Fire Magick

As Fire is both destructive and creative it its nature, it is easy to use, but must be treated with respect. The qualities most often associated with Fire Magick are:  Brightness, Thinness and Motion. It is considered to be continuously Active, with a mode of On all the time.  From the beginning fire has been used to warm our homes, cook our food, ward off darkness, to light our path both from man-made and the sun and of course it fuels the passions within.  We use it in modern times to bring us closer together, to sit within the warmth it provides and bond. Unlike the other elements Fire does not come from a natural state. Fire only happens when it is consuming other elements. Fire is the element of transformation.  It takes the energy of what it is consuming and converting it to another form: heat, smoke, ash, and light.

You can feel this power in its various manifestations on any sunny day, when the Sun warms and lights your way.  When the logs crackle and the smell of smoke is coming off of a burning fire, the manifestation is often comforting. When you gaze at the flame of a fire or candle and you lose yourself into the energy being emitted.

While fire has a destructive aspect, we can control that aspect, and it is in that control that we are able to gain benefit from the element’s energy.  A lit candle helps to limit the power of the flame, as well as call it forth. In addition, candles can add color magick, however that is in another post. While we often rue the destructive nature of fires, especially when they are within the limits of a city, we need to be able to see the positive aspects of those we can.  Often forest fires help to clear the underbrush and make way for those things that have been dormant to come forth from the Earth.   Thinning forests to create new spaces for those things that have not been able to grow for many years.

 

Often times herbs or flowers will be added to a bonfire or a hearth fire as added magick. Fire is often the only way to add those things to the magick we are using.  We need the consuming factor of the fire to be able to access the correspondences of the herb or flower we are using.  Fire is a powerful tool, an instant way to get the will and energy into the world.  As an active element it is an almost instant magick tool.

I use fire magick, in both my hearth and through candles almost daily.  Candle magick (as you know from a previous post) is my favorite for a variety of reasons.  Fire is my personal element and I am very much aware of that.  I feed my fire element daily and I work within my will and intent using candle magick.  I keep my home warm as well as protected using the hearth.  In the summer I am a Sun Worshiper.  I am a Leo by birth, and I have fallen into the path of the Sun and Fire with a whole hearted love.

What element speaks to you?  I will be discussing them all… don’t worry 😀

Behind…always

Do you ever feel like you are never going to get everything on your list done? Like, there is so much on any given day, and whatever doesn’t get done rolls to the next day, but there is already a list there that would have taken the whole day?  I am in that spot.  I do not feel like I am ever going to get caught up or have everything done.  

It seems the dishes are a twice a day chore, which then takes over the spot of something else…and the accomplishment of getting the kitchen all done a few weeks ago, yeah well it is now in the same state as it was before I started.  So, when I wanted to be cleaning another room, I am back in the kitchen re-doing that.

In addition, I brought home real work, not Sacred Mists or housework, but actual essays that need to be graded, and some lesson plans that need to get written (I don’t see any of this happening).  So I am behind in work, home and play.  Feeling completely overwhelmed and like I can’t begin to take a breath, I want to just quit. Yep, you read that right, I want to quit.  

However, that is not really an option, obviously.  I am going to take the time to write the blog, meditate and re-center/ground and then take that energy and begin tackling everything that needs to be done.  I can only do what I can get done, and I need to focus on the fact that I am trying.  I will light a candle, start the diffuser and keep myself sane (I hope).

What do you do when you are overwhelmed?  Do you ever want to just quit?  Don’t!  Remember you are not alone in that.  Come visit and leave a message if you feel that way.  We can talk through it.

Candles

Candles are so important to  everyday life here.  As a matter of fact, we were burning so many candles and spending so much money that it became cheaper to make our own.  We researched and found the best way to make candles and now make all our own soy container candles and candle melts.  It became such a great thing as I gave them away for gifts that I began selling them.  You can see what I do at Touch of Magick Candles and feel free to ask any questions.

Why are candles so important?  Well in magick there are many associations with candles.  Fire, color, scent.  Candle magick is an area within my practice that I am an advanced student and practitioner.  I am hoping to rewrite the lessons and begin teaching candle magick at Sacred Mists very soon.  Fire is my element and candles help me focus using that element.  Color is a correspondence area that enhances fire magick and candles can be made in any color.

Scent of course is simply something that we can all relate to.  Whether it is  a sugar cookie scent that brings memories of happy childhoods, or winter sleigh ride that helps the inside of our house smell like the outside sometimes.  Scents are important to everyone whether they realize it or not. They trigger memories, or bring feelings of comfort close to the surface.

When working magick with candles they enhance your energy and carry it further.  Fire magick is one of the more intense magicks, and should be handled with care.  Candles are perfect for learning as they carry smaller flames.  I often do magick with the fireplace or the fire pit outside.  So much energy to draw on.  However, for daily magick and healing spells (unless something significant is going on) I use candles.

I am in the process of making a candle of healing for a family.  I am going to be using a combination of evergreen and honey suckle.  You wouldn’t think it would work, but it smells amazing when mixed together.  I will be making it purple, a healing color, also it is for a little girl.

Candles bring to home the sense of completion, of warmth, of being complete.  Colors and scents play more of a role than most people realize, but know that you will often choose those intuitively and for a purpose, whether you know it or not.

Do you burn candles?  What are your favorite colors and scents?  Do you need a healing candle? Can I answer any questions?