Beginner Guide to candle magick

Using candles with ritual can add strength and ambiance. All the colors have different spiritual meanings and can help with different types of spells, so if you’re using candles to aid in your spell, it’s best to understand the energies and meanings of each color.

When you go into a craft store, you’ll find all shape, size and colored canc

White- white is one of the most basic of colors. They work for purity and cleansing but can work with all types of spells with other candles. I add them into all my spell kits and all my personal rituals.

Black- in general, black is the anti-curse/anti-hex color. You use it for breaking any kind of darker magic someone has used against you, it can be used as protection against negative energies as well as banishing (entity as well as negative emotions/energies you’re trying to get rid of.) You can use black and white together as a way of doubling the cleansing and protection powers in a spell.

Green– this is the color used in financial luck and money related spells. It’s also good for a fertile crop, abundance in more than finances and luck in your marriage, or any kind of growth.

Purple– Purple is considered a royal color in general. It is used in spells to gain wisdom as well as divination.

Blue– Blue is a healing color, it’s used to chase away bad energies and depressed moods.

Red– Red is a color of passion, life, death, anger, rage, blood and love. It’s generally lust and anger and can be used for banishing, love spells, sex magick or blood magick.

Pink– Pink is kind of a feminine and baby version of red. You use pink for femininity, lust and love spells, fertility and any time you need a color to represent the feminine.

Yellow– Yellow is typically a color of happiness, joy, motivation, vitality and inspiration/finding your muse.

There are many other colors with magical properties, but these are some of the main colors with their magical uses.

The next thing to look at are if you want to use scents. You can use unscented and burn incense but you can also use candles with earthy or other scents.

You don’t have to use scents at all but using certain scents do help with adding to the atmosphere and feel and can help with adding the energies associated with the scent.

There are different shapes, sizes and styles of candles. Most don’t really have any significance but if you want to burn through a full candle, finding a small tea light may help. If you want to reuse, pillar or tapered candles can be beneficial.

When you’re done, don’t blow candles out- snuff them or let them burn fully out.

 

 

 

Learn Tarot- V-the Heirophant

This card has a spiritual meaning. It’s the masculine form of the high priestess so it shows a male spiritual leader.

Upright meaning- this is showing wisdom with your spirituality and life. Spirituality is constantly learning and this shows that you’re well on your path.
This is typically a spiritual card, but if drawn in a

Love reading:

This shows that you’re feeling secure in your relationship or a relationship is coming that will make you feel secure. This is a sign of a secure and stable relationship.

Career reading:

Once again, it shows that you’re treading down a good path to feeling financially secure. You are secure in your career and you’re on a good track towards financial goals.

 

Reversed:

This is showing that your personal beliefs are interfering with your ability to fit in to society’s standards. You also are feeling that you’re going against tradition and the popular opinion.

When you’re getting this is in a love reading

It’s showing that you’re not feeling very secure in the situation you’re in. You may be in a relationship you feel is failing or you may feel that you will never find someone.
You could also be feeling that you’re going against your values in the relationship you’re currently in.

If you get it in a career

You either feel that your career isn’t secure or you’re afraid of failing financially. It could also show you feel you’re never going to find a job or that you are having to go against your values in order to keep your job.

 

Beginner Guide to Protection Magick

Protective and cleansing magick is probably the first type of magick that should be learned. It helps cleanse an area to prepare for a serious ritual, it helps offer protection while getting ready to divine or cast a spell and it helps prepare a new living space.

When you gain enough experience, you can even perform cleansings and protection on friends and family members.

Here are a few basics that I personally have used and what I have used them for.

Materials

The materials you choose to use can vary widely. You may not even have any special on you, but there are things you can use around your home.

Salt- I personally use sea salt, but if you have table salt, that can work fine as well.

Black salt- same as regular salt, both work. Black salt helps keep away unwanted energies

Sage- smudge sticks and incense or candles can all be used to purify and cleanse.You set the sage stick (smudge stick) on fire, then let the fire put itself out, while it’s smoking you walk around the area you’re wanting to cleanse.

Moving in to a New House

When I move into a new house or apartment, I always make sure to lay salt out around the door and along all window frames. I personally use sea salt, but even table salt can work. Lay out black salt at the front and back doors, windows and front gate to keep negative energies and intentions out.

Before moving stuff in, take a smudge stick light one side, let it burn out until it’s smoking then walk around the inside and outside of the house slowly while letting the smoke move around the areas you’re walking.

One tip I got from a Feng Shui book is to go into any hardly used corners (or any corners where the energies feel stagnant) and clap. The clapping helps move energy and take it from stale to active.

Personal Protections

If you’re getting ready to practice a spell, perform a ritual, communicate with the other side or any other form of the craft, take some salt (sea or black works well) and lay it out in a counterclockwise area. Place candles around the circle and light them counterclockwise to banish any negative energies or forces trying to get in your way)
If you want to banish negativity, go counter and if you’re trying to bring on positive energies, go clockwise.

Take a smudge stick/candle (sage is the most well known and most used), start walking clockwise to banish then turn and walk clockwise to bring on protective energies. Do your spell/ritual or divination within the circle.

Protective Rituals for Others

Create the circle with the person you’re protecting sitting in the center. Walk around the person counterclockwise to ward off negative then clockwise with a white candle to bring on the protective energies.

End the ritual when it feels right.

 

Always remember, when you’re putting out candles, make sure you snuff the candle and don’t blow.

I’ll be doing more later about protective magick. What do you do or use for protection when you’re casting a spell?

 

Learn Tarot- IV The Emperor

General- Upright

this is the masculine form of the empress. This means everything is under control. You are able to handle everything and anything that comes your way

This shows that you’re in a secure place in life and everything is going your way.

In a Love Reading

you’re feeling secure in a relationship if you’re with someone, this is a very good time and things will be going well.

If you’re single, things will be going well- you’ll be happy about being single and feeling good alone.

In a Career or Money Reading

your job or career is going well. You are seeing plenty of return for any investment and you have no fears of ending up unemployed, you may even be seeing a raise or promotion soon.

General- Reversed

this is showing a loss of control and that either you or someone else is being a control freak.

This is showing the lack of security and could even be a warning of impending loss.

In a Love Reading- Reversed

things aren’t going well. This could be showing that one or both partners are trying to control or you could be looking at a break up.

There is still a chance, but if the controller doesnt see the error, they wont be stable.

In a Career or Money Reading- Reversed

You feel like your finances are out of control. You’re drowning in debt and cant see a way out.

There are ways you can fix things, but it will take a lot of work and self control. You may also be at risk of losing your job or your business going bankrupt.

This could be a warning so you have a chance to correct the issue before it leads to loss but you are dealing with bad insecurity.

Learn Tarot: III Empress

General- Upright

She is the mother. She is all things soft, feminine and delicate. This is a positive card to draw in the upright position. When she pops up in a reading, she’s showing your maternal instincts and feminine love.

Love reading

If you’re single, this is showing you’re going to meet someone who will show you true love and romance and if you’re in a serious or casual relationship, it’s going to grow deeper.

Career or money reading

This is showing a creative idea you’re nurturing will be showing signs of growth. It’s showing that you will do best following your instincts but that you should start to see a career or business blooming.

This card can also show a very strong omen if you’re actively trying to get pregnant or are wanting a baby, it’s notorious

General- Reversed

This is showing a need to embrace your feminine side but feelings of repression of who you are and what you truly want.

Love Reading- reversed

This is showing that you may find yourself surrounded by wo/men who are interested in perusing you but you’re not interested or not being honest with the type of partner you’re wanting, so you’re attracting wo/men who are not right for you. This card is showing you that you need to start being honest with yourself and the universe so that you will meet the right wo/man and to not just settle just because you’re tired of being single

If you’re in a relationship, it’s seeming like you’re holding back your true feelings. You’re feeling like you’re lost in the relationship because you’re not being honest.

Career/money- reversed

You’re not feeling happy or satisfied with your job. You feel stifled and like you’re not in the right mindset but it may or may not be real, it may be insecurity related and it’s not a time to make any major changes, it’s a time to focus on battling the negative mindset and insecurities- then evaluate what YOU want and need.

 

When the card is drawn in reverse, it’s showing that you’re holding something back. You’re trapping yourself in situations that you’re not wanting because you’re hiding your true wants, desires and needs. You need to stop repressing and quit trying to hide behind your insecurities. If you want to truly be happy, you need to let your needs known.

Learn Tarot: II: High Priestess

When this card is upright, it’s showing a higher calling. The feminine side of spirituality and if you trust your intuition, you will find wisdom.

It can also warn that you’re not being taken seriously by people you need to listen to you- and you need to fight and make sure they do listen.

You know your body and your self better than others, and you know when your intuition is typically right or when it’s thrown off- but you need to listen to yourself on a deeper level.

General Upright

This is showing your naturally strong intuition. You’re naturally a strong judge of situations and people, so it’s best for you to listen to your gut

In a Love reading

If you feel someone is toxic, listen. If you’re feeling like the person you’re with is the “one,” listen. Make sure you’re trusting your intuition- it will be coming in strong if this card comes up in a romance drawing upright.

In a Career or financial reading

If a deal is feeling “too good to be true,” it likely is or if you’re feeling like someone is trying to sabotage your successes, there is a good chance you’re right.

This card is about your wisdom and intuition- your intuition will give you the guidance you need and the wisdom to determine if you’re in a good or toxic situation.

General inverted

Generally, it’s the opposite of right side up.

If you get this it means you’re not in touch with your innate intuition and you are at risk of misjudging situations. This card is a warning- that judgement can’t be trusted- good or bad. You need to start thinking deeper into what you’re feeling and make sure it’s intuition or your intuition is cloudy.

In a Love reading

You’re not reading enough into your situation. You’re possibly being mislead. Take a step back and try to listen to that voice because it is likely screaming at you.

In a career reading

You’re at risk of being conned. Your intuition is screaming at you about someone at work or a deal someone is trying to make with you. It seems to be too good to be true, it is.

In both love and career, it’s telling you to not jump to immediate conclusions about the people and situations. You may also be feeling like you’re being unfairly judged or you may actually be being judged- either way, judgement isn’t your friend and you need to remember that at this time.

Tarot Explained: I- The Magician

Card 1 in the major arcana.

General- Upright

This card also shows new beginnings when upright in a reading. It’s the creative solution to a problem you’re facing that will show itself to you soon. It’s wanting to remind you that YOU have the ability to change your life, you can change yourself. This card shows a bit of a transformation will be heading your way- it’s a very good card to see in the upright position in any context.

It shows creativity and originality, intelligence and an outside-the-box mindset.

Love Reading

If drawn in a love readng, it’s showing that you will find a partner or work through a problem, as long as you try and actually use the will power you will discover. You will be seeing an improvement in your current relationship or your situation- you may not see it at this exact moment, but it will be coming.

Career or Money Reading

If drawn during a career or money reading it’s showing a solution to a problem in your job or a new career that you will be seeing come to fruition if you’re wanting to work on something new. There will be better outcomes to your work life, but you are the one who will need to put the work in- you DO have what it takes to make those changes in your own career.

This card is showing that you DO have the will power and ambition to work through your problems towards a solution or the determination to find a new career path, relationship or whatever else it is that you’re wanting. The time will be coming that it will all show itself to you.

 

General- Reversed

When this card shows reversed in a reading, it’s pretty much opposite of upright. It’s showing that you lack the will power to achieve what you’re trying to achieve and that you’re feeling insecure in your love or work life.

It’s showing that you cannot come up with a creative solution and that your imagination is lacking at the time. When the card shows up, it’s warning you of what you’re lacking- drawing attention to it so you can work on trying to fix the problems.

Love Reading

When the card shows reversed in a love reading, there is something in your relationship or status that is making you feel insecure. If you’re having a problem in a current relationship, it’s showing that you can’t come up with a solution to fix the issue and if you’re single, giving you something personal you need to work on before getting into your next.

Career Reading

This is showing a stagnant or problematic work situation that is making you feel trapped. You’re feeling stuck and can’t come up with a solution. Now is not when you’re going to have a huge breakthrough in your career path, it’s a time to turn inward and focus on what it is about your path that is making you feel lost, confused and insecure.