Tonka Beans (Uses In Gris Gris Bags)

Tonka Beans

Power: Courage and good luck

These are very poisonous, so do not have them around children. They are said to make any wishes come true, keep illness from the home (when used in a house sachet), bring luck and money and to bring courage to overcome any obstacles.

Lucky Hand Root (Uses In Gris Gris Bags)

Lucky Hand Root

Power: Employment, games of chance

Another rare type of orchid with a spicy smell, usually shaped like a hand and the size of an average button. Good for all career matters and also for travel, winning competitions, gambling and financial risks. Carry separately if you are entering a contest, acting singing or dancing in public.

Low John the Conqueror, Galangal (Uses in Gris Gris Bags)

Low John the Conqueror, Galangal

Power: Justice, success in all official matters

Protects against injustice. Good in a bag to resolve legal matters, to help with examinations and to increase passion, good fortune and family happiness. Carry in your pocket separately to a court case, tribunal or enquiry for a speedy and satisfactory resolution. You can substitute ginger root.

Job’s Tears (Uses in Gris Gris Bags)

Job’s Tears

Power: Healing, granting wishes

These tear-like seeds are protection against any sorrow and are said to absorb pain or sickness. Three in a bag bring good luck and seven will grant wishes made when the bag is sealed. They also help to prevent accidents befalling the individual who carries them in a bag, and household accidents if kept indoors near the stairs or kitchen.

Hawthorn berries (Uses in Gris Gris Bags)

Hawthorne Berries

Power: Fertility, banishing harm

Use with a pink piece of cloth in your Gris Gris bags for fertility, marriage and general happiness and maybe surprisingly, use a piece of yellow cloth to bring luck to fishermen.

Good in bags generally for banishing fear or danger and for protection of property against bad weather, especially storms; also for an increased awareness of nature essences and in any fey magick or wishes.

Angelica/Masterwort (Uses in Gris Gris Bags)


Power: Protection of the home/healing

Use the root in a bag for happiness and protection in the home, in healing bags or alone as a charm to bring angelic influences into your life. The root also brings psychic awareness and luck in speculation and money matters where there is a risk.

Adam and Eve Roots (Uses in Gris Gris Bags)

Adam and Eve Roots

Power: Love, fidelity

These are usually sold in pairs. The long, pointed one is called the Adam root and the round one, Eve for obvious reasons. They are like many more exotic roots from the orchid family.

Use them in Gris Gris Bags  to attract love or a marriage proposal. Sometimes they are made into twin love bags, and after commitment, the man carries the Eve root in his charm bag and his partner the Adam root. The two bags re empowered together for fidelity.

Daily Feng Shui Tip for December 12th – ‘Sacred Calendar’

Mayan priests have long foretold that the twelfth of December is the single most important date of the year as we anchor in the transformational shift that promises to bring us to a higher vibration in this current ascension. In fact, the Mayan people of Tikal in Guatemala, one of the world’s most sacred sites, say that the pyramids located there represent the ‘Sacred Calendar’ and that they are a physical representation of humankind’s evolution and ascension. These pyramids will align with higher vibes on this specific and special day. This is also an important day to tune into the core of our own beings. Teachers say that spending quiet time accessing the essence of who we are will allow us to work through the illusion of the material world to get to the heart of what is truly real — love. The following exercise that utilizes your imagination is one effective way to disengage from the lower energies while traveling to a higher dimension. See a full-length mirror standing about ten feet in front of you and facing you. As you look upon yourself, visualize seeing a whole, healed, and smiling you staring back. Now imagine that standing behind or on the other side of the mirror is someone who elicits negative emotions from you. In your mind’s eye see someone who has hurt or angered you standing behind the mirror, sending out their negative vibes. Again see yourself inside this imaginary mirror and this time see yourself surrounded by a protective and mystical white light. Claim the energy and the power of this light to live within you and make you completely invincible and totally successful. Now visualize the mirror flipping over and reflecting the person sending out the negative vibes. Know that you are now disengaging from any drama while calling upon love and forgiveness to live within your heart. You will now embrace the ascension unfolding before you while steering clear of chaos and confusion.

By Ellen Whitehurst for