|Color of the day: Lavender
Incense of the day: Myrrh
In Appalachia there is a charming folk art custom of making apple dolls. These dolls lend themselves to many magical uses. A few nights before an autumn Full Moon, peel a red apple, then carve a face into it. As you do this concentrate on your magical intent. It may be used as a protective house talisman, or as a love charm. Hang the apple by a wire to dry for about three weeks, and don't disturb it or the enchantment will be lost. The face will take on its own characteristics as it dries. Use as a poppet, or attach the apple to a stick and dress it with scraps of cloth to create a folk doll. Keep the doll to protect your home, or release the spell at Yule by burning the doll in a holiday fire.