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Magical acorns and sycamore seeds

Acorns & Sycamore seeds

If you are out and about and you find seeds on the ground do collect one or two but leave some for Mother Nature to do her thing.  However if there are plenty then they can be really useful in spell work.

For me any type of seed represents new beginnings of all kinds so they can be used in all sorts of spell working for new projects, new romance, new ideas, new outlooks…you get the idea.

Here are two of my favourites:


Carry an acorn with you to bring luck, prosperity and protection.

Place an acorn on the windowsill under the full moon to bring money to you.

Plant an acorn under the light of a full moon to ensure luck and prosperity.

Bury an acorn on the dark moon to receive a quick infusion of money.

I have read in several articles that at Samhain witches gave each other acorns as gifts and that during the Burning Times giving someone an acorn was a secret way of letting them know you were a witch – how true these suggestions are I will leave up to you…

Use acorns in magical workings for fertility, strength, power and healing.

Keeping an acorn on your windowsill will apparently protect your home from lightening.

Wearing an acorn as a pendant is said to keep you young looking.

If you want to know whether your relationship is with your true love or not you will need two acorn caps, name one for yourself and one for your partner then float the caps in a bowl of water.  If they float together then the relationship is blessed, if they float apart it might be time to pack your bags (or theirs).

When collecting acorns remember that not only do you need to leave enough for baby oaks to grow but they are also food for lots of woodland creatures.

Carry an odd number of acorns in a green or red bag to keep good health.


Sycamore (Great Maple) seeds:

Helicopter seeds as we used to call them when we were children but I believe they are also called spinning jennies – whatever you call them they come with a heap load of magic.

Sycamore seeds bring harmony, energy, banishing tiredness, patience, prosperity, love, success, abundance and humility.

The seeds are excellent to use in any moon magic workings as they not only carry lunar energy but also a huge feminine vibe.

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Rachel is a witch...has been for a very long time, not the green skinned warty kind obviously...the real sort - but she is also a working wife and mother living in Hampshire, England who has also been lucky enough to write and have published a growing stack of books on the Craft. She loves to learn she loves to study and continues to do so each and every day but has learned the most from actually getting outside and doing it. She regularly gives talks and workshops at pagan events. Rachel is also founder and an Elder at the Kitchen Witch online school of witchcraft. She likes to laugh...and eat cake...


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