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