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Magical Food - Cherries




Cherry

(Prunus avium/cerasus)

A deciduous tree with absolutely beautiful blossom in spring followed by delicious cherries – P. avium is the sweet or wild cherry and P. cerasus is the sour cherry sometimes used in cooking.

The cherry has always seemed very feminine to me with the stone held inside the ‘womb’ of the actual fruit so it makes sense to me that it is a good fruit to use not only for love magic but also fertility.

Use the wood of the cherry tree, stones or the dried blossoms in love incense blends.

The stones have long been used for divination purposes, I can remember as a child doing the ‘tinker, tailor, soldier, spy rhyme with my cherry stones to see who I was going to marry…I don’t recall any of the stones ever saying ‘drummer’…

You can also use cherry juice as a substitute for blood in rituals or workings.

I also like to use cherry blossom or stones in magical workings for new beginnings drawing on the spring energy.

Cherry Magical Properties:

Love, fertility, divination, beginnings

Ruling planet – Venus

Element – Water, Air

Gender – Feminine




Taken from:

A Kitchen Witch's World of Magical Food by Rachel Patterson

Food is magical, not just because of the amazing tastes, flavours and aromas but also for the magical properties it holds. The magic starts with the choice of food to use, be added in whilst you are preparing and cooking then the magic unfolds as people enjoy your food. Dishes can be created for specific intents, moon phases, and rituals, to celebrate sabbats or just to bring the magic into your family meal. Many food ingredients can also be used very successfully in magical workings in the form of offerings, medicine pouches, witches bottles and poppets. Let's work magic into your cooking...



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