Mars Intention Candle



Intention candles can be used in any manner you feel drawn to. Often they are used in ritual, prayer, meditation, or in ceremony but feel free to adapt it to what works for you. It can be burned as simply as during a bath or while writing/working. The most important part is your intention. 

  • Hand-poured with 100% pure, unscented beeswax.
  • Infused and dressed with red jasper, dandelion leaf, stinging nettle, bougainvillea thorn, High John root, dragon’s blood, red sandalwood, and garnet carbuncle.
  • Measures approximately 8” tall and 2.3” across.

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. 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 without 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.
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 lose 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 support. It’s important to note that Mars does have a nature that is hot, frustrating, inflammatory, agitating, and drying. Sometimes the ill effects of Mars can be challenging and cause angry flare-ups, the severing of relationships, rage, and aggression. Per Astatula Candle Company, they feel 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 are 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.
SAFETY WARNING: Please take care when you burn a candle and make sure it is not left unattended in a room. For best results, burn your intention candle for 2-3 hours maximum. Please keep the wick centered and trimmed to 1/8-1/4" before lighting each time for a clean, safe, and even burn. Extinguish the candle if the flame seems too high and/or if smoking occurs. 
Astatula candles are created in small batches in the heart of Old Seminole Heights in Tampa, Florida. Photography, candle notes, and safety information courtesy of Astatula Candle Co.

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