Used in friendship and love
Sometimes we feel our flame of life flickering and growing dim,
then someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be
and rekindles our life with hope and love.
Life is a tapestry made of the threads of peoples' lives,
interwoven like expensive silks, each one precious in its own right.
Thank you for being a part of my tapestry.
Candle burning is one of most simple forms of magic. It can be performed almost anywhere and candles are very easy to purchase. The basic principles are to concentrate, visualize and using the candle as a focus point for your own inner energy.
Candle magic can be used for overcoming bad habits, attracting things, settling disturbing atmospheres, protection, regaining health, and developing psychic powers. Candles can also be used to honor someone near and dear to you.
You should clean the area where you place your candles. While working with the candles stay relaxed with a positive state of mind. Choose new, unused candles. Do not use the ones you choose for any other purpose.
Quiet surroundings is helpful, some people use soft music. Before any candle ritual, do not eat or engage in negative activities. A "cleansing" bath is also helpful.
Hold the candle in your hands for a few moments to allow your own vibrations to enter the candle. This will enable the wax to absorb a bit of your life force.
Using essential oils on the candle is fine. The energy from your hands will pass into the wax. Always start rubbing the oil from the top to the bottom when anointing a candle. Then go from bottom up to the center of the candle. While you oil the candle, you should concentrate on what you want to accomplish with the candle. Visualize success with the ritual and see your desires accomplished.
Candles and Color
Color is very important in candle magic. Color has subtle influences and each one vibrates at a different frequency. Different colored candles are used for different magical end results. Different colors have different effects on the human psyche and the surrounding environment. These colors and their vibrations are also closely linked with the psychic energy within each person
Each color in the spectrum is connected with the astrological signs of the Zodiac and their planetary rulers. Below I have listed the main colors used in candle magic together with their magical significance's and the influences of each astrological sign.
White represents purity, spirituality and peace. In some cultures it is the color of death and mourning.
Red symbolizes health, energy, strength, sexual virility, courage and the masculine principle in Nature.
Pink is associated with romantic love, affection and friendship.
Yellow is the color of the intellect, the powers of the creative imagination, memory, communication and mental agility.
Green equals abundance, fertility, good luck and harmony.
Blue is the color of healing, truth, inspiration, higher wisdom, occult power and psychic protection, understanding, good health and the feminine principle in Nature.
Purple symbolizes success in financial affairs, psychic ability of a highly developed form, idealism and spiritual power.
Gold attracts positive influences and it's connected with justice and career matters.
Silver represents clairvoyance, astral energies and channeling, also the faculty of far memory and remembering past lives.
Black is never used to attract evil, but to dispel it. It is a powerful color for change and is used to ban confusion, discord, evil, and loss.
Brown is used to rid one of hesitation, neutrality, and uncertainty.
Astrology and the use of color
Aries (March 21 - April 20) Ruling planet - Mars.
Shades of red, usually the darker shades of scarlet or crimson. Magically the planet Mars is the purifier and destroyer who sweeps aside the stagnant, the unwanted and the redundant so progress can be made. Red also represents the creative principle and the unconscious urge for the human species to reproduce itself, for life and death are two aspects of the same energy.
Taurus (April 21 - May 21) Ruling planet - Venus.
Green, ranging from the palest apple green to the dark olive of the earth forces. Green represents the spiritual desire to unite the opposites and to balance the dual forces of male and female. This union was known to the medieval alchemists as "the sacred marriage" and is symbolized in magic and Wicca by the ritual metaphor of the sword in the chalice.
Gemini (May 22 - June 21) Ruling planet - Mercury.
Yellow is the color of this Zodiac sign representing communication and the power of the mind. In occult tradition Gemini is a symbol of the dualism.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22) Ruling planet - the moon.
Metallic blue and silver are the colors of the lunar sphere. It is the realm of the unconscious, the hidden side of the personality and psychic forces.
Leo (July 23 - August 23) Ruling planet - the sun.
Its colors are gold and orange. The sun represents the life force and is the visible symbol of the Cosmic Creator in the solar system.
Virgo (August 24 - September 23) Ruling planet - Mercury.
Reddish-yellow is the color associated with the analytical abilities of the mind in the quest for scientific knowledge.
Libra (September 24 - October 23) Ruling planet - Venus.
Libra's colors are sky blue and rose pink. It symbolizes the heights attainable by romantic and spiritual love.
Scorpio (October 24 - November 22) Ruling planet - Pluto.
Dark red or silvery gray. The energy of the Plutonian sphere is connected with Mars and represents death and regeneration. Pluto rules over the underworld, the spirits of the departed and nuclear power.
Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21) Ruling planet - Jupiter.
Purple and royal blue are the colors of this Zodiac sign. It is an expansive planetary energy connected with the world of finance and social matters.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) Ruling planet - Saturn.
Black is the primary color of the saturnine energy. It rules karma, fate and destiny, the law, old age and property matters.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 19) Ruling planet - Uranus.
The color of this astrological sign combines all the shades of the spectrum in a flashing rainbow pattern. This planetary energy is a higher octave of Saturn and rules over magic (forces, astrology and modern technology like television, video and computers).
Pisces (February 20 - March 20) Ruling planet - Neptune.
Sea green or indigo are the colors of Pisces, which is connected with the planetary energy of Jupiter. Neptune rules over inspiration, matters connected with the sea, pleasure, and entertainment, especially the movie industry.
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