What Would You Really Do for Love?

With Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle,  February is the month of romance.  But the course of true love never did run smooth. No matter how well you plan, sometimes things just don’t work out.

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Love is the most sought after thing there is–next to Happiness and maybe chocolate cake. You’ll find that your friendly, neighborhood witch has shelves stocked with love potions, poppets, and charms at this time of year.

You may want to get rid of a pesky ex, find true love, turn someone’s eyes toward you—that kind of thing. It all sounds so easy—burn a little incense, leave a treat for the deity of your choice, recite a few lines of poetry, and poof—true love will be yours. Just one little love potion.

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But you know what they say—no pain; no gain. Even love potions and magic can get messy. When you see what’s involved in these old spells, a life of solitude may not seem so bad.

For Love, Would you . . . .

  • Rub High John the Conqueror (settle down—this is an herb) over your naked body. Probably best to do this on a Friday night under a new moon. Yes, you need to be outside and that can be tricky unless your neighbors go to bed early or are uncommonly lenient.
  • Let the faucet drip continuously on a piece of your potential lover’s hair to wear away his/her resistance. The endless drip-drip-drip is intended to prepare you for listening to  the same jokes over and over and over if your spell actually works.

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  • Prick your finger and use the blood as ink. Write the name of the one you want to attract on a piece of birch bark under a new moon. Then burn the bark. Not so bad if you’re potential lover has a name like Bob or Jo. What if it’s Aloysius or Sebastian?
  • Blood is an essential element of several spells—your blood, your lover’s blood, dove’s blood. If you are going old school, only real dove’s blood will do. Preferably dove’s heart blood.

  •  Other bodily fluids can play a part in love potions as well.To turn a casual relationship into something more, make two dolls out of stained sheets—and not just any stains—I think you get the idea. Embellish with embroidery or drawings, bind the dolls together—facing each other, and put them under the mattress on your lover’s side of the bed.
  • Dried hummingbird is an ingredient in some love spells as are fresh chicken hearts and chicken wings—detached and definitely dead. The fresher, the better.
  • Graveyard dirt is an ingredient of some spells—carry the dirt with you in a conjure bag containing other items belonging to your lover to keep him or her with you until death. Gather the graveyard dirt at midnight on a Friday. If you can find the fresh grave—great. A needle used in a mortuary—to sew the eyes and lips of the deceased closed—is another item you might want to procure to use when you make your conjure bag.

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And what if the spell actually works? You could be stuck with that person for-freaking-ever. Cuz it’s magic.

Food for thought!

No matter how you choose to ensorcel your beloved–have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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