Candle magic is perhaps one of the most elementary ways to perform a spell, and still yet an incredibly powerful one. It is a wonderful tool for those just starting out, those on a budget, and any witch that feels connected to the element of fire.
Despite its name, candle magic doesn't derive its power from the candle itself. The candle is a tool to utilize the transformative power of fire. By performing candle magic you are setting your intentions and putting them into motion using flame.
This short guide will help anyone that wants to know about the art of candle magic begin practicing it in no time.
There is no such thing as too many candles when it comes to a witch's stockpile. They are an invaluable tool in all forms of magic. The type of candle you decide to use for your spell depends on what you are trying to achieve and how long you want it to burn.
Types of Candles Include:
Another important aspect of choosing your candle is what color it is. Colors in magic have different correspondences, which you should try to match as closely to your intention as possible. Also, keep in mind what certain colors mean to you personally.
Quick Color Correspondences:
Your intention is what you want to get out of the spell. It's important when deciding on your intention that you be as specific as possible. If you're asking for money, maybe there is a certain way you'd like it to come or an amount you need. Try to hone in on the details in their simplest form.
Don't try to achieve too much with a single spell. If your goal is something grand then you should break it down into several small intentions and space them out over a number of candle spells.
Your intention should come down to a single sentence. Spend some time figuring out how to write it out. Don't use negative language or you could create obstacles. This sentence should be very straightforward and communicate exactly what you're hoping to get out of your spell.
Connecting your energy and intention to the candle is a key part of candle magic. It's possible to charge your candle simply by putting your hands over it and focusing your energy on it. Keep your intention in mind, or write it on a piece of paper and put it under the candle.
You can inscribe symbols on the candle using a pen or a small knife. These symbols can be as simple as a number or a word. You can also use magical symbols or runes if you have a connection to them. Anything you inscribe on your candle should match your intention.
Find an oil that shares a close correspondence with your intention to anoint the candle. Rub the oil all over the candle to transfer the energy. Even a simple oil like grapeseed oil will work here to help you charge your candle.
Herbs are another good way to further dress your candle and charge your spell. Choose herbs that correspond to your intention and roll your oil anointed candle in them. You can also surround the candle with a circle of these herbs.
Before you do anything else, you should spend some time focusing on your intention. Sit quietly in front of your candle and think about what you want to bring about with this spell. Meditate on how you will feel after the wanted result comes about.
When you are charged by the energy of your intention, light your candle. The power of the fire melting the wax and burning the wick will help to transform your intention into reality.
If you've written a chant of some kind to go along with your candle spell, now is the time to recite it. Sit before your burning candle and repeat your chant as many times as you feel is necessary to get your intention across.
If you write your intentions down on a slip of paper, it's a good idea to burn it during the course of the spell. Light one corner of the paper with the candle's flame and drop it into a fire-safe vessel such as a cauldron to turn to ash.
After the spell is said and done, you should leave your candle to burn out on its own. Some candles will burn all the way down and completely disappear, while others will leave wax stubs behind. There are witches who agree it's okay to put your candle out with a snuffer or wet fingers, but it's widely accepted that a candle should never be blown out.
The remnants of candle magic shouldn't be reused in other spells. If you have leftover wax it's best to dispose of it in a safe and appropriate manner.