Saturday, 2 October 2010

Acorn Protection and Luck Amulets and Leaf Collecting

Merry Meet everyone.

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OK, lets get to it - It's Autumn (or Fall) so the most noticeable change to us (aside from temperature) are the leaves that are falling all around us. This is the perfect time to brush up on our knowledge of the trees and plants around us, and the best way that we can utilise them. Why don't you take a walk in your neighbourhood and collect some?

There are several things that we can do with the leaves that we find. Initially, you can add to your witchy stores - as long as you know which leaves you have collected of course. But another idea, is to collect the leaves that have fallen and press and dry them. I often collect leaves from my garden which i dry and press before they eventually get stuck into my Book of Shadows... Beautiful!

The other thing that this time of year gives us is the last of the harvests, and these include Acorns. Acorns are the fruit of the Oak tree and amongst other things are very powerful Luck and protection charms - so I thought that I would show you how I make Acorn Amulets...

  • Acorns (or Hazel nuts?!)
  • Superglue
  • String
  • Rosehips
  • Muslin
  • Cauldron or Saucepan
  • Something sharp to pierce the nuts
  • Book of Shadows
As always, this is simple, as long as you have the ingredients, you can't go wrong!

Firstly,  Collect your acorns, and select the ones that you are going to use in your amulets - make sure you also collect the cup that goes with the acorn. Next, Stick the Acorn to it's cup with Superglue. This is important because as the nut gets older it will shrink!!

Then, I take a length of string (I wear my amulets as bracelets, so the length needs to correspond to your wrist!) and I soak it in Rosehip Dye. Rosehips are the fruit of Roses and are also readily available at this time of year - and they are perfect for colouring your string as magically, they represent Luck and Protection (the same as the Oak!).

To make the Rosehip dye, collect your hips and boil them in your cauldron in twice as much water as hips. Once they have reached the boil, reduce the heat, and simmer them for an hour before straining them off and then putting the dye and a good helping of salt to a jar. Next add your string and leave it overnight.

Eventually you will have something that resembles this:

I did mine today, so tomorrow it's just a case of putting a hole in the acorns and threading through the newly coloured string. Then just wear it for luck and protection!! EASY!

Until Next Time, Blessed Be x


  1. cool post. i never collect my hips but maybe i should this year. i press everything from my gardens and always use them in my spellbooks. i love looking at them during winter and remembering what was in the garden!

  2. Brilliant! The leaves are beautiful at the moment too... They really liven up the pages of my BoS! When you cook the rosehips for the dye they smell absolutely divine too! - kinda like apples! My house smelt wonderful all day!!

  3. Acorn magick is so wonderful this time of year!! I make an inner strength acorn spell - I should add it to my blog LOL, I podcasted about it last week.
    GREAT blog, btw!!!
    Emberlyn )O(