Pins & Needles
But, yes, you can also stick pins in the poppet to cause pain.
– Madam Josephine
When sewing your poppet, it’s best to stitch it together by hand. It puts you in closer contact with the magic. But if you’re short on time, you can use a sewing machine.
Just like with the fabric, you can select a color for the thread that matches your intention.
Each magical culture has different ways of using poppets. As we’ve seen from negative portrayals in movies, some traditions involve sticking pins in the poppet to harm the target. However, with other traditions, the pins are actually used to focus the magical energy. It provides a point of concentration and helps direct the energy into the physical world.
If you’re working a love spell, you place the pin in the heart.
If you’re working a spell for success, place the pin in the head.
If you’re working a healing spell, place the pin in the part that needs healing.
And like with the thread and fabric color, select pins that have colored tops that matches your intention.
Red: A fiery color rooted in the physical world. Red is used for love, passion, energy, and courage.
Orange: An aggressive color that brings about instant and profound change. Use orange for energy, strength, and stamina, as well as for matters involving justice and the law.
Yellow: The color associated with powers of the mind. Use yellow for creativity, concentration, logic, and communication.
Green: The color of growth and prosperity that reflects the power of nature and Mother Earth. Use green for money, luck, health, and success in business or gambling.
Blue: A color for harmony and emotional healing. Blue can be used for peace, loyalty, devotion, and for truth and seeking justice.
Purple: The color for power and spiritual awakening. Use purple to enhance psychic powers and for workings dealing with ambition, mastery, and control.
White: A color for peace, truth, and purity. Use white for cleansing, purification, and new beginnings.
Black: A powerful color used for protection, mourning, and absorbing negative energies.