It’s often said that “Wherever you may be it is your friends who make your world.” In this spirit I’d like to share some spells with you that are geared toward making and keeping friends. The friendships that I’ve had in my lifetime have helped sustain me through tough times and my friends have been there to help me enjoy the good times. If you feel the same way about friendship that I do, you’ll enjoy these spells.
This first spell is to bring new friends into your life. You’ll need a pink candle, some friendship oil and two silk ribbons (one pink, one white). You should do this ritual during the waxing moon or the full moon. Cast the circle and start the ritual as you normally would. Then anoint the pink candle with friendship oil. As you do this, you want to visualize the activities and feelings you’ll experience while you’re enjoying your new friendships.
You can also name some of the things that are important to you in friendship, like trustworthiness, kindness and respect. Light the candle and imagine the flame bursting forth as energy that will bring a friend your way.
As you watch the flame burn, take the two pieces of ribbon and weave them together. You can simply wind them together. As you do this, visualize yourself bringing that friend closer to you. In a way, you are doing a binding ritual similar to what you’d find in a handfasting ritual. You’re binding a friend to you to make them loyal to you. Keep in mind that you do not want to name a specific. Only bind the idea of a friend to you.
Once you have done this, tie the ribbon to the base of your candle as best as you can. The candle’s light is a beacon to bring friendship to you and another person. When this is done, you may wish to sit and meditate on the spell that you have just cast, sending your energies out to bring that perfect friend to you. Let your candle burn all the way out and release your circle, thanking the Goddess and the God.
The next spell I’d like to share with you is a spell for when there’s a disagreement between you and a friend. It’s less of a ritual and more of a little spell to work that will help smooth the waters between you. For this, you’ll just need a greeting card and some lavender. Simply rub the card with lavender before you send the card, and think about your intentions (forgiveness, happiness, etc). When the receiver gets the card, they’ll experience the emotion that you concentrated on.
If you get into a fight with your friend, this is a good spell to encourage forgiveness and to help them see your side. You need a pink candle (love) and a blue candle (healing). This should be completed on a Friday night. Cast the circle like you normally would and then light both candles in turn. Repeat the following:
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 out the candles after you cast the spell and consider your work done.
Sometimes, you have an enemy who you’d like to turn into a friend. This is my absolute favorite way to take care of a problem with a person. Instead of fighting about it, I’d rather be friends.
For this spell, you’ll need a picture or drawing of the person causing trouble in your life, as well as vanilla incense. Cast your circle and then light the incense. Hold the picture in your right hand and then pass it through the incense three times. Repeat the following:
Enemy, enemy, turn into a friend.
Let all ill will now come to an end.
Finish your ceremony by placing a flower of your choice over the picture and putting it in a safe place.
This spell is great if you need someone to contact you. It works well if you have lost touch with someone who once was important in your life. It’s not to be used to manipulate anyone (as with all types of spells that involve other people). It’s purpose is to make the path for communication more open.
You need to have a white candle anointed with sandalwood oil before you start your ritual. You’ll also need a picture or drawing of the person in question, as well as some sandalwood incense, and a small glass of salt and a glass of water.
Cast your circle as you normally would and then light the white candle and the incense. Place the picture or drawing on your altar and then put a couple of tablespoons of salt in your right hand. Hold your hand over the glass of water and then allow the salt to fall from your hand into the the glass of water. As you are doing so, repeat “Call me” three times.
Place the glass with the salted water on your altar and say “Get in touch with me.” Generally, you’ll get a call, e-mail or letter from the person by the time the water has evaporated.
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