Used in witchcraft to empower intentional consciousness since ancient times, candle magic is one of the simplest forms of spell casting.
Key steps guiding candle magic:
- Establish your goal or desired outcome.
- Focus your will into the goal or outcome you desire.
- Light your candle to send your intention out into the Cosmos with the flame of the candle.
Always used a new candle for each ritual or spell. You may choose to inscribe your candle with a person's name, your intention or goal, or a sigil or symbol. Any sacred object may used to inscribe your candle, most often this is done using one's athame, quill, nail or pin.
Anoint and dress your candle with oils, herbs or herb powders as desired when preparing your candle for ritual. Rub oil on the candle toward you (or up) to draw your desires towards you. Rub oil on the candle away from you (or down) to repel, send away or reverse malicious magic. Dress double action candles beginning from the middle, going up from the center and down from the center. You may seal your candle by kissing it or by verbalizing your intention over it while holding the unlit candle in your hands.
Light your candle with a wooden match or from the flame of a lit helper taper candle. Observe the way your candle flame burns, affects the wick, it smokes and the wax melts for signs that catch your attention.
Let your candle burn itself out for best results. If you must extinguish your candle, do not blow your candle out, use a candle snuffer instead. NEVER LEAVE BURNING CANDLES UNATTENDED.
--- Color Magic Correspondences:
Black - grounding, wisdom, protection, banishing, deep meditation, uncrossing, reversing, hex breaking, repelling black magic, spell breaking, shapeshifting, summoning spirits
Blue - healing, harmony, peace, dream magic, astral projection, patience, communication, spirituality, kindness
Brown - animal spirit magic, earth magic, material goods, stability, locating lost objects, court cases, mediations
Gold - masculine deity, good fortune, abundance, prosperity, fast luck, justice, business success
Green - prosperity, money, financial success, good job, abundance, growth, luck, weather magic
Orange - creativity, intellectual or legal matters, opportunity, investments
Pink - friendship, femininity, romance, protection of children, compassion
Purple - wisdom, spiritual power, influence, summoning spirits. knowledge, divination, change luck, meditation, break bad habit, mastery, control, command, ambition
Red - sexuality, lust, love, passion, vitality, power, strength, survival, fertility, war, win competition, blood magic
Silver - female deity, psychic awareness, intuition, moon magic, victory, gambling luck
White - all purposes, purity, cleansing, peace, truth, consecration, rain magic, balancing aura
Yellow - happiness, joy, memory, concentration, inspiration, confidence, devotion, cheerfulness
--- Timing Spell Work by Day of the Week:
Sunday - solar rites, men's mysteries, blessing, healing, confidence, success, promotion, career advancement, fame, honor, willpower, goal setting, initiations
Monday - moon magic, lunar alchemy, women's mysteries, dream work, clairvoyance, psychic visions, divination, insight, family relationships, night magic, glamoury, travel, medicine magic
Tuesday - competition, justice, power, courage, victory, warrior arts, sacrifice, oath taking, blood magic, defense, wards
Wednesday - rune magic, communication, education, mystical insight, discovering truth, wisdom, subterfuge, gambling luck, creativity, artistry, honor ancestors, folksoul rites, conjurations
Thursday - employment, money, wealth, prosperity, fast cash, good luck, sanctification, protection, superior strength, power, overcoming chaos, stilling or creating stormy circumstances, endurance, loyalty
Friday - abundance, prosperity, wealth, weather magic, romance, love, passion, sex magic, fertility, pregnancy, beauty, magical mastery, trance work, wortcraft, working with plant spirts
Saturday - hexing, jinxing, crossing, cursing, causing confusion, binding, poison path magic, setting limits, banishing, smudging, overcoming obstacles, change, intellectual understanding
--- Timing Spell Work by Moon Phase:
Waning Moon - decreasing influences, banishing, releasing, sending away, detaching, exorcising
Full Moon - invocations, casting spells, divination, enlightenment, white magic, draw down light goddess consciousness
Waxing Moon - increasing influences, attracting, gaining, gripping, attaching, infusing, mind melding
New Moon - personal growth, blessing new endeavors, cleanse, consecrate, new beginnings
Dark Moon - evocations, vision quest, deep meditation, cursing, hexing, causing confusion, black magic, draw down dark goddess consciousness
Lunar Eclipse - black magic, honor dark goddess, crossroads magic, liminal rites