You may be surprised to discover that human fascination with astrology dates back 2400 years. And for good reason! How can we look up at the cosmos and not believe that our birth into this world has some relation to it? We all feel the moon’s influence once a month when it is full. Why wouldn’t the positioning of sun, stars, and planets at the time of our births affect our individual personalities in some fashion?
What better way to honor this mysterious, spiritual connection we have to the astronomical world and each other than to create a line of 12 candles for the 12 signs of the Zodiac! After all, our calendar year marks the trip around our galaxy’s own burning flame, the Sun.
Enthusiasm for astrology continues to shine bright, like the stars. Those who embrace their individual Zodiac sign’s common personality traits may see them as an aspect of their own identity. Our custom scented candles celebrate each sign’s identity with a unique, contemporary black and white design in an oversized clear glass jar. It is a cool, stylish and personal decorative candle for any room in your home – and it makes a fun and meaningful gift.
Burning these candles, of course, signifies a greater connection to the universe in which we live and the connection we have to each other. Fittingly, each candle is massive and provides a burn time of about 200 - 220 hours!
About The Zodiac
As the Earth makes its orbit around the Sun, our line of sight towards the Sun passes through the constellations of the Zodiac that loosely change from the last week of one month to the next.
Each Zodiac sign is represented with a symbol or animal that embodies certain personality traits. The Zodiac starts with the sign Aries (the ram constellation), which spans from the last week of March through to the third week of April, at which time the sun passes into Taurus (the bull constellation). During the course of the year, our line of sight towards the Sun passes through all the Zodiac signs. Taurus is followed by Gemini (the twins), then Cancer (the crab,) Leo (the lion), Virgo (the virgin), Libra (the scales), Scorpio (the scorpion), Sagittarius (the archer), Capricorn (the goat), Aquarius (the water bearer), and last, Pisces (the two fish).
Your Zodiac sign is the sign the sun appears to be passing through at your birth. It is believed that you will share certain traits with all who are born under that sign.
Do you know your Zodiac sign? (If not, we’ve listed all the signs and the dates it corresponds to below.) Each Zodiac sign is represented with one of our amazing natural wax candles.
But hold on, there’s one more concept to understand!
The Four Elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water
As we make our trip around the sun, each of the four elements (Fire, Earth, Air, and Water) is associated with 3 corresponding signs of the Zodiac, which are always located exactly 120 degrees away from each other along Earth’s orbit. It is believed that these elements influence our personalities as well, and that signs that share the same element are highly compatible.
The elements and their corresponding Zodiac signs are:
- Fire – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
- Earth – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
- Air – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
- Water – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
CANDLEfy’s Zodiac Scents
Inspired by the universal appeal of astrology, we created the following customized scents that embody each of the four elements and their corresponding Zodiac signs. We hope you enjoy them!
Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
Fire signs embody pride, passion, courage, creativity, and impulse. We knew this scent had to be bold, creative, and passionate! A mix of strong and seductive aromas, passionate dark plum is paired with inspiring sea salt and elements of bold, musky amber. Lighting this candle pays tribute to the fiery natures of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
Earth – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
The Earth signs are known to be reliable, practical, and sensual. Some say that Taurus builds, Virgo labors, and Capricorn manages. To capture the grounded and sensual energies of the Earth element, this scent embodies uplifting notes of fresh greens with mossy wood, rosemary and eucalyptus. This aromatic, natural and true blend honors Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn personalities well!
Air – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Air signs are intellectual, humanitarian, social, and communicative. The bright sociable energy of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are perfectly reflected with this appealing blend of tart currant with sweet lemon peel and spicy geranium, juniper and peppermint. The fresh and energizing scent profile provides the perfect aromatic environment for the spirit of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Water – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Water signs are fluid, emotional, and intuitive. They rely on senses over logic and tend to be very nurturing, as well as perceptive, and understanding. The fluid and emotional qualities of water signs are reflected in the intoxicating highlights of sea salt. Sensual floral notes of orchid, balanced with jasmine, lily, and tonka bean suggest the softer, nurturing nature of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, as well as their sensuality.
Let the cosmological tradition of astrology burn bright in your home environment with a Zodiac sign candle – or give it to a friend.
If you are interested in purchasing a Zodiac candle, click on any of the links below!
The Zodiac Sign Candles and Corresponding Dates