Basic Candle Rules to Follow…
Always smother a flame that is to be extinguished before the candle is completed its burning. Never blow out a flame. This is considered extremely rude to the fire elements.
Always try to light a candle from the flame of a perpetually burning sourse.
If this is not possible, use a lighter, but never a match! Phosphorous and sulfur are used in destructive, negative magik and can greatly influence your candle Spellcasting.
Always use a new, fresh candle when starting a new rite or spell. An old or broken candle will not hold the energy of a new candle. A candle that has been used before has already been energized and dedicated to a task or affermation.
If a candle goes out on its own–do not relight it. Either your magic is concluded or your spell was done improperly and you need to begin again.
Remember to keep yourself, your belongings and your surroundings safe and protected from fire hazard when working candle magick. This is why it is so important to have an Altar-so you don’t burn the house down!