Candle Magic In The Home
A candle can do more than just look pretty, create a pleasant atmosphere and provide subtle lightning. It can also have a magical impact of your daily life.
You probably have several candles in your house that you either bought for yourself, or were given as gifts. You may have tea lights, elegant candlesticks on the dinner table or sideboard, and candles in a cupboard in case of power cuts. The obvious reason to put candles around your home is because they look nice or you like the scent of them, but did you realise that you can work magic with candles, too?
Placing Magic Candles
Simply by taking a moment to think about your candles and where you place them, you can increase their positive effects on your life. If you recognise the powers candles have, you will be able to place them where they can most benefit you.
Candle Magic Traditions
- A tradition in Scotland involved the use of a candle at midnight, on Halloween. A single woman was to sit before a mirror in a dark room lit with a single candle. She was then to cut an apple into nine pieces and eat it whilst looking into the mirror. It was thought she would see the image of her future husband appear behind her in the mirror and take the past piece.
- Wishing as you blow our the candles on your birthday cake is a tradition that is part of our lives. Remember, you must blow out all of them for the wish to come true.
- Imbolc, or Candlemas, on 2nd February, is the festival of lights, celebrated by both Pagans and Christians. The ancient Romans also burned candles at this time to scare away evil spirits.
There was once a belief that a candle could enable a woman to see a vision of her future husband.