Lemon Protection Charm

This Italian Strega spell for a friend or loved one is best performed at midnight of a full Moon. You'll need a fresh lemon, three white candles, and a box of colored pins. At the stroke of midnight, light the candles and stick the lemon full of pins, repeating as you do:
Queen of Moon and starry. sea,
Diana, I present to thee.
With each pin I cast a charm,
Keep (name) from all harm!
Give it to your friend as a present. It will bring good luck and keep evil away from you and your loved one both.
Per omnes potestas terrae et maris,
Per omnes vis lunae et solis,
Ipso volunta me, sic ipse;
Carmen cantare et absolvere!
Beatus esse!
By all the powers of Earth and Sea.
By all the might of Moon and Sun,
As I do will, so mote it be!
Chant the spell and be it done!
Blessed be!
Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, 2004, page 200

Myth's Notes

Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, co-founder of the Church of All Worlds and venerable elder in the Neo-Pagan/Magickal community, has written a remarkable book, Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard. The book covers infinitely diverse subjects, such as auras, camping out, magical herb gardening, ritual structure, ethics, and spellcraft. Amazingly, he has packed almost 30 years of distilled wisdom into this wonderful grimoire. I urge anyone interested in the Neo-Pagan/Wiccan/Magickal community to purchase and read this book. Above is one protection spell from the book's "Spellcraft" section.

Oberon refers to this as an "Italian Strega spell" and it bears a distinct similarity to a spell in Leland's Aradia. See See Lemons and Pins.

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