With Valentine's Day on the horizon, people's thoughts turn to love and romance. Like luck, prosperity, and all other good things, you can increase your chances of finding true love magically. This does not just count for romantic love, either -- with the right herbs and roots, you can draw platonic love, self-love, or any other form of love you desire.
Roses are a very versatile herb, but love drawing is one of their best and most potent strengths. They are so good for love drawing, in fact, that they are customary to give as romantic gifts in many countries. Roses can even be chosen based on the type of love you wish to attract:
- Yellow roses draw friendly, platonic love.
- Pink roses draw sweet, romantic love.
- Red roses draw passionate, sensual love.
Whole, fresh roses can be used as a simple love charm. Take one white rose, and one red rose. Cut them in half, and bind the halves to each other with cotton string. Cast them into a body of water while wishing to meet your true love. If fresh roses are unavailable, dried roses or rose oil are excellent for dressing candles.
Patchouli is an earthy, musky herb frequently used as a base note in sensual perfumes, and is also an excellent herb for drawing passionate love. You can dress candles with honey and the ground root, burn them as incense, steep it in bathwater for a love-drawing bath, or use a Patchouli Bath & Floor Wash. For spells designed to work over multiple days, a Patchouli 7 Day Scented Candle can work as a neater, more long-term alternative to anointing candles by hand.
Rosemary is said to be one of the most versatile herbs in rituals, to the point where it can substitute for any other herb. Like roses, one of its strengths is love and lust magic. It is sacred to the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, and its clean, herbal scent is very purifying and uplifting. Dress candles with the oil, or craft small wreaths of rosemary to place around a pink candle. Rosemary is very useful for helping you keep the love you have -- many people include it in rituals for fidelity, and to get rid of jealousy. Wearing rosemary oil or rosemary perfumes can help you create an unforgettable impression on the one you desire.
High John the Conqueror Root
High John the Conqueror Root, sometimes called jalap root, is a versatile magical root from India. It is often used at times when prosperity and luck are needed, like in gambling, but its ability to draw abundance and good fortune will spill over into love as well. It is part of the Fire of Love Kit for good reason -- this root is powerful at helping you obtain your heart's desire.
If roses are great for drawing love, it should come as no surprise that hibiscus is, too. Hibiscus flowers are big, showy, and come in a wide variety of colors that can be matched to different love goals. Scatter them around a pink candle, and burn them alone or mixed with Love Incense. For a simple love spell, you can:
- Write the qualities you seek in a partner on a piece of paper or parchment.
- Anoint the paper or parchment with a drop of Love Oil.
- Fold the paper or parchment.
- Tie it up in a square of red flannel, along with some dried hibiscus flowers.
- Carry on you to attract a lover
Adam and Eve Root
These roots come from an orchid plant and are available in two shapes. The Eve roots are round, while the Adam roots are pointed. Carrying both of them in a love-drawing sachet helps to draw a lover to you, encourage a marriage proposal, or allow you to outshine romantic rivals. If you have a relationship already, one partner can carry the Adam root while the other carries the Eve root to ensure romantic happiness and fidelity.
Shakespeare said, "[t]he course of true love never did run smooth," but you can use spells and rituals to give your love life a boost. With the right love-drawing herbs and roots, you can attract and keep your true love. All it takes is the right ingredients, your intent, and your willingness to be receptive to the love the universe has to offer you.