Making Cauldron Candles

Cauldron Candles

Cauldron candles are simple to make, a lot of fun and they look great! It’s a wonderful way to recycle left over wax.
What you will need:

Clean Sand

A Box or Container

Heat Source

Cooking Pan

Oven Mitts

Small Cauldron or mayonnaise jar

Wax

Candle Wicking

Scissors

Coffee Can or Heat Proof Jar

 

For wax, you can use paraffin (found in the canning section of the grocery store), beeswax (can usually be obtained cheaply from people who sell their own honey), or even left over candles.
If you don’t have candle wicking, you can buy them at craft stores or do what I do – use small twine or get the wicks out of broken candles.

Directions

Prepare the mold:  If you are using a box, line it with a plastic bag to keep the moisture from destroying the shape. Moisten the sand with water so that it will keep its shape when pressed. If you have a small cauldron, press it tightly into the wet sand until it comes to the top. You don’t want the sand over the edge, just flush. Make sure that you have at least one inch of packed sand around the top so that it will hold its shape once the wax is poured in. Carefully remove the cauldron, trying to avoid loose sand particles from falling in.  If it doesn’t hold its shape, or you are not happy with the results, redo it! Depending on the size of the container, you can make as many candle molds as you have room. If you don’t have a small cauldron, use a small mayonnaise jar or other container that will give you the basic shape. You can even use your fist for a unique looking cauldron. Kids especially love to do this. You will however need to make legs for the cauldron. Simply use your little finger or a chopsticks and press into the bottom of the mold three times. Try to keep them at the same depth, and spaced evenly around the bottom, otherwise you end up with a lopsided cauldron!
Prepare the wax:  Put the wax into the coffee can or the heatproof container into a pan of water; bring to a boil on the stove. Caution – NEVER leave melting wax unattended and if there are children involved in candle making, always supervise them! Hot wax is highly flammable and can burn skin – so be extremely careful.
If you wish to make black cauldrons, add left over black candles or wax to can. If you don’t have any, you can add black crayon pieces until you are happy with the color. Of course, if you want a different color, use the appropriate wax or crayon.
Prepare the wick:  While the wax is melting, add the wicks to the molds. Press the wicking directly into the sand at the center of the mold. You will need to drape the top of the wick over a pencil or meat skewer that is placed over the top of the mold – preferably resting on the top of the box, to keep the wick from falling into to wax once it is poured.
Pouring the wax: When the wax is completely melted, put your oven mitts on, lift the can from the water and slowly pour the wax into the molds. You don’t want the wax to cool too slowly or it may crack, so don’t put them outside or in the refrigerator to speed the process.
Finishing the candles:  Once the wax has hardened, you can just scoop the candles out of the sand.  Trim off any wick that is sticking out of the bottom with scissors and brush off any excess sand.

Calendar of the Sun for Tuesday, July 3rd

Solstitium

Colors: Green and gold
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon cloth of green and gold set flowers and herbs in pots, a bowl of rainwater, a large pitcher of manure tea, and several empty baskets.
Offerings: Water and fertilizer, to be added to the garden.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian.

Solstitium Invocation

Earth, you begin to give forth your bounty!
Like the maiden blossoming into the mother,
Like the youth growing into the father,
You yield your children up to us
For our sustenance and health,
As we are also your children.
We will not waste your gifts!
We will nurture what you bring forth
With the labor of our hands,
That those gifts shall be sustained
Year after year, and that you shall
Never be exhausted.
We will not be ungrateful, O Earth whose life is ours,
But we will give back as much as we take,
For this is the way of balance.

Chant:
Life harnessed
Call the sun to us
Sacred harvest
You are one with us

(Two who have been chosen to do the work of the ritual take up the rainwater and the manure tea, and carry them out to the garden, where they are ceremonially poured around the roots of the herbs and vegetables. All others follow with the empty baskets, and harvest some thing from the garden, whether a token or a main part of the next meal. After this, each should do some part of the work of further watering, or fertilizing, or mulching, to give back to the earth as much as is taken away.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Calendar of the Sun for June 5

Media Ver

Color: Green
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon a green cloth set growing herbs and flowers in pots, a pitcher of rainwater, small dishes of late-sowed seeds such as lettuce (as many as there are people), a flower wreath, and a single green candle.
Offerings: Seeds to be planted in the garden.
Daily Meal: Vegetarian

Media Ver Invocation

Earth, you have awakened to our touch!
The winds have stirred you,
The rain has nourished you,
The sun has opened your eyes.
Your million mouths open
On the unfolded leaves of every tree.
We glory in your abundance,
In the dance of your youth,
And we dance for your brilliant life
And your new season.
Yet now is the time when the real work begins.
If we would keep what we have sown,
We must not stop here,
But we must labor for the sustenance
Of our creation, as it has always been.
For the first growth is a miracle from the Gods,
But the second growth is the miracle unseen,
From the labor of our hands,
Which is also sacred.

Chant:
Green growing
Green Man knowing
Path of striving
Way of opening

(Each takes a pot of seeds and goes to the garden, and hoes or otherwise prepares a space for planting, and then plants their seeds, chanting while doing so. The pitcher of rainwater is carried out and ritually poured onto the seeds. Weeding should also be done at this time, and the care for plants that have already broken the surface.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Spell To Strengthen Your Psychic Shield

 

Spell To Strengthen Your Psychic Shield

 

Place the pot in the center with a red candle on the right side, a black candle on the left and a white candle in the back, but has not yet. Sprinkle a mixture of equal parts of larger flowers, oregano, mint and rue in a continuous circle around the cauldron. Set the sealed bottle into the pot and leave until the full moon. In the middle of the moonless night, taking a bath and cleaned with a white dress. Bring a good protection or purification incense through every room in the house. Make sure that the drift of smoke in cabinets. Take the dagger or sword. To greet this way, only keep the tip of the sword up in front of you. Say: “By the power of the rising sun, all the evil in my life is over. Turn to the south, commends, and saying: blackout at night, my shield is strong, my armor set. Turn north, greet, say, in full moon in the dark sky, I am not alone. My help is at hand. Begonia and four dirty minds are allowed here. I mean, I I’m not afraid. I’m free. You have power over me. Before the altar and take the vial of oil. Put a drop of oil on the fingers and to anoint the forehead, heart, solar plexus, wrists and ankles. When you do, visualize a bright blue suit of armor in your body slowly until you are fully protected. Thanks to the Powers for their help and extinguish the candles. Apply oil and repeat songs when I feel l ‘armor is being lost.

SPELL TO ATTRACT THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE

SPELL TO ATTRACT THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE

you will need: A sampler size of your favorite scent A pink candle
First carve a heart in your candle with a tack or toothpick. Light the candle
in a window where it will receive moonlight (full moon light is best).
Put the scent container in front of the candle and say:
Venus, grant me the love that I lack;
Through this scent, my mate attract!
Let the candle burn out naturally, then carry the scent with you,
spraying on a little whenever you are out or may be meeting people.
Increase the power of the magic by repeating the invocation as you put on the scent!

Spell of the Day for February 14th – MOONSTONE LOVE SPELL

MOONSTONE LOVE SPELL


Supplies: 2 candles (l pink and 1 white), cinnamon, a moonstone (optional)
Place the candles on the alter, the pink one to the left and the white on to the right.
Cast a circle and light the candles. If you have a moonstone, place it on the alter.
Invite the Goddess to join you, for you will be needing her help.
Next, sprinkle the cinnamon in a figure-eight pattern around the two candles.
As you sprinkle the cinnamon, speak these words aloud:
“Oh Great Goddess of the light,
Bring me happiness, true and bright!
May a new love so true come to me!
So mote it be! Thank the Goddess and close the circle.
Either let the candles burn out, or snuff them out. Do not blow the flames out!

Calendar of the Sun for February 13

Calendar of the Sun
13 Solmonath

Parentalia

Color: Blood-red
Element: Fire
Altar: Set with a red cloth, and unlit red candles, and symbols of Mother and Father.
Offerings: Written words of thanks for one’s childhood. Be a parental mentor to someone young.
Daily Meal: Soups or stews, and bread.

Parentalia Invocation

Perhaps you gave us life,
Sowed our seed, gifted us with
Your chromosomes and genes.
Perhaps you birthed us
Or were there to greet us
As we entered the world.
Perhaps you fed us, cleaned us,
Held us when we cried,
Sang us to sleep, taught us
Many skills, or perhaps
You merely led by example.
Perhaps you were tied to us by blood
Or by marriage, or simply came
Into our lives when it was needed.
Perhaps you were a parent to our bodies,
Or to our minds, or to our hearts,
Or to our souls.
However it was, you were there,
And we are grateful,
For the flame you kindled
Has warmed us ever since,
And we will pass it on.

(Each steps forward, lights a candle, and speaks the name of a parent, or one who has parented them, and everyone else calls it back to them, as in “I honor Maria, my stepmother who taught me to read!” “We honor Maria!” The next person lights their candle from the last one, until the ritual is over. At the end, all chant in two-part harmony the names they have spoken.)

SEPARATING YOURSELF FROM A PROBLEM/PERSON

SEPARATING YOURSELF FROM A PROBLEM/PERSON

Small issues can be handed in a magic circle, larger issues may need a full ritual.
Think carefully about which is best for the situation.
Needed : 2 black candles, a long black ribbon, black gloves, scissors,
cauldron containing small amounts of alcohol and a silver bell.
Cleanse and consecrate all the items, and dress the candles
(to send negative energy away from you), then light the candles.
Hold each end of the ribbon and name the ends.
Pass the silver bell over the alter several times until you feel you are in tune with the
Universal energies of love and peace. Anger is not a luxury afforded to you in the situation.
Put the black gloves on and say:
‘I call upon the energies of Universal balance
I call upon the ancient energies of my people
I call upon the living energies of the Morrigan
Underworld and heaven
Land and sea, I awaken these energies unto me.
Witness now that I renounce and sever
Break bonds and connections with ________
By all the powers that are One Power
May the great sisters of Karma now weave anew
and separate me from you
As I will, so mote it be’
Cut the ribbon and say: ‘It is so.’
Light the cauldron, and burn both the pieces of ribbon.

SPELL TO FREEZE SOMEONE OUT OF YOUR LIFE

SPELL TO FREEZE SOMEONE OUT OF YOUR LIFE

Spell for relationships gone very bad. If someone keeps hassling you and you’re having
trouble getting them out of your life then give this spell a try.
Supplies: 8″ yellow candle 8″ blue candle 8″ gray candle
a cheap knife charcoal heavy-duty safety pin
Location:
You will need to find a place where there is green grass and trees growing in one
direction and the other direction needs to be more barren (such as sand or rocks).
Timing:
Only perform this spell between the hours of twelve midnight and one in the morning.
Start the spell on a Sunday night.
Procedure:
Cut seven notches in each candle.
On the base of the yellow candle engrave your name and birthdate and on the gray candle
engrave the name and birthdate of the person you are trying to get rid of.
Place the blue candle in the middle, the yellow candle on the grassy side and the gray
candle on the barren side. The candles must be placed 24 inches from the blue candle.
In the middle between the blue candle and the gray candle place the knife lying with the
sharp blade facing the gray candle. Surround the gray candle with some charcoal.
Draw a dove with your little finger of the left hand around the
yellow candle. With your left hand light both the yellow candle and the blue candle.
With your right hand light the gray candle. Repeat the following words three times:
“atce atce atce ete el ikaw”.
Let all three candles burn one section.
On the next night repeat the same moving the candles another 24 inches apart.
Continue for seven nights in total until the last night you will have one section of each candle.
Bury the gray candle in the ground with charcoal.
Bury knife with blade facing gray candle. Bury blue candle.
Take the yellow candle home and place in bottom draw of your cupboard on white cloth.

Spell To Break Up A Couple 2

SPELL TO BREAK UP A COUPLE

Black or greenish yellow candle is needed.
At midnight light the candle and take a pin and prick the candle many times over saying these words…
“As I prick this candle, I prick at thee
Broken hearts unhappy be
May you part another day
Soon to go your separate ways”
Extinguish the candle.
Take the candle and break it in half symbolizing and visualizing the splitting of the couple.
Then dispose of the two halves in separate trash containers once again visualizing them being
completely apart from each other. You may then go about your everyday events.