Rum & Spice — and a Little Hermetic Philosophy

Rum and Spice Opportunity & Job Find Candles/Wax Melts and a Touch of Hermetic Philosophy

by Silver RavenWolf copyright 2012

“The Hermetic Master, or advanced student, polarizes himself at the desired pole, and by a process akin to refusing to participate in the backward swing or, if you prefer, a denial of its influence over him, stands firm in his polarized position, and allows the mental pendulum to swing back along the unconscious plane.” — The Kybalion — A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece by Three Initiates.

Meaning, when the crap hits the fan, don’t get your emotional knickers in a twist.  Concentrate on what you do want to happen rather than diva-dramatic-bull that doesn’t serve anyone, least of all you.

Yeah, I know, the economy is triple bad and there you sit either stuck in a totally awful job or maybe worse, no job at all…for months…maybe longer.  You feel you’re hanging on to what little self-esteem you have by shredded fingernails.  The end of the month often finds you counting your change just to eat or buy gas to drive to work.

Very painful.

If you hate your current employment or, if unemployed, harbor nasty feelings about your old job, you may have inadvertently cut your pretty nose off to spite your beautiful face.  The energy you manufacture with your negative feelings can block your path to success better than an upended eighteen-wheeler.  Time to get back on the clear road again.

Focus on the dream.

Be the junkyard dog with the bone.


1.  Monitor what you think.  No more fears or worries.  Set up positive visualizations to use whenever you think about the future and the job you want.  Think clearly about what these words mean to you:  Job, Employment, Opportunity, and Advancement.  Are your definitions in any way negative?  When you think of the word “job” for example, do you experience a flood of negative emotions?  Then its time to affix new, positive emotions to that word.
2.  Don’t piss and moan verbally for all to hear.  Keep your conversation positive.  Whatever you speak aloud carries energy weight.  If you are bitching more than anything else…guess what you’re going to get?  More stuff to bitch about.
3.  Tailor your actions toward your goals.  Do what it takes to get you there, one step at a time, and allow Spirit to guide you to opportunities you might not even have thought about.

If you are having trouble focusing on the positive — think about the energies of good fortune and joy.  Adding this type of energy (focusing on happiness) can take the sting out of indecision.

A Little Bit of Magick

To help some of my friends and family members with their unemployment situations, I created a general formula for candles and wax melts that can be spiced up with other additives if they desire:

Orange colored Wax — Soy or Paraffin (orange for opportunity)

Fragrance:  Bay Rum blended with Spice and Honeysuckle — I mixed three fragrances together to obtain the energy I wanted.  Bay Rum to entice the Happy Spirits; Spice to speed up the process and pave the way; Honeysuckle to attract positive energies.

Ground Herbals:  Cinnamon (for speed and clarity); Allspice (for good fortune); Devils Shoestring (to attract employment and good income).  Grind into a powder for candles (because herbal chunks can be a fire hazard).  If you are making wax melts, you can use small pieces.  You can add other herbals to boost the power of your working such as ginger, cinquefoil, etc.  Be creative!

Timing to Make or Burn:  I used Moon in Capricorn, or you can use a New Moon, or a moon sign that lends itself to the type of employment or opportunity you desire.


“The Law of Compensation is that the swing in one direction determines the swing in the opposite direction.” –The Kybalion — A Study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece by Three Initiates.

Start swinging in the direction you want.


28 thoughts on “Rum & Spice — and a Little Hermetic Philosophy”

  1. Thanks for the idea Silver, as usual, your timing is perfect!
    Question for you, how much rum did you add to your wax mixture?

    1. Ah! You caught my secret! First, I use a popular fragrance called Bay Rum — this fragrance is offered by several candle supply companies. THEN, when the formula is off the heat and right before I pour, I add one drop (one drop only) of real white rum. Adding extra ingredients to a candle brew can be tricky because most liquids (or too much fragrance, for example) will impede the burn. To include and activate the magickal pattern of any liquid (the chemical composition) you only need one drop. This is the same for magickal powders, herb blends, and potpourri. No need to go overboard when one drop’ll do ya! Thanks for asking!

  2. Thanks Silver!! Great idea – and perfect timing what with today being a New Moon, AND Chinese New Year. I’ll take all the extra ooopmh I can get… 🙂

  3. Good advice Silver! We all need to remind ourselves that while we cannot always control of life’s circumstances and situations, we can manage our reactions to them. In my emotional intelligence seminars, I teach people to recognize and monitor their “thoughts/inner dialog” as well as their physical resonses to stressful situations. Recognizing and managing one’s inner dialog(your inner conversation) helps you to identify your feelings and recognize the patterns of “scripts” you have developed in your lifetime to deal with people and situations. As an example, when somone stresses you out, you feel your neck, stomach tighten and a pattern of thoughts will begin in your mind that resemble the way you have responded in the past to similar situations. Emotional management helps you project the type of response that will be the most productive for you. It also helps avoid the unproductice negative response that makes the situation worse and makes you feel even more helpless.

      1. You are always welcome my friend! I still keep the lavender bunch you sent me with my room over one of my shrines. Thanks for the sage advice to all. We treasure your presence in our lives.

    1. Different candle supply companies provide various blends. Usually the spices are a mixture of cinnamon, allspice, and ginger (with possible vanilla) with the company’s choice of a floral note. Sometimes they tell you, and sometimes they don’t. I usually go heavier on the Bay Rum fragrance and Honeysuckle; however, the blend percentage you use should be to your liking. For example, I purchased Honeysuckle fragrance from two companies — the one I hated so much I trashed it. I’ve found it is best to mix the fragrances first, and if I don’t like a mixture, I get rid of it. I know this sounds wasteful; but, I’ve used blends I didn’t like because I didn’t want to waste them, and simply hated the aroma as the candle burned.

  4. Perfect timing AGAIN. Whatever I’ve been considering or focusing my thoughts on to find a solution too, you post the answers for. Awesome.

  5. Being a candle maker myself, I would use the following: 1 ounce of fragrance oil to 1 pound of soy wax — my preference. I buy most of my fragrance oils at Nature’s Gardens — — They have all 3 scents Silver mentioned: bay rum, spice and honeysuckle. As I LOVE Bay rum, I would use half ounce of bay rum and a quarter ounce of the spice and honeysuckle.

    this is great, Silver! thank you so much for posting this. I really needed this today 🙂

  6. Love, love, love your timing Silver. My chattering monkey brain spills out my mouth all too often. Yup. A good reminder to keep the thoughts and vocalizations upbeat and forward looking is exactly what I needed to hear. THANK YOU!!

  7. I haven’t even made these yet but I can smell the down home safe feeling this blend would make. Can’t wait to get to the store and get some more wax. I have been making my own candles for awhile now. i have had hits and some messy mistakes. lol Thanks Sliver just what I need in 2012 new doors and opportunity’s

    1. You and me both on the hits and messy mistakes. When I switched from paraffin to soy, I went through several blends until I could find what I liked. I wanted a blend I could use for wax melts and votives. I don’t like the greasy feel of soy (I know, I’m strange). I finally found a nice blend sold through Candle Science. Although it says you can make freestanding pillars, and votives, I still prefer using the candle cup because even if the candle tunnels, the cup evens out the burn and the candle lasts longer. With this blend, the wax melts are firmer, and not so hard to store or ship.

  8. Ok, I’ve tried candles. prayers. incense, oils, heart to heart talks. smudging, calling the quarters. Asking the help of one and all or any. Nothing. I keep trying to be positive but then another obsticle occurs and positive is difficult at best. I am tired of all the trials and tests. Enough already. Things have either got to get better or end al together.

  9. Thank you, Silver for pinging my site, and citing one of my posts as a related article!
    I really appreciate your endering — I mean to say your concept of how to apply the THE PRINCIPLE OF POLARITY of the Kybalion …

    In resonance,

    Al/theta Networker

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