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Tomorrow, July 23rd, is the Last Quarter Moon. While most witches celebrate the full and new moons, powerful magic can be cast during the last quarter, when the waning moon is half full.
The last quarter is a good time to banish things from your life. This contrasts with the moon’s astrological correspondence this month. The last quarter will be in Taurus, a sign known for acquisitions of power and wealth. Taurus is also ruled by Venus, the plant of love. Taurus is an earth sign corresponding to emeralds, copper, roses and horned animals, like rams and bulls.
That may seem like a pretty random grouping of correspondences but a love banishing spell immediately can to mind:
Spell to Banish a Lover
By banish, witches do not mean kill, destroy, or send to an alternate universe (although that would be pretty fantastic.) Banishing, in the case of this spell, is the act of removing someone from your life. It basically works by untangling your lover’s life from yours so that you can both continue living happily, but separately.
This is a great spell for people going through a breakup. It eliminates the stinging pain during that messy stage where you’re still talking on the phone but conversations end with silence where there used to be “I love you.” It will help heal your heart by soothing the emotional wounds. Know that every star in the sky is working on your behalf to keep your ex away and banish your pain. This should bring you comfort.
1 black pillar candle
Rose petals (The spell will be more powerful if you happen to have flowers that were given to you by your lover, even dried petals from an old bouquet.)
Light the black candle and think of all your emotional pain. Don’t be afraid to have a really ugly cry. Add your tears to the burning wax. Channel all of your anger and sadness into the candle, looking at the flame as you think about all that has happened with your lover. When you’ve finished crying, crush up the rose or flower petals and sprinkle them over the candle so that they burn in the flame and stick in the melting wax. Say:
“As the candle burns, as the moon wanes,
(Lover’s name) is banished, as is my pain.”
Burn until you go to sleep that night. Light the candle and sit in front of it at least every night for the next 7 days. Whenever you cry or feel angry, light the candle. Whenever you’re tempted to call or text your ex-lover, light the candle. The candle absorbs all of your pain and as it burns, that pain is dissolved into the universe. Bury any candle remnants outside, off your property. If you live in an apartment, dispose of the finished candle in a trashcan in a public park.
Why does this spell work?
It’s important to understand why a spell works. Witches see the world as a big spider’s web whose strands connect everything in nature. Everything means something. Everything has a history. Everything has a unique energy and thus a unique magical vibration. That’s not crazy new-age talk, that’s Grade 11 physics.
This spell will be done on Saturday, a day that corresponds to banishing, as does the moon phase and the color black.
Taurus, the sign the moon will be resting in, corresponds to sex and love because of its association with horned animals (horny, get it?) and the planet Venus, which obviously controls love.
Roses correspond to both Taurus and love.
Taurus by itself refers to acquisitions. This spells allows you to acquire power by banish love.