Goddess Hecate Candle Info Page
Moon Goddess of the Underworld
Thracian Goddess of Hidden Wisdom, Witchcraft, and the Dark Moon
Hecate (Hekate) is the Goddess of crossroads, entrance-ways, fire, light, and the Moon. She is also a Goddess of magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, necromancy, and sorcery. She is often depicted holding two torches or a key, or in triple form. She has rulership over earth, sea and sky, and was worshipped as a protective goddess who bestowed prosperity and daily blessings on the family. Hecate is a triple goddess. She forms a triad with Persephone and her mother Demeter. Persephone is the maiden; Demeter is the mother, while Hecate is the crone. She is the Goddess of the occult and the wisdom that comes with age. She is known as the "liberator of women" because she sets women free from the bonds created by man. Hecate, with her deep knowledge, and power, shows us that the feminine should be valued for itself. It is more than sexuality or power; it is an essence and an essential part of the cosmos. Being the crone, Hecate can bring you protection, wisdom, and magic. She teaches her followers the paths of witchcraft. These are the paths of freedom and power.
This Goddess Gemstone Candle can be used:
When you wish to call Hecate’s energy into your life
To honor Goddess Hecate (mantra’s and offering guide provided below)
When practicing magick, witchcraft and sorcery
To call in your feminine power, wisdom and sexuality
Crystal: Black Tourmaline
Fragrance: Black Amber Musk - An enchanting blend of black amber, clove, nutmeg and musk.
Herbs: Red Sandalwood
Goddess Hecate Mantras
Light this candle to honor and call in Goddess Hecate’s healing energy. If you wish, use the mantras provided below when lighting your candle or while performing a ritual of your choice.
“Dark Queen Mother at the edge of the night,
Descend to us and join our rite.
You are the darkness where we descend,
After death we shall begin again.
You are the womb waters of our birth,
You are the Stellar, you are Earth.
You give us shelter from our woes,
You are the thorn, You are the rose.”
"I invoke thee,
Great Mistress of the Heaven, Earth and Sea.
By your mysteries of Night and Day,
By the Light of the Moon
And the Shadow of the Sun.
I invoke thee,
Mistress of life, death and rebirth.
Emerge now from the shadow
Relam to feel my soul
And enlighten my mind.”
Goddess Hecate Offerings
Consider adding some of these items around your candle to honor Goddess Hecate:
Cakes, fruit, garlic, leeks, onions, eggs, cheese, wine, med, beer, apple cider, almonds and other nuts, cured meats, roses, oak leaves, Mugwort, sage, frankincense, lavender, keys, stones and crystals (quartz & jasper), bones, seashells, images of black dogs, candles, honey, snake skin, mushrooms, wands, black dog fur, personal offerings (hair clippings, nail trimmings etc.), anything related to the moon, crow/raven/owl feathers.
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.