The number 13 was associated with Jesus and his 12 disciples, and specifically the evening of the Last Supper, which found all 13 of them assembled together, with Judas being received as the 13th guest. (And we know how that turned out.) The story of the Last Supper also coincides with a similar story in Norse myth in which Loki crashed a Valhalla dinner party as the 13th guest, bringing immediate chaos and destruction with him.
The number 13 is also believed to be auspicious , we have 13 full moons , and 13 menstrual cycles in a year. Associated with emotions, intuition, and artistic inclination, and this Harvest Moon is the time for celebration with people who are close to you, enjoy all you have sowed and to tie up loose ends. Pay attention to that which you have left undone, look to the future with a clear conscience and a clean slate.
Burn during the next waxing moon in 15 minute increments to bring these intentions closer, and to ensure that in the coming year you have everything you need in your life, so you are not without.
The glass cases are repurposed and already burned church candles from Mission San Xavier del Bac a Catholic church in the Pima County, Arizona. This candle was cleaned, re-wicked, poured, with whispered spells and prayer, consecrated and fixed by The Witch during the auspicious Full Moon on Sept 13th 2019.
Shorter and wider then a normal vigil this candle is girthy! Never leave burning candles unattended.
13 were made when they are gone they are gone.