Recipes for łuck and success very often contain citrus based essences as
these are said to court the favor of the mercurial energies of chance. In the
following two formulas, both of which are typical of commercial products
sold in magical supply houses, the citrus flavor comes from citronella
which is often used in aromatherapy as an insect repellent. If this particular
essence is not available to you, you may like to substitute it with essential
oil of lemongrass.
To a glass bottle add the following:
one part frankincenoe abooLute oil
one part lemon eooential od
two parto laoender eooence
one eighth part citronella eooential oil
a few whole anioeedo or oaffron threado to the bottle
eipht parto lipht minerał oil ao a baoe
Fortuna oil is especially good for anointing lucky charms, talismans,
rabbits feet, yellow and orange lucky candles. It is also said to dispose the
energies of łuck in your favor when rubbed on the palms of the hands
before playing games of chance.
A typical Puerto Rican practice is to buy a lottery ticket and place it
beneath a candlestick holding a dripless yellow candle anointed with this
oil. The candle should be held in the hand and anointed from the middle of
the shaft to the top and then from the middle to the base, as this
symbolically addresses the wish for łuck to heaven and then to the energies
of manifestation on earth.