Love Spell for Lost Love

Cast Rating: Medium
Time Period: Waxing Moon
Tools: Altar
Items: Red Candle, Red or Pink Crystal, Paper clip

Cast your Magick circle

Take a photo of your lover and a photo of yourself and hook them together with the paper clip so that the faces are on top of each other. (The idea is that the person cannot see past your face)

Light red candle

Hold the crystal in your power hand and the photos in your other hand

Speak the words –

I call on forces higher then I,
To awaken the dreams that I hold in inside
Through this connection that knows my need
I ask for love’s enchantment with all speed.
May this work for me in the most correct way
Attracting the love I need today….
I call on thee in perfect love & trust
Working with me
Sending what’s just…
Harming none and helping all is how it
Shall be
This I make true 3x3x3.

Take the photos and place them at the bottom of your underwear drawer.

The person should soon write, call, or reappear.

This spell is bested begun when the moon is waxing, but if you cannot wait that long go ahead and do it.


The Chalice

When performing real spells and other magickal work, there is often a need to offer libations to the gods and goddesses of your chosen craft. For these rituals, a chalice is necessary. The Chalice or goblet is a cup, usually made of glass, wood or metals like silver, pewter, stainless steel, copper or gold.

Historically, Chalices were used to hold the sacramental wine in religious ceremonies. During the Roman period, the Chalice (or Calix) was a drinking vessel made from a bowl fixed atop a stand. It was commonly used during banquets. The Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, Anglicans, Lutherans and other Christian denominations use the Chalice for Eucharist or Holy Communion. The Chalices were made from precious metals and decorated with jewels. They are considered sacred and treated with the utmost respect. The Holy Grail is an example of the type of veneration and respect shown to the Chalice.

In Wiccan tradition, Chalices are associated with water and the feminine principle. They represent the sexual qualities of a woman as the Athame does for the male principle. In fact that Chalice is often used in combination with the Athame in many ceremonies like the Great Rite because they evoke that act of procreation, symbolizing universal creativity. The Chalice may contain wine, whiskey, water, milk, beer or other liquids during feasts and holy days.

The Chalice you choose should be one that you are comfortable with because you need to connect with its energy. You may have more than one Chalice. Some use gold for rituals involving the Sun and silver for the moon.

It is important to consider what type of material you are using in your Chalice because metals like pewter can be dangerous when mixed with wine or alcohol. Wood chalices do not do well holding liquid for long periods of time. You need to find a Chalice that “feels right” to you. You can find Chalices just about anywhere. Online in Wiccan or metaphysical stores, flea markets, antique stores and even second hand stores like Goodwill.

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The Athame

What is an Athame? What do I use it for?

An Athame, also known as Arthame, is a double edged knife, traditionally with a black handle. It is considered the masculine tool (phallic) and so it is used for commanding, as opposed to the Chalice that is used for inviting or invocation of spirits. The Athame’s primary use is to direct energy. It is not used, however, to physically cut items like herbs or cords, a Boline, a knife with a white handle is used for that purpose.

An Athame is used for marking a magick circle or pentagram for evocation and banishing spells. Rituals involving drawing lines, either visually or physically are best done with an Athame. If you are in a coven or group magick ceremony, you can cut a doorway in the circle you have created so someone can leave the circle without damaging it.

Athames are also used when mixing is necessary for casting a real spell. Some rituals require mixing potions or salt with water. The tip of an Athame can be used to measure the proper proportions and to stir the mixture. Athames are useful for charging or empowering magickal objects like amulets, talismans or poppets (magickal dolls).

Should your Athame be sharp or dull?

Some say that because this is a knife, even if ceremonial, it should still have an edge. It is okay if the edge is dulled for safety concerns but then it would be a stick, not a knife.

What should your Athame be made of?

Some use iron, copper, bronze, steel, pewter or wood. The handle should be black because black absorbs energy, but you can really use any color handle that works for you.

Should I buy or make my Athame?

Well if you have the means to make the blade and handle yourself, that would, of course, be best. You can put all your own energy into the Athame. However, most people in modern times, do not have access to knife making tools. So it is best to either purchase your Athame or receive it as a gift. It is important that if you buy an Athame, do not haggle over the price, as this brings negative energy on to your magickal tool. Many practitioners believe that receiving an Athame as a gift creates a more powerful tool then purchasing it. It is considered a great honor to receive an Athame as a gift. The giver’s energy, from years of use of the Athame, will transfer for the receiver’s use in their own magick works. It is best NOT to do a purifying ceremony on a gift Athame, as it would be an insult to the magickal tool. Plus it would cleanse the Athame of the precious energy of the previous owner and dampen the over all energy within the Athame.

What if I buy a used Athame?

If you are purchasing a used Athame, it is important that you purify the tool of any negative energies left by the previous unknown owners. One simple method to purify your Athame, is to leave the tool exposed to the sun, at least one hour a day, for the full cycle of the moon, either beginning at a new moon or full moon. You can place the tool inside a window to prevent theft. There are other methods such as using water, alcohol or even  salt, crystals, and herbal smudging.

What if I want to use a knife that I already own for my Athame?

If you want to use a knife that you already own, you need to consecrate it. You can create your own ceremony to consecrate your Athame for sacred use. This will transform the tool from the ordinary to the magickal. The ceremony does not need to be long. A short poem will do. Place the Athame on your altar, cast your magick circle and perform a short ritual, with your poem, to consecrate the tool. For added benefit, leave your Athame on the altar for a full day before using it.

Should I decorate my Athame?

You can decorate your Athame with runes, sigils, or other magick symbols to increase the power of your tool. Though it is not necessary because, as a magickal tool, it will gain power through usage. As you become familiar with the Athame, your energy will flow into the tool. However, like all magickal tools, an Athame will absorb the energy of anyone who touches it so it is considered rude and invasive to touch someone’s Athame without their permission.

You can name your Athame too if you wish. Many ancient traditions including Nordic, Germanic and Teutonic give ceremonial names to an Athame thus invoking certain powers into it. This ceremonial name can be carved into the handle of the Athame using runes or other appropriate magickal writing system.

Since an Athame is a knife, can I use it as a weapon for defense?

It is not recommended that you take your Athame around town with you. In many places, it is illegal to carry double bladed knives and is considered carrying a concealed weapon. Carrying your Athame around with you for defense is like a Catholic priest taking the communion chalice down to a bar for a beer. Plus, a knife that has drawn blood, even your own, should not be used as an Athame, until it has been purified and consecrated. If you accidentally cut yourself with your Athame, you need to purify it with sage smudging or sprinkling with salt water.

What element is the Athame associated?

For most spell casters and Wiccans, the Athame is associate with Air or thought, the element of the East. There are some, however that associate the Athame with the Warrior, the element of Fire, to the South. But either one that works best for you. It is important to remember that it is a masculine tool due to it’s phallic nature and needs to be honored as such.

The Wand

Should I buy or create my own wand? When casting real spells, you sometimes need a magick wand. While it is convenient to buy a wand, it is important to remember that your wand is an extension of you and by making your own wand you are able to put your energy into it. There is a deeper connection to something you have made rather than something you buy.

So what material do you you use to make a wand?

Some make wands from other materials like plastic, metal, or even bone, but in my opinion, wood gives the best and most natural energy for spell work.

What is the best wood to make your wand?

This depends on you! If you are looking for certain types of power in your wand then you would choose the wood based on the service of the wand. An all purpose wand, you might use Oak, Hazel or Rowan (Mountain Ash). For banishing, use Birch, Elder, or Juniper. If you are looking for divination, perhaps you might use Cherry, Fig, Orange, Pomegranate or Willow. If you are looking for fertility then Hawthorn or Olive will be best. If you are a healer, you might choose Apple, Blackberry, Cedar, Eucalyptus, Sandalwood, or Willow. If you cast love spells then Apple, Cherry, Elm, or Willow are best. Or if your magick is for prosperity you might want Blackberry, Maple or Pine. If you are seeking protection then use Poplar, Ash, Elm or Elder for your wand.

Some pick the wood based on elemental powers like using Oak or Walnut because it has the element of fire, ruled by the sun and best for fire signs (Aries, Leo or Sagittarius). Or if you are a water sign (Pisces, Cancer or Scorpio), you might use Apple or Gardenia. Apple is ruled by Venus and gardenia by the Moon. Pine or Cedarare good for the earth signs (Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn). Pine is ruled by Mars and Cedar by Mercury. Finally, if you are an air sign (Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius), then Hazel or Eucalyptus is the best choice.

Or Some other choices are Balsa for psychic awareness, Cedar for healing, purification or protection, Cherry for love, Ebony for protection or magickal energy, Elder for spirituality or protection. Eucalyptus is also good for healing. Maple is good for love and money. Oak is used for strength and health. Pine is good for money, healing or exorcism and Walnut for health. Willow gives psychic awareness and blessing of the moon.

So once you have chosen the wood, you need to determine how long you want your wand to be. Wands can be anywhere from 8 inches up to 1 yard in length. It needs to have a good grip and be comfortable to use. Some say that a good length is from the crook of your elbow to the tip of your middle finger. Another option is to cut it to measure 13 inches; the number 13 is sacred to the Goddess as it represents the 13 lunar cycles in the year. Once you have determined what length to make your wand, it’s time to get to work.

Using a saw or ax, remove the branch from the tree. Do not forget to thank the tree for the wood to keep the energy positive. Or you can choose to buy your wood at a home improvement store if you are not able to go traipsing out in the woods in search of the right tree. We also have basic wands on our Real Spells astore. Now using a knife, remove the bark. Check to make sure that the wood is not rotted, soggy or soft. Take sand paper (heavy grade) and sand the wood until all the nubs and edges are smooth. Use a finer grate until the wood is smooth.

Now you are ready to decorate your wand. You may want to carve an animal head, rune or other magic symbol on to the handle of your wand to help you focus the energy for spell work. Use a pencil to mark your artwork before making your cuts. You may choose to use a wood burning tool to carve your symbols.

Once you have finished carving your symbols, rub mineral oil (add a few drops of essential oil to boost power) on the wood to protect it. This will protect the wood from humidity or becoming too dry and brittle. If you are planning on painting the wood, then do not use the mineral oil because the paint will protect the wood but the mineral oil will destroy the paint.

Once the paint or mineral oil has dried now you can add accessories. You can use leather or silk cords to tie on feathers or wrap animal skins around the handle. You might add a special tip like a pine cone, acorn, or a crystal. Attaching a special tip can be tricky. Using copper wiring or glue to attach your tip. If glue alone does not work, you can wrap a piece of animal skin or fabric smeared with glue so that half is on the item and half on the wand. Using a glue gun, you can attached small gems, crystals, or shells to your wand.

Now you’re done!


Banishing a Bad Habit

Cast Rating: Medium
Time Period: 3 days
Tools: Altar
3 candles – one for each night – tapers or votives: choose your color: popular choices would include black for banishing the habit, orange for change, red for courage, white for general use, etc.
1 Tbs Salt – sea salt or other available salt, about 1 Tablespoon
1/2 oz Rosemary herb – Rosemarinus officinalis – a small handful or about 1/2 oz.
Parchment – or a small piece of quality paper about 4″ X 4″
writing instrument – your favorite for rituals
A small cloth pouch or bag – this can be any color and you could match
it to the color you choose for your candles.
1 Tbs Frankincense resin – Boswellia carterii – about 1 Tablespoon
A censer, cauldron, or heat proof dish – with a small amount of sand or
gravel placed in the bottom
Three Self- igniting charcoals – the type used for incense,not the kind used for outdoor barbecues which contain toxins.

Find a quiet space

Cast your magick circle.

Arrange all of the spell components near you – don’t forget to bring something to light the candle and charcoal with and make sure that the incense won’t trip your smoke detector! What a shock that would be to your focus! Light the charcoal and place it in the censor.

Sit quietly for a few minutes to focus on what you desire to achieve with this working. You may choose to erect a “circle of protection” or “circle of power” at this time if that is your standard procedure.

Using your favorite writing instrument and the parchment, write down a few key words that describe the habit you wish to rid yourself of. Here are some examples: If you wish to release your anger or frustration about a current situation, so you could write something like:

“I will not let this get to me, I hereby set my anger free”.

If you wish to release yourself from eating sugary snacks each afternoon, you might draw a picture of a piece of candy with an X over it.

This is the time to use your creativity and make the working an extension of your energy by personalizing it. Your words do not have to rhyme, your picture does not have to be artistically rendered, it does not have to make sense to anyone else but you.

Light one of the three candles, and re-focus your intent.

While you are lighting the candle you may choose to say your favorite words for Fire blessing or something like,

“The Fire within me is strong. I have the courage and desire to change.”

Place the parchment in the cloth pouch.

Place the Rosemary and Frankincense in the pouch while keeping your focus on your intent. Turn the pouch over several times to mix everything, then reach in and remove a large pinch of the resin and herb mixture (not the parchment). Place the mixture you removed on the charcoal to burn and take several deep, steady breaths. You may wish to say your favorite words for Air blessing or something like,

“With each breath, I know that I can change.”

Add the Salt to the pouch.

Keep focusing on your intent. Again, you may choose to say your favorite words for Earth blessing or something like,

“I have the strength of the Earth. I have the will to change.”

Sit quietly for a few more minutes and consider different ways you help yourself to alter your behavior. You will find that many new ideas will arise in your mind that you previously had not thought of. Allow the candle to burn down in a safe place and keep the pouch with you. You can place it under your pillow or at your bedside while you sleep.

On the second night of the spell, light another charcoal and place it in the censor. Light the next candle. Hold the cloth pouch in both hands and take several deep, slow breaths. Focus your intent to alter your behavior. Try to keep your focus for as long as possible.

If you were not perfect in changing your behavior since last night, do not feel guilty or frustrated. Change takes time and the spell isn’t over until the habit is transformed.

Reach into the pouch and remove a large pinch of the herb, resin, and salt mixture. Place it on the burning charcoal.

At this time you may wish to confirm your intent by saying something like,

“As I will it, so mote it be!” or “So be it!”

Let the candle burn down in a safe place.

On the third night. Light the last candle and the last charcoal.

Repeat the procedure from the second night except this time, remove the remainder of the resin, herb & salt mixture, AND the parchment from the pouch. Place the mixture and the parchment on the charcoal. Set the pouch aside and focus on your intent while you watch your parchment/mixture burn. You may wish to help the parchment along by touching it to the candle flame and then dropping it into the censor. Again, you may wish to confirm your intent by saying something like,

“It is so!” or “So mote it be!”


Prayer vs. Spell Casting

What is the difference between prayer and casting a spell? Both are designed to create an atmosphere and focus energy. Both use words and actions to gain a result. Both require rituals in order to succeed. But a key difference is the intent of the person.


Prayer is a petition or incantation to an entity (a god, spirit) to give you what you desire. In order to gain energy, you must expend energy in worship of the deity so he will grant you favor.  The decision is based on the mood or desire of the deity.

Spell work is drawing energy from around the caster with objects, words and actions and then directing that energy in a specific direction to accomplish the caster’s desire. So the decision is based on the mood or desire of the caster.

So the difference is simple. If you want to succeed at you task, you can either depend on the temperament of the god or deity or you can use the energy that surrounds you and decide on your own what you want to do.

Prayer is a religious term and should  be looks as such. Spell casting may have prayers or incantations involved but there is specific actions that direct the energy. Prayers alone without any action do little to resolve your needs.

Spell casting relies on trusting yourself. Prayer relies on trusting someone outside of yourself.

I hope this answers the question. It all boils down to a choice. You gather the power on your own or you rely on the power of an outside source for success.

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Casting Real Spells

You have decided to cast a spell. How do you cast a spell? What are the steps necessary for this task?

First you must find the right spell to cast. What are the results that you desire?

Second, you must research the spell.

Do you have the right tools?

You need to have all the tools, purified and ready before you begin your spell.

Is there more than one person needed for the ritual or spell?

You need to make sure that if more than one person is necessary to cast the spell that you have them with you before you begin.

Do you have all your ingredients for the spell?

Many spells have items that are necessary to carry out the spell like candles, crystals, incense or herbs.

Is the timing right for the spell?

Many spells require a certain time of day, month or year to cast. It is important to also consider the Sun and Moon cycles. New moons are a good time for spells that begin something, while full moons are the extremes of power. Sun cycles or the Zodiac may give you elemental power of fire in Leo or relationships in Gemini. Also, some spells are not just cast once. Some require several castings over several days or months.

Third, make sure you have a quiet space to work in. Concentration is necessary in spell casting. Distractions weaken your ability to draw the energy you need. Many casters have a special room or area in which they work best.  Having an altar to work on is also very helpful. An altar can be a small table cornered off in your special room where you can keep your tools.

Once everything is ready, cast your Magick circle. A Magick circle is a visual exercise. You are creating the circle in your mind’s eye. Some find it helpful to place objects like crystals or stones to mark their circle but this is only to reinforce the vision of the caster.

To cast a Magick circle, take a clear pointed quartz or a wand or your forefinger of your power hand and draw an outline, in the air at chest level or on the ground, visual a golden barrier being painted like a wall of gold. Begin in the north and continue in an unbroken, circular movement. When you have completed the circle, you should see with your mind’s eye that you are enclosed in a sphere of light.

Now it is time to cast your spell.

You need to verbalize your purpose. What is it that you want? Saying what you want helps your draw the energy needed to cast the spell. Concentrate on the desired result to draw in the energy then speak the words and follow the required actions to release the energy in a focused direction or vibration to accomplish your desired result. Be sure to follow the steps of the spell you are casting, very carefully. Many spells can have negative effects on the caster if the spell is performed incorrectly.

Once you have finished casting your spell you need to close the circle. This is done by reversing the process in which you cast the circle.

So what happens now that I have cast my spell? This is the most difficult part of casting a spell because now you need to be patient and let the spell do its work. Spells are rarely instant. They take time. We live in a microwave-we-want-it-right-now society. But the universe is not based on our schedules.  So the best advice I can give is to have faith in the spell that you cast and let the universe take the necessary time to make it happen.


Finding Real Spells

Finding Real Spells

So you are learning Magick and you want to find real spells, but what is a real spell? Can anyone cast a real spell? Is it like Harry Potter where I just say a few funny words, wave my wand around and “poof” what I want appears? Of course not. But there are real spells out there that really work.

We need to define, what is a spell? defines a spell as “a word, phrase, or form of words supposed to have magic power; charm; incantation: The wizard cast a spell; a state or period of enchantment: She was under a spell; any dominating or irresistible influence; fascination: the spell of fine music.” So a spell is words (and actions) used to focus energy to influence a desired result.

We need to understand, what is the difference between white Magick and black Magick? White Magick spells use positive energy while Black Magick spells use negative energy to accomplish the result. It is the intent of the caster that determines if the energy gathered is white or black. If you are attempting to control the free will of someone else, then black Magick is your intent. It is important to remember the Wiccan Threefold Law: Whatever is cast, returns to the caster threefold.

We need to determine, what type of spell will give us the results we desire? There are many types of spells including love, protection, money, success, health, confidence, focus, or revenge.

We need to research, where do we look for real spells? There are lots of resources to find real spells.

Google: Searching online web pages for real spells can be daunting because you have to sift through all the junk spells that offer outrageous claims. Plus, there are so many sites that are only trying to sell you their services while offering nothing practical.

YouTube: You can find real spells on YouTube and what’s even better is that many videos show you the steps for the spell. But there is also a great deal of misleading titles or descriptions that turn out to be advertisements.

Bookstores: There are many good bookstores that offer spell books like Barnes and Noble or Borders. They offer a pretty wide variety. Online bookstores like offer everything but if you are like me, you want to peruse the book first to see if it contains the spells that you are looking to cast.

Metaphysical shops: Hit or miss on finding good spell books. Some shops are mega stores with everything you could possibly need to practice Magick while others are specialty shops with limited space for spell books.

Libraries: Many public libraries have good selections but of course, you have to return the books at some point. Some public libraries have video sections where you might find spell casting demonstrations.

We need to know, can anyone cast a real spell? Yes! Anyone can cast a real spell. The only requirement is that you truly believe the spell will work. Your belief is what gathers the energy required to cast the spell. The spell itself is a tool to focus that energy to accomplish the result that you desire.

For more sources on real spells –

Money Spell

Cast Rating: Medium
Time Period: Anytime
Tools: Altar
1 green candle
6 coins
13 inch green silk cord or ribbon
1 green pouch or cloth

Cast your Magick circle

While making 9 knots in the 13 inch green silk cord or ribbon, speak the words:

By knot of one, my spell’s begun
By knot of two, plenty fruitful work to do
By knot of three, money comes to me
By knot of four, opportunity knocks at my door
By knot of five, my business thrives
By knot of six, this spell is fixed
By knot of seven, success is given
By knot of eight, increase is great
By knot of nine, these things are mine

Create a circle with the coins around the green candle

Light the candle and chant 3 times:

Money flow, money grow, money shine, money mine!

Sprinkle the bag or cloth with cinnamon and collect the coins and place them inside. While chanting:

Bring me money 3 x 3

Close your Magick circle

Keep the pouch or cloth with you for awhile