Casting Simple Candle Spells
The light and warmth of a candle’s flame provides one of our most powerful connections to fire – the element of creativity, life and health.
Remember the first time you made a wish as you blew out the candles on a birthday cake? As a child you believed your wish would come true and had an innocent faith that something magical would happen. You probably didn’t realise it, but as you visualised the end result (made a wish), concentrated upon it (blew out the candles) and hoped your wish would be granted, you were casting your very first candle spell.
Candle magic is very simple, but highly effective. From the tea lights that warm your essential oil burner, to the romantic candles on your dinner table, you probably have everything you need in your house already. All that needs to be added is the knowledge of how to choose the appropriate candle for your purpose and how to use it to weave magic.
The Magic Power of Candles
Colour – As candles give our light, their power lies partially in the visual realm of the colour spectrum. As colours have string magical associations, choosing the appropriate one for your candle can help to strengthen the power of your wish.
Transformation – Fire holds the power of transformation and purification. It can burn away your bad habits and carry your good intentions our into the world in its smoke.
Connection – People all across the world have lit candles for centuries. Close your eyes as you light yours and feel yourself connecting to your neighbours and ancestors.
Paper, ribbons and cents can also be combined with candles to cast simple spells. You’re probably lightning candles regularly already, but with a little knowledge you can use them to weave magic.