What Are The Magical Properties Of Lemons?

Magical properties of lemons

By Mark Piatt

Updated on September 11, 2023

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The magical properties of lemons are revered in magick for their purification and protection characteristics.  Their vibrant hue symbolizes positivity, making them ideal for banishing negativity. 

Lemons cleanse spaces and auras, and in many traditions, aid in love spells, boost psychic abilities, and guard against malevolent forces.

The magickal properties of lemons are rooted in their historical, medicinal, and cultural significance across various civilizations.

From ancient Ayurvedic practices in India, where citrus fruits were used for their health benefits, to the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions where lemons became symbols of purity and protection, their vibrant color and health properties made them powerful symbols.

Over time, these associations evolved into spiritual and magickal practices, blending the lines between medicine, symbolism, and magick.

 As a general rule, these are the 5 main magickal properties that lemons are often associated with: 

  • Purification and Cleansing
  • Protection
  • Love and Friendship
  • Psychic Awareness and Clairvoyance
  • Healing and Longevity

I will be discussing in detail each of these magickal properties and I will include a variety of rituals and spells you can use for each one.

But these are not the only magickal properties associated with Lemons. 

 15 other important magickal properties and rituals associated with lemons include: 

  • Success and Prosperity
  • Energizing and Invigoration
  • Mental Clarity
  • Banishing
  • Beauty and Youth
  • Fertility
  • Happiness and Joy
  • Faithfulness
  • Dream Work
  • Balance
  • Transformation
  • Solar Energy
  • Chastity
  • Gratitude
  • Spiritual Enlightenment

I will briefly discuss these other magickal properties of lemons.

This article contains a collection of modern magickal spells and rituals but is grounded in those who created the magick in ancient times.

To cover this subject matter, this blog article is fairly lengthy.  Feel free to use the table of contents to get to your area of interest.


The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only.  Occult properties of herbs and essential oils are provided for historical interest only.  For possible treatments of physical or mental diseases, please seek a trained and licensed health professional.  Enchanted Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse side effects resulting from the use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from the following historical uses of herbs and essential oils.

Table of Contents

Magickal Correspondence For Lemons

  • Lemons are often associated with feminine energy.  lemons are associated with the moon and water.  Their cleansing, purifying, and nurturing properties further align them with traditionally feminine attributes.
  • The vibration of lemon is associated with water and sun/fire.  
    • Water: Due to their juicy nature and their use in purification and cleansing rituals, lemons are often linked to the element of water. Water is traditionally associated with emotions, intuition, and healing, and lemons’ use in spells and rituals often aligns with these themes.

    • Sun/Fire: The bright yellow color of lemons can also associate them with the sun and, by extension, the element of fire.   This association emphasizes the fruit’s invigorating, energizing, and protective qualities.

  • Lemons are most often associated with the Moon This association stems from their use in purification, healing, and intuitive rituals, all of which are lunar qualities in many traditions. The Moon governs emotions, psychic abilities, and the ebb and flow of energies, and lemons are often used in spells and rituals that align with these themes.
  • The astrological sign of Lemons is often linked to Cancer.  This association stems from lemons’ purifying, healing, and nurturing properties, which align with the nurturing and intuitive nature of Cancer.  
  • Lemons are associated with the following 7 deities:
    • Apollo: The Greek god of the sun, music, and healing.  Given lemons’ sun-like appearance and their healing properties, they could be associated with Apollo.
    • Artemis: The Greek goddess of the moon and hunting.  Given lemons’ lunar associations in some traditions and their use in purification, they might be linked to Artemis.
    • Hestia: The Greek goddess of the hearth and home.  Lemons’ cleansing properties might align with Hestia’s domain over the domestic sphere.
    • Sekhmet: An Egyptian goddess with lioness traits, associated with the sun and healing.  Lemons’ healing properties and sun-like appearance could link them to Sekhmet.
    • Aja: A Yoruba orisha of the forest and herbs, known for her knowledge of healing.  Lemons, with their medicinal properties, could be associated with her.
    • Oshun: Another Yoruba orisha, associated with fresh waters and love.  Given lemons’ use in love spells in some traditions, they might be linked to Oshun.
    • Freyja: The Norse goddess of love, fertility, and beauty. Lemons, with their associations with love and rejuvenation, might be connected to Freyja.
  • Chakra associated with Lemons:  Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
    • Color: The Solar Plexus Chakra is represented by the color yellow, which aligns with the vibrant hue of lemons.

    • Energetic Qualities: The Solar Plexus Chakra is the center of personal power, confidence, and self-esteem. Lemons, with their invigorating and energizing properties, resonate with these qualities.

    • Digestion: The Solar Plexus Chakra is also linked to the digestive system. Lemons have been traditionally used to aid digestion, further strengthening this association.

What are Lemons?

Lemons are bright yellow citrus fruits known for their tart flavor. Rich in vitamin C, they’re used worldwide in culinary dishes, drinks, and traditional medicine. Beyond their health benefits, lemons have cultural and spiritual significance, often symbolizing purity and positivity.

Lemons (Citrus limon) are a hybrid citrus fruit, and as such, there isn’t a vast number of “species” of lemons.

Instead, there are various cultivars and types of lemons.

The exact lemon we’re familiar with is believed to be a hybrid between bitter orange (Citrus × aurantium) and citron (Citrus medica).

In magickal practices, the specific species or cultivar of lemon is generally not as crucial as the symbolic and energetic properties of the lemon itself.

Most references to lemons in magickal contexts speak broadly about the fruit and its general attributes, such as its bright color, tart flavor, and cleansing properties.

The most common lemon varieties available in many regions are the Eureka and Lisbon lemons, so these are likely the types most frequently used in magick simply due to their accessibility.

However, the Meyer lemon, being sweeter and more aromatic, might be chosen for specific spells or rituals where its unique qualities are desired.

When following instructions for a ritual or a spell, If it does not feel right to you, change it.  There is no magickal law that says you cannot change YOUR spell to fit YOUR needs.  

The 3 most important aspects of any magick are:

  • Intent
  • Emotions
  • Confidence

Through your desire, you will drive your power into your magick.

The spell examples I give follow sound magickal practices and I follow the tradition of HARM NO ONE.

On a personal note, I believe everyone has a right to protect themselves. 

In those types of cases, I believe you have the right to use magick to protect yourself using binding spells, hexes, curses, and any other means that may be appropriate.

But in my examples, I do not provide these types of spells.

There are many resources I have used to learn about magick and to compile these articles.

If you are interested in plant magick (or magick in general), here are 4 books that should be in your collection: (but there are many more).

  1. Plant Magic for the Beginner Witch: An Herbalist’s Guide to Heal, Protect, and Manifest
  2. Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic
  3. The Witch’s Book of Spellcraft:  A Practical Guide to Connecting with the Magick of Candles, Crystals, Plants & Herbs
  4. Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation

I highly suggest you keep a magickal diary of your work.  Your diary is your most essential and powerful tool.  Document all your successes and any factors that led to those successes.

I personally use this diary Moonster Leather Journal Refillable Notebook.

Leather Journal

I like this journal because it has a leather cover, and pen, and is refillable.  I prefer unlined paper, because I tend to draw a lot in my journals, and don’t like lines interfering.

Plus, the leather and high-quality paper give my journal a more “magickal” feel.


Can the magical properties of lemons be used for purification and cleansing?

Lemons are revered in magick for their purifying properties.  Their bright color and fresh scent symbolize cleanliness and positivity.  Used in rituals, they can cleanse spaces of negative energies.  A lemon bath or lemon-infused water can purify the aura, while lemon incense clears spaces.

As an example, In Wiccan traditions, lemons are often used in purification rituals.

A common practice involves cutting a lemon into quarters, sprinkling it with sea salt, and then placing it in the corners of a room.

This is believed to absorb negative energies. After a day or two, the lemon quarters are discarded, taking the negativity with them.

In Hoodoo, a form of traditional African American folk magic, lemons are used in various ways to cleanse and protect.

One popular method is the “Lemon and Egg Cleanse.”

An individual rolls a lemon and an egg over their body, absorbing negative energy, and then disposes of them at a crossroads or in running water.

In Santeria, a syncretic religion of West African and Caribbean origin, lemons are used in “limpias” or cleansing ceremonies.

Practitioners combine lemon juice, water, and other herbs to create a cleansing bath.

This bath is believed to purify an individual from bad luck, negative influences, or malevolent spirits.

I know that after I have used lemon polish, lemon floor wash, lemon dish soap, etc., the space just doesn’t smell refreshed, it feels cleansed.

 Here are 7 examples of how lemons have been traditionally used to purify and cleanse a space. 

1. Absorbing Negative Energies:

  • Lemons are often placed in rooms, either whole or cut into halves or quarters, to absorb negative energies.
  • After a certain period, the lemon is believed to have absorbed the negativity and is then discarded away from the home, often at a crossroads or in running water.

2. Lemon and Salt:

  • Combining the purifying properties of both lemon and salt, many practitioners sprinkle salt on a lemon half and place it in rooms or corners to ward off bad vibes.
  • This combination is believed to not only absorb negative energies but also to neutralize them.

3. Cleansing Baths:

  • Lemon slices or lemon juice are added to ritual baths for purification.
  • Bathing with these ingredients is believed to cleanse the aura and remove any hexes, curses, or negative energies attached to an individual.

4. Lemon Essential Oil:

  • The oil extracted from lemon peels is used in diffusers, anointing candles, or dabbed on the pulse points to cleanse a space or person.
  • Its refreshing scent is believed to uplift spirits and purify the mind.

5. Protection and Warding:

  • Lemons, often combined with other protective ingredients like cloves, are hung or placed at entrances to homes or carried as talismans to ward off evil spirits and protect against negative intentions.

6. Lemon Washes:

  • A mixture of lemon juice and water can be used to wipe down floors, walls, and objects, cleansing them of negative energies and ensuring a peaceful environment.

7. Dream Work:

  • Some folk traditions believe that placing a lemon under one’s pillow can purify the mind, leading to clearer dreams and preventing nightmares.

These traditions stem from the conviction that lemons, with their vibrant hue and invigorating aroma, naturally counteract darkness and negativity, bringing clarity, peace, and positive energy to their place.

 Here is an example of a ritual that uses a lemon, sage, and candles to purify a space 


  • 1 fresh lemon
  • A bundle of dried sage (smudge stick)
  • White or yellow candle
  • Matches or lighter
  • A small bowl of water
  • A small plate or saucer


  • Preparation: Begin by ensuring the space you wish to cleanse is tidy.  Open windows slightly for ventilation and to allow negative energies to escape.
  • Lemon Energy Cleanse: Cut the lemon into two halves. Place one half on the plate or saucer and set it in the center of the room.  As you do so, visualize the lemon drawing in and absorbing any negative energies.  The other half can be squeezed into the bowl of water, infusing it with the lemon’s purifying properties.
  • Sage Smudging: Light the end of the sage bundle until it starts to produce smoke.  As the smoke rises, walk around the room in a clockwise direction, ensuring the smoke reaches every corner.  As you do this, recite a cleansing affirmation or chant, such as:

“By the power of sage and lemon, cleanse this space of negativity, filling it with light and positivity.”

  • Candle Lighting: Place the candle in the center of the room, near the lemon half. Light the candle, focusing on its flame. Visualize the flame burning away any residual negative energies, replacing them with warmth and light. Allow the candle to burn safely for at least an hour, ensuring it’s in a safe location away from flammable items.
  • Closing the Ritual: After the candle has burned for a while, dip your fingers into the lemon-infused water and sprinkle it around the room, especially in areas where you feel the energy might be particularly stagnant. This acts as a final purification step. As you do this, visualize the room being filled with a bright, golden light.
  • Disposal: Once you feel the space has been thoroughly cleansed, extinguish the candle. The sage can be stored for future use. The lemon half on the plate should be discarded outside, away from your home, releasing any absorbed negativity back to the earth to be neutralized.

To learn about the purifying and cleansing properties of sage, check out our article “What Are The Magical Properties Of White Sage?“.

Remember, the power of this ritual lies in your intent and belief. The combination of lemon, sage, and candlelight serves as powerful tools to amplify your intentions and transform the energy of your space.

Here are some of the items you can purchase for your lemon purification ritual.

White spell and chime candles – Set of 20.  4 inches tall and have a burn time of 1.5 hours.  Perfect for spells requiring white candles.  Made from paraffin wax.

Yellow spell and chime candles – Set of 20.  4 inches tall and have a burn time of 1.5 hours.  Perfect for spells requiring yellow candles.  Made from paraffin wax.

Can the magical properties of lemons be used for protection?

In magickal traditions, lemons, are revered as a powerful tool.  Their vibrant energy wards off negativity absorbs malevolent forces, and shields spaces.  Strategically placing lemons or utilizing their juice in ceremonies establishes a defensive shield, deterring adverse energies.

Historically, many cultures have recognized the lemon’s ability to repel negative energies and safeguard spaces.

The citrusy scent is believed to cleanse the aura, driving away malevolent forces and preventing spiritual harm.

Lemons, with their vibrant yellow color, are often associated with sunlight, clarity, and purity, creating a barrier against negativity.

Wiccan and witchcraft practitioners will sometimes keep up lemon cut in half in a room to absorb negative energy.  

In Folk magick, you can take a ritualistic bath with lemon slices or lemon juice to cleanse yourself of negativity and create a protective barrier.

In Indian culture, A string of lemons and green chilies is often hung at the entrance of homes, shops, or vehicles to ward off the “evil eye” and bring good luck.

Mediterranean cultures will use lemons or lemon-shaped amulets that might be worn or placed in homes as a protective measure against the evil eye.

These are just a few examples, and the ways lemons are used can vary widely even within these groups. The key is the symbolic association of lemons with purity, cleansing, and protection, which makes them a versatile tool against negative energies.

 Here are 7 examples of how lemons have been traditionally used for magickal protection 

1. Lemon & Cloves:

  • Inserting cloves into a lemon is a popular protective charm.
  • This is often hung in homes or businesses to ward off negative energy and the evil eye.

2. Lemon Bath:

  • A ritual bath with lemon slices or lemon juice is believed to cleanse away negativity, offering protection against harmful intentions.

3. Lemon & Salt:

  • Combining lemon juice with salt and anointing thresholds, or sprinkling it at entrances, can prevent negative entities from entering.

4. Lemon Candles:

  • Lighting candles infused with lemon oil or lemon zest can help protect a space by raising its vibrational frequency.

5. Lemon Burial:

  • Burying a lemon at the four corners of a property or garden is said to form a protective shield, keeping away harm and unwanted energies.

6. Lemon & Mirrors:

  • Placing a slice of lemon behind a mirror facing outwards is thought to reflect and repel negativity or malicious intent directed towards a person or space.

7. Lemon Dream Sachet:

  • Placing dried lemon peel in a sachet under a pillow can offer protection during sleep, warding off nightmares and negative dream entities.

These practices highlight the versatility of lemons in magickal protection rituals and their widespread use across various traditions.

 Here is an example of a ritual that uses a lemon to create what is called a pomander that offers powerful protection 


  • 1 fresh lemon
  • 9 cloves
  • Red ribbon or string


  • Before creating your pomander, cleanse and ground yourself of any negative or stagnant energies. This can be done through meditation, a ritual bath, smudging with sage or palo santo, or using sounds like bells or singing bowls.
  • Once you have freed yourself of negative influences, take the fresh lemon and push the nine cloves into it, thinking of the protection you seek.
  • As you insert each clove, visualize it capturing and repelling negativity.
  • Once all the cloves are inserted, tie the lemon with the red ribbon or string.
  • Hang the lemon charm above your main entrance or any other vulnerable point in your home.
  • As it dries, it will absorb and repel negative energies. Replace your pomander when it’s fully dried out or when you feel the need for renewed protection.

To learn more about the protective powers of cloves, check out my article “What Are The Magical Properties Of Cloves?“.

 Why do you use 9 cloves when creating a lemon pomander? 

The number nine holds significant symbolic and mystical value in various cultures and spiritual traditions. Here’s why nine cloves are used for protection:

  • Numerology: In numerology, the number nine is seen as the number of completion and resolution. It’s the last of the single digits, representing an end to a cycle.

  • Universal Love: Nine is often associated with universal love, eternity, and faith. Using nine cloves can symbolize a protective barrier built on love and faith.

  • Triple Triad: The number three is a powerful spiritual number representing creation, divinity, and growth. Nine, being three times three, amplifies these energies. This triple triad is seen as a powerful protective and purifying configuration.

  • Cultural Significance: In many cultures, the number nine is sacred and carries protective properties. For instance, in Chinese culture, the number nine (九, jiǔ) sounds like the word for “long-lasting,” making it a symbol of longevity and eternal life.

  • Wiccan and Pagan Traditions: In some Wiccan and pagan traditions, the number nine is associated with the Triple Goddess. The Triple Goddess has three aspects: Maiden, Mother, and Crone, each of which can be associated with the number three. Multiplying them together gives nine, representing the full power of the Goddess.

  • Completion and Fulfillment: Nine cloves can symbolize the fullness or completeness of protective energies, ensuring that no harm can penetrate the protective barrier.

 Why are red ribbons used in a protection ritual? 

Red ribbons have been used in various cultures and magickal traditions for protection rituals due to their symbolic and energetic properties.

Red is often associated with power, strength, and vitality.  In many cultures, red is seen as a protective color that can ward off evil spirits, negative energies, and harm.

Also, the color red is reminiscent of blood, which is a life force in many traditions.

Blood has been considered sacred and powerful in various cultures, and using a red ribbon can symbolize the protective power of life force energy.

Can the magical properties of lemons be used in love and friendship rituals?

Lemons have been used in love and friendship rituals and spells for centuries.  Their vibrant color and invigorating scent symbolize the refreshing and rejuvenating nature of relationships.

The power of belief and intention, combined with the natural energy from lemons, can create potent results in love and friendship rituals.

Warning: If you are using lemons as part of a love and attraction spell, make sure the person you are interested in is in love with you of their own free will.  Also, be sure your intent is friendly and that the relationship will be healthy for both of you.

Also, keep in mind that these types of spells are some of the most demanding types of magick.

 Other herbs that can be included in love and friendship spells include the following: 

Basil – Symbolizes fidelity, attraction, and harmony.  Basil is used in love and friendship rituals to foster understanding, draw romantic interests, and strengthen bonds between companions.

Bay Leaves – In love and friendship rituals, bay leaves are used to enhance intuition, foster romantic connections, and strengthen bonds. The energy from bay leaves is said to manifest wishes and solidify intentions in relationships.

Cinnamon – Symbolizes attraction and passion.  Cinnamon’s fiery nature ignites romance, fosters intimacy, and strengthens bonds, making it a potent ally in relationship-enhancing rituals.

Cloves –  Symbolize strong bonds and attract positive relationships.  Cloves’ protective qualities also shield relationships from negativity, ensuring trust, loyalty, and lasting connections between individuals.

Lavender –  Symbolizes calming and harmonizing and promotes understanding and unity.  Lavender’s soothing scent attracts positive energies, fosters emotional connections, and deepens bonds, making it essential for nurturing relationships and ensuring lasting affection.

Rose – Symbolizes deep love and affection.  Its enchanting fragrance and vibrant petals attract romantic energies, promote emotional healing, and strengthen bonds. Universally revered, roses enhance intimacy, trust, and harmonious connections in relationships.

Rosemary – Symbolizes remembrance and loyalty.  In love and friendship rituals, rosemary is used to attract affection, enhance mutual memories, and solidify lasting bonds, ensuring relationships remain strong and cherished throughout time.

For a look at 21 herbs that can be used in love rituals, check out my article “Top 21 Herbs Used For Love Magic and Rituals“.

 Here are 7 examples of how lemons can be used in love and friendship rituals 

1. Lemon Love Potion:

  • Brew a tea with lemon slices, honey, and rose petals.
  • Drink the tea or share it with a loved one to enhance affection and understanding.

2. Lemon and Sugar Scrub:

  • Use a scrub made of lemon and sugar before a date or gathering to exude radiant, attractive energy.

3. Lemon Peel Sachet:

  • Fill a sachet with dried lemon peels and herbs like rose or lavender.
  • Carry it to attract potential lovers or friends.

4. Lemon Friendship Charm:

  • Gift a friend a lemon with a ribbon tied around it as a symbol of a fresh start or renewed bond.

5. Lemon and Honey Jar Spell:

  • Write your desires on a paper, and place it in a jar with lemon slices and honey to sweeten relationships.

6. Lemon Candle Anointing:

  • Anoint pink or red candles with lemon essential oil and light them to attract love or strengthen friendships.

7. Lemon and Salt Protection:

  • For friendships going through tough times, place lemon slices and salt in a bowl to absorb negativity and promote healing.

 Here is an example of a lemon circle friendship ritual that uses lemons to attract or increase friendship with someone 


  • 6 fresh lemons
  • 6 white candles
  • A photograph or item representing the friend you wish to attract or bond with


  • Begin by cleansing your space.
  • Cut the lemons in half, resulting in 12 lemon halves.
  • Arrange the lemon halves in a circle, large enough for you to sit inside.
  • Place a white candle between every two lemon halves.
  • In the center of the circle, place the photograph or item representing the friend.
  • Sit inside the circle and light each candle, focusing on your intentions.
  • Meditate on the qualities of the friendship you desire, visualizing happy moments and strong bonds.
  • Once you feel your intentions are set, blow out the candles.
  • Leave the lemons in the circle overnight, then dispose of them in nature the next day.

If you need white candles for your rituals, these are a good choice.

White spell and chime candles – Set of 20.  4 inches tall and have a burn time of 1.5 hours.  Perfect for spells requiring white candles.  Made from paraffin wax.

Remember, your intent is a foundational element when doing any type of spellwork. 

For any spell to work, Intent serves as the guiding force that channels this energy in a specific direction.

Without clear intent, the energy can become scattered or ineffective.

Can the magical properties of lemons be used to increase psychic awareness and clairvoyance?

Lemons have long been associated with enhancing psychic awareness and clairvoyance in various cultural and magical traditions.

It’s essential to approach any psychic or clairvoyant practice with an open mind and heart.

While lemons can aid in the process, developing psychic abilities often requires consistent practice, meditation, and guidance.

Always ensure that you’re working in a protected space and grounding yourself after any psychic work.

 13 herbs besides lemon that can be used to enhance psychic abilities and increase clairvoyance 

Acacia – Acacia boosts psychic visions and aids in astral travel. Revered for spiritual insight, it enhances meditation, deepens intuition, and strengthens clairvoyant abilities.

Althea –  Althea (marshmallow) nurtures psychic growth and dream recall. Its protective energy aids spiritual communication, amplifies intuition, and bolsters clairvoyant experiences.

Bistort – Bistort boosts psychic powers and aids in divination. Its energies enhance foresight, deepen intuition, and support spiritual visions, making it a clairvoyant’s ally.

Camphor – Camphor stimulates dreams and psychic insight. Its strong aroma clears mental blocks, heightens intuition, and aids in astral projection, enhancing spiritual clarity.

Dandelion – Dandelion aids in divination and prophetic dreams. Consuming its roots or tea can enhance psychic abilities and connect one deeper to the spiritual realm.

Honeysuckle – Honeysuckle boosts intuition and psychic vision. Its sweet scent can open the third eye, aiding in clairvoyance and enhancing spiritual connections.

Jasmine – Jasmine’s aroma stimulates the third eye, boosting psychic abilities.  It aids meditation, sharpens intuition, and promotes dream insights and astral journeys.

Lemongrass – Lemongrass stimulates psychic awareness and intuition. Its refreshing aroma clears mental fog, amplifying clairvoyant abilities and spiritual insight.

Myrrh – Myrrh resin, when burned, creates a sacred atmosphere, aiding meditation and deepening psychic insights. It amplifies intuition and strengthens spiritual connections.

Palo Santo – Palo Santo purifies energy and uplifts the spirit. Its sacred smoke aids in deepening spiritual connections, enhancing intuition, and clarifying psychic visions.

Star Anise – Star anise opens psychic channels, enhancing intuition. Its scent aids in meditation strengthens clairvoyance, and fosters lucid dreaming and spiritual insights.

St John’s Wort – St. John’s Wort boosts psychic protection and vision. Traditionally used to ward off negative energies, it also enhances intuitive insights and dreams.

Yarrow – Yarrow strengthens psychic abilities, offering protection during divination. Its energy amplifies intuition, aids in dream work, and fosters deeper spiritual connections.

 Here are 7 examples of how lemons can be used to enhance psychic and clairvoyance abilities 

1. Lemon Tea Meditation:

  • Drink lemon-infused tea during meditation to clear the mind and enhance psychic receptivity.

2. Lemon and Crystal Elixir:

  • Infuse water with lemon slices and clear quartz to drink before psychic work.

3. Lemon Sigil:

  • Draw sigils using lemon juice as ink for psychic protection.

4. Lemon Essential Oil Diffusion:

  • Diffuse lemon essential oil in your space during psychic readings or meditation.

5. Lemon Chakra Activation:

  • Place a lemon slice on your third eye during meditation to activate the chakra.

6. Lemon Fasting:

  • Consume only lemon water for a short period to cleanse the body and mind, amplifying psychic abilities.

7. Lemon Candle Dressing:

  • Anoint a white or purple candle with lemon essential oil before psychic readings.

 Here is an example of how to use lemons in a candle divination ritual 


  • White or purple candle
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Anointing oil (like olive or almond oil).


  • Mix a few drops of lemon essential oil with the anointing oil.
  • Cleanse the candle by rubbing it with salt
  • Then anoint the candle with the oil mixture, starting from the middle and moving to the ends.
  • Light the candle and gaze into its flame, asking for clarity in your psychic visions.
  • The lemon’s energy will aid in clearer divination.

Approach these rituals with a clear purpose and an open heart.

Can the magical properties of lemons be used for healing and longevity rituals and spells?

Lemons have been associated with healing and longevity in various cultures and traditions.  Their bright color, refreshing scent, and rich vitamin content make them a symbol of health and vitality.

In traditional Indian medicine or Ayurveda, lemons are considered a valuable ingredient for balancing the body’s doshas.

Drinking warm lemon water in the morning is believed to detoxify the body, aid digestion, and promote longevity.

In some Chinese traditions, lemons are used in rituals and remedies to promote long life and good health. 

In some African-American folk magic traditions, lemons are used in various spells and rituals, including those for health and longevity.

Beyond formal traditions, many cultures worldwide have home remedies that incorporate lemons for health, vitality, and longevity.  This might include drinking lemon water, using lemon in skincare, or even placing lemons in the home to promote a healthy environment.

 Here are 7 examples of how lemons can be used to magickly enhance health or longevity 

1. Lemon Water Morning Ritual:

  • Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning is believed to flush out toxins, aid digestion, and boost the immune system, promoting overall health and longevity.

2. Lemon Water Scrying:

  • Use lemon-infused water in a dark bowl for scrying. Ask the universe for insights into living a longer, healthier life.

3. Lemon Bath:

  • Adding lemon slices or lemon essential oil to bathwater can help detoxify the skin and body, rejuvenate the senses, and promote a sense of well-being.

4. Lemon Visualization Ritual:

  • Hold a lemon in your hands, close your eyes, and visualize its vibrant energy filling your body, rejuvenating every cell, and promoting longevity.

5. Lemon and Olive Oil:

  • In Mediterranean cultures, a mixture of lemon juice and olive oil is consumed to promote heart health, aid digestion, and provide essential nutrients for longevity.

6. Lemon and Green Tea:

  • Combining the antioxidant properties of green tea with lemon can enhance the tea’s health benefits, potentially aiding in weight management and cardiovascular health.

7. Lemon Ring Spell:

  • Place a lemon slice in a circle of salt. Sit inside the circle and meditate on your desire for longevity. Bury the lemon slice afterward.

 Here is an example of how you can include lemon in a spell to increase longevity 


  • Dried lemon peels
  • Clear quartz crystal
  • Small cloth pouch
  • White ribbon.


  • Begin by charging the clear quartz crystal with your intention for longevity.
  • You can do this by holding the crystal in your hand and visualizing a long, healthy life.
  • Place the charged crystal and dried lemon peels into the cloth pouch.
  • Tie the pouch shut with the white ribbon.
  • Carry the pouch with you or place it under your pillow.
  • The combination of lemon, known for purification and rejuvenation, with clear quartz, a universal healer, will work together to promote longevity.

Here are some of the items you can purchase for your lemon longevity spell.

Raw Clear Quartz Crystals – .22 lbs.  1.18 – 2 inches in length.

Small Cotton Double Drawstring Bags – 100 count, Small enough to carry in your purse, bag, pocket, etc.  Use it as your sachet when using rituals that require a small bag.

15 other important magickal properties and rituals associated with lemons.

 1. Success and Prosperity 

With their bright hue and invigorating scent, Lemons are potent in success and prosperity magick. 

Their zest, when burned or carried, attracts abundance.  In rituals, lemon juice can cleanse obstacles, paving the way for success.  Their vibrant energy symbolizes growth, making them a staple in prosperity workings.

 2. Energizing and Invigoration 

Lemons, embodying the essence of the sun, are key in energizing and invigorating spells.

Lemon’s zesty aroma uplifts spirits, while their juice, when anointed, can awaken one’s inner fire.  Used in rituals, they clear lethargy and infuse spaces with vitality, making them powerful tools for rejuvenation.

 3. Mental Clarity 

Lemons, symbolizing clarity and illumination, are revered in spells for mental acuity.

Lemon’s vibrant scent sharpens focus, while their juice, when consumed or anointed, can dispel mental fog.  In rituals, they cleanse the mind, aiding in clear thought and decision-making, thus enhancing mental prowess.

 4. Banishing 

Lemons, with their potent astringent properties, are powerful tools in banishing rituals.

Lemon’s sharp scent and vibrant energy can repel negative forces.  When used in spells, they absorb and neutralize negativity, creating a protective barrier.  Their juice, zest, and essence effectively cleanse spaces and auras from unwanted energies.

 5. Beauty and Youth 

Lemons, symbolizing rejuvenation, are revered in beauty and youth spells.

Their vibrant energy and vitamin-rich nature are believed to invigorate the spirit and skin.  In magickal practices, lemons are used to enhance one’s allure, promote radiant energy, and symbolize eternal youth.  Their essence is often incorporated into rituals to maintain a youthful aura and appearance.

 6. Fertility 

Lemons, with their life-giving essence, are often used in fertility spells and rituals.

Lemon seeds symbolize growth and potential, while their juicy nature represents abundance and procreation.  In magickal workings, lemons are incorporated to attract fruitful outcomes, enhance reproductive energies, and invoke blessings for new beginnings, making them a favored choice for those seeking to boost fertility.

 7. Happiness and Joy 

With their bright hue and invigorating scent, Lemons are magickal tools for happiness and joy spells.

Their zest infuses rituals with uplifting energies, while their juice, representing the essence of life, is used to cleanse and rejuvenate the spirit.  In magick, lemons are a beacon for positivity, drawing in light-heartedness and dispelling gloom.

 8. Faithfulness 

Lemons, symbolizing purity and fidelity, are potent in faithfulness spells.

Their vibrant color and aroma are believed to reinforce bonds and deter wandering affections.  Used in rituals, they can be charged with intentions to ensure loyalty, making relationships resilient against external temptations.  Their essence is a magickal anchor for steadfast love.

 9. Dream Work 

Lemons, with their invigorating scent and vibrant hue, are powerful in dreamwork spells.

Their essence can clear mental fog, promoting vivid and insightful dreams.  When incorporated into rituals, lemons aid in dream recall and protection from nightmares, serving as a bridge to subconscious insights and lucid dreaming experiences.

 10. Balance 

Lemons, embodying both sweetness and sourness, symbolize life’s dualities.

In balance spells, lemon’s energy harmonizes opposing forces. Their bright color and refreshing scent cleanse and recalibrate energies, fostering equilibrium.  When used in rituals, lemons promote inner peace, alignment, and holistic well-being, restoring life’s delicate balance.

 11. Transformation 

Lemons, with their vibrant hue and potent aroma, are emblematic of change and renewal.

In transformation rituals, lemons are harnessed to catalyze personal growth and metamorphosis.  Their acidic nature symbolizes breaking down barriers, while their zest signifies rejuvenation, aiding in one’s transformative journey toward a renewed self.

 12. Solar Energy 

Lemons, resonating with the sun’s vibrant energy, are potent in solar magic.

Lemon’s bright yellow hue mirrors the sun’s radiance, making them ideal for rituals amplifying solar power.  Used in spells, they invoke positivity, strength, and vitality, channeling the sun’s dynamic force to energize and illuminate one’s endeavors.

 13. Chastity 

Lemons, with their astringent properties, have been symbolically linked to purity and preservation.

In magickal practices, they’re used in chastity spells to maintain innocence, ward off unwanted advances, and strengthen one’s resolve.  Their refreshing scent and sour taste reinforce the idea of repelling and maintaining boundaries.

 14. Gratitude 

Lemons, embodying the essence of life’s zest and vibrancy, are often used in gratitude spells and rituals.

Lemon’s bright color symbolizes joy and thankfulness.  When used in rituals, they help amplify feelings of appreciation, drawing in positive energies and reinforcing a heart full of gratitude towards the universe.

 15. Spiritual Enlightenment 

Lemons, with their radiant hue and invigorating scent, are revered in spiritual enlightenment spells and rituals.

Lemon essence is believed to clear mental fog, opening pathways to higher consciousness.  When incorporated into rituals, they act as catalysts, accelerating one’s journey toward spiritual awakening and clarity.

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What do lemons smell like?

Lemons exude a fresh, zesty aroma that instantly invigorates the senses.

Their scent is distinctly citrusy, with a bright and tangy top note that evokes feelings of cleanliness and rejuvenation.

As you delve deeper into the fragrance, a subtle sweetness tempers the sharpness, reminiscent of sun-ripened fruit on a summer’s day.

The undertones are slightly green and earthy, hinting at the lemon tree’s foliage.

Overall, the smell of lemons is a harmonious blend of tartness and sweetness, a refreshing olfactory experience.


As you’ve seen, lemons, with their bright yellow color and refreshing aroma, are celebrated in many cultures for their mystical qualities.

The combination of their color, scent, and inherent properties makes lemons a versatile tool in the magickal realm, bridging the gap between the mundane and the mystical.

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 magical properties of lemons or different ways in which you use lemons on your spiritual journey, I would love to hear from you so I may incorporate what you share in this article.

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