Candle Spells

1. To Promote Fidelity
2. To Catch a Thief
3. To Gain Employment
4. The Wish Spell
5. To Regain Balance in Your Life
6. To Summon Someone from Your Past
7. Blessings for a Happy Home
8. Reaching a Decision
9. Achieving Victory
10. Banishing Nightmares
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1. To Promote Fidelity

Monogamy is a highly regarded practice in our culture. Society, under the strong influence of Christianity, favors a single monogamous relationship between one woman and one man for their lifetime.

Now let’s take a look at reality.

The majority of human beings are not naturally monogamous. They will have several sexual encounters and partners in a long life. There are people who will favor sexual partners of the same sex, people who favor sexual partners of the opposite sex, or even people who will seek both types of contact.

Some may live a polyamorous lifestyle openly and with the blessing and even participation of their partners; while others may try in vain to live up to the strict moral codes of a particular religion or society by adhering to a monogamous lifestyle. More often than not, these people will wind up having secret affairs, lying to their partners, and concealing their activity. It’s this type of situation and these people to whom this spell is aimed.

For this particular spell we need the energy of the two of cups—the couples card; which emphasizes partners, pairs, and doubles.

Correspondences

Moon Phase: waxing to full moon
Day: Friday
Planet: Venus
Colors: two red figure candles of the appropriate sex for your situation and one black votive candle
Herbs: nutmeg, cumin, rhubarb, skullcap, licorice—the root, not the candy, clover, chickweed
Stones: selenite
Oil: sex oil
Incense: rose
Tarot Card: two of cups

Just a note before we begin:

Of all the herbs listed above, the one herb that must be added to this spell is nutmeg. I’ve found nutmeg to be the strongest of all the herbs for promoting fidelity. As to the stones listed for candle spells, place them upon your altar to lend their energy to your spell crafting.

What to do:

1. Cast a circle.

2. Light your incense.

3. Anoint the black votive candle with sex oil and roll it in a mixture of the herbs. But don’t light it yet.

4. Carve your name on one of the red figure candles and your partner’s name on the other candle.

5. Anoint both red figure candles with the sex oil—slowly, languidly, with intention, emotion, and passion. Take as long as you need at this task in order to raise emotion and energy for the spell.

6. Line the candles up on you altar, with the small black votive candle between the two figure candles.

7. Write the following spell on the two of cups tarot card, and recite it aloud three times:

“As these candles burn
In flames of three,
My partner shall be faithful,
Only unto me.”

8. Burn the tarot card, using the flame of the black candle to ignite it. Be sure to have a fireproof receptacle close by to drop it in.

9. Allow the candles to burn themselves out.

10. Gather the ashes of the tarot card, the remnants of the spell candles, and the stones. To these items add personal effects belonging to you and your target. Personal effects include such things as locks of hair, fingernail clippings, a piece of cloth with body secretions upon it, a signature, photo, etc. Place all of these things together in a red bag and keep it in a secret place where it will not be discovered.

2.  To Catch a Thief

How frustrating to be the victim of theft. We’re going to call upon the energy of the seven of swords for this spell, a card that has often revealed the presence of a thief.

Using the magic of this spell, we will bring the culprit to justice one way or another. The results may be loud and obvious, with bells ringing; or the results may be more subtle. Perhaps someone in your community will be apprehended for theft, though there will be no evidence to directly link them to your personal experience. Karma has ways of exacting justice.

Correspondences

Moon Phase: waxing moon
Day: Tuesday
Planet: Mars
Colors: an orange or white pillar candle
Herbs: dragon’s blood, wormwood, nettles, cayenne pepper, *nightshade (poisonous!)
Stones: black onyx
Oil: mars astrological oil
Incense: dragon’s blood or patchouli
Tarot Card: seven of swords

Just a note before we begin:

This pillar candle is going to be rolled in a mixture of the herbs you choose to use, and it shall be burned a few hours every evening until it has burned itself down. This may take several days.

Also, be aware that the herbs on these spell candles will eventually ignite, and when they do, these candles can burn up very quickly in an impressive ball of flame. Never leave them unattended. Make sure there are no flammable materials close to them. It’s also a good idea to sit them in a fireproof container. Personally, I use my cast iron cauldron.

What to do:

1. Cast a circle.

2. Light the incense.

3. Sit within the center of your circle and ground yourself, finding that quiet still place inside of you.

4. You might set upon your altar, not only the stone, but also a picture of the item/s that have been stolen, or a written list.

5. Roll the pillar candle in a mixture of the herbs. Set it in the center of your altar and light it.

6. Write the following spell on the seven of swords tarot card:

“As this candle burns outside of time,
It exposes the one who committed the crime.
As this flame grows ever bright,
The guilty one steps into the light.”

7. Burn the tarot card, using the flame of the spell candle to ignite it. Save the ashes.

8. Burn this candle every evening until it has burned itself out.

9. Gather the remnants of the candle, the ashes of the tarot card, and the stone, as well as a photo of the stolen item/s or a written list. Place these things in a black bag, or wrap them up in a black cloth. Keep them in a secret place to keep the energy of this spell working. Wherever the thief may be, he will feel the affects of this spell.

3.  To Gain Employment

This spell is beneficial when you are actively seeking a job. We’re going to use the energy of the eight of pentacles—the apprentice, the employee, deep in concentration, intent on completing the tasks before him. Remember that spells such as this are more often successful when you combine both magic and mundane actions to achieve the desired outcome.

Carefully casting a spell for employment and then sitting back and doing nothing is counter-productive. It tends to magnify negative energy and defeat the purpose of the spell. So cast this spell and then continue filling out job applications and going for interviews.

The magic will be with you, you’ll stand out.

Correspondences

Moon Phase: waxing to full
Day: Sunday
Planet: Sun
Colors: orange, white, or yellow
Herbs: frankincense, St. John’s wort, mint
Stones: malachite
Oil: prosperity oil
Incense: patchouli

What to do:

1. Cast a circle.

2. Light your incense.

3. With a pen and paper, spend some time writing down your hopes, dreams, goals, and aspirations, as far as new employment is concerned. Be detailed and don’t be afraid to reach high—the skies the limit.

4. Place your letter on the altar, sitting the malachite stone on top if it.

5. Anoint the candle with the oil and roll it in the herbs. Light it.

6. Upon the eight of pentacles tarot card, write the following spell:

“Work and wages lay before me.
Honest labor is my destiny.
By the awful awesome
Power of three times three
So mote it be.”

7. Burn the tarot card in the flames of your spell candle, and allow the candle to burn itself out.

8. Gather the ashes of the card and the remnants of your candle, along with your written letter and the stone, and place them in a green or gold bag. Keep this bag in a safe and secret spot.

4.  The Wish Spell

To this spell we’re going to add the energy of the nine of cups, often referred to as ‘the wish card’. We all harbor secret wishes and desires. With the help of this spell and this tarot card, we will work at manifesting these wishes into the real world of taste and touch, sight and smell, and sound.

It must be said here that this spell is aimed at wishes of a positive nature, wishes that will cause harm to no one but will bring numerous benefits, joy, and expansion. Wishes birthed in negativity, hatred, ill-will, envy, jealousy, etc., may very well manifest, but with unpredictable, scattered, and often dangerous results. I would not advise anyone to tread here.

Correspondences

Moon Phase: waxing to full moon
Day: Monday/psychism, intuition, dreams; Wednesday/communication and intellectual pursuits; Thursday/wealth and material possessions; Friday/love and passion

Planet: Moon/psychism, dreams, intuition; Mercury/communication and intellectual pursuits; Jupiter/wealth and material possessions; Venus/love and passion

Colors: blue/psychism, dreams, intuition; yellow/communication and intellectual pursuits; green/wealth and material possessions; red/love and passion

Herbs: marigolds or anise/psychism, dreams, intuition; rosemary or eyebright/communication and intellectual pursuits; patchouli/wealth and material possessions; rose petals/love and passion

Stones: moonstone/psychism, dreams, intuition; agate or mottled jasper/communication, intellectual pursuits; adventurine/wealth and material possessions; rose quartz/love and passion

Oil: witches’ oil

Incense: Choose a scent that you favor, personally my favorite is Nag Champa.

Tarot Card: nine of cups

What to do:

1. Cast a circle.

2. Light your incense.

3. Take some time to ground yourself, still your inner voice, and then think about what you’re wishing for. How will it change your life? What effects will it have on the people around you? Don’t be afraid to look deep within and ask yourself “Where is this wish coming from?”

4. When it becomes clear to you, write your wish on the nine of cups tarot card. Lay it upon your altar, placing the stone on top of it.

5. Anoint your candle with witches’ oil and roll it in the herbs. Light it.

6. Burn the nine of cups tarot card, igniting it with the candle’s flame, and allow the candle to burn itself out.

7. The remnants from this spell will, of course, be kept safely tucked in a small bag until your wish has manifested, at which time, you will take the contents of the bag and scatter it to the wind, preferably at a crossroads.

Leave a silver coin at this site, as an offering to the spirits of the crossroads for their generosity.

5.  To Regain Balance in Your Life

For this spell we’re going to use the energy of the two of pentacles. This card has often showed up in readings when my querent was not well grounded, when aspects of his/her life were unstable, when a renewed sense of equilibrium was needed.

The pentacles of the tarot are tied to the element of Earth, and with the energy of Earth we will rediscover how to ground ourselves. By doing so, we will bring back to our lives solidity and stability on all levels, often in surprising and unexpected ways.

Correspondences

Moon Phase: waxing to full moon
Day: Choose a day desirable for you, when you will be uninterrupted and able to spend some quiet time alone.
Planet: Earth
Colors: green or brown
Herbs: sage
Stones: mossy agate
Oils: uncrossing oil
Incense: patchouli
Tarot Card: two of pentacles

What to do:

1. Cast a circle.

2. Light the incense.

3. Have assembled on your altar all the items you will need—your candle, herbs, oil, etc., and with this include two sheets of paper and a pen, as well as the two of pentacles tarot card.

4. Seat yourself in the center of the circle and get comfortable. You’ll be here for a while. Perhaps bring a soft cushion or two with you.

5. As you sit within your circle, light your spell candle. Take three cleansing breaths, clear your mind and center yourself. After a few minutes of quiet time, take both sheets of paper and write upon one of them those thing in your life that feel balanced and ‘right’. On the second sheet of paper, list those things in your life that feel unbalanced or ‘wrong’ in some way, where the energy is ‘off’, but maybe you can’t quite put your finger on why. List even those small things you may not think are important. Take both sheets of paper and burn them in the spell candle.

6. Now we’re going to begin grounding ourselves by deliberately relaxing each part of our body. Before we begin, get comfortable with your cushions…

Start with your toes, your feet, your ankles, concentrate and consciously relax the muscles in each area. Next, move up to your calves, your knees, and then your thighs. As you do, feel the sense of relief and release as the muscles loose their tension. Notice the pleasant sensation that envelops your body as you climb higher.

Next, relax your pelvis, release the tension, loosen your grip, feel the muscles relax and the pleasant spreading sensations this brings. Keep climbing…your tummy, your solar plexus region, your back—your spine. Allow these muscles to go limp, to sigh with relief, to relax.

We are to your shoulders now, your neck—concentrate here, deliberately loosen the tensed muscles, feel the wave of relaxation enter this area of your body.

Go back to your shoulders, let that tightness go, release it, allow the warmth and the pleasant sensation of relaxation to slowly spread down your arms to your elbows, to your forearms, to your wrists, and finally, feel it flow down to the ends of your fingertips.

Come back to your head now. Relax your brow. Feel the sensation of relaxation in your neck spread up to your jaws, your mouth, your eyes—up to your brow, until you feel it flow up to your scalp through your hair, and puddle out around your crown chakra.

7. When you have rested as long as you feel comfortable doing so, slowly sit up. You might feel a bit light-headed, or even physically light and ‘floaty’. Take some time to adjust.

Then…

8. Open the circle and eat something.

9. Later, gather together the remnants of the spell, especially the ashes from those sheets of paper. Take these items to a favorite outdoor spot and scatter them to the wind.

6.  To Summon Someone from Your Past

We’re going to use the six of cups tarot card for this spell. This is the card that brings to the forefront people, places, and memories from our past.

As you prepare to cast this spell, concentrate on the identity of the person you wish to summon. Allow memories to roll through your mind. Visualize their face, up-close and personal; hear their voice in your head, and their laugh.

Once you have opened yourself fully to the memories of this person, it’s time to summon them.

Correspondences

Moon Phase: waxing to full moon
Day: FridayPlanet: Venus
Colors: red (romantic love), pink (friendship, platonic love)
Herbs: hibiscus, lilac, cardamom, catnip, aster, geranium
Stones: rose quartz
Oil: command & compel oil
Incense: rose
Tarot Card: six of cups

What to do:

1. Cast a circle

2. Light the incense.

3. Upon your altar, if you have access to these items, place a photo of the person you’re summoning, as well as personal effects, such as a lock of their hair, a piece of their clothing, a letter written by them, an object that belonged to them, etc. Also, have a name paper prepared—this is just a slip of paper with their name written across it.

4. Prepare the spell candle by anointing it with the oil and rolling it in a combination of at least two of the herbs listed. Light the candle.

5. Write this spell on the six of cups tarot card:

“From the past,
I call you to me.
Through the mists of time,
We shall be together.”

6. Burn the tarot card and the name paper in the spell candle. Allow the candle to burn itself out.

7. Gather the remnants from this spell—the candle wax and the ashes. Place them in a small bag and keep it with you as much as possible…in your purse, your pocket, sleep with it beneath your pillow, etc.

7.  Blessings for a Happy Home

The tarot card for this spell is the ten of cups; of course, the very card which speaks of blissful domesticity. Whether your home is a reflection of this card, or it’s an environment that you’re aspiring to, this spell will place upon your home the blessings of positive energy.

Correspondences

Moon Phase: waxing to full moon, with the full moon being most beneficial
Day: Monday
Planet: Moon—for Goddess energy
Colors: blue, white, silver
Herbs: moonwort, myrrh, jasmine, lily, lavender, sandalwood
Stones: moonstone or clear quartz crystal
Oil: witches’ oil
Incense: sandalwood
Tarot Card: ten of cups

What to do:

1. Cast a circle.

2. Light the incense.

3. Anoint your candle with the oil and roll it in at least one of the herbs listed. Light it.

4. On the ten of cups tarot card, write the following spell:

“The spirit of happiness shall shine
Upon this home of mine.
Blessings shall descend from the moon above,
Filling this home with an abundance of love.”

5. Burn the tarot card in the spell candle, and allow the candle to burn itself out.

6. Gather the remnants of the spell and, along with one of the stones listed, place them in a small bag. Hang this bag above the front door of your home, or as near to it as possible.

8.  Reaching a Decision

This spell will require the energy of the seven of cups tarot card—the card of decisions, decisions, decisions.

When you find yourself facing a life changing all important decision and you are having trouble reaching it, this is the spell for you. It’s also beneficial if you are faced with a multitude of decisions and must choose the best one.

Correspondences

Moon Phase: waxing to full moon
Day: Friday
Planet: Venus—a planet that deals not only with relationships, but with decisions as well
Colors: green or white
Herbs: sandalwood, lilac, sage, Solomon‘s Seal Root
Oil: psychic oil
Incense: sandalwood
Tarot Card: seven of cups

What to do:

1. Cast a circle.

2. Light the incense.

3. Use white and green candles, as many as you need for the number of choices you have to decide upon. Anoint them with the oil, and roll them in a mixture of the herbs you’ve chosen from those listed, and then sit these candles upon your altar.

4. On small slips of white paper, write down each individual choice involved with the decision or decisions you must make. There will be one small slip of paper for each choice. Place one slip of paper beneath each candle.

5. Sit the seven of cups tarot card upon your altar, among the candles, where you can see it and meditate upon it, or if you wish, you can hold it.

6. Light the candles.

7. As the spell candles are burning themselves out observe them. Which candle is burning itself out first? Which flames are you drawn to? After the candles have finished burning themselves out, skry the wax. What shapes do you see in the remnants of the wax? Which one catches your eye?

8. Gather the remains of this spell, including the slips of paper you placed beneath the candles, whether they have burned to ashes or not, and place these items in a small bag, along with the clear quartz crystal and the seven of cups tarot card. Sleep with this bag beneath your pillow until you reach a decision.

This task should be easier now.

9.  Achieving Victory

This is a spell to magically boost your ability to win, whether this victory involves business ventures, legal issues, love, etc.

For this spell we will be using the energy of the six of wands, the tarot card that epitomizes ‘victory’. And with this energy comes determination, strength, self-confidence, power, positive energy, self-acknowledgement, and purpose.

With this spell, and this tarot card, you will manifest your desires, goals, and aspirations.

Correspondences

Moon Phase: waxing to full moon, with the full moon being most advantageous

Day/Planet/Colors/Herbs:

Monday, Moon, blue/silver/white, moonwort/lily…for issues dealing with psychism, clairvoyance, goddess energy, occult powers and knowledge, female issues

Tuesday, Mars, orange, basil/patchouli…for issues of matrimony, war, conflicts, self-defense

Wednesday, Mercury, gray/violet, marjoram/slippery elm…for issues of communication, educational pursuits, creative endeavors—writing, composing

Thursday, Jupiter, blue/purple/green, patchouli/sage…for issues of money, legal actions, business endeavors

Friday, Venus, pink/green/white, catnip/myrrh/rose…for issues of love, relationships, beauty, poetry, art

Saturday, Saturn, black, garlic/pepper/nettles…for issues of protection, self-discipline, addictions, obsessions

Sunday, Sun, yellow, marigold/rosemary…for healing, spirituality, male issues

Oil: witches’ oil
Incense: nag champa
Tarot Card: six of wands

What to do:

1. Cast a circle.

2. Anoint a candle of the appropriate color with the oil and roll it in the herbs that correspond with your intentions. Light it.

3. Upon your altar place the clear quartz crystal and several small objects related to your intentions, or a slip of paper with your intentions clearly stated upon it.

4. On the six of wands tarot card, write on one side exactly what it is you wish to be victorious at; on the other side, write this spell:

“I call upon the energy of the six of wands,
That my desires, goals, and wishes shall be
Victorious unto me.
By the awful awesome power of three times three
So mote it be.”

5. After the candle has burned itself down, its remains, as well as the crystal, the six of wands tarot card, the slip of paper on which you wrote exactly what you wish to be victorious at and any items that pertain to your intentions, should be placed in a white bag.

6. Keep this bag in a safe and secret place until your spell has manifested, at which time you will take the bag from its resting place and bury it on your property.

10.  Banishing Nightmares

There are many of us who find our peaceful night’s sleep punctuated by nightmares. These may be brought on by the stress of our day, by sub-consciously suppressed memories/events/emotions from our past, and even occasionally by mischievous or harmful spirits.

This ‘spell’ is going to use the energy of the nine of swords tarot card to ‘dispel’ your nightmares.

Correspondences

Moon Phase: waning moon to the dark moon
Day: Monday
Planet: Moon
Colors: blue, silver, white
Herbs: cloves, frankincense, garlic, sage, rosemary, sandalwood
Stones: moonstone or clear quartz crystal
Oil: banishing oil
Incense: sandalwood
Tarot Card: nine of swords

What to do:

1. First, prepare yourself a hot cup of tea containing chamomile and valerian. You can usually find this type of tea ready-made in the grocery store, often advertised as ‘calming tea’, ‘sleepy-time tea’, ‘bed-time tea’, etc. If you’re not successful locating it at your local store, add a pinch of the herbs chamomile and valerian to a decaffeinated tea…make sure the valerian is a small pinch! You don’t want to add too much of this herb.

2. Cast your circle.

3. Light the incense.

4. Anoint your candle with the oil, roll it in a combination of two or three of the herbs listed, and light it.

5. On the nine of swords tarot card, write the following spell:

“As this card burns
Within this fire,
All my nightmares shall retire,
Leaving me with pleasant dreams and restful sleep,
Unending nights of peace to keep.”

6. Burn the tarot card in the flames of your spell candle. Take some time then to sit and sip your tea, relaxing as you watch the flame of your spell candle, allowing your mind to wander where it will for a while.

Take the remnants of this spell and place them in a small black bag. The next day go for a drive and find a spot to dispose of the bag; perhaps a dumpster at the park, or an isolated grove of trees. You might want to dismantle the bag at this time and sprinkle the contents upon the spot you’ve chosen.

3 thoughts on “Candle Spells

  1. Good day,
    Do you offer a recipe for Witch’s Oil? Because I must admit I’m not sure what it is and don’t remember coming across it in my extensive reading (and rereading) of your blog. (Which isn’t to say I didn’t miss it, I realize I may have.)

    Thank you for any help,
    Bright Blessings,
    Grey Dove

    • My definition of Witch’s Oil is a special very personalized oil for each individual. What herbs do you have a close connections with? Do you want to include herbs for the four elements? How many ingredients do you want in your Witch’s Oil– 3, 7, 9, or more? Do you have a favorite flower? Do you focus on something very specific to your spiritual path– the goddess? the god? a particular pantheon? a particular type of working or spell crafting? Your Witch’s Oil can be very specific to you, to your own spirituality, to your own desires and goals.

      Yes, I do have a particular recipe, which I include (along with recipes from several other magickal oils) in the back of my book, “The Spiritual Feminist”.

  2. Thank you very much! I rather like the idea of it being individual to and specifically designed around one’s core beliefs. I will ask for guidance and begin planning my oil! Good timing since the new moon will be a particularly appropriate to its blending.

    Greatfully,
    Grey Dove

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