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Contemporary Spells

Basic love spell

(Be careful with this)

Take 3 cords or strings of various pastel colors, pink, red and green for example. Firmly tie a knot near one end of the braid thinking of your need for love. Next tie another know and another, until you have tied seven knots. Wear or carry the cord with you until you find your love. After that, keep the cord in a safe place or give to one of the elements – burn it and toss the ashes in to a stream.

Protective chant

Visualize a triple circle of purplish light around your body while chanting:

‘I am protected by your might,
O gracious Goddess, day and night.’

Another of the same type; visualize a triple circle and chant:

‘Thrice around the circle’s bound,
Evil sink into the ground.’

Mirror protection spell for the home

Compose an alter: place a censer in the center before an image of the Goddess Have a twelve inch (or so) round mirror there as well. Ring the alter with nine white candles. Burn protective incense (such as sandalwood, frankincense, copal, or rosemary) in the censer. Begin with the candle most directly in front of the Goddess image, saying these or similar words:

‘Lunar Light Protect Me!’

Repeat lighting each candle. Now say these words holding the mirror and invoking the Goddess in her lunar aspect:

‘Great Goddess of Lunar Light
and Mistress of the Seas
Great Goddess of the Mystic Night
and of the mysteries;
Within this place of candles bright
and with your mirror nigh;
Protect me with your awesome might
While ill vibrations fly!’

Standing before the altar, hold the mirror facing the candles so that it reflects their flames. Slowly move in a circle keeping the reflection of the candles in the mirror letting the light reflect off your surroundings. Slowly increase your speed invoking the Goddess as you move faster and faster watch the light as it cleanses removing all negative and energies in your home.

Once finished stand once again in front of the Goddess image and thank her for helping protect you and your belongings.

Break the power of a spell

If you believe that a spell has been cast against you, place a large black candle in the cauldron (or a large black bowl). The candles must be tall enough to extend a few inches above the cauldron’s rim. Affix the candle to the bottom of the cauldron with warmed beeswax or the drippings of another black candle so that it will not tip over.

Fill the cauldron to the rim with fresh water, without wetting the candle’s wick. An inch or two should remain above the water. Deeply breathe, meditate, clear your mind and light the candle. Visualize the suspected spell’s power as residing within the candle’s flame. Sit in quiet contemplation of the candle and visualize the power flowing and growing within the candle’s flame. (Yes, the power against you) As the candle burns down, its flame will eventually sputter and go out as it contacts the water. As soon as the flame has been extinguished by the water, the spell will be dispersed.

Break your visualization of the spell’s power; see it explode into dust, becoming impotent. Pour the water into a hole in the ground, a lake or stream. Bury the candle. It is done.

Protect something

With the first and middle fingers, trace a pentagram over the object to be protected. Visualize electric blue or purple flame streaming from your fingers to form the pentagram. Say this as you trace:

‘With this pentagram I lay
Protection here both night and day.
And the one who should not touch
Let his fingers burn and twitch
I now invoke the law of three:
This is my will, so mote it be!’

Money Tree spell

You need:
1 green candle anointed w/ pine oil.
1 tbsp of Sweet basil (in your right hand.)
Pine incense
(Pass the basil over the altar candles and the green candle and incense 3 times and sprinkle basil around the green candle.)
1 green silk pouch
2 white altar candles anointed w/ sandalwood oil
5 pennies, 4 old, 1 new.
1 orange candle anointed w/ basil oil


On a waxing moon, set the altar in the east of your circle. This will need to be left up for a full waxing cycle. You will need easy access to a door. Take a new penny in your hand, Circle the altar deosil (clockwise) and say:

‘Bring to me what I see By thy power, Hecate,’

Spin rapidly deosil and go outside and toss the new penny in the air. Wherever it lands, bury all 5 pennies, saying:

‘I give thee money – Hecate
Return to me prosperity.
I give thee five
Return by three
As I will
So mote it be.’

Return to your altar and snuff out the candles. Next week, at the same day and time, return to your altar with your talisman bag and the parchment. Light the orange candle. Visualize money flowing onto the altar.

Unearth the coins and bring them to the altar. Wash them in the chalice water to purify them. Pass them through the incense smoke and the fire from the orange candle. Place each coin in the talisman pouch, old coins first. Add nine pieces of rock salt, close the mouth of the talisman pouch and face east and say:

‘Bring to me what I see
By thy power Hecate.
Altar power Must it be
Earth and Air
Fire and Sea
Bring to me What I see
By thy power Hecate.’

Place the bag inside your clothing and wear it every day for 7 days. Leave it on your altar every night visualizing prosperity. On the 7th day, hide it in the eastern portion of your house.

Contacting a friend

This spell should be used to cause someone with whom you have lost contact to contact you. It is not manipulation so much as an astral call for contact when you have no other way to reach them that you know of.

You will need:
1 white candle anointed w/ sandalwood oil
Sandalwood incense
A photo of the person
1 small glass of water.

Light the white candle and the incense. Place the picture of the person on your altar. Put 2 heaping tablespoons of salt in the palm of your right hand. Let a small amount of salt trickle into the glass while making the sign of the equal armed cross of the elements. Make this cross 3 times. Say ‘Call me’ three times as you do this. Then set the glass on the altar and say ‘Get in touch with me, please.’ They should contact you by the time the water has evaporated from the glass.

Apollo’s energy spell

Purpose: To gain energy from the sun god, Apollo. This energy can be used in meditations, rituals, chants, etc.

Requirements: Small rock that is white or near white; handful of dirt or sand; a picture of the sun; alone outside during the time of day when the sun is near its highest position (from about 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.).

Preparations: Gather some dirt or sand and place in a container. Draw your picture of the sun so that it’s large enough to place the white stone in its center. If you are using a cut-out picture, then make sure it’s large enough to place the stone in its center and still have room left over.

Sit outside where the sun shines upon you. Place the picture of the sun in front of you. Take the stone and place it in your power hand. Hold your hand high in the air so that it’s closer to the sun. Say aloud three times:

‘Charge this stone
Of your power.
At this time,
Of the _____ hour!

(In the place of the blank say the hour that it is so that the sun god may find your position on Earth.)

Take the white stone and place it in the center of the picture. Focus on the stone connecting with the picture. Try to focus on the stone ‘absorbing’ the sun’s energy.

Once you think the stone has absorbed enough of energy, take the stone and sprinkle the sand or dirt over it while saying this chant:

‘Mother Earth,
Mother Earth,
Give me powers,
A new birth.’

Continue saying this chant until all of the dirt is out of the container. After you have finished the previous steps you should take the stone and hold it over your heart. Say:

‘Stone of the sun,
You and I are as one.
Stone of the hour,
I own your power.’

Promote psychic dreaming

Before going to sleep, empty your mind of all extraneous thoughts. Concentrate on a question if you have one, or simply relax and prepare for the night ahead. Burn ‘eyebright’ or sleep on a pillow of mugwort. Sip ‘rosebud’ tea at bed time or slip an onion or bay leaf under the pillow.

Sleep with the light of the Full Moon flooding over you, and wear silver jewelry. The subconscious mind is ruled by the Moon and both of these actions help tap into that energy.

Write your question on a piece of paper, place nine rose petals on the paper and fold it three times before slipping it under your pillow.

Prosperity spell

Protection Incense
Green Taper Candle
Heat-resistant bowl

It is best to find a work area you can leave untouched for three days. If you must put away your tools, try at least to keep the candle out in the open. This spell is used to create tangible prosperity, so be sure to customize it before hand.

Prepare your work area with any tools you may use in addition to your spell candle. While setting up the area, concentrate on the purpose of your work. Envision what it is that will make you prosperous. Prepare yourself for the ritual while continuing to concentrate on the purpose of the spell. Do not let negative thoughts enter your mind.

After you are prepared, go to your work area. Cast a circle and light the incense. Envision a large, green ball of light surrounding you and your work area. Hold the candle between the palms of your hand and direct all your energy into the candle. On a small piece of paper, write down what it is that you want (Money, etc.) Place this piece of paper under the candle holder. Place the candle in the holder. Before lighting it, say:

‘This candle represents the prosperity that will come to me.’

Light the candle and say:

‘As the light of this flame grows,
I can see prosperity around me.’

Sit back and watch the candle burn. Envision what you will look and feel like when your prosperity comes. When the candle has burned 1/3 of the way, say:

‘As the flame of this candle dissipates with time, prosperity will be mine.’

Blow out the candle. Repeat this for two more nights. On the last night, burn the piece of paper with your written words on it and place the ashes into a bowl. After the candle has burned away and the leftover wax has cooled, combine the ashes and wax together and bury it in the earth as close to your home as possible.

Reverse a spell cast on you

Burn a black candle on a New Moon night and recite:

‘Thinking of me
But just the same
Return this spell
From whence it came.
Upon my safety, I do hold
Send the damage,
return threefold!’

Wish spell

2 pieces of square cloth

On a piece of nice paper, like parchment, list everything you need or want and how you want to get it. Be complete, but don’t be greedy. Read aloud what you have written, then burn the list.

Make a sachet by sewing together the two pieces of cloth, but leaving an opening through which you’ll put the ashes of the list in the sachet. Use a ribbon or other nice piece of string thing to tie the sachet closed. As you are tying it chant:

‘Wishes, wishes, come to me
As I will it, so mote it be.’

Break a habit

Describe the habit on paper, and then take it out in the rain. The magical rain will wash away the habit.

Enchant a book

Light a blue and an indigo candle. Invoke a Goddess of Wisdom, and ask for her help to enchant the book. Inscribe the book, letting the inscription express the desired wish.

Lose weight

Timing: Perform this spell at sunset during a waning moon.

yellow candle with holder
rose petals
lavender oil
small garnets
carnelian or turquoise stone
small jar with lid or plastic bag that seals
picture of yourself slim and healthy

Charge yellow candle with the desired goal and place it in the holder. As you light the candle, visualize yourself turning down second helpings of food, putting smaller portions on your plate, and looking healthy and physically fit.

Charge the rose petals, oil and stones. Sprinkle the rose petals around the candle and again visualize your goal. Place the charged garnet stones and a few drops of oil into the jar or bag, and repeat the visualization. Pick up the petals and place them into the jar or bag also. Seal the jar or bag and say:

‘By this jar of powered oil, petals and stones,
Bring me courage to meet my goal.
No snacking or binging or emotional eating;
But lots of exercise and general movement,
For a healthy, slim, confident me!
As I Will it, so Mote it Be!’

Visualize yourself becoming slimmer and healthier; see the numbers on the scale grow smaller. Continue the visualization until you feel it’s as complete as you can make it.

Rub the charged carnelian or turquoise on the picture of yourself then rub onto your body while visualizing yourself become the you in the picture. Say:

‘In no way will this spell
cause me to suffer
any adverse effects.
So mote it be!’

Allow the candle to burn for another hour then snuff it out and put away. Burn it whenever you need the moral support.

Carry this jar or bag with you and sniff charged items before eating. Carry the stone with you and rub it when you have the urge to snack or eat too much. Hang the picture up in your kitchen to view.

Mirror spell

On a spiritual day, chant this to your mirror:

‘Mirror Mirror, do as I say.
Turn all negativity back away.
Send it back from where it came.
Send it back, with no harm or pain.
Mirror Mirror, do as I see,
Mirror Mirror, so mote it be!’

Rune candle spell

Scratch the appropriate rune for what you desire into the candle just below the top and light the candle. As you light it, chant:

‘Lunar Light, protect me.’

As soon as the candle melts down past where the rune is, extinguish the flame (don’t blow it out!).

Candle spell for healing

Intent: General increase in overall personal health and energy level

Small container of water
Small piece of rose quartz
Candles (3)
Oil for dressing candles

Start the music and feel its spiritual quality – hum or sing along. Set up the area for the spell work. Dress the candles and focus on the intent of the spell. At the appropriate time, light the candles and let them burn until they burn themselves out. Best done during an hour and day ruled by the Sun.

For a general state of good health

Fold in a piece of velvet cloth
These treasures six to bring you health:

Leaves of tea,
Flowers of lavender,
Ginger and salt,
And clove and camphor.

Tie up the charm with a scarlet thread.
Keep it beside your nightly bed.
Breathe it on waking every day –
You must be healed and healed must stay.

Good luck blessing for troublesome situations

Light 2 blue candles, and place them about shoulder length apart in front of you. Then taking a Tiger-eye, a Blue Agate, and an aventurine, place them in a triangle between the candles. Then take your feather and lay it under the stone triangle in front of you. Kneel, and relax (basic preparation). Then open a basic circle (For example ‘north, south, east, west, may this circle now be blessed’ three times, each time focusing on the circle in question, inviting all the spirits to bless and protect.)

Now place your hands out straight near the flames of the candle and say:

‘Oh blessed be, oh gods of fire,
Burn away my dark desires
Through the warmth that burns so free
Let violence change now to peace’

Then taking the feather in your casting hand, hold it close to you, and focusing your energies into it, say:

‘Blessed be thou, of Goddess of love, look in favor upon me as I venture into danger. Leave not my side and aid me in my time of need.’

Then taking the feather again, pass the tip over the stones, focusing on the energy being absorbed into the feather, and say:

‘Through these stones, let your goodness be done.
Where no pain has befallen let no blood be shed
Where no evil exists let none surmount
Where no malice is meant, let none be formed
Where love is lost, let now be found
I go in peace, I go in play
Through your goodness, let these feelings never stray.
So mote it be.’

Then take the feather tip, and again trace the pentagram on your chest, focusing on the energies flowing into your spirit, saying:

‘Blessed be my eyes that I may see your beauty.
Blessed be my ears that I may hear your good works
Blessed be my skin that I may feel your presence in my life
Blessed be my feet that I may never stray from your path
Blessed be my spirit that I may be deserving of your graces.
Blessed be…blessed be…blessed be.’

(Feel free to substitute with another blessing if you feel it’s right.) Then place the candle back down, and close the circle.

Protection spell

Cast the Circle and say:

‘Hail, Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East, Powers of Air.
Here stands one in need of protection of the mind.
Let the light of dawn surround me in safety,
Let the Aspen tree ground me to Mother Earth,
Let the eastern wind hold me in the palm of its hand,
That I may grow in goodness and light, in the service of the Mother.

Hail, Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South, Powers of Fire.
Here stands one in need of protection of the spirit.
Let the noon light surround me in safety,
Let the Almond tree ground me to Mother Earth,
Let the southern wind flow around me to protect me,
That I may grow in goodness and light, in the service of the Mother.

Hail, Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West, Powers of Water.
Here stands one in need of protection of her emotions.
Let the dusk of twilight shroud me in protection,
Let the Willow tree ground me to Mother Earth,
Let the western wind shroud me from all evil,
That I may grow in goodness and light, in the service of the Mother.

Hail, Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North, Powers of Earth.
Here stands one in need of protection of her body.
Let the dark of midnight shroud me in protection,
Let the Oak tree ground me to Mother Earth,
Let the northern wind keep me from all harm,
That I may grow in goodness and light, in the service of the Mother.

Hear me, oh guardians of the elements and quarters.
I stand a child of the universe
Beset on all sides by those who wish me ill.
I ask not that you change them,
for their will is their own,
But grant me strength,
that I may shine in the light
Growing in goodness
in the service of Mankind and Mother Earth.’

Magical relief of headaches

Find a place to be alone. This place should be comfortably lit and free of smoke and fumes (this includes incense and essential oils). Place two chairs (one comfortable enough to relax in) facing each other. Sit in the relaxing chair. Take two slow, deep breaths and allow your eyes to fall naturally on the other chair. Now instruct your central ‘self’ (or your higher self, subconscious mind, or whatever you use for non-conscious workings) to form an image of the pain in that chair. REMEMBER TO BREATHE!

As the image starts to appear, concentrate on making it as detailed as possible without letting your conscious mind interfere. Once the image is complete, note its appearance and then allow the remainder of your diskomforts to flow into it (without otherwise empowering it or lending it your energy or essence). REMEMBER TO BREATHE while doing this.

When the transfer is substantially complete, take two deep, relaxing breaths, stand up, and walk away (leaving the image in its chair). After an hour or so, the image will dissipate, making it safe to move the chair.

After you have successfully done this two or three times, you can start streamlining it and customizing it to suit your own tastes. If the effectiveness starts to fade, return to this method for a few times. This spell can be used for a variety of diskomforts, but it can also mask medical symptoms. In case of chronic or prolonged problems, CONSULT A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY! After all, there are few enough of us as it is!

Self-improvement spell

Items needed:
a wooden clothespin
a black felt-tipped marker
a small piece or pieces of paper on which you have written the bad habit(s) or trait(s) you wish to dispel
some black thread
a pin
black pepper

Shield, ground, and center. Sit quietly and meditate on changes you wish to occur. Raise power by chanting the following:

‘This spell I do, within my rights to be free
Darken my house no more
Begone! Begone from me!’

Color the clothespin with black pen and tie pieces of paper (mentioned above) around the clothespin and secure with black thread. Sprinkle the clothespin with pepper, and then stick the pin into the clothespin while repeating the same chant. Raise energy with chant and send off. Afterward, bury the clothespin near your front door.

Help heal depression

Light a green candle. As you gaze into the candle for a few moments, try to relax as much as you can and clear all thoughts from your mind. Visualize the Mother Goddess sitting in front of you. Listen for a moment to hear if she has any words of encouragement for you. Visualize her next hugging you and holding you as you rock gently back and forth from side to side easing away your pain and sorrow.

If you suffer from chronic or serious depression, make sure to see a therapist or professional healthcare worker of some sort. There may be a better way to deal with your problems, and sometimes just talking about it helps too.

Help in times of financial difficulties

With clove or cinnamon oil, trace a money symbol or rune on the largest denomination of bill that you have. Put this in your wallet and resist spending it for as long as you can. Every time you look at the bill, visualize the rune to reinforce its power.

Three wishes in a box

You will need a box with a lid, just large enough to hold small pieces of paper; whatever you need to decorate the box, if necessary; a photo of yourself; a quartz crystal; and a pyramid.

If you choose a cardboard box, you can cover it with a pretty wrapping paper or decoupage it with cut-outs of faeries, flowers, animals, or whatever you desire. If you choose a wooden or metal box, however, you can leave it plain, or you can glue small artificial stones or sequins onto it. Make the box completely yours through the decorations.

Take three small squares of paper (about 31/2 inches square is a good size) and write out three things you wish to happen before the next Equinox or Solstice. Think about this carefully before you write them down. When you are finished, put them inside the box. Place the crystal into the box on top of the wishes.

Place the wish box in a place where it is unlikely to be disturbed. Align it to the directions; in other words, one side should face true north. Place your photo on top of the box.

The pyramid does not have to be made of crystal or some other expensive material. You can make your own out of plain cardboard, and it will work just as well. If you have a small pyramid, place it on the box and align it to the true directions. If you make your pyramid large enough to cover the box, set it in place, aligned to the directions.

Hold the palms of your hands near the wish box and chant three times:

‘Wishing box, I trust to you these wishes.
Make them all come true.
My desires, I beg you fill.
So mote it be just as I will.’

Until you develop a trust in your wish box it helps to visit it once or twice a week and tell it you trust in its work.

Blessing a new relationship

Bake a fresh loaf of bread. Hold it up to the moon and ask the Lady to bless the bread as well as the relationship. Break off a piece of the bread for your partner, as well as one for yourself. As you share time together, share the bread as well.

Note: Do not cut the bread with a knife or any other cutting tool. Just break off the pieces with your hands. Adding butter or jam might be a good idea to help sweeten things up a bit.

Heal a friendship

Shortly after an argument, buy a greeting card which closely expresses what you would like to say to your friend.

Rub the greeting card with lavender leaves before you give it to them or mail it, to ensure that it is well received.

Bring adventure into your life

Sprinkle the soles of your shoes with some cinnamon and place some almonds in your pocket before setting out for the day.

Protection from nightmares

Fill a small pillowcase with anise seeds, dragon’s blood, and lavender and place the pillowcase under your pillow when you go to sleep. Ask the Celtic Goddess, Mare (MAH-re), the bringer of dreams, to only bring you nice dreams.

Quiet a noisy house

Powder some dragon’s blood and, in a small bottle, mix it with sugar and salt. Cover tightly and secure it someplace in the home where it will not be seen or disturbed. This will help keep things peaceful and quiet.

For a peaceful home

Gather freshly cut parsley and place it in a pan of water. Let it soak for nine minutes, and then sprinkle the water throughout the house while visualizing a calm environment. Peace will be restored.

To attract customers and visitors

Make a fine powder out of some basil leaves and sprinkle them around the main entrance to the home or place of business.

It is believed that only good and friendly people will enter since it supposedly repels those who intend harm toward the workers of a business or the occupants of a home.

To lose your troubles

Take a handful of earth and gaze into it. Put all your troubles and thoughts of distress into it. State exactly what it is that’s troubling you. When finished, throw the dirt behind you and walk away without turning around to look at it.

To bring certain influences into your life

In a plot of prepared land, or in a medium sized flower pot, sow the seeds of an appropriate plant in the form of a symbol or rune representative of your need. Tend to the plants.

After they sprout, draw a circle around them in the earth or soil with your power hand. Stand in quiet contemplation of the growing, living symbol. As it has sprung into existence, so shall the answer to your need. You may want to look in a magical herbal book for the magical influences of certain herbs.

To make your journeys go well

You need:
1 ginger root
3 yellow ribbons
1 small wooden box
When you buy your root, try to get one that looks like a human. If you can’t find one, you can shape it carefully with a knife, so that it resembles a human. Tie the yellow ribbons around three different parts of the root. For example the leg, the waist, and the arm.

While you tie the ribbons, you kiss the knot and ask for luck in future outings while you sing:

‘On all the journeys in my life, I ask for protection and absence of quarrels’.

Put the figure in d your wooden box and keep the box in a safe and dry place. Take it out ahead of each longer journey and repeat the ritual every 6 months.

Financial luck

You need:
1 pair of yellow shoes
1 gold coin

On a Monday morning, you charge the coin with power in the light of the Sun by holding it up in front of you and saying:

‘All that I see, may it increase, and expand my purse’.

Put the coin in the left shoe, and put on both shoes. Walk around clock-wise in a circle, three times. Take the shoes off and place them in a T where they’re out of the way. Repeat the exact same thing three days in a row. On the third day you move the coin to a pair of shoes you use frequently. Tape the coin to the inside of the shoe. Wear the shoes as often as possible.

If you don’t buy something with the coin, it will bring you luck.

To see your future love

You need:
3 blue candles
A small bowl
An Obsidian stone
Some maize flour and spring water

Make some maize gruel by mixing a little maize flour and spring water, and gently heating until the mixture thickens. When the gruel is cooked, purify the obsidian stone by coating it with some gruel.

It is important that you do this with your hands and no other medium.

Place the obsidian stone in the bowl and fill to just above the stone with spring water. Rinse your hands in some spring water to remove the remaining gruel. Light the blue candles and place them on one side of the bowl. Seat yourself on the other side, facing the bowl and candles. Concentrate firstly on the candles, speaking your wish in a soft, singsong voice. Continue speaking and transfer your gaze to the obsidian.

Look deeply into the stone and focus on your words becoming part of it. You may have to repeat this spell several times before you are ready to ‘see’.

Fairy Guardians

1 White Candle
1 Tiny Cup
1 Tiny Plate
Oatmeal or an oatmeal cookie
Fairy Sugar or Fairy Honey

First make your fairy offerings:
Mix milk with the Fairy Sugar or Honey (one or the other but not both). Make a bit of oatmeal with the honey or sugar drizzled on top.

Light candle in a window and say 3 times:

‘Precious fairies of the day/night
Keep my loved ones safe today/tonight;
Keep them breathing, safe, and warm
Watch them ’til the night/day is born.’

Take the fairy treats outside and place the in a place you think the fairies will like and say ‘This is for the fairies’. Don’t say ‘Thank You’, fairies get offended when thanked.

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