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The Power Of Candle Burning!

It’s a classic spiritual and religious image; one we’ve all witnessed in person or seen in a movie, photo, greeting card or television show -- a row of burning candles in a church glowing against a more subdued background -- the presence of the eternal flame of the prayers of those who light these candles, all with their personal petitions to God.  The divine flame that reaches to the heavens and propels our prayers to the Godhead; in a sense – igniting our thoughts and wishes! 


Candle burning is an ancient practice in both the conventional religious sense and in esoteric spiritual practices.  Almost everyone who lights a candle has an intention in mind – whether to perhaps heal a loved one or manifest a blessing, candles become the externalized fire that represents the internal inner flame of our immutable spirit.


I remember as a boy seeing the candles in the Catholic Church I was raised in and feeling the hypnotic sense of getting lost in the flame – gazing and mentally morphing into the fire in a slow, trance like fashion, as if to lose myself in the glow.  As I became spiritually trained later down the road, I learned that candles serve a highly valuable purpose in us manifesting – not just in an abstract way, but quite literally!


A Matter Of Principle


Candle burning can be a wonderful tool for manifesting great positive blessings for any of us.  It’s unfortunate though, that candle burning sometimes has a bad reputation.  I would like to caution those of you who don’t know what to watch out for regarding candle burning, as most of us who have been taken advantage of in this type of situation, were at a vulnerable point in our lives.  Sometimes, certain unethical readers exploit clients regarding the potentially very positive use of candle burning. 


“Oh, I have special anointed candles and I will burn them for you under very unique circumstances,” a reader says to a client.  “Well, how much will it cost,” the client questions?  “Well, I hate to charge for something that is spiritual and directly from God, but it does take a lot of time,” the reader says.  “Well, I really want my boyfriend back and you promised that you CAN reunite us,” the client affirms.  “How much will it be?”  “I would have to say about five thousand dollars,” the reader says.  “I really can’t afford it, but I must have my boyfriend back,” the client decides.  “OK then, I’ll come up with the money.”  “You’ll be very happy, honey, with the end results,” the psychic promises.


As you’re reading the exchange above, I’m sure you’re asking yourself, “Does this type of thing really happen?”  The answer is yes, it sometimes does.  Some of you may have been victimized by such scams yourself.  Also, don’t just think it’s the initial five thousand dollars that covers the entire bill.  Presumably, more candles need to be burned, at increasingly higher costs – “The woman he’s with is manipulating him to stay away from coming back to you – I’m having visions of this!  We must do something more powerful -- It will take everything I have and I don’t want to charge you, but I really need ten thousand dollars to bring him back to you,” the psychic emphasizes.  Of course, eventually, this type of rip off crashes and burns, (pardon the pun) with the client left in financial disarray and shattered dreams. 


Remember, if money is involved, be extremely careful.  Some ethical psychics may charge a reasonable amount of money to burn a candle for you, but the cost must be fair, with no hidden charges.  Some very caring readers will burn candles on your behalf and for your loved ones for free with no costs whatsoever, as part of offering their services to you.  This can be a wonderful gift.  However, if there are large sums of money involved, run the other way.


The Rules 


First, you can always burn candles for yourself, which I’ll explain ‘how to” below.  However, there are certain circumstances where someone else can burn a candle for you.  If you’re afraid or emotionally charged in a negative way about something, it may be better to have someone else light the candle for you.  Why?  If you have fear and negative energy regarding an area of your life, say finding the right lover, you’ll very potentially send out that fear when you, yourself light the candle, which brings back to you exactly what you don’t want.  If you’re not centered about something, them another individual may be more beneficial to burn the candle for you, such as a trusted loved one, or an ethical psychic or spiritual person. 


Secondly, it is bad karma to use candle burning to attempt to manipulate the free will of another as mentioned above.  It doesn’t matter what you may be feeling, or how intense the emotions are, or what the spiritual rationalizations may be – trying to twist someone’s arm metaphysically creates negative karma for all participating in such an act.  You should use candle burning to bring in the blessings that are yours by divine right, not encroaching on someone else’s life or their choices. 



The Divine Gift of Candle Burning


Candle burning, if used properly, is a wonderful tool from the divine universe, as a gift to us – to help us manifest our positive dreams – not dreams that interfere with the lives of others.  We deserve blessings, but not at the expense of others or ourselves.  Below, I would love to share with you the ancient practice of candle burning and the simple instructions and “how to’s” to use candles to assist you in manifesting your highest blessings, with no negative consequences!  Whether career, love, health or a variety of other dreams, I would love to share with you the reality of what candles can do for you!


How To

First, it’s important to know the “how to’s” about candle burning.  Even though these instructions are not tedious and labor some, (say as in assembling a bicycle) the guidelines are important, so please follow!  Once you’ve lit a candle, always let the candle burn to the bottom and let it to go out on its own.  Why?  Burning a candle is a prayer – literally.  Imagine if you were in the middle of saying a prayer and suddenly you abruptly stopped mid sentence – “I now affirm that God brings me t…”  That prayer would not be finished, so it wouldn’t be a completed request to spirit!   Therefore, it is of utmost importance to burn your candle all the way to the bottom to complete your petition to the divine universe.  If you can’t leave a candle continuing to burn to the bottom because of safety reasons, then get a small little votive candle that only lasts for a few hours till it goes out on its own.  A less positive option and one to use only if you have to, is to pinch the flame gently or snuff the candle.  This is not the best thing to do, but if in a rare instance you have to, do so, but don’t make a regular practice out of it.  Then you can relight the candle later. 


The intent, the purpose for which you’re burning the candle and focusing such intent, is critical.  As you prepare to light your candle, tune out all thoughts other that the desire you’re trying to manifest.  Focus this end goal in your mind’s eye.  As you ignite the candle, focus on the flame and hold that thought clearly in your mind and see that thought becoming one with the flame. 


Some people like to “dress” their candles by anointing them with oil.  The oil is rubbed into the candle wax and as you anoint your candle, you’re thinking of the purpose for which this candle will be burned.  Most metaphysical bookstores, sell both oil and candles, and many of them will dress your candle for you for free.


You are always better to start off with one candle and progress from there.  When beginning to manifest through candle burning, one candle, which represents one prayer - one thought - one desire, is something that we can all grasp.  It allows you to focus on one thing at a time, focusing all of your energy in that area. You never need to burn more than one candle of the same color at any given time.  If you’re burning a white candle, for example, lighting multiple white candles does not make your candle prayer stronger or more effective.


Regarding multiple candles of different colors, (for example: pink, gold and blue) you can sometimes burn more than one candle, but I would recommend starting with just one color in the beginning.  Once you’ve began manifesting from the one candle, (this may take multiple candles of the same color, one at a time, over a period of time) you can then do two candles, then move on to perhaps, three.  However, I would not recommend to ever go above five different candles burning at the same time. 


Also, certain colors of candle wax go together and others don’t from a spiritual perspective.  The reason I say wax, is because it is the color of the actual candle wax that determines the “color” of the candle.  Each color has a different manifestation / manifestations in your life.  Below, I will explain what colors work together – and want colors cancel each other out and are not to be burned at the same time.  As far as how long to stay with burning candles, that is entirely up to you.  I have been burning candles on and off for over twenty years.  A good rule of thumb, though, is to minimally try burning the same candle or combination of candles for at least one month straight if you’re trying to manifest something into your life.


What if you light a candle and it burns for a short while, then goes out on its own before burning all the way down to the bottom?  Should you light it again?  No you should not.  This simply means that the energy and prayer is complete, so the candle went out on its own, as no more energy from the flame is needed to manifest what you’re trying to bring into your journey!




First, it is important to not burn red or black candles.  Some psychics may disagree, but I highly advise you to never burn a red or a black candle.  Let me explain why!  Some will tell you that red represents passion, hot sex and intense romance.  What they fail to also tell you, though, is that a red candle can also bring violent sex, such as rape, an explosive, volatile and dangerous romantic partner and physical violence to you.  Also, it is not a good idea to burn red candles for the Christmas holidays, as the divine universe doesn’t make an exception to the significance of the candle color, even for holidays.


With a black candle, it represents evil.  Some psychics will say to burn a black candle to negate negativity – to counter attack evil.  I absolutely disagree.  It’s like saying to do more cocaine to stop cocaine dealers in your neighborhood from dealing drugs.  Burning a black candle will summons evil energy and dark entities and even though you may think that you can direct this darkness in the way you want to, it is not so!  It would be like saying that you can invite an alley rat into your home and somehow direct this creature to carry out your wishes and commands.


The colors that you should burn are mentioned below.  It’s important to know the correlation between the color of the candle wax you’re burning and what these colors mean from a spiritual perspective.  What areas of your life will be benefited from the color of the candle you light?  Since each color affects different areas of your journey, below is a guide as to what each color represents metaphysically, what these colors can do for you, when to use such a candle and which candles are compatible with each other:



Manifests: Pure divine spiritual energy – Spiritual cleansing and healing – The presence of God’s sacred purity.

When to use: To get rid of negative spiritual energy – To spiritually cleanse your home of negative spirits and neutralize evil in your life  - To being about a higher vibration of pure divine love – General healing.

Goes with: Any colors but green and brown.



Manifests: Represents creativity and intelligence - Connects to clairvoyance, cosmic wisdom and learning – The power of the mind.

When to use: To enhance creative energy – Promotes insight and inner wisdom - Strengthens the mind.

Goes with: All colors.



Manifests: Very good for healing coughs, colds and asthma as well as arthritis and exhaustion – Promotes personal strength, authority and power.

When to use: For any respiratory healing – Creates enthusiastic energy when needed.

Goes with: All colors.



Manifests: Physical safety - Takes away negativity in the physical sense between people -- Brings about overall success - Good for legal issues.

When to use: When there is tension, bad blood, or disputes between people - Brings overall success in one’s life and physical safety - Creates physical peace between rival parties - Promotes positive legal outcomes.

Goes with: All colors



Manifests:  Happy times - Pleasantness - Wonderful new people - A soul mate relationship - Brings everything to its highest good in your life.

When to use: To bring in your divine romantic life partner, positive people and “up” times - Creates an overall sense of everything in your life manifesting for its highest good.

Goes with:  All colors



Manifests: Money

When to use: When needing to manifest money.

Goes with:  All colors except White.



Manifests: Career

When to use: When looking for a new job – Promotes advancement in your work situation - To manifest a better career in general.

Goes with:  All colors except White.



Manifests: A peaceful home - Centered emotions – Physical health and healing.

When to use: When needing to bring peace and safety to your home – Promotes centered emotions – Creates overall physical health.

Goes with:  All colors



Manifests: A deeper connection spiritually, especially when meditating.

When to use: For meditating - Entering a deeper inner spiritual level within – Enhances the cosmic connection.

Goes with:  All colors


A little note! You might wonder why a white candle doesn’t go with green or brown.  The answer is clear.  White represents pure divine spirit, transcendent of the material plane, while brown and green represent the material plane.  White is cheapened and compromised by being burnt with brown or green and should not be done! 


Here’s a little example of how to mix colors:

If you were wishing to manifest money and also wanted a new career, you would burn a brown and green candle together.  In fact, brown and green go extremely well together, like a hamburger and fries.  In addition, you may wish to bring about more success in your life.  You can add a gold candle in as well and you would be burning three candles at the same time.


The Eternal Flame


As we work with candle burning and begin to see the positive benefits and results from such a universal tool, we should always remember that the power of the flame is eternal, perpetual and endless.  We feel the burning and fire of our inner spirit – when we’ve desired something – something that is for our highest good and we made it happen!  This fire cannot be extinguished – it must burn through till we achieve victory!  Whether becoming healed, getting a college degree, meeting our right life partner…We drew upon the eternal flame within us and carried out our mission.  Candles and candle burning augment the fire that is already within us – amplifying, projecting and strengthening our prayers, wishes and requests, like a singer who’s singing into the most powerful microphone and sound system so their voice is heard in the heavens!  Never forget, the divine universe receives the fire of this ever-present flame and envelops it in infinite spirit -- and grants our petitions -- eternally for the greater good of all!

# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Thursday, August 07, 2008 5:18 AM
What you wrote was very informational, and you explained alot of things that I wasn't aware of. I'll follow your advise on burning candles.
Thanks alot. At this moment I'm trying to find a soulmate with similar values to mine since I hadn't been involved in over 3 yrs. So I decided to burn candles to send the right energy to the universe and to bring me someone who is somewhat spirtual and with good morals.
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Thursday, August 07, 2008 9:45 AM
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Thursday, August 07, 2008 10:10 PM
I find this very interesting and I think I will try it.
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:55 PM
Thanks.  I had a red candle I wanted to burn for my truest love to come but had tons of problems keeping the candle lit or safe from melting.  Now I understand why.  I finally just gave up and decided to wait till a later time and I wasn't ready for it anyway.  Thanks for the info.  It helped me to understand.   Moon
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Wednesday, April 07, 2010 9:18 AM
Hello Jim You are so right, I googled for a refresher on extended candle colors and without realizing it,there you were.  Excellent by the way and as always straight forward, honest and inspirational. Bless you for helping others.
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Monday, June 28, 2010 1:24 PM
thank you for being such a positive energy in this world. i wish there were more people like you. you inspire me to be a better person and be one with the universe as a whole.

# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Saturday, September 11, 2010 5:04 AM
your advice or help.
Hi, i have been told that a person who i have had an argument with has burnt black candles and is now going to sit back and laugh. Does this mean i have got bad things coming my way. Im really concerned. I am a mother of 2 baby boys, who wishes bad things upon people like this?
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Tuesday, October 19, 2010 2:20 PM
hello jim,i am realy inspired by your lectures on the power of candle burning and the importance of their different colours,although,i"m not that candle burning type. honestly,i find this interesting and i will try it.secondly, could you put me through with the colour of candle i could use for fruit of the womb
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:09 AM
I just wanted to thanks for this beautiful and en lighting article. I have been burning candles to help my relationship which seems to be closer to divorce. After reading this, I finally understood how the power of the candle works and how i can make it work to bring positive changes in my life, so i can bring the same positive energy to others. Thanks again
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Saturday, September 10, 2011 9:19 PM
Hi Jim, I recently started burning candles after learning that my astrologer and an aquaintance who referred her cannot be trusted. I want to burn a black candle to keep their evil out of my home and life. Is that appropriate? Can you share your expertise on burning black candles.
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Saturday, October 01, 2011 5:06 AM
Im experiencincing the great powers of candle burning along with fasting and prayer only to better myself and life never to hurt or harm another we reap what we sow
# The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:26 AM
Trully, thanks alot. I've learnt alot esp on black and red candles
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Thursday, December 08, 2011 8:04 AM
i learn some thing new about candle burning by reading your article and tried to get rid off negative energy by burning a candle in my room, and found positive results
thanks friend
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:45 AM
i red a lot about burning candles,i really think they have power and everyone should give a try
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Friday, February 24, 2012 5:16 AM
Hello Candle Burning is good i been burning candle for years it is GOOD it  is a Blessing>
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Saturday, April 28, 2012 7:17 PM
when we lihgt a candle,what do we pray?for example when am combining green and brown for money and success.
Day or night,which is preferable to light a candle?please,describe briefly how to annoit or prepare a candle before lighting.
Thanks for the wisdom..GOD BLESS YOU..
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Saturday, July 28, 2012 9:36 AM
The past 18 months have been very taxing.   Thank you for such an great article.   I was completely unaware of the true meanings related to "red and black" candles.  

I will take your advice because I need change.

# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Saturday, September 01, 2012 6:33 AM
It's educative but you did not touch on the correct to light it eg. moon waxing and waning
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Saturday, September 29, 2012 2:24 PM
I bought a scented candle from Yankee Candle because I loved the smell. The only problem is that out is is black. I'm not using it for any spiritual reason. Is this an ignorant decision on my part?
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Saturday, September 29, 2012 2:24 PM
I bought a scented candle from Yankee Candle because I loved the smell. The only problem is that out is is black. I'm not using it for any spiritual reason. Is this an ignorant decision on my part?
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:29 PM
I burned 2 black candles for two days and experienced the worst negativity of my life. I extinguished them as soon as I read your post bc i realized the truth behind this and what you said. You can never direct evil spirits even if your goal  is to rid them from your life! all you can do is summon the positive into your life.
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Saturday, December 01, 2012 9:27 AM
Where would I be able to purchase these color candles?

Thank you
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Monday, January 07, 2013 2:12 AM
Candle burning for blessing and money drawing
# Question Jan-07-2013 @ Monday, January 07, 2013 6:15 PM
I need your help. I've been lighting these prepared candles the 14 days in a cross. at the head is House Blessing, Open Roads Scared Heart of Jesus, Open Roads, New Year Candle. On the sides I have Cruz de Caravaca and Prosperity.

The only candle that stays clean is the House Blessing!

Seprately I have a pay me prepared candle and is black on top as well.

My problem is they are always black on top. In between burning these I have done the 13 reversible 7 day candles and end up with at lease two broken ones. So I put down the top candles in a cross this time one of my Open Roads craked this time from the top to 1/3 and stopped no wax dripped out. I am having to fight my ex employer to pay me my last 8 days 48 hours of pay he's already kept my commisions which were way over 3000. and I had to get the texas labor law involved. They are a bunch of liars and keep changing their story. I've been fighting them since 10/15/12 and have continued to light these candles with no results. I am a single parent and do telemarketing appointment setting, but this company lied about the job and all and the owners wife is so out of control with jelousy and wants everyone dressing up with 6 inch heels I am to sick and overweight to deal with that so I went back to my old job traveling 70 miles a day and i can't even afford a baby sitter to watch my daughter till I get home but Thank God she goes in and locks the door calls me to tell me she's in already and waits for me.

I want to ask you to please interpute the candles for me. I need help and can't afford to do this any longer we barely can afford groceries more less candles. Please, please tell me what is going on with my candles  that they aren't working for me. I was with the company for 2  yrs without a raise or regonized and quit for this loosy job to be closer to my little girl and it was a nitemare and i need them funds to catch up with my bills they put me in a big bind having me get into dept to buy these big high heels and expensive ones.

Hope to hear from you real soon.

Have a  blessed day,

# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:19 PM
im trying to remove negative energy and cleanse my spirit but i know a lot of bad stuff has been directed at me for various reasons. i lit a cleansing spirit coconut white candle and it was low flane for short time then just went out and i know once it goes out you cant relight it. ive taken sea salt baths ive taken other cleansing bath. slept with coconut milk in my hair. cleaned the house with abre camino (open roads) and del oro but i forgot how translate that one sorry. ive done many things but when i tried to do yhis clransing candle to remove everything i told you what happened. what else can i do?
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Saturday, February 09, 2013 4:07 PM
Do you perform candle burning yourself? If so, how much would that cost? What is the process. I have an urgent legal matter that needs taken care of. Please contact me at my email.
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Monday, March 25, 2013 5:07 AM
I have a legal matter  That needs assistant, just found my situation with the hospital that killed my mother in law may file for bankruptcy.. is there anyway to have this situation of bankruptcy revised so we can win the case? Please contact me by email.
[email protected]
P.s do you also do candle burning? Also how much do you charge?
Thank you
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Wednesday, April 03, 2013 7:09 AM
Ive been burning white candles and feel theres peace & harmony @ home.Sleep through the night,less stress.Everybody at home is happy & positive attitudes are displayed.I burn one everynight and find that my luck has also incresed.Sometimes the flames flickers and i believe that the dearly departed loved ones communicate with us at that we need to clear our thoughts and just listen.When there is a wax build -up its cos of negative energies.No wax all good.  
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Monday, April 08, 2013 10:19 PM
what is the caravaca candle for? how do i know if i should use it? can you burn and a white candle with it? plz help me
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Thursday, April 18, 2013 7:11 PM
Thank you for this article very well put together your engery is very postive
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:45 AM
i want money and good career.
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Thursday, June 06, 2013 1:31 PM
Interesting facts abt candle
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Thursday, July 04, 2013 11:16 PM
I have children addicted to drugs. I never see anything about what candles to burn for this illness. Your article is very informative. Thank you.
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Saturday, July 06, 2013 10:38 PM
Well articulated,  I have been trying to find the meaning of burning the candles. Thank you
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Saturday, July 20, 2013 6:04 PM
I thought that if u believe in burning candles then you dont believe in god
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Sunday, July 21, 2013 2:57 AM
I absolutely love this so much. Thank you for enlightening us. To my surprise, my natural instincts were pretty on cue with your informative piece & again, I thank you for this! God bless you. My prayers are currently being answered & channeled above the heavens. Hear & feel my prayers. Amen.
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Wednesday, August 07, 2013 3:46 PM
I normally burn white candles.  However, I was told to burn a red candle every first wednesday of the month to bring prosperity, guidance, protection, etc., but not for love, because it should be part of prosperity, right?  However, I would burn that red candle every first wednesday of the month, let it burn the whole day and turn it off at the end of the day and re-light it the next month so on and forth.  This one red candle I relighted, came back from work, checked on it, saw an agitated black flame, the fire was so high and was pushing out black flame, the candle turned black.  So, I jumped to my computer and started googling the meaning of such happening and I saw your article, which was quite interesting. Spiritually, I thought the red candles with the saints (e.g. Sacred Heart, St. Michael the Archangel) were for protection. Guess what, the fire finally calmed down.  Now, I am so confuse. Please advise.  
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Friday, August 09, 2013 7:04 AM
im really glad i stumbled on your post about candle burning. Pls i would like to learn more on how best to use them to better my life. Pls email me more details on candle burning via [email protected]
# What to do when someone has wronged you @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 8:50 AM
How to work with candles when someone has truly wronged you?
# re: The Power Of Candle Burning! @ Wednesday, August 21, 2013 5:19 AM
I am going through some financial difficulties. I was told by a friend about the power of candle burning. I will start burning candles and am looking forward to a better and brighter furure. This article convinces me further. I was scheptical, I'll admit. But I will do practice this from now on and continue to do so for myself and loved ones. Thank you!
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