It turned out to be way more powerful than I first anticipated, and that is why I am so excited to share this practice with you guys, as this will not be my last time.
Why candle magic is so powerful in manifesting your dreams
A word of caution before you dive into this practice:
I wouldn’t suggest going into this practice without having read the whole post.
Magic is powerful, and I only share my own experience and knowledge so far with it.
I follow the guidelines of those more experienced than myself (this particular ceremony I learned from Manifestation Babe)
So make sure you are ready for whatever it is you’re trying to manifest or wanting to let go of.
It might just happen quicker than you realize!
I’ve heard stories of people losing friends, jobs, partners, and more to bring forward the manifestation they were asking for.
But on the contrary, also literally gaining everything they’ve ever wanted for themselves since they were young in a matter of no time and out of nowhere!
So have that in mind and only do this practice if you’re serious about your new journey and manifesting bigger and better things for yourself.
Because this practice will most definitely put you out of your comfort zone and face some things you might not have known were even there to work through or to let go of.
But that is also the beauty of how the world works: For things to come together, some things have to fall apart.
So see this practice as a tool to make space for that, just as if you were decluttering your home or packing things up to move to a bigger and better place.
You need to let go of some things to gain the new.
But enough about that. Let’s get into how to do this!
how to choose your magic candle
Where to find the perfect candle
I can refer you to plenty of places to find the perfect candle for your ceremony, but I want to make sure you choose what feels right and aligned with you.
So the best thing I can do is to ask you:
- Where do you think you would be able to find a candle that speaks to you?
I found my own candle in my favourite little mystic spiritual shop here in Brighton.
I just instantly had a feeling that this was where my candle would be (and of course, I knew they sold some in there but I hadn’t really looked for them before)
So if you have a candle shop near you, or a spiritual shop in the area where you live, that would probably be my first choice!
However, if you don’t have those shops around you.
Then you can also check out this website: House of Intentions (I’ve made it easy for you to find the intention setting candles you can buy from there)
The point is, the experts usually recommend finding a candle that can burn up to 7 days long and are protected in a glass jar.
But if resources are limited, you can, as I said, find the candle that speaks most to you and go for that one.
A third option I have for you guys is to go ahead maybe and make your candle!
I’ve been talking to plenty of women sharing how they went ahead and wanted to make their candles from scratch because that was what felt right for them.
So as you can hear, the choices are endless, and I encourage you to choose what speaks most to you.
Use the right candle colour of your intention.
Before you go ahead and gather all of your tools to become the next Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast, let me first tell you about the “rules” of the colour of the candle you buy or create.
Now, I don’t put too much importance or stress over the colour of the candle you choose, but if you want to go all-in, I better make sure you have all the facts.
If you are into astrology, you might know how your birth chart has some elements consisting of a planet, a day, a specific time, and such associated with your birth chart to learn about yourself.
Candle magic has a bit of the same “agenda” when it comes to its colours.
Whatever colour you choose has a higher meaning associated with it, and you can choose a colour for the specific manifestation or intention you are setting.
Let me share what I mean by this:
Now, I know it can quickly get way more complicated than it needs to be.
So, as long as you know your intention behind the candle, the colour doesn’t matter. It is just a way to make it a little more impactful for yourself.
how to do a manifestation ceremony using your magic candle
Now that you know what to expect and can get on the lookout for your candle, it is finally time to do the candle magic ceremony!
But let’s get a quick overview of what this ceremony entails, and let’s dive deeper into each section afterwards.
These are the basic things you need (to do and have) during your intention setting ceremony:
- An overview over the moon phases (You can quickly download “The Moon Calendar” here)
- A quiet place where you can’t be disturbed for a while.
- A tool to cleanse your candle (such as Salo Panto – but it’s not necessary)
- Meditation spot
- A journal and a pen to write down your intention (check out my previous post at the bottom of this page to find my recommended journals I personally use)
- A manifestation prayer
- A lighter to light your candle
1. Check the moon phase
So what am I doing throwing in the Moon phases here?
Well, let me tell you.
The Moon phases have incredible powers regarding manifestation and our intentions when we use them in correlation with the moon.
Just think about how the Moon phases control the high and low tides in the oceans and how humans consist of 60-70% water.
So how can it be that the moon can control your sleepless nights and the tides of the oceans, yet not think the phases can also have an incredible impact on when exactly you decide to manifest?
The important thing here is that you are missing out if you don’t use the most optimal time to set the intention to manifest NEW things and beginnings into your life: The new moon.
If you intend to LET GO OF things in your life, then you should do the opposite and wait for it to be a full moon to use its powers to let go of things.
So be aware of this distinction and use the moon’s power to amplify what exactly your intention will be about.
It doesn’t mean that you can’t let go of things, people or any baggage in your life during the new moon (as I mentioned at the beginning of this post; things sometimes fall apart to make room for better things), but make sure you use the moon’s phases depending on the intention you have.
2. Find a quiet place
Next thing after you’ve checked what moon phase it is, it is time to find yourself a quiet space you can sit down and be undisturbed for the coming 15-30 minutes.
Note: There's no set time for how long you should be doing this. It all depends on the time it takes for you to write your intention in your journal.
Lastly, make sure to have all the tools ready for this practice. (Your candle, Palo Santo, a lighter, a pen, a journal, a short meditation you can do from YouTube or your preferred meditation app or website)
3. Cleanse your candle
The next thing you want to do when you’ve got yourself all set up is to go ahead and grab your candle and your Palo Santo and light up your Palo Santo (NOT the candle yet) and use the smoke to cleanse your candle, your surroundings in the room you’re in and possibly also yourself.
The thing is, depending on where you’ve gotten your candle from, it has probably picked up a lot of non-beneficial energy during its journey to you.
However, let’s suppose you don’t have any Palo Santo lying around.
In that case, you can easily use your imagination to cleanse by simply visualising the green light surrounding all of you, your candle and the room you’re in, and then you are good to go!
4. Do a short meditation.
I highly recommend doing a short meditation before you begin to write down your intention in your journal.
Doing a short meditation will help you get clear on what you want your intention to be (in case you don’t know it yet if so)
All you need to do is either find a short intention setting meditation on Youtube or sit in stillness and ask yourself what it is you are looking to manifest into your life?
Maybe it is something you want to attract. Perhaps it is something you want to change about yourself, your situation, or something you are looking to feel more of in your everyday life.
This part is not something I can particularly help you much more with, as it has to be a desire within you.
But I’m sure if you’ve read this far, that there is something within you that you deeply desire to change or manifest.
Just trust that what comes to mind first is what you need to work on, even if you might not know precisely why that is yet.
5. Write down your intention in a journal.
Now that you’ve gotten more precise on your intention, it is time to write it down!
But before you do, make sure you go ahead and grab, use or buy a journal you love.
Don’t let this journal end up like the rest of your journals.
Make sure this journal of yours is unique and brings forward the energy you’re looking to invite in.
Because let’s be honest.. an old, used journal isn’t setting the right stage for creating NEW things and beginnings into your life.
If you haven’t gotten a journal yet, then you can find the journals I recommend in this post:
So now that you are ready to write down your intention, I want to put it out there and say:
Don’t overthink this part!
Let the words flow out as they want on the paper, and trust what your intuition is guiding you towards manifesting into your life.
You can spend as much as you need on this!
6. Say a little prayer.
The next thing to do once you’ve finished writing your intention is to say a little prayer (preferably out loud) to yourself that can go something like this:
“Dear Universe/Source/Spirit Guides/God. Thank you so much for allowing me to sit here tonight to change my life over the coming ____ (weeks, days, months). Thank you for showing me all the opportunities I have to make my dreams possible. I trust that with every step I take, and every new day I wake up, more magic and more opportunities will create themselves in my life. I have faith that though I don’t know how it will all unfold yet, I trust and believe that everything will fall into place in its perfect divine timing and for the highest good of all. Thank you for the support and guidance I need to manifest my intention or something better, which is _______. I believe and trust that my intention is already mine, and it is already DONE simply because I desire it. Thank you so much.”
If more comes to mind during this prayer, then trust that it needs to be said.
7. Light the candle
Once you’ve read the prayer, all there is left to do is light your candle!
Note: You should have this candle lit constantly for the amount of time it takes for it to burn down on its own, and then you’re all done and can just happily take the action needed and trust that your intention is on its way to you!
But of course, put in the safety precautions needed!
One good idea is to put it on a non-burning surface like a place or possibly in a glass bowl with water in it, so you make sure that nothing goes wrong.
I hope this guide helped you on your journey to manifest your wildest dreams!
Let me know how it all went for you and what you experienced.
My ceremony during this month’s new moon was deeply emotional and so healing! Let me know if you want to hear more about it, because I got a story to tell!
For more guidance and help, make sure you check out: How to let your intuition guide you throughout life
And as always, if you have any questions, then let me know in the comments or write me an e-mail.
This manifestation practice using a candle is one of the newest additions to my manifestation practice, as I recently embarked on a whole new journey for myself. I wanted to share this candle magic practice as a go-to guide for you to manifest those big dreams and desires you have on your heart. However, when I first did this practice, it took me by surprise!