Candle Magic &Activation Times

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Normal Candle Colors

~Red: Energy, strength, passion, courage, lust, action, fire element, career goals, Blood of the Moon, vibrancy, burning away of a spreading disease, and protection.
*1 hour activation time.
~Ruby-red: Love/anger of a passionate nature.
*1-1 1/2 hours of activation time.
~Rose/Cherry Red: Deep affection of a platonic nature or a lustful and joyful romance.
*1 hour activation.
~blue: Good fortune, opening blocked commumnications, true love, Jupiter’s true color, wisdom, peace, healing, good to soothe inflammed issues, protection, spiritual inspiration, calm, reassurance, water element, and creativity.
*3 hours activation time.
~Royal blue: Power and protection.
*3 and a half hours activation time.
~Electric Blue: Jupiter energy, financial expansion.
*2 and a half hours activation time.
~Dark Blue: Creates confusion-use with white to protect yourself…use pink to cure.
*4 hours activation time.
~Indigo Blue: Reveals deep secrets, protection on all astral and mundane defenses.
*5 hours activation time.
~Pale Blue/baby Blue: Protection of the home, New Moon, Cresent Moon.
*1 and a half hour activation time.
~Blue-black: Wounded pride, broken bones, angelic protection.
*1 to 1 and a half hour activation time.
~Black: Absorbtion and destruction of negativity, opens up deeper levels of the unconscious, reversing, uncrossing, binds negative forces, protection, shapeshifting and one of the colors used in balancing the base chakra.
*Unknown activation.
~Brown: Influence, friendships, special favors, animal magick, transforms and grounds negativity, totem magick.
*4 hours activation time.
Dark Brown: Invoking the earth element, general material benefits.
*5 hours activation time.
~Light Brown: Material benefits for the home.
*5 hours activation time.
~Green: DO NOT USE WITH SPREADING DISEASES OR CONTAGION!. Physical healing, monetary success, abundance fertility and nature magick, growth, also the element earth.
*4 hours activation time.
~Avacado green: New beginnings.
*3 hours activation.
~Dark green: Regeneration, agriculture.
*5 hours activation time.
~Mint Green: Financial gains used with gold and silver. Springtime.
*2 and a half hour activation time.
~Gray: Nuetrality, fey magick when used with lavender candles, gamouries.
*a half to 1 hour activation time.
~Orange: Attraction, career goals, prosperity to find a home, deals, ambition, general success, legal matters, gentle vitality.
*2 hours activation time.
~Pink: Romantic love, self love, planetary good will, healing of emotion, affection, caring and nurturing.
*1 hour activation time.
~pale pink: Friendships…young females.
* a half a hour activation time.
~Purple: Influence, royalty, thrid-eye, psychism, master healing, power, hidden knowledge and spirit ancestors.
*1 hour activation time.
~Lavender Purple: fey magick combined with gray.
*half a hour activation time.
~Yellow: The sun, air element, intelligence, accelerated learning, memory, selling house, logical imagination, breaking mental blocks and gentle action.
*3 hours activation time.
~White: Spirituality, peace, higher-self, purity, substitute for any color.
* 0 activation time NOTE however if substituting for a color keep in mind that colors activation time.
~Off white and Lily white: peace of mind and mother candles
*0 activation time.

*Non-Primary Candle Colors

~Lime: Success, communications with fey.
*3 and a half hours activation time.
~Magenta: fast positive action, changing luck.
*1 hour activation time.
~Mauve: Harmony and friendship in the home.
*1 hour activation time.
~Peach: gentle strength, unity, inspiration, friendships, calming and joy, immediate peace.
*half a hour to 1 hour activation time.
~Turquoise: Awareness, meditation, and creativity, also fixes most migraines.
*1 and a half hour activation time.

Metallic Candle Colors
~Gold: The God, wealth, Sekhmet, Ra, Isis, the sun, promotes alchemical manifestation, projective, happiness, and attraction.
*1 hour activation.
~Silver: The Goddess, psychism, dreams, female power, communication, the moon.
*3 hours activation time.
~Copper: Passion, venus, power, love, growth and career manuevers.
*4 hours activation.

Astral Candle Colors

*The candle colors in ( ) are the origional colors coined by Herni Gamache in 1940. The first color is the primary or top color.

~Aries/March 21st-April 19th: Red, white, &yellow (white & pink).
~Taurus/April 20th-May 20th: Green, brown, pink, red-orange. (Light Blue/Red)
~Gemini/May 21st-June 21st: Yellow, blue, light blue, (Light blue/red).
~ Cancer/June 22nd-July 22nd: White, silver, Light blue, orange-yellow, (Green/Brown)
~Leo/July 23rd-August 22nd: Gold, yellow, red (Green/red).
~Virgo/August 23rd-September 22nd: Yellow, green, orange, pale green, yellow0green, (Gold/black).
~Libra/September 23rd-October 22nd: Rose, blue, light Blue, white, (Black/light Blue).
~Scorpio/October 23rd-November 21st: red, black, dark blue, blue-green, (Golden-brown/black)
~Sagittarius/November 22nd-December 21st: Purple, indigo, turquoise, (Green/red).
~Capricorn/December 22nd-January 19th: Black, brown, dark green, blue-violet, (Red/brown, gray or black)
~Aquarius/january 20th-February 18th: Blue, green, metallic blue, white, purple, (Blue/pink or dark green).
~Pisces/February 19th-march 20th: Foam green, blue green, salmon pink, red violet, (Pink/green, white or black).

Flipping Candles

~To reverse very negative issues.
1. Purify and consecrate the candle.
2. Flip the candle upside down and dig th ewick out of the bottom.
3. Charge but do not anoint, then proceed with the spell.

Loading Candles

~For extra power. Works best with Pillars and jar candles.
1. Purify an dconsecrate as normal.
2. Heat the end of a carving tool, I like to use embroidery needles…just please BE CAREFUL they get really hot, use the heated end to make a hole in your chosen candle in either the top or bottom.
3. You can now stuff the hole with hearbs…tiny stone chips etc.
4. Anoint and charge as usual.

Extinguishing Candles

*Using a snuffer or pinching it out with wet fingers while saying:
“Though your flame is quenched in the physical realm…you still burn brightly in the astral realm, I say so be it and so it continues to be”
~Scott Cunningham~

Candle Purifications and Consecrations
* The information below is a mix from Gerina Dunwich’s Wicca candle Magick and The Enchanted Candle Crafting and casting magickal Light by Lady Rhea with Eve LeFay.

1.place all candles in their holders and place on your pentacle …if you do not have one then in your working space, I personally do this in a cast circle, also great to do during Imbolc. Make a sign of a banishing pentagram over th ecandles and say 3 times:

“I call upon the flame to summon Thee, O spirit of fire, I call upon the firedrakes, and the salamanders and all the positive creatures who dwell within the fiery realms, to draw you into this circle…Hear me, o Spirit!, hear me and rise…rise from the flickering flame(s) and exorcise this(these) creature(s) of wax and wick (wax glass/metal and wick).
Let any and all negativity contained within it(them) be now drivin out forthwith.
Let this (these) creature(s) of wax and wick (wax, glass/metal and wick) be cleansed, sanctified and blessed for my intended purpose(s)of magick.
In the names of every God and Goddess to whom the flame is sacred, I know consecrate this(these)candle(s) as a tool (as tools) of magick!”

2. on the third incantation make the sign over the candle(s) with your fingers or athame of the egual armed cross and say:

“So mote it be.”

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