Beltane Love Spell

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As mentioned in my previous post Beltane is the perfect time for love magic. It should go without saying that you can’t make someone love you, using magic or otherwise. Free will is not a force to be tampered with. So I use the words “love spell” only loosely here. What I do mean is a spell that celebrates love and sets out the intention to bring lovers closer together. Whether that intention is to strengthen or rekindle romance in an existing relationship or perhaps to create opportunities for feelings to develop with someone new is entirely down to the caster.

The spell incorporates yet another lovely Beltane tradition: weaving. Weaving is symbolic of the union of two things to create a third so the symbolism is perfect for love and fertility magic. This is a super simple spell and is only intended as a bit of fun. As always it is down to the individual witch to decide what intention and energy to bring to it. To perform this spell, you will need:

  •  Two ribbons or strands of cord. String will do or you can even use your hair if you have nothing else to hand. However, it’s an added bonus if the colours of the cord correspond to the magic e.g pink or red for love and romance, silver and gold or green and purple to represent the God and Goddess, whichever works best for you.
  • Rose water, rose oil, Patchouli oil or lavender oil. Again, it’s dealers choice here. I like to you use rose water because I love the smell and it is so reminiscent of love and romance but lavender is also great for love and Patchouli for sex, fertility and potency.
  • Optional extras: coloured candles, rose petals, rose quartz, incense, anything that helps set the mood for the spell you are about to perform.

To begin the spell anoint the ends of both cords in rose water or your chosen essential oil. Then, focusing your mind on your lover and your intentions for the spell, begin to weave the two strands together. You may find it helps to knot them together first. It doesn’t have to be a fancy knot, just a simple over and through will work fine. Visualize yourself becoming closer to your lover, being open with one another and finding that true connection between you. As you do this continue to weave the cords and chant, either out loud or in your head;

Let love grow, let hearts soar,

Bring me closer to the one I adore

Continue until the strands are completely woven together.

The finished weave is the perfect addition to your Beltane altar and is an ideal offering/ wedding gift to the Goddess and God.  And remember love is a gift, use it wisely!

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Beltane Blessings

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If you’re anything like me it may not seem like 5 minutes since we were celebrating Ostara but alas the Wheel has turned once again and May Day, or Beltane, is upon us. For those who don’t know Beltane is one of the eight Witch’s Sabbats, or days of power, and is the festival which marks the beginning of summer. Traditionally it was the time of year when cattle would be turned out into the fields. Farmers would drive the cattle through bonfires in order to protect the livestock from disease and misfortune. Such a practise seems a little counter productive if you ask me but each to their own! Beltane also marks the joining of the Goddess and God in marriage. It is a time to celebrate all things love, sex and fertility. Beltane is a joyous, celebratory festival when we begin to see the fruits of the seeds we have planted at Imbolg and germinated at Ostara. The sun has returned to us, the flowers are in bloom and nature is at it’s most lively and vibrant.

There are many ways to celebrate Beltane, not least the jumping of Bel-fires, danicing around phallic May poles and the crowning of the May Queen. If you are hoping to conceive sometime soon it is the perfect time for a little fertility magic or perhaps just to celebrate the love in your life. Or you could give this simple Beltane Love Spell a try!

Beltane altars should be decorated with flowers and plants, as well as all things green. Symbols of love such as Rose Quartz and rose petals are also perfect. Take time to stop and look at how you have grown throughout the year so far and all the progress that has been made. At Imbolg and Ostara we set out our intentions for the year, at Beltane we should begin to see those intentions manifesting themselves. Remember to show gratitude for all the blessings and help you have received on your path so far. If possible try and spend some time outside and look around you at nature in all it’s glory. It’s a great day for gardening and taking care of plants if that is your thing. I’ve been outside this morning potting on last years baby strawberry plants. We may not be experiencing the glorious May weather here in the U.K just yet but there is still much to be enjoyed in the great outdoors!

However you choose to celebrate Beltane let it be joyful, celebratory and most of all fun!

Have a wonderful and blessed Beltane ❤