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10 August 2012 @ 03:02 pm
Candle Magic(k) - Pagan Meetup 20120810  
"I'll light a candle for you."

Candle can be a stand-in for anything - elements, deities, directions; it's the intent that matters.

Ask three witches and get five answers -
* Burn out vs. put out
* Blow out vs. pinch
* One use only vs. multiple uses
* Okay to use inexpensive candles?

Colors are important but intent is more so
* White - all purpose, protection, blessing
* Pink - love and affection
* Green - earth, prosperity, fertility
* Red - fire, passion, vitality
* Blue - water, healing, peace
* Yellow - air, intellect, studying
* Purple - personal power, healing serious illness
* Brown - animal magic(k), earth magic(k)
* Black - absorb / banish negativity
* Orange - prosperity, legal issues, fruitful activity

Oils and "bind runes" - focus intent. Anoint the candle - design the runes to overlap in a pleasing pattern and carve into candle

* Use proper candle holders
* For ritual use, use same or similar candle holders
* Supervise lit candles
* Hot glass looks the same as cold glass
* Remove the stickers from the bottom
* Consider using the cauldron or fireplace for the candle

All about visualization - putting desire into physical form

Charcoal, frankincense, and smoke alarms don't get along
mujetdebois on February 27th, 2013 08:33 pm (UTC)
You may want to check out Jacki Smith both spoke and vended at the 2012 Between the Worlds Gathering. Awesome on Both counts.
browngirl on February 27th, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
*reads and is enlightened*
saoba on February 28th, 2013 08:39 am (UTC)
Generally speaking-

Fireproof the witch. Flowing hair secured. Flowing garments likewise. Set up working surface to avoid having to reach over/past burning things. Secure pets/small children/large children/over-exuberant lifeforms in general.

Fireproof the space. Drafts? Fluttering drapes? Loose paper? Is there a clear and ready exit? Where is the nearest fire extinguisher? Is the working surface stable and out of the traffic pattern of any likely gesturing or dancing?

There is such a thing as enough fire. Do not call up what you cannot put down.

(Yes, all common sense. You are sensible. Not everyone is. Things that fall under the heading of 'needless to say' often still need saying.)

(Yes, actually, I have a very clear memory of having to reach over and pluck the now slightly burning ritual crib notes out of someone's hands and shove them in the cauldron. If they cannot be read by candlelight, print them out bigger.)