I'd like to post a spell that I cast over 4 years ago that resulted in my current relationship (which is still going strong I might add). Sure, we've had our ups and downs and have even broken up once or twice due to disagreements, etc. (can't really say I'm the easiest person to love). But throughout all this time, we have each grown together and I know that we will be together for some time to come. It all started with a love spell, which I'll share with you now.
I had been out of my previous relationship (a 2nd marriage) for over a year, and had finally gotten to the point where I felt comfortable moving on. But I'd been out of the dating scene for a while and didn't want to end up in a bad situation, so I though I'd try a love spell to find a new girlfriend.
At the time, I was experimenting with using Tarot cards as magickal focusing aids, having read the book on the subject by Donald Tyson. I knew that each Tarot card is simply a snapshot of various human psychological patterns, and that it is said that each of the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types can be mapped to one of the Court cards respectively. What better tool for communicating with the universe exactly what one wants in a mate could there be, if true?
So, I sat down for about 20 minutes and listed all of the traits I'd want in my new companion, making sure that none of the negative traits which I'd found in my 2nd wife were on the list, but listing a few of her more endearing qualities. Then I matched that list to the typical interpretations for each of the court cards, until I found the most likely card to represent my new companion's most dominant personality characteristics. For our purposes, we'll say that the card I chose was the Queen of Cups.
Then I created a paper talisman in Microsoft Word which contained an image of the Queen of Cups card, along with other cards such as the 2 of Cups (or maybe it was the Lovers card, it's been a while can't remember which), and one other card in a triangular pattern, with my overall intention ("companion") written in Chaldean/Hebrew in the center of the triangle. It resembled this diagram.
|Tarot Talisman Diagram|
I prayed to the Goddess over this talisman to consecrate it, telling Her exactly what I wanted in a mate, and asking Her to extend Her divine influence over the manifestation of my intention. This was done on a Friday during the hour of Venus, during a waxing moon. I believe I "fed" this talisman with lit candles every day for a week to make sure it had enough energy, and then I simply forgot about it, and began approaching women who I found interesting.
Sure enough, eventually I began to chat with my soon-to-be girlfriend who I met online, and we decided that we'd meet. I met her out with her friends at a club, and we talked all night like we'd known each other for years. We made plans to go out together, just the two of us, met up and had a great time (which lasted well into the night I might add). The rest as they say is history.
After we decided that we'd date each other exclusively, I got curious and went back and checked to see exactly when I'd done my original spell and it turned out it was exactly 30 days from the date I'd cast the spell to the date when we went out on our first official date. Add to that, once I'd compared my natal chart to hers, I found that we were remarkably compatible astrologically, with all relevant natal planet placements (moon, ascendant, Mars, Venus) between us being entirely compatible, if not of the same element.
She wasn't even freaked out when I finally "came out of the broom closet" with her and showed her my altar, etc. She had been a Christian in her earlier life also, but had also fallen out with it and was looking for alternatives, but had no knowledge nor experience of magick. We've since done many spells together, and although I wouldn't call her a witch per se, she definitely knows enough magick now to be fairly formidable if she really wanted to be. She has also become very devoted to the Goddess, prays to her a lot, and even wears her pendant daily.
When I got onto the darker portions of my path, and began to establish relationships with the more infernal entities (especially those of the higher echelons), she got a bit concerned mainly because my personality changed somewhat, but she didn't say much until afterwards because she knew how important it was for me to do that. Since I've "rebalanced" my lighter and darker natures, she's obviously become more comfortable, but I'm truly glad she mostly "gets it", at least enough not to interfere out of fear. My inner work would be infinitely more difficult if I didn't have her to talk with, even though she doesn't always really "get" everything that I'm ranting about.
We almost never fight, are very compatible intellectually, and have many of the same goals or desires. We can still talk on the phone for hours, even after just having been together for 3 whole days. She also gets along with most of my family members, and both my mom and daughter just adore her. I get along with her family very well also, and her dad and I have even worked on commercial projects together. It has been this way from day one of our relationship, and she and I have both grown to rely on each other, and to trust each other explicitly.
I consider this simple spell, done so long ago, as one of my greatest magickal successes and I am truly grateful to the Goddess for answering my request. Hopefully, this post will inspire others to attempt the same type of spell for themselves if they are single and don't want to be, or if they'd want to try using the Tarot for other things than predicting the future.