Your Candle Altar

Your Candle Altar

Your Altar:
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.

Incense:
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.

Preparing of the Practitioner:
Prior to your spell working prepare yourself a nice relaxing bath. Add a hand full of sea salt to get your charges set where they need to be. Light a few candles, turn off the light and relax. Clear your mind of the junk you have picked up through out the day. Visualize the water washing all the negativity away from you. It is very important that your mind be at ease and clear prior to any spell working.

Types of candles:
Any type of candle can be used for candle magic as long as it has been cleansed and consecrated prior to use. Although beeswax candles are higher in price than store bought candles, they are more powerful because they are produced from nature. As with any other tool, the candle made by the practitioner for a specific purpose captures the energy of the practitioner. Many experienced Witches will use only candles they have crafted themselves because of this.

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  1. I’m very new to all this and about to set up my first altar. Can someone tell me if altar candles have to be large ones or are smaller e.g. 4″ while candles sufficient?

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    1. I am sorry for just now finding your question. I had you pre-approved and your comments go straight in and I don’t get to read them. In regards to your questions, there is no need to go broke practicing magick. It is your altar, whatever you feel comfortable with and can afford. I have all different sizes of candles on my altar. I do, however, match the Goddess and God candles, same size and height (this shows that I pay equal respect to both). I know some will disagree with this. I know witches that have a huge candles dedicated to the Goddess. It depends on your beliefs. When you are doing a ritual or spell, there are a few things you will have to keep in mind. You will need to determine how long the candle needs to burn. Is it a short spell, then you can use a small candle such as a votive or a tealight candle. If it is a spell that is required to burn over a few days, then it is best to get a larger candle. But hun, it is your altar, set it up the way you are comfortable and according to your beliefs.

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