Many years have gone by and the society has become more secure and modernized, the Midsummer spells continue. Even today, young women cast love spells in countryside nature to be successful in love and to predict who will be their future spouse.
Midsummer is celebrated in Finland on the weekend succeeding the 19th of June. The customs and traditions of Midsummer go way back centuries.
In the previous times, people celebrated the god of weather “Ukko” during Midsummer, hoping that they would get a good harvest and for fertility reasons.
Roll in dew
It is believed that if you roll around undressed in a wheat field, your future spouse will appear in your life within a year.
Dew is actually considered to have a healing effect and is believed that it makes you much prettier and healthier. Women also used to collect and press it in a bottle saving it for the years to come.
Put a spell on a field.
Search for a four-leafed clover at sunset. Hide the clover, right next to your bosom. When the clock strikes midnight, let your hair loose and run in the field and let your hair fly.
Roam around the field at least three times. When the person you love will eat bread which is made out of the wheat from that exact field, he will definitely fall in love with you.
Collect seven different flowers
Gather seven dissimilar types of flowers from as many fields as you can find. When going to bed at night, put the made bouquet below your pillow. It is said that the person you fancy will definitely appear in your dreams.
Flowers and plants play a significant role in Midsummer celebrations. Formerly, it was common to sprinkle tree leaves on the floors and work on building tree houses in the yards.
Even the cows were decorated for the sole purpose to secure a good year for the cattle and milk production to be used around the year.
Foresee from threads
On the exact day of Midsummer, visit a field of barley. Tie different colour of threads to sprouts being of the exact same length. Each colour of the thread depicts its own meaning.
For example, black colour usually indicates a feeling of grief and sorrow, red means passionate love. You can also choose and decide by yourself what the meaning of the color means to you.
The following morning, Visit the field again to see which one of the sprouts has fully-fledged grown the longest throughout the night. The colour of that particular thread will predict your destiny and future for the upcoming year.
Tie a bath whisk
Bath whisks are usually prepared for the Midsummer sauna. They are typically made out of birch as its fresh leaves are soft and have a charming and beautiful scent.
For your magic love spell, the Midsummer bath whisk should be prepared out of eight different kinds of trees and flowers.
Right after the sauna, toss the whisk on the top of the sauna. Climb up the rooftop and go after it and look where to the stem of the whisk points at. Wherever it points at is the particular direction from which your to-be husband will arrive.
Listen to the first sound
In the depth of the night, climb up and hike somewhere high – on a hill maybe, on top of a fell or a big rock where you are most probably alone. To a quiet place where it is much easier to listen to the sounds that come from the surroundings.
Your to-be husband who you long desire will definitely come from a very similar direction as the first sound of the morning comes and the birds chirping.
If you hear sounds of music, it means wedding bells! And that a wedding is approaching. If you hear the voice of a child crying, it is an indication of birth and a new life.