Magickal Use of Cinnamon

Planet: Mercury/Sun/Mars/Uranus

Element: Air/Fire

Folklore: First cultivated and used in the East, Cinnamon was burned to purify the temple. It also promotes health, vigor and libido.

Main magickal uses: Clairvoyance, consecration, divination, energy, good luck, love, money, passion, peace, prosperity, protection, psychic development, success Other magickal uses: communication, happiness, harmony, healing, inspiration, knowledge, meditation, purification, spirituality, tranquility, wisdom Lore: Paul Beyerl suggests that cinnamon be paired with tourmaline for best effect. Cinnamon is important as a purification incense in China. Do not use externally on the body, as it irritates the skin.


Protection
The sun is typically seen as representing male or active energy and since cinnamon is a sun-related ingredient it is thought to be useful in protection magic. For a simple cinnamon protection amulet, tie nine cinnamon sticks together and hang the bundle above your door to protect your home from from unwanted people and energies. Laying cinnamon sticks along your window sill will serve the same purpose.

Prosperity
Financial and personal prosperity are also related to the sun’s active energy. Cinnamon sticks combined with other “prosperity” ingredients such as whole cloves, ginger and orange sections can be used as a simmering potpourri to help boost your efforts in job hunting, getting a raise or making general improvements to your financial status.

Love
Because of its hot, fiery nature, cinnamon is a natural ally for love and sex magic. Try turning up the heat in your love life by grinding cinnamon sticks into a chunky powder and burning the powder as incense along with equal parts of red sandalwood and myrrh. Or simply place a stick of cinnamon under your lover’s pillow and see what happens.

SPELL:  Money Talisman

YOU WILL NEED: 

  • Five pumpkinseeds 
  • Three Cinnamon sticks 
  • One dollar bill 
  • Green cloth 
  • Green candle 
  • Cinnamon or basil oil 
  • Green ribbon

SPELLWORK

On a Friday during the waxing moon, assemble all your ingredients at dusk. Take the candle and rub (prosperity, basil, or cinnamon) oil into it while focusing on your bills and debts being paid, see them being paid, picture your self writing checks and smiling all the way to the bank. Light the candle and take the green cloth, add the pumpkin seeds, Cinnamon sticks, and the dollar bill and fold three times, tie with ribbon. Chant while you work and focus on money coming towards you;

Dollar bill, work your will.
Pumpkinseeds do your deeds.
Cinnamon sticks, do the trick,
Bring needed money & bring it quick

Repeat three times burn candle for nine minutes. Keep Talisman near your wallet or purse, and bills to be paid. Expect money to come, know it will and it shall be.

Cinnamon in Liquids

My poor man-creature. I asked him to make me some cinammon hot cocoa and when he returned, the chunky ground cinnamon bits were floating on the top of the drink. :/

PSA: Cinnamon is made from bark. The bark, in stick or ground form, contains oils and cellulose that will NOT dissolve in liquid. To get the most cinnamon flavor from your spice (with no chunky bits), make an INFUSION.

If you have stick cinnamon:  Float the cinnamon stick in the hot liquid or boiling water for 15 minutes to release the oils and flavors. Remove the stick before consuming.

If you have ground cinnamon:  Fill a tea ball (or make a tea bag) with ground cinnamon. Use a teaspoon per cup of liquid for a strong cinnamon flavor. Place the tea ball in a cup of hot liquid like tea or soup and let it steep for 10 minutes. Ground cinnamon doesn’t require as much steeping time as cinnamon sticks.

If you’re making coffee: Just put the desired amount of cinnamon in with your coffee grounds! 

Heart Cinnamon Rolls


Yields 5 rolls

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls
  • White glaze icing
  • Heart sprinkles
Equipment
  • 8 inch round cake pan
  • 8 inch round parchments
  • Decorating bag fitted with a #6 tip
  • Baking spray
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Parchment paper

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Remove cinnamon rolls from canister. Unravel each roll and shape strips into hearts. Arrange in a greased and lined cake pan. The tips of the heart should point towards the center.
  3. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes and then transfer to a cutting board to cut out individual cinnamon rolls.
  4. Scoop glaze icing into piping bag and drizzle on top of cinnamon hearts. While the icing is still wet, place sprinkles on top.
  5. TaDa! Here are some sweet hearts for your sweetheart!

Spiced Apple Mug Cake


Yields 1 mug cake

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup self rising flower
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 apple
Equipment
  • 2 small mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Rubber spatula
  • 1 microwaveable mug
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Peeler
Decoration
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks

Let’s get started!

  1. Cut apple into cubes and measure out 2 tablespoons.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, spices, and salt.
  3. Whisk in milk and applesauce until smooth.
  4. Stir in cubed apples.
  5. Pour into mug and microwave on high for about 1 minute. If cake is not set, microwave in intervals of 10 seconds until fully cooked.

Time to decorate!

  1. Allow mug cakes to cool slightly then sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top and place a cinnamon stick inside.

Nutty morning! The best thing I can cook up is most likely oatmeal. This one’s made with almond milk, cinnamon, different kinds of nuts & some cranberries.