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Unread post by MissMichaele » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:28 am

Mary Bee is right, though: often, when a spell fails, it's because underlying issues have been misdiagnosed or ignored. For example, in your infidelity example, the errant man might be fixed by an ex-girlfriend, or even by his own family if they disapprove of you or want more control over his life. Or he just might be Mr. Wrong, and a breakup would be a blessing in disguise.

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Unread post by lbcamera » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:04 am

What exactly is meant when you say to dress a candle in oil? The word dressing is confusing me and I'm not sure what the procedure is.



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Unread post by Mama Micki » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:14 am

Dressing a candle with oil means applying oil to a candle before burning it. For more information:

http://www.luckymojo.com/candlemagic.html#dressing
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Unread post by queenv » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:27 am

Hello,

I was wondering, how do you carve your target's birth date along with the command on a 4" or 6" candle?

Example: Mary Jane come to me. Where would I carve the birth date?

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Unread post by Madame Pamita » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:38 pm

Hi Esmeluv -

A novena candle in a glass should have the petition paper under the glass holder. I don't know how you would get it inside unless you dug out a hole or it was one of those replacement candles that fits inside a glass holder. But for the traditional ones (the type you would buy dressed at lucky mojo for example - http://www.luckymojo.com/candlemagic.html#vigil) you just place the petition paper underneath.

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Unread post by queenv » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:27 am

Hello,

I was wondering if someone could answer my question below about how to you carve your target's birth date along with the command on a 4" or 6" candle?

Example: Mary Jane come to me. Where would I carve the birth date?

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Unread post by Luckydiamond » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:23 pm

When doing work does it matter what size candle you use. And should you always read psalms to have your petition under stood and can you also place a petition in writing.

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Unread post by jwmcclin » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:41 pm

The candle size and the reading of psalms are your preference; yes you can place a petition in writing. Review this website for details on Candle Magic (http://www.luckymojo.com/candlemagic.html#history)
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Unread post by starsinthesky7 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:02 am

The size of the candle is your preference. Some people like to use 7 day vigil lights because they are easy to clean up, want to work the candle for 7 days, easier to learn, and candle tell signs from how this candle burns. Some people like to use tea lights because they heat up faster thus heat up your intentions/work faster, they burn quicker and so on. Some people prefer to use the jumbo candles because you can mark on them easier, they last for quite a few hours, etc. So you can use whatever candle size you like.

As for psalms...no they do not always have to be worked with. Some people prefer to use the psalms. Other people simply chant their command over and over again. Other people speak freely from the heart. Other people repeat their petition.
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Unread post by starsinthesky7 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:00 am

Simply put Mary Jane 06/30/1956 come to me.
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Unread post by jwmcclin » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:23 pm

Great examples starsinthesky7.
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Unread post by Mama Micki » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:58 pm

The 4 inch burn for less than 2 hours normally. Great for those who don't want to leave candles burning or have to work in secret.
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Unread post by DrXTheRebirth » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:48 am

Try searching through this entire thread. It gives great examples of how to start but the best petitions are the ones written from the heart
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Unread post by NotDorianGray » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:24 pm

If it's big enough, write horizontally. Otherwise go vertically and write in a spiral.

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Unread post by Kittyluver » Thu May 17, 2012 9:32 am

Miss Bri wrote:Hi there,

Are you talking about the glass encased vigil lights?

If so, then I have been taught to use Ammonia to wipe them down, some folks will smudge them a little with sage or some other appropriate incense, some might even use a little their own urine.

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Hi Miss Bri,

What do you mean by smudging them with sage? Do you touch the candle with sage or burn the sage around the candle? How long would you burn it for, if that is the case? OR what do you apply the urine with?

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Unread post by Devi Spring » Thu May 17, 2012 2:52 pm

You would burn some sage and then pass the candle through the smoke - a few passes through would be sufficient while praying that the candl ebe cleansed.

If you wanted to wipe it down with urine, you'd just slightly dampen a cloth with it, and rub that over the candle - again while praying the candle be cleansed.
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Unread post by Kittyluver » Thu May 17, 2012 3:01 pm

Does anyone put their petitions in the candles?

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Unread post by aura » Fri May 18, 2012 7:55 am

Some do Kittyluver, they would be loaded from the bottom in a ''pull-out'' type candle or wrapped around a taper candle and then fixed with a small piece of tape.
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Unread post by SistahMsTwysted » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:18 pm

When inscribing a name into a vigil candle (love/relationship purposes) for someone who has not legally dropped their married name (maiden/married names hyphenated), would you inscribe the maiden name or what is currently legal? I feel like it should be just the maiden name, but I wanted feedback from others. Thank you.

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Unread post by Miss Tammie Lee » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:40 pm

I kept my married name. (for personal reasons-- I am divorced and have been for several years) It is the name that appears on my tax return and all of my legal documents. I personally write this name for all of my petitions because it is me. It represents me.
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Unread post by SistahMsTwysted » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:05 pm

Okay thank you! I would normally use the legal name, but I wasn't sure if having her ex's name attached to the work would be a good thing.

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Unread post by tklove » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:34 pm

Can i use Lucky Mojo oils on any candles, or only on Lucky Mojo candles?

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:38 pm

The oils can be used on any candles (plain, figural, or glass-encased), also in shampoo and body wash, in baths, as an additive to house-scrub waters, to dress amulets or root curios, and to wear on the body.

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Unread post by Primarose220 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:37 pm

Hi,

Is there any meaning to burning a black candle upside down?

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Unread post by JayDee » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:47 pm

I can think of reversing where you flip the candle over cut the top off and make it a bottom then take the bottom and carve it into the candles top and burn it to reverse work on another.
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Unread post by Primarose220 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:53 pm

Is it good to burn a black candle during a 2 week full moon?

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Unread post by JayDee » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:04 pm

Full moons dont last for two weeks, moons wax for about two weeks ( get big) and wane for two weeks (get small) of course during those periods you have a full moon and a dark moon (when it cant be seen).. you can burn a black candle it depends on your intention when burning it. some workers dont use moon phases others do. some use planetery others all. Traditional you use wax to draw and wane to send away so if burnnig black candles to break a couple up you would start as the moon wanes and keep it up till its dark.
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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:06 pm

Primarose220 --

Burning a candle upside down, someties called "butting the light" is a very traditional way of working when you want to turn back, undo, get rid of, reverse, or send back a person or a spiritual condition.

As for moon phases, that can be added to burning a candle upside down, but it is an entirely different topic.

More information on how to work by the moon, the planets, the days of the week, and the signs of the zodiac can be found on these pages of my free online book "Hoodoo in Theory and Practice":

Working by the Moon Phases: http://luckymojo.com/moonphases.html

Days of the Week / Planetary Days: http://luckymojo.com/planetary.html

Astrological and Zodiacal Signs: http://luckymojo.com/zodiacal.html
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Unread post by BlackKitty8 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:20 am

Hello everyone!

I am starting my relationship with my candles and I have a question that may sound silly, but I cannot find any information anywhere!

How do I light my candles? What is best to light candles - matches, lighter? Do I have one candle to light my other candles? Please help!

Thank you in advance! :D

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:07 am

Your question has been merged into the long thread on dressing and setting candles. There are more than 600 posts in this thread at the present time -- lots of good questions and answers!

As to your specific query, well, techniques vary by practitioner. I use only wooden matches as the smell of lighter fluid is not to my liking. Your mileage may vary.
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Unread post by Mama Micki » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:54 pm

I use a candle lighter. Doesn't smell as bad as a cigarette lighter and doesn't burn my fingers like matches sometimes do.
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Unread post by BlackKitty8 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:53 pm

Thank you!!

I have no idea where this posted and I'm trying so hard to figure this out! Lol :oops:

I clicked something and it brought me to where I posted! Thanks again!!

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Unread post by jromie0827 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:31 pm

Hi,
I recently bought a 7 day uncrossing candles and I am a little confused on the directions of how to burn the candle. I am new to burning candles so I am mainly confused on what a petition is and what to write on the paper. I have been told that I am under as curse right now and I do believe that cause ever since I started with spell casters I been having stomach and anxiety problems. I have been check out with several doctors and been on several meds too but I still feel the same. I am planning on getting a reading done soon to see what is the root of my problems. But for now I have the candle and need to know how and what to write for the petition? For the herbs and fixing do I rub it on the petition also? I a know about the prayer I have to say but then what do I do with the petition once the candle is done? Should I burn it or is there something esle that I should be doing with it? Any advice and help would be great...

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Unread post by Joseph Magnuson » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:23 pm

jromie0827: At first I started to answer your post question by question, however there is already a HUGE and VERY INFORMATIONAL thread already in progress regarding all of your questions and more. I have merged your topic into that topic thread.

Also make sure you check here:

Lucky Mojo Vigil Light Q & A: lucky-mojo-vigil-light-questions-and-an ... 0s120.html

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Petition Papers and Name Papers Q & A: petition-papers-and-name-papers-questio ... 21039.html
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Unread post by MsHooDooPrincess » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:44 pm

Question LM:

In regards to candle burning for enemie work,instead of burning them in my home, could I just burn and leave it at a cemetary?


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Unread post by cat ninja heroe » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:32 pm

Hello all,

I have been reading the Charmaine Dey book and have a question if no one minds: Dey outlines 3 steps in the dressing of candles, which are cleaning, exorcism/blessing, and charging. I think I understand cleaning and charging, but I haven't seen any discussion of exorcism/blessing. Dey says this involves lighting an altar candle and incense, ringing a bell, sprinkling water, wafting incense, carving the candle with a small sign and anointing (with frankincense, say - this isn't the petition oil, but a preliminary step), and making the sign in the air above the candle(s) - all while making prayers as written in the book.

This is all before the charging of the petition candle. Do you all do this?? I was hoping to set my petition candle simply following the LM instructions on the site, and not even have an altar candle. Any advice??

(P.S. I have read this whole thread plus searched for references to Charmaine Dey - I apologize in advance if I have missed the answer to my question somewhere on this forum. I am very grateful for the your assistance and pray that I am not wearing out my welcome!!)
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Unread post by aura » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:39 am

Hi catherinejoan,

I have the Charmaine Dey book, as well as the reprint of Gamache's candle-burning magic and if you read both, you'll find that although there are similarities in methodology - there are also differences. Once again, there's more than one way to go about prepping a candle and neither is ''better'' or ''stronger'': it's simply a matter of taste, training, habit and what works best for you. The simple instructions on the LM site are just fine to follow for setting a light and you will get fine results using them.

Within the forums you'll find a number of different ways people like to work with candles. Some cleanse candles prior to use, some don't. Pretty much everyone dresses/fixes the candles but the how can vary; methods include one or a combination of carving, anointing, rolling in hot wax fixed with herbs, blowing sachet powder or powdered herbs over an oil-anointed candle (usually referred to as double-dressing), pinning to separate a burn on a taper light. Then the petition paper is placed below the candle-holder, loaded into the bottom of a pillar candle, taped around a vigil light or affixed in some other way and the work is prayed over and lit.

Personally, I prefer working with tapers or pillars rather than vigil lights as there is more wax dripping and thus a greater amount of candle reading information as a general rule (but then there are some impressive vigil light burns as well!). Tapers also allow for a much greater amount of carving which is time I like to use to pray. After, I like anointing with a combination of oils chosen for the condition and rolling in a mixture of crushed herbs also chosen for the condition. Generally I'll burn a 6 hour taper daily for a fixed period of time, usually 3, 5 or 7 days in a row - but up to 13 or 21 depending on the case.

Hopefully this helps out with your questions and no doubt many of the other fine practitionners on the site can also add their 2c.

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Unread post by cat ninja heroe » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:58 am

aura wrote: Pretty much everyone dresses/fixes the candles but the how can vary; methods include . . .
Hi aura,

Thank you *so much* for replying to me! I appreciate your generosity in sharing your knowledge and your time also.

I do want to acquire the Gamache book - I think it was out of stock when I ordered Dey, so it will be in a future order. . . :)

Those methods you describe, I understand these to be in the category of "charging" a particular candle, and I am planning to incorporate these actions into my routine as I develop it. But the particular thing I am actually wondering about is on page 31 and 32 of Dey's book: she (he?) would have you incense the candles and sprinkle with holy water, etc, while invoking spirits, and then the carving here is not for your particular petition, but it is just a little solar cross or pentagram on the bottom, which is then annointed with altar oil (not your particular petition oil). Dey calls this "blessing the candle" and also "consecrating for spiritual use". This is all prior to the preparation for the petition. It sounds as though you could process a large batch of candles this way, and then have them available to charge for particular purposes as required.

I am wondering if this is actually a Wiccan approach (somewhere else here, it is mentioned Dey has some Wiccan ideas), since it doesn't come up in Catherine's discussion that I read here: http://www.luckymojo.com/candlemagic.html.

So, in summary, I guess my question is: do we consider it necessary to follow Dey's steps for "consecrating for spiritual use" prior to charging the candle? Or can I just charge the candle?

I am not looking to cut corners, but as a practical matter, I am trying to figure out how much action is sufficient for me to accomplish the task. I need to feel that I am doing everything properly, because otherwise I will have doubts. On the other hand, I am working in secret, and so I want to keep things fairly simple and low key. I wasn't planning to get into incense and altar candles at this time (at least to start), but I just want to: carve, annoint, and light for 5 days, one candle (and dispose of the remains after, of course). I have acquired a candle holder with a space in the base, where I will enclose my petition and some personal effects. I have memorized psalm 23. Now just waiting for the moon to wax . . .

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Unread post by aura » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:53 am

Hi catherinejoan,

as you surmised, ''charging'' is more of a Wiccan term and is rarely - if ever - used with respect to hoodoo practice insofar as I know (that said, I'm far from an expert here so take it with a grain of salt!). the same applies to the use of the solar cross or pentagram. although sigils and pentacles of Solomon are used in rootwork, it is not necessary by any means nor is it used by everyone.

I have never followed the ''consecration for spiritual use'' and have never had any problems, nor do I burn incense when preparing candles unless specifically doing a job that I want to give that ''extra push'' to. What you describe as your plan to carve, anoint and light sounds just fine and placing your petition and personal concerns in the base of the candle holder is a fine way to work. Don't over-think things, although I understand you want things ''perfect'', conjure is first and foremost practical and simple along with being quite effective. You may also want to take pictures at intervals while the candle burns in case you want to have the burn divined or want to refer to the images later in conjunction with the results you may get.

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Unread post by cat ninja heroe » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:08 am

Hi aura,
Okay, that is awesome!! And excellent advice, of course, not to over-think - a frequent pitfall for me. I am glad to realize that simple is best, and I also suspect that it should feel good (which it won't if it's too complicated, right?) I will proceed with confidence now.
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Re: Candles: Trim, Carve, Load, Petition, Pray, Dress, Light

Unread post by PatrickT » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:28 pm

Hi, I don't think this post is in the right place, but I have no idea where to go! My question is a pretty basic one; the method of prayer. I like to simply state what I want, but I have to say, I feel like this is a little weak. I just wanted to know how do people do the "prayer," as in; do you say actual prayers? Or just state your intention out loud? Or accompany your petition with prayers.

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Unread post by LeChatNoir » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:28 pm

Hi there! There are alot of good methods shared in this link: bible-verses-psalms-prayer-scripture-qu ... .html#p269
I know there are alot of pages in it, but its full of good stuff including awesome youtube videos as well ;)

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Unread post by PatrickT » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:30 am

Does anybody ever feel the need to narrate their work as they go along, as if you were instructing a class! I have this horrid habit of doubting myself constantly - which is extremely hindering to holding onto any form of positivity, and I'm gonna get St. Dymphna to help me with that as as soon as I get a blue candle - so I feel like I need to speak aloud my workings; "I will now anoint this candle with Bewitching oil, to draw a sense of allure to me..." so that any negative thoughts don't wreck the entire process and then I regret the work when its over. One evil thought, and I wanna call the whole spell off! Is speaking the process naive, or is it better to remain in a silent, meditative state?

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Unread post by N1reht » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:08 pm

Any tips on cleansing and charging store bought fragrance candles (like from Wal-Mart or CVS) to make them appropriate to use? I'm no where close to a stream or sea water, we have well water.

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Unread post by Joseph Magnuson » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:41 pm

N1reht: This is a forum for questions and answers pertaining to the Lucky Mojo Curio Company, it's Products, and their uses. That said, if you must use widely available commercial candles (which I do not recommend at all) some people will cleanse them using Florida Water, Hoyt's Cologne, or a light Hyssop wash. Just make sure you let the alcohol based colognes dry fully before lighting.
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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:03 pm

Let me define some terms:

Smudging: To smoke or suffumigate something or someone with incense; often this term is used in reference to an incense that can be held in the hand and waved about, such as a bunch of smoking and bruning natural herbs, rather than to a prepared stick incense or cone incense which is burned in a stationary position.

Cleansing: To spiritually or physically clean something, especially a factory-made product that many people may have handled, which is going to be used in a ritual; or a person, animal, or object which has become in one way o another spiritually "dirty" or "messed up." I was never taught to cleanse candles by any of my older African American teachers. The custom of wiping down glass-encased vigil lights to cleanse them of factory vibes is fairly recent (as are the candles themselves) and may have entered hoodoo via contact with practitioners of the Santeria religion, among whom it is a custom of longer standing.

Dressing: to ritually anoint or sprinkle an object with oil, perfume, powder, or other spiritual product in preparation for is use during a rite.
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Unread post by N1reht » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:02 pm

Thank you Cat,

Would Epsolm salts dissolved in water suffice if I ever felt the need to "cleanse" a candle?

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Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:54 pm

N1reht.

No. Do not wash candles with water. The wick soaks up the water and will not burn well.
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Unread post by heartexalted » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:20 pm

As we all know vigil candles often will go out on you due to a number of factors: too much oil/herbs, wick too thin, drafts, etc. Sometimes, of course, the candle going out can be due to spiritual reasons. Recently, I was having issues where my candles kept going out, so after considerable frustration, one thing I started trying is covering my vigil candles with the Blood of Jesus.

I might have a vigil sitting upon a petition/personal concerns inside a porcelain ramekin (like they use for making creme brulee). I get some oil with protective properties, position myself in front of the candle, and say:
  • 1 Glory Be
  • 1 Our Father
  • 3 Hail Marys
  • In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (rubbing the oil around the rim 3 times clockwise), let this candle and this work be covered with the Blood of Jesus, that it may be protected from any countervailing forces, physical or spiritual, that could disrupt or halt the work. Let this candle burn down clearly and completely, manifesting my goals and intentions fully. (rubbing the oil around the rim of the porcelain ramekin, clockwise, when speaking this next part) Let this work be surrounded and encircled by the Blood of Jesus, a most powerful and holy wall of protection. Because this work is covered, surrounded, encircled, and protected by Christ's blood, no physical or spiritual force may work against it, now or evermore.
  • Psalm 23 (though maybe I'd use 91, if I felt it needed stronger protection)
  • 3 Hail Marys
  • 1 Our Father
  • 1 Glory Be
Since I started this, my candles have been staying lit! :)

Some oils that might work for this purpose: Protection, Fiery Wall of Protection, 7-11 Holy Oil, Sacred Heart of Jesus or Jesus the King, Dragon's Blood. I'd particularly like to try this sometime with either of the Jesus oils, to take advantage of its red color and thereby enhance the "blood" symbolism.

Another dimension of protection I started earlier tonight involves taking a strip of aluminum foil, putting glue on the dull side, wrapping it around the vigil with the shiny side out, and rubbing Reversing oil around the foil counterclockwise, while praying that any forces, physical or spiritual, that would work against the candle will be reflected, repelled, and sent away. Time will tell how that works...
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Unread post by phonehappy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:30 am

I started a 7 day candle last night but now that I read through most of this thread I would like to change my petition paper out for another one. I used the petion type where I put our names in the tic tac to pattern and put a circle around that said unable to resist me... I would like to change it up a bit by just stating what I would like for this candle to help e with and then put my name over it for control of the situation. Can I switch these out? Thank you

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Unread post by phonehappy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:43 am

Also,

Is there someone out there that can direct me to thread that explains more about what to do in a ritual?
I find that I keep getting caught up because I am so unsure that I am doing things right.

I try to imagine what I am trying to get out of my candle, I repeat over and over again what I want, I tell it why I want this particular thing..

I'm not really praying to anything specific, should I be? Is simply just stating what I want and showing it with my mind enough? I don't knwo what to say? I don't know how to ask for help... I can figure out who is appropriate to ask for help but I don't know how to go about asking for help..Or is just asking the candle for help enough?

Also, how much time do you spend with your candle?
I hope this makes sence. Thank you :)

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Unread post by aura » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:35 pm

Hi phonehappy,

generally, once a petition has been placed under a candle and the candle set - there's no more petition-swapping ;) It would be best to let this candle burn, with confidence, and then light another one with the new petition paper. You could also light a second candle with the new petition beneath it to ''back-up'' the first if you will.

When it comes to your prayers, it's personal. Each person will do it a bit differently. Hoodoo comes from a predominantly Protestant Christian religious background therefore many people will speak scripture while they work and/or pray to God. That would be most traditional but it's up to you how you choose to pray. The time spent is a personal thing as well; you can spend as little as the time to speak your petition and light it or as long as it takes to pour your heart out - let Spirit guide you.

If you want to cover candle-setting ''procedure'' or ''ritual'' in depth, do consider booking a magickal coaching session with one of the fine members of AIRR who offers the service. You can look them up through the link here: http://readersandrootworkers.org/wiki/C ... ual_Advice

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Unread post by Newbie » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:52 pm

Q1) 4" regular candles:
When you do love spells, it says you should dress them towards yourself.
Does that mean from base to the wick?
or rub oil on both palms, candle in between both palms and rub the oil on the candle between your palms?

Q2) Bride and groom candle:
Reconciliation with writing a letter and mailing it, do i burn the bride and groom all the way down or only as long as you are taking the bath and writing the letter? And for this the oil has to be poured over the candle and not like the plain candles, correct?

Thanks.

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Unread post by jwmcclin » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:29 pm

Q1...yes from base to wick.

Q2...are you working a reconciliation spell using the bridge and groom candle? This is not quite clear...
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Unread post by Newbie » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:01 pm

jwmcclin wrote:Q1...yes from base to wick.
Thank you.
Q2...are you working a reconciliation spell using the bridge and groom candle? This is not quite clear...

I am referring to the letter which Cat mentions you can write for reconciliation with someone afar.
"DRESSED LETTER LOVE SPELLS TO ATTRACT LOVE FROM AFAR"

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

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Unread post by Newbie » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:31 pm

She mentioned 2 different ways to write these letters:

"DRESSED LETTER LOVE SPELLS TO ATTRACT LOVE FROM AFAR"
http://www.luckymojo.com/lovespells.html
This is only a one day spell

DRESSED LETTER RECONCILIATION SPELL
http://www.luckymojo.com/reconciliation.html
This is a 9 day spell.

Instead of love drawing herbs and oils and bath crystals (which she mentioned in first spell), I ordered reconciliation sachets, oils and bath crystals...and she said to order any couples candle (for love drawing spell), so i ordered a pink bride and groom (which is actually for reconciliation).
Will this work for reconciliation?

To be honest, I was confused and I thought both the dressed letter spells are for reconciliation!! and ordered what i ordered.

Should I order a reconciliation spell kit instead?
Does reconciliation spell kit procedure also involve/require writing and mailing the letter?

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Unread post by stelz » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:11 am

jwmcclin wrote:Q1...yes from base to wick.
Eep. I've done the opposite for a long time - years! Wick to base to draw something to myself, base to wick to get rid of things.

At this point, I'm wondering if I should change? I guess the acid test is how it's been working...the answer to that is I always get *something*, but not always as much as I was trying for. I'm willing to change if it helps, just worried about disrupting any momentum I've established.

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Unread post by Mary Bee » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:14 am

If you've not been getting the results you want, I would change what you're doing :) I personally hold the candle with the wick facing away from me, start at the wick and rub the oil down to the base towards myself. In my working, that means as the candle burns (towards the bottom) it draws my desire to me.

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Unread post by stelz » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:20 am

Thanks, MaryBee! That was quick. :)

Sounds like you do it the same way I've been doing it, so it's permissable...but I'll switch up and see what happens. It's worth a try.

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