Lemon (Syringa vulgaris)
Gender: Feminine
Planet: Moon
Element: Water
Powers : Longevity, energy, focus and concentrationpurification, love and friendship

Magical Uses: Lemon juice is mixed with water and the resultant mixture is used to wash amulets, jewelry and other magical objects which have been obtained secondhand. This wash ensures that all negative vibrations are cleansed from the object in question. The juice is also added to bath water at the time of the full Moon for its purificatory powers. The dried flowers and peel are added to love sachets and mixtures, and the leaves are used in lust teas. A lemon tree grown from a seed which was taken from a lemon that you have consumed is a highly appropriate gift to a loved one, although admittedly this is a long process. Lemon pie, served to a spouse, will help strengthen fidelity, and a slice of fresh lemon placed beneath a visitor's chair ensures that your friendship will last. Obtain a green (unripe) lemon from a tree. It should be no larger than VA inches in diameter. Next, obtain some color-headed pins. Every color except black is fine; if any black-headed pins are present remove them. Now stick the pins, one at a time, into the lemon, until it is fairly bristling with them. Attach a piece of yarn or ribbon to the lemon and hang up in the home to bring blessings and luck, or give to a friend. These "lemon and pins" charms are easy to make and are quite effective, too. A lemon may serve as a poppet.