Banishing A Love Rival
By Edain McCoy
Dragon’s Blood Ink
This spell from New Orleans encourages a love rival to turn his or her attention elsewhere and is best done on Friday or Saturday night during a Waning or New Moon. Beginning after Sundown, gather some raw meat a little past its prime, something “broken,” some angelica, a garlic clove and a leek. Tie these items together in a cheesecloth bound by black thread. On the outside paint the letter “X” three times in dragon’s blood ink. Douse the entire charm know as a gris-gris in New Orleans in lime juice. Before dawn, take the charm to your rival’s home and toss it onto the lawn saying:
“By this spell, you must find a love that steals your heart and mind. Turn your heart from my love, and make a new start.”
The Maiden signifies youth, the excitement of the chase, and the newness of
life and magick. In human age she would be between puberty and her twenties. She does not have a mate. Her colors are soft & light, such white, soft pink, or light yellow.
Rituals using the Maiden:
* Any new beginning, or even the hopes and plans for new beginnings.
* When taking on a new job, or planning to apply for a new job.
* During the first steps of new ideas, whatever they are.
* Whenever you plan or begin a complete turn around in your life.
* Whenever you begin a new phase in your life.
* On moving, in to a new house or apartment.
* On entering a new school or going back to school after a delay in education.
* Any journey that is connected with anticipated changes. This can be anything.
* The beginning of a new relationship, love or friendship.
* Plans for getting pregnant.
* The birth of a child.
* The first menstruation for girls.
* Puberty on reaching the teens for boys.
The year is divided into four seasons;
The first season is of a frigid complexion, and this is Winter;
The second is of the complexion of Air, and this is Spring;
Then follows the third, which is Summer,
and is of the complexion of Fire;
Lastly, there is the fourth,
wherein fruits are matured, which is Autumn.
– The Turba Philosophorum, ca. 12 century.
The chill is on from near and far
In all the months that have an “R”.
The NEW MOON always rises at sunrise
And the FIRST QUARTER at noon.
The FULL MOON always rises at sunset
And the LAST QUARTER at midnight.
~The New Orleans Mistic
This spell is attributed in Marie Laveau.
- Draw a bath of warm water.
- Make an infusion by pouring boiling water over a dish containing one head of garlic (broken into cloves, but not peeled), one bunch of basil, one bunch of parsley and one bunch of sage.
- Let the infusion stand. Do not strain.
- Add eight ounces (about 250 ml) of geranium hydrosol.
- Stir in one teaspoon of saltpeter.
- The bathroom should be cleansed and fumigated.
- When you’ve ready get into the tub: either pour the entire dish of clearing materials over you or ladle it gradually. Then soak in the tub.
- Let the water out. Air-dry, let the water dry on you. Don’t worry about clearing up the tub for at least a hour, and preferably wait until the next day.
- Rub your body with Bay Rum