A candle for protection is a great tool for you to use in your witchy practice but also in your everyday life. Let’s find out how you need to dress a candle that will protect you!
What candle should I dress?
A white candle is a perfect candle for protection for you to dress and work on!
How do I need to dress a candle that will protect me?
Dress it with a sigil
You can dress your candle with a protection sigil.
Your sigil can be etched with the tip of a nail or a knife for “offense” rites and with a natural stick (of rosemary or another appropriate plant) for all other types of ritual. You can even use a simple toothpick.
Dress it with a symbol of protection
Besides using a sigil, you can use a symbol of protection you like and connected with your spiritual beliefs and personal taste!
You can either engrave it into the wax or you can press the physical object itself against the candle to make an indent.
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Dress is with herbs or oils
You can use both fresh herbs and oils. Here are a few ideas!
Frankincense is known to be a purifier and to eliminate negative influences on the body, aura and environment. It is intensely spiritual and its energy is wise. It is also ideal to use as energy protection when we are tired. We dilute it with fractionated coconut oil and spread it on the heart, which will reinforce that “protective shield”, or we diffuse it into the room.
Tea tree is the essential oil of energy limits. It clears the heavy energy load and helps to break negative ties to form new and healthy connections.
Lavender cleanses the energies that can be hard to get rid of. It has traditionally been used to neutralize low frequencies in cleansing rituals. It is a must-have in all houses.
Juneberry is the oil of the night. Dreams communicate fears and unresolved situations to us; this essential oil protects our energy while we sleep. It helps us understand that the things we fear are destined to be our teachers.
Cedar is a majestic tree that expresses spiritual strength, which is just what we need when we are “under attack” by negative energies. It strengthens us and our desires. It brings people together to experience the strength of community, inspires a sense of belonging.
DIY ritual with candles for protection
What will be shown below is a very simple and basic protection ritual that, if performed periodically, allows you to create a “magical shield” and reduce the flow of negative energy directed against us or that we generate ourselves.
The ritual, which is very simple and effective, makes use of the purifying virtue of fire which for millennia has been used to dispel dark spirits and “dark” energies and burn them; to diffuse light and heat in the image of the energy and blessings that emanates from the deities.
You will need:
- 5 white candles (dressed as you prefer)
Prepare the room by incensing it abundantly to remove energies that could disturb your practice. In addition, the fumes of incense will attract good spirits. Bring yourself and your tools through the smoke for purification. Take a few minutes for relaxation and concentration. If necessary, burn more incense.
Arrange the candles in the shape of a cross: 4 in the cardinal directions and 1 in the center. The external candles are lit first, mimicking the creation of a barrier that enlightens and protects us.
Lastly, the central candle is lit, which corresponds to the heat and vital energy of the heart and blood in man, of the sun and moon in the celestial kingdom, and of the Divine Presence in the spiritual kingdom. The central candle can also be replaced with a red candle.
When the five candles are lit, ask for the protection of each of the Guardians of the cardinal points.
Place a witness of the person to be protected under the central candle.
Remain in meditation a little longer and if you like it, burn more incense. The candles can be left to burn out completely in one day or a little at a time over a week or a month. I prefer to burn them during the week to devote more energy to the spell, replacing the candles every day.
During the lighting of the candles, suitable prayers such as psalms of the archangel Michael, prayers to the Fire, or to other benevolent entities and spirit forces can be chanted.
<2>What to do next with your candle?
Blowing on the flame is a bad omen. It is preferable to moisten your fingers and squeeze the wick or use the appropriate snuffers. However, only in certain rituals is it required to extinguish the candle as it is always preferable to let the candles completely burn out.
You can use your candle daily for a while to create an even more powerful protective shield around you. Alternatively, you can use it when you need to increase your protection against negative energies.