|In the early days of the French Republic, a new calendar was designed based on the natural rhythms of nature. It dedicated each month to the season and each day to an animal, plant, mineral, or tool. In the French Republic calendar, today is called The Flowering Wild Mustard. Use mustard seeds in this spell for protection. To protect yourself from a cold or headache, prepare a foot bath from crushed mustard seed and hot water. Visualize the pressure and congestion breaking up and evaporating. During the flu season, carry mustard seeds in a red flannel bag to protect against illness. Bury mustard seeds beneath your doorstep to keep negativity from entering your home. To protect your lover from harm, place his or her name, an agate, and mustard seed in a white flannel bag and keep it on your person during times of danger or distress.