Goddess Diana + Beltane Candle Info Page
Goddess of the moon, fertility, wild places, wild animals
Goddess of the Witches
Diana, known as Goddess of the Pagans and Queen of the Witches, was worshipped in many areas, including Greece, Rome and Italy. She is the Roman Goddess of the woodlands, wild animals and of the hunt and loves to spend her time out in nature. She often carries a silver bow and arrow given to her from her father, Jupiter. You can call upon Diana to help you with animals, painless childbirth, and connecting with nature and the elementals.
This Goddess Gemstone Candle can be used:
On Beltane – May 1st (special ritual below provided for Beltane)
When you wish to call Goddess Diana’s energy into your life
To honor Goddess Diana (mantra’s and offering guide provided below)
Fragrance: Forest Mist - The morning mist shares the first fruits of the forest, carrying hints of wild berries, Valencia orange, and lemon. The fruitier notes intertwine with the prime rose, white florals, wild sage, red cedar, and musk.
Herbs: Jasmine, Mugwort, Wormwood
Goddess Diana Mantras
Light this candle to honor and call in Goddess Diana’s healing energy. If you wish, use the mantras provided below when lighting your candle or while performing a ritual of your choice.
" Goddess of the forests and the Moon,
Diana of the Silver Crescent,
I chant my praises to you.
I lift my arms to your heavenly Crescent.
My thanks to you for caring for the woodland creatures,
For protecting the forests and meadow lands.
Protect me and mine, for we are your spiritual children.
Lovely Diana, I sing your praises.”
"Hail, Lady of the Silver Crescent,
Diana, Who is Maiden, and yet Mother of All,
Come, and attend this rite.
"May Diana bless my endeavor.
And lend Her powers unto my spirit.
May She bring me success and good fortune
And stay with me until all comes to fruition.
I honor You and give You my fervent thanks,
Saying, Hail, Diana!
And Blessed Be!"
Goddess Brigid Offerings
Consider adding some of these items around your candle to honor Goddess Diana.
Deer/stag, arrowheads, jasmine, lilies, poppies, blueberries, lemons, white wine, fruits, cakes in the shape of the moon, make wishes on ribbons and tie them to trees.
Beltane Ritual - May 1 (northern hemisphere)
Beltane is a Celtic festival of fertility, fire and flowers. Taking place on May 1st, this is a day of celebrating the sacred union of God and Goddess, which creates new life from the death of winter. For women, this is a time of honoring and celebrating their beauty, fertility (at any age), sexuality, sensuality, connection to nature and ability to be a sacred vessel for the divine. This is a time of healing and releasing any shame and guilt around our bodies and sexuality, and revering ourselves and all of life’s natural pleasures. Beltane occurs when the sun is in the earthy, fixed sign of Taurus. Any magick done now will last (and work hard) for a longtime. This is an excellent time of the year for prosperity work, for adding to the stability of your lifestyle, and making those needed repairs around the home.
Step 1: Set up your alter/sacred space as you like. Consider adding some of the offerings for Goddess Diana that are suggested above.
Step 2: Cleanse your aura and your space. You can use a burn bundle, incense, sage spray or even use a broom to “sweep” the energy away (Order your Burn Bundle here to assist!)
Step 3: Light your Goddess Diana candle and repeat the following mantra: “I burn with the renewing fire of Beltane. With all verdant, life and growth. I am primal, passionate and divine.”
Step 4: Honor Goddess Diana by doing any of the following activities:
Use a Tarot or Oracle deck and do the following spread from http://www.thecuriouscardslinger.co.uk/
Write your wishes onto a ribbon and hang the prayer ribbons on the trees and bushes on your property.
Collect the morning dew on Beltane for magickal purposes.
Spend at least thirty minutes outdoors communing with nature.
Immerse yourself in flowers. Buy fresh cut flowers, plant seeds for new ones in pots or your garden, drink a flower petal tea, take a flower petal bath, place flower petals all over your home, make a garland, wear a floral perfume or oil blend. In any way you wish and can, let flowers fill your day.
Write a letter of all the negative, old struggles you are ready to release. Reflect on any patterns, habits or challenges that came up during the winter months. At the end of your letter, write a releasing intention like this one: “Dear God-Goddess and my Higher Self, I now release all these patterns to you for healing, purification and transmutation. I am free. I am blessed. So it is.” Safely burn the letter with your Diana candle in a pot and surrender its ashes to the earth or a water body if you’re near one.
Step 5: Give thanks to Goddess Ostara for her blessings and snuff out your candle (if it has been burning for 2+ hours). You are welcome to keep the alter and offerings out for the Goddess if you wish.
Candle Care Tips
Gems may fall towards wick once a large melt pool starts, if this happens just push it back towards the edge so it can burn properly or remove and enjoy your stone sooner. Once your candle is burned down your stone can be washed with soap and warm water to keep.
The first time you light your candle, you MUST let it burn for at LEAST 2 hours! The idea is to create a wax pool that reaches the sides of the candle to achieve an even burn every time it is lit. Burning for less time creates a tunnel that can lead to your candle putting itself out constantly and essentially rendering the candle useless.
Place candles in flameproof jars or cups to double the burn time. Always trim the wick before burning. Even if you’re relighting a candle, trim the wick to 1/4 inch. When the wick is too long it will burn uneven and create soot/smoke.
Keep candles away from direct sunlight. Candles in direct sunlight will lose their colour.
Use a snuffer to extinguish a candle. Always snuff out your spell candles as blowing (using the element Air) will undo all your hard work.
Extinguish any candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep ensuring the wick ember is no longer glowing.
Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.
Keep burning candles out of the reach of children and pets.
Always use a candle holder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.
Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning, and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting.
Never touch or move a burning candle or container candle when the wax is liquid.
Place burning candles at least 6 cm apart from one another. This helps ensure they don’t melt each other, or create their own drafts that cause improper burning.
Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and can cause glass containers to break.
Extinguish a candle if it repeatedly smokes, flickers, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn’t burning properly. Cool, trim the wick to 1/4 inch, then check for drafts before relighting.
Special care should be taken when burning spell candles that contain herbs. Always remove any labels, ribbons, adornments, make sure the candles not near burnable material and dust off any herbs/resins around the wick of the candle before lighting.
Do not leave burning candles unattended as they contain dried herbs and crystals. Keep candles away from pets and children and from anything flammable.