Monday, September 10, 2012
Candle magick ~ healing
Candle burning is one of most simple forms of magic. It can be performed almost anywhere and candles are very easy to purchase. The basic principles are to concentrate, visualize and using the candle as a focus point for your own inner energy.
Candle magic can be used for overcoming bad habits, attracting things, settling disturbing atmospheres, protection, regaining health, and developing psychic powers. Candles can also be used to honor someone near and dear to you.
1. The colour of the candle and it's vibration is activated, released and amplified when it is lit. As the candle burns, the colour is released into the surrounding areas and affects those in this area.
2. The colour of the candle that you use, is determined by the kind of healing needed. Consult the list on which corresponds to different conditions given below.
3. All candles should be cleansed, like you clean everything that is a tool for healing, and blessed, before you use them. Say a little prayer over the candle before you light it. This cleanses the candle of negativity. It also strengthens the colour so that it works more effectively for the healing.
4. Once you have used a candle for a specific purpose, keep it for this purpose. If you have it for healing or meditation, keep them separate. Allow it to build up the vibration that you are using if for, otherwise it will set up conflicting vibrations.
5. Any candle will be effective. For longer, more sustained effects, church candles can be quite effective. They can burn for a long time. Do not leave a candle unattended. Burn them in the right candle holders.
6. Do not use candles to interfere with the free will of another. The rebound effect can be very dramatic.
7. Putting out the candle should be the last thing after the healing has been done. When extinguishing the candle, visualise that the healing breath is healing the area that is needed to be healed. Do not blow the candle out, get a piece of tin foil or or cone to put out the flame.
You should clean the area where you place your candles. While working with the candles stay relaxed with a positive state of mind. Choose new, unused candles. Do not use the ones you choose for any other purpose.
Quiet surroundings is helpful, some people use soft music. Before any candle ritual, do not eat or engage in negative activities. A "cleansing" bath is also helpful.
Hold the candle in your hands for a few moments to allow your own vibrations to enter the candle. This will enable the wax to absorb a bit of your life force.
Using essential oils on the candle is fine. The energy from your hands will pass into the wax. Always start rubbing the oil from the top to the bottom when anointing a candle. Then go from bottom up to the center of the candle. While you oil the candle, you should concentrate on what you want to accomplish with the candle. Visualize success with the ritual and see your desires accomplished.
Candles and Color
Color is very important in candle magic. Color has subtle influences and each one vibrates at a different frequency. Different colored candles are used for different magical end-results. Different colors have different effects on the human psyche and the surrounding environment. These colors and their vibrations are also closely linked with the psychic energy within each person
Each color in the spectrum is connected with the astrological signs of the Zodiac and their planetary rulers.Use the colors used in candle magic together with their magical significance' s and the influences of each astrological sign.
Aries (March 21 April 20) Ruling planet - Mars.
Shades of red, usually the darker shades of scarlet or crimson. Magically the planet Mars is the purifier and destroyer who sweeps aside the stagnant, the unwanted and the redundant so progress can be made. Red also represents the creative principle and the unconscious urge for the human species to reproduce itself, for life and death are two aspects of the same energy.
Taurus (April 21 - May 21) Ruling planet - Venus.
Green, ranging from the palest apple green to the dark olive of the earth forces. Green represents the spiritual desire to unite the opposites and to balance the dual forces of male and female. This union was known to the medieval alchemists as "the sacred marriage" and is symbolized in magic and Wicca by the ritual metaphor of the sword in the chalice.
Gemini (May 22 June 21) Ruling planet - Mercury.
Yellow is the color of this Zodiac sign representing communication and the power of the mind. In occult tradition Gemini is a symbol of the dualism.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22) Ruling planet - the moon.
Metallic blue and silver are the colors of the lunar sphere. It is the realm of the unconscious, the hidden side of the personality and psychic forces.
Leo (July 23 - August 23) Ruling planet - the sun.
Its colors are gold and orange. The sun represents the life force and is the visible symbol of the Cosmic Creator in the solar system.
Virgo (August 24 - September 23) Ruling planet - Mercury.
Reddish-yellow is the color associated with the analytical abilities of the mind in the quest for scientific knowledge.
Libra (September 24 - October 23) Ruling planet - Venus.
Libra's colors are sky blue and rose pink. It symbolizes the heights attainable by romantic and spiritual love.
Scorpio (October 24 - November 22) Ruling planet - Pluto.
Dark red or silvery gray. The energy of the Plutonian sphere is connected with Mars and represents death and regeneration. Pluto rules over the underworld, the spirits of the departed and nuclear power.
Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21) Ruling planet - Jupiter.
Purple and royal blue are the colors of this Zodiac sign. It is an expansive planetary energy connected with the world of finance and social matters.
Capricorn (December 22 January 20) Ruling planet - Saturn.
Black is the primary color of the saturnine energy. It rules karma, fate and destiny, the law, old age and property matters.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 19) Ruling planet - Uranus.
The color of this astrological sign combines all the shades of the spectrum in a flashing rainbow pattern. This planetary energy is a higher octave of Saturn and rules over magic (forces, astrology and modern technology like television, video and computers).
Pisces (February 20 - March 20) Ruling planet - Neptune.
Serge or indigo are the colors of Pisces, which is connected with the planetary energy of Jupiter. Neptune rules over inspiration, matters connected with the sea, pleasure, and entertainment, especially the movie industry. White
A balance of all colors; Spiritual enlightenment, cleansing, clairvoyance, healing, truth seeking; Rituals involving lunar energy' May be substituted for any color candle.
Activity, Creativity, unity; brings power of concentration and imagination to a ritual; use in rituals where you wish to gain another's confidence or persuade someone, or in rituals that require solar energy.
Elevates the consciousness to move beyond its' present mental stability.
Fosters understanding and attracts the powers of cosmic influences; beneficial in rituals intended to bring about fast luck or money, or in rituals needing solar energy.
Powers of instinct, business goals, ambition, career goals, general success, justice, legal matters, selling, and action.
Passion, money goals, professional growth, fertility in business, career maneuvers.
Peace, truth and balance
Represents unconditional love, Tantra, self awakening, and inhibits aggressive behavior.
Promotes romance, romantic love, friendship; standard color for rituals to draw affections; a color of femininity, honor, service, brings friendly, lively conversation to the dinner table.
Represents self love or self-resurrection of self love.
Health, passion, passionate love, fertility, strength, courage, will power; increases magnetism in rituals; draws Aries and Scorpio energy.
Removes negativity and encourages stability; helps develop psychic abilities; attracts the influence of the Mother Goddess.
Power, success, idealism, psychic manifestations; ideals for rituals to secure ambitions, independence, financial rewards, or to make contact with the spiritual other world; increases Neptune energy.
Encourages honesty, trust, compassion. It is also associated with healing our inner chil
Combination of red and violet that oscillates on a high frequency; energizes rituals where immediate action and high levels of power or spiritual healing are required.
Earthly, balanced color; used for grounding; for rituals of material increase; eliminates indecisiveness; improves powers of concentration, study, telepathy; increases financial success; locates objects that have been lost.
Attracts financial wealth.
Color of inertia; stops situations or people; use in rituals that require a deep meditation state; or in rituals that demand Saturn energy.
Promotes laughter and joviality; color of loyalty; use to attract Jupiter energy, or whenever an influence needs to be increased.
Spiritual color; helpful in devotional or inspirational meditations; brings peace and tranquility to the home; radiates Aquarius energy; employ where a situation must be synthesized.
Primary spiritual color; for rituals to obtain wisdom, harmony, inner light, or peace; confers truth and guidance.
This color is used for healing, cleansing, purifying and balancing. Also used to strengthen any hidden artistic abilities.
Important component in Venusian rituals; attracts love, social delights, and fertility.
Color of ambition, greed, and jealousy; counteracts these influences in a ritual.
Promotes prosperity, fertility, success; stimulates rituals for good luck, money, harmony, and rejuvenation.
Associated with space, feminine leadership, hope, new life, transmutation, clarity, harmony, & self-love.
Light Olive Green
Stimulates compassion, sympathy and empathy.
Balances the emotions and brings about a feeling of calmness.
Neutral color useful when pondering complex issues during meditation; in magic, this color often sparks confusion; it also negates or neutralizes a negative influence.
Opens up the deeper levels of the unconscious; use in rituals to induce a deep meditation state, or to banish evil or negativity as in uncrossing rituals; attracts Saturn energy.
Candle Healing Lay-outs
Using candles the following lay-outs are some examples you can use in a healing room, either for yourself or others, together with any other holistic system or you can use it, as is, for self-healing.
The Triangle is an amplifier, it increases the power of healing force of whatever colour you are using.
The Cross balances and aligns.
The Square stabilizes the entire physiological system of an individual, calming, settling, grounding and focusing the basic life force of the colour being used.
The Pentagram strengthens.
The Six-rayed Star links the mind and heart for overall healing.
The Seven-rayed Star is the most healing of the layouts and is especially good for children. It balances and aligns the chakras so that the healing colour can do its work most effectively.