Tuesday, November 6, 2012
To perform divination with candles, you will need a small bowl filled with
cool water, a variety of colored candles, matches or a lighter, and an open
mind. Put a white candle by each side of the bowl on an altar or table where
it can easily be reached by each person present.
Have each person present select a colored candle. Have the participants
choose the question they want answered by the divination beforehand, so the
question can be matched with the appropriate candle color.
Red is used for love and relationships.
Green is used for love prosperity, career, or jobs.
Yellow is used for school, study, creativity, and mental pursuits.
Light blue is used for health and recovery from illness.
Violet is used for spiritual growth.
Pink for friendships, children and pets.
Orange for changes and possible moves.
White is used for general life patterns.
Before the participants light their candles for divination, have each of
them call upon an ancestor whom they liked for aid.
To begin, have one person at a time light a candle of his or her choice.
Gently stir the water in the bowl in a clockwise direction, then have the
person with the candle let the wax slowly drip into the water while thinking
of the question to be answered. Patterns in the wax are scanned for symbols
that will answer the question. If any of the wax symbols break apart or are
indistinct, the meaning is modified. A list of possible symbols are
interpretations follows. After each reading, take out the used wax.
Airplane or boat, whole: travel; movement.
Airplane or boat, broken: danger of an accident.
Birds: good news, message from afar.
Butterfly: fickle friends; unreliable person.
Cats: good friends, contentment.
Chain: person or circumstances halts movement.
Circle: success, completion of a cycle.
Dagger: danger, trechery, recklessness.
Dish, unbroken: contentment and plenty.
Dish, broken: problems at home.
Dogs: false friends.
Egg: positive influences, possibly a child.
Forked line: a decision to be made.
Gate: future success.
Hand, open: new friendships.
Hand, closed: opportunity lost, arguments.
Heart: love, happy relationship.
House: security, a home of your own.
Knife: broken friendship or relationship.
Ladder: promotion, opportunity to move higher.
Lines, straight: no barriers in getting ahead.
Lines, broken: obstacles.
Lines, wavy: uncertain path.
Question mark: need for caution.
Ring, whole: marriage.
Ring, broken: divorce.
Scales: legal matters.
Snake: a hidden enemy.
Star: health, happiness, success, spiritual growth.
Tent: move to a new home.
If the symbols are contradictory, the person is undecided about the question. The larger the image in the wax, the more powerful and influential the meaning will be. If a finger pointing to a symbol is seen, this symbol should receive special consideration in the reading. Any symbols that are attached will influence each other; these also should be given special consideration.