🪔 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Light 'Em Up!

Good Morning this is my morning ritual set up – when people ask me to add them to my morning meditation - this is what it typically looks like – I almost always use a white candle in this meditation as it represents purity and truth. And of course, I add my plant spirits, my satin spar & rose quartz present - satin spar to support life when it has become to hectic and rose quartz for unconditional love AND I have my elementals also lending a hand in this meditation as you can see in the background.

When I do candle magick - it typically looks like this - I do ALL the things lol. I have anxiety brain so setting all this up may look like a lot of work - but it helps my brain to calm down so I can focus.



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Rowan’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- Light 'Em Up!

Ahhhhh, my favorite…Candle Magick!
Maybe it’s a fire sign thing I don’t know…lol. But I just love Candle Magick. It was the first step in my craft that I seen working and I was in awe at the height and yet serene stillness in the flame of my chime candle. I use candles everyday now, I light my morning black candle for protection of my loved ones and in honor of Hecate. I light my torches outside on most evenings also. Candle Magick draws me in, almost a centering or grounding feeling.

I have began dressing candles also, which I absolutely love. So I think it’s safe to say I’m a Candle Magick - holic. :rofl:
As @Missa suggested Candle Magic for Beginners by Mystic Dylan is an awesome book, if you haven’t read it I recommend it highly.

Also, Thank you @TheTravelWitch_Bry for the beautiful words

And for including my Anxiety Be Gone Spell in this challenge, it was my first spell I ever wrote.

Blessed Be-
Rowan

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I spent several days meditating on this challenge. I did four rituals. One to bring prosperity in my home. One to promote communication in my family. One to encourage collaboration between family members. And the last for acceptance of change. The following are my grimour pages I made while working on this challenge.


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Hey, Pretty woman (@JollyStar ) I think your Altar is Perfect. You don’t need to spend the bank. The best part of an altar is the mental work you put into it. I.E. you can cut out pictures or draw the thing you want, like an athame, a broom, etc.
When and if you can afford such things, then you can buy them.
Another idea with baking clay is to form what you need, candle holders, offering dish, Elemental chips, even the sign for God and or Goddess on a round plate (1-1.5 "). In my 1st traveling altar, I made a small cauldron and filled it with tiny balls of clay, baked it and painted the cauldron black and the ball green to look like bubbles.
Clay is great, very versatile and fun to work with.
Love ya
Blessings
Garnet

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Thanks, love!

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Please know that I have read every entry & I am so sorry if I miss anyone because I have loved everyone’s so far & it’s helping me with what my entry will be for the challenge

I use candles & as we are discussing the topic Candles :candle: History, Materials, and My Adventure? I use them in different ways with different styles of candles.

@Jessica72, I may actually do a version of this spell for myself… it is wonderfully written & where I am right now, I think it will give me that little extra gentle push forward. So thank you for that wonderful entry!

@Torista I love that you spent so much time on finding what was right for your entry & adding it to your grimoire! I am currently using meditation a lot in my practice & healing. I have learned to trust what comes forward more without resistance. :smiling_face:

@Rowan I know that candles & Hekate a large part of your practice & this is a wonderful look into how you work with them on a daily basis. I recently learned & started dressing candles as well! I think it adds so much more to the intention behind the work coupled with the energy from the candle. I have seen that book mentioned a few times now in the past week, so I am going to check it out & see what else I may be missing from my candle practice.

@Phoenix_Fire wonderful entries that you have put a lot of thought into & finding what works for you in your practice.

@JollyStar, I love your altar & that you are using more personal items for your cloth & such. It’s okay to set it up how it feels right & absolutely if you love it then it’s perfect! I think it looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

I’m sorry if I missed any entries, they were all great & influenced what I am planning for my entry later today/tomorrow morning. There is some good questions & answers in these topics as well as they relate to the subject of this week’s challenge:

Quick candle question

Question about candles

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This is how I use the chime holders - with a ceramic saucer. I usually dress my candles, but for some reason I never thought of circling them with herbs. I mean, duh. Learn something new today - check!

But seriously, why isn’t there a chime and saucer holder out there as one product? Wouldn’t that make sense? …and if it makes sense, it will make dollars… I mean yeah, I can do it this way, but it would be more convenient to not have to.

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@Undomeher I’m just going to leave this here

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From the beginning, candles have always been a huge part of my practice. I started with a free ebook, Lisa Chamberlain’s Wicca Little Book of Spells. If there were a Little Golden Book of Witchcraft, this might have been it. At least for me it was. Candles were and have been a part of pretty much everything I do. I got a box of colored candles from Amazon, and learned about dressing them. Now I go through candles faster than toilet paper (well, I am a guy Edit: this intended to be funny, not offensive). Mostly I use 4" chime candles, but I also now have two pillar candles, one for Danu and one for “general magic success,” but I feel like this one is becoming associated with Brigid (though I don’t generally work her [yet?]). I might need separate box just for storing candles, and I am looking into making my own candle holders. Even if it is just Gorilla gluing a chime holder to a terra cotta saucer - but I have ideas about how to customize this without a kiln - stay tuned!

Lately, my pillar candles have been flickering - suggests change, but we’ll see?

@christina4, so sorry to hear things are difficult for you now. Please know that we all love you and you always have our support, no matter what. You are explosively awesome, C4!

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Today is Saturday so Fenrir and black candles. I also set up some sticks and feather I’d found yesterday. I set up today’s candle before left for family gathering.

Got to end of gathering and I could of cried. My sister gave me a bag of candle making stuff. Id been wanting to make my own candles esp as a part not only my own practice but a buisness I’ve been working on for years. I finally got an ABN and buisness name and paid for website n logo but because of work n all the workload n study load my buisness ( which was a part of dream n passion and also a way to supplement pay until I could get it off the ground and then take over as my job role. But it had been put on hold, though I’ve tried to make it a priority cause I’ll be at get anywhere if I’m not still making time to work on it, I’ll never get unstuck if I let everything else push it to the side all the time. I’d done alot of planning for it when I could but I felt discouraged that i couldn’t get much done cause of all the work I was doing even when I was only supposed to be working 3 days. But so excited I was n cause of this week’s challenge I thought I’d share my bag of goodies to make candles. My sister had got the stuff to make candles but said it had been too much effort and wanted to give the bag to me. I really wanted to cry cause I was so touched and also I’d really wanted to make my own candles but I could afford to go get candle making supplies. Now I have some. I’d had so much being taken or expected of me and my resources and energy and time drained, but to be gifted a bag of candle making stuff was just such a beautiful gesture and sooo appreciated. I said I’ll make her a candle :grin: it’s even soy was as well which his cool .

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It’s time for a friendly reminder!

Thank you so much to everyone who has shared their warm and shiny candle magick so far! If you want to share but haven’t done so already, please know that you have one more day left to do so:

:exclamation: This challenge will close TOMORROW :exclamation:

If you would like to participate and haven’t done so already, please post about your challenge experience(s) by the deadline: Tomorrow: April 12th, 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)

Blessed be! :diya_lamp: :sparkles:

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Totally had it planned to do this over the weekend, but the weekend had other plans :laughing:

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I definitely agree :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: so nice of you @jessica72 you really made me smile when I read your spell work. Good job.

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This part speaks volume for me, your work is very detailed as well, your words in this spell is very peaceful and well assured. You did a great job @Ostara

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Oh, thank you for such kind words! :two_hearts::pray::two_hearts:
I would love to see how your candle holders go. And I also use chimes.

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Draconic Candle Prayer For Manifestation

1 Green Candle
1 Bay leaf
1 Cauldron
1 Marker

  1. Light a green candle on your altar and meditate on what you want to manifest.

  2. When you’re finished, write down what that is on the bayleaf.

  3. Set the bay leaf in the cauldron and light it with the green candle.

  4. As the bay leaf burns, focus on what you wrote and say the following:
    Gneicht, Draconic male facet of Hecate,
    Ruler of the Night, and Opener of Doors,
    hear my plea, for [what you wrote] to be consigned, all in due time,
    safe and benign

  5. Once the bay leaf has burned and cooled down, take the ashes and let them blow away in the wind (or blow them away yourself) releasing your wish out in to the universe.

EDIT: I did a tarot reading with just the Major Arcana afterwards to ask Gneicht about the outcome of the strike and I drew Death (in reverse), The Hanged Man, and The Star. Change is inevitable, and resistance is counterproductive, the current problems are of…someone’s making…but in the end, there will be a chance for healing, forgiveness, and success.

After some meditation, I think the first two cards are about the employers. They have been resisting change (created by the pandemic), the problems they created are not their employees’ fault. I pray that in the end, the outcome will be positive, as suggested by The Star.

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Same @Siofra_Strega LOL

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I had thought about doing so many things & I will get to those things in time, but for this entry, I decided that I would use my white candle :candle: to honor Brighid :triquetra: this morning when I did my devotional to bring cleansing & healing light while I spoke to Brighid with gratitude & asked for guidance.

One of the first things I did when I got home & everyone was where they needed to be, I set up my altar for Brighid. Then I got ready to do my Brighid Meditation :woman_in_lotus_position: & I felt ready for the day once I was finished.

I navigated okay for quite some time, but since I had been up since 3 AM, I was getting tired & it was time for a break. So I took a nap. When I woke up, I checked the time & got an email. So I checked it & it was from the Circuit Court regarding my mother’s estate, which as of Friday is being handled by a lawyer. However, it still triggered an anxiety response to almost panic levels just getting the email.

I needed air. On my way out the door, I asked Google Home to play Celtic Music then when I came back in I was ready to Tend Brighid’s Flame for today with it still playing. The card that was drawn seemed very fitting for the situation. Even while typing this I have been taking slow deep breaths listening to the softness of the music from the speaker beside me.

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I am so very proud of myself! Here’s my first witchy thing that I have ever intentionally done! I am brand new to all of this, so I thought this challenge was a lovely way to begin! I started with candle magick 101 and decided to use a purple candle to set the intention of opening myself up to new spiritual growth and awakening. I dressed the candle with lavender oil (rubbing the oil from top to bottom to bring growth and awakening to me!) and placed it in a tiny bunny holder on what I imagine is going to turn into my altar. I chose the rabbit to remind me of new life and growth. Then I enjoyed the lovely purple candle meditation. I noticed the flame would stretch and grow slowly again and again and found myself reassured that I don’t have to know and do everything all at once… I’m free to stretch and grow as I need to. I felt so at peace, yet energized. It was delightful. How amazing to take just a few minutes and come away with exactly what I needed to hear!

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That is Awesome @AileyGrey! YAY for you and for many more Witchy Things to come. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :smiley: :star_struck:

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