Cowrie Shells are used in sympathetic magic to represent female genitalia and can be used by women to enhance sexual attraction or used by those who wish to affect a woman’s sexuality in some way.
Suggested magical uses for Yellow Cowrie Shells:
Connect the Cowrie Shell to a particular person (either you or another) by dressing it the woman’s period blood, vaginal fluid or pubic hair. You may also choose to wrap it in a piece of her used underwear.
Soften a beeswax candle by placing under a strong light (sun or lamp) and press Cowrie shells into it to do some strong magic for sexual seduction. If you’re using a figural candle, you can press a Cowrie Shell with the open side out in the vagina area to increase the sexual power of the spell.
Place 7 Cowrie shells around a Fertility candle dressed Blessing oil to invite fertility.
Carry a red flannel mojo bag with a Cowrie, a Queen Elizabeth Root (if you’re a woman) or a John the Conqueror Root (if you’re a man), a pinch of Patchouli, a pinch of Ginger and a pinch of Sandalwood to invite in a hot and spicy relationship.
For in-depth information on how to use this and other herbs and roots magically, I recommend Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic and Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, both of which can be found in our Books section.