Interesting fact: The doll is not used in Voodoo practices in Haiti, but rather as part of the complicated melting pot of traditions in New Orleans and the Louisiana delta areas. The Louisiana Voodoo practices combine the spiritual elements of the Haitian religion with the magical beliefs of Southern United States hoodoo. In the first decades of the 20th century, Voodoo dolls are believed to have been used to cause sympathetic magic on the desired recipient, sometimes in painful ways. The use of pins was not meant to cause pain in a particular area of the real person, but rather to reinforce the spell being cast.
Each color pin has a different meaning:
Red | Power
Yellow | Money
Green | Tranquility
Blue | Love
Purple | Spirituality
Black | Pain/Relief/Healing/ Repelling negativity
White | Positive Energy/ Good Karma
Pink | Happiness
Meditate upon how you want these things to manifest in your life. For example, with your yellow pin, focus on what success you desire.
After you are very clear about this, stick the pin into your doll in the heart or stomach region. This area will support your heart’s desire and your gut feelings or intuition. You can also stick your pins into the head for knowledge.
Repeat this process for each pin.