The lemon tree is ripe with meaning and symbolism. So let’s learn more about lemon tree symbolism, spiritual meaning, and uses.
It is considered to be a magic tree used in esoteric rituals to call in good energies and clear out the bad vibrations. In these rituals, all of the tree’s properties are recognized: the lemon, the juice, the peel, and the leaves.
Lemons in the World of Esotericism
The lemon is one of the most used fruits in esotericism. While not a widely cultivated fruit in ancient Greece and Rome, the lemon tree was recognized as a symbol of well-being and positive surroundings.
Even today, the lemon tree is still used to attract good luck and clear the air of negativity.
Magical Uses and Symbolism of a Lemon Tree
Some spiritual schools view the lemon as a feminine fruit embodying a lunar essence. In Christianity, the image of a lemon can be seen with the Virgin Mary, due to its sweet fragrance, pleasant shape, rich healing properties, and as a remedy against poisons.
Throughout the year, you can see the lemon tree bloom and bearing fruits. It’s often associated with love and fertility.
Below are some traditional recipes used in the old days for magic rituals.
For Harmony and Protection
Take 3 hairs from your head, each from different points of the head. The hairs should be soaked for 3 days in a row in oil, whale fat, chopped garlic, and ten drops of blessed wine.
The container in which the ingredients are soaked is to be covered in red cloth and left on the window sill for one week.
After one week, you will add crushed licorice root powder. You will add three drops of lemon for three straights, strictly right after the clock strikes noon. Take a small diamond and add it to the mixture.
Find a list of my favorite protection spells and rituals here.
In the old days, it was common for people to perform rituals to set protection for themselves and their families. Protection rituals added in the well-being of peoples home’s, keeping clear the bad energy and inviting in peace and harmony.
All you need is a bowl, saltwater, lemon peel, and olive oil. Add together and let sit overnight. The next day the home is cleaned using this water.
Find a list of my favorite cleansing spells and rituals here.
Lemon is a relatively common table fruit. In the Mediterranean, it grows without much effort. But beyond the tables and into the sacred, the lemon has secured its place in ancient history as being a fruit ripe with symbolism.
Lemon juice may be good for you, but the taste, on the other hand, will have you making funny faces. Surprisingly, this sour-tasting fruit as many sweet meanings with its symbolism.
For instance, the lemon represents the love of fidelity, which is the exact opposite of sour. Much like the one we love, this fruit goes easy on the eyes.
Due to its pleasant appearance, the lemon is given as a gift for visual reasons.
Lemon flowers can take on this violet color completely if they come from the lemon Meyer, or citrus meyeri, which is a sweeter variety of lemons.
They are grown as much for food as they are for healthcare and other products. They are a popular ingredient in essential oils.
In the old days, the entire fruit was used and never discarded. Traditional medicines used it as an antiseptic among other things.
Dreaming of Lemons Explained
Since ancient times, dreaming of fruits has been seen as a sign of good fortune, usually pointing to prosperity, well-being, and harmony. But when analyzing a dream properly, we must break it down and go in a little further.
Dreaming about lemons has been linked to our decisions, our past decisions or ones we must make in the future.
This is especially true for decisions that have left a “bad taste in your mouth”, so-to-speak, comparing it to the taste of a lemon.
An example would be a child makes a mistake, drops and breaks a plate perhaps, the child may then have a dream about a lemon. While the moment and the feelings accompanying it might be brief, they still leave a mark on the brain’s hippocampus where the brain projects it into the dream state as a lemon.
To see a lemon tree in your dreams is a good sign. Seeing lemon tree’s in your dream means good fortune in business, health, and social lives. This is our subconscious mind’s way of letting us know it believes prosperity will arrive soon.
Dreaming of Yellow Lemons
Most lemons are yellow, so this is pretty common actually. But the color yellow, cheerful and vibrant, is generally recognized as a positive color. Yellow lemons in dreams symbolize wealth, happiness, and joy — either currently present or on their way to the dreamer.
On the other hand, they could also mean that you are arrogant and self-centered and believe that the world revolves around you.
Dreaming of Green Lemons
Green lemons in your dream are a hopeful sign. It relates to accomplishing goals and points to the dreamer having an optimistic outlook. It can also mean that you will have to go about making some decisions more maturely than you’re accustomed to.
They could also be serving as a warning sign about somebody close to you who is a bad character.