When we elevate a thought by infusing it with our magical intention, it transforms into energy. Spell-casting is the art of identifying, raising, and directing energy to actualize our intentions, and when it comes to matters of the heart, love spells are the perfect tool for inviting positivity and connection into our lives. (You may think of love spells as magic that compels a certain individual to harbor romantic feelings for you, but love spells shouldn’t be about commandeering someone else’s will — more on that in a bit.)
While some love spells are extremely complicated, calling for obscure ingredients and implementation at specific times, others are extremely straightforward. When the candle has burned completely, your spell has been cast. There are online resources and books that can help you identify which spells speak to your specific situation, as well as to your soul. But before you begin, it’s important to remember that there are some rules to follow. Here are some of the most important dos and don’ts of casting love spells.
Your magical intention is the foundation of any spell. Simply put, if you don’t believe your spell will work, it won’t. In order to make any change — not just within spell-casting, but in life at large — it is crucial to believe in your will. Every day, people change the world with their ideas. Your thoughts are always powerful forms of energy: Positive thoughts amplify abundance, while negative thoughts amplify scarcity. If you cast a spell you don’t believe you can manifest, you’re wasting your time.
2. DON’T: Create unrealistic expectations.
Yes, you can both believe in your spell-casting practice and manage your expectations of what it will yield. Unfortunately, love spells will neither transform a frog into a prince nor make your favorite celebrity crush fall in love with you. If you’re focusing your spell on a specific individual, you need to already have a strong connection with that person, and you shouldn’t attempt to transform who they are or how they feel; instead, focus on inviting more abundance and love into your relationship with them.
4. DON’T: Be vague.
Unlike your exes, the universe doesn’t play games: It gets right to the point, and so when you’re casting a love spell, your intentions need to be extremely specific. Remember, spells are simply conduits for energy, and if your spell is based on generalizations, your results will be imprecise. Are you seeking to let go of painful, lingering feelings for your ex? Make sure you know precisely what you want to achieve before beginning your spell.
There is no doubt that a photograph can make us feel connected to someone who isn’t with us. In fact, both primitive people and modern portrait photographers from Avedon to Penn have all ascribed to the belief that taking someone’s picture can capture the essence of who they truly are. Earlier in the article I touched on this under the heading of “How to cast a spell on someone,” when I mentioned how spells essentially operate on what’s called a “magical link,” with a photograph being a prime example. It will definitely help to focus your intent and make the love spell that much more effective.