Lighting, Extinguishing and Disposal
Candles and Sympathetic Magic
Instructions for Hand-Dipped and Sand Candles
How to Make Treasure Candles
Energy, health, passion, sex, protection, fire,
fertility, fast action, strength, potency, lust, blood. Element: Fire
Love, friendship, romance, honor, spiritual
healing, caring, affection, forming partnerships, peace, emotional healing.
Action, inspiration and creativity, studying and
intelligence, concentration, memory, logic, learning, attraction, confidence.
- Happiness, business deals, attracting
good things, success, career, goals, stimulation, attraction, power, luck,
Plant magic, mother earth, earth worship, money,
success, growth, wealth, physical healing, health, marriage, fertility,
employment, balance. Element: Earth
Peace, calm, loosing weight, wisdom,
understanding, protection, harmony, inspiration, truth, patience, health and
happiness, luck, communication, loyalty, occult power. Element: Water
DARK BLUE -
Represents the subconscious, healing, psychism,
slow change. Element: Water
Ancient wisdom, the third eye, psychic powers,
meditation, spirituality, success, confidence, hidden knowledge, protection,
divination, contact with spirit world, Element: Soul or the Spirit
Home, friendships, balance, animal magic, earth
magic, concentration and studying, wealth, success, intuition, psychic powers
and ESP. Element: Earth
Protection, hex-breaking, reversing, banishing,
destroying evil or negativity, binding, and repelling. Also used for healing
very powerful illnesses.
Dawn, purification, peace, truth, protection,
spirituality. White can be used in place of any other candle color and is
suitable for any ritual. Element: All
Quick change. Use this candle with other candles
to initiate a quick response or fast changes.
Karma, balance, restoration of balance,
meditation, stop another personís spell against you.
Sun-Worship, the God, success, wealth, money,
masculinity, playfulness, luck, divination, victory.
Moon-worship. The Goddess, psychic powers and
intuition, astral energy, femininity, victory, meditation, removes negativity,
Money and wealth, career opportunities, growth,
passion, and goals.
GRAY - neutrality
are usually dressed before they are used. I do not usually use this method,
however and I have found that I get the same results by just rubbing the candle.
Oils must be consecrated before they are used. Use oils to dress the candles by
finding one that coincides with the spell you want to perform. Rub the candle
with the oils. Later, if you like, you may roll the candle in herbs that also
will help with the type of spell you wish to perform.
draw something toward you, rub the candle in a downward motion from the top to
the middle. Then rub from the bottom up to the middle as well.
repel something, reverse by rubbing from the middle to the ends.
RUB IN A BACK AND FORTH MOTION: it negates the entire process.
finished, dab some of the remaining oil on your third eye and then in the center
of your breastbone. Speak words of power over the candle such as:
I cleanse and consecrate this
taper in the name of the God and Goddess. May it burn in strength in the service
Continue by stating the purpose of
inscribing a candle, use the same directional procedure. To bring things toward
you, write from the top to the middle, then from the bottom to the middle. If
you are repelling something, reverse the procedure. The athame is used to carve
When you are ready to light the
candle, chant something like:
Candle of power, candle of might,
Create my desires here on this
Power, stream from this candle's
Bring to me my heart's desire.
My words have strength, the
So say I, this spell is done.
LIGHTING, EXTINGUISHING AND
all candles with a lighter or another candle. Never use matches, as the sulphur
will disrupt magickal workings.
extinguish a candle, use a candle snuffer, or wave your hand
over the top of the candle to create enough draft to extinguish it.
you plan to use it again, store it carefully. If the spell calls for a virgin
candle, bury it off of your property for spells involving the movement of things
away from you and on the property if you wish to draw something toward you.
candle drippings from all rituals, except those where you are repelling. You can
add drippings to healing pouches (if the spell was for healing). Remelt them on
a talisman consecrated and empowered during the same ritual, or keep them simply
in the bottom of a purse or coat pocket for good luck, fertility, romance and
CANDLES AND SYMPATHETIC MAGIC
candles are molded into shapes, it is called sympathetic magic.
assist in finding a familiar, burn a candle in the shape of the animal you
spells can be cast with a phallus-shaped or womb-shaped candle. Healing uses human-shaped
candles or skull candles. White ones are for healing, black ones for reversing
spells and warding off negativity. Different animal-shaped candles can be used
for a specific purpose. Some examples are: dog - loyalty, cat - cleanliness,
wolf - wisdom, bear - motherhood, rabbit - fertility.
type of candle magic uses pins. Stick a pin in as close to the top as you can
without breaking the wax. As you insert it, say:
"When this candle burns to the pin,
The process of (name the desire) will begin."
Insert a secont pin close to the first and say:
"When this candles burns to this pin
The process of (name the desire) will come to a
successful completion and end."
-This idea came from Silver RavenWolf
can use birthday candles or very small candles for a spell that needs to be done
quickly. You can also put drops of colored oil or food coloring into small
tealite candles which also burn quickly.
You need to obtain the following supplies:
2-4 pounds of Paraffin Wax (the kind used in canning) or beeswax (which is
usually expensive). Candle wick (available at most hobby and craft stores) oils
and herbs (for scent and magickal goals) candle dye (also expensive) or crayons
(for color) wax paper a wooden spoon double broiler.
Begin by melting the wax in a double broiler. If you don't have one, you can
use a large pot filled half full of water and a large coffee tin with the wax in
it, sitting inside the pot. Heat the water to boiling first and cut up your wax
so it will melt quickly. Once the water is boiling, turn the heat down and place
the tin of wax inside of it. Keep the water hot enough to keep the wax melted
but not so hot that the paraffin catches fire (which it has been known to do
over high heat).
While the wax to melting, stir with a wooden spoon (never use metal) &
make sure it all is completely melted.
Also, while the wax is melting, mix the herbs (if more than one) in a small
bowl. After the wax is completely melted and been checked, break the crayons up
and put them into the wax. Keep stirring until all of the crayons have melted
and the color is even and smooth, with no streaks. Keep in mind that the candle
will be a shade or so lighter when dry. The more crayons - the deeper and richer
the color, so experiment.
Next, add the herbs to the wax. Empower with your energy and magickal
intention while mixing the wax. Stir with the wooden spoon until it is
thoroughly mixed. Next add 10-20 drops of essential oil (please, no synthetics
when making candles for magickal or ritual use) to the wax until it smells
strongly of the fragrance intended. Now your wax is ready.
Start with a long piece of wick - twice the size of your desired candle
length plus 3 inches (you will be making 2 candles at once). Bend the wick in
the middle and hold it by the bend. Dip the wick into the wax and then lift back
out. Getting started is the hardest because the wick will float on top of the
wax until it has enough wax on it to weigh it down. Allow it to get completely
cold between dippings when you first start.
After your candle has started to take shape you can speed up the process a
little. I keep a pan of cool water nearby and dip the candles in the water after
each dipping in the wax. While this speeds up the process a little, candle
making is a slow process but very well worth the time and energy you put into
Keep dipping the candles and allowing them to cool & then dip again. When
you have achieved the proper size, hang them to dry until the wax has set but
the candles aren't too hard. Then roll them on the wax paper to smooth out the
shape. Once the candle shape is too your liking, dip 1 or 2 more times to make
sure your candle is smooth. Trim off any excess wax to make a bottom with a
sharp knife. Cut the wick and hang your candles to dry. You are done!
Another way to make candles which is easier and quicker is "Hippie
Candles" as they were called in the '60s. You need to first obtain the sand
- either the beach, sandbox or you can make a box and fill it with sand just for
this purpose. Size, of course will depend on how large your candle is and how
First, moisten the sand enough to where you can make holes in it without the
sand falling back down into the hole. Then Dig your hole in the sand the shape
you want it. The easiest to start with are tapers but pyramids and cauldron
aren't much harder. If you want legs on your candle - take a pencil
(unsharpened) and poke hole for the legs in the sand.
When the shape is finished - hold a piece of wick over the approximate center
and gently pour the wax into the hole, making sure the legs (if any) are filled.
Allow the wax to set, which can take a while. After testing wax to make sure
it is ready, slip fingers into the sand under the candle and gently lift it out.
Brush off any excess sand. If the legs are uneven, you can even them by sitting
the candle in a hot frying pan. You are done!
From the Spring Equinox 1995 issue of Witch's Brew
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