative blockages and allows you clear communication with your intuition. It is also my favorite herb to place under my pillow in a sachet baggy to remember my dreams.
How to Use Angelica Root:
Essential Oil: Angelica Root oil can be used in oil warmers for its aromatherapy qualities. If you’re dealing with stress, anxiety or exhaustion, Angelica Root may be the herb for you to use in your oil warmer to disperse its aroma throughout any space to promote tranquility and peace.
Angelica Root essential oil can also be used to dress your candles to enhance its magical properties. Depending on the purpose of your ritual and intent, such as protection or during meditation to open your third eye, Angelica Root oil helps raise stagnant spiritual vibrations.
Incense: Burning Angelica as incense can bless your home or any space you wish to cleanse and purify and ground the energy fields of your space. Brings harmony and clarity especially if you’re unable to concentrate or feel uncomfortable in your space. Banishes evil forces and is very protective, defending against the evil eye and hexes people may try to work against you, your home or work environment.
Check out our post on how to Smudge using herbs and resins as incense here.
Aura Baths: Another great way to incorporate Angelica Root to your spiritual rituals is via Aura baths. Many times we may interact with people or visit places where our energy fields can be invaded by low vibrations. These type of people or places can feed off of you and drain you significantly.
Protecting your energy field by means of aura baths is a great way to create barriers and fortify your energy against these type of debilitating environments.
To do an aura bath is fairly simple and your intent should be clear as to the purpose of your ritual.
Here’s are some quick steps you can take to create a effective Aura Bath.
- Fill a bowl with water
- Add herbs to water
- Add charged water or perfume/cologne/essential oil (optional)
- Light candle and meditate for a few minutes and program the bath
- Take bath or pour over you after shower
You can also sprinkle Angelica Root in the corners of your home or any space to create a shield of protection. You can also add the herb to a sachet or mojo bag for protection and luck.
What is an Altar?
An altar is a sacred space that you can dedicate to a specific energy/entity for ritual, spiritual manifestation and development. Shrines and altars have existed since the beginning of time and are central to many ancient cultures and religions to this day. An altar is a place of self-contemplation, meditation, prayers, a place of honor for those we love and respect.
Ultimately, an altar is a focal point where you comfortably “Alter” your consciousness. Your altar is a place where you’re able to not only recognize the 10% of your brain that you use, but also activate the subconscious mind, the other 90% of the brain you don’t use which is your spiritual, higher self. A spiritual altar is your sacred space to “alter” your being. According to dictionary.com, Alter is defined as “change or cause to change in character or composition, typically in a comparatively small but significant way.” This is what my Boveda Espiritual (Spiritual Vault) has always been to me. A place where I seek change in character. Small and subtle changes, but progressive nonetheless. At your spiritual altar your predominant work must be about elevation, not materialization.
Who can use an altar?
Anyone can set up a spiritual altar. You do not need to be an advanced occultist or initiated into any group for you to set up an altar and be successful with your altar. It is a personal space where you can build relationships with your inner self and the divine world around you.
It’s about building intuition and self trust.
When do you use a spiritual altar?
A spiritual altar can have many purposes. Personally for me, it’s my refuge from not only the world but also myself. Often times we create ideals and thoughts in our minds about ourselves and the world around us. It’s important to self evaluate and step outside of ourselves to examine the life we’re living.
Are you who you really say you are? Or are you what others dictate you should be?
These are the type of questions that come up when at your altar. How genuinely are you really living out your life?
I greet my altar daily before I pick up my phone to check emails and social media. I take a moment to breathe and acknowledge my higher self. It’s also the place I go to when I’m having difficulties and need answers that I’m unable to get from myself at the moment. It can be your source of inspiration, when you want to reconnect with your ancestors, become a better person, etc. The purposes are endless and unique to you only and should not have any bearing on validation from people, things and circumstances outside of yourself.
Where do you use a spiritual Altar?
Your spiritual altar should be placed in an area clear of distractions, clutter and people who may not have productive comments or thoughts toward your altar or spiritual development. It should be a place where you’re able to express your troubles, emotions, dreams, desires without judgment. It’s a place where you and your creator congregate periodically to examine the progress you’re making on your path.
How do you use a spiritual Altar?
As mentioned, there is no right or wrong way when cultivating your spiritual altar, but there are a few basic guidelines which sets the foundation for your altar. In the beginning your altar will be minimal, but as time progresses you will notice your altar grow with personal objects to you or to the specific energy you have dedicated the altar to.
The items you choose to place on your altar are simply tools and symbols that speaks and activates your subconscious mind. You are an altar onto yourself. The tools you need for advancement are within you already waiting to be ignited. With an altar you are simply projecting to the universe the elements that makes up the energy that already exists inside you.
Caring for your altar: I normally clean my altar at least once a week. You can pick any day of the week that best suits you. Cleaning means changing of the water, wiping away any dust or remnants from offerings or rituals and smudging incense to clear and purify. This is also a good time to set the tone for your week ahead or start/end of your day. Prayers, affirmations and development are the things you should be working on your altar periodically. Its a place where I seek answers from within and I speak to my altar as if I were speaking to a friend or any person. Because in fact your ancestors and spirit guides are your friends and are listening to every word you speak there.
Items to place on your altar: You can place any item you’d like on your altar. Anything you decide to place at your altar will have a purpose. Pay attention to the things that you like or catches your attention. For beginners, there are certain guidelines you can follow to help get you started. I unknowingly started altars from a very young age and it was always of things I loved or resonated with me, be it fairy animals, Native American Indians, African Cosmology and so on. No two altars are eve alike and always resonates to the person who sets it up. However yo find yourself creating your own spiritual altar will be unique to you only. Its your place of pure contemplation and elevation without judgement or rules.
Three most basic and essentials for your altar is a table, white cloth and a cup of water. As you continue to progress, you can add more cups according to your development. Typically a spiritualist and Misa Espiritual (Spiritual Gathering), where further look into your spiritual framework is investigated, will clarify the guides that walk with you and how they manifest with your personally.
Below are the significance and dedication for each cup on your spiritual altar.
From the book:
Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women By Iyanla Vanzant
Glass 1: Ori, the spirit of your head
Glass 2: The spirit of your bloodline (ancestors)
Glass 3: The spirit/essence of masculine energy
Glass 4: The spirit/essence of feminine energy
Glass 5: The spirit/essence of the inner child
Glass 6: Karmic spirits (spiritual energy from past existences)
Glass 7: Spirit of the creator, the god head that established the divinity of your life and all life. (Largest Cup)
7-9 cups are traditions of the Yoruba/Lucumi/Santeria traditions. The spiritual altar is called a “Boveda Espiritual” translated as, “Spiritual Vault”. Its where you store what you value most, your personal power, intuition and dreams.
It was my first experience with “organizing” my spiritual lineage. We all create altars subconsciously in one way or another using images & symbols of things we’re attracted to. I always found myself as a child creating shrines for butterflies, unicorns and as I got older moved on to other symbols.
Your altar is a reflection of you and the universe around you. All the elements that exist on this planet also exists within you. Here are the main elements to your altar.
Spiritual Focal Points
- Water (Feminine Principle)
- Receptive/Passive energy
- Carrier/Conduit of energy and vibrations
- Represents movement
- Fertility, Initiation
- Water Absorbs, connects
- Use as a portal or gateway to realms
- A place to “house” or contain entities
Uses of water on altar: Use as a conduit to communicate with spirit. Water also represents the feminine principle of nurturer, soothing and renewal. Use during libations to call and honor ancestors and spirit guides.
- Fire (Masculine Principle)
- Alchemy + Transformation
- Third Eye + Illumination
- Guiding Light
- Action + Beginnings
Uses of Fire on altar: Fire is used in the form of candles and colors, be it red, black or white known as the primordial colors. It’s a symbol of life, passion and activity.
- Air (Masculine Principle)
- Activation of thought
- Transporter of thought
- Breath of life
- Prayers +Affirmations
- Conscious Breathing
Use of air on Altar: Burning candles or incense is a great way to manifest the air element on your altar. It shifts energy in any space to bring clarity and movement.
- Earth (Feminine Principle)
- Heaviness, obstacles
- Time, memory
- Established powers
Use of Earth element on Altar: The element of Earth (Wood) can be represented by the table you use. Crystals and plants are also great symbols of the earth element for any altar. Crystals hold memories or rather “crystallizes” information in time. Plants + soil are representations of growth, death and renewal.
Boveda Espiritual + Shrines + Ancestor Altars
A spiritual altar and an ancestor altar are known to be used interchangeably. In addition to a spiritual altar, I also have an ancestor altar which is slightly different in set up but used for similar purposes. An ancestor altar is set up on the floor/ground and in most traditions the ancestors essence is housed in a sort of walking stick where the energy of that ancestor is housed, known as Egguns.
Where a spiritual altar is to elevate guardian angels, god’s appointed guardians, spirit guides and ancestors, an ancestor altar is used to ground your energy and a place of reverence and recognition. All shrines and altars are centers of elevation. Elevating your spirits and self to higher vibrations and projections.
Offerings: An offering is a sort of sacrifice or connection you make with the entity or energy you have the altar set up for. For an ancestor altar you may want to set up things your ancestors liked. I place coffee, bread rum and many other basic items as offerings to the spirits. Offerings “feeds” or rather empowers the energy you’re working with. Sacrifices can come in many forms. You can give up a bad habit that is preventing you from elevating thus starving the lower self and feeding your purpose.
Common types of offerings:
- Food you cook (give as an offering to give thanks for providing food to your family)
- Crystal, stones, gems: They carry vibrations you can charge at your altar ans use.
- Liquor: Ever heard of wines and spirits? Liquor like many things has essence or spirits that enliven the ancestors and spirits.
- Bread: Symbol for abundance, life and the cosmic body.
- Flowers to bring life and new energy to your altar
- Photos & symbols of the energy you work with.
- Prayers: Any prayer will do. Prayers are forms of offerings as you’re pouring yourself into the moment.
As with every person, every altar will be different. Each item you place on your altar speaks to your subconscious mind. You should not expect too much from your altar as with the items you place on your altar are symbols, so are the day to day experiences you have.
Spirit speaks in many forms and it is up to us to be aware, conscious and accepting of the symbols and messages being given to us. If you’re in constant pursuit of trying to define or identify your spiritual experiences you’ll end up losing the point. The point is you must allow the experience to reveal and define itself to you.
Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women-By Iyanla Vanzant
Shrine and Altar: Establishing Your Personal Sanctuary for Spiritual Awakening, Self improvement and Divine Contemplation-by Yuya Assaan-Anu
New Year Rituals are my favorite because it gives a sense of renewal and a time where everyone seems to be on this “new me” vibe which can be contagious and inspiring. I always take advantage around this time of year to do some sort of offering like I did this year with a prosperity offering & a purifying aura cleanse that year. Every year’s goal is to set the intentions for what you hope to accomplish. Most of us may forget this ritual (& resolutions) in a few weeks, but that’s ok because the point is to stimulate your subconscious mind to manifest opportunities and abundance for the future.
The items for this spell as usual are easy to find in your kitchen or local market.
What You Will Need
Candles (Colors of choice)
Why You Need it
I use 5 pennies because its personally my favorite number, but you can use as many pennies as you like whether its your lucky number or a number that means something to you. I use pennies to represent copper, since pennies are no longer made out of copper like back in the days, but nonetheless the representation & energy persists to me. Copper aids with conductivity, so in this ritual it will serve that purpose.
Rice represents abundance, never going without food, ability to provide food to your home and loved ones as well as promote luck and wealth.
Sesame seeds opens paths, unblocks stagnant energy that may be preventing flow of money & opportunities your ways. Associated with Fire, it brings motion and action to your endeavor. When using always repeat the mantra, “open sesame” to open hidden passages in your brain as well as everyday life.
Gold & Silver represents alchemy. Transforming, change.
Gold’s energy is vibrant and projective. I use gold for matters of the mind such as poor concentration and memory. When worn, gold enhances will power, courage and confidence. It brings motion to idle dreams, ideas and goals and encourages manifestation.
In this ritual its purpose is to stimulate confidence in you to attract and accept the abundance the universe offers as well as attract money and wealth.
Projective Energy is bright, outward, aggressive, active, forward, electrical. Deflects negative energy, overcomes inertia and creates movement.
Silver in this ritual symbolizes the goddess, the lunar glow peace & beauty.
Silver represents the moon goddess and is very healing to the physical body due to its conductive nature. It is purifying and known to aide with blood circulation, detox and boosts the immune system. It allows the body’s energy to flow as well as connect with energy of crystals, stones and your surroundings. When worn, especially when combined with a stone, this metal enhances your energy, promotes luck and protects against low and negative energy.
Receptive Energy: Attracting, quiet, calming, soothing, promotes meditation, spirituality and inward reflection. Grounding and peace energy. Psychic awareness, promotes love.
How to do it
This ritual can be done a week before the new year a week after or anytime of the year you need to attract luck and open doors for yourself. I typically set it up a few hours before midnight & at the stroke of midnight light the candles.
- Set up your plate however you like, I chose 2 plates to give dimension.
- With a clear mind and calm energy visualize what you hope to achieve in the new year. You can dedicate this to your family’s collective prosperity, dedicate it to a new job, whatever the intention, make sure you’re clear about it.
- Set your pennies around the plate and say, ” I will always be bountiful and healthy to be able to work and attract money”.
- Along a perimeter begin to spread your ingredients. I began with rice and prayed that my home and the home of those related to me never go without a meal.
- Now spread the silver & gold glitter. I did it opposite each other to represent balance.
- At the stroke of midnight light your candles. Here I have silver & gold, but any color that has meaning to your intent will do.
As a child I’d always associate horseshoes with unicorns because my fascination was that horses actually wore “shoes” (I was a weird kid!). Not to also mention that the symbol of the horseshoe was the charm that stood out to me most out of all the charms in the Lucky Charms cereal. Despite my vast imagination, horseshoes have a lot of history behind them being used as charms, amulets and talismans for luck & protection.
In this post I will share with you a quick and easy way to make your own charm similar to the one I shared here, this time using a horseshoe. But first, a little background on the horseshoe and its magical purposes.
History of the Horseshoe
Iron is associated with the energy of the planet Mars and activates the masculine energy of strength, battles and new beginnings. Mars is closely related to the element of fire which is spontaneous, projective energy and charged. Iron’s association with life, death and rebirth is connected to its transformation process via corrosion.
Throughout European mythology horseshoes were used as Talismans and believed to repel and protect the home’s entryway of evil spirits. In certain parts it was custom that if a horseshoe is hung on a door with the two ends pointing upwards it promoted good luck as energy from the heavens was pouring into the home. On the other hand it was considered bad luck, if the two ends point downwards.
Regardless of the culture and belief, the horse shoe is very sacred and known throughout many ancient cultures and traditions. On another interesting historical note, the horseshoe is closely linked with the female yoni which represents portals, entrances and exits and placed in the entrances of many temples to represent such. The last letter of the Greek alphabet , Omega, is shaped like a horseshoe and represents the end.
How to make your own Horseshoe Talisman
What you will need:
• Horseshoe (Available at my shop)
• Cinnamon Sticks
• Red string or ribbon
• Garlic Clove
• Sewing Pin
• Aloe Vera Stem
• Sea Salt (Optional)
• Chamomile (Optional)
- Pick your horseshoe. Rarely will you find a horseshoe in the woods, so check out the shop to purchase an ideal one for you. I’ve even seen some at Marshall’s and other home decor stores, so just shop around and see what you find.
- Bind with Ribbon. Cut your ribbon to size depending on the size of your horseshoe’s nail holes. You can use them as guides to help wrap and loop your ingredients around the horseshoe. Ribbons can be used to represent a number of things such as here red to represent fire, and passion and wrapping it a number of times (her 4 to represent the 4 elements). And finally the ribbons help represent the binding webs that brings everything together.
- Spice it up. Cinnamon helps protect against negative energy and thoughts. It also promotes success and prosperity. I used two stick and tied one to each side.
- Aloe Garnish. It took some time to figure out the placement of the piece of Aloe I cut from my plant. I decided to add some ribbon across the lowest part of the horseshoe and pinned it while I got some garlic. Aloe represents nature, prevents against accidents and represents healing energy.
- Garlic Knots. Finally, pin your garlic clove where convenient on your horseshoe. I strategically place mine on the aloe since it seems to be where I could get the most grip.
How to use & where to place
- Place above your front door to protect against negative or evil energy people may bring with them, especially above the threshold of a high traffic area.
- Keep in the trunk of your car to prevent and protect against accidents with other cars,
- Use during money drawing and luck drawing rituals.
- There are many different types of placements and uses for talismans, charms and amulets. Use them as needed so long as your intent is clear.