Money Spells: Spells for Wealth, Prosperity, and Financial Stability - The Spells

The Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells - Judika Illes 2009

Money Spells: Spells for Wealth, Prosperity, and Financial Stability
The Spells

Certain topics attract more magical attention and spells than others. Weather spells, invisibility spells, rituals for preservation of animals attract individuals’ attention while love, protection, fertility, and healing spells evoke a more universal reaction. Money is another similar universal category. Everyone can always use more.

If there were a spell to guarantee an instant fortune, there’d be a lot of rich witches, fortunetellers, and shaman. Of course, as we all know and as denigrators of magic are invariably quick to point out, this is not the case. On the contrary, the metaphysically inclined tend to be a financially challenged bunch, from the most obscure to the most famous, from Dr. Dee to Dr. John, and from Madame Blavatsky to Count Cagliostro.


PRIMARY COLORS: green and gold

PRIMARY NUMBER: 2. because it encapsulates the concept of doubling

PLANETS: Jupiter, because it’s the planet of good fortune: the Moon, because it’s the planet of magic and fulfilled wishes: and Mercury, because the Roman god whose name it bears is involved with prosperity and finance

Spells for financial growth to increase money or business, should coincide with the waxing moon

That said there are a couple of things to consider. Every individual doesn’t win identical prizes; the rewards of the metaphysical life transcend the material. However, because so many brilliant magical practitioners have lived, at least during periods of their lives, from hand to mouth, a wealth of magical spells exist, suitable for every situation.

Alfalfa Money Spell

Murmur your financial desires over alfalfa. Burn it and scatter the ashes around your property.

Animal Magic Wealth Spells

Animal Magic Wealth Spell (1) Allies

The Animal Allies of wealth and financial fortune include the frog, toad, snake, dragon, cat, rat, rabbit, and fish. Surround yourself with their images to generate cashflow and financial inspiration.

Follow the direction given in Elements of Magic Spells for setting up an Animal Ally Altar (page 107).

Animal Magic Wealth Spell (2) Chinese

Chinese magic tradition features special animal amulets. These are typically small statues of specific animals, usually seated upon a vast bed of coins. These amulets serve to generate good fortune and preserve what already exists.

The most famous is the three-legged toad, depicted seated upon a hoard of coins. Money toads suitable for magic have a slightly open mouth so that a Chinese replica coin may be inserted.

The money toad should not be placed on the floor but kept at approximately coffee-table height.

Slip his “magic coin” into his mouth and face him discreetly toward the door.

Periodically he will need a rest: remove the coin from his mouth and face the toad away from the door so that he can recuperate and regenerate.

Obviously, you don’t want to keep your finances unprotected: more than one toad may be used simultaneously, place them in various areas always facing the entrance. Rotate the toads so that at least one is always on duty.

Animal Magic Wealth Spell (3) Chinese Frog

Frogs are universally considered the creature epitomizing increase, generation, and multitude. The ancient Egyptians used the hieroglyph for “tadpole” to represent the highest number they expressed.

Place a money frog amulet on a plate on top of a bed of real coins.

Sprinkle with mingled Money Drawing Powder and magnetic sand.

Place under your bed, looking toward the door.

Sprinkle with more powder periodically.

Among the other wealth-generating Chinese animal amulets are the dragon-tortoise, the mongoose, and the cow, all reclining upon a treasure trove. This cow is among Earths many sacred cows and, according to legend, if she draws wealth toward you, in exchange you must refrain from eating beef. The image of a sow nursing her piglets on a bed of coins is considered particularly beneficial for single mothers and their children.

Animal Magic Wealth Spell (4) Golden Spider

The golden money spider weaves a web of riches. As the old saying “If you wish to live and thrive, let the spider stay alive,” reminds us, killing a spider is considered detrimental to one’s own good fortune.

Draw a picture of the spider hidden in its labyrinthine web on red paper with gold ink.

Place the picture in a corner with a saucer underneath it.

Toss a few coins onto the saucer and make an invocation. Express your needs to the spider.

Once a week or whenever the spider comes through for you, toss a few more coins onto the plate.

Animal Magic Wealth Spell (5) Japanese Frog

According to Japanese tradition, keeping a small image of a frog in your wallet stimulates wealth. There are two ways of doing this. You can either look for a small Japanese wallet frog charm, flat enough to slide comfortably into a wallet. Charge the frog with your desires and carry it with your cash. Or you can improvise and place a photo or drawing of a green frog inside your wallet.

Animal Magic Wealth Spell (6) Maneki Neko

Although with popularity Maneki Neko, the Japanese beckoning cat, has been adapted to other uses, her primary purpose is to generate cash for her owner. This amulet depicts a seated cat holding one hand up in the gesture that in Japan indicates, “Come here!” Maneki Neko’s upraised left hand beckons increased business while the upraised right hand demands cash. Allegedly the higher the hand, the more powerful the amulet.

Maneki Neko comes in a variety of colors any of which is suitable for increased wealth, however a gold cat is believed most powerful for this purpose.

Maneki Neko must face the outside world so that she can beckon wealth into your private premises.

Place Maneki Neko in the window facing outside or across from the front door.

Some Maneki Neko’s have a slot in the back as if they were a child’s piggybank. Make a wish and place a few coins within as amulet activation.

Avocado Money Spell

Avocado trees serve as money magnets. Transplant an avocado tree and eat the very first avocado that grows on it. Cleanse and dry its pit and carry it as a money charm.

Balsam of Peru Spell

Balsam of Peru grows throughout Central and South America, not just in Peru. Beyond its sacred and healing aspects, it’s also magically used to attract wealth. Burn balsam of Peru for happy, beneficial prosperity.

Basic Money Botanicals

The following botanicals radiate wealth and money-drawing properties. Incorporate them into spells as desired: alfalfa, avocado, basil, cabbage, chamomile, chervil, clover, coriander, dill, five-finger grass (cinquefoil), lettuce, mint, nasturtium, oakmoss, parsley, poppies, and vervain.

Basic Money Botanicals Candle

Hold a green candle in your hands and charge it with your desire. Hollow out its base, pack it full of basic money botanicals, and then burn it.

Basil Spells

Basil is the botanical particularly associated with prosperity and increase. It’s used to magically increase fertility and romance and especially to attract and increase wealth. The plant is sacred to two very prominent Spirits of Wealth: India’s Lakshmi and Vodou’s Ezili Freda Dahomey.

Basil Spell (1) Bath

The scent of basil on the skin allegedly draws financial opportunity toward the wearer. Once upon a time, prostitutes in Spain bathed in basil and rubbed their body with the fragrance to attract free-spending customers. The custom may be emulated regardless of one’s profession. Take this bath just before venturing out in pursuit of any financial opportunity. Because basil smells so inviting, this is not a difficult spell to enjoy.

Roughly chop most of a large bunch of basil, in order to release the volatile oils, but leave some leaves whole, especially those that most remind you of cash bills.

Pour boiling water over the basil and let it steep.

When it cools, add the liquid to your bath. Float the whole leaves in the water so that you can visualize yourself swimming in cash.

Let the water drain and allow yourself to air-dry.

Do not dispose of the used basil leaves (don’t throw out the cash!) but either leave them in the tub until your transactions are complete or remove them, place them in a bag and reserve until an opportune moment for disposal arises.

Basil Spell (2) Exact Sum

Should you need an exact sum of money, write the amount on a slip of paper.

Drip a little basil oil on the paper.

Fold it in half twice and then bury it in a flowerpot filled with Earth. (For extra enhancement, collect crossroads dirt.)

Ideally you should then plant money-attracting plants in the pot: try marigolds, basil, thyme, or some sturdy cactus.

Bayberry Money Spell

Anoint a small piece of silver with infused oil of bayberry.

Hold it in your left hand to charge it with your desire.

Carry it with you during the day.

Place it on your forehead over the Third Eye area for thirty minutes every day. Feed with a drop of bayberry oil weekly.

Bryony Root Spell

White bryony is also known as English or European Mandrake as it’s among the roots most frequently used as a substitute for that rare Mediterranean plant. Like mandrake, bryony is potentially poisonous. Its love and fertility-drawing powers are not exactly up to par, however bryony has its own gifts.

At night, take all the money out of your wallet.

Stack it up and place a bryony root (or a piece of one) on top to encourage the money to grow.

Return the money to your wallet in the morning and repeat as needed.

Buckeye Spell

Buckeyes are traditionally used as money generating charms. The most famous involved drilling a hole into a buckeye, then filling it with mercury and sealing. Mercury is very toxic—that spell offers plenty of opportunity for self-injury. Instead, try this safer but no less magically effective alternative.

Make a paste from magnetic sand, Money Drawing Powder, Fast Luck Oil, and essential oil of bergamot.

Rub it on the buckeye.

Wrap the buckeye in either a new or used cash bill, rolling it toward you.

Tie it with red thread, making knots and visualizing.

Rub the remainder of the paste onto two small green candles.

Place these candles side by side on a dish covered with Money Drawing Powder.

Place the buckeye between the candles.

Light the candles. When they have burned all the way down, your charm has been activated.

Buckeye Charm Spell

Carry a buckeye in a conjure bag with two large denomination coins, and anoint with money-drawing oils periodically.

Buckwheat Spell

Buckwheat is allegedly a potent charm for attracting wealth. Japanese goldsmiths traditionally used buckwheat dough to collect gold dust in the workplace. Personal methods of utilizing buckwheat’s magic money acquiring powers tend to be culinary. When practicing culinary magic, visualize that stereotyped image of the old witch stirring her cauldron: she mutters and murmurs. Do the same: focus on your desire while preparing the food, not only when eating. Murmur your desired intent over cooking buckwheat.

Buckwheat’s magic money powers are at their height on New Year’s Eve (any New Year’s Eve; the point is that it’s a threshold, not the exact date). Eat buckwheat noodles or buckwheat pancakes (blini) on New Year’s Eve to attract wealth in the New Year.

Buckwheat Poverty Protection Spell

Blend buckwheat hulls with dried basil and parsley in an uncovered glass bowl. Keep this in the kitchen to ward off poverty.

Candle Spells

Candle Spell (1) Basil and Bergamot Money Drawing

Write the precise sum that you require on a square of brown paper.

Carve your name, identifying information and the sum onto a green candle.

Dress the candle with essential oils of basil and bergamot.

Place the candle over the paper.

Burn the candle for increments of fifteen minutes daily until the specified amount has accumulated.

Candle Spell (2) Seven Knob

Write the amount needed on a square of paper.

Place it beneath a green seven-knob candle dressed with money oils.

Burn one knob a night for seven nights.

Candle Spell (3) Nutmeg

Dress and carve green candles. Sprinkle with powdered nutmeg and burn.

Candle Spell (4) Radiant Symbol

Carve your name and identifying information into a green candle.

In addition carve a symbol that represents money or wealth to you: prosperity runes, a dollar sign, or whatever resonates for you.

Hold the candle in your hands and focus on your desire.

Dress and embellish the candle with money-drawing oils and powders and burn.

Candle Spell (5) Asset Preservation

Gorse stimulates money growth but also provides protection, and so is an excellent botanical for magically preserving assets. Carve and dress a green candle as desired. Surround it with a circle of gorse, and visualize your money protected and growing.

Candle Spell (6) Fast Cash

For fast double financial action, this spell requires a black and green double-action candle.

Carve whatever you wish to lose on the black side (debt, poverty).

Carve what you need to manifest on the green side. In both cases, be as specific as possible.

Trim the bottom of the candle if necessary, exposing the wick so that both ends may be lit simultaneously.

Impale the candle horizontally on a spiked candlestick and burn both ends.

Candle Spell (7) Money Growth

Carve and dress a green candle to express your desires.

Place it on a saucer.

Arrange coins around the base of the candle.

Light the candle and chant:

Money grow, money flow

Candle burn, watch me earn

Money grow, money flow

Flame shine

What I want is mine!

Cash Boomerang Spell

Anoint all your cash with Magnet Oil prior to spending it, so that it returns to you.

Cash at Hand Spell (1)

A simple spell so as always to have at least a little money at hand: burn onion peelings on the stove.

Cash at Hand Spell (2)

Alternatively, burn garlic skins in the kitchen to keep money in the house.

These two Cash at Hand spells are easily combined and reinforce each other.

Cash in Hand Spell (3) Extra Cash in Hand

Rub two drops of essential oil of bergamot between the palms of your hands to attract money. Rub the oil in your pockets, purse or wallet, too.

Cat’s Eye Spell

Had it? Lost it all? The cat’s eye gemstone allegedly draws back wealth lost prior to the arrival of the stone. Light candles, charge the stone, talk to it, and describe your needs.

Carry it with you and sleep with it for financial inspiration.

Conjure Bag: Alkanet

Place alkanet root pieces in a mojo bag. Sprinkle it with henna powder and carry to enhance finances and provide good fortune.

Conjure Bag: Aspen

Carry aspen leaves and buds in a conjure bag to generate money.

Conjure Bag: Bag of Nuts

Place a buckeye, a hickory nut and a horse chestnut in a green drawstring bag. Sprinkle with money-drawing powder once a week and carry for enhanced prosperity.

Conjure Bag: Jezebel Root

Place a Jezebel root, some cubeb peppers, and one coin in a large denomination (a dollar coin, for instance) in a bag.

Conjure Bag: Lucky Sevens

Fill a conjure bag with seven different pieces of money; you can use coins or paper. You can use assorted national currencies. You just need seven distinct types, for instance: a penny, a nickel, a dime, a quarter, a dollar coin, a two-dollar bill, and a ten-dollar bill.

Sprinkle with essential oil of bergamot.

Carry the bag for seven days. Allegedly the contents should multiply sevenfold. (Or even seven times sevenfold!)

Conjure Bag: Lunar Blessings

Tuck moonwort into a green charm bag together with a miniature horseshoe, a lunar charm, and either a real or a charm four-leaf clover.

Conjure Bag: Magic Five and Seven

Place a cinnamon stick in a conjure bag together with seven Grains of Paradise and five coins.

Conjure Bag: Money Beans

Place seven distinct types of money (nickel, dime, quarter, and so on) in a mojo bag with seven distinct beans (kidney, lima, black-eyed pea, etc.). Write your financial desire onto a bit of brown paper, anoint it with Magnet Oil and add it to the bag. Carry the charm until your desire has been fulfilled.

Conjure Bag: Seven Coins

Place seven coins in a charm bag, together with violet leaves and a pinch of five-finger grass (cinquefoil), to generate wealth.

Conjure Bag: Skunk Cabbage

Blend skunk cabbage with bay laurel leaves to stimulate an influx of wealth.

Conjure Bag: Smart Ass Mojo

Write the amount of money you need on a piece of paper.

Anoint it with essential oil of bergamot and/or Magnet Oil and place it in a conjure bag.

Add magnetic horseshoes plus lodestones plus some smartweed, also known as “water pepper” ox “smart ass.”

Feed the bag by sprinkling it with magnetic sand every third day until the money needed is received.

Magnetic sand is sold dyed in inspirational colors. Use gold and/or green (the colors to attract money) to enhance the spell.

Creole Anti-poverty Spell

Combine the following ingredients in a bowl: a cup of white sugar, a cup of salt, and a cup of raw white rice.

Open a safety pin and stick it into the bowl.

Leave it out in full view.

Dragon Spell

The dragon is the traditional guardian of wealth and treasure. Unlike Western stories that paint dragons as hoarding, mean-spirited creatures, East Asian dragons are benevolent and generous. Instead of killing the dragon, the desire is to make an alliance with the dragon, to harness its power to improve one’s own quality of life. A dragon can’t watch out for wealth with its eyes closed. A Chinese ritual seeks to open the dragons eyes, in order to activate its energy in your life.

You will need a porcelain dragon statue. These are sold in Chinatown. You may also be able to purchase one from companies that promote porcelain-painting parties.

The Dragon Hour is between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Open the dragon’s eyes at this time by dotting the eyes with a new brush and black ink.

Two-dimensional dragons (prints, posters, paintings) should have open eyes in order to promote positive dragon energy. If they are closed or averted, use an incense stick to ritually activate the eyes.

Dream Pillow

Dress dried basil, dried chamomile blossoms, and dried fenugreek with a few drops of essential oils of basil and bergamot. When the botanicals are thoroughly dry, use them as the filling for a dream pillow to inspire financially intuitive and lucrative dreams.

Fenugreek Spells

Fenugreek is known as the plant of increase. It stimulates growth of all kinds. It’s used in fertility spells, in spells to enhance the size of one’s bust, and in spells to enhance the size of one’s bank account, too. Fenugreek provides wealth and protects against poverty.

Fenugreek Spell (1)

Place some fenugreek seeds in a jar.

Every day add a few more.

When the jar is full, bury in Earth and start all over again.

Fenugreek Spell (2)

Scatter fenugreek seeds discreetly around your house and property.

Fenugreek Spell (3)

Pour boiling water over fenugreek seeds to make an infusion. Strain the seeds out and use the liquid in the rinse water used for cleaning your floors.

Fern Seed Money Spell

Fern seed allegedly has a magically beneficial effect on one’s finances. These aren’t the kind of seeds you can buy in a packet, however. Gather ferns and look for the spores that are commonly called seeds. Gently remove them by scraping them off the leaves. Slip them into a sachet and carry for good fortune.

Ginger Root Spell

Sprinkle dried powdered ginger in your pocket or purse to increase your finances.

Ginger Root Money Growth Spell

Bury whole ginger roots in Earth to draw money towards you. For added intensification, arrange in auspicious patterns, such as a pentacle or diamond.

Golden Magnet Spell

According to the ancient Scandinavians, a tiny piece of gold serves as a magnet for increased wealth. Carry a real gold coin or a small charm in an amulet bag to generate greater wealth.

The Goose is Cooked Spell

September 29th is the feast of Michael the Archangel—Michaelmas. Allegedly if you eat goose on this day you will not lack money during the forthcoming year.

Green Ribbon Spell

Visualize what you need.

Verbalize this aloud, in clear, precise, unambiguous language.

Make nine knots in a green silk ribbon. As you form each knot, repeat your invocation.

Keep the cord in a safe place: a conjure bag, inside a magic money-box filled with wealth-drawing charms, or buried in Earth.

Green Tourmaline Money Magnet

Carry or wear green tourmaline to attract cash.

Grow Some Cash Spell

Plant coins in a pot filled with dirt. (Crossroads dirt is most potent.) Reinforce the spell by adding money-drawing plants to the pot. Ideally this should stimulate your other money to grow.

Grow Some Cash Spell: Acorn

Bury an acorn during a Dark Moon night to receive an infusion of money quickly. (This is also allegedly beneficial if waiting for debts to be repaid.)

Grow Some Cash Spell: Flaxseed

Place a pinch of flaxseed in a jar with a few coins.

Repeat daily, adding another pinch of flaxseed and a few more coins.

Keep the jar on an altar or in the kitchen.

When the jar is full, bury the filled jar on your property and begin again.

Grow Some Cash Spell: Gold

Bury something golden. It doesn’t have to be real gold; try a piece of fool’s gold or feng shui replica gold ingots.

Add three drops of menstrual blood or prick your smallest finger and allow three drops of blood to fall.

Plant green leafy plants, money plants, on top like basil, cabbage, or lettuce.

Grow Some More Cash Spell

In the autumn, bury hollyhock seeds together with four coins: one old, one brand new, one of silver, and one of copper. By the spring, you should see an increase in wealth.

Has No Hanna Money Spell

Add a drop of essential oil of bergamot to Has No Hanna condition oil. Anoint your wallet with this oil daily so that it will never be empty.

High John the Conqueror Spell (1)

Rub a cash bill with essential oil of basil and/or Magnet Oil.

Wrap the bill around a High John the Conqueror root, rolling toward you.

Knot it shut with green and/or red thread.

Carry this with you as a charm, or place it discreetly near the entrance to your home or business, or even inside the cash register or near your ledgers.

Activate the charm by dressing with more basil oil as needed.

High John the Conqueror Spell (2)

Wrap a High John root and a May apple root in a cash bill, rolling it toward you.

Knot it tight with red thread.

Place this in a charm bag and carry it with you.

High John Incense Spell

In trying financial times, burn some High John the Conqueror incense daily.

Hildegard’s Magical Money Tip

Hildegard of Bingen recommended carrying a slice of horseradish in your purse on New Year’s Eve. This prevents you running out of money in the brand new year.

Horseshoe Spell (1)

Wrap a horseshoe with green thread, binding and knotting your desires and intentions.

Decorate this horseshoe with images, amulets, beads, and small packets of herbs such as dried basil, High John chips or fenugreek seeds.

Hang it up to bring good fortune.

Horseshoe Spell (2)

Dip a horseshoe in Magnet Oil and then in magnetic sand, so that both sides are coated.

Gently shake off the excess. Let it dry.

Wrap the shoe with green or gold thread.

Decorate with lucky charms, as and if desired.

Hungarian Family Full of Cash Spell

When you receive a substantial amount of cash, especially when it is unexpected, spit on it. The Hungarian invocation, “Ápàd, Ányàd, idejöjon!” literally translates to “Daddy, Mommy, come here quick!” Adapt so that it sounds natural to you. This invites the money to invite even more money to feel welcome in your hands.

Incense: Money Drawing

Blend one part benzoin powder to two parts ground cinnamon. Place it on lit charcoal and waft the fragrance through the house.

Incense: Wealth

Combine brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and ground coffee.

Add powdered (confectioner’s) sugar, carnation petals, garlic chives, and cherry blossoms if possible. If cherry blossoms are unavailable, try apple blossoms or the blossoms of any flowering fruit tree. Omit if they are impossible to find.

Grind all the ingredients together.

Burn it outside the front door of your home or business to attract wealth.

Leave the ashes alone for 24 hours to radiate their power, then dispose of them in woods or in living, running water.

Jet Spell

Not an airplane but the fossilized wood. Jet stabilizes finances. Wear it or carry it. Be cautious: much of what is sold as jet is really plastic. You should be able to pierce true jet with a needle.

Jezebel Root Spell (1)

Carry a Jezebel root to attract men with money. The root should be sufficient by itself, however just to be sure anoint with a drop of Follow Me Boy! Oil.

Jezebel Root Spell (2)

Anoint a Jezebel root with a drop of High John the Conqueror and/or Martha the Dominator Oil Carry it with you to induce others to be generous with you.

Kitchen Money Magic

Trying to cast a discreet money spell? Jezebel root, dragon’s blood, frankincense, and five-finger grass may be reasonably conspicuous. They’re not exactly standard household items, at least not in most standard households. Never fear. Some of the most powerful money-drawing plants are innocuous culinary herbs, perfect for subtle kitchen magic for those witches still in the broom closet.

Finely chop fresh basil, dill, and/or parsley. Whisper and murmur your desires over them. Sprinkle onto food as a magical garnish.

Knot Money Spell

Comb or brush your hair.

Visualize the money that you need. Remember as long as you’re visualizing, visualize big.

When nine strands of hair have been caught in your comb or brush, stop brushing.

Start chanting: “I need [amount]. Please bring me [amount].” Be specific.

As you’re chanting, rub the strands of hair between your palms, forming a string.

When you’ve created a long chord of hair, tie nine knots in it, moving from the left to the right.

Visualize the money in your hand as you hold the hair. Visualize your debts paid, your purpose fulfilled.

When you’re ready, either bury the hair in Earth or burn it.

Lodestone Spell (1)

Place a male and female lodestone inside a covered container. Do not use a plastic container.

Cover the lodestones with magnetic sand. Add various coins. Then cover this with gold, silver, and copper glitter powder.

Write the quantity of money you desire on a small slip of paper, fortune-cookie fortune size, and insert it into the pile of sand and glitter.

Remove the paper when your goal has been achieved.

Dispose of all the items except the coins and lodestones. Whatever clings to the lodestone may remain also, there’s no need to pick off all the magnetic sand, for instance.

Soak the lodestones in red wine overnight.

Drain them in the morning, and sprinkle them with a little magnetic sand.

Place them in a magic box together with the coins used in the spell. Reserve for further use.

Lodestone Spell (2)

Sprinkle gold magnetic sand over a matched pair of green lodestones. Place them in a red flannel bag with a dollar bill and a piece of silver pyrite.

Lodestone Spell (3)

Place lodestones in a jar and cover them with magnetic sand.

Add coins, then seal the jar shut.

Leave the coins in overnight or for a few days to magically charge them up.

Then add them to a charm bag together with tonka beans. Sprinkle them with magnetic sand.

Feed the lodestone well before repeating this spell. (See Elements of Magic Spells, page 44, for instructions.)

Low John the Conqueror Spell

Put a whole Low John root (Bethroot) inside a bowl. Pray, beg, and visualize over it.

Then put the bowl with the root inside a dark space. (A corner of a closet, tucked away to the back of a drawer or cabinet.)

You should soon observe an improvement in your finances. As long as you do, feed the root by adding a penny to the bowl daily.

Lucky Buddha Spells

The East Asian deity Hotei conflates a Chinese prosperity spirit with the Buddha. Unlike austere, ascetic Indian Buddhas, Hotei is fat and happy. He’s the patron of fortune-tellers, ensuring that they make a living. However, anyone may invoke him for money. Allegedly his large stomach contains his ample moneybags.

Lucky Buddha Spell (1)

Choose an image of Hotei, also known as the Laughing Buddha, that pleases you. His naked stomach should be exposed. Rub his tummy daily for prosperity, luck, and happiness.

Lucky Buddha Spell (2)

Candles are marketed in the shape of the Laughing Buddha.

Write your request or the quantity of money needed on a piece of paper.

Slip the paper into a red Lucky Money envelope.

Put the envelope beneath a green Laughing Buddha (Hotei) candle and burn it.

Lucky Cat Candle Spell

Lucky Cat candles are used to beckon wealth.

Carve a green or black cat candle with your name, goals, and identifying information. Dress the candle with Money Drawing Oil and burn.

Lucky Money Envelope Spell

Red lucky money envelopes are used during the Chinese New Year to bestow cash gifts. They are used throughout the year for a variety of purposes, including magical ones. The envelope is auspicious and encourages the money contained within it to grow. They are available from feng shui suppliers and in Chinatown.

Place three cash bills of different denominations in a red lucky money envelope. Put the envelope under your doorstep or beneath the doormat to increase cash flow into the home.

Lunar Money Spell

According to this Pow-Wow spell, the New Moon is a time for growth. So let’s put some money in the moonlight and watch it grow. (Okay, this money isn’t supposed to literally grow: it’s supposed to stimulate other money to grow by proxy.)

Put some money on a table by the (closed) window. Be discreet: this is intended to allow your income to increase with the moon, not to invite theft.

At the Full Moon, remove the money.

Repeat as needed.

Magic Bean Spell

Magic beans that look inconsequential but are ultimately revealed to be a tremendous source of wealth are a common folk-tale motif, with “Jack and the Beanstalk” as the classic example. Sometimes fairy tales do come true.

Three yellow or golden beans are required. Murmur your desires over them; charge them with your goals. Carry them in a charm bag with a lodestone.

Magic Money Spells

Sometimes, money itself is magic. Certain, specific coins are believed to have magical properties: Maria Theresa dollars, for instance, were once treasured as amulets in Asia and Africa, coveted for their healing properties.

The spiritual home of magic money spells is China, where a complex, sophisticated system using the symbolism of cash bills and metal coins has evolved. This magic money can be used for a variety of magical purposes, in addition to generating wealth.

Coins in China were traditionally used for magic and divination as well as currency (think of the I-Ching). Implicit in this system is the concept of money as a venue of power. Spiritual interaction is obtained via burning ghost money. Magic money is obtained through actual or replica coins. Although theoretically any coins may be used for spells, certain specific coins are more powerful than others. Antique coins from prosperous periods or from successful emperors’ reigns are particularly potent, but they are precious and unavailable to most people. Magic is intrinsically egalitarian: the way around this dilemma is to use cheap, replica coins. These won’t work as currency but they will work to draw real money toward you, as well as for other magical purposes.

Thread coins together with red string. Knot your desires and intentions in the string

Chinese coin cures are easy and inexpensive to purchase ready-made through Chinatown vendors and also through feng-shui supply merchants. Charge them with your own desire once they’ve been purchased

Coins may be tied together in auspicious shapes: dragons, carps, or swords

Replica coins are sold in bulk. String them together with red cord in groups of three, six, eight, nine, or eighteen

Magic Coin Spell (1)

Place a coin amulet under a child’s bed for protection and luck.

Magic Coin Spell (2)

String three coins together. Place them on or under your telephone to stimulate prosperous business.

Magic Coin Spell (3)

Place a string of coins inside your cash register, wallet, or account ledgers to stimulate cashflow.

Magic Coin Spell (4)

String Chinese coins on red thread as a necklace to encourage the continuous, stable flow of wealth. (These metal coins are also alleged to bring good fortune to the wearer and protection from evil spirits.)

Magic Coin Spell (5)

Magic coins may be used to activate altar images of wealth deities or any statue of a Spiritual Ally appealed to for financial aid. String nine coins onto red thread and hang them around the deity’s neck for seven, fourteen, or twenty-one days.

Magic Coin Spell (6)

Tie nine coins from the reigns of nine different emperors together. For maximum effectiveness, you want coins deriving from emperors with prosperous reigns! Hang them on the wall behind you at work or in your office to stimulate financial success.

Magic Coin Spell (7)

Sword amulets are formed from Chinese coins, linked with red thread. Hang one near your desk or in the corners of a room to cut through financial problems.

Magic Coin Spell (8)

Find a coin from the year of your birth, in any national currency. The year is what is crucial. Dress and feed it, and keep in charm bag or money-bag.

Magic Coin Spell (9)

This spell is most effective if you’re genuinely worried about your finances.

Place coins (real or reproduction) in a charm bag or new beaded change purse. (If using a change purse, don’t carry any other money or anything else in it until the spell is complete.)

Carry with you for seven days, sleeping with it at night.

When the seven days are complete, journey to a crossroads.

Open the bag and whirl around sunwise, scattering the coins in all directions.

Leave them where they lie. Invoke them to grow and follow you home.

Retrace your footsteps home.

Magic Money comes in the form of cash bills, too. Corresponding with magical replica coins, Chinese magic has an elaborate system of paper currency, drawn on the Bank of Hell.

Magic Money Paper Currency Spell (1)

This magic money is also known as Spirit Money because its original usage was to provide financial support for ancestors in the spirit realm. Sometimes the ancestors need a reminder that you need some financial support and inspiration, too. Burn Spirit Money to encourage ancestral and other spirits to fulfill your needs.

Magic Money Paper Currency Spell (2)

Write yourself a check as a concrete visualization of future success. Use a Bank of Hell checkbook or your own real checkbook. For added enhancement, dab Money Drawing Oil on the corners of the check, then carry it in your wallet or keep it safe in a magic money spell box.

Magic Money Paper Currency Spell (3)

This spell requires a single cash bill in the largest denomination possible for you. Dip a clove into cinnamon oil and trace symbols of bounty onto the bill (runes, overflowing cornucopia, the cup that runneth over, however you’re inspired). Hang this bill on the wall to generate increased wealth.

Magic Money Paper Currency Spell (3)

Perhaps it’s impractical to use a real bill; you’d rather spend it.

Create your own currency. Don’t just stick a high number on a green rectangle; design magic money that will radiate its own power.

Choose your color; choose your symbols. If you can’t draw, trace the symbols or create a collage. Focus upon your desires, goals, and needs as you create this “cash bill.”

Your bill is your spell; if you’ve put energy into it, it will radiate power all its own. Hang it on the wall in plain sight to draw wealth and prosperity toward you.

Magic Money Bottle

Empower a jar or bottle by passing it through your choice of money-drawing incense.

Sprinkle magnetic sand or money-drawing powder into the bottle.

Add a minimum of one coin daily, as little as a single penny, so that your finances will prosper.

Do not remove the coins from the bottle or the spell will be broken.

Once the jar is so full, no more can be added, remove one coin.

Begin a new bottle from Step 1, incorporating the single removed coin as a magical “starter,” sort of like a sour-dough starter.

Either spend the entire contents of the previous bottle on something that gives pleasure or bury the bottle with its coins.

Magic Money Box

Magic money spell boxes are used to attract and secure money. Ideally use an iron box, for security of all kinds. Magic money spell boxes are a spell in progress. Play and work with them; use them for visualization, don’t just keep them under the bed or on the shelf.

Place money-drawing materials in the box, and spare cash, too, to encourage it to reproduce and return.

Mandrake Money Spell

Allegedly money (particularly metal coins) placed beside a true mandrake root will double or even increase exponentially. A symbolic number of coins may be chosen; leave coins and root together overnight, ideally exposed to moonlight. Magic is accomplished metaphorically. Expect to see results reflected in general prosperity or a significant upturn in cash in-flow, rather than a literal increase in the actual coins used!

Milk and Honey Prosperity Bath

Add the following ingredients to a tub filled with warm water:

One cup of coconut milk

One cup of cow’s milk

One cup of goat’s milk

One cup of sheep’s milk

One cup of Holy Water or charged water

One cup of honey (clover honey, if possible)

(If you have access to mother’s milk, throw in a cup of that, too)

The key to this spell is to keep all proportions equal, although you may increase the quantities if you desire a truly luxurious bath. For extra enhancement, float five fresh basil leaves in the tub, too.

Money Charm Spell

According to Romany metaphysical tradition, to unexpectedly see a yellow ribbon or flower, especially if floating on water, indicates financial opportunities. Grab it and pick it up! Make a wish, and preserve the ribbon or flower and carry as an amulet.

Money Dolls

Despite the stereotypical “voodoo doll,” dolls are most frequently used in spells as magical helpers of one sort or another. Fertility dolls magically help increase reproductive capacity; healing dolls magically restore health and well being. Money dolls magically generate wealth and financial inspiration.

Cut out the shape you desire from green flannel: the doll could be a person, an elephant, a leprechaun, mermaid, or whatever you envision.

Stuff it with dillweed and Irish moss, then sew it up and embellish it as desired.

Talk to the doll; tell it your troubles and request advice before you go to sleep. Pay attention to your dreams.

Doll Spell: Elaborate

Form a small doll from a square of green fabric.

Cut out an outline of the doll.

Sew it up with green and gold thread, leaving a space to stuff the doll.

Make the stuffing from comfrey, king fern and King’s root. You can also stuff with Spirit Money.

Write a note on a little piece of butcher’s paper: something like, “I require _____ [amount] plus some extra. I need this immediately to meet my needs.”

Stick it inside the doll.

Use a money oil to dress the doll, or Fast Luck Oil if you’re really in a hurry.

Wrap up the doll in green cloth.

Anoint the doll with oil daily until your need has been fulfilled, then burn the doll.

Repeat from scratch as needed.

Corn Husk Doll Money Spell

Start this spell at the New Moon.

Make a doll from dried corn husks, tying her with green yarn and sticking a cash bill within.

Visualize her pregnant with riches.

Wrap the doll in velvet and hide her in a safe, dark place so that the money can germinate and grow.

When the Full Moon arrives, burn the doll accompanied by prayers, petitions and incantations that the money she’s incubated should materialize in your hands.

Money Garden

Plant some or all of the following in your garden or around the perimeter of your home to stimulate new wealth, preserve what you’ve acquired, and generate more: alfalfa, basil, camellia, chamomile, cinquefoil, dill, heliotrope, honeysuckle, jade plant, jasmine, lettuce, marigolds, mints, morning glories, nasturtium, onion, Oregon grape, parsley, or poppies. If you have little or no property, window boxes and potted plants also send out a financial appeal to the benevolent powers of the universe.

Money Growth Spell

According to the old saying, money begets more money. Place two cash bills side by side in a box with a lodestone in between them. Sprinkle magnetic sand over everything. Tell the money to reproduce and keep the box under your bed, feeding the lodestone on a regular schedule.

Money Incense (1) Dry

Grind and powder cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and lemon zest. Sprinkle on lit charcoal and burn.

Money Incense (2) Wet

Fill a pot or cauldron with wine or cider.

Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, whole nutmeg and strips of lemon zest.

Bring the pot to a simmer and waft the fragrance through the home to invite prosperity.

Money Incense (3) Aromatic

Bruise and crush allspice and juniper berries. Burn them to draw money into your hands.

Money Magnet Spell

Anoint a horseshoe with Magnet Oil.

Hold it in your hands, focus on your desire and make a wish.

Still holding the horseshoe chant something like, I attract money like a magnet

I attract wealth like a magnet

I attract prosperity like a magnet.

I am a money magnet

I am a wealth magnet.

I am a prosperity magnet.

Sprinkle with blended magnetic sand and Money Drawing Powder.

Wrap it in fabric and put it beneath your pillow.

Pay attention to your dreams for financial inspiration and insight.

Money Miracle Mantra

Start your day with this mantra: “A money miracle happens to me today.”

Repeat throughout the day. Miracles come in many forms and sizes; accept each miracle as it arrives, large or small.

Always state the mantra in the present tense.

You’ll know when you no longer need it because you’ll discover that you’ve stopped chanting it.

Money Mojo (1)

Slice and dry kumquats, tangerines, or oranges. Add them to a green bag together with nasturtium flowers and dried pineapple peel.

Money Mojo (2)

Place cedar chips, some oakmoss and a real four-leaf clover or replica charm in a red or green charm bag.

Money Oil

Add powdered bay berry and oakmoss to sweet almond oil. Add bits of gold foil or leaf, available from Indian grocers or art supply stores. Rub between your hands as needed or use to dress candles.

Money Plant Spell

Purchase a small plant for your desk. A jade plant or a kalanchoe is ideal.

Gently rub prosperity or luck-drawing oil on the leaves.

Re-anoint with this oil once a month. Remember to offer libations as needed, especially when the plant seems to be working on your behalf.

Money Powders

Use these powders to create a path for wealth to follow to your door.

Sprinkle them over your checkbooks and ledgers, into your pockets and wallets

Sprinkle them inside and outside your home

Sprinkle on your hands

Sprinkle on candles

Money Drawing Powder (1)

Grind and powder the following:

Calendula blossoms

Chamomile blossoms



Cinquefoil (five-finger grass)



Money Drawing Powder (2)

Pulverize, grind and powder a single cash bill. Blend it with dried chamomile blossoms, heliotrope and magnetic sand.

Money Drawing Powder Spell (3)

Grind and powder dried parsley, dill, and basil. Sprinkle as needed over wallets, checkbooks, cash registers, candles, etc.

Money Drawing Powder Spell (4)

Grind and powder cinnamon, cloves, and sarsaparilla. Sprinkle the powder throughout your home concentrating in the corners.

Money Drawing Powder (5) Jyoti Powder

Sprinkle Jyoti Powder on your cash so that it will grow and return to you.

Prosperity Powder

Grind and powder the following:




Orange zest




Make a circle of powder around a green candle and burn.

Money Protection Spell

Cut a sweet flag (calamus) root into pieces. Hide one piece in each corner of the kitchen to guard against hunger and poverty.

Mummy Money Candle Spell

Mummy candles, easily available from vendors of spiritual supplies, derive their image from B-movies rather than from any true Egyptian magic or philosophy. The mummy is understood to be the resident guardian of treasure, a mindless but devoted and protective servant of the one who commands him. Command this mummy to bring you some cash. Carve and dress a red mummy candle as desired and then burn it.

My Ship Comes In Spell

A spell inspired by Chinese magic. If you’re sick of waiting for your ship to come in, speed its arrival by creating a role model. This spell also works well in conjunction with appeals to Spirits of the Sea and those with sympathy for “poor sailors”: Kwan Yin, Mazu, Lord Agwe and La Sirene, Aphrodite, and Poseidon.

Stuff a model boat with “treasure.” Fill it with imitation gold ingots from Chinatown, actual coins, replica coins, glass gems, sparkling beads, and crystals.

Strategically arrange the boat so that it’s easy to visualize your ship arriving at home port. One thing is crucial: the boat must sail toward you, never away from you!

Intensify the effect with candle burning and money-drawing incense.

Place a Rider-Waite three of wands Tarot card onto the boat, which shows the ship of good fortune arriving.

Nest Egg Spell

Write the amount you need or an explicit financial desire onto a tiny slip of paper.

Carefully snip off the end of a whole, raw egg. This may take a little practice: the rest of the shell should remain whole but it doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect.

Carefully clean out the eggshell.

Insert the paper and some finely ground, powdered parsley.

Seal the hole in the egg with a little melted green candle wax.

Bury the egg in Earth so that your fortunes will grow.

Never Empty Wallet Spell

Keep a bay laurel leaf in your wallet to magically protect against poverty.

New Moon Money Spell

Upon first catching sight of the New Moon, immediately jingle any coins in your pocket to receive an increase in wealth.

Pennies from Heaven

A doorstep message is usually associated with hexes; sometimes, however, it’s used for positive intent. Leave coins (spare change, replica coins) on different doorsteps in the magical belief that whatever you put forth will return to you two-, three- or seven-fold.

Pomander Money Spell

Pomanders were originally created as enchantments. They’re especially associated with healing spells but also serve other magical purposes, such as financial growth.

Instead of pricking the citrus fruit all over with holes, prick out a financial shape: prosperity runes, a dollar sign, a cornucopia, a big “M” for money, or anything that symbolizes wealth to you.

Stick cloves into each hole, making an affirmation with each one.

Roll the pomander in blended powdered orrisroot, parsley and either gold magnetic sand or gold glitter dust.

Tie a green ribbon onto the pomander and hang it up to radiate its power.

Poppy Spell

Place a dry poppy head in the window as a charm to draw money toward you.

Rattlesnake Root Money Spell

Make an infusion by pouring boiling water over rattlesnake root. Allow it to cool, strain out the botanical material and bottle the liquid. Rub it on your hands to receive money, and on your feet to walk toward wealth.

Red Paper Money Spell

Write the amount that you need in gold ink on red paper.

Fold the paper into a square and carry it in your pocket, bra or conjure bag.

When the amount is accumulated burn the paper, together with an equivalent quantity of Spirit Money.

Repeat as needed.

Rice Prosperity Spell

This isn’t a money spell as much as a prosperity spell; it protects against poverty.

Cook enough rice to serve each spell participant a small bowl.

Stir the water sunwise, visualizing the pot always full.

Murmur blessings, affirmations and sacred verses over the rice and then eat it.

Rose of Jericho Spell

Place a desiccated Rose of Jericho in spring water to coincide with the New Moon.

Watch it unfold, accompanied by prayers, petitions, and other money rituals. (Although many sources claim a Rose of Jericho will blossom overnight, this may verge on the side of optimism. Don’t despair if your rose resists opening for several days; it’s not necessarily a portent of evil omen, although the ease with which your rose blossoms may indicate the ease with which your financial crisis will be resolved.)

Remove the flower from the water at the Full Moon. Let it dry out once again. Repeat as needed.

Sassafras Spell

Keep a piece of sassafras bark in your wallet to stimulate prosperity and protect against poverty.

Sesame Seed Spell

Keep sesame seeds in an open dish near a window to draw money closer.

Sesame Seed Desperation Spell

This spell allegedly produces a fast quick fix; however, it may only be cast infrequently, not on a regular basis, so save it for emergencies.

Put a pinch of sesame seeds in a closed jar every day.

Do not remove any unless very badly in need of a cash infusion.

In moments of desperation, remove a pinch of seeds with your left hand.

Spit on them, while concentrating on your dilemma and then immediately toss them onto Earth.

Seven-Eleven Money Spell

Carve your desires into a black or green cat candle.

Dress it with money-drawing oil, and sprinkle it with gold, green, red, and/or purple glitter.

If you need a specific amount of cash, write your request on a slip of paper and place it under the cat.

Light the candle for seven minutes the first night, eleven the second, seven the third, and so on, alternating between lucky numbers seven and eleven until the amount is received.

If the candle burns down completely without receipt of the funds, this too is an answer: the whole situation needs to be reconsidered as well as new alternatives.

Shi Shi Oil

This classic Hoodoo condition oil allegedly attracts wealth to its wearer fast! Try it and see.

Chop, grind and powder the following ingredients: angelica root, bay laurel leaves, and cloves.

Add them to jojoba oil.

Rub a drop between the palms of your hands.

Dab a drop onto your hair or behind your ears.

Soak a cotton ball in Shi Shi and carry it in your pocket or tucked into your bra.

Shi Shi Oil Conjure Bag

Grind cinnamon and cloves and add it to Money Drawing Powder, and place this in a red bag with a High John the Conqueror Root. Anoint with Shi Shi Oil for fast results.

Spiritual Financial Aid Spells

Some of the most effective spells aim to put the task in stronger, more capable hands. As befitting a major topic, there are a host of spiritual patrons of wealth. Request some financial aid.

Spiritual Financial Aid Spell (1) Maitresse Ezili’s Bath

This bath is considered a petition to the lwa Maitresse Ezili. Before taking the bath, offer her candles. Afterwards bestow a gift (perfume, pastry, jewelry). Demonstrate the generosity that you’d like her to express towards you.

Create an infusion by pouring boiling water over basil, sweet flag (calamus), and allspice berries. Add this infusion to your bath together with Florida Water.

Spiritual Financial Aid Spell (2) Mami Waters

Talk of spirits usually revolves around ancient, primordial ones. Mami Waters’ roots may be ancient but her rise to prominence is relatively recent. While other traditional spirits find themselves under siege with devotees pressured to convert to Christianity or Islam, Mami Waters’ popularity grows exponentially. A snake-charming mermaid spirit with magical connections to crocodiles, Mami Waters first emerged from the lakes of West and Central Africa. She traveled to Africa’s urban centers where she gained tremendous popularity, and then proceeded to journey all over Earth, gaining devotees everywhere. Mami Waters now has shrines in New Orleans; because she is usually depicted with snakes, Latin American magic identifies her with dragon-charming Martha the Dominator.

Mami Waters offers her devotees wealth, prosperity, luxury, and glamour. Build Mami Waters a mermaid altar with mirrors, combs, charms, and river rocks. Decorate it with her beloved snakes and crocodiles. Mami Waters does not drink hard liquor; she prefers offerings of lemonade and cola. Burn red and white candles for her and tell her what you desire.

Spiritual Financial Aid Spell (3) Maximon

Maximon (pronounced “mah-shee-mon”) is a spirit of primordial male sexual vitality and force. He enjoys the finer things of life and isn’t surprised or offended that his devotees do as well. This powerful spirit will grant favors in exchange for gifts and devotion. His feast day is the Wednesday of Holy Week. Maximon may be petitioned for help with finding a spouse, with business issues or with healing, but his specialty is wealth and financial stability. His most popular votive image depicts a man in black seated at a crossroads, with a big bag of money in his lap or coins in his hands.

Build Maximon a home shrine or visit him at his most famous shrine at Santiago Atitlan on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. (If he does you a really huge service, offers of pilgrimage may be in order.)

Maximon accepts offerings of candles, silk scarves, cigars, flowers (especially lilies and gladioli), aguardiente, rum, and incense.

Spiritual Financial Aid Spell (4) Mermaids

The sea is a traditional repository of Earth’s wealth. Once upon a time, when sea-faring vessels were the only way to cross ocean boundaries, the fear of shipwreck was much greater than today. Transported treasures were forever lost at the bottom of the sea. Legends of acquisitive sea spirits arose: perhaps the shipwrecks were caused because the spirits lusted after their wealth?

At the same time, mermaids and sea spirits were acclaimed for their generosity. Because all the treasure beneath the sea was at their disposal, these spirits were able if they chose to easily help out a human in distress.

Once upon a time, every body of water, every stretch of seashore had its resident attendant spirits, who might be petitioned or beseeched. If they remain, they’ve gone underground: few remember their names or methods of petitions.

This spell provides an anonymous appeal to the generosity of the sea: write or draw your wishes into the sand using your fingers or a ritual staff or wand. Let the tide carry word of your desires to the spirits of the sea.

Spiritual Financial Aid Spell (5) Mermaid Treasure Bath

This works for mer-men too! Mermaids have access to the treasures of the sea. Channel their power.

Set up an altar to mermaids in general, if you like, or to a mermaid deity: Yemaya, Aphrodite, Oshun, Mami Waters, Ezili, La Sirene, or Atargatis.

Decorate the bath with crystals, basil leaves, and roses.

Float in the water, visualize having a fish tail. If financial inspiration arrives, it’s the gift of the sea.

Spiritual Financial Aid Spell (6) Mama Jo

A few of the most powerful mermaids have not retreated into anonymity but may still be petitioned by name. The West Indian mermaid Mama Jo’s name is a corruption of Maman de l’Eau, Mother of the Waters. She is famed for her loyalty and assistance. It is not necessary to travel to the Caribbean to petition Mama Jo but a trip to the local seaside would be beneficial.

Bring a bouquet of flowers for Mama Jo together with an image of either of her sacred creatures—a black hen or a black goat. A rubber children’s toy in either image, liberated from a toy farmyard for instance, is ideal.

Dig out an altar in the sand. Arrange two blue candles in the little pit and light them.

Place Mama Jo’s animal between the candles.

Enter the sea, your feet at least must be in the water, and talk to Mama Jo. Explain what you need.

Give her the flowers, by tossing them into the sea.

Spiritual Financial Aid Spell (7) Oshun

This incredibly versatile orisha may be best known as a genius of love and a matron of women’s health, however she also concerns herself with her devotees’ financial well being. Oshun is not unfamiliar with financial challenge. She herself endured and survived a period of devastating, brutal poverty. According to one legend, Oshun was reduced to one dress. Because she is so fastidious, she washed and scrubbed it in the river daily, until the fabric finally turned yellow from age and wear, thus yellow becoming her color.

There are many different ways to approach this beautiful and beneficent spirit for financial assistance.

Offer her honey, but remember to taste it beforehand

Spells and rituals dedicated to Oshun are most effective when performed on a Friday

Incorporate the number five and the colors on the yellow/orange/gold spectrum into your spells

Set up an altar to Oshun to make your petition:

Offer spring water and honey first, remembering to taste the honey.

Place a dish of blended milk and honey on the altar.

Soak a small sweet cinnamon bun in the dish.

When all of the liquid has been absorbed, make a hole in the center of the bun.

Place a small yellow candle in the hole. (If the candle is big enough you may carve your identifying information plus the amount of money you need into the wax. If not, write it on a small slip of paper, anoint the paper with perfume and place it under or beside the candle.)

Light this candle in honor of Oshun and request her assistance.

Spiritual Financial Aid Spell (8) Oshun’s Floorwash

This adds Oshun’s essence of beauty and grace to your home as well as importuning her for wealth.

Add one cup of river water and one cup of vinegar to a bucket of floorwash rinse water.

Add five drops of essential oil of cinnamon bark or a splash of cinnamon hydrosol.

Scrub your floor, focusing on enhanced prosperity and luck as well as Oshun’s beauty and generosity.

Spiritual Financial Aid Spell (9) Oshun’s Prosperity Incense

Pound brown sugar, five dried orange leaves, and orange zest in a mortar and pestle until roughly pulverized.

Place in a cast iron pan and set aflame.

Let this burn for about a minute then smother the flames. It should smoke fairly heavily: allow the aroma to permeate the room.

Offer some pure spring water and honey to Oshun and tell her what you need.

Spiritual Financial Aid Spell (10) Preto Velho

Preto Velho is a spirit who embodies the soul of an elderly African-Brazilian ancestor. He is wise, generous, and compassionate and may be petitioned for guidance with meager finances or when you don’t understand how to deal with a financial situation. (Preto Velho may be experienced as an individual spirit or, like fellow Afro-Brazilians Exu and Pomba Gira, as one spirit with many “paths” or aspects or even as a distinct genre of spirits.)

Preto Velho communicates most easily when petitioned outside. A tree stump is his vehicle of communication: use it as an altar or as the focal point of an altar.

Open a bottle of muscatel and pour a libation on or around the stump.

Lay down a cloth with some sort of block pattern, plaids work well as does a checkerboard motif.

Place the open bottle of muscatel on the cloth.

Give Preto Velho a gift of a new pipe and a package of pipe tobacco.

Light a white candle and talk to him. Explain why you’ve come and what you desire from him. Apologize for the meager gift but explain that if your petition is realized you will return with bigger and better gifts.

Leave everything at the tree stump. (In some traditions, the cloth may be taken home, in the understanding that it will be used only to communicate with Preto Velho.)

Should your petition be realized, return to the stump with a bottle of cognac or a fine wine, better tobacco, and a better pipe. Light a white candle to offer your thanks.

Spiritual Financial Aid Spell (11) Saint Anthony

Saint Anthony is the “bread giver,” so keep a small loaf of bread in front of his image, to remind him that you need him to play this role. Keep it for seven days, then replace with a new one. Murmur your wishes over the old loaf and feed it to the birds.

The Secret of the Virtuous Horseshoe

Saint Martin of Tours, in his guise as San Martin Caballero (Saint Martin the Chevalier), brings luck and money. This fourth-century Hungarian was pressed into service in the Roman army but quit to assist the poor. Another miracle-working saint, akin to Saints Anthony and Martha, Martin Caballero is the magical patron of those who are dependent on the kindness of strangers.

“The Secret of the Virtuous Horseshoe,” dedicated to San Martin Caballero, is a popular Latin American spell. (Although its more common use is in money drawing spells, the Virtuous Horseshoe has another guise as a relocation spell.) One may purchase it already made and then simply utter the incantation to activate the spell, however it’s easily created for oneself and more powerful that way.

Wrap a horseshoe in red silk thread until only the very tips are exposed.

Attach the horseshoe to a square of cardboard with the horseshoe turned points down.

Decorate horseshoe and cardboard with sequins, glitter glue, and votive images of San Martin Caballero. Maintain your mental focus on your longing for financial stability and prosperity.

When the physical aspect of the spell is complete, activate it by repeating the following incantation, reminiscent of the nine magical fruits of plenty, twenty-one times: “Citron nueve.”

Squill Root Money Spell

Squill root allegedly makes money grow. Place squill in a magic box or bottle together with some real silver. Once upon a time silver coins were recommended and squill allegedly doubled their value. Modern silver coins are frequently only silver colored; the spell offers more than the literal face value of the coins.

Silver magically activates squill’s money-drawing powers. Use real silver coins if you have them, however a stash of small silver beads may work best. Add one to the box or bottle daily while making affirmations of prosperity. Allegedly dramatic improvements in your general financial state will follow.

Steady Growth Money Spell

Place Irish moss (carrageen) beneath the rug to ensure a steady flow of money into the house, and to protect against poverty.

There are many money talismans around. Among the best are the gemstones ruby and sapphire.

Talisman (1) Ruby

Wear a ruby set in gold on the index or ring finger to attract wealth to the wearer. Begin wearing it on a Sunday.

Talisman (2) Ruby Enhanced

Wear or carry a ruby engraved with the image of a snake or dragon to generate and increase wealth. Again, begin wearing it on a Sunday.

Talisman (3) Sapphire

This magic ring allegedly restores lost wealth or property and significantly improves the financial status of the wearer. However, in some European traditions, sapphire is believed to cause fluctuations in its wearer’s fortunes. It impacts some people positively but others not so. See where you stand by wearing it for seven days.

Set a sapphire in a ring crafted from a white colored metal, such as platinum, white gold, or steel. Wear it on a middle finger.

Treasure Chest Spell

Make your own treasure chest: you’ll need a small box—an old-fashioned cigar box is perfect, or something similar.

Cover the outside of the box with gold paper or Chinese joss paper. (Many varieties of joss have gold foil attached; this is also ideal.)

Fill the box with money. If you can afford to put twelve real bills in the box, do so. If not, fill it with Chinese Spirit Money, drawn from the Bank of Hell. If you can’t get Spirit Money, use Monopoly™ or other board-game money, or design your own magic money.

Sprinkle the money in the box with basil, marjoram, henna powder, and essential oil of bergamot.

Light a green money candle: plain, cat or devil.

Close the box. Tie it with green yarn, making 31 knots to close it, visualize and petition with each knot.

Seal it with some melted wax from the green candle.

Bury it in Earth between the autumn equinox and Halloween. (Bury it in a pot if necessary and keep it indoors.)

Plant basil, marjoram, or thyme.

Leave it alone until at least spring. Legend has it that when you dig it up again the fake money will have been converted to real money, or the real money will have increased. However, the purpose of the spell is to generate more money in your life in general.

Treasure Hunter’s Spell (1)

A talisman for treasure hunters:

Take a real silver coin or a small piece of silver.

Dress it with real bayberry oil, not the synthetic fragrance oil, and/or essential oil of bergamot.

At the New Moon, as you go to sleep, place the coin on your forehead or between your breasts. It’s best if you can keep it there all night, but at least keep it balanced for a minimum of half an hour.

Do this nightly until the Full Moon.

Then wrap it entirely in strands of your hair.

Place it in a green mojo bag or lucky money-box to draw money toward you and to help you locate hidden treasure.

Treasure Hunter’s Spell (2) Broken Scythe

Should a scythe break while harvesting herbs on Saint John’s Eve, the herb on which it breaks is identified as a magical plant. It can be any type of plant; the clue comes in its ability to break the scythe.

Gently remove and dry the entire plant. It can be used to magically identify, locate and discover treasure. (Exactly how it will do this is undetermined; carry it with you while treasure hunting, it will spontaneously do something to identify the treasure.)

Treasure Hunter’s Spell (3) Divining Wand (1)

Cut a divining rod from witch hazel to help locate treasure. This will be most powerful if created on Midsummer’s Eve.

Treasure Hunter’s Spell (4) Divining Wand (2)

Although some swear by witch hazel, others claim mistletoe rods are what’s needed to dig up treasure. Cut a divining rod from mistletoe wood on Midsummer’s Eve in order to discover treasure. Given the choice, mistletoe growing on hazel or thorn trees is believed especially effective.

Treasure Hunter’s Spell (5) Loosestrife

Dig up purple loosestrife on Midsummer’s/Saint John’s Day without using any iron tools.

Clean and dry the root. Carry it with you on your treasure hunt: the root drives off those spirits that guard treasure and prevent you from discovering it.

Treasure Hunter’s Spell (6) Mandrake

Among other gifts, true mandrake (not bryony or May apple, common substitutes often called mandrake) will reveal treasure.

Gently bathe or asperge the root with magically charged waters.

Wrap it in silk and care for it.

Hold the mandrake root in your hands to receive inspiration regarding treasure and financial fortune.

Trinka Five Spell (1) Basic

A Romany spell; old and effective.

When in need, chant the following:

Trinka Five! Trinka Five!

Ancient spirits come alive

Bring me money, bring it quick

Spirits of the Trinka Five!

Trinka Five Spell (2) Enhanced

Simply chanting “Trinka Five” may be effective, however although the chant is sufficient, it may also be accompanied by this ritual for extra power:

Toss coins into a cup as you chant. Either three or five coins are tossed.

Repeat for three, five, seven or nine days, or until you accumulate the quantity of money that you need.

Tulip Spell

Tulip bulbs allegedly protect against poverty. Place one in a charm bag and keep safe and secure in a discreet place.

Turquoise Financial Increase Spell

The instant you first see the New Moon, look at a turquoise to receive an increase in fortune.

Under the Bed Spell

Fill a bowl with raw rice.

Stick either three or seven crystals into the ball. You may also add various Chinese wealth amulets if you like, such as the dragon-tortoise or the three-legged frog. Incorporate replica coins or gold ingots to further underscore the message of the spell.

Place it under your bed.

The number three represents wealth, while the number seven, combined with the dragon-tortoise, adds the element of spiritual protection to the request for wealth.

Vervain Spell

A sprig of vervain kept in your wallet or purse acts to keep money there, too.

Vervain Money Flow Spell

Bury some vervain in the garden to ensure the steady, constant flow of money into the home.

Wealth Construction Spells

Wealth can be built into the home.

Wealth Construction Spell: Land

Bury small gold coins on the land before beginning construction to grow prosperity and good fortune, according to Indian tradition.

Wealth Construction Spell: Walls

Embed gold foil or wires within the walls during construction to encourage wealth to stay within the walls of the building.

Wealth Construction Spell: Foundation

Fortuitous coins or replicas of such coins are buried in house foundations and so literally built into the home.

Who Needs Money?

Of course, there are other alternative ways to consider finances. To acquire independence in your heart from materialism, to break the shackles of material desires, Islamic folk tradition prescribes reciting Allah’s name one thousand times a day.

Wild Hunt Money Spell

A host of spirits rides through the night several times a year. Post-Christianity, it was said that these spirits searched out souls to capture, hence the designation “wild hunt.” The hunting party may be comprised entirely of fairies or it may be a wild amalgamation of spirits from assorted traditions. Among those who’ve lead this parade of spirits are Mother Holle, Freya, Odin, Herodias, Herta, and King Arthur. Because people are warned against the Wild Hunt, the usual recommendation is to avoid them or fall flat on your face and pray they don’t notice you. This money spell however directs otherwise.

Fast all day on Christmas Eve then, after night falls, go to a crossroads.

Eventually, probably around midnight, the Wild Hunt should swoop by.

Stand quietly and respectfully, without fear, as they pass.

The last hunter should give you a coin, which will always return to you no matter how you spend it or give it away.

Witch’s Herb Spell

Yerba bruja, the witch’s herb, also known as kalanchoe pinnata, is a plant of many names. English nicknames include Cathedral Bells, Never Die, and Mexican Love Plant. It’s known in Portuguese as folha-da-fortuna, “leaf of fortune,” and is considered to be under the joint rulership of Yemaya and Oshun. The following spell may be dedicated to either or both of them. Yerba bruja is used to drum up money.

Bury a coin in a flowerpot filled with soil.

Tuck a lodestone in near it, then transplant a cutting of yerba bruja or a small plant. The roots will draw on the financial energy of the coin and draw money for you.

For extra enhancement, use a real silver coin or a lucky Chinese coin.

Women’s Financial Independence Spell (1) Ezili Dantor

The lwa Ezili Dantor may be Ezili Freda Dahomey’s alter ego. She may also be her bitter enemy or a completely unrelated, neutral spirit! Her nature in any case is very different from that of Maitresse Ezili. Ezili Dantor is a strong, working woman, a single mother who single-handedly supports her adored daughter Anais. She will help with child support and custody issues. She will also help you become financially independent so that you do not need assistance.

Create a shrine for Ezili Dantor. Various images are used to represent her, including the Espiritismo figure of La Madama, Matron of Fortune-tellers, as well as chromolithographs of various Black Madonna’s, particularly those whose faces display scars.

Offer Ezili Dantor Florida Water, strong rum, and flowers.

Light red and black candles (or red and black double-action candles) and tell her the secret desires of your heart.

Women’s Financial Independence Spell (2) Mary Magdalene

There’s much confusion, speculation, and passionate debate regarding Mary Magdalene. Exactly who was she? Was Mary Magdalene also Mary of Bethany? Was she a prostitute? Was she a sacred prostitute? Was she Christ’s wife and the mother of his daughter? (Another version suggests that they had three children, two boys and a girl, although interestingly it’s always the daughter who is of spiritual significance.)

One thing alone is certain: Mary Magdalene was a woman of independent means. She is the only woman mentioned in the saga of Christ’s life who is not identified as someone’s wife, daughter, or mother. Petition her for independent means, too. To encourage a woman’s financial independence, build a shrine to Mary Magdalene. This may be done at any time, however her feast day is July 22nd.

Burn white candles.

Offer Mary Magdalene myrrh and spikenard, and a glass of Galilean or French wine.

Women’s Financial Independence Spell (3) Nest Egg

Build a magic nest egg. This spell is intended to create and protect a woman’s financial security. The traditional spell requires an abandoned bird’s nest, not difficult for rural dwellers but highly unlikely for anyone else. Craft a replica from twigs.

Dress a small green candle with Jezebel Oil and burn it.

Roll the melted wax into an egg shape.

Push a bit of Jezebel Root within the egg together with a penny.

Put the egg inside the nest and sprinkle it with magnetic sand.

Bury the nest egg at the crossroads for financial increase, security, and independence.

Women’s Financial Independence Spell (4) Nine of Coins

The nine of coins or nine of pentacles represents the woman of independent means.

Remove the nine of coins card from a deck of Tarot cards.

Light a green candle.

Put the card in front of it. Consider the card.

Enter the card and speak with it while the candle burns.

Women’s Financial Independence Spell (5) Queen of Sheba

King Solomon earned renown for his magic powers and for his extensive harem. Solomon had many wives, including a pharaoh’s daughter. However the woman he allegedly loved best was the Queen of Sheba. The queen of Sheba, whose name, according to Ethiopian tradition, was Makeda, was the one woman to approach Solomon as an equal: financially independent, ruler of her own kingdom, an educated woman well-versed in the magical arts, she commanded his respect as well as his heart.

The condition oil named in her honor enhances women’s financial independence, in addition to their love lives. Select a candle to represent you and carve it as desired. Dress the candle with Queen of Sheba Oil Sprinkle the candle with powdered myrrh and cinnamon, and then burn it.

Special Monetary Needs Spells

General money spells usually attempt to generate new wealth or protect and preserve already existing wealth. Sometimes magical assistance is required to smooth the transfer of money between different parties.

Spells to Receive Loans and Collect Debts

Candle Spell

Designate one candle to represent you, another to represent your debtor, and a third candle to represent either the money or the issue.

Arrange them in the shape of a triangle, with the candle representing the money at the apex.

Face the candles representing the people toward each other and burn them.

Commanding Spell (1)

Write the name of the debtor and the amount that you’re owed on a piece of brown paper.

Write your name over the debtor’s name, saying: “I cover you. I cross you. Now give me back my money!”

Dress brown and purple candles with Command and Compel Oil.

Place the paper beneath the candles and burn.

Commanding Spell (2)

Soak a penny or other coin in Command and Compel Oil for 24 hours, preferably exposed to sunlight and moonbeams.

Paste the coin in the center of a square white piece of paper.

Underneath write in Dragon’s Blood Ink something like “You owe me. Now pay me.”

Mail this to your debtor.

In theory, this is supposed to work regardless of whether you identify yourself. In reality, someone who owes you probably owes other people, too. It’s very possible that without identifying yourself, you risk helping someone else’s situation, rather than your own.

Commanding Spell (3)

This spell encourages repayment of a debt and also allegedly stimulates a tight-fisted person to show generosity toward you.

You will need two human figure candles, one to represent you and one to represent the target of your spell. Use a green candle for the other person; choose red, white, or purple to represent you.

Carve both candles as needed.

Add five drops of essential oil of bergamot to Command and Compel Oil and use this to dress both candles. Additionally, rub the green candle with Jezebel Oil.

Write your goal or desire on a piece of brown paper. Pass this through smoke from Command and Control Incense.

Place this paper under the green candle.

Put a pin through the hand you perceive as the receiving hand of your image candle.

Put a pin through the giving hand of the other person’s image. (This is typically the right hand, but personalize as needed.)

Light the candles.

Call the other person’s name aloud three times. Announce firmly what you need.

Let the candles burn for a little while then pinch them out.

Repeat this for eight consecutive nights. If you receive your desire, you may stop at any time.

If you don’t, then on the ninth and last night, remove some wax from the green candle.

Roll it into a ball and push a Jezebel root into the center of the wax.

Allow the candles to burn down. Before they do, burn the note.

Add the paper ashes to your wax ball.

Bury it on your target’s property or in their path. (If this is not possible, those old stand-bys, the crossroads or the cemetery, are the next best bet.)

Commanding Spell (4)

Place a photograph of the person who owes you money on a plate. Substitute a piece of paper with the person’s name written on it if you lack a photo.

Sprinkle with powdered sweet flag, licorice, and bayberry.

Light a green candle on top of the powdered photograph and burn it. (A green devil or any other green candle may be used.)

Send a mental message to your debtor while the candle burns.

Commanding Spell (5)

Hold a green candle to charge it with your needs and wishes. Carve it as desired; dress with commanding and money-drawing oils. Roll the candle in powdered bayberry and burn.

Crown of Success Spell

How much do you need and why do you need it?

Elucidate exactly and precisely what you need on a piece of paper. You may write a description. You may simply write a sum of money. Cut out a picture of what you plan to buy with the money received—a Polaroid of the house you want, an advertisement for the appliance.

Dress a lodestone with Crown of Success Oil or powder.

Sprinkle it with alfalfa.

Place everything in a green or red drawstring bag.

Sleep with it under your pillow.

Carry the conjure bag with you when you request the loan.

Green Devil Spell

Green candles in the shape of little devils are burned to get fast cash and to have your debts repaid.

Blend five, seven, or nine drops of essential oil of bergamot into Command and Compel Oil.

Carve your debtor’s name, identifying information and the phrase, “Give me my money!” onto the candle.

Rub the candle with the oil, while focusing on your goal and on the injustice done to you.

Write the debtor’s name on a square of brown paper nine times. If he or she uses multiple names, write them all.

Cover each name with the phrase, “Give me my money!”

Anoint the corners of the paper with a drop of Command and Compel Oil.

Put the paper beneath an upside-down saucer and place the candle on top of the saucer.

Light the candle. As it burns, speak to the candle, demanding the return of what is rightfully yours.

Say whatever you need to say, however there is a traditional invocation, which goes something like this:

[Target’s name] give me my money NOW!

You owe me. I need it. Give it to me.

You can’t rest until you give it to me.

You can’t sleep until you give it to me.

You can’t eat until you give it to me.

You can’t have sex until you give it to me.

Whenever you see the color green, you think of your debt to me.

Whenever you hear the clink of metal, you think of your debt to me.

Your stomach hurts, until you give me my money.

Your head hurts, until you give me my money.

And so on and so forth. Make it as personal as possible. Deprive your target of whatever is most appropriate for that person. Make your litany as long or as short as you like, however you must end with the words: “Give me my money or you will burn!”

Remove the paper from under the saucer, scorch it in the fire and then pinch out the candle.

Repeat this ritual for seven consecutive nights. At some point, during this incremental candle-burning period, you must make an attempt to contact the borrower and calmly ask for the return of your money. Should even a portion of the debt be repaid at any point, consider the spell finished and conclude.

If, however, by the eighth day, no money is forthcoming, light the candle once more.

Hold the paper in the flame. Allow both paper and candle to burn completely. When reciting the litany, change the last line to: “You have my money. Now burn!”

Green Skull Collection Spell

Enter the mind of the one who owes you money and persuade them to return it. Personalize a green skull candle by scratching your target’s name and identifying information into its base. Write the exact amount owed across the skull’s forehead and burn the candle.

High John the Conqueror

Add High John the Conqueror chips into a blend of jojoba and castor oil.

Add ground cinnamon, dried patchouli, and gardenia blossoms.

Use this oil to anoint billing statements sent out to collect debts, or any similar document.

Debt Spell Intimate

This spell is to be used when the person who owes you shares an intimate relationship with you.

Draw a bath for the other party. Discreetly add some sort of persuasive agent, such as Command and Compel Oil, or Essence of Bend Over.

While the other party bathes, go into another room.

Write your desire onto a piece of paper. Write both names, covering the other person’s with your own.

Fold the paper and place it discreetly beneath a purple candle dressed with Command and Compel Oil. Burn Command and Compel Incense, too.

When the person emerges from the bath, at the appropriate moment, ask for what you are entitled in a calm, firm voice.

Loan Spell (1)

This spell allegedly loosens up tight pockets and induces acts of generosity:

Place an orrisroot in a jar and cover it with jojoba oil.

Add a few drops each of essential oils of clary sage and lavender.

On the night before applying for the loan, add some of the oil to your bath. Visualize your success.

Apply for the loan in person.

Rub some oil between your palms.

Don’t wash it off before shaking hands with the decision-maker.

Loan Spell (2)

Blend essential oils of bay laurel, frankincense, myrrh, and sandalwood into a base of sweet almond and jojoba oils.

Massage this oil into the soles of your feet before bedtime and also before applying for the loan.


The spirit Tupya is a debtor’s best friend.

Invoke him so that creditors forget all about you, become distracted or confused and become too involved with other business to pursue you.

Ifugao spirits from the Phillipines such as Tupya traditionally accept offerings of rice wine and/or betel nuts.

Keep the shrine going as long as the need to avoid repayment exists.