Do Love Spells Actually Work?

Written by: Denice Arthurton

Inevitably, one of the first questions asked when the subject of love spells is raised is ‘do love spells actually work?’

This is the same as asking ‘can a house be rewired for electrics?’ The answer to the latter question is almost always ‘yes’ but will of course be dependent on the skill and ability of the person performing the task. The same is true with love spells.

Performing any spell means utilizing the natural forces around us; by directing and focusing these energies, certain events and/or changes can be bought about. But just as it takes training and work to become a skilled electrician, so too it takes time, study and effort to become an effective spell worker.

Are Love Spells Witchcraft or Wisdom?

If you go far enough back in time the words ‘witch’ and witchcraft’ had none of the sinister connotations they hold for many people today. Originally, the ‘witch’ of a village was one who was skilled in herbal law and healing. She was often considered the wise woman of the village and held in high respect for her skill in banishing disease, curing illness and advising other villagers. Essentially she was today what we would call a herbalist. Many cultures have traditions of magic and medicine intertwined many of which still exist in the 21st century.

Religious mania in centuries past led to the persecution of these wise women who were said to be servants of the devil. This persecution would compare in today’s terms to destroying all nurses or scientists striving to uncover disease cures.

As much of the traditional ‘magic’, used commonly today by modern day wicca, comes from Pagan cultures it became part of the campaign to eradicate anything that threatened to undermine Christianity, once the religion swept the planet. Most of the damage to the reputation of witchcraft was done during this scourges which spanned several centuries and which continue to be an issue even to this day. It is interesting to note that all Christian religious festivals occur at almost exactly the same time as many Pagan festivals, all of which far pre-date Christianity. Many believe this was a deliberate ploy to overwrite Pagan traditions and thus make them disappear and it all but worked.

There are without doubt, those in the world who profess to be witches and practice evil deeds. However there are also those of every other religion known to man doing the same. This is not representative of the majority of those who follow a spiritual practice but rather an illustration of man’s ability to deviate and corrupt.

The main tenet of modern day wicca is ‘harm none’.

Working Simple Love Spells

One of the best ways to become proficient at anything is to practice and working spells is no different. Some people find they have natural skills and will learn quickly, others may take years to get even the most simple love spell to work.

If you are just starting out one of the best ways to tap into great resources is to join a local wicca group. You would be surprised to know how many are in existence but due to the judgments and preconceived ideas concerning their art, often negatively media fueled and sadly still prone to religious persecution, many of these groups choose to stay very low key. I am yet to find a single wicca group which doesn’t throw its arms open wide to new members who are welcomed with kindness. There are also many online groups and forums with advice, discussions and guidance.

There are many different types of love spells – ones to get a lost lover to return, ones to attract love, ones to reignite passion in an existing relationship and so on. The secret to making a love spell really work is to be very clear about what and be careful about what you wish for. Asking for some-one to love you for ever and ever could get a little tricky if you decide you want to end a relationship later on.

How to Perform a Love Spell at Home?

Below is one suggestion for a actually performing a very simplified love spell. Spell for attracting the object you really desire.

Love spells are best performed on a Friday, the day ruled over by Venus, the goddess of love.

Full moon, the time of attracting abundance and attaining goals, is the best moon phase.

Preparation – take a long, relaxing bath to cleanse yourself both actually and ritualistically. Put on clothes, make-up or jewelery that make you feel at your most special. You may wish to spend some time meditating and really clearing your mind of clutter.

  • Pink candle (not previously used)
  • Lavender oil
  • Vanilla incense
  • Long length of red ribbon or tape

Prepare the room by anointing a pink, scent free candle with lavender oil and lighting both that and the incense. Place the candle on a table and sit in front of it. As you are preparing your room try and fill your heart with love and happiness and positive thoughts.

Close your eyes and through breathing or meditation become as relaxed as possible, having ensured you will not be disturbed by ‘phones or other distractions.

Visualize in minute detail the object of your desire. This may take some time to fix every small thing in your mind’s eye, don’t rush it. When you feel you have an exact picture and can also imagine the person’s smell and voice then wind the ribbon around your right index finger over and over. Place this finger and ribbon on your third eye for a few seconds and then on your heart, repeating this seven times over, the magical number of wicca.

You may wish to incant a few words of your own to direct your will and thoughts or alternatively you can repeat –

  • Your image fast within my mind
  • Every detail now in place
  • Of you I ask, I come to mind
  • Think of my body, soul and face.

Blow out the candle with all of this focus still in place and ask the four winds to carry your message.

Place the ribbon under your pillow at night and carry it with you at all other times.

If the love spell has worked you can expect results fairly quickly. If nothing is forthcoming then don’t be afraid to try again. Just because you have been unable to make a love spell really work the first time doesn’t mean you will not succeed with patience, time and continuous practice.

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