Cleansing a candle removes any psychic debris or residual energy, think of a cleansing as a spiritual ‘reset’ button.
You can cleanse a candle using any of the following methods:
Pass it through incense smoke
Allow it to bath in the light of the moon overnight
Bury the candle in sea salt, and leave it for a day
Consecration is when you reprogram the tool, in other words – you tell the item what it’s purpose is:
Hold your projective (writing) hand over the candle and imagine that white light is beaming from your palm, and into the candle – say the following:
“I consecrate you, candle of wax,
to cleanse you and purify you,
so that you may serve me in my magickal workings.
In the name of the Mother Goddess and Father God
you are consecrated.”
After this you need to charge it, hold the candle with both hands, and say:
“I charge you by the power of the Ancients: the Goddess and the God
by the powers of the Sun, the Moon and the Stars
by the elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth
May you serve me well.
So Mote it Be.”
The candle is now ready for use.