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What is love magick?

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what is love magick?
Love magick is a form of sympathetic magick used to bind the attentions of another. While the most common form of love magick is the love potion, charms, amulets, and poppets can also be used to effect your desires.

I sometimes feel love magick would best be termed “lust magick” because it is no more than a shortcut to achieving the object of your immediate desire. Rather than take months or years to develop a relationship with another person, a simple spell, potion, or charm can cause a superficial relationship based on attraction to spring up seemingly overnight. In practice most love magick can be effected within ninety days from start to finish.

The real problem with love magick is maintaining these relationships long-term. Fairy tales aside, no one falls in love at first sight. It's not enough to be "in-love" with someone. See them every day, even live with them for at least a year to get to know each other before taking any foolish and hasty steps. Love magick may cause the spark of love, but it's up to you to fan the fires.

Love yourself

Before even thinking about starting a relationship, the most important thing you can do is love yourself. You are worthy of love, so set up a place to affirm that simple fact on a daily basis before those Gods who can and will intercede for humans who desire love in their lives if approached properly. Petitions placed on the feast day for that God or Goddess are considered especially potent.

The Gods of Love and Desire

about love gods The Gods of Love and Desire are often capricious, but can be helpful to humans if approached properly and with due respect. They have long been regarded with a mixture of reverence and fear by those seek love in their daily lives. When petitioning a God of Love, have a suitable offering of aphrodisiacs prepared.

The following items are associated with love and romance:

If you would like to create your own love spell kit (or just stock your love altar), start with some basic supplies. Cast the spell at the time and place of your choosing to achieve the soul-mate of your dreams.

Note: If you are using any of the herbs in the form of essential oils, you will need a carrier oil such as jojoba oil to act as the base. I like the NOW brand jojoba oil, but use what you can acquire.

Names of Love Gods

Create a love altar

create a love altar Love is not just for Valentine's Day. You can perform love magick any time of the year, but for a major magickal working, it's best to have a suitable altar constructed for "when the moment is right". As with most things magickal, the fastest way to bring love into your life is to announce your intentions to the Universe in the biggest way possible: create a personal love altar.

Your love altar doesn't need to be a huge flashy space in the middle of your living room (but it wouldn't hurt if it is). Even the smallest space can be used to create a love altar that will work for your needs. Start off by looking around the house for things you associate with love and go from there. Do you have any heart-shaped artwork? Red or pink candles? A bit of rose quartz (the stone of love)? A nice heart-print piece of fabric would work nicely for an altar cloth. Try to have things in pairs to invoke the "power of two" in your impending couple-hood. Also include a photo or drawing of yourself as a focal point for your altar. This is an organic process, so don't feel you need to rush to complete the altar. Work on it a bit at a time. Add a bit, take a bit away until you are pleased with it overall.

Once you have things set up, decide if you need more. Would some essential oils such as rose or ylang-ylang appeal to you? A bit of "Come to Me" incense, perhaps? If you want to draw in a potential love with a binding spell, have some silk cording on hand for those spells. And don't forget the old stand-by of "sweets for the sweet" -- some sugar in a shallow dish on the altar.

Each day while working love magick, take a few moments at the altar to meditate on what you have created here.

Types of love magick

Depending on your specific needs and abilities, you may prefer one form of love magick over another. There are several types from which to choose:

Of course, you should keep in mind that not all relationships get a "happily ever after" ending as the credits roll. Many, many relationships end, often through no fault of either party. If and when you are ready to end a relationship to move on, try one of these love hexes:

Further reading

You might also enjoy the following books:

love charms Love Charms by Elizabeth Pepper (The Witches' Almanac Ltd, 2001): This is a small chapbook. It includes spells, seasonal rituals, and milestone rituals such as births which are focused on both love and banishment of old loves. These are interspersed with quotes about the nature of love.   the goddess in the bedroom The Goddess in the Bedroom by Z Budapest (HarperSanFrancisco, 1995): A cute little spellbook with appropriate love spells for each day of the week.

These books can be difficult to find since many are out of print. Some great places to buy used books online include:


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