This is an old-fashioned recipe that comes straight out of the Hoodoo and Conjure tradition. It is for anyone who has experienced misfortune and needs to turn their situation around stat! But it is also appropriate for anyone starting a new venture who wants to call fast acting luck to their side.
What you will need:
1 red or beeswax devotional candle
blend of the following dried herbs:
• alkanet leaf
• crushed vanilla pod
• spearmint leaf
• pen & paper
• green & red loose glitter
• olive oil or a Fast Luck oil like this one
Alkanet leaf is a traditional botanical ingredient in ceremonies where luck, action, or power is sought out. It is also a botanical used for its red dye and the color red has its own set of associations that also speak to power and good fortune. Alkanet is also a traditional ingredient used in New Orleans style Fast Luck oil.
Vanilla Pod is both sweetening and warming and whenever you create a ceremony to bring something quickly you want to include warming ingredients.
Spearmint leaf has a sharp, aromatic, scent that is used to cut through messes and also cut through delays bringing clarity an decisive action along in its wake.
Glitter to decorate your candle and make it pretty!
Ceremony: General Instructions for dressing vigil candles
If you are working with a paraffin candle, poke holes in the top of it – I like to make 3 or 4. You may use an ice pick, screwdriver, knife or other tool for this.
If you are working with a beeswax devotional candle as I do, then you are going to have a much harder time poking holes into the candle. Instead you may proceed without the holes.
Combine your herb mixture. Sprinkle 2-3 pinches of your herb mixture onto the candle.
Drop 3-4 drops of oil onto the top of the candle.
Add any curios like magnetic sand, small bits of pyrite, or lodestone gravel and finish with glitter.
Note – you do not want to “drown” your herbs in oil nor do you want them to be so dry that they catch fire when you light the candle wick.
Write out your petition and anoint the petition paper with the oil you used to dress the candle.
Place petition underneath candle, bless the candle with focus and sincerity for the manifestation of your desire.
Knock the candle 3 times to “seal” it, and then light it, allowing it to burn undisturbed.
Obviously do not leave a flame unattended unless it is in a fireproof container.
After your candle has finished burning, you may look at it and see what shapes you find in the glitter and debris. These may be construed as signs and give you information as you work to read the candle.
In love and blessings always,