Crafting a Money Bowl for Prosperity

Crafting a Money Bowl for Prosperity

Embrace the magic of abundance with this simple yet powerful ritual.

Welcome, seekers of abundance and prosperity! Today, we delve into the enchanting world of the money bowl—a time-honored tradition that combines the earth’s energies with your intentions to manifest wealth and success. 

We will begin by looking at our money mindset to ensure that we aren’t subconsciously blocking money from flowing through us with limiting views, but you are welcome to use the table of contents links to skip directly to the information you are looking for.

After cultivating our prosperous mindsets and setting our intentions, we will get to work on how you can craft, activate, and maintain a money bowl of your own. Please feel welcome to share your money bowl and experience, and ask questions in the comments section. 

Let’s begin!

Table of Contents

Cultivating a Prosperous Mindset: Open the Gates

Before we gather our sacred materials and prepare our magical space, it’s essential to address the most powerful tool at our disposal—our mindset. Many of us carry deep-seated beliefs about money that can block the flow of abundance into our lives. It’s time to shed these limiting beliefs and open ourselves to the prosperity we deserve.

Unlearning Scarcity: Embracing the Flow of Wealth

For too long, society has instilled in us that desiring money is a sign of greed or selfishness. However, wanting financial stability and abundance is a natural and healthy aspiration. Money is a form of energy, and like all energy, it flows freely when welcomed with open arms and a clear conscience.

You may have gotten the idea that you are somehow unworthy of nice things, too lazy to have financial success, or that your personal obstacles are too many. This is not true. 

You are the embodiment of nature’s abundance, a unique expression of the universe’s boundless creativity. By simply being, you harmonize with the ebb and flow of all that is, deserving of love, joy, and prosperity. Your existence is purposeful, and you need not sacrifice yourself to claim the gifts from the divine that is your birthright.

Shadow Work to Illuminating Your Financial Beliefs

If you find shaking off negative money beliefs challenging, consider engaging in shadow work. This introspective practice helps you explore and understand the subconscious beliefs that may be hindering your financial growth. Here are some prompts to guide you:

  • Reflect on your earliest memories of money. How have these shaped your current views?
  • What negative beliefs about money were you taught, and how can you reframe them positively?
  • How does your self-worth tie into your financial status, and how can you separate the two?

If you want to dive deeper into shadow work, I like this article from Blessed Be Magick.

Affirmations for Monetary Growth

Affirmations are powerful tools for reshaping our thoughts about money. Repeat these mantras as often as needed to align your mindset with abundance:

  • “I am worthy of financial prosperity and welcome it into my life.”
  • “Money flows to me easily and supports my highest good.”
  • “Abundance is my natural state, and I attract it effortlessly.”

Gratitude as a Gateway to Greater Wealth

Gratitude amplifies the energy of abundance. Take a moment each day to express thanks for the wealth you have and the wealth that’s on its way. This simple act can shift your focus from scarcity to abundance, opening the gates for more flow.

Opening the Gates and Preparing for Prosperity

With a renewed mindset, you’re now ready to create your Money Bowl. As you proceed, do so with the confidence that you are fully deserving of the abundance you’re about to attract.

Gather Your Supplies with Your Intentions in Mind

Before we begin, think of your intentions. Sit quietly, and as you breathe deeply, envision the prosperity you wish to attract. Take a moment to daydream about what you invite into your life with this money bowl. This will help you intuitively select the supplies and ingredients for your money bowl. 

Choosing Your Vessel: The Heart of Your Money Bowl

Select a bowl that resonates with you—copper, gold, or green hues are especially potent for attracting wealth. Ensure it’s cleansed, either by smoking with a bundle of cleansing herbs, with a cleansing spray, or even just running it through water and drying should be fine.

The Foundation: Laying the Groundwork for Growth

Fill the base of your bowl with a layer of uncooked rice—a symbol of fertility and abundance. Some people add salt, but I find its protective nature more repelling than inviting. Instead, I favor the inclusion of crystals and herbs for their safeguarding properties. Basil, in particular, is excellent for shielding one’s finances from misfortune. 

Crystals to Amplify Your Intentions

Add crystals that align with prosperity, such as:

  • Citrine: The merchant’s stone, attracting wealth and success.
  • Pyrite: Resonating with the energy of gold, it’s a shield against negativity.
  • Green Aventurine: Known for luck and opportunity.

Herbs, Flowers, and Other Plants

Choose herbs that correspond with money and growth. Basil, bay leaves, and cinnamon are traditional choices. For even more intention, consider writing your financial goals on bay leaves before you place them in the bowl.


There are many other plants you could use in your money bowl; some of them grow wild everywhere. Dandelion would make a good addition and help make your wishes come true. Dandelions are magical in many ways, and I have an article that dives deeper into them, which you can read here.

Purple Deadnettle

Another excellent multi-purpose plant, Purple Deadnettle tends to be easy to find once you know what it is. This plant would be an excellent choice if you want to add resilience to your money bowl. If you’re trying to rebuild from destruction, or expect to experience some heavy obstacles, Deadnettle is just the plant to carry you through.

If you’d like to learn more about this powerful plant that is very likely right under your nose, I’ve written an article about it you can read here.

Coins: The Currency of Manifestation

Add coins and/or paper money to your bowl. As you do, visualize each coin multiplying and filling your life with abundance.


A green candle represents growth and wealth and makes an excellent choice. White candles can be used for any purpose. You can also choose other colors or a special candle intuitively based on what calls to you.

It’s up to you what size of the candle to use. Feel free to use a tealight or even a birthday candle if it’s what you have on hand. You can light your money bowl regularly, such as once per week. You will also keep the bowl active by moving contents in and out, so there is no need to keep a continuously burning pillar candle in it unless you particularly want to. 

Other Personal Touches and Trinkets

You can add a variety of trinkets and other items that hold personal significance, or items that are traditionally associated with wealth and abundance. Here are some suggestions:

  • Figurines: Small statues or figures symbolizing prosperity, such as a laughing Buddha or animals like frogs or elephants.
  • Symbols of Wealth: Items like Chinese coins, gem trees, or even jewelry can symbolize wealth and abundance.
  • Personal Mementos: Adding personal items that represent success or goals achieved can create a more intimate connection with the bowl’s purpose.
  • Written Intentions: Placing written affirmations, wishes, or the amount of money you wish to attract can help focus your intentions.
  • Aromatic Elements: Essential oils or incense sticks that align with prosperity can add a sensory dimension to the bowl’s energy.
  • Anything gold, green, shiny, fancy, or luxurious.

The most powerful additions to your Money Bowl are those that resonate deeply with you and your intentions for prosperity. Feel free to make it unique to you and your vision, and let your intuition guide you.

Cleanse Your Materials and Set Your Intentions

Before we begin, let’s set our intentions while cleaning our materials. You can cleanse your space and ingredients by smoking them with a bundle of herbs or an incense stick. Speak your intentions into each piece as you clear it of old energy and prepare it for its new use.

Visualize the wealth you are attracting into your life. Use your money affirmations, play music that sets the mood, or whatever works best to get into your intentions and draw your power forward. Fill your money bowl with the rice, and then arrange the other items in a way that is meaningful to you.

Money Bowl Placement

Money bowl, garden plants, and tiki statue on wine barrel table, in front of rhododendron bush in the garden.
My money bowl out on the garden patio, because who wouldn’t want to invite abundance in the garden?

Be thoughtful in choosing where you place your money bowl. You can use the principles of Feng Shui (which may be the origin of the money bowl) to locate the bowl. I’m no expert here, but I believe the money location is the far left corner of your home, from standing in the doorway facing inward. 

You can place the money bowl in a central or prominent location of your home to give it importance. You can move it around, like I do. I’ve had it in the far left corner of my home, on the island of our kitchen, and even outdoors, where we gather to invite abundance to our gardens and gatherings. 

I believe a money bowl is meant to move and flow just as money is, not sit in one place, growing stagnant and losing value.

Activating Your Money Bowl

Place the candle in the middle of your money bowl and light it. While staring into the flickering flame, take a moment to whisper your intentions and wishes into the universe. If you’ll be turning your back on it, make sure it is in a safe place! Carelessness with fire can result in the opposite of your intentions.

While it isn’t necessary for you to stare into the bowl for the duration of the candle burning, now would be a great time to meditate or journal. I often use candles to help myself stay put and focus, so if I have the time, I’ll sit while my money bowl candle is burning and do something meaningful like recording my goals, flipping through a seed catalog, or I’ll clean and beautify the space surrounding the money bowl to enhance its power.

Maintaining Your Money Bowl

Periodically clear out the old to make way for the new. This could mean removing items that no longer resonate with your intentions or have fulfilled their purpose. Place fresh offerings into the bowl—new coins, updated affirmations, or fresh herbs and crystals that align with your evolving goals.

Energetic Interaction

Your Money Bowl is a living talisman, and it benefits from your attention and intention. Each time you pass by, pause to touch the bowl, reaffirming your openness to abundance. 

When adding money, do so with intention, perhaps saying a small affirmation or simply holding a moment of gratitude for the abundance flowing into your life. If you remove money, acknowledge the prosperity you’ve received and the space you’re creating for even more.

Seasonal Celebrations

Align your Money Bowl with the earth’s natural rhythms by updating it during significant times—solstices, equinoxes, new moons, or personal milestones. 

These are powerful moments to infuse your bowl with fresh intentions and to reflect on the abundance that has come to you. Celebrate your successes, learn from your experiences, and set your sights on new horizons of prosperity.

By tending to your Money Bowl with care and intention, you keep the magic alive and the energy of abundance flowing. May your money bowl flow over with prosperity and joy!

Blessed Be!

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