By Mark Piatt
Updated on November 29, 2023
This fruit has been a powerful tool in various cultures and traditions to enhance romantic relationships, attract love, and even predict one’s romantic future.
Apples are seen as symbols of love, fidelity, fertility, marriage, sexuality, beauty, vanity, wisdom, and immortality.
In this article, I will explore the fascinating world of how apples are used in love magick and rituals.
If you are interested in using other herbs in love spells and rituals, please check out my article “Top 21 Herbs Used For Love Magic and Rituals“.
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Symbolism and associations with apples in love spells and rituals used in witchcraft and other traditions
The metaphysical association between apples and love dates back to ancient mythology, where they were often linked to goddesses of love and fertility, such as Aphrodite in Greek mythology and Venus in Roman mythology.
In ancient Greek and Roman mythologies, the golden apple is a recurring theme.
For instance, in one Greek tale, a golden apple inscribed “to the most beautiful goddess” leads to a dispute among deities.
In Roman culture, apples were so significant that a goddess, Pomona, was believed to preside over them.
Pomona, a virginal nymph of the woods, ensured a bountiful apple harvest annually with her consort, the personification of Autumn, Vertumnus
Other deities that apples are associated with include Hara, Gaia, and Rhiannon.
Love spells and potions that include apples
Apple love binding spell
Apples can be used in spells to bind love between two lovers.
As an example, the following spell is designed to strengthen the bond between two individuals in a loving relationship. It’s often performed during a waxing moon, symbolizing the growth of love.
Carve the initials of the person you desire into an apple
Some love spells involve carving the initials of the person you desire into an apple, and then burying it to symbolize the growth of love between you and that person.
Stick the name of a future lover inside an apple and bury it
One common apple love spell involves writing your name and the name of your beloved one on a piece of paper, placing it inside an apple, and burying the apple in the ground.
As the apple decomposes, it is believed that your love will grow stronger and deeper.
Inscribe the name of an angel on an apple and then eat the apple
This practice was believed to kindle love in the person who consumed the apple.
For instance, inscriptions like “Aleo + Deleo + Delato” or “Guel + Bsatirell + Gliaell” were used with specific incantations to invoke love.
Create a magickal love elixir that includes apples
Apples can also be used in love potions brewed with herbs and spices to create a magical elixir believed to enhance one’s allure and attraction.
The following elixir includes apples and roses as its main ingredients.
Both apples and roses carry strong symbolic meanings related to love and romance.
Apples, through various mythologies and folklores (like the story of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, often associated with apples), have come to symbolize beauty, desire, and love.
Roses, universally recognized as symbols of love and passion, especially red roses, reinforce these themes in the elixir.
The fragrance of roses and the sweet taste of apples and honey can evoke feelings of pleasure and comfort, which are often associated with feelings of love and affection.
Apple honey rose love elixir
Apples long history of being used in divination and fortune-telling in love magick
Apples are used in love rituals using divination as a tool for gaining insights, answers, or guidance related to matters of the heart.
One popular divination method is apple peeling, where the skin is carefully peeled off in one continuous strip, and the shape it forms can reveal the initial of a future lover or provide insights into one’s romantic future.
Another tradition involves slicing an apple in half and examining the seeds’ arrangement for clues about one’s love life.
Use apple blossoms in your love rituals
Create an apple blossom crown
In some traditions, wearing an apple blossom crown or garland is believed to attract romantic attention and blessings.
Place apple blossoms under your pillow to entice romantic dreams
Additionally, placing apple blossoms under your pillow is said to induce romantic dreams or visions of your future love.
Apple love charms
An apple and cinnamon love charm can be especially effective.
Apples are often used to create love charms and amulets to attract love.
Creating love charms that include apples can be a charming and symbolic way to represent affection and attraction.
For example, a small apple-shaped pendant or charm can be carried or worn as a symbol of love and desire. These charms are believed to bring luck in matters of the heart and help attract a loving partner.
The following love charm combines the natural sweetness of apples with the warm, inviting scent of cinnamon, known for its love-attracting properties.
Apple magick in weddings
Apples are sometimes incorporated into wedding decorations, bouquets, and even the wedding cake to bring blessings and happiness to the newlyweds.
The rich symbolism between apples and marriage, fertility, fidelity, and love, makes them a popular choice for incorporating into wedding ceremonies and celebrations
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Apples have a rich history in love magick and rituals due to their symbolism, fragrance, and associations with love and fertility.
Whether used in divination, spells, potions, or charms, apples continue to be a potent tool for those seeking to enhance their romantic lives or find true love.
While these practices may vary across cultures and traditions, the allure of the apple in matters of the heart remains a timeless and enchanting aspect of love magick.
If you are interested in learning about some general magickal properties of other essential oils and herbs, check out my article “15 Magical Properties of Essential Oils“.
If you know of other magickal properties of apples or different ways in which you use apples in your love rituals, I would love to hear from you so I may incorporate what you share in this article.