Full Moon Candle Magic Spell to Bring Back Lost Love
What You Need to Know:
Magic Spells to Return a Lost Love
Bring a lover back into your life, and give yourselves a second chance. This powerful spell using ancient candle magic may help you accomplish this goal. Candle magic is an ancient art, and one of the simplest forms of spell casting to learn. So if you’re new to Witchcraft, these spells are a good place to begin.
If you still have feelings for this person, it may not have been that the relationship was bad. It might have been bad timing, or bad circumstances surrounding you at the time. Either way, if you’re lonely and missing this person, it wouldn't hurt to try again and see if you can rekindle an old flame with candle magic.
Reunite with a Lost Love
Is This Spell Unethical or ‘Black Magic’?
Many people worry about the ethics of love spells—and you should be. Naturally, it’s wrong to try to manipulate a person for your own selfish desires. It would be wrong to try to force someone into emotional bondage and make them your own personal love slave.
But this spell does not mess with anyone’s feelings at all. It is designed to simply help old lovers cross paths again, so that you can see if the sparks still fly and let nature take its course. You’re not forcing anyone to do anything against his or her will; you’re simply trying to send energy out into the universe to open the way for a chance encounter.
Magic Doesn't Work This Way
Is This Love Spell Guaranteed to Work?
I'm not going to lie to you: no. Anyone who guarantees that a spell will work is conning you. Spells do work, but they don't always work and you can't guarantee it.
Seriously, how many things in life always work? Plans go awry sometimes. Things break down. Accidents happen. Stuff fails. Very few things in the world are fool-proof. A spell can fail for any number of reasons. If your concentration is interrupted, if you’re unskilled at raising energy, a spell can fail.
For the record—just because spells fail sometimes doesn't make Witchcraft any less real. My dishwasher fails sometimes. Sometimes I find bits of dried sludge on them, or sometimes it outright breaks down. That doesn't mean dishwashers don’t work or are a figment of our imagination.
If you don’t believe in magic, by all means, don’t bother doing it. You’ll never be able to work up the sincere energy you need to properly cast the spell. But if you do believe, don’t let failed spells discourage you. It’s all part of the learning process, and things going not as you expected sometimes is just part of life.
Keep in mind you might actually cross paths without knowing it—your ex might see you walking down the street and duck the other way to avoid you. Or your ex might come across your Facebook page and bypass it because he or she is happily engaged now. Just because you want to be reunited, doesn't mean your ex wants to be. So the spell might work, just not the way you had hoped.
If it doesn't work, you can repeat it if you like. But as I said, this spell isn't violating anyone’s free will— if your lost love doesn't want to be found, the spell is probably not going to work. So if you try it a couple of times, and nothing happens, you might want to give up— for now, at least (though you might revisit it in the future-- hope springs eternal).
What you Need for This Candle Spell
A clear space in a private area where your candles can be left undisturbed for nine days
One black* candle – pillar (no glass) or human-shaped
One white candle – pillar (no glass) or human shaped
One brown candle – taper, preferably
One small white candle – to use as a service taper
Candle holders – one for each candle
One 13-inch length of black ribbon, yarn or string
One 13-inch length of white ribbon, yarn or string
Candle Magic Preparation
If this is your first time doing candle magic, I recommend you read my article Witchcraft: Beginners Guide to Candle Magic before you get started. This will teach you the basic concepts, such as the all-important instructions on how to dress a candle.
Dress the black candle. The black candle should represent the woman/feminine person. Dress the candle keeping this person in mind.
- If you’re a woman trying to cross paths with a man, the black candle would represent you
- If you are a man trying to cross paths with a woman, the black candle would represent her
- If you are trying to cross paths with someone of the same sex, the black candle should represent the more passive/submissive person in the relationship
Dress the white candle. The white candle should represent the man/masculine person. Dress the candle keeping this person in mind.
- If you’re a woman trying to cross paths with a man, the white candle would represent him
- If you are a man trying to cross paths with a woman, the white candle would represent you
- If you are trying to cross paths with someone of the same sex, the white candle should represent the more active/aggressive person in the relationship
Dress the brown candle. The brown candle represents your reunion, so visualize your reunion as you dress it. Don’t visualize falling in love, don’t visualize romance or sex—just visualize running into each other or hearing from each other again, and how happy you would be at that moment.
You do not need to dress the small white candle, as it’s just a service taper (the candle you’ll use for convenience to light the other candles).
Place the candles in holders. Set up your working altar like this:
Bringing Your Consciousness Into the Moment
Casting the Candle Magic Spell:
The first night of the spell is best done 9 days before the full moon, so that the spell will end on the night of the full moon. It’s very important to do it each night in succession, preferably at the same time.
Relax yourself and let go of intrusive thoughts and emotions. Bring your consciousness into the moment.
Light the service taper.
Sit before your altar and visualize yourself seeing your lost love again. See the two of you as happy to see each other.
Take the service taper and light the candle that represents you in the relationship, then light the candle that represents your lost love. At this time, DO NOT light the brown candle.
As I am drawn to you, so you will be drawn to me.
Let our paths cross again, to see what is to be.
Repeat the charm so you say it a total of nine times.
Visualize the future reunion you desire for a few minutes more.
Extinguish the candles.
Nights Two through Eight:
Move the white candle forward a tiny bit, closer to the brown candle. Move the black candle to the left a tiny bit, closer to the brown candle.
Repeat the steps outlined in Night One.
Warning: don’t forget a night— or you’ll have to start all over the following month with new candles.
Clear your head, relax and light the service taper.
Move the black and white candles yet again toward the brown one so that the candles (or at least the candle holders) are touching.
Do your visualization.
Light the candles, saying the chant 9 times.
Take the lit black and white candles and use them together to light the brown candle, so that the two flames touch the brown wick at once. As you do this, say:
The wheels are in motion; the dye is now cast,
Our paths shall be crossed—united at last;
For the good of all, by the power of three times three
‘An it harm none, so mote it be!
Repeat the charm so you say it a total of 9 times.
Sit and visualize the reunion for as long as you can.
Allow the brown candle to burn down and go out its own (this is why it’s better to use a small taper for this purpose—so it won’t be burning for days). You can leave the black and white candles to go out on their own, or extinguish them.
Return the wax remnants of the black, brown and white candle to the earth by burying them in the ground or in a flower pot.
The spell should take effect within one moon cycle if all went well and if your lost love is open to seeing you again. I wish you well.