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To Take off Curses, Jinxes, and Crossed Conditions,
To Restore Good Luck and Change Bad Luck to Good,
For Personal Protection and Spiritual House Cleansing

"People who believe that they have been Jinxed or Crossed in love, luck, career, or money matters tell us that they use Uncrossing spiritual supplies for Jinx-Breaking and taking off enemy tricks. Our Uncrossing products are made with traditional herbs and minerals widely reputed to bring an end to Crossed Conditions, especially in conjunction with the recital of the 37th Psalm."
-- The Lucky Mojo Curio Co. catalogue



The labels shown here are from a package of Lucky Mojo brand Uncrossing crystal salts for personal bathing or ritual cleansing floor wash, a bottle of Uncrossing dressing oil for fixing candles or wearing on the body, a package of sachet powders for blowing or sprinkling, a package of incense for fumigating an area to purify it, and a complete spell kit with instructions for those who want everything needed to do the job in one convenient package.

Like the rest of the Lucky Mojo line, these products contain genuine herbs and herbal essential oils, not synthetic fragrances. The ingredients in Uncrossing and Jinxing formulas may include Salt, Rue leaves, Hyssop leaves, a Broken Chain, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper, Sulphur, Sugar, Devil's Shoe Strings, Crab Shell Powder, Beef Gall, Chicken Feathers, the practitioner's bath or wash water, plus other herbs and essences. Lucky Mojo labels are adapted from vintage packaging and in many cases the images are as traditional as the ingredients themselves.


Not everyone who believes him or herself to be jinxed really suffers from that condition. Sometimes people believe that they have been crossed or cursed, but they have not been. They may be depressed, mentally ill, or physically ill and have wrongly decided that an enemy is the cause of their suffering. However, magical curses do exist, and their effects on their victims can be devastating. One way to diagnose your condition is to get a reading from a reputable psychic or spiritual worker. Another way is to diagnose yourself through some means of divination, such as card reading or the use of a pendulum.

If you have an enemy who practices hoodoo rootwork, you can be pretty sure that something is being worked against you, of course, but if you have been having bad luck for a long time or are suffering from an unnatural illness and you have no known enemy and no one has ever openly declared themselves against you, you may have been crossed or jinxed, or someone may have put roots on you. You may not know who did it...but you may suspect and even be able to remember how it was done.

One common way to cross someone is to sprinkle Crossing Powder, Hot Foot Powder, or Goofer Dust across their trackway or doorstep, or dress their socks or shoes. I have even heard of women who will dress their own privates so that a man will drag himself in it and lose his nature or jinx up his love life.


Another way to lay a trick or fix a person is to get something personal of theirs and stop it up in a bottle with roots and nails, pins, or needles. Your hair may have been gotten this way, or a piece of your clothing, or your personal concerns. This trick may have been done to you by an enemy to control you, dominate you, or get revenge on you by destroying your happiness in love and money matters.

If you want to undo this sort of work, it helps to know who put the jinx on you so you can call their name back at them, but even if you don't know who did it or how it was done, there are things you can do to take off the jinx.

If a jinx has actually been placed, it may take the form of a buried or hidden object such as a bottle spell, mojo bag, or powders that have been sprinkled. Check around your home and see if you can find something that anyone could have secretly put down to jinx you, like burying something in your front yard. This object must be removed and destroyed. Spiritual workers may call a spirit to help them and gifted readers will just "see" where the buried object can be found. If you find something, like a bottle with personal effects, roots, or hairs in it, dig it up and burn it or throw it away in running water. Even if you can't find such a thing, you may have been fixed with some mess sprinkled on your food or on your shoes.

If the trick cannot be found (for instance, if the perpetrator keeps a bottle spell hidden in his or her home and periodically shakes it up to cause trouble), then an uncrossing spell (e.g. a bath, rub-down, etc.) will be worked and may need to be repeated 3 or 9 times -- along with a reversing spell aimed at sending the bad work back onto the perpetrator. The client is also given a protection spell, often a mojo bag, after the final cleansing or jinx-breaking has been worked.



To take off a jinx or remove crossed conditions, many people make use of a spiritual bath combined with a simple candle-spell. To perform this work, you will need a spiritual bath preparation made with purifying herbs or an Uncrossing type bath preparation. The hyssop and rue herb baths are things you can make up yourself from hyssop or rue leaves or you can buy ready-made Uncrossing Bath Crystals with hyssop and rue, or -- for a really strong job -- you can use the 13 Herb Spiritual Bath, which contains hyssop, rue, and 11 other Uncrossing herbs. Many folks use 13 packets of 13 Herb Spiritual Bath and take a bath every morning for a total of 13 days to clear away a really bad jinx.

You also need 2 white offertory candles and some Uncrossing Oil to dress them. Burning a packet of Uncrossing Incense while you work is said to increase the efficacy of the job as well.

If you believe that enemies have crossed, jinxed, or hexed you, look up the 37th Psalm. This is the one that begins "Fret not thyself with evil-doers..." If you believe that your bad condition today results even in part from your own bad activities in the past, look up the 51st Psalm as well, where hyssop herb is recommended for purification from sin. If you are not a Christian or a Jew, you can still use these herbs; they are traditional for jinx-breaking, Uncrossing and the removal of sin in any case, and instead of a Psalm, just write down your request in your own words that the jinx be lifted and the one who put it on you be struck down.

To prepare the spiritual bath, you arise before dawn, and either brew up the herbs into a tea and strain the liquid or dissolve the Uncrossing mineral crystals in warm water. If you wish to perform a spiritual house cleansing after your bath, save some of the Uncrossing bath salts back, for use in your house-scrub water, as described below.


Recite the 37th Psalm for jinx-breaking or the 51st Psalm for purification (or any Uncrossing spell of your choice) as you pour the bath water over your head. If you are taking the 13 Herb Bath, you pour the water and recite your Psalm 13 times for each morning's bath, 13 days in a row.

When you have finished the spiritual bath, step out of the tub and light the 2 white candles that have been dressed with Uncrossing Oil. Light the Uncrossing incense next. Stand between the candles. Do not dry yourself with a towel -- let the bath water dry on you in the air as the candles burn and smoke yourself in the incense. Recite your Psalm one more time. If you intend to work this spell for the full 13 days, pinch out the candles (don't blow them out) after a few minutes so you can relight them the next day. If you will be doing the spell only for one day, walk away after you recite your Psalm and just let the candles burn until they go out, no matter how long that takes.



After taking an Uncrossing spiritual cleansing bath, some people then use the remaining bath water to wash down their floors and especially the doorstep of the house, because it is believed that a good floor washing will greatly help to remove all bad conditions from the home and to prevent their return. Here's how:

Mix the remnants of your spiritual bath water into a bucket of warm scrub-water, with a bit of the Uncrossing Crystals that you save back when you made up the bath. Add a capful of Chinese Wash to make it even stronger, especially if it will be used as a floor wash. Wash from the back of the premises to the front. If you have carpets, you can just lightly spritz them, or sweep with a broom that you have covered with a cloth dipped in the floor wash and wrung out almost dry.

Sweep out the front doorway area while the floor is still wet. Once you are done with the wash or floor scrub water, carry whatever remains out of the house and pour it on the ground outside (not down the drain), to remove its influence from your home.

Do this every morning upon awakening for 13 days -- bathe, pray, light the white candles and incense, then wash down the house -- to bring you relief from crossed conditions.



If you know who has put this crossed condition on you and you want to reverse the jinx onto them, the best thing to hope for is to find the mess they put down -- whether that be powders, a doll, or a bottle spell. If you find it, just burn it all up or throw it into running water. Not only will this take the rootwork off of you, it will send it back to the one who sent it.

Most times, unfortunately, you will not be able to find the trick they put down to hurt you. In that case, one well-known way to reverse their work back onto them is to burn a reversing candle. This is a jumbo red candle that has been dipped into and covered with black wax. To use it, you carve the problem-causing person's name on it with a nail, dress it with an appropriate anointing oil such as Reversing oil or a blend of Uncrossing Oil and Cast Off Evil Oil and let it burn. If you don't know the perpetrator's name, carve the words "My Enemy" on the candle.


Similar to the reversing candle is the double-action candle, a jumbo candle that is half black and half some other colour -- half red if they have jinxed your love-life, half green if they have jinxed your money, half white if they have jinxed your health or peace of mind. You can use the double-action candle the same way as the reversing, but carve your enemy's name on the black end and your own on the coloured end and then dress the enemy's end with Crossing Oil and your own end with Uncrossing Oil. Some people prefer to carve the double-action candle to give it points at both ends so that they can light and burn both ends at once. To hold it in place, they stick it horizontally on the point of a heated rusty nail that has been hammered through a board and then placed on a sheet of aluminium foil or a large cookie tray. it's a drippy mess when it burns this way, but is said to be very effective.

Once you have reversed a jinx onto an enemy, it is a very good idea to maintain your defenses, especially if that person is hostile and will remain near you in your life, for instance on the job or in your family. To protect yourself from future attacks, you can make use of Fear Not to Walk Over Evil powders or oils. or erect a Fiery Wall of Protection spell around yourself and those you love.

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