The month of February is charged with love and romantic energy. We have dedicated February to bringing you the best love rituals and advice we could find to make this your most romantic year ever…
~*Those Ol’ Gypsy Love Rituals*~
I have divided these spells & rituals into 3 different categories so that you may find what you are looking for quickly. At present these are all that are available. They’re From Bucklands Book entitled “Secrets Of Gypsy Love Magick”
I started with what I get asked for most. It seems everyone & I literally mean “everyone” has trouble finding/deciding on that perfect someone at some point in their life. After all, you are looking for your soulmate, your one true love! Nothing can be left to chance….
Which is why the Romani’s devised these Love Spells & Rituals… to help make things appear more clearly & to smooth the path to beautiful,intoxicating drive-you-mad love!
To Attract a Lover
This is when you have a lover but he or she is not as attentive as you would wish. You know they love you but…
Sit before a dying fire and gaze into it, clearing your mind of all but thoughts of your lover. Have a small basket of laurel leaves between your knees.Keeping your gaze fixed on the fire, dip your left hand into the basket, take out a handful of leaves, and toss them onto the fire. As they burst into flames, chant out loud the following:
“Laurel leaves that burn in the fire,
Draw unto me my heart’s desire.”
Wait until the flames have died down, then repeat the action. Do it a third time. Within 24 hours your lover will come to visit you.
To Make Yourself Known to Another
If you love another and they don’t seem to notice, then this can bring you to their attention.
You need to find their footprints in the earth. You then dig up this footprint (more correctly, the earth in which it is impressed). Take the earth to the nearest willow tree and, making a hole in the ground at its base, put the footprint earth into the hole, filling it over with the original dirt. As you are burying the footprint this way, say:
“Many earths on earth there be,
I make my love know unto thee.
For He is the flower and I the stem;
He the cock and I the hen.
Grow, grow willow tree!
Sorrow not for the likes of me
From then on you will find that the person you yearn for will indeed start to notice you.
Where it goes from there, of course, is up to you.
The Revealing Peel
To find if the one you love will become your spouse, do the following.
In the morning, as soon as you arise, peel a small lemon. Keep two equal pieces of the peel, each about the size of a half-dollar. Place the pieces with the insides together and the peel sides out, and put them in your right-hand pocket or in your purse. Leave them there all day.At night, when you undress for bed, take the peel from your pocket or purse and rub the legs of the bed with it. Then place both pieces of the peel under your pillow and lay down to sleep. If you dream of your love, then you will surely marry him/her
To Rid Yourself of an Unwanted Lover
Some people are wooed by persistent would-be lovers, those who won’t take no for an answer and who won’t leave them alone. This is the ideal spell for such a situation. It should be done during the waning cycle of the Moon – meaning, after the Full Moon and before the New Moon.
Have a roaring fire going, then go outside and pick up two handfuls of dry vervain leaves
(you can place them on the ground ahead of time, if necessary.) As you pick them up,shout out the name of the one you wish to be rid of. Turn and go into the house(or cross to the fire if this is all done out in the open) and fling leaves onto the fire with the words:
“Here is my pain;
Take it and soar.
Depart from me now
And offend me no more.”
Do this for three nights in a row. You will hear no more from the unwanted ones.
To open the way for one who loves you
The seeker should set a wineglass on the table. Then suspend a ring(traditionally the mothers wedding ring but any ring will do) from a length of silk ribbon. Holding the ribbon between thumb & forefinger,as a pendulum,with the elbow resting on the table ,let the ring hang in the mouth of the wineglass. Initially you should try and keep the ring still.
In a loud, clear voice call out your own name followed by the name of your would-be love. Repeat the name of your love twice more (3 times in all).
Then thinking of him/her allow the ring to swing until it “chinks” against the side of the wine glass once for each letter as you spell out their name.
Now take the ribbon and tie it about your neck ,allowing the ring to hang down on your chest over your heart. wear it for 3 weeks. Every Friday repeat the above ritual. By the end of the third week , if it is meant to be , then the loved one will come to you.
To find the initials of your future spouse
For this ,using the brightest red apple with the longest stem you can find (anywhere except off your own tree). Sit by the fire and hold the apple by the stem as you gently twist it. For each twist given, state a letter of the alphabet (in order). The letter stated as the stem breaks free from the apple is your spouses first initial.
Toss the stem into the fire. To get the last initial ,peel the apple skin off carefully in one long peel. If you mess up,you have to start again with a new apple, so be careful.
When done,take the peel in your left hand & toss it over your shoulder so that it lands on the ground behind you. Turn around and see what letter’s shape the peel has taken on in it’s fall. That is the first letter of your future spouses last name.
If the apple peel should break when thrown ,that means that it is going to be a stormy relationship/courtship and that there will most likely be more than one instance in which you will consider calling the whole thing off.
To view your future spouse
In a room on a table covered with a black cloth place a clear goblet of water which is filled to it’s brim. Next to the goblet ,on the left, burn a white candle. This should be the only light in the closed ,silent room. On the right, burn some appropriate incense such as Frankincense,Jasmine or Sandalwood.
Close your eyes and relax by taking a few nice deep breaths as you envison the faces of possible spouses in front of you. Keep your eyes closed as you repeat the following three times:
Scry,scry,scry for me
Bring the face that I must see.
Let me gaze on my future mate,
To know which lover will be my fate.”
Clear your mind of everything so that you are ready to accept whatever you see. When ready ,open your eyes and gaze down into the water and glimpse the face of who will become your spouse.
Is he/she the right one for me?.
Using a pendulum(at least 7 inches in length) & an article that connects you to him/her. (hankerchief,watch,ring,photograph,letter,article of clothing etc..)
Simply sit with the object in front of you and hold the pendulum over it. Hold the pendulum so that it is suspended about an inch or so above the object.
Concentrate your thoughts on the person in question. Is he/she the right one for you? Think of both their good and bad qualities.Then recite the following three times in all:
“Av,mi Romani mal
Pawdel dur chumbas
Av kitane mansa?”
As you say the verse,the pendulum will begin to swing . If it swings back and forth(towards and away from you) then the answer is “yes”,that person is right for you.
If it is swinging in a circular motion instead,then clockwise also means “yes”.
If swinging side to side or counter-clockwise than “no” they are not the one for you.
To bring out the love of another (Courage Spell)
This does not interefere with a persons free will. It only gives them the courage to state what is on their mind. It is for when you feel that they are in love with you but do not have the courage to act on their feelings. If it turns out that they do not actually love you as you thought ,no harm done as if that is the case,it will simply not work on them.
To be done at the same time for 7 Fridays in a row with it ending on the one closest to the beginning of a Full moon. (Not after,but before it is full.)
Take a pink household candle or taper and divide into 7 equal sections by marking it with 6 rings of equal size. As you light the candle ,call out the name of that who you think loves you. Then say:
“Gana be with me in all that I do.
Gana please bring me a love that is true.
Give him/her the strength to put into words
his/her feelings ,and sing like the song of the birds.”
Think about that person for a few moments. Envision them coming to you and declaring their love for you then repeat the chant. Keep doing this until the candle has burned down to the first line then pinch the cande out and put it away until the next friday.
On the last friday,keep chanting until the candle burns itself out.
To make one you love notice you
Find their footprint in the dirt. Dig up the earth that has been stepped upon. Take the earth to the nearest willow tree and making a hole in the ground at it’s base, put the footprint earth into the hole,filling it over with the original dirt. As you bury the footprint this way,say:
“Many earths on earth there be ,
I make my love known unto thee.
For he(she) is the flower & I the stem;
He (I) the cock & me(she) the hen
Grow, grow willow tree!
Sorrow not for the likes of me.
From then on you will find that the person that you yearn for will indeed start to notice you. Where it goes from there is up to you.
To make a lover more attentive
Sit before a dying fire & gaze into it, clearing your mind of all but thoughts of your lover.
Have a small basket of Laurel leaves between your knees. Keeping your gaze fixed on the fire ,dip your left hand into the basket,take out a handful of the leaves & toss them into the fire. As they burst into flame ,chant out loud the following:
“Laurel leaves that burn in the fire,
draw unto me my hearts desire”
Wait till the flames have died down ,then repeat the action. Do it a third time . It is said that within 24 hours your lover will come visit you.
To rid yourself of an unwanted admirer
To be done during the waning phase of the moon
Have a roaring fire going then go outside and pick up two handfuls of dry vervain leaves(you can place them on the ground ahead of time to stay accurate to the legend,if necessary).
As you pick them up shout out the name of the one you wish to be rid of . Turn and go into the house (or cross to the fire if this is all done out of doors.) and fling the leaves into the fire with the words:
“Here is my pain
take it and soar
Depart from me now
and offend me no more”
Do this for three nights in a row . You will hear no more from the unwanted one.
~*Romani Herbal Love Baths*~
Gypsies of earlier times were really not heavily into bathing but this was with good reason …
Being nomadic had it’s drawbacks & with any type of well-travelled person, it was found that there was a great appreciation of water when it was available. Since it was not always easy to come by ,it was used both sparingly and with discretion. It was thought that it best never to waste water on the body when it may be desperately needed for drinking later.
Despite all this, there were many times when a bath was a necessity rather than an extravagance and at these times ,it was not only taken but had to be taken in a certain manner…an herbal bath to promote affairs of the heart, for instance.
Romani women have been long known for their time-honored recipes for herbal baths, They were especially concocted for those times when it was really important: to attract a love, to seal a lovers contract, to repair a damaged love etc…
Here are some examples to try for yourself.ENJOY!
Bath Recipe #1
Into your bath water or in a small muslin tea or herb bag drop Rose Petals and Jasmine Flowers, a small number of Mint Leaves & some Comfrey Root.
Let them steep for at least five minutes or place bag under running water as the tub fills, then you can either get into the bath immediately or pull the ingredients out first and then get in(if you did not use a bag).
Most Romani’s leave the herbs and flowers in with them.
Bath Recipe #2
Rosemary and Carnation Petals in equal parts plus half the amount of Lavender. Add a sprinkling of Rose Fennel and Thyme.
Bath Recipe #3
Mint, Lavender & Marjoram steeped together first on the stove for at least five minutes. Then add a sprinkling of Rose Petals and pinch of Basil.
Bath Recipe #4
Prepare a pot of herbal tea containing one teaspoon each of Rosemary, Valerian, Vervain, Mint, and Cinnamon beforehand. Let it steep for about ten minutes, then pour into the bath water.
Sprinkle on top about a half teaspoonful of Lovage (dried and powdered).
Bath Recipe #5
Simmer a quarter cup of Lavender and a quarter cup of Rose Petals in a quart of water for 15 minutes, then add to your bath water.
Bath Recipe #6
Simmer a quarter cup of Hops and a quarter cup of Marjoram in a quart of water for 20 minutes, then add to your bath.
Bath Recipe #7
Simmer a quarter cup of Peppermint and a quarter cup of Linden Flowers in a quart of water for 15 minutes, then add to your bath water.
Generally, the above can be done with either fresh flowers/herbs or dried ones. While soaking in your bath, you should concentrate on your desire, be it to bring love, heal a rift,consummate a union, incite passion etc….
Romani women are known as some of the most beautiful women in the world. How do they get that way? Were they all simply born beautiful? Many ,but not all…… And those who were not have some very closely guarded secrets to make it appear as though they were….I share these secrets with you now, just as Mr. Cunningham did with us….
1.To wash your face with dew every morning is believed to keep the complexion clear. Rain water also has been used, but these days of acid rain give pause for thought.
2. A Gypsy skin freshener is made up of one part malt vinegar (apple cider vinegar will do) to eight parts of water. This is also a good hair rinse.
3. A favorite Romani facial is a mixture of one egg with one tablespoon each of honey and milk. Beat together, this is applied to the face and neck and left on for a period of ten to fifteen minutes before being washed off with warm water followed by cold water.
1. If you have very dry hair, warm some olive oil and apply it to the hair. Work slowly over the head, working the oil in and being careful to especially cover the ends of the hair with oil. Then dip a towel in hot water, wring it out, and wrap it around your hair. When the towel has cooled, reheat it and wrap it around again. Do this for a total of an hour, then thoroughly shampoo the hair.
2. For men, a tea made from Wild Cherry Bark is thought to be an excellent hair tonic and hair restorer. A strong mixture worked into the scalp over a period of time is said to grow hair on a bald man.
3. A tea from sage is not only a good hair dressing, but will also bring back the hair’s natural color when it is starting to grey.
4. Some Romani women will take a lock of their hair and bury it at the foot of a Willow tree. This is said to promote luxuriant growth, making the hair glossy and attractive.
5. If you cut your hair at the New Moon, it will grow rapidly and richly. If you cut your hair in the waning cycle it will grow very slowly.
6. Many a Romani will never brush her hair in artificial light. She will either do it in the daylight or will sit outside and do it in the light of the Moon.