Dressing a candle

Dressing a candle

 

Candles have been used for many years in rituals, to set an atmosphere and help to focus on a desired result of a the ritual. Here are steps to to take when dressing a candle for a ritual or for requesting a desired result. When working with candles, you will see that no two candles are alike, they each have their own character. (drip, flame, sound )

* Choose the candle to be used : type and color ( green for money, black/ white for cleansing).

* Cleanse the candle from prior energies. Here are some suggestions for cleansing:

A: Holy water

B: Sea salt

C: Pure soap

D: Baby oil

* Bless / Consecrate your oil to be used.

* State and engrave (if desired) what the candle is to represent (money, love, job, taking away unwanted habits, etc.)

* Anoint the candle with the oil you have chosen (it is important to focus on your desire when doing this).

A: — To achieve : start on the top to the middle in a downward motion(stop) then go the bottom to the middle in an upward motion(stop).

B: — To banish : start in the middle to top (stop) then go from the middle to the bottom (stop). Do not use a back and forth motion, it defeats the purpose.

* Bless / Consecrate the candle. Your candle is now ready to use. Light your candle with an incense of your desire or deity. Do not use matches, a lighter or incense should be used. honestly I know not why, just that the sulfur is the problem. But every book I have read states this, and I have read many.)

Meditate as long as possible (many don’t have a lot of time past 15min.) on your desired outcome while your candle is burning. Let the candle burn till the end.

If and when you need to extinguish your candle, snuff it out or swipe your hand enough to let the air blow it out. Do not blow or pinch it out. As blowing it out blows your desires away from you and pinching it out also pinches out your desires.

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Lunar Phase and Candle Colors

Lunar Phase and Candle Colors

New Moon

Black Candle

Attunement

You cannot see the Moon. It isn’t visible. End of phase and new cycle begins; a time to have new ideas. Begin new things, maintain pure joy of being.

Attribute

Protection and creates a shield for the beginning of the cycle ___________________________________________________________________

Crescent Moon

Orange Candle

Attunement

The moon is barely visible. A time to seek out rare adventures, to organize, and to strengthen individual will.

Attribute

Represents the zest of life with the aid of stability. Helps bring forth courage and optimism. ___________________________________________________________________

First Quarter Moon

Red Candle

Attunement

A First Crisis. A time to discover ones strength. To concentrate and release personal power. Passionate creativity.

Attribute

Gives vitality, courage and strength. Stimulates the heart. __________________________________________________________________

Gibbous Moon

White Candle

Attunement

A phase of reflection. Time to discover the whole of one’s inner life. A time to manifest one’s inner truth, faithfulness to personal discipline.

Attribute

Purity and protection. Creates atmosphere for meditation, centering. Innocence. ___________________________________________________________________

Full Moon

Yellow Candle

Attunement

Strong emphasis on relationship issues. A time to find everything within oneself except loneliness; share life. To know oneself through action rather then solitary reflection.

Attribute

Light of the sun. It starts to enlighten inner wisdom. Provides clarity, alertness and optimism. Aligns the right use of will. ___________________________________________________________________

Disseminating Moon

Blue Candle

Attunement

Emphasis is on communication. New ideas to be traveled outwardly. To relate creativity to the outside world with force. Resolve all personal conflicts within.

Attribute

Builds knowledge, sharing, calming, vocal expression and communication. Aids in meditation and enhances inner Attunement. ___________________________________________________________________

Last Quarter Moon

Purple Candle

Attunement

A time to simplify life, crisis of consciousness, through the power of dominating intellect. To come out of self, be freed by a spiritual vision from personal withdrawal. Rid oneself of personal attachments.

Attribute

The color of transformation, from negative vibrations to positive. Balances the energy within the body and helps the mind and body flow more easily with life. ___________________________________________________________________

Balsamic Moon

Pink Candle

Attunement

Power of personal advantage. A time to release the imperatives of the old cycle, to unite. To accept ones self. To confront death.

Attribute

Universal love of self and others. Draws love to you and removes sorrows and past hurts. Attunes one to love’s soothing presence in all of creation. Calming, protective, serene, Security helps eliminate ego and brings in more love vibrations. Improves relationships and eliminates animosity.