Witchcraft 101: Candle Correspondences and Magic

For all my baby witchlings, candles are some of the easiest to come-by witch supplies.

Candles are easily found at most stores, affordable, and good to keep around for emergencies (power outages, for instance). And good news, if you begin hoarding candles, no one will judge you because a lot people hoard candles. For instance, my mother loves receiving candles for any occasion, and has a half of a coat closet full of them.

So let’s go over the basics of candles, candle magic, and spells involving candles.

Candle colors and scents can correspond with the type of spell or intention you have in mind.

RedCourage, Love, Passion,
OrangeSuccess, legal actions, concentration
YellowHappiness, travel, intelligence
GreenGrowth, wealth, prosperity, fertility
Bluehealing, peace, loyalty, spirituatlity
Purplemeditation, psychic abilities, connecting to higher self and higher beings
Pinkfemininity, beauty, compassion, innocent or romantic love
Brownabundance, stability, gardening, family and friends
GreyLoneliness, wisdom, neutralizing energies and spells
BlackAbsorbing energy, banishing, protection, self-defense
Whitecleansing, purification, reflecting energy, can be used as substitute for all other colors
Colors and Correspondences

Below, I’ve listed some of the more common candle scents that you’re bound.

CinnamonProtection, inflame passion, counter love spells, can be used in place of sage for cleansing when sage is unavailable
CitrusLemon is good for confidence, good luck and adding extra energy for spells
Orange is good for joy, good fortune, and prosperity
EvergreenWisdom, cleansing, protection, and money spells
Lavenderhealing, meditation, and cleansing and refreshing the body, soul, and mind (use with caution around cats)
Raincleansing, healing, and relaxing, calming anger, and bringing about new begingings
SandlewoodCan only be used in benevolent magics. use for consecrating, healing, wishes, peace, removing negativity, and blessing ritual space and altars
Vanillacalming, promoting mental and physical arousal, good luck, happiness, prosperity and knowledge seeking
Fresh LinenCan be used in place of Rain scent
Scents and Correspondences

So depending on the color of your candle, as well as the scent, you can craft a spell to suite all of your needs.

And sometimes the spell calls for something other than a scented candle. Sometimes, you have to ANOINT!

I know, big steps in our spellwork here, but just stay with me here.

So what does it mean when you anoint a candle?

Anointing a candle means giving the candle the intention you need for the spell. When you anoint a candle you use oils, herbs, and symbols to give a blank candle your intention.

Oils that can be used can be things like essential oils, which will give plain candles a nice scent as you burn them, or ‘natural’ oils, like olive oil and such. Dilute your essential oils in natural oils to use more of them.

Some natural oils that have the highest smoke point (how hot they can get before burning) are avocado oil, sunflower oil, peanut oil, coconut oil, canola oil, then olive oil (in order of highest to lowest smoke point).

Anoint your candles by massaging them with oils, herbs and inscribing symbols or sigils. Rub your candles in one direction, depending on what your spells is doing; personally, I feel that rubbing from bottom to top banishes, and top to bottom attracts.

When burning anointed candles, ad regular candles too, just be careful and remember fire safety. Especially with hot oils near open flames.

So candles are the vectors of setting things in motions for spells. the energy from the flame interacts with your intentions and set your intentions into motion.

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