Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Norse Witch Love Potion #9

This potion is used for increasing the Love in your relationship or for a reaffirmation between two people who are already romantically involved. This recipe includes herbs and fruits that have been selected for their long-standing association with Love. The number of slices of fruit is for various reasons.

The lemon and orange represent the self in partnership. The three berries symbolize the triune (triad) powers of a "relationship", you, your partner, and the relationship between you both. The total of six is for devotion. Berries have long been used to attract Love. The strawberry is sacred to the Norse goddess Freya.


2 cups apple cider                       2 cups ginger ale
2 cups apricot nectar                  6 raspberries
1 teaspoon vanilla                       6 strawberries
1/8 teaspoon ginger                     2 orange slices
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon               2 small lemon peel slices

Mix the apple cider, nectar, vanilla, ginger, and cinnamon. Slowly add the ginger ale; mix gently to retain the fizz. Pour into large glasses leaving at least one inch from the top. Add 3 raspberries, 3 strawberries, 1 orange slice, and 1 lemon slice. Interlock arms, stare into each other's eyes, and drink to your love. Yield 2 servings

Variation: To bring harmony to a shaky relationship, add 1 teaspoon lavender or violet water to your love potion before serving.
Magical attributes: Commitment, Vibrant romance, understanding, passion, and wisdom
 Celebration: Handfastings, renewing vows, courtship rituals, the Great Rite, Valentines day. 

Good Luck, Good Love, and Good Magic!

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