Colors of Candles: What Do Different Candle Colors Mean

Colors play an important role in our lives and even when we do creative work or meditate, we can lend distinctive vibrations and focus our intentions better through the burning of different colored candles. Indeed; candle “magick” is an important and much studied science and art (which many feel, wrongly, is associated with black magic or witchcraft).

In this guide, we will only refer to the use of candle colors and their meanings for linking to individual energies as based on different colored Chakras. We hope that the candle colors and their meanings given below will work positively on specific forces of the Universe in order to strengthen your affirmations. This, in turn, can help you direct the Universal energy towards particular (positive) conclusions.

This article on Color_means.com has a lot of information about how colors can work in magic and our daily lives. Please click on the following link to read this rest of this information: http://www.color-meanings.com/colors-of-candles-what-do-different-candle-colors-mean/

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Another way for Balancing, Ground and Recieving Positive Energy

Many mornings I am up before the Sun starts to peak its way up. I love these mornings now that the warmer weather is coming and the birds are returning, singing for a mate it makes this time of day even better. I also love as the Sun rises I can still see the Moon as it sets to shine over others.  For me I feel the balance of night and day, I will stop somewhere that I feel is in the middle of the two to ground more and open myself up more to the universe and to help regain any balance my spirit, mind, and body have lost over the last week. After standing still for anywhere from a minute to, some days, fifteen minutes I continue on my way to wherever I was headed – usually the train station to watch my two youngest grandsons or to one of my jobs – feeling more energized, happy and content being me. Be sure to thank the deities and universe for their help.

I ask you to get up at least one morning a week and try this out for yourself. First put roots from the bottom of your feet down deep into Mother Earth, next open your Crown Chakra to your deity and the Universe asking them to cleanse you down to every cell in your body. Next take a few deep breaths while picturing all the pain, anger, hurt and negativity being pushed down from your head all the way through your body to exit through your feet. Ask Mother Earth to claim and rejuvenate the energy for her use. Then ask the Universe and whoever else you want to call on to fill you with positive energy, love, and laughter. Some weeks or even days you may have to do this more than once… I know there are days I need to.

Please comment about your experience as it might help someone else who is struggling for balance. We can all learn from each other. Many happy, positive blessings to you dear ones!

Copyright 2017 Lady Beltane

Holding Space

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to the following article about what it means to hold space for someone.

It got me to thinking…..sometimes we need to just hold space for someone rather than trying to fix them or give them advice or any other form of interference in what they are going through. Perhaps they have lessons they need to learn in their own spiritual journey, or they need to release something they are holding onto.  It isn’t for us to decide what they need at that moment………..

I will hold space for them by lighting a candle.

http://upliftconnect.com/hold-space/

©10112016 Wolf Woman Ways

God/Goddess Healing Ritual

For those of us who want to do something privately for Lady A or even someone else that needs healing, I found this relatively easy healing ritual by Patti Wigington on About.com. Here is the link if you want to check out the article or others on various subjects on the About.com’s website: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/wiccanandpaganrituals/a/God-Goddess-Healing-Ritual.htm (This article has not been changed in any way by myself, so any typos were already there.)

Updated May 01, 2016.

This ritual is one which can be done on behalf of an ill friend or family member. They do not have to be present for you to do this ritual. In many traditions it is customary to at least ask permission before doing healing (or any other sort of) magic. However, it is often acceptable to assume you have implied permission – in other words, if you believe in good faith that the individual would want you to perform this rite on their behalf, then you may go ahead and do so without specifically asking for their approval in advance. Follow the guidelines of your own tradition’s belief system and ethical standards.

Keep in mind that someone who is terminally ill may not wish to live longer, and may instead be wishing for release from their pain. As a contrast, someone who is suffering from an acute illness rather than a long-term one may simply want to feel better immediately.

This ritual asks the goddess (or god) of your tradition to watch over the ailing individual and assist them with healing.

There are a number of different deities associated with healing, from a variety of different pantheons. If your particular flavor of Paganism doesn’t have a god or goddess of healing, consider using one of these:

Celtic:

Greek:

Norse:

Roman:

Egyptian:

Yoruba:

You will need the following items:

  • A small (votive or even tealight size) white candle to represent the individual for whom you are doing the ritual
  • Healing incense (loose blend) of allspice, bay, yarrow, apple blossoms, lemon balm, cinnamon
  • A candle in any color representing the god or goddess you wish to petition for assistance

Begin by casting a circle, if your tradition requires you to do so. Set up your altar as you normally would, placing the god/goddess candle behind the individual candle. In this sample ritual template, we will be using Brighid, but you should substitute the name of the deity upon whom you are calling when you perform this rite.

Say:

I call upon you, Brighid, in a time of need.
I ask your assistance and blessing, for one who is ailing.
[Name] is ill, and she needs your healing light.
I ask you to watch over her and give her strength,
Keep her safe from further illness, and protect her body and soul.
I ask you, great Brighid, to heal her in this time of sickness.

Place the loose incense blend on your brazier (or, if you don’t use a brazier for incense, use a charcoal disc in a bowl or plate) and light it. As the smoke begins to rise, envision your friend’s illness wafting away with the smoke.

Brighid, I ask you to take away [Name]’s illness,
Carry it out to the four winds, never to return.
To the north, take this illness away and replace it with health.
To the east, take this illness away, and replace it with strength.
To the south, take this illness away, and replace it with vitality.
To the west, take this illness away, and replace it with life.
Carry it away from [Name], Brighid, that it may scatter and be no more.

Light the candle representing the god or goddess.

Hail to you, powerful Brighid, I pay you tribute.
I honor you and ask this one small gift.
May your light and strength wash over [Name],
Supporting her in her this time of need.

Use the flame on the deity candle to light the smaller candle, representing your friend.

[Name], I light this candle in your honor tonight.
It is lit from the fires of Brighid, and she will watch over you.
She will guide you and heal you, and ease your suffering.
May Brighid continue to care for you and embrace you in her light.

Take a few moments to meditate on what you really wish for your friend. Once you have finished, allow the candles to burn out on their own if possible.

Dark Moon Magic

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to the following blog post.  I found it to be a really nice Dark Moon Spell to find balance in your life.  You can read the article at the following link:

https://rikpotter.com/2012/02/12/dark-moon-magick/

©08312016 Wolf Woman Ways

A Spell to Restore Health and Vigor

I want to share this spell today because I feel that a lot of us are being attacked by a spirit of ills sickness and pain. I feel that we as Witches should be able to put a lid on this. We need to call the spirit of healing and prosperity to ourselves and our love ones.  Brightest Blessings, SunRay Sorceress…

Restore Health & Vigour Spell – Magical Recipes Online:

http://www.magicalrecipesonline.com/2016/07/restore-health-vigour-spell.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+AncientMagicalRecipesOnlineNatureThroughSpellsAndHerbalMagicMagicSpellsHerbs+(*+Ancient+Magical+Recipes+Online+*+Nature+through+Spells+and+Herbal+Magic+*+Magic+Spells+Herbs)&m=1

Shielding

The Cosmic Cookie Trail led me to the following blog post:

http://reikirays.com/31674/shielding/

I found the article very interesting.  It discusses using Shielding as a form of protection especially if you are an Empath or if you do Energy Work.  I liked that it reminds us to use the shielding from a heart centered space instead of out of fear.

May the Cosmic Cookie Trail lead you on the path you need to follow!

© 06222016 Wolf Woman Ways

Creating and Using Crystal Medicine Bags

I love the synchronicity of the Universe!  The Cosmic Cookie trail led me to the following article by Ashley Leavy.  I thought I had lost my own medicine bag at the gym today and then found it in a different pocket than where I put it!  After reading the article I realized I had not done enough to honor the items in my own medicine bag!  Yes….I wear it everyday but I don’t spend time with each item seeing what messages I need to receive from them nor paying proper respect to them.  How easy it is to become complacent in our own spiritual practices!  You can click the following link to read her article.

 

http://loveandlighthealingschool.com/creating-using-crystal-medicine-bags-by-ashley-leavy/

© 2016 Wolf Woman Ways

Prayer for a Lost Soul

I just found out that a friend of mine made some choices that don’t appear to be the best he could have made.   I opened up my email and found this Prayer for a Lost Soul.  Maybe you know someone that could use some help from the Lord and Lady.

Prayer for a Lost Soul

Great mother Goddess, Great father God,
[NAME] has lost [HIS/HER] way.
[HE/SHE] cannot find [HIS/HER] path.
Comfort [HIM/HER] today.

Take [HIS/HER] hand
And touch [HIS/HER] eyes
That [HE/SHE] may see
Through the tears [HE/SHE] cries.

[HE/SHE] feels alone,
Abandoned and small.
[HE/SHE] cannot feel
Your presence at all.

Wrap [HIM/HER] in Your loving arms,
And whisper that [HE/SHE] is not alone.
I ask this all of the Horned One,
And Maiden, Mother and Crone!

© Peace Whitehorse, 1-23-2016

I had told him I would light a candle for him to send him that which he needs to get through this patch in his life.  I will light that candle and recite this prayer for him.

© 2016 Wolf Woman Ways

Ear Candles

One of the healing tools I like to use for energy clearing are Ear Candles.  This link takes you to a site that gives detailed step by step directions on how to use them.  http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Ear-Candles

The article really talks about how to remove ear wax with them….I don’t know if that is what they are doing but I find them to be energetically clearing.  I like to speak to the person that is getting their ear candled, to have them set their intention to clear away any “gunk” that has been lingering. I find that clearing my chakras does wonders but every once in awhile I can sense there is something that doesn’t want to leave.  Since I am working with the ears I tend to feel it has to do with what others say or the stories we tell ourselves!  I have had my own ears candled and afterwords I felt a great deal of clarity.

It is interesting to watch the flame as the ear is being candled.  I feel there are messages there to be received as well in that firelight.  When it is over I cut open the candle and show them what is inside….even those shapes can have meaning!  So be aware of setting intention as you work with them!

© 2015 Wolf Woman Ways

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor so you should use your own judgment or check with your doctor to see if ear candling is for you.  I share my own experiences here.