Love Divinations

Nutty Love Divination Spell

Irish women and girls check the loyalty and faithfulness of their lover by placing two nuts (one named after the lover and one with the girl’s name) on the bars of a fireplace grate. If a lover’s nut cracks or jumps, it means that he is unfaithful and will not be loyal to the girl. If a lover’s nut burns or catches fire, it shows that he has true love or respect for the girl. If the girl’s and the lover’s nut burn together, it means that they will get married.

Found at: I Love India

Yarrow Dream Divination

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Sew an ounce of Yarrow in a piece of flannel and place it under the pillow before going to bed. Repeat the following words, and you will receive a vision of your future husband or wife:

Thou pretty herb of Venus’ tree,
Thy true name it is Yarrow;
Now who my bosom friend must be,
Pray tell thou me tomorrow.”

From: A Modern Herbal

Yarroway Love Divination

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Yarrow, in the eastern counties of England, is termed Yarroway, and there is a curious mode of divination with its serrated leaf. The inside of the nose is tickled by the leaf while the following lines are spoken. If the operation causes the nose to bleed, it is a certain omen of success:

Yarroway, Yarroway, bear a white blow,
If my love love me, my nose will bleed now.”

Found in: A Modern Herbal

More Halloween Love Divinations

heart_carved_in_appleTo find, from a list of potential suitors, whom you are most likely to marry, on Halloween night take one crab apple to represent each suitor. Prick the initials of each candidate into the skin of the apple selected. Leave the apples undisturbed in a box for almost a year, until Old Michaelmas Day (Oct 11). The most perfectly formed initials reveal the answer.

Another (and much quicker) method is to take as many hazelnuts as you have prospective partners. Name each nut accordingly before placing them evenly in the front of the fire. The nut that pops the loudest and burns most brightly says it all.

From: The Good Spell Book

Halloween Luggie Spell

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In this popular Halloween divination spell, three dishes are taken. One is empty; one contains dirty water and the last one has clean water. These dishes are arranged on the hearth. People are blindfolded and taken to the dishes. They then dip their fingers into the dishes, one by one. Those who dip their fingers in clean water first will marry a virgin; those who dip in dirty water will marry a widow or widower, while those who find empty dish are destined to be a bachelor or a spinster.

Found at:  I Love India

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