Candle wax reading

Candle reading is one of the most common traditional techniques of divination and can be employed in many ways. In our Current-specific settings we can for example express our will/question and ask the spirits to manifest their answers through a candle (marked and dressed accordingly, for example with the Key of Wisdom and related elements) and then study how the flame acts, the way that the melting wax flows and the shape that it finally takes, and make our own interpretation of the situation based on the mentioned points.

There are some traditional and ”universal” signs to look out for in many traditions, like for example that clockwise flooding of the wax is regarded as a sign that shows energies being attracted to the operator, while the counter-clockwise flooding would show that something is rather moving away from him or her.

While these and many other traditional interpretations are good to learn and keep in the back of the head while doing a candle reading, it is also important to always keep in mind the context and also the Current-specific perspective, for while a skull shape for example could be interpreted as a negative sign in many traditions it could for us hint at the highest Stations of the Gulgaltha line and the Head/s of the Mighty Dead in some contexts, while in others it could symbolize the archonic garments or negative energies washed off, and in yet other context it could symbolize the weakening or even death of the target of a curse work. In other words there are no general ”book of rules” when it comes to these things, and all manifestations must be noted and interpreted from a personal perspective.

When having learnt to understand the ”language of Spirit” on a personal level, such understanding can also aid in other contexts. For example when doing any type of candle magic, one’s magical will and intention of the work can be focused upon until one notices that the candle flame acts and the wax takes form in ways suitable and in harmony of the work itself, as a form of confirmation that the sought energies have come into play, adding to the ritual charge.

Candle wax is an excellent vessel for Spirit manifestation and it is recommended to always study the shape of the wax after any kind of working. Furthermore the wax in itself can, if charged correctly through will and corresponding elements (such as oils and herbs etc), deliberately be used to strengthen the work if the candle is for example placed directly upon the photo or other links to a specific target, and the wax is then allowed to freely flood upon him or her to afflict with the intended energies.

Below are some examples of candle wax remains that have become topics for contemplation.

Serpentine shapes, the black one from a November 11th working in which a candle was dedicated to each Head of Azerate, this one assigned to Moloch. The green and black one is from the consecration ritual of a tincture related to the Akeldama Line, initiated on the Good Friday of 2021.

Skull shape from a candle lit during Bane work focused through the Station of Qayin Sator.

Sickle shaped wax after Monday night bane candle lit upon a box in which links to a specific enemy was placed.

Wax remains from a black candle with a general burning time of 12 hours, that burnt in extreme ways and was fully consumed in a matter of minutes.

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May the Light of Spirit ever guide the Faithful towards endless victory!

Divination through cartomancy – Part two

This is a presentation of a divination work done in two steps, in which the outcome of the first step was further explored in a second reading.

The divination was done in order to ask for the Spirit’s aid in a business contract negotiation, and the querent wanted hints about specific aspects to look out for and think about prior to the start of the negotiations.

The classic horseshoe spread was chosen for the first part of the divination, done upon the fully activated Seal of Illumination and using my deck of playing cards that are consecrated to mirror the classic Tarot meaning of the cards. These cards are marked with a black spot as well, indicating the top of the card. In other words, when the black point of consecrated ink is seen at the bottom of the card, the card is reversed.

Once the seal had been activated the purpose of the reading was focused upon and expressed to the Spirits by ritual means, and the different card positions of the horseshoe spread were contemplated.

The card deck was shuffled seven times before picking the card for each position, and the following were the results of the first reading (here presented from left to right and with shortened meanings of each card):

The Past – 9 of Wands reversed

Inner resources, struggle, overwhelm, defensive, paranoia, retreat, withdrawal.

The Present – 8 of Wands

Movement, fast paced change, action, alignment, air travel, taking off, progress.

The near Future – Page of Wands

Courage, daring, recklessness, optimism, leadership, initiative, extrovert, keep strong attraction, inspiration, ideas, discovery, limitless potential.

Querents’ attitude towards question – 3 of Wands reversed

Playing small, lack of foresight, unexpected delays, lack of confidence, self-doubt, restriction, failure, disappointed with choices/outcome.

Other/outer influences – 10 of Swords reversed

Recovery, regeneration, resisting an inevitable end, being beyond help, despair, total ruin.

Hopes and Fears – Five of wands

Conflict, disagreements, competition, tension, diversity, irritation, frustration.

Likely outcome – 2 of Pentacles reversed

Over-committed, disorganisation, reprioritisation, poor financial decisions, financial losses.

Interpretations:

The first thing that came to mind about these results was that the spread is dominated by cards of the Wands suit. This indicates that answers are sought within the realm of thought, but also with a strong influence related to the element of Fire – unpredictable, energetic and wild. 

Besides being dominating in number, the Wands suit is given special attention as the fourth card shows the querent’s own attitude towards the topic in question.

The influences of others is on the other hand within the realm of Swords/air, indicating that the ”other part” here (in this case interpreted as the other party of the contract negotiation) acts in a logical, thoughtful and constructive manner and is an excellent communicator. This tells of a difference in approach between the querent and the other party.

Furthermore, the past, present and future cards fit well with the situation as a whole, as the contract negotiation is something which the querent knew would come sooner or later, but had not been looking forward to as the past contract between the two had been to the querent’s favor.

The likely outcome speaks for itself and tells that things are moving in a bad direction which the querent must become aware of and try to prevent.

Having received these negative, but very helpful and telling answers, it was decided to do a follow-up reading.

The ritual procedure was a bit different this time and focus was placed upon how to avoid the ”Likely outcome” situation. This was ritually symbolized by placing the 2 of Pentacles card reversed on the cross of the Seal, and upon it was placed a ”mojo bag” that has been cultivated for many years in workings related to Wealth and Prosperity, holding among other things the powdered form of the herbal blend of the Key Sigil of Wealth, a ”lucky rabbit’s foot” harvested in traditional ways, a paper talisman drawn with Sanctified ink made with the tincture of the Key Sigil of Wealth and other relevant elements.

Having prayed to the Spirits of the work and placed the bag upon the card, the Spirits were asked to give answers and recommendations (through three cards this time) on how to avoid the financial troubles indicated by the card in question.

The results were the following (in the succession of right-left-center):

Five of wands reversed

Conflict, disagreements, competition, tension, diversity.

Page of wands reversed

Hasty, gullible, impatient, lack of energy/ ideas/ creativity/ ambition/ goals/plans, lazy, lethargic pessimistic, spoiled, loud mouth, tantrums, problem/inner child, overly confident with money.

Three of wands reversed

Playing small, lack of foresight, unexpected delays.

New interpretation:

As you can tell, all of these cards were also included in the first reading, with the only difference now being that all of them were reversed. It should be mentioned that the cards were shuffled seven times before picking each of them also during this follow up reading, and still these three cards appeared again.

The result is something I regard as a very clear instruction from Spirit: the meaning of these three cards in the original spread shall be contemplated and given extra attention, and because they are all within the Wands suit, a further hint is given that they deal with the querent (remember the fourth position in the first spread) and points to how specific weak points within the realm of thought must be conquered to avoid the likely outcome of the original spread.

To summarize the interpretation of both readings I would say that the general recommendation from Spirit is that the querent should not get carried away or rush with the negotations, to be on the watch and do very close calculations of different scenarios, as well as not giving in to any fear of conflict. The repeated warning of ”unexpected delay” might also tell that the negotiations might take longer than what has been forecasted, and that the querent should be prepared that patience will be put to the test. The Page of Wands was upright in the first spread but reversed in the second one, thus telling that what is regarded as ”courage and daring” in these matters might in reality be gullibleness and impatience, and risks of putting the querent in a troublesome situation.

Spådom, cartomancy and to establish the means for Spirit Expression – Part one

IMG_6633There are many forms of divination techniques and some will always be more fitting than others depending on the exact context, but what all methods have in common is that they need to be established as a form of language between the operator and the spirits that he or she works with – the spirits or souls must know how to ”talk” through the specific divination system and the operator must know how to ”listen” to the same.

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Divination, what is it good for?

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”I thought one of the points with divination was for those who can’t commune in other ways, like for example evocation?”

We received the above quoted comment in regards to the post Spirits of Nod manifesting during the Thanksgiving Ritual. We are not sure about the level of seriousness behind the question but thought it could be good to give our view about it anyway, as students of the Current 2182 and as counterparts to the myriads of ”youtube magickians” out there that are probably the biggest reason for such questions to appear in the first place.

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Divination through cartomancy

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Background:

The reading presented in this text was done for a person that has an issue with a former business partner that owes him money. This regards a large sum of cash that the ”partner” in question promised to transfer to him after a business trip, but never did. A few months have passed and initially the querent was told a dozen of different excuses for why the transfer had not yet been done, but then the former partner turned silent and did not reply to phone calls or messages. The querent looked deeper into the person’s past and found a verdict from a few years back where he was convicted for a similar thing regarding an even larger sum of money. The two men live far away from each other, so arranging a visit is complicated.  Continue reading