What Are The Magical Properties Of Oranges?

Magical properties of oranges

By Mark Piatt

Updated on August 21, 2023

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The magical properties of oranges carry significant symbolic and spiritual elements across different traditions.  Besides being known for providing positive uplifting energy, oranges are often used in various spells and rituals including cleansing, love, prosperity, creativity, and solar rites.  

Like many other ingredients, oranges are often used in various occult and witchcraft practices because of their symbolic meanings and practical applications. 

The symbolic associations and practical applications of oranges can vary across different traditions and individual practices.

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

  • Cleansing
  • Love
  • Prosperity
  • Creativity
  • Solar Rites

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

 Some of the other important magickal properties and rituals associated with oranges: 

  • Meditation aid
  • Bath magick
  • Divination
  • Altar offering
  • Anointing oil
  • Healing poultices and rituals
  • Candle magic
  • Pomander magic
  • Sun magic
  • Protection magic
  • Friendship rituals
  • Joy and happiness rituals

DISCLAIMER:

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.

Magickal Correspondence For Oranges

  • Oranges are often associated with masculine energy.  The reason is oranges are associated with the sun, which is considered masculine.  Sometimes, if the practitioner using oranges is focused on a different aspect of the fruit, it can also be considered feminine.
  • The vibration of orange is considered part of the fire element.  The energetic properties of oranges are linked to warmth, vitality, and passion, all aligned with the fire element.
  • Oranges are most often associated with the sun.  Like oranges, the sun is a symbol of life, vitality, warmth, success, and energy.
  • The astrological sign of oranges is often linked to Leo since it’s a fire sign.  
  • Oranges are associated with the following deities:  Apollo (Greek), Ra (Egyptian), Sol (Roman and Norse), Lakshmi (Hindu), Ganesha (Hindu), Dionysus (Greek), Freyr (Norse), and Demeter (Greek).
  • Chakras associated with oranges:  Sacral chakra, which is typically represented by the color orange.  This chakra is connected with emotions, creativity, sexuality, and the flow of energy within the body.  Oranges can also be associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra.

What are Oranges?

Oranges are a citrus fruit that primarily refers to Citrus sinensis, also known as “Sweet orange“.  

Oranges are a hybrid between pomelo (Citrus maxima) and mandarin (Citrus reticulata).

Oranges are used across many different occult or esoteric practices.  Here are some examples.

 7 Groups that use the magical properties of oranges in their practices 

  • Wicca and Neopaganism: In some Wiccan and Neopagan traditions, oranges might be used in rituals celebrating the Sun, the changing of seasons, or as offerings to specific deities. The bright, sun-like color of oranges can make them appropriate for Sabbats like Litha (Midsummer).
  • Chinese Folk Religion and Taoism: Oranges are considered symbols of good luck and prosperity in some Chinese traditions. They might be offered during festivals like Chinese New Year or used in rituals to honor ancestors or deities.
  • Hermeticism and Alchemy: While specific usage of oranges might not be documented in classical Hermetic or alchemical texts, the symbolism associated with the Sun and with transformation could theoretically align with the use of oranges in modern Hermetic or alchemical practices.
  • Hoodoo and Conjure Practices: In some African American folk magic traditions, oranges might be used in spells for love, success, cleansing, or attraction.
  • Kitchen Witchcraft: Those practicing witchcraft that emphasizes the magical properties of food might use oranges in cooking rituals to infuse meals with specific intentions like joy, creativity, or community connection.
  • Individual Practitioners: Many occultists or magical practitioners develop personal rituals and practices that draw from various traditions. Oranges might be used in these individualized contexts for their symbolic or practical qualities.
  • Yoga and Eastern Spirituality: While not necessarily “occult” in the Western sense, some practitioners of yoga or Eastern spiritual practices might use oranges in connection with the Sacral Chakra or other energetic work.

In many pagan traditions, oranges often symbolize the bounty and fertility of the planet and are often used as an offering to Gaia – the Greek goddess of Earth.

 There are many ways you can incorporate oranges into your life using magick including: 

  • Essential oil
  • Orange peels
  • Dried oranges
  • Pomander balls
  • Incense sticks
  • Orange powder
  • Candles
  • Lotions
  • Soaps, shampoos, and body washes
  • Perfumes and colognes
  • Spell bags and satchels
  • Simmer pot
  • Infusions

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.  

Magick is empowering!

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.

I particularly enjoy the following two books about herbal magic:

  1. Plant Magic for the Beginner Witch: An Herbalist’s Guide to Heal, Protect, and Manifest
  2. Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic

Both books discuss oranges.  The first book includes some spells utilizing orange. 

The second book should be in every library of anyone interested in plant magick.  This book talks in detail about the many plants you may use in your magickal journey, including orange.

For learning basic spellcraft, I would recommend the following book:

The Witch’s Book of Spellcraft:  A Practical Guide to Connecting with the Magick of Candles, Crystals, Plants & Herbs

This is a newer book compared to most that I have in my collection, but it is well-written. 

This 344-page tome of a book written by 4 witches has everything you may want to know about getting started in spellcraft and includes the techniques you need to manifest your will in the world. 

I have personally learned a great deal from this one particular book.

With that out of the way, let us look at how you can use oranges in your everyday magick.

Can the magical properties of oranges be used for cleansing rituals?

With their vibrant color and refreshing scent, oranges are often associated with purification and joy.  Because of these attributes, oranges are excellent at freshening up a room or ritual area and clearing out any lingering negative energy.

When using oranges, you can use fresh fruit, peels, juice, or essential oil, depending on the cleansing method.  

There are a variety of ways you can use oranges to clear a space of negative energy.

Remember, when using oranges to cleanse a space of negative energy, your intention and focus are key to the effectiveness of your cleansing.

 9 examples of how you can use oranges for cleansing a space 

  • Cleansing bath
  • Space clearing spray
  • Cleansing floor wash
  • Cleansing potpourri
  • Candle anointing oil
  • Cleansing visualization
  • Cleansing ritual offerings
  • Pomander for protection and cleansing
  • Cleansing incense

Here are a few of my favorite examples of how you can clear a space of negative energy using oranges.

 Example of how to cleanse negative energy from a space using a cleansing floor wash that includes oranges 

The act of using a floor wash is a physical act imbued with spiritual intention and can be a powerful way to clear a space of unwanted or stagnant energies.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh orange juice or essential oil
  • Warm water (spring water or distilled preferred)
  • Salt
  • Cleansing herbs such as sage, rosemary, lavender, or pine needles  (you can either add the herbs as fresh herbs, dried herbs, powdered herbs, or even essential oil)

Instructions:

  • Set your intention:  Take a moment to set your intention of removing negative energy from your space.
  • Prepare the wash:  Add your warm water into your bucket, a handful of salt, and herbs, and mix everything.
  • Charge the mixture.  Place your hands over the bucket and visualize bright, cleansing light infusing the mixture. You may wish to say a blessing or affirmation that resonates with your intention.
  • Cleanse the space:  Start at the farthest point from the entrance and begin to wash the floors, working your way toward the door.  As you wash, visualize the negative energy being scrubbed away and replaced with bright, positive energy. If you like, you can chant or repeat an affirmation as you work.
  • Dispose of the mixture:  When you are done, dispose of the remaining water outside, returning it to the Earth. This symbolically releases the negative energy to be cleansed and transformed.
  • Final blessing: Return to the space and light a white candle, incense, or smudge with sage to seal the cleansing. Offer thanks and set a positive intention for the space, inviting in the energies you wish to cultivate.

A quick note about salt:  Although any salt will work, I suggest you use Himalayan Pink Salt.  It’s called the “purest salt on earth” because it’s been maturing in the earth for over 250 million years!

If you need some, here is a 5-pound tub of Himalayan Pink Salt that is unprocessed, hand-selected, hand-mined, hand-washed, and sun-dried.

Cleansing your space with a floor wash will help transform the energy of the space and make it more conducive to peace, joy, and positive experiences.

 Example of how to cleanse negative energy from a space using an orange pomander 

Orange pomander

The use of an orange pomander for protection and cleansing combines the bright, positive energy of oranges with the protective qualities of cloves and other spices.

An orange pomander is created by studding an orange with cloves and sometimes adding other aromatic herbs or spices. 

An orange pomander can serve as a powerful tool for protection and cleansing.

Creating the Orange Pomander

  • Select a fresh orange: Choose a vibrant, healthy orange. The size and variety depend on your preference, though I prefer Sweet Oranges (Citrus sinensis).
  • Cleanse the orange: You might cleanse it with smoke, salt water, or another method to remove any residual energies.
  • Prepare cloves: Gather whole cloves, which are often associated with protection and cleansing.
  • Stud the orange with cloves: Push the cloves into the orange, covering the entire surface or creating a specific pattern. The pattern can be decorative or hold symbolic meaning for your purpose.
  • Optional additions: You may want to roll the studded orange in a mix of aromatic herbs and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice, which can add additional protective or purifying properties.
  • Dry the pomander: Allow the orange to dry in a warm, airy place for a few weeks, turning occasionally. This will help it harden and preserve, allowing it to be used over time.

Using the Orange Pomander for Protection and Cleansing

  • Set your intention: Before using the pomander, hold it and focus on your intention for protection or cleansing. You might visualize a protective shield or the clearing of negative energy.
  • Place the pomander: Position the pomander in a space you wish to protect or cleanse, such as near entrances to ward off negativity or in a room that needs energetic clearing.
  • Carry for personal protection: You might carry a small pomander or a piece of one as a protective talisman.
  • Use in rituals: Include the pomander in protection or cleansing rituals, placing it on the altar or using it to represent the element of Earth or the energy of the Sun.
  • Renew as needed: Over time, the pomander may lose its potency or become physically depleted. You might renew its energy through recharging rituals or replace it as needed.

If you need some whole cloves, these USDA Organic Whole Cloves from True Organic are grown in Sri Lanka and are gluten-free and Non-GMO.

Can the magical properties of oranges be used for love and attraction rituals?

Oranges, with their vibrant color and sweet, invigorating scent, are often associated with love, joy, and attraction in various magickal traditions.  There are numerous ways you can use oranges to enhance love and attraction rituals.

Oranges can be used fresh, dried, or in essential oil form, and their properties can be combined with other love-attracting herbs, stones, and magickal tools to create potent workings for love and attraction.

In all love and attraction workings, it’s crucial to approach your rituals with respect for free will and personal consent.

Focus on attracting the right kind of love for you, enhancing existing consensual relationships, or working on self-love.

 5 examples of how you can use oranges in love and attraction rituals 

1. Orange Love Bath

  • Ingredients: Fresh orange slices, orange essential oil, rose petals, honey.
  • Instructions: Draw a warm bath and add the ingredients, focusing on your intention to attract love or enhance passion. Soak and allow the magickal properties to infuse your aura.

2. Orange Candle Magick for Attraction

  • Ingredients: Orange candle, orange essential oil, love-attracting herbs like rose petals, cinnamon, or jasmine.
  • Instructions: Anoint the candle with the oil, sprinkle with herbs, and light with a specific intention or prayer for love. Allow it to burn completely.

3. Orange Peel Love Charm

  • Ingredients: Dried orange peels, small drawstring bag, love-attracting stones or herbs.
  • Instructions: Place the dried peels with other love ingredients in the bag and carry them with you to attract a lover or enhance an existing relationship.

4. Orange Anointing Oil for Love Rituals

  • Ingredients: Orange essential oil, carrier oil like almond or jojoba, rose petals, or other love herbs.
  • Instructions: Mix the oils and herbs to enhance love and attraction. Use the oil to anoint candles, objects, or yourself during love rituals.

5. Offering Oranges to Love Deities

  • Instructions: Offer fresh oranges on your altar to deities associated with love, like Aphrodite or Freyja, asking for their assistance in love matters.

 Some of the love-attracting stones and crystals you can use in your orange love rituals include: 

  • Rose Quartz – For unconditional love
  • Green Aventurine – To turn up the romance
  • Pink Topaz – To find your soulmate
  • Ruby – For a hot and heavy romance
  • Amethyst – For self-love before anything else
  • Red Jasper – For playing the field

Here is a Small Love Manifestation Bundle Set that you can use in your love rituals.  It includes 1 Reiki energy-charged pink candle, 1 energy stone bracelet to attract love, rose quartz, and clear quartz crystals.

Can the magical properties of oranges be used in prosperity spells?

The vibrant orange color of oranges often symbolizes abundance, joy, and success, making oranges suitable for attracting prosperity and wealth.

Oranges’ bright color and uplifting scent make them a wonderful ingredient in prosperity spells, symbolizing the abundance and joy you wish to attract.

 Here are 5 ways you might use oranges in prosperity spells 

1. Orange Prosperity Candle Spell

  • Ingredients: Orange candle, orange essential oil, gold glitter, or small coins.
  • Instructions: Anoint the orange candle with the essential oil, and sprinkle it with gold glitter, or place coins around it. Light the candle and focus on your intention to attract prosperity.

2. Orange Peel Prosperity Pouch

  • Ingredients: Dried orange peels, cinnamon sticks, a small drawstring bag, a piece of citrine or pyrite.
  • Instructions: Place the ingredients in the bag, focusing on your desire for financial abundance or success. Carry the pouch with you, or place it near your workspace.

3. Orange Prosperity Bath

  • Ingredients: Fresh orange slices, orange essential oil, and a handful of basil or mint leaves.
  • Instructions: Draw a bath and add the ingredients. Soak in the bath while visualizing yourself receiving abundance and prosperity.

4. Orange Juice Prosperity Potion

  • Ingredients: Freshly squeezed orange juice, a pinch of cinnamon, and a spoonful of honey.
  • Instructions: Mix the ingredients while focusing on your intention to attract wealth. Drink it as a symbolic act of ingesting prosperity.

5. Orange Prosperity Bowl

  • Ingredients: Fresh oranges, gold coins or symbols of wealth, and a beautiful bowl.
  • Instructions: Fill a bowl with fresh oranges and add symbols of wealth like coins, gold items, or images of prosperity. Place the bowl in a prominent place in your home as a constant reminder and attractor of wealth.

For the orange peel prosperity pouch, if you need some Citrine crystals, you can get these Rough Citrine Crystals from Amazon.

Or if you need Pyrite, you can get this Rough Pyrite from Amazon.

Can the magical properties of oranges be used in creativity spells?

Oranges, with their bright, invigorating color and scent, are often associated with creativity, joy, and inspiration. You can use oranges in various ways to enhance creativity spells and rituals.

Oranges offer a rich, stimulating energy that can be harnessed in creativity spells, symbolizing the brightness and vitality you wish to bring to your artistic endeavors.

Utilizing oranges fresh, dried, or in essential oil form in your creative spells and rituals can provide a joyful and energizing boost to your creative practices.

 Here are 5 ways you can use oranges in your creativity spells 

1. Orange Creativity Candle Spell

  • Ingredients: Orange candle, orange essential oil, small pieces of turquoise or lapis lazuli.
  • Instructions: Anoint the orange candle with the essential oil, place the stones around it, and light it to spark creativity and inspiration.

2. Orange Creativity Bath

  • Ingredients: Fresh orange slices, orange essential oil, and a handful of chamomile flowers.
  • Instructions: Draw a bath and add the ingredients. Soak while focusing on releasing creative blockages and inviting inspiration.

3. Orange Peel Creativity Sachet

  • Ingredients: Dried orange peels, small drawstring bag, creativity-enhancing herbs like basil or mint.
  • Instructions: Place the ingredients in the bag and carry it with you, or place it near your workspace to enhance creative thinking.

4. Orange Creativity Visualization Meditation

  • Ingredients: Orange or orange essential oil.
  • Instructions: Hold an orange or inhale the scent of orange essential oil. Meditate and visualize your mind opening up to new, creative ideas.

5. Orange Creativity Mandala or Artwork

  • Ingredients: Fresh orange slices, art materials.
  • Instructions: Create a mandala or artwork using orange slices and other materials that resonate with creativity. Place it in your creative space as a symbol of inspiration and creative flow.

If you need some turquoise, here is a large handful of Howlite Turquoise Chips you can use in your rituals.

If you need some Lapis Lazuli, here are some Rockcloud Lapis Lazuli tumbled chips.

Can the magical properties of oranges be used in solar rites?

Oranges, with their bright color and round shape, are often associated with the sun and its energy in various magickal traditions.  Oranges can symbolize vitality, abundance, and positive energy.

Using oranges in solar rites connects to the idea of the sun as a source of life, growth, and positivity.

Incorporating oranges in these ways can align your practice with solar energies and the various spiritual attributes associated with the sun. 

 Here are 5 ways you can use oranges in your solar rituals 

Feel free to adapt these practices to fit your specific tradition or personal beliefs.

sun symbols for magic

1. Sunrise Ritual with Oranges

  • Ingredients: Fresh oranges, golden candle.
  • Instructions: Light a golden candle at sunrise and place fresh oranges around it on a plate. Focus on the sun’s energy and ask for its blessings of vitality, abundance, and clarity. Eat an orange as a symbolic act of absorbing the sun’s energy.

2. Sun Blessing with Orange Water

  • Ingredients: Orange-infused water (made with fresh orange slices).
  • Instructions: Bless the water with your intentions of positivity and growth. Sprinkle it around your space or on yourself to imbue it with the sun’s energy.

3. Solar Meditation with Oranges

  • Ingredients: Orange or orange essential oil.
  • Instructions: Hold an orange or inhale the scent of orange essential oil during meditation, focusing on connecting with solar energy and embracing its vitality and warmth.

4. Solar Altar with Oranges

  • Ingredients: Fresh oranges, sun symbols, gold or yellow candles.
  • Instructions: Create a solar altar with these items, focusing on the attributes of the sun that you wish to draw into your life. Light the candles and make offerings of oranges to solar deities.

5. Solar Garden Blessing with Oranges

  • Ingredients: Orange peels, sunflower seeds, water.
  • Instructions: Sprinkle orange peels and sunflower seeds in your garden, then water them, asking for the sun’s blessings of growth and abundance for your plants.

If you need a gold candle for your solar magic, this 4 pack of all-natural Gold Metallic pillar candles will work.  These gold candles are 7.5 inches tall and 2.75 inches in diameter. 

 Are you interested in getting started in magick or witchcraft but don’t know what to purchase? 

The following kit has 112 supplies and tools to get you started or can even be used by the more advanced practitioner:

Complete kit of 112 supplies including 60 herbs, crystals, stones, crystal ball, pendulum, candles, chalice, small altar table, scrying mirror, black salt, oils, mortar and pestle, witch bell, wind chime, altar cloth, book of shadows and more.

Conclusion

As you have seen, oranges are often associated with various magickal properties in different traditions.

Whether used fresh, as peels, or in essential oil form, oranges provide a versatile and invigorating element in many magickal practices, embodying positivity and abundance.

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

One thought on “What Are The Magical Properties Of Oranges?

  1. mike says:

    Wow, this is the best article I have found concerning the magical and spiritual properties of oranges.
    Why is this article not at the top of the search results?

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