(Date Posted:02/04/2009 01:25 AM)
You will need:
1 wine glass of water
1 pinch of salt
1 red candle
1 light blue candle
1 red rose (no scars or imperfections for best results)
1 round hand-held mirror
Drop the pinch of salt into the glass of water saying:
“Beauty be within me.
Beauty now set me free.”
the symbol of sex into the red candle. Carve a mirror symbol into the
light blue one. Light the two candles, first the light blue one and
then the red. Lay the mirror between the two candles and scry into your
reflection. Drop the rose petals one by one onto the mirror. After this
is done, drink the water and say:
“Beauty, beauty come to me.
Beauty, beauty set me free.
Let the candles burn down all the way.
You need one or more pink candles.
A handheld mirror
“Dress” candles in love oil
Next light the candles & stare deeply into the mirror
Visualize the change you want.
Recite this incantation aloud:
"Sacred flame, as you dance
Call upon my sacred glance.
Call upon my second sight,
Give me (fill in what you want here)
With your light.
Blessed flame, shinning bright,
Give me now my second sight.
Power of three, let them see, let them see"
to Barrie Dolnick, author of Simple Spells for Love, a glamour works
like a cloak of energy . If you are feeling less than confident about
yourself, for whatever reason, a glamour will lighten your aura so that
you are seen the way you would like to be seen. Glamours even work for
bad hair days, fat days and whats -the -use days, when you still have
to appear at a social event , work or just smilin' for the in-laws!
(They work for that job interview and meetings with the boss, too!)
Casting a Glamour and Diminishing Discomfort
(From Simple Spells for Love)
This spell can be used before any social situation, regardless of Moon Phase.
Sit quietly in a room lit by one white candle.
Close your eyes. Feel your own energy
Notice whether you feel at all uncomfortable.
Breathe Deeply, relax your energy with a sigh.
With each inhalation, gather glittering energy:
pink, orange and red colors dance around you.
Whatever insecurity or discomfort you feel,
Breathe deeply, relaxing your hold on the discomfort.
Breathe in soft white light.
Feel your energy lighten.
Visualize yourself as you would like to be seen.
Seal the energy of your vizualization, wrapping this
vision around you like a cloak.
When you feel secure with the energy,
Extinguish the candle.
Enjoy, have fun! Blessed Be!
Good Luck Charm
1 Apache tear
7 Star anise seeds
4" sq. of yellow fabric
7" gold ribbon
Place the stone in the center of the fabric.
Add the anise seeds, one at a time while chanting:
" One for luck, two for money, three for favor, four for honey, five
for old, and six for new, seven being success in all I do. "
Draw up the ends of the cloth and tie the pouch with the gold ribbon.
Carry on your person.
A Charm to Gain Wealth
Take a foot from a freshly slaughtered chicken.
Dress it down well with some whiskey and salt.
Place a new silver coin within the claw.
On a piece of paper write the words:
" Hen hen Give me gain
Thus to hold Silver and Gold "
Place the piece of paper with the coin.
Curl the claws around these items and tie it securely with a black
Hang this from the eave of your house.
Gone Fishing Spell
Gypsy Love Rituals
To Attract a Lover
This is when you have a lover but he or she is not as attentive as you would wish. You know they love you but...
before a dying fire and gaze into it, clearing your mind of all but
thoughts of your lover. Have a small basket of laurel leaves between
your knees.Keeping your gaze fixed on the fire, dip your left hand into
the basket, take out a handful of leaves, and toss them onto the fire.
As they burst into flames, chant out loud the following:
"Laurel leaves that burn in the fire,
Draw unto me my heart's desire."
until the flames have died down, then repeat the action. Do it a third
time. Within 24 hours your lover will come to visit you.
To Make Yourself Known to Another
If you love another and they don't seem to notice, then this can bring you to their
need to find their footprints in the earth. You then dig up this
footprint (more correctly, the earth in which it is impressed). Take
the earth to the nearest willow tree and, making a hole in the ground
at its base, put the footprint earth into the hole, filling it over
with the original dirt. As you are burying the footprint this way, say:
"Many earths on earth there be,
I make my love know unto thee.
For He is the flower and I the stem;
He the cock and I the hen.
Grow, grow willow tree!
Sorrow not for the likes of me
From then on you will find that the person you yearn for will indeed start to notice you.
Where it goes from there, of course, is up to you.
The Revealing Peel
To find if the one you love will become your spouse
do the following.
the morning, as soon as you arise, peel a small lemon. Keep two equal
pieces of the peel, each about the size of a half-dollar. Place the
pieces with the insides together and the peel sides out, and put them
in your right-hand pocket or in your purse. Leave them there all day.At
night, when you undress for bed, take the peel from your pocket or
purse and rub the legs of the bed with it. Then place both pieces of
the peel under your pillow and lay down to sleep. If you dream of your
love, then you will surely marry him/her
To Rid Yourself of an Unwanted Lover
people are wooed by persistent would-be lovers, those who won't take no
for an answer and who won't leave them alone. This is the ideal spell
for such a situation. It should be done during the waning cycle of the
Moon - meaning, after the Full Moon and before the New Moon.
Have a roaring fire going, then go outside and pick up two handfuls of dry vervain leaves
can place them on the ground ahead of time, if necessary.) As you pick
them up,shout out the name of the one you wish to be rid of. Turn and
go into the house(or cross to the fire if this is all done out in the
open) and fling leaves onto the fire with the words:
"Here is my pain;
Take it and soar.
Depart from me now
And offend me no more."
Do this for three nights in a row. You will hear no more from the unwanted one
Color of the day: Gold
Incense of the day: Almond
Attach a comb to a piece of fishing line. Cast it onto the waters
where you wish to fish and say:
Sedna bring for me
Gifts from the cold old Sea
Make my line true
To bring me good fish
I comb your tangles
And make this wish.
Run the comb attached to the line over the waters thrice. Sedna, an
Arctic goddess of the Inuit, lives under the arctic waters. In early
days shaman would make the dangerous journey into the cold waters to
comb her hair and ensure a good harvest.
By: Nancy Bennett
Give Me Strength
Color of the day: Black
Incense of the day: Bayberry
Summer brings out hot tempers and hotter heads. Here is a good spell
to get you through those moments when all those around you are acting
stupid. Find yourself a quiet space, away from the crowd. You can do
this in your car, in the restroom, or even inwardly. Breathe in three
times. Fashion your thumbs in a chain, interlocking with each other. Chant:
Break this chain
Of little wit
And feeble brain.
Rude tongues waggle,
Cause me pain,
Challenge sane minds
Hot heads cool,
Give me strength
To break this chain.
Chant until you feel that the spell is working, and then release
your thumbs, smile and breathe. You have made it through! As soon as
possible, go outside and raise your hands to the sky and hail the mighty
By: Nancy Bennett
Good Choices Spell
Color of the day: Gold
Incense of the day: Heliotrope
One of the best tricks for being healthy and losing weight involves
making good choices about what goes into your mouth. While the
occasional bad food choice probably won’t kill you, and can certainly
help keep you sane, too many bad foods packs on the pounds and causes
other problems. Controlling your portions and making good food choices
are the keys to healthy eating. Try this affirmation to remind yourself
of good food choices. In the morning, look in your mirror and tell
yourself, “Today I will make good, healthy food choices.” At the
beginning of every meal, repeat the affirmation, reminding yourself that
every bite brings you closer to your health goals. And remember, eating
well doesn’t have to be boring.
By: Laurel Reufner
Getting Over a Bad Day Spell
Color of the day: White
Incense of the day: Nutmeg
There are days when things just don’t go right and we are feeling
distressed and frustrated. To relax and refresh oneself and start over
with a better frame of mind, take a few minutes to “get over it.” This
small ritual can be stripped to the bare bones and you can perform it
quietly in the washroom at work or anywhere else. Take three deep
breaths and renew your connection with Mother Earth and the universe.
Wash your face with a clean cool cloth soaked in clear fresh water, and
chant, “Soothing water wash care away, soothing water bring calm today.”
Wash your hands with cold water and then rub lavender-scented lotion on
your hands and your face. Breathe in the calming, soothing, beautiful
scent of lavender.
By: Gail Wood
Spell To Grow Hair
Say these words thrice as you hold the part of body you wish hair to grow...
Make it grow
Like a river
Let it flow
Three times fast shall this hair grow
This is my will
So mote it be
Spell casting and Green Witchcraft
By Jeff Belanger
altar, a cauldron, sacred herbs, colored candles, your book of shadows
close at hand, but most importantly, your intent -- when you have these
things prepared, you're ready to cast a spell. A Witch is in constant
communication with the God and Goddess -- she or he draws energy from
the Divine and focuses that power toward the desired outcome of the
Spell casting sounds like some ancient ritual, and in
many respects it is. To some people, it may also sound like heresy --
the kind of thing your preacher may have warned you was a mortal sin.
The reality is that spell casting is a way that many people around the
world get their spirituality.
Ann Moura, who is also known in
Witchraft circles as Aoumiel, spoke with me recently from a
metaphysical shop she frequents in Orlando, Florida, about what spell
casting is and how it works. Moura is the author of many books on
Witchcraft and spell casting; her latest book is Grimoire for the Green
Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows.
Spell casting is "proactive
prayer," Moura said. "It's a way of alerting energies that you want
their assistance." She has been practicing Witchcraft for more than 35
years. She accepts the term "Witch" to describe herself -- though spell
casting is a way of life she has known since birth, she never put a
label on what she is. Moura said, "My mother used to say to me, 'We do
not name ourselves. Others name us.' So that's sort of how my
philosophy has been." Moura is the third generation to practice spell
casting in her family.
Moura first learned the effectiveness of
a spell when she was only four years old. She said, "I lost a toy and
couldn't find it anywhere, so my mother taught me the spell to catch
Bendideia, who is the goddess Bendis, the Thracean Moon Goddess, in a
piece of paper. How she got in my family I don't know, but she's the
family goddess. My mother snapped the paper and said, 'I have you now,
Bendideia, and I will not let you go until you return the toy.' She
folded up the paper very carefully and stuck it underneath the leg of a
chair that was very heavy. She told me to go back to the room and look
for the toy. So I went back to my room, and there it was. I came back
out and said, 'I found my toy!' so my mother lifts up the chair and
pulls out the paper, snaps it in the air and says, 'You may go!' From
then on, many times I would go and hide something, grab a piece of
paper and say, 'I have you now, Bendideia.' I played with Bendideia a
Moura practices Green Witchcraft, which is a
nature-based form of spirituality. Moura said, "Green is a color that
has always been associated with other world, fairies, the occult and so
forth -- in the Nordic tradition and in the English tradition as well.
There is a lot of herb usage in the Magick practice and a communication
or communion with nature, with the earth, with the spirits and energies
of plants and animals. Everything has that
Moura explained how spell
casting is primarily a movement of energies. The caster moves the
energy toward the goal of what they are seeking. Knowing what you want
is critical. Moura said, "You have to have a specific objective, and
then you have to correlate the energies that are identifiable with
different plants or stones or candle colors, or whatever. If you're
creating a table of correspondences in which you use allspice, for
example, that's for prosperity or for energy, but if I'm using acacia,
that's to aid psychic powers. So you can blend your combinations -- if
you're going to do a prosperity spell, you can use allspice and a green
candle, thinking of it in terms of money, or a gold candle thinking of
it in terms of prosperity and gold money."
I asked Moura if
allspice always had Magickal qualities, and she said it did, though
intent has a lot to do with it. This would explain why my Swedish
meatball recipe never brought in anything other than heartburn. I have
no Magickal intent with allspice in my Swedish meatballs, just flavor.
Thus, my dinner -- though it tastes divine -- is just the result of a
good chef, not Magick.
Some common spells that are cast are for
prosperity, health, improved love life, for getting a job or career
improvement, safety in travels, or protection of one's home.
Additionally, Moura explained how there are "mini spells" for some of
life's more common hurdles. Moura said, "Like extending the traffic
light so it stays green while you go through it. Or slowing down time
so you aren't late for work -- it's one of those things where you
travel between the beats of time. Then you relax when you drive, you
don't drive frantically, and you get there when you're supposed to be
there." For some of these mini spells, you don't need any materials at
all, Moura explained -- just intent and open communication with the
Many factors can also play on the effectiveness of your
spell. Time of day, time of year, and the phase the moon is in all have
a bearing on the spell's outcome. Moura said, "We had a full moon last
Wednesday. The moon was in Pisces, which is good for mysticism and
occult stuff. But at 12:45 AM Thursday, it went into void of course
until 11:09 AM on Thursday and then went into Aries. If you wanted to
do Magick -- and I did some -- the time to do it was in the hour of
Mercury, which was around 9:35 PM on Wednesday. You have an hour there
that you can work with, you have communication opened up with Mercury,
you have the full moon, which is for gaining things and for
accomplishment, and you have the Pisces for the occultic and mystic
influence." So a Witch must also be a bit of an astrologer -- mindful
of a waxing, waning, full, or new moon because each phase will have a
different influence on your spell. Also mindful of what sign the moon
is traveling in -- if the moon is
between signs, or in void of
course, Moura explained, your spell work won't be effective. Not all
signs are ideal for spell casting either. "When it's in Aries, the full
moon is still not going to be particularly beneficial for spell work
because Aries and the moon is like a strong start but no staying
power," she said.
So what are the Magick words? Moura said, "Any
words that you use ought to be from the heart. I don't really go too
much for the prescribed spell where you recite something. What you're
really doing is talking to the Divine. You're talking to the energies
of nature, and so it's like when I'm talking to you on the phone, I'm
not reading to you from a book. And that's how I communicate with the
Divine, with nature, and with the elementals."
Moura told me
about one successful spell she cast that was also very close to her
heart. Her mother was dying of cancer, and Moura cast a spell to help
her. She said, "She asked me to do something for her because she was
afraid of pain. I couldn't do a healing spell, because she was already
convinced she was going to die and there wasn't any way for me to go
around that, but she never did have any pain and the doctor was quite
surprised. She had cancer for five years, and when she died she
basically had water for blood. The cancer metastasized all over, it was
in her brain and everywhere, but when I finished the spell, I had a
candle in front of the God image and a candle in front of the Goddess
image on my altar. The wax from the candle in front of the God formed a
circle with a dot in the center, which is the symbol for the sun. The
wax in front of the Goddess formed the crescent moon, which of course
is the symbol for the moon. The Goddess and the moon are linked, the
and the sun are linked, so to me it was like saying, 'We've heard you,
you've gotten what you asked for.' I know it worked, because she never
did have any pain."
But there are some spells Moura will not
cast. "I had a guy come up to me at a convention not too long ago and
say, 'I want a death spell. I want to kill somebody,'" she said. "I
don't think so. So there are some spells that I will not do. That's not
to say that you can't do them; it's a matter of personal choice. You
don't do them because it's not right -- you don't want to diminish your
own spiritual light."
Moura likens spell casting to prayer. In
my Catholic upbringing, prayer was something you did in private, or at
church while the priest conducted all of the ceremony and "spell
casting" on the altar. In many religions, there is a clear line between
the religious leader performing the rituals and the audience.
Witchcraft offers true audience participation, and according to Moura,
the results are incredibly intense. She said, "It is a very profound
experience -- and you do meet the Divine. It's part of what Joseph
Campbell calls the 'ecstatic experience.' I remember watching a video
of one of his talks, and he says that what the Judea-Christian religion
has taken away from people is that ability to have that ecstatic
experience -- one-on-one with the Divine."
Spell casting has
been happening for many thousands of years by people from all walks of
life. In some respects, a priest casts a spell when he sanctifies holy
water, and you cast a spell when you say a quiet prayer for a sick
friend. Spell casting really lets you put your senses into
spirituality. For many people, spirituality happens in a quiet place
within your head or heart. For Witches, it takes place in their heads,
their hearts, their feet, hands, eyes, ears, and more
Color of the day: Red
Incense of the day: Geranium
Autumn is a time of being grateful for what we have. But it’s easy to
get too caught up in having and forget about the magic of
giving—especially in a culture that encourages consumerism instead of
consciousness. Gift-giving is a beautiful way to strengthen the bonds of
friendship and family, weaving a community together. For this bit of
magic, you’ll need a blanket and several other people. People should
bring one or more items they no longer need, but that are still
appealing. For every item you put on the blanket to give away, you may
take one item that someone else has put down. Here is a chant to sing
while loading and unloading the blanket:
Give meaning to
The life you live.
We are all
Just passing through,
Giving what we have to give,
You to me and me to you.
By: Elizabeth Barrette
Color of the day: Pink
Incense of the day: Thyme
Developing a good grounding technique is essential in magical
practice—and in everyday life it can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Select a stone that you like and sit with it on the ground beneath a
tree. If you don’t have the chance to get outside, visualize the tree.
Face north and close your eyes. Breathe deeply, and in your mind see all
the green beauty around you—a thick forest embracing you. Hold the stone
in your hands. Feel the weight of it anchoring you to the Earth. When
you feel well-grounded, open your eyes. The stone can continue to serve
as your grounding stone. Use it to create a calm feeling whenever you
Gypsy Protection Amulet
Color of the day: Gold
Incense of the day: Almond
The patron of the gypsies, St. Sara, is honored today. To make a gypsy
amulet for good luck and protection, fill a black pouch, called a putsi,
with a holed stone, a seashell, and a piece of fine paper on which
you’ve drawn a spiral. Wear this putsi around your neck. The gypsies say
that one way to make your wishes come true is to walk through a forest
with the intention of finding a lucky talisman. When an object catches
your eye, whether it is a twig, a stone, or a flower, hold it in your
left hand. If it feels like your power object, put it in your putsi and
carry it on your person until your wish comes true. When your wish comes
true, bury your power object in the forest while saying a prayer of
gratitude to St. Sara.
By: Lily Gardner
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