Is there any truth in love magic? Or is it mere fun and fantasy? Love spells are cast by drawing runes on an object to give it magical powers; by binding wax or clay dolls of a love object to affect him or her magically; by reciting incantations; by performing rituals; by using magical herbs as amulets or potions; and by gazing at mirrors, murmuring the loved one’s name.
Hazelnut Love Spell
A girl might divine who her future husband was going to be by lining up hazelnuts in front of the fire, each of which represented one of the boys that was wooing her. She would then chant, “If you love me, pop and fly. If you hate me, burn and die.”
Water Love Spell
Another tradition from America instructs the curious girl to take a lamp and go out on the night of Hallowe’en to a spring of water and peering in she should see the reflection of her future husband.
Apple Love Spell
To find out who your future partner in life is going to be try this simple divination spell. Take an apple and peel its skin off in one long piece, saying,
I pare this apple round and again
My sweetheart’s name to flourish plain
I fling the pairing o’er my head
My sweetheart’s letter on the ground be read
The peel should then have landed in the shape of your true-love’s initial.
Pluck a dark red rose at midnight and place it under your pillow, whispering the name of the one you love. Happy Halloween!