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American Guide, (Negro Writers' Unit)
Martin Richardson, Field Worker
March 18, 1937
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Candle magic is used with visualization and intent toward whichever goal or need you have.
Candles are an effective tool for concentration. Also, different colors or scents will provide
varying energies to help you with your goal. Colors are powerful symbols.
Many different belief systems incorporate color into rituals, and candle magic is one way to do so...
red...symbolizing the element Fire and the direction of the South, red is used for strength,
physical energy, courage, sex, and passion.
pink...a candle for love spells (remember that these should never be performed against another's will...)
also friendship andion. Pink is for emotional needs.
yellow...symbolic of the element Air and the direction of the East, yellow provides energy for matters
of intellect, divination, travel, and eloquence.
green...symbolizing the element Earth and the direction of the North, use green for prosperity,
fertility, employment, growth and healing.
blue... symbolizing the element Water and the direction of the West, blue candles are used for
healing, peace, happiness and psychic growth.
purple...use this color for matters of spirituality, power, meditation.
white...associated with the Moon, white is used for protection, purification, divination and is
an all purpose candle.
black...use black for banishing negativity, or absorbing it when you feel the need for this.
Also, burn your candles on the days of the week that correspond with your wish.
This helps to bring planetary energies to your goal.
Sunday is ruled by the Sun and yellow candles are used on this day.
Monday is ruled by the Moon...use white candles
Tuesday is ruled by Mars...use red candles
Wednesday is ruled by Mercury...use purple candles
Thursday is ruled by Jupiter...use blue candles
Friday is ruled by Venus...use green candles
Saturday is ruled by Saturn...use black candles
If you wish to add more power to your candle magick, anoint your candles with an appropriate oil
before burning them. As you are doing this, visualize your need and focus your energy towards that.
love...rose, apple blossom, gardenia, jasmine, ylang-ylang
sex...cinnamon, patchouli, lavender, clove, musk, vanilla, tuberose
luck...basil, bayberry, vervain
protection...bergamot, cinnamon, cinquefoil, sandalwood
prosperity...mint, basil, vervain, hyssop, bergamot
purification...frankincense, benzoin, sandalwood, myrrh
divination...nutmeg, lemon grass, acacia, lilac, lotus, narcissus