The literal translation of Memento Mori is “remember to die”, but over time has evolved into a reminder of the impermanence of life and to honor those who have left before us while Amor Vincit Omnia tells us that “Love Conquers All” and to always hold those dearest in our hearts and minds. Memento Mori contains a special combination of oils to generate loving memories of those we have lost, while acknowledging the grief felt by those left behind.
The white candle represents the highest level of consciousness. Burning a white candle conjoined with a meditative state is to seek protection, healing and purification. White also represents truth, unity, harmony, the wholeness of spirit and light.
Memento Mori is prepared with rose oil, one of the highest vibrating florals, to open the heart and connect with loving energy and the angelic realm. The relaxing scent of lavender aids in quieting the mind and focus. Sandalwood is believed to help transition the soul into the next life and carry messages in between the realms. Myrtle is used to uplift vibration while lilac is for protection. Carnation is used to hold death at bay and was also the favorite flower of James’ beloved grandmother, Theresa.
The candle is finished with Rose Quartz for unconditional love and to align the heart chakra for processing grief. Amethyst, particularly when paired with Rose Quartz, is a powerful healing stone. Moonstone encourages an understanding of the cycle of change and the cycle of life.
The rosebud is to soothe the mind, while the sprinkling of lavender is for longevity and a deeper realization of mortality. Rosemary, the herb of remembrance, has been used in burial rites since ancient times. Lastly, Myrtle is a reminder that love is eternal. If you wish, write the name of a lost loved one on a Myrtle leaf and burn with intention.
This candle was created to honor the memory of James’ grandmother, Theresa, with devotion and an eternal, transcending love.