Mix up these potions for every stage of your romantic relationship, with tarot reader Tarotbella
It’s that time of year when, whether we like it or not, we are cajoled to reassess, and hopefully celebrate, our love lives. Love hearts, roses and chocolates appear all around and we’re prompted to share a token of our affection with our loved one. For many, this is a happy and fun time to make a fuss of someone special, but that’s not always the case for everyone.
If you’re not where you want to be in love, don’t worry, you are not alone, and you have more control over your romantic destiny than it may sometimes feel. Here is a guide to five simple spells and rituals that you can perform to help create the right energy to get things moving, blooming or back on track.
There are no magic potions or enchantments that can fix things for you overnight and I’m not saying these spells will deliver that. However, the act of performing a spell or ritual has power in itself. It’s an overt, behavioural signal that you are open to change and you are looking for opportunities hereon in to activate that change. You might be surprised at the results.
If possible, try and schedule your romantic spell-casting to a Friday. This is the day of the week ruled over by Venus, the Goddess of Love herself, so her watchful eye will help guide you and super-boost your powers.
Happy spell-casting, and may Venus bless your efforts!
Entice a new lover
• A salt and pepper shaker (or any two items that live as a pair, like shoes, gloves or book ends)
• 1m strip of, ideally pink or red, ribbon
Take your two items and name one of them for yourself and the other as your ‘future dream lover’. Tie them together with the ribbon, leaving a good distance between them, and place them in a sunny spot. Each morning, untie the ribbon and move the items a little closer, before re-tying the knots. Eventually the items will touch each other. Leave them like that for another seven days and by this time a new love should be on the scene.
Charm your chosen lover
• Your lover’s crystal according to their zodiac, below:
Aries — ruby
Taurus — emerald
Gemini — citrine
Cancer — moonstone
Leo — tiger’s eye
Virgo — peridot
Libra — blue sapphire
Scorpio — obsidian
Sagittarius — turquoise
Capricorn — garnet
Aquarius — amber
Pisces — amethyst
If you have an object of desire and you know their birthday then you can use crystal energy to help attract their attention simply by wearing or carrying around their birthstone. If you’re connected online, perhaps keep the birthstone in your phone wallet or next to your laptop. This will draw them into your company or virtual presence, at which point you can use your own inestimable powers of allure and flirtation to seal the deal!
Make him call
We all know that awful feeling of waiting for a response that never comes. Well, hurry it up with this super-fast charm.
• A candle (red, ideally)
• Two silver pins
Stick two pins through the middle of the candle, whilst concentrating on your lover. Repeat their name and focus.
Help love blossom and bloom
• A new plant pot
• A bulb — onion, daffodil, crocus…whatever you can rustle up
Write or scratch the name of your new love on the base of the bulb and plant it in the new plant pot. Place the pot on the window sill, facing the direction your love lives (if you can fathom that out). Or, place a photo of your love next to the plant pot. Each morning and night-time, repeat your lover’s name over the bulb and your desire for this love to grow. As the plant starts to sprout, so too should your relationship. If your intention and willpower to keep on doing this waivers, then this is a sign that this relationship might not be the one for you.
Turn up the heat
If the chemistry has been waning, try these passion-boosting tricks.
Gather up any or all of the following:
• Shells or shell jewellery
• Sunset or oceanic coloured tulle, whatever you can rustle up
• Pink lipstick and blusher
Wear any or all of the above Venus-linked items to increase your arousal and sensuality. Venus is the ultimate love goddess, birthed from sea foam, who spent her days being tended to, indulged and adored. Be more like Venus and your relationship will respond and rise to the selflove and desire you exhibit. Open your heart to this goddess archetype and invite her loving, nurturing, sexual and passionate energy inside. Your partner will respond.
Tarotbella has read the Tarot for over 25 years. Book a personal reading with her, which comes as a beautifully illustrated brochure, at tarotbella.etsy.com or follow her on facebook.com/mytarotbella or on Instagram @mytarotbella