Intentions, dreams, invocations...Candle magic is for calling forth inner power and calling in universal wisdom. Dressing a candle, or anointing it with an intuitive selection of oils and herbs, is a potent addition to any ritual.
Intentions, dreams, invocations...Candle magic is for calling forth inner power and calling in universal wisdom. Dressing a candle, or anointing it with an intuitive selection of oils and herbs, is a potent addition to any ritual. You can learn more about candle dressing in our New Moon article. There are many recipes and we encourage you to follow your intuition...
Herbs, like crystals, possess specific, distinct energies that are utilized in magic. Ceridwen’s herbs are all hand-blended at the foot of the Ozarks, in Arkansas, USA. Mothers, daughters and grandmothers make them using many of old traditions found in the Farmer’s Almanac, including wildcrafting, gathering of herbs, and being mindful of moon cycles. These remedies and have been passed on for generations by myth, legend, folklore and practice.
Each packet is filled with a combination of herbs, flowers, roots, leaves and resins. In keeping with tradition, the recipe for each herbal blend is known only to the maker, who holds her secrets close to her heart. Each packet does come with suggestions for use, and ritual inspiration, printed on the inside of the label. Here are some of the special herb spell blends you can choose from at Paradise Found:
Anti-Depression Herbal Helper
Good Luck and Money Herbal Helper
Attract Good Spirits Herbal Helper
Develop Psychic & Mystic Gifts
Happy Together Herbal Helpers
Meditation Herbal Helper
Soothe & Settle Tension Herbal Helper
Here is a guide for anyone who feels inspired to dress their own candles:
Find your oil | There are specially pre-prepared blends of oils, essential oils or natural basic oils like grapeseed or olive oils, with which you anoint your candle before adding your herbs.
Pick a your candle | While any candle will work, it is traditional to use a plain unscented candle, in a symbolic color that evokes the intention of the ritual. Everyone has their personal associations with each color, and above all intuition should be your guide. Here is a list of common color meanings for inspiration:
Red | Love, Passion and Courage
Black | Absorbs Negative Energy
Orange | Strength, Success and Attractions
Yellow | Clairvoyance and Communication
Green | Healing, Prosperity and Growth
Pink | Earth, Animals, Grounding, Happiness, Self-Love and Esteem
Light Blue | Clear Communication and Balance
Blue | Wisdom, Inspiration, Hope, Healing, Creativity, Truth
Purple | Spirituality, Wisdom and Intuition
White | Clarity and Protection
Lavender | Intuition and Dreams
This 'Green Man' candle is hand-dressed, scented and blessed with Ceridwen's oils and herbs, to help you tap into the power and strength of the natural world of forests, rivers, mountains and all flora and fauna.
The Green Man is a figure of ancient Celtic folklore and legend. Known as the guardian of the forest, he represents the cycles of nature, the rebirth of the land in Spring, and the expansive growth that accompanies this powerful transformation.
Prepared with intention, and with respect to the phase of the moon and time of the day, this candle will burn about 120 hour, and bring some green magic to your home or altar.