HIGH JOHN ROOT- Success, Opportunity, Self-Esteem, Protection, Strength
The root known as High John the Conqueror or John the Conqueror root is said to be the root of Ipomoea jalapa, also known as Ipomoea purga, an Ipomoea species related to the morning glory and the sweet potatoe. The plant is known in some areas as bindweed or jalap root. It has a pleasant, earthy odour, but it is a strong laxative if taken internally.
It is not used for this purpose in folk magic; it is instead used as one of the parts of a mojo bag. It is typically used in sexual spells of various sorts and it is also considered lucky for gambling. It is likely that the root acquired its sexual magical reputation because, when dried, it resembles the testicles of a dark-skinned man. Because of this, when it is employed as an amulet, it is important that the root used be whole and unblemished. Dried pieces and chips of the root are used in formulating oils and washes that are used in other sorts of spells.
High John the Conqueror root is a very yang / masculine root under the guardianship of Mars influenced by the element of Fire. A High John root impresses you with a large humming in the palm of your hand. It's common properties include success, love, happiness... by far this root can be utilized best to empower yourself. When you are looking for confidence and self assurity, use High John root.
Use your High John root to give your success candle spell an added boost or charge your healing candle to work quickly. High John is an excellent vision oil when contemplating how to achieve your goals or to inspire you in what actions to take in the
When you feel or intuit the malefic or nasty thoughts of other directed at you, a form of psychic attack, High John root will assist you in repelling this energetic intrusion by initiating your strong sense of self awareness and esteem. High John's long reputation is for this feat. Using a black candle dressed with High John can dissipate negative or nasty focus directed at you! This is one of those all purpose herbs readily able to empower, repel negativity, attract, assist your imagination and open your awareness to fortunate timing in your life.