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Small Candle Spells

Originally posted by heartsnmagic

Not every witch has the means to collect tons of exotic ingredients.   Sometimes, all you have is a candle and a wish.  So, I have put together 10 small candle spells.  (The types of candles I am talking about are tea lights or small, tapered little fellas.  Relatively cheap and easy to use!)  Hope this becomes a resource for you all!  Let’s get started!  <3 Salt


BLACK CANDLE:  Protection

You will need:

  • One Black Candle
  • Sheet of Paper
  • Pen/Pencil

Spellwork:

  • Write down what it is you wish to protect, be it your home, your family, yourself, etc.
  • Light the candle.
  • Chant the following ten times:

By the time this black candle has waned,
the blessing of protection be gained
by all that fall beneath its wax
be safely guarded from attack.
Until the next waxing moon appears,
protect all that I have written here.

  • Allow the candle to burn completely down and the wax to spread across the paper. 
  • Fold it and keep it until the next waxing moon.
  • Repeat as often as needed.

WHITE CANDLE:  Spirit Communication

You will need:

  • One White Candle
  • Photo of the Person you wish to speak to

Spellwork:

  • Before bed, light the white candle and focus on the flame.  Let’s its warmth ignite the love you feel for the person you wish to communicate with.
  • Say their name allowed.  Speak of the memories you have with them.  Let the memory of them come to life in your mind.
  • When you are ready, recite the following spell:

Before I rest my head for the night,
I ask that my heart’s call to you,
(say their name), be answered.
In dreams, let us be together again
and share the embrace of love.
I await your visit
and, for it, you have my deepest thanks.

  • Blow out the candle and visualize their face in your mind’s eye.
  • Once the wax has cooled, place it and the picture together near your bed.  You are free to sleep.  Enjoy the visit!

PINK CANDLE:  Self-Love

You will need:

  • One Pink Candle
  • Piece of paper (cut into a heart shape)
  • Pencil or pen

Spellwork:

  • On the heart paper, write down the positive aspects and assets you have.  It can be anything (from pretty eyes to being compassionate.)  Fill up the paper and fold it into a half heart.
  • Hold it in your hands and shut your eyes.  Deeply breathe, and focus on your pulse and the things you wrote.  Focus on yourself.
  • Recite the following incantation:

I am who I am
flawed, challenging, human
I am who I am
soulful, in communion with the universe
I am who I will be
ever-changing and growing
And I bow to the purpose that resides in me.

  • Light the heart paper on fire, allow it to turn to ash, and blow out the candle.
  • Anoint your forehead and the center of your chest with hearts made of ash.  Meditate on the self and what your purpose might me.
  • Anytime you feel the need to revisit self-love, use the ashes and light the candle again.

PURPLE CANDLE:  Accessing Gifts and Talents

You will need:

  • One Purple Candle

Spellwork:

  • On the night of the New Moon, sit in a quiet, dark room.  Light your candle and concentrate on expelling all the static energy from your mind.  
  • Focus on your the gifts you would like to explore.  An example?  If you are drawn to Tarot, have your deck nearby and envision yourself shuffling the cards.
  • Repeat the following chant 13 times:

My mind is clear, my heart is too
Reveal my gifts, deep and true

  • Open your eyes and stare into the flame.  Let the fire of inspiration illuminate the talent you want to access.
  • Invoke the gift by whispering:

On this night, and all nights to come,
I will open myself to this ancient power
and allow discovery of my true potential.

  • Blow out the candle and keep by your bedside.  When you practice a gift or talent, light it until there is no more wax.

ORANGE CANDLE:  Calling Your Inner Child

You will need:

  • One Orange Candle
  • Divinatory Tool (Suggest: Tarot or Oracle cards)

Spellwork:

  • Light the orange candle and begin shuffling your cards.
  • When you feel that you have shuffled enough, hold the cards in your hand and focus on the flames.
  • Say the following spell:

Bring future to past
with this candle’s light
and provide for me
childish insight.
One card to tell me of my woes,
another about the child within,
a third cast to bring us together
so that we may begin again.

  • Draw three cards.  The first will represent your position right now (who you are and what you have been going through); the second will represent your inner child and what insights they can provide through their innocence.  The third and final card will show you what will happen if you allow the present you and your inner child join together.
  • Light the candle whenever you need guidance from your inner child again.

LIGHT BLUE CANDLE:  Fortune and Glory

You will need:

  • One Light Blue Candle
  • Money (coins or paper money)
  • An Award or piece of Recognition (trophy, certificate, etc.)

Spellwork:

  • Anytime on a Sunday (the day where workings for wealth, achievement, goals, and promotions correspond), place your candle between your representations of fortune and glory.
  • Put one hand on each item, and say:

I humbly ask for the Universe and all the powers within it to look upon these representations of fortune and glory.  I light this candle to honor you and ask for the following blessings…

  • Light your candle and return your hands to rest on your items.  Recite:  

By the light of this flame,
sweet fortune I do claim.  
Wealth and wisdom I do gain.
By warmth of this flame,
glory granted to my name.
Recognition I do gain.

  • Allow the candle to burn until there is no more wax.  Collect what is left, store in a jar, and keep in a place you conduct business.

YELLOW CANDLE:  Invoking the Spirit of Air

You will need:

  • One Yellow Candle

Spellwork:

  • At 3 PM, go outside and bathe in the light of the middle of the day.  Light your candle and place it in front of you.
  • Fisting your hands, place them on either side of the candle and say the following incantation:

Here and now, I call the element of Air.  Summer breeze and roaring wind, echoing melody and lifting wings, ever-dancing.  I call you forth to infuse my intention with your swirling fits of both song and silence.  Carry my will on your back and raise my purpose into your sky.  Breath and cloud, sound and song.  Air, I call you to me.

  • Open your fists and allow for the spirit of Air to translate through your palms and into your center.
  • Let the candle burn for five minutes and then blow it out, keeping it when you need it again.

GREEN CANDLE:  Invoking the Spirit of Earth

You will need:

  • One Green Candle

Spellwork:

  • At night, go outside and bathe in the light of the moon.  Light your candle and place it in front of you.
  • Fisting your hands, place them on either side of the candle and say the following incantation:

Here and now, I call the element of Earth.  Soil of fertility and growth, fecund source of stability, stillness and health.  I call you forth to filter away all that is impure, and to stand rooted in this world.  Mountain and dust, footstep and stone.  Earth, I call you to me.

  • Open your fists and allow for the spirit of Earth to translate through your palms and into your center.
  • Let the candle burn for five minutes and then blow it out, keeping it when you need it again.

DARK BLUE CANDLE:  Invoking the Spirit of Water

You will need:

  • One Blue Candle

Spellwork:

  • At twilight, go outside and bathe in the light of the fading sun.  Light your candle and place it in front of you.
  • Fisting your hands, place them on either side of the candle and say the following incantation:

Here and now, I call the element of Water.  Tranquil and powerful, rippling and deep, abundant resource of life.  I call you here to infuse my intention.  Wash my will in your flow, carry my purpose on your current.  Dewdrop and lake, clarity and storm.  Water, I call you to me.

  • Open your fists and allow for the spirit of Water to translate through your palms and into your center.
  • Let the candle burn for five minutes and then blow it out, keeping it when you need it again.

RED CANDLE:  Invoking the Spirit of Fire

You will need:

  • One Red Candle

Spellwork:

  • At sunrise, go outside and bathe in the light of the new dawn.  Light your candle and place it in front of you.
  • Fisting your hands, place them on either side of the candle and say the following incantation:

Here and now, I call the element of Fire.  Heat and flame, passion and love, anger and wildfire.  I call you forth to burn away all that impedes my highest vision and to enact change in the world.  Lightning and hearth, heart and forge.  Fire, I call you to me.

  • Open your fists and allow for the spirit of fire to translate through your palms and into your center.
  • Let the candle burn for five minutes and then blow it out, keeping it when you need it again.
But must it always be a tragedy?
Maybe suns are meant to love
boys who fall into seas.
—  Dear poets, it’s time to rewrite Icarus | p.d
things zevran thinks a lot but doesn’t say
  • perhaps i should not offer to pick locks quite so often
  • why does ferelden insist on freezing cold weather
    • and such poorly-made boots
      • and so little brandy :(
  • sten would make an excellent cuddler, would he not? so big and strong and warm and … likely excellent at other things too
  • when will the warden decide i am no longer useful, i wonder?
  • it is surely not possible that they actually enjoy my company
  • i imagine it would be for the best if i left quietly during the night. certainly i would not be missed
  • i am sorry. i have hurt so many and i am sorry
    • i am the one who deserved this hurt
      • and i am so very, very sorry
        • for everything.

Good God the part of this SU episode that hit me the most was how they used Garnet as a visual aid for the kids’ trauma.

Sapphire and Ruby didn’t get specific fears or thoughts, even if that would’ve been very easy to include. Instead, they got imagery that very clearly focused on their reactions and the consequences of flawed coping mechanisms. Ruby is prone to self-destructive hyperfocus on one thought, completely incapable of moving past it. Sapphire is “calm and collected” because she lets thoughts pile up until she completely overloads and shuts down.

With the mechanics of each coping flaw well-established, Ruby settles next to Connie, passing that imagery on to her. Connie was obsessing over the fact that she went into automatic panic mode and attacked that kid (understandably so). She’s scared of herself, and Ruby was there to show how heavily a single worry can weigh on someone so one-track-minded–to the point of both being blind to their partner’s distress.

Sapphire settles next to Steven. The one who’s always okay and always ready to go until he can’t push it aside any longer and completely shuts down. He didn’t even react to their falling to the presumed death. We saw Sapphire’s breakdown with the visual metaphor of that maelstrom of thoughts spiraling in on her like vultures. Now we have a sense of magnitude for what’s weighing on Steven, and how many things he’s been holding back because he doesn’t want to confront them.

Connie’s ready to tear herself apart over one butterfly. Steven didn’t acknowledge the butterflies as they showed up because if he faced one he’d have to face them all, which is far too much.

Garnet was and always is great every time I see her, but wow what a brilliant and gut-wrenching way to show how much these kids need help.

Spells - to - Go (Bottle Cap Spells)

Bottle cap spells are an easy way to keep spells with you while you’re on the go and super simple to make! Plus, recycling! (Always a bonus.)

What you need:

  • candle
  • bottle caps
  • a safe surface
  • herbs (optional)
  • small crystals (optional)
  • oils (optional)

How to make them:

  1. To begin, you will need to start melting a candle of whichever colour you would like to use for your spell. While this is occurring, charge the melting wax and any herbs or crystals with your intent.
  2. Once you have a sufficient amount of melted wax, blow out your candle and begin to pour it into the bottle cap(s). Fill it however full you wish to. Remember to be very careful as the wax is hot!
  3. If you have any herbs or crystals that you wish to add, do so before the wax completely sets. Add more wax on top if you would like to.
  4. After everything is set, put any oil you would like on top of the wax!

Ta-da! You now have your very own pocket spell!

Look ok I know loads of people are mad that canonically Andreil never say the words ‘I love you’. And I’ve seen people argue for them saying it, at least just the once, and I’ve seen people argue against and say that they say other things that they know mean ‘I love you’ like ‘stay’ and ‘always’. And I think both groups have really good points but when I first read that in the extra content, I didn’t read it as ‘they say other things that mean I love you’ or that ‘they must say it at least once’. I read it as ofc they love each other; they have that feeling the chemicals or whatever you classify love as. But the actual words themselves couldn’t mean jack shit to them. Love didn’t mean jack shit to them.

 When they say ‘stay’ or ‘always’ or ‘I won’t let you let me be’ they mean exactly what they’re saying, nothing more, nothing less. You mean to tell me that Andrew “Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t blow you” Minyard wouldn’t just straight up say ‘I love you’ if he wanted to? Yes it’s a sore point in his history, but not in comparison to something like ‘please’, or ya know, actual sex which is something he works on with Neil to the point where they actually have sex before they’re even out of university. You can’t tell me ‘I love you’ would be more of a trigger than that. Like. Andrew doesn’t say ‘I love you’ because it doesn’t mean as much as other things he could say. Saying ‘I love you’ wouldn’t be a milestone, it would be a step back. It would be cheapening this huge incredible nothing he has with Neil into something any old person could experience.

 As for Neil, who’s sort of the words to Andrew’s action (though that’s not to say Andrew doesn’t speak or Neil doesn’t act) he’s probably more prone to waxing lyrics about this nothing between them, especially because grounding touch isn’t always possible for Andrew so he has to use words instead, but you know he always says the right words to Andrew. Not the words Andrew expects, but always the right ones. ‘I love you’ wouldn’t be the right ones, and I don’t think Neil would need to say them, because it wouldn’t be something that would surprise Andrew. I don’t think Andrew’d stiffen in surprise or tell Neil to shut up; I genuinely think Andrew would just be like “duh”. ‘I love you’ doesn’t mean anything permanent, doesn’t indicate that Neil wants Andrew in his life forever. Permanence would be the kind of thing that would mean something to Andrew, that someone wants him, Andrew Minyard, who only knows how to destroy, to willingly wrecking ball through their life. Why would Neil say ‘I love you’ when he could say ‘I miss you’ or ‘I believe you can be gentle’, things that prove he knows what Andrew really needs and wants to hear.

Anyway I have a lot of feelings but I will continue to happily read fics on any opinion of this, this is just mine.

Moon Journaling

I just finished making this handmade book which I’m using to start a Moon Journal or Book of Moons. This is a book used to compile information about the moon, it’s phases, and to track your own lunar magickal practice. Here’s a list of inspirations for starting your own moon journal!

1. Esbat- definition and description
2. Lunar cycle
3. Lunar calendar for the year
4. Sections dedicated to each phase going into more depth. (New, waxing, full, waning)
5. Rare occurrences like blue moons, red moons, eclipses etc.
6. Maiden/Mother/Crone
7. Moon Names
8. Lunar dieties
9. Animal Correspondences
10. Drawing down the moon
11. Tarot spreads
12. Lunar Gardening
13. Spells/rituals
14. Recipes (I plan on including food, teas, and potions and a recipe for moonshine!)
15. Crafts
16. Songs/Poems/Prayers/Devotionals
17. Definitions for words associated with the moon
18. Color associations
19. How to charge crystals
20. Gems/crystal associations

Grab a notebook, fancy journal, or make your own book of Moons and start living in tune with the lunar cycle!

I won’t sleep if you won’t sleep

Summary: After the nogitsune, Stiles is unable to sleep. To help, he has a spell cast on him that will link him with Derek.

Notes: I intended this to be a bedsharing fic, but it’s more of sleeping and snuggling fic. Oh, well. (On AO3)


“You all understand the purpose of the spell, and what it entails,” Deaton says, looking around the room. “Right?”

Scott, looking guilty, gives a little nod, and everyone else follows suit. This has to be the strangest intervention Derek has ever been to.

He glances over at Erica, who’s leaning casually in the corner, and then to Isaac, who is crossing his arms nervously. Boyd is staring thoughtfully, Scott is looking sadly at Stiles, and Stiles…

Stiles looks tired.

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  • “You are too young to be disabled,” they say. You age. “You are too young to be disabled,” they say. You age. “You are too young to be disabled,” they say. You have changed. They have not.
  • You see a flight of stairs. Your friend insists there are only a few. You don’t see an end. You are tired. There are too many stairs. You don’t see an end.
  • The door has an accessible entrance sticker. It is not accessible. You tell them so. They insist it is. You try to explain. They point to the sticker wordlessly.
  • You tell people there is no cute for your disability. They whisper. Soon everyone is whispering. You do not know what they are saying but you hear the word ‘yoga’.
  • You need an ice pack. You get one. You immediately need another. This has been happening all day. Or was it all year? You try to remember and you cannot think of a time you did not need an ice pack.
  • You stand up from your wheelchair. People gasp. Your disability has magically disappeared. You sit back down. Your disability returns.
  • You never notice people using canes. You get a cane. Suddenly you notice them. They’re everywhere. The number of canes grows. You chalk it up to your imagination, but you wonder if it really is growing. Soon, everyone will use canes.
  • You do not see yourself in magazines. You do not see yourself in movies. You do not see yourself on tv. You do not see yourself in books. You start to fear that you do not exist.
  • A person asks you what your disability is. “I don’t know,” you whisper, “no one knows.” They stare at you confused. You have never known.
  • You sleep. You are more tired. You don’t sleep. You are more tired. You go out. You are more tired. You stay in. You are more tired. The moon waxes. You are more tired. The moon wanes. You are more tired. You think about whether these things are related. You are more tired.

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