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Candle Magic: A Complete How-To Guide

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Exploring the Mysteries of Candle Magic

In 2009, I embarked on a spiritual journey that opened my eyes to the captivating world of candle magic. I was introduced to this enchanting realm at a botanica where my training and initiation began. There, I was greeted by shelves adorned with an array of candle colors and types. I was mesmerized by the sheer variety of candles, each designed for a specific occasion, situation, or problem.

During my long working hours from 7 am to 7 pm, I found myself drawn to these candles. I spent time studying their names and purposes. At first, I was simply intrigued by the diversity of candle choices. However, as I delved deeper into my practice, I began to understand the profound significance of these candles. I realized that each candle carries a unique energy, partly derived from its color and the imagery on it.

In my view, candles serve as conduits of energy to manifest intentions, solve problems, and bring about positive change. In this candle magic how to you will learn that candle magic involves aligning the energy to achieve the best possible outcomes for my clients.

The Roots of Candle Magic

Candle magic finds its place in various spiritual traditions, including Hoodoo, Mexican Spiritual Traditions, Voodoo, Santeria, Paganism, Wicca, and New Age practices, to name a few. Importantly, candle magic is not exclusive to any particular tradition and can be practiced by anyone.

The use of 7 day candles, also known as Novenas or 7 Day Jar Candles, holds a significant place in various spiritual and magical traditions, including Mexican Folk Magic, Hoodoo, Santeria, and Voodoo. These candles are not just ordinary candles; they are tools for focused prayer, intention setting, and manifestation of desired outcomes. Let's delve deeper into their significance in these traditions:

  1. Mexican Folk Magic:

    In Mexican Folk Magic, the use of 7 day candles is deeply rooted in the culture's rich history and blend of indigenous and Catholic influences. These candles are often used in rituals and prayers to seek guidance, protection, or assistance from saints, angels, or deities. The practice often involves lighting a candle for nine consecutive days while reciting specific prayers or invocations. Each day, the candle's flame represents a connection to the spiritual realm, allowing for a continuous flow of energy and intention.

  2. Hoodoo:

    Hoodoo, an African American folk magic tradition, incorporates the use of 7 day candles as a means to work with spirits, ancestors, or deities. Hoodoo practitioners often customize these candles with oils, herbs, and other materials to enhance their effectiveness. The candles are typically inscribed with symbols, names, or petitions and are lit for seven days to facilitate various magical workings, such as love spells, protection, or prosperity rituals.

  3. Santeria:

    Santeria, a syncretic religion that blends elements of Yoruba spirituality with Catholicism, employs 7day candles as a vital tool in its rituals. Each Orisha (deity) in Santeria has associated colors, and specific candles are used to invoke their blessings and guidance. These candles are believed to serve as a direct channel of communication between practitioners and the Orishas, allowing for offerings and petitions to be made.

  4. Voodoo:

    In Voodoo practices, 7 day candles are often used for spiritual work, particularly in spells and rituals involving ancestor veneration, protection, or invoking the Loa (spirits). The candles may be anointed with special oils and herbs, and their colors and inscriptions are carefully chosen based on the specific intention of the ritual. Voodoo practitioners believe that the continuous burning of these candles strengthens the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds.

In all of these traditions, the use of 7-day candles is a powerful way to concentrate energy, focus intention, and create a sacred space for spiritual work. The practice fosters a sense of continuity and dedication, as the candle is allowed to burn continuously for a week, symbolizing the persistence of one's prayers or magical efforts. It's important to note that while the candles themselves are essential tools, the intention, faith, and belief of the practitioner play a crucial role in the effectiveness of these rituals.

Candle Color Spiritual Meaning

In the enchanting world of candle magic, the choice of candle color is far from arbitrary. Each color carries its own unique energy, symbolism, and meaning, making it a crucial element in the practice of this ancient art. Understanding the significance of candle colors is akin to speaking a mystical language that empowers practitioners to align their intentions with the energies of the universe.

Red Candles: Vibrant and passionate, red candles are often associated with love, desire, and vitality. They are employed in spells and rituals aimed at igniting romantic passions, enhancing physical energy, and kindling the flames of ambition. Red candles can also symbolize courage and strength, making them a choice for overcoming challenges.

Pink Candles: Soft and tender, pink candles are the embodiment of love in its gentlest forms. They are used to attract affection, foster harmony in relationships, and promote self-love and compassion. Pink candles are perfect for matters of the heart, from romantic intentions to healing emotional wounds.

Orange Candles: Radiating warmth and enthusiasm, orange candles are linked to creativity, success, and joy. They are a beacon of inspiration, encouraging creativity, promoting business endeavors, and ushering in a sense of celebration. Orange candles are often chosen when embarking on new ventures or seeking recognition and acclaim.

Yellow Candles: The color of the sun, yellow candles are synonymous with intellect, clarity, and confidence. They are ideal for enhancing mental acuity, bolstering communication skills, and fostering a positive outlook. Yellow candles can illuminate the path to wisdom, knowledge, and enlightenment.

Green Candles: Green, the color of nature, represents growth, abundance, and prosperity. Green candles are used to attract financial success, facilitate healing, and promote harmony in the home. They are also linked to matters of fertility and renewal, making them a choice for fresh starts and new beginnings.

Blue Candles: Serene and calming, blue candles embody qualities of peace, wisdom, and communication. They are used to soothe emotions, enhance spiritual awareness, and facilitate clear, heartfelt communication. Blue candles are also chosen for protection and to invoke the aid of benevolent spirits.

Purple Candles: Regal and mystical, purple candles are associated with spiritual growth, intuition, and transformation. They are often used in rituals aimed at accessing higher realms of consciousness, seeking psychic insight, and invoking divine guidance. Purple candles are also a symbol of power and royalty.

White Candles: White candles symbolize purity, clarity, and spirituality. They are often used as a blank canvas for any intention, amplifying the energy of other candles when used in combination. White candles are also favored for cleansing, purification, and protection.

Black Candles: Contrary to misconceptions, black candles are not inherently negative. They are often employed in candle magic for banishing or releasing unwanted energies, breaking curses, and bringing about transformation. Black candles represent the power of the unseen and the mysteries of the universe.

Brown Candles: Earthy and grounding, brown candles are linked to stability, practicality, and endurance. They are chosen for spells related to matters of the home, finding employment, and maintaining a sense of security.

Gray Candles: Gray candles are neutral and balanced, making them versatile for various purposes. They are used to represent neutrality, compromise, and finding middle ground in conflicts.

Seven Color Candles: The multi-layered seven-color candle embodies the essence of various chakras, each color symbolizing distinct attributes. In Santeria these candles are associated with the 7 African Powers. 

  • Red (Root): Signifying stability and physical well-being.
  • Orange (Sacral): Evoking creativity and passion.
  • Yellow (Solar): Representing self-confidence and willpower.
  • Green (Heart): Associated with abundance and prosperity.
  • Blue (Throat): Conveying peace and serenity.
  • Indigo (Third Eye): Reflecting enlightenment and inner wisdom.
  • Violet (Crown): Radiating love and fostering connections.

In the intricate practice of candle magic, the selection of candle color is a vital component that communicates your intent to the universe. By choosing the appropriate color to align with your desires and aspirations, you harness the inherent energies and symbolism of that color to amplify the power of your rituals and spells. It's a language that transcends words, conveying your intentions to the mystical forces that surround us.

Harnessing the Power of Candle Magic

Throughout history, candle magic has been one of the simplest forms of spell casting. It empowers magical consciousness by adding energy to your intentions. It's a form of sympathetic magic, where lighting a candle and declaring your intention sends your desires out into the Universe, influencing our reality. The time it takes for these intentions to manifest can vary, from days to weeks, months, or even a year, depending on the nature of the desire and any obstacles involved.

Candle magic utilizes a range of elements, including planetary magic, sacred numerology, sacred geometry, fire, herbs, oils, prayers, intentions, and your personal power. The practice is built upon three key principles:

  1. Deciding on a goal (intention).
  2. Visualizing the desired outcome (manifestation).
  3. Focusing your intent and will to make that result a reality (feeling as if you've already received it).

Candle magic is an ancient, potent form of spellwork that taps into the intense energy of fire. Among the elements, fire burns the brightest and demands immediate attention. As a candle burns, it consumes existing energy and transforms it into smoke.

The smoke generated during a candle's burning tells a story, as does the soot left behind on the glass. Reading this soot is a form of divination used to predict the outcome of the burn.

Numerology and Candle Burning

Often, clients approach me with a variety of issues, each requiring a specific candle. However, when clients have multiple issues, I prefer to consult with them to determine the best approach to improve their situation.

Harnessing the Power of Intention-Based Candle Sets

In some cases, a single candle may not suffice, and the energy needs to be amplified by burning candles in sets of 3, 5, or 7 (even 11 for dense energies) simultaneously. Relying solely on one candle for multiple issues places a heavy burden on that single candle.

Burning candles in a set aims to move energy in the desired direction. Each candle represents a burst of energy, and when multiple candles burn together, it creates a more powerful push.

Burning in Sets of 3 or Creating Triangles: This approach is ideal for fortifying a petition. Triangles, recognized as one of the most potent geometric formations, add strength to your intention.

Igniting 5 Candles or Forming Squares: Often employed to establish stability and securely seal an intention.

To fully realize the power of your intention, place your petition on an altar or in a sacred space. For maximum effectiveness, I recommend burning at least three Novena candles in a single set. 

Optimizing Results: The Power of Candle Sets

To achieve maximum effectiveness in your candle magic rituals, consider burning a set of at least three candles, especially on auspicious days like Sunday for success or Tuesday for victory. Here's my recommended approach:

  1. Choose Your Saint Candle: Begin with one Saint Candle. Choose your Saint based on your situation for example for situations such as a court case  dedicated this task to to either the Most Helping Hand, Saint Jude, or Just Judge, to whom you will offer your petition.

  2. Enhance Your Intention: Complement your Saint Candle with two additional candles related to your specific desire. Options include Court Case, Win Court Case, Law Stay Away, or Tapa Boca, depending on your situation. 

  3. Always boost your intention with a block buster in order to remove the blockages.

By following this approach and burning this Court Case set, you increase your chances of obtaining a positive result in any legal matter.

Duration of Candle Burning

Candle rituals are typically most effective when practiced daily for 21 consecutive days. This continuous burning keeps the energy "hot," allowing for a constant flow of energy toward the intention. While there are no guarantees in this work, following these basic principles should lead to favorable changes.

If you find candle services overwhelming or unsafe to perform at home, consider booking a consultation for an altar burn. An altar burn is conducted on your behalf, with blessed, dressed, and prayed-for candles. You won't need to burn candles in your home.

Harnessing the Power of the Full Moon in Candle Magic

The full moon is a potent celestial event that has captivated humanity's imagination for centuries. It represents a time of heightened energy, illumination, and profound transformation. In the realm of candle magic, the full moon serves as a particularly auspicious and powerful occasion.

Charging Your Intentions: The full moon is often associated with the culmination of intentions and the manifestation of desires. It is a time when the moon's energy is at its peak, casting a radiant glow upon our world. For practitioners of candle magic, this lunar phase provides a unique opportunity to charge candles with the moon's energy and infuse them with amplified intent.

Selecting Your Candles: When working with candle magic during the full moon, it's crucial to choose candles that align with your specific intentions. For instance, Full Moon's are associated to putting an end to karmic cycles if you seek to put ending to your suffering select candles based off this intention. 

  • Ajo Macho: to deflect the evil eye, or the gazes of jealousy that can cause bad luck
  • 7x7: 7 Color Helps you Fight, Defeat and Destroy ALL that is holding and keeping you down, giving you bad luck
  • Block Buster: to break away from what is holding you back from reaching your goals
  • Destroy AllTo break up a crossed condition or dispel all jinxes
  • Protection form Enemies: to protect yourself from any harm or evil spells or hexes from enemies

  • Saint Alex (San Alejo): to remove evil, enemies, satan and witches near you, get rid of unwanted guests

  • Reversible Candle: to use as a mirror shield to reverse any spells, curses and any harmful evil send towards you

  • Get Away (Del Retiro): To get rid off all your enemies & Remove Evil

  • Cleansing Candle (Limpias): For cleansing against bad luck, hexes, witchcraft and spells

  • Barrier Breaker/Unblocker (Destrancadera): Para Romper la Barrera to break away from the negative forces that have consumed your life
  • Against Harm: yellow candle to protect yourself, home, business and family form any dangerous situation such as evil spells, hexes, vandalism, injuries etc.
  • Uncrossing (Descruzar): To remove all types of hexes, curses & crossed conditions

  • 7 Knots Unbinding (Siete Nudos): to to get rid of bad luck, jinx removing, hex breaking

  • Run Devil Run (Corre Diablo Corre): to get rid of the devil's spells, curses and hexes

  • Spell Breaker (Rompe Conjuro): to reverse and break any evil spells

  • Triple Reversible Candle (Tres Veces Reversible): to reverse troubles back to the person who sent them to you

  • Destroy Everything (Arrasa Con Todo Negra) Black: To break up a crossed condition or dispel all jinxes

  • Protection form Enemies (Muerte Contra Mis Enemigos)- Red: for Protection against all evil, negativity, and danger

  • Black Chicken (Gallina Negra): To remove any jinx, crossed condition, curses, bad luck

  • Protection Against Evil Red: to protect yourself from any harm from your enemies

  • Snake (Vivora): powerful spell breaker & to gain control over a hard situation, getting rid off any negative energy

  • Spell Breaker Cauldron (Rompe Conjuro): to remove and break any evil spells placed on you or any family member

  • Protection form Enemies (Muerte Contra Mis Enemigos): for Protection against all evil, negativity, and danger
  • Jinx Removing (Quita Mala Suerte) Red & Black: to remove any jinx, crossed condition, curses, bad luck

  • Jinx Removing: to remove any jinx, crossed condition, curses, bad luck

Cleansing and Preparation: Before performing your candle magic ritual on a full moon night, it's advisable to cleanse your candles and create a sacred space. This can involve smudging with sage, purifying with salt, or simply holding the candles in your hands and visualizing them being cleansed of any lingering energies. As you prepare your ritual space, ensure it is quiet, peaceful, and free from distractions.

Casting Your Spell: As the full moon rises, light your selected candles, focusing on your intentions and desires. Visualize your goals as if they have already been achieved, allowing the moon's energy to infuse your candles with its powerful light. You may choose to recite incantations or prayers that resonate with your intent, channeling your energy and intention into the candles.

Observing the Moon: While your candles burn, take a moment to step outside and bask in the glow of the full moon. Feel its energy enveloping you and your intentions. This connection with the natural world can enhance the potency of your candle magic.

Closing Your Ritual: Once your candles have burned down, extinguish them safely. Be sure to dispose of any remaining wax thoughtfully, either by burying it in the earth or placing it in flowing water, symbolizing the release of your intention to the universe.

Reflect and Record: In the days following your full moon candle magic ritual, pay attention to any signs, synchronicities, or shifts in your life that may indicate the manifestation of your intentions. Keep a journal to record your experiences and insights.

The full moon's energy is a powerful ally in candle magic, amplifying your intentions and helping you manifest your desires. By aligning your rituals with the lunar phases and respecting the moon's natural rhythms, you can tap into the profound energies of the cosmos and enhance the effectiveness of your candle magic practice

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