This is a beautiful 4.5" cast iron cauldron decorated with a pentacle that is perfect for all of your witchy spells and whatnot.
Metaphysical Properties of Cast Iron Cauldron
Associated Stones: Quartz Crystal, Holey Stones
Associated Metals: Lodestone, MeteoritePowers: Protection, Defensive Magic, Strength, Healing, Grounding, Return of Stolen Goods
Magickal and Ritual Folklore of Cast Iron Cauldron
- Herbs were usually collected with noniron knives, owing to the belief that the vibrations of this metal would "jam" or "confuse" the herb's energies.
- The Hindus once believed that the use of iron in buildings would spread epidemics, and even to this day, a gift of iron in any form is thought by some to be unlucky.
- Iron was worn or used in protective rituals. Its powerful, projective vibrations were thought to be feared by demons.
- In old Scotland, iron was used to avert danger when a death had occurred in the house. Iron nails or knitting needles were thrust into every item of food--cheese, grain, meat, and so on-- to act as a lightning rod, attracting the confusing vibrations that death may arouse within the living and thus sparing the food from contamination.
- Iron was once the most durable metal known to man, which 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 their home to keep out poltergeists and other unwanted spiritual visitors.
Black is associated with Protection, Warding off Negativity, Remove Hexes, Spirit Contact, Night, The Universe, Truth, Remove Discord or Confusion, Binding for Spellwork.
A cauldron is generally a metal pot for magical work. It is a tool used to contain spell crafting materials, potions, brews and represents Goddess's fruitful and regenerative powers.
Cast iron is considered a unique metal, and is the most famous piece of iron used in witchcraft is the cast iron cauldron. In Celtic mythology, the cauldron is associated with Cerridwen the Crone (or the Enchantress), the darker aspect of the Triple Goddess, the keeper of the cauldron of knowledge and inspiration in the Underworld. Her magical cauldron holds a potion that granted expertise and inspiration, but it had to be brewed for a year and a day to reach its potency. Cauldrons symbolize the Goddess and represent the womb (because it holds something safely inside), and on an altar, it represents earth.
The metaphysical and paranormal properties of cast iron cauldrons are longstanding in history. The scent of human blood is aromatic with iron; therefore, iron itself is a direct link to the life force of mankind.