Creeping shrubs or vines with evergreen leaves and juicy red berries which always make me think of Yule.
These little teeny berries of bright red goodness carry huge protective energy with them – they are a power punch against negative energy.
The cranberry doesn’t seem to have a huge record of magical correspondences, not that I have found but as it is a Mars plant then it seems to me that it would be good to use in communication workings and with its water and feminine energies it can work well in spell work for dealing with emotions.
Dried cranberries can be strung on a piece of twine or cord and made into a small wreath to hang over your doorways for protection; they also make good Yule tree decorations.
Cranberry Magical Properties:
Protection, emotions, communication
Ruling planet – Mars
Element – Water, Fire
Gender – Feminine
From A Kitchen Witch's World of Magic Food by Rachel Patterson