Working with candles provides a great way to ease into magick. Such work can be simple yet powerful. Wiccans often use Chime candles for spellwork. These candles are specifically used for candle magick. Although spellcasters can use other candles, I suggest that you start with Chime candles. You can find them in metaphysical shops or online.
So, once you have some Chime candles, you can use the color guide below to select a color that is appropriate for your spell.
(Here is an excerpt from my book The Hidden Children of the Goddess)
Colors and Candle Magick
Let’s begin with the meanings of the different candle colors.
Note that the following list is not the final word on color. For instance, the color blue may have another meaning to you than the one listed here. Remember that your mind is your greatest tool. Trust your instincts when your feelings about a specific color differ from what others may advise you.
Here is a list of colors and a brief summary of their general attributes.
- Red: sex, desire, vitality, strength
- Orange: charm, confidence, joy, jealousy, persuasion
- Yellow: intellectual development, joy, intellectual strength
- Green: prosperity, abundance, fertility, money matters
- Blue: healing, protection, spiritual development
- Purple: the occult, power, magick
- Pink: love, friendship, compassion
- White: purity, innocence, peace, tranquility
- Black: decrease, death, revenge, retribution, contacting the dead
Note: I strongly recommend that you never use a black candle. The exceptions are at Samhain or when talking to the dead. Remember the Law of Three [Avoid doing things that harm others].
A candle that has been used for a specific purpose should never be used for a different purpose. Also, it is preferable to burn down the candle all the way. Try to do this in one session. Otherwise, it is acceptable to use the same candle again—but only for the same spell.
Charging Your Candle
After you choose the candle with an appropriate color, you will then cleanse and consecrate your candle.
(Here is an excerpt from my blog: GoddessHasYourBack.com)
- Using Holy Water
After Casting Circle, you hold the object and sprinkle holy water upon it (the process of asperging). Say: I cleanse you by Earth and Water
- Using Smoke Arising from Incense
Waft the object through the smoke arising from Blessed Incense. By the way, wafting the object through smoke is the process of charging the object.
As you waft the object through smoke three times, say: I bless and consecrate you by Fire and Air
You have made the object suitable for use in your spellwork.
Now it is time to dress your candle. You can use olive oil or a specific oil that helps your spell. For example, you can use Money Drawing Oil for a money spell.
How to Dress a Candle
What do I mean by dress a candle? This is when you rub the candle with oil.
You can use many different types of oils, available at your local metaphysical shop or online. If you don’t know which oil to use, simply start with virgin olive oil.
How to Rub the Oil on Your Candle
If you’re trying to draw something to you, rub from the tip (wick end) to the base of the candle. This motion draws what you want towards you. To push something away from you (like getting rid of a cold), rub the oil from the base to the wick.
Now place your candle in an appropriate candle holder on a heat proof surface (usually on an altar). Focus on what you want the candle to do for you. Hold your hands over the candle as you do this. Next, either express a chant for your spell or light the candle. Meditate on your desire as you watch the flame. Stay with your candle until it burns itself out. It is important to let the candle burn out completely. This seals the spell.
May candle magick bless your days.
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