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 orange candles for?
Orange candles are great for vitality, energy and joy. If you're feeling lethargic lately and need a pick-me-up, you can always light an orange candle. It's also great to light an orange candle before a period in your life where you need to be more productive and active than usual, such as before exams or a new job.
Orange candles are the ideal option for people who need to reconnect with a state of joy and cheerfulness. Depressed people may light one every few days to aid in their treatment. Please do remember that magic is not meant to replace medical care, though. If you're going through a rough patch and need to start appreciating the little things in your day-to-day life, you can light an orange candle alongside a crystal such as Carnelian to boost your mood.
Likewise, orange candles are ideal if you’re trying to be more courageous. If you're having a hard time doing what's right because of the consequences, or if you need to do something gutsy such as quit your job or break up with your long-term partner, light an orange candle to give you courage and strength to do the right thing. You can use a crystal like Chrysoprase with this intention.
Orange candles also work as Road Openers. If you are trying to achieve a goal and you're encountering a lot of obstacles, light an orange candle and watch as most of these obstacles disappear. For example, if you are planning a trip abroad and your visa is taking forever to go through, and unexpected expenses keep popping up, forcing you to spend the savings for your trip, you can light an orange candle. You will soon see how all bureaucratic processes speed up and no other unexpected expenses come up.
In addition, orange candles make you more attractive and magnetic. Because of this reason, they are a great option for Glamour Magick practitioners. Try lighting an orange candle to get asked out more often and to be well-liked at your job and among colleagues. Combine orange candles with Lodestone if you are doing a spell to become more magnetic.
You can also use orange candles to attract success to all your endeavors. Orange candles can help you get interviewed by a great company or launch a successful business. For spells to attract success, you can combine the orange candle with a crystal like Tiger's Eye and tarot cards such as The Chariot and The Emperor. You can also use orange candles to become more ambitious. If you think you're not living up to your potential and need to dream bigger, light an orange candle to get in touch with the part of yourself that looks for a challenge and dares to dream big.
Lastly, you can work with the correspondences of orange to make your spell stronger. Light the orange candle on a Sunday, if possible, as this is the day of the week that corresponds to the color orange. There is also a correspondence between the color orange and the element of Fire, so you can light an orange candle when you need to embody the qualities associated with this element: charisma, pasion, and magnetism.
What kinds of spells can I cast with an orange candle?
Orange is your preferred color for a candle when casting a spell related to your career or any kind of success, as it will give you strength, courage, and make you magnetic to people as well as opportunities.
Because of its Fire correspondence, you can also light an orange candle for any spell related to your creativity and creative projects, alongside a card like The Empress or a Minor Arcana from the Wands suit.
Light an Orange candle for a Road Opener spell, as well as any Glamour Magick spell to become more magnetic.
Orange Color Magic at a Glance
In conclusion, orange candles are great to work with for any matter relating to success, your career, your creative projects, getting rid of obstacles, and becoming magnetic. Light an orange candle to become more ambitious and passionate about what you do. Remember to practice fire safety and that, in the end, it's all about intent.