Warm greetings to all!
Thank you again to all the respectful souls who joined in on last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge- The Veil Between Worlds
After showing respect and honoring those who came before, it is time to light the candles once more .
The theme for this week’s challenge is…
Candles are one of the most common ingredients in any witches’ toolkit- they serve a huge range of purposes when working magick!
Cornerstones of rituals, powerful spell enhancers, tools for divination, cleansers, and even mood setters- mastering the art of candle magick leads to countless possibilities.
Delving Into Candle Magick…
Candles come in every size, shape, and color imaginable- and they can all be used for different purposes!
The type of candle you use can bring different elements into your spell or ritual and can affect how long your spellwork lasts.
Not sure about when to let a candle burn out or when you can reuse an already-lit candle? The discussion Candles: Use Once? Or Reuse? has some helpful tips and advice.
The color of your candle can also direct and play a role in the outcome of a spell. Here is a short list of properties of different candle colors:
For more details about each color candle, check out the Color Chart for Candle Spells.
We’re just getting started with candle magick! A complete guide with all the basics to selecting and working with candles can be found in the Spells8 Candle Magic 101.
Whether you use massive candles, Yankee candles, graveyard candles, tiny tealights, candlesticks of every color, or even birthday candles- this challenge is about putting your candles to new and creative uses
Are you ready to put your candle knowledge to the test? Light 'em up because it’s… CHALLENGE TIME!
Here are some ways you can put your candle knowledge to good use:
Do a candle spell
Candles are the backbone of numerous spells and are a common ingredient in various kinds of ritual work. Here a few possibilities:
More candle spells can be found at Spells with Candles.
Decorate your altar with candles
In addition to assisting with any rituals or spells that you do at your altar, candles make excellent offerings for deities and/or spirits you want to invoke or worship
Not to mention that candles are very atmospheric- setting the mood for spellwork can help you to feel focused and involved during your ritual!
Anoint your candles
Also called dressing, the process of anointing your candles imbues them with your magickal intent and can increase potency.
For a full guide with step-by-step instructions, visit Dressing Your Candle.
Do a candle meditation
Watching the flames flicker can help to ground and relax an uneasy mind. If you’re new to candle meditations, consider trying one of these Guided Candle Meditations.
Make your own candles
For the crafty among us- consider gathering ingredients and making your very own homemade candles!
Be creative with candles
Do you use candles for a purpose not mentioned here? Feel free to experiment with methods and uses- let your creativity shine!
However you choose to work with candles, remember…
Fire is both a beautiful and dangerous element of magick- when working with candles, be sure to follow the Candle Safety Guidelines.
No matter how you choose to approach this challenge, you must share your experience!
Please write about your experience learning/trying candle magick
For your entry to be counted, please write about your experience in the comments below and/or create a new post in the forums. If you create a new post, please tag the challenge by adding a hyperlink back to this post - thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time) on Tuesday, November 10th!
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given.
A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique practice
If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to a moderator.
For those new to challenges, know that these activities are designed to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
May the warm glow of candles always light your way and give your magick an extra sparkle
Shine on and Blessed be!