Candle magic is the perfect way to get in touch with your witchy side, connect with the universe, and set intentions.
The magic performed brings forth the energy from the element of fire. This element is all about change and transformation, and by harnessing its energy we can make big changes in our own lives.
I have used candle magic for years and really believe in the forces behind it. So, I have decided to write this article for beginners to guide you in your candle magic journey!
What is Candle Magic?
Candle magic is one of the oldest forms of magic. The elements have been used by Pagans and Wiccans for centuries to perform magic and transform the world around them.
This kind of magic has become more and more popular recently, with the rise of witches and magic across the globe.
I believe that this rise is a way for the modern person to reconnect with nature and their ancestors despite the hectic world we live in.
When performing candle magic, you are sending your intentions and energy out into the world. You are bringing about change by believing in the universe and connecting with the element of fire.
Do’s and Don’t of Candle Magic
Okay, so candle magic is pretty accessible, that is why it is so popular! But, there are still things that you should and should not do when conducting candle magic. Following these do’s and don’t will make your magic much more potent.
- Do prepare properly. Cleansing and charging the candles that you are working with allows you to connect with the candles and the magic that you are performing. I believe that preparation is actually part of the ritual and just as important as lighting the candle.
- Don’t blow out your candle. Use a candle snuffer or let it burn down safely. Blowing out the candle will blow away your intentions!
- Do customize your magic. One reason I really love Wiccan magic is that it is all so personal! Some witches choose to carve their candles with words and symbols before lighting them, others choose to do their magic outside. Experiment with candle magic and find what is right for you!
- Don’t send out bad intentions. Do not ask the universe to do harm, because it won’t listen to you! Plus, it might send that negativity right back to you…
- Do practice fire safety. Make sure you are being safe with your candles and never leaving any unattended.
Candle Magic Colors Meaning
Before beginning your candle magic ritual, have a think about what candles you will need. A lot of witches like to have candles of each color on hand so whatever situation arises, they are prepared!
This is because each candle has different powers depending on its color. All colors have their own specific vibrations that, when burnt, send out energy into the universe.
In order to make your candle magic as potent as possible, try and get your hands on the right color for your magic!
So, what are the different colors and what do they do?
Black candles are perfect for protection spells. It is the best candle to burn in order to ward off negative energy and psychic attacks.
The color yellow is all about happiness and abundance. It connects with the power of the sun and brings forth career change, boosts mood, and lets off a general joyful vibe! Perfect for spells of abundance.
Of course, red is all about love. If you are wanting passion, love, and romance, lighting this candle will surely help! If you are wanting to practice some love spells, make sure you have some red candles with you.
Orange is all about creativity and the flow of ideas. Use one of these candles if you are suffering from a creative block and are needing a bit of magic to get you going!
Pink candles have tender and caring vibrations. They are often used in love spells, but I also always use them for self-love and self-care spells. Pink candles bring forth nourishing and kind energies, so always useful to have.
Purple candles allow you to get in touch with your psychic powers. Using purple candles for magic will allow you to deepen your intuition and become spiritually enlightened.
Brown candles bring forth earthly vibes. Great for helping you with resources and materials, but also wonderful to burn if you are feeling disconnected from mother nature.
If you are wanting to cast spells that are all about calmness and healing, a blue candle is perfect! The vibrations that come from blue will relax you and heal any emotional wounds.
Green is the color of money and abundance. Use these candles for spells of finance and growth!
A white candle brings forth pure energy and therefore is great to be used in any spell.
What to Do
So, you are ready to get some magic flowing! You have your candles, you know what you want to perform a spell about, and choose the right candle color. Now, what next?
Clarify Your Intention
When conducting candle magic, it is super important to know exactly what your intentions are. What are you trying to manifest? Is it a new job? Perhaps you are going through a creative block and are wanting to light that fire?
Be concise when asking the universe for assistance. Try to put your intention into a sentence that is easy to understand. If you are too vague, the universe will not be entirely sure what you are wanting!
Cleanse Your Candle
Before you start your magic, you should cleanse your candles. This means that any energy that it has picked up will go away, leaving your candle ready for magic.
You can do this by burning sage smoke near the candle, or leaving the candle in salt. These will rid the candle of any energy that might interfere with your intentions.
Charge Your Candle
Anointing a candle with essential oils or herbs is a really important part of the process. It allows you to connect your energy with the candle’s energy.
Charging a candle is the act of rubbing it with essential oils or herbs, infusing these things into the candle. What oils and herbs you choose is up to you and the type of magic that you are conducting.
For example, using basil in your magic can assist with money flows. If you are in need of healing, opt for some eucalyptus.
You can also get oils specifically designed for certain magic, infused with the best essential oils and herbs. There are so many great products online and in witch shops, so have a look around to find oils and herbs that are perfect for you!
If you can’t get your hands on the right essential oils, you can charge your candle with olive oil or even water. This is because the most important part of the magic comes from within you.
While you rub the candle, charge it with your intention. Visualize the energy from the candle connecting with your own energy. Visualize a bright light connecting you and the candle.
If you are wanting to carve your candle with words or symbols, now is the time!
Prepare Your Altar
In witchcraft, an altar can be anything. Many people who practice magic have a specific place they do their spells. They will often keep crystals, herbs, and other magical materials here. Wherever this place may be, it is called an altar.
If you don’t have one, don’t worry! Just prepare an area where you feel safe and at peace. If you wish, place crystals or charms around the candle.
You may want to burn some incense or sage in order to fully cleanse the space before your magic.
After you have prepared everything, and before you light the candle, take five to make sure you are ready for the magic! Sit down by your altar and do some breathing exercises. Clear your mind and allow your focus to be on the magic in front of you.
Create Your Spell
When you feel ready, light the candle and repeat your intentions. Visualize your goal as you watch the flame burn. You may wish to chant your intention out loud, telling the universe what it is that you want.
Sit with your candle and meditate, watching the flame burn. Allow the candle to burn down completely, or use a candle snuffer when you feel that the spell has been completed.
Candle Magic Flame Meaning
When conducting candle magic, sometimes the universe brings you messages. Most of the time, the universe will connect with you by the way the flame of the candle will move.
So what are the meanings behind the different flames that you might see when practicing candle magic?
A tall, strong flame is a good sign when it comes to candle magic! This suggests that your magic is potent and powerful, with a strong and clear intention.
When the flame is short, it is because your intentions were not clear enough. If you get a low, short flame, meditate on your spell and intentions for a few weeks before returning to candle magic.
When the flame of your candle flickers, there seems to be some tension in the universe in regards to your magic. If you get a flickering flame, have a think about your spell and its intentions. Are you being clear enough? Have you prepared yourself enough for the magic?
A flickering flame might mean that you did not prepare the candle enough before. If it has not been cleansed properly, lingering energy might affect the spell.
If during a spell, the flame crackles and makes noises, the universe is trying to send you a message. If the crackling is loud and intense, the universe has issues with your magic.
Remember, magic should never be about harming people or manipulating them. If you send these intentions out into the universe, the world will kick back!
An intense crackling flame means that the universe does not agree with your magic and is sending you a warning.
If the crackling flame is a soft sound, this is the universe letting you know that they have received your message.
This often happens if you have gone through a hard time and are needing a message of encouragement.
A dancing flame means that the universe has heard your intentions and wants to help, but that there may be difficulties. Your magic might take a while to manifest, and it might not manifest in the way that you have asked.
Whatever happens, just know that the universe is backing you and whatever happens is for the best for everyone involved.
The Flame Goes Out
If the flame goes out during candle magic, it is the universe putting an end to your magic.
This is normally because it has rejected your intentions, but occasionally it is because the spirits have received your spell and understood what is needed for you.
Love Candle Spell
Love is a type of magic, right? Because of this, so many of us choose to use candle magic to bring about the magic of love!
Now I will talk you though as simple and easy love candle spell that allows you to send the universe a message about somebody that you really really like!
Are you looking for love? Do you have a person in mind, but are too afraid to make the first move? Conduct this love candle spell and the universe will hear you!
You will need:
- A red candle.
- A piece of paper and a pen.
- Rose petals.
- A small mason jar.
This spell is best conducted on the night of the full moon. This is when the moon’s powers are potent, ready to assist us in our dreams. Plus, a full moon is romantic, right?
Once the candle is cleansed and ready, follow this love candle spell to receive the romance you deserve.
- Sit at your altar with your magical items in front of you. Take a moment to ready yourself and focus your mind.
- When you are ready, write down the name of your crush on the paper. Fold the paper up three times and place it in the jar.
- Next, place the rose petals in the jar and seal the lid. Close your eyes and shake the jar, visualizing your intentions.
- Place the jar next to the candle and light the candle. If you want, chant an affirmation of romance.
- As you watch the flame burn, concentrate on your intention and what you wish to get out of the love candle spell.
- Let the candle burn out.
- Take the mason jar outside if you are in a safe enough environment. Take yourself to somewhere to bury the jar.
This simple love candle magic spell is a great way to begin a new romance and learn candle magic. If candle magic is not for you or you are wanting a different kind of spell, check out my guide to love spells which is packed full of different spells that will allow you to bring love into your life!
Are You Ready to Manifest Your Best Self With Candle Magic?
I really hope you enjoyed this article on candle magic. This kind of magic has been used for centuries and for good reason; it is fun, easy, and works!
Go out there, buy some candles, and manifest! Let the universe help you get what you want. Oh, and if you are feeling crafty, how about making your own candles for your candle magic?