There's no better time to get in touch with your spooky side! White witch Helen Barrett provided us with some simple spells you can try out this Halloween.

Simple love spell

Curing a broken heart.

Curing a broken heart.

Try this love spell if you want to gain the love of someone special.

On a night of the full moon, walk to a spot beneath your beloved's bedroom window. Whisper his/her name three times to the night wind (el alder). It is believed that the night breeze has a guardian; this guardian is compassionate to mortal requests between 12.00 midnight and 1 am (the witching hour).

Attract good fortune



You will need a candle, some string, and a trinket. Light the candle and loop the string in through the trinket and tie it. Then start passing the trinket above the candle-flame while chanting: 

A candle flickers, This trinket I pass, Good energy and fortune come to me, Wealth, Knowledge, Influence, Energy, By good means come to me, Wealth, Knowledge, Influence, Energy, This trinket I pass into power, To attract, To me, Wealth, Knowledge, Influence, Energy, Come To Me!

Repeat that three times, then wear the "necklace" around your neck. The more you do this, the more powerful. Enjoy!

Beauty spell

This spell makes you prettier than you think, just follow the instruction below.

On a full moon, take a mirror and go outside. (If you can't then open a window but make sure the moon is reflected off the mirror.) Take a piece of a picture (hair, lips, eyes, whatever you are interested in changing), place it on the mirror, concentrate on it and say:

Moonshine, Starlight, let the wind carry your light, let your glow cover my body, and let your shine cover every eye.

Say it three times and concentrate on the part that you want to change. Then say:

Moonshine, Starlight, shape and mold my body, as a rose is granted beauty, let me blossom in your light, the light that brings me beauty, and grants me beauty three times three.

Say it three times and when you are finished light a candle (pink) or incense.

To get someone to call you



This spell will make the person of your choice call you.

Take a piece of parchment or fine quality writing paper and inscribe the name of the target. Write it in a circle twice, so the ends meet. As you do this, concentrate on the person's face and your desire that they call you. Then, while still concentrating, put a needle through the center of the circle created by the name. Place the charm by the phone.

The call will come within five minutes, five hours or five days, depending on how well the spell was cast and how much will power was used.

Have you tried out these spells? Let us know how they worked out in the comments section, below. 

Helen Barrett, the White Witch of the Isles from Cobh, is the leader of 3,500 Irish witches and wizards.

* Originally published in 2010.