I've always loved fire! Bonfires, birthday cakes, fireplaces on a cold winter night, and the flicker of little prayer candle flames. Fire is a sacred element and something humanity still highly relies on daily.. though we might not always be mindful of it!
Spiritually; the dancing candle flame can carry our hopes, dreams, prayers, and even our negative problems away from us and the light of the flames can be seen on all spiritual planes. There is a deep symbolism of creating light within the darkness.. of making a positive change. Because karma and ethics are something that really need to be considered as well. Do good, get good.. do bad, well, deal with it! ;) What's the sense in causing drama anyways? So just be sure of what you're REALLY trying to accomplish. Look at the "means" and the "ends". Why do you want more money? Why do you want the car or house? What is the end? Remember, just like anything, it takes time to develop a skill. So don't feel bad if things fall a little short the first couple times!! Practice makes perfect!!!
This is directly taken from notes I have when I was studying Feri.. The will of God, is YOUR TRUE WILL! You do not need the permission of God(s)/Spirit/Higher Power for spells and energy work. A spell is nothing more than WILL coupled with PASSION to create the power of manifestation!
*How to perform candle magick*
1- PLAN AHEAD! Find the right time. It's not quite as simple as "Oh I'm just gonna light this candle and POOF!". Moon phases and specific planetary days (and even hours) can impact things quite a bit. Well, sometimes, I guess I should say. Honestly, it doesn't ALWAYS make a difference.. in a jam, you can do magick whenever you need. As I always say..NEED and WANT always can make a big difference. It will ALWAYS come back to purpose and intent.
2- Cleanse space. Dust, vacuum, get your area in tip top shape and dress it up to put you in the frame of mind you need!
3- Cleanse yourself. Ask that God(s)/Spirit/Higher Power remove any internal thoughts/blocks that may hinder your work; worry, doubt, resentment, etc.. Ask that your intention be made true for the working. Look at obstacles that are standing in the way and ask they be removed. KEEP CLARITY!
4- Prep your candle. Choose an appropriate colored, virgin (that means UNUSED!) candle to use. I like the mini 4" candles. They burn for about 2-2.5 hours, so for days of mulitple workings, they are perfect for burning 20-30 minutes at a time! :) You may or may not want to carve your name or some symbols into the candle.. hearts or venus symbol for love, dollar sign for money... but you will definitely want to annoint your candle with oil and charge it with your energy.
Annoint to bring something to you: Start at the top of the candle and rub the oil to the middle. Focus on what you are wanting to achieve. Then start at the bottom of the candle and rub the oil from the bottom to the middle and again focus on your intent. Alternatively, you can also rub the oil from top to bottom.
Annoint to release something: Start at the middle of the candle and rub the oil to the top. Let the negativity go. Now, focus on grounding your energy and rub the oil from the middle of the candle to the bottom. Or simply rub the oil from the bottom of the candle to the top.
To charge the candle: Simply hold the candle in your hands, take a few deep breaths, and focus on what you want to manifest! That's as complicated as it needs to get!! If you want, and we'll say you're doing a working for enhanced intuition, you could say a few words such as; "Candle flame that burns so bright, brings enhanced intuition, beyond my sight". Or something similar for your working! ;)
5- Light your candle! It's go time! Place your candle in the holder, and set it ablaze! Take a few moments and feel the energy that comes from the flame. Feel it's energy reaching up through the flame and sending out it's energy. You will also focus on feeling the energy of the Universe coming back the the candle, through the flame and out the bottom of the candle, back into the Universe. Then feel the gentle enegy of the Universe once more come up through the bottom of the candle and out the flame! Continue this visualization and focus on your intention. If you are doing a single day working, let your candle burn out. If you need to extinguish your candle for a second burning, NEVER blow it out; it's seen as "blowing the magick away".. I always just pinch it off with my thumb and finger, but you can use a candle snuffer as well.
6- Clean up. Any wax remnants will need to be tossed in the trash or buried to put any remaining energy in the Earth. It's important to let the magick happen and not obsess over if it's working or not. Keep the energy positive in knowing the energy you put into the work is for the best intentions!
Moon Lunar Phase
A basic "rule" to remember regarding moon phases is if your working is towards receiving or gaining something, perform your spell during a waxing or full moon. If you want to rid yourself of something, perform your spell during the waning moon.
New Moon: Begins on the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after. The time of the new moon is best for new ventures and new beginnings. Also for love spells, job hunting, and healing.
Waxing Moon: The time from the new moon, through the first quarter to the full moon. Best time to perform positive magick for love, desire, wealth and success, courage, friendship, luck or good health.
Full Moon: The time of increased perception. Proper time for magicks of intuition, prophetic dreams, psychic abilities, and fertility. Any spellwork that requires extra energy is best done during the full moon.
Waning Moon: The time from full moon, through the last quarter to the new moon. Best time to perform magick for removing negativity, ending bad relationships, breaking bad habits, and reversals.
Incense & Oils
Bay: Purification, healing, protection, psychic powers.
Bayberry: Luck, prosperity.
Cedar: Purification, speed up healing, promote spirituality, obtain money.
Cinnamon: Sharpen psychic abilities, prosperity, protection, strengthen love.
Clove: Potection, divination, exorcism, money, love and purification.
Dragon's Blood: Love, courage, protection, sexual potency.
Frankincense: Spirituality, blessings, good influences, love, protection.
Jasmine: Love, good fortune and wealth.
Juniper: Protection, healing, love.
Lavender: Wisdom, happiness, peace, love and psychic insight.
Myrrh: Cleanse, to banish negativity.
Pine: Money, purification, healing.
Sandalwood: Protection, healing, spirituality.
Spearmint: Healing and purification.
Thyme: Health and healing.
WHITE: --Self, Protection, Purification, Full Moon Magic, Purity, Innocence, Centering, Truth, Sincerity, Meditation, Peace, Power of a Higher Nature, Greater Attainments in Life, Spirituality.
RED: -- South direction, Protection, Strength, Blood, Passion, Courage, Health; Power, Fire Elemental, Sexuality, Vigor, Energy, Enthusiasm, Will Power, To conquer fear or laziness.
PINK: --Love, Peace, Femininity, Friendship, Honor, Morality, Emotional Love, Affection, Romance, Spiritual Awakening, Healing of the Spirit, Togetherness.
ORANGE: --The God, Ambition, Attraction, Stimulation, Energy, Healing, Vitality, Encouragement, Adaptability, Luck, Pulling things to you, Clearing the Mind, Dominance, Sudden Changes, Success, Justice, Change Luck.
YELLOW: --East direction, Air Elemental, Intellect, Creative Work, Learning; Changes, Confidence, Attraction, Harmony, Clairvoyance, Charm, Imagination, Power of the Mind, Gentle persuasion, Memory, Action.
BLACK: --Endings, Closing of Doors, Psychic Work, Death, Ward Negativity, Remove Hexes, Protection, Spirit Contact, Truth, Remove Discord or Confusion, Reversing, Releasing, Repel Dark Magic and Negative Thought Forms.
Daily & Planetary Influences
SUNDAY: (ruled by the Sun) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving banishing evil, exorcism, healing and prosperity. Colors: Orange, white, yellow, gold. Incense/Oil: Frankincense, lemon.
MONDAY: (ruled by the Moon) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving purification, protection, peace, the goddess, female fertility, messages, reconciliation, theft and voyages. Colors: Silver, white, grey, violet. Incense/Oil: African violet, honeysuckle, myrtle, willow, wormwood.
TUESDAY: (ruled by Mars) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving courage, energy, physical strength, stimulation, banishing negativity, revenge, military honour, courage, surgery and the breaking of negative spells. Colors: Red, orange. Incense/Oil: Dragon's blood, patchouli.
WEDNESDAY: (ruled by Mercury) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving communication, divination, writing, knowledge, wisdom, study and business transactions. Colors: Yellow, grey, purple, and all opalescent hues. Incense/Oil: Jasmine, lavender.
THURSDAY: (ruled by Jupiter) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving luck, wealth, happiness, health, legal matters, male fertility, healing animals and agriculture. Colors: Blue, purple, indigo, brown. Incense/Oil: Cinnamon, nutmeg, musk, sage.
FRIDAY: (ruled by Venus) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving love, romance, beauty, sex, marriage, friendships and partnerships. Colors: Pink, green. Incense/Oil: Sandalwood, rose, vanilla.
SATURDAY: (ruled by Saturn) is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving spirit communication, meditation, psychic attack or defence, locating lost things or missing persons and change. Colors: Black, blue, grey, purple. Incense/Oil: Myrrh.
Candle workings don't need to seem complicated! Take some time to practice and see what you can manifest into your life! If you need any help finding supplies or figuring out how to customize your own working, feel free to send me a message at my email or facebook.