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Unread post by pam4362002 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:30 am

Hi Fox,

I would. In fact, that's what I did. I'm holding onto the photo and petition I used for a vigil to do for another in the next week or two.

I hope that helps.

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:46 pm

Hello, Fox ,

pam4362002 » is absolutely correct!

Thank you, pam4362002 », for your help!

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Unread post by zenrez » Tue May 30, 2017 8:17 am

Hi Everyone

Didnt know where to post this so I am posting it here. I think its business related.

I am in the process of designing some candle labels for the glass candles I purchased and wonder what paper everyone uses when they create their custom candles? Is it special heat proof paper? something i can order on amazon or staples?
I noticed the labels from lucky mojo are very sharp and glossy as well, are those printed in house or do you send them out to print and place them on the candles on site?

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Tue May 30, 2017 8:52 pm

Hello, zenrez ,

Please call the shop and ask them. I have no idea what they use. But, maybe they can sell you some. It doesn't hurt to ask.

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Unread post by thearrowsapothecary » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:22 pm

Apologies if this has already been answered - but Im sort of in a jam. I want to use a red male figure candle but dont have good suppliers close to me in Los Angeles. I find that their candles are of poor quality. I buy exclusively from Lucky Mojo unless Im in an emergency (like right now) and need something immediate - but I'm planning a trip up north in a couple weeks so will do my shopping in store as opposed to ordering online. Anyways, I cant wait until Im in Forestville to buy the red male figure candle because I need to do this spell on this upcoming full moon. My question is - can I carve a male figure into a pillar candle? I cant find anything about making your own 'figure' candle by carving so thought it would be smart to ask this amazing group :)

Apologies for the long back story but any help is appreciated! Looking forward to my shopping visit - my favorite magical store of all time :D

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:48 pm

Hello thearrowsapothecary,

Yes, you could carve a plain red pillar candle into a figure shape, absolutely.

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Unread post by Mysticmama4 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:47 am

Hello all,

I searched a bit for an answer to my question but could not find it on the forum, so I decided to ask. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post...

I want to set up a novena candle working with St. Rita for marriage/family difficulties. I will dress the candle with oil and herbs as well as dedicate it to St. Rita. I will also tape my petition paper to the bottom of the candle, then place it in front of a picture that is already framed.

I never worked with Novena candles because with a husband and kids I cannot leave it burning continuously so I plan to light and pinch it out with my fingers each time I pray over it(my own prayers combined with Novena prayers and psalms)

Also, I normally would print out a picture of St. Rita and tape it around the candle but Any workings I do must be secretive.

Is it ok to do as I've described? Without any pictures or prayer cards set up on the altar? Does it matter very much?

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:03 pm

Hello, Mysticmama4 ,

All I can tell you is that the more effort that you put into the a Novena, the better chances of favorable results.

It should still work but I question the part that you will pinch it out as soon as our are done with petition and prayers.

You'll just have to try this by trial ad error

I hope it works for you.

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Unread post by Mysticmama4 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:21 am

Thank you Miss Aida.

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Unread post by Ssexton » Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:24 pm

Can I trim the wax on a candle? The candle is burning in the middle but leaving a small solid ring of wax around the outside. It has naturally melted a hole for excess was disposal but I'm worried about the candle. I've looked everywhere and can't find why it's doing it or if I can trim it.

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Unread post by Ssexton » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:18 pm

Can I trim the wax on a candle? The candle is burning in the middle but leaving a small solid ring of wax around the outside. It has naturally melted a hole for excess was disposal but I'm worried about the candle. I've looked everywhere and can't find why it's doing it or if I can trim it.

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:05 pm

Hello, Ssexton

Yes, it's called "Doctoring the candle".

And it is mentioned on this page:

www.luckymojo.com/candlemagicdivination.html

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Unread post by Flowers345 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:47 pm

Annointing a free standing break up candle

When Annointing should stroke the oil from middle outward moving up to wick or should i move from middle downward motion? Any suggestions woild help?

Also a candle back to back with a candle connected in the middle maling it 3 wicks how should I dress this ttpe of break up candle. The object is in the middle of the couple that is back to back?

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:43 am

Hello, Flowers345 ,

Welcome to the forum!

Check out this page for a clear understanding of oil applications:

www.luckymojo.com/oils.html

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Unread post by Flowers345 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:00 am

Thank you Miss Aida. I am glad u suggested this page. It said condtion oils for candles.

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Unread post by Lmuser05 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:33 am

Hello,
I was wondering if I should say the words of my spell after I cleanse my candle but before I carve, dress, load with concerns & petition and name it or if I go ahead and carve, dress, load with concerns & petition and name, then say my spell?
Thanks for any help given!

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Unread post by Flowers345 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:56 am

Lmuser05 I would first carve, dress, load with concerns and petition before you say the spell. However you can imagine your outcome and say words in a mantra or incantation while carving and dressing. It is however you feel you should do the spell. I hope this helps!

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:51 am

Hello Lmuser05,

Flowers345 gave you some good advice--that's the order I would work in as well.
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Unread post by Lmuser05 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:50 pm

Flowers345 thank you for the advice. I will follow this. And I thank you Sister Jean also for your response it is always appreciated.

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Unread post by Jaime Banks » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:54 pm

Evening everyone. Just a small question:

Do you guys think it's "Cheating" to dip or pour the wax out of a figural candle? I'm just curious to know so that the wax doesnt form a puddle and then burns slowly. I do it to skull candles, figural and sometimes larger candles if they start to form that puddle.

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:32 pm

Hello, Jaime Banks ,

That's fine.

It's called" "Doctoring the candle"

That's absolutely fine

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Unread post by Moonlightdream » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:40 pm

Can one work too many candles and petition papers?
I work on many candles for different loved ones and I intend to do petition papers for all of them.
All work is good and for their benefits. Is it ok to work many petitions? I don't do it at the same time though. I let each work gets done before lighting a new one.

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Unread post by Miss Aida » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:14 pm

Hello. Moonlightdream,

How may are you talking about?
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Unread post by Moonlightdream » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:44 am

Miss Aida, atm I only have two courtcase petitions. I will make a success/moneydrawing petition, an apartment petition and a few blessing/health petitions to family members.

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:34 am

Hello Moonlightdream,

To me, that doesn't sound like too many. But you be the judge depending on your skill level and how practically you can juggle that many spells. If you feel like your attention is becoming so divided that you can't concentrate properly on your work, perhaps scale it back.

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Unread post by Moonlightdream » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:22 am

Thank you Sister Jean!
Also, I'm still conflicted on how I should write the petition for success work. Should the target's name be under the phrase "success, luck money" or should the name be written and crossed OVER with the phrase/wish? Thank you so much for your assistance. And yes, I will buy Cat's Paper in my shoe book but I need to do this before that...:D Bless you!

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Unread post by jwmcclin » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:52 am

As to not be redundant ...I suggest you read through the forum that specifically addresses your question found here...petition-papers-and-name-papers-questio ... 21039.html
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Unread post by Luckylady123 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:14 am

Recently ordered 3 gorgeous dark green candles to use along w money oil and sacher powder. Having an impossibly time poking holes in the hard wax! Any other way I can load them? I had someone suggest to me digging a tunnell along the side if the candle?
Any suggestions welcome! TY!!

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Unread post by RevJames » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:22 am

Blackcattt0123 -

I don't know how big your candles are, but you could always heat a nail, pin, or skewer and poke it through the wax. If its big enough hollow out a small hole in the base, loading doesn't mean it has to be chock full from top to bottom.

I think carving out a tunnel along the side and resealing would almost guarantee an uneven burn.

If these are freestanding candles (not in a jar or encased) I would just dress the candle and sprinkle the sachet powder on it.
If they are in jars/encased then again the holes need not be huge and deep, just enough to get the oil to seep beneath the surface, then sprinkle your powders on top.

Hopefully someone else has more suggestions and you find a solution that works!
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Unread post by Sister Jean » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:10 pm

Hello Blackcattt0123,

RevJames gave you some great advice! You may want to also scroll up through this thread for more ideas.

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I agree Sister Jean ...good advice.
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Unread post by Luckylady123 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:57 am

Hi all!
Would a 7 knob candle and hot foot oil/powder work well together?? Trying to get rid of toxic coworker and I can tell she is going to be STUBBORN. Any and all candle work advice for this is appreciated!

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:47 pm

Blackcattt0123 --

Yes, that would be a classic way to work. Good luck.
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Unread post by stillsosola » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:06 am

I just received a beautiful skull candle from lm and im wanting to add personal concerns would i open the bottle stuff them in them just burn the candle?? Also can a skull candle dressed with break up oil compell someone to break up with me? I also have compelling oil and some goofer dust oh and since im new to digital candles are they anointed the same as glass candles????

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:41 am

Hello stillsosola,

I'm sorry but there are parts of your question that I don't understand. You add personal concerns to a skull candle by carving a hollow in the bottom, putting in the concerns, and then sealing the hollow with wax. And yes, a skull candle dressed with Break Up oil and Compelling oil could compel them to break up with you. I wouldn't use the Goofer Dust though as it can be very harsh. And I'm sorry I don't get what you mean by "digital" candles.

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Unread post by Luckylady123 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:38 pm

Hello everyone!

I was wondering....I have seen in many videos people on scribing (carving) black ‘break up candles’ with one persons name going in the usual direction and the other member of the couple’s name backwards. Is this traditional in hoodoo or perhaps just the way someone likes to ‘personalize’ their work?

It seems to make sense to have one name forward and one backward....but I am a beginner and am not sure.

Would it be as effective if the names were in the same direction?

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:36 pm

Blackcattt0123 --

Hoodoo is like folk music, that's why it is called folk magic. Folk magic and folk music both vary from one region to another, and also over time. The internet is bringing these different traditions together. It is important to respect the variations and not to try to select one variation as the "most effective" variation. That would be like saying, oh, i dunno, like saying Leadbelly's version of "Let It Shine On Me" is "more effective" than Rev. Ernest Phipps' version. I happen to like them BOTH!

So, on Break Up candles -- and i am talking about freestanding candles now, not glass encased -- there are three main types: a couple (bride and groom) candle that you would cut in half, a divorce candle with the couple back to back, and any number of freestanding black and/or red figural or plain candles, depending how you want to do the work.

On the couple candle, you carve the name of each party on his or her side of the candle -- matching the gender. You can face them away from one another, tail-to-tail or back-to-back

Same on a divorce candle
; The names can run "away" from each other or be "back to back."

On freestanding candles, where you write on a paper and cut the paper in two and put half under each candle and walk them away, you would normally write the names not touching on a paper and then cut or tear them apart.

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Unread post by stillsosola » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:00 pm

So ive been working a large black skull candle on my ex lover dressing it with break up oils and cut and clear oils, also added his personal concerns and have a name paper underneath the plate i wrote my petition following the form illustrated in cat's Paper In My Shoe book.

My candle is a mess its almost burnt down and ive been praying psalm 70 and psalm 41 on it.

My ex is still acting unstable.

Should i bury the wax remains? I bury the last candle i worked on him in the cemetery in my granny grave and paid her to bind him or should i seek out a different means of disposal ?

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:43 pm

Hello stillsosola,

I think the opportunity you have to bury these remains at your grandmother's grave is great. I'd keep burying them there if I were you. And I'd just bury the remains once the candle stops burning, and not before. I wrote some other suggestions for this ex in your other post; make sure to check those out.

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Unread post by stillsosola » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:11 pm

Thankyou sister jean the candle is burned all the way down and is a big pile of black wax and the needles i had in it so i will be burying it at my grandmas grave and asking her to bind him

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Unread post by Olivialeigh » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:28 am

I’m not exactly sure where this question would go so I apologize if it is in the wrong area.

My question is in regards to the difference between dressing and fixing a candle or item. Somewhere I read that when you fix a candle or doll baby with your own personal concerns you become entangled with it. So therefore, you should only fix an item with the personal concerns of the person you want to work on or influence. Alternatively, I’ve also read and have had experience in dressing candles and dollbabies with my personal concerns (menstrual fluid) and it packed quite a punch in boosting the effectiveness of the work (albeit short term). I admittedly got caught up in the work myself and was heavily affected. So I’m wondering if there is still some entanglement if you dress a candle with your menstrual blood (for someone to be obsessed with you)? Is fixing an item with the personal concerns of your target and then dressing with your menstrual blood the correct way to be doing this? Is there any way to avoid this?

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Unread post by Sister Jean » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:42 am

Hello Olivialeigh,

To start off, I'd think of candles and doll babies differently from each other. With a doll baby, you want to create a link to your target so you can influence that doll baby just like you'd influence the actual person. So you wouldn't put your own concerns in that. However, you might wrap the doll baby in a pair of your worn underwear when it's not in use, to get in contact with your personal concerns. But that's not the same as putting them in the doll baby.

With a candle, you could dress that with your personal concerns, but if you're finding that you're getting drawn into the work and you don't want that, you could just stick to condition oils. I think it's more a matter of preference and what works for you.

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Unread post by Olivialeigh » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:16 am

Thank You for the clarification Sister Jean, your answers are always so succinct and helpful!

I will definitely keep this in mind as I proceed with the work I am doing.

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Unread post by Luckylady123 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:12 pm

I am wondering what is the traditional way to separate the freestanding break up/divorce candle (black figural with the couple back to back).

1) Is it to snuff it out when almost done THEN hack it in half?

2) Or hack it in half while still flickering at the very end of the burning?

3) It isnt supposed to burn down completely by itself first???

Im sorry I have just never done this before.

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Unread post by Rev Ernest » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:19 pm

Blackcattt0123

1) No.

2) YES!

3) Nope, you chop it apart first.
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Unread post by thewarning » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:12 pm

I could really use some advice for working with a regular 6" offertory candle. I know this has been asked before and there are several methods, and no wrong way. But I'd like to know what is the way Catherine Yronwode and the LM staff would do it. When carving this type of candle for drawing, would you typically write the targets name/intention from the top (wick) to base or base up? Many people agree when fixing a candle to draw - stroke the oil toward you, when repelling stroke away from you. I suppose that depends on if the top or bottom of the candle faces you. Let's say you have a pink offertory candle for love work. Which direction are you carving the name and dressing it?



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Re: Candles: Trim, Carve, Load, Petition, Pray, Dress, Light

Unread post by JayDee » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:19 am

You would carve the candle in a circle pattern around the case from wick to to base, similar to a barbershop pole, spiral downward. Dressing I do top of candle to base. I also know people who dress the outside to center to draw and center to outside of candle to repel.
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Re: Candles: Trim, Carve, Load, Petition, Pray, Dress, Light

Unread post by Sister Jean » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:18 am

Hello thewarning,

See, and I would do the opposite. I would carve the name in a spiral starting at the base and working toward the tip, then stroke the oil from the base to the tip, toward myself, to draw the love to me. There are many ways of working. I suggest you read this page to learn more:

http://www.luckymojo.com/candlemagic.html

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Re: Candles: Trim, Carve, Load, Petition, Pray, Dress, Light

Unread post by JayDee » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:24 am

thewarning,

Sister Jean, very true ! I have read 100's of books and spoke to 100's of people and if you ask them you will hear many suggestions on how to dress a candle. I would suggest reading the posted site and ordering cats book on candle burning which is filled with a ton of information on how to dress and use candles. You need to find which method works for you and makes sense, keeping of course with the tradition. I was taught in NY to dress top down to draw to me on a candle bottom to top to send away, its how I have done it since I was a teen. I have friends who dress it differently.

Here are some great books on the topic I would suggest:

http://www.luckymojo.com/artofhoodoocandlemagic.html

THE GUIDING LIGHT TO POWER AND SUCCESS LM carries it but no link to the specific book.

THE MAGIC CANDLE
by Charmaine Dey another great book LM carries filled with a ton of information on candle work

THE MAGICAL POWER OF THE SAINTS: EVOCATION AND CANDLE RITUALS lots of candle work, author is wiccan

THE MASTER BOOK OF CANDLE BURNING
by Henri Gamache Fantastic book on using candles, moving candles and using pslams in the work

A small but simple start to learning about candle work from some of the best authors.
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Unread post by Sister Jean » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:45 am

Hello j82,

Thanks for the book suggestions!
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Unread post by SagittariusLover128 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:06 am

Is there a specific way to dress a tea light candle if you’re using one for a break-up Spell?
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Re: Candles: Trim, Carve, Load, Petition, Pray, Dress, Light

Unread post by JayDee » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:20 am

inquiringminds128,

when I use a tea light I take it out of the tin, carve a tiny petition around the side once and I write it across the candle by the wick. I rub it in a backwards pattern around the top sides and bottom for break up work and insert it back into the tin. I have a friend who only dresses the op, difference of opinion lol.
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Re: Candles: Trim, Carve, Load, Petition, Pray, Dress, Light

Unread post by CuriousIndigo » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:29 am

Hi,

Question about trimming Vigil candle. I understand that Vigil candle should be lit all the way through. Some say, we should trim the wick before each lighting. How can we trim the wick before each lighting if we supposed to let it burn continuously? Are we talking about only at the beginning before we even start lighting it? Please advise. Thanks.

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Unread post by JayDee » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:19 am

CuriousIndigo ,

You would not trim the wick when the candle is burning, you let it burn. If you put candles out and relight them, you may possible need to trim it depending on how it burned. Iv only trimmed a candle wick prior to working with it, unless the candle is burning funky then I may mess with it to burn better.
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Re: Candles: Trim, Carve, Load, Petition, Pray, Dress, Light

Unread post by loveremains » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:37 am

Can I lift the needle when I carve the candle? I saw some posts saying that can’t.
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Re: Candles: Trim, Carve, Load, Petition, Pray, Dress, Light

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:56 am

loveremains --

It may be that someone transferred the idea of not lifting your pen when writing a series of linked words like lovemelovemelovemeloveme on a paper petition to "not lifting your needle when inscribing a candle.

I personally think that even if such an instruction was part of the teaching of a specific spell, it is certainly not right to generalize from that one teacher and that one spell to all spells.

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Re: Candles: Trim, Carve, Load, Petition, Pray, Dress, Light

Unread post by VenusRising777 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:34 pm

Hello everyone!!

1) Yesterday I did two love spells: one for reconciliation; the other as a love drawing. I’ve been writing the petition on the back of the photograph and then folding the side where I wrote the petition towards me, then folding it again clock wise. I make a hole in the bottom of the candle and stick it in there. The thing I’m wondering is: when the candle is about to go out, it slightly burns some of the petition paper (since it was inside the candle). Is this okay to do?

2) I used a Adam and Eve candle (a figural candle of the couple joined) for reconciliation. I was thinking of doing it on just a pink man figural candle but the store ran out of those. Is this also okay? Common sense tells me that it’s good to use this type of candle for reconciliation work. The only thing I disliked is that the candle burned kinda quick (a couple of hours). After it burned all the way down, I took the papers and buried them in the dirt around my front entrance.

3) The taper candle I used for my love drawing spell burned for much longer. I had to snuff it in the middle of the night so that I wouldn’t sleep with the candle still on. I turned on the candle the next day and changed my command. Is it ok that I burned this candle for two days?

4) I do know that in hoodoo burning candles on odd days is best... that’s why I’m wondering.

Anyways, would love and appreciate your answers!

Thanks!

5) P.S. not that dreaming may signify anything... but today while taking a short night I had a dream of him. It was pretty emotionally intense but just found it interesting that I had this dream after completing these spells. Haha.

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Re: Candles: Trim, Carve, Load, Petition, Pray, Dress, Light

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:59 pm

Hello, VenusRising, and welcome to the Lucky Moo Forum.

1) That does not seem safe to me. Please read this thread:

Fire Safety Issues with Candle Magic
fire-safety-issues-with-candle-magic-t1352.html

2) Yes, it is fine. Many people prefer candles that do not burn for a long time, because they can be burned in one sitting.

3) It is fine to burn a candle in runs, but changing your "command" in the middle of a run is simply undoing what you did. It is more traditional to not burn a candle and snuff it because you have to go to sleep, but rather to mark it for an intention run of days (however long you wish) and then snuff it when the wax melts down to the mark -- and to repeat the same prayer or petition each time. This is why 7-knob candles exist, actually, to make it easy to burn a candle over a period of 7 days (or 14 days, by skipping every other day) or 21 days (by burning it one day, skipping two, and burning again). See more about burning candles in runs in this thread:

Candles: Snuff Relight Runs Timed & Continual Burns Splints
candles-snuff-relight-runs-timed-contin ... t8205.html

4) I have no idea who makes up and spreads these insane numerical rules about folk magic -- and then imposes them on African American hoodoo, to boot! -- but that is a new one on me and it is simply not true. Read more about the actual history of hoodoo here:

Hoodoo in Theory and Practice: Hoodoo History
http://luckymojo.com/hoodoohistory.html

5) Dreams are discussed in this thread:

Dream Work and Dream Interpretations Questions and Answers
dream-work-and-dream-interpretations-qu ... -t288.html

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Re: Candles: Trim, Carve, Load, Petition, Pray, Dress, Light

Unread post by VenusRising777 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:14 pm

Hey Catherine!

Thanks so much for responding to my questions. I actually recited the same command the next day. I have no idea why I wrote that I changed it but that was a typo. Lol.

Also, is it true that burning a candle for a number of days holds much more power than burning it for one?

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Re: Candles: Trim, Carve, Load, Petition, Pray, Dress, Light

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:40 pm

VenusRising777 --

The number of days that a candle is burned is only one factor -- the clarity of the petition or prayer, the intensity and focus of will of the practitioner, the appropriateness of the candle colour, the dressing of the candle with an appropriate oil, and many other factors go into a successful spell.

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