The Magickal Aspects of Cherry
When I think of Cherry, my taste buds jump with excitement. It’s the anticipation of the sweet delicious taste of juicy fresh Cherries. YUM!
Cherry is one of my absolute favorite foods. Packed with vitamins and nutrients, Cherries are probably one of the best fruits out there for every appetite. Now, I understand there are some out there who detest the flavor of Cherry. It’s okay… I will not judge you… Everyone is entitled to their opinion… I suppose.
Of course, I am joking. My husband hates cherries and most fruit for that matter. So, even those who hate such delicious flavors are still lovable people.
Since prehistoric times, sweet cherries have been indigenous to most of Europe, some of North Africa and Western Asia. The Pits of cherries have been found in settlements dating back to 2000BCE. By 800BCE their cultivation was found in Asia, and not long after, in Greece.
Cherries have flavored a variety of foods and treats from wine to candy, and offer us a bit of love when needed. Cherry has been used to attract and stimulate love for centuries. One tradition involves tying a strand of your hair to a cherry tree as it blossoms to attract love to you.
There are many more elaborate rituals out there for attracting love with the use of cherry, some require the drilling of cherry pits for many weeks. I like to stick with the methods that are more practical and of course, tasty! At the end of this post, I offer you a simple and elegant recipe for you and your love to share!
Highlights of Cherry
Magickal Aspects: Love & Divination
When in Season: Summer
Medicinal Properties: Promote healthy eyesight, Diuretic, Increases appetite, Anti-inflammatory. Drink tea infused with cherry to promote health and longevity.
Spell Work: Use Cherry to attract love and to conduct divinations.
Festivals, Observances, and Ritual: Cherry Blossom Festival
Culinary Use: Cherries are great when eaten raw, dried, baked, and made into jams/preserves. Cherries are especially nice with soft cheese.
As promised here is a very elegant and delicious recipe I love to make for parties and romantic dinners. I have made this often when we get together with other couples. It is a favorite that everyone seems to enjoy. Except for my husband of course…
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