Candleburning The important
thing is to make use of what we have and to do our work
with care. Each action is to be deliberate and hold
our full attention. Each step of magical work is done
with respect for it is due in expressing the Divine
Power we seek to invoke to flow through us and the work
Treat the items as sacred
and they become sacred. Walk in a sacred manner when
you work and feel the power of Spirit present in your
body and moving through you as a fluid power. Take your
time, do not rush things, and put feeling into what
you are doing. Feel the love and power move from your
eyes and heart as you guide your hands in the work.
Sympathetic magic is based
on the principle of like attracting like. By burning
different types of candles and different colors we are
manipulating them in various ways to influence outcomes.
Deciding when and where to
work requires a quiet, safe, and undisturbed location.
Often rituals are done over a period of days with the
candles unmoved between times. Use common sense and
do not leave them unattended.
Altars are often favored
for this work but tabletops and counters work well too.
A chest, box, even the floor will serve you well. Candle
holders should be used exclusively for this work, not
Incense (whether anointed
on or infused in the wax) is important. It aids concentration,
corrects peace of mind, and the ascending smoke carries
one's prayers upward to Spirit. Any form of external
incense will do (cone, stick, powder, oil).
The color is an important
aspect and should be relative to the outcome sought.
Many candles are *dressed* which simply means they are
oiled from the center out to both ends. (Olive oil works
well). While oiling the candle one should consecrate
(focus on the desired outcome, subject, or question)
it is best to light a taper
and then to let it burn down completely. If the ritual
calls for 3 or more days of burning then blow the flame
out or snuff it, do not pinch it out. Pinching the flame
is considered an insult to the Fire element.
Before undergoing *ANY* ritual,
know that they are more than just words. Sit quietly
and read through the rite, think about the words, their
meanings, and use only that which you feel comfortable
with. First and foremost you should feel good about
what you are doing.
Astral Color Table:
20-February 18... Primary color: Blue; Secondary
19-March 20...Primary color: White; Secondary color:
21-April 19...Primary color: White; Secondary color
20-May21...Primary color: Red; Secondary color:
21-June 21...Primary color: Red; Secondary color:
22-July 22...Primary color: Green; Secondary color:
22...Primary color: Red; Secondary color: Green
23-September 22...Primary color: Gold; Secondary
23-October 22...Primary color Black; Secondary color:
23-November 21...Primary color: Brown; Secondary
22-December 21...Primary color: Gold; Secondary
22-January 19...Primary color: Red; Secondary color:
Symbolism of Colors:
|White: Purity , truth,
|Red: Strength, health,
vigor, sexual love
|Light Blue: Tranquility,
understanding, patience, health
|Dark Blue: Impulsiveness,
|Green: Finance, fertility,
persuasion, charm, confidence
|Brown: Hesitation, uncertainty,
|Pink: Honor, love, mortality
|Black: Loss, discord,
|Purple: Tension, ambition,
business progress, power
adaptability, stimulation, attraction
discord, cowardice, anger, jealousy
Days of the Week:
*Please see the article "Colors"
in the Symbolism section for more information that you