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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Simple Aphrodite Love Drawing Spell

Disclaimer: This spell is intended to draw a partner who is best suited to you or one who is "meant" for you, but remember - you must take responsibility for any results and consequences.

Items needed:
2 tall white candles (for Goddess and God)
1 pink heart-shaped piece of paper
1 red pen
1 pink votive candle & 1 red votive candle
1 stick or cone of patchouli or strawberry incense
Cauldron or heat-proof container

This spell is best performed in the evening on a waxing moon.  Cast your sacred circle and invoke the Goddess & God. Light the 2 tall white candles and the incense. Using the pen, write the following incantation on the pink heart-shaped paper. Do not use names and avoid thinking of a specific person.


Light the pink (for love & friendship) and  red (for passion) votive candles. Meditate for a bit while concentrating on your happiness. Visualize yourself happy and in love. When you are ready, take the pink heart-shaped paper and light it from the pink votive candle flame. Place it in the cauldron or heat-proof container while repeating the incantation three times.

When finished, thank the Goddess & God and extinguish the candles.  Close the ritual and open the circle. Take the cauldron or container outside and toss the ashes back out into the Earth, releasing the spell.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Charmed, I'm Sure! The Ethics of Love Spells

Once in a while, someone will come up to me and ask, "Can you do love spells?" and "Is that how you ended up with your husband? Did you perform one on him?" The answer to these and many other questions regarding any type of spell, can be found in the Wiccan Rede which states,"...these eight words the rede fulfill and it harm none do what ye will." It is the last part of The Wiccan Rede and a very important one at that! Yes, even love spells have ethics. Magick is the art of changing consciousness and physcial reality in accordance with will while using the laws of nature (i.e. the elements and the Goddess & God). The idea is to enhance your life without interfering or harming anyone else's. Nor should you cast spells for someone else without their consent or knowledge. In doing so, you are interfering with that persons' free will and right to choose. This includes, of course, love spells!

That being said, love spells, as well as any other spell, should be thought through very carefully. Casting a spell to gain the affections of a specific person can easily back fire on the caster! For example, suppose the intended man or woman turns out to be someone totally wrong for you? He or she may turn out to be married, abusive or just plain  incompatible! There are better ways to use love spells to your advantage. Instead of asking for a specific person, ask the Goddess & God to send you the man or woman that is right for you - without any preconceived notions or ideas of what that person may look like. Another really great (and fun!) way to use a love spell is "love enhancement." After all, if your sweetheart is already in love with you, why not heat things up a bit? I find them to be very exciting and they really do work wonderfully!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The History of Mabon

Mabon, also known as the Autumn Equinox, goes by many different names and it is celebrated in some form by practically every culture throughout the world. It is essentially the second harvest of the year. It is a time when American farmers bale the hay, harvest wheats & grains and get the fields ready for the coming of winter. The Autumn Equinox usually falls between September 20th-23rd. This is the time when the skies start to darken earlier and the Holly Kings' power begins to wane. Many historians believe that the Fall Harvest is when the first Thanksgiving Celebration actually took place between the English settlers and the Natives of the new world. The Pilgrims celebrated the first New World harvest; however, Thanksgiving was not the first feast celebrating harvest. Pagans had festivals giving thanks for bounty. By the time Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1861, other Europeans had settled in Amercia and brought their traditions, some Pagan, with them.  Harvest festivals were celebrated by Europeans. Romans celebrated Cerelia by giving thanks to Ceres, the Goddess of Harvest. Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Pagans celebrated Lughnasadh and Mabon - the first and second harvests. The Greeks gave honor to Demeter during the Thesmophoria. The New Englanders' Pagan ancestors celebrated Harvest Home, the first reaping of crops, in August. There was a silent time for graditude and reflection, followed by singing and dancing after which a bountiful feast was held.


(For sabbat dates, please see the post, "The Wheel of the Year..." - November 2010)