Candle burning spells are used for a variety of reasons, from trying to draw luck or love to warding away negative energy. Candle burning has been used for centuries by Catholics, Kabbalists, spiritualists, and practitioners of hoodoo, voodoo and the occult to name a few. Learn how a candle’s color and shape play a role in particular spells, and maybe even try one of the spells listed here.
Candle magic harnesses the power of fire to bring change. Fire is the Element of transformation. Think for a moment how fire transforms things: it melts wax. It renders many organic materials (leaves, wood, flesh and bone) to ash. It softens hard metals to make them malleable for forging. It can heat substances, turning them from liquid to gas (water to steam, for example). If you mix ingredients together and put them into the fire, it can transform your batter into cake, your dough into bread. It brings light to the darkness and warmth to the cold.
Since human beings discovered fire, they were in awe of its power. They sought to harness that power, mostly to use its power of transformation. We continue this ancient tradition when we practice candle magic.