You have met someone you desire. According to the Romanies this spell will ensure that he or she responds.
First, gather a fresh rose and two red candles, and find out the time of sunrise the next morning. Just before you go to sleep, place a red candle on each side of the rose.
The next morning at sunrise, take the rose outside or sit by an open window facing east, keeping the rose in front of you. Inhale the perfume and say aloud:
This red rose is for true love.
True love come to me.
Now go back indoors and put the rose in its original position. Light the candles, and imagine love burning in the heart of the one you long for. Keep the candles lit day and night until the rose fades. (If they are extinguished, the incantation will be broken.) When the rose is dead, pinch out the candles, and bury the rose.
~courtesy of The Good Spell Book
by Gillian Kemp
Although in Romany culture divorce is taboo, their marriages are not necessarily happier than most, and sometimes partners do go astray. But there is a spell that draws a partner home to his or her original ties. This spell is very basic, as down-to-earth as the Romanies themselves. It gets to the point and apparently works.
Choose a pair of your partner’s underwear and a pair of your own. Take two nutmegs, and write your partner’s full name on one and your own on the other. Bind the two nutmegs with a red cord (to symbolize passion). Wrap them in the underwear, and place them in a clean white envelope. Sleep with them under your pillow if your partner is away, or embed them in a drawer where you keep your favorite or most sensual clothes.
When an unwanted divorce appears likely, the Romanies advise the one who wants their partner to return to light a purple candle.
Pierce it with a pin from right to left, so that the pin tip emerges on the left side of the candle. Then take a pin with a blue head and pierce the candle from left to right. As you do so, focus on the point of the pin, and the idea of crossing the other person’s path. Leave the candle to burn and extinguish itself. Afterward, bury the pins.
Divorce is taboo among the Romanies, so this spell is used to heal a broken marriage. It requires little more than an apple, true love, and the sheer determination to keep the marriage intact.
The advantage of this spell is that a link is already been established. The marriage simply needs reinforcement or bridging.
Buy a perfect-looking apple. If it is summer or autumn, pluck an apple yourself; an apple right off the tree has more life force in it.
Cut the apple in half. Regard it as an auspicious omen if the seeds have not been severed with the knife, but don’t worry if they have.
On a piece of clean, unused white paper write the woman’s full name. Next to it, write the man’s.
Cut out the names, keeping the piece of paper they are on small enough to fit between the apple halves. Then place the paper with the names between the two halves and imagine the marriage being healed.
Skewer the apple halves together with two pins, inserting the pins diagonally from right to left and from left to right.
When you position the pins, send love to your partner and ask for the love to be reciprocated.
Romanies use their campfire to bake the apple. You could place your apple in your hearth or in the oven instead, and bake until the apple appears whole. If you can get your partner to eat some of the cooked apple, so much the better.
Whether or not you’re married, everyone will be happier if your partner’s mother loves you. You can win your mother-in-law over by sending your love to her.
Choose a Friday evening when the moon is waxing. Take a pink candle and write your wish around it. Your wish should come from the heart. It could be something as simple as:
“(Mother-in-law’s name), love me.”
Take a pin with a blue head, for healing, or a yellow head for enlightenment. Between the beginning and end of your message, pierce the candle with the pin so that its tip emerges on the other side of the candle.
Light the candle and imagine the light of the flame warming your mother-in-law’s heart. Leave the candle to burn down and extinguish itself, and salvage the pin.
Now have a tulip bulb ready, because tulips are said to heal rifts and reunite. Confirm your wish as you push the pin into the bulb. Then bury the bulb in a plant pot or garden. If it is the wrong season for planting, plant the bulb in a flower pot and care for it indoors. Your mother-in-law’s love for you will grow with the bulb.
Source: The Good Spell Book
Light a pink candle for love and a blue candle for healing on a Friday evening. Say the following incantation:
Please (name of person), do think again.
may the consequence heal my pain.
Grant my request to me and you’ll see,
The good in your heart set me free.
Snuff the candles out after casting your spell.
From: The Good Spell Book
Many gypsies carry amulets and talismans as good luck charms.
In gypsy lore an amulet is an item from nature that is either naturally, or artificially (through ritual), charged with magical power. A typical amulet would be a stone with a hole through it or a rabbit’s foot.
Talismans, on the other hand, are man made objects charged with magical power by the gypsy sorcerer. A typical talisman would be a piece of parchment or a coin, which has been inscribed with specific symbols, or words of power.
Amulets and talismans are usually carried on the gypsy’s person in a cloth or leather pouch, known as a “putsi” or “parik-til”. You might see a gypsy woman wearing a putsi hanging from a cord around her neck. To the non-gypsy this looks like nothing more than an accessory to her colorful dress, but in fact it would likely contain amulets and talismans, and other magical items.
There is no use buying or finding a good luck charm only to put it away and forget it. It should be kept close, in a purse or pocket, or worn around the neck, and it should be handled often, always with a feeling of happiness and hope.
The greater the certainty that the charm will bring good luck, the more effective it will be. If you look at your charm or good luck piece with skepticism, thinking “How can this bring me luck? I am never lucky.” then, of course it won’t work – how can it? The charge will soon fade and die.
From: Gypsy Magic by Patrinella Cooper
This spell creates a small, unbreakable variation of a magick mirror. It can be used to draw your heart’s desires to you. Because it utilizes a piece of amber, it is particularly potent when it comes to affairs of the heart. Here’s how it works:
Look at the full moon through a piece of amber, holding it in your left hand and focusing on all your heart’s desires. Place this under your pillow before you go to sleep.
When you awake, you will have a potent charm. Use it to draw those desires to you. Replenish its power by repeating the ritual at subsequent full moons.
From: Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
On a Thursday night, make a list of the qualities you desire in a romantic partner or visualize and name a specific person. Before you go to sleep that night, leave a piece of amber by your bed or under your pillow.
On Friday morning, first thing upon awakening, clutch the amber in your left hand, holding it close to your heart.
Close your eyes. Visualize your desire: make it as real and tangible as possible. Take as much time as you need.
Kiss the amber and wrap it up in a small piece of silk, wrapping or rolling toward you.
Keep this with you for seven days, carrying it by day, sleeping with it at night, beside your heart, between your breasts, wherever.
Repeat the process every morning. At the conclusion, you will have a highly charged love-drawing amulet.
Source: Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
There are many legends and the bible stories connected with the juniper. In a biblical story, Elijah was saved from king Ahab by sheltering under a juniper tree. A Brother’s Grimm story about a Juniper tree can be found here. Romanies say that any animal who seeks sanctuary from the hunter will be safe under a juniper tree.
Make a tea from the berries to cure nerves and indigestion. Allow about a dozen crushed berries per person, pour over them one and a half pints of boiling water and allow to draw for seven or eight minutes. Strain, and sweeten with honey.
The gypsies know juniper berries to have disinfectant qualities which are beneficial to the whole system. They rub their gums with them to promote healthy mouths- this was once an old remedy for scurvy.
More About Juniper
- Common Names: Juniper, Gin Berry
- Latin Name: Juniperus communis
- Parts Used: Leaves, twigs, and berries
- Cultivation: Juniper is a hardy shrub often used as a groundcover. Plant both male and female plants if you want berries.
Culinary Uses: Juniper is the primary flavoring in gin, but it has other culinary uses. Use a few bruised juniper berries in marinades, soups, and stews. Juniper combines well with parsley, fennel, bay, and garlic. Grill meats with a juniper branch or two on the coals; this will give the meat a rich flavor.
Magickal Uses: Juniper is used to protect against thieves, evil forces, accidents, animal attacks, ghosts, and sickness. Juniper burned as incense helps strengthen psychic powers.
Medicinal Uses: Use poultices of juniper to relieve rheumatic and arthritic pains, as well as ulcers and inflammations. Juniper is a diuretic, but it acts by irritating the kidneys, and there are other, safer means available.
Repeated use of juniper can cause kidney damage, convulsions, and personality changes. It should never be used by pregnant women.