Thursday, December 24, 2015

Simple Four Element Candle Spell

Candle spells are among the most effective and most fun to do. When used in spellwork, candles help to push the message or desired energy out into the Universe for greater impact. Think of candles as Universal amplifiers. There are multitudes of candle spells and you can learn more about them in our Kindle book, The Complete Guide of Witchcraft Rituals & Spells for Beginners, or in our Basic Magic courses. One of the simplest uses is with candles from the Four Directions: East, South, West, and North.

How to Do a Four Element Candle Spell
The first action item in any spell, candle or otherwise, is to define what you want this candle spell to do. Take into account that while this is a multiple candle spell, it is also a simple spell. Complex spells require multiple candles that are carved and anointed, not to mention customized Directors and Limters (what you want the spell to do and not do) plus special verses. This generic four element candle spell brings in the powers of the four directions of the Medicine Wheel. However, since it will not have the extra "oomph" of carved candles and all the other extras, it is best to keep your request for this spell simple.

This type of spell can easily handle chronic problems such as trouble with neighbors, problems with your boss at work, being unable to find work, needing a small amount of money ($1,500 or less) in a reasonable amount of time, and so forth.

So take some time to write out what you want in as clear and concise a format as possible. For instance, if you have constant trouble with your boss at work, you may write something such as:

"I wish this candle spell to create harmony between my immediate supervisor at work and myself."
You may not want to name your supervisor as the spell may need to provide you with a different boss in order to create harmony. Add the following line to your one-line aim:

"Let all be legal and free in this spell. Allow not this spell to be the cause of death or loss of property to myself or others."

Once you have written your one-sentence goal for the spell, the next step is to prepare your materials.

Preparation for a Four Element Candle Spell
For this spell, you will need:
  • wooden or paper matches
  • four taper candles in candlesticks or four pillar candles, one each of these colors: sky or baby blue, bright yellow (no orange or red undertones), water blue (lighter than navy blue), and grass green
  • a safe surface on which to place each candle (such as a small saucer or plate for each)
  • a printed version of your one-sentence goal for this spell
  • printed versions of each litany for each of the four directions
  • knowledge of the current moon cycle--you will be doing this while the moon is waxing or waning, depending on how you have stated your goal
  • a compass for locating the cardinal direction South

Once you have your materials, clear a sacred space at least 5 feet in diameter. You will sit in the South facing North. You may want to put a small table and sitting cushion, or a folding table with chair. Set your materials on the table. Line the candles up from left to right in the order given above.

If your one-line statement is a desire for something to increase (such as finances), start this ritual when the moon begins to wax, working with one candle every other day. If you want something to decrease (such as noise in your neighborhood), work when the moon begins to wane. You can look up the moon cycles easily online.

Doing the Four Element Candle Spell
Once you have everything set up, place your first candle directly in front of you, on a plate for fire safety. Place your one-liner in front of you on the plate with the candle. Light the candle with a paper or wooden match (no lighters), and wait for the light blue candle to achieve a tall working flame. Once it has a working flame, cup your hands around the candle and say the following verses in a voice of command:

"Child of Wonder, Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit, and Protect My Aim.
I call on the Winds of the East to bring knowledge, wisdom, and enlightenment to me now.
I ask your help and guidance in achieving my aim, please show me how.
My aim for this spell is: [read your aim here with the accompanying caveat]
I thank you in advance for your wisdom and grace
And I appreciate your presence in coming to this place."


Allow the candle to burn for 30 minutes with your one-liner on the plate before blowing out the flame (do not snuff the flame). Two days later, at approximately the same time, repeat the process with the yellow candle. Place the yellow candle in line to the right of the light blue candle. This time use the verse below:

"Child of Wonder, Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit, and Protect My Aim.
I call on the South to bring action, movement, and kinetic solutions to my goal.
I ask for your supportive motion so my aim will not be slowed.
My aim for this spell is: [read your aim here with the accompanying caveat]
I thank you in advance for your wisdom and grace
And I appreciate your presence in coming to this place."


Again allow the candle to burn for 30 minutes in the same way as you did the light blue candle. Two days later, repeat the same process with the water blue candle, using the verse below:

"Child of Wonder, Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit, and Protect My Aim.
I call on the West to bring passion, emotion, and Spirit's guidance to my life
I ask for your higher wisdom and emotional power to lift my aim on high
My aim for this spell is: [read your aim here with the accompanying caveat]
I thank you in advance for your wisdom and grace
And I appreciate your presence in coming to this place."


Two days later, use the green candle and the following verse:

"Child of Wonder, Child of Flame,
Nourish My Spirit, and Protect My Aim.
I call on the North to bring endurance, practicality and know how to this spell
I ask for your help with guidance and practical instructions so all will go well
My aim for this spell is: [read your aim here with the accompanying caveat]
I thank you in advance for your wisdom and grace
And I appreciate your presence in coming to this place."


Record all of the above in your Book of Shadows, including the dates and times you lit each candle, as well as the exact words of the verses used. Then wait and prepare to record the results!


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