Witchcraft Terms and Tools – Candles

Candles are widely used in Wicca and related forms of Paganism and Neopaganism, as they are in many other religions. Consecrated candles are frequently used on the altar to represent the presence of the God and Goddess, and in the four corners of a ritual circle to represent the presence of the four classical elements: Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Candles are burned at all ceremonies, and the lighting and extinguishing of candles often marks the opening and closing of the ritual.

A candle can be consecrated and charged with magical energy by cleansing it and anointing it with a small amount of oil during the waxing phase of the moon. The candle can also be carved or painted with appropriate magical symbols to further empower the candles with those energies.

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CANDLE MAGIC

Candle magic is an ancient art and it is the most widely used magic practiced today. The candle itself is a very powerful magical tool it contains all the basic elements earth, wind, fire and water, earth is represented in the wax, water the melted wax, the flame fire and the air is the smoke. The colour of the candles is very important as the different colours will bring with it its own energy and power, green for healing, red for empowerment etc. Each of the elements has with it its own single coloured candle, green for earth, yellow for air, blue is for water and red is for fire. The different colours also represent either a yin female or yang male energy, yellow is yin, green is yang, blue is yin and red is yang.
A candle is believed to have its own vibration and can be used in meditation and divination, pink or violet is a calm and soft light where as red is strong and powerful, when a candle is lit its colour is released into the surrounding area which will bring a nice energy into the room. If during your ritual you need a lot of power, light multiple candles. By rubbing oil over a candle before your ritual this will charge the candle with your own personal energy.

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Aromatherapy and Candle Magic to Help with Fevers

Combat Fever {Folk Remedy} # 2

Ingredients: Almonds

To help combat fevers, a very old folk remedy is that of eating almonds. This can also be a preventative measure for fevers, if eaten on a regular basis.

Reduces Fever {Aromatherapy & Candle Magic} # 3 Ingredients: Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil & 1 Purple Candle Gather together one purple candle, and three drops each of Lavender & Rosemary oil. Anoint the candle with a few drops of both oils, (rub entire candle with oil) and light the wick. Wait about ten minutes, until the wax at the top of the candle has melted into a small pool. At this time, pour the rest of the oils into the melted wax at the top of the candle. Place this candle close to you, and inhale the scent deeply. Burn for at least one hour, but you may burn it as long as the candle permits. Keep the burning candle near you until you extinguish the flame.

Ingredients:

Lavender Oil,

Rosemary Oil

& 1 Purple Candle

Gather together one purple candle, and three drops each of Lavender & Rosemary oil. Anoint the candle with a few drops of both oils, (rub entire candle with oil) and light the wick. Wait about ten minutes, until the wax at the top of the candle has melted into a small pool. At this time, pour the rest of the oils into the melted wax at the top of the candle. Place this candle close to you, and inhale the scent deeply. Burn for at least one hour, but you may burn it as long as the candle permits. Keep the burning candle near you until you extinguish the flame.

 

Flowers, Dawn (2012-03-24). The Spell Book of Wiccan Shadows (Kindle Locations 889-892). Under the Moon. Kindle Edition.

Summer Cold [Spell to Get Rid Of]

{Aromatherapy & Candle Magic}

# 1 Ingredients:

Eucalyptus Oil,

White Candle

To help ease symptoms of a summer cold, gather together one white candle, and a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Anoint the candle with the oil, (rub entire candle with oil) and light the wick. Wait about ten minutes, until the wax at the top of the candle has melted into a small pool. At this time, pour a few drops of the eucalyptus oil into the melted wax. Place this candle close to you, and inhale the scent deeply. Burn the candle for at least an hour, but you may burn it as long as the candle permits. Keep the burning candle near you until you extinguish the flame.

Flowers, Dawn (2012-03-24). The Spell Book of Wiccan Shadows (Kindle Locations 883-889). Under the Moon. Kindle Edition.