Wondering what to eat in Libra season? We're celebrating the harvest and the start of Autumn, so break out your cauldron and get ready to feast. It's gonna be awesome.
Libra season starts at the autumn equinox, also known as Mabon. This energy is all about balance and justice. Luckily, it's also the harvest season, so food is abundant. You'll have no trouble keeping the peace and finding recipes that everyone will love during Libra season. There are dozens of different ingredients to choose from that correspond with Libra, the planet Venus, and the element of air. It's so delicious.
Libra Season Foods
Libra season foods do seem to all have good balance. Whether it's crisp but watery cucumber, sweet but dark maple, healthy but indulgent sweet potatoes, or milk chocolate that's just chocolatey enough, this season is all about finding the perfect blend.
Cucumber carries strong feminine energy and is tied to Venus as well as Libra. Use it to call in beauty, fertility, and healing.
Milk chocolate brings out all the sweet richness of cocoa without the bitterness. It's absolutely perfect for eating all on its own. Use it to bring balance to your relationships.
Maple brings love, prosperity, longevity, and protection. You can also use the syrup to sweeten any spell.
- Maple Bacon Pancake Syrup
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Maple Butter
- Croissant French Toast with Maple Bacon Whipped Cream
Oregano brings helps with communication and peace, which is helpful for Libra energy. You can also call in this herb for protection, creativity, and travel.
Sweet potatoes are good for friendship, nurturing, and harmony, all very Libra qualities. They're sort of the Hufflepuff of foods.
Venus is the planet of love and beauty. Her foods are all very sensual and romantic. Let that energy flow for Libra season.
Clearly, the rose would be ruled by Venus. Try this Rose Quartz Cocktail for a bit of self-love magic.
Pomegranate is another great food for balance due to its association with Persephone. It can be called on to connect you to the spirit realm.
Cherries are all about passion, romance, and fertility. They're also good in spells for new beginnings.
Passion fruit is actually useful in sleep spells. It brings calming and tranquillity, perfect for bringing balance to a situation.
Strawberry can be used to summon love and dedication. You can also use them in spells for fertility.
Thyme is a great herb for wisdom and self-trust. It can also be used to call in health, strength, and courage.
Raspberry is another great fruit for fertility. It's also found in spells for protection during pregnancy.
Wheat is a symbol of abundance and fertility. Use it in spells to call in money or as a symbol of rebirth.
White chocolate is pure sweetness. It's great in spells for friendship and self-love.
- White Chocolate Raspberry Blondies
- White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies
- White Chocolate Chip Brownies
Vanilla might be one of the most sensual foods around. Use it in spells for love, lust, and passion, as well as spells for beauty.
Almonds have quite an array of metaphysical properties. Use them to banish addiction, add them to spells for beauty and glamour, or for a boost of energy and vitality.
The element of air is associated with communication, which is great for peacemaking Libra. Eat air foods when you want to open up channels of communication or stimulate logic and rationality.
Lavender can help calm communication when Libra is trying to settle disputes and bring balance. Try this Lavender Cake for a bit of calm.
Figs are one sexy fruit. They're obviously great in spells for fertility and seduction, but you can also use them for luck and abundance.
Lemongrass is very cleansing, and it's also great for communication and mental health. I prefer to infuse it into a drink.
Pine is deeply cleansing and protective. Pine nuts, which is the part we eat, are also full of fertile potential. And you can really grow something big with pine nut energy. If those tiny seeds can become massive trees, just think of what you can do with them in your spell.
Banana does exactly what you'd imagine. It's great for male fertility. It's also great for resilience, wealth, and luck.
Black Beans help with creativity, communication, and decision making. Sounds like we definitely need all of those during Libra season.
Hazelnut brings wisdom and luck, and it's also used for granting wishes. Obviously, I prefer it paired with chocolate in the form of a creamy spread.
Coffee brings a boost of energy to your spell and removes energetic blockages. Personally, I think it tastes gross, so I use coffee energy in the form of Kahlua.
Rice is great for prosperity and protection. Scatter grains around the perimeter of your home to ward off malicious spirits, or leave a bowl out in your house to absorb negative energy. Obviously, don't eat that rice.
Cheese is my favorite food, and it also brings happiness, which I find totally logical. It's also a symbol of transformation.
What's in season for Libra
The sun's transit into Libra marks the day of Mabon as well, which is the second harvest festival in the wheel of the year. This sabbat's symbol is the cornucopia, so this season is just overflowing with fresh food. Get it while you can because winter is coming.
Butternut Squash is a quintessential fall food. Try it in these Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells.
I associate chestnuts with Christmas, but I think this Chestnut Soup would be delicious throughout the colder months.
Bell Peppers are so fresh and bright. I love the balance of sweetness and just a hint of heat that they bring to a dish.
Blackberries and their brambles are all over mythology. I'm looking at you, Sleeping Beauty. The fruits are used to symbolize fertility, and the spiky branches are used for protection.
Carrots may not help you see in the dark, but they do bring the energy of love, creativity, and grounding.
Onion is the base of almost every savoury dish. Metaphysically, it can bring protection, fertility, and passion.
Salad and lettuce are coming toward the end of their season. It'll likely be tough winter greens from here on out. I'm fine with it, honestly.
Garlic is well-known in folklore for its protective qualities. It's also an aphrodisiac. I guess as long as you're both eating it, you won't notice the garlic breath.
Corn is delicous and also powerfully symbolic in magical practices. A symbol of abundance and fertility, corn is closely tied to the sacrifice of the harvest. It reminds us to give thanks to the plants and animals that died to feed us so that we may thrive.
Turkey is not just for Thanksgiving, but Mabon is the witch's Thanksgiving, so get into it if you want.
Tomatoes are a symbol of love and passion. They're also ridiculously abundant right now.
Apples are well known for their hidden pentagram. If you've been apple picking this fall, here are a few ideas to make use of your bounty.
Pumpkin is back baby. I have no shame. I also don't really see the point of restricting ourselves to a season for something that we all get from a can. If you're roasting and pureeing your own pumpkins, I tip my hat to you.
Fresh herbs like chives, mint, parsley, rosemary, and sage are still in season. Make use of them while you still can.
Chilies liven up your spells and blast obstacles out of your way. They're also freaking delicious, and I recommend adding them to most every recipe. These are a good place to start.
- Black Pudding Hash with fresh chilies
- Jalapeno Hush Puppies
- Fiery Halloumi Salad with homemade Thai sweet chili sauce
Beef is plentiful at this time of year. And you may still have nice enough weather to grill a burger outside for a few more weeks. Or make a big pot of chili. That's also awesome.
Potatoes bring that cozy, grounding energy we want in autumn. These delicious tubers are going to see us right through winter.
- Rosemary Potato Rolls
- Potato & Spinach Curry
- Grilled Potato Foil Packets with Lemon Dill Creme Fraiche
I hope you eat gloriously this Libra season. If you make any of these recipes, I'd love for you to leave a rating and leave a comment. You can also share a photo of your creation with me on Instagram. I can't wait to see what you're cooking up.