Custom Candle FAQ
When your candle burns out, it has done its work and your intention is out there. Discard/recycle the empty glass. If you like, you can wrap it in a separate bag.
The short answer is any time you feel it is right to light it.
Whether you burn it day or night is a matter of individual preference.
This is also something that is difficult to predict. Any magic causes changes that can continue in the long term.
In theory, they keep indefinitely. That said, we recommend you burn them as soon as is appropriate. If you’re planning to store your candle for a while before burning it, be sure to keep it upright, in a cool location. You can even keep it in the fridge, particularly if the weather is warm.
Gratitude is a key element in magical practice. How you say thanks is completely up to you. You can take a quiet moment and internally express gratitude to the universe. A plain white candle is another nice way of saying thank you. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try carving the words “thank you” into the wax.
Any place you think is safe and appropriate to burn a candle.
No, but an altar can be helpful. If you have one, it could be a great place to burn your candle. You can also set up an altar space that is specific to your candle. Briefly defined, an altar is a sacred space that can serve as a focal point for spiritual practice. It can be large or small, minimal or elaborate. Items you can use include flowers, herbs, libations, pictures, statues, stones and a letter of intention.
No, but it is nice to burn your candle in your own space if you can.
Yes, it is fine for different people’s candles to be in proximity to each other. Your candle is yours and their candle is theirs. They won’t affect each other.
It is preferable for people to burn their own candles if they can. It is ok if you have someone’s permission to burn a candle for them. It is generally not ok to burn a candle for someone without their permission.
We generally recommend that you light your candle in solitude, unless your candle is for more than one person. In this case, you would light it with the people involved.
Its ok! Repeat the intention that you set before you lit your candle the first time. If you have a letter, reread it. Then relight your candle!
This is usually an issue with the candle itself and typically doesn’t have spiritual significance. You can carve some wax out of your candle to create space for the wick to burn. Repeat the intention and relight your candle. If it still won’t stay lit, give us a call or bring it into the store.
What does it mean if…?
The way a candle burns doesn’t necessarily have significance, but we thought we would share our observations for your consideration. Keep in mind that the following answers are by no means the only interpretation.
This can be a chance to reevaluate your original intention, and modify or add to it if you choose.
If it burns quickly, it can indicate that your candle was very timely and needed. If it burns slowly, it can mean that it had a lot of work to do.
If a candle burns black, it may have had a lot of blocks, negativity and obstacles to clear.
Sometimes this can signify blocks clearing, and can also mean a breakthrough in the situation.