Candle craft, whether Wicca or witch, is an extremely powerful form of spell casting. It is accessible, flexible and easy to fit into most people's lifestyles. It uses the force of the universal element of fire and brings all of fire's potent qualities with it - its strength, it's power to destroy (good for banishing spells) and its ability to shed light into the dark. Here are some tips on how to use candle craft for Wicca, witch spells or even if you are a beginner.
How to Work With Spell Candles
Prepare a quiet space to work in and make sure that you remain undisturbed if possible. Place your candle in its holder and then focus on getting yourself into the right frame of mind for casting. I use meditation for this purpose but a long soak in a scented bath can also work wonders! When you feel relaxed and totally open you are ready to begin.
Concentrate on the flame and watch the way the way it flickers. Become absorbed in every part of it. You will then be ready to read out your prepared spell if you have one. If not, you can simply repeat what you wish to occur over in your mind or out loud and visualise it really happening. This will build energies and start to give you a feel for what is possible for you to achieve.
How to Prepare a Spell Candle
Spell candles can be anointed in a special oil that will add to the potency of your spell. These are available to buy and all you need do is dress the candle with the oil before you start your work. You can also roll your candle in some herbs after anointing so seek out which herbs are relevant to the affect you wish to achieve.
Candle craft for Wicca or witch casters can also include inscribing your candle with symbols or words that strengthen the message. If it is a love spell for example, you may wish to draw a love heart.
Banishing Spells with Candles
The destructive power of fire can be harnessed for good use and used to perform banishing spells. If you need to target negativity in your life then this is just what you need. It can be aimed at feelings, a place or even a particular person if you feel they are sending you bad energies but do not attempt to send the energy back to them. It should not be about revenge but about making room in your life for the positive again.
Prepare some personal words to read as you sit in front of the candle, if you wish. Then blow the candle out and watch as the smoke carries the negative energies up and away from you and your life.
A Candle Spell Ritual
If you do not have the time to experience the whole candle in one go this does not prevent you from getting all of the power from your spell candle. In fact it can be very beneficial to make a ritual out of it and perform your spell over a week. Choose the same time every evening if you can and this will help to really build the atmosphere. Your energies will be fresh as you are doing this in short bursts and you will also be building extra energy as you will be thinking about your spell all week.
I hope you can see that there is something for everyone in the candle spell. It is the perfect way to get started in some simple spells and a lot of fun too. The candle craft of Wicca and witch casters of course can be a lot more complex but I doubt many resist the temptation to return occasionally to enjoy such perfect simplicity!