How easy it is to lose yourself in meditation while staring at the flames as they lap logs and have a life of their own.
It is Fire that we and our ancestors use to warm our homes, cook our food, ward of the darkness of night, and fuel our passions. Notably, Fire, unlike the other elements, does not exist in a natural state. Its physical form can only take place by consuming some other element. Fire is the transformer, converting the energy of other objects into other forms: heat, light, ash, and smoke.
But it also creates. In the wake of forest and brush fires, new life springs, and there are plants which release their seeds only in the midst of fire conditions. I’ve always found this fascinating, and you can read a little bit about it here
As Hestia is Keeper of the Eternal Flame, Her obvious Elemental is Fire. Therefore, it’s no surprise that those who choose to follow Her work quite frequently with fire — whether it be candles, fireplace, or stove.
When working with Fire Elementals, I’m typically invoking the energy for use in building energy, courage, love, passion, and transformation. To make this oil all you need is
- 3 drops Ginger Essential Oil
- 2 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- 1 drop Clove Essential Oil
When I use this for candles, I directly anoint the taper itself (usually red). To use as a ritual perfume oil, I blend the essential oils in a tablespoon or two of a carrier oil. My preference is jojoba, as it has a longer shelf life than most oils. If you’re unable to obtain jojoba, sunflower and avocado work just as well.
Blessings from the Hearth.