Week 5 – Chicken Feet
This week I hope to inspire you to use a chicken foot in your hoodoo practices! Why? Because it is super effective and super easy!
- Learn a traditional method of cleansing
- Learn how to protect from negative energy (especially from other witches) with a chicken foot
- Dry a chicken foot for magickal use
Ideas for use:
To spiritually cleanse your body, take a dried chicken foot and make a scratching motion in the air about one inch from the surface of your skin, starting at the crown of your head, working your way down to your feet. Give your feet extra attention by working the chicken foot back and forth from heel to toe. Do this ritual for nine nights to remove a curse or jinxed condition.
“Scratch” along your body, to remove negative energy sent your way. Cleaning your energy with a chicken foot is an old practice, and many start their rootwork by cleansing themselves this way.
For centuries, dried chicken feet have been used as a charm for protection against evil.
When hung in a doorway, a chicken foot will protect the home from evil spirits.
The most powerful chicken feet are obtained from black-feathered chickens. It is a widespread belief that hens, especially black ones, have an affinity with the spirit world, and they are often sacrificed to establish contact with the dead.
As a talisman, it wards off evil and is thought to spiritually “scratch” those who wish you harm. They are traditionally hung near the front door, bedpost, or rearview mirror. They are a protection against theft and harm and a warning to others that magical consequences will follow if any property is disturbed or stolen.
Send a Message
Plain chicken feet are used as a warning. If someone leaves a chicken foot for you to find—you are being warned to cease whatever they are bothered by, or more action will follow.
How to dry a chicken foot for magical purposes
- Wash in cool running water, and pat dry OR Boil in salted water and pat dry
- Dry out the chicken foot by either:
- tie a string and hang them up outside to dry out in the sun
- Put in a dehydrator til dry
- When dry, pray over them to set their spiritual intention
How to Use a Chicken Foot in a Magic Spell
To do a cleansing ritual with a chicken foot, start with this ritual over 9 nights:
- Take your dried Chicken Foot
- Start at the top of your head going downward, lightly scratch yourself with the Chicken Foot, while reciting the first verse of Psalm 23
- Continue down your body, down to your toes
If you don’t have time to do a cleansing bath here is another way to remove things from you. This will remove jinx conditions, crossed conditions or anything else that may have been put on you or that you have attracted.
– Starr Casas
Create your own chicken foot.
You can find raw chicken feet at most small markets, or Asian butchers. Follow the above process to dry them out. You can also paint or decorate them when dry too!
You decide what you are going to do with your chicken foot – put it at your front door, around your neck, a cleansing ritual, or perhaps you have another idea?
Authentic chicken foot with feathers (about 14 1/2 inches total) that has been hand-painted and decorated with an evil eye protection.
According to southern Hoodoo practices, a chicken paw is used as a talisman of protection, and for removing negative energy and hexes. Our exclusive chicken feet are highly decorated and adorned for a fun option to those who find the plain chicken foot a bit boring. This is a favourite at Mardi Gras!
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