Candles etched with zodiacal signs may be used to represent people born during a particular Sun period.
They may then be burnt in rituals for different purposes.
For instance, you can burn your own zodiacal candle at a time when you need confidence or to assert your identity.
Alternatively, you may burn any astrological candles whose strengths you need at a particular time, perhaps the courage of Aries before a confrontation or travelling to an unfamiliar location.
You might also use them in a love ritual.
Note also the influence of particular groups of signs of the zodiac.
The cardinal signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn – are so-called because when the Sun moved into these signs, it marked the beginning of a new season – spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
People born under a cardinal sign manifest this as a desire to initiate and to take command of people and situations.
The fixed signs – Leo, Taurus, Aquarius and Scorpio – are signs entered by the Sun in the middle of a season.
People born under them exhibit stability and a tendency to continue in a predetermined path.
The mutable signs -Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo and Pisces – mark the time when the seasons are about to change.
Those born under them are correspondingly versatile and ready to compromise.