Here is a little candle magic Magical Missive in anticipation of the upcoming Holiday season.
As we know the holidays can be a really stressful time for our families. We are busy, sometimes we get sick during this season, we are spending more money than we usually do…and on and on.
There are practical ways to navigate these challenges (hello, Vitamin C – I see you), but there are also magical supports we can call on to help us address them as well.
One of my favorites?
This candle rite for a peaceful, sweet, and loving home and family environment.
What you will need:
1 blue or beeswax devotional candle
blend of the following dried herbs:
• dried lavender flowers
• crushed vanilla pod
• dried pink rose petals
• pen & paper
• blue & white loose glitter
• olive oil or a ritual oil for peace and calmness in the home
Lavender is a sacred flower that has been used in soothing and restorative remedies since at least the Middle Ages. Its calming properties care called on today in herbal medicine, homeopathy, and cuisines as well. It is sacred to many Goddesses and believed to bestow a level of protection on the home as well, especially when planted near the front door.
Vanilla Pod is both sweetening and warming and called for in many enchantments where the goal is to warm people up to each other so that they are kind, gentle, and loving towards each other.
Dried pink rose petals emphasize love, friendship, and the ability to get along with each other.
Glitter to decorate your candle and make it pretty!
General Instructions for dressing devotional candles ~
If you are working with a paraffin candle, poke holes in the top of it – I like to make 3 or 4. You may use an ice pick, screwdriver, knife or other tool for this.
If you are working with a beeswax devotional candle as I do, then you are going to have a much harder time poking holes into the candle. Instead you may proceed without the holes.
Combine your herb mixture. Sprinkle 2-3 pinches of your herb mixture onto the candle.
Drop 3-4 drops of oil onto the top of the candle.
Add any curios like clear quartz crystal chips, small chunks of rose quartz, or a light drizzle of honey and finish with glitter.
Note – you do not want to “drown” your herbs in oil nor do you want them to be so dry that they catch fire when you light the candle wick.
Write out your petition and anoint the petition paper with the oil you used to dress the candle.
Place petition underneath candle, bless the candle with focus and sincerity for the manifestation of your desire.
Knock the candle 3 times to “seal” it, and then light it, allowing it to burn undisturbed.
Obviously do not leave a flame unattended unless it is in a fireproof container.
After your candle has finished burning, you may look at it and see what shapes you find in the glitter and debris. These may be construed as signs and give you information as you work to read the candle.
And, if you liked the above candle recipe, then you may really enjoy the Peaceful Home Sacred Vessel offering that I make available at this time of the year!
Wishing you a blessed (and sweet!) season!