The Witches Circle

The greatest magic is that which transforms the heart.

Candle Spells


Candle rituals have been around for centuries.
You light the candles, maybe close your eyes while repeating a spell or that which you
wish for and visualizing it coming true.
It is a combination of the need or desire, and the ability to visualize the outcome.
Candle burning spells and rituals are very easy to do and to have success with if they are
done correctly and you truly believe. The different colors of candles each have their own symbolism.

Here is a table of the colors and their meanings.

White: truth, purity
Red: love, health, sex, strength
Green: money, luck, fertility
Black: discord, evil, negativity, confusion
Brown: neutrality, uncertainty, hesitation
Pink: love, morality, honor
Purple: power, business progress, ambition
Orange: attraction, stimulation
Greenish Yellow: jealousy, anger, discord
Gray: neutrality, stalemate, negativity
Light Blue: tranquility, patience, health
Dark Blue: depression, changeability

Candle spells can be very easy or complicated.
It all depends on how much time you want to put into a ritual.
It can be as simple as lighting a green candle and chanting... money money come to me.
It can also be very long and complicated lasting several days with the repositioning of
the candles each day. The choice is always yours.
The first thing you want to do is get the appropriate color candles for your particular desire.
Then you need to anoint the candle with oil. Olive oil will do fine.
You need to rub the candle with the oil from the middle outward to the ends.
As you are doing this you need to be thinking of your desired goal.
Then sit and meditate on your desire after lighting the candles, then read your spell
or chant your appropriate mantra.
You don't need some elaborate spell with a bunch of big words or words you don't
even know how to pronounce. You can make your own spells or rituals.
Think of your desire then make a simple little rhyme that tells about your desire in it.
It doesn't even have to rhyme. This is all about will power, the power of positive thinking,
and creative visualization. If you can do these things then you will send those vibrations out
into the universe and eventually they will materialize.


Light a candle (I tend to use a blessed white tea candle) and place it by the window sill at night.

This is you calling out to your love.


take an orange candle anointed with cinnamon oil, clove, or lotus oil.

Light the candle and say 3 times:

"brimstone, moon, and witch's fire,

candlelights bright spell,

good luck shall I now acquire,

work thy magic well.

Midnight twelve, the witching hour,

bring the luck I seek.

By wax and wick now work thy power

as these words I speak.

Harming none, this spell is done.

By law of three, so mote it be!"

Do this spell at midnight.


Timing: During the waning moon. Use a brown candle (an image candle, if you can)

to represent the person who is harassing you.

Write the person's name on the front and back of the candle.

On a small piece of parchment paper, write:

'From now on, (name) will say nothing but sweet words about me and to me.

By the power of Aradia, so mote it be!'

Put a drop of honey in the middle of the paper and roll it into a ball.

Heat a knife, pin or your athame, make a gash in the candle (in its mouth, if it's an image candle)

and stuff the paper ball into it.

Let the candle burn a little while every night for an odd number of nights, to a maximum

of nine nights. Throw the remnants into flowing water, but save some candle drippings

or ash to sprinkle in the path of your oppressor.


Get a white candle -- either a plain one (offertory, pillar, or taper) or a figural one in the

gender of the person you want to bless. Carve the person's full name on the candle,

then dress it with Blessing Oil or Holy Oil. For more power, you may place a name-paper

of the person, or a photo, or some personal item of theirs (such as a bit of hair or a snippet

of clothing) either under the candle or next to it. One easy way to do this is to place the

paper or personal concerns under an overturned saucer and put the candle on top of the

saucer. Burn a portion of the candle every day for seven days, pinching it out between burnings.

As you light it each day, say this

[Name], may you be blessed

May all good things come to you

May nothing whatsoever harm you

May your heart be light

May your travels be safe

May your health be good

May your mind be sound

May your friendships sustain you

May you be blessed in every way

If you have a special request for this person (such as that they find a lover, get a

good job, come home safely from a war, or whatever), just add it to the list.

Some people use a large pillar-type candle and keep it going for longer than seven days.

They may make a habit of burning such a candle every day -- or once a week, on Sundays --

for as long as their friend or relative needs help, even doing so for months at a time.

If the candle is large and it is to be burned in this way, it should be re-dressed with

Blessing Oil or Holy Oil once a week: after the initial dressing, you can drop a tiny bit of

oil into the "well" or hole in such a large candle just before lighting it each time.


Get a large white candle, the kind that drips wax, and set it up on a tray.

Affix to it a photograph or other image of the person you wish to bind.

Make a ring of sea salt around it. Make a second ring with protective herbs.

Some dried rosemary from the kitchen will not break your bank. Or use sage if you like.

Fill the rest of the tray with images that represent what you are binding the person from: pictures

of your family, keys to your house, legal documents, whatever.

If the problem is too complex for images, write what the person is bound from on slips of

paper and place them around the candle. Maybe they are gossiping and making your life

a misery. Write it down and explain what you want stopped.

Papyrus, or good thick paper made from cotton or linen work best for this.

I have pinched the first blank page of old books at sales!

Use red ink if you are angry, purple ink if you are sad.

Wrap the candle and the image with black thread (use cotton tread or linen or even wool, if possible).

Invoke Isis and "Linda the Binder With Linen Thread."

Say out loud what you are Binding the person from.

Light the candle and leave it burn until the wax begins to drip over the thread and image.

Burn it every day for a week, until the image is thick with wax.

Use this as a meditation device to direct your will to Binding the person.

You will have direct results if you have a just reason for this spell.

You can also Bind a person from harming themselves.


Light two black candles and chant:

In the name of the Gods and all ye Spirits

In the name of Kernunnos and the light and the dark

And the Gods of the Netherworld

And whosoever shall be casting a curse against me

Let them suffer their own curse

Let these candles be their candles

This burning be their burning

This curse be their curse

Let the pain they have caused me and mine

Fall upon themselves

Do this spell for five consecutive nights (as close to midnight as possible) and each night

chant the spell until the candles are spent.


This type of candle magic is very basic, yet quite effective.

This is a good time to iterate how closely Karma and ethics are intertwined.

You choose your own color of magic, not once, but each time you practice.

Some traditions believe in Karma as "What you do comes back to you".

Keep in mind that for any magic it is best (though not necessary) to do calling

magick, such as money, love, health, luck or anything that brings

something to you, during the waxing moon (first quarter) to the full moon. Banishing magic,

such as bindings, quitting bad habits, curses or anything pushing energy away should be

done during the waning moon (last quarter) to the new moon. These are optimal times,

but you cannot always base your magick around the moon. Basic candle magic deals

only with two colors, white and black Correspondence tables at good Wiccan sites.

Envision the white candle as the waxing to full moon and the black candle as the

waning to new moon. For any calling purposes, use the white candle.

For any banishing purposes, use the black candle.

(Note: Always use candles that are one solid color throughout.

Scratch some wax off to test this if you are not certain.)

You Will Need:

One white or black candle Candle holder Matches or lighter Olive oil

Basic Candle Magic Spell

Perform STEP ONE, Meditation.

For white candle:

Rub oil from the tip of the candle towards the base, while humming and visualizing your

reason for doing this spell. Continue humming and visualizing for about five minutes.

For black candle:

Rub oil from the base of the candle towards the tip, while humming and visualizing your

reason for doing this spell. Continue humming and visualizing for about five minutes.

Continue for either candle. Place the candle into the holder and light it.

Chant your chant for as long as you can while visualizing your purpose.

To chant, use a monotone humming voice.(You should create a specific chant for your purpose.)

It can be as simple as one word or as complex as you wish.)

(Examples: "Money, money, come to me", "bring love", or "Protection surround me, complete serenity".)

When you cannot chant and visualize any longer, put the candle out and repeat the

spell the following night (or day).

After you see the first glimpse of the results of your spell, let the candle burn all the way out.

Remember, after the completion of any spell or ritual, say: "So mote it be."


This spell should be used only after you have submitted your resume or application.

With a pin or sharp knife, write the name of the company(s) you want to work for on the

side of a large green candle. On a red candle, you need to carve the victory rune

(Tiwaz, it looks like an arrow, pointing up) and your full name. Burn both candles for

30 minutes on Thursday after the sun sets, while visualizing yourself getting the kind

of job you want. At the end of the 30 minutes, snuff the candles (do not blow them out).

Burn them each Thursday after that for 15 minutes until they burn out, or until you get the job.

Dispose of the candles and leave a small bowl of milk outside overnight as an offering.


On a blue candle, use a pin to inscribe-moving from the base to the tip-the name

of the person who is ill. Pierce the candle with the pin and leave it there.

Let the candle burn down and extinguish itself.


Materials: 1 pink candle 1 bottle of 100% Virgin Olive oil


Take the candle and place it on a table or your altar. Now take the olive oil and rub on to

the candle starting in the middle and going up, then starting in the middle going down.

While purifying the candle with the oil you want to recharge the candle with love and desire,

so visualize love and channel all your emotion into the candle.

After the oil is finished, take a knife and carve what it is you want into the candle.


Candle Color Meanings

BLACK: Repel or banish negativity, opens up the deeper levels of the unconscious, use in rituals to induce a deep meditation state, to protect, ward off negativity

BLUE: Primary spiritual color; to obtain wisdom, harmony, inner light , or peace; confers truth and guidance. Healing, sleep, creativity, perception, calming wisdom, truth, loyalty, dreams, emotions

BROWN: Earth energy, balanced color, material increase, eliminates indecisiveness, concentration, study, telepathy, increases financial success, locates objects that have been lost. Family, stability, grounding, home

DARK or ROYAL BLUE: Promotes laughter and joy, loyalty, use to attract Jupiter energy, or whenever an influence needs to be increased. Wisdom, self awareness, causing change, calming, sleep, truth, dreams, emotions, loyalty

GOLD: Fosters understanding, bring about fast luck or money, solar energy, to heal all inner wounds, money smarts. Prosperity, wealth, money, attraction

GREEN: Promotes prosperity, fertility, success, stimulates good luck, money, harmony, and rejuvenation. Healing, health, fertility, luck, growth

GREY OR SILVER: Useful when pondering complex issues, neutralizes negative influences without repercussion, balance, encourages stability, helps develop psychic abilities

LIGHT BLUE: Spiritual color, to obtain wisdom, harmony, inner light or peace, confers truth and guidance. Peace, tranquility, patience, calmness

EMERALD OR DARK GREEN: Attracts love, social delights, and fertility. Color of ambition, greed and jealousy, counteracts these influences in a ritual. Prosperity, money, wealth, attracts success.

ORANGE: Balances, mental agility, energizer, success, stamina. Legal matters, success, action, promotion, encouragement, adaptability, stimulation, attraction

PINK: Emotions from the heart, begin a new relationship, raises energies, friends and family, healing. Promotes romance, friendship, draws love, brings hope, restful sleep and pleasant dreams. Rose is great for treating heart ailments, anxiety, depression. Good for people who suffer from nightmares. Gentle, graceful, admiration, love, friendship, fidelity, calmness, arouse emotions

PURPLE: Obtain desires, power, success, idealism, psychic manifestations, secure ambitions, independence, financial rewards, make contact with the spiritual or other world. Enthusiasm, desire, power, exorcism, healing, ambition, spiritual development, power over others

RED: Physical pleasures, stimulation, lust, marriage, courage, strength against enemies. Passion, love, respect, lust, strength, courage, power, unity, sensuality, energy, health, fertility, will power

WHITE: Highest consciousness to protect, purify, heal, children, pets balance, birth, truth, unity, protection, peace, purification, happiness, spirituality, release positive energy, to call upon spirits, healing. Can be substituted for any color candle in rituals.

YELLOW: Attraction, charm, confidence, mental clarity, knowledge, concentration, healing, study, memory, subtle attraction, divination, psychic powers, mental powers, wisdom, communication, visions, expression of joy


Why wish on a star when you can wish on a candle!
Candles make a great gift for a friend or loved one in need!

White = purity, truth, spirituality

Red = strength, love, energy, courage, passion

Blue = peace, tranquility, understanding, patience, health

Natural = all purpose, purification

Green = prosperity, fertility, luck

Yellow/Gold = mental clarity, success, concentration

Brown = grounding, centering, neutrality

Pink = affection, romance, friendship

Black = protection, ward off negativity

Purple = meditation, clairvoyance, power

Silver/Gray = cancellation, neutrality, stalemate

Orange = encouragement, adaptability, stimulation, attraction