Star Anise is carried whole for luck, and it is burned for clairvoyance and to increase psychic awareness. Some people make a necklace out of these stars. In Hoodoo, star anise is put under the pillow in order to dream of someone far away, and it is added to mojo bags. Others say that star anise keeps away nightmares.Many people carry Star Anise to protect against the Evil Eye. Star Anise brings luck in love, prosperity and health.