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 purple candles for?
Purple candles are great allies when doing Divination, as they enhance your intuition and spiritual abilities, like Clairvoyance. Lighting a purple candle will increase your spiritual awareness and help you gain insight into any situation that may be worrying you right now. You can light a purple candle right before a scrying session, or before you read a book about a spiritual topic to increase your spiritual learning.
Transition, Transformation, and Transmutation
Purple candles are also excellent during periods of transition, transformation, and transmutation. If you're going through a spiritual awakening, light a purple candle to lighten your load and make the path ahead of you smoother. Because of the capability of purple candles to transform energy, purple candles are ideal if you want to work on forgiveness. For example, you can light them for a deceased relative you had a strained relationship with.
Purple is the color of Archangel Zadkiel, the Archangel of freedom, benevolence, and mercy. Zadkiel is the patron of all of those who are seeking to forgive. If you light a purple candle for Zadkiell, the best day of the week to do so is on Saturday.
As to the Greek Pantheon, purple candles are preferred for Zeus. If you light a purple candle for him, be prepared for an expansion, both in your literal wealth and in your spiritual wealth.
What kind of spells can I cast with purple candles?
Because they transform the energy around them, purple candles can be important to light during or after cleansing, especially if used with a crystal like Amethyst. Choose a purple candle whenever you desire an important transformation or change to take place.
Scrying and Divination
Light purple candles before performing any sort of Divination or scrying, or when you perform a spell to awaken or sharpen these abilities.
Relationship and Wisdom
Light purple candles alongside pink candles when mending relationships with family or when seeking wisdom on whether to forgive.
Abundance Spells for Wealth
Purple candles may also have a place in abundance spells because of their ties to Zeus and their capacity to transform your financial fortune.
Purple Color Magic at a Glance
In conclusion, purple candles are great for transformation and transmutation. They are ideal for Divination and scrying. They can also play an important role in your capacity to forgive. Remember to practice fire safety and that, in the end, it's all about intent.