Spells

Here’s a list of all the spells:

How to Cast a Circle: the Easy Way
"But how do I close it?"
Things to remember:
There are always 3 things you need to do when casting a spell:
Apple visualisation
Book return spell
Exercise
Basic Mojo Bag Spells
To Bless a New Relationship
To Attract a Love
To Heal a Friendship
To Bring Adventure to Your Life
To Protect From Nightmares
To Quiet a Noisy House
For A Peaceful Home
For Protection and Purification (Bath)
To Attract Customers to a Business or Visitors to a Home
To Lose Your Troubles
To Bring Certain Influences Into Your Life
To Help Heal Depression
To Enchant A Book
To Help in Times of Financial Difficulties
To go on a journey
Healing Amulet
Psychic Potpourri
Money Rock
Personal Protection
Ice Cube Spell
Witch's Bottle For home protection.
A Spell of Protection
Spells to Protect Pets
To Safeguard the Cook and Kitchen
To Make a Purification Broom
Spell to protect an object
Another spell to protect an object
Astral Projection
Reuniting Via Astral Projection
Spell Concerning Finances
Money spell
Putting A Threatening Person "On Ice"
Freeze Them Out
Waxing of Financial Prosperity
Freezer Binding Spell
Cord Binding Spell
Spells To Bind
Binding Spell
Good Luck Spell
Spell To Cure
Spells for Healing
Herbs for Healing
Healing Flames
Pranic/Psychic/Alpha Healing
Mirror Spell
Spell to increase your psychic awareness.
Spell to keep away all negative energies.
Contacting a Friend
To Communicate With Others
Love Spell
Another Love spell
Fiery Love
To Soothe a Broken Heart After A Relationship Breaks Up
This is a spell for transformation, removal of curses, and reversal of fortune.
Invisible Shielding
My Candle and Crystal Spell for Successful Study
Your look can’t change with a spell

Before you begin with your spell, cast a circle. It’s not so difficult, but you need to practise though.

How to Cast a Circle: the Easy Way
A circle does a number of things. Most importantly, it protects the practitioner(s) from spirits, negative energies, and other nasty things out there. Some spells will be done in a circle. The circle keeps the energy in a contained area so that it can be concentrated and strengthened as much as possible before it goes out to do its job.
1) A circle is created with energy, and you are the director of that energy. Make sure you know where the boundaries will be before you cast it and have everything that you're going to use inside of this area because breaking the circle is a pain in the butt.
2) Start out by clearing your mind. After all, this is a magickal working, isn't it? Next, visualise the energy of nature and the universe mixing with your own, building up inside of you. You may do this by visualising a cone of blue fire funnelling through the top of your head, or simply see yourself glowing a bright purple. Whatever you feel most comfortable with is the best way to do it.
3) Pick a quarter at which to start. Point your athame, wand, finger, or whatever you use towards the ground and see the energy flowing out. Begin to walk clockwise and walk the circumference of the circle. While you're doing this, be sure to imagine a circle forming. Don't see it as a circle on the ground, but as a giant sphere with you inside. Half of it is above the ground, you are walking on a plane through the diameter, and the other half is below the ground. The circle is cast. Not so difficult, huh?

"But how do I close it?"
To close a circle, pick up your athame, wand, finger, or whatever you used to cast it and walk to the corner at which you started. Point your directional tool at the boundary of the circle and begin to walk counter-clockwise until you complete the circle. While you're walking the circumference, visualise the circle disappearing and the energy flowing back through the tool. When you have finished, say something like,
"The circle is open, but unbroken."
You may want to ground the excess energy. To do this, put your hands on the ground and let the energy flow into the Earth. Or you can stand straight and visualise yourself glowing with energy. Take a step back out of the "energy shell" and watch it collapse to the Earth where it grounds itself.

Things to remember:
Your projective hand is the hand you use to write with. It is used to send out energy.
Your receptive hand is the hand you do not write with. It is used to draw in energy.

There are always 3 things you need to do when casting a spell:
Raise personal power
Program the energy (visualisation)
Release the energy

Apple visualisation
This is not a spell, but rather a lesson to help your visualisation skills so that your spells will actually work the way you want them to work. Go down this list step by step, moving onto the next step only after you have mastered the one you are on.
Visualise an apple.
See it in colour.
See it in 3-D.
See yourself holding the apple.
Feel the apple- the weight, the waxy skin.
Hold the apple to your nose and smell it.
Bite into the apple- hearing the crunch and tasting the flavour.
*the last three are the hardest items and may take the most time to master.

Book return spell
This is to be used when you have lost a book or have loaned it out and not got it back.
Visualise the book.
Visualise yourself tying a silver cord around the book snugly.
Now start to pull on the cord, continue pulling until the book is in your hands.
If the book does not show up in the next few days, realise that maybe it wasn't meant to come back to you.
*Can also be used for other lost items.

Exercise Sit in a comfortable place away from noise and distraction. Close your eyes and visualise a white silken cord in your hands. Now visualise tying a knot. Watch your fingers lacing the ends of the cord around each other, feel the cord's silken texture between your fingers and on the palms of your hands. Watch as you slip one end of the cord through a loop and pull both ends into a secure, tight knot. Do this exercise often. You will use this technique in binding spells.

Basic Mojo Bag Spells

Basic Spell

Supplies: 2 white candles, 1 candle of the specified colour, candle oil (Optional), an appropriate incense (A piece to burn and a piece to put in bag), 2 pieces of cord or ribbon of the specified colour (Cut from one yard. One six inches long. The other for tying the bag), a mojo bag of the specified colour, the appropriate sigils, an appropriate stone, any specified herbs or oils, and the witness link. To be done on the specified date in the appropriate moon phase.

Procedure: Having set up the materials, rest and meditate. After feeling a change in consciousness, begin the ritual. Start by lighting two white candles on opposite sides of the work area. Light the third candle and place the cord which is to be knotted around the candle. Create the appropriate energies through visualisation, imagination, or meditation. When you feel that the energies are the strongest, direct them into the string as you tie the first knot in the centre of the string. Tie another knot at the end of the string tying the ends together. This seals in the power. Place the string, sigils, stones, herbs or oils, and witness link in the prepared power bag and tie as a necklace. The spell is finished. Wear the bag until the spell has proven successful. When the spell is finished, remove the spell by carefully opening the bag and examining thoroughly each piece. Understand how each piece helped to fulfil your wishes. Untie the knot to release the trapped energies back into the world around you. This will cause the energies to be further emphasised in the spell.

Materials For Mojo Bags

Love:
mauve fabric and cord
mauve candle
waxing moon
rose quartz
jasmine and lavender
Friday
Moon in Libra
Venus sign and heart shape
a wedding or engagement ring

Good Luck:
green fabric and cord
green candle
waxing moon
aventurine
fresh mint leaves
Thursday
Jupiter sign and four leaf clover sign
clean, shiny birthyear penny

Inspiration:
blue fabric and cord
blue candle
full moon
moonstone or clear quartz
bay laurel leaves
Monday
Moon sign and lightning sign
Moon in Pisces
object representing where inspiration is needed

Good Sleep:
white fabric and cord
white candle
full moon
amethyst
lavender oil
Monday
Moon sign and clouds sign
a small dream catcher

Financial Prosperity:
green fabric and cord
green candle
waxing moon
aventurine
whole cloves
Thursday
Moon in Taurus
Jupiter sign and dollar sign
one crisp dollar bill

Tangible Beauty:
red fabric and cord
red candle
waxing moon
lapis lazuli and copper pieces
jasmine
Friday
Venus sign
a small mirror and a small photograph

Weight Loss:
black fabric and cord
black candle carved with vertical lines
waning moon
moonstone
Wednesday
Pluto sign and Mercury sign
Moon in Taurus
a photograph with black lines drawn where you wish to lose weight

To Bless 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 well. As you share time together, share the bread as well. (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.)

To Attract a Love
Play a CD or Tape of some romantic music that means something to you. Make sure that the music does not include songs that you associate with another person. It is important to keep specific people out of your mind performing this spell. On a sheet of cardboard, light a candle of your favourite colour to represent you. Then, light a red or pink candle to represent whoever your new love may be. Using a red magick marker or crayon, draw a heart around the red candle. Every day for at least a week, relight the candles in the evening, and as soon as you light the candles, move them slightly closer together, so that on the last day, the candles are as close together as possible.

To 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.

To Bring Adventure to Your Life
Sprinkle the soles of your shoes with some cinnamon and place some almonds in your pocket before setting out for the day.

To Protect 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.

To 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 visualising a calm environment. Peace will be restored.

For Protection and Purification (Bath)
Steep a teaspoon of basil in a cup of boiling water, and strain out the herb. Add it to you bath water for a protective and cleansing influence. It is particularly useful to clean off the feelings left by contact with those who are negative or controlling.

To Attract Customers to a Business or Visitors to a Home
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 your need.
You may want to look in a magickal herbal book for the magickal influences of certain herbs.

To 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. Visualise the Mother Goddess sitting in front of you. Listen for a moment to hear if she has any words of encouragement for you. Visualise her next hugging your and holding you as you rock gently back and forth from side to side easing away your pain and sorrow. Another good idea, if you suffer from cronic depression is to see a therapist of some sort. There may be another way to deal with your problems, and sometimes just talking about it helps too.

To 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.

To 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, visualise the rune to reinforce its power.

To go on a journey
Take a plain piece of paper (preferably yellow) and hold it in your projective hand. Face east and say "This is my tool of transportation". Repeat to the south, west, and north. Now write your destination on the paper- use large letters and be very specific. Visualise yourself AT your destination as you write. Draw the magickal symbol for travel several times around your destination. Press your projective hand against the paper. Strongly visualise yourself at destination again. Fold the paper into an airplane- any design, but it must fly. Visualise yourself at your destination as you fold. Go outside or near an open window and say this nine times "Gusting winds, blowing strong- Send me where I belong. Element of air, take me there!" At the end of the ninth repetition, launch the airplane, releasing the energy you have raised as you launch. Retrieve the plane and hang it in a high place with a yellow thread. Take the plane with you on your trip. After returning, or settling if this is your new home, tear up the plane. This spell works for all types of travel, not just air travel.

Healing Amulet
Add the following items to a blue pouch:
1 clove garlic- peeled
Pinch eucalyptus
Pinch cinnamon
Two pinches sage
Pinch saffron

For lung ailments, add spearmint
For head/mind ailments, add rosemary
For eye ailments, add eyesbright or chamomile

Carry until problem is gone.

A cut onion near a sick person will absorb germs and illness.

Rosemary oil dabbed on the temples and third eye will end most headaches.

Psychic Potpourri
To burn during psychic workings

3 Tablespoons galangal
1 Tablespoon star anise (or 2 whole)
1 Tablespoon lemon grass
1 Tablespoon thyme
1 Tablespoon rose petals
pinch mace
pinch real saffron

Fill a pot with 2 cups water, add potpourri, simmer on low heat 1/2 hour or more. Add water if it burns low.

Money Rock
Find a stone nearly square. Charge a green candle with money-attracting energies and light it. Paint or draw a money symbol onto stone (preferably w/green paint, marker, etc.), visualising the stone drawing money into your life as you do so. Let the stone sit in the light of the candle for seven minutes. Snuff candle. Burn seven minutes every day until money appears.

Personal Protection
For emergencies:
Visualise strongly a protective symbol with your third eye, while placing a triple circle of pure white around your body.
*Can also be used while astral.

Ice Cube Spell
This spell is for when you wish to put something on hold. Fill a plastic cup, a ziploc baggie, etc. with water. Charge the water with the item/emotion/ etc. you wish to put on hold. Freeze. When you are ready to deal with this item, thaw. Ice cube tray not recommended, as someone might use the ice.

Witch's Bottle For home protection.
Take a small bottle or jar- a clean, empty baby food jar works great- and fill it with found sharp objects. i.e.: items you pick up on the ground outside. You can use items already in your possession, but it works better if you take the time and effort to use found objects. Try a construction site for lots of nails, staples, glass, etc.- but BE CAREFUL! Don't hurt yourself. As you add each item to the jar, charge it with protective energies. Once the jar is full, charge it with the intent that it is to protect your home, and any negative energies that come near your home will be repelled by the sharp objects. Seal the jar and bury it outside, close to your house where it won't be dug up.

A Spell of Protection
Sit or stand before any fire. Look into the flames (or flame, if using a candle). Visualise the fire bathing you with glowing, protective light. The fire creates a flaming, shimmering sphere around you. If you wish, say the following or similar words:
"Craft the spell in the fire;
Craft it well; Weave it higher.
Weave it now of shining flame;
None shall come to hurt or maim.
None shall pass this fiery wall;
None shall pass No, none at all."

Repeat this simple yet effective ritual every day when in need.

Spells to Protect Pets
With some level of emotion hold the image of your kitties being safe in your mind. Feel your desire for their continued safety. If one is gone from your side imagine what it will be like when your pet returns. Rough out the images as clearly as you can. You can incorporate this technique into other, more structured, ritual forms.

To keep your cats free from fleas, soak garlic in olive oil and mix a tablespoon of the oil in with their food daily. (I would add that, while you soak the garlic and whenever you place it in the cat's dish, you might visualise the fleas jumping off the cat and never coming back.)

Take some fur of the cat (shed fur will do nicely). Tie fur into a bunch with some red thread (silk by preference, although cotton or even acrylic will do). Invoke the blessing of your patron deity. Place consecrated fur into a canister (the following is imperative!). The canister must be reflective on the outside, but NOT on the inside (If the canister is reflective on the inside, it will focus malicious intent on the cats!). Seal the canister with red wax (just a dab will do) Place canister next to cat's usual exit. Red is the colour of protection, silk is an insulator, the reflective canister reflects malicious intent, the blessing is for extra whammy to the spell.

To Safeguard the Cook and Kitchen
Aloe has long been considered a magickal/medicinal plant. Grow one in your kitchen, or as near your kitchen as you can, to safeguard you from nasty kitchen accidents such as cuts and burns. Dab some aloe gel on your major kitchen appliances, tools, doors and windows to safeguard them as well.
Garlic is well known for its protective qualities. Place a bulb of garlic on your kitchen window, or hang a rope of garlic in your kitchen. Do not ever use these for food--remember, they are there collecting negative energy. Periodically, remove the garlic and bury in the earth. Remember to thank the garlic and the earth for their service to you.
A Kitchen Witch Bottle will protect your food from contamination or burning. There are many ways of constructing these, but I like to put three needles, three pins and three iron nails into a jar filled with salt. Seal it tightly and shake it vigorously nine times. Place three dabs of red wax along the seal. While you're constructing your Kitchen Witch Bottle, visualise your kitchen as a peaceful, safe place, full of delicious aromas, and savoury food. Place your Kitchen Witch Bottle on a top shelf of your cupboard where it will not be disturbed.

To Make a Purification Broom
From time to time it is necessary to purify our home because of sickness, conflict in the home, etc. Many witches also like to purify the home in the spring, and Ostara, the upcoming Spring Equinox, is a traditional time to make our brooms and use them. I like to make short brooms for this ritual because they're easier to use, but you may make a longer one if you like.
You will need a straight branch, approximately 12 to 18 inches long and 1/2 inch in diameter (if you can't find a branch, a dowel will do), scissors, raffia and a bowl of salt water. You will also need bunches of any of the following plants: cedar, fennel, lavender, rosemary, or broom. Ideally, these plants should come from your magickal garden.
Assemble your tools and materials and create a sacred space to work in. Charge the branch and plant materials by taking each in turn in your hands and sending purifying energies into them. Visualise a white cleansing light emanating from your hands and being absorbed by the branch and plants. Take the raffia and tie three circles on one end of the branch while you say: "I bind you in purification." Now take several stalks of the plant materials, leafy ends down, and place them around the end of the branch with the three loops of raffia (to form a round broom shape). Visualise the white light, and tie three loops around the branch and plants. Place another layer of plant material around the branch, tie three more loops while you visualise. Do this until your broom is as full as you want. Tie the end of the raffia three times around the branch and plants, pull the end through some of the loops and tie three knots. Snip off the excess raffia. Thank the branch and plant materials for their sacrifice.
Sprinkle some of the salt water on the broom sweeps and visualise all negative forces melting away. Now walk to your door, open it and vigorously sweep close to the floor (you don't actually have to sweep the floor). Visualise all negativity being swept out the door. Now moving clockwise around the house, sweep each door and window and at the upper and lower corners of each room. When you've made your way back to the door, open it again, sweep out, then shake your broom vigorously three times to shake away anything that stuck to it. Leave it outside your door, do not bring it in again. At your first opportunity, take it apart and bury all the materials.

Spell to protect an object
To protect an object, trace a pentagram over the object with your first and middle finger. Visualise that you're leaving a purple flame where you trace and say:
"With this pentagram I lay
Protection here both night and day
And for he who should not touch
Let his fingers burn and twitch
I now invoke the rule of three
This is my will, so mote it be!"

Another spell to protect an object
Trace a pentagram over the object that you wish to protect while saying:
With this pentagram
Protection I lay
To guard this object
Both night and day
And for him who should no touch
May his body shiver and quake
I now invoke the law of three
This is my will, so mote it be!

Astral Projection
Astral Project, or OBE for short (outer body experience) is the ability to send your mind/soul/presence out of your body into the world around you. It takes A LOT of work and total faith. It is VERY hard for some, very easy for others - and dangerous for anyone.

Potential Dangers:
If you waver while doing it, you get a HELLUVA whiplash ride back to your body.
You can scar your psyche. Some people are not happy with it, soulwise.
You open your body up for problems if your mind is not inhabiting it.
If you come across someone who can sense your being there, and is powerful... they can send you back.
Afterwards you can be hypoglycemic to the point of passing out. If so, eat bread, cereal and fruit.
I think that one's element is relevant to one's strengths ... if you are Earth/Water, you are not going to want to AP. A child of the earth will never have the same kinds of ability with it as an Air sign. Not that an Earth sign cannot be 'as good', but Air and Earth signs will have different skills with it. It is probably different for everyone though.
I have always dreamed of flight, so I think I just made myself manifest OBE. I have to be very relaxed, almost on the verge of sleep but not quite... on the cusp of it. I just 'push' my mind outside. The best way to describe it is that it like pushing your finger in a soap bubble.
I have always believed the first place we see is a 'safe' room of our own creation, the starting point for our journey. The mind is not very adept at first at seeing things au natural, so it makes a place it can be comfortable in. That is when you are 'out there', that is when you can roam the world.
I journey in the real world, unless I go to view other people's dreams. Then it is like the night sky and the stars are those people. It is not like I 'intrude'. It is hard to explain. Most people awake can feel me, but not see me. It is easier to project my presence than appear physically. If they are lucid dreamers, then we can converse, and both remember it. Otherwise people just tell me they dreamed of me, and do not remember much more than that. This is how it is for me, anyway... I'm not sure if it is that way for everyone. And do not ask me how I know which stars are people I know... I just know

Reuniting Via Astral Projection
Preparation: Pull from your head six strands of hair. Divide the strands in half and place a small knot at the top of each group of three strands. With a flame sterilised pin, prick the tip of your index finger on your left hand for a drop of blood. Put your index fingers together to transfer equal quantities of blood from one hand to the others; rub the blood between your index finger and your thumb of one hand. Smear this onto one of the two groups of hair. Do the same with the other hand and the other three strands of hair. Have the other person do this, also. That way you both can do the spell at the same time.

Supplies: A white, blue, and red candle, a nice piece of fancy spell paper, red and blue thin point markers (Pink and baby blue if done with a couple. Pink is the girl; blue is the guy.), a spiritual or astral projecting incense and oil, a common link between you and the other person, a chalice of water, salt, a pentacle, a needle, and your three strands of hair and the three strands of hair from the second person.

Procedure: Begin by gathering your supplies. Organise them in an orderly fashion wherever you plan to work. Light the candles and place them on either side of your work area with the blue candle on the right, red on the left, and white in the centre. Next light the incense. Lay the paper on the floor beside the candles and put the markers on either side. (Put the blue on the right and the red on the left.) Close your eyes and concentrate for a moment. Centre yourself.

With the red marker, write your name in a horizontal fashion along the centre of the paper. With the blue marker, write the name of the other person in a vertical fashion along the centre of the paper joining the two names with any common letter in both names. Gather together your three strands of hair and the three strands of hair from the other person; thread the needle with these. Now sew these into the paper in a vague fashion outlining the two names. The sewing need not be superb. It merely needs to further join the two names by encircling them. This is what is supposed to bring you and the other person together to meet in your dreams. While sewing, say:
Some swirling thought,
Right energies caught,
Let our will be done.
The time is right,
We meet tonight
Under the same moon and sun.
Binding forever
This talisman together,
Thus our will is done.

The next step is to consecrate the paper. Throw three hefty pinches of salt into the water and swish it around. Place this saltwater mixture on the centre of the pentacle. Direct energy toward the centre using the pentacle as a mandala. Dip your fingers into the water and sprinkle a little onto the paper. Say:
The Great Mother provides the Earth and Water, and when combined, She manifests. Great Mother, I ask your blessing and your help in dedicating and consecrating this talisman to its designated uses. Thanks be to the Elder Gods!
Move the chalice to the left side of the altar, and now put the end of the incense into the flame. Blow out the flaming stick and place this with the burner onto the pentacle. Direct energy in the same manner, and then run the paper through the incense smoke. Place the paper itself on the pentacle and direct energies of reunion into the paper. Say: The Great Father provides the Air and Fire, and when combined, He manifests. Great Father, I ask your blessing and your help in dedicating and consecrating this talisman to its designated uses. Thanks be to the Elder Gods!
Anoint it with the oil to consecrate it with energies of the spirit. Appreciate the inscribed paper as a new spiritual tool and talisman. Say the following:
I dedicate this talisman to the task of uniting myself, [insert your name here], and my companion, [insert other name here], in the midst of our dreams, the mysterious consciousness of night. May it fulfil my wishes tenfold, and may I honour it for fulfilling such a desire. So mote it be.

It is done. Sleep with the talisman under your pillow, and you will be reunited with the other person in your dreams. For any night other than the one on which you performed the spell, anoint it and yourself with the oil matching your incense.

Treat this talisman as you would any one of your magickal tools with respect and reverence. Sew a small, black bag of either silk, satin, velvet, flannel, or cotton. When not in use, place your new tool in the bag. This preserves both your talisman itself and the mystery behind its power.

Spell Concerning Finances
Waning of Financial Problems

You will need linking symbols of the problems, one black cord or string, and one green cord or string, and God and Goddess candles. Work this on a waning moon. Face north, the direction of earth, and place the linking symbol and the two cords before you and the God and Goddess candles on either side. Contemplate your problems, possibly organising them in sets of three, five, seven, or nine. Contemplate each one separately as you tie a knot in the cords. Hold the cords together and knot them. Each knot should represent each problem or groups of problems.

After the knots have been tied, present them to the God and Goddess as your problems. Have them witness the problems through the linking symbol and cording. Visualise each problem in its dedicated knot. The problem is the black cord which has attached itself to your green cord, your financial well-being.

Now ask the Gods to remove these burdens from your life. Ask while accepting the need to wait, and wait patiently. The spellwork will continue for as many days as there are knots. As you ask the help of the Gods, untie the first knot, leaving the most important knots for last. Visualise the burden fading.

For the remaining days, begin by lighting the God and Goddess candles. Present the problem in the knot and in the symbol. Untie the knot visualising the burden being lifted. With the last knot, remove the black cord and bury it. Put the cord completely out of your mind. The earth will cancel the problems as the Gods lift the burden.

Money spell
Only use this spell when needed. Don’t be greedy, for it leads to corruption.
Materials:
A green candle
Procedure:
Light the green candle and concentrate on it. Then repeat the following phrase over and over until you feel that it starting to work:
I will the energy contained within this candle to heal, harmonise, and balance my being.
May the magick of money flow freely through my life. I attract money like a magnet. I am open and receptive to all prosperity.
May light and love surround and protect me in all of my endeavours.
As I will it...
So mote it be...

Putting A Threatening Person "On Ice"
The following spell is intended to cool down an explosive situation and encourage the transgressing individual to leave you alone.
Materials:
Paper
Pen
Large plastic bag suitable for the freezer
Goddess candle
Marking Pen

Procedure:
Arrange your tools on an altar. Light the Goddess candle. Cast a circle. For your purposes, include your kitchen in the circle, perhaps using the kitchen counter as an impromptu altar.
Write the name of the individual who is harassing you or threatening you with harm on the piece of paper. Concentrate on that person departing from your life. See them leaving you alone and allowing you to live in peace. Chant your wishes regarding this individual was you write. Let the God and Goddess know you do not want him harmed but wish them to leave you alone. Continue to write her name until the paper is filled on both sides. Fold the paper, then seal it with wax from your Goddess candle.
Place the paper in the plastic freezer bag. Fill the freezer bag with water until 3/4 full. Seal the bag. Mark on it "Spell working, do not open or thaw." Place freezer bag in the freezer.
Close the circle.
When the water in the bag is frozen solid, placing the person who is a problem "On Ice," take the energy from the working and direct it around your property.

Freeze Them Out
In order to protect yourself from an aggressive person try a cantrip, a small spell, I call the Freeze Them Out Spell.
Take a piece of paper and write the woman's name on it. Fill a zip lock baggie half full of water and place the name inside. Seal the baggie. Fill another baggie full of water and place the first baggie in the second and seal the second baggie.
Hold the baggies with water in your dominant hand. Say: "I wish you well, but I wish you away from me. To cause no harm nor return on me." Take the baggie and throw it in the freezer saying: "Be away from me!"
Everyone I give this spell to says it works wonderfully. Try it. When I see the spell has worked, I take the baggie off the ice and throw the ice - no plastic please - into the river. You may have to let it melt a bit first. I usually let it stay in the refrigerator as long as I have to interact with this person.

Waxing of Financial Prosperity
After completing the spell described above, retain the green cord for use in this spell. You will need symbols representing the financial areas in which you need help. Work this spell during the waxing moon and facing the north. Construct your work place as previously described. Contemplate your needs, possibly organising them in sets of three, five, seven, or nine.

Present your needs, and then present the first need and tie one knot in the cord. Do the same once for each day until all the knots have been tied. This binds the meditated energy into the cord. When the spell is completed, carry the green cord in your wallet or purse until you have received the positive help you need. Afterward, bury the green cord as you did the black, but not in the same place. Put both cords out of your mind.

Freezer Binding Spell
I've heard variations of this from several sources, one of them a woman whose mother used this charm against her daughter's boyfriends if she didn't like them! It's best done just after the Full Moon, or at least while the moon is waning, and in my experience at least, needs to be renewed every month or when the person starts bothering you again.
Write the name of the person you wish to prevent from harming you on a piece of paper. Gaze at the paper and visualise the face of the person in question; see their face vividly imprinted on the paper. Then, fold the paper three times. Tie it up with black thread or string, and put into a small watertight container (baby food jars are ideal). Fill the container with water, and place in a nook of the freezer where it's unlikely to be disturbed, saying 'Stay there and freeze as long as I please'.

Cord Binding Spell
This spell is adapted from one by DJ Conway in the 1996 Llewellyn Magickal Almanac. It is intended to be used to prevent someone from causing you harm, and I have also used it to batten down anger (my own and another's). In order to work properly it requires full concentration.
Take a short length of black thread.
Tie a knot in one end, saying: 'One to seek him/her/it.' (choose whichever pronoun is appropriate)
Tie a knot in the middle, saying: 'One to find him/her/it,'
Tie a knot in the other end, saying: 'One to bring him/her/it,'
Tie the two ends together, saying: 'One to bind him/her/it.'
Bury the knotted thread far away from your property or drop it on a road or waste ground far from where you live.
And that's right, the rhyme is adapted straight out of Tolkien! However, I do NOT recommend that you finish off this spell with 'In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie'!

Spells To Bind
A binding spell is the act of grasping the negative energy that is propelling a person or thing & stopping it. In a way, you are negating the unhealthy energy.
The most important thing to remember when conducting a binding spell is that you must control your own violent emotions of hatred or fear. The binding spell is for protection only, not for harm. This is not easy. The Goddess to be employed is Aradia, Queen of Witches. Be sure you are honest in your intentions. Aradia's symbol is the red garter. If you desire justice call upon Maat, she who balances the scales. However, you must be sure that your own hands are free from violence & hatred, lest she weighs the scales for you as well! Her symbol is the pure white feather.
The binding itself is a very simple matter. A puppet can be sewn to represent the malicious person. Fill it with earth (grave dirt if you can find it), rosemary, sage, a piece of smoky quartz & a piece of amethyst. Also enclose a piece of the person's fingernails, a lock of hair, or another personal item. Handwriting can be inclosed if you have nothing else. Photos can be used also. If your intention at any time during the ritual is to harm that person, remember that you will only bring harm upon yourself - so be very, very careful.
If you can't do the ritual right away, store the doll (with the head still open) in a white cloth. During the ritual, you will sew up the head while connecting a psychic link. Then you will proceed to sew arms & legs of the doll together. You will finish by wrapping the doll mummy-fashion with a black ribbon. Bury the doll when you have completed the ritual.
A person can also be bound using mental capabilities.
Placing a sample of a person's handwriting & copper tightly in an old bell jar is a way of stopping malicious gossip. When the danger is over, burn the handwriting.

Binding Spell
I don't believe we have this one on the pagan-home site but I have found it quite effective as a binding spell when someone is being problematic in my life. I used it on intrusive individuals who are bordering on stalking behaviours.
Materials:
Popsicle stick/tongue depressor
6-8 large, thick rubber bands
Indelible Ink Pen
Procedure:
Consider the stick a sort of puppet. Write the name of the individual who is stalking/bothering you on both sides with an ink pen. Then, focusing on that individual, begin wrapping the stick up firmly in one rubber band after another until it is "bound." I have said things to it such as, "Feel constrained with you think of (insert name)." etc.
I have no problem in binding someone who is being threatening or causing harm. I also have no problem in binding using an "ice spell."
However, I do follow up with behaviours. Mine includes acting as if I am the toughest individual alive who is capable of taking on anything and ending up on top.
If we notice, people who act like Mel Gibson in some of his crazy cop movies (sorry, I can't remember the name right now) rarely are bothered by other people because they are not sure if a person who evidences no fear is going to be dangerous or not.
In my case I am like to run at a stalker, screaming and apparently on the attack. Well, except for the "flasher" in Anchorage who did his thing and then died of embarrassment when I started laughing hysterically at him. Different tactics for different nut cases, I always say.
There is always pepper spray as well. One has to get a permit to carry it but it's not hard to get and capsicum is quite effective.

Good Luck Spell
It's best to perform this one while the moon is waxing. For this spell you'll need a candle to represent yourself in whatever colour you think appropriate, a grey candle, a black candle and an orange candle.
Light the candle that represents yourself and say: 'This is me, me in all things'.
Light the black candle and say: 'This is all the bad luck that has dragged my footsteps. Trouble, disappointments and tears are here. This bad luck now leaves me forever'.
Light the grey candle and say: 'All that was bad is neutralised. All my bad luck is dissolved'.
Light the orange candle and say: 'This is the energy coming my way, to get my life moving and speed up the change'.
Sit quietly for a while and visualise the negative energies being whisked into the grey candle and dissolved into empty nothingness. Visualise the orange candle drawing good energy and good luck towards you, see the air stirring about with possibilities and opportunities. Let the candles burn down completely (take the usual safety precautions).

Spell To Cure
Light a fire of oak wood, if possible. When much of the wood has been reduced to glowing pieces of charcoal, pick up one carefully with a pair of tongs or shovel & throw it immediately into a stream or pot of cold water. It will sizzle & pop. As it does visualise the disease leaving the body of the afflicted person. Repeat this operation three more times.

Spells for Healing
The use of spells for healing is centuries old. Spells are sometimes used in conjunction with herbal preparations, and sometimes are used alone. Healing spells should always be done (if possible) during either the waxing (growing) of the moon, or on the full moon itself. Healing is constructive magick, and is stronger if done during the correct phase of the moon's cycle. Generally accepted ethics urge us to not perform magick on another's behalf without their permission. I, personally, feel that this is a wise policy, although there are those who would disagree. Ultimately, it is an individual's decision as to what ethical code to follow. This Witch, however, chooses to follow the Rede and to wait for permission from the person(s) affected directly by the magick. It just seems the responsible thing to do.
When casting a spell for healing, the energy can be raised by several methods. Some use meditation and/or chanting, some burn candles and dance in a circle, some use sex magick, and others can simply raise the energies at will. Whatever is comfortable and effective is fine. The whole point here is to focus in on the illness, envision the person healed, raise the energies and then release them toward that desired result. If you need to use words or chants, that's fine. I strongly suggest, however, thinking through the words and choosing them carefully before you actually begin working the spell. This gives you the opportunity to consider all the possible ways your words could direct the energy, and fine tune them in order to ensure that your words accurately reflect your intentions. It would be a shame to do all this work, and then to find that you have missed your "target" altogether because your wording was too obscure. I was always taught that a complete spell addresses the problem, states the desired result clearly, and gives direction to the energy. For example: the rhyme
"Rain, rain go away,
come again some other day,
Little Johnny wants to play."

is a complete spell. It directly addresses the problem which is that it is raining. It states the desired result clearly, which is that the rain should go away. It directs the problematic energy (in this case unwanted rain) by telling it to come again on another day, and it even states why.....Johnny wants to play. This may sound too simple, or too trivial, but it is indeed a complete, well thought out spell. If you didn't give the rain direction to return on another day, you could conceivably create a drought, which would not be good at all. This was how my Grandmother taught me to create my own simple spells. For a beginner, this is good practice, and you can further embellish the words later, when you've gotten your word crafting skills sharpened. It is also perfectly acceptable to ask deity to assist. For example, one could intone:
"Great Goddess of mercy,
I ask for your divine assistance in a time of need.
Lend your power in healing
John Doe's ulcer,
that he may be free of the pain.
May this be done correctly
and for the good of all.
So mote it be."

This is called invoking power, and the whole idea is that you are asking deity to lend their energy to be combined with yours to affect the desired result. This is perfectly acceptable, and in many cases where you may be working alone and need a greater input of energy, is often necessary. Use your own judgement here, and feel free to combine spellworking with other methods of healing.

Herbs for Healing
Herbs can also be useful in healing. A word of caution here, however. Some herbs are poisonous and can make you very ill if taken internally. Still others can irritate the skin or mucous membranes if applied topically. Some herbs can even kill. It is important to thoroughly research the herbs you are using, and make sure that the correct part of the plant is harvested and used. Also, remember that some herbs can react badly when taken with some prescription or non-prescription drugs, and your doctor or pharmacist should be consulted before taking any herbs while on medication. Strange as it may seem, grapefruit juice can weaken or nullify the effects of birth control pills, so it only stands to reason that many other natural and non natural substances simply don't mix. Always use caution. One must consider, too, whether the patient has any allergies to any plants. Chances are, because the chemical composition of many plants is similar, that if someone is allergic to one plant, they could also be allergic to others. The last thing you want to do is to create an allergic reaction on top of whatever illness the person has.
It is wise to have a good Herbal Encyclopaedia for reference. I use several sources including Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss and Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Herbs. Most herbs and flowers are known by many different names, so if you can learn the Latin nomenclature, it will assist in correctly identifying each plant. Also, there are many plants that look very similar, and therefore can share common names or "folk names". This could present problems if the plant called "B" (for example) that grows in your area is non-poisonous, and the plant called "B" in the area you are visiting looks practically the same, but happens to be a poisonous cousin to the plant you are familiar with. Also, if your references are illustrated with clearly labelled photos, it makes identification much, much more accurate. Drawings are ok, but photos are better.
Herbs are usually classified by their medicinal qualities in these reference books, although some are simply listed alphabetically. Those categories are:
Alternatives - agents which tend to gradually alter a condition, and may be combined with plants listed under "Aromatics", "Bitter Tonics", and "Demulcents".
Anthelmintics (or Bermifuges) - agents which are capable of destroying or expelling worms from the intestinal tract. These should only be administered by a physician.
Astringents - agents which temporarily tighten, contract, or increase the firmness of the skin or mucous membranes. Used externally, astringents may be made as weak or as strong as desired by varying the amount of the herb used and how long it is boiled.
Bitter Tonics - used for stimulating appetite and aiding in digestion. Calmatives - used for their mild calming effects, generally taken as a warm tea before going to bed.
Carminatives/Aromatics - used mostly to make other preparations more palatable, and tend to expel intestinal gas. These plants produce a fragrant smell and a sensation of warmth and pungency on the taste buds.
Cathartics - delicately stated, these substances are useful in promoting defecation.
Demulcents - good for coughs and for providing a protective and soothing coating for the stomach or other membranes.
Diaphoretics - used to increase perspiration. Useful in helping to break a fever or relieve a cold.
Diuretics - used to expel excess water from the body, and to flush the kidneys and bladder.
Emollients - used to soften and soothe skin.
Expectorants - used to promote the expulsion of excess mucous from the bronchial and nasal passages.
Nervines - used to relieve mild nervous irritation, and to make one relax.
Refrigerants - produce a cooling effect.
Sedatives - often used to relieve the discomforts associated with menstruation.
Stimulants - quicken or increase the body's metabolism and/or heartbeat.
Vulnerary - applied to minor external wounds, such as a small cut or abrasion.
The key to healing with herbs is to assemble the correct herb or herbs, used in the correct amounts, and prepare and administer the herbs correctly. This will come with practice, but until you can do this from memory without mistake, use a good encyclopaedia of herbs to ensure accuracy,. There are literally hundreds of plants with medicinal uses, far too many to begin to list here. However, through detailed study, you will be able to use them with skill.
Most herbal mixtures are administered as either a tea or decoction (boiled in water), an infusion (soaked in cold or warm water), or a maceration (a prolonged infusion using alcohol or diluted alcohol). After using one of these methods to extract the essence of the herb, it is then prepared as a salve, ointment, syrup, poultice or a powder, depending on how it is to be used.
One of my favourite herbal remedies is one that Grandmother used on me many times to break a stubborn fever. Take a small onion, and dice half of it into a small pot. To this add a large pinch of powdered cayenne pepper, between one half to one cup sugar, and enough water to thoroughly wet all ingredients. Cook on medium high heat until sugar dissolves and mixture takes on a syrup like consistency. The patient should then drink this while hot, go to bed, and pile on as many blankets as possible. During the night, the fever will break, and the patient will awaken most likely in a heavy sweat. Take care not to get a chill at this point, as it could bring the fever back.

Healing Flames
Draw a picture of yourself with the disease, wound or condition. Clearly point out the problem in the picture: a large hammer against the head to represent a headache; black worms for a virus; a broken limb; a sore.
Charge a red candle with healing energy. light the candle's flame. Hold the tip of the picture in the flame. After it's lit, drop it into a heat proof container.
Now, with the red candle still burning, draw another picture of yourself without the headache, free of the virus or sore, or with a healed limb. Place this picture under the red candle & let it burn out.
You are done.

Pranic/Psychic/Alpha Healing
Prana, or the "life energy" flows through each of us. Some of us can see it extending beyond the body, and we refer to it then as an "aura". Illness disrupts the flow of prana, and for those skilled in seeing auras, causes "gaps" or "holes" in the aura. When healing is done on this level, the healer is literally re-directing the flow of prana in an effort to close those gaps. Many times, people can have a disrupted flow of prana, yet have no noticeable physical symptoms. Often, those symptoms will only appear when the pranic disruption has reached a somewhat advanced stage.
There are many terms for pranic healing, including Psychic Healing and Alpha Healing. Don't be confused. Although the methods and terms may differ, the basic idea is essentially the same. This kind of healing technique should only be used after careful study and consideration. For those of us who are particularly empathic, control must be used in order to protect one's self.
The most direct method of pranic healing is Alpha healing. Alpha is an altered state of consciousness where brain waves register at seven to fourteen cycles per second. This is the same state of consciousness you enter when you meditate or when you dream. In alpha, the mind opens up to non ordinary forms of communication, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition. In alpha, the rational "filters" that process ordinary reality are weakened or removed, and that makes the mind receptive to non ordinary realities, such as out-of-body experiences, visions, and psychokinesis. This figures in directly with the concept of the Holographic Universe, which holds the theory that the universe is a hologram, as is the brain. All information in the universe is already contained in our minds, so it is simply a matter of putting the brain into the proper state to retrieve and process that information.
Now, how do you get to alpha and once there, how do you heal? You get to alpha in the same manner as you do for meditation. Some stare into the flame of a candle, some loose themselves in soothing music, some use other methods. Whatever method works for you is fine, so long as you can enter that trance like state of consciousness between being fully awake and being asleep. Once there, you need to focus your mind on the person with the problem. Use your mind (or visualise your hands) to feel and probe for any problems. You may find that you can detect past injuries, or that you can "see" the illness itself. If you open your mind to receive the information, you will receive it. Next, after you find the problem, you can then decide how to heal it. I like to visualise my energy as coloured light, adjusting the colour to correspond to the problem, and then I send that light to the affected areas of the body. The colours are chosen according the patient's problem. For example: when dealing with the nervous system, you would use violet and lavender to calm, grass green to invigorate, or yellows and oranges to inspire. Clear dark blues, grass green, and bright red will soothe, invigorate, and stimulate the blood or organs. Blue works well for fever, high blood pressure, or hysteria, and red will warm those cold-natured people who always seem to have a chill. You direct the appropriate colour(s) to the appropriate areas of the body, all the while visualising the illness or problem being washed away by the energy you are sending. When you are done, you will most likely feel exhausted. This is normal, and does not mean that you have "done it wrong." Take some time to recharge yourself before you attempt any more healing work, or any kind of magick workings.
A note here to the natural empaths: Being an empath myself, I know how easy it is to simply take the person's pain or discomfort into yourself in an attempt to bring them instant relief. I do not recommend this, although I have to admit I have done it myself on a few occasions. If you do this, you must be able to immediately "ground" yourself and allow that energy to leave your body. I suggest sending this painful energy into the earth or a piece of wood. Some people use specific crystals for this purpose, but if you do that, it would be wise to bury the crystal deep in the earth immediately after transferring the energy into it. I tried this once, and the crystal shattered in my hand, so I have not tried it since.

Mirror Spell
Here's a quickie spell for anyone needing some defence.
This spell has been used to reflect harmful energies back to individuals who send them your way. It works like a charm and is very simple.
Get a small mirror (feel free to dissect a compact) and generate all of your energy into the mirror, while holding it with the reflective side away from you, and repeat: "Circle of Reflection, Circle of Protection, May the Sender of All Harm, Feel the Power of this charm."
Place the charged mirror in a window, preferably facing towards the abode of this nasty person! The important thing is to not look into the mirror once it's been charged. Good Luck!

Spell to increase your psychic awareness.
Materials:
An amethyst, a blank piece of paper, a blue pen, a bowl, and some water.
Procedure:
At dusk, or whenever in need, gather the materials listed above. Take the amethyst in your projective hand and place it over your third eye chakra. Visualise your psychic "eye" opening as if it were just awakened after a long rest. Say to yourself that you will have heightened awareness and believe it. When you are done visualising, take the blue pen and draw a bust of yourself with an eye on your face where your third eye would be. Now pour the water into the bowl, seeing its energy flowing throughout as you do so. Submerge the drawing into the water while facing west and saying:
May this water aid my power
And lend to me its magick this hour.
May the element aid me this night
To help me use my second sight!

Now visualise the paper starting to glow from the water's power. Allow the drawing to soak up the energy for as long as you feel necessary. Remove the drawing and fold it thrice to store the power. Now, go outside (if you aren't already there) with the bowl of water and the folded drawing. Bury the picture in the Earth so that She will soak the energy out of the picture to release the magick in it. Pour the remaining water over the ground while facing west and saying:
My psychic power will grow stronger,
Ignorant I will be no longer.
I thank you, water, for your help this eve,
And may your power help me to perceive.

You may carry the amethyst for increased power.

Note: You may cast a circle if you choose, but as with any magickal working, it's up to you whether or not you want/need one.

Spell to keep away all negative energies.
If someone or something tries to harm you, this little magickal working should help deflect the harm.

Materials:
A black candle and a mirror
Procedure:
After casting the circle and calling the quarters, take the black candle into your hands. Close your eyes and visualise yourself surrounded by a magick shield. It can be made of fire, a glowing white circle around you, a bubble of mist surrounding you or whatever feels right. After strongly visualising this, light the black candle and visualise all negativity being burned and destroyed. Set the candle down and pick up your mirror. Carry the mirror to the northern quarter of the circle, face the reflective side away from you and say the following:
Mirror of Protection,
Deflect all negativity from this direction.
May the energy be sent back to its source,
and let it harm none along its course!
Nothing from the north can harm me!

Now carry the mirror to the east, south and finally the west, repeating the same verse outlined for the northern quarter, but replacing north with east, south and west respectively. Return to the centre of your circle and hold the mirror above your head, the reflective surface facing up and repeat the verse again, but instead of saying "Nothing from the north can harm me!" say, "Nothing from above can harm me!" Now hold the mirror facing down and again repeat the verse, saying "below" instead of "above".
After this is done, you may extinguish the candle or let it burn itself out. After you have finished your working, release the quarters, dismiss the Goddess and God, and close the circle. Be sure to thank the elements and the Lady and Lord!
It is done...

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.
You will need:
White candle anointed with sandalwood oil
Sandalwood incense
Photo of the person
Small glass of water
Salt

Light the white candle and the incense. Place the picture of the person on you 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

To Communicate With Others
Write a letter to a distant friend as if you were going to mail it. Next, light a blazingly hot fire & throw the letter into it, firmly visualising the person's face.
You should receive a reply.

Love Spell
Ah yes, the forbidden fruit that is love magick. Love spells can be great and bring you abounding happiness, but only if it is used in the right manner. A spell to draw general love is fine and dandy, but when one uses magick to control another, the line has been crossed. If you go into a magickal working to bring love into your life, be absolutely certain that you have nobody in particular in mind. If you do, just list the qualities you find attractive about that person and clearly state that you do NOT wish that person's will to be altered. I know that sometimes it is hard not to think of a certain someone, but be sure you take precautions so that the spell will not alter the will of another.
The Wiccan Rede states: "An it harm none, do as ye will." "But," you say, "making someone like me doesn't harm them!" Or does it? By altering the will of somebody else, you are taking away their freedom to act as they choose. Restricting the freedom of another is clearly harm. Although it is not physical harm, it is mental/spiritual harm. How would you feel if a horrible person that you found repulsive decided that they want you. They cast a spell and BAM! You're all over the person that just a while ago you couldn't stand. You may not be aware of why you like the person, but s/he made you like him/her. Do you want that? Didn't think so. Put yourself in the other person's shoes before you do anything.
Like most people who are of the Wicca or into magick in general, I, at one time, wanted to know about love spells. This was very early into my study of witchcraft, and I didn't know anything about the ethical side of love magick. Luckily I learned about the ethics before I actually tried casting a spell directed at someone, but some of my friends were not so lucky. Let me tell you about some consequences my friend faced when he used a love spell to change the will of another.
One of my friends, a few years back, decided he would try a love spell to get a certain female to like him. Of course it worked, but karma doesn't let such things go unpunished. The relationship was alright at first, but towards the end, the female turned a bit homicidal. She started getting physically abusive and basically tried to kill my friend. The sad part is, he was blind to the goings on. He just wouldn't let himself give up the relationship. Luckily he had friends to help him out of the relationship, but to this day he hasn't cast another love spell, and he vowed to never do so again. Sound a bit fabricated? Believe as you will, but it is the truth and that's what karma will do to you when you take others' free will.
This is a love spell, yes, but the only type of love spell that is morally acceptable to cast. This spell will draw love to you. It will not bring a certain person to you.

Materials:
1 pink candle, 1 white candle, cinnamon, and a moonstone (optional)
Procedure:
Charge the candles with love. Hold them in your hands and pour loving energies into them. Don't picture a certain person, just see yourself happy and with somebody. Place the candles on the alter, the pink one to the left and the white one to the right. Cast a circle and light the candles. If you have a moonstone, place it on the alter between the two candles. Invite the Goddess to join you, if you haven’t already done so, for you will be needing Her help. Next, sprinkle the cinnamon in a figure-eight pattern around the two candles. As you sprinkle the cinnamon, speak these words aloud:
Oh, Great Goddess of the light,
Bring me happiness, true and bright!
May a new love so true come to me!
As I will it, so mote it be!

Thank the Goddess and close the circle. Either let the candles burn out, or snuff them out.

Another Love spell
The best way to accomplish that is to just tell the person you are with that you love them. A minor spell you can try is this:
Get a red beeswax candle
Rub it lightly in almond sandalwood oil while thinking of the loved one
As you light the wick of the candle say,
"I love thee, let our love grow,
spark in seed, I let thee go."

Other words could be:
“let this person know
that I love him so
and let me know
if he loves me, yes or no”

Fiery Love
Create or find a charred stick. You will also need a few dried rose petals & a piece of paper.
Using the charred part of the stick as you would a pencil, draw two inter-linked hearts on paper as you visualise yourself enjoying a satisfying relationship. Draw with power.
Hold the rose petals in your projective hand & send fiery, loving energies into them. Sprinkle the petals over the linked hearts. Do this with power.
Wrap the package around the petals. Still visualising, throw the package into a fire. (Or, light it in the flame of a red candle & throw into a heat proof container.)
As it burns, the power is released.

To Soothe a Broken Heart After A Relationship Breaks Up
This is a two-part spell I designed for people who have recently ended a relationship but feel that they just can't let go.
You will need:
one egg
one pink candle
rose petals
lemon balm
honey
rose oil (optional)

Take the egg in one hand. Sit quietly and think about the relationship you have just ended, and your feelings about splitting up. Allow all your negative feelings, grief, frustration and loneliness to come to the surface. Cry, howl and bawl if you need to - the end of a relationship is like a death and you should allow yourself to grieve and not feel ashamed about it.
While thinking about the relationship, take the egg and roll it gently over your face and forehead. Imagine that the egg is like a sponge which can soak up your grief, your need, and all the negative emotions which are holding you back and dampening your spirits. Project all your unhappiness over the relationship into the egg and let it soak up all your negative feelings.
When you feel that the egg has sucked up all your unhappiness and negative feelings over this broken relationship, take it to a plot of earth - preferably not your own garden - and bury it. If it must be on your property, bury it as far as possible from your house. Know that the negative feelings and depression you projected onto the egg are being absorbed and neutralised by the earth.
Return to your house, preferably to your own bedroom or some place where you spend a lot of time. Make yourself some lemon balm tea with some of the rose petals, and sweeten it to taste with honey. Sprinkle the rest of the rose petals around the candle and yourself, if you have enough. Light the candle. Imagine the warmth of the candle and the scent of the rose petals combining and filling the room with warmth, sweet rose scent and soft pink light. Let the pink light and scent fill you with loving warmth and comfortable feelings. If you have some, anoint your chest just over the heart with a little rose oil.
Sip the lemon balm tea. Say quietly and with conviction:
'Gentle balm, soothe my heart
Bring to me your healing art'.

Imagine yourself surrounded by love and peace, sheltered from discomfort and loneliness. Know that you deserve love and that you are now free of your previous relationship and open to a new one. Gaze into the candle flame and imagine yourself happy and healed, living a joyful and fulfilling life without the person you have just broken up with.

This is a spell for transformation, removal of curses, and reversal of fortune.
It is for use when a family or a place seem to be under a dark cloud. The spell can be used to treat one member or an entire family. It is more of a magickal operation than a spell, and can be used on a house, an apartment, a farm, family compound or business. You can perform it yourself, or by proxy. It will work over great distances.

Materials:
Eye of Satan or garlic salt
puppets
herbs of protection
Procedure:
1] Begin at the front door of the family home. Walk counter-clockwise (widdershins) around the perimeter of the entire property, sprinkling the Eye of Satan or garlic salt as you go. Command evil to leave and never return. Do this aloud, in a firm voice. It is important to believe this as you say it, to picture the darkness breaking up and blowing away. The trail of salt or seeds should be continuous, with no breaks in it, to form a protective barrier around that place and the people and animals who live there.
End back at the front door. If the place being treated is an apartment, do this indoors. If the property is vast, do it on horseback, in a car, truck or snowmobile - whatever it takes to get the job done.
2] If some members of the family seem more affected than others, or to be the cause of the negativity, place some garlic salt or Eye of Satan beneath their beds. Do all of this without their knowledge, as they may resist what you are doing.
3] With the assistance of those family members who agree with what you are doing, start cleaning out the house and outbuildings. This is a very important part of the spell, not to be omitted. Any old junk that has accumulated has to go, and it doesn't matter if it takes days or weeks to accomplish this. Pile everything up for a bonfire, if possible. If not, have a carting company take the stuff away. Spare nothing!
In daylight, gather the family and have a roaring great bonfire. Throw heads of garlic into it as it burns. Once the fire gets going, have everyone say:
"Evil and negativity are burned away
A bright beginning is at hand"

Repeat the phrase as many times as feels appropriate. If a bonfire is not possible, do this as the garbage is picked up or the trash hauled away. The family should begin to feel the weight lift off of them after this. Finally, go at the house, garage, barns and other buildings with brooms. Sweep everything out, except under the beds where you have placed herbs.
4] A day after the fire, make a puppet for each family member who seems to have caused the darkness or to have been very affected by it. Put these on the altar along with herbs of protection. Place family photographs on the altar, if yo have them. Cast a circle in your usual way. Say:
"By Horus, the Mighty One of Transformations,
Evil and negativity have been burned away
A bright beginning has begun."
Take each puppet in turn and name it for the family member you mean it to represent. Sprinkle the herbs around the puppets. Pick one up and say,
"I command you (name) by Horus,
the Mighty One of Transformations to . . . . "

Command each person to make those changes necessary to improving the family, things like 'stop drinking', 'get back to work', 'do well in school', 'take better care of the children', or whatever that person's issues are. Speak to each one in your natural voice, as if speaking to them, and say all the things you may have been holding back. Place the puppets back in the circle of herbs.
Invite blessings to descend upon the family, then close the circle. Leave the puppets with the herbs until you begin to see results from the spell. Safeguard the puppets afterward, in case of any backsliding.
I created this spell when a crisis in my husband's family threatened to force our immediate return to Egypt. I expect an eventual return to Egypt but I wasn't ready to go just yet, and did not want to return under those circumstances. Magick seemed the only answer.
Curses are almost never at cause when things go wrong, but there is always that possibility. This is particularly true in Egypt because most modern Egyptian magick is harmful. If people believe they are under a curse, then believe that you remove the curse, they improve. It is easier to blame a curse than to find fault in oneself or one's family.
It was not practical for me to go to Egypt to work this spell, so I used my mother-in-law and my sisters-in-law. We had extensive family consultations prior to beginning the operation, until we determined that everyone was in agreement about what was wrong and who was at fault. These conversations did not include the children, or the brothers everyone held to blame.
The place where things had gone wrong is a large (for Egypt) farm in the Nile Delta. Things were fine when I left, the fields full of sunflowers, but something had happened in the intervening years. I used far-sensing to try to determine if the family were correct in thinking someone had placed a curse on them or their land. This was easy to do because I know that place so well. I was able to 'see' that there was not one big curse, as the family suspected, but rather an accumulation of resentment toward the farm and the family by many of their neighbours. This had been caused by the attitude and behaviour of the brothers. If the farm were a big cheese, I could feel thousands of mice fouling it as they nibbled away at its edges.
I designed this spell and had my kindest sister-in-law, who lives in another village, walk the perimeter of the land with the Eye of Satan - no small undertaking, but she accomplished it. Next, the women cleaned out the house and the barns. My mother-in-law, who is very good at that sort of thing, saw to the fire.
I cast the spell in New York, with my son and husband in the circle. I used pipe cleaners for the puppets, naming one for each brother in Egypt. They had been running amok sexually in the village, so I made an organ for each where the pipe cleaner for the trunk joined that of the legs. I yelled at each of them, invoking Horus and commanding them to change. I put the fire of the candles under each of them to get them moving. I wrapped the organs back against the bodies and bound one from being able to make love to anyone but his wife, the other from being able to impregnate anyone until he is married. I visualised the trail of seeds as a glowing force field around the farm, protecting everyone there. I called blessings down upon the entire family, from the States to Saudi Arabia, and closed the circle.
Dramatic changes were seen within the week, I am told. Both brothers got out of bed and went to work - one for the first time in his life. That was over two years ago, and they have continued to improve. The family is prospering again. There haven't been any divorces or shotgun weddings, so the binding seems also to have worked. I was the architect and director of this operation, but I am not responsible for its success. It took the combined Will of the whole family to power this spell, and the actions taken in Egypt were equal in importance to those I took in New York.
The spell also had a result that I had not anticipated. I was not specific when I called down blessings upon all of us, and my husband and I separated soon afterward. This has made us (ok, me) happier, and turned out to be a great blessing. My husband is still affected by the negativity that he and his brothers created. There was too much man/woman stuff between us, too much anger on my part, for me to truly see what was wrong with him at the time I cast this spell. But the longer we are apart, the less I am his wife. And the less I am his wife, the more able I am to be his priestess. I have him on St. John's Wort, am writing a new spell and awaiting some Eye of Satan from Egypt. I will try to remove the darkness from him too, before we move toward divorce.

Invisible Shielding
This is a good technique to use when you want to quietly fade into the background, such as when you have to walk through a group of cat-calling yobs, or you're at work and the boss is on the warpath and looking for someone to pick on. I used to practice it on the tram on the way to work, until I began to notice that the conductors weren't selling me tickets. I'd be sitting there holding my money out and they'd walk right past me!
It's a simple procedure. Ground and centre yourself. Start with creating a shield, with whatever technique you find most comfortable. Then visualise that the shield is a little bit fuzzy, so you seem a bit blurry to anyone watching. Gradually blur the shield, and begin to blend it, and yourself, into the colours and shapes of your surroundings. It's a bit hard to explain, but it's like visualising yourself as changing colour to suit your surroundings like a chameleon. The shield acts like a veil which makes you less visible because you don't stand out from your surroundings as much. If you normally like a mirrored shield, you can make it bounce back light so it mirrors your surroundings visually.

My Candle and Crystal Spell for Successful Study
Anoint two yellow candles with lemon oil and light them. Take a citrine quartz, anoint with lemon oil also, and place in front of the candles so that the candlelight shines on it. Chant the following:
'Charge the stone with candle light
To fill my mind with wisdom bright
To keep my mind alert and clear
So that no bane can interfere
With the process of my brain
So what I read is knowledge gained
For all my life to stay with me
This is my will, so mote it be!'

Let the candles burn and charge the stone while you study. Keep the stone with you when you need to give papers, take exams or study.

Your look can’t change with a spell
There are no spells for things like this, no quick fixes. But here are some solutions for things I get a lot of mail about:

ACNE:
Absolute cleanliness will lessen the bad effects your hormones are having on your skin. Wash your hair every day, morning and evening if necessary. Use a shampoo designed for oily hair. Wash you face two or three times every day. Soap and water alone won't help, get cleansers made for oily skin. Apply an anti-acne cream or gel afterwards. It is especially important to do this before you go to bed.
Have a fresh pillowcase every night, so that you don't reinfect your clean skin. This means changing your pillowcase every two days, sleeping on each side of it once. If your parents object, learn how to do laundry yourself. Don't use brushes to apply makeup because you're just spreading bacteria. Get disposable cosmetic applicators, such as cotton balls. Don't smoke, because smoking aggravates acne.
Drink lots of water, avoid foods like chocolate and chips. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables. If you have done all these things for 2 months and your face still looks like pizza, have your parents take you to a dermatologist. Some people need medical help to overcome acne. And don't assume you'll outgrow this problem - at 40 I still break out when I ovulate.

SCARS:
I think scars are sexy, the road map of our lives written right in our flesh. I treasure mine, but can understand that not everyone feels this way.
Get calendula gel, which is made from marigold flowers. Health food stores, vitamin shops and some pharmacies carry it. Massage it into the scar twice a day. This really works, but you have to do it every day. A major scar will need the whole tube of gel. Can't find it locally? A Yahoo search for calendula gel will take you to several web sources for it.

WEIGHT:
There are no diet spells, just healthy exercise and sensible eating habits. I am built like a goddess (the Venus of Willendorf) and have some nerve giving diet advice to anyone, but here are some things you can try: Turn off the TV and the computer, get more active. Dance, play sports, take up yoga or martial arts, run or swim, do whatever you enjoy. (Or whatever you hate the least.)
Find less fattening substitutes for the things you normally consume, like diet soda for soda, yoghurt spread for butter, baked potatoes for French fries, etc. Try to eat smaller portions of your normal meals. Try not to eat between meals. Cut down on sweets. Concentrate on getting healthy, not on getting skinny.
Use creative visualisation: before you sleep, touch your body and imagine the fat melting away. Put your palms flat on a problem area, imagine it melting down to the muscle. Picture yourself leaner, healthier, more energetic. If you can dream it you can do it. This won't work quickly and it won't work alone, but it can powerfully augment the other changes you are making.
If you are bingeing and purging, using laxatives, or not eating instead of eating sensibly, tell someone. Talk to your parents, family doctor, school counsellor, older brother or sister, any adult you trust. Tell them you might be anorexic or bulimic and accept medical help. You won't be much use as a witch if you're malnourished.

GLAMOURY:
Forget that ridiculous film. That was Hollywood, not witchcraft. Witches use hair dye and contact lenses, just like everyone else. I had blue eyes as a child but they turned grey when I was 11 or 12 years old, the kind of grey eyes that can look blue or green depending on the colour of the sky, the sea, or what I am wearing. This was not witchcraft, just a natural growth process like blonde hair darkening to brown.
If someone tells you they used a spell to change the colour of their eyes or hair, don't believe them. Ask them why they wasted magick on something so vain and useless. Here's how glamour actually works: a glamour is a psychic thing. It is a projection, usually unconscious, of how you view yourself onto other people. If you are of average height but you feel tall and you act tall, people will regard you as tall.

BEAUTY:
"if that which thou seekest thee findest not within thee,
thou wilt never find it without thee"
- The Charge of the Goddess
by Doreen Valiente

What does this mean? It means forget the beauty spells, work instead on your self-image and self-esteem. You are beautiful, no matter what you look like. You are special and unique, the Mother's own precious child, a witch. You have only to allow your inner radiance to shine forth to let others see this.
If you feel beautiful, you are beautiful. If you are having trouble with this concept, you are having trouble with being a witch. We have great senses of humour, are the first ones to laugh at our physical shortcomings, but underneath the banter we know how beautiful we really are. Witches feel good about themselves.