Goddess Kali Candle Info Page
Goddess of Endings and Beginnings
Kali is the Goddess of time, change, and destruction. She is the energy current inside of you that is wild, empowered and all loving. This energy is deeply involved in the life/death / life cycle to keep you growing and transforming, as does the rich practice of yoga. The Dark Mother in all her love and ferocity will guide you through transformation by dissolving all forms and time. She will tear things up to help you see what is needing to die inside of you, such as self limiting beliefs or attachments to the past that prevent you from moving forward. These deaths then create a fertile field for growth and creation of the new. She’s the darkness most of us fear. She is fierce. She is loving. She will transform you.
This Goddess Gemstone Candle can be used:
On Mabon – September 20, 21 or 22 depending upon calendar (special ritual below provided for Mabon)
When you wish to call Goddess Kali’s energy into your life
To honor Goddess Kali (mantra’s and offering guide provided below)
To call in assistance and protection while going through a transformation
To call in assistance with letting go
Fragrance: Arabian Nights - Layered notes of musk and amber combine with mandarin and cedarwood.
Herbs: Marigold Petals
Goddess Kali Mantras
Light this candle to honor and call in Goddess Kali’s healing energy. If you wish, use the mantras provided below when lighting your candle or while performing a ritual of your choice.
“I invoke you, Kali Ma.
I call upon you to trim away all that is not essential
To the highest expression of myself at this time.”
“I now invoke Kali,
The Hindu Goddess of beginnings and endings,
And I affirm,
It is safe for me to be powerful.
My power helps others.”
Goddess Kali Offerings
Consider adding some of these items around your candle to honor Goddess Kali:
Red hibiscus flowers, sweets, rice, lentils, Skulls, Knives, Yoni statues, art or eggs, Blood (substitute could be red wine), Physical symbols of what you’re ready to release, The Wheel of Fortune tarot card, The Death tarot card, An image of Kali, The 4 Queen tarot cards, Snowflake obsidian, smoky quartz, or petrified wood to release old belief systems and thought patterns, Rutilated quartz to facilitate change, Tree agate to help you stay calm and grounded, lemon garlands.
Mabon/Fall Equinox Ritual - September 20-22
Mabon is the second of the three harvest festivals concentrating on fruits and vegetables. Night and day are again of equal length and in perfect equilibrium - dark and light, masculine and feminine, inner and outer, in balance. But we are again on the cusp of transition and from now the year now begins to wane and from this moment darkness begins to defeat the light. The cycle of the natural world is moving towards completion, the Sun's power is waning and from now on the nights grow longer and the days are shorter and cooler. The sap of trees returns back to their roots deep in the earth, changing the green of summer to the fire of autumn, to the flaming reds, oranges and golds. We are returning to the dark from whence we came.
Step 1: Set up your alter/sacred space as you like. Consider adding some of the offerings/tributes for Goddess Kali 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 Kali candle and repeat the following mantra: “I let go and let Goddess Kali carry me to a higher path, above and beyond anything I can dream.”
Honor Goddess Kali by doing any of the following activities:
Use a Tarot or Oracle deck and do the following spread from http://www.thecuriouscardslinger.co.uk/
Dip leaves in paraffin and use in your ritual. Bless them and give them as gifts.
Make a corn dolly.
Perform your ritual in a harvested field.
Thank a field for rendering it’s harvest.
Harvest your garden.
Bake a pie.
Decorate your space for fall. Add orange, red and yellow colored candles, pumpkins or gourds, fall leaves, acorns and pinecones.
Go on a nature walk.
Journal using the following prompts: “What were the intentions you set this past spring? What did you do to cultivate them? How are those intentions manifesting now? What are you harvesting in your life now? Were these the wisest seeds you could have sown?”
Step 5: Give thanks to Goddess Kali 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.