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Theobroma cacao | Chocolate

Theobroma cacao, commonly known as cocoa or chocolate, is a small, evergreen tree native to the rainforests of Central and South America. It is a member of the Sterculiaceae family and is related to the mango and durian trees.

Cocoa is cultivated for its seeds, which are fermented and roasted to produce cocoa beans. The beans are then processed to produce cocoa powder, cocoa butter, and chocolate.


Botanical Information

  • Height: Theobroma cacao trees can grow to be 15-25 meters tall.

  • Leaves: The leaves are large and dark green, with a leathery texture.

  • Flowers: The flowers are small and white, and they are arranged in clusters.

  • Pods: The pods are long and slender, and they contain 20 to 40 seeds. The seeds are surrounded by a mucilaginous pulp.


Magickal Properties

  • Love: Cocoa is associated with love, passion, and sensuality. It is often used in rituals and spells to attract love, deepen intimacy, and enhance sexual pleasure.

  • Prosperity: Cocoa is also associated with prosperity and abundance. It is said to attract wealth and good fortune.

  • Creativity: Cocoa is said to stimulate creativity and inspiration. It is often used in rituals and spells to enhance creativity and problem-solving.


Elemental Correspondences

  • Element: Earth

  • Planet: Venus

  • Color: Brown, red

  • Deities: Aphrodite, Venus, Quetzalcoatl

  • Chakras: Root, Sacral

  • Tarot Card: The Lovers


Planetary and Astrological Correspondences

  • Element: Earth

  • Planet: Venus

  • Color: Brown, red

  • Deities: Aphrodite, Venus, Quetzalcoatl

  • Chakras: Root, Sacral

  • Tarot Card: The Lovers


Associated Deitites and Traditions

  • Aphrodite: The Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite is associated with the sensual and aphrodisiac properties of chocolate.

  • Venus: The Roman goddess of love, Venus is also associated with the love and passion-inducing qualities of chocolate.

  • Quetzalcoatl: The Aztec god of agriculture and fertility, Quetzalcoatl is associated with the abundance and prosperity-enhancing properties of chocolate.


Using Theobroma Cacao in Magick

Theobroma cacao can be used in a variety of magical practices, including:

  • Creating love charms and spells.

  • Attracting prosperity and abundance.

  • Invoking creativity and inspiration.


Here are some specific ways to use Theobroma cacao in magick:

  • Create a chocolate incense blend to invoke the energies of love, prosperity, and creativity.

  • Add a few drops of cacao essential oil to a bath to promote relaxation, enhance sensuality, and attract love.

  • Carry a piece of chocolate with you to attract love, prosperity, and creativity.

  • Use cacao in rituals and spellwork to enhance the energies of love, prosperity, and creativity.

Theobroma cacao is a versatile and powerful plant that can be used to enhance your magical practice and can help you connect with your inner desires and manifest your deepest wishes.

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