It is almost Valentine's Day, and you know what that means. This is the time of year when it seems like everyone's thoughts turn to love. People focus on making themselves more attractive, deepening their romance with their partners, or attracting new ones into their lives. If you are looking for some easy, powerful rituals to get you in the Valentine's Day mood, here are three practices perfect for this holiday:
A Ritual for Self-Love
It is often said that you cannot love someone else if you do not love yourself. There is a grain of truth to this, too -- if you do not care about yourself, you are more likely to see out partners who do not give you the respect you deserve. Self-love is the foundation for a healthy relationship, and what better time to practice self-love than Valentine's Day?
For this, you will need:
For best results, start this on a Friday during a waxing moon leading up to Valentine's Day. Dress the candle with the Attar of Rose oil. Place in on a safe surface, with the rose quartz heart in front of it. Light the incense, and pass the candle and crystal through the smoke. Light the candle, and say...
Fire warm, and fire bright,
Warm my heart with love tonight.
Not love for others, but for me,
Show me the beauty I cannot see .
Sit in front of the candle, breathing the soft scent of the incense and oil. Take the rose quartz heart in your hands, and picture its energy connecting to your heart as a glowing pink cord. Visualize yourself happy and full of confidence. When you are ready, snuff the candle. Keep the rose quartz heart beside your bed, and repeat this ritual whenever you feel your confidence dipping.
Valentine's Day Passion Bath
If you are spending the evening with a partner, why not perform this ritual to help ignite passion between you? You will need:
- A red candle. You can use a plain one, or a male or female gender candle.
- Desire Me oil
- Love herb bath
- Boiling water.
- A mug or bowl.
Begin by dressing the candle with the oil. Take your time, ensuring that the oil is spread over the entire surface. Place it in its holder, or in a fireproof container.
Next, boil some water. Place the Love herb bath in a mug or bowl, and steep it like you would a tea. Pass your hand over the herb bath three times in a clockwise direction, and say...
Love, lust, and sensuality,
I enhance my passion and desirability.
While the Love herb bath steeps, fill your bathtub or a wash basin with warm, fresh water. Strain the herbs out of the Love herb bath, and pour the liquid into your tub or basin. Stir it clockwise with your dominant hand.
Place the candle near your bath, where you can keep an eye on it. Light the candle, and step into the bath. Soak in the water as best as you can, pouring it over your arms, head, and body. Allow yourself to absorb the powerful passion-empowering energies. Picture yourself as irresistible to your lover, capable of captivating them. Luxuriate in the scent of the oil and the warmth of the water.
Once you feel ready, step out of the bath. Snuff the candle, and save it to repeat the spell as needed. Let yourself air dry. Use a drop of the Desire Me oil to anoint your skin over your hands, feet, lower stomach, heart, and brow. Get ready to meet your lover!
Valentine's Day Attraction Spell
If you are single, Valentine's Day can be challenging. Nobody likes to see happy couples everywhere when they are feeling lonely, after all. Fortunately, you can use the energy of this season to draw in a lover.
You will need:
- Any tarot deck
- A pink Hugging Lovers candle
- Love oil
- Paper or parchment
- A pen. You can also use Dove's Blood ink and a quill.
- A quartz crystal point
This spell seems complicated, but is actually very simple. It works by sympathetic magic, which relies on symbolism. First, you must look through the tarot deck for a symbol of love -- The Lovers card or Two of Cups. Place that in front of you.
Meditate on this card for a moment. What characteristics should your ideal lover have? Should he, she, or they be generous, kind, and caring? Use the pen and paper to make a list of these traits. Place it under the tarot card, and set the quartz crystal point on top of it. This lets the quartz amplify the energy of your desires and send them out to the world.
Next, dress the Hugging Lovers candle with the Love oil, and write your name on the base. Place it in a fireproof container.
Light the candle and say...
Perfect love, come and see.
Perfect love, be drawn to me.
Allow the candle to burn completely. (If you need to leave it unattended, snuff it and relight it when you come back.) Return the tarot card to the deck, save the quartz crystal, and bury the paper and candle remains near your front door.
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love of all types. Whether you need more self-love, want a new lover, or need to enhance the passion between you and your partner, now is the best time to put these energies to work for you.