Candle magic is one of the oldest and simplest forms of sympathetic magic, with simple candle rituals having been used for centuries. It is extremely easy for beginners to perform, since there are no elaborate ceremonial techniques required. And the supplies are easy to find – after all, you can buy candles just about anywhere!

Candle magic is powerful, and it works because it helps you to focus your intent, allowing your personal will to manifest through the spell. When you clearly state your intention or desire and light the candle, your energy is released into the Universe to do your will.

You can easily create simple rituals to attract prosperity, abundance or health, or to release negative habits or energies. By creating your own candle ritual your intention is set and you can customize your spell with the colors and oils that resonate best with your intention. You can even call upon the assistance of your favorite Goddesses and Angels to amp up your candle magic and achieve powerful results. The possibilities for customization are endless! The more personal your ritual, the more empowered it will be.

Choose your candle carefully. You’ll want a “virgin” candle, one that hasn’t been used for any other purpose. Color is also important, as each color has its own vibrational energy and will attract certain influences. For example, a green candle is typically used to attract prosperity or abundance, while blue is often used for health issues. These colors are only guidelines, however, and you should use whatever color candle feels right. If in doubt, white works for every purpose.

The size of the candle is also important, as most times you’ll want the candle to burn down all the way. If you use one that’s too big, it’ll take too long and you may be interrupted. One of the best kinds of candles for a simple candle ritual is a small taper candle.

To begin your candle magic ritual you’ll need to dress the candle by charging it with your intent. You can either choose a natural oil, such as grapeseed, or an essential oil blend that’s specially made for your spell. To attract something into your life, rub the oil into the candle, starting at the top and working toward the middle, then from the bottom and working upward. Think of your intention while you’re doing this.

Next, write down your intention on a piece of paper the same color as your candle. You can simply write it normally or you can use a special alphabet or symbols. Be thinking all the while about your goal. Now, light your candle. Focus on your intention, actually see the result of it in your mind.

Hold a corner of the paper in the candle’s flame until it catches fire. You can say a little rhyme or incantation at this point if you’d like. Keep focusing on your goal. As the paper starts to burn up toward your hand, carefully place it in a cauldron or on a fire-safe surface to finish burning. Know that your goal has been set. Let the candle finish burning down all the way and then dispose of it. Just remember to never leave your burning candle unattended.

Candle magic rituals are simple but effective, and can be performed almost anywhere that you can light a candle. Whether you want to find a job, attract your soul mate or quit smoking, you can perform a quick candle ritual that will send your energy out into the Universe and help manifest your desires.

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Zuri Eberhart is an internationally known Reiki master, psychic intuitive and monthly starcast writer for She provides insight, healing and self-empowerment services through intuitive guidance, numerology, tarot, dream coaching and energy work. For more information visit: