Every new moon I work some magic usually in the form of writing a cheque to myself from the universe.
Occasionally I feel inspired to work some candle magic too which is what happened yesterday.
I did my usual cheque writing and then set about creating a candle magic spell for new opportunities, success and prosperity.
My candle magic is usually set in a ceramic dish I have specifically for that purpose. It has a central dish with a ‘moat’ around the edge. Basically it is a small ‘chip n dip’ dish but it works perfectly for putting a candle in the centre and surrounding it with herbs, crystals or magical ingredients.
I like to keep things simple so I started with a gold candle in the centre which I sprinkled with dried lemon balm. Around the edge in the ‘moat’ I put cinnamon bark, dried beans and popped lotus seeds.
I lit the candle and sat back to watch the flame. I never leave a candle unattended although sometimes I might be doing other things in the same room I do keep an eye on it. However on this occasion I was drawn to sit and watch…
I blew out the flames as fast as I could but everything was too hot to handle so I had to run and get a pair of tongs from the kitchen to pick up the burning embers to stop it spreading.
The outcome was a melted hole in the velvet cloth and a scorch mark on the sideboard and of course a ceramic dish that is now in two pieces.
If I had been in another room I dread to think what would have happened as there were plenty of flammable items on my altar including the altar itself and above it several shelves of books.
It was a harsh reminder that flames should not be left alone and perhaps also that new moon energy can be pretty powerful!