Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thursday This Is Your Spell – Winter Love

* Laurie Cabot's Winter Love Spell *

Winter can be a lonely season. Sometimes, in desperation, we might say things that are filled with drama and emotion. We cry out for love. It is fine and sometimes healthy to get feelings and thoughts that are bottled up out of your system, but it is also important to neutralize them so that they don't bring harm to you or others. In the following spell we yearn to be loved, but also ask that this is for the good of all.

You will need:

  • 1 pinch of wolf hair
  • 1 quartz crystal
  • 1 red, 1 white and 1 black candle
  • 1 magic wand
  • 1 Peyton
  • a few sprigs of mistletoe and evergreen and a twig of holly
  • 1 white porcelain bowl
  • 1 red magic bag
  • 1 green magic bag
  • 3 silver stars
  • 1 silver paper moon
  • Winter Solstice incense (see below for recipe)
  • 1 thurible and instant light charcoal
  • Bran's Yuletide Philtre (see below for recipe)
  • Yule Oil (see below for recipe)
  • Love Oil (see below for recipe)
  • 1 piece of parchment paper, 6 inches square
  • matches

The night before the full moon before Solstice, set up your altar facing east. Put the black and red candles on the left side of the thurible and the white one on the right side. Place a few sprigs of evergreen, holly, and some wolf's hair around the white porcelain bowl. Fill the bowl with fresh snow or ice from your freezer. Place the moon and the stars on the left side of the altar. Place the Peyton in front of you and the two oils to the right of you. Light your charcoal. Wear a black, red or white robe or dress. Take off your shoes and socks to feel the cool floor or ground. Cast your circle deosil, or clockwise, with your magic wand, saying:

"Circle white, circle perfect,
how your light, through this cold and winter night."

Cast a second circle and say:

"Circle red, circle perfect,
Show your light, perfect ring of power and light."

Cast a third circle and say:

"Circle black, circle perfect,
Show your light, draw me to my heart's delight."

Anoint your candles with Winter Solstice Oil and Love Oil. Sprinkle incense on the charcoal and write these words on the parchment:
"The moon shadows the hawk as it flies over the snow-covered hills.The bright moon lights the silver fur of the wolf, and the wind carries his wail. Could my screaming heart be heard so clearly! Shall the moon's light strike lightness into your mind, love, and heart. You are my life! My last reason for living. I ask the Gods and Goddesses that what I ask is to their liking and correct for all. I neutralize anything that is harmful. So mote it be."

The spell is ended.

Recipes for the things called for in this spell:

~ Winter Solstice incense ~


  • Pine needles
  • Cinnamon
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Dried apple leaf or wood

Blend all ingredients. To charge it place it in a bowl in your magic place before you use it in a ritual.

~ Bran's Yuletide Philtre ~


  • Crushed Holly berries
  • Dried mistletoe
  • Gold
  • Comfrey
  • Elder
  • Balsam
  • Fir
  • Pine needles
  • Cinnamon
  • Apple leaves or wood

Mix together in a special bowl, place in a red magic bag. Use Frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, or orrisroot as possible fixatives to retain scent. The gold can n be a piece of jewelry (a ring or perhaps an earring).

~ Yule Oil ~


  • 1 dram pine oil
  • 1 dram fir oil
  • 5 drams almond oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • handful of cloves
  • 1 drop musk oil
  • apple wood pieces

Mix in a glass or an enamel cooking pan. Warm the oil mix over low heat, when it reaches the right strength, strain and store the oil in sealed containers.

~ Love Oil ~


  • 1 dram Jasmine oil
  • 1/2 dram orange oil
  • 1/2 dram apple oil
  • 5 coriander seeds
  • 5 dried rose petals

Mix in a glass or an enamel cooking pan. Warm the oil mix over low heat, when it reaches the right strength, strain and store the oil in sealed containers. (From Celebrate the Earth: A year of Holidays in the Pagan Tradition by Laurie Cabot with jean Mills)




* Scott Cunningham's Cherry Ice Love Spell *

Have two small glasses; a larger, freezer-proof bowl; water; and some unsweetened cherry juice. Place the glasses and the bowl in your working area. Fill the glasses with water. Fix in your mind and image of yourself enjoying a mutually satisfying relationship. Once again, don't visualize your cute neighbor in your arms. Simply feel and see yourself in a loving relationship. Place your hands over the two glasses of water. Say these or similar words:

"Northern Wind;
Chilling breeze;
Rise up now;
Make this freeze.
Love for me
As my word;
It must be!"

Pour enough of the cherry juice into each of the glasses to dye the water a light pink. Then, still visualizing, pour the two glasses of water into the larger vessel. With the index finger of your projective hand, sketch a heart on the surface of the water. Place the bowl outside (or in the freezer). Wait several hours. If the water doesn't freeze, try again. As soon as the water has solidified, your rite has ended. The power has been released. (The ice can now be melted. This in no way affects the spell.) (From Earth, Air,
Fire and Water
by Scott Cunningham)




* Midwinter's Eve Love Divination *

Like the eve of most holidays, this is an opportunity for love divination. Find an Elder tree and shake it, saying:

"Sweet Elder, I shake, I shake!
Tell me, ye dogs that wake,
Where is my lover tonight?"

Then listen carefully. The goddess Holle will send her white dogs in the direction from which your future lover will come. If you are quiet and patient, you will hear them barking.

Disclaimer: No one involved in this blog or its contents may be held responsible for any adverse reactions arising from following any of the instructions/recipes on this list. It is the reader's personal responsibility to exercise all precautions and use his or her own discretion if following any instructions or advice from this blog.

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