Cancer Astrological candle by Star Child containing blends of colours and herbal infusions to balance the energies of Cancer.
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.
Cancer: 21.06 - 23.07
When the sun enters the sign of Cancer the year has reached its peak - the 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 armour of his shell. He often puts up a cheery front that belies what goes on inside. Past hurts are bottled and stored for later use and re-use 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 offspring 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. Cancerians benefit from Jupiter who brightens their moody nature and gives charismatic vision to their caring activities.
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.