The Pumpkin-of-Passion Love Spell
To bring two people together in a romantic fashion, perform this amatory enchantment during the Venus hour on Halloween. Ancient occult tradition holds that the hours ruled by the planet Venus and under the influence of the Roman love Goddess after whom this planet is named are the ideal hours for casting love spells. They are also believed to be the appropriate times for brewing love potions (known as “philters” in ancient times), performing love divinations, and basically engaging in any form of magick relating to matters of the heart. The best time to perform these is during the planetary hours of Venus.
According to the ancient grimoire (textbook of magick) known as The Key of Solomon, the planetary hours of Venus for each day of the week are as follows:
SUNDAY: 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd hour from sunrise.
MONDAY: 6th, 13th, and 20th hour from sunrise.
TUESDAY: 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th hour from sunrise.
WEDNESDAY: 7th, 14th, and 21st hour from sunrise.
THURSDAY: 4th, 11th, and 18th hour from sunrise.
FRIDAY: 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd hour from sunrise.
SATURDAY: 5th, 12th, and 19th hour from sunrise.
Using a consecrated athalme, cut a lid in the top of a small pumpkin. Remove the lid and clean out the pumpkin. Then place inside of the pumpkin the following magickal ingredients: a heart-shaped piece of red wax upon which the names (written in runes—characters of ancient alphabets, particularly Teutonic, Scandinavian, and Anglo-Saxon) and astrological symbols of the two intended lovers have been inscribed, a lock of hair from each person at whom this spell is directed, a handful of red or pink rose petals (a plant associated with love magick), a seashell (a symbol sacred to the love Goddess Aphrodite), and a pinch of powdered orris root (a powerful ingredient of love spells).
Replace the lid on the top of the pumpkin, and enchant it by thrice reciting the following incantation over it:
EARTH BELOW AND MOON ABOVE, BRING TO LIFE THIS CHARM OF LOVE. WITH THY SECRET POWERS TRUE LET THE PANGS OF LOVE ENSUE. MOON ABOVE AND EARTH BELOW, I PRAY THEE YEARNING TO BESTOW UPON THE TWO WHO SHARE ONE HEART: LET NOW THE ENCHANTMENT START. SO MOTE IT BE!
Wrap the pumpkin in a piece of red satin and secretly bury it in the ground at night when the moon is shining bright. The pumpkin-of-passion love spell is now complete.
To reverse this spell, carefully dig up the heart-shaped piece of red wax and destroy it by casting it into a fire or into a pot of boiling water as you recite the original incantation backwards. Be sure to do this on a night when the moon is in a waning phase, for this is the appropriate time to reverse love spells and perform magick that brings things to an end.
If done correctly, the magickally inspired feelings of love between the two people whose names were inscribed upon the wax will immediately begin to subside.
Witch’s Halloween: A Complete Guide to the Magick, Incantations, Recipes, Spells, and Lore Gerina Dunwich