VII. The Chariot Votive Candle
Moon-Venus in Cancer (with Mars square Jupiter)
The Chariot votive candle is part of an electional series which will also be available in the form of a travel tin, large apothecary jar, tea light candle set, and bath salt. This candle series features a blend of Bulgarian rose wax and blood orange essential oil in a Mario red soy candle.
Ingredients: Golden 464 Soy Wax, Rosa Damascena Wax, Blood Orange Essential Oil, Dye Blocks (red/orange/yellow), natural HTP-105 candle wicks, glass votive candle holder.
Magickal Properties of The Chariot Votive Candle
Use the Chariot votive candle for alignment with your true path forward, self control, and inner balance. Use it to step into a place of empowerment, personal ambition, inner strength, and willpower. Be decisive and direct your energies to ensuring your victory and success.
The Chariot series helps you get in touch with your heart, so you can tap into what’s actually the most important to you. Forget about all other measures, and get in touch with what your heart wants more than anything else. Act from that place.
Aromatherapeutic Properties of the Chariot Votive Candle
The aromatic floral wax is made in Bulgaria from roses (Rosa Damascena) and is a natural byproduct of the essential oil making process. It has anti-anxiety and anti-depressant properties.
Here I’ve blended it with blood orange essential oil to represent the motivating cardinal energy of Cancer and the added punch of Mars opposing Pluto and squaring Jupiter.
Blood orange is energizing and emboldening, and it has a lightening effect on the heart at the same time. There is a Solar aspect to this addition, which is a recognition of the Sun’s role on the Moon and the Chariot card in the Tarot. Without the light of the Sun, we wouldn’t have the journey of the Moon’s cycle month to month, increasing and decreasing in light as she does. This reflects our continual ebbing flow and inner experience of growth and recession. The Sun provides warmth, safety and protection, which is represented in the strengthening armor that the Charioteer wears.
The Astrology of the Chariot Votive Candle
May 22, 2023 @ 3:10pm Pacific
This series was elected during ritual on the day and hour of the Moon. The Moon was in Cancer, the sign she rules, and building/increasing in light. Here’s the chart and the reasoning for this magical election. She was born in 2023, the year of the Chariot (a 7 year numerologically) for extra good measure.
Moon-Venus in Cancer and Libra Rising
Benevolent Venus is the ruler of the chart with Libra Rising. The Waxing Moon in Cancer is applying to a conjunction with her at the top of the chart. They’re both culminating at the Midheaven, a point of power and distinction. By essential dignity, both planets are strong, with the Moon having an especially good dignity. She’s in the face, term, and triplicity of Venus, who by many accounts is giving her blessing in this election.
The cardinal energy of Cancer and Libra give this brew a special boost, encouraging you to take action, stay motivated, and take the initiative. The Moon separates from a harmonious trine to Saturn, embracing duty, responsibility, and a strong work ethic.
Super-Charged, Ambitious T-Square (with Mars-Jupiter-Pluto)
Mars square Jupiter is highly ambitious and driven to succeed. The addition of Pluto pushes this to the max. When you light this candle, you will do what it takes to get what you want! Mars-Jupiter energy is heroic, whereas Pluto can be a little cut-throat. Moon-Venus in Cancer, with Libra Rising, helps to keep things balanced and keep your heart in the right place. But the T-square will give you the courage and heat to do what needs to be done!
The Moon enjoys a special sort of reception with Jupiter as they’re each in the other’s sign of exaltation. And Jupiter in hard-working Taurus is with the North Node of future growth, giving him special power and emphasis. The T-square is Fixed and will stick to the path ahead, seeing to the work until it has come to a place of completion.
The Sun sextiles Mars and trines Pluto, adding some positive energy to the brew.
Jupiter is also moving into an advantageous sextile with Saturn, which helps with stepping into a position of authority and taking the proverbial reigns.