Friday, May 10, 2013

Reader Question: Charging an Object and Money/Success Correspondences


I am making a spell bottle to up my chance of finding a job that will improve my family's economic situation and was wondering if I would need to charge the bottle that will hold the herbs and other items that are going in it? In general, how can I magically charge an item? For instance, I've read that you can leave it on a window sill by the light of a specific moon. What other ways can it be done?

Also, do you recommend any specific items I should use. I haven't done spell work in a number of years and am a little rusty.

Thank you,
 JoAnn Urban (



Thank you for your question!  There are a variety of ways to charge any magickal tool or object, the light of the full moon being just one.  Since you're wanting to draw something to you, you can also charge it in the light of the waxing moon.  Using oil is yet another way.  Just as if you're charging a candle, rub the bottle with the oil in an upward direction.  You can even use your own hands, either by holding the object and infusing it with your energy or placing your hands over the object and pushing your energy into it.

What really matters, though, is your intent.  Any means of charging an object won't work if you don't feel like it's working.  That also means that you could create your own way of charging an object, as long as it resonates with you.

As far as suggested items to use, I've included a small list of financial correspondences below.  Like charging, what matters is what you believe.  There are an abundance of correspondence charts, all incredibly different.  Everyone has a different personal experience.  So if you've had greater luck with something not on the list, use it!  Likewise, if you've used something on the list with no results, be sure not to include it.

Money Correspondences:
Aventurine, bloodstone, coal, peridot, tiger's eye, topaz.
Also, quartz is a fantastic multipurpose stone.

Allspice, almond, basil, cedar, cinnamon, clove, honeysuckle, jasmine, mint.
I particularly prefer a combination of basil, bay and mint, especially since they seem to also be accessible.

Bayberry, cedar, mint, nutmeg, patchouli, pine, sage.

Success Correspondences:
Amazonite, bloodstone, malachite, green tourmaline.
Again, quartz is a fantastic multipurpose stone.

Bay, cinnamon, clover, honeysuckle, lemon balm.
I particularly prefer a combination of basil, bay and mint, especially since they seem to also be accessible.

Apple blossom, cedar, mint, peony.

Also remember that colors, like green and orange, and symbols, like a dollar sign or the rune fehu, can also help you on your way.

During Yule, I gave those in my Circle a basket to create their own prosperity ornament.  Since that's somewhat similar to the bottle you're looking to create, I thought I might link you to it.  You can read more about that here.

Thank you again for contacting me.  Let me know how it all works out!


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  1. So glad I found your blog! You have helped to reaffirm my belief and inspire my spell work!

    1. Thank you so much! That's so inspiring to hear. Best of luck on your journey!