Candles are usually dressed before they are used. I do not usually use this method, however and I have found that I get the same results by just rubbing the candle. Oils must be consecrated before they are used. Use oils to dress the candles by finding one that coincides with the spell you want to perform. Rub the candle with the oils. Later, if you like, you may roll the candle in herbs that also will help with the type of spell you wish to perform.
To draw something toward you, rub the candle in a downward motion from the top to the middle. Then rub from the bottom up to the middle as well.
To repel something, reverse by rubbing from the middle to the ends.
NEVER RUB IN A BACK AND FORTH MOTION: it negates the entire process.
When finished, dab some of the remaining oil on your third eye and then in the center of your breastbone. Speak words of power over the candle such as:
I cleanse and consecrate this taper in the name of the God and
Goddess. May it burn in strength in the service of light.
Continue by stating the purpose of the candle.
When inscribing a candle, use the same directional procedure. To bring things toward you, write from the top to the middle, then from the bottom to the middle. If you are repelling something, reverse the procedure. The athame is used to carve the inscription.
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