MAKING A MOJO BAG
A mojo bag is a powerful tool in the magic of Hoodoo. One of the most potent and simple methods for connecting with our magical guides is to carry a well-prepared mojo bag. It is widely believed that mojo bags are the man-made manifestation of a spiritual being and that they contain life-like properties.
Crafting a Mojo Bag
Each practitioner has his or her own method of preparing and fixing a mojo bag. There are certain steps in the process that are considered universal. The ritual for preparing and fixing a mojo bag is usually performed on an altar or other sacred place and will often be accompanied by the burning of candles and incense.
The first step in creating your mojo bag is to select a cloth bag whose color resonates with your intention. Here is a list to help you choose the most appropriate color for your mojo bag.
Red. passion, protection, martial energy, courage, working with Mars
Green. prosperity, wealth, "luck," employment, working with Venus
Blue. philosophy, wisdom, intellect, eloquence, working with Jupiter
Purple. spirituality, karmic healing, divination
Black. banishing negativity, protection, discipline, working with Saturn
Once you have selected the proper bag, you must empower it. Begin by marking a candle with your goal. Impale the candle with nine pins, asserting your desire with the insertion of each pin. The ninth and final pin should be inserted directly through the candles wick. Light some incense and then light your candle.
Contents of a Mojo Bag
What you put in your mojo bag is as, if not more, important than the color of the bag. Fill the bag with the corresponding herbs, stones and symbols of your intention. For example...
For protection, fill your bag with lodestone, black tourmaline, and fennel seeds.
For good luck, fill your bag with a pinch of five-finger grass, High John Root and a sprinkling of Fast Luck oil.
For love, fill your bag with a matched pair of lodestones covered with iron filings. Add a piece of rose quartz and some rose hips to the bag. Dress the bag with love oil.
Once you have added all of the pertinent items to your mojo bag, pull the drawstring closed tightly and tie the strings into a knot, holding the bag shut. Tie the two ends into a second knot, tucking the ends underneath themselves. As you tie the bag, repeat the words “With these knots, I bind you to this purpose.” After you have secured your bag, you must "feed' it by anointing it with a corresponding magick oil. As you sprinkle or rub the oil on the bag, say “With this oil, I give you strength to accomplish your purpose.”
Using Your Mojo Bag
Your mojo bag should be carried with you for the first week and you should sleep with it near you at night. It should also be fed each day for a total of seven days, at the same time it was originally fixed, if possible.
After the first week, you may carry it on you during the day, or you may put it away in a private place. From that point forward, feed the mojo once a week for four weeks on the same day of the week that it was made.
After that month, it should then be fed once a month when the moon is new.
Once properly assembled and empowered, you should carry your mojo bag on you below the waist and sleep with it under your pillow.
Over time, your mojo bag may need to be refreshed. This is often done in late September, near the fall equinox. This process entails taking the mojo bag apart, saving hard items and removing and replacing leafy/dried herbs. The contents are then reassembled into a new mojo bag, which is prayed over and fed. Some people believe that a mojo’s power generally last for a year, and should be buried after that time. Others feel that if your mojo bag is still working for you do not make any changes.
Your mojo bag is only for your eyes and hands. No one else can touch or see it. Your mojo has its own name that you can use to speak to it and ask for its direct assistance at any time. This potent manifestation tool will empower you in a myriad of ways to easily and effortlessly obtain your desires.