St. Joseph Day, March 19th

Tante Sindy Todo has been observing a personal pledge and tradition to build and maintain  beautiful altars in St. Joseph's honor every year on St. Joseph day. She invites everyone to place a petition on the altar. From Tante Sindy at todomojo.com:

"I began these altars about 15 years ago and every few years on March 19th we have a large celebration then more personal altars between. We celebrate our birthdays with St. Joseph’s Feast day and we donate to our food bank monies collected from attendees and our own contribution. It was a wonderful custom to learn  and I treasure those sweet times with my friend learning from her precious grandmother.
St. Joseph is my patron Saint and my dearest guide. My father who watches me from heaven was named Joseph; my husband who is a carpenter daily says his prayer to St. Joseph and is always provided work as he requests. He has never failed me and it is my blessing to honor him on this day.
Should you wish to send a petition to Saint Joseph for this March 19th It will be placed on my altar for one year. You may email me at: Todomojo@gmail.com or mail your paper, card, letter etc to: Sindy Todo #174, 6523 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98136 or you can use the web form on the St. Joseph altar photos page where you will also find a Pay Pal donation button."

This is a wonderful tradition and Tante Sindy gives detailed advice for appropriate offerings as well as the history of this tradition on her website. She also has some lovely pics of these gorgeous altars.

I feel a special connection with St. Joseph and am deeply grateful for all his blessings and the powerful intercession that I have experienced with this remarkable saint. This really is a wonderful opportunity to participate in Tante Sindy's great work and to experience the gentle power of St. Joseph oneself.I can't wait to build our altar!


St. Michael Protection Mojo

This mojo was created some time ago for someone who works a lot at psychic fairs reading for people using her gift of psychometry. Due to her unusual gift she had become entirely depleted, taking on all kinds of nasty thought-forms from the masses of people around her, as well as her clients. I personally don't like psychic fairs very much and whenever I have been talked into reading at one I have come away feeling rather off myself. Resultantly her luck was horrendous and she was suffering from crossed conditions. After a thorough cleansing cycle some protection work was in order and seeing as she was particularly fond of angels and angelic imagery it seemed appropriate that we petition St. Michael the archangel as the spiritual agency under whose aegis we would construct her protection mojo. Here is the working I formulated:

Mojo Ingredients:
One large Angelica Root
Nine small pieces of Devil's Shoestrings
Sampson Snake Root
St. Michael medal
Name paper with petition
Personal Concerns
White mojo bag
Cast off Evil oil
Protection Oil

White rose petals
Blue taper
Four white candles

The Work:

Set up the blue taper with a St. Michael holy card affixed or use a vigil light of the same. Dress with protection condition oil.  Make a small circle of salt and place a white candle at each quarter, dressed also with condition oils.

Take the roots and pray over them individually anointing the whole Angelica root with Cast off Evil oil and Protection oil. Place everything in the mojo bag along with the petition paper and personal concerns. Get out the KJV Bible and pray psalm 91. I like to pray it loudly and with faith seven times till that energy is really cooking. Next, petition St. Michael and light his candle. Under his purview fix and tie the mojo, sew the St Michael medal onto the mojo bag, and place it inside the circle, sprinkling some rose petals all around it. Light white candles one by one calling on St Michael's angelic army to surround the client as you do. Keep working spiritually until you feel the work is done  - then leave the candles to burn down overnight. Once its all burned down the mojo is ready. It should be fed weekly with condition oil.

Honour to St. Michael