Candlemancy is divination using a candle
Light a candle, focus on your question and drip the melted wax into a dish or pan of water, then interpret the symbols or shapes the wax makes as it hardens. This method works best with dark coloured candles, or you can use the proper colour candle representing the spell your doing at the time.
When you try this you will need the long taper candles (8 inches works well ) of the 4 basic elements, green, yellow, red and blue. You will also need a large vessel filled with cold water. This can be of anything, glass is best they can withstand heat. It’s probably not a good idea to use plastic.
Put the candles, lighter and the vessel of water on a table or other flat surface. If you have a particular question you want answered, use the appropriate candle colour. If the question does not need to be related to any of above the element colours, use white. If you have no question but simply desire a glimpse into your future, use white or yellow.
Calm your mind, thinking about your question, light the candle and hold it upright over the water for a moment, when the candle is fully flaming and has begun melting the wax, tilt it and hold steadily about an inch over the water’s surface. The wax will begin dripping onto the water. As the wax drops it will form a pattern on the surface of the water. If you are having trouble achieving this, begin moving the candle slowly, allowing the drops to touch one another and so to form a line on the water after a few minutes a definite shape will appear on the water now look at the shape.
What does it look like, Pick it up carefully so as not to break it and turn it over. Does it look the same or different, study it to see if it says anything to you symbolically.
Here are some shapes and patterns commonly found in the drip method and their traditional meanings.
This is the most common, because of the way the wax rotates on the surface of the water, spirals represent reincarnation, the universe, the world or perhaps a particular life. The interpretation is a personal thing no one else can tell you exactly how these symbols relate to you. Usually the first meaning that comes into your mind is the correct one.
Circles represent eternity and fertility, and can be interpreted according to the question asked. Fertility would perhaps represent a new activity, financial security, or even a new baby on the way. It may also signify the successful completion of a project. Eternity may mean just that – it will be a long time before something is completed or comes to pass.
If the wax drops form into lines but they aren’t connected, it can represent a lack of focus in your life, business or other pursuits. It can also signify forces working against you, but don’t take this too literally it is a sign that changes must be made to bring order into your life.
Dots, unconnected wax drops, sometimes are the only thing you can get this sometimes signifies lack of attention to the divination, but it can also mean that the problem is too complex for an answer at this time. If you try several times with only dots coming up each time, you’re either asking the wrong questions, or if you haven’t asked one, you shouldn’t be seeking a glimpse into your future at this time. It’s probably best to let the candles and water rest, and to attempt a different method.
Carromancy – How To Tell Your Fortunes With Wax.
You can use any colour candle, though the darker ones will show up best. It takes only a bit of imagination on your part to see the images which emerge from the hot wax dropped into a bowl of cold water.
Here are some of the shapes and symbols for you to read it may take some practice so just be patient.
AEROPLANE – A trip of a disappointment
ANCHOR – Your loved one is true
BABY – Troubles are coming
BALL or BALLOON – Your problem will not last very long
BEANS – Money difficulties
BED – A vacation would be good for you
BELLS – A wedding
BIRD – News will reach you soon
BRIDGE – Take a chance
BROOM – Make a change
CANDLE – Spiritual growth
CAT – A friend is untrue
CHAIN – Go ahead with your plans
CIRCLE – Reconciliation
CLOUD – Something or someone threatens you
CROSS – Do not fear for you are protected
CROWN – Sickness
CUP – Bitter quarrel with a friend
DOG – Your self-esteem is too low
EAR – Be alert for an opportunity to advance in your work
EGG – New developments soon
FAN – A surprise is in store for you
FEATHER – The problem will be solved
FISH – Someone will betray you
GHOST – Someone from the past is looking for you
GRASS – Good fortune is approaching
HAT – A change of location is indicated
HEART – A friendship will turn into love
HOUSE – Better times are coming
KEY – A setback in plans should be expected
KITE – Your wish will come to naught
LADDER – Take steps to change your attitude toward an old friend
LEAF or LEAVES – Things will be changing soon
LION – An unpleasant situation is developing
MOON – Indicates more money
MOUNTAIN – Good friends are willing to help you
PANTS – You will be tempted
PEN – Expect a letter from a relative
PIN – Your lover may be attracted to another
PIPE – Peace and comfort
RING – Marriage may be possible in the near future
SCISSORS – Separation
SHOE – Be suspicious of a new acquaintance
SNAKE – Be on guard against an enemy
SPIDER WEB – Pleasant happenings
STAR – Happiness
SUN – Good fortune
TABLE – An abundance of blessings
TREE – A good time for new undertakings
UMBRELLA – Trouble is coming
WALKING STICK – Get out of the house and visit friends
WHEEL – One who has been away will return soon
WITCH – Danger will pass you by
WORM – Business troubles ahead if you are not careful
Have fun and be safe 🙂
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