Protection is layered – from prayers to Candle work.
To learn about how to practice this African-American magical tradition, we recommend the following books:
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Used for spiritual baths, to wipe down surfaces and cleanse the floors and other surfaces for both protection and cleansing.
7-Day Jar Candles for Protection
You can have a good result by adding a few drops of protection oil into a jar candle, state your request and light the candle. Allow the candle to burn to completion.
Protection Dressed Candles
The rue herb is used for protection. It is also used for prosperity and money drawing – so many reasons to add ruda to your magical day!
It can be used in baths and candles, and it can be carried in pouches. Rue is associated with the planets Mars and Saturn and the element fire. It is also associated with the Goddesses Hecate and Diana.
Rue is one of the more popular plants a Santero will use in purification rituals. In cleansing ceremonies called despojos, the plants will be tied together in bunches and rubbed on a person. Rue is often an ingredient in lustral or purifying baths used to rid the bather of evil spirits or negative influences.
Wicca has eight major holidays or sabbats, all of which have their own rituals. Rue plants are used in three of them: Beltane (May 1), Litha (June 21), and Mabon (September 21). A Wiccan can mix dried rue with spring water and sprinkle it around the home to remove a jinx or invite peaceful vibrations. Putting a bag of rue above the front door wards off the evil eye.
The ancient Romans believed rue could protect the user from the evil eye.
Ruda Herb – Add the Ruda herb to your bath water to help break all types of hexes that have been cast upon you. We have these in prepared products
1 1-4oz Rue (ruda) Aromatic Bath Herb –Preparation is generally to steep the herbs in boiling water, strain the mixture, let the liquid cool, and pour it over the body while standing in a wash tub.
Devil’s Shoe Strings
Devils shoe strings can be used in hoodoo to stop someone from harassing you for protection and break blockages caused by your enemies.
Mojo protection bag for Protection
You will need to add either 3 or 7 items ONLY from the list below. Each number is one item. You would feed this bag with either whiskey or protection oil, just a few drops every other day will do during the time you need the most protection.
- nine Devils shoe strings
- a Silver dime
- 1 x Anil Ball – aka blueing balls
- Elder Berries Whole x 1
- Vandal Root
- High John Root 1oz (ipomoea Jalapa)
- A personal Concern
- a red mojo bag