When I do a handbag-swap, I always make a bit of a ritual out of it. I pull every item out of the purses to be packed away, and then give them a good shake-out. If they are of a material that can be wiped with a damp cloth or even spritzed lightly with a gentle soap or cleaner, I do that to get rid of any dust, or other random materials like
Once the purse is as clean as possible, I'll give it a good spray with my Prosperity Spray, or an annointing with an oil that draws money or success, or fumigate it with an incense that is made with ingredients that do the same. Even though the purse is going back in the closet, it doesn't hurt to keep that money vibration working in it. The very last thing I do is ensure that there is some actual money left in the bag. Just as it is considered poor luck (or in poor taste) to receive or gift a purse with no money in it (for then it will stay empty), I never store a purse without some kind of money in it - even if it's just a dime.
I do the same routine when bringing out a purse that has been stored. A good shake to wake it up, a spritz, a dab, or a smoking of prosperity and/or luck-bringing herbs or oils, and I'm good to start packing my portables back into it.
Some other items that find their way into my purses include:
Citrine - considered the merchant's stone, because it is often found in cash registers or behind counters or doors in shops, citrine attracts money to your door and customers to your store.
Pyrite - this stone is the golden disco-ball that brings money and luck your way.
Cinquefoil or Five Fingered Grass - the five leaves are said to represent money, love, health, widsom and power.
Symbols and Sigils - jot down your money drawing, protection, or success sigils, or favourite power symbols and tuck them into your wallet or purse pockets.
Powders - for those that make rootwork or Hoodoo style powders, a little pinch in your purse can amp up the money magic!
Lucky Coins - a found penny with your birth-year on it, a Mercury dime, a little Chinese good luck coin, or whatever coin catches your eye.
Nuts and Spices - whether you are looking for a bit of general luck, or if you are hot for the slot machines, try popping a horse chestnut (Canadians and Brits call them "conkers" and Americans call them "buckeyes") or a whole nutmeg or cinnamon stick in your purse.
"...it's not a man purse - it's called a satchel." ~ Alan (The Hangover)
May your purse or wallet always be full, and ever be attracting more money to it!
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