Basic Candle Magick

Burning a candle has something magical. Our unconsciousness recognizes the connection between earth and infinite creative heaven symbolized by the burning candle. No electric lamp can ever beat a simple candle when it comes to bringing a warm and cozy atmosphere in which we feel at home. Burning a candle for a beloved one in a church with a wish is a simple form of magick. Blowing out the candles on a birthday cake while making a wish in fact is candle magick. You may want to put a white candle at the positions north, east, south and west in the magickal circle. Or you may wish to position five candles in the form of a pentagram. Candle magick works like this: Choose one or more candles in the color(s) appropriate to your magickal goal. ( See below ) Your candles has to be virgin (not used before.) This is important because used candles carry the energies of former use with them. This may disturb\diminish the effectiveness of your present ritual. Always use new candles for a ritual even if you do two rituals of the same kind after one another. For instance, a healing for person A and for person B. But if your ritual needs to be repeated several days then of course you can use the same candles for the same type ritual for the same person during successive days. Now you have to charge the candle for your purpose. By charging it you bring your own energies and magickal desires into the candle. By charging it you also mentally start the process of focusing on your goal and physically make contact with the representation of your aim. You make a psychic link with the candle. You charge the candle(s) by: 1. Carving the name of the person or your goal in it with a small knife. Concentrate. 2. You anoint it (what means that you rub it in with oil while visualizing your spell.) This is also called 'dressing' the candle. You can dress the candle with pure olive oil or a suitable essential oil. In any magick, 'calling' (attracting things, like money, health, love) involves you rubbing the oil from the top of the candle to the base. In 'banishing' magick getting rid of things, like negative influences, addictions) you rub the oil from the base of the candle to the top. Put the candle in the holder and light it. Visualize your goal for as long as you can, or recite affirmations (one word or short sentence) for about 10 minutes. Then put the candle out (don't blow it). Repeat this for at least 3 days, then when you see results allow the candle to burn all the way down. Another way of working is this. Get a flame proof container. Instead of carving your message\name in the candle write it on a piece of parchment paper. As you write visualize your goal while you burn it completely in the candle flame. Be careful, we are not trying to burn anything but the paper. Hold it as long as you can without injury than put it in or on your flame proof container. While the paper burns totally concentrate on your goal. Then let the candle burn all the way out. You don't need to stay around as long as the candle can safely burn down. Remember it is fire!!) Always burn a white candle too for purification and protection against negativity. This is your altar candle which can be used at any ritual until it is burned away. So in candle magick there will always be at least two candles - one altar candle and one anointed ritual candle. Candle magick can be combined with other color magick, sex magick or other forms of magic. Red Love, passion, sexuality, courage, strength, vitality Blue Wisdom, spirituality, understanding, inspiration, friendship, sincerity, harmony Green Money, financial matters, employment, success, abundance, prosperity Orange Prosperity, encouragement, abundance, justice, luck, legal matters Yellow Communication, confidence, learning, mental abilities, happiness, concentration Pink Friendship, relaxation, happiness, affection Brown Earth energy, animals, grounding Purple Spirituality, psychic abilities, meditation, mental healing, personal growth, tranquility White Purity, peace, lunar energy, spirituality, for use with any purpose Black Grounding, meditation, banishing, endings, protection