In February (yes it was 3 years ago) 2010, I developed a line of candles with Jacki Smith from Coventry Creations. We decided to call the line “Storm Cestavani’s Tarot Magic!” — an ambitious attempt to weave practical candle magic in with the Tarot Cards. Guess what? It worked! The candles have brought forth lasting change and well-being to my clients, and radio show listeners. Needless to say, the line has been very successful and I am pleased with the results.
I am very inquisitive with my products, so I decided to do a little “tarot testing”. What does my Sun candle really do? Since, I love Robert Place’s Alchemical Tarot, I decided to use a simple 3 card spread. I asked the question, “What can the tarot reveal about my Sun candle?”
Here are the cards that I drew!
8 of Coins
Ace of Swords
In a 3-card reading, I have come to find that the middle card is always the most important — regardless of what the question is. You can view it as the mechanic that drives the spread. In this case, Justice as the middle card reveals a need to put things in balanced order. Justice weighs our circumstances and measures our problems by attempting to understand things in a practical and logical way. She is not a card of emotional reaction, yet a card of judicious thought. This allows the Justice card to understand the circumstances at hand and brings “the energies” into a more congruent alignment.
On the left of Justice is the Eight of Coins, which is ill dignified next to an air card. Traditionally, the 8 of Coins is a card of vocation, learning something new, career changes, and a time to explore our natural talents. However, when the 8 of Coins is ill dignified its energies are blocked and stymied preventing natural flow of energy. In many cases when our movements are blocked, it amplifies our fears, our hesitations, and our anxiety about the future. This creates a rather stale atmosphere that the Justice card needs to bring into balance.
To the right of Justice is the Ace of Swords (I have a candle for that!). Where the Eight of Coins is weakened by Justice, the Ace of Swords is strengthened. The modern day interpretation of the Ace of Swords is “force” or “great will of the intellect”. However, I feel the older interpretation gives us more meaning when dealing with magic, which is “out of something difficult, something good comes.” The Ace of Swords cuts through obstacles or difficulties, and brings forth more positive energy in your life.
According to the Tarot, the Sun candle can be used for many things. It is clear that bringing energy into balance, and removing obstacles and blocks is one of its primary functions. It brings insight into some of our deepest circumstances that might be prohibiting us from moving forward. In Greek Myth, the Sun God Apollo was the breaker of curses (usually unresolved family karma or patterns passed down from generation to generation), and even the darkest of circumstances can be cured by shedding a little light. The Sun candle burns away our fretfulness, worries, and fears and allows you to wake up to a brighter tomorrow.
You can purchase Storm Cestavani’s Sun Candle at Coventry Creations
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