Tuesday, November 23, 2010
In Western traditions All Hallows Eve has long been regarded as a day when veil that separates the world of the living from the realm of the dead is thin, and ancient traditions made this day either one of making offering to the dead or of taking care to ensure that the dead did not disturb the living.
I pour candles on this day with the intention that sacred space is maintained for the user of the candle. It may seem strange to some, but over the past ten years, it feels as if I am energetically welcomed to pour by those energies that abide in unseen spiritual realms.
Just as we are careful when we travel to a new city or country, so too is it wise to be careful when we travel between the worlds. Those who are new to divination, or who are are in active occult practice will find these candles very useful, as the candles are "charged" to ensure that unwelcome, malevolent, disruptive or damaging spiritual energies do not cross the veil. As well, they are a fragrant and visual offering for those who wish to honor the gatekeepers as well as to remain focused on the work at hand.
The above observations may seem grandiose on my part, only if you forget that the magic is in your mind, and the candle is a tool to help focus your intention to create and keep sacred space. As well, should it be the case that your sacred space has been disturbed in some way, this candle is an excellent tool to help you return your environment to a healthy vibration. More information on this concept is available online in the House Blessing page of my store.
A brief review of the planetary aspects of the pour show that the Waning Moon was in Leo in the 12th House, and the Sun in Scorpio in the 4th. These natural wax candles are scented with rosemary, cedar, cypress, frankincense, myrrh & other ancient fragrances for psychic and spiritual protection. Prayers were said, mantra chanted, and the natural wax melted slowly in pots of boiling water. The energy of Fire and Water united to melt the Earth aspect ( wax ) in the Air energy of spoken sacred sounds.
To chart the ephemeris and an overview of the aspects of the pour which occurred at 8:00 PM EDT, you will need the following co-ordinates: 30° 19' 54" N / 81° 39' 20" W. I prefer to cast the ephemeris feature online at Chaos Astrology.
If you care to purchase one, please know this is a limited collection. (An interesting note is that this collection of candles were poured in a month of five Fridays, five Saturdays, and five Sundays. This pattern of five days repeats every 11 years or so.) I have twelve for sale at present at a cost of $40.00 each. Shipping is Free in the USA. I do not ship out of the country.
Due to the energetic nature of these candles, which have not been handled by any one other than their maker, returns are not accepted and all sales are final. Please contact me before you purchase if you have any questions. You might also like to visit other articles on my site for more information. Some you may find useful are: Ritual Candles: an article on candle ritual and mysticism, or Moon Phases and Ritual Candles.
Thank you for your kind attention to my post.