Melting sidewalks, the scent of sunscreen, and the jingle of the ice cream truck. Is it just me, or do those it’s getting hot in here signs go hand in hand with love and lust? And again, is it just me, or is this the time of year when strangers start looking at one another with a delicious twinkle in their eye?
We all want more love in our lives: to have someone to cuddle, kiss, and discuss our most private thoughts with. One piece of finding love is learning to love ourselves first, and that’s where the daily practice of radical self love comes into play. But another chunk of the puzzle is about allowing love into our lives.
Here are some love rituals for each sign. And a quick note: Love spells—unless you have express permission from someone else—can be a bit of a karmic minefield. The best thing we can do is amplify our own love frequency, and watch (delightedly) as we attract new crushes.
All of the elements experience love differently. Read for both your sun and rising sign, and choose one ritual for each element to supercharge your love vibration!
Love Spells for: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
For earth babes, one of the best love rituals is to pot—and tend to—a plant! A plant is a perfect symbol for love, since just like love, plants require care, attention, and devotion. I’ve written before about how much I adore orchids; but honeysuckle, bamboo, basil, and lavender are all indoor plants that have powerful feng shui energy to help attract love. Amplify their power by tucking a note into the soil and declaring your intentions. Other ritual ideas include making your home a sanctuary (via feng shui and decluttering), regularly grounding your energy, and anointing yourself with essential oils to keep you present in your body.
Love Spells for: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Air signs are all about intellect, so one of the most powerful rituals for air signs to attract love is to write a love letter … to yourself. Seduce yourself with your words and get high on your own supply! Tuck it under your mattress for extra oomph. You can also try making your own incense and burning it with intention, spritzing your linen with an essential oil spray every time you change the sheets, and placing crystals around your bed.
Love Spells for: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
The best way to amp up your love juju? Sex magic! Think about what you want to magnetize or attract to you while you’re embroiled in the act of self-pleasure, and then, at the moment of orgasm, send that thought out into the universe with all the focus you can muster! You can also wear red, light candles with the intention of bringing in love, and use dance as a prayer and sacred practice.
Love Spells for: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Is it a surprise that the best love spells for water signs involve water? My top recommendation for water signs is to turn your daily bath or shower into a ritual of its own. Visualize the water washing any sadness or resentment off you, and picture those negative emotions swirling down the drain. You can also chant or recite affirmations while you’re in the tub! Other options include making a love-themed playlist, and doing self-love meditations. Crystals can also be helpful: My friend, The Voluptuous Witch, recommends charging a jug of water with rose quartz. Bottoms up!
Top image by Dorian Legret.
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