Peace be with you my friends. It is once again October and I have
decided to repost one of my favorite articles about pumpkins and their
magical properties. I hope you enjoy and I wish you many blessings
during this magical time of year.
Fall has finally arrived and it
is truly a season of magic for practitioners of all traditions. I’ve
decided to write on how to make use of those beautiful gourds that are
so iconic of this time of year. The pumpkin is powerful beyond what
words can express. In Afro-Caribbean magic is represents wealth,
abundance, prosperity and love. In the Lukumi tradition is sacred to
the orisha Ochun who is herself the embodiment of love, sweetness and
all that is good and peasurful in life. In Eastern Europe there is a
commonly held belief that if pumpkins are kept too long, wandering
spirits may take up residence and clause them to move about and even
bleed by night. From Ireland comes the tradition of the jack o’ lantern
whose original purpose was to frighten off aggressive, mischievous
spirits who roamed the countryside on All Hollow’s Eve. It is hard to
imagine that one particular vegetable could be held in such high regard
by seemingly distinct cultures from around the world. The only
conclusion I can draw is that there is something innately magical
growing on those vines! It is my pleasure to now share with you three
simple spells involving these magical gourds.
Sarah’s Pumpkin Seed Prosperity Spell
You will need:
A tall Glass of Water
A Bag of Salted Dried Pumpkin Seeds
My friend Sarah, herself a Wiccan High Priestess, learned this spell as
a child from her grandmother who is a powerful kitchen witch in the New
England tradition. I have learned from various sources that this
particular spell was in common use as early as the 1920’s and quite
possibly before. This ritual confers a double blessing since it acts as
a spiritual cleansing in addition to attracting wealth and prosperity
to the individual that performs it.
Sit in a place where you can meditate quickly for a few minutes. Open
your bag of pumpkin seeds and count out 9 seeds. Eat the first seed.
You may choose to break the seed open with your teeth and eat the soft
inner seed, personally I like to eat the salty hard shell as well.
Slowly chew the first seed and wash it down with a drink of cool water.
Repeat the process until you consume all nine seeds. After you swallow
the last seed say to yourself aloud or silently may the seeds of this
holy gourd cleanse me of all negativity and fill my life with wealth and
blessings. You will be surprised at how effective something so simple
can be! I have heard of people winning jackpots at casinos and
encounter long lost friends after performing this easy ritual.
Caribbean Pumpkin Money Spell
You will need:
A small sugar pumpkin or Caribbean yellow pumpkin
5 Shiny Pennies
Paper Bag from the Grocery Store
I have seen versions of this spell done by practitioners of Obeah and
Santeria, two beautiful Afro-Caribbean regions. This spell invokes the
aid of Ochun, the Yoruba goddess of love, money and sweetness who is
closely associated with Our Lady of Charity, the patroness of Cuba.
This simple ritual can confer wealth, attract good luck and even bring
First remove the top from the pumpkin and scoop out the insides as if
you were carving a jack-o-lantern. Next, cut a square of brown paper
from the grocery store bag and write you wishes, desires and petitions
on it. Place the paper inside the pumpkin. Next toss in the 5 pennies
and drizzle honey inside as well. Lastly, sprinkle five drops of Holy
Water into the pumpkin and replace the top. Take the pumpkin to a river
and toss it in. Then wait for Ochun to work her sweet magic in your
The Jack-O-Lantern Spell
You will need:
One large carving Pumpkin
Jack-o-lanterns have their origins in ancient Celtic religion.
Originally they were meant to frighten off and confuse all evil spirits
that roamed on All Hallows' Eve. Originally, the Irish had used
turnips, but when they began immigrating to America in the 19th century,
they adopted the pumpkin native to the Americas which was much easier
to carve. So this Halloween when you carve your jack-o-lanterns,
remember the original meaning of this tradition and as you set your
lantern outside whisper the following prayer, may the light of this
lantern frighten away all evil spirits who whish to do as harm and light
the way for all good spirits and ancestors who wish to visit us this
night. And remember always that Halloween, All Saints' and All Soul's
Day are above all a time to honor and pay respect to the dead who have
walked the Earth before us and will one day greet us on the other side.
I hope you have enjoyed learning a bit about pumpkin magic. Please, if
you try any of these spells, let me know your results. If you have any
questions or wish to inquire about my services, please do not hesitate
to contact me. As always, I wish you peace, love and the sweetest of