The five elements of a lit candle

ā€œOn a symbolic level, a candle embodies the five elements: earth, water, air, fire and spirit. The wick and base signify earth and are vital for keeping the flame steady. The wax, which transforms from a solid to a liquid and then to a gas, emulates the transmutational properties of the water element. Oxygen, representative of air, is crucial for both keeping the flame lit and extinguishing it. Then thereā€™s the flame, which is a direct connection to fireā€”the element of transformation and rebirth. Fire also represents passion and governs our willpower. And lastly, the fifth element, spirit, which is us when we focus our intention into the candle and infuse it with our soul and energy.ā€

by Naima Abdi