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Magickal Correspondences of Pomegranate

Well known for her descent into the Underworld, Persephone eats a pomegranate that keeps her tied to Hades. Why does she happily stay and return every year?

Some tellers of the story of Persephone say that eating the pomegranate seeds damned her to be trapped below the Earth. Others say that she gained so much knowledge, that the Underworld was no longer seen as a scary place, but as a provider of balance.

Either way, pomegranates are deliciously magickal! Here’s our list of the magickal properties of Pomegranate!

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Magickal Properties of Pomegranate | Pomegranate Materia Magicka

Latin Name

  • Punica granatum

Folk Names

  • Carthage Apple
  • Grenadier
  • Malicorio
  • Malum Punicum
  • Pound Garnet
  • Granatum


  • Female

Elements that Rule Pomegranate

  • Air
  • Fire

Planets that Rule Pomegranate

  • Venus
  • Pluto

Signs that Rule Pomegranate

  • Scorpio

Deities that Rule Pomegranate

  • Astarte
  • Persephone
  • Sekhmet

Chakras that work with Pomegranate

  • Third Eye Chakra
  • Root Chakra

Pomegranate’s Magickal Properties

  • Blood Substitute: Use pomegranate juice in place of older spells that call for blood.
  • Fertility Divination: Throw a pomegranate onto the ground. The number of seeds that pop out equals the number of children you will have.
  • Inner Voice: Eat pomegranate in order to focus on what your body and spirit really need.
  • Magickal Ink: Use pomegranate juice as ink for spells and petitions.
  • Money Incense: Dry and grind the skin and add it to money incense.
  • Protection: Hang branches near or above your door to ward off evil.
  • Wisdom: Drink pomegranate juice or eat the seeds while drawing down the moon. Meditate and ask for guidance, knowledge, or wisdom.
  • Wish Magick: Eat a pomegranate before making a wish to aid in it coming true.

Pomegranate’s Medicinal Properties

  • Anti-oxidants
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Prostate Cancer Prevention
  • Alzheimer’s Protection
  • Improved Digestion
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Reduces arthritis
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • May improve memory


  • Do not consume the root, stem, and peel; they contain poisons.
  • Do not consume if you have low blood pressure.
  • Do not consume within two weeks of surgery.

What are some of your favorite ways to use Pomegranate in your magickal working? Let us know in the comments below!

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