Thursday, August 21, 2014

What are the different candle styles----UPDATE~~~

Dear Ms. Q,

And also to all you others who read my blog.

This is a notice to let you know that I updated the section of "What are the different candles Styles  Part 2"  

I had come across some notes that included other candle styles both figure and jar or glass enclosed candles and put the updated information on that particular post.

Some of them such as devotional or glass flame are not necessarily figure candles but I felt that to include their information in part 2 is important.

If you have printed this information out, try to copy and paste this new information into your Book of Shadows.

I am holding off posting Jar or Glass enclosed candles for a while until I'm sure that I have as much information as possible going through my notes in interviews with my Granny's group as well as what I had written down from what she told me.   Also in my researching I've found some new information as well.

That is the problem as well as the charm of magickal practices, it constantly changes and flows, which makes it a very living thing.

Blessings Ms. Q

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What are the different Candle styles Part 3 figure candles~~~

Dear Ms. Q,

Well to pick up where I left off,  I'll give you the second list of figure candles… But just as a side note, I have seen done in spell and ritual use, other types of candles that you’d find in a specialty shop such as heart shape candles and those in the shape of fruit, of course the turkey shape candles that you find for Thanksgiving,  and don’t forget any Christmas Candles as well, such as starts and moons and such.

By using your imagination and figuring out your intent, even these usual specialty candles could be used in a magickal way, either spells or rituals depending upon your intent.

For example a heart shaped candle could be used for a love spell, a star candle could be used for positive wishes, fruit for fertility, etc.   So don’t discount them even though they have not been purchased in a Magickal shop or web site.  All your mind and thoughts and what your intent is to guide you.

Candle Magick is one of the easiest and most effective ways to honor your Higher Power, call your Corners, meditate, change the energy of a space, cast a spell, contact your Spirit Guides, or simply set the mood for a ritual. It can also be used for Divination.

Candle Magick,  crosses nearly all cultures and religions. It is found in Wicca, Neopagan, Southern Hoodoo, Voudoun, Judaism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christian Traditions. Candle uses are many and varied, and there are many wonderful books written that go into great detail.

Color in candles is a relatively new invention and the colors are for beauty and to help YOU focus.

Color is very important in candle magic. Color has subtle influences and each one vibrates at a different frequency. Because of the different effects of color on the human psyche and the surrounding environment, different colored candles are used for different magical end-results

All that basic Candle Magick requires is a candle and your will to make it work. It can take 7 minutes or 7 days to work full candle burning rituals, and candle burning Magick is very easy to do! There are as many ways to do a candle burning spell or ritual as there are people who do them. They are charming and simple, and can stand alone or be a small part of a larger, more elaborate undertaking.

The first step in creating your personal candle ritual is choosing your candle. Any size or shape candle will work, but it should be a “virgin” candle-that is, one that has never been used. I recommend keeping a good selection of different candles on hand in a special cabinet or box reserved for your Magickal use-grabbing the leftover one from last night’s dinner really is not the best way to approach things!

I have a friend of mine when she sees an unusual candle or even a candle holder that has a special magical significance, she will buy it, of course depending upon her budget.  She has a cabinet dedicated to holding ritual candles that are new.  And she even, once she has meditated upon their possible use, label them for that use.

No matter what the candle that you use in ritual and spell work, the candle(s) must be new, never use candles that have already been used---you will confuse the energies.  And after spell work, it is important to properly and ritually dispose of these candles.

After I list the figure candles, I will do postings on the types of Jar Candles, then how to dress a candle, how to interpret how a candle reacts or talks, finally how to dispose of a used candle.  To complete all of this I will list the best basic books that cover candle magic as my final post on this focused subject.   All this will take time so do be patient.


M to Z

•"Male Member" (Penis)  and "Female Member" (Vulva) Also known as “Gender Candles”  -- relating to the sexual behavior

- White to attract a new sex partner and to purify the genital organs,

Pink for romantic sex or to turn a friend into a lover,

 Red to induce lust and passion, hot sex, increase desires

Blue to bring fidelity or limit their sexual interest to the practitioner only or to bring healing to the genital organs,

Black to control a person's ability to perform or to deal with problems with sex

Yellow for devotion,

Pink for romance.

- Marriage -  See Bride and Groom

•"Master Hand Candle" (hand holding a pillar candle) -- burned to gain control over a situation.   This is a particularly hard candle to find now a days, not too many spiritual supply places offer them.

Green and yellow for control over finances,

Pink and red for control over love situations,

 Blue and white for healing and blessing spells.

Memorial Candles --- These are usually the very largest of the votive candles they can be without a glass jar and just in a candle hold but it is safer to use the ones that come in a glass jar. Ordinarily they are lit at midnight or sunrise to honor a birthday or anniversary or to remember a deceased loved one.
White is usually preferred.   I will refer to this type of candle in my next post on Jar candles.

Moon-shape candles---Usually crescent shape to be used for  Lunar magick.  Can replace Goddess figure in Goddess rituals. Use shape that corresponds to the aspect of the goddess IE: right hand crescent for maiden, Full for mother/lover, left hand crescent for waning or crone/wise woman.
Shaped like a mummy in an Egyptian sarcophagus , this candle is used primarily in a spell for power and success as well as protection as well as dealing  with or remove problems and situations that still linger from the past, even past lives, although many prefer to use it to ward off illness, dangerous situations, or the specter of death.
Anoint with Mummy Oil and place on an altar along with a burner filled with Power Incense. Light the incense first and allow it to burn for ten to fifteen minutes, while you concentrate on the project at hand. Then light the candle and repeat this chant several times: As the fragrance rises ever loftier, as the light glows ever lovelier, banish the forces which hinder my way, light the path to victory this day.

Red – power & success; for matters of business, property, for control over a situation and all other tangible possessions,  it is excellent for communication issues as well, and that goes for any kind of communication, not only with a loved one, but with a difficult manager at work, a friend, family member etc.

. Here are a few positive examples:

* You are planning a business project or any kind of project with someone who has a lot of different things on the go. You can use this candle to help that person focus their energy on the project at hand.

* You have an issue at work where you feel like you don't get heard at meetings and brain storming sessions - use this candle to help clear the way for your ideas to be heard.

Black--  Uncrossing & Jinx Removing and for family matters, relationships, bad mojo, curses, jinxes, hexes and emotion or emotional  problems from the past as well as  binding spells, and are also burned for occult power. Additionally, Mummy Candles may be used as doll-babies or "Voodoo Dolls” The Black Mummy candle spell's possibilities are almost endless and this candle magick is appropriate for any purpose in which you wish to send darkness, despair and bad luck.

Some people have gone so far as to do a Mummy curse such as recited in the 1930’s movie “the Mummy”  “May death come upon swift wings…”

Reversible Mummy Candle Black on the outside, red on the inside. Many use this to burn off and repel the dark forces and then attract the good spirits however it can be used as a strong revenge candle that wreaks havoc on whomever it is burned upon, either living on earth or dead in the Spirit World, if used for this purpose then use with extreme caution.

White Mummy candle-- This mummy candle functions to clean up ill effects from negative communication, stop fighting, heal communication, control communication in a strongly positive way especially when communication has been poor or negative and much more! Heal someone else who has difficulty with communication. Also, you can use it on yourself to protect yourself from gossip, slander, negative thoughts from others, etc.  As a candle to stop gossip, slander etc. it is an excellent candle

Special Note:  When using the Mummy Candle for any negative workings especially a “death type” curse be extremely cautions, it could come back to hurt you and your loved ones.

Novena Candle--these can be open flame candles placed into a special holder but  generally, this is a seven- to twelve-day, glass-enclosed candle. Frequently it is inscribed with pictures of various Saints along with prayers or chants on the reverse.  See Jar Candles in my next post.

For your immediate information I will give you the basic information here to start---
  Seven-Day Novena: This long-burning candle is housed within a thick, heat resistant glass, and comes in three varieties: Plain Novena, the Spiritual Novena, and the Specialty Novena. Each comes unscented and in a variety of colored wax and glass casings.  The different one’s dedicated to Saints will be discussed in the next post on Jar Candles.

     Type of Novena candles----

•Plain Novena: This is an unmarked Seven-Day Candle found in a variety of colors.  

•Spiritual Novena: This candle comes with various depictions of Saints or Holy Personages on the glass container along with specific prayers or petitions to that Saint. The scene in which the Saint is depicted is usually a clue as to the Saint's power and use.

•Specialty Novena: This candle is made of specific colors and sports specific designs on the glass container. It is named for the various actions it is to perform, and is often confused with the Novelty Candle. Remember, Novelty Candles do not come in glass containers and are not necessarily cylindrically shaped.

Offertory Candle: This is the name for the main candle that offers your desires, goals, or wishes out to the Universe for manifestation.  This can be an open flame set into a candle holder or a glass enclosed candle (see post on Jar candles) It is some times referred to in some spells or rituals as a Purpose Candle.   These are indifferent colors and/or shapes or designs depending upon your focus.

 OMPALOS CANDLE Also known as Snake candle (See Snake Candle)    this candle offers the image of a snake, coiling around the length of the candle from top to bottom. This represents many meanings in ritual use, allowing the candle to be used in anything from spells of deceit to spells of protection and to spells of renewal and spells of revenge. With so many uses, it is certain to be a Powerful Spell breaker to send back evil intentions.

When BLACK - Rid evil or break a spell

 When RED - Break up a love affair

The black snake candle in its Ompalos mode, may also be used in workings of seeking hidden wisdom and aquiring knowledge in specific matters within your life.

 Black represents hidden wisdom and power, much like the Yezidi sacred black serpent.

The red serpent represents Shakti or the Fire serpent or illuminator of wisdom. An Adept may use the Black and Red candles to represent the Black and Red Serpents of Luciferianism - Samael and Lilith. This is classic of the OD/OB power of the serpent as the bringer of wisdom, Apollo and other Gods who have the power of divination.  

If you are a novice for this type of advance working then do not attempt.

Ompalos or Snake Candle Reversible - this reversible snake image candle is black on the outside and red on the inside. Burn candle to turn your luck around, bring good luck to you and turn back evil. For this positive purpose is a good candle to have.

Owl Candle:   For wisdom and insight. This is a hard candle to find, but can be found in many different colors and either as one or more owls, if found in a single color then the wisdom and insight would be related to that candle color meaning, the best of course is brown, but sometimes you may find them fully decorated as an Owl.  If you find it unburned at a Yard, Estate, or rummage or church bizarre sale, rinse carefully with cold water, allow it to completely dry away from sun and heat (usually a week) then fumigate it with sage but making sure you don't melt it.  This way it becomes purified for you magickal workings.

Praying Hands Candle---   Burn praying hands candle to heal a person who is sick. As they say Faith can works miracles! (But I also recommend seeing a Doctor or going to the hospital)  Dress candle with Healing Oil. Write your petition and place in a dish of Holy Water. Read Psalm 30 and concentrate on your request. This can also work the same as the Guardian Angel Candle if you cannot find a Guardian Angel candle, it’s usually in white

(Special Note: Prayer can help a person to heal, but also if it is that person’s time to join God, then it can be used to give strength to those left behind and help the soul reach heaven, sometimes as my Granny use to say “God will call us home, when it’s that time” )

Protection Candle: A candle of any shape and size. The color here is what counts.
Burn a White candle or a Saint Candle whenever doing destructive Magick (banishing disease, for example) to protect yourself from harm.
Also use Silver if you are doing destructive Magick against another person who also knows Magick. 
Should your Magick return unexpectedly, neutralize it with a gray candle.

 Special Note:    Some Novena Candles are also considered Protection Candles.
San Capistrano to keep away enemies;
Saint Anthony for a job;
Saint Jude for court problems;
Sacred Heart for Marriage;
Santa Clara for drug and addiction problems;
Saint Michael for general protection, especially if you have a loved one in the military or police force.
Whenever using the Saints, always write down your desire nine times on parchment and tape it to the candle bottom---This will be covered again in my post on Jar candles.

Pyramid Candles— usually used to either win court cases or money petition especially if designed with an eye on it.  Sometimes scented, sometimes not scented   Aligns with higher planes energies. Excellent for banishing and drawing.  Write your complete wish on the bottom. 

 On each side of the pyramid  write the word or phrase that describes how your wish would affect the four levels of your awareness. When dressing this candle bring the oil downward from the tip to the base and picture the energy entering the candle and grounding into your life. 

If using it to rid your life of something dress the candle from base to tip.

Using ritual dove`s blood ink, write a petition for the favor you want on parchment paper or brown paper and place it under this candle. As the candle burns it will draw your desired result to you or banish it from you.  Again depending upon your intent. 

Blue with Jasmine scent, win court cases and lawsuits

Green with Cherry scent, to draw money quickly and fast luck

 Red with Cinnamon scent, come to me or to hold lover close

 White with Strawberry scent, peace, good health and healing

Brown has also been used for court cases or to get out of jail and have charges dismissed.

You can use these candles with or without a scent in it, unscented maybe better because then you can anoint them with an oil that is more specific to you needs.  See Also "Eye on Pyramid" candle.

Rebirthing Candle: A candle, with three or more days of burning time that is used to guide the dead across to peace and rest.  Usually a very thick white pillar candle which for safety sake should be placed in a large glass holder such as the types referred to as Hurricane glass holders.  This should be started from the moment of death or notified of death to one day after burial if possible.  If following a natural burial (without embalming) or are planning Cremation then burn for three days and nights praying for the soul of the departed to find their way to the light, heaven, the summer land or what your religious beliefs refer to the afterlife so that they can be born into their new, spiritual life.

Reversible Candle ---- these are basically red in color, and dipped so that the outer surface is covered in black. The symbolism is obvious--burn away the dark, harmful elements and expose the bright energizing vibrations which emit from the red center. Anoint the candles with Reversible Oil and burn for an hour daily until the negative forces which have enveloped you are broken and the powers of light are given their opportunity to spread those soothing, enlightening rays throughout your life.  Reversible Candles can come in figure candles, from human image to cross, to snake to skull or other shapes depending upon intent, but plain shape Reversible Candles work just as well as an reversible image candle.


San Cipriano Candle   Named for the patron saint of Witches, Conjurers, Root Doctors, and spiritual workers, Saint Cipriano (or San Cipriano) was known both for being a powerful sorcerer who consorted with demons and wrote a powerful book of spells as well as for becoming a pious Bishop of the Roman church after his conversion to Christianity.  Usually the candle is molded or carved into the Saint`s image, and will help empower your prayer rituals. Sometimes this candle is presented as a Jar candle with the saint’s image on it.

Obtain this candle either in white or red, never get it in black.

Saint Jude or San Judus Tadeo, this candle is intended to aid you in your prayers to Saint Jude to aid in overcoming desperate situations, since he is the Saint of desperate or lost causes.  Should you overcome the situation you need to put a notice in the paper thanking him as well as making a donation in his name.  Many people donate money to St. Jude Hospital in the United States, since it focuses on helping children who are dying of cancer and other incurable diseases, this hospital works on treatments to help cure children as well as finding a cure for what is believed to be incurable diseases.

Santisima Muerte (Santa Muerte, Holy Death) Angel of Death Figure Candle

Santa Muerte is a Goddess (or God is called as Azrael) of Sorcery,  There are rituals for prosperity, justice (court cases), protection from harm, enemies, spiritual focusing, attraction of a lover, cursing enemies and more, She may also reverse curses as well.  

Santisima Muerte / Holy Death image candles have been used in ancient times. The Holy Death figure is one of the most powerful and well used icons. With this image candle you will be able to do rituals that relate to love, money, crossing, uncrossing and more.   Holy Death Candles should be made according to dimensions, original formula and authentic materials appropriate for ceremonies, practices and magic rituals, esoterism, spiritualism, Santeria, VooDoo, mayombe stick, hexings and sortileges

Black - Destroying, Commanding, binding, Domination, Do As I Say, Spirit communication

Red - Love, Friendship, Marriage, Passion and Attraction rituals

Her candles and statues can be found in other colors as well, each one for a specific purpose, but be very careful calling upon her or setting up an altar to her, she can be jealous.  There is a prescribed way of setting her altar, doing offerings, and her prayers.  If you seek to call upon her, study her worship very carefully, otherwise she will make you wish you were never born.

•"Seven Knob Wishing Candle" (flattened spheres stacked seven-high) -- burned on seven days, for seven different wishes or for seven-fold strength on the same wish, one knob or flattened sphere per day.  But usually make a wish and burn one knob each day for seven days. Write your wish on parchment paper and place beneath the candle. Before lighting the candle each time, recite this chant seven times: Candle, Candle, burning bright, Bless this wish with your light.

-- White for healing, peace in the home or business

Black to do evil or to banish a negative person or situation to stop bothersome people or habits

Green for money spells, get a job, success, luck

Red for love spells and help in relationships;

•"Skull Candle"  the style of the skull candles can vary but their purpose is still the same the skull-shaped candle offers a wide variety of uses in spells and rituals .  There are several styles a plain skull candle and the skull and crossbones candle.

 Primairly the use of Skull candles is to call upon the ancestors with reverence of ancestors to seeking out the spirit world, protection, improving a situation.  It is perfect for whatever ritual purpose you might wish to use it for.

Black-- for meditation on death or for gambler's luck. Get Rid of problems caused by others or self-empowerment workings.  Black Skull Candles are used for very serious matters. They should be used with care and only when someone has intentionally caused you real suffering and pain.   In its negative form for black magick workings, death magick, vampyrism (Recommended not for use by novices or by anyone as this can bring in difficult to get rid of entities of a diabolical sort.)

Red- Cause problems in enemies love life Red Skull Candles are used in spells to cause love to die either between the petitioner and the one who loves them or between two people other than the petitioner or to make him or her fall out of love with another person.  It can be used  to force someone physically to move away. Of course, the reverse could also be attempted depending on the Moon Cycle.  Be careful in this use.
Red skull candles are Suitable for Thanatos-Sex Magick (sevitors, succubi), Adamu-Styled workings, Lilith-Fire workings, etc  use with caution.

 White-  healing light in the bedroom of and for the sick, clearing the mind, persuasion; White Skull Candles are used for healing. Burn the white skull candle in the bedroom of the one who is sick. Write the patient's name of parchment with Dove's Blood Ink. Anoint the skull with Healing Oil and place it atop the paper. Light the candle and let the candle burn until the sick one is better.  

White is also Suitable to burn with food offerings to the dead, necromancy and divination.  As a “remember ancestors” candle in its white form is perfect to use.  It can also be used to mourn the loss of a loved one.

Green – collect money owed to you from others; or in its negative aspect, used when the petitioner wishes to separate a person from their money. Another alternative in it's positive aspect is for healing  where it can be used to heal mental or physical disorder of the mind, brain or cranium.

Yellow---very hard to find --used to bend someone to your will, when you can not find one in yellow substitute a while skull candle instead.
Red/black (Reversible) – the Reversible skull Candle is black on the outside and red on the inside. Use to dispel evil, and negativity,  cleanse yourself of bad influences and for uncrossing and jinx-removing and especially to send back evil that someone has sent you both known and unknown .

Charcoal Glitter Skull---it highlights the mortality of life symbolized by the skull and can be used in ancestor reverence.

Skull with Cross Bones Candle in black, this skull may be used for dark rites of empowerment with Luciferian, Yatukih or other shadow workings as well as protection and cursing’s.  Empower your candle further with the sigil or name of the spirits you are seeking empowerment through. The cross bones represent crossroads. Hecate, Cain Etc. 
Again this is not for the novice or for those who seek to do dark workings, it can back lash upon you, this is provided for your information only.

Snake Candle---
See also  Ompalos candle ---- Snake some times called Bust Away Candle: This candle is used to break free or "bust away" from evil. It is used to break free of undesirable conditions, situations or habits.

Snake candles are burned for protection from all evil. The purpose of the snake candle is to acknowledge that there are light and dark forces in all things, and the evil influences must be negated before the good can blossom and take over. Anoint the Snake candle with Protection Oil and use it once a month to keep the home free from all harm.
Star Candles--- Can be used as a wishing candle “Star Light, Star Bright first star I see tonight, I wish I may I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight” can be effective depending upon color and what oils it is “dressed” with.

Triple Action Candle--- This  3 color candle can be i packed with strong energies that help you gain true love, stop evil, bring peace and spiritual blessings to your home or  draw money depending upon with 3 color combination you select. Use this to balance and unblock all money, spiritual and love problems!
It is found in these two triple color combinations:
Red, White and Blue --
Use for Love, Spiritual Blessing and Peaceful Home or  returning lovers, and for protection and legal work.

Red, White and Green ---Use for Love, Spiritual Blessing and Good Luck or success, prosperity and luck.
The intent of the color combination lies with you.
To use a triple-action candle, you can burn them plain or choose an appropriate dressing oil (or a mixture of  3  oils one for each specific purpose) for your magical work. Since these are candles used to attract positive influences, they should be dressed upward, or else in the half-up half-down style as instructed in Gamache's Candle Burning Book. Candles are typically inscribed (using a small, sharp object like a pin or a coffin nail depending upon intent) with your intention or else set over a piece of paper on which you've written your desire. If your goal is to compel love from a certain person, it's typical to write just the names of the couple-to-be.

There are two minds of thought on burning a triple action candle---

The first is to burn it all at once--once lit let it burn because to some practioners why burn it in section  as that seems to defeat the potency of the spell work at that rate you might as well burn 3 separate candles for each purpose.

But other practioners feel that Triple action candles should be  burned in sections for three days.
Personally I feel that once dressed with all three oils and with three incense burners with the appropriate incense for each action to get in and focus it all at once.
But that is up to the individual either way this is what you will need.

- 1 Triple Action Candle

- 3 Condition Oils
- 3 Types Of Incense
-  3 Incense Burners if burning at one time, if doing it on 3 separate days then just one burner.

- Coffin Nail or pin

- Name-Paper or Petition Paper

- Candle Holder
Procedure:  (This one described is for Money and to be burned over three separate days---but it will work if burning all at once, and for other intentions depending upon the oils, incense and intent)

 Take the coffin nail or pin and carve a short phrase or symbol into each colored section of the candle.
For example carve a heart on the red portion, an eye on the white portion, and a dollar sign ($) on the green portion. Take the Love-Drawing oil and place a few drops in one's palm. Rub one's hands together and dress the candle toward one's self. Next take the Protection oil and do the same thing. Follow this with the Money-Drawing oil. Place the name paper on the work surface, place the candle holder on top of the name-paper, and place the candle in the candle holder. Light Love-Drawing incense and then pray and concentrate/visualize one's desires. Light the candle. When the red portion has burned away put out the candle by wetting one's fingers with saliva and pinching out the flame.  If doing this over a 3 day period never blow the candle our.
On the next day burn Protection incense, pray, and then relight the candle. When the white portion of the candle has burned away wet one's fingers and pinch the candle out again. On the third and final day, light Money-Drawing incense, pray, and then relight the candle. Let the candle extinguish itself naturally.
Otherwise if not doing it over a three day period do the same thing and let the candle burn down and extinguish itself naturally in a safe and secure place.

Unicorn: protect innocents, and connect with the magickal and faery realms also hard to find, see Owl candle if you get lucky in finding an unburned one 2nd hand.  I wanted one time to get in touch with some nature spirits for my garden and sprinkled silver and gold glitter on it, for 5 years my garden was easy to maintain and bloomed beautifully, almost weed free.

Unity Candle----See Adam and Eve

Vigil Candle: Any candle will suffice when burnt not only for a long period of time for another's benefit but also to peacefully demonstrate for a cause or action.
Witch Candle---Write your petition on parchment paper with Dragon´s Blood Ink and place under candle.  It’s various uses run from love, protection, moon magic to sinister things---intent is the focus.

 BLACK - use in wiccan meditation or dark moon, protection or to cause harm & confusion to enemies

RED - For potent love spells, anoint with Come to Me Oil

I have never seen this style candle in other colors except those two.

Wizard: Spirit guide and spirit guardian spells.  Again an unusual candle to find, (see Owl if find unburned at yard sale) Usually you will find it as if it were complete designed as a wizard figure, but if you find it in one color see what color it is to determine the type of word.

 Zodiac or Astrological Candle: This candle is used to represent each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac. It is specifically colored, scented, and adorned with the information pertinent to the individual sign. Its use, normally in conjunction with other candles, is to represent your goal or target. The Zodiac Candle would be placed on the altar and then moved closer to the target candle to simulate the merging of the two.
Usually Zodiac or Astrological Candles are encased in glass aka Jar candles. See my next post on Jar Candles.

With any candle be it pillar, figure, jar or what ever, intent and will is what will generate the energy, the imagery, the colors help focus that intent and will.
But as with anything----if you seek only to do harm without justification or out of spite, or maliciousness, or even jealousy be prepared to have it come back on you.  Also just burning a candle and doing prayers are fine except you must remember The Devine Presence/God/Goddess will help those who will also help themselves.
If you seek love but are slovenly, don't expect love to come to you, if you seek money but don't work don't expect money to come to you, if you want justice but don't seek legal advice don't expect justice to come to you.
However on a spiritual level if your intent is honest, and in physical ways work at things, you can have good things come to you.  But don't be obvious about it. 
For example at my job I had a co-worker that I disliked intensely, his energy just did not mesh well with mine, his attitude was off-putting and other things that were repellant to me, but I wanted to be fair in working with him, and did my best to work in harmony with him, but there were things that he'd do that would undo all my work.

I could have gotten angry and blown up at him but he had worked it so that everyone else was charmed by him, so I just smiled and worked my best with him taking care never to reveal my true feelings about him to anyone, the worst that I would say is "Oh sometimes we see things differently" 
But what I did do was a reversing Skull Candle so that his true nature would be revealed, oh there was more, I had to chose carefully what oil I'd use, carefully write out my petition and such.  As a matter of fact I had to do more than one reversing Skull Candle it was pretty hard but bit by bit his true nature was revealed and he was transferred to a different department and then eventually let go. 
 That is what I mean to not be obvious about it, keep that mask on, act normal and don't even let them suspect what you're doing. 
With Praying Hands, Cross, Star or Guardian Angel Candles if burned in a more public area of your home they will be seen as being Friendly and non-threatening---with the others I'd be more circumspect.

Next I will list the Jar Candles.

Blessings Ms. Q



Monday, August 18, 2014

What are the different Candle styles ....Part 2

Dear Ms. Q,

To continue from my previous post---

Figure candles or candles made into specialized shapes as far as I could determine, were a sort of 20th century development from making candles by hand in the shape of a person.

These “Old-Style” candles would have been done in the shape of a man or woman and would have mixed with the wax, hair, nail clippings, some threads of clothing that they wore, if possible a few drops of their blood, much like that of a doll created for magickal workings. (some people would call them Voodoo dolls)

But they could have been used to break a hex, turn any negativity onto the wax doll instead of the person or bring something good into their lives, the negative side which one reads about or seeing in movies or T.V. is the evil workings.
For many practitioners making your own candle for a specific purpose may have more potency than buying one, however depending if we are sharing living quarters, have long hours, or wish to do this in secret, making a candle might be very hard to do, so buying one and "dressing it" may be better.
But with the creation of holiday candles especially in the 1920’s practioners discovered that there were ways of focusing intent more specifically. 
As I've said Color is important for intent, so figure candles will have different colors depending upon intent.  In some cases such as the 7 Knobb candle it may have 1 knobb or section of a different color for different intents.
After I cover figure candles, I will go onto Jar Candles and then on to how to "dress" or "program" a candle.
But first let us deal with Figure candles.

I have here an alphabetical list of the types of figure candles offered in spiritual supply shops and their different functions.  Because there are so many different types I will do this in two posts:

A to L

•"Adam" (a nude male figure) and "Eve" (a nude female figure) these are separate figures individual figures if you are a woman and wish to bring someone into your life or banish them you would choose which appropriate figure for your work.

 -- White to meet someone new,

Pink and red for love spells,

 Blue for peacefulness at home or to bring about faithfulness,

 Black for harm or revenge.

Brown image candles are used in rituals which seek to have lost items found or returned to their owner, or to restore qualities which have been weakened or destroyed


•"Adam and Eve" (a nude couple combined) used for drawing an ideal love – Sometimes called a Unity Candle

 Green for prosperity,

Pink and red for love spells

 In Burning  the  candle for live it is to bring two people together in harmony.

When lighting this candle you are representing the two people you would like to bring together. Start at night and continue for one month, light the candle one hour daily and once finished light another until your wish of bringing that person close has come true.

Special Note:  in doing love spells you must remember that you are also interfering with the Karmic destiny of the other person. Be careful because the person you think you want may not be the right kind of person for you.

Altar Candles: The Altar Candles are used to represent the Deities or Powers with which you wish to communicate. This is a method of honoring them and their presence while tapping into their energy.
  Two Altar Candles are placed on the altar, one to the left side and one to the right. The candles must always be taller and longer burning than any others on the altar. They must be lit first and extinguished last. Which of the Altar Candles is lit first depends on the type of Magick you are performing.

 Color not withstanding, the right candle (facing you) represents male energy while the left represents female energy. Much like in the Catholic church the right smaller altar is dedicated to St. Joseph and the left smaller altar is dedicated to the Blessed Mother.

 ANGEL Candles  they come in a variety of colors, and according to color, used for healing, higher learning, spirituality, creativity and workings with angel magick or angel rituals, see also Guardian Angel candles.

Astral Candles: These are "Personal Candles" of colors and shapes you feel right for you or another person.  They can be substituted for Zodiac candles.

•"Baphomet" or "Sabbatic Goat Candle" Some people confuses these with the Devil candles, two totally different styles and use. The Baphomet candle is the most sacred symbol of witchcraft and has been referred to as the God of the Witches, possibly in relation to the pagan god Pan, Use it to increase one's powers in any situation, to attract love, money or better health and to repel unfavorable influences. 

-- Red for Controlling and Commanding of others as well as for lust spells, sex magick

--- Black -- as protection magick, but also for mischief. On the flip side it can be used for worship of bestial or satanic forces.  Be very careful in invoking this action.

Bees Wax Candles---These are candles that are made out of pure bees wax from the used honey combs of bees after the honey has been extracted, these are very pure and natural candles, usually they are only in the color of the honey comb, except for either molding it nothing else has been done to it.
I have found that when I do the Rosary, that it’s best to do it by candle light and I light my Bees wax candle that I have specifically set aside for this much higher spiritual work or ritual. The purity of it feels very sacred, usually I will burn a stick of Frankincense or Frankincense and myrrh while I pray and meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary.  I usually will do it when the Sun  sets at the end of the day.

 •"Black Cat" aka Cat Candles --   Although commonly called Black Cat candles they do come in different colors.
Burn  a Black Cat Candle to reverse one's bad luck and draw the good luck. The burning of a black cat candle in the prescribed manner is intended to reverse one's bad luck and draw the good luck. To intensify the force of the candle, anoint it with any of the "lucky oils".   To intensify the force of the candle, it can be anointed with any of the lucky oils- Fast Luck, Gamblers, Jockey Club, Lucky Dog or Black Cat are some of the most widely used.

Traditionally one lights the candle and burns it for seven minutes the first night, eleven the second evening, then seven again on the third night, eleven on the fourth, seven on the fifth, etc. Alternate the burning time each evening between the seven and eleven minutes until enough good luck is attained this is for Gambler’s Luck but can also bring in other good things or to banish negative things.

Green – bring luck and money, Anoint the green cat candle with Money Drawing or Wealthy Way Oil. Write the amount of money needed for a specific purpose on a square of parchment and place it beneath the green cat candle light it and burn it  in the prescribed manner as the Black Cat candle until the needed amount is obtained.  It can also be used to help aid in healing a sick pet.

Red – attract love and affection, can be used for love objectives by anointing them with an appropriate love oil and burning them when the loved one is present also burn in the prescribed manner

Black – turn back evil and also to bring Gambler’s luck.

Black Cat Candle Goddess BAST

Another type of Cat or Black Cat candle is one called the Goddess Bast. Temple Guardian. Protectress of all she surveys and guide to the mysteries.

With this candle you write your specific goal or request on parchment paper and place it beneath the cat candle before lighting.

Black Turn back evil. Anoint with Fast Luck Oil.  Or a banishing oil.

Green Bring luck & money. Anoint with Money Drawing Oil and write the amount of money needed for a specific purpose on parchment paper and place beneath the cat candle. Burn the candle daily until results are achieved.

Red Attract love & affection. Anoint with Come to Me Oil and burn the candle when your loved one is present

•"Bride and Groom" Also known as “Marriage Candle”(man and woman side by side with two wicks)

– Red for passion, bring a relationship to marriage, improve a marriage

Pink for reconciliation,

 White to attract new love or sanctify married fidelity,

Black to cause harm or damage to a couple,

Blue for peace in the home.


Buddha This popular candle (also called Lucky Hotai) is a symbol of good luck and great fortune has endured for many centuries. Write your specific goal or request on parchment and place beneath the candle before lighting.

Green - Bring money and fast luck (this is the most popular)

Red - Draw love and respect

-Cat Candles see Black Cat

Charka candles:  usually these types of candles are enclosed in glass, but I have seen them in pillar or freestanding form.  They contain the seven colors of the energy vortexes of the body: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, and white.

Some candle makers pour the colors from red to white,  that is from root charka to crown where others may pour the colors from white or crown  to red or root.

The charkas candles work great for meditation, cleansing of body and mind, house blessings, and other activities where you feel you need the full spectrum of color in the magickal activity

Compass Candle:     Used mostly in divination.  A Compass or Directional Candle is employed to help you determine a specific direction to take in life. It is usually a taper that drips freely when lit.
After assigning each of the four quarters (North, South, East and West) or  a direction that you believe you would like your life to proceed in, observe the candle closely.

The wax will drip in the direction that is best for you to take, not necessarily the one you might want, but you will be told what is best based on your present abilities or location to move to.

•"Cross" or "Crucifix" candles:  there are two types with two different designs and each has their own specific name.

 Keys and a book on a flaming cross ("Master Key Crucifix Candle")  
Four-leaf clover on a cross ("Lucky Clover Crucifix Candle")

A beautiful waxen candle replica of the Floral Cross. The ideal molded candle for home or church altars, for all devotions and petitions. The Cross Candle is popular as a daily candle; many believers burn one each day of the week, choosing the color which is appropriate for that particular day –

White for spiritual purity and insight, Special requests, spirituality and uncrossing a difficult situation. Burn every Sunday to keep the home safe and the family harmonious for the entire week

Black for personal power and conjure work, or to Send evil forces to away

 Brown for court cases and legal matters,

Green for money spells, Success, fast luck & fertility or creativity

 Red for love spells, or Courage, Strength, Vitality

 Orange for change,

It would not be unusual to see white cross candles on an altar for spiritual devotional work or in the home of a Catholic.

Devotional Candle: Devotional Candles, are form of Novena Candle, are usually those found in picturesque, heat resistant glass containers but of late I have been finding them as pillar or freestanding candles so the information here I'm providing as a service to avoid confusion.  The pictures on the glass are usually of various Saints while a prayer is normally inscribed on the reverse.  I will talk about these further under Jar Candles.

 Dehexing Candle:  This have a two-fold meaning, the first and most common is a reversible candle which is usually black coating a red candle to reverse a situation, sometimes also referred to as a Double action candle which will send negative energy back and bring in good energy.
The other type of Dehexing candle is when you are doing a ritual and expect some negative or hexing energy to come back at you especially if you are also working against negative energies from another practioner.  So during ritual and afterwards this is a form of further protective energy.
The best colors of Dehexing Candles are Gray, Silver, Black and bi-colored Reversible Candles.
•Black: Absorbs anything coming to you.

•Gray: neutralizes anything coming to you.
-Silver: reflects the incoming energy back to the sender. The curse, jinx or crossing that was meant for you now rests on the sender. With the gray color, your energy must remain neutral.

Any situation which requires the use of a revising candle in addition to the dehexing candle is always a good combination   the Reversible Color is usually found in a combination of Red and Black, with the Black absorbing the incoming energy and the Red concentrating it, adding any tidbits of your making, and returning it to the sender with interest.

•"Devil" – Carved into the likeness of the devil, this candle`s purpose however lies within whichever direction you choose to work. .The color used in rituals is a matter of personal preference. Devil candles are used for exorcism rites, for spells to win the love of another, to clear one's home of dark forces, and for hexing an enemy. 

Red for commanding lust and sex, or Stop sinister forces from keeping loved one from you

Green for collecting money owed or for gambler's luck,

Black for doing harm to an enemy or Rid home of dark forces you can use black candle in your rituals to either banish the devil and his influences or conjure him, and seek out his power as you see fit.

If you use it in your ritual, choose wisely in the path you tread.

Devil Candle w/ Wings, is used same way and plain Devil candle but also Ideal for Rituals of YATUK DINOIH, Luciferian and Satanic sorcery

Special Note:  I have never seen the Devil candle used in exorcism and never by the Catholic Church as they would feel that it really gives strength to the devil.  Therefor I would exercise caution in using it.

•"Divorce candle" (man and woman back to back with one candle wick between)

– usually black, although also made in Red either way its function is  to cause a couple to separate.

Dolphin: Ocean and water magick.  Promotes the oneness with nature and harmony with natural forces on all levels and planes
Double Action Candle ----  These candles are unique they are ½ black and the other in a symbolic color that represents the general situation  Double Action Candle Double action candles are two-color candles, the lower half almost always black, and the upper half either white, red or green. The symbology is that the combination of color repels the bad influences and at the same time draws the good vibrations. The black and white candles are used for spiritual or cleansing matters, the red and black for love, sex or energy problems, green and black are used for money, luck and success in rituals.

They symbolize the positive and negative influences in your life. It is used to draw positive things to you and reverse negative things away from you

 Available in these three usual combinations:

Black/White (Entice the uplifting spiritual vibrations, drive away dark forces.)

Black/Green (Draw good luck get rid of bad situations.)

Black/Red (Attract love and affection, repel the dark influences

The best ones to use are the ones with the Black on the top and the color on the bottom to first banish and then bring in, but if the candle colors are reversed that is the color is first and then the black is on the bottom then turn it upside down, cut the candle burning end flat, and then on the flat bottom whittle it so it will burn.

Either way the black part must burn first and then the color section to banish bad things.

However if you want to have negative things happen to someone else, then burn the color side and then the black end, But I do not recommend that as things can back lash upon you.

Now some people will just whittle a burning wick end on the black part and then impale the candle in the middle on some safe sharp pointed thing and burn the candle at both ends so that both actions happen at the same time.  You may have to make a special holder for that and then have a metal tray underneath it to prevent fires.

Dragon:  Power and protection.  If you are into Dragon magick or workings this is an excellent candle to burn during your most potent personal protection spells or rituals. Anoint with Dragon's blood oil and burn Dragon's blood incense as well.

•"Eye in Pyramid Candle"--- burned for money spells such as money drawing. Usually Green in color with an “All Seeing Eye” like you see on the top of a pyramid on the U.S. 1 dollar bill.

See also Pyramid Candles

Floating Candles:  These do exactly what their name suggests they float in liquid, usually water.  These candles work well for employing equal balance of water and fire elements in your working, and work wonderfully for scrying. Simply fill a bowl with water, light the candles, set them afloat in the bowl, turn out the lights, relax, let the candles settle then gaze into the bowl

Glass Oil Candle: Though similar to the Floating Wick Candle by virtue of using oil instead of wax in a (glass) container, the Glass Oil Candle's wick does not float. It is suspended into the oil body from a separate metal or glass fixture. The Glass Oil Candle comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, and is extremely useful in Magick as a Perpetual Flame or Altar Candle. The fragrant oils can be exchanged to match the Magick you are performing. The thick glass is usually safe and heat resistant.
The container usually has a small opening where new oil can be added without extinguishing the flame. As many of the containers are transparent, it is easy to see when the oil needs replacing.

 As an Altar Candle for a magickal ritual, use the glass tapers. A neutral yet high vibrational oil in a thick crystal taper burns long after your Magick is complete.
When using the Glass Oil Candle in a magickal act, always imbue the container first with your will. Do not anoint the container however. Instead, with your will, imbue the oil meant to go into the container. In this way, the container has stored energy and power along with the oil.

SPECIAL NOTE:  As with any open flame candle burn in a very safe place out of reach of children and animals, if you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes do what you can to make it safe, if you live in an area prone to tornado's or hurricanes, if you are at home and are alerted, for safety put the flame out, you can always re-light it ritually after all danger has passed.
GUARDIAN ANGEL IMAGE CANDLE - White Guardian Angel Candle Light candle for protection or guidance.

Recite the Guardian Angel Prayer: Angel of God, my guardian dear to whom God's love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

The Guardian Flame Candle: There are many magicians who will only light a ritual candle with the "Sacred Flame" that has been dedicated to a Deity. This flame stands as a guardian in the home or temple. The glass Oil Candle is excellent for his purpose, this is much like in the Catholic church where they have a perpetual flame enclosed lamp called a Sanctuary Lamp, to indicate the presence of God at the altar.

HEART CANDLES Conjure a strong symbolism to romance,
burn red heart candles for luck in love
white heart candles for purity in love
pink heart candles for strengthening a friendship

Invocation Candle: An Altar Candle used to invoke a specific Deity. The Seven-Day Novena Candle is frequently used as an Invocation Candle as it is tall and will normally outlast other candles on the altar.  These can be either freestanding with a symbol of the deity carved on it or a glass enclosed candle.

•"Lady" (a clothed female figure) and "Gentleman" (a clothed male figure) often used when performing spells related to job, school, or career

 -- White to meet someone new; – healing light for the sick, clearing the mind, persuasion

Pink for reconciliation or friendship;

Green – collect money owed from others

Red to foster love;

Blue for peacefulness, health, or peace on the job;

Black for harm or revenge or get rid of problems;

Reversing (red inside, black outside) to reverse a situation, dispel evil, cleanse yourself of bad influences

•"Lovers" (nude embracing couple) Sometimes referred to as Adam and Eve candles See also.

-- Red for sexual passion,

 White for new love.

Lucky Hotai----see Budda
I will continue in my next post about the remaining figure candles.

                                    Blessings Ms. Q