Leo Astrological candle by Star Child containing blends of colours and herbal infusions to balance the energies of Leo.
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.
Leo: 24.07 - 23.08
When the Sun enters the sign of Leo, the heat of the Summer is on. Nature is beginning to bear its sweet fruit and the long, hot days are an invitation to lay back and play. Leo likes the good life, the parties, the fun in the sun, good food and wine, expensive cars and accessories - in short, a luxurious lifestyle of glitter, fame and fortune. They love to pamper themselves and often have a radiant glow about them. Leo is the sign of creativity and many Leos are indeed artists and actors who enjoy the limelight of centre stage. Those that are not artists themselves still like to be at the centre of attention. Monetary means permitting they are often found as patrons of the arts. Leo is very generous and likes to demonstrate their affection by lavishing expensive gifts on those they love. They are proud of their possessions, and their concept of possession includes their partner and children, which they also want to show off. The creative fire burns within the Leo soul and yearns for recognition. Their creativity is their precious gift, their power to contribute to creation at large, their means of becoming immortalized. Each of their creative projects is like a child to them. Leo can be stubborn, authoritarian and full of self importance, even if his claim to fame is a faint glimmer of some past glory that has long been surpassed. Leo sometimes fears his creative power might dry up. He needs to learn how to nurture his creative fire within as a constant source of inspiration. Some Leos are afraid of expressing their creativity and become frustrated and bitter.
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.