50 Simple Charms > by Victoria Martyn > > Who says that magick has to be complex? Who > says that magick has to > be > complex? Here are fifty simple charms that > utilize many different > common > items, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Note: > Please do not use any of > these > charms in place of medical treatment, or when > outside help is > obviously > advisable. > > =--= =--= =--= =--= =--= =--= =--= =--= > > Lay thorny branches on your doorstep to keep > evil from your dwelling. > eat a pinch of thyme before bed, and you will > have sweet dreams. > > Place chips of cedar wood in a box with some > coins to draw money to > you. > > Carry an anemone flower with you to ward > against illness. > > Hang a bit of seaweed in the kitchen to ward > evil spirits. > > Keep a jar of alfalfa in your cubbords to > ensure the prosperity of > your > house. > > Burn allspice as an incense to draw money or > luck to you, as well as > speed > healing. > > Cut an apple in half, and give one half to your > love to ensure a > prosperous relationship. > > Carry an avocado pitt with you to let your > inner beauty shine > outwardly. > Avacado is an aphrodesiac. > > Strawberries are an aphrodesiac. > > Place a peice of cotton in your sugar bowl to > draw good luck to your > house. > > Celery is an aphrodesiac. > > Place almonds in your pocket when you need to > find something. > > Scatter chili peppers around your house to > break a curse. > > Carrying a packet of strawberry leaves will > help ease the pains of > pregnancy. > > Scatter some sugar to purify a room. > > Throw rice into the air to make rain. > > Carry a potato in your pocket or purse all > winter to ward against > colds. > > Eat five almonds before consuming alchohol, to > lighten the effects of > intoxication. > > Place a pine branch above your bed to keep > illness away. > > Chew celery seeds to help you concentrate. > > Carry of chunk of dry pineapple in a bag to > draw luck to you. > > Ask an orange a yes or no question before you > eat it, then count the > seeds: if the seeds are an even number, the > answer is no. If an odd > number, > yes. > > Eat olives to ensure fertility. > > Toss oats out your back door to ensure that > your garden or crop will > be > bountiful. > > Eat mustard seed to ensure fertility. > > Place lilacs around your house to rid yourself > of unwanted spirits. > > Eat lettuce to drive lustful thoughts from your > mind. > > Rub a lettuce leaf over your forehead to help > you sleep. > > Add lemon juice to your bathwater for > purification. > > Eat grapes to increase psychic powers. > > Carry a blade of grass to increase your psychic > powers. > > Smell dill to get rid of hiccups. > > If you place a dill sachet over your door, > those who wish you ill > can not > enter your home. > > Place cotton on an aching tooth, and the pain > will ease. > > Burn cotton to cause rain. > > Place pepper inside a piece of cotton and sew > it shut to make a > charm to > bring back a lost love. > > Carry a small onion to protect against venemous > animals. > > Eat grapes to increase fertility. > > Place a sliced onion in the room of an ill > person do draw out the > sickness. > > Place an onion underneath your pillow to have > prophetic dreams. > > Place morning glory seeds under your bed to > cure nightmares. > > Walk through the branches of a maple tree to > ensure that you will > have a > long life. > > Mix salt and pepper together and scatter it > around your house to > dispell > evil. > > Smell peppermint to help you sleep. > > Hang a pea pod containing nine peas above the > door to draw your > future > mate to you. > > Eat a peach to assist in making a tough > decision. > > Carry peach wood to lengthen your lifespan. > > Carry a walnut to strengthen your heart muscle.