The avocado was sacred to the Ancient Maya not only for nourishment, but also as a part of their mythology. Avocados were grown in divine gardens, and important ancestors were thought to become reborn through the avocado. Dream interpreters explain that dreaming of avocado shows sincerity. Compost avocado peels in your magical garden to bless it for abundance.
Black cherry is a medium sized tree, often found on the edges of forests. A peculiar Florida folklore side note about the black cherry is that it is the preferred tree for “water witching” or water divination. To see a black cherry tree in your dream may indicate that you could show an increase in terms of status.
Michael, the strongest of all angels, defeated the angel Lucifer in a huge battle and banished him from heaven. This in turn caused Lucifer to become the devil instead. When Lucifer bounced onto the floor of hell, he landed into a thorny blackberry bush. This made him so mad that he spit on the bush and cursed its fruit. So then, it is not wise to eat them after Michaelmas. Boysenberry is a type of blackberry that grows much larger than it’s counterpart.
The name cantaloupe originated in the 18th century via French cantaloup from Italian Cantalupo, which before had been a papal county seat, nearby Rome, after the fruit was introduced there from Armenia. Christopher Columbus introduced cantaloupe to North America in 1494, during the second trip to the New World.
To dream of a cantaloupe is a symbol of longevity and good health. In witch craft it can be used for protection.
The origin of dragon fruit is a mystery, but it is probably native to Central America. The French introduced it into Vietnam over a hundred years ago. Dragon fruit grows on the Hylocereus cactus, also known as the Honolulu queen, whose flowers only open at night. It is also known as the strawberry pear. According to an ancient Chinese legend, dragon fruit was formed by fire breathed from a dragon in battle.
It was believed that if an infant were placed in a cradle made of elderberry wood, the fairies would pinch the baby until it was black & blue. The association of the Elder Tree with death is tightly woven. Many gods and goddess were associated with this tree, notably Freya, a love goddess of witches and women. The elder tree was otherwise associated with unluckiness. The cross upon which Jesus was killed was said to be made of elder wood. Judas was told to have hung himself dead from a branch of an elder tree, while his cursed coins, a payment for betrayal scattered onto the ground from beneath his dangling feet. Also, the furniture made of the wood was regarded as cursed & attractive to the devil, whose very throne was made of elder.Eating elderberries in a dream is a sign of positive health and happiness. This is a sign of life and therefore is also a good sign for healing if you are ill. Reversely, to see rotten elderberries indicates a relationship is going bad and is therefore a negative sign in your waking life.
Grapefruit is a citrus hybrid from the Barbados, accidentally made by the sweet orange and pomelo, both of which were introduced from Asia in the seventeenth century. The grapefruit was first recorded in 1750 by Griffith Hughes, who called it the “forbidden fruit” of Barbados. The astrological ruler of Grapefruit is the moon. Grapefruit is a symbol of bitterness in dreams, however if it tastes delicious then it is a sign of refreshment.
The birthplace of guava is a riddle, but it is believed to be from an area extending out of southern Mexico through Central America. It has been grown by man, birds and other animals to all warm areas from tropical America and into the West Indies (since approximately 1526). Guavas are cultivated in many tropical and subtropical lands. The leaves of the Guava can be burned to clear negative energy in a ritual, much like sage. It promotes healing and harmony.
Honeydew Melon seeds can be used in magical rituals to promote abundance. It naturally represents the element of water and therefore is also associated with the moon in witchcraft. A ripe water melon in a dream means sickness, while green and unripened melons mean youth and good health. Alternatively, the dream may represent fertility, sensuality, gluttony or vitality. Melons are also used as a metaphor for breasts.
The kiwifruit is native to the Yangtze River valley of northern China and Zhejiang Province on the coast of eastern China. Seeds were first brought out of China by missionaries to New Zealand at the turn of this century. Kiwi birds have nothing to do with the kiwi fruit. When the Chinese gooseberry was grown over here, its name was changed to kiwi fruit to show it came from New Zealand. The green kiwi is a very feminine Venus fruit, and as such increases feelings of love, beauty and attraction.
There are many health benefits of kumquats. The flowers symbolize good luck and prosperity and they are used in popular floral decorations at new year markets. Kumquats are native to Southeast Asia and come from small evergreen trees. Kumquats in dreams also symbolize prosperity. Chinese tradition associates the kumquat with luck and wealth in the future.
The mandarin orange is a native of south-east Asia and the Philippines. It is mostly abundantly grown in Japan, southern China, India, and the East Indies. Mandarins oranges of all kinds are descended from wild oranges, that once grew in northeast India, about 3,000 years ago. Mandarin oil is a component used in Hoodoo to prevent the spread of gossip and ill will against someone.
Nectarines, like peaches, first originated in China about 2,000 years ago. They were cultivated in ancient Persia, Greece and Rome. They were then grown in Great Britain, about the late 16th or early 17th centuries, and afterwards introduced to America by the Spanish people. Nectarines are used in witchcraft for love rituals, as well as other citrus fruits. As a general reminder, cultivated fruit in a dream is a favorable omen if it is ripe, but an unfavorable one if unripe, bitter or spoiled.
The papaya is believed to be native to southern Mexico and neighboring Central America. The papaya is now present in every tropical and subtropical country around the world. A papaya represents health and pressures in your life. Papaya is named as the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus himself. Many people of the male gender avoid eating papaya because they believe that papaya may lessen their sex drive.
Passion fruit is named after a vine that it grows upon named passionflower. The genus Passiflora was named after Jesuit priests found the first specimen in South America. They thought the plant resembled a vision, which was described in detail by St. Francis of Assisi, of a vine crawling upwards on the cross where Jesus had once been crucified. The passion flower’s unique features are still found to be symbolic of the holy crucifixion of Christ, or as known in biblical history, as the Passion of the Christ. This flower has spikes going from the center up, symbolizing his divine crown made of thorns. There are 10 petals each for the 10 faithful apostles.To see or eat a passion fruit in your dream is suggestive of our spiritual connections to the other realms. It is about being in tune with your self.
According to folklore, if you smash open a persimmon seed from the ripened fruits and the shape inside (called a cotyledon) looks like a fork, that means the winter will be mild. However, if you see a spoon, there will be lots of snow coming and if there is a knife, winter will be bitingly cold and “cut like a knife.” Persimmons were a favorite fruit of many ancient tribes, either to be eaten plain or cooked into sweet puddings. To the Japanese, the persimmon is a symbol of triumph.
A plantain tree signifies the power of healing. Plantain is from a major group of banana varieties that are a main food crop in many tropical places. In Peru, banana leaves present in Incan tombs indicates a religious connection. Green bananas placed all around a green coconut is an important religious offering to Buddhists of Southeast Asia. Hawaiian legends refer to the plantains’ connection to the fabled Menehunes, a semi-mythical race native to the Hawaiian Isles.
Today, California is noted as being from the state mostly responsible for a wide amount of U.S. prune production and a huge percentage of all prune production worldwide. A prune is a dried plum of any cultivar, mostly from the European plum. It is described as a black wrinkly and dry fruit and so therefore would be wisely used as protection from evil and banishment of evil as well. God is the vine dresser who prunes the life of everyone who abides in Christ and bears the fruit of Christ.
Pumpkins, like any other squash, came from northeast Mexico and southern United States. The oldest evidence found are Mexican pumpkin fragments, which were dated between 7,000 and 5,500 BC. In America, pumpkins are carved out into faces and Halloween designs and become Jack-O-Lanterns which are lit in the fall around this holiday. A candle is then placed inside and lit, in order to protect from evil and bad luck. In Ireland, the children were carving out potatoes or turnips as the original “Jack-O-Lanterns” and also then lit them up from the inside out with candles. This practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack” who had invited the Devil himself to have a drink with him. But then, he didn’t want to pay for his drink and so trouble began. Jack asked Satan to pay the tab for him. He convinced Satan to metamorphose into a silver coin to pay the bartender. Shrewdly, Jack stuck the now transmogrified Satan (coin) into his pocket, which also contained a crucifix. The crucifix’s presence kept Satan from escaping his form. This coerced Satan to agree to Jack’s demand: in exchange for Satan’s freedom, he then must spare Jack’s soul for ten more years.Then Jack met Satan again and promised to go to Hades for good. As the Satan prepared to take him to hell, Jack asked if he could have one apple to feed his starving belly. As he went and climbed up the branches of an apple tree, Jack surrounded the base with crucifixes. Satan, frustrated at the fact that he been entrapped again, demanded to be released. As Jack had done before, he made another demand so that his soul would not go to Hades. Satan agreed and was set free.To tell others, Satan gave Jack an ember to mark him as a person of the netherworld. From that day forward, Jack is doomed to roam this world between, with just one ember inside of a hollowed turnip (“turnip” actually referring to a large rutabaga) to light his way.
Raspberry is native to Europe. It came from Greece, widely known and loved since ancient times. From there it spread to Italy, the Netherlands, England and soon after to North America. Raspberries have been kept as a food source for many centuries. The red raspberry is indigenous to Asia Minor and North America. The discovery of raspberries is mentioned in Greek legend. According to the myth, raspberries were discovered while the Olympian gods were searching for berries on Mount Ida. The berries are said to make a perfect ingredient in a love potion.
A key ingredient in Strawberry Rhubarb pie, this fruit pairs perfectly with fresh strawberry to create an intensely romantic kitchen spell for love! The leaves of rhubarb are highly poisonous and it is toxic to eat them. Rhubarb is thought to be a vegetable, but it is often prepared or combined with fruit for desserts. Rhubarb could be eaten raw, but because of its tart flavoring, it is more often cooked and sweetened. Legally, it’s known as a fruit because In 1947, a New York court rightfully made the distinction. Rhubarb can also stand magically for protection or fidelity.
It is believed that star fruit originated in either Sri Lanka or the Moluccas, the islands of Indonesia. The tree is cultivated in tropical areas. Star fruit is also known as Carambola. It also has five long ridges that run downwards from the length of the fruit over, so that when you slice it, the shape of a star will appear. The fruit is also mostly yellow like a star. Because of the shape it can be used in any ritual towards the stars or light working such as spell cleansing and banishing of old energies and stagnant forces.
Take a spoonful of tangerine infused honey to fill yourself with solar energy and positivity when you need solar energy. Tangerine is a form of mandarins and is also used to re energize and in love rituals. Different varieties of oranges are an American staple at Christmas. They are used to put into a Christmas stocking to bring joy and happiness on the holiday. Tangerines are firmer still, and are the hardest to peel, but they have the sweetest taste in the end.
A legend says the tomato originated from a woman who had very bad luck with money, but loved her family so much so that when she died they buried her and her body turned into a tomato plant in order to feed her family. This wish, made by Kamalia, was to take care of those she loved. The odd plant that gave Kamalia’s kids a new chance in life was named kamatis. This was started from Kamalia’s name and her strength to endure everything in life for the sake of her children. Since then, and until now, kamatis or tomato has always been a part of many Filipino dishes giving the needed flavor.