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Reading A Candle

Watch your candles closely and learn to read them to help you with your practice.

The Flame

A strong flame: It means that your energies are raised. There is a lot of power behind your spell and little to no resistance. Indicates that all your power and energy is focused on your manifestation. This is a good sign. If a candle shaped into a figure is used and has a strong flame it means that whoever it represents is either angry, winning, or using authority over another. When their are two figures the candle with the higher flame has authority over the other person.   

A weak flame: Indicates that the magick you cast is facing a heavy opposition and is a sign that you may need to recast your spell in order to overcome the opposing force. On a figure candle this may indicate that the representative may be loosing a battle or an argument. 

A jumping flame: This indicates strong emotions. There may also be some sort of resistance against you. Maybe close your circle and bring your mind back to focus before continuing. It may also mean an explosion of energy. When two figure candles are being used it often means that an energetic or a heated argument is taking place between them.  

A noisy candle: Indicates a conversation. It may may that a spirit is trying to send you a message or get in contact with you. The louder the noises get the more urgent communication must be. 

The flame catches something on fire: Someone one may be using malicious magick against you.  

A clean even burning candle: Means your spell and manifestations are likely to come true.

Fast Burn: The results of your spell will happen quickly.

Flickering Flame: If there is no breeze then it means a spirit is near by. If it is a devotional flame it means you were able to get in contact with your deity.

Cannot blow the flame out: A spirit may not be finished its conversation with you or you did not complete a spell. The spirit needs to complete its work, something may be may in the works that you do not want to interrupt. 

A flame goes out while burning: This means the spirits cannot help you and the answer you seek is already determined.  

The Smoke

Black smoke/soot: Your energy and magick is being blocked. Negative energy is being sent your way, whether as a curse or hex. You may soon be faced with tough challenges and a hard road ahead of you. 

Smoke wafts towards you: It means your call will likely be answered or your spell has been cast successfully. You will get results quickly.

Smoke wafts away from you: You must work harder in order for your calls to be answered.

Watch the direction the smoke wafts: East - Something powerful is assisting you, North - You are ready to begin your ritual and get results, South - The spell will be successful, West - A powerful interference from an outside force.

Smoking Candle: Negative energy is being burned away.

The Wax

When a candle leaves wax residue: Your spell may need to be repeated.

Look for symbols in the candle wax, like reading tea leaves.


Resources: askanthony.weebly.com, anamericanwitch.wordpress.com,   


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🕯Candles in Magick 🕯

Candles are widely used in rituals, and candle magick is great for new and experienced witches alike. The use of them in your own practice will help you keep focused on your dreams!

Black: Grounding, wisdom, protection, knowledge, reversing, banishing negative energies.

Blue: Good fortune, will power, forgiveness, communication, patience, domestic harmony, organization, focus.

Brown: Food/animal/earth/pet magick, stability, concentration, locating lost objects, finances.

Gold: Quick luck, health, attraction, good fortune, abundance, male energy, understanding, divination,  positive attitude, justice.

Gray: Removal of negative influences, contemplation.

Green: Money, meditation, ambition, luck, physical & emotional healing, growth.

Lavender: Intuition, knowledge. 

Light Blue: Peace, spirituality, protection, tranquility.

Orange: Self-expression, joy, creativity, action, overcoming addictions, ambition, opportunity, celebration, investments.

Pink: Romance, femininity, friendship, romance, nurturing, partnership, spiritual/emotional healing, self-improvement.

Purple: Wisdom, spiritual power, contact with spirits, driving away evil, breaking bad habits.

Red: Courage, passion, fertility, vitality, strength, action, independence, assertiveness.

Silver: Feminine divinity, stability, dreams, psychic awareness, intuition, meditation.

Violet: Insight, connecting to your higher self, clarity.

White: Cleansing, unity, balance, healing, purity, peace, truth, balance of your aura, all-purpose.

Yellow: Success, happiness, concentration, travel, success, inspiration, charm, imagination, confidence.

🕯Bonus: Candles and the signs!

  • Aries: Red.
  • Taurus: Green.
  • Gemini: Yellow.
  • Cancer: Silver.
  • Leo: Orange.
  • Virgo: Yellow.
  • Libra: Pink.
  • Scorpio: Red.
  • Sagittarius: Purple.
  • Capricorn: Black.
  • Aquarius: Any Color.
  • Pisces: Mauve.
Sweet Talkin’

Originally posted by yesiamarebelliousflower

This spell comes from the idea of “sweet talking” in order to achieve a goal. It works a lot like a honey jar which I have a post about if you’re interested in the history/how to make them. The sugar and honey act to “sweeten” your speech convincing the candle/spirit to work for you.

For this spell you will need:

1) Honey (or any other liquid sweetener ex. agave, syrup, molasses, etc)

2) Sugar

3) Something to mix with

4) A bowl or cup

5) Candle of your choice

What you’re going to do is mix the honey and sugar until it makes a paste. It should be pretty thick and not too runny. Then, using a candle you have already put your intention into your going to smear some of the honey onto it. Be careful not to overcoat it as this can cause fires/uneven burning. With the rest of the honey you’re going to put it on your tongue (DO NOT SWALLOW YET) and “sweet talk” the candle. Tell it what you want it to do, when it will be done and how. After you have said everything you wanted to say light the candle and swallow the honey mixture.

This spell can be used for money, love, or anything else really. I have had amazing results using this for money and have noticed this spell always works fast when I’m in a hurry.

Additional ingredients can be added of course, for example when using this spell for money I usually use cinnamon (powdered) and bank dirt (I have a post on this!) Happy casting!

Color Magick

Ways you can use Color Magick

  • When choosing your outfit for the day
  • When picking out a candle for your spell and ritual
  • Candle Magick
  • Painting or Drawing
  • To add intention to your writing

Black

Symbolizes:

  • Grounding
  • Protection
  • Safety
  • Death
  • Underworld
  • Restriction 
  • Night

Magickal Uses:

  • Reversing
  • Uncrossing
  • Unhexing
  • Banishing 
  • Black Magick Repelling
  • Banishing negative energy
  • Releasing
  • Defense
  • Scrying
  • Hexing
  • Cursing
  • Protection
  • Wards off negativity
  • Spirit Contact

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • Death

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Saturn

Week Day correspondence: Tuesday + Saturday

Direction: North


Brown

Symbolizes:

  • Earth
  • Concentration
  • Construction
  • Stability
  • Animal

Magickal Uses:

  • House Blessing
  • Animal Magick
  • Pet Magick
  • Earth Magick
  • To influence Friendships

Element: Earth 

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Scorpio
  • Capricorn

Direction: North 


Copper

Symbolizes:

  • Money
  • Fertility

Magickal Uses:

  • Business and financial success 
  • Money Drawing
  • Fertility 
  • Career Growth

Gold

Symbolizes:

  • Fortune
  • Abundance
  • Prosperity
  • Positivity  
  • Luxury
  • Health
  • Justice

Magickal Uses

  • Luck
  • Wealth
  • Good Health
  • Healing Spells
  • Solar Magick

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Sun

Week Day correspondence: Sunday

Direction: South


Grey

Symbolizes:

  • Loneliness
  • Lore
  • Knowledge
  • Wisdom
  • Transformation

Magickal Uses

  • Removes negative influences
  • Increases Knowledge
  • Inspires Transformation
  • Communication with the faerie realm
  • Vision Quests

Planet: Moon

Direction: West


White

Symbolizes:

  • Purity
  • Unity
  • Cleansing
  • Peace
  • Balance
  • Spirituality
  • Innocence
  • Truth
  • Divinity
  • Love
  • Calm
  • Unbiased Opinion
  • Forgiveness
  • Acceptance                                                                      

Magickal Uses:

  • Eliminates negative energy
  • Creates inner peace
  • Uncrossing
  • Consecration
  • Moon Magick
  • Protection
  • Cleanses

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Fool

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Moon
  • Pisces 

Associated Chakra: Crown 

Week Day correspondence: Monday

Direction: East


Silver

Symbolizes:

  • Stability
  • Intuition
  • Dreams
  • Communication

Magickal Uses:

  • Moon Magick
  • Astral Energy
  • Telepathy
  • Clairvoyance
  • Psychic Awareness
  • Meditation

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Moon

Week Day correspondence: Monday

Direction: East 


Green

Symbolizes:

  • Prosperity
  • Money
  • Abundance
  • Healing
  • Growth
  • Luck
  • Faeries
  • Hope
  • Rebirth
  • Youth
  • Intuition
  • Nature

Magickal Uses:

  • Money Spells
  • Herbal Magick
  • Garden Magick
  • Luck drawing
  • Faerie magick
  • Plant magick
  • Money drawing

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Empress
  • The Lovers
  • The Hermit 
  • Justice 
  • Death

Element: Earth

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Venus
  • Mercury
  • Aquarius
  • Cancer

Associated Chakra: Heart

Week Day correspondence: Thursday

Direction: North 


Blue

Symbolizes:

  • Communication
  • Focus
  • Forgiveness
  • Truth
  • Patience 
  • Harmony
  • Wisdom
  • Thoughtfulness 
  • Youthfulness
  • Creativity
  • Healing
  • Organization
  • Peace
  • Justice
  • Tranquility

Magickal uses:

  • Removing Bad Vibrations
  • Astral projection
  • Water element
  • Emotional Work

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The High Priestess
  • The Emperor 
  • The Hanged Man
  • Death
  • Temperance 

Element: Water 

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Jupiter
  • Moon
  • Virgo
  • Capricorn
  • Aquarius 
  • Pisces 

Associated Chakra: Throat 

Week Day correspondence: Thursday 

Direction: West 


Purple

Symbolizes:

  • Wisdom
  • Power
  • Wealth
  • Prophecy 

Magickal Uses:

  • Contact with spirits
  • Good fortune
  • Prophetic visions
  • Meditation
  • Divination

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Heirophant 

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Mercury 
  • Saturn
  • Capricorn 
  • Jupiter
  • Gemini
  • Sagittarius 

Associated Chakra: Brow

Week Day correspondence: Wednesday + Thursday

Direction: East


Pink

Symbolizes:

  • Love
  • Compassion
  • Friendship
  • Romance
  • Intimacy 
  • Emotions
  • Self Love
  • Calming
  • Harmony
  • New Beginnings
  • Honor

Magical Uses:

  • Brings forth new beginnings
  • Attracts romance
  • Attracts new friendship
  • Encourages self love

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Empress

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Venus influencing Mars

Week Day correspondence: Friday 

Direction: South


Red

Symbolizes:

  • Passion
  • Anger
  • War
  • Strength
  • Conflict
  • Fire element
  • Healing
  • Inspiration
  • Bravery
  • Courage
  • Strength
  • Ambition
  • Leadership
  • Confrontation
  • Combat
  • Mercy

Magickal Uses:

  • Helps find love
  • Fire Element Work
  • Purification

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Emperor 
  • The Tower
  • Judgement 

Element: Fire 

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Aries
  • Scorpio
  • Mars influencing Saturn

Associated Chakra: Root

Week Day correspondence: Tuesday 

Direction: South


Orange

Symbolizes:

  • Creativity
  • Intellect
  • Justice
  • Kindness
  • Harvest
  • Strength
  • Joy
  • Ambition
  • Pride
  • Courage
  • Prosperity
  • Attraction
  • Kinship
  • Spirit
  • Abundance

Magickal Uses:

  • Business success
  • Spirit communication
  • Relieves Depression

Correspondence to the Major Arcana:

  • The Lovers 
  • The Wheel of Fortune
  • The Sun

Element: Fire

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Sun
  • Leo
  • Sagittarius 

Associated Chakra: Sacral 

Week Day correspondence: Tuesday + Wednesday

Direction: South 


Yellow

Symbolizes:

  • Happiness
  • Success
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Concentration
  • Inspiration
  • Imagination
  • Charm
  • Confidence
  • Air element
  • Will
  • Trust
  • Creativity
  • Communication
  • Summer
  • Improves balance
  • Friendship
  • Self-Esteem
  • Vitality
  • Beauty
  • Power
  • Learning

Magickal Uses: 

  • Sun Magick
  • Increases productivity
  • Heightens Self-Esteem
  • Psychic Endeavors

Correspondences to the Major Arcana:

  • The Fool
  • The Magician 
  • Strength
  • The Sun

Element: Air

Planetary and Astrological Correspondences:

  • Mercury 
  • Taurus
  • Libra

Associated Chakra: Solar-Plexus 

Week Day correspondence: Sunday

Direction: East


Sources: Witchipedia.com, spiritenterprise.com

May the Moon Light your path!

Moonlight Academy  

candle meanings/uses

simple guide to candle colors and their meanings and uses

Originally posted by 6pinky-winky


🌙black: grounding, wisdom, learning, protection, safety, hex-protection, banishing negativity.

🌙brown: house blessing, animal magick, earth magick, stability, earth element, food financial crisis

🌙gold: great fortune, abundance, divination, fast luck, solar energy, positive attitudes

🌙gray: glamour, contemplation, removing negativity

🌙green: prosperity, abundance, money, acceptance, weather, luck, marriage

🌙lavender: intuition

🌙light blue: spirituality, peacefulness

🌙orange: creativity, self-expression, overcoming addiction, investments, celebration

🌙pink: love, compassion, nurturing, emotional healing, protection of children.

🌙purple: wisdom, influence, independence, breaking habits, spiritual power.

🌙red: passion, strength, danger, conflict, fire, fertility, vitality

🌙silver: stability, intuition, communication, moon magick

🌙white: all purpose, unity, purity, cleansing, balance, truth, consecration

🌙yellow: pleasure, imagination.

Using Glitter In Spells

Glitter makes everything better, including your spells. 

Using glitter when dressing your candles can add an extra kick to all of your spells. It is also a cheap alternative when all you have are white candles and still want to use corresponding colors in your work.

If you’re dressing a taper or coach candle you can simply put the oil on first and roll in the desired glitter. If you’re dressing a novena candle (glass encased) you can sprinkle a bit on top just be careful not to use too much since the top can catch on fire. Glitter and glitter glue can also be used to decorate engraved sigils/words carved onto your candles. Some ideas include:

Gold/Silver: Money work, luck, gambling, job searching

Green: Money, luck, growth in any aspect

Orange: Attraction, opening roads, success

Pink: Happiness, Love (best for new love and spells not focused on sex), friendship

Red: Lust, Passionate love, Courage, Strength 

Yellow: Communication, mental energy, Happiness

Blue: Healing, Water spells

Purple: Power, domination work, crown of success

Black: Substitute for any color, binding, hexing

If these correspondences don’t resonate with you that’s 100% okay and feel free to use what calls to you for your own practice. Happy Glittering!