Star Child (Glastonbury) - Natural Incense - Festivals - Winter Solstice
- Star Child (Glastonbury) - Natural Incense - Festivals - Winter Solstice
It's the depth of winter. The ground is frozen and nature is sleeping under a thick blanket of snow. But deep within the earth womb life is stirring - the sun is reborn. At the Winter Solstice, when we have reached the longest night the flame of hope is born and carries us through the rest of the winter. For the time being, there are few signs that life will return, but over the next few weeks the light we steadily increase. For now it is a time to celebrate and dip into the larder's reserves to celebrate the birth of the baby sun. Winter Solstice is a time to share your resources with friends and family and, inspired by hope, make plans for the future. It is a time to select the seeds and ideas we want to plant and grow in the coming season.
EARTH ~ Practicality, five senses, material world, sensuality, manifestation, prosperity, grounding.
How to Burn Star Child Incense
Use a suitable Grated / Sieved Burner or a Charcoal Disc in an appropriate holder.
Place a self-igniting charcoal disc in a fireproof dish, well away from flammable objects. The charcoal discs can be ignited simply by holding a match or lighter to the rim. Be aware that these discs may spit and sparkle profusely upon ignition. Allow plenty of air to flow around the charcoal to ensure that it burns evenly. Once the charcoal disc has finished sparkling it will start to glow, usually first on one side, then slowly spreading over the whole disc. When the entire disc is glowing red hot it is ready to use and you can place a pinch of incense on top. As the disc burns, the fire will concentrate in its centre. You may occasionally want to scrape off the ashes to expose the glowing centre and add fresh incense as desired.