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A May Day Spell for Beauty
One of the time-honored methods of improving physical beauty in Scotland and England was to gather morning dew on May Day and apply it to the skin. To adapt this idea using a more spiritual tone, try mixing a little catnip tea with this dew. Anoint yourself thrice over the heart with it, saying, "Loveliness within, loveliness without, let beauty shine, remove all doubt."
If May Day dew is not available, use rain or dew drops collected on the third or twenty-first day of any month. To gather dew, drape a fine linen or cotton cloth over a few plants at nightfall. Just after dawn the next day, wring out the fabric into a clean container. Refrigerate this, otherwise the water will quickly become stagnant and unusable for magic.
Internalizing the spirit of beauty. Grace under pressure. Poise and presence. Self-confidence.
May Day. Beneath a full moon. When the moon is in Leo or Virgo. Fridays, especially during November.
From a religious standpoint, spells are a means of communicating with deity.
They are prayers to the God and Goddess, to the One, to Spirit, or whatever
form deity takes to each person. From a practical standpoint, spells are a
proven way to manipulate psychic energy to work for specific purposes as
outlined in the details of the particular spell. Like recipes, they are exchanged
and altered to suit the taste of each person who utilizes them. They are
colored by the personalities of the people who work them. Spells can take
many forms; some spells are simply thoughts and meditations. Other magic
spells, like the ones provided here, have many ingredients in them that allow
the practitioner to ease into the mindset of the spell and focus energy on the
desired outcome. The magic of the spell is enhanced and supported by the
physical actions taken, words spoken, herbs carried, incense burned, candles
lit, and many other methods used by Witches to reinforce their Wills.
The stereotype of Witches cursing or hexing people evolved out of fear of
the unknown, and the negative connotations associated with spellcasting
have been perpetuated by religious groups and movies depicting Witches as
evil, devil worshiping, malevolent magic makers. Spells are not necessarily
"Good" or "Evil" in nature. Spells are what you make them! Don't be fooled
by the name of a spell: a "Love Spell" that forces the emotion on an unwilling
person is manipulative, and will surely backfire. The Karmic Rule applies:
spells worked with the permission of everyone involved and for the good of
all bring benefits, while spells of a manipulative nature bring the invested
intent into the life of the person who sought to cause the harm. Love spells,
while seemingly harmless, can actually bend the will of the target. How would
you feel if you were forced to do something against your Will? We advise
that you keep this in mind before attempting manipulative magic on anyone.