Many of us magical folk adore having celebrations all by ourselves. Indeed – whether you’re single or you’re geographically separated from your partner – there is absolutely no reason why you can’t have a fabulously magical Valentine’s day on your own.
Here are six ideas for how to do just that. Mix and match them as desired.
Perform Beauty Rituals
I love home spa time, don’t you? Manicures, pedicures, deep conditioning hair masques, facial steams, etc.? These types of activities are a way of honoring the divinity within you. To set the clear intention to honor and amplify your authentic spiritual radiance, initiate your beautification celebration by lighting an aromatherapy candle and invoking Archangel Jophiel: the angel of divine harmony and beauty.
Take Yourself Out to a New Age Bookstore
As a gesture of love toward yourself, decide to treat yourself to a brand new tarot deck, or quartz wand, or magic book. Or just tell yourself, “Here’s $100 to spend at The Mystic Unicorn! You deserve it. Go have fun.”
Bathe in Rose Petals
…It’s a cliche because it’s awesome! Roses are said to possess the highest vibration of any living thing, because they vibrate precisely at the frequency of love. So draw a warm or hot bath, sprinkle a generous amount of organic rose petals across the top, light some candles, and soak up all that love. Oh and maybe eat some chocolate…and drink wine!
This may sound more like a punishment than a celebration, but if you’re like me, it can actually be quite the treat…if you’re in the right mood, that is.
You see, our clothes closets have the potential to be a powerful hub of heart-centered self-care. After all, they’re the place where, every day, we have the opportunity to lovingly adorn our bodies and beings as the sacred altars they are in truth.
So if you feel so inspired, pull everything out of your closet. Everything.
Then clean throughly, with cleaning products that smell delicious. Also sweep or vacuum.
Next, clear the energy in your closet by smudging with sweet-smelling incense such as rose, vanilla, or sandalwood. You can follow up by misting it with an aromatherapy spray if you like.
Then take your time with each and every item you’ve pulled out of your closet. If you don’t love it, wear it, or need it, put it in the “donate” pile. If you do, place it back in your closet. As you do this with each item, establish order and harmony within…and by “within,” I mean within your closet, but also within yourself.
Altars are the new vision boards.
OK, that’s kind of inaccurate, since altars predate vision boards by literally thousands of years. What I mean is, altars are three-dimensional creative projects, where we honor the intersection of form and spirit, seen and unseen. An altar is essentially an artful arrangement of items on a flat surface, brought together with the clear intention to honor a particular quality of divinity. In this case, romantic love.
To create a love altar, you might start with a representation of a love/romance-related divinity, or pair of divinities. For example, you might choose Aphrodite, Lakshmi, Krishna and Radha, or the archetypal Lord and Lady. A statue is traditional, but even a small photo in a frame will work just as well. Then add things that possess the vibration of love and romance. Whatever feels right will do, but to give you some examples, you might choose fresh flowers such as roses or tuberose, crystals such as lepidolite or garnet, fruits such as strawberries or raspberries, treats such as chocolate or caramels, and incense such as vanilla or sandalwood. Oh, and at least one candle! Bonus altar tip: I love to drape my altars with white twinkle lights or warm white LED lights on copper wire.
Once your candle is lit and your altar feels alive, invoke the divinity/divinities portrayed on your altar, and lovingly indicate the offerings you’ve arrayed for him/her/them. From your heart, speak aloud the types of romantic conditions you’d like to call into your life. Do so with the strong sense that your desires will be granted, along with plenty of gratitude for that fact. Then express gratitude, perhaps by saying, “Thank you, thank you, thank you. Blessed be. And so it is.”
Even if you’re not a musician, everyone can be a poet. And what is the magical spiritual path, if not one big, granddaddy love affair with the Universe? Indeed, even romances with lifelong partners are but emanations of this primary cosmic dance of love. So take this opportunity to go to the Source of All Love, and write It a poem. Or a love song. Want some inspiration? Read the masters of writing love poems to the Universe: Rumi and Hafiz.