Daily Archives: March 5, 2017
The Romany philosophy is that depression attracts depression like a vibration. To ward it off play happy music or mix with happy people. Alternatively, walk to a hilltop to literally rise above your problem. Looking down on roads, cars, houses, and people makes them appear in better perspective.
Romanies always try to look on the bright side of any situation. However, if that is not so easy, try this Romany antidote to the blues.
Peel several cloves of garlic and place them in a saucer. Pour white vinegar over the cloves until they are partly immersed in it. Place the saucer beside your bed while you sleep. The garlic is said to turn pink because of the negative energy it absorbs.
The cloves should be buried in the morning and replaced by fresh cloves at night.
Here are a few old Gypsy cures for a headache:
- Rub your forehead with a stone and then cover the stone with soil.
The ache is said to be absorbed by the soil.
- Alternatively, you can rub a headache away by rubbing a horseshoe on your forehead.
(A piece of iron is said to work just as well.)
- Yet another method is to lie down and place a quartz crystal on your pillow. If you can’t lie down, try holding a quartz to your head for a few minutes to relieve the discomfort.
- Rosemary oil dabbed on the temples and third eye will end most headaches.
You need to prepare and work this spell when you are reaching your most fertile time of the month.
The idea is to make a doll that resembles you as closely as possible. Take some modeling clay and mold it into the form of a pregnant woman, press hair from your comb into her head, dress her in clothes like yours, even cut out a photo of your face and place it on hers.
When the doll is prepared, place her on a bed of fresh lavender or on a pink scarf sprinkled with lavender oil. (Lavender is a masculine flower, as its shape dictates, and it attracts love.) Take her to a table in a room without electric lights, and light a pink candle to the right of her.
Using clean, white paper write the phrase:
“I wish to conceive a daughter.”
Place the paper beneath the lavender or scarf.
Fold the paper around the doll on her bed and tie a yellow ribbon or cord around her. Place your doll beside your pillow, or on a bedside table, with a piece of quartz crystal and a moonstone. Quartz is sometimes called “sacred fire” because it intensifies the rays and energy of the sun, a masculine force. Moonstone, governed by the moon, is a feminine, emotional stone. Its nature and aura improve health and reveal the future. Like females, it changes with the moon; it transmits energy to health when the moon is waxing and gives power to desires when the moon is waning.
Your partner’s desire completes the spell and brings it to fruition.
From: The Good Spell Book
At your most fertile time of the month, place one red rose in a vase on a table.
Light a red candle, which is symbolic of Mars, ruler of vigor and vitality. Next, light a green candle. This color is associated with Venus, love, and harmony. Place it to the right of the red candle. Place a yellow candle, to represent the sun, above the red and the green candles to form a triangle. The number three represents the male reproductive organ, and sexual force.
On a bay leaf – because bay is ruled by the sun – write the phrase “I wish to conceive a son.” Place it face up between the candles.
Now close your eyes and imagine a red rosebud in your womb. Visualize the rosebud unfolding and coming into bloom.
Open your eyes and visualize the candle light being channeled into your womb, then close your eyes and continue with the visualization for as long as you can.
Leave the candles to burn themselves out. Take the bay leaf, kiss it three times, and place it under your pillow, where it should stay throughout your fertile phase.
All that is required now is the cooperation of your partner.
From: The Good Spell Book
No need to cross your fingers and hope for good weather. According to the Romanies, you can make the sun shine whenever you want it to.
- Light a golden candle.
- Draw a five-inch map of the area where you want the sun to shine.
Moving the map clockwise, circle it three times around the candle flame, imagining the flame is the sun.
- Burn the map in the flame while making your wish.
You could say:
Fair weather I ask you to shine,
On this special day of mine,
I’ve chased the clouds away,
So the sun will shine all day.
Your special day will be filled with sunshine.
Romany spiritual traditions combine a dislike of disturbing the dead with a desire for the protective capacities cemetery dirt offers. Although one might not want to disturb one’s own ancestors or someone one knows, there’s no actual fear of the cemetery, thus an anonymous, unknown grave is chosen.
This spell harnesses abstract, protective qualities inherent in graveyard dirt to protect a child embarking on a long journey. Here’s how:
The parent takes a little dirt from any grave, balancing it on the back of the left hand. When the departing child isn’t looking, this dirt is tossed over his or her head to provide protection.