50 Simple Charms

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Some simple charms for every occasion.

***Courtesy of Victoria Martyn***

1. Lay thorny branches on your doorstep to keep evil from your dwelling.

2. Eat a pinch of thyme before bed, and you will have sweet dreams.

3. Place chips of cedar wood in a box with some coins to draw money to you.

4. Carry an anemone flower with you to ward against illness.

5. Hang a bit of seaweed in the kitchen to ward evil spirits.

6. Keep a jar of alfalfa in your cupboards to ensure the prosperity of your house.

7. Burn allspice as incense to draw money or luck to you, as well as speed healing.

8. Cut an apple in half, and give one half to your love to ensure a prosperous relationship.

9. Carry an avocado pit with you to let your inner beauty shine outwardly.

10. Avocado is an aphrodisiac.

11. Strawberries are an aphrodisiac.

12. Place a piece of cotton in your sugar bowl to draw good luck to your house.

13. Celery is an aphrodisiac.

14. Place almonds in your pocket when you need to find something.

15. Scatter chili peppers around your house to break a curse.

16. Carrying a packet of strawberry leaves will help ease the pains of pregnancy.

17. Scatter some sugar to purify a room.

18. Throw rice into the air to make rain.

19. Carry a potato in your pocket or purse all winter to ward against colds.

20. Eat five almonds before consuming alcohol, to lighten the effects of intoxication.

21. Place a pine branch above your bed to keep illness away.

22. Chew celery seeds to help you concentrate.

23. Carry a chunk of dry pineapple in a bag to draw luck to you.

24. 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.

25. Eat olives to ensure fertility.

26. Toss oats out your back door to ensure that your garden or crop will be bountiful.

27. Eat mustard seed to ensure fertility.

28. Place lilacs around your house to rid yourself of unwanted spirits.

29. Eat lettuce to drive lustful thoughts from your mind.

30. Rub a lettuce leaf over your forehead to help you sleep.

31. Add lemon juice to your bathwater for purification.

32. Eat grapes to increase psychic powers.

33. Carry a blade of grass to increase your psychic powers.

34. Smell dill to get rid of hiccups.

35. If you place a dill sachet over your door, those who wish you ill cannot enter your home.

36. Place cotton on an aching tooth, and the pain will ease.

37. Buy cotton to cause rain.

38. Place pepper inside a piece of cotton and sew it shut to make a charm to bring back a lost love.

39. Carry a small onion to protect against venomous animals.

40. Eat grapes to increase fertility.

41. Place a sliced onion in the room of an ill person to draw out the sickness.

42. Place an onion underneath your pillow to have prophetic dreams.

43. Place morning glory seeds under your bed to cure nightmares.

44. Walk through the branches of a maple tree to ensure that you will have a long life.

45. Mix salt and pepper together and scatter it around your house to dispel evil.

46. Smell peppermint to help you sleep.

47. Hang a pea pod containing nine peas above the door to draw your future mate to you.

48. Eat a peach to assist in making a tough decision.

49. Carry peach wood to lengthen your lifespan.

50.Carry a walnut to strengthen your heart muscle.

Added to on Oct 28, 2012
Last edited on Feb 04, 2019
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Jan 26, 2019
These sound more like superstitions than charms.

Feb 06, 2019
They are, however I found that many superstitions are the way charms and some spells were preserved. It may take a bit of doing but with research one can turn these into proper charms or even spells.

Mar 23, 2021
I don't suggest throwing rice into the air out of doors. Unless I am mistaken I remember it being bad for birds. If it is dangerous for them I recommend to do it indoors.

Mar 23, 2021
Uh if I scatter sugar won’t I attract ants :/

Mar 23, 2021
Also if u put lemon juice in ur bath, couldn’t it be bad if that gets in ur “yhu know what” 😕

Mar 23, 2021
Seriously in the example you listed. It's common sense. Don't use anything on an area of your body that doesn't belong there. Don't ingest things that specify ''Do not ingest.'' Don't throw rice into the air out of doors, when it is common knowledge that birds can not ingest it, and it is harmful for them. I found this same list of superstitions on Tumblr. This is an issue with information being spread that utterly lacks common sense. When I write up a recipe that requires the use of a stove here on som I always try to list common sense cautions. ''When you are finished cooking make sure your stove is off.'' Or, ''When taking the pan out of the oven, use kitchen safety tools such as mitts.'' This is why witchcraft on social media can become an issue. Someone finds a cool list of superstitions and they post as is, plagiarism. They don't take the time, to look over what they copy and paste, to add cautions where needed or edit out plain bad ideas, and it becomes detrimental to others, themselves, and the natural world.

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