By Amber C. Snider
Now that the holidays have come and gone (and oh-so soon), it's time to turn inward and manifest our highest desires. Here are eight candles from Enchantments to help with your New Years resolutions, restore the chakra points, reign in the money, and reignite love. What beauty will you conjure this winter?
After the Winter Solstice, the promise of the sun's return is here, and those long nights will continue to grow ever-shorter. The good news is, the cold, dark months of winter are great for contemplating your dreams, goals, and higher truths –– and a little candle magic can help with that.
As with all spell work, we recommend beginning with a sea salt bath ritual to cleanse your body, mind, and spirit before lighting your candle. If you don't have a bath, no problem –– simply mix some sea salt (not table salt) with warm water and pour it over yourself. Afterwards, anoint your body with your favorite oils (here are of of our favs) or perfume and visualize your intention. Everyone's practice is individual, so there's no "right or wrong" way to do a spell, but sometimes it helps to write down your spell, chant a prayer over the candle, or recite a mantra whenever you light it.
Each candle will burn for 5-7 days (all day and night), but be sure to leave it in a safe space during the day and night in case the glass becomes too hot. If you need to snuff out the flame when you leave your home, you don't have to repeat the ritual salt bath again, just relight it with intention the next time. Happy magic making and blessed be in this New Year.
It's a New Year full of possibility, new starts, and reinvigoration. If your love relationship has been a little lacking in recent months (with much to be desired), it's probably time to reignite the initial spark. The Champagne Candle helps to rekindle romance, rejuvenate friendship, and keep your cup bubbling over with love and joy. Like a glass of delicious bubbly on New Years Eve, it's a celebratory candle to reign in all the good vibes. Hand-carved with your name and astrological sign, we recommend taking a sea salt bath first to cleanse and purify your aura before beginning your candle spell. To purchase the Champagne Candle, click here.
Healing Wand Candle
Unlike the Crystal healing candle (which helps with emotional healing), the Healing Wand is a spell candle for physical healing. Many people in our lives are battling sickness and ailments right now, and the Healing Wand works through the spiritual plane to help heal the body. Carved with the Caduceus, the ancient symbol of medicine and healing, the Healing Wand can also work as a vision aid while you invoke the spirit world for assistance with healing. It should go without saying (but we'll say it anyways) that spell work is not a substitute for medical attention by trained professionals. As magic workers we know that there are great mysteries beyond our understanding and that Spirit works in tandem with the physical realm, so we must couple our spiritual intentions with physical action, too. Stay open to the signs and messages you receive while burning the candle –– the road to healing is a long journey, but the answer may be closer than you think.
First Chakra Candle
After the rush of the holidays, the social gatherings, and putting out so much energy for others, it's a good time of year to reset and restore. The First Chakra, the Root chakra, is associated with grounding, healthy boundaries, stability, security, and health. If you need a "reset" –– either physically or emotionally –– the First Chakra candle can help restore your balance. When you light the candle, focus on your Root Chakra point and visualize a red spinning ball of energy opening up. Couple the spell with other grounding exercises, like yoga and meditation, and healthy foods associated with that chakra point. For more on ways to work with the Root Chakra, check out this story on how to restore balance.
Seventh Chakra Candle
If you're ready to take your spiritual practice to a higher level, opening up and working with the Crown Chakra can help. The Seventh Chakra, located at the top of the head is associated with divine awakening, guidance, and connection with your Higher Self and Higher Powers. It's our link to the spiritual realm and the place where wisdom comes through the body. To help heal, restore, strengthen, and balance that chakra point, the Seventh Chakra Candle is a great tool, especially when coupled with meditation techniques to invoke universal wisdom.
The Great Goddess Hecate is associated with the dark moon, sorcery, magic, the moon, and crossroads. As part of the Divine Trinity, the Hecate Candle invokes the Goddess in all her faces: maiden, mother, and crone. If you're at a proverbial crossroads in your life, need help making a tough decision, or are seeking ancient wisdom, call upon Hecate for assistance. She's a tough-love kind of Goddess and will show you what you need, rather than what you think you may want. Tip: Light the candle on the night of the Dark Moon in the Lunar Cycle.
Successful Business Candle
The new year also means it's time to get our money right! If you're an independent contractor, small business owner, boss babe CEO, or just starting a new venture, a Successful Business candle is a great way to refocus and invoke prosperity for your business. It's also useful for selling real estate, so if you're trying to sell your apartment or house in the next few months, this is a good choice. Welcome in abundance and prosperity this new year.
Love Healing Candle
Ah, love and money. So many people come to the shop seeking these two things, but what they may not realize before coming in is that they have to clear space and do a little healing before welcoming in new love and big benjamins. Many of us are still healing from old wounds, toxic patterns, or simply still hung up on our ex. It's time (yes, it's time) to let that shit go. The Love Healing candle helps heal old wounds and emotional issues, including grief and loss, but it also points the way towards a new beginning. Stay open to the signs you receive while you burn this candle –– and find the spark of love within.
Money Pyramid Candle
Alright, last one for the money: if you're ready to build a solid financial foundation in this new year, the Money Pyramid Candle is for you. This candle is not about a quick-fix, short-term financial gain, but helps promote long-term financial growth over time. It'll help you focus on financial responsibility, thinking about the big picture, and make better choices regarding money. Plus, it might just open up a path towards a new financial venture you never considered before.