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Baba Yaga

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Baba Yaga is a renowned magical figure in Slavic folklore. Some say she's a hideous witch who eats naughty children. Others claim she's a wise woman who gives sage advice, her sternness but nurturing qualities giving way to the familiarities of an old grandmother. To some, she is a dark Goddess as ancient as the earth itself, hovering in a mortar and steering with her trusty pestle between the worlds of the living and the dead.

She is most notoriously known for the home she resides in within the deep dark woodlands. Beneath the floorboards of her house protrudes two chicken legs, its feet wandering and roaming the forest floors to take its inhabitant where she's needed. When her house finally decides to settle into the damp soils of the earth, a fence of human skeletal remains of those who've crossed her adorn her property. Her hearth is always lit, it's smokey fumes serving as a caution to others or as a curious attraction to those brave enough to dare cross her threshold.

Baba Yaga comes to us in moments of hardship or transitions. She appears abruptly out of nowhere, reminding you of shadow work to be done or warning you of neglected decisions that must be made soon. If she has a message for you, listen closely and listen well, for she will only say it once.
She can be conjured for hexing, healing, in times of grief, or other spiritual needs. These candles were crafted as offerings to her, and can serve as a connection to her spirit.

These altar candles are lightly anointed with oils of cinnamon, clove, and vanilla. They were rolled in a variety of spices and herbs that you would find in a cozy cottage kitchen: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, sage, paprika, and cayenne pepper (because she's spicccy). I added little strips of birch to represent the trees that surround her hut.

Because these candles drip so easily, it's the perfect time to practice some candle divination, also known as Carromancy. Watch how the candle burns. Do you see figures in the wax? Do the flames flicker, grow tall, or hiss? Is there a certain direction in the way the wax is melting? These ritual candles may hold more secrets than you know.

ɪᴛᴇᴍ ᴅᴇsᴄʀɪᴘᴛɪᴏɴ: Two 6 inch pillar candles rolled in locally sourced herbs. These taper candles have been ritually rolled in herbs associated with Baba Yaga.

𝐈𝐌𝐏𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐓: These candles melt beautifully and are safe to burn indoors, however, PLEASE be wary of the flame. The more herbs, the bigger and taller the flame with be. Always supervise your candles while burning. These candles have very burnable botanicals. Some herbs may crackle when caught on fire, such as cedar and juniper.

Always burn in a reliable candle holder or in a fireproof dish. Please watch the video attached to this listing to see how they burn.