Casting Instructions for ‘Retrieve a Friend or Love you Lost’
Do this outside on a sunny day.
Repeat the following (and admittedly rather lame) poem, adjusting or removing lines that do not apply to your situation. I personally wrote this for a friend, but I added some lines for those who are looking toward fixing things with someone more ”special.” Adjust as needed.
Dandelion, dressed in yellow
To me you will say hello
Dandelion, yellow and bright
You and I will never fight
Dandelion, bright and sweet
Speak with sugar when we meet
Dandelion, sweet and taking root
You will forget our dispute/ You will always think I’m cute
Dandelion, rooted and growing
Friendship/Love in your heart is finally showing
There’s Growth in your heart
We will have a new start
You will return to me
This is my will, so mote it be
Twist the dandelions together once with each line. If you have excess stem when you’re done, pluck it off. Hold the end with your toes (that’s what I did) and tie it at the top under the flowers and at the end of the stems so that it doesn’t fall apart.
Dig a shallow hole about as long as the flowers, and bury them with the petals peeking out of the hole. To represent freedom, tick the two feathers in the ground next to the flowers. While you’re doing this, it would be a good idea to chant something along the lines of ”free to be.”
Then you’re done. If you want, you can water the flowers. I always thought it was fun.
- 2 Dandelions with a relatively long stem
- 2 Pieces of string/thread/ribbon of the appropriate colour
- 2 Feathers (preferably that you find outside, if possible)