Mars Planetary Intention Candle

Mars Planetary Intention Candle

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An intention candle dedicated to Mars. The victorious and conquering mighty destroyer, brave warrior with sword and shield. The mighty one who asserts its passion and drive with utmost force and potency.

Created to be burned during intention setting, Mars devotions, ritual work, or as an altar candle. It can also be used as a candle to honor Mars for your devotional or remediation work, during prominent Mars transits, and to honor the astrological signs of Aries and Scorpio.

The intention behind the Mars candle is to bring focus and attention to working with our own courageousness, personal power, will, strength, passion and victorious achievement.

In mythology, Mars is the Roman God of war. In astrology it represents our fighting strength, our grit and our ability to assert ourselves into the world to get what we want. Mars directs our energy levels and our physical potency and virility. It represents our desires and passions, and that which we put our energy into.

Some Virtues of Mars are drive, direction, independence, bravery, power, action, advancement, and inspiration. We need Mars to push us into going after that which we desire, to get us out into the world, to fight for what we want and to give us grit. We do however, want to be mindful and cultivate a good balance with our own Mars energy. When Mars is out of balance we can become too aggressive, impatient, too possessive, explosive, angry and adversarial. We can also experience the opposite and become too meek, allowing ourselves to be stepped on, lack will and loose our oomph or our “get up and go” drives. So when working on our relationship to Mars and intention setting with the planet, we want to keep this in mind and explore how we experience these themes in our lives and what needs supporting.

Mars rules the zodiacal signs of Aries and Scorpio. Aries is the fire version of Mars and Scorpio is the water version. Both are incredibly powerful signs but behave very differently. As an example, Aries charges forth with out thinking twice and goes after whatever it is set on. Scorpio, however, is much more meticulous, stealthy and patient in its planning. It has a coolness and steady gaze that takes its time in striking when the time is just right.

Some other associations with the Mars are :

  • Leadership and commanding roles

  • Military service, firemen, rescue workers, surgeons

  • Sharp objects and sharp tools we use to get something done

  • Confidence

  • Triumph of the will

  • Acts of bravery

  • Iron workers, metal smiths, any work involving fire

  • Stamina

  • Ambition

  • Power

  • Athletics

  • Sexual drive

***It’s important to note that Mars does have a nature that is hot, frustrating, inflammatory, agitating and drying. Sometimes the ill affects of Mars can be challenging and cause angry flare ups, the severing of relationships, rage and aggression . However, I feel that this candle is a safe way to honor Mars and Mars like experiences in our lives by putting them in a context to honor the good in the planet as well as an aid in working with the spectrum of experiences we have in these areas of life. externally and internally. The herbs and minerals that I have used in this candle are known for their activating, invigorating, purifying and confidence boosting natures. Herbs like dandelion leaf and stinging nettle are known for cleansing the blood and circulatory system, while stinging nettle also represents Mars’ sharp and stinging nature. Some of the ingredients are more specific to traditional offerings to directly honor Mars.

Hand poured with 100% pure UNSCENTED beeswax, infused and dressed with red jasper, dandelion leaf, stinging nettle, bougainvillea thorn, High John root, dragons blood, red sandalwood and garnet carbuncle. As with all intention candles, this one is never scented so that it doesn’t interfere with your intention setting.

“Magnanimous, unconquer'd, boistrous Mars, in darts rejoicing, and in bloody wars. Fierce and untam'd, whose mighty pow'r can make the strongest walls from their foundations shake.” - from the Orphic hymn to Mars translate from Greek by Thomas Taylor.

**For best results with your intention candle,  burn this candle for 2-3 hours maximum and never leaving the candle unattended.*Keep the wick centered and trimmed 1/8”-1/4" before lighting it each time for a clean, safe and even burn. Extinguish the candle if the flame seems too high and /or smoking occurs. 

“Burning beeswax candles is said to have healing properties by producing negative ions,  purifying the air and improving one’s health, energy and mood.” In addition, I have chosen not to scent this candle due to the warm, rich scent of honey that the beeswax produces.