Litha & Midsummer Solstice Recipes
By the time of the Summer Solstice, there is an abundance of ripening fruits, vegetables and herbs to utilise for our Midsummer Craftwork. This spell contains common foods that are easy to come by- whether you grow them yourself, or purchase your ingredients from the local market.
I incorporated these specific ingredients for their magickal correspondences, symbolism, and uses- but feel free to substitute your own. Just make sure that you understand why you are using a particular ingredient- and that its symbolism makes sense to you.
Likewise, if one of my suggested ingredients doesn't jive with you magickal sensibilities- use what does. A Crafty Witch trusts her own intuition, and can usually find several uses for any object; and several objects for any use. Also, feel free to adapt the magickal purpose of this spell to suit your own needs.
For this particular Litha Abundance Fruit Salad Spell, I have chosen to work the spell for an Abundance of Love in my Life. This is in keeping with the Midsummer symbolism of the Marriage Of The God & Goddess, and the ripening pregnancy of the Goddess, after Her mating with the God at Beltane. Likewise, it corresponds to the season of summer- the peak of the agricultural year.
Abundance comes in many forms. You can easily work this spell to work for Financial Prosperity & Abundance; Abundance of Love or Friendship; Abundance & Success in Your Career; An Abundance Of Harmony in your Life & Home; An Abundance of Good Fortune for You & Your Family; the list is nearly endless. *
And, because there are so many possible fruits & ingredients to incorporate into a fruit salad, it is simply a matter of doing your Witchy homework to find one's that correspond to your current magickal need. Indeed, many of the ingredients in this particular spell recipe have countless other correspondencs and magickal uses. *
The ingredients in this salad are all sweet, summer fruits that speak to me of love and abundance; through their flavors and colors, shapes, textures and symbolism. (In order to edit this post for length- the magical uses and meanings for each ingredient are in a post of their own, following this one.) *
The golden yellow, orange and red fruits tie the ingredients in to this Midsummer Solstice Sabbat; and the green fruits are both representative of the abundance of growth in the Summertime; as well as sacred to Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty. *
You can choose to use any or all of these, or other fruits that hold symbolic meaning to your own magickal purposes.
Honeydew Melon * the empty rind can be used as a bowl to serve the fruit salad
Sweetened, Sredded Coconut
* 1/2 tspn (mix well throughout the fruit)
Honey *1-2Tbsp- enough to create a very light coating of the fruits. This will mix with their natural juices. * *Mix these next ingredients separately in a bowl* *
Vanilla *2-3 tspns- (to taste)
Cinnamon * 1-2 tspns (to taste)
Mint * can be used as a garnish; or finely chopped and mixed throughout the salad
~Wash, peel, slice & cut all of the fruits.
~As you prepare each ingredient, focus your energy on imbuing each with the energy of their desired purpose for your spell. Actually visualise the energy as a white, or appropriately colored light around the object. Then 'see' that light grow intensely bright, and then merge with the natural energy of the object. (This takes about 20-30 seconds for each.)
~Once all of your ingredients are prepared, and charged with their magickal intents; add the ingredients to the bowl, one at a time, in the order of the spell. (*Add only the fruits,honey & cinnamon at this point*) As you do this, chant the appropriate line of the spell for each ingredient.
Fruit of love, impart your essence to me
Bring into my life, that abundant love that I seek.
Rosy, red fruits, draw love, romance and passion to me.
Orange fruits of the Sun, create happiness, honesty and fidelity.
Yellow fruits, enhance clear & open communication, and mental clarity.
Green fruits of Venus, increase the feelings of beauty, love and sensuality.
Cinnamon: Brown, spice of the Sun, of passion and fire. Empower these fruits, to bring about the abundant love I desire
Honey: Sticky, sweet golden substance of the bees, impart to me happiness, partnership, and fertility.
Sweet, green herb of Venus, Goddess of Beauty and Love;
bring to me abundant love blessed by the Gods above.
~When all are added to the bowl, hold your hands over the bowl. Ask for the blessing of the God and Goddess (if you like); the energies of the Elements, the Earth, Sun (or if at night- the Moon & Stars) and the helpful energies of all beneficial Planetary alignments; as well as your chosen Otherworldly entities to assist you in this work.
~Focus on your desired outcome, and begin to rub your hands together briskly, while visualising the energy between them growing very strong. (This is the natural energy that comes from within you.) See this energy pour from your hands, and mingle itself with the natural, magickal energies inherent in each ingredient. Depending on your chosen path- you can also visualise the addition of the energies of the God & Goddess/ and any other Angels or Spirit Helpers. Finish this by visualising all energies absorb into the bowl of fruit.
~Set this finished fruit salad aside; while you make the fruit dip. ~Carefully fold the Vanilla and Cinnamon into the Cool Whip (being carefull not to overmix). ~This can then be folded into the fruit salad, as a dressing (*best if you plan to srve the salad within the hour...otherwise, save this step untill right before serving*); or can be served alongside of the salad, as a fruit dip. It is *delicious* both ways. This is a definite party pleaser- and people are sure to ask you for the fruit dip/dressing recipe!
~Serve this Abundance of Love Fruit Salad at your Midsummer Sabbat Celebration, or for any occasion.
Enjoy! ~Danae <(:o)