The Yuletide Spice: Cinnamon Spiritual Meaning and Magic

Bundles of cinnamon sticks in a wooden box.

The Magic of Cinnamon

There’s something about the scent of cinnamon that warms our souls and ignites our passions. It is a powerful spice, much beloved by many cultures, from the Chinese, who used it in healing rituals over 4,000 years ago, to the Egyptians, who used it in the mummification mixture when burying their dead.

Cinnamon is Connected to the Sun

Replete with the Sun’s energy, cinnamon’s magic lends itself well to spells and magical workings that deal with protection, prosperity, and passion.

The Prosperous Power of Cinnamon

Central to cinnamon’s magic is the energy of prosperity it draws upon. Cinnamon has the hallmark as a very valued and valuable spice, considered in the ancient world as a gift fit for monarchs and even the gods, such as Apollo.

A row of cinnamon sticks with a piece of star anise.

A Spice of Mythic Reputation

Spice traders sought to obscure the source of their cinnamon in mystery to keep a monopoly on this heavily prized spice and even created myths around it to add to its allure, such as the island it hailed from being guarded by winged serpents.


Magical Ways to Use Cinnamon

You can take advantage of cinnamon’s prosperous energy by charging a cinnamon broom with the intent to draw prosperity and keeping it by your doorway or placing a few spare cinnamon sticks on the windowsills of your home.

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Love, Sex, and Cinnamon

Cinnamon is believed to enhance the male libido. A cinnamon stick tucked away under the pillows can help get the fires of intimacy and passion going. Share a cinnamon-infused beverage or a dessert that includes cinnamon with the one you desire to help ignite sexual energies.

Raising Clairvoyant Energy with Cinnamon

Place some cinnamon sticks in the pouch you carry your Tarot deck in or near your other divinatory tools to raise their clairvoyant energy. You can also keep cinnamon on your altar or sacred space for this same effect.

Bundles of cinnamon sticks on a woven cloth.

Attracting Wealth with Cinnamon

Add cinnamon to money sachets and mojo bags, or make an aromatic potpourri for the home by brewing it with ginger and cloves to draw wealth.

A Cinnamon Money Attraction Spell

An excellent money drawing spell, make a bowl out of cinnamon clay. Write the amount of money you need on a piece of paper and place the paper along with a few coins in the bowl. Once you receive the money, bury the coins and paper into the Earth. You can save the cinnamon bowl for future financial requests.

A Sprinkle of Cinnamon for Success

Consider the magic of cinnamon next time you have a financial matter you would like a measure of success in, like getting a job or landing a raise.

A bundle of cinnamon sticks held together by twine, with ground cinnamon being dusted on it.

Cinnamon’s Protective Magic

It makes sense that cinnamon harbors protective energies. The warm, inviting aroma of cinnamon reminds us of the comfort and coziness of home, where we feel safe.

Protect Your Home with Cinnamon Sticks

To protect your home with cinnamon, tie nine cinnamon sticks together and hang them over the doorway, and place cinnamon on the window sill to protect the home from unwanted guests and energies.

Close-up of cinnamon sticks in a bowl.

Cinnamon is Connected to the Sun and Moon

Cinnamon is also connected to the Sun, a masculine force that lends cinnamon its protective energies. And while cinnamon sticks carry solar energies, the cinnamon tree is said to be of the moon, embodying lunar energies. Because of its lunar connection, cinnamon can help raise psychic, divinatory, and clairvoyant energies.

The Yuletide Spice

Cinnamon has a very close association with Yule and the Winter season. Use it to decorate gifts, season beverages, and dishes, or keep some on your altar space to celebrate this special time.

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