Make a Love Magic Mojo Bag

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Love Magic Mojo Bag

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Make a love mojo bag to bring your lover to you. Photo Credit: Ruchit Goswami/EyeEm/Getty Images

The use of a mojo bag or spirit bag in love magic spans a variety of cultures and societies. It's found in hoodoo, Appalachian folk magic, and a number of European societies.

As always, if your particular magical system frowns upon the use of love magic, then follow the guidelines of your tradition.

You’ll need the following:

  • A piece of fabric, preferably from your lover’s clothing. If you can’t get a piece of his or her clothing to cut up, then use red fabric to symbolize love.
  • Cinnamon
  • Rosemary
  • Rose Quartz - this is a stone often associated with love magic
  • A magical link to your lover - some traditions of folk magic refer to this as a taglock

To make a love magic mojo bag, start by making a small drawstring pouch out of the fabric. There are a number of ways you can do this, but the simplest is to just fold a fabric rectangle in half and stitch on three sides. Then press a seam around the open end, and stitch that down as well, leaving a small opening for a drawstring. You can use the instructions for the Drawstring Tarot Pouch to make a love magic mojo bag.

Another option is to use a button pouch, like the Crystal Sleeve Pouch. Either of these will work well.

Fill the bag with cinnamon - sticks broken into bits will work far better and be less messy than powdered cinnamon - and some rosemary sprigs. Both of these are associated with love and passion. Add a piece of rose quartz, which is associated with long term loving relationships.

Finally, add a link to the person you love. In some traditions, this is called a taglock, but it's essentially a magical link. It helps to connect the individual to you on a magical level. You can use a photo, a business card, a piece of hair or fingernail clippings - anything that is associated with that individual.

Close the bag, and carry it in your pocket or wear it around your neck. This will draw your lover to you and keep him or her close. Once you’ve made your “love connection,” you can get rid of the bag using one of these disposal methods:

  • Bury it someplace where it won't be disturbed - if you've used an organically based fabric for the bag, such as cotton, it will eventually biodegrade on its own.
  • Burn it. Fire is considered a cleansing force, as well as a destroyer.
  • Release it into the wild. If you use all natural items in your mojo bag, you could hide it in an old tree or place it on a stone that holds special meaning for you.
  • Stash it away. In some folk magic traditions, the love mojo bag is kept for as long as you want the relationship to continue. If that's what you choose to do, put it someplace safe where it won't be bothered.

Cat Yronwoode over at LuckyMojo has a fascinating article on the history of mojo bags, as well as the origins of the practice. She says, "Some root workers top off their mojo bags with parchments upon which are printed medieval European grimoire seals and sigils of talismanic import, particularly the Jewish-derived seals from the Greater Key of Solomon and The 6th and 7th Books of Moses, both of which are sold as sets of seals printed on parchment paper, and are used without reference to the rituals given in the texts of the original grimoire books. These last items surprise many Caucasians, who are unaware that a strong vein of Germanic and Ashenazi Jewish folklore runs through traditional African-American hoodoo. Still, however strange it may seem to cultural anthropologists in search of "African survivals" in hoodoo practice, it is a fact that John George Hohman's "Pow-Wows or the Long Lost Friend" -- first published in America in 1820 and translated into English in 1856 -- has long been a staple source of inspiration for conjure-workers in both the African-American and European-American Appalachian traditions."