Candle magick is one of the simplest forms of spell casting in which the caster decides on a goal, visualises the end result and focuses intent or will to manifest that result. This is based on sympathetic magick (imitating your desired outcome) and the law of attraction (like attracts like).
Typically a caster will inscribe a word of intent on the candle (a toothpick is useful for this) but writing on a piece of paper the same colour as the candle and burning can also be effective.
It is also useful to anoint candles with oils and herbs with correspondence to the spell you are performing.
For ATTRACTING you rub your candle with oil moving from the top of the candle to the middle then from the bottom to the middle.
For BANISHING you rub from the middle to the top then from the middle to the bottom.
An example of a self love spell might include a pink candle inscribed with the words SELF LOVE, anointed with rose oil and rubbed with dried lavender, due to their loving correspondences. Your might also accompany the spell with corresponding crystals such as rose quartz. It is also most effective to cast spells on the relevant corresponding days of the week and moon phases (see moon magick & 2020 full moon diary).
* When casting spells or performing rituals always consider the Wiccan Rede
**Before performing spells you should cleanse the area, ground yourself and cast a circle for protection and containment of your energy:
Cleanse your area with sacred smoke (smudging – see what is smudging) using white sage or palo santo. When smudging it is useful to fan the smoke into all the corners as this is where stale energies linger. Sprinkling salt in the corners of rooms can be useful for soaking up negative energies.
Make sure your energy is grounded and centered. Use your own preferred method or I have created a free 7 min grounding meditation here if this is useful.
Cast your circle, call in the elements, your energy support team and and deities you resonate with (as explained in the how to cast a circle guide).
Thank and release all your energy support team, deities and the elements (moving anti-clockwise) and close the circle (as explained in the how to cast a circle guide).
Leave the candles to burn down completely, once they have, the spell is complete.
Anointing with oil helps with the whole of the candle to burn more cleanly. Once mastered you rarely have any left over wax at all.
Candle Colour Meanings and Correspondences:
- All-Purpose Candle (use white if you don’t have the right color)
- Angelic communication
- Awakened consciousness
- Divine communication
- Higher Self communication
- Moon magick
- New Beginnings
- Universal Truth
White spell candles for use with rituals and spellwork involving purity and new beginnings. Use a white candle for rituals involving healing, new beginnings, and spiritual growth. White may be substituted for any other color candle when that color is not available by focusing the intention.
- Removal of bad habits
- Removal of curses
- Removal of negative energy
Black spell candles for use with rituals and spellwork involving banishing, transition and rest. Burn a black candle to absorb negativity, break a bad habit, or mark the end of a phase in your life. Many protective spells include a black candle.
- Healing anxiety
- Healing depression
- Nightmare relief
- Universal love
Pink spell candles for use with rituals and spellwork involving emotional well-being, sensuality, and matters of the heart.
- Element of Water
- Dream interpretation
Blue spell candles for use with rituals and spellwork involving emotional healing, truth and justice. A very spiritual color, blue can help awaken and heal the psychic mind.
- Element of Water
- Anger management
Light blue candles are a very spiritual color, they are more in tune with lunar energy, intuition, communication, meditation, and inner wisdom, harmony, tranquility, understanding, patience, peace and stillness.
- Career advancement
- Healing depression
Orange Candles are a combination of yellow (mental agility) and red (physical action-energy) building vitality, energy, and stamina. Orange candles help in spells for attracting success, prosperity, good fortune, good luck, business and career success, and for attracting others in a positive way.
- The Element of Air
- Mental awareness
- Mental capacity
Yellow spell candles for use with rituals or any spellwork associated with for success in study or the arts, or to enhance communication in a relationship. Yellow also increases focus and intuition.
- Element of Fire
- Fast Action
- Blood of the Moon
Red spell candles for use with rituals or any spellwork that requires strong, fiery energy.
- The Element of Earth
Green spell candles for use with rituals or any spellwork associated with growth in every sense. A green candle attracts abundance and earthly well-being.
- Hidden Knowledge
- Healing allergies
- Psychic Awareness
- Psychic Powers
- Spiritual awareness
Purple spell candles for use with rituals or any spellwork associated with psychic matters.
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