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


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.


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


  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.