|On this day in 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. She was burned as a heretic for her unwavering belief and conviction that she could speak directly to God, which was considered heresy in her time. As Witches and Pagans, we can deeply empathize with being persecuted for our beliefs and still grieve for those who were burned at the stake for practicing Witchcraft and falsely accused of heretical acts.
Light a white candle and stand beneath the stars. From your heart, speak your truth to those who have gone before, for those burned at the stake. Tell them you are living proof that they did not die in vain. Sprinkle dried roses on the ground in a circle, and allow your candle to burn out inside the ring of roses. Once the candle has burned out safely, let the wind carry the roses away.