Witchcraft for Beginners: Valentine’s Day Magical Correspondences

Witchcraft for Beginners: Magical Correspondences

Certain holidays are simply magical—and Valentine’s Day is one of them. For centuries, countless people have been pouring energy into this holiday, filling it with the energy of thoughts like love, romance and beauty. After a while, that becomes some powerful magic to tap into.

When crafting spells and rituals, choosing the right components can really help bring conducive energy to your working, and can act as a ‘mind trigger’ that pushes all the right buttons in your brain. While no list should be thought of as comprehensive or set in stone, it can be good to have a general idea, especially when you’re new to Witchcraft.

Here’s a list of magical correspondences for Valentine’s Day, should you choose to do something special.

Love Magic Correspondences

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Colors of Love!

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Colors

Colors have a profound impact on the psyche. In magic, they can really help with focus and getting into the ideal state of mind. There's no 'right' or 'wrong' color to use-- the important thing is to use the color that embodies your magical goal. Still, certain colors are embedded in the consciousness and have a universal meaning.

Choose one or more of these colors for your altar cloth, candle, fabrics, pouches, jars, inks, or any items you might be using for a ritual.

  • Blue: The color most closely associated with the Element of Water, the sacred Element that rules over emotions. Blue is an excellent color when seeking to bring peace and harmony into a relationship, or when looking to foster the emotional connection.
  • Green: this color is associated with the heart chakra, which is basically the body's processing center for things like love and compassion. Great for when dealing with serious relationships, emotional intimacy, platonic love, or healing relationship problems.
  • Pink: Pink is a diluted color, thus dealing with the more subtle, passive expressions of love. It's the color best associated with innocent love: love found in friendship or family (platonic love), or innocent romance.
  • Red: the color associated with true passion. It's the color of the root chakra, which is located at your genitals. This is the body's processing center for sexuality and the sexual/carnal appetite. Use it for hot, sizzling, passionate love.
  • White: not really a color, but white generally deals with true love in its purest forms. In many cultures, it's the color associated with weddings. White, since it absorbs all colors, is the most suitable substitute for any color.




Rose Quartz:

The Chrysalis Stone Rose Quartz Puff Heart Worry Healing Stone
The Chrysalis Stone Rose Quartz Puff Heart Worry Healing Stone

Hands-down, I think this is the best crystal to wear or carry for any matters of love.

 

Crystals, Gems & Metals

All-Purpose Love:
agate, alexandrite, amethyst, beryl, emerald, garnet, jade, lapis lazuli, malachite, pearl, rose quartz, sapphire, sugilite, topaz, tourmaline, zircon

Attracting Love: amber, calcite, loadstone, rose quartz, rhodochrosite, tourmaline

Healing Love/from Love: amber, calcite, carnelian, copper, emerald, lapis lazuli, malachite, rhodocrosite, sunstone, turquoise

Romance: amethyst, aventurine, moonstone, rose quartz, turquoise,

Strengthening/Reinforcing Love: garnet, malachite, mother-of-pearl,

Sexual Energy: aventurine, calcite, rhodochrosite (also promotes pregnancy, so be careful!), ruby sunstone, zircon.

Deities Associated with Love or Sex

While I don't recommend picking Gods and Goddesses off a list the way you would order from a Chinese take-out menu, these deities listed below are generally associated with some aspect of love, sex, relationships, marriage or romance. If you work with any of these Gods or Goddesses, or if they are part of the pantheon you worship, you might consider seeking their aid to your workings.

If you are unfamiliar with a deity or their culture, I highly recommend doing research and connecting to that deity to form a relationship before beginning to ask them for help.

Deities Associated with Love or Sex

Name
Origins
Rules Over
Áine
Irish
Goddess of summer, wealth, sovereignty, love and fertility.
Aphrodite
Greek
Goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation.
Astarte/Istar
Mesopotamian/Assyrian
Goddess of fertility, sexuality, and war.
Astghik
Armenian
Goddess of love, maidenly beauty, and water sources
Baron Samedi
Haitian Vodou
Loa of the dead and sex.
Baron La Croix
Vodou
Loa of the dead and sexuality
Bastet/Bast
Egyptian
Goddess of protection, pleasure, the sun, moon and fertility.
Chuangmu
Chinese
Goddess of the bedchamber, and anything that might go on inside of it.
Cupid
Roman
God of Love
Dzydzilelya
Slavic
Goddess of love, marriage, sexuality and fertility.
The Erotes
Collection of Winged Greek Gods
The Erotes were all responsible for different aspects of love. The most well known would be Eros, God of lust, beauty, love and intercourse. Anteros is the God of requited love. Himeros is the God of uncontrollable desire. Pothos is the God of longing or yearning.
Freyja
Norse
Goddess of love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr, war, and death.
Freyr
Norse
sacral kingship, virility, prosperity, phallus & sexuality.
Hathor
Egyptian
Goddess of joy, feminine love, and motherhood.
Inanna
Sumerian
Goddess of love, fertility, and warfare.
Kamadeva
Hindu
God of human love or desire.
Kurupi
Guaraní
Spirit of Fertility
Lava
Slavic
Goddess of harmony, merriment, youth, love and beauty.
Oshun
Yoruba
Orisha of love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy.
Parvati
Hindu
goddess of love, fertility and devotion.
Peng Zu
Chinese
God/Saint of health and longevity, most notably sex/fertility treatments.
Prende
Albanian
Goddess of love.
Rati
Hindu
Goddess of love, carnal desire, lust, passion and sexual pleasure.
Siebog
Slavic
God of love and marriage.
Suadela
Roman
Goddess of persuasion, particularly in romance, seduction and love.
Tlazolteotl
Aztec
Goddess of purification, steam bath, midwives, filth, and a patroness of adulterers.
Tu Er Shen
Chinese
God who manages the love and sex between homosexual men.
Turan
Etruscan
Goddess of love, fertility and vitality.
Venus
Roman
Goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity and desire.
Xochiquetzal
Aztec
Goddess of fertility, beauty, and female sexual power, serving as a protector of young mothers and a patroness of pregnancy, childbirth, and the crafts practiced by women such as weaving and embroidery.
Xochipilli
Aztec
od of art, games, beauty, dance, flowers, and song.
Yue Lao
Chinese
God of od of marriage and love.
Živa
Slavic
Goddess of life and fertility.
Reference: Wikipedia.org

Invoke the Spirits of the Plants!

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Great Chant for Herbal Workings

Herbal Correspondences

The power of herbs has always been among one of my favorite things to draw on for magical workings. I keep a small but very serviceable herb garden in containers on my screen porch, and I use herbs for infusions, oils, brews and potions, incense, pouches, powders, crafts and even magical cooking. If you are into any form of kitchen witchery, herbs are a must!

This is a very general listing all manner of flora related to love. I recommend if anything catches your fancy, do your research.

Please keep in mind that not all of these herbs are suitable for consumption. Even common cooking herbs can be dangerous in excess when consumed. Do not take herbs internally without consulting a qualified herbalist, physician or pharmacist.

Herbal Correspondences to Love and Sex

agapanthus
comfrey
Mistletoe
almond
forget-me-not
narcissus
aloe
garlic
nutmeg
apple
goldenrod
pelargonium
basil
hawthorn
phlox
black cohosh
heliotrope
rose
calendula
honeysuckle
tomato
cardomom
lavender
vervain
chamomile
lemon
violet
cinnamon
mandrake
yarrow
coltsfoot
maple
 
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For More On Incense

The recipes to the left are all my own recipes that I've designed over the years. For more information on how to make raw incense-- the kind I prefer to work with -- please see my hub:

Wicca For Beginners: How to Make Incense


It gives you an overview of making and using raw incense: ingredients, how to measure, grind, and finally how to burn them safely and effectively.

My Favorite Incense Blend Recipes for Valentine's Day

For Love:

  • 2 parts lavender
  • 1 part sandalwood
  • 1/2 part lemon rind

For Romance:

  • 1 part copal
  • 1 part rose petals
  • 1 part jasmine
  • 1/2 part basil
  • 1/2 part sage

For Passion:

  • 1 part dragon's blood
  • 1 part cinnamon
  • 1 part powdered maple wood
  • few drops of apple blossom oil


An Indispensable Resource

The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews (Llewellyn's Practical Magick)

I think I'm on my 3rd or 4th copy of this... I either loan them out and never get them back, or wear them out so badly that the pages are falling out.

 

Mmmm... Sexy Foods

It turns me on just looking at it.
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Food & Drink

Aphrodisiacs: arugula, artichokes, avocados, bananas, cherries, chili peppers, chocolate, figs, green M&M's, honey, olive oil, oysters, pine nuts, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, strawberries, watermelon.

Beverages: red or pink wines, honey mead, hot chocolate (with whipped cream!), pomegranate juice, chamomile and rose tea.

Cooking with Herbs and Spices: basil, cinnamon, garlic, lemon, nutmeg, tomato.

Ideal Recipes: chocolate covered strawberries, cherry tart or pies, oyster dishes, pasta with pesto sauce, salads (particularly tomatoes) drizzled with olive oil dressings.

And don't forget the big, heart-shaped box of chocolate candies!

Love Meditation

Creatures Associated with Matters of Love

cats/felines
kissing fish
swans
love bugs
flamingos
cherubs
unidines
rabbits
stags
snakes/serpents
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Ask Queenmother 2 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Greetings Sage,

Great informative article with huge amounts of resources available on Valentine's day and how to focus the energy of natural elements to make an umforgetable Valentine's day love. Powerful corresponding charts to compare. Good job Sage!

Yours,

QueenMother


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WiccanSage 2 years ago Author

Thanks QueenMother, I appreciate your comment.


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WiccanSage 2 years ago Author

Good way of putting it, sweetsticky, lol. Sometimes I think our biggest problem is trying too hard instead of just letting nature take its course. Thanks for commenting!


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sweetstickyrainbo 2 years ago

How did that old song go: How can you lose with that stuff you use.

With this many love Gods all in one place, we can't miss!

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