You may use anything that has a flat top.. I use an old trunk with a piece of plywood on it. Be creative.. As for a cover I use white because of it’s kind of a multipurpose color. Although some magic specifies a color then what ever color is specified should be used. Again, be creative… Keep in mind that candle magic is usually done in condensed areas so keep things as simplistic as you can, especially your candlesticks and censors.
There are some who believe that incense is unimportant in candle magic. I cannot imagine performing candle magic without the incense. The type that you use may be specified in a specific spell, if that is the case by all means use that. Generally, I use three kings incense as well as vervain. Vervain gives the spell working a little umph. But then again nothing is set in stone.. Be creative.
Incense symbolizes Air… as the smoke rises our thoughts are carried up into the universe.
Candle Magic has been around for many, many years, being traced as far back as the Palaeolithic era. It is a very powerful form of sympathetic magic.
There are many factors that play into the art of candle magic. As we know any type of magic that is performed will return to you three fold, whether it be positive or negative. Always keep the Wiccan Rede “An harm to none do what thou wilt” in mind when considering your work. Always keep in mind that magic effect’s the entire world around you. Be very careful what you ask for, for it may well come true. The wording in any type of magic must not be taken lightly, be very careful, concise , and precise, make sure you have covered all possible bases.
Keep in mind that some candle magic has to be repeated over a period of days. Therefore, you will want to place them in an area that will not be disturbed. Do not choose a place where there is a tv, radio noise or disturbances of any kind. Keep in mind to not put candles near curtains and such, as you would not want to burn your house down. Candle magic should always be performed in a low traffic area. That is why a bedroom is really nice for such work.
Bergamot Mint Oil
Bergamot has a minty-lemony fragrance. It is used in money and prosperity oils. There are a great many synthesized versions out ther and should not be used, instead, make up the following bouquet:
Bergamot Mint Bouquet
This scent is the product of sperm whales. Used in aphrodisiac-type oils and perfumes. True ambergis is best avoided because of its origins, if you can’t find artificial ambergris oil, try substituting the following bouquet, or compound, which is very close to true ambergris.
Patchouly Oil (a few drops)
Used in love and healing mixtures.
SPELL AGAINST SLANDER AND GOSSIP
Write the name and full birthdate of your gossiping enemy on a piece of slippery elm bark.
Wrap it in a piece of black cloth and say:
(Name of person) be now silent!
Let your bitter tongue be broken!
(Name of person) be now silent!
Let no evil words be spoken!
SO MOTE IT BE!
Bury the cloth-covered bark in a forest or graveyard at night by the light of a pale
waning moon as you visualize that person unable to speak whenever he or she
attempts to spread malicious gossip about you.
LOVERS TRUTH SPELL
You will need: A tall, deep-blue candle peony or lavender oil and parchment (or paper)
On a waxing moon, anoint the candle with the fragrance of lavender or peony by the purest moonlight.
By this same moonlight – and this light only – inscribe the name of your lover on parchment.
Still by moonlight, use the name-paper as a taper to light the candle.
Place the candle upon a fireproof surface, away from a window or curtain,
and rest while the candle burns low. As you lay down your head that night, ask that your
love be open and honest of his actions; ask that he leave off flirtation and reveal true feelings
for you if he has them. Before a week has passed you will have a sign of his true regard.