Fire Magick – Candle Magick
Fire magick is dramatic, entrancing, and magnificent. Fire Witches have a distinct preference for the more challengiing magickal tasks and full-fledged rituals. However, there are many simpler way to use fire magick.
Always follow common sense safety rules when working with fire.
Primary to fire magick is the simple art of candle magick. When using candle magick, select a candle color that corresponds to your intent. There are many charts giving versions of candle correspondences, but te key to effective candle magick is to choose a color that you think suits the task. It’s best to search for your own set of color correspondences. If you end up using a recommended color that doesn’t calm you (if that is what is called for in the spell), how will it work to calm the universe?
Once you have selected the proper candle color, you must prepare the candle for magick:
1. Cleanse and consecrate the candle to the four elements.
2. Bless and anoint the candle with an appropriate oil.
3. Channel your magical intent into the candle. You may wish to bind it there with a ribbon or thread. Hair (even though it smells horrible when burnt) works very well to bind intent. You can carve symbols into the wax to further seal intent.
4. Light the candle. The flame releases the energy you programmed into it out into the universe to bring the desired change.
Herbs are often used in conjunction with candles to provide a little extra tra oomph. Specialty candles can also pack a powerful magical punch. Practitioners of Voodoo, Hoodoo, and Santeria make use of these in magic and in offerings.
–Tammy Sullivan, Elemental Witch: Fire, Air, Water, Earth; Discover Your Natural Affinity