How to Cast a Love Spell
Whether or not you believe in magic, the fact remains that ritual is a
powerful way of focusing one¡¯s intention in order to manifest a certain
goal. To cast a love spell, follow these steps.
1Set your intention. Are you hoping to get someone special to notice you?
Draw a mysterious stranger into your life? Dispel negativity from a
wounded relationship? Spice up a lackluster love life? Make your
interactions with the universe at large more loving? Get a very clear
picture in your mind of what you¡¯d like to accomplish, as the most
important part of manifestation is vision.<
2Think very carefully about the potential drawbacks of your intention.
If, for example, you intend to attract your ideal mate, think about
whether or not you¡¯re at a place in your life where you can enter into
such a relationship. If you¡¯d like to work your magic on someone you
don¡¯t know that well, brace yourself for the possibility that (s)he
won¡¯t be as interesting or attractive in real life as from afar.
3Remember the rule of three. According to the Wiccan Rede, ¡°All good
that a person does to another returns threefold in this life; harm is
also returned threefold.¡± If you intend to dominate, manipulate,
subvert, or otherwise control another individual, you not only pervert
the very idea of love, but also open yourself to receiving the same in
turn. (Instead of manifesting a nurturing, symbiotic relationship, for
example, you might attract someone wildly possessive and extremely
jealous.) Rather than focus your intention on forcing someone to feel a
particular way, encourage love by sending it to them freely and allowing
the rule of three to pay it back ¨C possibly in ways you didn¡¯t
4Gather symbolically appropriate materials. Exactly what you choose (and
in what combination) should be based on the kind of love you want to
attract.Start by emphasizing colors. Red, for example, is the traditional
color of passion and is commonly associated with lust; pink is considered
a heart color and is thought to be more nurturing; white is associated
with innocence and might be appropriate for a platonic relationship;
green is associated with nature and might be used to promote virility.
Choose candles, cloths, papers, flowers, or other objects in a color (or
colors) whose associations fit your needs.
Integrate herbs into the spell. According to herb lore, balm (melissa
officinalus) and catnip (nepeta cataria) can be used to attract love;
marigold (calendula officianus) can be burned when performing love
divinations; majoram (origanum majorana) can be used to dispel negativity
and promote love and happiness; vervain (verbena officinalis) was used by
the Druids to promote love, lust, and sexual fulfillment; caraway (carum
carvi) promotes lust and fidelity; cinnamon (cinnamonum zeylanicum) and
fennel (foeniculum vulgare) promote vigor and libido; lavender (lavendula
officinale) promotes harmony in the home and is especially useful for
Use symbolic items, especially if taken from the person in question.
These are very open to interpretation: for example, use a mirror for
healthy self-image, a piece of silk for sensuality, flowers for romance,
lingerie for libido, or anything else that might have a special
significance for you. If you happen to have an item taken from that
person (ex. hair, a piece of clothing, a letter, an item they borrowed),
be sure to include it.Beware of adding items with negative associations;
using needles, knives, ropes, or other metaphorically aggressive objects
might put an undesirable spin on your ritual.
5Cleanse your body in a ritual bath using herbs, flowers, or essential
oils. Infuse the water with rose, jasmine, or any of the herbs listed
above. If possible, bathe by candlelight. When you¡¯re done, dress in
clean clothes, preferably a robe or cloak specifically kept for use
during the ritual.
6Choose a place to cast the spell where you won¡¯t be disturbed. Perform
your spell outdoors if you can; a beautiful and romantic place such as a
forest or beach would be especially appropriate. If possible, light a
bonfire. However, your number one priority should be privacy and the
ability to concentrate, so stay indoors in a clean, cozy room if
7Cast a circle. Spread sea salt in a circle around the space where you
want to work for protection, adding rosemary if desired. If necessary,
smudge the area by burning sage to cleanse it of negativity.
8Light candles and concentrate on your intention. Visualize the scenario
you would like to experience in real life; make it as real as possible by
imagining with all your senses. If you feel comfortable doing so, chant
your intention aloud; otherwise, repeat it in your head or even write it
on paper and burn it, allowing it to go out into the universe.Make a
rhyming spell if desired. This can make your ritual more potent. You may
even want to include the name of a relevant god or goddess into the spell
if that fits with your personal philosophy.
Make a symbolic offering. Suitable offerings include flowers, an apple,
wine, or anything else that has personal significance.
Do not disturb your candles or blow them out prematurely. Allow them to
burn down completely, then gather the wax and either place it in a sachet
beneath your pillow or bury it in the garden to let it grow ¨C preferably
somewhere the dog won¡¯t dig it up.
9Repeat for effect. The more you concentrate on your intent, the more
powerful a signal you will send. Perform this ritual every day / week /
full moon / whatever other length of time feels appropriate and be
grateful in advance for your success.
10Be open to possibility. The results of your manifestation might be
different ¨C or even better ¨C than what you can imagine for yourself.
Don¡¯t become so focused on one narrow vision of love that you let a
glorious opportunity pass you by.<
This video shows instructions slightly different than that described in
the text steps above.
Wear rose quartz jewelry to attract love into your life.
Carve magical symbols or your name onto the candle to add extra power.
Add to this ritual as you wish. You may like to include dancing, singing
or anything else that inspires a feeling of love.
Perform the ritual at full moon if you can.
You cannot force someone to love you against their will.
Passers-by might find what you are doing weird or strange.
Things You'll Need
Items of significant color
Items of symbolic significance
Essentials oils and/or flowers
Robe or cloak
Matches or lighter
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Sources and Citations
MSU.edu on herblore
ReligiousTolerance.org on Wicca