Thursday, July 11, 2013

Watermelon!

Watermelon just screams summertime, doesn't it? 

The thing about watermelons is that nobody really knows how they got the U.S. Some experts believe that seeds were transported by slaves from Southern Africa. However, references to watermelons date  back to the early 1600s, with regards to Native Americans growing them. So just how they got here is up for debate. We do know they were very popular in Africa, Egypt, and into the Middle East due to their moisture content. Watermelons are also in the Bible.

Numbers 11:5 KJV
We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:

The high moisture content helped to compensate water consumption in hot climates. Here in the South, watermelon is a considered a summer treat and is consumed at picnics, cook-outs and other events. Now it can be purchased nearly year-round.

Watermelon can be used in conjure work in a few ways. The basic colors of green and red are important, with red for power and green for growth. The fruit gets it's name for it's high moisture content, thus it's "swelled" and this translates to prosperity. Below are a few ways watermelons can be used in conjure work.


1.) The Seeds - The seeds of the watermelon can be collected and used in conjure work as well. They are used in the same manner one would use any other prosperity herb. The only problem is that many varieties of the fruit today are seedless.

2.) Spiritual Baths - Watermelon can be used in spiritual baths. Just make sure not to over do it or else you will wind up sticky.

3.) In Works - A watermelon can be halved horizontally. One half can be eaten. the other half can have a portion sliced off from the bottom rind to stabilize it so it can stand upright. A slit can be made in the flesh and personal effects, petition papers, herbs, roots, and other items can be inserted into it. If one prefers one can drizzle syrup or another sweetener over the melon. One can then insert candles into the flesh and burn them. If one is going to use this method I would only recommend working this 1 or 3 days. Prolonged working of this will leave a mess and attract flies and gnats. Make sure to set it in a pan or container! When done take it to the crossroads.

If you can find watermelon oil, probably will be artificially scented, or other spiritual products you can likewise use them for prosperity.



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