A mojo bag is a great magickal tool you can add to your practice to help the universe manifest what you want. Many of you who are giving mojo bags a try often ask me how long it takes for a mojo bag to work.
That’s why I am writing this article! I want you to know how long a manifestation time is for different mojo bags (love, money, protection) but also how to use mojo bags correctly.
- What is a mojo bag?
- How long does it take for a mojo bag to work?
- Top 5 tips to use mojo bags correctly
What is a mojo bag?
Mojo is an amulet, made with a bag that has Afro-American origin, and belongs to the practices of hoodoo. Often it is made using flannel and objects with a magical value are incorporated. For some, the word “mojo” would derive from the word “magic” modified to be suitably hidden, but it is more likely that it is linked to the Western word “mojuba“, which is a prayer of praise and homage. It is therefore a “prayer in a bag”—a spell that can be carried.
So, nothing very different from the common bags packed by witches and sorcerers from all over the world.
How long does it take for a mojo bag to work?
A mojo bag usually takes a few weeks (2-3) to work but it really depends on how much energy you transfer to the bag and if you keep channeling some fresh energy to it while charging.
Manifestation time for mojo bags changes for each kind of bag.
- Mojo bags for love: about 3 weeks
- Mojo bags for money: about 2 weeks
- Mojo bags for protection: about 1 week–10 days
- Mojo bag for success: about 2 weeks
- Mojo bag for work: about 2 weeks
- Mojo bag for health: about 2 weeks
- Mojo bag for sleep: about 1 week–10 days
How can I make my mojo bag be truly effective and manifest soon?
To make your mojo bag effective and to let it manifest soon, you need to follow some easy rules related to this kind of craft. You need to use mojo bags correctly and follow some tips.
Top 5 tips to use mojo bags correctly
Keep them out of sight
Mojos made for an individual are usually worn by someone, always out of sight. They are rarely worn on a rope around the neck, but it is quite common to pin them inside a woman’s bra, or under the clothes at the waist, even in a trouser pocket.
Sometimes it is expressed specifically how it should be worn; for example, for mojos of love these should be in contact with the skin. Mojos intended to purify or protect a location are generally placed near the door, hidden so that they cannot be seen by strangers.
The fact that the mojo does not have to be on display and therefore seen by others is important because if someone touches your mojo bag it could lose its power.
Feed your mojo bags
Mojos should be fed with perfumed liquids that derive from herbs, oils, floral scents, or with liqueurs in which the herb related to its power and the kind of energy you want to attract has been infused. This is considered the magic of nature; the use of these liquids made with something that has been collected at the site of one’s land also makes the genius loci of that place correspond and therefore the magic of those active beings, animals, plants, minerals, etc. is linked on an invisible plane.
Choosing the right (natural) ingredients
You can find many different spices, flowers, and other ingredients that you can buy online to create a mojo bag, but they are often too expensive and not that fresh and natural as they should be. You can use some of the most common natural resources without spending a lot of money and live the creative process in a mindful way as part of the ritual.
Why? Because all spices, the most common flowers (including wild flowers that you can pick in your garden), incense, and stones have correspondences with planets, zodiac signs, elements, and divinities or spirits of various kinds, and each of these substances has specific magical characteristics that have been handed down in Witchcraft, Green Magick, and Paganism for centuries. So, there is no need to spend large sums at the herbalist!
Customize your mojo bag while connecting with the elements
Keep in mind that, in the bag, you can also put personal items that are particularly important and meaningful to you (as long as they fit, of course). On your travels, or even just during a walk in the city park or in the garden near your home, you may discover plants, stones, or other objects that “call you” and that are clamoring to enter your protective bag. If, before you leave the house, you put yourself in a light state of mindful meditation, such connections will occur more easily and frequently.
A mojo bag is a personal amulet and it’s important to create a very deep intimate bond with it. You should consider it as a little living creature you have to take care of. Choose a name that you like and use it to refer to your mojo bag while praying, invoking its energy, and so on. This is a great way to use it correctly and to let it manifest its powers sooner. Some people skip this part as it seems a bit weird, but trust me, this is a great way to truly enhance the energy.
At first, I avoided this “human” approach because it looked a bit off and “crazy”, but then I felt so much better after I did it! I often create mojo bags for protection and having them with me, with a name to ask them for help and to release their energy around me when I need them the most, is a hit. I highly recommend you give it a try!
Are you exploring the magickal world of mojo bags because you are waiting for something special to happen in your life? Love, success, work, or maybe you need some extra protection from negativity? Well, don’t forget that if you are not that comfortable with doing your own craft, I have a spell casting service available where you can find many different spells for several situations and goals and, if you can’t find what you need, you can always rely on a custom spell in either white or black magic!
Instead, if you want to know what the future holds and what you need to know about love, work, money, and more, don’t forget we have a tarot reading service too!