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The burning of candles for spiritual purposes is a practice that dates back to ancient times. For as long as there have been candles, there were people who believed that a lit candle can connect the physical world with the spiritual realm. To these people, fire and flame are representations of the spark of creation. To light a candle is to illuminate the self.

Individuals accepting these beliefs use the burning light of candles to unfold their divine potential. What follows is an examination of these beliefs and the meaning behind illuminated candles combined with prayer and meditation. This examination will of course include a look into the significance and meaning of candle colors.

The wick is the quintessence of the candle. Quintessence is the vertical reflection of Essence into matter and is at the center of every material thing. Although quintessence is a material principle because it is a perfect reflection of the Spirit to become one with the quintessence is in effect to become one with the Spirit. When the candle burns while air is flowing directly into the flame the wax is flowing into it indirectly by means of the wick. The lower action reflects the higher.

Melting candles that drip, can produce patterns from the dripping that can have meaning for the person near the candle.

Candle burning is one of most simple forms of magic. It can be performed most anywhere and candles are really easy to purchase. The basic principles are to concentrate, visualize and focusing (willpower) on the candle as a symbol.

Candles have been used by people since the dawn of time for many different reasons. From the practical function of providing light, to the spiritual purpose of rituals and spell work, candles carry with them an innate beauty and mystery. They have the power to draw us into their flame, soothe us and open our eyes to the messages being sent our way.

How your candle burns holds deep significance. Things like the strength of the flame, the direction in which it tilts and the color of smoke that the candle gives off are all clues to the spiritual insights they hold.

Another powerful way to gain observations from your candle is to study how the wax burns. The art of reading a candle’s melted and hardened wax is called Ceromancy. Ceromancy is one of the most ancient types of divination. Wax drippings provide hints into how effectively your magic is working and if your messages are being blocked or thwarted.

Image result for candle magic fantasy artCandle magic can be used for overcoming bad habits, attracting things, settling disturbing atmospheres, protection, regaining health, developing psychic powers, etc. Candles are probably the most versatile and symbolic tool for magic. They are relatively inexpensive and come in a variety of colors to help with all your magical needs; all you have to do is pick the right combination of colors.

A simple candle spell consists of nothing other than “dressing” the candle with the four elements and purging it of negativity; anointing it with appropriate oils, symbols, and/or spices that symbolize or enhance the need; and burning the candle while releasing energy. Simple rituals and spells come alive with candles, and choosing the right colors for your needs can be very important.

People chose the frequencies of candles by color and shape.

Candles of specific colors can help in the healing process. If you are not certain of the root of a problem, you can use a white or pure beeswax candle, plus, if you wish, one for the perceived area of pain. For your monthly major healing sessions, this ritual can be used after the names have been read, working with pink or white candles to include everyone in the book who is sick or sad. It is especially good for chronic conditions or when healing may take some time.Color has a profound effect on human behavior, feelings, and emotional outlook. The impact that color has on the human psyche did not escape the attention of the ancient maters, who assigned specific correspondences to each color.
The color of the candle should always, if possible, match your goal. People’s perception of, and reaction to, colors can be highly individual experience, therefore, the list below should act only as a guide and not a definitive source. When in doubt, trust your intuition.The candles you use of any type of magical use should be virgin, that is unused. Under no circumstances use a candle which has already adorned a dinner table or been used as a bedroom candle or night-light. There is a very good occult reason for not using anything but virgin materials in magic. Vibrations picked up by secondhand materials or equipment may disturb your workings and negate their effectiveness.
Some magicians who are artistically inclined prefer to make their own candles for ritual and magical use. This is a very practical exercise because not only does it impregnate the candle with your own personal vibrations, but the mere act of making your own candle is magically potent. Specialist shops sell candle wax and molds together with wicks, perfumes, and other equipment.

Only fresh candles should be used. This avoids issues with candles that have picked up negative energies and vibrations interfering with the ritual or meditation and adversely affecting the outcome. Traditionally, candles should be lit with matches and should be snuffed out, not blown out.
Image result for meditation and candleMeditate and establish a psychic link between the candle and yourself. Be specific in what you ask for and don’t get greedy. Do not use candles to put negative energy onto others. Always be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.Lit candles help create a mystical and magical atmosphere during a ritual. They bring the element of Fire, and can be used to release or initiate something. The flame, of course, can also be used to ignite incense or burn materials.  The light of a candle can also serve as a beacon for invited spirits. However, the color of a candle will have an effect on what type of energy it brings to the ritual, and thus some colors are better for particular kinds of spells. However, the color of a candle will have an effect on what type of energy it brings to the ritual, and thus some colors are better for particular kinds of spells. Below is a list of candle correspondences by color, where you can choose which one(s) feels most appropriate for each situation, spell and ritual. (If you don’t have the right candle, using a white candle will generally cover your needs – since white contains all colors – but it helps if you visualize the desired color throughout the ritual.) You can also carve symbols, runes, initials and more into the candle – things that represent the result you wish to achieve.Candle magic is essentially doing workings/spells with the main focus being a candle while you repeat an incantation or visualize the desired outcome. This has become such a popular practice due to its simplicity & effectiveness. Furthermore, candle magic can be used for either quick spells or elaborate rituals, and candles can be personalized to fit practically any situation.
For instance, candles can be dressed in oils, carved/imprinted with symbols, and created in a wide range of colors, shapes, & scents. If you desire to make your own candles, simply purchase a candle mold and wax. By doing this, your candles can be custom made with herbs, dirt, ice, hair, pictures, petitions, etc. added into the mixture. To promote a more ‘natural/organic’ feeling, beeswax can be used in addition to natural dyes and oils. I would highly recommend making your own candles, not only for the fun you can have making them, but because it will embody more of your personal energies into the candle.One of the simplest of magical arts which comes under the heading of natural magic is candle burning. It is simple because it employs little ritual and few ceremonial artifacts. The theatrical props of candle magic can be purchased at any department store and its rituals can be practiced in any sitting room or bedroom.
Most of us have performed our first act of candle magic by the time we are two years old. Blowing out the tiny candles on our first birthday cake and making a wish is pure magic. This childhood custom is based on the three magical principals of concentration, will power and visualization. In simple terms, the child who wants his wish to come true has to concentrate (blow out the candles), visualize the end result (make a wish) and hope that it will come true( will power).Related image

Once you have purchased or made your ritual candle it has to be oiled or ‘dressed’ before burning. The purpose of dressing the candle is to establish a psychic link between it and the magician through a primal sensory experience. By physically touching the candle during the dressing procedure, you are charging it with our own personal vibrations and also concentrating the desire of your magical act into the wax. The candle is becoming an extension of the magician’s mental power and life energy. When you dress a candle for magical use, imagine that it is a psychic magnet with a North and a South pole. Rub the oil into the candle beginning at the top or North end and work downwards to the half-way point. Always brush in the same direction downwards. This process is then repeated by beginning at the bottom or south end and working up to the middle.
The best type of oils to use for dressing candles are natural ones which can be obtained quite easily. Some occult suppliers will provide candle magic oils with exotic names. If the magician does not want to use these, he can select suitable oils or perfumes from his own sources. The oils soluble perfumes sold by craft shops for inclusion in candles can be recommended.
The candles you use can be colored in accordance with the following magical uses:

White, spiritual blessings, purity, healing, rest.This has the highest consciousness to protect, purify, and heal. Represents truth, unity, protection, peace, purification, happiness, and spirituality. Some say it can be used to replace any color candle in rituals. Used for concentration rituals and meditation work. Lunar energy.

Light blue, peace, harmony, joy, kindly intentions.  Another very spiritual color: it is used to increase peace, tranquility, patience, and calmness. It radiates Aquarian energy and can be used in devotional or inspirational meditations; employ where a situation must be synthesized. The primary spiritual color It’s used to obtain wisdom, harmony, inner light, or peace; confers truth and guidance. Other uses include healing, sleep, creativity, perception, calming wisdom, truth, loyalty, dreams, and the examination of emotions. Some say it represents the divine mother.
Blue (Royal): Mostly used to confer wisdom, protection, and good fortune. Increases spiritual awareness. Also increases communication, which can cause change. Can bring about a deep meditation state. Used in rituals that need increased Saturn energy.

Dark blue, moodiness, depression, unfortunate circumstances. Promotes laughter and joy as well as loyalty. Can be used to attract Jupiter energy, or whenever an influence needs to be increased. Confers wisdom and self-awareness. Can be calming and assist sleep. Also used to influence truth, dreams, emotions, and loyalty.

Indigo: This is the color of inertia; stops situations or people; best used in rituals that require a deep meditational state. Also stimulates Saturnine energy.

Magenta: This is a combination of red and violet that oscillates on a high frequency. It’s used to energize rituals where immediate action and high levels of power or spiritual healing are required.

Green, money, gambling luck, business, steady work, good crops.Promotes prosperity, fertility, and success. Stimulates good luck, can increase money, harmony, and rejuvenation. Also represents Healing, health, and growth. Can be an important component in rituals involving Venus; attracts love, and social delights.
Green (Dark): Color of ambition, greed, and jealousy. Used to counteract these influences in a ritual. Also relates to personal goals.

Yellow, devotion, prayer, money (gold), cheerfulness, attraction. Represents attraction, charm, confidence and persuasion. Used to stimulate mental clarity, knowledge and concentration. Also used in healing. Like gold, it can serve for magic and rituals involving solar energies and deities associated with the sun. Stimulates logic, aids in overcoming mental blocks and promoting the self.

Red, love, affection, passion, bodily vigor, luck. Represents physical pleasures. It can stimulate lust, courage, or strength against enemies. Can confer passion, love, and/or respect. Stimulates energy, health, fertility and will power. Draws Aries and Scorpio energy. Increases magnetism in rituals. Infers sex, vibrancy, and survival.

Rose –  Rose is great for treating heart ailments, anxiety, depression. Good for people who suffer from nightmares. This graceful color increases admiration, love, friendship, fidelity, and calmness. Can also arouse emotions. It stimulates compassion for self and others, higher mystical powers and humor.
Silver: Encourages stability; helps develop psychic abilities; attracts the influence of the Mother Goddess. Also used to stimulate mental telepathy, clairvoyance, and intuition. Can be used for cancellations and neutrality. Stimulates psychometric, dreams, female power, and astral energies/projection.
Turquoise: Is a color that can be used for healing, prosperity, peace, growth, awareness, meditation, creativity, neutrality and cancellation. Often used to represent the Goddess.

Pink, attraction, romance, clean living. Represents emotions from the heart and raises energies. This is the standard for all rituals that are used to draw love.
Pink (Dark): Represents friends and family, and healing in the family. Promotes romance, and friendship, brings hope. Can promote restful sleep.
Pink (Light): Represents devotion, love, tenderness and faith. Feminine energy.

Purple, mastery, power, ambition, control, command.Is used to obtain desires, power and success. Can stimulate idealism and psychic manifestations and help make contact with the spiritual world. Increases enthusiasm, desire and power. Is also powerful for healing, and spiritual development. Some attempt to use it for power over others.

Peach –  Promotes restoration and rejuvenation. Confers a softness and gentleness.

Orange, change of plans, opening the way, prophetic dreams.Used as a balancing element. Promotes mental agility, energy, success and stamina. It’s used to affect legal matters, success, action and promotion. Gives encouragement, adaptability and stimulation. Cleanses negative attitudes, situations and places.

Brown, court cases, neutrality.This is an earthy, well-balanced color It is used for rituals of material increase. It is said to eliminate indecisiveness and improve powers of concentration, study, and/or telepathy. Said to increases financial success. Also represents the home. Some say those born under Capricorn will be more potent in their work using it.

Grey – Useful when pondering complex issues. Can neutralize negative influences without repercussions. Represents balance, encourages stability, helps develop psychic abilities. In magic, this color often sparks confusion; it also can negate or neutralize a negative influence.

Black, repulsion, dark thoughts, sorrow, evil, harm. Used in rituals to induce a deep meditational state, to protect and/or to ward off negativity. Can be used to banish evil or negativity as in uncrossing rituals; attracts Saturn energy. Burning black with any other color is said to dissolves all negative energies.

Metallic gold, money, gambling luck, prosperity, success.Fosters understanding and is said to bring about fast luck or money. Represents solar energy. It is used to heal all inner wounds, also to confer money smarts. Prosperity, wealth, money, attraction. Some also say it represents enlightenment, protection and the Divine Mother.

Often two colors are used to work together to create magic, affect energies.

Candles vary in shape depending on its purpose in candle burning / magic.Image result for candles use for protection

When candles are molded into shapes, it is called sympathetic magic.
To assist in finding a familiar, burn a candle in the shape of the animal you desire
Fertility spells can be cast with a phallus-shaped candle. Healing uses human-shaped candles or skull candles. White ones are for healing, black ones for reversing spells and warding off negativity.
Another type of candle magic uses pins. Stick a pin in as close to the top as you can without breaking the wax.
As you insert it, say: When this candle burns to the pin, the process of (name the desire) will begin.
Insert a second pin close to the first and say: When this candles burns to this pin, the process of (name the desire) will come to a successful completion and end.
You can use birthday candles or very small candles for a spell that needs to be done quickly. You can also put drops of colored oil or food coloring into small tea lite candles which also burn quickly.Lit candles help create a mystical and magical atmosphere during a ritual. They bring the element of Fire, and can be used to release or initiate something. The flame, of course, can also be used to ignite incense or burn materials.  The light of a candle can also serve as a beacon for invited spirits.

The Triangle

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The triangle is a symbol of manifestation. It will amplify anything put into it. Triangles to have an effect on anything inside them. In the 1970’s triangle shapes were used to preserve milk and other food without refrigeration. I do not recommend anyone doing that as the technology is more complicated than I am explaining here and one might get ill if they try that, but commercially it was done. I know with my own experiments with pyramid shapes, I mummified meat in 3 days with just a simple, basic pyramid. My grandfathers’ razor blades (before the days of Bic throwaways) lasted for one year when stored in a pyramid. As you can see the triangle is amplifies the energy in a unique way.

The three is symbolic of multiplicity, creative power, growth and the forward movement overcoming duality. In the Tao three is the central number of equilibrium.The triangle is of primary importance in all Illuminati realms, whether in the ritual ceremonies of the Rosicrucians and Masons or the witchcraft, astrological and black magic practices of other Illuminist followers. Always the triangle is used. All the mystic teachings incorporate the power of three within their folds. Three represents the union of the numbers prior to it (One and Two). Numerologically speaking, if One represents force, and Two represents an opening, then Three is the birthing of true wisdom.

The Square – the square is a symbol of the heart in Islam. Each side of the four sides of the heart-square symbolizes an aspect or opening for awareness and inspiration. These symbolic sides are: Angelic, Diabolic, Human, Divine

image3 It’s the symbol of the earth as opposed to blue, but as created, implies an idea of solidification and stagnation or stabilization of perfection, while the smooth, circular motion, stopping and stability are associated with angular figures: is the figure who represents the area while the circle represents the time, however, there may be a change of opposites when considering the altars and temples of square posts on the hills round the sacred stone of Mecca is square, while the fundamental rites of the pilgrimage consist of circular turns around the quadrangle. It underscores the potential duality in everything and encourages balance. We can even see opposition balancing here.

The 4 cornered box shape is an important shape to any foundation. Its metaphysical meaning has long been understood as a stabilizing force. It grounds and focuses the physiological system. It is the root of all.

Four is the spatial configuration of order. It is wholeness and totality. It represents the solid upon the earth plane. It is representative of the 4 elements of, fire, air, water, earth. In Buddhist philosophy the four limbs and from its roots come forth the four noble emotions of, compassion, affection, love, fairness – without judgment.

The Circle – A magic circle is circle (or sphere, field) of space marked out by practitioners of many branches of ritual magic, which they generally believe will contain energy and form a sacred space, or will provide them a form of magical protection, or both. It may be marked physically, drawn in salt or chalk, for example, or merely visualized. Its spiritual significance is similar to that of mandala and yantra in some Eastern religions.Traditionally, circles were believed by ritual magicians to form a protective barrier between themselves and what they summoned. In modern times, practitioners generally cast magic circles to contain and concentrate the energy they raise during a ritual.

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It is the ultimate is protection. Circles represent the cycle of birth and rebirth. The circle is symbolic of all cycles in nature. Birth, growth, Transition and Rebirth. It is seen as Number One, the Prime. The Godhead, and Source of All. It is the IS and Ever Will BE.

There are many published techniques for casting a circle, and many groups and individuals have their own unique methods. The common feature of these practices is that a boundary is traced around the working area. Some witchcraft traditions say that one must trace around the circle deosil three times. There is variation over which direction one should start in.

Circles may or may not be physically marked out on the ground, and a variety of elaborate patterns for circle markings can be found in grimoires and magical manuals, often involving angelic and divine names. Such markings, or a simple unadorned circle, may be drawn in chalk or salt, or indicated by other means such as with a cord.

The four cardinal directions are often prominently marked, such as with four candles. In ceremonial magic, traditions the four directions are commonly related to the four archangels Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel (or Auriel), or to the four classical elements, and also have four associated names of God. Other ceremonial traditions have candles between the quarters, i.e. in the north-east, north-west and so on. Often, an incantation will be recited stating the purpose and nature of the circle, often repeating an assortment of divine and angelic names.

Nothing can penetrate a sealed circle. Whatever is placed inside is protect from outside and whatever is inside can not get out. The circle is unlimited. In some cultures it symbolizes the Void of which spoke Buddha. Whatever color candle one decides to burn in the circle it will bring exact measure. Know carefully what you ask forth, for ye shall surely receive.

Candle Cross – The cross is an archetype found in all cultures, mostly in a magical context, where it has power as the route to enlightenment, and as a symbol of the inner solar power.The cross means so many different things to many people.. It can mean protection from negative forces, it can mean a spiritual connection to energy or in christian beliefs it can represent a connection to god.. All of which are occult properties and powers (occult meaning hidden powers).

image5The cross is unique in its all-inclusive symbolism, which covers cyclic or vortex patterns, the Sun god, the Earth goddess, the life-giver, the great tree and the earth energies. The symbol of the Aztec creator god, Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, was a cross. The Aztec weather goddess also carried a cross, and at Cozumel it was an object of worship. Native Americans marked their boundaries with a magic cross. 

This configuration affects all four elements of earth, fire, water, air. The cross brings in the perfect balance of feminine and masculine energy. Therefore it touches all aspects of the human form. It links to the heart as center. It is the one configuration that will absorb any color candle used. The number four is, again, important as a key registration to the energy field it creates. i.e.: see: The Square. Whatever you burn the candle for , think of it as being the ‘correct’ balances of matter.The four elements also have corresponding cardinal directions, seasons of the year, times of the day, suits of the Tarot cards, and Archangels who personify them. These personifications can be aspects of an individual’s inner-self, or personalities of people within a well-functioning group. Therefore the cross can be seen as a symbol which unites both the outer and inner worlds. Consequently it reminds us that we are not separated from the universe, and that we are indeed connected.Of course everything is energy, and by connecting resonating energies in the microcosm and macrocosm one can manifest one’s reality more effectively.One of the uses of the cross in history was to ward off negative forces, maybe even demons and to protect ones spirit from bad forces,the cross is a symbol that is is linked to a belief, this is the basis of real magic and the occult in a nutshell.. To believe in something strong enough to create a desired positive or negative outcome..

The Diamond – The diamond symbol, triangle symbol and similar motifs that form a construction of other (more complex) symbolic designs occur in every era, culture, religion and esoteric sect. Overwhelmingly, the diamond symbol or the triangle symbol motif expresses itself in terms of clarity, ascension and wisdom. Not of the ordinary sort of wisdom though.

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This configuration affects all four elements of earth, fire, water, air. The cross brings in the perfect balance of feminine and masculine energy. Therefore it touches all aspects of the human form. It links to the heart as center. It is the one configuration that will absorb any color candle used. The number four is, again, important as a key registration to the energy field it creates. i.e.: see: The Square. Whatever you burn the candle for , think of it as being the ‘correct’ balances of matter. Furthermore, it is in this spirit of metaphor, analogy, and symbolism that I would like our attentions to turn. More than the literal translation of the symbol, it is the vibrational tone, or the higher energetic wisdom with which the symbol meaning resonates.

It is also emblematic of time and space as complimentary elements. This rune speaks of the partnership between night and day with the center-point represented as the dawn. Metaphorically, the dawn marks an awakening to all new understandings. In the alchemist realm, the skillful employment of all four of these elements leads the practitioner to infinite potential and Divine creativity. We see the center of this (alchemist) symbol void of design – indicating creation takes place through the path of least resistance. In other words, it is by allowing that we obtain our true creative purpose.

This diamond symbol is also found in alchemist philosophies. Metaphysically speaking, this foundational image tells of creativity that is expressed by the culmination of the four elements: Four sides indicating earth, fire, air, and water.

 The Star as a Symbol – Stars are often encountered as esoteric symbols, and the meaning of any particular star depends on the number points it has and sometimes the orientation of these points as well. The stars have always been invested with a sense of hope and destiny, so look to the stars for inspiration, from the protective five points of the pentagram to the numinous nine of the nonagram. As a light shining in the darkness, the star is often considered a symbol of truth, the spirit and of hope. Aleister Crowley’s famous maxim links the symbol of the star with the concept of the divine spark within each of us. Their nocturnal nature leads stars to represent the struggle against the forces of darkness and the unknown, as suggested by Carl Jung’s use of the Mithraic saying – “I am a star which goes with thee and shines out of the depths.” While the multiplicity of stars can have associations of disintegration, their fixed nature brings connotations of order and destiny, and it is on this framework that astrology is founded. The Star is the seventeenth trump in the Major Arcana of the Tarot: it is a card of hope and, esoterically, the uniting of spirit with matter though the mediation of the soul.

It is the foremost symbol of divine, celestial presentation The star symbolizes the highest attainment in the heavens. Star shine amongst the noble gases and carbon compounds of space. They are energy manifest, raw, potential and concrete. Stars have strong religious connotation. Stars guide, we even wish on stars.

5 Pointed Star – The pentagram is a powerful symbol of protection and balance, with each of its five points representing one of the five elements. It can symbolize natural order, the element of earth and the Horned God of paganism; it also plays an important role in Ceremonial Magic. The pentagram encapsulates the microcosm and internal energies, leaving the macrocosm and external energies to the hexagram.

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They are symbolic of high aspiration, education and spiritual practices. The pentagram is significant in magic, witchcraft and certain practices in the older arcane studies. In some practices it is used upside down, but that is considered by most history to be a very negative use of the pentagram forces.

The five points are representative of the human body. Head, two out stretched arms, the trunk of the body, two legs slightly apart. The five is quincunx , the center, the meeting point of the heavens and earth. It is the four cardinal points with the center. It represents God as Source. and the four greatest forces. It is strength, versatility Five represents the ‘Light’.Symbol used in Witchcraft. Represents the elements, earth, wind, fire and water with the spirit surrounding them.

I find all this very interesting when I apply the five configurations and meanings to the Crop Circle that I was drawn to a few weeks back. I did extensive 3 D models and the geometry was revealing.

No matter which way I configured the intricate angles they always came out to the representation and depiction of ancient meanings of the Godhead, The Source and the creation and manifestation of Light upon the Earth plane 3 dimensional time frames.

Taken in context to the other symbols found like my name, repeated numerous times, and the yin and yang and many wonder other symbols that where found there, it told a beautiful story of my own spiritual path and beliefs.

When this layout is used in candle burning it moves the energy in a way to strengthen. It fortifies all within the assigned area. It creates a higher spiritual field. Visions are a possible manifestation within this field of energy.

6 Pointed Stars – The hexagram is a potent symbol of the relationship between the macrocosm and the microcosm, between Heaven and Earth. Most commonly seen as the Star of David, it has strong links to the Kabbalah and the Tree of Life. Classical astrology also meshes well with the hexagram, and it is a versatile and powerful symbol in Magical Ritual. The hexagram also has a more mystical, unicursal form, which is discussed separately.

image8The hexagram, like the pentagram, was and is used in practices of the occult and ceremonial magic and is attributed to the 7 “old” planets outlined in astrology. The sixpointed star is commonly used both as a talisman and for conjuring spirits and spiritual forces in divers forms occult magic.

The Seal of Solomon. The abstract of creation. The two intersecting triangles represent the duality of masculine and feminine energies. The elements of fire and water combined. There are the depiction of “as above, so below” as well known in metaphysical edicts. Six is equilibrium and harmony. In most cultures it is seen as the ‘perfect’ number. In ancient arcane studies the six is human manifestation upon the earth plane. The two intersecting triangles blend the perfect polarity of energies. Its frequencies resonate to beauty, luck, love, health and things “by chance”. This is great for meditation.

To burn candles with this layout is good for linking the mental plane with the heart chakra. It protects and balances. Burning candles in this layout will enhance your own divine aspects and qualities.

The hexagram, like the pentagram, was and is used in practices of the occult and ceremonial magic and is attributed to the 7 “old” planets outlined in astrology. The six-pointed star is commonly used both as a talisman and for conjuring spirits and spiritual forces in divers forms occult magic.The six-pointed star is commonly used both as a talisman and for conjuring spirits in the practice of witchcraft. In the Book The History and Practice of Magic, Vol. 2, the six-pointed star is called the talisman of Saturn and it is also referred to as the Seal of Solomon. In Medieval Jewish, Christian and Islamic legends, the Seal of Solomon was a magical signet ring said to have been possessed by King Solomon, which variously gave him the power to command demons, genies, or to speak with animals.

7 Pointed Star – The septagram is a seven-pointed star, a symbol of synthesis, integration and occult intelligence due to its links with the number seven. It is associated with the seven planets of classical astrology and to other seven-fold systems, such as the seven Sufic latifah (subtle faculties), the Hindu chakras and the days of the week.

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This is the one configuration that affects all the main chakras if one side directly in the middle. It wills balances and align most energies. It is the cycle of completeness. It is security, safety, rest, and peace. Seven is a reoccurring theme through most ritual practices. Seven is a high spiritual number and is also repeated throughout all scriptures. There are seven knots of ‘spellbinding’. The sevenfold principle. There are seven zones of earth and of heaven. The Tree of Life has seven branches and seven leaves upon those branches. As you can see the seven is a highly spiritual number. Use it in candle burning with the most high of intentions. It is the best to use for the ‘healing’ energies.

Candles hold many different meanings and functions. They are ceremonial, ritualistic, symbolic and utilitarian all at the same time. They can shine bright or glow dull. They can flicker or synchronize movement with other candles, and they can blow out suddenly for no apparent reason. The way that a candle burns can hold hidden significance about other worlds, the energetics of a room, the direction a ritual is going, the presence of otherworldly ancestors or any number of spiritual occurrences.

  • The heptagram was used in Christianity to symbolize the seven days of creation and became a traditional symbol for warding off evil.
  • The heptagram is a symbol of perfection (or God) in many Christian sects.
  • The heptagram is used in the symbol for Babalon in Thelema.
  • The heptagram is known among neopagans as the Elven Star or Fairy Star. It is treated as a sacred symbol in various modern pagan and witchcraft traditions. Blue Star Wicca also uses the symbol, where it is referred to as a septegram. The second heptagram is a symbol of magical power in some pagan religions.
  • The {7/3} heptagram is used by some members of the otherkin subculture as an identifier.
  • In alchemy, a seven-sided star can refer to the seven planets which were known to ancient alchemists.

The way a candle burns has everything to do with what is happening around us. Invisible energy, much like the air, vibrations, or magnetic forces, influence the events that happen around us. If we pay close enough attention, our interpretations can help us decide what to do next or where to go from here.

Image result for candle flame fantasyFor thousands of years, candles have been employed for spiritual insight. As a conduit for fire, the candle represents illumination in the dark, for both the material world and the spirit realm. The open flame is an avenue for communication to other realms of existence, making it useful for carrying prayers, transmitting chants and asking questions. One would light a candle to accompany them on journeys through darkness and unknown territory. The candle also symbolizes consumptive power, elemental magic and transformation. It is the ideal tool to have for conducting spells and practicing magic, positive or negative.

Upon initiating magic, conducting a spell, praying or asking a question, there are subtleties to look for as the candle relays a deeper spiritual significance. Pay attention to smoke, sounds, the movement and strength of the flame and the quickness or slowness of the burn.
Image result for candle flame fantasy artA Clean, Steady and Strong Burn
– This generally means a green light, for your intent is clear and you prayer or spell has been successfully sent. Especially if the candle is burning in glass and there is no wax residue, scorching or blackening where the flame is, then there is a good chance your intentions will work in your favor and you will receive your answer or wish quickly.

A Slow, Weak Burn – This could point to a weakly conducted spell, prayer or general intention. Focus your energy, and perhaps fine-tune and direct your intention with time and effort. If the flame grows larger, it means your intentions are gaining power.

Hissing, Sizzling, Crackling or Popping – Listen closely! The one whom the message is directed is responding. A spirit or ancestor may be trying to work with you. The louder the sounds become, the stronger the will to communicate with you.

An Unsteady, Jumping, Sputtering or Flickering Flame – As long as there is no draft in the air, there may be resistance against you. Try putting more willpower and energy behind your intention. If you are directing a spell toward somebody, they could be picking up on it and working against it, consciously or not. The higher the jumping flame, the more resistance there is.

Puffs of White Smoke – Blessings upon you! A good sign indeed, as it indicates that your intentions were heard and will be granted.


Puffs of Black Smoke
– There is something or somebody in the way and perhaps working against you. Negative energies might be being fought or purged.
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– Either your intent is insufficient or the spirit in question may disagree with your motives. Sharpen your intent, rephrase your prayer, question or plea and try again.

Relighting Flame – Your intentions are still being considered by your spirits. There is still work to be done. Keep focusing.

The Candle Doesn’t Burn At All – Cleansing must be done before continuing. Smudge yourself and the room you are focusing in with purification herbs, like white sage or mugwort, to cleanse yourself of negative energies.

Burning Only On One Side – Expect only a partial response or an incomplete spell to happen. This could leave things unresolved or unsettled in daily matters. The type of candle could have been the culprit. Refocus your intention, find a better candle and try the process again for better results.

Burning With Multiple Flames – Two or more flames on a single candle could indicate that someone is either working alongside you or against you. Depending on your intentions, it could mean either unity or separation.

The Candle Explodes and/or Catches Something On Fire – Be very careful! Either someone is attacking you or the person you are attacking is protected from harm and the spell has been reflected back at you.

Of course, not every single thing the candle does is a sign. Variable factors such as a draft or even the way the candle was made will affect how it will burn. Also, every person may inspire a different meaning from each burn, so approach this ritual with a clear, open mind and proceed accordingly.