Oranges can be used in spells and magic as a waning sun symbol, a catalyst for creativity and to welcome prosperity into your life.
Check out these creative ideas for using oranges in your practice and make the most of your fresh produce!
Pile them on the Litha altar.
Valencia oranges in particular are associated with the high midsummer season, when they commonly come into harvest. Place a few on the Midsummer altar for a bright, natural adornment.
Include in creativity magic.
I love creativity spells, and there really aren’t enough of them.
Dried orange peel is a perfect addition to a creativity sachet.
For example, try combining dry orange peel and coffee grounds to break through writer’s block.
Use as a sun symbol.
Oranges are an obvious sun symbol. Use them in sun magick and solar rites.
Leave dried orange peel by the bathroom sink.
Or wherever you get ready in the morning. Oranges have an energizing effect. The bright hue and citrus flavor awakens the senses.
Use in spells for prosperity.
Associated with abundance, oranges make the perfect addition spells of monetary success.
Blend dried orange into ritual incense.
Orange peel blend well with a variety of other scents, particularly spicy ones.
For example, oranges can be combined with cinnamon, allspice, and ginger.
Decide on a theme for your sachet or incense, and experiment with one of orange’s compatible fragrances.
As a libation or as a substitute for ale.
During the solar holidays, use orange, fill your chalice with orange juice to welcome the sun back at Yule, or bid him farewell on Midsummer.
Use for ritual cleansing.
Combine a few drops of orange essential oil with a natural alcohol base like vodka, put it in a spray bottle, and spritz it over the altar for a lovely energy cleansing.
Make orange marmalade from scratch.
Orange’s mood-lifting properties make it a natural choice for happiness spells.
Makes a perfect gift for a friend in need of a pick-me-up after a rough time!
Carve it like a Jack-O-Lantern
Oranges can be carved and used as natural candle holders on the altar.
Of course, a lot of people do this for Samhain, but I like to carve sun symbols and use them for the summer holidays.
This tutorial shows you how.
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