Category Archives: Candle Magick

CANDLE BINDING

CANDLE BINDING

 

Get a large white candle, the kind that drips wax, and set it up on a tray. Affix it to a photograph or other image of the person you wish to bind. Make a ring of sea salt around it. Make a second ring with protective herbs. Fill the rest of the tray with images that represent what you are binding the person from: pictures of your family, keys to your house, legal documents, whatever. If the problem is too complex for images, write what the person is bound from on slips of paper and place them around the candle. Papyrus, or paper made from cotton or linen work best for this. Use red ink if you are angry, purple ink if you are sad.

 

Wrap the candle and the image with black thread. Invoke Isis and Linda, the Binder with Linen Thread. Say out loud what you are binding the person from. Light the candle and leave it to burn until the wax begins to drip over the thread and image. Burn it every day for a week, until the image is thick with wax. Use this as a meditation device to direct your will to binding the person.

Ritual for Beltane Coven Gathering on 4/30/2015

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Picture from: http://www.venusvoyance.com/wicca-vieille-religion-devenue-religion-nouvelle/ .If you go to the siteit is all in French.

I thought would share how I will be doing the sacred circle April 30th at 6:15 PM CT in the Chat Room. For more information click on Coven Life banner on right side of this page. This will take you to Coven Life Home page scroll down just a little and you will see the post for this gathering. I will be typing the ritual into the chat room as I do each part, so everyone can follow where we are. I ask that no one else post in the chat room during the ritual please. Thank you. Hope to see you tomorrow.

If you want to empower candles during the ritual as I will be doing, you will need to have a 1 yellow taper candle and 1 green taper candle. Length is your choice depending on how many gardens you will be taking them to, to use the power from. To give power from the candles to your garden:

To give power from the candles to your garden: Light candles hold them sideways so some wax can drip from them onto the ground. You will want to hold the candle over each corner of each garden. As you do light the candle, hold both in your power hand (the hand you write with) if possible, say: Candle burning bright. Release your power with all its might.

BELTANE COVEN GATHERING RITUAL

I am in my backyard for this ritual. I am lucky my neighbors have grown use to me doing them and do not talk to me now when they see my altar set up.

I will be closing the circle around us:

With Sword pointed at the ground: I call upon Fire to guard this circle from all things negative outside of it.

With Sword pointed at shoulder level: I call upon Water to keep this circle safe from all things negative.

With Sword above head: I call upon Air to keep this circle safe from all things negative.

Lay sword on altar.

Facing East: Power of ancient dreams, ancestors of the mighty east

Come forth, O guardians of Air.

Let your wings of intelligence my protection be

Hear this call, let my words draw you near.

Lock the gate that none may pass unless

They come in love and trust. Blessed Be!

Facing South: Power of ancient dreams, ancestors of the mighty south

Come forth, O guardians of Fire.

May your firey breath cleanse my work.

Hear this call, let my words draw you near.

Lock the gate that none may pass unless

They come in love and trust. Blessed Be!

Facing West: Power of ancient dreams, ancestors of the mighty west

Come forth, O guardians of Water.

May your sweeping waters bring protection all around.

Hear this call, let my words draw you near.

Lock the gate that none may pass unless

They come in love and trust. Blessed Be!

Facing North: Power of ancient dreams, ancestors of the mighty north

Come forth, O guardians of Earth.

Let the North Star crown your brow.

Hear this call, let my words draw you near.

Lock the gate that none may pass unless

They come in love and trust. Blessed Be!

This circle is now closed around us and I say: We stand in a place that is not a place, in a time that is outside of time. I welcome you in perfect love and perfect trust. Merry Meet and Merry greet.

I invoke Morrigan to come into our circle. I invoke the Green Man to come into our circle.

Waiting for the power to rise and the deities to enter.

Sitting before me is a green candle on my right and a yellow candle in my right.

With my pointer finger on each candle I say,

“I empower these candles with love and light,

to keep my plants healthy from blight.

They will bless my gardens from sunrise to sunrise,

My harvest from ,my plants will be my prize.

With my finger on the green candle I say, “Morrigan I ask you to infuse this candle with your power and energy to help my plants be bountiful and prosper.”

With my finger on the yellow candle I say, “Green Man I ask you to infuse this candle with your power and energy to help my plants be bountiful and prosper.”

These are my words, This is my will, so mote it be.

I pick up the chalice from the altar which has sparkling grape juice in it: Morrigan and Green Man I offer you libations in thanks for your power and energy to enhance my spell. I thank you Mother Earth, Ra, Rain and wind for helping my gardens to grow and be bountiful. I offer these libation to you. I then pour a bit of juice on to the ground.

I pick up the plate from my altar (which has some crackers on it): Morrigan and Green Man I offer this substance to you in thanks for your power and energy to enhance my spell. I thank you Mother Earth, Ra, rain and wind for helping my gardens to grow and be bountiful. I offer this substance to you. I than crumble a couple on to the ground.

I ring the bell on my altar: I ask the Fea folk to watch over my gardens and to help them grow. In thanks I offer you this ginger, butter and cake.

Before dismissing the Watchtowers and opening the circle I say: May no harm come to those within or without as my spell takes hold

I dismiss the Watchtowers starting in the North and walking counter clockwise/witthershins.

Earth I now send you back for where you came with thanks for your protection and power you have given this circle.

Water I now send you back for where you came with thanks for your protection and power you have given this circle.

Fire I now send you back for where you came with thanks for your protection and power you have given this circle.

Air I now send you back for where you came with thanks for your protection and power you have given this circle.

Walking counter clockwise/witthershins

Holding my sword above my head Air I send you back from where you came with heartfelt thanks for your protection.

Holding my sword at should height Water I send you back from where you came with heartfelt thanks for your protection

Holding my sword towards the ground Fire I send you back from where you came with heartfelt thanks for your protection

The circle is now closed. May you go from it with peace and love. Merry part  until we merry meet again.

Copyright 2015 Lady Beltane

Spell, 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.

WOTC Extra (b) Preparing for Candle Magic

 

Preparing for Candle Magic

 

You’ve washed your hands, chosen your candle and prepared it, and you’re all ready to go! Now for the most important thing in any form of magic— your intent. All of the things that we use day to day or specifically for magic are simply tools for your intent. Your focus and thoughts are what is truly magical in any ritual you perform.

The best way I have found to focus all my thoughts is simply to hold the candle in my hands and close my eyes. I then visualize exactly what it is I want this candle spell to achieve. For example, if I want to send healing to someone, I think about that person being well and healthy. If I need to increase my confidence , I imagine myself overflowing with confidence and stability. I imagine all these thoughts and images pouring through my hands into the candle I’m holding.

There is no time limit to how long you should hold the candle. Trust in yourself. You will know when the candle is ready; it will feel full of your intent. Place the candle in a proper holder so it can burn safely for however long it needs to. Remember that lots of hunky firemen aren’t going to help you in your spell casting, however gorgeous they may be!

Light your candle, keeping all your intent and focus on it. Try not to drift off to thinking about what’s for tea. Once your candle is lit, imagine its flame transforming your intent and carrying it up and out into the world. If you can, leave the candle to burn down safely to complete your spell.

If you can’t leave your candle to burn down safely, what do you do? If you are a really prepared and organized person, you will have selected a candle with the correct burning time for your spell, allowing you to be present throughout the whole burning time. This is not me! Rarely am I that organized. So the question arises of whether to blow out the candle or leave it to burn. Or should you use a snuffer to extinguish the flame, or perhaps your fingers (ouch)?

Well first, never leave the candle to burn down alone. This has nothing to do with magic— it is just common sense. Any flame should be thought of as a toddler— unpredictable and capable of destroying everything in your home in a flash!

There is a school of thought that says you should never blow out a candle used in magic; some think that this blows out the essence of the light created by the flame. I am not of this school at all! I believe the essence of magic is you yourself. And what could be more magical than your own breath? I always blow out my candles if I can’t leave them to burn down . And I always take that moment as an opportunity to mix my breath with the spell that has just been cast and to send thanks for its successful working. I see this as a perfect moment to give a final personal touch to what I have been doing and to rightly send thanks for any help the spell may have received. Manners are everything here!

If you choose to use a snuffer or your fingers, that’s good too. It’s all a matter of personal preference. A bent spoon can make a wonderful snuffer, but please be careful with the fingers thing. Pain is not necessary in spell casting!

So now that you know the basics of candle magic, you have a wealth of possibilities available to you for using this way of spell casting . Take it slowly and find out what works for you. But if you want to experiment, here are a few ideas that I use:

Write words.

Write down your spell on a piece of paper and burn it in the candle flame (always remembering those fingers— get some tongs). You can get really fancy here, with different colored paper for each type of spell if you like, but I always use white. Try writing just a few simple words to start. You can progress to more elaborate verses as you get more experienced. Remember, words are an extremely powerful thing and you must think carefully before writing them down. Be sure of your intent and state it plainly.

Wind thread.

Wrap a piece of thread around your candle before lighting it. Imagine that your intent is spiraling with the thread. This can be a great focus and a wonderful way to create something to carry with you at the end of your spell to keep it going. Spells for confidence and money in particular can become more effective if you carry part of them with you. At the end of the burning, take the thread and some of the wax with you and carry it in a small pouch so you have it on hand whenever you need a boost.

Sprinkle herbs.

A pinch of an appropriate herb sprinkled into the flame during the spell can add the power of that herb to your work. There is a list of common herbs and their associations in the appendix. Keep some small jars or bags of dried herbs especially for this purpose. Dried herbs certainly work better in the flame and are quite often cheaper. And they are certainly a lot easier to store. Remember to use only a pinch, however. It’s the magical element of these herbs you are using here. Any more and you’re playing with fire, literally!

Give thanks.

Don’t forget to light a candle of thanks. So often, we get caught up in what we are doing in spell work and forget all about that purest of intentions— to give thanks. I like to light a candle in the evening. I do it almost every day and I use this moment to send out thanks and healing to all that need it. Just focus that intent into the candle and light it in the same way as before. If we all did this a little more, I really believe it could make a huge difference in the world. Send out that warm healing vibe as often as you can to all you can. It is one of the most important parts of who we are and what we do with our magic!

 

 

Hedgewitch Book of Days: Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year

Mandy Mitchell

WOTC Extra (a) Choosing Your Candle

 

Choosing Your Candle

You can choose any candle you like for your candle magic. Big or small, short or tall, fat or skinny—any candle that will work for you. Remember, it’s your intent that makes magic happen! However, in most spell work, the candle needs to be burned completely. So if you use a jumbo long-lasting candle, you may be waiting for it to burn down for days! I certainly don’t have the time or patience for that. Besides, some of those lovely big candles cost a fortune.

 

For me, I like to stay with what I know— birthday candles! They are reasonably priced, they come in a wealth of colors, and they burn away completely in five minutes or less. They are also easy to carry around for impromptu magic on the go, and most come with their own little holders that you can stick in the ground or in a bowl of salt for safety. If I need a longer-lasting candle, I use a tea light. They can also be picked up at little cost and last for between two and six hours, depending on the quality. Votive candles can be useful as well. I tend to use these to imbue the atmosphere at home— normally for peace , to counteract the chaos of everyday life.

 

If you can, always use a new candle for each spell you do. It’s a good way to insure that your intent isn’t tainted with the remnants of any previous magical workings or energies. This is, of course, unless you are doing an ongoing spell— say, healing for someone. Once your intent has been placed in a candle, it can be used for that purpose until the spell is finished or the candle is gone. I try to keep a store of candles for magical work ready in a small wooden box, hidden away from the sticky reaching fingers of the visiting little angels. I always go through the same process to get them ready for spell work , and it saves me time mucking around with each one before I use it.

 

To prepare my candles, I bury them in a bowl of salt and ask that they be cleansed of all debris they may have picked up along their way to me— whether it be physical or psychic energy. Remember, you never know who may have handled your candles before they reached your hands. And you really don’t need the energy of someone’s bad day at work interfering with all your good intent! After my candles are prepared, I place them all in my wooden box and I’m ready to use them as soon as I find a minute. Remember not to use this salt for anything else, as it will contain any negativity removed from the candles.

 

Color is also important in choosing your candle. Color magic can be used in a variety of ways, from cords to cooking. Using color in your candle magic can be fun, and it’s certainly a great way to focus your intent. But it can also become complicated. Deciding what color candle to use can be a mine field. And what if you don’t have the right color candle available? There is a simple guide in chapter 6 of this book that shows the colors I use for particular outcomes in magic and in all other workings.

 

If you’re just starting out, however, you can always go with white. It’s a color that’s universally available and it is pure and untainted. And it’s probably the cheapest color candle too! Using white candles allows you to start a spell immediately, without worrying about shopping for or finding the correct color candle. Let’s face it. If you need to do a healing spell, it’s not going to wait for you to run to the shops and frantically search for the right shade of blue!

 

 

Hedgewitch Book of Days: Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year

Mandy Mitchell

 

Let’s Talk Witch – Candle Magic

 

Candle Magic

Candle magic is one of the simplest forms of spell work you can do. So it seems to me that it’s a great place to start learning the basics of spell casting. It doesn’t require complicated rituals or lots of expensive magical tools, and it’s something we have all grown up with. Remember all those birthday candles? This is probably something we have all done from a very early age; we probably don’t even see it as a form of magic.

 

Candle magic follows the same principle as the birthday candle ritual, only instead of wishing for something, you say and visualize your intent. It can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Here are some basics for performing candle magic. Choosing Your Candle You can choose any candle you like for your candle magic. Big or small, short or tall, fat or skinny— any candle that will work for you. Remember, it’s your intent that makes magic happen! However, in most spell work, the candle needs to be burned

 

 

Hedgewitch Book of Days: Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year

Mandy Mitchell

 

To Reverse Spells Cast With Candle Magick

TO REVERSE SPELLS CAST WITH CANDLE MAGICK

 

Light two black candles and chant:

In the name of the Gods and all ye Spirits
In the name of Kernunnos and the light and the dark
And the Gods of the Netherworld
And whosoever shall be casting a curse against me
Let them suffer their own curse
Let these candles be their candles
This burning be their burning
This curse be their curse
Let the pain they have caused me and mine
Fall upon themselves

Do this spell for five consecutive nights (as close to midnight as possible) and each night chant the spell until the candles are spent.

Tuesday and The Perfect Magickal Spell for the Day


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Tuesday and The Perfect Magickal Spell for the Day

 

By Tuesday, most people are over Monday’s slump and are ready to charge. They feel more alert and energized on this day . Tuesdays are considered good days for communication, tenderness, taking care of business, and exercise spells.

Candle Communication Spell

1 blue candle
1 bottle of anointing oil (optional)

Take a blue candle and, if you have some oil, go ahead and anoint it. If you choose not to use oil, simply, hold the candle in your hands, and allow your energy to flow into it. After doing this, place the candle on a fire-safe surface and light it. Now, say this chant one time:

“Oh, Great Spirit,
Over land and sea,
Make me a magnet.
Make me as the bees.
Words buzzing to and fro.
As all the rivers run,
Let my channels grow.
Connections opening.
Drawing them close.
Happy smiles And wonderful host.
I speak into this flame.
The smoke carries into trees.
As I blow it out,
So mote it be.”

Now, blow out the candle. The smoke is supposed to drift your spell out into the world and open up new lines of communication for you.

A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen