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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall... Who's the Fairest of them all?
They say that Beauty is only skin deep... but those of us who are Vain say different. We want to be Beautiful inside and out and there is nothing wrong with looking your Best!
On a full moon, take a mirror and go outside
(if ya can't then open a window, make sure the moon is reflected on the mirror)
take a piece of a picture (hair, lips, eyes, whatever you are interested in changing)
place it on the mirror and concentrate on it and say...
let the wind carry your light,
let your glow cover my body,
and let your shine cover every eye."
Say it 3 times and concentrate on the part that you want to change, Then say...
shape and mold my body,
as a rose is granted beauty,
let me blossom in your light,
the light that brings me beauty,
and grant me beauty three times three"
Say it 3 times and when you are finished light a candle (pink) or incense.
SPELL TO LOOK MAGNIFICENT...
apples, snow peas, avocado, and cherries.
(note: for romance: red apple;
for a job interview or to make others envious, a green apple;
in the arts or to make an impression in public; gold apple)
Cut an apple in half horizontally and you should see the star.
Visualize yourself glowing like a star.
Eat half the apple, and give the rest of it as an offering,
outdoors under a tree. Peel the skin off the avocado.
Imagine your negative traits peeling off of you,
including any negativity your mind has towards any part of yourself.
Slice the fruit into 7 pieces, and remove the pit.
Mash the slices into a paste, and use as a face mask.
Visualize all your blemishes disappearing.
Now take seven snow peas in your right hand, and 7 cherries in your left.
Eat them alternately. Left hand rules the subconcious, unseen world,
and the right hand rules the concious seen world,
thus you are making yourself beautiful inside and out.
Do this 1-3 days before you intend to strut your stuff.
FOR BEAUTY AND YOUTH...
Rosemary and Sunflower Oils
Paper and Fountainpen with Red Ink
Sprig of Rosemary
Glass of Springwater
Dilute five dros of rosemary into one oz. of sunflower oil.
Massage into hair. Close eyes and inhale the scent.
Write name on paper with red ink,
then dip sprig of rosemary into spring water and chant...
"Dew of the sea, enhance my charms,
bring love and friendship into my arms."
Place paper in spring water, and remove when ink is faded.
Wash the oil out of hair, using the spring water as the final rinse.
Wear the sprig of rosemary for the rest of the day.
Use this whenever you feel the need.
SPELLS FOR LONGEVITY...
dried apricots, apples, sunflower seeds, pears, olives, and beets.
Work apricots into your diet. Dried apricots and apricot juice
can be effective in preventing premature heart attacks,
raising vital mineral levels, and blocking formations of certain cancers.
Antioxidants in olives can help prevent cancer.
The rest of the foods are helpful in evoking long, healthy lives.
Count out 120 sunflower seeds, and eat them at sunrise.
When you eat pears or olives, imagine yourself endowed
with the longevity of the trees that bore the fruit.
See yourself as the tree, and visualize dropping seeds.
This way you bless not only yourself, but your offspring to a long life.
Rub olive or apricot oil into an apple, bite it,
and visualize yourself as healthy into old age.
Drink beet and apple juice, and visualize them
revitalizing every cell in your body.
You will need the following:
1 rose quartz
six rose petals
bottle of witch hazel
Look at yout face in a mirror and all of its flaws.
Visualise your face changing into the face you want and desire.
Rub the rose quartz lightly over the problem areas and say the following:
"Stone of Beauty, Stone of Love,
Erase imperfection as I rub,
Bring to me the face I see,
As I will so mote it be!!!"
Open then the bottle of witch hazel and insert the rose quartz.
Take the six rose petals in your right hand and say...
"Venus, One of beauty rare.
I offer you these petals fair.
Bless them with your loveliness
and bring the beauty I request."
Rub the petals over any line, wrinkle, imperfection ect.
Then drop them in the witch hazel.
Cap the bottle tightly and give it six good shakes a day for a week.
At the end of the week, use it everyday as a toner after face washing.
As you apply it say...
"Imperfections, go away.
Beauty of Venus, come forth this day."
TO KEEP BEAUTY FROM FADING...
When all your face appears most fair,
When the comets and meteors gild your hair,
And in your eyes the moon and sun
Contest, surrender, and burn as one,
When ivory Venus smoothes your brow,
And Mars recurves your lips' red bow,
Make haste to utter this binding verse
And hold the stars on their kindest course...
"Figure of fire,
That shift and change,
Planets that move
By heaven's hinge,
Be siged and fixed
And close my image
Wthin thy sphere"
Measure a yard of golden string,
Loose from your fingers let it swing,
Then tie it in thirteen sturdy knots,
Hide it among your scents and pots.
For everlasting youth, this spell must be performed when the moon is full... Go outdoors and light one black candle. Take a chalice of water to which you add
salt, and two spoonsful of Vervain. Mix thoroughly and dip into this water a piece of
petrified wood. Pass the rock through the flame of the candle and chant...
"Candle, herb, rock, water, salt,
Hear me as my song is sung,
Age is not my hearts desire,
It is youth to which I aspire,
Candle, herb, rock, water, salt."
Repeat the ritual and chant seven times. As each chant is said, touch the rock in
turn to first one foot, one hand, one shoulder, crown of the head, and then down
the other side of the body to shoulder, hand and foot. When the spell is finished, take the rock immediately to the nearest river, beach or stream and throw it in..
Taken from "the modern herbal spellbook" by Anna Riva
Mix with milk and anoint the face, and "There is not a young Prince on earth who will not be charmed with thy beauty."
According to legend..