This is a small black cast iron oval burner. It is 2.5" x 2" x 2". You can use it for incense, small cleansing, blessing, and ceremony rituals.
Meditation: Many visualizations can be aided with a cauldron. Place the cauldron in the middle of a room, and visualize negativity being pulled into the darkness of the cauldron.
Incense holder: Much like holding candles, you can place long incense sticks in your cauldron by partially filling it up with sand. It's a reasonably safe method to burn incense and keeps the ashes in one location.
Offering bowl: Placing floral, food, or other offerings in your cauldron and placing it on your altar is another widespread use.
The color black relates to the hidden, the secretive, and the unknown, and as a result, it creates an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from In color psychology. This color gives protection from external emotional stress. Black - Creates a barrier between itself and the outside world, comforting while protecting emotions and feelings, hiding its vulnerabilities, insecurities, and lack of self-confidence. Black is the absorption of all colors and the absence of light. Black hides, while white brings things to light. What black covers, white uncovers.
Metaphysical Properties of Cast Iron
Associated Stones: Quartz Crystal, Holey Stones
Associated Metals: Lodestone, Meteorite
Powers: Protection, Defensive Magic, Strength, Healing, Grounding, Return of Stolen Goods
Magical and Ritual Lore
- For heavy protection, place small pieces of Iron in each room of the house or buy at the four corners of your property.
- In earlier times, Iron fences were sometimes used to halt the flow of energy into the home.
- Wearing Iron or carrying a small piece enhances physical strength and is an excellent talisman for athletes.
- Iron is also used in healing rituals. A small piece is placed beneath a pillow at night. This was done to scare away the demons that caused the disease but can be thought of as strengthening the body's ability to heal itself.
Incorporating magickal objects into rituals and spellcraft, a piece of Iron is essential; many altars have at least one piece of Iron placed upon them. A cast-iron cauldron is traditional and handy for any modern witch, for tasks ranging from burning herbs and incense to magickal scrying and divination to kitchen witchery and cooking magick. Iron is a symbol of strength, protection, and life-giving warmth, as it is seen as a combination of Earth and Fire elements. Iron was once the most durable metal known to man, and this was reflected in mythology and folklore. Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, was forged of Iron, and even in the Norse myths, the legendary heat retention properties of Iron were demonstrated: the hammer would become so hot when thrown, Thor wore iron gloves to protect his hands. The legendary strength and durability of Iron make it a natural component in spells of protection. Many a witch obtains Iron items, such as antique keys, padlocks, or spikes, and places them by the door of his or her home to keep out poltergeists and other unwanted spiritual visitors.