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 pink candles for?
Strength in Love
Pink candles call forth a very sweet, gentle type of energy. They can invoke a very pure, unconditional kind of love that's extremely unselfish. Their gentle energy, however, is not synonymous with weakness. In this world, the hardest thing you can do is choose to fight out of love, and not out of fear. If you're an empath, you've probably already discovered that being sensitive might be your greatest strength. Pink candles have the capacity of quickly manifesting this powerful but subtle energy in whatever area of your life you want.
Romance & More
Pink candles are often used in love magic to attract romantic partners, new friends, and even business associates. As they are affiliated to a very high-vibration kind of love, you can't use them to bind anyone to you without their freely given consent to do so. Whatever relationships materialize from your pink candle spells, they will be relationships that are meant to be.
Pink candles are the preferred choice when working on certain qualities in yourself, such as empathy, loyalty, integrity, and an open heart. Pink candles can bring about a lot of emotional healing and help you in your proactive endeavors to repair strained relationships.
They can be used alongside black candles to work on forgiveness, rekindling your trust in people, and getting rid of gloom and negativity. Because of its contrasting energy, pink candles are very powerful when lit after a black candle for cleansing or self-awareness.
There is a correspondence between pink candles and the Goddess Aphrodite, so it is a good choice to light a pink candle if you want to work on your flirting and capacities of seduction. There is also a correspondence between pink candles and Archangel Chamuel, who you may feel inclined to call upon when working on emotional and/or relationship healing. Pink candles are most powerful when lit on Fridays (in honor of Aphrodite) or Tuesdays (in honor of Archangel Chamuel). Spells using pink candles performed on the 6th or 9th day or month are also stronger because of the correspondences between the color pink and these numbers.
What spells can I cast using pink candles?
Because of their close ties to self-love and Aphrodite, pink candles can be crucial allies in Glamour Magick or any spells you perform to become more attractive and beautiful.
They are also the preferred choice if you want to attract a new person into your life. If you intend to light a pink candle with the intent to attract new people and relationships into your life, light it during a New or waxing moon.
Harmony & Healing
You can also light pink candles to invoke harmony, for example to a place where a lot of negotiations are made. You will make this intent even more powerful with crystals such as Rose Quartz.
They are also great to light if you are working on any kind of emotional healing. Light a pink candle for repairing strained relationships. Provided you also put in work in the physical world, you will see results quickly.
If you intend to light a pink candle with the intent of releasing a toxic person or negative thought patterns you hold about yourself, choose the Full or waning moon instead.
Be Careful What You Wish For
If you're tempted to cast a love spell on a specific person, we invite you to light a pink candle for self-love after lighting a black candle for self-awareness. Your desire to control others and have them feel what you want them to feel should be explored further if you want to avoid one of the most powerful principles in magic – do no harm.
Pink Color Magic at a Glance
Pink candles are great for attracting unconditional love, especially if it is directed towards yourself. They are also used for emotional healing and repairing bonds. They are great for creating harmonious relationships based on mutual empathy. Remember to practice fire safety and that, in the end, it's all about intent.