Venus in Libra: The Empress/Justice (Lavender, Rose Geranium, Spearmint & Ylang Ylang)
This candle is formulated to the planet Venus in her home sign of Libra. The candle’s color is a dark forest green. The scent is a sophisticated, beautiful blend of essential oils, featuring floral notes of Lavender and Rose Geranium with an airy boost of Spearmint & just the right amount of rich, sweet & seductive Ylang Ylang.
This limited Venus in Libra candle is made to enchant the senses, balance the mind & heart, and facilitate partnership.
Magickal Uses & Traits to Develop: Seduction, Enchantment, Increase Charm / Attraction, Prosperity, Achieving Peace, Harmony within a Partnership, Tantric Sex Magick, Beauty, Confidence, Enhancing one’s Craft, Artisan Work, Attracting Good Favors, Working with Venus / Aphrodite / other Venusian Deities, Venus Remediation, 7th House Remediation, Collaboration, Team Work, Increase Social Status, Entertaining at Home, Bringing forth Truth & Justice, Objective Mindset, Restoring Equilibrium & Fairness, Encouraging Domestic Harmony, Bringing People Together through Conversation, Focusing the Mind, Boosting Self Esteem, Reducing Sexual Anxiety
Aromatherapy Benefits: Calming, Soothing, Sedative, Reducing Nervous Tension, Insomnia, Alleviating Stress and Anxiety, Combating Fatigue, Antidepressant, Relaxing, Deodorizing, Uplifting, Balancing, Cleansing, Energizing, Refreshing, Mood Elevating, Increasing Mental Focus, Aphrodisiac, Self-Esteem Boost, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory
The limited Venus in Libra candle series corresponds to The Empress and Justice cards in the Major Arcana of the Tarot. The electional chart was chosen for an auspicious time when Venus was dignified in her home sign of Libra.
From Anthologies by Vettius Valens:
Libra is the house of Venus, masculine, equinoctial, anthropomorphic, upward-trending, airy, feminizing, vocal, noble, changeable, a diminisher of estates, the Lower Midheaven of the universe, public, ecliptic, the supervisor of crops, vineyards, olive groves, aromatics, homesteads, measures, and artisans
From the Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Waite (1910):
A stately figure, seated, having rich vestments and royal aspect, as of a daughter of heaven and earth. Her diadem is of twelve stars, gathered in a cluster. The symbol of Venus is on the shield which rests near her. A field of corn is ripening in front of her, and beyond there is a fall of water. The sceptre which she bears is surmounted by the globe of this world. She is the inferior Garden of Eden, the Earthly Paradise, all that is symbolized by the visible house of man. She is not Regina coeli, but she is still refugium peccatorum, the fruitful mother of thousands. There are also certain aspects in which she has been correctly described as desire and the wings thereof, as the woman clothed with the sun, as Gloria Mundi and the veil of the Sanctum Sanctorum; but she is not, I may add, the soul that has attained wings, unless all the symbolism is counted up another and unusual way. She is above all things universal fecundity and the outer sense of the Word. This is obvious, because there is no direct message which has been given to man like that which is borne by woman; but she does not herself carry its interpretation.
In another order of ideas, the card of the Empress signifies the door or gate by which an entrance is obtained into this life, as into the Garden of Venus; and then the way which leads out therefrom, into that which is beyond, is the secret known to the High Priestess: it is communicated by her to the elect.
Ingredients: Golden 464 Soy Wax, Lavender Essential Oil, Rose Geranium Essential Oil, Spearmint Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Forest-Green-Colored Dye Block, ECO 14 Candle Wick, 8 oz Metal Tin with Lid
Venus in Leo: The Empress/Lust (Lavender, Rose Geranium & Tangerine)
This candle is formulated to the planet Venus in the sign of Leo, made during a time when there was a Mutual Reception between Venus in Leo and the Sun in Libra. The candle’s color is a paradise orangey pink. The scent is a bright, juicy blend of Lavender, Rose Geranium & Tangerine essential oils.
This limited Venus in Leo candle is made to enhance the senses, brighten the mind and heart, and encourage creative expression.
Magickal Uses & Traits to Develop: Confidence, Happiness, Creativity, Expressiveness, Communication, Collaboration, Attraction, Increasing Charm and Charisma, Performance, Dispelling Negativity, Enhancing Pleasure, Making Tasks More Enjoyable, Working with Color and Color Magick, Teamwork, Leadership, Courage, Strengthening Will
Aromatherapy Benefits: Calming, Soothing, Sedative, Reduce Nervous Tension, Insomnia, Alleviating Stress and Anxiety, Combating Fatigue, Antidepressant, Relaxing, Deodorizing, Uplifting, Balancing, Cleansing, Purifying, Antioxidant, Mood Stabilizing, Stimulating, Energizing
The limited Venus in Leo candle series corresponds to The Empress and Lust/Strength/Fortitude cards in the Major Arcana of the Tarot. The electional chart was chosen for a time when there was a Mutual Reception between Venus in Leo and the Sun in Libra. Mutual Reception allows the planets to benefit each other, as if staying in each other’s homes in an exchange of places. Venus is thus brightened by the sign of the Sun’s rulership in bold, charismatic Leo, while the Sun receives the traits of Venus’s home sign of Libra, associated with the arts, beauty, and collaboration.
From Anthologies, Book 1 by Vettius Valens:
Leo is masculine, the house of the sun, free, fiery, temperate, intellectual, kingly, stable, noble, upward-trending, changeable, solid, governing, civic, imperious, irascible.
Libra is the house of Venus, masculine, equinoctial, anthropomorphic, upward-trending, airy, feminizing, vocal, noble, changeable, a diminisher of estates, the Lower Midheaven of the universe, public, ecliptic, the supervisor of crops, vineyards, olive groves, aromatics, homesteads, measures, and artisans.
Venus and the Sun are in harmony, glorious, bestowers of good. They cause the association of male and female, they bring gifts and conveyances, and make men successful in their enterprises. Occasionally they make those men who take on popular leadership or trusts, those who are in charge of foreign/secure places, those thought worthy of stipends. These men, however, are not without grief with respect to wife and children, especially if Venus is setting.
Ingredients: Golden 464 Soy Wax, Lavender Essential Oil, Rose Geranium Essential Oil, Tangerine Essential Oil, Orange-Colored Dye Block, Pink-Colored Dye Block, ECO 14 Candle Wick, 8 oz Metal Tin with Lid
Mars in Aries, Decan 1: Dominion (Ginger, Sweet Basil, Rose Geranium, Cinnamon & Cedarwood)
The upbeat, energetic and Marsy blend of ginger, basil, and cinnamon is given nuance with the brightening & inspiring Aries-ruled Rose Geranium & Cedarwood. The complex scent inspires passionate activity and the desire to follow one’s passions with determination.
Ritual Uses: Executing a Business Plan, Actively Working on Goals, Productivity, Increasing Energy, Increasing Strength, Combating Lethargy and Procrastination, Taking Direct Action, Assertiveness, Confidence, Courage, Intuitive Inspiration, Standing Your Ground, Working Your Will, Directing Anger & Frustration Toward Something Useful, Reclaiming Personal Power, Standing in Your Individuality, Increasing Business Success & Acuity.
Aromatherapy Benefits: Calming, Balancing, Strengthening, Uplifting, Stimulating, Energizing, Warming, Enhancing Concentration, Combating Lethargy and Fatigue, Reducing Irritation, Alleviating Anxiety, Antidepressant, Relaxing, Deodorizing, Aphrodisiac, Comforting, Improving Cerebral Activity, Easing Stress and Hyperactivity, Reducing Nervous Tension, Encouraging Restful Sleep, Clearing the Mind, Sedative
This candle is formulated to the 2 of Wands in the Tarot, and the planet Mars in the sign of his rulership, Aries. The name of this card is the Lord of Dominion. The candle’s color is a rich, bright red. It gives a controlled, energizing scent of a unique essential oil blend containing herbs attuned to Mars & Aries: Sweet Basil, Ginger, Rose Geranium, Cinnamon & Cedarwood.
This candle is made to enhance one’s ability to be active and self-assured in working toward a goal or aspiring to something one desires with passion and drive.
From Liber T (1888):
Strength, domination, harmony of rule and of justice. Boldness, courage, fierceness, shamelessness, revenge, resolution, generous, proud, sensitive, ambitious, refined, restless, turbulent, sagacious withal, yet unforgiving and obstinate.
Ingredients: Golden 464 Soy Wax, Organic Sweet Basil Essential Oil, Organic Ginger Essential Oil, Rose Geranium Essential Oil, Cinnamon Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, Red-Colored Dye Block, ECO 14 Candle Wick, 8 oz Metal Tin with Lid
Mars in Aries, Decan 2: The Emperor/Virtue (Ginger, Sweet Basil, Rose Geranium & Honeysuckle)
The upbeat, energetic and Marsy blend of ginger and basil is given nuance with the brightening & inspiring Aries-ruled Rose Geranium & the sweet, masculine Honeysuckle flower. The complex scent inspires passionate activity and the desire to follow one’s desires with focused determination.
Ritual Uses: Executing a Business Plan, Actively Working on Goals, Productivity, Increasing Energy, Creating Structure, Combating Lethargy and Procrastination, Taking Direct Action, Having Self-Discipline, Assertiveness, Confidence, Courage, Intuitive Inspiration, Working Your Will, Reclaiming Personal Power, Standing in Your Individuality, Increasing Business Success & Acuity.
Aromatherapy Benefits: Calming, Balancing, Strengthening, Uplifting, Stimulating, Energizing, Warming, Enhancing Concentration, Combating Lethargy and Fatigue, Reducing Irritation, Alleviating Stress & Anxiety, Antidepressant, Relaxing, Deodorizing, Relieving Physical Tension, Soothing a Headache, Mood Stabilizing, Invigorating
This candle is formulated to The Emperor in the Tarot, and the planet Mars in the sign of his rulership, Aries. The candle’s color is a rich, bright red. The scent is a unique essential oil blend containing herbs attuned to Mars & Aries: Sweet Basil, Ginger, Rose Geranium & Honeysuckle.
This candle is made to enhance one’s ability to be self-disciplined and structured in working toward a goal or aspiring to something one desires with passion, confidence and drive.
From the Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Waite (1910):
Signifies the higher kingship, occupying the intellectual throne. Hereof is the lordship of thought rather than of the animal world. Both personalities (The Emperor & The Empress), after their own manner, are “full of strange experience,” but theirs is not consciously the wisdom which draws from a higher world. The Emperor has been described as will in its embodied form (which is only one of its applications) and as an expression of virtualities contained in the Absolute Being (which is fantasy).
Ingredients: Golden 464 Soy Wax, Organic Sweet Basil Essential Oil, Organic Ginger Essential Oil, Rose Geranium Essential Oil, Honeysuckle Essential Oil, Red-Colored Dye Block, ECO 14 Candle Wick, 8 oz Metal Tin with Lid
Saturn in Capricorn: The Devil/Universe (Patchouli)
Saturn-ruled Patchouli is rich and sensuous, corresponding to the Earth Element. It has a musky smell that people tend to either love or hate. Patchouli is decidedly grounding and brings one into their body and the material plane; it is deeply rooted with a warm, spicy scent.
Magickal Uses & Traits to Develop: Self-Discipline, Routine, Structure, Setting Boundaries and Limits, Establishing Rules and Systems, Business Success, Steadfastness, Banishing, Binding, Prosperity and Money Spells, Repelling Negativity, Invoking Earth Elementals, Sex Magick, Protection, Hex-Breaking, Exorcism, Responsibility, Banish Bad Habits, Saturn Remediation, Working with Saturn Transits, Committing to a Long-Term Course of Action, Personal Accountability, Resilience During Times of Hardship, Working with the Root Chakra
Aromatherapy Benefits: Grounding, Balancing, Calming, Relaxing, Deodorizing, Sedative, Promotes Restful Sleep, Aphrodisiac, Antidepressant, Relieves Anxiety and Stress, Mood-Harmonizing
This candle is formulated to the planet Saturn in the sign of his rulership, Capricorn, which corresponds to The Universe/World and The Devil cards in the Major Arcana of the Tarot, as well as the Queen of Pentacles. The candle’s color is a deep black. The scent is a single note of rich, earthy Patchouli.
The limited Saturn in Capricorn black patchouli candle is made to assist one in setting out to do the work. It promotes endurance, material ambition, tactical thinking, and maintaining a serious mindset. Fortuitous for business success, acquisition, laying out contracts and systems, attracting money in exchange for work, and attaining recognition for worldly achievements.
From the Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Waite (1910):
[The World, The Universe, or Time:] The four living creatures of the Apocalypse and Ezekiel’s vision are grouped about an elliptic garland, as if it were a chain of flowers intended to symbolize all sensible things; within this garland there is the figure of a woman, whom the wind has girt about the loins with a light scarf, and this is all her vesture. She is in the act of dancing, and has a wand in either hand. It is eloquent as an image of the swirl of the sensitive life, of joy attained in the body, of the soul’s intoxication in the earthly paradise, but still guarded by the Divine Watchers, as if by the powers and the graces of the Holy Name, Tetragrammaton, JVHV–those four ineffable letters which are sometimes attributed to the mystical beasts. Éliphas Lévi calls the garland a crown, and reports that the figure represents Truth. Dr. Papus connects it with the Absolute and the realization of the Great Work; for yet others it is a symbol of humanity and the eternal reward of a life that has been spent well.
It represents also the perfection and end of the Cosmos, the secret which is within it, the rapture of the universe when it understands itself in God. It is further the state of the soul in the consciousness of Divine Vision, reflected from the self-knowing spirit. But these meanings are without prejudice to that which I have said concerning it on the material side. It has more than one message on the macrocosmic side and is, for example, the state of the restored world when the law of manifestation shall have been carried to the highest degree of natural perfection.
Ingredients: Golden 464 Soy Wax, Patchouli Essential Oil, Black-Colored Dye Block, ECO 14 Candle Wick, 8 oz Metal Tin with Lid
Mercury in Gemini: The Knight of Swords (Lavender & Lemongrass)
This calming, brightening blend of Lavender and Lemongrass stimulates the mind and encourages creative thinking. It is intended for enhancing communication, mental dexterity, and follow-through.
Ritual Uses: Communication, Philosophical Debate, Creative Writing Projects, Innovative and Technical Projects, Brainstorming Sessions, Goal Planning, Brightening the Mind, Getting Focused, Seeing Things Through, Multi-Tasking, Spirit Communication, Sending Messages, Writing Letters, Working with Mercury & Hermes, Invoking Air Elementals (Sylphs & Sylphides)
Aromatherapy Benefits: Relaxing, Rejuvenating, Mood Elevating, Anxiety and Stress Relief, Energizing, Insomnia, Reducing Nervousness and Irritability
This candle is formulated to the Knight of Swords card in the Tarot, and Mercury in the sign of his rulership, Gemini. The color is a light seafoam green and it gives the strong scent of a delicious Lavender and Lemongrass essential oil blend. From Liber T (1888):
A WINGED Warrior with crowned Winged Helmet, mounted upon a brown steed. His general equipment is as that of the Knight of Wands, but he wears as a crest a winged six-pointed star, similar to those represented on the heads of Castor and Pollux the Dioscuri, the twins Gemini (a part of which constellation is included in his rule). He holds a drawn sword with the sigil of his scale upon its pommel. Beneath his horse’s feet are dark-driving stratus clouds.
He is active, clever, subtle, fierce, delicate, courageous, skilful, but inclined to domineer. Also to overvalue small things, unless well dignified.
If ill dignified, deceitful, tyrannical and crafty.
The electional chart for this candle series has the third decan of Virgo on the Ascendant. This is useful for keeping an eye on the overall picture and end equation while honing in on the finer details of your work.
Whether you’re attending to a craft or intellectual undertaking, this blend will bring an awareness of your attachments and call you to assess what truly matters as you go. This is useful in staying the course and not allowing yourself to get too scattered while entertaining multiple options and possibilities.
Made while Mercury was in the middle decan of Gemini, the candle holds a mentality of “Both / And” rather than “Either / Or,” and it will encourage you to resolve apparent contradictions and embrace multiplicity. You may find yourself creating a new, third “hybrid” option that is both exciting and innovative.
Ingredients: Golden 464 Soy Wax, Lemongrass Essential Oil, Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil, Seafoam-Colored Dye Block, ECO 14 Candle Wick (Cotton, Paper, Natural Wax), 8 oz Metal Tin with Lid