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Candle magic has long been recognized as one of the most popular and accessible forms of spell casting. With its simplicity and effectiveness, it has become a go-to practice for those interested in exploring the realm of magic. In this blog post, we will delve into the basics of candle magic, exploring its principles, techniques, and the importance of belief in its success.

Understanding the Essence of Candle Magic

Contrary to popular belief, candle magic is not about levitation or turning people into frogs. Instead, it is a practice rooted in the art of causing change in consciousness in accordance with one's will. By channeling positive thoughts and energy into action, candle magic allows individuals to manifest their intentions through focused intention and visualization. 

The Three Key Principles of Candle Magic

Candle magic revolves around three fundamental principles that underpin successful candle magic. From deciding on a clear goal to visualizing your desired outcome and focusing your intention, these principles form the foundation for effective spell casting. Learn how to be specific, realistic, and embrace unwavering belief in your magic:

  1. Decide on a Goal: The first step is to clearly define your intention or goal. By simplifying it into a single sentence, like "please protect me from all hurt, harm and danger" or "please grant me the courage to show up confidently as my authentic self today", you provide a clear direction for the magic to manifest.

  2. Visualize Your End Result: Visualization plays a crucial role in candle magic. Envisioning the desired outcome with clarity and focus helps to align your energy and intention with the goal you seek to achieve.  When you visualize your intention, how does it make you feel?  What happens as a result of your intention coming to life?  Hold onto the feeling and allow it to make your spirit glow with bliss.

  3. Focus Your Intention: Concentrating your willpower and intention on manifesting the desired result is essential. However, it is important to be specific, realistic, and most importantly, believe in the magic you are performing.  If you don't believe it's possible for you yet, find real life examples of people that are already accomplishing or have accomplished your goal.  If they can do it, why can't you?  No, really!  You've got to trust and believe that you can or no one else will.

Choosing Your Candle and Setting the Mood

Selecting the right candle is crucial for candle magic. Each color holds symbolic meaning, so it is essential to do some research to find the one that resonates with your intention. For example, red symbolizes courage and empowerment, while pink represents love and relationships. Black and white candles are universal and can be used for any purpose.  

  1. White: Symbolizes purity, spirituality, cleansing, and healing. It is often used for general blessings, protection, and purification spells.

  2. Red: Represents passion, courage, strength, and vitality. Red candles are commonly used in love spells, for increased energy, motivation, and to manifest desires.

  3. Pink: Signifies love, affection, harmony, and emotional healing. Pink candles are often used for spells related to romantic love, self-love, friendship, and nurturing relationships.

  4. Orange: Symbolizes creativity, enthusiasm, joy, and success. Orange candles are used for spells related to creativity, inspiration, career success, and attracting opportunities.

  5. Yellow: Represents intellect, communication, optimism, and mental clarity. Yellow candles are used for spells related to learning, focus, confidence, and manifesting ideas or goals.

  6. Green: Symbolizes abundance, growth, fertility, and prosperity. Green candles are commonly used in money spells, for attracting luck, career success, and promoting health and well-being.

  7. Blue: Signifies calmness, intuition, wisdom, and spiritual protection. Blue candles are used for spells related to healing, meditation, enhancing psychic abilities, and promoting peace and tranquility.

  8. Purple: Represents spirituality, intuition, psychic abilities, and spiritual power. Purple candles are often used for spells related to spiritual growth, divination, psychic protection, and connecting with higher realms.

  9. Black: Symbolizes protection, banishing, and releasing negativity. Black candles are used for spells related to removing obstacles, breaking bad habits, and absorbing or repelling negative energy.

  10. Silver: Signifies intuition, psychic development, and lunar energy. Silver candles are used for spells related to psychic abilities, intuition, dreams, and enhancing magical energy.

  11. Gold: Represents wealth, success, abundance, and achievement. Gold candles are commonly used in spells for attracting prosperity, financial success, and personal empowerment.

It's important to note that individual beliefs and cultural practices may vary, so it's always a good idea to research and adapt the symbolism to align with your own intentions and cultural context.

Timing Your Candle Magic

In candle magic, timing holds significance. You can consider both the days of the week and the cycles of the moon. Days of the week are said to be associated with Norse gods and embody their specific characteristics. For instance, Friday, associated with Freya, the goddess of love, is ideal for love spells. Moon cycles also play a role, with the new moon being suitable for beginnings and the full moon for banishing negative energy.

Carving, Anointing, and Adding Crystals

To enhance the potency of your candle magic, there are additional steps you can take. Carving words, names, or symbols into the candle adds a personal touch and strengthens the connection to your intention. Anointing the candle with oils or rolling it in herbs can further amplify the energy. Adding crystals that align with your intention, such as rose quartz for love or quartz for amplification, can enhance the vibrational energy surrounding your spell.

Performing Your Candle Magic

Once you have prepared your candle, including any additional steps, it's time to begin your spell. Find a safe and sturdy candle holder and place the candle within. If desired, create a crystal grid around the candle to amplify the energy further. Before lighting the candle, take a moment to connect with the energy you have cultivated and enter a sacred space. Then, light the candle and allow it to burn, while you bask in the positive energy and enjoy the moment.  You don't have to sit and stare at your candle until it burns completely but please do not leave it unattended for extended periods (for safety reasons).

Candle magic is a powerful tool for manifesting intentions and creating positive change in your life. While the steps outlined in this blog serve as a foundation, there are various approaches to candle magic depending on personal preference and resources. It is essential to follow your intuition and believe in the process to maximize the effectiveness of your spell.  If you have any questions, ask below or email us at

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