Celebrate the snowy season with magic!
When winter rolls around, in some parts of the world there is an abundance
of wonderful white stuff - snow! If you live in one of those areas, it makes
sense to take advantage of snow's natural properties and work those energies
into your magical endeavors. Think about, for starters, some of snow's
physical characteristics. The most obvious one is that it's cold. It's also
white. Sometimes it's light and powdery, other times it may be heavy and wet
A.. If you're a fan of candles, make ice candles - they're are a lot of fun
and easy to make during the winter months.
B.. How to Make Ice Candles
Ice candles are a lot of fun and easy to make during the winter months.
Since February is traditionally a snow-filled time, at least in the northern
hemisphere, why not make some ice candles to celebrate , which is a
day of candles and light?
C.. Color and scent (optional)
D.. A taper candle
E.. A cardboard container, like a milk carton
F.. A double boiler, or two pans
Melt the paraffin wax in the double boiler. Make sure that the wax is never
placed directly over the heat, or you could end up with a fire. While the
wax is melting, you can prepare your candle mold. If you want to add color
or scent to your candle, this is the time to add it to the melted wax.
Place the taper candle into the center of the cardboard carton. Fill the
carton with ice, packing them loosely in around the taper candle. Use small
chunks of ice -- if they're too large, your candle will be nothing but big
Once the wax has melted completely, pour it into the container carefully,
making sure that it goes around the ice evenly. As the hot wax pours in, it
will melt the ice, leaving small holes in the candle. Allow the candle to
cool, and then poke a hole in the bottom of the cardboard carton so the
melted water can drain out (it's a good idea to do this over a sink). Let
the candle sit overnight so the wax can harden completely, and in the
morning, peel back all of the cardboard container. You'll have a complete
ice candle, which you can use in ritual or for decoration.
C.. Build a snowman as a very large magical poppet. Assign a snowman the
magical task of being a guardian at the entrance to your property.
D.. Got a bad habit you need to get rid of? Form that bad habit into
snowballs, and throw them as far away from you as you can.
E.. Snow quartz crystals are often associated with fulfillment of hopes and
dreams. Use actual snow instead of crystals in workings related to wishes
F.. If someone is bothering you and won't leave you alone, try this simple
bit of magic. Write their name on a slip of paper, and pack it in snow in a
zip-loc bag. Place the bag in your freezer, and leave it there until the
person "chills out."
G.. Go for a walk in the woods on a day that it's snowing. Enjoy the silence, and the magic of the snowfall - some people report that they have experienced messages from the Divine as they walk on a snowy day. Perhaps it's because we're better able to hear the gods when it's quiet!