Apples in Magic
Apples are a symbol of immortality, and are, conversely, a food for the dead. Because of this they are used in Samhain celebrations. Apples are a symbol of life, as when cut in half they form a pentacle: a five pointed star within a circle. Apples are especially magical around the time of Mabon and the autumn harvest. Apples are used in love, healing and garden magic. They are used as tools for foretelling the future. Apple cider can be used as a substitute for wine in spells and rituals.