Steps to follow when lighting a spell candle
Before lighting your candle, it is very important you physically cleanse them. Before reaching you, they go through many hands, and you don't know what kind of energy they might be holding on to.
To cleanse your candles, wet a piece of cotton or cloth with equal parts rubbing alcohol or water (tap water is fine, but you can also use moon water). Rub the cloth or cotton from the base to the candle to just before the wick, to symbolize the negative energy leaving the candle.
Once you are done cleansing your candle, it is time to intention it. You do this with oil. Ideally, you would choose a type of oil that matches your intention. If you don't know which oil to use, olive oil can be used for any intent. Get a little bit of the oil in a piece of cotton or clothes. It's important to use just a little bit of oil so as not to make it more flammable than it needs to be. The direction in which you rub the cotton will depend on whether your intention is to attract something or to dispel or banish something. If you need to attract something, rub the cotton from right after the wick to the base. It will be the opposite if you need to dispel something.
Once you have set your intention on the candle, it's time to carve some information on it. If you don't have a special tool for carving, you can always use the back of a match. Always carve the full name of the person that will benefit from the spell, as well as their date of birth. You can also draw meaningful symbols, runes, and sigils to make your spell more powerful.
Herbs & Crystals
Some people also like to roll their candles on the herbs they will be using in this step of the process, but we prefer not to do so because of fire safety. If you choose to do this, remember you only need to use a small amount of herbs. It is safer to place your herbs on the candle holder. The candle holder is also a great place to place your crystals, if you're using any.
Beginning Spell work
Now, light the candle. To make the candle “wake up,” make some sort of sound right after you light it. You can snap your fingers, clap, or use a tool like a bell.
Your spell will be done once the candle burns out. You can extinguish the candle if you need to and then light it later. The one thing you shouldn't do is reuse the same candle for a different intention. Don't blow on your candle if possible. It's preferable to use a tool to snuff it out.
What are brown candles for?
Embodiment of the Earth
Brown candles embody the power of the Earth element. They can bring in a very comforting, nurturing energy. They are also related to physical health and fertility.
You can also light a brown candle to work on certain qualities, such as reliability, stability, and strength (in particular, physical strength).
If you struggle to keep your own promises to yourself and get to work to make your dreams and goals a reality, you can light a brown candle to become more focused on your most important projects and start materializing them.
Pets and Animals
Brown candles are also great for any magic spells you perform on your pets and other animals. They can help you protect them, heal them, and find them, as well as attract the right pet into your life.
Grounding and Protection
Brown candles are also great for any grounding rituals you perform. If you feel like your mind or your spirit is somewhere else and you need to reconnect with the physical world, light a brown candle. Grounding is a great practice before and after any spell.
Brown candles also have protective qualities, and bring in a sense of security and safety. They are a great alternative to black candles as they also have a nurturing component to the protection they offer.
What spells can I cast with brown candles?
You can light a brown candle anytime you need to both protect and heal with the energy of Mother Earth.
Prosperity & Discipline
Light a brown candle when launching a new business so it can grow and be prosperous. It will also keep you on track and help you remain disciplined.
Integrate brown candles to any grounding rituals you perform. Grounding rituals are a good practice in general before and after any spells you perform, particularly if during these spells you communicate with the Divine or beings in other planes.
Protection of Animals and Creatures
Brown candles are an excellent choice if the spell you are casting is for the benefit of an animal, whether it is a protective spell for the animal or if you need to heal, find, or attract one.
Brown candles, like black candles, have protective properties.
In Glamour Magick, a brown candle can help you look more down-to-earth and approachable.
Brown Color Magic at a Glance
In conclusion, brown candles are protective, nurturing, and can help with animals. They can help you become more reliable, stable, and approachable. They are also great for grounding. Remember to practice fire safety and that, in the end, it's all about intent.