How to Cast a Real-Life Love Spell just because you’re on lockdown doesn’t mean your love life has to be. Cupid is still open for business, and plenty of us are open to finding true love (or at least some fun Zoom dates). Simple love spells let the universe know that your ~green light~ is definitely ON.
Hear us out: Love spells aren’t about tricking someone into falling for you. They’re more like asking the universe to bring you something (well, someone) that you’re really happy to receive (and who’ll be happy to see you too). A spell is basically just a special way to ask for what you want. It consists of three steps: creating an intention, invoking it through a ritual, and putting that intention into action (like opening up those dating apps or texting your crush).
Friday is the best day to conduct love spells, because it’s ruled by Venus, the goddess of love. If you’re going to get really specific about timing, then the waxing or crescent Moon is also a good window of opportunity—the lunar energy at this time is positive, creative, and all about attracting newness into your life.
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- Salt and pepper shakers (or any two objects that make an obvious pair, like a set of bookends or your favorite shoes)
- Pink or red ribbon.
Ideally, this spell should be conducted on a New Moon. Pick one object to represent you and one to represent your dream lover. Take the ribbon and tie them together, leaving a good length in between.
Every morning, untie the ribbon, move the objects a bit closer together, and then retie the knots. Do this until they’re touching. Then leave them tied together for another seven days. By this time, you should have met bae.