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.