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Tuber aestivum | Truffle

Tuber aestivum, the summer truffle, is a subterranean fungus that grows on the roots of trees in temperate climates. It is prized for its unique flavor and aroma, and it is also said to have magical properties.

Mycological Information

  • Height: Summer truffles do not have a visible above-ground form. They grow underground, attached to the roots of trees.

  • Fruiting bodies: Summer truffles are round or irregularly shaped, with a smooth or bumpy surface. They can range in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters.

  • Color: Summer truffles are typically black or brown, and they may have a white or yellow flesh.

Magickal Properties

  • Love: Summer truffles are said to attract love, passion, and sensuality.

  • Prosperity: Summer truffles are also said to enhance prosperity and abundance.

  • Purification: Summer truffles are said to purify the body, mind, and spirit.

Elemental Correspondences

  • Element: Earth

  • Planet: Venus

  • Color: Black, Brown

  • Deities: Venus, Aphrodite, Freya

  • Chakras: Root, Sacral

  • Tarot Card: The Lovers

Associated Deitites and Traditions

  • Venus: The Roman goddess of love, Venus is associated with the love and attraction-promoting properties of summer truffles.

  • Aphrodite: The Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite is also associated with the sensual and aphrodisiac properties of summer truffles.

  • Freya: The Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, Freya is associated with the fertility-enhancing properties of summer truffles.

Using Summer Truffles in Magick

Summer truffles can be used in a variety of magical practices, including:

  • Creating love charms and spells.

  • Attracting prosperity and abundance.

  • Cleansing and purifying rituals.

Here are some specific ways to use summer truffles in magick:

  • Create a summer truffle incense blend to invoke the energies of love, prosperity, and purification.

  • Add a few drops of summer truffle oil to a bath to promote abundance, enhance prosperity and attraction.

  • Carry a piece of summer truffle with you to attract love, prosperity, and purification.

  • Use summer truffles in rituals and spellwork to enhance the energies of desire, prosperity, and well-being.

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