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Beginner's Guide: Using and Burning Your Fixed Candle at Home

Embarking on your journey with fixed candles? This beginner's guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to effectively use and burn your fixed candle in the comfort of your home.

  1. Preparation: Choose a quiet and safe space where you can focus on your candle work without distractions. Clear the area of any clutter and ensure proper ventilation.

  2. Set Intentions: Before lighting your candle, take a moment to set clear intentions for your ritual or spellwork. Visualize your desired outcome and infuse your intentions into the candle.

  3. Dress the Candle: If your fixed candle requires dressing with oils or herbs, carefully apply them to the surface of the candle. Focus on your intention as you do so, imbuing the candle with your energy.

  4. Cleansing Ritual: Some practitioners prefer to cleanse their candle before use. This can be done by passing the candle through the smoke of cleansing herbs such as sage or Palo Santo.

  5. Lighting the Candle: With your intentions set and the candle dressed, light the wick using a match or lighter. As you do so, reaffirm your intentions and visualize them manifesting.

  6. Focus and Meditation: Spend some time in quiet meditation, focusing on the flame of the candle and connecting with its energy. This is an opportunity to deepen your intention and concentration.

  7. Monitor the Burn: As the candle burns, observe its flame and any signs or symbols that may appear in the wax. These can provide insights into the progress of your spellwork.

  8. Safety First: Never leave a burning candle unattended. Ensure that the candle is placed on a stable surface away from flammable materials and drafts. Use a candle snuffer to extinguish the flame if necessary.

  9. Closing the Ritual: Once you feel your intentions have been adequately imbued into the candle, extinguish the flame with gratitude. You may choose to bury any leftover wax or remnants as a symbolic gesture of completion.

  10. Reflection and Journaling: Take some time to reflect on your experience and journal any thoughts, feelings, or insights that arose during the ritual. This can help deepen your connection to the process and track your progress over time.

By following these simple steps, you can effectively harness the power of fixed candles in your magical practice and manifest your intentions with clarity and purpose.

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