It's nearly midnight so I wanted to wish everyone a (slightly belated?) happy Halloween. I got this $1 green skull for my parents yesterday at the ever-tempting Target. I know...it's cheesy... but how can you not love this grass green marvel? The wine-colored owl I got for my mom a few weeks before. I think somehow these two understand each other. The cool part is that the skull drips orange 'blood' when lit.
The colors go well with my kitchen which has an orange and green motif but my mom's kitchen is the most satisfying shade of olive/avocado so I felt that she had to have the fellow. Come to think of it, the colors of these two candles go well with my blog. That's probably why I chose them subconsciously.
If I was employing these two for a candle spell then what would or should I wish for? The obvious meanings come to mind: wisdom, quietude, acceptance of death and major changes as the actual birth of something new in disguised, often disfigured form. I'd hope for renewal and understanding.
Since the Days of the Dead are now upon us I can't help but think of the dead, right? I'll pick out a candle or two to light for an impromptu Dia de los Muertos shrine with the pictures of my loved ones who have passed away. Thankfully there aren't many...yet.
Slightly Morbid Love,