The Sun warms the Earth, greens it, lights it, and colors it. During the season of Summer the bounty of our planet is in full bloom. This is a time most of us experience robust living. It can also be a pretty intense time in our love lives.
Fire is related Summer, mid-day, South, the color red and triangle shapes. Deserts, volcanoes, athletic, fields, fireplaces, ovens and the bedrooms intensify fire magic. Fire tools include knives, censers, candles, lamps and lighters. Rituals to honor the Sun, light, heat, fire are appropriate. For fire spells, burn objects or pass through flame or smoke.
A love altar is a sacred space set aside to honor the gods and goddess of love. It is also a special place to work your love magic. Love Altars can be created out of a tabletop, a nightstand, even a kitchen counter. Traditional witches include an image of gods and goddess on their altars, as well as a representation of the four elements: earth, wind, fire, and water. Some witches have beautiful statues of Venus of Wilendorf or Venus de Milo on their altars. Some witches use seashells to represent the goddess and a pinecone to represent the god. You can be creative and choose an image that represents the divine ruler of love to you. The element of earth is usually represented by salt. For a love altar, rose buds or any love herb to attract love might be a better choice. Air is symbolized by incense. You may use a feather to bring swiftness in love. The fire element is fulfilled through a candle. Pink and red are best for love. Water is placed in a bowl upon the altar. For love altars rosewater, spring water, or a dish of honey are all best choices.
A bell is another common object found upon the altar. I have a copper bell in the shape of an apple on my love altar. I ring it every time I need to speak to the goddess about matters of love. Any romantic image or token from a lover (a letter, a photo, a ring, and so forth) can also be placed upon the altar. You can create a small love altar on the edge of the tub while you take a magical bath. Just place a seashell, a feather, a red votive candle, and an apple or a rosebud on the ledge.
* be sure to place the picture of a living person on the altar opposite side of any burning candles to attract good luck.
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