Nowadays mojo bags are often color coded: yellow for court case, red for love, purple for success or mastery, green for money. Red was the most traditional color, though, because it is powerful and because red flannel was commonly available, back in the day. I prefer red for all purposes, but I may rethink this.

Like many conjures, I put charms & symbols on mojo bags to tell them apart. I have metal dollar signs, crowns, hearts, and little blue “evil eye” beads. But today I was putting together two protective mojos: one “Leave Me Alone or Die” and one “Protect My Car.” And no skulls or cars in my charm collection. No embroidery thread either.

But my daughter is an artist, so…

I just asked her to draw the skull for this “Leave Me Alone or Die” mojo bag.

Naturally, this Protect My Car mojo was even easier. (It’ll get an Evil Eye bead, too, as soon as the last remaining ingredient arrives.)

And here’s a honey jar for someone else who needs the Housing Authority to treat them right.

3 thoughts on “How to tell mojos apart when you have more than one

  1. That’s a great idea! Right I’ve been just being real particular about keeping them apart and using different colors of bags. Right now I have a steady work one in my apron at work (i keep a small vial of oil in my locker so i don’t always have to bring it home to feed it)

    I have a mojo to protect my car in the car (again with a vial of oil) and one for money and prosperity in my change dish and finally one I made for the baby 3 years ago (he’s six now) that I keep in a special box…


  2. My magickal background is rooted in Wicca. So, when I began practicing Hoodoo and perparing Mojo bags, I used the color correspondences I was familiar with to create the bags. Color-coding my Mojos is a practice I keep. However, I prefer to use the traditional red flannel because the red-hot “aliveness” of the color corresponds wonderfully to the living spirit of the Mojo.

    Great Article!!

    Silver Daniels

    1. Well, if you dig into the history of magic in America — or just ask cat yronwode 😉 — those color correspondences can be traced back to Henri Gamache’s Master Book of Candle Burning, which was sold in African-American candle shops, and is still a staple of candle shops to this day.

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