The Candle Flame and More...
The flame represents - and links with the source of our creation.
speaks to us of the soul spark - that is above and below - within and
without - that which links us all together. It is the light - your
light - that which you seek.
The power of the flame is neither male nor female but all and everything.
and sacred flames are part of the myth and mystery of humanity's
experience in 3D - always a reminder of our connection to source.
Candles are found on altars - and in other rituals linking to a god source.
a candle melts - it slowly becomes the flame - just as we experience
within our lives - slowly returning to the creational flame - until
poof the flame is extinguished in 3D - yet the souls spark is immortal.
As we are all created by the flame of soul - innately we all believe in magic.
Somewhere in our souls is the knowledge that 3D is not all there is. All is magic and illusion.
of us associate magic with negative (those who which to control and
play on the dark side) - while other see magic as in the light.
dark is the trickster - the clown - the magician - who moves through
the grid programs creating the havoc our souls came here to experience
and to restore to balance before we leave.
all carry the positive and negative aspects of the light within us. It
is just how we chose to play them out at any given time n our lives.
the candle was being burned for protection of some kind, it means that
there was more than likely some kind of invasion or attack that the
spirits decided to take care of as fast as possible.
general, when you first light the candle, if the candle starts smoking
quite heavily right away that is a very good sign. It means that
negative energy is being removed from the situation. If the smoke is
white, it means your prayers will be answered right away. If it is
black, your prayer will probably be answered, but it is possible there
will be obstacles in a way. You have to use your gut instinct if the
flame doesn't smoke at all.
Sometimes that can mean there are
no obstacles and other times, it means that the matter is long over. A
clear, strong flame that burns steadily is a good sign that the candle
is sending out a great deal of power and energy to manifest what you
want. If it is small and more ball shaped than teardrop shaped, it is
less likely that your prayer will be answered. A weak or low flame
means you are facing some "heavy" opposition.
Staring at a
flame is a great way of telling you if your magic is working. It never
ceases to amaze me how a flame will seem to grow higher or grope for
more air the more you meditate upon it. You can also do some divination
by looking straight into the heart of the flame - the blue center that
is surrounded by the orange halo. A healthy flame has a bright red
core, surrounded by a blue halo and then a yellow colour. A blazing red
center tells you that spirits are getting to the heart of the matter.
red center that is dim or just a pinpoint reveals a situation that may
not be motivated by the heart. If the wick of the candle starts
building a little bulb at its tip, chances are that you have opposition
or a third party working against you. If there is a lot of blue in the
flame, I take that as a sign that angels and spirits are protecting you
from a possibly unhappy outcome.
Jumping, leaping and steadily
rising flames are an excellent indication that spirits are fighting the
obstacles that are in your way. This can be quite fascinating to watch,
especially if the flame is really jumping and you are burning a candle
that is intended to fight another's will. If the flame is really
protesting, so is the person and sometimes this is your cue to put the
candle out. If the candle makes sizzling, hissing or popping sounds,
this is also a sign that some kind of spiritual warfare is taking
place. If it scares you or doesn't feel right put the candle out.
However if it feels like obstacles are being destroyed or eliminated
then enjoy the show.
If you are burning a love candle and a
second flame develops from an ash then I consider that to be a bad
sign. It means you have a rival. If you are burning two candles that
are supposed to represent two different individuals, it is not a great
omen if one of the candles burns away to the bottom much faster than
the other does. That is often a sign that your timing is off in the
relationship or it is not meant to be.
If the candle smoke
wafts towards you it means that your prayer is more than likely to be
answered. If it wafts away from you, then it means that you will need a
great deal of perseverance in order to have your prayer answered.
According to author Reverend Ray T. Marlborough
If the smoke
blows to your left "you are getting too emotionally involved with the
situation and are in danger of subconsciously sabotaging your own
prayer so that it will not be answered. If it blows to the right you
will need to use your head rather than your emotions to pursue the
The way a candle unfolds or deconstructs as it
melts can be very significant. It is wonderful when the candle seems to
collapse outward or unfold like a flower. I consider that to be a sign
that your wish will be granted. It represents possibilities and paths
opening for you. A candle that is too lopsided in one direction or
another, universally means that you are dealing with a situation that
is way out of balance. If the flame is buried by the wax, to me that is
often a sign that the wish will not be granted.
drippings is a totally intuitive matter. It is similar to reading tea
leaves. Some shapes are obvious, like the heart, which obviously
represents love. Wax drippings may form in shapes that mean something
very personal to you - a totem animal for example. A good general
reference book to buy that tells you the meaning of a lot of shapes,
common symbols and animals is Talismans and Amulets by Felicitas H.
Perhaps one thing to remember when you purchase a
candle is that you cannot read the drippings of a candle that is made
of paraffin or that is marketed as "dripless". Go for a candle made of
messy natural wax or beeswax, as they are the ones that tend to reveal
the most astral information.