Candle magic has grown in popularity in the Pagan community. This is because candle spells are simple, yet highly effective. There is a spell for every occasion or to deal with every problem in a person’s life.
Power is raised for a spell through visualisation, words of power and emotions. Tip: Emotions are the key to successful spells.
First visualise what you want to happen, be as detailed as you can. At the same time imagine in your heart how this would make you feel. Imagine both the thoughts and emotions as energy and imagine them mixing together through out your body. Hold the energy until it has built up, then say your words of power, say the spell, seeing and feeling the energy flow from you and into the candle through your mouth. Repeat this 9 or 12 times.
The energy is now stored in the candle. Once you have done this you can either:
- Light the candle which will slowly release the energy into the universe OR
- Anoint the candle with appropriate essential oils, prior to lighting. Not sure what essential oils to use? I would highly recommend you buy The Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham.
- Tip: You can also scratch symbols on the candle using a sharp knife. Do this before anointing the candle.
The colour of the candle should match your spell’s purpose. Here is a brief colour magic guide:
White – All purpose colour, can be used for any type of spell.
Black – bindings, banishings, separation, keeping things hidden from view, getting rid of bad habbits.
Blue – healing, clarity, anything to do with Water or emotions, calmness, protection (also purple for psychic protection) and peace.
Brown – stability, houses/homes.
Green – money, growth, fertility.
Purple – co-operation, psychic development, respect from others.
Orange – attraction, personal motivation, energy, feeling alive, business projects.
Pink – self-love, friendships, magic for children, romantic love (at a push),
Red – romantic love, sex, lust, passion, inner strength.
Yellow – happiness/joy, creativity and success.
The above are very basic instructions for how to cast a candle spell. There can be much more to it than that including but not limited to: casting a bubble of protection prior to casting the spell, other ways of raising or drawing energy from other sources, calling in deities or other spirits for help. The books below all explain more:
Some Good Books on Candle Magic
If you’re looking for small quick-burn candles I’d recommend these. Remember it isn’t the size of the candle that counts, but how much energy you put into it.
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