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The Use of Tide Water in Hoodoo and Conjure
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they will use water from these sources to enhance their works. energetic force that result in the rise and fall of sea levels due to the combined gravitational forces of the sun and moon with the earth’s rotation.The Use of Tide Water in Hoodoo and Conjure by Denise Alvarado The use of various types of water is common in southern conjure. This article discusses the use of tide water in southern conjure. the Atlantic Ocean and the Mississippi River. When using tide water in conjure. Copyright 2012-2013 Denise Alvarado All Rights Reserved worldwide. Tide water is used either by deploying or disposing works in the water during speci ic times. or by collecting water during speci ic times and using it in a later work. The Nature of Tide Water Tides are a dynamic. . These in luences lend an enormous amount of power to a work when used. Because many southern folks live near large bodies of moving water such as the Gulf of Mexico. Tide water is one of the most versatile types of water and carries a great deal of concentrated energy directly affected by the moon and the sun. Water is directly energized by the tide so it would be collected at the times of day when the tide is in motion. Works can be deployed or disposed of at times when tidal forces are present. think about it's nature.
performing a work during a speci ic tidal period or deploying or disposing of a work in a speci ic type of tide. it brings to mind the ebb and low and cyclical nature of things. whether using the water in the work itself. for example. If you want an enemy to experience ongoing and tortuous negative effects. . works are slower to manifest. Slack water occurs when the tidal current ceases and is about to change directions. Typically. requires paying close attention to the water. When a condition or situation is stagnant. Generally. tide water is ideal. works occur more quickly. It occurs between the High Tide and Ebb Tide. harnessing the natural effects of tide water is ideal. would be affected by this natural occurrence. for example. when the tide is low.When thinking of tides and tide water. Copyright 2012-2013 Denise Alvarado All Rights Reserved worldwide. Working with tide water. or if a condition or situation would bene it from a cyclical effect. high tides and low tides occur twice a day. So a bottle spell employed on the ocean or sea shores. High Tide is when the tide is at its fullest. Falling tide is used for sending things away. Ebb tide is when the tide has stopped falling and is at its lowest point. Subcategories of Tide Water • • • • • Rising tide is when the tide is growing and is used to draw something to you. and when the tide is high.
If you want the person to be an emotional wreck. or washed away. When you want to increase or attract money or luck in your own or another person’s life. poke holes in the top so that it will sink. your bottle fall where you intend. Typically you will never know unless you have intended for a condition to be drawn to you. the tide will have the effect of extreme luctuation in inances on a daily basis. If it is meant to be. creating a false sense of hope followed by a sense of failure on an ongoing basis. This way. When tossing a bottle into a tide. When you want the target to experience a feeling of being out of control with their inances. the ebb and low of the tide will have a similar effect on the target of the work. or get lost at sea. in which case the bottle may be deposited on land and left by the falling tide where you can see it. it will come in and go out with the tide. do not poke holes in the top of the bottle.When to Use Tide Water • • • • • If you want an enemy to experience instability and confusion. When you want something negative to be taken away. they will experience periods of severe depression twice a day and periods of high mood elevation twice a day. . and will either get deposited on the shore when the work is done. Copyright 2012-2013 Denise Alvarado All Rights Reserved worldwide. whether rising or falling. Then pray for the direction you need for it to fall. If you want the work to carry on inde initely.
take a glass of Rising or High Tide Water and place a photo of the person face down on top of the glass of water. If you do not have a photo.one per candle . Take nine white candles and set them up in a circle around the glass of water and light them. Allow them to burn for nine days praying for the person's safe return. Allow the candles to burn all the way down. whether they are a lover who has run off with someone else or a teenager who has run away. Bury the ritual remains in your garden and pour the glass of water on top of the spot where it is buried. Inscribe nine ways of leaving on the candles . then write a petition and place it face down on the glass of water. Copyright 2012-2013 Denise Alvarado All Rights Reserved worldwide.with a pin. Surround the glass of water with nine black altar candles that have been irst washed in Falling or Ebb tide water. Spell to Get Rid of a Person or Make Someone Move Away Using Falling or Ebb Tide Water To get rid of someone. .Spell to Bring Back Someone Using Rising or High Tide Water To bring someone back who has left. place a photo of the person face down on a glass of Falling or Ebb Tide Water.
nonproductive and predictable. Leave without looking back and do not speak the name of the person again. take the wax remains and the photo or petition of the target and place in a cigar box or other box that will serve as a surrogate cof in. Take the box to a cemetery and bury it. Busting through stagnant energy requires a change in mindset as the work is performed. Tie the box closed with twine. Add some graveyard dirt and Spanish moss to cover. Drive nine cof in nails or rusty nails into the box. it refers to a condition or situation which is stuck. and certainly Copyright 2012-2013 Denise Alvarado All Rights Reserved worldwide.Nine Ways to Say Adios: • • • • • • • • • Leave Go Away Goodbye Get Away Move Away Vacate Flee Scat Go Once the candles have burned down. . Spell to Break Stagnant Energy Using Slack Water When something is described as stagnant. It requires looking at the situation from all angles and even in ways that may seem contrary to common sense. Pour the glass of tide water over the spot where your enemy is planted. The work is done.
white cloth. Since slack water provides a brief window of opportunity before change. and set the glass on a clean surface that you have draped with a clean. Avoid vague petitions like “I need a change” or “I want things to be better. Your petition should be a clear and purposeful statement of what you desire. you have to be clear with your intention and open to the change that will follow.” How do you want things to change? What do you want to see different? What does “better” mean to you? You should be able to clearly de ine what you want within about 3 to 5 sentences. Copyright 2012-2013 Denise Alvarado All Rights Reserved worldwide. then anoint the candle with a healing oil. If you want better health. For this spell. If you want your inances to improve. well thought out vision of how things need to change can be stated in just a few sentences . Place your petition face up underneath the glass of water.sometimes even one. it allows for ambiguity to seep in. you will need a white candle. A clear. or something more speci ic like Help Fix Credit. Put the water is a clear glass. use a banishing oil. Take the candle and anoint it with a conjure oil consistent with the change you seek. The candle should be anointed towards you for drawing and away from you for banishing. The change you seek should be written as a petition. Positive change must be in your mental architecture in order for it to occur.contrary to the way you have always done and thought about things. your written petition and a glass of Slack Water. When a petition is too long. . then use a money drawing oil. If you want to get rid of debt. You will have to do this in order to direct the energy associated with Slack Water in the correct direction.
Burn your petition and allow the ashes to dissipate in the wind. The change you seek should begin to manifest in your favor if you have focused your intention clearly enough. You want the candle to be half in water and half out of the water. . State your petition exactly as it has been written. you can use a smaller candle holder that will set nice and even at the bottom of the glass. Or.Place the candle in the glass of water. You may need to melt some wax on the bottom of the glass irst and adhere the candle to the bottom of the glass before illing the glass with the Slack Water. Copyright 2012-2013 Denise Alvarado All Rights Reserved worldwide. Dispose of the candle and petition by burying it in your front yard or garden if you are intending on something to be drawn to you. If the change you seek is removing something. Allow the candle to burn until it is extinguished by the water. Light the candle. Pour the water over the spot where the remains are buried. then throw the water towards the west at sunset and toss the candle in the trash.
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