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Burning a Black Candle in Someone’s Name [Explained]

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Written by: Tina Caro

Burning a black candle in someone’s name is an easy but effective practice every witch should know and master. I wrote an article about black candles, if you need to widen your practice and you want to know more about them and their magical properties.

Instead, if you want to learn about what does burning a black candle in someone’s name means, then you are in the right place.


Burning a black candle in someone’s name is a ritualistic practice often associated with various intentions, both positive and negative.

When done with positive intentions, it can be a form of protection, removing negative energies or obstacles from that person’s life.

However, in some cases, burning a black candle in someone’s name may be used for negative purposes, such as sending harm or negative energy towards them.

It’s crucial to approach this practice with caution and ethical consideration, ensuring that it aligns with your intentions and beliefs.

Why a black candle?

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The black candle is mistakenly associated with dark esoteric practices, forgetting instead that everything originated from black, even the color white its opposite.

Black is negative because, black is the color of mourning, the color that represents telluric forces, and is similar to selfishness because it absorbs light and does not return it. But, precisely because of this latter ability, the black candle is used to absorb negativities in one place. Black absorbs and separates, makes the negative shift into positive.

During a ritual, whatever it may be, a black and a white candle can never be missing, which refer to the two pillars that supported the temple of the great King Solomon, a white pillar and a black one, in turn, symbols of the two forces on which existence, good and evil, based on generating equilibrium.

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When people burn a black candle in someone’s name?

People burn a black candle in someone’s name when they need to banish bad energy, they want to cleanse a person, a relationship with them and similar goals. Everything is related to a need to shift energies and to bring positive or negative energy toward someone.

When is the best time to do it?

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If the spell or the ritual requires a specific time like a lunar phase, or a certain hour, go for it. Otherwise consider that a black candle is usually associated with Saturn and Saturday.

How to do it?

The evil eye, in most cases, occurs through the influence of negative energy from one individual to another individual, the causes are different. Generally, they are feelings such as resentment, regret, revenge, jealousy, envy, etc. … all real feelings strong enough that they often cause hatred towards another person.

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In some cases, the evil eye can be voluntary, and therefore cause harm to someone in a voluntary way, if done well, this method can be much stronger and more rooted than a glare.

There are different rituals to perform the evil eye ritual, and each ritual uses different materials. Even if they are almost always objects that have to do with the person in question.

One method used is the black candle ritual.

Ritual of the black candle

This ritual of black magic, like all those that evoke negative energies, must be done when the moon is decreasing, just to weaken all the benevolent activities of the individual.


  • A black candle that has never been used
  • A photo of the intended target
  • A pin
  • A sheet of paper

The evil eye ritual is quite simple, the only way to ensure its success and intensify the feelings you have towards that person. We must empty our mind and concentrate totally on the target and the evil they have caused, or in any case on why they must be punished.

At this point, as soon as all attention is focused on the goal, the energies released by your feelings will also be ready.

How it’s done:

You begin the ritual by writing on the sheet of paper the punishment you wish to inflict on the target, try to be as precise as possible, to avoid hitches. When writing down the punishment, it is especially important to reflect and to concentrate as you write down the words fully. At this point the sheet is folded and placed under the candle.


Now, this is the most important moment of the evil eye ritual, the one that determines its success or failure, you have to light the candle and focus on the target for punishment and the punishment you have in mind.

While the evil eye ritual is taking place, one must resort to feeling hatred, resentment, jealousy, etc., and feel them like a knot in the stomach. When you reach a satisfactory moment, in which you will understand when it is enough, stick the pin in the candle while writing the name of the target you want to be rid of, thinking about the punishment and the punished and above all that revenge has finally come.

Now you must burn the photo and the piece of paper and wait for each piece to be reduced to ashes. Bury everything in a dark place. This evil eye ritual can be repeated many times to intensify the punishment.

It is very important, however, that it is carried out at night and on the day of Mars or on the day of Saturn.

A spell to silence a malicious person

Using a needle, you must engrave the person’s full name (the one that’s causing harm) on a black candle, then we will invoke the power of light.

We must ask that this person to stop talking about us or the person we want to protect. Then we will let the candle totally burn out.

Remember to say the person’s name three times. Then you will pronounce the following words:
“With this light I order you to stay away from me.”

That phrase should be said three times and the fire should be completely burned out. Then you must throw the remains in a vacant yard.

If you can bury the remains of the black candle away from your home that would be better.

Just make sure you leave the place without looking back.

How can we interpret the meaning of a burning black candle?

Reading black candles is not going to be an easy task for you initially. To achieve this, you must make use of intuition, observation, and special powers. Not everyone can interpret these fire signs.

To interpret them, you should first see the flame, its size, height, consistency, and movement. This will tell you whether what you were looking for was accomplished. Another tool that you should value is its wax. For example, you should see if any figure/s or number/s were formed, if it was completely consumed or extinguished or if any remains of any kind were left behind.

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When a black candle is completely consumed, it indicates that the spell was done correctly and is on the right track. A high and constant flame is also a positive sign. Not so if the flame goes out and lights up if it is not constant or it is small.

You can read more about the manifestation time of candle spells and rituals here.

When there is a lot of wax remaining at the end of the ritual, it should be interpreted negatively. This means that what you asked for may not have a favorable result, or you will find certain obstacles to overcome. In some cases, it may indicate that the time is not right for what you want to happen.

On the other hand, when the candles remain are a small amount, you can assure that the ritual is well underway, that there are no obstacles and that you will not have any kind of difficulty. That is, the ritual will be successful, and you can achieve what is requested, or the ritual will give you the expected results.


The use of fire in magic can be negative if someone wants to cause damage with the use of black candles. In these cases, candles function as a portal, a channel for dark energies.

Thus, we see how voodoo, which uses black magic, has a ritual to prepare its own dark objects, from the material used, the pot where it is prepared, the elements, branches and substances that are used, the way and how it is prepared, among other aspects.

Also read: A List of Black Magic Candles [Color Meanings & Usage]

Their rituals indicate that the use of this type of candle must be based on the precise knowledge of that tool to bewitch. The consequences of misuse of your powers can be negative. Always remember that magic must be used with responsibility and respect.

Likewise, it is noteworthy that, just as these objects can be lit to do evil, you can also light them to undo a hex on a person. One of the best ways to use this tool is to light the candle before a mirror and invoke its power.

For the reversal of evil to be more effective, you must say the person’s full name three times and say a prayer of protection. When finished, extinguish the flame, remove all the used objects and throw the black candle in an unpopulated place (A vacant lot, etc.), after that leave the place without looking back to avoid absorbing any negative energy.


As always, consider what your intentions are is the most important thing when it comes to magic, even when it comes to the easiest practice, like using candles for your rituals and spells.
Visualize your intentions and stick with the practice believing in the power of energy and in the power of magic and the universe will be supportive and it will grant you what you wish.

Tina Caro

Tina Caro is a witch with more than 10 years of experience, a yogi, an astrologer, and a passionate supporter of all things holistic! She’s also an owner of the website Magickal Spot where she discusses a variety of her favorite topics.

Magickal Spot has helped thousands of readers worldwide, and she’s personally worked with hundreds of clients and helped them manifest desires to have a happier and more abundant life.

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