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Putting my intention out there....

 

I'm starting to find the whole area of candle and kitchen magic really appealing at the moment. My plan is to get some coloured candles and start with a few simple spells for self-love and for protection for myself and my home, using the candles with herbs and essential oils.

 

It seems to me a very good place to start and my intentions are modest and not seeking to change things in a major way but to enhance my own well-being. I'll post as and when I actually start up.

 

I think at first I might try a simple white candle and let it burn out while having an intention of strengthening my intuition and inner magic.

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Well, I did my first candle spell on Saturday evening (the moon is waxing so it seemed an appropriate time), a spell for self-love. I started with a cleansing shower, cleansed the room I was using with white sage incense and created an altar using a symbolic wand, sword, cup and coin. I used a stand to display the High Priestess card, to strengthen my intuition and inner power. I lit a red candle, anointed with lemon essential oil. While the candle was burning I passed an amethyst crystal into the flame and made an affirmation about myself. After the candle burned out I put the small amount of wax residue into an area of the garden with a large flourishing fuchsia bush. 

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Has the candle spell worked? I think it will have worked, but how long do the effects last? 

 

I didn't realise you could put crystals into candle flames. How does this work?   I've bought a candle and it had crystals in, I bought as I felt drawn to it without releasing the two could be combined. 

 

 

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On 12/6/2022 at 7:59 PM, dippingin said:

Has the candle spell worked? I think it will have worked, but how long do the effects last? 

Well, I feel pretty good about myself these days so I think it's had some effect already. I see this as something to do regularly to boost my self esteem which can waver a bit 

On 12/6/2022 at 7:59 PM, dippingin said:

 

I didn't realise you could put crystals into candle flames. How does this work?   I've bought a candle and it had crystals in, I bought as I felt drawn to it without releasing the two could be combined. 

I just held the crystal and passed it quickly through the flame a few times as I spoke my affirmation. 

On 12/6/2022 at 7:59 PM, dippingin said:

 

 

 

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I did a second candle spell last night, one recommended for the waning moon and we are now approaching the Last Quarter moon.

 

It's from a book I got on Amazon Kindle, The Candle Magic Spell Book by Bridget Bishop. 

 

It was a spell to free myself from the influence of two people that I was still holding onto resentment against, my late mother and one of my sisters. I was getting messages from the cards that I needed to move on and I saw this as a decisive step in doing that.

 

I used two white candles and one purple candle set up on an altar, I also placed the Light Seer's Death card in my tarot card stand to symbolise the end of one phase and beginning a new one without them in my life.

 

I cleansed the space using white sage incense and lit the candles. I wrote their names on a piece of paper, and after the candles had burned for a short while I burned the paper in a bowl while reciting  “I ask that you both step away from my life, freeing me from this constant strife. I reclaim my mind and soul, rejecting your influence and becoming whole.” After the paper was burnt I repeated this several times. I let the candles burn down completely.

 

Afterwards I put the remains of the white candles into my garden and disposed of the purple remains into water, letting them leave my life completely.

 

I do feel better having done this.

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I did a lot of candle magic back in the day. Quite effective. My modalities changed over the years so I no longer practice it … but good memories and good experiences with it.

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I too started out with candle magic as a teenager. I combined it with runes, and it was really effective. At the age of 17 I did a rune candle ritual with the goal of helping me to more quickly meet the person I was meant to be with. One week later, I fell in love. I told him about the spell I had done, and he didn’t mind (I believe he thought it was pretty cool). Today, 22 years later, he still doesn’t mind, and we are very happy together 😊 He is indeed the love of my life.

 

The interesting thing is that we realized that prior to the day we ‘met’, we had actually been to the same events but not come across one another. I think the spell did exactly what it was meant to do; it sped up the process so we stopped walking past one another. I have no doubt we would have ended up together anyway, but who knows how long it would have taken. So I have no regrets. Life is short! 

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9 hours ago, Misterei said:

I did a lot of candle magic back in the day. Quite effective. My modalities changed over the years so I no longer practice it … but good memories and good experiences with it.

I'm enjoying what I've done so far. I never thought I would be casting spells at all, but having read a bit about candles and herbs I began to think 'why not?' Since starting with the tarot I've often been drawn to the Magician card so there have been hints there that this might be something for me to look at.

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2 hours ago, Raggydoll said:

I too started out with candle magic as a teenager. I combined it with runes, and it was really effective.

Here I am at the age of 65 just starting out.... it's never too late though. I've not looked at runes yet, something else to consider.

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1 hour ago, MichaelH said:

Here I am at the age of 65 just starting out.... it's never too late though. I've not looked at runes yet, something else to consider.

Absolutely, it’s never too late! The reason why I started early is basically because it’s in my blood 😄 (I’m a hereditary practitioner of magic and divination). I’m Norse, so runes came naturally. Use whatever speaks strongly to you, I think that’s the best approach! 

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2 minutes ago, Raggydoll said:

Use whatever speaks strongly to you, I think that’s the best approach! 

This is definitely my approach these days. The tarot cards practically demanded that I start looking at them so I followed their guidance. And then the idea of candle magic gave me a jolt as well, so that's why I followed that path. Who knows what will call my attention next? I'm retired so have time on my hands to follow any guidance I receive. It's a great situation to be in 🙂

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43 minutes ago, MichaelH said:

This is definitely my approach these days. The tarot cards practically demanded that I start looking at them so I followed their guidance. And then the idea of candle magic gave me a jolt as well, so that's why I followed that path. Who knows what will call my attention next? I'm retired so have time on my hands to follow any guidance I receive. It's a great situation to be in 🙂

That sounds like a wonderful situation to be in! 

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44 minutes ago, dippingin said:

@Raggydoll  how did you do the rune ritual to meet the love of your life? 

 

 

I was raised with the understanding that magic must be a personal thing. So every person must work to figure out their own magic. Also, my practice is ancestral based so I don’t think I could teach it to anyone else even if I tried. It has to be meaningful and powerful to the individual. 

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15 hours ago, Raggydoll said:

… At the age of 17 I did a rune candle ritual with the goal of helping me to more quickly meet the person I was meant to be with. One week later, I fell in love. I told him about the spell I had done, and he didn’t mind ... Today, 22 years later, he still doesn’t mind, and we are very happy together 😊 He is indeed the love of my life.

Awww. What a sweet romantic story. 💖 Gave me warm fuzzies on a cold winter day. 

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On 12/17/2022 at 10:04 AM, dippingin said:

@Raggydoll  how did you do the rune ritual to meet the love of your life? 

 

 

I believe that things find us when the time is right so any ritual isn't really going to bring something to us, though it might make us more aware of when the Universe is knocking on our door.

 

I lost the love of my life to cancer in 2015 and thought I'd never find anyone else (and I was actually quite happy to think that). But in 2017 I moved country to my ancestral homeland, Ireland, which my parents had left as economic migrants before I was born. I had a trip over to pick up the keys to my new house and arranged a date with a guy who I'd been chatting to online, and two years later we got married. The spooky thing is that he shares the same surname as my late husband, which though not a rare surname, isn't that common. I think my late husband got together in the afterlife with my new husband's mother and they decided to set us up 🙂

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@MichaelH  Thank you for sharing your uplifting story.

 

I take your point about rituals may not change things.  I think they are to bring comfort and positivity though.  

 

In my case the time is never right, and whilst things may happen for a reason I'm fed up 😀  I deserve the time to be right and I suppose the candle rituals for me is doing something positive. 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, dippingin said:

I suppose the candle rituals for me is doing something positive. 

I can certainly recommend the spell for self-love as a good place to start. 

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3 hours ago, MichaelH said:

I believe that things find us when the time is right so any ritual isn't really going to bring something to us, though it might make us more aware of when the Universe is knocking on our door.

 

 

What you describe here is very much the opposite of my own views on magic. To me, it wouldn’t be magic if it wasn’t able to do extraordinary things 🙂

 

Maybe it’s a matter of culture and upbringing, I mean, the way we view magic. I was not very old when I learned that my grandfather was able to magically heal wounds or track down missing objects. Even the skeptics of the family was not in doubt of his abilities because they had seen in in action. So I was definitely raised with a view that magic was real and powerful. And eventually I had my own experiences of magic and psychic senses, which confirmed my beliefs.
 

To be honest, I think that in order for magic to work a certain way, the practitioner need to fully believe (or rather understand) that magic can indeed work in that way. I don’t believe that anything is possible, and I do think it is important that whatever you try to achieve is aligned with the bigger picture. But I am convinced that more things are possible than most people think 🙂 
 

 

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2 hours ago, Raggydoll said:

Maybe it’s a matter of culture and upbringing,

I certainly have no family background in magic or tarot or anything metaphysical at all really. I have a friend who is a practising witch so I've talked with him a few times over the years about the stuff he does but not in any detail.

 

As I said earlier in the thread, I'm only interested in doing spells (and tarot as well) for my own well-being and protection. As a happily-married man I have no inclination towards 'love spells' and my situation in life is stable so no need for spells to attract money for its own sake. I'm interested in small stuff, personal stuff and how to be a better partner and more in touch with my emotions and keeping myself happy and healthy. For now that is enough for me.

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2 hours ago, Raggydoll said:

To me, it wouldn’t be magic if it wasn’t able to do extraordinary things

Just here to avoid "fringisation", if that even is a word.

Same inclination, likely similar working.

 

And now: Likely similar is worlds differnet from beeing the same thing! It would even feel presumtuous to me to state the latter.

Specifically, I am referring to the "individual establishment of the link" where I find similarity.

Things somehow start to roll once that is achieved.

How to do that, don't ask me.

I do doubt that the way I went has any value for anyone except myself in this regard.

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12 hours ago, SLK said:

I tried a cord cutting spell not too long ago with candles but I think I must of done it wrong because it hasn't worked at all lol x

Did you used slim or thick candles with the name method? Also did you put that intention before you start the ritual? I think magic is a personal matter so sometimes only you can know what happened but it can also be the answer on the energy during it like when i see candle magic i can intuitively read it while watching what's going on during it if that makes sense so it can also be anything that led to it like i think if none wasn't ready to let go of the two this could also be the reason especially if one of the two did the ritual cause i think someone must let go/be ready to let go for it to succeed so it can really be anything the reason 

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11 hours ago, Aliki said:

Did you used slim or thick candles with the name method? Also did you put that intention before you start the ritual? I think magic is a personal matter so sometimes only you can know what happened but it can also be the answer on the energy during it like when i see candle magic i can intuitively read it while watching what's going on during it if that makes sense so it can also be anything that led to it like i think if none wasn't ready to let go of the two this could also be the reason especially if one of the two did the ritual cause i think someone must let go/be ready to let go for it to succeed so it can really be anything the reason 

 

They were on the thicker side. I carved the names, wrapped the twine and said a few words out loud.

 

When burning his flame burned very high, his candle melted within minutes but the wax seeped over to my candle, stayed around it and stayed lit until my candle burnt out. Mine stayed burning away nicely for a very long time.

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