Right about now, the ruby-colored jewel of the spring garden emerges: strawberries!
Yesterday, I tip-toed barefoot into the garden to find the vines heavy with gorgeous, juicy red fruit.
When I see them popping out, I automatically think, “Beltane is coming!”
I often think of Beltane as “our” Valentine’s Day, and an ideal time to cast beauty spells for attraction.
But this year, I decided to go with the closely related lust spell to enhance romantic feelings and encourage . . . recreational fun for lovers. *wink*
If you plan on celebrating Beltane “the old-fashioned way,” why not try enhancing your passion with a little kitchen magic?
For this spell, you will need:
*1 part cocoa powder
*1 part honey
*1 part water
*splash of vanilla extract
*pinch of cinnamon
*a small saucepan
In folk magic, the strawberry symbolizes passion, romance and fertility, making it the ideal ingredient for a love spell in the kitchen.
Grow your own strawberries for the best quality spell ingredient, but at least get your strawberries from a local farmer. Or, as a last resort, find organically grown strawberries in the supermarket.
Cocoa powder finds a place in traditional medicine almost anywhere it grows. Particularly, some indigenous healers use it as an aphrodisiac.
Its metaphysical properties share this energy. 🙂
Honey “sweetens” temperaments and softens hearts.
Okay! Let’s whip up a little passion potion to pair those little beauties with.
Combine cocoa powder, water and honey in a small sauce pan over medium heat, whisking constantly for 2-3 minutes and stirring in a clockwise motion.
In kitchen magic, the spoon or whisk equates with the wand. Take this opportunity to raise power and infuse your ingredients with the energy of your intentions. Try a simple, cutesy chant or “draw” symbols in the chocolate with a spoon and watch them disappear.
That’s a lot of powerful love ingredients in one little potion, but let’s add a couple more.
A splash of vanilla extract adds warmth to the heart and dispels any lingering or hidden resentment.
Finally, add a dash of ground cinnamon to “heat up” passion.
Bring your chocolate and strawberries into the bedroom. Or wherever. (A naughty picnic somewhere secluded? *wink, wink*)
How you eat the magic is up to you.