♒♃♄The Star | Aquarius Candle ♃♄♒ : Juniper Berry, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood & Pink Grapefruit
XVII. The Star is an Aquarius candle made with 100% soy wax in an 8-ounce travel tin, which comes with a lid. Each hand-poured ritual candle is made using principles of eclectic green magick, astrology, divination, and aromatherapy. All Hermes of VALIS candles are made with pure essential oils and natural wicks that are lead and zinc free.
This candle corresponds to The Star card in the Major Arcana of the Tarot. The electional chart was chosen for an auspicious time when Jupiter was conjunct Saturn in Aquarius on the Winter Solstice. Mercury was Cazimi within one degree just as the Sun entered Capricorn.
From the Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Waite (1910):
A great, radiant star of eight rays, surrounded by seven lesser stars–also of eight rays. The female figure in the foreground is entirely naked. Her left knee is on the land and her right foot upon the water. She pours Water of Life from two great ewers, irrigating sea and land. Behind her is rising ground and on the right a shrub or tree, whereon a bird alights. The figure expresses eternal youth and beauty. The star is l’étoile flamboyante, which appears in Masonic symbolism, but has been confused therein. That which the figure communicates to the living scene is the substance of the heavens and the elements. It has been said truly that the mottoes of this card are “Waters of Life freely” and “Gifts of the Spirit.”
The summary of several tawdry explanations says that it is a card of hope. On other planes it has been certified as immortality and interior light. For the majority of prepared minds, the figure will appear as the type of Truth unveiled, glorious in undying beauty, pouring on the waters of the soul some part and measure of her priceless possession. But she is in reality the Great Mother in the Kabalistic Sephira Binah, which is supernal Understanding, who communicates to the Sephiroth that are below in the measure that they can receive her influx.
Ingredients: Golden 464 Soy Wax, Juniper Berry Essential Oil, Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Royal-Blue-Colored Dye Block, Sea-Foam-Colored Dye Block, ECO 14 Candle Wick, 8 oz Metal Tin with Lid