50 Simple Charms

 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.
> 
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> 
> 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.