Candle Magick In Paganism
There are different forms of magic and different ways of doing spells. Some Pagans/Wiccans prefer one way over another. Just like they favor certain tools over another. Candle magick is one way that you can perform a spell and it is also one way that many also prefer to do. However just like any act of spell casting you must keep in mind that whatever you send you will come back onto thee by three. So please do acts of good. That is all I ask.
Candle magick can be used for any kind of spell that is needed. If you need to preform a spell for money for example you can use candle magick for this. It doesn't matter what you need help with candle magick can be used. You just need to use the right color of candle which is something I will share with you later.
Money, health, protection, meditation, divination, dreams, anything. You can use this form of magick. That's right.
It is always well advised to prepare yourself prior to performing a spell, no matter what form of one you plan on doing. You should not only prepare your mind for it but also your alter.
When it comes to your alter, if you are a beginner know that you can use anything for one. Be creative. When I first started my path in Paganism I used a plastic tub with an alter cloth over it. This plastic tub had a flat top, mind you. Basically the best thing to use is anything with a flat top. It doesn't really have to be a table. As I said be creative. The best cloth to use is white because this is a multi-purpose color. However you may use whatever color that will suit the spell at hand. Keep your alter simple when it comes to candle spells.
Incense isn't necessary. Do what you feel is right when it comes to this. Some people can't see themselves doing candle magick with it while others do not use it at all. If you do use incense make sure you use the proper kind for whatever intent your spell has.
When it comes to yourself you can take a relaxing bath that will help clear your mind. Personally I prefer to meditate to help relax myself and to keep my mind clear and on my intent at hand. This will help prepare your mind for the spell.
Now when it comes to the candles you may use any kind of candle. The color depends on your intent. Beeswax candles are best to use because of their connection with nature but you may use whatever is the easiest for you to to get a hold of. Some witches will choose to only use candles that they have created themselves.
You must cleanse and consecrate the candle you will be using. This step CANNOT be skipped, it is very important. This step will take care of any of the negative energies that may be on the candle. You can place the candle in sea salt and ask The Lord and Lady to bless it, using your own words is always the best thing to do.
The next step to candle magick is to dress the candle with oil. The best thing to do here is to use the oil that corresponds with the intent of your spell. Direction of the dressing of the candle is the important key here. If you want to bring something to you then you rub the oil in a downward motion from the top to the middle, then from the bottom to the middle. To send something away from you then you rub the oil from the middle of the candle out to the ends. Don't make a back and forth motion. Then dab oil on your third eye and breast bone and say something along the lines of:
"I cleanse and consecrate this candle Oh Great Lord and Lady. May it burn bright and strong, helping with...."
Finish the phrase by stating your intent.
Note: If you inscribe a candle use your athame. Inscribe as you would dress the candle. To draw something towards you inscribe from ends to middle in downward motion and vise versa.
White represents the Goddess and the Higher Self. This color can be used in spells of purity, peace, virginity, and can substitute any color.
Black is used for binding, shapeshifting, protection and is also used to repel negative energy.
Brown is for special favors and also to influence friendships.
Silver represents The Goddess. It may be used in spells for astral energy, female energy, telepathy, intuition, dreams, and clairvoyance.
Purple is of the Third Eye. It can be used for spells of psychic ability, hidden knowledge, to influence people in higher places, and spiritual power.
Blue represents the element of water. It is used in spells of wisdom, protection, calm, good fortune, opening blocked communication, and for spiritual inspiration.
Green represents the element of earth. It is used in spells of physical healing, monetary success, mother earth, tree and plant magic, growth and personal goals.
Pink is for spells of affection, love, romance, caring, nurturing, planetary good will.
Red represents the element fire and can be used in spells for passion, strength, fast action, career goals, lust, driving force, survival and blood of the moon.
Orange may be used for general success, property deals, legal matters, justice, and selling.
Copper is a color for professional growth, business fertility, money goals, passion, and career maneuvers.
Gold represents The God and is a color for promoting winning, it is the power of the male, and happiness.
Yellow represents the element of air. It may be used in spells of intelligence, it represents the sun, used for memory, logical imagination, to accelerate learning, and to break mental blocks.
Candle magick can prove to be quite useful if you do it correctly. When I first began my path this was one of my favorite forms. Now I am open to many different arts of the craft. Not just candle spells. I suppose it is because there are many candle spells that are pretty simple and simple spells are the best to start out with for a beginner.
I hope you found this information to be helpful. I know on occasion I still need to take a look back at this every so often. The color information isn't down pat for me quite yet. Everything else I know pretty well. Candle magick is indeed a fascinating subject. I hope it will still be for years to come.
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