Today, we're delving into one of the most ancient and powerful forms of magick—Candle Magick!
The flame's flicker can mesmerise, while its warmth can comfort, and this weekend is the perfect time to harness its power for your own intentions.
This easy-to-follow guide will help you perform your very own Candle Magick ritual.
So let's get started!
What You'll Need:
A Coloured Candle
A Lighter or Matches
A Plate or Candle Holder
Optional: A small piece of paper and a pen
A Mortar and Pestle for grinding your herbs
Setting the Stage
Before you begin, it's crucial to prepare your space.
Make it a sanctuary where you can focus without interruption.
Cleanse the area using visualisation, sound or purifying herbs.
1. Grind Your Herbs 🌿
Safety is paramount. Before adding herbs to your candle, grind them into a fine powder using a mortar and pestle. This makes them safer to burn and releases their essential oils, amplifying their power.
The herbs you use should correspond with your intention, for example:
- Rosemary for protection
- Lavender for peace
- Cinnamon for success
2. Choose Your Candle 🕯️
Pick a coloured candle that aligns with your intention.
The colour is crucial as it helps channel the specific energies you're trying to attract.
For example, you could use:
- Green for prosperity
- Pink for love
- White for cleansing
- Black for protection
- Blue for communication
3. Anoint Your Candle with Oil 🍶
Take your chosen oil and anoint your candle.
Natural oils are perfect for blending and anointing, such as:
- Olive Oil for peace and prosperity
- Coconut Oil for purification and protection
- Almond Oil for wisdom and prosperity
Rub a small amount of the oil from the top to the middle and then from the bottom to the middle*.
4. Sprinkle the Herbs 🌿
Gently sprinkle the ground herbs onto the anointed candle.
If you have a particular chant or affirmation for your intention, now is a good time to say it.
5. Optional: Write Down Your Intentions 📝
You can note down your intentions on a small piece of paper, fold it up, and place it under your candle holder.
6. Light It Up 🔥
Pause to focus deeply on your intention, then light the candle with a match or lighter.
7. Meditate and Visualise 🧘♀️
Spend some time focusing on the flame.
Visualise your intentions coming to life, moving from thought into reality.
8. Let it Burn ⏳
If you feel that the spell has run its course for the day, it's okay to snuff out the candle.
There are two schools of thought to snuff your candle, choose one that feels aligned for you:
- Use a snuffer rather than blowing it out to maintain the energy you've cultivated.
- Blow out your candle, your breath has magick. 'Blow your wish' into the universe.
9. Closing the Ritual 🌠
Close your ritual by thanking any deities or energies that assisted you.
When you candle has burnt out completely, dispose of remaining material in a respectful manner.
Magickal Tips 🌟
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Safety always comes first.
The more focused and clear your intention, the more potent your magick will be.
* You might wonder why the technique for anointing your candle involves rubbing oil from the top to the middle and then from the bottom to the middle. This method is known as the "middle-out" technique and it's steeped in symbolic importance.
The idea is to draw energy towards a central point, which in this case is the middle of the candle where the wick is located.
By doing so, you're concentrating the energy and intention of your spell at the heart of the candle. This focused energy can then be more effectively released when the candle is lit.
Here’s the breakdown:
Top to Middle: Draws down divine, spiritual energy, aligning it with your intention.
Bottom to Middle: Draws up earthly, grounding energy, further anchoring your intention.
This dual action creates a harmonious balance of energies, meeting at the centre, which is your focal point of magickal intention. It's a symbolic act that magnifies the power of your spell, making your Candle Magick all the more effective.
Ready to bring some light into your life?
Let us know how your Candle Magick adventures turn out.
Share your experiences and tips in the comments below!