Kitchen Witch: Beet

(Beta vulgaris)

Planet: Saturn

Element: Earth

Energies: Love, beauty


Beets have been eaten for centuries by persons wishing to lengthen their life spans. Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of love, was said to have used beets to maintain and increase her beauty.

The redness of this food dictates its use during harvest and for winter religious festivals such as Lughnasadh (August 1) and Samhain (November 1).

Magical uses:

Folk magic states that if a man and a woman eat from the same beet, they’ll fall in love with each other. While this may not be the case (love
is far more complex), beets should be added to love-attracting diets. Cook and eat beets while visualizing yourself enjoying increased beauty.
Remember: beauty is internal as well as external.