Merry Meet All,
27 more days to Samhain!! Leaves are trickling to the cold earth outside my window, near the birch tree. The sky is a beautiful bright blue.
Yesterday we talked about how to make a Witch costume and hat. Today we are going to look at candle magick. Samhain and the time nearing Samhain is a great time for candle magick. The veil between the worlds grows thin. October magick hovers in the air.
Look for black and orange candles at dollar stores, novelty stores, or make your own!! You can empower the candles with your energy and intent. The supplies are available at craft stores. You can get powder packets at dollar stores and novelty stores to change the color of a candle flame. The colors come in blue, green, and purple, and there may be other colors, too. I was at a bonfire once and someone changed the colors of the flames. The photo shown above is the bonfire that I attended. Remember to pick some powder packets up before a Samhain ritual for extra power to your candle magick.
Consider getting candles in the shape of black cats for a protection spell for your pet, or a candle in the shape of a skull, or whatever strikes your fancy. Add glitter to the candles, essential oils, and perhaps carve words into the candles. Samhain is the Witches’ New Year so this is a special time for celebration!
Pumpkins come in all sizes. Smaller pumpkins are ideal for pumpkin candles. The supplies you will require are a pumpkin or two or more, obviously, paraffin wax or soy wax chips, food coloring and essential oils, and wick. I suggest buying the wax and wick at a crafts store.
Assemble your supplies and cut the top off of the pumpkin. Scoop out the pulp of the pumpkin and reserve the seeds for roasting. Scrape the inside of the pumpkin clean. Melt the wax in a double boiler. Eight cups of dry wax will give you four cups of melted wax. Secure the wick to the bottom of the pumpkin. Before you pour the wax, add color or essential oils to the melted wax. Pour the melted wax into the pumpkin carefully. Once you pour the wax, the wick will flop over. So tie the wick to a pencil.
Once the wax has cooled, the wax will settle in the candle and you may see a small dip around the wick where the has sunk. Use leftover wax to fill in the dent. Trim the wick to 1/4′ length.
Once you burn your candle, do not leave it unattended. Do not let the inside of the pumpkin burn. Use around the house or at your altar for Samhain decorating.
Enjoy your candles!!