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Shalimar
17-02-2012, 04:20 PM
I've cast a spell and even if I let my candles burn up I still have tiny bits of wax left over (I had to cleaned up the candle holder as it was kind of plug). I read that you are supposed to bury them, but would not wax kind of pollute the ground? I was thinking of putting what remains in my furnace, would that be OK?

Thanks for your help :smile: ! This was my first spell. I'm still reading, reading, learning, learning....I'm on my own with books and books don't talk back...I'm so glad that SF has a "Witch Room" :wink:

Peace :hug3:

Animus27
17-02-2012, 08:14 PM
Putting them in the furnace sounds like a great idea. :D The only time I'd bury them would be if it was natural beeswax candles.

Quintessence
17-02-2012, 10:28 PM
Dude! Remelt them and make more candles! Candle making is fun! :D

LadyTerra
18-02-2012, 06:07 PM
I've cast a spell and even if I let my candles burn up I still have tiny bits of wax left over (I had to cleaned up the candle holder as it was kind of plug). I read that you are supposed to bury them, but would not wax kind of pollute the ground? I was thinking of putting what remains in my furnace, would that be OK?

Thanks for your help :smile: ! This was my first spell. I'm still reading, reading, learning, learning....I'm on my own with books and books don't talk back...I'm so glad that SF has a "Witch Room" :wink:

Peace :hug3:


If you use a fire-proof plate for your CandleWorkings--you will be able to divine the Wax for any messages/guidance the Ritual has to offer.

I like to journalize these divinations--then I cleanse the Working by using a knife to free-up the Wax, break it into bits, and place it in a bag--which I then tie into a knot (while chanting);

"With this knot the bag is bound--no negativity to be found!"

I discard the bag with the trash.

Peace and Love on the path of your choice...

Blessed be...

Shalimar
18-02-2012, 09:35 PM
If you use a fire-proof plate for your CandleWorkings--you will be able to divine the Wax for any messages/guidance the Ritual has to offer.

I like to journalize these divinations--then I cleanse the Working by using a knife to free-up the Wax, break it into bits, and place it in a bag--which I then tie into a knot (while chanting);

"With this knot the bag is bound--no negativity to be found!"

I discard the bag with the trash.

Peace and Love on the path of your choice...

Blessed be...

Thank you LadyTerra for passing on this info!:D I had used candle holders for that spell, but next time I'll use a fireproof plate because I would be very much interested to read any messages/guidances.
I have started a Grimoire, I chose a 3 rings binder (I got one that is made out of clear plastic so I'll be able to slide my own artwork as cover). I have recorded the details of my spell, date, planetary time, what it was for, what I used, what I did, what I felt, etc.. I could easily write down any message I would get. This is really a wonderful idea!

Peace, and blessings to you too! :hug2:

LadyTerra
20-02-2012, 04:08 AM
Sounds like you are off to an excellent start!:hug:

I would like to suggest an inexpensive little book by D.J. Conway entitled
"A Little Book of Candle Magic".

It can help w/ Planetary timing and tells how to divine Candle Flames and Smoke. You can use any number of books to help divine the meanings of any pics/symbols that may appear in your wax.

Please feel free to PM me any time you would like to discuss any of these things.

Peace and Love on your path to discovering the Mysteries...

Blessed be...

Shalimar
21-02-2012, 02:21 PM
Thank you LadyTerra for your help and for the book recommandation :smile: !

I checked it on amazon and it seems real good and yes inexpensive!

Many blessings :hug3:

LadyTerra
21-02-2012, 05:19 PM
You are very welcome!:hug:

Peace and Love on the path of your choice...

Blessed be...

ArianHawk
24-02-2012, 08:34 PM
I've cast a spell and even if I let my candles burn up I still have tiny bits of wax left over (I had to cleaned up the candle holder as it was kind of plug). I read that you are supposed to bury them, but would not wax kind of pollute the ground? I was thinking of putting what remains in my furnace, would that be OK?

Thanks for your help :smile: ! This was my first spell. I'm still reading, reading, learning, learning....I'm on my own with books and books don't talk back...I'm so glad that SF has a "Witch Room" :wink:

Peace :hug3:

Well i don't know the answer to your question... do you have to burn candles completely out until they are all gone?

Mine are really big and i don't want to waste them.

Plus my candles are being an *** and deciding to tunnel and make a pool of wax which is deeper than the actual wick :(

Blessings,

Arian Hawk

Shalimar
24-02-2012, 10:32 PM
Well i don't know the answer to your question... do you have to burn candles completely out until they are all gone?

Mine are really big and i don't want to waste them.

Plus my candles are being an *** and deciding to tunnel and make a pool of wax which is deeper than the actual wick :(

Blessings,

Arian Hawk

Hi Arian Hawk and Welcome to the forum :hug2:

From what I've learned so far, you let or not your candles burn out depending on the spell your are casting. The one I did, called for letting the candles burn out. But I have seen other spells which didn't require that, the instructions were to snuff out the candles.

i don't know if you are aware of that but I learned that it is very important to never blow out your candles, snuff them out.

Now to have it the easy way with candles, I found out that is a lot better to purchase candles that are especially made for spells. They are not expensive, at my local store I pay $1.25 for 5 of them. You can buy them also online. And you can choose the appropriate color for the spell you are casting.

I hope I have been able to help you some :smile:

Peace :hug3:

Quintessence
24-02-2012, 11:34 PM
I've never understood the taboo on blowing out candles when doing these spells. Nobody I've talked to has ever been able to give me a particularly good reason for it (or rather, their reasons depend on their particular metaphysics that I may or may not agree with). I don't usually do it simply because I use very small tapers when doing candle spellcraft, but on occasion I use a larger candle with the intent of burning it over the course of several days. I blow them out. It's never been a problem.

misscelt
25-02-2012, 03:27 AM
I have found that tealights work really well for most of the spell work that I do, and the wax is always almost completely gone once they are burned out. I have buried the ones for things I am drawing to me... and the banishing ones get tossed in the trash and taken out right away. The tins from the others I recycle.

The thing I heard about blowing out the candles is that it is an insult to the element of fire. I usually snuff them out if I need to leave before it is done, but if I can't for whatever reason I apologize first.

I don't know what kind of furnace you have, but that sounds like it might be dangerous... even in a fireplace I'm not sure if those might deposit something in the chimney that could start a fire. Be careful. :)

LadyTerra
25-02-2012, 05:23 PM
I've never understood the taboo on blowing out candles when doing these spells. Nobody I've talked to has ever been able to give me a particularly good reason for it (or rather, their reasons depend on their particular metaphysics that I may or may not agree with). I don't usually do it simply because I use very small tapers when doing candle spellcraft, but on occasion I use a larger candle with the intent of burning it over the course of several days. I blow them out. It's never been a problem.


The reason behind snuffing Candles is in order to seal the power raised in the Working--until the Ritual is completed. You literally (blow) the energy away--when you blow them out.

Now--there are certain Rituals where blowing the energy away is desireable--such various BanishingSpells and FuneralSpells (where you are actually helping certain energy--or Entities--to depart.

However--most Spells are only completed when the Candles burn-out on their own and (in terms of Divination) the order in which they burn-out can tell you things about the outcome of your Ritual and the situation at hand.

I perform several different types of Rituals that take (3-7 days)--during which time I become the "Keeper of the Flame". I (ordinarily) have a CentralPillarCandle (from which all the others are lighted)--this Candle remains lit for the duration of the Working. The surrounding Candles are inscribed w/ various Runes (in order to effect the desired outcome) and these are snuffed at the end of each Chanting session as follows;

"I seal the Power here within--until I light Thee once again."

Peace and Love on the path of your choice...

Blessed be...

Quintessence
25-02-2012, 10:07 PM
I suppose if that makes sense for you, go ahead and do it that way, but it's not how I see the energy operating in candle spellcraft. One can claim that "sealing the power" is very undesirable, as it locks it away and keeps it from going anywhere in the world. One can also claim the power manifest in the spell is making waves while the candle is burning, making the method of extinguishing irrelevant. Others I've seen claim that you don't blow them out because it offends the Fire Spirits. Plus about half a dozen other explanations. All of them make metaphysical claims that can't be proven correct or incorrect; 'tis probably why it's best for us to use what works for ourselves.

LadyTerra
27-02-2012, 03:54 AM
I suppose if that makes sense for you, go ahead and do it that way, but it's not how I see the energy operating in candle spellcraft. One can claim that "sealing the power" is very undesirable, as it locks it away and keeps it from going anywhere in the world. One can also claim the power manifest in the spell is making waves while the candle is burning, making the method of extinguishing irrelevant. Others I've seen claim that you don't blow them out because it offends the Fire Spirits. Plus about half a dozen other explanations. All of them make metaphysical claims that can't be proven correct or incorrect; 'tis probably why it's best for us to use what works for ourselves.


Peace and Love on the path of your choice...

Blessed be...:wink:

Shalimar
02-03-2012, 08:37 PM
Thanks Misscelt and LadyTerra for the insightful info about why we don't blow out candles :smile: ! I was snuffing them as I'd read "not to blow candles that are used in a spell" but I didn't know exactly what it was all about, so that was quite interesting!

Peace :hug2:

misscelt
03-03-2012, 06:01 AM
You're very welcome! :)

LadyTerra
05-03-2012, 04:06 AM
Thanks Misscelt and LadyTerra for the insightful info about why we don't blow out candles :smile: ! I was snuffing them as I'd read "not to blow candles that are used in a spell" but I didn't know exactly what it was all about, so that was quite interesting!

Peace :hug2:


CandleWorkings are all about raising the Energy--so by snuffing them during Rituals that require several days--you allow that energy to build and then properly direct it at the end of the working.

You are welcome (as always). I love sharing what I have learned along the way!:hug: