Let’s Talk Witch – Sigils and Symbols Used In Magick
Sigils, symbols and names are often carved into candles to add to the intent, power and purpose of the spell.
To draw something to you carve your symbol or sigil into the candle by starting from the bottom and make your sigil ‘grow’ moving it upwards. To banish something start your carving from the top of the candle moving downwards.
If you are drawing letters you can stack them, by drawing each letter one over the top of another. Again if you are drawing something to you start to carve at the bottom of the candle and if you are banishing something start at the top.
The spiral method means you start your carving at the bottom of the candle and move to the right, spiralling the letters of your carving upwards to bring something towards you, or start at the top and spiral downwards to banish something.
For a straightforward carving just draw your design in the middle of the candle, it could be a heart for a love spell or a pound/ dollar sign to draw money.
To reverse a spell or when banishing negativity, you could try writing a word backwards on the candle.
If you don’t want anyone to see what you have carved into the candle use a needle as this makes a very fine line and even you probably won’t be able to make out the end result, but the important thing is that spirit will.
Another way of hiding what you are doing is by carving your intent on the base of the candle so that no one can see it.
Source:Pagan Portals – Hoodoo: Folk Magic Patterson, Rachel