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The label at left is from a Lucky Mojo brand Steady Work Vigil Candle, burned by those who wish to get a good job with regular hours and a fair wage.
The same herbs and fragrances used to dress this candle for customers and clients are the basis of Lucky Mojo Steady Work dressing oil . used for anointing oneself, fixing the job site, preparing offertory candles or feeding a mojo bag. These herbs and scents also can be found in Steady Worker incense powder, bath crystals. and sachet powder for dressing job application papers.
Like the rest of the Lucky Mojo line, this product contains genuine herbal essential oils, not synthetic fragrances. Lucky Mojo labels are adapted from vintage packaging and in many cases the images are as traditional as the ingredients themselves.
Here is an old-fashioned African American job-getting spell from the hoodoo rootwork tradition:
Get a white crucifix candle and two blue offertory candles. Inscribe your name on the white crucifix candle and inscribe the words STEADY WORK over and over on the blue offertory candles, going round and around like the stripes on a barber pole. Dress all three magical candles with Steady Work dressing oil .
Write a description of the type of job you want on paper. If you have a paper from the company at which you wish to be hired, so much the better; use that, whether or not it is printed on one side or on both sides. Sign the paper by writing your name at right angles across the job description nine times. Draw a dollar sign in each corner of the paper. Dress the four corners of the paper with Steady Work anointing oil . Place a pinch of gravel root or Steady Work sachet powder (or both) in the paper and fold the paper toward you to bring the job toward you. Fold it again, still folding toward you. Place the paper beneath the crucifix candle. It is traditional to put the paper under an overturned white saucer and set the crucifix candle on top of the saucer. Place the three candles in a row, with the blue ones to eaither side of the crucifix. Light all three candles, then pick up and hold the blue offertory candles in your hands as you pray aloud for a job, using your own sincere words. Replace the blue offertory candles on the altar. Let all the candles burn until they go out.
Whenever you send in a job application, dress any papers with Steady Work sachet powder. When you you leave home for a job interview, keep a Steady Wark vigil light candle dressed with Gravel Root and Steady Work anointing oil burning over your petition paper (in your kitchen sink is a safe place to burn it if you are not home). Slip the name or logo of the company, or the business card of your interviewer, if you can get it, into your shoe, and symbolically "walk on them" as you go for the interview. Carry Gravel Root and a pinch of salt in your pocket and look the interviewer or prospective boss in the eye as you speak.
How you choose to use Steady Work spiritual
supplies is, of course, up to you, but one very traditional
methods is to employ them in conjunction with the 23rd Psalm, while praying for all that is
Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. Thou anointest my head with oil. My cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Amen.
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