The Magic of Candles
Do you love candles? Do you have candles in your home?
I have had candles in my home most of my life. I have this sense of peace and connection each time I light my candles. As a young adult woman, I should have bought stock in Yankee Candle. I loved their candles and I always had them in my home.
I went through a period of time when I would only burn unscented candles. I had concerns about the ingredients of the candles and the effect the fragrances might have on other individuals coming into my home. During this time, I started making my own candles and creating my intentions within the candles. I truly love the magic that candles bring into a space.
Today, I have both intention candles and scented candles in my home. I used several different types of candles in my life. I have homemade intentional candles, scented jar candles, as well as colored taper and pillar candles for candle magic.
Have you ever thought about the energy of colors in your candles? As a Sacred Priestess, we consider the colors of candles and the intentions we want to bring into our lives from the candles. How do intentions align with the colors of candles?
- Red: Fire element, love, passion, strength, and security
- Pink: Self-love, friendship, sweetness, and gratitude
- Blue: Water element, communication, truth, angelic energy, and integrity
- Green: Money, finances, good luck, health, and nature
- Orange: Creativity, playful, happiness, and motivation
- Yellow: Personal power, joy, childlike, and energizing
Scented candles are an element of aromatherapy. The practice of using scents and fragrances to create an atmosphere for the senses is called aromatherapy. You can stimulate your senses with different scents and fragrances.
- Cedarwood: grounding, safety, and security
- Lavender: calming, relaxing, and nurturing
- Lemon: energizing, cleansing, and purifying
- Rose: loving, passionate, and romantic
- Spearmint: clarity, focus, and concentration
Some people may have a sensitivity to scents and fragrances, so you need to make sure that these will not impact others in your space.
SACREDNESS OF CANDLES
Candles are very sacred to me. They are used in churches, cathedrals, weddings, celebrations for holidays, seasons, rituals, and ceremonies. They unite us and connect us together in ritual and ceremony.
Candlelight services are used for different reasons. They have different meanings for everyone. When candles are lit one by one, they bring in a symbolic meaning of bringing one or several energies together as one. It brings Light to the darkness of the room and brightens everyone’s spirit as the Light continues to build within the space.
When you have a jar candle, the four elements are part of the candle. The jar represents the physical container of the candle. This is the element of EARTH and it represents your BODY. The wax in the candle represents your soul. Your soul includes both the elements of AIR And WATER. Your soul holds all of your memories, thoughts, and emotions. The wick within the candle is your connection to the Divine. When you light your wick, you are bringing in the element of FIRE. This is your connection to Spirit.
I will light a candle before meditations, starting my rituals, activating my altar, before a session begins, during a class, and to set the energies within the space. When do you light candles?
Candles are used in many different ways. They bring beauty, elegance, and richness into your space. They shift the energies and mood of the space along with bringing in calmness, relaxation, and peacefulness.
These are truly powerful ways to bring your intentions into your life. Our store carries prosperity, self-love, healing, and protection candles. These candles can be used to set the energies of the space or your life. Vialet offers classes on making candles at the center.
SACRED PRIESTHOOD: If you would love to learn more about candles and how to set intentions for your life with candles, check out Sacred Priesthood.
Written by Vialet Rayne, Magical Creator of Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
Vialet has been on a healing path her whole life. She has been called a spiritual guardian that is strongly connected and highly intuitive. A teacher, coach, healer, and spiritual leader that dreams of a peaceful and harmonious world.
Her mission is to provide individuals with the tools and resources to discover their own healing powers within themselves so they may empower their own lives. Vialet's spiritual journey has provided her with everyday life rituals, experiences, and spiritual wisdom that allow her to overcome difficult situations and to create a life that she has always dreamed of.
Vialet wants everyone to discover their spiritual gifts in the tools and rituals that will improve their lives and the lives of their families. Find out more about her here.