Magic: Candle Magic and its usage in rituals
Updated: Oct 17, 2022
For many people, the first thing that will come to their minds when we say the word ritual is a candle. And it's understandable because, in many ritual ceremonies, we can see the presence of the candle, for example, baptism, birthday, or funeral. In fact, there is a minimal amount of rituals that don't require candles. Throughout history, candles had many types of usage, from providing lightness on dark nights to banishing evil.
Candles were used as protection from storm lightning, healing, cleansing the souls of the deceased, providing lightness, helping with searching for lost things, etc. A great example of ritual usage of the candle is that when someone was dying, people lit candles to provide a smoother passage from our world. Candles lit the way for the deceased souls and protected them from evil forces.
Candle magic is the practice of lighting candles to achieve a particular goal within a special ritual or some special candle ceremony. If you want to practice candle magic, you don't need to use candles that were sanctified in the church or use them only during a defined time or date.
Candles speak to us with their magical, unique language; instead of words, they dance with the flame. The movement of the flame and smoke indicates magical communication with higher forces. Depending on the position of the flame, the amount of smoke, or even if the flame flickers or it's calm, we can clarify if the circumstances are favorable or not.
Everything about candles is magical. Even a calm moment in a quiet, darker place lit by candles with mysterious dancing of the flame and smoke might become a mythical experience.
Usage of the candles according to color
In candle magic (and rituals), the color of the candles is essential as each color represents something else.
Truth, cleanse, protection, spells, magic
Love, health, power, passion, sex, strength, protection
Wealth, money, happiness, growth, healing, fertility
Neutrality, stability, connection with animal guides and totem animals
Selflove, love, emotions, friendship, relaxation, honor
Spirituality, magical power, encouragement of spiritual activities, progress in business, ambitions
Aura, third eye
Intelligence, visualization, commitment, self-worth
Energy, stimulation, the attraction of specific energies
Light Blue Candle
Peace, patience, health, paranormal abilities
Dark Blue Candle
Variability, adaptability, motherhood
Absorption of negativity and diseases, banishing evil, eliminates bad habits and addictions
Ps. If you don't have a candle with a specific color for your spell, you can always use a white candle.
Candle magic and essential oils
Essential oils provide magical benefits for candle spells and rituals. If we want to increase the spell's effect, we need just a few drops of essential oil which we rub into an unlit candle. Candles must be oiled from the middle to the top and then from the middle to the bottom. When candles burn, the scent of the oil and the magic power are released.
Magical effects of some of essential oils:
Basil Essential Oil
Abundance, happiness, peace, growth of conscious minds
Cedar Essential Oil
Development of spiritual abilities
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Chamomile Essential Oil
Induction of meditative state, peace
Jasmine Essential Oil
Love, sexuality, peace, spirituality
Coriander Essential Oil
Lime Essential Oil
Cleanse, protection from negative effects
Lavender Essential Oil
Love, health, peace
Mint Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rose Essential Oil
Love, sexual desire, beauty, peace
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Recovering, spirituality, meditation, sex
Cinnamon Essential Oil
Ginger Essential Oil
Love, sex, money, cleanse
Candle magic and crystals
Usage of the crystals increases the magical power of candle magic and rituals. Like the essential oils, each gemstone has unique vibrations and abilities.
Gemstones and their abilities with connection to candle magic:
Universal gemstone, the most healing crystal of all of them, amplification of energy, protection
Protection, healing, focus, insomnia
Happiness, protection, peace, patience
Wealth, prosperity, success, happiness
Protection, calm emotions, empowering thoughts
Cleanse and energy boost, removal of negative energies
Protection, mysticism, development of intuition
Spirituality, meditation, reducing stress and depression
Attracting love, calm sleep
Protection from evil, revealing the truth
Protection, power, overcoming mind barriers
Development of creativity, fantasy, paranormal abilities, turning a dream into reality
Healing, love, beauty, stress reduction
Protection, happiness, anger reduction