Samhain is coming and it’s our favorite time of year here in Salem. Let’s take a quick look at the magical meaning of pumpkins.

Pumpkins for protection

Pumpkins have long been used in folk practices to ward off evil.

In fact, the ancient Celts used to carve faces into turnips + root vegetables to keep away evil or mischievous spirits at Samhain.

(Want a good scare? Take a look at some of these carved turnips.)

That’s the root of why we carve Jack ‘o Lanterns today.

Pumpkins symbolize fertility

From a botanists’ perspective, a pumpkin is a giant fruit.

Their size + round shape make them potent fertility symbols.

Pumpkins are potent symbols of abundance

Pumpkins have staying power.

They’ll keep in a root cellar or other cool spot for months, providing the richness of the harvest season (plus vitamins and nutrients) deep into the winter months.

Magical meaning of pumpkin color

The color orange is associated with the sacral chakra, which is the seat of our personal power.

It’s a powerful color for the fire of creation and manifestation.

Learn how to do a pumpkin candle spell

It’s easy to put the magical meaning of pumpkins to work for you.

In this post, I show you how to do a quick magical spell using a pumpkin-shaped or pumpkin-flavored candle to manifest something in your life.

What is the magical meaning of pumpkins to you?

Do you use pumpkins in your magic, manifestation, or ritual work? What do you do?

Drop me a comment below, I’d love it if you shared!