Enchanted Green Man Harvest Candle Spell

Needed:

  • Dried herbs and flowers
  • Pillar candle of your color choice
  • Old candle of the same color or paraffin
  • Sauce-pan
  • Old, heat-proof bowl
  • Water
  • Blow dryer
  • 2 pieces of white paper
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Water

Time:

  • Lughnasadh: For grain harvest and sacred wedding themes
  • Fall Equinox: For garden harvest
  • Samhain: For fruit harvest and honoring the cycle of death and loved ones

Intentions:

  • Bring unsolved issues to a natural closure.
  • Celebrate the season and honor the Green Man energy.
  • Bring deserved rewards to fruitarian and harvest.
  • Place you in sync with the energies of the season.

Cleanse, consecrate, and bless all items in the name of the Green Man. Should you be making the candle as a gift, ask for blessings upon the intended household.

Take your time and arrange the dried herbs and flowers on one of the pieces of paper the way you would like them to be on the candle. Cut away any excess leaves or stems with scissors.

Heat the surface of the new pillar candle with the hairdryer (one section at a time) until the wax is slightly sticky. Gently press the herbs and/or flowers onto the heated wax of the candle with your finger tips (or the eraser of a pencil). Do not overheat the wax. As soon as you apply a leaf or flower, wrap a white sheet of paper around the candle and roll on a smooth surface. This is done each time you add an herb or flower to make sure the leaves stay attached to the pillar candle. Be careful, if you press to hard when rolling you will crush or break stems and delicate petals. Continue this process until the design is complete.

Boil water in the saucepan, then reduce heat to simmer. Put paraffin or the old candle in a heatproof bowl, and place the bowl in the saucepan. Leave in the bowl in the simmering water until the wax melts completely. Remove from heat, exercising caution with the simmering water and hot wax. You can never be to careful! With an old paintbrush, quickly paint your decorated pillar candle with the liquid wax. (If you take too long, the wax will cool and gum up on the brush). Do not touch the hot wax with your fingers. Allow the candle to cool completely.

If you can, begin your chosen ritual format outside at dusk. Empower the candle, repeating the four intentions given at the beginning of this spell. Follow ritual closure format. As we are moving to the dark of the year, we choose dusk because it symbolizes closure of the day, yet birth of the night (day symbolizing spring and summer, and night symbolizing fall and winter). Use the candle in holiday ritual or give to a friend as a spectacular autumn gift.

Note: Candles containing herbs, flowers, and assorted natural items will burn differently than other candles. Sometimes the natural ingredients will catch fire in unusual ways, producing a hotter flame, which increases the burning time, or an overabundance of melted wax, or a double flame. Although this doesn’t happen all the time, the candle should be set in a fireproof metal pan to ensure safety, and positioned well away from curtains, wall hangings, altar decorations, or living plants. When giving the candle as a gift, you can place information about the Green Man and what he stands for on a decorated card along with instructions for safe burning.