Charging candles for spellwork is a very important skill for any witch to have. It’s a ritual that must be performed very carefully. Technically it consists in rubbing the candle in a particular way, while focusing on the purpose or request, visualizing the wish you want to be fulfilled.
- How to charge your candles for spellwork?
- The most common candle colors and when to charge them
- Which oil should I use?
How to charge your candles for spellwork?
To charge the candle you need to use oil. The principle of the “charge” consists of putting a few drops of oil in the palm of the left hand, and with the thumb of the right hand slowly greasing the candle around its entire circumference.
Proceed, continuing until you are able to concentrate both on the actual process (anointing-charge) and on what you want, trying to “see clearly” in your mind what you want to happen.
There are two methods of rubbing the candle, depending on the purposes you want to achieve. Pay close attention and choose the correct method for your ritual:
- If you charge the candle with the aim of banishing diseases or negative influences, you have to start greasing it from the center, downwards; and then from the center, upwards.
- If you charge the candle for purposes of an attractive nature (to attract a lover, money, work, or other), begin the anointing from the bottom, towards the center; and then from the top to the center.
To grease a candle enclosed in a casing (glass or plastic) you need to wet your thumb and forefinger with a little oil, remove the cover from the casing, and here too you have to follow several procedures:
- If the purpose is to banish, rub it circularly and clockwise (according to the movement of the watch hands)
- If, on the other hand, the intent is to attract or bring something close to you, always rub in a circular direction but in an anti-clockwise direction.
Follow these essential rules and in the course of your office, always keep in mind the purpose for which you are working.
Once this process is finished, “seal” the candle (s) with the solar cross or pentagram, saying: “So be it”.
The most common candle colors and when to charge them
Charging a white candle or any other candle for white magic
The white color of a candle is associated with the most intimate aspects of the person, such as inner beauty and purity, but also with fertility, imagination, and creativity; it is one of the fundamental colors and is used in the rituals of divination, exorcism, clairvoyance, and in all practices that aim to strengthen the spirituality of the person.
This candle has a decisive influence on women, but it also exerts its power on men, especially those who have artistic or other creative hobbies. The white candle is associated with all these aspects, which are considered lunar, and serves to celebrate almost all magical rituals.
The white candle is also called “neutral”, because it can be used in a request ritual when the candle of the most suitable color is not available. Every color comes together to create white, which is the reason why the white candle can replace all the others if necessary.
The best day to charge a candle for your white magick spellwork is Monday as the white candle produces more evident effects if used on Monday, the day corresponding to the start of activities when everything gets back into motion to face a new week of work, responsibilities, and obligations. The moon corresponds to the white candle which, despite being a natural satellite, is elevated to the rank of the planet due to the effects it has on many aspects of human life.
Charging a red candle or any other candle for red magic
The red candle is associated with virility, strength, youth, and authority. It also protects against fires, weapons, animal attacks and helps overcome surgical operations or poisonings.
Being associated with the idea of blood, in addition to representing strength, also symbolizes the struggle, the desire to survive by overcoming difficulties and undertaking new projects. It can also enhance the imagination and protect against possible accidents while traveling.
Red is the favorite color for the rituals of fertility, love, passion, health, willpower, and physical power. You can charge your red candle on a Tuesday as Mars energy is most powerful on this day and it will help you work on passion and other practice regarding strengthening your energy within.
Charging a green candle or any other candle for white magic
The green candle symbolizes nature, spring, hope, communication skills, and intelligence. It is used for rituals aimed at heightening luck and prosperity, securing a better future, and for guidance on the spiritual path.
Thanks to its properties, it is possible to achieve responsibility, stability, fidelity, and supreme knowledge and, consequently, also a professional success, generally achieved thanks to the constancy and meticulousness with which the individual carries out his work.
It is the color of hope, but also of nature. Saturday is the most suitable day for charging a green candle for spellwork and to request, humbly, the favors associated with this ritual.
The green candle is associated with one of the largest planets in the Solar System, Saturn. It is for this reason that Saturn represents the material dualism of man; the combination of virtues and flaws.
Charging a black candle or any other candle for black magic
Most people consider black candles to be mysterious and dangerous, but they are actually not! Including all the colors, it is used to collect negative energy and eliminate it from the environment in which the invocation ceremony takes place.
The black candle also serves as an aid and a guide to orient oneself in the dark. It is used to fight and ward off all that is negative, such as evil eye rituals, personal attacks, and any other type of action aimed at hindering or destabilizing.
Black is complementary to white, and the candle of this color is used in the invocation ritual as an “accompanying” candle, to enhance the strength of the main candle, helping it to reach the set goal.
It is advisable to charge it on Mondays, when it is good to clean the environment of impurities, so as to capture positive energy without interference. The moon corresponds to the white candle but, in reference to its hidden face, it is also associated with the black one. The moon represents the force that arises from within, which generates and intercedes for humanity.
Which oil should I use?
You can use essential oil that is suitable for the goal of your spellwork. I have many articles about essential oils which can help you choose!
Otherwise, you can use a general sacred oil to charge candles, but using a custom-specific oil for each candle and related to the kind of spell you are going to cast would be the best option to enhance the energy even more and make your spell even more effective faster!