Magic candles are often used in various spiritual and ritual practices to set intentions, cast spells, and create a desired atmosphere. When using a magic candle, it's important to approach the practice with respect and mindfulness. Here are general directions for using a magic candle:

Materials You'll Need:

  1. Magic candle: Choose a candle that corresponds to your intention or purpose. Different colors and scents are often associated with specific energies and intentions.
  2. Candle holder or dish: A safe and stable surface for your candle.
  3. Lighter or matches: To light the candle.
  4. Clear intention: Know what you want to achieve or manifest with the candle ritual.
  5. Quiet and focused space: Find a peaceful, distraction-free area for your practice.
  6. Optional: Other ritual tools: Depending on your tradition or practice, you may also want additional tools like herbs, crystals, oils, or incense.


  1. Select Your Intention: Determine your intention for the magic candle. What do you want to manifest, release, or bring into your life? Be clear and specific in your intention.

  2. Choose the Right Candle: Select a candle that corresponds to your intention. For example, green candles are often associated with prosperity, while pink candles may represent love and harmony.

  3. Prepare Your Space:

    • Find a quiet and sacred space where you can perform your candle ritual without interruptions.
    • Place the candle in its holder or dish on a stable surface.
  4. Cleansing: Some practitioners like to cleanse their candle and themselves before starting. This can be done with a simple prayer, smudging with sage or incense, or using other cleansing rituals.

  5. Focus Your Mind:

    • Sit quietly and center yourself. Take a few deep breaths to clear your mind and ground yourself in the present moment.
    • Visualize your intention and what you wish to achieve with the candle ritual.
  6. Prepare the Candle:

    • Hold the candle in your hands and concentrate on your intention.
    • You can carve symbols or words into the candle that represent your intention. Alternatively, anoint the candle with oils if desired.
  7. Light the Candle:

    • Use a lighter or matches to safely light the candle's wick.
    • As you do so, state your intention out loud or silently in your mind.
  8. Meditation and Visualization:

    • Gaze into the flame and focus on your intention.
    • Visualize your desire coming to fruition or the obstacles being removed.
    • Spend some time in meditation, keeping your mind and energy connected to your intention.
  9. Safety First: Always keep safety in mind. Never leave a burning candle unattended, and ensure it is placed on a fireproof surface away from flammable objects.

  10. Let It Burn: Allow the candle to burn for a set period, which could be minutes, hours, or even days, depending on the practice and your intention.

  11. Close the Ritual:

  • When you feel your intention has been sufficiently focused on or when the candle has burned down completely, extinguish the flame safely.
  • Express gratitude for the energy and intention you've set.
  1. Dispose of the Remnants:
  • If you used a portion of the candle, you may choose to bury the remaining wax or scatter it in nature as an offering.
  1. Keep Your Intention Alive:
  • Continue to hold your intention in your thoughts and actions as you go about your daily life.

Magic candle rituals can be a meaningful and personal practice. Remember to adapt these directions to suit your specific belief system, tradition, or personal preferences. Always prioritize safety when working with open flames.