Shape of a Candle
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.
Candle magic can be used for overcoming bad habits, attracting things, settling disturbing atmospheres, protection, regaining health, developing psychic powers, etc.
People chose the frequencies of candles by color and shape.
White, spiritual blessings, purity, healing, rest
Light blue, peace, harmony, joy, kindly intentions
Dark blue, moodiness, depression, unfortunate circumstances
Green, money, gambling luck, business, steady work, good crops
Yellow, devotion, prayer, money (gold), cheerfulness, attraction
Red, love, affection, passion, bodily vigor, luck
Pink, attraction, romance, clean living
Purple, mastery, power, ambition, control, command
Orange, change of plans, opening the way, prophetic dreams Brown, court cases, neutrality
Black, repulsion, dark thoughts, sorrow, evil, harm
Metallic gold, money, gambling luck, prosperity, success
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.
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.
The shapes of candles play an important role in the configuration of energy. As with most objects the visual aspects of them, will conduct energy along certain lines.There are many different kinds of candles, as described below. Of all these sorts, only three types are generally used : tapers, tea lights and oil candles.
Pillar Candles are solid and self standing. Their shapes are typically round, but also come in square, rectangular, hexagonal, and other designs. Some may have more than one wick. Heat resistant candle bases or stands must be used. Pillar candles are a type of molded candle where the wax (when cool) is rigid enough to burn free-standing (on a heat-resistant plate or pan.) Pillar candles are candles which are extremely wide, allowing them to be burned for an extended period of time, since they have more wax available to fuel the flame. There are a variety of ways to use pillar candles, and they come in an assortment of shapes and sizes. Most stores which stock candles carry pillar candles, along with accessories which are designed to accommodate them, and they can be very useful to keep around the house, in the event of a power outage or simply to dress up the table for entertaining.
The defining characteristic of the pillar candle is its width, which separates it from tapers and other, narrower candles. Pillar candles also tend to be fairly tall, and they are most commonly square or round. However, pillar candles can be cast in a variety of shapes, including custom shapes for special events.
Pillar candles are a type of molded candle. The wax is rigid enough to burn free-standing (on a heat-resistant plate or pan.) If it is wicked correctly, it should burn evenly and not drip very much wax onto the plate. The most common pillar candles are cylindrical, and come in sizes from 1″ to 4″ and even larger. (At a trade show, I once saw a pillar candle that stood over 3′ tall and was over 12″ in diameter!)
They also come in square, egg-shaped, star-shaped, triangular and other basic shapes.
Other free-standing candles can be made with intricate molds and give amazing detail. While technically these would still be pillars… they’re usually referred to more as “novelty” candles.
Traditional pillars can also be made in varieties like:
Rustic pillar candles
These candles can be burned in a number of ways. The use of a candle holder is highly recommended to catch wax, stabilize the candle, and reduce the risk of fire while the candle burns. Some people simply burn pillar candles on plates or trays, but there are also candle holders specifically designed for pillar candles. Some of these candle holders use deep bowls to firmly seat the candle, while others are flat, with spikes which are designed to impale the candle, holding it in place.
Like other candles, pillar candles can be made from a wide variety of wax types, from paraffin to soy, and they may be dyed or left plain. They are also available in scented and unscented versions to cater to individual tastes. Some companies sell their pillar candles loose, while others use packaging to contain the candles for sale; for people who are concerned about the environmental impacts of packaging, it is possible to find pillar candles with no packaging, or with easily recycled packaging.
In addition to being purchased in stores, pillar candles are also easy to make at home. Candle wax and wicks are available at many craft stores. To make a pillar candle, the wax is melted and poured into a mold, with the wick held firmly in place. We can make our own pillar candle molds, purchase molds, or use various objects as molds to create unusual shapes and textures. Molds can also be lined with artifacts like dried flowers and leaves to add visual interest to the candle.
Also, pillar candles are candles which are extremely wide, allowing them to be burned for an extended period of time, since they have more wax available to fuel the flame. There are a variety of ways to use pillar candles, they can be very useful to keep around the house, in the event of a power outage or simply to dress up the table for entertaining. If it is wicked correctly, it should burn evenly and not drip very much wax onto the plate. The most common pillar candles are cylindrical, and come in sizes from 1″ to 4″…
Floating candles are candles which are designed to float in water. They are molded with over sized tops…Floating Candles have a low, stable profile and are designed to float on water. They vary in form from simple, smooth designs to elaborate, realistic shapes.Floating candles are candles which are designed to float in water. They are molded with over sized tops and small bottoms so that they will remain stable as they burn, rather than tipping, listing, or inverting themselves. Many candle stores sell floating candles, and they can also be ordered directly from candle manufacturers or made at home, by purchasing block wax, melting it, and pouring it into molds which are suitable for floating candles. A floating candle is a candle which is specifically designed to float while it burns, allowing people to place floating candles in bowls of water and other liquids. A number of companies make floating candles which range in style from plain white egg-shaped candles to ornate candles which have been designed to look and smell like flowers. Many home design stores carry floating candles, and they are also available through a number of Internet retailers who specialize in candles.
A typical floating candle sits low in the water as it burns, but it will not tip over or become waterlogged. The candle only goes out when the flame has burned all the way through the wick, just like a normal candle. Many floating candles have a broad, splayed design to encourage them to float without tipping or sagging on one side or another, and some are made from ecologically sound materials which emit minimal particulates and other substances. One classic use of the floating candle is in a table centerpiece. A centerpiece can take the form of a large bowl or dish filled with water and floating candles along with accents like small flowers. Some people find such centerpieces to be ethereal and quite pretty, with the light from the candles reflecting from the water and the sides of the bowl.
A floating candle can also be used in a fountain, swimming pool, bathtub, or hot tub, although in an environment where people are going to be sharing the water with the candles, people should be careful to avoid burns. In homes with large pools and ponds, floating candles can turn a garden or a lounge area in a wonderland at night, which can be nice for events and parties. Some companies make floating candle holders, which can hold any sort of candle. If you want a floating candle effect and you do not have a specially designed holder to float the candle in, make sure to use a candle which is labeled as a floating candle, to ensure that the candle will hold up as it burns down. As with any candles, floating candles can also pose a fire hazard. If you use floating candles in a centerpiece, make sure to keep napkins, floral displays, and other flammable items well clear of the centerpiece, and keep the centerpiece out of reach of sleeves and flowing hair styles. Also remember to fully extinguish the candles at the end of the evening, and keep in mind that many are designed to resist some splashing, so be sure that the flame is truly out. There are a number of uses for these decorative candles. At outdoor parties with pools,floating candles can be scattered across the pool to create an interesting visual effect, and to alert guests to the presence of the water. A floating candle centerpiece can be used at the dinner table, with the candles suspended in a large dish of water, and floating candles can also be added to water features in the garden, large bowls outdoors and around the house, and any other environment where there is water.
One major advantage to floating candles is that they carry few safety risks, as long as flammable materials are kept away from the sides of the water so that the candles do not accidentally set something alight if they drift against the edges. When floating candles burn down, they eventually sink and extinguish themselves. When materials like flowers are floated along with the candles, these materials are usually too waterlogged to catch fire, making a floating candle arrangement reasonably safe when compared to ordinary displays of candles.
Votive Candles are normally 2 1/2″ high and usually square or cylindrical in shape. They are burned safely in small, heat resistant, glass containers to control the liquefied wax as the candles burn. Votive candles are small cylindrical candles about 2.5 inches (6cm) in height and 1.5 inches (4cm) in diameter. They melt into oil when lit, which requires them be burned in small glasses or cups made for this purpose.
Traditionally, votive candles were white and unscented, associated with religious ceremonies. Votives in red or clear glass holders are often found in Catholic churches at the feet of statues. These are often lit in prayer, usually made for a specific purpose. A votive candle or prayer candle is a small candle, typically white or beeswax yellow, intended to be burnt as a votive offering in a religious ceremony. It now also refers to a standard size of candle two inches high by one and a half inches diameter, of any color or scent.
Votive candles are made from paraffin or wax, but there are different grades of paraffin with different melting points. Often paraffin is mixed with other types of waxes like beeswax or vegetable wax. This is done to obtain the rigidity necessary for the type of candle being made. Depending on the quality of wax used, a candle may burn very fast or very slow. It may have a low melting point and produce little to no oil, such as a taper candle that sits in a candle holder “ring,” or it may have a very low melting point and turn to oil, as with votives that sit in glass cups. Pillar candles, large candles often with multiple wicks, have their own formula. Candle quality also varies widely depending on the candle maker. The aroma from a lighted scented candle is released through the evaporation of the fragrance from the hot wax pool and from the solid candle itself.
Today, these candles are sold for a variety of purposes and come in many colors, both scented and unscented. Their long-burning strong flames give off a pleasant glow and votive glasses make the candles fairly safe compared to taper or pillar candles that can be knocked over.
Votive candles are made from paraffin or wax, but there are different grades of paraffin with different melting points. Often paraffin is mixed with other types of waxes like beeswax or vegetable wax. This is done to obtain the rigidity necessary for the type of candle being made. Depending on the quality of wax used, a candle may burn very fast or very slow. It may have a low melting point and produce little to no oil, such as a taper candle that sits in a candle holder “ring,” or it may have a very low melting point and turn to oil, as with votives that sit in glass cups. Pillar candles, large candles often with multiple wicks, have their own formula. Candle quality also varies widely depending on the candle maker.
Aside from birthday candles, the only “official” category of candles smaller than votive candles are tealight candles. These candles, about 1.5 inches (4cm) high and 1 inch (3cm) in diameter come in their own little tin cups and normally burn about 5 hours. Like votives, they also turn to oil when burning and do not leave behind melted wax, but burn away clean.
Votive candles can be purchased virtually anywhere from the grocery store to import emporiums. They are handy to have on hand in case of a power outage because they burn slowly and flames are protected by their glass holders. However, when the candle is burning, the glass cup gets very hot and can easily burn a bare hand. If the hot oil should spill it could cause severe burning. Therefore, these candles are best left to sit in place once lit. A scented votive can add not only a nice glow, but a wonderful aroma to any home.
Awkward because of glass containers; not a good choice.
Tapers or Dinner Candles as they are also called, are usually 3/4″ to 1″ in diameter, ranging from 6″ – 18″ tall. Tapers need to be securely set in an appropriately designed candle holder, which will keep them in an upright position for proper and safe burning. Taper candles are tall, thin candles, which burn for varying lengths of time, depending on the height of the candle. When people think of candles, taper candles are often what spring to mind, since they are extremely common and very widely used. Any store which sells candles should offer taper candles or tapers, as they are often called, in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and scents. It is a very good idea to keep a few tapers around the house in the event of a power outage.It isn’t likely that you will see a Tall Taper Candles of this length and quality anywhere else. These 15″, 18″, 24″, 30″, 36″ and 39″ long taper candles are a stunning addition to any dinner or formal setting. They are hand-dipped, drip less and solid color all the way through, with the exception of the black color. A Long Taper Candle requires a holder of adequate bulk and weight to properly and safely keep the candle properly aligned and to avoid fire hazard and breakage. A heavy solid glass holder that is available on this site is an example of one alternative.
There are a number of ways to make taper candles. Some companies make their tapers in the traditional way, by dipping. Dipped candles are made by repeatedly dipping a wick into a pot of wax, with most producers looping an extra-long wick so that they make two candles at once. One advantage to dipping is that it allows candle producers to change colors, creating a colorful array of layers in a single candle. Well-made dipped candles are also very smooth, although some producers deliberately create a lumpy look for aesthetic reasons.
Tapers can also be made in molds. Molds are convenient because they allow for mass production, very regular-looking candles, and unusual shapes. For example, a taper could be molded into a star shape, or ridges could be made in a mold to create a ridged candle. When tapers are molded, candle producers can also include decorations within the candle, like dried flowers, beads, and so forth.
It is also possible to produce tapers from sheets of beeswax. Beeswax tapers are made by rolling the beeswax around the wick, and they are famous for having a very rich, delicate scent which many people find enjoyable. Beeswax tapers tend to be significantly more expensive than conventional wax tapers.
Waxes used for tapers can vary considerably. Cleaner-burning waxes like soy are popular, although paraffin and other materials can be used as well. The wax can also be dyed or scented, if desired, although plain white taper candles are generally quite abundant.
Tapers must be burned in a candle holder, or they will fall over, potentially spreading fire in addition to making a big mess. There are a wide range of candle holder styles available to mesh with all sorts of interior design schemes. In a pinch, a taper can be held in a jar packed with sand, with the sand holding the candle steady while it burns.
That’s why the selected containers must not only meet safety standards and be able to stand the heat of the flame without bursting but must also meet aesthetics expectations.
Though they look quite simple, container candles actually are tricky to make, especially when you can’t use a specially formulated container wax blend… Container candles burn in the actual container that you pour them into. In essence, the container is your mold.
Tealight Candles are usually about 1 1/2″ in diameter and around 3/4″ high inside a cylindrical metal container. These small filled candles are used in food warmers or as candles in a tealight holder.A tealight (also written T-Lite, tea-light, tea lite’s or tea light or t candles), or nightlight, is a candle encased in a thin metal or plastic cup so that the candle can liquefy completely while lit. They are typically small, circular, wider than their height and inexpensive. Because of their small size and low level of light, multiple tealights are often burned simultaneously.
Tealight candles are small candles that come in metal casings which enclose the wax as the candle burns. Typically, tealights are burned inside a candle holder, and they can be used for a variety of purposes including decoration. Many candle stores, drug stores, and markets sell tealight candles, sometimes known as tealights, usually in large bags of 50 or 100 candles. These candles are very inexpensive, and they can be useful to keep around the house.
A typical tealight is made from white wax molded in a round shape inside a small metal cup. The wick of the candle is frequently anchored to the bottom of the cup, because as the candle burns, the wax turns to liquid, and the wick could potentially float up through the liquid. Most tealight candles burn for three to five hours, depending on the quality of the wax and wick and their size.
These candles were originally devised for use in food service. Tealights can be lit under trays of food to help keep the food warm, or to keep tea warm, as the case may be. These candles are also used under oil diffuses to gently warm scented oil, encouraging it to spread through the air. A single tealight candle can give off a surprising amount of light and heat, an effect which can be magnified by using numerous candles together.
Holders for tealight candles come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are very small, and designed primarily to protect surrounding surfaces from the heat of the candle. Others are larger, and it is also possible to find candle racks which are meant to accommodate multiple tealights. Glass is a common choice for tealight holders, but ceramics and metals can be used as well. These candles do carry a fire hazard. They can get extremely hot, especially if flammable materials fall into the candle. The heat can deform the metal cup and make it extremely hot, potentially allowing the metal to burn into the underlying surface. If the candle tips or wax spills out of the deformed metal, a fire can start and spread very rapidly, using the wax of the candle as a fuel source. For this reason, it is important to use tealight holders, tiles, trivets, or plates with tealight candles, or to burn the candles on a fire-resistant surface like stone or tile. Tealights should also not be left unattended, and flammable materials should be kept clear of the candles as they burn. Tealights derive their name from their use in teapot warmers, but are also used as food warmers in general, e.g. fondue. They are a popular choice for votive candles. They are also suitable for accent lighting and for heating scented oil. Tealights may be floated in water, for decorative effect.
Tealights may be distinguished from nightlights by the duration of burning: a tealight usually burns for 3 to 5 hours but a nightlight, which is larger, is intended to burn for a whole night (about 8 to 10 hours)
Gel Candles are produced from gelled mineral oils or gelled, synthetic hydrocarbons. They are transparent, rubbery and are usually poured into various shaped containers. Gels can also be made rigid enough to retain and support their own shape. Gel wax is made of 95% mineral oil and 5% polymer resin, neither of which is an explosive. It would take an extreme condition to make the candle explode. Gel wax is used to make real-looking beverage candles like beer and soda. Some candle makers create “works of art” by embedding items like sand, glitter, glass embeds, wax embeds, and sea shells. In addition, other candle makers use gel wax to create real-looking fruit pie candles. The use of gel wax in these applications allows the entire candle to illuminate while burning;n Gel wax heats up when burning and thus heats the container it is in. If this hot candle is moved to a very cold surface, then yes, it might explode, as would any container candle that has been burning a long time.Gel candles are supposed to have a smaller flame than traditional candles. Trim wicks to 1/4 inch before lighting. Do not burn gel candles for more than 2 hours at a time. Let cool completely before moving a gel candle, do not move while gel is liquefied. Gel candles must be in a container made for candles. Those pretty “drink” gel candles in champagne flutes or regular glassware are an accident waiting to happen. As stated above, because the entire gel candle gets warm while burning, the container heats up. If the container is not made of heatproof glass, it will crack, break, or in extreme conditions, shatter.Do not use if the container is cracked. Another key factor to consider when burning a Gel Wax candle is not move it while it is lit or cooling after being lit. The liquid gel is very hot and will cause severe burns. When you are in between burns of your Gel Wax candle, it is advisable that you lid your container. Due to the nature of the Gel Wax, the top layer will be sticky. By covering the candle, you will prevent any dust, bugs, or debris that will stick to the top of your candle. Before reigniting your candle always trim your wick. Keep the wick short, around ¼”, and keep yourself safe.
Never leave a burning Gel Wax candle unattended. Candle gel is made with mineral oil and polymer resin. This resin mixed with the mineral oil, transforms it to a more solid yet transparent finish. In this project, you will learn the basics of Gel Candle Making.Gel will burn at least twice as long as paraffin wax. Because of this, you will find that to sustain a good melt pool you’ll need to use larger wicks. Many of the mass-produced gel candles available on the market in discount stores will fizzle out within a few minutes of lighting because the wick is too small. As always, make sure you are thoroughly testing everything before offering it for sale to the general public.
Whether you’re decorating at Christmas, for a Wedding, Birthday or a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration, candles add an elegant touch to the decor. Our selection of Party Candles offers everything you need to brighten up your festivities in style. Birthday Candles: This does not need much explanation. Everybody has seen them. Now days they come in all kinds of shapes like numbers and letters, cartoon characters or the traditional small “stick in the cake” candles.
Candles are available in a number of shapes, sizes and fragrances, and can serve as centerpieces for the tables where guests will sit or as larger decorations that can be arranged around the room.
Liquid Candles are small, often disposable oil lamps. A wick is inserted through a metal holder into a reservoir full of lamp oil. These usually burn more cleanly than ordinary candles. Liquid Candles are made from highly refined clear, liquid paraffin that is safe and approved for use in Food Service operations. They provide real flame ambiance, without the messy drippings and time consuming cleanup associated with wax candles. Unlike traditional wax candles the flame on a Lumea Liquid Wax Candle will extinguish immediately if knocked over.Liquid Wax Candles last 12–70 hours depending on the size you select, so they don’t need frequent replacement.Liquid Wax Candles are specially designed so they do not smoke or soot and produce no messy wax residue. So you spend less time cleaning.Liquid Wax Candles are competitively priced to provide an affordable, effective alternative to any good quality traditional wax candle.From an economy perspective, fill the votive s with Firefly Liquid Paraffin Lamp Oil. You can use a burn time of about 6 hours per ounce of fuel. The wick is Adjustable unlike the disposable emergency candles. This is a great feature which allows you to control the fuel usage and flame height.
A good choice, clean burning and non-variable height.
It is not recommend using ‘novelty’ or ‘decorative’ shapes as mostly they are a detraction to the serious candle
officiate . If you have an absolutely must shape, like a butterfly or winged heart, or a particular scent, that you absolutely love. Then, maybe, but only because of the emotional connection one would have to it. Emotions are very powerful entities in Candle Burning.. This type of ceremonial participation bears a strong connection to the subconscious mind.
Color is important to the practice of candle burning for two reasons. One, the color chosen is a particular frequency. It will contribute to the pool of energies as a whole package. Along with shape it helps signature the vibrations per second of the resonating value. Combining these with the force of your emotional attachment they become a potent catalyst for manifestation. Doesn’t everything we want begin with our thinking of it first? Yes, so what we think is a valuable component to the manifestation.
People Burn Candles
Talk to God
Win the Love of Man or Woman
Settle a Disturbed Condition in the Home
Break up a Love Affair
Change One1s Luck
Develop Spiritual Understanding
Learn the Truth
Stress Management, Soothe and Quiet the Nerves
Regain or Retain Health
Gain Power Over Others
Arouse Discord or Anger or Jealousy in Another
Awaken Spiritual Understanding in Another
Protect Against Evil Influences
Stop Being Slandered
Win or Hold Happiness
Attain and Maintain Success
Heal an Unhappy Marriage or Other Family Situations