Though there isn’t much to recommend about a rainy day in December, I’m feeling pretty optimistic lately. My S.O. and I decided to celebrate his last day of finals (which, even with all of the things we’ve had to go through since moving here, he’s done very well on and for which I’m extremely proud of him) with some Sweet Frog and an episode of One Punch Man.
Still, as good as it feels to have exam stress behind him for a little bit, some more time together, and the holiday season all around us, there’s still the ever-present drive to get his job search and my disability determination behind us so we can breathe. Fortunately it’s a waxing moon, which makes it a pretty primo time for work to help increase things. (Ideally it’d also be spring, but I’ll take what I can get!)
Container magick is a pretty common way of working a spell– you add the ingredients to a jar, gourd, clay pot, or other vessel and let them sit to do their work. It’s very often used for protective things, like witch jars and balls, but the principle is flexible enough to be adapted to anything. So, if you’re looking for a little extra luck with money, you’ll need:
- A glass jar with lid. Any kind will do, but large jars will require a lot of filling.
- Prosperity-related herbs and curios.
- A taglock.
- Water, or, depending on your situation, a suitable quantity of simple syrup or honey. This video by Moma Sarah offers a pretty good explanation of honey jars. If you decide to use water, check out this post by the Cheapskate Witch for five easy ways to consecrate it.
- An appropriately-colored candle.
For mine, I included small nuggets of pyrite, some small bits of tumbled clear quartz, three money cowries that’d been given to me as a gift, peppermint, cinnamon, and water I’d collected from a really kick-ass lightning storm this past summer. (I love thunder water.) Some people put coffee beans into theirs to help speed things up, but I usually try to avoid adding any bitter ingredients. Your mileage may vary; let your intuition tell you what you need.
That isn’t quite all I included– always stick in a secret ingredient or two. You’ll give your work a little added oomph, bind it to you, and make it that much more difficult for someone else to mess around with.
To assemble the jar, layer your herbs, curios, and taglock(s) in the bottom. Focus your intent as you pour the water, honey, or syrup over the contents. Place the lid on the jar, and affix the candle to the lid. Dripless candles work best, just in case you choose to open the jar to add more items later. I like playing music to my tools, too– try an appropriately-themed song, an uplifting instrumental track, or Rife frequencies that align with what you’re trying to do.
Burn the candle for a few minutes each day, focusing on achieving your goal. Give the jar a few shakes. Play more music. Do what you feel is appropriate to help channel your energy into making your goal manifest. Keep the energy going.
Needless to say, it’s also important to meet the jar halfway– don’t hold out hope for a winning lottery ticket. Be patient, and accept opportunities that will help you achieve what you want.
Good luck, and happy hunting!