Goddess Nemetona Candle Info Page
Celtic Goddess of the Sacred Grove / Sacred Space
Goddess of Boundaries & Edges, Sanctuary & Freedom
Nemetona, whose name means 'shrine' or 'sacred area', is an ancient Romano-Celtic goddess. She is said to guard over these groves of trees with a special protective presence that marks the area as a sacred site. Within this place, the soul becomes hushed and calm, becoming one with nature and the goddess. Her themes are wishes, protection, joy, fairies, magic, luck and nature. Nemetona continues to watch over sacred sites, especially those connected with nature. She’ll help you build your own sacred space, and will assist with medicine-wheel or labyrinth ceremonies. Nemetona’s energy can also be utilized to bring a sense of sacred space to one’s environment or to encourage one to treat themselves in a sacred manner. The enveloping calm and centeredness that Nemetona's energy encourages can be beneficial to those struggling to find calm in their lives or when needing to engage in ritual to deepen their practice of meditation, journeying, or magick. Call on Nemetona when out in nature to heighten your connection to the universe and all that is around you as well as to connect in deeply with your true self and soul path.
This Goddess Gemstone Candle can be used:
When you wish to call Goddess Nemetona’s energy into your life
To honor Goddess Nemetona (mantra’s and offering guide provided below)
To honor the sacred space/sanctuary you have created in your home
When visiting a sacred/spiritual site
Fragrance: Cedarwood Amber - Fragrant cedar is infused with the sensual smoky scents of patchouli, sandalwood and vetiver, then topped with a trace of amber, woods, and white musk.
Crystal: Tree Agate
Herbs: Sandalwood, Cedar
Goddess Nemetona Mantras
Light this candle to honor and call in Goddess Nemetons’s healing energy. If you wish, use the mantras provided below when lighting your candle or while performing a ritual of your choice.
"Sacred goddess, Nemetona,
I invite your presence and participation into my ritual.
Please infuse it with your magically loving energy,
and bless all involved with our ceremony.
Nemetona, please clear the space in, around, below, and above my ritual.
"Nemetona, goddess of the green groves,
Who hallows the good earth beneath our feet,
The stones within the soil, the tall trees rooted
In the dirt and clay, seeking the sweet water
Far below-all grow in spirit and substance
At your touch, Queenly one,
Well crowned, well enthrones,
Your grace and might well known in times long past,
O far-fames goddess,
Your name a prayer of sanctity. Nemetona,
Guide me to stand firm-footed and free
In the warm grass,
Guide me to feel the coming col underneath,
Help me to know the sacred world around d me.
Goddess, I praise you and ask your blessing."
“O Nemetona, Goddess of the Sacred Space
Surround you servants with your loving arms
Protect and guide us as we make our sacred space in this world
And allow us to be one light shining in the forest of many lights
A place of rest to all those who wish to find it
And make us always ready to welcome a traveler into this our hallowed grove.”
Goddess Ostara Offerings
Consider adding some of these items around your candle to honor Goddess Nemetona.
Plants, any parts of a plant (leaves, sticks, flowers), Hawthorne berries, cedarwood, jewelry, crystals, gemstones, donate some time to picking up trash outside, essential oils or incense that smells like flowers.
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.