Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Najah Lightfoot, author of Good Juju.
The apple has a long and sordid history of being a forbidden, seductive, and evil fruit, one used to poison unsuspecting victims or cause a man to fall from grace, by accepting such fruit from a woman deemed salacious and unholy.
Yet who doesn’t love an apple dipped in caramel or covered in a sweet, sticky, red candy coating? And what about apple pies, fried apples layered over vanilla ice cream (one of my favorites), applesauce, apple butter, apple crisp, or just the crunch of a juicy apple for your breakfast or afternoon snack?
I say, let’s bring the apple out of the darkness and embrace its goodness as one of the easiest and simplest way to bring some love good juju into your life. After all, it has been said that, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” so we know apples are good for our mind, body, and spirit!
During a waxing moon cycle, when the moon is growing from new to full, and on a Friday (which is a good day for love works), cut a red apple in half, slicing the apple horizontally. When you cut an apple this way, you’ll see the seeds reveal a five-pointed star!
Gently remove the seeds from each half of the apple and put them aside.
If you live with your beloved, partner, or spouse, give one half of the apple to your lover. Gaze into your lover’s eyes, as you both eat your halves of the apple, and say:
My love shall always remain with thee.”
After you and your beloved have eaten your apple halves, you take the seeds and plant them in the earth, or plant them in a pot filled with potting soil. If you choose to the plant the seeds in potting soil, be sure to water them on a daily basis. In time you just might find a little seedling growing from your seeds, a true symbol of love everlasting.
If you’re seeking to bring love into your life, once you cut the apples in half, carve the words “my true love,” onto one half of the apple. As you eat your half of the apple, lovingly hold the other half of the apple in your hand. After you’ve eaten your half of the apple, bury the other half with the carved words in your backyard or in a flowerpot. This way nature will help your love grow and blossom into something beautiful for you and your intended beloved.
Our thanks to Najah for her guest post! For more from Najah Lightfoot, read her article, “4 Ways to Invite Good Juju Into Your Life.”