Thursday, October 6, 2011
There is a spell in Aradia: Gospel of the Witches by Charles Leland that can be used for good or bad.
The Conjuration Of The Lemon And The Pins Sacred To Diana
A lemon stuck full of pins of different colours always brings fortune.
If you receive as a gift a lemon full of pins of divers colours, without any black ones among them, it signifies that your life will be perfectly happy and prosperous and joyful.
But if some black pins are among them, you may enjoy good fortune and health, yet mingled with troubles which may be of small account.
It goes on to tell you how you can lesson the influence of the black pins. You are also told to stick the lemon with many black pins if you want the person to have a lot of ill fortune. A green lemon is recommended because it sets hard and turns black. Along with the spell is an incatation to Diana demanding and even threatening Her to do your bidding. I find it interesting that in this present age we ask for assistance from our Gods, in the not so distant past it was quite different.
I have not tried this spell but I think it can be adapted for the modern age. Used for good will or baneful wishes is up to the witch to decide. I also think a blackened lemon stuck full of pins would make a spellbinding Halloween prop.
Happy Casting, V