Capricorn Astrological candle by Star Child containing blends of colours and herbal infusions to balance the energies of Capricorn.
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.
Capricorn: 21.12 - 20.01
When the Sun enters Capricorn Nature rejoices, for the light is reborn. Not that anybody would notice just yet, but from now on the days will get longer again. Although the Winter Solstice is a time of feasting, it is immediately followed by a period of austerity when we need to take stock and work out how to make things last through the rest of winter. It is a time to plan ahead, scheduling the work load and choosing the seeds for the coming year. Capricorns are planners; they don't like leaving anything to chance. However, once they have devised a plan they find it hard to modify it, even if circumstances change. Capricorns are ambitious and will set their aims high. They don't mind sacrificing whatever it may take to accomplish their goals - and expect their family to make sacrifices too. Capricorn represents structure, definition and limits. Other signs may find these confining and inhibiting, but in fact, they are needed to make a plan work. Capricorn hates 'wishy-washiness' and will only go where he feels terra firma beneath his feet. He does not suffer from vertigo, though - he climbs to the most perilous precipices to achieve his ambition. Capricorn needs to feel important and likes to take on responsibilities and duties that give him status and respect in the community. Social position and material status symbols are important to his sense of self-worth. Without them he may feel useless. Capricorns weakness is his rigidity and inability to 'let his hair down'. He needs to realize that the journey is just as important as the goal and that he might as well stop to smell some flowers on the way occasionally. Also, mountaintops, while they look majestic from the valley, may be very lonely places once their peaks are reached. Capricorn benefits from Mars to provide the fire for his dynamic energy.
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.