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Readers Questions | Why are the Candles Turning Black?

Readers Questions | Why are the Candles Turning Black? Jacqueline, What do you do with the burnt out candle & the glass of water after a St. Expedite spell & my candle glass was black after the candle burnt does that mean it will not work?? Maria ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Maria, Just because the candle glass was black does not mean it was an indication of a candle ‘not working’. Again, we will first cover the physical steps as to why candles turn black. 1. Did you clean the candle – the wax, the wick and the glass (inside and out) with lemon juice or Florida Water? Residual packing substances can cause sooting and sometimes shifty candle shop owners apply a thin film of oil on the candle itself to try to induce candle blackening – this way you are all upset and com back to buy more candles. Sneaky, isn’t it. Fortunately, these types of people are few. 2. How much condition oil did you place in the top of the candle? Remember, it is not like laundry detergent (“Well…if one cup will get them white, then SURELY two cups will get them even whiter.”) Uh-huh. Use the recommended mystic numbers like 3,7,9,11, and 13 – and no more! Now that we have covered the probable PHYSICAL cause of candle blackening, lets move to the spiritual side. 1. Is your cause Justified (with a capital letter). This means, are you right to wish this on someone, or in the case of a St. Expedite candle, which is burned for ‘things in a hurry’, are you deserving and justified and right to receive them and will you do the ‘right thing’ with them when you DO receive them? Things that probably will NOT get answered from St. Expedite are quick money to go to the casino, bad boyfriends (or girlfriends) and wishing someone ill will. So again I ask, was your petition paper made out for true and genuine causes and were they Just in the eyes of the Universe? 2. Just because the candle turned black does not mean it was working. If the candle was properly prepared, the cause is Justified, then the sooting or blackening of your candle during your spell means that the reason for your candle and you are under a heavy negative influence. I suggest the next time you begin a candle burn and it starts to turn black, support that candle with a white one lit (after being properly cleaned) next to the original one to ‘bring light’ and additional energy to it. Try that and see what happens. 3. If candles turning black seems to be a common occurrence, you might try doing a spiritual cleaning of the home, room or area of the candle burn to get rid of any negative energy. Disposing of candle and offering remnants to St. Expedite is easy – glass in the recycling bin, water in the plant outside your door, wine or other spirits in the grass and pound cake for the...

Ideas for Keeping your Home Fire Safe During Candle Burning Spells

Ideas for Keeping your Home Fire Safe During Candle Burning Spells There has been many questions posed to me lately about fire safety from clients who are fearful of torching their home when burning candles. I live with such a person, but I myself have had over 20 candles for clients burning all at the same time and (get this!) I have left town for business purposes and left the candle burning! I have never had any problems with candles once I learned the proper way of setting lights safely. Before I learned, I had quite an experience! Very early on in my candle burning days, I lit a Seven African Powers candle and sat it on a glass table with wooden legs that was on hardwood flooring. I left the house a couple of hours later for a party nearby. We dined and were sitting around the backyard conversing in the oncoming twilight when all of a sudden, I got an overwhelming urge to go home. I was panicky, and I left my then spouse and children at the party to drive the short distance home. When I arrived, the candle glass had cracked and the liquid wax had ran across the glass table top and was dripping onto the hard wood floor. Fortunately, flames had not followed the trail of liquid wax, but this taught me a lesson that I had to be more careful. So this blog post will show with pictures the various ways to protect your home from fire when leaving candles burning for your candle spell. It is considered better to leave the candles burning as constant energy that is being applied to your petition or cause, but with kids, the cat, frilly curtains, fears and petition papers being present in your environment as well, these photos should give you a good idea on how to protect your home and loved ones. There are some tradition metal candle holders that you drop the glass candle in. Here is one example of a votive holder but my Puerto Rican madrina had some crudely fashioned tall metal candle holders for the 7 day novena type candle in glass that we commonly use for candle spell work. Then there are Pyrex pie plates, like I use when burning a bunch of candles together. These are relatively inexpensive at your neighborhood Wally World and since the glass has been tempered for use in the oven, you can bet that it can hold temperatures of at least 450 degrees with ease. Other methods of safe candle spell burning are shown in these photos below. We have the candle sitting in a jelly jar with water, a candle on one of those thick candle ‘plates’ from Pier 1 or Cost Plus Imports, a candle on a clear glass plate I picked up from the dollar store and for those who are truly fearful of fire, a triple protected candle with the candle in the jelly jar of water, in a bowl, on a plate. Even kitty won’t tumble that...

Readers Candle Tip | Stopping Candles Turning Black with Soot

Readers Candle Tip | Stopping Candles Turning Black with Soot HELLO JACQUELINE. I RECENTLY CAME ACROSS YOUR SITE AND THOROUGHLY ENJOYED READING YOUR EXPLANATIONS AND ADVICE REGARDING CANDLE BURNING.I SIMPLY WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU AND YOUR READERS A VERY SIMPLE TECHNIQUE TOLD TO ME BY AN OLD WOMAN YEARS AGO INVOLVING BLACK SOOT NORMALLY MADE BY CANDLES.USING 2-3 DROPS OF OLIVE OIL UPON THE WAX WILL HELP ELIMINATE THE SOOTY PROBLEM.I’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS NOW AND IT REALLY WORKS!!! THAT’S ALL.THANKS. J. JACKSON No, really thank you as this might help someone out there reading the blog. 🙂...

Readers Questions | How to Keep Candle Lit and Disposal Questions

Readers Questions | How to Keep Candle Lit and Disposal Questions Jacqueline, I have a question: I burned my glass enclosed green candle as far down as I can. I can not light it anymore as the lighter won’t reach that far. How do I dispose of this candle? Sincerely, Sylvia I am going to surmise that one of two things were happening to your candle; either you kept putting it out every day or it went out upon initial lighting and you kept re-lighting it. First, we will rule out any physical problems that the candle might have. If the wick did not ‘float’ over to the side of the candle glass, the liquid wax pool did not ‘drown’ the flame, too much oil was placed in the candle, or there was no sudden blast of wind, then we can rule out tangible facts that led to the candle going out. If the candle went out on its’ own, then the spell is done. If you were extinguishing the flame with a candle snuffer, only to relight the candle when you return, this is fine for continued candle burning. If you were using your breath and blowing the candle out, then the candle burn or candle spell is DONE. Why? Because your ‘essence’ or ‘ache’ (spirit) was ‘mingled’ with the wax or was ‘introduced’ to the candle wax and flame, and in essence, your ‘spirit’ willed it to be ‘out’. To continue to burn a candle specially prepared for candle spell magic after blowing said candle out is fruitless; magic will not happen anymore. The same DOES NOT hold true for the scented candles we burn for fragrance use only (Yankee Candle and the like)  The intention of these types of candles if for scent or fragrance only – so no harm blowing these outwith your breath. In regards to disposal, I place all glass candles in the recycling – unless used with free standing jumbo tapers for the same intention. Do not mix intentions and change out the pull out candles for different conditions. Keep money drawing together, reversible together, etc. Thanks for the good questions!...

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