Such a situation is tailor made for the kind of working that will result in something we can hold and carry. At least for me, a pocket piece or mojo bag that I can grip tightly in a moment of worry goes a long way toward helping me stay grounded and face adversity. Here is my favorite mojo for protection.
1 dime (if the coin is a silver dime – minted before 1947 – so much the better)
1 penny (an “Indian head” penny was originally recommended for this mojo but, as with the dime, a new coin is perfectly serviceable)
1 pinch dried basil
1 pinch dirt from a churchyard (not a graveyard)
1 metal nail
A lock of your hair or your fingernail clippings
Select a square of fabric (flannel is traditional but any natural fabric will do) in a color that best suits your need for safeguarding. If you are embracing change but anxious to get it over and done, consider black. Yellow is a good option if you are in the process of healing and looking for renewal. White is an all-around protective color; red is the most commonly used color of cloth for this mojo as it increases personal strength and power.
Place all the items listed in the fabric square while envisioning your anxiety and worry slipping away, replaced by an overall feeling of protection. Bring the corners of your square together and tie up your mojo tightly with ribbon, thread or string. Dress your mojo bag frequently with a spot of olive oil or, if you have it available, Van Van oil.
Carry this mojo with you as close to your body as possible. When you feel overwhelmed, hold it in your hand and let it guide you through your anxiety to a state of calm determination. Bonne chance ~
Header: Our Lady of the Victory of
by Luis Nino c 1740 Malaga