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.
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 awaken the senses.
Use in spells for prosperity. Associated with abundance, oranges make the perfect addition spells of monetary success.
Blend dried orange into ritual incenses. Oranges can be combined with a variety of other scents, particularly spicy ones like cinnamon, allspice and ginger, or florals like lavender. Decide on a theme for your sachet or incense, and experiment with one of orange’s compatible fragrances.
During the solar holidays, use orange as libation or as a substitute for ale. 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. For the kitchen witch, make some orange marmalade from scratch and bless it for joy. Orange’s mood-lifting properties make it a natural anti-depressant. 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 and use it as a natural candle holder for the altar. A lot of people do this for Samhain, but I like to carve sun symbols and use for the summer holidays. This tutorial shows you how.
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