Thursday, August 21, 2014
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
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.
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.
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.
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:Some Novena Candles are also considered Protection 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use for Love, Spiritual Blessing and Peaceful Home or returning lovers, and for protection and legal work.
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.
- 1 Triple Action Candle
Take the coffin nail or pin and carve a short phrase or symbol into each colored section of the candle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
Next I will list the Jar Candles.
Blessings Ms. Q
Monday, August 18, 2014
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.
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
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.
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.
Dolphin: Ocean and water magick. Promotes the oneness with nature and harmony
with natural forces on all levels and planes
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.
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
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.
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.
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.