Valentines Day is fast approaching and while some us may be sipping champagne out of our partners shoes and eating oysters by candle light, others have yet to find their true love.
The choices are either join a dating agency or hope that your soul mate swipes the same way on Tinder or you could just cheat and use a magic spell.
Luckily the good people of the UK Wiccan Society have provided me with their top 12 Love Spells so give these a go and iron your best little black dress (or suit), get a bottle of champagne and a shoe and prepare for love this Valentines Day.
1- To sweeten someone’s feelings for you write his or her name on a piece of paper using a red pen. Place white sugar on the piece of paper and drip the wax from a red candle onto it and as the wax drops on the sugar think about the person you want.
2 - To bring an ex-lover back in your life cut the petals off of 3 red roses and immerse them in a glass bowl containing salt. Dip the now unpetalled roses into the bowl containing salt and think about your ex-lover.
3 - Remove the lid of a new bottle of vanilla extract and visualise a bright, crimson-red light streaming from you to the bottle and repeat silently, to yourself:
Red as the blood that flows through my heart,
Liquid, bring me a love that shall never part.
Bring it soon, yes bring it fast,
A love that's strong, a love that lasts!
Now, sprinkle just a few drops in each corner of the room in which you sleep. Then place the tightly capped bottle under your mattress and wait for your love to come.
4 - Take two short lengths of different coloured yarn (about six inches long each is fine) and lay them side-by-side, parallel to each other. Now, choose one of the two pieces to represent yourself and pick that piece up in your left hand. Speak the following words aloud:
Let this symbol of myself, unfettered and unjoined, represent my lonesome soul.
Now pick up the other piece of yarn with your right hand and speak the following words aloud:
Let this symbol represent the soul of (insert person's name here). May he/she yearn for me as I yearn for him/her.
Now tie the two pieces of yarn together in a loose knot and speak the following words aloud:
With this knot, tied in trust, may these souls be bound in love.
Without tightening the knot any further, gently lay the loosely tied pieces of yarn down and leave the alone for one hour and then pick up the loosely tied pieces of yarn, and without speaking a word, firmly pull the knot tight and place under your bed and leave it there until the instant bond of love spell has taken effect.
5 - Put a candle in a darkened room in the middle of a table. Write what you want on a piece of paper with a black ink pen saying as you write:
What I want to write here
Please take my dream and bring it to near ,
What I want is what should I get
Let all my dreams be fulfilled now,
Take the paper and fold it into a square of four creases. Hold this above the candle with tongs and let it burn as you picture what you would like fulfilled.
6 - Write down the qualities you desire in a lover on the sheet of paper using a red ink pen but don't use any names. Fold the paper and place it in the envelope. Next, take some Rose petals and hold them in your RIGHT hand. Close your eyes and imagine yourself happy and in love, squeezing
the petals tight in your hand. Keep imagining this scene for about two minutes or more (longer is better).
Open you eyes and place the flower petals in the envelope with the folded paper. Close the envelope, seal it, and then seal it with a kiss. Place the sealed envelope in a safe place and NEVER open it again. Wait for your lover to come to you. Once you have gained the love of another, destroy the envelope by burning it and burying the ashes.
7 - Boil a small pan of water and once the water is boiling, drop a pinch white sugar into the pan and repeat the following words aloud:
Water hot and sugar sweet,
Bring a love for me to meet,
Pure and clean, good and strong,
Make it fast, but lasting long.
Allow the water to cool and then pour it into vase and place a single red rose in the vase.
8 - Get a long cord and tie 9 knots along it and say:
Ladder of nodes that number nine,
I could fashion you sign me you will be mine.
This is my will!"
Hang it up in your bedroom.
9 - Carefully remove the core of a red apple and repeat the following:
Deep within this apple's heart,
I cast this spell to have a start,
At love and romance coming soon
Bring it 'fore the next full moon.
Write down the name of your intended love on a slip of paper and fold it up and put it in the centre of the apple. Place the apple somewhere in your kitchen (not in the fridge, or you'll put a chill on the whole thing) and after exactly 24 hours you need to bury it somewhere outside.
10 - On the back of a picture of your intended, write 'I love you' and on the back of a photo of you, write 'You love me'. Light a candle and drip candle wax on the front sides of both photos and quickly stick them together while repeating the following:
Together as one
Under moon and sun
Slip the pair of photos under your pillow, and sleep with them there until your loved one is yours.
11 - Tie 3 knots in a red ribbon, spacing them out evenly along the length. Say each line of the spell as you tie each of the knots:
With knot of one, my love will come
With knot of two, it shall be true
With knot of three, so mote it be
Loop the knotted ribbon around a bed post, bedside lamp or the doorknob to your bedroom. Don't tie it though, you don't want any extra knots in there.
12 - Set an empty wine glass on a table and suspend a ring (traditionally a wedding ring) from a length of red ribbon. Holding the ribbon between thumb and forefinger, as a pendulum, with the elbow resting on the table, let the ring hang still in the mouth of the wine glass.
In a loud, clear voice, call out your own name followed by the name of your would-be love. Repeat the name of your love twice more (three times in all). Then, thinking of him/her, allow the ring to swing until it 'chinks' against the side of the wine glass once for each letter as you spell out the name. Now take the ribbon and tie it about your neck.
Disclaimer: When dealing with emotions, there can be no guarantee that
love spells will be successful. Love spells are powerful but designed as aids for creating love but
should not be used to force someone to act against their will.
The author of this blog cannot be held responsible for any results of using these spells or any resulting soggy shoes