21st June - 23rd July
When the sun enters the sign of Cancer the year has reached its peak - summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It is a time to celebrate the nurturing aspects of Mother Nature, her fertility and abundance from which all life springs. Cancer is the sign of the nurturer, who thrives on the tender loving care she lavishes on those she loves. Love goes through the stomach and Cancerian love frequently takes on the shape of food. It is the sign of the crab, a creature that lives both, in the ocean and on land. Likewise, Cancer draws his inspiration from an oceanic source. Occasionally the subconscious mind washes treasures from the depth onto the shores of conscious awareness. Cancer is guided by intuition - the mind of the gut - and may even have psychic abilities. Like the crab, Cancer is very sensitive, but has learnt to hide the true depth of his feelings behind the thick amour of his shell. He often put up a cheery front that belies what goes on inside. Past hurts are bottled and stored for later use and reuse ad infinitum. Cancer does not forget - neither the good nor the bad. Cancer's weakness is his tendency to live in the past and hang on to old feelings long past their ‘due’ date. They can be emotionally manipulative and sometimes harbour a secret ambition to live their own dreams through their off spring or whoever else may be the recipient of their mothering. Too much of a good thing can be just too much and sometimes all their loving may be experienced as smothering - especially when there are strings attached. Cancer benefits from Jupiter who brightens their moody nature and gives charismatic vision to their caring activities.
Star Child Astrological Candles reflect the colours appropriate to each sign or planet. They can be burnt to create a special ambience at any time, though their soft light is particularly conducive for romantic occasions. Candles are widely used for spiritual and magical work. Ritualistic candle burning aids concentration on a specific magical intent. As you focus on the flame visualize your intentions being consumed and transformed into ethereal thought forms. Energy follows thought. To turn your dreams, wishes and visualizations into realities, follow thought with action, charged with the cosmic energy of the sacred fire. Our Astrological candles are charged with our unique magical infusions according to their planetary and astrological association.
MOON ~ Psychic sensitivity, self-reflection, fertility astral travel, visualisation, dream-work.
WATER ~ Feeling, sensitivity, psychic powers, receptivity, imagination, emotion, nurture, wisdom, love.
Star Child Astrological Candles are potentised with our Lunar prepared Magical Infusions, which contain herbs collected from the respective parts of the Glastonbury Zodiac. The collections are made in accordance with the solar and lunar cycles at the appropriate times of the year. The symbols assigned to each type of oil indicate the ethereal nature of the special infusions added to the respective blends and thus provide a reference to their magical qualities.
12" x 1¼" (30cm x 3cm) Burning Time Approximately 25 Hours
12" x 2" (30cm x 5cm) Burning Time Approximately 60 Hours