Lilith Beeswax Pillar Candle
Beeswax candle handpoured by Damian Han of Solis Illuminatum.
You Don't Own Me is dedicated to the Goddess Lilith but is appropriate for all deities who inspire independence from arbitrary authority, female independence, and connection to primal sexuality/sensuality. Use You Don't Own Me to inspire personal power, subvert the power structures, hex those who would thread on your personal sovereignty and connect with one's shadow self.
All pillars are about 1 3/4 inches in diameter.
Tall Pillars - 6 inches
All candles are made from USDA certified organic beeswax, some to ensure even burning dependent of size and style is mixed with USDA certified organic coconut oil. All candles are scented with cinnamon, apple, and blackberry, and coated with dried blackberry leaves.
The origins of Lilith is mired in heavy debate, but no matter the variant one thing remains the same, she would not submit to the role created for her without her wants considered. Whether that made her a demoness, a fallen woman, or a Goddess is dependent on what you need from her. It is undeniable that governmental bodies and societal expectations throughout the world still seek to deny women rights to their own bodies and free will. You Don't Own Me is infused with the intent to help an individual find the inner fury and power to combat these forces as the practitioner faces in their life. You Don't Own Me is not limited to use by people identifying as women, as men also gain much wisdom and aid from the Goddess Lilith and are hurt by forces applying strict binaries that by restricting the rights of one also limits the full expression of the other.
Blackberries have been deemed by folk traditions to be a "devil plant." Perhaps due to their thorny expression, preference to grow from liminal places, and take over any plot of land given an opportunity. It's berries were considered taboo to eat at various times of the year and even the plants healing properties are frequently engulfs in specific rituals for one to adhere to. It has often also been attributed to Christ, though less often. It's berries are sensuous but also potentially tart, seductive and sharp. Blackberries are a member of the rose family. Blackberry leaves are ruled by Venus and Scorpio, and related to female sexuality while the berries are ruled by earth and related to prosperity. The entire plant is highly protective.
Cinnamon as a firey and solar plant is used to draw in success, love, healing, protection, strength, and power. It has been used in healing in China for more than 4000 years. It can be used to consecrate a space and as an incense it is used to raise spiritual energy and stimulate psychic abilities. It has been frequently worn as a talisman through the ages to draw in passion.
Though apples are decidedly one of the most unlikely fruits to have been the fruit of knowledge it is no less magical. In both Hellenic and Nordic lore apples are the fruit of immortality. They are related to sexuality/sensuality, wisdom, vanity, prosperity, chaos, fertility, the immortal soul and the afterlife. Apples are also considered a fruit of the underworld. As a fruit that survives well only long periods of time they have helped many people through the lean times of winter. As such as are considered an underworld fruit as they help sustain us through dark journeys. Apple cider is both poured into the ground before planting to give plants new life and also offerings for the dead.