Candle magic (also known as candle meditation) has been a strong interest of mine for quite some time. I’ve read many books on the subject, scoured the internet for information, talked to other practitioners, and conducted my own experiments. If you search for yourself you will find many spells and affirmations which incorporate candles of various colors, sizes, and scents; as well as articles on herbs and oils, etc. And I haven’t even touched on the subjects of candle shape, quality of wax, homemade vs store bought, etc. etc.
All of this can seem overwhelming to someone who is new to candle work. However, it’s really very simple once you understand the secret.
Are you ready? The secret is that it’s the intention of the person lighting the candle that matters most. All of the rest is merely a tool to help you focus your intention. The shape of the candle doesn’t matter – neither does the color or the scent or whatever you might choose to rub onto it – just as long as you, yourself, are focused and clear on what it is you wish to achieve!
Some people will tell you that it’s necessary to purchase an expensive candle, but it’s not. It’s fun to have special shapes, which is why I sometimes buy them. And it’s fun to have a lot of different colors, which is why I often buy colored candles. I love growing herbs and buying special oils with which to anoint candles, but, again, that’s not necessary. My basic working candle is nothing more than a small white votive that I buy in bags of 50 from the discount store. For a really big project or spell, I might go all out and purchase a 7-day candle from the Mexican foods section of the grocery store at the cost of $2 per candle.
People may offer to light a candle for you for a high price, but this isn’t necessary, either. You can take them up on this if you like, but the chances are that you’re quite capable of lighting your own candles and performing your own meditation. After all, who understands the desires of your heart better than you do? And who is more capable of accurately visualizing those desires than you are? No one!
Here is how you go about candle magic in the most basic and effective manner:
1. Decide on the candle(s) you wish to use.
2. Take a few moments to spell out in your own mind exactly what it is you are trying to achieve.
3. Write this down on a piece of paper. Fold the paper and place it next to the candle(s).
4. Light your candle(s) and sit or stand where you can clearly see the flame.
5. Meditate on your goal while focusing on the flame.
6. When you feel you have made your wishes and intentions clear, you can end your meditation.
7. Wait for the candle(s) to burn down.
8. Dispose of your piece of paper and any remaining candle wax.
That’s all there is to it. And if for any reason, you still feel you would like someone to help you with a candle meditation please ask when you call me. I would be happy to do it for you for free once our call is over.
About the Author:
Having grown up in a family that appreciated and encouraged psychic abilities, I have read the cards most of my life. My readings are non-judgemental & delivered with compassion & caring. I have 21 years experience as a professional crisis counselor & have offered readings on Keen.com since early 2001.