Did you know that the Romany (or, as some people call them, Gypsies) view the apple as the symbol of the heart? Apples are associated with both the planet and goddess Venus, the goddess of love. If you slice an apple in half crosswise, you’ll find the five-pointed star Wiccans call the pentacle, representing earth, air, fire, water, and spirit. It is a positive, life-affirming symbol of balance, and a perfect way to bring love into your life. It's even said that people with partners can add to loving feelings to the relationship by cutting an apple in half and sharing it with their lover.
Some other loving apple tricks:
· Scott Cunningham, in his book The Magic in Food: Legends, Lore & Spells (Llewellyn Publications, 1992) suggests to bring true love into your life by carving a heart into the skin of the apple before eating.
· Drink apple cider and bake (and eat) an apple pie. While making the pie, visualize an enjoyable time with an ideal mate. Cut steam vents in the top of a two-crusted pie in the shape of a heart.
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