This cauldron is about 3" tall and 2 3/4" wide, with internal dimensions of 2 1/4" in diameter and 2" in depth, rests on three, 3/4" legs. Design: Pentacle.
The cauldron is used in a variety of ways and it is considered a necessary altar tool for many traditions.
The Cauldron Symbolizes the Womb - it may be used interchangeably with the chalice to symbolize the womb in the Great Rite. Depending on your aesthetic or tradition, the cauldron may seem a much more natural fit.
The Cauldron Symbolizes Transformation - it becomes a very meaningful place to house spell materials while you are working on them or during a resting period for multi-day spells. In this way, a cauldron can serve almost as an altar itself, containing all your spell ingredients as you work over it, taking them out and dropping them in as needed. Once complete, the cauldron is covered, the spell contained, brewing or gestating if you like, drawing in the energy the spell was meant to draw until the magic has done its work and the cauldron is cleaned out again, ready for the next spell.
Fire in the Cauldron - they are often used by witches as convenient fire bowls. Decent sized cast iron cauldrons can safely hold a ceremonial fire or contain burning objects, such as bay leaves and pieces of paper dropped into them, or for incense, smudge or spell candles. Cast iron doesn’t heat up as quickly as copper or stainless steel and is less likely to crack than ceramic or glass, though it does contain heat for a longer time than any of these, so it is an ideal material for a cauldron. However, any fireproof (oven safe) material is suitable, provided you use due caution.
The Cauldron for Divination - filled with water, the cauldron provides a dark, reflective surface, perfect for scrying. You can simply gaze into the dark depths of the cauldron, or drop oil or candle wax onto the water’s surfaces to receive messages from the Universe.
No material should ever go from cold to hot quickly. If your cauldron is cold, warm it up slowly. A sudden heat to a cold pot can cause most materials, including cast iron, to weaken and crack. Likewise, do not toss your cauldron in cold water while it is still hot. This can also cause damage. Always burn in a well-ventilated room or outdoors. If you are leaving a candle alone to burn out, place the cauldron itself on a heat proof surface far away from the possibility of drapes blowing in or similar. Make sure the flame is below the lip of the cauldron or that it is wide enough that if the candle falls over it will still fall entirely inside the cauldron. Have a fire alarm in the room to alert you if things do go awry.
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Mar 22, 2023
Amazing quality cast iron, and the perfect size!
Sep 21, 2022
Items met expectation and arrived earlier than stated.
Jan 16, 2021
Great seller. Took time because covid but im happy