The Dragon Blood tree is a very other-worldly looking tree, kind of like the Baobab tree or the Bodhi tree which all remind me of the kind of trees you might find back during the time dinosaurs roamed the earth. And so, they probably did. This is a tree I adore for the fact that it produces, what many of us use in our practises, the wonderfully scented Dragon’s Blood resin. It is one of my favourites.
Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra Dragon tree, or Dragon Blood tree, is a Dragon tree native to the Socotra archipelago, part of Yemen, located in the Arabian Sea. There is a similar tree, the Dracaena draco, which is found in the Canary Islands and found in nearby islands as well as western Morocco. It also produces the Dragon’s Blood resin but in early years was never the main producer of the resin we all know and love until the cinnabari became threatened. However, this has changed, as well. As of some time, both are endangered, sadly.
Both Dracaena cinnabari and Dracaena draco trees are quite slow growers. It can take over 10 years for the former to reach one metre in height whilst the latter is not much faster. They are now both called threatened species, meaning no more “real” Dragon’s Blood resin. It does not help that we have Global Heating [Climate Change] increasing arid environments and is predicted to cause a 45 percent reduction in the available habitat for Dracaena cinnabari by the year 2080. What we are buying these days is most likely from the Daemonorops draco. You are not likely to find much in the way of real resin from this plant, however, the incenses produced from it are quite heavenly. But I’m not fussed. This plant is helping to stem the virtual demise of the Dracaena cinnabari and draco trees. As they are endangered I would certainly rather “make do” with something else than to know both trees are no longer in this world.
So, purists as we may be with what we use, please, be happy with what we can have. And that is Daemonoprops draco for which our magickal correspondences will be given for.
Dragon’s Blood, as we shall refer to it as from herein, is used with incredibly good results in protection magick. Make a sachet with a clove of garlic and Dragon’s Blood and carry it with you, especially if your travels cause worry about your personal safety. Burning the incense regularly builds a protection aura in your home and I always like to burn it after a good cleansing incense of Frankincense – to get all the mucky puppies out first.
Dragon’s Blood is also well-suited to love spell work. Mind, you musn’t do any kind of spell which will infringe upon anybody’s free will.
Bring back an estranged partner by burning Dragon’s Blood incense. Be sure to only do this with the intention that it is asked for by their true will.
It can also be used for clearing, cleansing, and hex breaking. Use Dragon’s Blood incense for cleaning the ritual circle before a spell. Use the smoke of the incense to pass over yourself or someone else to break a hex.
And, if you can buy yourself any of the Dracaena’s to keep in your home or on your property, you will be well protected, indeed!
Gender: Male [Tess Whitehurst says Female, but the consensus of most is Male]
Zodiac: Aries, Sagittarius
Powers: Manifestation, Intention, Protection, Love Drawing, Money Attraction, Healing Rituals, Emotional Strength, Heightening Ritual Energy, Banishing, Love, Protection, Healing, Increased Potency, Honouring the Gods, Goddesses, Spirits or Ancestors,
Dragon’s Blood has been used over time as an anti-diarrhoeal, anti-inflammatory, and for ulcers – the topical kind such as bed sores, not the internal kind as in your stomach. Some suggest it is useful in preventing cancer as well as fending off viruses and bacteria in the body. I would not know, if I’m honest. I have never tried Dragon’s Blood for any health reasons.
The problem here is, the only studies I have found as of now are from 2011 and 2013. Much of that information by now, over seven years later, are most likely proved or disproved but I would not know. Therefore, please do more research before giving any of it a go.
Many thanks for reading and warmest blessings to all whom this way wander. X
Need a little extra for a holiday? Or is your business not bringing in as much as you need? Maybe I can help. Money is always in short supply for those of us what weren’t born with the proverbial silver spoon. Just for you, I have compiled a set of tried-and-true spells to help bring in the extra money or permanent cash flow you need. But remember, you don’t get money for nothing. You will have to work for it. And you will need to be able to visualise it in your life and believe you are worthy of it, entitled to it. You already have access to millions of pounds (dollars, euros, wherever you are). You simply need know how to draw it to you. And, it would also never hurt you to swot up on the Seven Laws of Attraction, either. But please! Never pay a “witch” to perform a money spell for you…or any kind of spell, for that matter.
You don’t have to be a dyed-in-the-wool generational Witch to perform a spell. And, if you EVER pay a “Witch” to perform a spell for you, then shame on her or him. You will get what you pay for – in some form or another. And, it may not be what you want. No self-respecting Witch will ask for money these days for his or her spell work. Oh yes, the cunning women of old did do. Seamen paid many an old dear for safe journeys by sea once upon a time. You can bet that she did her job right, or there would be a very angry sailor come a-calling when he returned! Nowadays, if you Paypal your dosh to someone for a spell, you can’t very well go looking for the hag what took your money and did nothing in return for you, can you? And most sensibly, it is best to do your own spell work for the best reason of all – you have control of it, you put your passion into it, the Universe feels your need better. So, lesson Number one: Don’t pay for spells.
I’ll tell you what works, for nothing. If it doesn’t work for you, then the one thing you may be lacking is Intention. No matter if you’re doing a full-blown, cast a circle, banging drums and ringing bells spell or just lighting a candle and chanting, it is only with the strongest of Intention that a spell will work. You really, really must want and believe in something to have it. Lesson Number two: Have Faith.
I will assume that whomever is reading this blog is not favourable toward casting a circle and doing the entire Witch bit. That’s alright. I’ve had as many non-circle spells work as the ones with all the bells and whistles. You may need to purchase a few items locally to perform your spell, the main ones being:
For money spells: either a large green candle that can burn for an hour over 7 or 8 days, or 7 or 8 green small spell/chime candles which can burn for an hour each
For business spell: small gold chime/spell candle
Herbs/woods: cedar wood, dried orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, bay leaf, cloves, maple bark, ash bark, oak bark, galangel root (all have money & success drawing attributes, choose any 3 for your talisman)
Oils: Patchouli, Orange, Ginger, Bergamot, Clove
Crystals: green aventurine, pyrite (pyrite is good for setting near one’s computer if you have an online business), garnet, jet, hawk’s eye
And, rest assured, you don’t need to purchase everything I list here. After you have read this entire blog, you can make your choices according to which spell you prefer to use, then buy what you need accordingly. I don’t want you spending a shedload of money to try to receive a shedload of money.
Simple things you can do:
Carry a piece of cedar wood or ginger in your wallet, money purse, or pocket to draw wealth
Keep a small jar of alfalfa in your food cupboard and you’ll never be without food
Rub Patchouli oil on your money, sprinkle it in your handbag or pockets
An easy little money spell anyone can do is to take a handful of coins and place on the floor (not where dogs, young children, or people thinking they’ve found spare change to use at the laundrette can pick them up) whilst chanting (at least three times) “Money on the floor brings money in the door”.
This one takes a bit more work, but very effective:
This must be done on the proper Day and Hour of Jupiter. The best place I’ve found to go is Lunarium for the planetary days and hours. You will need a Green Candle and a White Candle. The Green candle represents the money, and the white candle represents you. You may draw/carve money symbols on the green candle (£ or $ or whatever you use in your country) and then anoint the candles with a money-drawing oil, such as Orange, Patchouli, Clove, Bergamot, or Ginger, thinking of your desire for money to come to you. Set the candles on your altar or table 8 inches apart. After doing this, say… (saying it 3 times or more is best)
“Money, money come to me
In abundance three times three
May I be enriched in the best of ways
Harming none on its way
This I accept, so mote it be
Bring me money three times three!”
You need to start this Spell on a Thursday which is the Day of Jupiter and at the proper hour of Jupiter for your Latitude and Longitude. Repeat this for 8 days. Each day move the White Candle one-inch closer to the Green Candle. Allow the candles to burn for one hour before extinguishing and during this time, visualise money coming into your life. When the Candles touch on the eighth day, your spell is finished. This will end the Spell on a Thursday as well.
Each day you should find the proper Planetary Hour of Jupiter and do the Spell at that time. This will give it much more power. Jupiter is associated with money. Be sure you visualise the money pouring in from the Universe, but also make sure you imagine a source of where that money will come from (your business, job, etc) … and don’t ask for the Lotto…. it’s not going happen. And please do not ask to “find” money! If you find money it means some poor soul has lost their money and their need just could be more so than yours.
List of days and their corresponding planet:
Monday – Moon (voyages, travel, anything to do with water)
Tuesday – Mars (to acquire courage, overthrow enemies)
Wednesday – Mercury (answers about the future, divination)
Thursday – Jupiter (money)
Friday – Venus (love)
Saturday – Saturn (to acquire learning)
Sunday – Sun (business)
Keep these in a convenient place or memorise them as they will be used again.
Firstly, whilst Jupiter (Thursday) is the best day for doing a money spell, funnily enough, Sunday is the best day for business spells. As you may have come to expect by now, the Planetary hours are a huge part of this plan. See the link above for the Planetary hour of the Sun for the Sunday on which you plan to do your Business spell. They do change daily as the days hours are always adjusting by minutes.
When you have chosen the Sunday and the Planetary hour of the Sun during which to do this spell, collect beforehand these items:
A small pouch
A coin – a 50p piece or a quarter or whatever you use in your country
Place the herbs, green aventurine, and coin into the pouch and drop 3 drops of Patchouli oil over the items inside. Draw the pouch closed and tie it. This is never to be opened again. Pass the pouch (now a talisman) over the bowl of salt and say, “Element of Earth, cleanse this talisman”
Pass the talisman over the incense and say, “Element of Air, cleanse this talisman”
Pass it over the burning candle and say, “Element of Fire, cleanse this talisman”
Pass it over the bowl of water and say, “Element of Water, cleanse this talisman”
Blow on the talisman three times, draw in the air an equal-armed cross over the talisman and say, “Thou art cleansed, consecrated, and empowered in the name of (God, the Divine Source, the goddess – if you have a favoured one, or just say the Universe, if none of the others suit). This magick is sealed. So mote it be.”
Spend a few moments bringing up within yourself the desire to see your business succeed. Visualise it being successful, making all the money you could ever need. See yourself as the most successful businesswoman or man you’ve ever known. Bring up every ounce of belief within you that your business will be successful not just now, but always. See yourself always making the right business decisions to make it successful. Get really excited about your success. Own it! When you feel you are ready, say three times, with belief and feeling:
“Slow business be gone
I (we) need business success and money to come
Business was weak
Now business is strong
Bring customers in need
of my (our) services (or goods) agreed
Let money & success come fast
And let money & success last
Let our success harm none
But to help all who come!”
So mote it be!
Take a few minutes in thanks giving with your Deity. You can speak to Whomever you believe in, it need not be a Pagan God or Goddess.
Allow your gold candle to burn for an hour before extinguishing (or if it’s a small spell candle, until it burns out on its own). Keep your talisman on your desk by the computer if that is where you do your business or in the till at your shop, or under the telephone if that is where your business is done. NEVER allow the talisman to be opened and always leave it where business is done.
Another thing I should note is, after a while the spell will slowly loose the energy you charged it with initially. If you sense this happening, by all means, repeat the spell. All spell work needs a re-charge from time to time…there is no set number of months or years one will last on its own. Simply repeat the spell as you did before, only in the business spell you will not need to make a new talisman, simply recharge the one you made the first time doing the exact same as above. By the same token, if your phone isn’t ringing off the hook or you don’t suddenly have thousands pitching up on your shop’s web site, do not immediately rush to re-do the spell. Give it time! And by all means, do not lose faith. If, after a couple of weeks you’re still hearing crickets, you may want to have a re-do. It could simply be that you didn’t believe strongly enough last go. You really must put it out to the Universe that you believe in yourself and you need paying!
I know this spell works as I did it for a company I once worked for that was in over-draught when I did the spell and within a very few days, we had business like never before and money pouring in. This did go on for a few months until one night after I had left, some tit took the talisman from underneath my phone and emptied it! Business went down the plug hole after that and I was made redundant about a year later due to lack of …money. Ah well…
So, my best wishes go with you as you endeavour to make a little extra money for the bills or to bring your business to success! Lesson Number 3? See Lesson Number Two again.
Good Luck and Blessed be )O(
I wrote this blog four years ago and it is one of the most popular blogs I’ve written, according to my stats. I suppose I could leave well enough alone in that respect because “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” comes to mind. Still, when one has writer’s block and nothing is ticking over in the brain cells, a cheeky re-blog of something very popular can’t hurt, can it? Especially if it can provide you with the tools to bring about the help you need. Warmest blessings and good luck!