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Powerful Rituals for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. You know what that means…

Like it or not, the world turns its attention to love. People focus on making themselves more attractive, deepening their relationships, or attracting new partners.

Looking for some easy, powerful rituals to get you in the Valentine’s Day mood?

Here are a couple perfect for this holiday:

A Ritual for Self-Love

It’s often said that you cannot love someone else if you do not love yourself. What that actually means is if you don’t care about yourself, you’re more likely to attract partners who don’t care either.

Self-love is the foundation for a healthy relationship. What better time to practice self-love than Valentine’s Day?

Self Love Spell

For this spell, you will need:

  • Pink candle
  • Rose quartz
  • Oil (even olive oil is fine)

Dress the candle with oil. As you do this, think about what it is you are calling in for yourself. Place the candle on a fire-safe surface, with the rose quartz in front of it. Light the candle, and say…

Fire warm, and fire bright,
Warm my heart with love tonight.
Not love for others, but for me,
Show me the beauty I cannot see.

Sit in front of the candle, slow your breathing and relax. Take the rose quartz in your hands, and picture its energy connecting to your heart. Visualize yourself happy and at peace. When you are ready, snuff the candle. Keep the rose quartz beside your bed. Repeat this ritual whenever you feel your confidence dipping.

Love Spell

If you are single, Valentine’s Day can be challenging. Nobody likes to see happy couples everywhere if they are feeling lonely. But you can use the energy of this season to draw in a lover.

You will need:

  • Any tarot deck
  • Oil (even lie oil is fine)
  • Paper or parchment
  • A pen
  • A clear quartz crystal
  • Pink or red candle

This spell works by sympathetic magic, which relies on symbolism. First, look through the tarot deck for a symbol of love — The Lovers card or Two of Cups. Place that card in front of you.

Meditate on this card for a moment. What characteristics do you want your ideal lover have? Get specific. Use the pen and paper to make a list. Place the paper under the tarot card, and set the clear quartz on top of it. This allows the quartz to amplify the energy of your desires and send them out to the world.

Next, dress your candle with oil and write your name on the base. (I use a paperclip to carve my name in.) Place the candle in or on a fire-safe container.

Light the candle and say…

Perfect love, come and see.
Perfect love, be drawn to me.

Allow the candle to burn completely. (If you need to leave it unattended, snuff it and relight it when you come back.) Return the tarot card to the deck, save the quartz crystal, and bury the paper and candle remains near your front door.

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love of all types.

Whether you need more self-love, want a new lover, or need to enhance the passion between you and your partner, now is the best time to put these energies to work for you.

Need some supplies?

Check out these – all on sale too!

Love Potion Candle
Self Love Crystal Kit
Twin Flame Candle
Passion Candles
Love Spell Kits

How to Smudge

The art of smudging is ancient. It’s been practiced by tribes in the Americas, as part of Buddhist tradition, ancient Rome and Egypt, even in Celtic traditions in the time of the Tuatha de Danann.

Today, we think of burning sage as a way to banish negative energy, but there are so many more benefits than just a spiritual reset. Smudging can reduce stress and anxiety, help with sleep, purify the air, boost cognitive function, and, yes, bring in positive vibes and positive energy.

The ritual is simple enough, and if you’ve been wanting to start, you’re in luck.! Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Prep your space. Before you gather your tools or take a lighter to that bundle of sage, open the windows of the rooms you’ll be working in. Be mindful of your space and map your path, starting and ending at the front door. Allow clean air in and give the negative energy a path out.

Step 2: Gather your tools. Make sure you give yourself enough time. This ritual is not something to be rushed. Energy matters. Intention matters. What you bring will expand. Feel free to take a few minutes to meditate for a calm mind and a calm heart. As to the tools themselves, you’ll need:

  • Sage or palo santo
  • An abalone shell or fire safe dish
  • A feather

Step 3: Set an intention. What are you trying to release with this ritual? What are you looking to invite in? This is your intention. Use a mantra or a prayer to repeat while the sage burns. It can be as simple as “I release that which no longer serves me.” Or, it can be more specific.

Step 4: Spark it up. With a candle or match, light the sage. Let it burn for 10 to 20 seconds then gently blow it out. The sage will glow and smoulder as it releases a thick smoke. Using the feather, wave the smoke throughout the room, including the corners and high spots. Don’t forget closets.

Step 5. Room by room. Move clockwise through each room, repeating your mantra. If you come to a set of stairs, go up or down and keep moving clockwise.

Step 6. Show them the door. Make your way to the front door and wave the last of the smoke out. Repeat the mantra or prayer one last time. Visualize your entire home or space filled with light.

Step 7. Closing ceremony. Extinguish the sage by pressing the burning tip firmly into a shell or fire safe dish. Repeat your intention and close out the ritual with a prayer of protection. Do not use water to put out the embers. Not only will this ruin the tip, the sage will be harder to light when you next use it. The shell is a good place to keep the remainder of your sage until your next smudging.

Everything you need for your first smudge — or your next — can be found in the Magic Shoppe. The tools are available separately, or get them all in a kit — and save even more.

You know what to do…

– B