Created and empowered on August
11, 2009, Old Lughnasadh Eve.
This candle was created with the energies of Lughnasadh in mind:
harvest, thanksgiving, celebration, reward for efforts, God energies
- specifically Lugh.
Deep reddish-purple like fine wine to represent
the fruits of the harvest and as this is the traditional time for
making wine and other products out of the first harvest. Gold glitter
represents the Sun's energies that were so powerful at Midsummer
but are now starting to wane. Gold is also associated with Lugh.
The stone is rutilated citrine. Rutile grows in
quartz as thin 'hairs' of gold, red or black and enhances the energies
of the crystal. Citrine is associated with the Sun and fire. We
chose it for its properties of manifestation as at this time we
see the results of our efforts and it will help bring goals to competition.
Scented with lime (citrus aurantifolia),
frankincense (boswellia carteri) , thyme (wild, thymus
serpyllum), and cinnamon (bark, cinnamomum zeylanicum).
Since there are not any berry essential oils, we had to create a
blend with the energies of the holiday. Frankincense was a must
as it seems to be the scent of Lughnasadh. Associated with
fire, Sun, strength, protection, purification. Lime for strength
and is stimulating and uplifting. Thyme is also strength and purification
plus courage. Cinnamon is another fire and Sun oil that is uplifting
and brings creativity and good luck.
Decorated with a reddish-purple ribbon and either
a grape bunch or strawberry sticker.