Candle burning is one of the easiest forms of magic.  It is simple because it uses little ritual and a few ceremonial artefacts.  Candles can be purchased at a variety of places and its rituals can be practiced in any room in the home.

           Most of us have performed our first act of candle magic by the time we are two years old.  Blowing out the tiny candles on our first birthday cake and making a wish is pure magic. This childhood custom is based on the three magical principals of concentration, will power and visualization.  The child who wants his/her wish to come true has to concentrate (blow out the candles), visualize the end result (make a wish) and hope that it will come true( will  power).

            The size and shape of the candles you use is not important, but it is sometimes helpful to use a certain sized or shaped candle to assist us in our concentration.

DOS AN DON’TS OF CANDLE MAGIC

·  Do use “virgin” [brand new] candles for candle magic.

·  Do use a new piece of paper to write down what you want. Eg. New car, new romance, job, healing etc.

·  Do not use a candle that has been used for other purposes-such as for a dinner table or as a night light. There is a very good occult reason for not using anything but new materials in magic.  Vibrations picked up by second-hand materials or equipment may disturb your workings and lesson their effectiveness.

·  Do not use matches to light the candle. The sulphur in matches is a banishment tool, and will lesson the effects of the candle magic or make it completely useless.

·  Do use a candle-snuffer or wet your fingers and pinch it out.

·   Do not blow out the candle, unless the spell requires it, as normally this will dissipate the energy

·    Never re-use a candle which has been lit in any magical ritual.  It should only be used in that ritual and then allowed to burn away or be disposed of afterward.

            Some people prefer to make their own candles for ritual and magical use.  It impregnates the candle with your own personal vibrations. 

          By physically touching the candle during the dressing procedure, you are charging it with our own personal vibrations and also concentrating the purpose of your magical act into the wax.  The candle is becoming an extension of your mental power and life energy.  

          Once you have acquired your ritual candle it must be anointed with oil or 'dressed' before burning.  The purpose of dressing the candle is to establish a psychic link between it and YOU. 

          When you dress a candle for magical use, align the candle horizontally parallel to a line between the north and a south pole of the Earth.  Rub the oil into the candle beginning at the north end and work half-way down the candle. This process is then repeated beginning at the south end and working to the middle.

         The best type of oils to use for dressing candles are natural ones or oils which have been especially prepared for various purposes.

         The candle to must be completely burned down to comlete your ritual. Ordinarily, you do not need to stay with the candle after the ritual has been started, but make sure that is safe and that there is no danger of damage or fire. 

        Time your candle-burning ritual to correspond to the phases of the moon. You can find them out by looking on the opening page of www.aznewage.com, or by looking at an astrological calendar. To bring something into your life, do your rituals when the moon is waxing. To rid yourself of something, do it when the moon is waning.

         If there is any residue remaining afterwards it can be recycled by melting it down or bury it in the back yard. 

        If you are conducting a magical ritual which involves someone in addition to yourself, then the other person/s can be symbolically represented during the ritual by another candle/s.  All you need to do is find out the subject's birth date and burn the appropriate candle for that zodiacal sign. 

       You can repeat the rituals as often as you like, but don't become obsessive. Candle burning is a way to help you stay open to the possibilities of life.

        It may seem that your particular wish didn't come true, but who knows? Maybe it is because something better is coming along in your life.

CANDLE COLORS AND THEIR USES

 

WHITE - CANCER - MONDAY - MOON -

Use for protection, peace, sincerity, purity,

spiritual strength, peaceful home,

consecration, represents spiritual love

in its highest forms.

BLUE - LIBRA - FRIDAY - VENUS

A secondary healing color, for understanding, friendship, patience, serenity, calm, meditation.

YELLOW - GEMINI/VIRGO - WED - MERCURY

Use for intellectual pursuits, detailed work, memory, charm, persuasion, cheer(ulness, adaptability, youth, luck, writing and all mental endeavors.

GREEN - TAURUS - FRIDAY - VENUS

Primary healing color, use for prosperity, money, success, fertility, growth and circumstances you don’t control.

ORANGE (GOLD) - LEO - SUNDAY - SUN

Use to obtain happiness, encouragement, confidence, stimulation, attraction, warmth, gold, artistic endeavors.

GRAY

For eliminating or creating confusion, cancellation, neutrality, victory of good over evil, stalemate.

RED - ARIES/SCORPIO - TUE - MARS/PLUTO

Use for love, sexual attraction, energy, well-being, strength, courage, new projects

BROWN

For neutralizing unwanted influence, repelling, confusing or untangling, creating hesitation.

PINK - PISCES - THURSDAY - NEPTUNE

 Use for spiritual purposes, love, friendship, peace, dreams, tranquility, harmony.

BLACK - CAPRICORN - SAT - SATURN

Black is not an evil color. It is used to banish negative influences. To overcome fear, jealousy, confusion, negativity though it can also be used to create these condition

PURPLE-

 SAGlTTARlUS/AQUARlUS-  JUPITER/URANUS

Use for spiritual purposes, protection, expansion, ambition, power, business, spirit guides, overcoming obstacles.

TWO-AND 3-COLOR CANDLES
These candles modify and combine the separate elements of the several colors

 

 

 

 

 

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