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At this most voluptuous time of the year – the beginning of summer, where the days are not only growing warm, the breezes are soft and caress your skin and the sun’s warmth is finally making us forget about that long awful winter. And best of all – LOVE is in the air!  As soon as it gets warm everything is renewed, everyone is so alive and, well, horny!  The juices of life are flowing and prompting us to get our groove on!  Well, if you are at the point where you’ve had your fun, sown your wild oats and maybe want to find something a little more serious, The time is RIPE for doing love magic! When the planet of Love and Romance ventures in to the sign of the sensual Bull, she is  at home.  She becomes very possessive and this is a good time to open yourself up to a long term relationship.  It is a time to seek the stability and security that Taurus is known for, and with the help of Venus, you might be looking at happily ever after.  WE have a strong desire for pleasure (i.e. LUST) and we seek out that pleasure wherever we can, whether it be in beautiful clothes, delicious food or just plain hot rocking sex.  Taurus is very sensual and Venus craves that passion – when better than to perform some love magic to draw it into your life, or even strengthen the love you already have?!

Add to that the fact that we are currently in a waxing moon phase with the moon in Cancer, the mother and nurturer, this is a perfect time to work on a committed relationship spell, that will only grow and blossom with the growing tide of the moon.  It will allow for an emotional awareness in your relationship which will deepen it, whether it be a new relationship or an ongoing one.  The timing is ideal for crafting a spell to bring you the love that you have been waiting for if you are single, or to deepen the emotional ties while romancing your existing lover.  How delicious for a late spring weekend!

So, what to do?  Well, My first inclination is to do candle magick and so I’ll help you out there with a little spell.  I’ve been burning candles for magic for over 20 years.  I do find that they are easy and also effective.  The nuances of candle magic can (and will) be another post all together, but for now – just follow my lead…

Get yourself a nice pink candle – in a shade that appeals to you – I’m going to suggest a deep pink so that there is some more red in it – this will add more heat and passion to your romance, but in general any pink candle will suffice.  It truly IS all about intention here so if you only have white or want to use soy or beeswax, go right ahead.  Next, I’d like you to get a fresh clean piece of paper and on it, in RED Ink, I want you to write out some qualities in a lover that are important to you.  DO NOT VISUALIZE or otherwise CONJURE a specific person.  Trust me – if you are single, let the universe surprise you.  Do not do magic on someone specific if you are truly looking for something true and long term.  To decide that you know better than Fate in choosing your partner is a big mistake that too many people often make – and then live to regret.  If there is someone you want to have a fling with and want to attract to you for that purpose – fine – but that’s another type of spell so like I said, follow my lead here.  Limit yourself to 9 traits for your lover or you’ll end up worrying that you’ve forgotten something and have a list 10 pages long.  Remember the KISS (keep it simple stupid!) rule!  Don’t make it too complicated.  Who wants a complicated relationship anyway?  Just go with what makes you happy and let the rest be decided by the unique personality of the person drawn to you!  Some basics I think are important is that your lover need to love you for who you are, be able to communicate with you and yes lets be honest, they need to be attractive to you. The other details, of which I left you six, are up to you – choose wisely. ,-)

After you have prepared your list, take the candle and dress it with some olive oil (an sacred oil since ancient times) to which you’ve added a drop of pure rose oil – you can find it at a health food store or even Whole Foods.  It’s not cheap but its always good to have on hand and a little goes a long way!  The Rose oil represents the happy, healthy, open HEART!  It prepares your heart to recognize the energy of an appropriate mate and attracts the open heart of another.  You’re going to put the olive and rose oils in the palm of your left hand (a drop about the size of a dime) and you are going to rub from the middle up to the wick – sending your request up, petitioning the heavens.  Do this three times.  Then from the center down – so that your request manifests here on earth – again three times.  Now sprinkle your candle with a little bit of cinnamon powder. Cinnamon is ruled by Mercury and will help you to have good communication with your partner as well as to heat things up and keep them spicy.  Now, place this candle in an appropriate holder for the size candle you bought.  A taper really should be fine, as you want to light it once and allow it to burn until it goes out. (If you should need to put it out – snuff, don’t blow – then relight when you are ready.)  But try to let it burn all in one go. But don’t light it just yet…

Once you have the candle in the holder, take up your list and hold it in one hand while you hold the candle in the other.  Read the list aloud to the candle so that you set the intention clearly right off the bat.  In your minds eye, visualize yourself with a partner, feel their soft loving energy.  Envision their frame and their build.  But, when you get to the face, I just want you to see an outline of light – no eyes and no one recognizable.  If you like your man to have broad shoulders and a square jaw, fine!  If you want your girl to be voluptuous or whatever you like, see and feel that in your minds eye.  Remember – no faces!  Now that you’ve read the list aloud to the candle, feel and see your lover by your side one last time.  Hold that image as you draw in a deep breath to the depths of your lungs.  When you’re ready and you know it to have solidified in the other world, exhale that “breath of life” onto your candle.  Take the list and fold it three times in half, always folding towards your heart and turning clockwise between folds.  You will have a nice compact rectangle which you will then place under the candle holder and in a special place.  A place that it can safely burn, undisturbed until it goes out.


Choose a time of the day when you will be settled and not distracted when you perform this operation.  When you are ready, give it a light.  Now, let it burn.  Try to make sure it’s not in any draft or high traffic area.  Watch how it burns – is it burning fast and dripping a lot?  That means you’ll probably want to review your life situation and see what you need to work on before trying it again, that or your lover is right around the corner and the candle just needed to draw them in.  If it burns slow and steady and right down to the socket, it means that the prayer is heard will be granted.  You should not look but just be aware for new people coming into your life.  If it goes out or burns strange, see what that is also maybe trying to tell you?  Is your life really read for a love spell?  Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Give the spell an entire month to work and as they say – don’t look for it!  Just let yourself be surprised – but I promise, you will see something!  And I hope it’s WONDERFUL!

*Feel free to report back with results or questions!*