Libra Astrological candle by Star Child containing blends of colours and herbal infusions to balance the energies of Libra.
12 x 1.25in (30 x 3cm)
Burning time approximately 30 hours
Star Child Astrological candles reflect the colours appropriate to each sign or planet. They can be used to attune to the astrological ambiance of the month or planetary energy of the day of the week and thus provide a focus for meditation or ritual invocation. They also make great birthday candles.
Libra: 24.09 - 23.10
When the Sun enters Libra we have reached autumn equinox - night and day are in perfect equilibrium. Libra is a sign of balance with a keen eye for any imbalances that disturb her sense of aesthetics. Libra loves art and design and has a fine appreciation of artistic symmetry. Libra is an intensely idealistic sign, keeping as a fictitious measure the abstract state of ideal balance, though it may have no basis in actual reality. As a result Libra is often disappointed by the world’s imperfections. Libra has an eye for beauty and pays a lot of attention to appearances. Libra may be prone to identifying with one side of the scales (the good) and projecting all evil on ’The Other’, refusing to acknowledge any 'beast' within. Libra is a sociable sign that detests injustice and may be a noble fighter for humanistic causes. Libra can't stand the friction caused by imbalances and is always eager to iron them out. It is the sign of the master diplomat, who knows how to make people FEEL involved: Libra asks everybody's input, and then makes her own decision based on the premise that one cannot please everybody all the time. But Libra does it very skilfully so as not to offend anybody, since it is desperate to be liked by everybody. Libras can have a tendency to be indecisive, endlessly weighing things up and in the end come to an irrational compromise that does not benefit either party. Libra defines her sense of self through her relationships with others, be it a partner or her role in the community. Without that role however, she is at a loss as to her own self-worth and identity. Libra benefits from Saturn, who helps to ground her idealism through practical application.
Candles 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.
To ensure best results and minimise any possible dangers, please take heed of the following precautions: Burn candles for one hour per inch of diameter to ensure even burning. The wax needs time to warm up and melt. Burning the candle for less than the recommended time will usually result in a hole burning down the middle of the candle and the wick will eventually drown. Keep the wick trimmed to about ¼ inch to reduce smokiness and dripping. Always burn candles on suitable surfaces, preferably fire-proof dishes or candleholders, which will also catch any dripping wax. Don't expose lit candles to draughts as this results in uneven burning an excessive drippiness. Keep candles out of sunlight to preserve their colours. Use your common sense when playing with fire. Keep candles out of reach of children and animals.