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Introduction to 7 Day Candles

Candle Rituals using 7 day candles, are one of the easiest things for beginners to learn. Properly used, burning a 7 day candle is a safe, effective way to produce the results that you are after. It combines your intention with action, to build momentum into your spell, ritual or prayer.

What Is A 7 Day Candle?

A 7 day candle is a candle that is contained within a jar that is intended to be burned over a period of 7 days. Typically, they’re made out of beeswax, but you can also find soy and paraffin wax candles as well. The purpose of placing them within a jar is that it contains the melting wax, and it allows the candle to remain lit for several days. They’re often used as standalone tools for a single ritual, but they can also be used with other tools. The candles come in a variety of colors to be used for specific intentions for such things as love, protection, wealth, health, astral travel, energy release, and more. Oils, Herbs and crystals are often used with them. Some even carve their intention into the candle before burning.

Although traditionally they are intended to be burned to completion over a period of about 7 days, there are safety issues. Many people express concerns that they could burn their house down if they leave the candle burning when they aren’t around. This is a valid concern, and one that you want to avoid. Your mind must be focused on your intention to allow your energy to be directed toward a successful completion. Your worries will detract from that. There are some options that will increase the safety of burning the candle continuously over several days, at times unattended. For example, you can place it in your fireplace, bathtub, or sink while you’re asleep or away from home. It’s not necessary to move your entire altar into that space. When you are able to attend to the candle, move it back to the altar. You should also keep children and pets away from the candle.

Another option is to burn it for a shorter or longer period of time. It’s not absolutely necessary to burn the candle continuously. You can snuff out the candle and relight it at times more

convenient for you, until it has burned to completion. This is a much safer practice.

How you use a 7 day candle is up to you, there are no set rules, but keep safety and positive intentions in mind!

Interpreting The Results

Burnt candles can provide insight to the effectiveness of your ritual. The most recognizable way to interpret a burning candle for beginners is by its soot. Here are some tips to help you interpret your results:

*Black Soot: Represents negativity. If it is only at the top or perhaps stops in the middle of the jar, the negative obstacle has been removed. If it covers the jar from top to bottom, it means that your working has been blocked.

*White Soot: Can represent spiritual communication, exorcism, or purity. It can mean that your working has no negativity blocking it, particularly in unhexing rituals. If the soot is only located on one side, it’s a sign that something that you’re doing is incorrect, or that the spirits aren’t happy with the candle itself. Its presence only on the bottom indicates outside help, either spiritually or physically.

Note: This is excerpt from a variety of sources

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