Candles and Crystals
They can add warmth and atmosphere to a special meal or gently soothe us to sleep. They can invoke moments of quiet reflection, or help us to access the deep wisdom that lies beyond conscious thought. They can be used in ritual as a focus for our most powerful dreams, hopes and desires. When a candle is spent or snuffed out, the light may be gone from our external vision, but that light is not lost; rather it is transformed into radiant beams that fuel the positive energies of the universe and fall as love and healing on those who gaze into a candle flame in sorrow, pain or fear.Turn off the lights and spend a few silent minutes by candlelight, connecting with the older, slower and wiser rhythms that are not divided into months, years or even millennia, but flow in cycles and release us from the treadmill of time. As you light your candle, you automatically interact with people around the world who light candles or torches. Each candle is part of an interconnected cosmic web of millions of tiny beams,
and as you look through the candle flame you may see on the other side someone smiling back at you through their light a familiar face, someone you have yet to meet, or a stranger–across time and space, an hour, a day or perhaps thousands of years away.When people think of candles, one of the first thoughts that comes to mind is using them to set an atmosphere, not setting an energetic intention. Combining crystals and candles can enhance energy work, and increase the vibrations being sent forth. Candles work with the power of stones to manifest goals and bring intentions to fruition.Some people have problems with charging candles through energy, visualization, and light alone. When you’re new to magic and working with this sort of thing I can completely understand that. That’s one reason that I’ve started to teach these techniques to those new to the magical work who want to use candle magic to start because they perceive it as easy and less intimidating than other forms of magic. And this is certainly true! We’ve all worked candle magic earlier in our lives as children even though we didn’t really know that was what we were doing.
Crystals is another pretty straight forward way to add energy to your candle. Crystals and candles make great magical partners. This involves creating a small crystal layout with five stones in the shape of a pentacle or five pointed star. What you’ll need for this are 5 stones that correspond to your intent (ideally they should all be the same type of stone but use what you feel drawn to use). You’ll also need your candle and you’ll need a place where you have this layout left undisturbed for 1 week. This one takes the longest so be sure to plan ahead. Lay or stand your candle on your altar or work surface and place your crystals around it in the shape of a pentacle. The order in which you lay your stones is up to you. You might want to place them in the manner of drawing an invoking pentagram. You might want to start with a specific element and lay them out in the manner of an elemental pentagram or you can just start at the top and work your way around. Again, do what you feel is right for your purpose or what you’re comfortable with. When the week is up and the time comes to use your candle, pick up the stones and either work them into your spell or cleanse them so you can use them again for another purpose.
The world of gemstones is filled with magic and healing energy. Since the ancient days, cultures around the world have experienced the value of wearing and using certain metals, gems and stones. More than beautiful, they are therapeutic and mystical, subtle yet powerful.
Every element has its own character, and specific energetic are stored in them that resonate with the body of the wearer. They channel energies by absorbing, reflecting, catalyzing or grounding the subtle flow of our physical and emotional being.
Historically, stones and gems have been used for physical and spiritual healing, ceremonies, rituals and psychic travel to sharpen a specific intention. To understand the scope of influence that stones have, we will get a feel for each one individually. From there, we will have a better sense of how they fit together for our specific purpose.
Before starting any work with candles or crystals, I like to clean them of any negative energy they may have collected. You can Reiki them, run them under cold water, put them in moonlight, or pass them through incense. Once the candles are clean and dry (when using water let them dry for a day or two away from direct sunlight) they will be ready for use. The following is a list of goals, and how you can use candles with crystals to create the reality you desire.
The very act of burning a candle, holding a crystal of a certain color or reciting a verse in the form of a “spell”, in and of themselves are totally meaningless.
We can illustrate this by taking a look at crystals as an example.
Green crystals such as emerald, jade or aventurine are frequently associated with money, riches and wealth. The reason for this is that paper “money”, which is a purely human construct that has only been around for a hundred years or so, is often in the form of green colored notes e.g. the “green back”. So “green” and “money” have become synonymous with each other.
However, If we take a look at the logic behind this we find in fact there is no logic at all. Green crystals have been in the Earth for billions of years, created by the forces of nature, whereas money in the form of green notes has only been around for hundreds of years at the most. So why should these ancient and natural products of nature suddenly be capable of attracting money which is purely a human construct, simply by virtue of the fact they are both green?
The same can be said about the use of any crystal and indeed any natural thing such as herbs for example. It should be pointed out however that whereas herbs have no “magical” properties as such, they can have very powerful medicinal properties and can be extremely valuable in that respect.
Human beings were always intended to live from the fruits of nature, provided for us on this planet as an aspect of the supreme act of creation, along with our own Divine powers of creation as aspects of the Supreme Creator. We were never intended to make chemical concoctions known as “medicine” or carve our bodies around in the guise of “surgery” in order to remain healthy.
We all, without exception, have the “God given” powers as creators of our own reality to have, be or do anything at all that we deem necessary for our own evolution.
Going back to “magic”, why then do crystals, herbs, candle magic etc. often work? The answer lies in the fact that we are still applying The Law of Attraction, but using crystals, herbs, candles, spells and rituals, among other things, as instruments of focus, emotion and belief; all of which are fundamental in attracting our wishes needs and desires.
When a person carries with them an emerald, or places a piece of jade in a shop till, or a green aventurine crystal under a pillow, they do so in the expectation that it will bring them money. This expectation is based upon belief which in turn is based upon what the person has been led to believe by reading about it or being told about it somewhere. It is this belief and expectation that results in more money arriving into the reality of the person.
As a person experiences success with a crystal or whatever, the more confidence they have in the process and the more success they enjoy as a result.
Take an Unscented Soy Wax Candle and lightly coat it in a clockwise fashion with cinnamon oil. As you go around the Soy Wax Candle with the oil think of your intention. Feel it in your body. If you don’t have cinnamon oil, spread powdered cinnamon on the bottom of the candle holder. Infuse eight crystals consisting of Carnelian, Citrine, and Amber with your goal. On a sunny Sunday morning, light the candle (where the sunshine can hit it) and place the crystals around the candle in a circular fashion. As you do this, focus on the success you wish to have. If possible let the candle stay lit for an hour or more. Continue doing this all week or until your candle burns out. Afterwards, take the crystals and place them in your pocket to continue carrying the energy of the crystals and your intention with you.
One of the best ways to work towards increasing abundance is to create a grid. The best day for abundance energy is Thursday, particularly during a new moon. Use a Jasmine Soy Wax Candle as the center of this grid. Before establishing the grid, hold the candle in your hands and infuse it with your intention. Gather Citrine and Clear Quartz tumbled stones, and imagine filling them with your goals and dreams. Then place the Citrine crystals around the candle holder with the Clear Quartz an inch away from the Citrine, surrounding them in circular pattern. Light the Soy Wax Candle and imagine the flame spreading out and filling each crystal. As the fire expands through the crystal, picture it moving beyond the space into the world, carrying your intention out to the universe. Do this for approximately 5-20 minutes every day for a week.
Light a Sandalwood Soy Wax Candle. Place a piece of Tree Agate in each hand and inhale the candle’s scent. With each breath in, imagine the veins (lines in your crystal), going through your arms. At the torso they extend down. With each breath imagine them being pushed further into the earth. Continue doing this until you feel the lines pushing through your feet into the ground, reaching the hot core of the planet. Once you have reached the core, feel that Tree Agate’s veins (lines) have become your roots – and as you inhale, you are now pulling earth energy up to your body. The energy shoots up through your roots into your body and you feel firmly planted in the earth. You are breathing in deep green energy, and your body feels alive and strong. This flow of earth energy should continue for at least 5 minutes. Once you feel well and balanced, you can start slowly moving your hands, feet, and body. You should feel grounded and balanced.
A wonderful way to relax is to light a scented Lavender Soy Wax Candle when you take a bath or shower. Place some Amethyst crystals in your bath water. If you can add a drop or two of Lavender-scented oil, that would also help. Soak in the water for 5-10 minutes and let the fragrance seep into your body. If you don’t have time for a bath, place your soap on a large piece of Amethyst or surround your dry soap with Amethyst and Lepidolite crystals for up to 20 minutes. Let their energy flow into the soap and imagine it washing away the stress as you shower or bathe.
Most people think that love has to be romantic in nature; but what about loving our self? To do this you will need a Rose Soy Wax Candle and Rose Quartz Crystals. On a Friday night take some time to yourself and light the candle. Sit quietly and hold the Rose Quartz in your dominant hand over your heart chakra. While quietly sitting and breathing, imagine pink light going into your heart chakra from the crystal. Imagine the light spreading from that energy center through your whole self, forming a bubble around your body. The pink light infuses your body with love and compassion. Breathe in the pink light, and as you breathe out imagine all the unwanted emotions, feelings, and energies harbored within in your body leaving. As the breath leaves the body it becomes transmuted into pink sparkles that float around your aura. Do this for five minutes. Once you are done, imagine a pink root going from your body into the earth. Thank the crystal for its help and let it recharge for the next couple of days.
When you come down with a cold or flu and need to get better as soon as possible, using candles and crystals may help give you the edge over your illness. The first thing to do is to light a Eucalyptus Soy Wax Candle. This scent has anti-viral properties which will start working its way through your nasal and sinus cavities. The next step is to use Carnelian to boost your immune system. If you have time to rest, place the Carnelian on your Thymus gland (approx. 2-3 inches above your heart chakra). If not, wear a pendant, necklace, or earrings that contain Carnelian to keep increasing the energetic flow to improve your resistance. At night place an Amethyst under your pillow to aid in improving your vibrational health.
Opening and increasing psychic abilities is something many of us strive for. An easy way to do this is to concentrate on relaxing – which is something most of us don’t do. To start, light a Vanilla Soy Wax Candle. Holding a Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, or Iolite in one or both hands would be helpful. Just look at the flame and breathe, focusing on the Vanilla scent. As you watch the fire flicker, feel the flame as limber energy flowing through you. If a thought comes into your mind that is fine, let it go, and continue to breathe. Initially, do this 5 minutes a day and work up to 15 minutes (time permitting). After learning how to relax, ask yourself one question that you would like to receive guidance on during the session. Depending on how stressed you are, it may take as short as a week, to as long as a month to start noticing that you are receiving information. Don’t force this process; it will come in its own time. The goal of this exercise is to let you relax enough to let information in. The information we seek is usually within us, but we are too tied up in knots to recognize it. By unwinding we are able to receive the guidance inside of us.
Neroli Soy Wax Candles, along with Sunstones, can help cultivate more of this delightful emotion in your life. When using Neroli for joy, using an orange-colored candle holder will increase the energetic output of your goal. Carving a picture of the sun into your candle while feeling joy will infuse the candle with your intention. You can carve the candle with a long pin, nail, or even a pumpkin carver. Once this is done, place the candle in the candle holder. Collect four Sunstones and four terminated Clear Quartz Points. Infuse them with the intention to bring more joy into your life. Place the Sunstones in a North, South, East, and Westerly direction, next to your candle holder. Place the terminated points half-an-inch from the Sunstone in the same directions. Imagine the scent of the candles traveling through the candle into the Sunstones and out to the terminated points where they then travel out of your space into the world. You are now broadcasting your intention to bring more joy into your life. Sit back, breathe in the scent, and let the energy flow. Leave the candle burning for approximately 20 minutes a day. Every day when you light the candle envision a sense of joy enveloping you.
We all need good sleep, and Chamomile and Amber Soy Wax Candles can help us. Light a Chamomile or Amber Soy Wax Candle, breathing in the scent and focusing on relaxing the body. Take 5-10 minutes to unwind from your day. Have Blue Lace Agate and Blue Calcite in your pockets, or if that is not convenient place them next to your candle. About an hour before you go to sleep, drink some Chamomile tea. While you sip your tea, imagine relaxation flowing down your throat into your torso and limbs. Once you finish the tea, place the candle in the room where you will sleep. Before going to bed snuff the candle out and the let the scent take you back to the few minutes of relaxation you had after lighting the candle and drinking the tea.
This process applies to anything be it crystals, herbs, spells, candle magic rituals etc.. The object itself has no inherent “magical power” whatsoever. It is the belief in the process that is the true Magic, because it is the thought processes that are associated with it that influences the Energy around that person causing the person to vibrate in harmony with their desires, thus causing the need, wish or desire to manifest in accordance with the Law of Attraction.