Job’s tears are poured out for health and fortune. To prevent toothaches and sore throats, wear a string of beads made from Job’s tears around your neck. For general luck, keep three Job’s tears on your person or put them in a mojo bag. Carry seven Job’s tears with you for seven days to get what you want. Every day, let them know what you are aiming for. Take them to a river or other body of water on the seventh day and, while reading Psalm 23, throw them in one at a time. then walk away without turning around. They are employed in Hoodoo for wishing, healing, good luck in games of chance, and for their potent aid in Wish Magic.
Job’s Tears have also been discovered by archaeologists in Indian sites from 1000 BC. Early evidence from Neolithic pottery discovered in China reveals that beer was made using Job’s Tears as early as 3000 BC. Jewelry and other items have been made from the Job’s Tears’ firm, white kernels. Job’s tears are sometimes referred to as “Indian corn beads” and have historically been used as ornaments by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
The nickname “Job’s tears” refers to the tears dropped by Job, a Biblical figure who underwent agony from the Devil as part of a wager with God to see if he would remain obedient.
To cure problems with the head, neck, or throat brought on by spiritual causes, string the seeds on a thread and wear them around the neck. To increase your chances of winning at the casino or to attract extra financial luck, carry a red flannel bag containing seven Job’s Tears, Pyrite, and a pinch of sarsaparilla.