New Book Release: Psychic Self-Defense & Protection Magick

Learn the ins and outs of psychic self-defense and protection magick with Daemonolatress S. Connolly. In this compilation of protection magick and psychic self-defense techniques, learn how to shield, thwart curses, avert the evil eye, create protection charms, banish negativity and nasty attachments, and bring to life protective servitors

This book pairs well with S. Connolly’s other books:

  • Curses, Hexes & Crossings
  • The Preeminent Curse
  • How to Draw Friends and Sacrifice Toxic People

Buy Links:

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Lulu (Linen Wrap Hardcover)

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Amazon (ebook, case-wrap hardcover, and paperback)

Surviving Mercury Retrogrades

If you’re a believer in astrology and the effects of the placements of the planets – Mercury retrograde is real and it can be a real challenge.

What Happens During Mercury Retrograde:

According to astrologers, Mercury retrograde is a phenomenon that occurs when the planet Mercury appears to be moving backward in the sky from our viewpoint on Earth. In actuality, this is an optical illusion caused by the different orbital speeds of Earth and Mercury. That said, astrologers believe that Mercury retrograde affects communication, technology, travel and other aspects of life that are related to Mercury’s domain. They also believe that each Mercury retrograde period has a different theme depending on the astrological sign and house that Mercury is transiting. Some people may experience more challenges, delays or misunderstandings during Mercury retrograde, while others may use this time to review, reflect and revise their plans.

Some of you may have noticed the effects of a Mercury retrograde. Perhaps someone gets angry with you because they misunderstood something you said. Or maybe your bank’s computer system glitched and you couldn’t get your mobile deposit to work. Or maybe your computer decided to blow up.

Do’s and Don’ts of Mercury Retrograde

Do be patient and try to be understanding. If there is a miscommunication, don’t be afraid to clarify your position or ask for a clarification.

Don’t panic (yet). Most things can be fixed with a little patience and work behind it, even if it is a complete inconvenience. Like having to take your deposit to the bank, or look for a new computer.

Plan ahead for technological hiccups and communication errors. This is a fancy way of saying it’s wise to always have a backup plan for every possible situation. If you rely on direct deposit, for example, then make sure you always have enough in savings to cover a missing deposit in case a computer hiccup happens. Or, if you rely on your computer for work, have a backup, or some money saved in the wings to replace your existing machine if possible.

Can I Magick My Way Out of a Mercury Retrograde?

I’d be lying if I told you that I hadn’t prayed to the Daemonic Divine once or twice in my life asking for a quick resolution to a communication or technology problem. Your Matron/Patron is always a good choice to connect with to help you with day-to-day life problems. But specifically for Mercury Retrogrades, my go to here is Lucifer. A burnt request or quick, “Hey, I could use a hand or some wisdom here” would not be out of order to help you weather a bad situation.

The key to surviving any huge technology fuck-up or blow out due to a miscommunication is a lot of deep breathing, patience, and clear thinking. Once you’ve had time to think the problem over, get the ball rolling to fix the issue. Sometimes you can have the issue fixed in minutes or hours. But other times, shit goes down on a weekend and you have no choice but to wait until Monday. In cases like that, leave a message, relax, ground yourself, wait for the next 24-48 hours, and then take the next step as needed. A clear head and thoughtful action can solve almost any problem.

Astrologers will often recommend you don’t sign contracts, don’t buy new technology, don’t make any important decisions, and use Mercury Retrogrades to reflect, edit, and plan. This is not always possible. In cases where you have no choice but to act, act while asking blessings of the divine and make sure you’ve read all the fine print.

Mercury Retrograde Periods Left in 2023

April 21 to May 14 in the earth sign Taurus (where we currently are)
August 23 to September 15 in the earth sign Virgo
December 13 to January 1, 2024 in the earth sign Capricorn

The Fool: A Card for a New Season

The Fool card is a powerful symbol in the deck, one that reveals vast amounts of insight into how life’s journey can unfold. Delve into this ancient art to uncover its wisdom and find direction for your own path.

Introduction to the Fool Card

The Fool card is a prominent feature of the tarot and is often depicted as a young traveler on a journey, carrying a knapsack and a white flower while accompanied by a faithful dog. It signifies the beginning of a new adventure or a fresh start in life. The Fool card reflects a time of innocence, newness, and unbridled creativity. It is the card of pure potential and untapped energy, urging the seeker to be open to new experiences and have faith in the universe.

In a tarot reading, the Fool card may represent taking a leap of faith, being spontaneous and carefree, having trust in oneself, and embracing the unknown journey. Conversely, it could also symbolize recklessness, being overly naive and impulsive, or not taking enough responsibility.

History of the Fool Card

The Fool card is commonly known as the first card in the tarot deck, and its origin dates back to the 15th century. The card was originally called “the jester” or “the merry-making” card and was part of a popular Italian card game called Tarocchi. In the game, the jester card was the highest trump card, and players who held it could use it to win any trick.

Over time, the jester card evolved into the Fool card, which featured a young man carrying a stick and a small bundle, walking off a cliff with a dog barking at his heels. The image represents the Fool’s journey through life’s ups and downs, and the dog symbolizes instincts and divine inspiration that guides him.

Today, the Fool card is an integral part of the tarot and is associated with new beginnings, taking risks, and trusting the universe. It is often seen as a reminder to embrace freedom, take chances, and trust in the journey of life.

Fun Fact: In some early tarot decks, the Fool card was unnumbered, indicating its association with the concept of zero, or infinite possibility.

Different Interpretations of the Fool Card

The Fool card in the Tarot is one of the most iconic and complex cards, with multiple interpretations that can be influenced by various factors such as the Tarot deck type and the spread being used.

Some interpretations of The Fool card include:

  • New beginnings, opportunities, and adventures
  • Taking risks, being spontaneous, and embracing uncertainty
  • Innocence, freedom, and living in the present moment
  • Naivety, foolishness, and lack of direction or preparation
  • Letting go, detachment, and embracing the journey rather than the destination

It’s worth noting that the imagery, symbolism, and position of The Fool card in the spread can affect its interpretation. For example, The Fool card at the beginning of the spread may indicate a new journey, while in the middle, it may suggest a need for change or a challenge to overcome.

Pro Tip: Trust your intuition when interpreting The Fool card and experiment with different interpretations to find the one that resonates with you.

Symbolism of the Fool Card

The image of a jester-like figure with a bag on a stick and a dog by his side represents the idea of embarking on a journey with only the bare essentials and a sense of adventure.

The symbolism of The Fool Card also carries a warning that risks and leaps of faith should not be taken lightly, as they may have unintended consequences if not considered carefully.

The card is a reminder to approach new experiences with an open mind, humility and an eagerness to learn from life’s lessons, whatever they may be.

The Fool Card’s meaning may also differ when combined with other cards in a Tarot spread, varying from a carefree spirit to a warning against recklessness.

Tips for Working with the Fool Card

In Tarot, The Fool card is one of the most mysterious cards and holds great significance. Here are some tips to work with The Fool card:

Do not be afraid of The Fool card, as it does not always represent foolishness, but rather new beginnings, out-of-the-box thinking, and adventure.

Look beyond the traditional illustration of a young, carefree wanderer and explore the depth of its meaning and symbolism.

Embrace the unknown, trust your instincts, and allow yourself to take risks and leap forward, just like The Fool does in the card.

Use The Fool card as a reminder to approach life with a childlike curiosity, an open mind and an eagerness to learn and explore.

Pro tip: The Fool card can be a powerful tool for self-discovery, creativity, and personal growth if you let go of your fears, embrace the unconventional and step into the unknown.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Fool card in the Tarot represents new beginnings, opportunities, and taking risks. It encourages us to embrace our curiosity, trust our intuition, and be open to unexpected twists and turns in life.

The appearance of the Fool card in a reading can also suggest the need to let go of fear, doubt, or negative self-talk and approach our goals with a sense of lightheartedness and playfulness. While the Fool can signify naivete and recklessness, it ultimately invites us to step outside of our comfort zones and explore uncharted territory.

Lucifer: Magick for New Beginnings

I hope you all had a beautiful Rite to Lucifer at the Spring Equinox. I wasn’t sure what kind of article I should write this month, and hence the reason everything from my article to my newsletter is late. But then you don’t want me in your inbox every other day giving you crazy ideas, right?

Spring is a great time to do your magickal housecleaning chores like banishing negativity, reinforcing wards, and cleaning and blessing altars and tools. But it’s also a great time for Magick for New Beginnings. With the assistance of Lucifer, of course. Lucifer can bring new perspectives, enlightening insight, and even creative inspiration when coupled with more fiery/watery spirits.

So, if you’re looking for a fresh start or feeling stuck – read on to discover some magick that can help you manifest your desires and create new beginnings. Through these simple, yet powerful simple workings of magick, you can tap into the natural divine energies to open up a world of opportunity.

Drawing New Opportunities

Magick for new beginnings can help you to draw new opportunities into your life by helping you to make the conscious decision to open yourself up to new possibilities in any area of your life. It can help take your career or personal life in the direction you have been dreaming of. Whether you are looking for a lucky break, a way to gain recognition, or just a bit of fitness and luck in your favor, spells for opportunity are effective tools that can bring an abundance of potential into your reality.

We all know that the key to magick lies in intent. So, before casting any spell or doing any magickal work, it is important to focus on exactly what outcome you would like as this will determine the kind of energy you’re putting into your ritual. While knowing the exact type of opportunity you want will make the magick manifest more quickly, in this instance it may behoove you to keep an open mind about which opportunities will come your way.

As I discuss in The Art of Creative Magick, you can create your own spells and rituals rather easily by using visualization and correspondences, such as the type of incense, oil/oleum, or herbs associated with the spirits you’re working with that also correspond with the types of opportunities you’re seeking to help amplify the influence during the work. But just in case you don’t want to take the time to create your own spell or ritual, I’ve created one for you here:

Lucifer Opportunity Draw

Take a piece of clear or smokey quartz into the temple with you. Invoke Lucifer through vibration until the energy in the room changes. Hold the crystal between your palms. Visualize the seal of Lucifer. Then say this (or the equivalent):

Lucifer, bring me opportunities for [insert any specifics], as well as opportunities I may have overlooked or missed. Help me open my mind and perspective. Enlighten me to what paths are available to me.

Now visualize the energy of Lucifer filling the piece of quartz until it feels strong. Thank the Daemon, and carry the quartz with you. Yes, it can be a pendant you wear.

Start a New Project

With Lucifer and spring, how about preparing yourself to start a new project or journey? It can help to work magick for inspiration and guidance. This type of magick encourages connection with the divine and finding joy in the work. It can also help to clear the mental pathways of resistance and open the mind up to creativity and fresh ideas. You can also work with multiple spirits with fire/water energy to drive additional inspiration.

Bring Inspiration & Guidance

This is really simple. While sitting in your studio or office, invoke Lucifer by intoning his Enn: Renich tasa uberace biasa icar Lucifer

until the energy in the room changes. You are also welcome to use your own invocation. Then simply state what you want to manifest, putting intent behind each word.

For example, if you’re starting on a creative project, try affirming “I am creative and new ideas flow freely from me.” Alternatively, if you’re starting something business-related, say “I have the drive and dedication needed to complete this project.” Take a deep breath – throw that intention out into the world and state very clearly, “By Lucifer, it is done.” You may feel a rush of energy or power as you say this, and this is good. Now, get on with your work! But in chair, hands on keyboard. Paint on canvas. You and your musical instrument in studio – etc… Basically, follow through and do your work! Inspiration will come.

Launch Something New

Maybe you don’t need opportunity or inspiration. Maybe you’ve already done the thing or created the art and now you’re ready to launch it. You want all eyes on the project. Remember that this kind of magick, depending on the spirits you work with, can also attract haters – so plan for that.

But if you’re ready for everyone to start paying attention for a successful launch, try this on for size:

Lucifer’s Launch Plan

You’re going to need a physical copy or representation of thing you’re launching. You’ll need the sigil of Lucifer. You’ll need some Lucifer Oleum.

Invoke Lucifer into the ritual space. Anoint a physical copy of the thing, even if it’s just a piece of paper with your project logo or branding on it, with the Oleum of Lucifer. Visualize and direct energy toward creating an abundance of buyers, customers, viewers, etc. Visualize buyers, clients and customers coming to you. Then say, “By Lucifer, it is done.”

You can also add Sorath to this ritual work, but remember that while Sorath shines a bright spot of sunlight onto anything, you can get burnt.

Enjoy your spring magickal work, and may Lucifer light your way!

The Evil Eye

I have been getting a great deal of email about “being cursed” lately, so I thought I’d write some articles about various types of curses to help people uncurse themselves. Some of these articles will also be included in the forthcoming Daemonolater’s Guide to Protection & Psychic Self-Defense. The evil eye is one of those “curses” that people often feel like they’ve been the target of.

Have you ever been afflicted with bad luck, despite all your attempts to ward it off? If so, some folks would say you may be suffering from the Evil Eye.

What is the Evil Eye?

The Evil Eye is basically where the castor causes harm to others through their concentrated energy of jealousy, anger, and/or hatred. This also means that anyone can cast the Evil Eye on someone else — it doesn’t have to be a witch or magician. In many parts of the world, it is still feared and respected as a method capable of inflicting harm on its victims. I would even venture to say that the Evil Eye is the most COMMON type of curse people are afflicted by.

The effects of the Evil Eye can vary depending on who casts it and why they cast it. Some people suggest that these effects could include:

  • Physical symptoms such as headaches, chills, tiredness, uneasiness, dizziness, nausea and loss of appetite;
  • Psychological symptoms such as fearfulness or anxiety; and
  • Circumstantial problems such as accidents or setbacks in business or relationships.

Even though no two people fully experience the same thing when cursed with the Evil Eye, it is said that it could have serious long-term consequences that should never be ignored.

Fortunately, there are ways to protect oneself against the sinister power of the Evil Eye. Superstitions around what releases positive energy include:

  • Wearing jewelry like talismans or charms featuring good luck symbols like hamsa hands;
  • Carrying crystals like tigers eye for protection;
  • Washing one’s face with lemon water during times when negative energy is likely present;
  • Making offerings to deities that specialize in thwarting evil curses;
  • Chanting calming mantras;
  • Placing bells near doorways to chase away negative spirits;
  • Burning incense daily for purification;
  • Keeping flowers nearby for their healing powers; and
  • Meditating regularly on letting go of fear if ever under attack by jealous forces.

All of these simple steps can lead towards a safer life free from possible malicious attacks from haters – even if you don’t know these people personally.

Some Daemons to Help Release the Evil Eye:

Your Matron or Patron is always a good source of protection regardless the type of curse allegedly cast upon you. However, you can also work with Agaliarept, Amducius, Asmoday, Bathin, Focalor (my personal favorite), Halphas, Malphas, Sabnock (another of my favorites), Seere, Tezrian, and Vepar to name a few. All of these Daemonic forces are great for protection.

But how do you know if the evil eye has *actually* been cast in your direction?

Well, that’s not always an easy answer, so when you feel like something is wrong, it can never hurt to do a negativity banishing or protection. I recommend all magicians have pre-emptive wards and protections in place, as well as a regular banishment of negativity schedule.

But let’s take a moment to discuss some symptoms, or at least a few signs that this may have taken place. Many people feel they have been cursed when they experience unexplained illness or bad luck in life, particularly if these negative events do not seem to resolve – even after good decisions have been made and continue to be made. Other signs of being affected by the evil eye may include a sudden decrease in money or resources, feeling fatigued despite getting adequate rest as well as an unexplainable fear that something bad is about to happen. Now, don’t be quick to dismiss anxiety or panic disorder as potential causes of how you’re feeling – or the fact that maybe you’re coming down with a cold so your body is feeling fatigue because it’s fighting a virus. Normal, everyday illness is just life — not necessarily a curse.

I guess the question you need to ask yourself is whether or not you have a hater. Is someone jealous of you? Angry with you? Are they putting a lot of effort into slandering or libeling you to whoever will listen? Are they going out of their way to hate on you? Have you taken up free rental space in their head? If yes, that can sometimes be all it takes for any random person to unleash the evil eye on you. And since this is a common thing in our modern time – chances are there’s someone out there sending negative energy your way.

The upside of this is that various cultures the world over have charms for warding the evil eye and there are plenty of protection spells and wards that catch all that nasty energy from your haters and catapult it right back at them, burn it up, or alchemize it into good luck for you and yours. For some spells/rituals along these lines, you really want the book The Preeminent Curse (a cheaper paperback version is available to my Newsletter Subscribers). The Daemonolater’s Guide to Protection and Psychic Self-Defense is slated for release later this year.

Some rather basic magick to ward against this kind of negativity can include sprinkling sea salt around one’s home (especially outside doorways), or asperging with rosemary sprigs dipped in salted water. Some also believe that carrying crystals/stones such as quartz or lapis lazuli can further protect one from the negativity of others.

How to Make a Charm Against the Evil Eye

One way to thwart the effects of the Evil Eye is to create a charm by using blue eye beads (or black eye beads) or the Hamsa Hand, which is an open palm image resembling a hand with three fingers pointing up. The symbol has been used as a sign of protection throughout many cultures, including Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. The Hamsa Hand can be used alone or with the blue or black eye beads. To use this charm in breaking off its curse, one can attach eye beads around the Hamsa Hand – this will act as your defensive shield against any negative energy that may come your way.

Or, you can just make a charm by adding a blue or black eye bead to a necklace or bracelet. Or a Hamsa hand. Your choice. If the charm breaks – it is said that it thwarted the evil eye.

Another method I’ve seen involves tying seven knots into a red cord or thread while chanting prayers to protection Daemons before knotting each one. This red thread should be worn around your neck or wrist (or kept in a pocket or purse) as your own personal protection while out in public or spaces where you could potentially come into contact with someone who wishes you harm. Additionally, people often place these symbols in their homes above doorways for additional protection against any unwanted attention coming their way. Kind of like some people will place protection sigils or even Daemonic sigils of protectorate Daemons above their doorways.

What about Internet Protection?

For what it’s worth you could simply post pictures of protective sigils or amulets to your social media spaces, and perform blessings over your phone, computer, or tablet on a regular basis to guard yourself from negativity entering your space via the internet.

Feel free to share your own methods for protection against the evil eye in the comments below!

Servitor Creation

Today’s article will help you create and customize a powerful servitor to serve your needs. Together, we’ll explore the potential of this particular magic.

How to create a servitor

Creating a servitor can be an effective form of magical practice. It is a form of magic where a practitioner deliberately creates an artificial life form using their own will and intention. Unlike other types of magical entities, such as egregores or thoughtforms, servitors are created with the sole purpose of performing predetermined tasks. This article will provide you with the necessary steps needed to create one.

First and foremost, you must decide on the purpose of your servitor. What do you want it to do? A servitor can be used for a variety of tasks such as guard duty, attending to minor errands or even gathering information for you. Be specific in your intent as this will determine how effectively your servitor performs its duty.

The second step is to name your servitor and create its physical appearance in your imagination or draw it on paper if so desired. Select powerful words and symbols that embody the energy that you are trying to infuse into the entity during its creation process. These words or symbols can come from different sources such as sacred texts, literature or personal epiphanies that you’ve had during meditation sessions or daydreaming moments.

Thirdly, call upon any deities/entities (including yourself) that you deem helpful in providing power, protection and guidance for the successful creation of your servitor before beginning the actual creation process itself. This includes Daemonic entities if you so choose. Or you can skip this step altogether because it’s not 100% necessary.

Fourthly, direct energy into your thoughtform while visualizing what it looks like and what tasks it is performing until it feels alive. Remember not to rush this step since charging it up takes time depending on how much power you put into forming and charging up the entity itself!

Lastly write down instructions describing exactly what duties this sentience is responsible for so that it knows what its place is within your magical practice.

What to do with your servitor

Using magical practices to create and work with servitors, thoughtforms or egregores can be a powerful tool and tremendously rewarding. Through use of visualization, imagination and will-power, you are able to create a personalized energy being for multiple purposes. When properly taken care of and nurtured, this being can serve as a source of inspiration, healing or creativity.

As mentioned above, your servitor should be given an identity based on their specific purpose and given the power to move energy in appropriate directions. Visualize the type of energy your creation should possess – for example for healing give it the ability to bring light and warmth; for protection see it surrounded by walls of fire or ice; or build upon the strength and courage of an animal totem. Additionally, imagine its form – human-like in an astral plane or embodying a certain symbolism – mastering these aspects will help your servitor grow stronger in its ability to act on your behalf.

It is also important to develop a plan of action when dealing with your servitor including what commands it should follow as well as its limits – provide clear instructions that define their boundaries in terms of their abilities (to prevent any problems they may cause). Once the plan is set in place show appreciation by giving thanks when it completes tasks efficiently along with acknowledging its individuality. Regular rituals conducted through physical objects such as dolls, fetishes or amulets will help reinforce its purpose and empower it further. (See maintenance and feeding below.)

Finally, make sure that when tasks are completed your servitors’ mission is fulfilled by thanking them and releasing them from service so they can move on once again become part of all that is.

A Recap of Potential Purposes for your Servitor

  • Protection
  • Gathering information
  • Drawing opportunities (be specific which opportunities you want it to draw)
  • Healing
  • Removing negativity from your space
  • Companionship
  • Finding lost things
  • Influencing others

Maintenance of your servitor

In order to properly maintain your servitor, it is important to follow routine feeding and care instructions. A servitor needs energy “food” to survive and regular maintenance in order to function optimally. Without the proper attention, a servitor’s lifespan may be shortened, it will fizzle out and disappear, or its abilities will become limited. Here are some tips for maintaining your servitor:

  • Feeding Your Servitor: Regular feeding is essential for keeping your Servitor healthy and providing it with the energy and direction it needs to perform its duties effectively. So, make a schedule and stick to it. Feeding will consist of visualizations and imbuing the servitor with the right energy.
  • Recharging Energy: Remember that every day, as servitors use their energy reserves while performing tasks, that needs to be replenished at some point. Some people will simply acknowledge their servitors daily, or talk to them like they’re actual beings. This visualization and interaction will often be enough to keep a servitor functional for as long as the magician wishes.

Maintaining a regular feeding/recharging schedule will help ensure that your servitor stays healthy and running optimally, serving you faithfully for as long as you need the servitor.

Out with the old, In with the new

This time of year is filled with ceremony and ritual. Tonight, we say goodbye to what was a very challenging year for many and get ready to welcome a new year full of possibilities. In our home candles play a huge role in setting the mood as well as aiding in heralding one year out and the new year in. One of the candle rituals that we do is an end to end candle burning to set fire to the negative and to act as a beacon to positive energy and opportunities.

You will need a taper candle that has been modified to have wick showing on both ends, a lighter, a metal bowl or chalice to rest the candle on lengthwise, and a plate or tray to place under the chalice/bowl to catch the dripping wax.

Take 10 minutes or so and reflect on any blockages or obstacles that the current year brought with it and that are still bothering you. Then light the candle on the left side, imagining that the flame is burning those issues away and acting as a protective force not allowing those issues to move forward.

Just know that if your blockages came from lessons that you needed to learn, but you refused to, this candle spell will not interfere with them. These lessons will most likely follow you into the new year and be magnified until you stop ignoring them and do the work!

Next focus on your goals and wishes for the upcoming year and light the right side of the candle. This flame lights the path towards you for those things that you wish to manifest in the coming year.

Allow the candle to pully burn away and then if you are into divination, feel free to see what images you see in the melted wax.

May the Daemonic Divine bring you and yours an amazing 2023!

Simple Candle Magic for Beginners

What is candle magic?


Candle magic is one of the most simple and versatile forms of magic. It can be used for a wide variety of purposes, from attracting love to improving your finances. All you need to get started is a candle, some matches, and a bit of concentration. (You can also use oils and have a knife or carving tool ready)

The most important thing to remember when working with candles is that they are essentially tools. It is your intention that gives them power, not the candles themselves. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some basic candle magic techniques that you can use to achieve your goals.

Choosing a Candle

When selecting a candle for your spell or ritual, it’s important to choose one that reflects your intention. For example, if you are looking to attract love, you would want to choose a pink or red candle. If you are trying to improve your financial situation, you might choose a green candle. You can also find candles specifically designed for magic, which often come in different colors, each color corresponding to a different purpose.

Dressing the Candle

You can dress the candle by using an oil for a specific purpose or demon and, starting in the middle, put oil on your thumb and forefinger, and spread the oil over the surface of the candle from the center outward. From the center to the top and the center to the bottom. After this, some people may roll the candle in corresponding herbs (to the intention of the candle).

Carving the Candle

You may carve the candle with a sigil, name, or word reflecting your intention.

Setting Your Intentions

Before you light your candle, take a few moments to think about what it is you want to achieve. Once you have clarity on your goal, hold the candle in your hands and state your intention out loud. For example: “I am attracting abundance into my life” or “I am opening myself up to new opportunities”. Be specific and direct in your language so that there is no confusion about what it is you are trying to manifest.

Lighting the Candle
Once you have set your intention, it’s time to light the candle. You can use any type of match or lighter, but some people prefer to use magical methods such as using a quartz crystal or Wooden wandto strike the self-igniting charcoal briquettes . If using matches or a lighter, simply hold the flame to the wick until it lights. Once the candle has been lit, allow it to burn for at least five minutes before blowing it out.

The basics of candle magic

It is a form of sympathetic magic, which means that it works by using color correspondences and intention to achieve your goal. Candle magic is easy, versatile, and can be used for a variety of purposes.

What you need


To do candle magic, you will need:

  • Candles
  • A holder for the candles
  • A fireproof surface on which to place the holder
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Oils
  • Carving tool or knife

Other Considerations:

The type of candle you use is not as important as the intention you put into it. You can use regular paraffin candles, beeswax candles, or even LED candles if you want something for the long term.

When you are choosing a holder for your candle, make sure it is made of non-flammable material and is stable so that it will not tip over easily. The holder should also be big enough to catch any dripping wax.

The surface on which you place your holder should be fireproof. A metal tray or plate works well for this purpose. If you are using a glass holder, make sure to put it on a non-flammable surface in case it shatters.

You will also need matches or a lighter to light your candle. Do not use anything else to light your candle as this could cause injury or start a fire.

Simple candle spells

A spell to attract love

This spell is perfect for those who are looking for new love or hoping to reignite the passion in their current relationship. You will need:
-One pink candle
-One white candle
-One red candle
-A piece of rose quartz
-A piece of paper
-A pen

Instructions:

On the piece of paper, write your name and your heart’s desire. For example, you could write “I am open to love” or “I attract my perfect partner”.

Place the piece of paper under the pink candle.

Place the rose quartz on top of the paper.

Light the pink candle and allow it to burn for a few minutes. As you do, visualize yourself surrounded by love and light. See yourself in a happy, healthy relationship (or see your current relationship being filled with love and passion). Feel the emotions of happiness, love, and gratitude.

When you’re ready, extinguish the flame (don’t blow it out).

A spell for good luck

This is a very basic spell that doesn’t require any special tools or ingredients. All you need is a green candle and the power of your own intention.

Instructions:

Sit in a comfortable position and hold the green candle in your hands.

Visualize yourself surrounded by a bright, white light.

See the light filling you up with feelings of happiness, success, and good luck.

Repeat the following affirmation out loud:
“I am surrounded by good luck. Everything I do is blessed with success.”

Blow out the candle and release your visualization.

A spell to banish negativity

This is a simple spell that you can do at any time to cleanse your space of negative energy.

You will need:
-1 white candle
-1 black candle
-Matches or a lighter

Instructions:

  1. Light the black candle and say aloud, “I banish all negativity from my life.”
  2. Visualize all the negative energy in your life being sucked into the candle.
  3. Let the black candle burn for a few minutes, then snuff it out.
  4. Light the white candle and say aloud, “I fill my life with positive energy.”
  5. Visualize all the positive things you want in your life coming to you.
  6. Let the white candle burn all the way down.

Adding Demons

Add demons to spells based on purpose. You can carve sigils into the candles, or demonic names. Or place their seals beneath the candle holders. You can also dress the candles with herbs and oils made for specific demons.

Planning Magickal Work for the New Year

It’s that time again to do a year in review and ask yourself what magick you may be wanting to work next year. I find it helpful to have the following at the ready:

  • A Yearly Planner – dedicated to your magickal work.
  • An Astrological Planner – if magickal timing is important to you, or you want to harness particular planetary aspects. (I am a fan of the Llewelyn Astrological Pocket Planner.)
  • A list of your favorite Daemons to work with for every purpose
  • A list of things you want to address in the new year. Think of mundane things, absolutely, but also think about bad habits you may want to break, or changes in perception or thinking that you’d like to make. Or maybe you want to draw new people or opportunities into your life.

Once you have all of this in front of you, it will be much easier to prioritize which things you want to tackle first and you can begin planning your magickal work in your planner/notebook.

Perhaps instead you want to learn a new skill. The key then becomes working a new skill into your schedule/calendar and then finding ways to stay motivated to practice that skill, or learn all you can about a particular subject.

For those of you interested in a year end review workbook with some planning pages, you’re welcome to join my reader group on FB to download your free PDF and access other free planning tools. You might also want to take the class: Establishing Your Daily Practice and Planning Your Magickal New Year.

New Books: How to Draw Friends & Sacrifice Toxic People and Four Daemon Queens

Four Daemon Queens

In Four Daemon Queens, discover the transformational power of working with Hecate, Lilith, Tezrian, and Delepitoré. This grimoire covers a wide range of workings with these Divine Intelligences, and offers inspiration to those looking to connect with the divine feminine.

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

LULU

How to Draw Friends and Sacrifice Toxic People

You can remove toxic people from your life.
You can draw successful and interesting friends.
You can turn any situation to your favor.

With advice on dealing with people, and over 40 spells you can work to manifest your will, every witch and magician can have stellar working relationships with others, a supportive group of friends, and a lack of toxic people around them. Inspired by modern business books, but for witches and magicians, How to Draw Friends & Sacrifice (as in making sacred the relationships that no longer serve us and letting them go) Toxic People will be a go-to spell book for anyone who aspires to less drama and more success in their interactions with others.

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

LULU