Symbol: Candle

The candle can be symbolic of a number of things, including a light in the darkness and a focus for the mind in times of quiet reflection.  It is also symbolic of the element of fire and thus the duality of creation and destruction.

If the candle as a symbol manifests itself in your life it may indicate that you will acknowledge the answer to a problem after a time of inner reflection.

Magical Associations and Uses

  • illumination
  • guidance
  • focus
  • concentration
  • reflection
  • remembrance
  • the element of Fire
  • creation
  • destruction

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Midsummer Night’s Dream Quote #1

mini meadowI know a bank where the wild thyme blows

Where oxslips and the nodding violet grows

Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine

With sweet musk roses, and with eglantine

There sleeps Titania, sometime of the night

Lulled in these flowers, with dances and delight

And there the snake throws her enamelled skin

Weed wide enough to wrap a Fairy in…

Herbs for Midsummer Magic

Many herbs are said to be at their most powerful at Midsummer, so it is a great time to work a little herb magic. ¬†Consider using any of the herbs listed below, which are all associated with an aspect of Midsummer, whether it is the Sun, the element of Fire, the Fae, or Midsummer itself…

Herbs associated with Midsummer

  • St John’s Wort
  • Lavender
  • Ferns

Herbs associated with The Sun

  • Dandelion
  • Oak
  • Chamomile

Herbs associated with the element of Fire

  • Rosemary
  • Mustard
  • Basil

Herbs associated with the Fae

  • Herb Robert
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Elm

Crystals for Midsummer Magic

If you are planning any magical workings or rituals to celebrate Midsummer, consider including one or more of the following crystals, who have associations with the Sun and / or the element of Fire…

Citrine

The Sun, the element of Fire, prosperity, success, optimism

Carnelian

The element of Fire, creativity, action, energy, strength

Sunstone

Midsummer, The Sun, the element of Fire, upliftment, creativity

Amber

The Sun, cleansing, optimism, healing, protection

Red Jasper

The Sun, security, grounding, action, courage